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Freezie/Ice Pop Holder Patterns Giveaway!!

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Who loves hot, lazy summer days?? We certainly do! But sometimes it is too hot, and it’s nice to have a cool treat. My kids have some allergies and we have to be careful what we get, but there are some freezies that they can all have and they love them. It’s a cool, sweet treat that tastes great…. but it also freezes their hands while they are trying to eat them! They tried using cloths to hold them, but they were too big, and paper towels did work unless they were dripped on.  And then Mommy  had an idea for something that would be a lot more fun when it came to eating freezies/ice pops/popsicles or whatever you prefer to call them. I started working on some holders or cozies, and my kids LOVE using them! Cold treat, warm hands… it’s all good!

 Loving their freezie holders!

I had so many different ideas, but narrowed it down to 5 that I thought my kids and others would like best. The 5 holder patterns in this set are a shark, a fish, a snake, an ice cream cone, and a flower. The shark seems to be the most popular but the other designs come close behind!

 Shark, Snake, Fish… so many colour options!

 Flower and Ice Cream Cone Holders

These Freezie Holders are not too difficult to crochet. You do need to know the basic stitches, and be able to sew the different parts together. This is a great project for using up extra yarn, as they can be made up in so many different colour combinations. I have been using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, just because it washes up so nicely, and these are likely to get dripped on! But you could use any worsted weight yarn you liked.

I will be giving away 2 copies of the patterns for these Freezie Holders! If you would like a chance to win a copy, please fill out the form below! You need to click on the red lettering that says “entry form”.

Happy Canada Day! Free Maple Leaf Applique Pattern!

Canada Day is just about here, and I have a pattern that is perfect if you are looking for something to make for then! I just finished my Maple Leaf Applique Pattern. I have been wanting to try a leaf pattern for a while, and finally had time to work on it.

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This Maple Leaf Applique can be used in so many different ways. You can use it on a bag, a hat, a blanket, a shirt, a skirt…. Or anywhere else! I would really like to try a garland – I think it would make an adorable backdrop in pictures or to use as decorations. I did make this one up using a finer yarn, and smaller hook, but it can be made with any size of hook or yarn to make it as large or as small as you would like.

Maple Leaf Applique on a crocheted top

The pattern is rather long… and was a bit more complicated to write up than I expected, but hopefully it is easy to follow!

So… here it is…

 

Maple Leaf Applique Pattern

(#2 yarn, 3.5 mm hook – but any yarn or hook can be used)

~ there are 5 parts to this leaf. The first row makes the veins of each of them. I will try to explain it by separating the entire leaf into 5 leaf parts.

Row 1: ch 6 (this will form the stem, place stitch marker in 6th chain – the “top” of the stem), continue on from here and ch 9 (this will form the first leaf vein). Then sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 ch, sl st in “top” of stem (where stitch marker is). Continue on from there and ch 11. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 9 ch, sl st in “top” of stem (2nd leaf vein). Continue on and ch 13, sl st in 2nd chain from hook and in each of next 11 ch, sl st in “top” of stem (3rd leaf vein, centre leaf). Continue and ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 9 ch, sl st in “top” of stem (4th leaf vein). Continue and ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 ch, sl st in “top” of stem (5th leaf vein). Then sl st down the stem.

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 The “veins” of the leaf

Row 2: ch 1, turn. Sl st up stem in each of 5 stitches. Then, working on the first leaf vein, sc in each of first 3 stitches, hdc in each of next 3 stitches, sc in next stitch. In last stitch, work sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made to form point), sc. Then working down the other side of the leaf, sc in each of next 4 stitches. This part is a bit tricky – we will work the stitches, but not finish them. When it says hdc, work like usual, but do not do the last half of the stitch – do not yarn over and pull through 3 loops, leave loops on hook. When it says dc, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, but leave the last 2 loops on the hook. So… hdc in each of next 2 stitches (do not finish), dc in next stitch (do not finish), working up the side of the next leaf, continue doing the same thing. Work dc in first stitch (do not finish), hdc in each of next 2 stitches (do not finish)… then, yarn over and pull through all loops (11 loops) on hook.

Then continuing up the side of the 2nd leaf vein, sc in next stitch, hdc next stitch, dc next stitch, work 2 dc in next stitch. Work (tc, picot, dc) in next stitch, sc in next stitch, work (sc, picot, sc) in next stitch. Now you will be working down the other side of the leaf. Sc in next stitch, work (dc, picot, tc) in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, hdc in each of next 2 stitches. Now we do the tricky part again – work the stitches at the end of leaf 2 and beginning of leaf 3 but not finish them. So… hdc in next stitch, dc in each of next 2 stitches (but don’t finish). Working up the side of leaf 3, dc in each of next 2 stitches, hdc in next stitch (but don’t finish) …then, yarn over and pull through all loops (9 loops) on hook.

Then, continuing up the side of leaf 3, sc in next stitch, hdc in each of next 2 stitches, dc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, work (tr, picot, dc) in next stitch, sc in next stitch, work (sc, picot, sc) in last stitch. Working down the other side of leaf 3, work sc in next stitch, (dc, picot, tc) in next stitch, 2 dc next stitch, dc in each of next 2 stitches, hdc in each of next 2 stitches, sc in next stitch. And the tricky part again… hdc in next stitch, dc in each of next 2 stitches (without finishing). Working up the beginning of leaf 4, dc in each of next 2 stitches, hdc in next stitch (without finishing) … then, yarn over and pull through all loops (9 loops) on hook.

Continuing up the side of leaf 4, sc next stitch, hdc next stitch, dc next stitch, 2 dc next stitch, (tc, picot, dc) next stitch, sc, (sc, picot, sc) in last stitch. Working down the other side of leaf 4, sc in next stitch, (dc, picot, tc) next stitch, 2 dc next stitch, dc next stitch, hdc in each of next 2 stitches. And the tricky part again… hdc in each of next 2 stitches, dc next stitch (without finishing). Working up the beginning of leaf 5, dc in first stitch, hdc in each of next 2 stitches (without finishing)…. then, yarn over and pull through all loops  (11 loops) on hook.

Continuing up the side of leaf 5, sc in each of next 4 stitches, work (sc, picot, sc) in last stitch. Working down the other side of the leaf, work sc in next stitch, hdc in each of next 3 stitches, sc in each of last 3 stitches. Join with sl st to base of leaf. Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail to sew together hole in centre of maple leaf. Tuck in all ends, and use how you wish!

~ to get a more perfect look to the point of the leaves, it would probably be best to block it

 

 The leaf before sewing the hole, and then the finished Maple Leaf!

I hope you enjoy making up this maple leaf! This pattern is free, but if you do use it, please share where you found it! I would also love to see pictures of items that you have used the applique on. You can share them on my Five Snowflakes Designs Facebook page if you would like to!

 

 

 

Welcome to Five Snowflakes Designs

Welcome to my Five Snowflakes Designs blog!! I hope you will enjoy following along as I create patterns, learn new stitches, and try to keep up with life in general!

 

Some of you have followed my Facebook page from the beginning and have seen the changes over the years, but some have not, so I will introduce myself and explain a bit about Five Snowflakes Designs.

 

My name is Ramona, and I have a wonderful husband named Joel, and 3 children who are growing up way too fast! We felt it was important for me to stay home with our children when they were small, so crafting and crochet has been a way for me to contribute a bit to our family finances, and a great sanity saver!

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When I first opened my little shop on Etsy, it was called Cute Capes… because that is what I first started selling. When we moved our oldest daughter from her infant seat to a child car seat, I wanted something quick to put on that would be warm and cozy and cute! I sewed a little fleece cape with a warm collar that everyone seemed to like.

 

Then I also added some cute crocheted hats and headbands to my store – and changed the name to Cute Capes ‘n’ Caps.

 

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 Hat pattern by Pretty Darn Adorable

Since then I have discovered that I love designing patterns, and all of my items are now my own design. My patterns cover a wide range of items – animal hats, basic hats, cuddle cocoons, fingerless gloves, boot cuffs, and more, and I needed a name that would work for everything I make.

                          Most pictures are from A Day in the Life Photography, the elf hat picture is from Evie Rose Photography, and Patterns can be purchased here

 

Thus, the name Five Snowflakes Designs… five for the number of our little family, snowflakes because they are beautiful and unique (and I hope my patterns are too), and designs because that’s what I love doing!

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I hope you enjoy following along and find many patterns you love! Please come visit me on Facebook, check out my Etsy shop and keep up with the latest pattern sneak peeks on Instagram.

 

To add some extra fun to this intro post I’m also going to have a pattern giveaway! One winner can choose FIVE of their favourite patterns! To enter, please use the entry form below. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends June 13th at 10:00 pm.

 

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