Friday, May 15, 2015

Hebrew Alphabet Chart

A while back one of my followers asked me to make a Hebrew Alphabet Chart.  It's taken me some time because the letters are oddly shaped and a little hard to chart.  Hopefully, the chart is true to the actual letters.


The largest letters should be approximately 3 inches high if you use an I hook and worsted weight yarn. If you would like a copy of this chart, email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com and ask for it in one of the these file formats, pdf (Adobe), png (picture) or xlsx (Excel).

Happy Hooking!

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Joan's and Deborah V's Harley Afghans


Joan just finished her Harley Afghan and it fits very nicely on her bed.  


And here is Deborah V's afghan, a great gift for her son!

If you would like to make this afghan email me at 
crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com for the chart and specify whether you would like the file in pdf (prints out over several pages), png or my favorite format excel.  


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Haute Puppy Coat



I had a request awhile back for a dog sweater.  It took me some time to come up with an idea of how to do it since I don't have a dog.  I do have children though, and I remember how hard it was to pull clothing on over wiggling arms, legs and heads.  I figured a dog wouldn't be any easier to dress, so I decided to have a wrap around, snap on collar and a belt buttoned around the chest for easy dressing.  I also had to look around for dog measurements, so this was another reason for not making a snugly fitting coat.



Materials
  • Worsted Weight yarn, bone and black, I'm using Red Heart Super Saver
  • I Crochet Hook
  • H Crochet Hook
  • 3 red 3/4" buttons 
  • 2 sew-on snaps 1/2 inch, Dritz
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Black thread


Gauge

3 inches = 9 sts; 3 inches = 7 rows

Abbreviations

ch(s)--chain(s)        sc(s)--single crochet(s)         dc(s)--double crochet(s)
st(s)--stitches          sl st(s)--slip stitch(es)      hdc(s)--half double crochet(s)   
tr(s)--treble or triple crochet(s)     dtr(s)--double triple or treble crochet(s)  
trtr(s)--treble treble or triple triple crochet(s)      
sc2tog--single crochet 2 stitches together   
sc3tog--single crochet 3 stitches together 
beg--beginning


Special Stitches

Sc3tog--Single Crochet 3 Stitches Together--Insert hook in 1st stitch (st), Yarn Over (YO), pull up a loop, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook in 3rd st, YO, pull up a loop. 4 loops on hook.  YO, pull through all three loops on hook.



Insert Hook in 1st stitch YO, Pull up a loop



Insert hook in 2nd st, YO, pull up a loop


 Insert Hook in 3rd st, YO, Pull up a loop



4 loops on hook

 YO


 Pull through all 4 loops on hook



SC3TOG


dtr-double treble or double triple-wrap the yarn around the hook three times insert the hook in the stitch(st). Yarn over hook (YO), pull up a loop (lp), (YO, pull hook through two lps) 4 times.





















trtr-treble treble or triple triple-wrap the yarn around the hook four times insert the hook in the stitch(st). Yarn over hook (YO), pull up a loop (lp), (YO, pull hook through two lps) 5 times.


























I found this size chart at Pet It Dog Apparel.  Click here to see how to do the measurements so you know what size to make.  While you're there check out their cute doggy couture.  




I have only made size adjustments for small, medium and large dogs.  If your dog is smaller or larger than these sizes, make a square of hounds-tooth pattern for the body of the coat by following the instructions below, just make a chain the same size as your dog's back length (make an odd numbered chain). Make the piece the same width as length to form a square and try to end and begin your rows with the same color.  Make the belt the same length as the girth of your dog (again making an odd numbered chain) and follow the pattern for the belt.  For the collar, make the the beginning ch the same length as the square for the body of the coat, then follow the collar instructions up to Row 12, then you will have to improvise a bit on Row 13, but follow it generally to make the curved part of the shawl.  The belt loop and gusset should be about the same, unless you have changed the width of the belt.

Body of Coat
Small dog, (Medium dog), (Large dog)

With black yarn and an I hook, ch 31, (ch 37), (ch 43).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat down ch ending with dc, attach bone yarn before finishing dc,






ch 1, turn. (30 scs), (36 scs), (42 scs)

Row 2: Carrying black yarn under sts, sc in same st, 




*dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat down ch ending with dc, attach black yarn before finishing dc, ch 1, turn. (30 scs), (36 scs), (42 scs)

Row 3: Carrying bone yarn under sts, sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat down ch ending with dc, attach bone yarn before finishing dc, ch 1, turn. (30 scs), (36 scs), (42 scs)


Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until the piece is 10 inches long, about 25 rows altogether,  (12 inches long, about 29 rows), (14 inches long, about 33 rows) ending with a black row.  The piece will be about 10 inches square, (12 inches square), (14 inches square).




Shawl Collar


Small dog, (Medium dog), (Large dog)


With black yarn and an I hook, ch 31, (ch 37), (ch 43)  

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each child to end. Ch 1, turn. (30 scs), (36 scs), (42 scs)
Row 2: Sc 2 times in 1st 3 scs, sc in next 24 scs, (30 scs), (36 scs) do 2 scs in last 3 scs  ch 1, turn. (36 scs), (42 scs), (48 scs)
Row 3: Sc 2 times in 1st 3 scs, sc in next 30 scs, (36 scs), (42 scs), do 2 scs in last 3 scs  ch 1, turn. (42 scs), (48 scs), (54 scs)

Row 4: Sc 2 times in 1st 3 scs, sc in next 36 scs, (42 scs), (48 scs), do 2 scs in last 3 scs  ch 1, turn. (48 scs), (54 scs), (60 scs)

Row 5: Sc in each st across row, ch 1, turn. (48 scs), (54 scs), (60 scs)
Row 6-8: Repeat row 5. (48 scs), (54 scs), (60 scs) 

Row 9: Sc2tog, sc in next 44 scs, (50 scs), (56 scs), sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (46 scs), (52 scs), (58 scs

Row 10: Sc2tog, sc in next 42 scs, (48 scs), (54 scs), sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (44 scs), (50 scs), (56 scs
Row 11: Sc3tog, hdc in next 38 scs, (44 scs), (50 scs), sc3tog, ch 1, turn. (40 sts), (46 scs), (52 scs)
Row 12: Sc3tog, hdc in next 34 scs, (40 scs), (46 scs), sc3tog, ch 1, turn. (36 sts), (42 scs), (48 scs)
Row 13: 2 sl sts, 2 scs, 4 hdcs, 4 dcs, 12 trs, 4 dcs, 4 hdcs, 2 scs, 2 sl sts, 
(2 sl sts, 2 scs, 4 hdcs, 6 dcs, 4 trs, 10 dtrs, 4 trs 6 dcs, 4 hdcs, 2 scs, 2 sl sts), 
(2 sl sts, 2 scs, 4 hdcs, 6 dcs, 4 trs, 4 dtrs, 4, trtrs, 4 dtrs, 4 trs, 6 dcs, 4 hdcs, 2 scs, 2 sl sts) fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. (36 sts), (42 scs), (48 scs)




Belt


With black yarn and an I hook, ch 43, (ch 


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat down ch ending with dc, attach bone yarn before finishing dc, ch 1, turn. (42 scs), (36 scs), (42 scs)

Row 2: Carrying black yarn under sts, sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat down ch ending with dc, attach black yarn before finishing dc, ch 1, turn.  Fasten off leaving a tail for weaving in. (42 scs), (36 scs), (42 scs)

Row 3: Carrying bone yarn under sts, sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat down ch ending with dc, fasten off, leaving tail for weaving in. (42 scs), (36 scs), (42 scs)



14 inches long x 1 1/2 inches wide, (16 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches wide), (20 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches wide)




Belt Loop


With black yarn and an I hook, ch 10.
Row 1: Sc in back bumps of ch to end, ch 1, turn. (9 scs)
Row 2: Sc in each sc to end, ch 1, turn. (9 scs)
Row 3 to 4: Repeat Row 2, on Row 4 start last sc, add bone yarn, ch 1.
Row 5: Sc in side of loop, 
PICTURE
spread 4 more scs across side to end, ch 1, turn. (5 scs)
Row 6: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. (5 scs)
Row 7 to 8: Repeat Row 6. (5 scs)
Row 9: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (3 scs)
Row 10: Sc2tog, sc, ch1, turn. (2 scs)
Row 11: Sc2tog, fasten off, leaving a tail for weaving in. (1 sc)




Gusset 


With black yarn and an H hook, ch 7.
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch down row, ch 1 turn. (6 scs)
Row 2:  Sc in in each sc down the row, ch 1, turn. (6 scs)
Row 3 to 5:  Repeat Row 2. (6 scs)
Row 6:  Sc in 1st 2 scs, ch 2, sk next 2 scs, sc in last 2 scs, ch 1, turn (4 scs)
Row 7:  Sc in in each st down the row, ch 1, turn. (6 scs)
Row 8:  Sc in in each sc down the row, ch 1, turn.  Fasten off. (6 scs)

Attach bone yarn in 1st sc on Row 8, ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 3 scs, do 3 scs in last sc, turn to crochet on side of gusset, sc in side of next 6 rows, sc 3 times in last row, sc in next 3 chs, do 3 scs in last ch, turn to crochet on 2nd side, sc in side of next 6 rows, do 2 scs in last row, sl st in beg sc.


Assembly


Sew one end of the belt to the side of the gusset without the button hole.

Sew a button onto the side of the gusset without the button hole. 

Match up the ends of the belt.

Mark the button placement on the belt with a pin.

Where the button will go.

Sew on the button, leaving the yarn loose to make a shank.


Form the shank by wrapping the yarn around the yarn joining the button to the belt.

Once you have wrapped the yarn around, push the needle through to the other side of the belt and weave in the loose ends.


Sew the shawl collar onto the body of the coat, matching up the beginning chain stitching on both pieces.

Sew down on both sides.

 Flip the collar over the top of the body of the coat so it stands up.

Sew the belt onto the body of the coat along the top of the belt and the sides of the coat, leaving the bottom belt edge loose.


Sew the white part of the belt loop over the top of the black part.

Sew on a button.

Sew the belt loop on to the coat over the belt.

 Sew a snap onto the front of the shawl collar. There are two pieces to the snap, make sure they line up.


Then finished snapped up collar 

 The belt fastening.

Side view

 back view


Happy Hooking!

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