Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Crochet Ladybug, Beret and Scarf Set





I have made this set for my Step daughter Bec', it will be her birthday on the 24.04.
I wrote my own beret pattern, as I wanted to use 2 strands of 8 ply yarn for extra thickness (16 ply). You can use any old type of beret pattern available.

I have supplied a free pattern for the Beret and Scarf here.
Enjoy!!!!!












Ladybug Beret
Materials
2 x 50 gm balls of 8 ply red (US light worsted)
2 x 50 gm balls of 8 ply black
Size 5.00 mm hook (US size H hook)
Size 4.00 mm hook (US size G hook)
Sewing needle

Stitch used is US sc

Special instructions
Beret and Peak are made by using 2 strands of yarn together, which gives you a 16 ply Beret
Do not join rounds
The use of a stitch marker between rounds

Alternate increase’s for a more rounded effect, such as, sc then increase, increase then sc.
Instructions are given for only for sc then increase.

Size is for small adult head

Beret, working with 2 strands of red yarn and a size 5.00mm hook
Ch 4, sl st to form a ring
8 sc into ring (8 sc)
2 sc in each sc around (16 sc)
1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of the round (24 sc)
1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (32 sc)
1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round, (40 sc)
1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (48 sc)
1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (56 sc)
work 1 sc in each sc around (56 sc)
1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (56 sc)
1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (64 sc)
1 sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (72 sc)
1 sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (80 sc)
work 1 sc in each sc around (80 sc)
1 sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (88 sc)
1 sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (96 sc)
work 1 sc in each sc around (96 sc)
1 sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (96 sc)
1 sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat to end of round (104 sc)
This should give you an approximate width of 10 inches in diameter, if you want a wider beret, keep increasing in the above manner to get your width. If puckering occurs, work a row with out increases.

Work 1 round of sc in back loops only
Decrease rounds are the reverse of the increase rounds
1 sc in next 11 sc, sc 2 sc together, repeat to end of round (96 sc)
1 sc in next 10 sc, sc 2 sc together, repeat to end of round (88 sc)
1 sc in next 9 sc, sc 2 sc together, repeat to end of round (80 sc)
1 sc in next 8 sc, sc 2 sc together, repeat to end of round (72 sc)
1 sc in next 7 sc, sc 2 sc together, repeat to end of round (64 sc)
1 sc in next 6 sc, sc 2 sc together, repeat to end of round (56 sc)
1 sc in next 5 sc, sc 2 sc together, repeat to end of round (48 sc) Stop decreasing here (row 26) for a medium sized beret
1 sc in next 4 sc, sc 2 sc together, repeat to end of round (40 sc)
work next 5 rows in sc, with 2 strands of black, without decrease or length desired. Fasten off


Peak for beret
Using 2 strands of black and size 5.00 mm hook
Ch 2
work 4 sc into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1 and turn
2 sc in each sc across, ch 1 turn (8 sc)
1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next, repeat to end, ch 1 and turn (12 sc)
1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next, repeat to end, ch 1 and turn (16 sc)
keep increasing in this manner until you have 28 sc or width desired. Fasten off
Attach peak to beret, sew in all loose ends.

The back split is worked with a single strand of black yarn in sc through the red beret with a size 4.00 mm hook.

Feelers are sewn in black as pictured.


Make a face on the peak.

Make 2 small dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.
Work 4 sc into a ring, do not join,
work 2 sc into each sc around (8 sc), fasten off leaving a length for sewing.


Make 2 large dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.
Work 4 sc into a ring, do not join,
work 2 sc into each sc around (8 sc),
work 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (8 sc) fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Attach dots head.
Sew in all loose ends.






Ladybug Scarf
Materials
2 x 50 gm balls of 8 ply red
2 x 50 gm balls of 8 ply black
Small amount of white yarn, for sewing eyes.
Size 5.00 mm hook (US size H hook)
Size 4.00 mm hook (US size G hook)
Sewing needle

Stitches used are US sc and dc

Scarf is worked beginning at neck part, then the lady bugs are attached to both ends of the neck part.
Instructions given are for a scarf approx 55 inches in length. Using 4 lady bugs on each end of the scarf (8 ladybugs in total)
Turning ch 3 is counted as the first dc in every row


Neck part
Holding 2 strands of black together and using 5.00 mm hook
Ch 15
work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3 and turn (13 dc)
work 1 dc in next dc across, ch 3 and turn (13 dc)
repeat row 2 until you get 31 rows in total, or length desired. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Easy ladybug, less sewing

Holding 2 strands of red yarn together and using 5.00 mm hook
You can either make a magic circle to begin, or a ch 2 then sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. The magic ring gives you a beginning that is closed tightly.
Do not join rounds.

Work 6 sc into ring
2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (18 sc)
1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (24 sc)
1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (30 sc)
1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (36 sc)
1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (42 sc)
sl st to join.


Head is worked as a half circle
Holding 2 strands of black and using 5.00mm hook
work 3 sc into ring, ch 1 and turn
2 sc into each sc to end, ch 1 and turn (6 sc)
1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat across (9 sc) fasten off
Attach head to body.

The back split is worked in sc through the red body.

Using a single strand of black and a size 4.00 mm hook attach yarn to the centre area of the head closest to the red body, sc evenly down the length of body.

Black spots are made in 2 sizes; the smaller is attached to the upper body and the larger to the lower body.

Make 2 small dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.
Work 4 sc into a ring, fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Make 2 large dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.
Work 4 sc into a ring, do not join, work 2 sc into each sc around (8 sc), fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Attach dots to body. Sew eyes into head.

Single strand Ladybug more sewing .

Made in 4 parts using a single strand of yarn and a size 4.00 mm hook

Black body

Work 6 sc into ring
2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (18 sc)
1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (24 sc)
1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (30 sc)
1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (36 sc)
1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (42 sc)
sl st to join.

Black head
Work 3 sc into ring, ch 1 and turn
2 sc into each sc across, ch 1 and turn (6sc)
1 sc into next sc, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (9 sc)
1 sc into next 2 sc, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (12 sc)

Attach head to body.

Red Wings, make 2

Work 3 sc into ring, ch 1 and turn
2 sc into each sc across, ch 1 and turn (6sc)
1 sc into next sc, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (9 sc)
1 sc into next 2 sc, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (12 sc)
1 sc into next sc 3, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (15 sc)
1 sc into next sc 4, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (18 sc)
1 sc into next sc 5, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end (21 sc)
Fasten off leaving a medium sized tail for sewing on 1st wing and a longer tail for sewing on the 2nd wing.

Attaching wings (face wings together so tails meet each other) firstly using smaller tail for sewing, sew wings together from the sewing tail to the centre circle of the wing only, cut yarn.
Attach wings to the body using the longer tail, begin at the top centre of the body, sew around the outer part of the first wing then up into the upside down v shaped part of the wing, then the outer part of the wing to where you began, finishing off sewing down the centre join of the wing. (Wings attached to the body.)

Black spots are made in 2 sizes; the smaller is attached to the upper body and the larger to the lower body.

Make 2 small dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.
Work 4 sc into a ring, fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Make 2 large dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.
Work 4 sc into a ring, do not join, work 2 sc into each sc around (8 sc), fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Attach dots to body. Sew eyes into head

I attached my ladybugs heads facing upwards, the very top of the head was sewn to the very bottom of the body.
See pictures for more detail.

© Cathy Wood. 2008

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG, I love it so cute....

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

This is the cutiest thing I've seen in ages, very clever idea.

regards linda

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Thankyou Linda for your lovely comment.

Anonymous said...

Love it,love it!!!!!
so very cute,lovely to see your creativity, well done!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Thanks for saying so it's nice to get feed back.

mama24boyz said...

I love it!! Thanks for pointing it out to me on my blog, the funny thing is, I already had it queued on my Ravelry!! hahaha Graeat job!

orchestralaugh said...

Freaking adorable!

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOOO cute! How creative you are!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable!!! My boss is a ladybug fan; she's gonna love this.

Anonymous said...

OMG! That is absolutely awesome. Perfect gift for my mother, she loves ladybugs!!! Thank you sooo much

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Oh I want to thank you all for your lovely feed back!

Lisa said...

Thank you for a great pattern :)

I have just finished making the scarf for a friend of mine.

you can see a photo of the finished scarf at my blog

http://crochetquackers.blogspot.com/

Thanks again :)

Anonymous said...

I dont have any talent, but would love to buy one for my daughter. Do you sell them?

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Anonymous, sorry but I do not make them to sell, hopefully you may know someone who can make it for you :)

portraitsofanimals said...

This is wonderful, thanks so much for sharing! I may size it down for one of my nieces, but I'll at least make the beret for myself--I love berets. And are you a kitty person? So am I, and there seem to be so many among the fiber arts community!

Lynn40 said...

Hello, I just started following your blog. LOVE YOUR WORK,!!! This Lady Bug scarf and Beret are just too cute!! I am going to definately have to make this for my daughter for Christmas!! And one for myself also  ! Thanks so much for the pattern! Have a Happy 4th!!

Anonymous said...

My grandchildren attend school where once a year the school has a 'crazy hat day'. Each year I try to make another crazy hat for them. This will be the perfect hat for my granddaughter. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Love the patterns!!! Do you have the directions for medium and large sizes for the beret?
Thanks!!!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

The medium size is written into the pattern that is here, cheers and thank you Cat :)

Anonymous said...

Love it

Anonymous said...

have 2 granddaughters who love these bugs and I will be making several sets soon! thanks so much for sharing