Monday, May 1, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern, Softie Block B

Softie
Block “B”
EveryDayWomanCrochet

designs by Sheri K.







FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Each side measures 6” square.

SKILL LEVEL:
Advanced.


MATERIALS:

Red Heart Classic Worsted Weight Yarn:
·         22 yards Color A (#336/Warm Brown)
·         44 yards Color B (#902/Jockey Red)
·         39 yards Color C (#737/Pink)
·         33 yards Color D (#1820/Dark Chambray)
·         60 yards Color E (#3391/Mid Brown)

Crochet hook size G/6-4.00mm
Yarn Needle (for working in ends)
Polyester fiberfill.

GAUGE:
7 single crochet X 7 rows = 2” square.

STITCHES USED /ABBREVIATIONS:

·         Color A = CA
·         Color B = CB
·         Color C = CC
·         Color D = CD
·         Color E = CE
·         Chain = ch
·         Slip stitch = sl st
·         Single Crochet = sc
·         Back loop only – blo
·         Half double crochet = hdc
·         Double Crochet = dc
·         Front post double crochet = fpdc
·         Back post double crochet = bpdc
·         Surface slip stitch = Ssl st.


PATTERN NOTES:

The Sides are worked in one piece, with the Corners added on at the end. The Top and Bottom are worked separately and then crocheted onto the Sides.

Weave in ends as work progresses.

The chain-1 at the beginning of the rows DOES NOT count as a stitch.

The chain-2 at the beginning of the rows counts as the 1st half double crochet.

When changing colors, work with current color until 1 stitch remains, change to new color on the last yarn over when working the remaining stitch. Work with changed color until another color change is indicated.

Each section of the pattern is written below, followed by a photo slideshow demonstrating each section. A PDF pattern of the written instructions is available at the bottom of the post.


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS:

SIDES:

SIDE 1:

With CA ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs across.

Rows 2 – 19: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CB. Fasten off CA ONLY.





SIDE 2:

Row 21: (Right Side Row): Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the 20 sc across.

Row 22: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CC. Do not fasten off CB.

Row 23: Ch 1, turn. With CC, work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 24: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CB. Do not fasten off CC.

Row 25: Ch 1, turn. With CB, work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 26: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CC. Do not fasten off CB.

Rows 27 – 38: [Consecutively repeat Rows 23 – 26] 3 times. At the end of Row 38, fasten off CB.

Row 39: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.


Row 40: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CD. Fasten off CC only.




SIDE 3:

Row 41: Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the 20 sc across.

Rows 42 – 59: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.


Row 60: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CE, fasten off CD only.




SIDE 4:

Row 61: Ch 3, turn. Working in the blo for this row only, skip the 1st sc, work 1 dc in the blo of each of the next 19 sc across.

Row 62: Ch 2, turn. (Skip the 1st – turning stitch). Work [1 fpdc around each of the next 3 dc, 1 bpdc around each of the next 3 dc] 3 times, hdc in the top of the beginning ch.

Row 63: Ch 2, turn. (Skip the 1st – turning stitch). Work [1 bpdc around each of the next 3 dc, 1 fpdc around each of the next 3 dc] 3 times, hdc in the top of the beginning ch.

Rows 64 – 72: [Consecutively repeat Rows 62 and 63] 4 times, then repeat Row 62 once more.

Row 73: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 stitches across.


Fasten off.




BEAR DESIGN:

The Bear Design is worked on the surface of Side 1 using the Ssl st.


For each Ssl st indicated, first count the all stitches on the surface of the Side in the indicated direction then work the Ssl st. All stitches and directions are counted from the current location of the hook making sure the Side is positioned according to the initial positioning instructions. 

Work on Side 1 with the beginning chain towards the right and the last row worked on the left with the ends of the rows towards you.

HEAD:

Using CE, beginning on the right bottom corner of Side 1, count 4 stitches up, then count 10 stitches to the left. Join yarn.

Sslst 1: Count 1 stitch right, work a ssl st
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up, work a ssl st.

Note: after each Ssl st count instruction “…” means “work a ssl st.”

Ssl st 3 and 4: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 5 and 6: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 12: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 14: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 16: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 17: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 18: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 19 – 22: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 23: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 24: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 25: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 26: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 27: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 28: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 29: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 30: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 31: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 32: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 33 and 34: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 35 and 36: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 37 and 38: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 39: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 40: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

MUZZLE:

Locate the joining stitch of Head, count 1 stitch up, join CE.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3 and 4: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 8 and 9: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 12: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 13 and 14: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 16: Count 1 stitch right.

Fasten off.

MOUTH:

Locate Muzzle ssl st 8, join CB in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4 and 5: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

1ST EYE:

Join CE in the same stitch as Muzzle Ssl st 4 was worked in.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 2 – 4: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

Locate 1st Eye Ssl st 2, count 1 stitch to the left, join CD. Count 1 stitch up, work a ssl st. Fasten off.

2ND EYE:

Join CE in the same stitch as Muzzle Ssl st 12 was worked in.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 2 – 4: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

Locate 2nd Eye Ssl st 2, count 1 stitch to the right, join CD. Count 1 stitch up, work a ssl sdt. Fasten off.

INNER EAR 1:

Locate Head Ssl st 12, count 1 stitch to the left, join CC.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch down…
Fasten off.

INNER EAR 2:

Locate Head Ssl st 28, count 1 stitch to the right, join CC.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.







CORNERS:

1st Corner: Fold the Sides so that the beginning ch on Side 1 is lined up with the sc of Row 73 on Side 4 and the wrong sides are together. Working through BOTH the beginning ch and Row 73 sc together, join CE in the 1st set of stitches. Ch 1, continuing to work through BOTH together, sc in the same stitches as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 stitches across. Fasten off.

2nd Corner: Working in the unused front loops on Row 20, join CE in the 1st unused front loop. Ch 1, work 1 sc in the same stitch as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 unused front loops. Fasten off.

3rd Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 40, repeat 2nd Corner.


4th Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 60, repeat 2nd Corner.




TOP:

With CB ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.

CAPITAL “B”


OUTLINE:
Locate the left end of Row 3. Count 6 stitches to the right, join CA.

Ssl st 1 – 14: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 15 – 18: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 19 and 20: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 21 and 22: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 23 and 24: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 25: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 26: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 27: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 28 – 31: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 32: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 33: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 34: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 35 – 38: Count 1 stitch left…

Fasten off.

UPPER INSIDE:

Locate Ssl st 8 on the Outline, count 1 stitch right, join CA.

Ssl st 1 – 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6 – 8: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 10 and 11: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 12 and 13: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 14 and 15: Count 1 stitch left…

Fasten off.

LOWER INSIDE:

Locate Ssl st 1 on Outline, count 1 stitch right, join CA.

Ssl st 1 – 6: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7 – 9: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 10 and 11: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 12 – 14: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 16: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 17 – 19: Count 1 stitch left…


Fasten off.



TOP JOINING:

The Top will be joined to the Sides by working through BOTH the edges of the Top and Sides together, using CE.

With wrong sides facing each other, line up Row 20 of Top with the ends of the rows of any Side section. Join yarn in the 1st sc, *work 20 sc evenly across. Insert hook in the same stitch as last stitch worked in of Top ONLY, insert hook into the end sc of corresponding Corner, pull up a loop through both stitches together to work a sc.**

[Continuing to work around the Top and Sides together, with wrong sides facing each other and joining the next edge of the Top to the next Side, repeat from * to **] 3 times. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc.

Fasten off.






BOTTOM:

With CC ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.



LOWER CASE “b”:

OUTLINE:

With the beginning ch towards you locate the left end of Row 2, count 6 stitches to the right, join CD.

Ssl st 1 – 14: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 16 – 24: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 25 and 26: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 27 and 28: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 29 and 30: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 31 and 32: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 33: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 34: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 35: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 36: - 38: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 39: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 40: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 41: Count 1 stitch left…

Fasten off.

INSIDE:

Locate Outline Ssl st 2, count 1 stitch to the right, join CD yarn.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3 and 4: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5 and 6: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 8 and 9: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 12 – 14: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…

Fasten off,


BOTTOM JOINING:

Stuff the Sides with fiberfill.

Join the Bottom to the Sides in the same way as the Top Joining.







Softie
Block “B”

By
EveryDayWomanCrochet
designs by Sheri K.
Original Publishing Date:
January 25, 2017

This pattern is intellectual property of EveryDayWomanCrochet designs by Sheri K.

The purchaser of this pattern may not reproduce, publish, or share this pattern in whole or in part. They may, however, sell any number of finished items crocheted from this pattern.


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