Monday, September 3, 2012

Virginia Tech Hokie: Added Pattern

                                                          I just finished this for a customer.

Virginia Tech Hokie Lovey


Use 4 ply yarn and F hook:

Beak, using orange yarn, chain 13
Rnd 1. sc in 2nd chain to the last chain; 2 sc in last chain.
Working around the chain, 2 sc in one. 1 sc in ea chain to the end. Join
Rnd 2.HDC in 3, dc, tpl, dc, hdc in 3, sc, 4 sc around end.
Rnd. 3 sl in 4sc, hdb, dc, 3 dc cluster, dc, hdc, sl in 4.
sl around to top center, ch 10, sc back down the chain. Sl to the end.
Head, using Hokie Maroon:
RND 1) Ch2, 6 sc in the 2nd chain from hook. Join. (6)
RND 2) Ch1, 2 sc in each stitch around. Join. (12)
RND 3) Ch 1, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) repeat around & join. (18)
RND 4) Ch 1, sc in each stitch around & join. (18)
Part 2-------
Rnd 5) Ch1, (sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch) repeat around &
join. (24)
Rnd 6) Ch1, sc in 9 stitches, 2sc in each of next 6 stitches, sc in each of last 9
stitches. Join. (30)
Stitch markers for eye placement
Markers go under the first and last increase stitches of last round. Which is the 10th &
16th stitches of Rnd 5.
Part 3---------------------------
Rnd 7) Ch1, sc in each stitch around. Join. (30)
Rnd 8) Ch1, sc in the 1st 9 stitches, (2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch) 3
times, (sc in the next stitch, 2 sc in the next stitch) 3 times, sc in the last 9 stitches.
  1. Add a spike on the top of the head ( see picture)
Rnd 9. ch1, sc 9, hdc; in back loop (dc, 2 trc in one stitch, dc, hdc) sc to end, join.
Rnd. 10 – 13, ch 1, sc around, join (36 sc )
continue as follows:
Rnd. 14, Ch 1, ( sc in 4 sts, decrease over next 2 sts) repeat around & join. (30)
Rnd. 15,Ch 1, ( sc in 3 sts, decrease over next 2 sts) repeat around & join. (24)

Rnd. 16) Ch 1, ( sc in 2 sts, decrease over 2 sts) repeat around & join. (18)
Add stuffing now!
Rnd. 17) Ch 1, (sc in next st, decrease over 2 sts) repeat around & join. (12)
Add more stuffing!
Rnd. 18) (decrease over 2 sts) repeat around, join & fasten off. (6) Use tail to sew up
hole. End off. Embroider eyebrows, nostrils and mouth. Hot glue eyes.

Tail Feathers (make 3)***
Rnd. 1, With white, ch 3, sc to end, 2 sc in last stitch, continuing around the end, 2 sc in one, 1 sc till beginning, 2 sc in last (8)
Rnd 2-4, continue around as before adding additional 2sc in each end (20)
Rnd. 5, Maroon, continue around 8 more rows as above. Fold sides together and sc across. Fasten off.


Hand- Maroon-G hook
1) Ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook. Join (6)
2) Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join. (12)
3) Ch 1, (sc in next st, 2 sc in the next st.) repeat around. Join (18)
4) Ch1, sc in each st around. Join (18)
5) Ch 1, (sc in next st, decrease over next 2 sts) repeat around. Join (12)
Thumb will be added in next round!
6) Ch 1, sc in 6 sts, 4dc cluster in front loop only of next st, sc in last 5 sts. Join. (12)
7) Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (12) Fasten off.
Continuing in Maroon:
1)Sl st in last st of hand, sc in next 11 sts and same st as sl st. Join. (12)
2-3) Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join (12)
Fasten off.
Arm-White
1) Sl st in last st made on cuff, sc in each st around including the first one with the sl st. Join. (12)
2-5) Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (12)
Stuff now if you want, I don't stuff arms.
Last row 6) Ch 1, fold piece in half & sc across through both layers. (6) Fasten off

Repeat for second hand and arm

Neck-white-G hook-leave long tail at start to sew onto head.
1) Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. (6)
2) Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join. (12)
3) Back Loops only Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (12)
4) Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (12) Fasten off
Sew onto bottom of head using beginning tail & leftover front loops of rnd 2.
see picture

Body-
Body-White-G hook
1)Join red with a sl st in st to the right of center back st.
(sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) repeat around. Join. (18)
2)Ch 1, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) repeat around join. (24)
Place stitch markers for placement of arms.
Markers go in stitches 5, 12, 14 & 21
Attaching arms this round! Attach feathers between arms***
3) Ch1, sc in 5 sts, hold 1st arm against body as shown in pic, sc through both layers in the next 6 sts
making sure thumbs are pointing toward the center part of face, sc in next 3 sts on body, hold 2nd arm
against body & working through both layers sc in 6 sts, sc in last 4 sts. Join. (24)

Using H hook:
4) Ch 1, (sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) repeat around. Join. (30)
Place marker in 1st st of last round, we will need that later to start the blanket.
Work this round in back loops only!
5)Ch 1,(sc in 3 sts, decrease over next 2 sts) repeat around and Join. (24)
6) Ch 1, (sc in 2 sts, decrease over next 2 st) repeat around & join. (18)
7) Ch 1, (sc in next st, decrease over next 2 sts) repeat around & join. (12)
8) Ch 1, (decrease over next 2 sts) repeat around & join. (6) Fasten off and use tail to sew up hole. Push this part up inside body.




Lovey blanket, Maroon, using H hook
1) Join with a sl st in st to right of marked st, (sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) repeat around & join. (36)
2)Ch1, sc in next 2 sts, *hdc in next st, (2dc,ch 2, 2dc)in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts* work
from * to * 5 times, hdc in next st, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last st. Join & fasten
off.
Should have 6 shell points.
Rnd. 3 using white
Join with a dc in ch 2 space to right of marker, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch space, dc in next 3 sts,
skipping next 3 sts, trc around post of sc 2 rounds below as shown in picture, dc in next 3 sts before ch
space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch space. Repeat this pattern around & join. Fasten off

Rnd. 4, maroon
(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch space, dc in next 4 sts, treble decrease worked over leftover red scs 2
rounds below, dc in next 4 stitches before ch space. Repeat around and join.
Rnd. 5, white
(2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch space, dc in 5 sts, 2 dc front post decrease, dc in next 5 sts before corner
ch space. Repeat around and join. Fasten off green.
Rnd. 6, maroon
(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch space, dc in next 3 sts, quadruple front post around st 2 rounds below, dc
in 2 sts,* ( decrease)- front post dc half worked leaving last loop on hook, front post trc
half worked leaving last loop on hook, front post dc half worked leaving last loop on hook, pull a loop
through all 4 loops on hook), dc in 2 sts, quad front post, dc in 3 sts. Repeat for pattern & join.

(the front post dc is around the next dc, the front post tr is around the Treble decrease of Row 4,
then the last front post dc is around the dc on the other side of the valley. Remember to leave the
last loop of each stitch on your hook and draw through them as you complete the last front post
dc. )
Rnd, 7, orange
(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch space, dc in 7 sts, front post dc decrease, dc in 7 sts. Repeat around. Join.
Fasten off.
Rnd 8, white
(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch space, dc in 2 sts, quad front post, dc in 2 sts, quad front post, dc in 2 sts,
chick foot decrease, dc in 2 sts, quad front post, dc in 2 sts, quad front post, dc in 2 sts. Repeat around
& join.
Rnd 9, maroon
(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc in corner ch space, dc in 9 sts, front post 2 dc decrease, dc in 9 sts. Repeat around &
fasten off.


ENJOY

15 comments:

  1. vblake@va.metrocast.netNovember 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    I would really like to have the pattern we are a Hokie family and our 6 yr old granddaughter would love to have the this for when she sits and watches VA TECH games

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  2. vlake @va.metrocast.netNovember 14, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Thank you so much that was so very nice of you to share with me my Hailey will be thrilled.

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  3. In round 2 of the beak, do you mean 4 sc in each around until the end?

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    1. Also, should I be working in back loops only for the rest of the round or just for the stitch after where you said tpl?

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    2. No just 4 sc. Do not work in back loops only

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  4. Your final product has orange in the blanket, but there is no orange row in the pattern. What is a "chick foot decrease"? The pattern has the last row as maroon but your pattern has it ending in white. Is there a sheet with corrections on it?

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  5. sorry, it's been a long time since I wrote this. I did edit it,so hope that is more clear.

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  6. Thanks for writing back. When do you sew on the beak? Mine doesn't look anything like yours at all. not sure what I did wrong. My feathers are way too big to fit between the arms, Is it supposed to be row 6 that is orange b/c your final product has 2 rows of white before the last row of maroon and your row of orange only looks like it goes all the way around the row. Perhaps I will start new and try again.

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  7. It doesn't matter. Use whatever color sequence you like. Sew on beak after finishing the head.

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  8. What does tpl mean in the beak directions?

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  9. Do you have a tutorial? I am not good at reading patterns and have tried 3 times to do the beak and not able too. I will be and Auntie in October and want to make sure the baby gets a Hokie Lovey.

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  10. No, sorry I do not. What are you not understanding?

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