Sunday, October 26, 2014

More Candy Corns?

Yeah, I hear you... "..For someone who doesn't like the candy so much - you sure like creating things that are inspired by them."
My inspiration comes from those around me.. and people around me like Candycorns... I don't see the appeal :P


This was actually made last year for a newborn that a friend was welcoming into the family. This bootie/cap set is designed for a newborn (Cap's circumference is 16.5 inches, Booties length is 3.5 inches) To those who have a little one who is celebrating their first Halloween this year, this is the perfect seasonal project.  Enjoy :)



Materials:
Lily® Sugar N Cream Cotton in Sunshine, Hot Orange, and White
2 - 16mm Button
Size US F5/3.75mm Crochet Hook
Size US G6/4.00mm Crochet Hook
Gauge: 2x2in = 7 sts/4 Rows

For Cap:
with Size F Hook and White,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 hdc in st, slst  in 1st st to join  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: ch-1, [hdc in nxt st, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (9 sts)
___ Rnd 3: ch-1, hdc in ea st around, slst in to join  (9 sts)
___ Rnd 4: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (12 sts)
___ Rnds 5-6: ch-1, hdc in ea st around, slst to join  (12 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 7: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 3 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (15 sts)
___ Rnds 8-9: ch-1, hdc in ea st around, slst to join  (15 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 10: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 4 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (18 sts)
___ Rnds 11-12: ch-1, hdc in ea st around, slst to join, changing to Hot Orange on lst st  (18 sts/ea rnd)

with Hot Orange,
___ Rnd 13: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc-Spike in nxt st] 6 times, slst to join  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 14: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 5 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (21 sts)
___ Rnd 15: ch-1, hdc in ea st around, slst to join  (21 sts)
___ Rnd 16: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 6 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 17: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 7 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (27 sts)
___ Rnd 18: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 8 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 19: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 9 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (33 sts)
___ Rnd 20: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 10 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (36 sts)
___ Rnd 21: ch-1, hdc in ea st around, slst to join, changing to Sunshine on lst st  (36 sts)

with Sunshine,
___ Rnd 22: ch-1, hdc in ea of nxt 2 sts, (hdc-Spike in nxt st, hdc in ea of nxt 5 sts) 5 times, hdc-Spike in nxt st, hdc in ea of nxt 3 sts, slst to join  (36 sts)
___ Rnd 23: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 11 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (39 sts)
___ Rnd 24: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 12 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (42 sts)
___ Rnd 25: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 13 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (45 sts)
___ Rnd 26: ch-1, [hdc in ea of nxt 14 sts, hdc-Inc in nxt st] 3 times, slst to join  (48 sts)
___ Rnds 27-30: ch-1, hdc in ea st around, slst to join  (48 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 31: BpHdc in nxt st, FpHdc in nxt st around  (48 sts)
___ Rnds 32-24: BpHdc in around ea BpHdc, FpHdc around ea FpHdc around  (48 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 25: change to Size G Hook - sc in ea st around  (48 sts)
___ Rnd 36: loosely slst in BLO of ea st around  (48 sts)
Finish Off.  Secure and weave in tail to hide.


For Booties:
with Size F Hook and Sunshine,
___ ROW 1: Chain 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in ea of nxt 3 chs, TURN  (4 sts) 
___ ROW 2: ch-1, sc in nxt st, Inc in ea of nxt 2 sts, sc in nxt st, TURN  (6 sts)
___ ROWS 3-5: ch-1, sc in ea st across, TURN  (6 sts/ea row)
___ ROW 6: ch-1, sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, TURN  (8 sts)
___ ROWS 7-10: ch-1, sc in ea st across, TURN  (8 sts)
___ ROW 11: ch-1, sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st, TURN  (6 sts)
___ ROW 12: ch-1, sc in nxt st, (Dec nxt 2 sts tog) twice, sc in nxt st, TURN  (4 sts)

Begin working in ROUNDS for remainder of Bootie

___ RND 1: ch-1, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st, working down side of Rows 1-11, sc in ea of nxt 10 sts, 3 sc in nxt st (mark 2nd st of 3 sc just made), working in sts of ROW 1, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, working up opposite side of rows, sc in ea of nxt 10 sts, sc in same st as first sc made this round, finish off with Sunshine, weave  in and hide tail  (34 sts)

with Hot Orange, 
___ Rnd 2:  join with sc at marked st on Rnd 1, sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, hdc in ea of nxt 16 sts, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, join with slst  (33 sts)
___ Rnd 3: ch-1, sc in ea st around, join with slst  (33 sts)
___ Rnd 4: ch-1, sc in ea of nxt 11 sts, (hdc-Dec nxt 2 sts tog) 4 times, hdc in nxt st, (hdc-Dec nxt 2 sts tog) 4 times, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, join with slst, changing to White   (25 sts)
___ Rnd 5: sc in ea st around  (25 sts)
___ Rnd 6: for Bootie 1: slst in ea of nxt 9 sts, ch-12, sc in 7th ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 5 chs, slst in remaining sts around Rnd 5
                    for Bootie 2: slst in ea of nxt 23 sts, ch-12, sc in 7th ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 5 chs, slst in remaining sts around Rnd 5
Finish off. Secure and weave in tail to hide.
Affix Buttons to Bootie.