Ladybug scarf.

May 31, 2008
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Crochet Ladybug, Beret and Scarf Set

Introduction

I have made this set for my Step daughter Bec', it will be her birthday on the 24.04.

I wrote my own beret pattern, as I wanted to use 2 strands of 8 ply yarn for extra thickness (16 ply). You can use any old type of beret pattern available.

I have supplied a free pattern for the Beret and Scarf on my blog.

http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/04/crochet-ladybug-beret-and-scarf-set.html

Materials List

Materials
2 x 50 gm balls of 8 ply red
2 x 50 gm balls of 8 ply black
Small amount of white yarn, for sewing eyes.
Size 5.00 mm hook (US size H hook)
Size 4.00 mm hook (US size G hook)

Sewing needle

Finished Size

Instructions given are for a scarf approx 55 inches in length. Using 4 lady bugs on each end of the scarf (8 ladybugs in total)

Gauge

Not important.

Notes

Stitches used are US sc and dc.

Scarf is worked beginning at neck part, then the lady bugs are attached to both ends of the neck part.
Instructions given are for a scarf approx 55 inches in length. Using 4 lady bugs on each end of the scarf (8 ladybugs in total)

Turning ch 3 is counted as the first dc in every row

The Pattern

Neck part
Holding 2 strands of black together and using 5.00 mm hook
Ch 15
work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3 and turn (13 dc)
work 1 dc in next dc across, ch 3 and turn (13 dc)

repeat row 2 until you get 31 rows in total, or length desired. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Easy ladybug, less sewing

Holding 2 strands of red yarn together and using 5.00 mm hook
You can either make a magic circle to begin, or a ch 2 then sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. The magic ring gives you a beginning that is closed tightly.

Do not join rounds.

Work 6 sc into ring
2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (18 sc)
1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (24 sc)
1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (30 sc)
1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (36 sc)
1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (42 sc)

sl st to join.

Head is worked as a half circle
Holding 2 strands of black and using 5.00mm hook
work 3 sc into ring, ch 1 and turn
2 sc into each sc to end, ch 1 and turn (6 sc)
1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat across (9 sc) fasten off

Attach head to body.

The back split is worked in sc through the red body.

Using a single strand of black and a size 4.00 mm hook attach yarn to the centre area of the head closest to the red body, sc evenly down the length of body.

Black spots are made in 2 sizes; the smaller is attached to the upper body and the larger to the lower body.

Make 2 small dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.

Work 4 sc into a ring, fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Make 2 large dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.
Work 4 sc into a ring, do not join, work 2 sc into each sc around (8 sc), fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Attach dots to body. Sew eyes into head.

Single strand Ladybug more sewing.............

Made in 4 parts using a single strand of yarn and a size 4.00 mm hook

Black body

Work 6 sc into ring
2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (18 sc)
1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (24 sc)
1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (30 sc)
1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (36 sc)
1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around (42 sc)

sl st to join.

Black head
Work 3 sc into ring, ch 1 and turn
2 sc into each sc across, ch 1 and turn (6sc)
1 sc into next sc, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (9 sc)

1 sc into next 2 sc, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (12 sc)

Attach head to body.

Red Wings, make 2

Work 3 sc into ring, ch 1 and turn
2 sc into each sc across, ch 1 and turn (6sc)
1 sc into next sc, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (9 sc)
1 sc into next 2 sc, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (12 sc)
1 sc into next sc 3, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (15 sc)
1 sc into next sc 4, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end ch 1 and turn (18 sc)
1 sc into next sc 5, 2 sc into next sc, repeat to end (21 sc)

Fasten off leaving a medium sized tail for sewing on 1st wing and a longer tail for sewing on the 2nd wing.

Attaching wings (face wings together so tails meet each other) firstly using smaller tail for sewing, sew wings together from the sewing tail to the centre circle of the wing only, cut yarn.

Attach wings to the body using the longer tail, begin at the top centre of the body, sew around the outer part of the first wing then up into the upside down v shaped part of the wing, then the outer part of the wing to where you began, finishing off sewing down the centre join of the wing. (Wings attached to the body.)

Black spots are made in 2 sizes; the smaller is attached to the upper body and the larger to the lower body.

Make 2 small dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.

Work 4 sc into a ring, fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Make 2 large dots, using a single strand of black and using size 4.00 mm hook.

Work 4 sc into a ring, do not join, work 2 sc into each sc around (8 sc), fasten off leaving a length for sewing.

Attach dots to body. Sew eyes into head

I attached my ladybugs heads facing upwards, the very top of the head was sewn to the very bottom of the body.

See pictures for more detail.

See my blog for more pictures.

http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/04/crochet-ladybug-beret-and-scarf-set.html

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Comments

Emma-SophiaR wrote
on May 31, 2008 11:48 AM

Different! And very imaginative. Well done :-)

Best to you, Sophia

CathyW@26 wrote
on May 31, 2008 3:04 PM

Very nice of you to say, thank you.

CarolC@4 wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 2:17 PM

Love it, my grand daughter loves lady bugs

CarolC@4 wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 2:29 PM

Where would I find the hat pattern?

SeleneL wrote
on Feb 24, 2010 1:34 PM

This is ver pretty and I'm gonna give it a try, I ahve a grand-daughter whom loves hat's an scarfs. thank you for the pattern