Cactus Teething Toy Crochet Pattern

Have you ever had a great idea and it totally falls through? Yeah, that totally happened this week.

I had planned for a different cactus pattern (since I’m “stuck” on them) but it didn’t quite turn out. So, luckily for you, I have a different cactus pattern that whips up fast.

It’s perfect for those last-minute baby shower invites, or for a visit to a friend with a teething toddler. Especially when that blanket you’re making for them STILL isn’t finished. (Yeah, I see you!)

I really like this teething toy pattern because it fits into little mouths and has hand holds for all size teethers. Just wet it through and pop it in the freezer for an easily reusable teething toy.

Let’s get crafty!

Cactus Teething Toy Crochet Pattern

You can find a printer-friendly version of this pattern here.

Supplies:

Loops and Threads Capri yarn in Mint, Kelly Green and White

G/4mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Skill level:

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

Inc: Increase, Two Sc in the same Sc

Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)

BLO: Back Loops Only

HDC3tog: Half Double Crochet 3 stitches together

Sc3tog: Single Crochet 3 stitches together

Notes before Starting:

*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.

*This project is worked in rows.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.

*I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails to make less work of weaving in ends when finishing off your work. You can find tutorials online or follow the instructions provided.

Cactus (make 2)

Row 1: Ch 19, Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 16 ch, Sc 4 in last ch. Turn and continue working across the opposite side of your beginning chain. Sc in next 17 ch, ch 1 and turn. (22)

Row 2: Sc in first 12 Sc, ch 11, HDC in 3rd ch from hook, HDC in next 2 ch, HDC3tog, HDC in next 3 ch. Moving to the body of the cactus, Sc in the next Sc. Sc in next 4 Sc, Inc in next 4 Sc, Sc in next 8 Sc. Ch 9, HDC in 3rd ch from hook, HDC in next 2 ch, make 3 HDC in outside loop of the next ch, HDC in next 3 ch. Moving to the body of the cactus, Sc in the next Sc. Sc in remaining 8 Sc. Ch 1, turn. (58)

When you complete Panel 1, Finish Off and set aside. When you complete Panel 2, pull up a loop. Do not cut the yarn!

Layer the Panels together with Panel 2 on top and the tops of the cactus facing you. Ch 1. Push your hook through both panels and Sc in the same Sc.

Sc across the bottom of the cactus, ch 1 and Sc in the corner to give it a sharp edge and continue Sc along the side of the cactus. Sc in the next 11 Sc.

Working in the outside loops of the bottom of the arm, Sc in the next 3 stitches. Make 3 Sc in the outside corner/bend of the cactus arm. Sc in next 4 outside loops. Make 4 Sc in the HDC space at the top of the arms. Sc in next 2 Sc, Sc3tog in the inside bend of the cactus arm, Sc in next Sc.

Sc in the next 4 Sc in the body of the cactus. (Sc, inc) 4 times, Sc in next 8 Sc.

Working in the outside loops of the top of the second arm, Sc in the next 2 stitches.
Sc3tog in the inside bend of the cactus arm. Sc in next 2 outside loops. Make 4 Sc in the HDC space at the top of the arm. Sc in next 4 Sc, make 3 Sc in the outside corner, Sc in next 3 Sc.

Sc in the next 8 Sc in the body of the cactus. Sl st to beginning Sc and Finish Off, weaving in all ends.

The cactus may be a little twisty and refuse to lay flat. That’s okay! You can spray it with a bit of water and stretch it out on a blocking board. Or, you can put it under something flat and heavy, like a wide water bottle or a book or whatever is handy that you don’t mind getting damp.

Make a little group of these awesome teething toys and present them with pride at your next baby shower. They also work great as garland pieces. What else can you do with these little flat cacti? Be sure to let me know and hashtag your ideas #3rdHouseCreations to share with everyone!

Have an awesome day!
Jessica from 3rd House

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Cloud Crochet Pattern

It’s been so beautifully cloudy and overcast here in sunny Arizona that I was inspired!

Get your head in the clouds with this adorably puffy cloud ragdoll crochet pattern.

It’s the perfect size for a chair, a couch, or a bed. And it brings the right amount of dreamy whimsy to any room it’s in.

Remember the Mini Hearts Crochet Pattern from last week? This cloud is the perfect pattern to pair them with.

Let’s get crafty!

Cloud Crochet Pattern

You can get a printer-friendly version of this pattern here.

Finished Dimensions:

Approximately 18 inches long by 11 inches tall by 4 inches wide.*

*Size may vary slightly with yarn size, hook size, and amount of stuffing used.

Supplies:

Caron Simply Soft in white

E/3.5mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Polyester stuffing/Polyfil

Stuffing stick/chopstick/pencil

Skill level:

Beginner

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

2sc or Inc: Two Sc in the same Sc, Increase

Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)

Notes before Starting:

*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.

*This project is worked in rows to produce two panels that will be crocheted together to create the unique 2D look of a crochet ragdoll pillow.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.

*I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails where possible to make less work of weaving in ends when finishing off your work. You can find tutorials online or follow the instructions provided.

Cloud

**Ch 1 and turn at the end of every row unless otherwise noted.

Row 1: Ch 11, Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in remaining 9 chains (10)

Row 2: Inc, Sc in next 8 Sc, Inc (12)

Row 3: Inc, Sc in next 10 Sc, Inc (14)

Row 4: Inc, Sc in next 12 Sc, Inc (16)

Row 5: Inc, Sc in next 14 Sc, Inc (18)

Row 6: Inc, Sc in next 16 Sc, Inc (20)

Row 7: Inc, Sc in next 18 Sc, Inc (22)

Row 8: Inc, Sc in next 20 Sc, Inc (24)

Row 9: Inc, Sc in next 22 Sc, Inc (26)

Row 10: Inc, Sc in next 24 Sc, Inc (28)

Row 11: Inc, Sc in next 26 Sc, Inc (30)

Rows 12-16: (5 rows) Sc in ea Sc around (30)

Row 17: Inc, Sc in next 27 Sc, Dec (30)

Row 18: Dec, Sc in next 27 Sc, Inc (30)

Row 19: Inc, Sc in next 27 Sc, Dec (30)

Row 20: Sc in next 29, Inc (31)

Row 21: Inc, Sc in next 29, Inc (33)

Row 22: Inc, Sc in next 31, Inc (35)

Row 23: Inc, Sc in next 33, Inc (37)

Row 24: Inc, Sc in next 35, Inc (39)

Row 25: Inc, Sc in next 37, Inc (41)

Row 26:Inc, Sc in next 39, Inc (43)

Rows 27-37: (11 rows) Sc in each Sc (43)

Row 38: Dec, Sc in next 37, Dec (41)

Row 39: Dec, Sc in next 35, Dec (39)

Row 40: Dec, Sc in next 33, Dec (37)

Row 41: Dec, Sc in next 31, Dec (35)

Row 42: Dec, Sc in next 29, Dec (33)

Row 43: Sc in next 31, Dec (32)

Row 44: Inc, Sc in next 30, Inc (34)

Row 45: Inc, Sc in next 32, Inc (36)

Row 46: Inc, Sc in next 34, Inc (38)

Row 47: Inc, Sc in next 36, Inc (40)

Row 48: Inc, Sc in next 38, Inc (42)

Row 49: Inc, Sc in next 40, Inc (44)

Row 50: Inc, Sc in next 42, Inc (46)

Row 51: Inc, Sc in next 45 (47)

Row 52: Sc in next 46, Inc (48)

Row 53: Inc, Sc in next 47 (49)

Row 54: Sc in next 48, Inc (50)

Rows 55-61: (7 rows) Sc in each Sc (50)

Row 62: Dec, Sc in next 48 (49)

Row 63: Sc in next 47, Dec (48)

Row 64: Dec, Sc in next 46 (47)

Row 65: Sc in next 45, Dec (46)

Row 66: Dec, Sc in next 44 (45)

Row 67: Dec, Sc in next 39, Dec (41)

Row 68: Dec, Sc in next 37, Dec (39)

Row 69: Dec, Sc in next 35, Dec (37)

Row 70: Dec, Sc in next 35 (36)

Row 71: Sc in next 34, Dec (35)

Row 72: Dec, Sc in next 33 (34)

Row 73: Dec, Sc in next 30, Dec (32)

Row 74: Dec, Sc in next 28, Dec (30)

Row 75: Dec, Sc in next 26, Dec (28)

Row 76: Dec, Sc in next 24, Dec (26)

Row 77: Dec, Sc in next 22, Dec (24)

Row 78: Dec, Sc in next 20, Dec (22)

Row 79: Dec, Sc in next 18, Dec (20)

Row 80: Dec, Sc in next 16, Dec (18)

Row 81: Dec, Sc in next 14, Dec (16)

Row 82: Dec, Sc in next 12, Dec (14)

Row 83: Dec, Sc in next 10, Dec (12)

Row 84: Dec, Sc in next 8, Dec (10)

When Panel 1 is complete, Finish Off and weave in ends. When Panel 2 is complete, pull up a loop. Do not cut yarn.

Layer the panels together with Panel 2 on the bottom. Chain 1 and push your hook through both panels to Sc the panels together. Crochet around the entire outside of the cloud. Stop about 5 inches away from the starting point and stuff the cloud firmly. Continue Sc around, Sl st into the starting Sc.

Finish Off and weave in all ends.

Optional: Create a cloud rainbow mobile

Make 5 Mini Hearts in whatever color you like. You can find the pattern here. I used Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, Sunshine, Strawberry, Lime and Grape.

Measure out 5 lengths of white yarn, about 18 inches long. Attach the yarn to the top of each of your hearts. On a table or large flat surface, arrange your hearts where you want them to be when the cloud is hung up.

Using your tapestry needle, stitch the lengths of yarn to the bottom of the cloud. Weave in all ends. Ta-Da! You have an awesome cloud wall hanging to decorate a nursery.

Get crafty and have an awesome day!

Jessica from 3rd House

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Mustache Crochet Pattern – Valentine’s Day Pattern

Valentine’s Day! It’s fast approaching and I have to admit, I’m not super prepared for Valentine’s Day this year. My mom used to give us little mailboxes with our favorite candies and stickers inside before school on the big day. It was a really sweet (pun not-intended) way to show that she cared.

Pink and white and hearts are easy themes for girls on Valentines Day. But what about the fellas? Guys aren’t exactly excited to receive a bouquet of flowers or a giant teddy bear. Maybe something more classy, like a beard kit or a bouquet of beers or meat. *Insert Tim Allen manly grunt here*

I have a little something that’s a pretty fun and funny gift that your special guy would like, and it’s pretty quick to make. And when it’s finished, you MUSTACHE him to be your Valentine!

Mustache Crochet Pattern – Valentine’s Day Pattern

You can get a printer-friendly version of this pattern here.

Supplies:

Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in Taupe

4.5mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Polyester stuffing/Polyfil

Stuffing stick/chopstick/pencil

Skill level:

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Dc: double crochet

Tc: triple crochet

2sc or Inc: Two Sc in the same Sc, Increase

Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)

Notes before Starting:

*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.

*This project is worked in rows to produce two panels that will be crocheted together to create the unique 2D look of a crochet ragdoll pillow.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.

*I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails to make less work of weaving in ends when finishing off your work. You can find tutorials online or follow the instructions provided.

Mustache (make 2)

Row 1: Chain 22, Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 7 ch, Sl st in next 4 ch, Dc in next 8 ch. Ch 4 (20)

Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in remaining 2 chains. Sc in next 8 Dc, Sc in next 4 Sl st, Sc in next 8 Dc, ch 4 (23)

Row 3: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch. Sc in next 23 Sc, ch 3 (26)

Row 4: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 26 Sc, ch 3. (27)

Row 5: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 28 Sc, ch 3 (30)

Row 6: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 30 Sc, ch 3 (32)

Row 7: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 32 Sc, ch 2 (34)

Row 8: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 34 Sc, ch 2 (35)

Row 9: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 35 Sc, ch 4 (36)

Row 10: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch, Sc in next 36, ch 4 (39)

Row 11: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch, Sc in next 39 Sc, ch 9 (42)

Row 12: Tc in 4th ch from hook, Tc in next ch, Dc in next ch, Sc in remaining 3 ch, Sc in next 42 Sc, ch 9 (48)

Row 13: Tc in 4th ch from hook, Tc in next ch, Dc in next ch, Sc in remaining 3 ch, Sc in next 45 Sc, Sc in next Dc, Sc in next 2 Tc, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 14: Sc into each Sc, Dc and Tc across, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 15: Sc into each Sc across, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 16: Turn, Dec, Sc into next 50 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (52)

Row 17: Sc into next 52 Sc, ch 1, turn (52)

Row 18: Sc into next 52 Sc, ch 1, turn (52)

From here the bottom of your mustache will turn into two different parts. The rest of these rows will be marked “a” and the other side of the mustache will be marked “b”.

Row 19a: Sc into next 24, ch 1, turn (24)

Row 20a: Dec, Sc into next 20 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (22)

Row 21a: Dec, Sc into next 18 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 22a: Dec, Sc into next 16 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 23a: Dec, Sc into next 14 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 24a: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 8 Sc, Dec,  Dec, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 25a: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 4 Sc, Dec,  Dec (8)

Finish off and weave in end, being careful not to distort the edge of the mustache.

 

Continue with Side “a” of the mustache pointing to your left and the top of the mustache closest to you. Starting from the outside edge of Row 19a, insert your hook into the last Sc on the end.

Row 19b: Join yarn to your hook, Ch 1, Sc in same Sc, Sc in next 23 Sc, ch 1, turn (24)

There should be 4 spaces between the inside edges of Rows 19a and 19b.

Row 20b: Dec, Sc into next 20 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (22)

Row 21b: Dec, Sc into next 18 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 22b: Dec, Sc into next 16 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 23b: Dec, Sc into next 14 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 24b: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 8 Sc, Dec,  Dec, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 25b: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 4 Sc, Dec,  Dec (8) Ch 1, turn and continue Sc around the outside of your Panel. When you reach the points of the mustache, (ch 1, Sc) 3 times to get around the 2 Tc and keep the definition of the mustache curls. On the top of the mustache, ch and Sc around the top corners to keep the definition there as well. This will be important for later. Sl st into beginning Sc.

For Panel 1:

Finish off and weave in end all ends, being careful not to distort the edge of the mustache.

For Panel 2:

Do Not Cut your end! Pull up a big loop and set your hook and scissors aside.

Assembly:
Line up your two mustache panels, with Panel 2 on top of Panel 1. Make sure that your edges and corners align. Now take up both panels and chain 1, insert your hook through both panels in the same space and begin single crocheting around the outside of your mustache.

Stop crocheting the panels together when you reach the middle of the mustache on the bottom. You should be able to fit most of your hand through this space. The smaller you can make this space the better. Pull up a loop and begin stuffing the mustache, using a stuffing stick, chopstick, pencil or crochet hook to help you get into the small corners. It’s important to stuff the small spots as firmly as possible to make the curls and the top of the mustache stand out. Once you’ve finished stuffing the mustache, finish crocheting around the outside. Slip stitch into your starting Sc and Finish Off, weaving in all ends.

 

Now you “Mustache” your Valentine to be yours.

Get crafty and have an awesome day!
Jessica from 3rd House

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Mountain Range Crochet Pattern

Mountain Range Crochet Pattern

Hello all!

It’s time for another pattern! There seems to be something in the water (or maybe I’m just at the right age) but it seems like every time I turn around there’s another baby announcement on Facebook or a baby shower invitation in the mail. That means more opportunities to make adorable baby stuff!

BABY STUFF!!

C’mon, admit it. Even if you don’t have a kiddo of your own, it’s still fun to cruise the baby aisles. Looking at teeny tiny shoes is my absolute weakness. My Happy Raptor has long feet, and in the beginning she was so chubby that socks wouldn’t fit, let alone those adorable tiny shoes. But I digress.

A big trend that I’ve seen is woodsy/outdoorsy/lumberjack style nursery decor, and I love it! Watercolor mountain prints, red flannel blankets, adorable wood block decor and even more. It just makes you wanna snuggle up under a comfy blanket and gaze at the mountains. I think the finishing touch is a decorative support pillow for the nursing chair. However mama (or daddy) decides to feed baby, you can be sure they’re gonna need some lower back support, and this awesome pattern checks both of those needs off the list. Let’s get crafty and spread some love (and lower back support)!

You can get an inexpensive and printer-friendly version of this pattern here.

Finished Dimensions:

Approximately 15 inches long by 10 inches tall by 3 inches wide.*

*Size may vary slightly with yarn size, hook size, and amount of stuffing used.

Supplies:

Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in Off White and Grey Heather

4.5mm hook or H/5mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Polyester stuffing/Polyfil

Stuffing stick/chopstick/pencil

Skill level:

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

2sc or Inc: Two Sc in the same Sc, Increase

Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)

Notes before starting:

*This project is worked in rows to produce two panels that will be crocheted together to create the unique 2D look of a crochet ragdoll pillow.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right.

*Color changes will happen frequently in this project. It will look better in the finished product if you can crochet over your tails and carry the yarn underneath to make your work as clean as possible. There are several tutorials on YouTube to help beginners master and intermediate crocheters to brush up on these techniques.

*Remember to carefully align your Peaks before you crochet them all together. It’s very easy to put one Peak on backwards and not realize it until the very end.

Peaks

Peak #1

In Off-White

Row 1: Ch 3, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and the remaining ch. Ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 3: 2 Sc, Sc, Sc, 2 Sc, ch 1 , turn (6)

Row 4: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 5: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 4, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 6: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 7: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 6 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 8: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 8 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 9: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 10: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 11: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 12: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 10 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 13: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 14: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 12 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 15: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 16: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 14 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 17: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 18: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 16 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 19: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 20: Sc in next 4, (change to Grey Heather, carry other color underneath) Sc in next 9 Sc, (change to Off White, carry other color underneath) Sc in next 5 Sc, (change to Grey Heather, carry other color underneath) Sc in next 2, ch 1, turn (20)

Continue carrying other color as you change colors to finish the snow on the peaks.

Row 21: In Grey Heather, Sc 3, change to Off White, Sc 3, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 12, change to Off White, Sc in next 2, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 22: in Off White, Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in remaining 19 Sc, ch 1, turn. Cut Off White yarn, continue in Grey Heather only.

Row 23: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 18, 2sc in last Sc. Ch 1, turn (22)

Finish off and leave a tail. All peaks will be joined to make the mountain range.

Peak #2

In Off-White

Row 1: Ch 3, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and the remaining ch. Ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 3: 2 Sc, Sc, Sc, 2 Sc, ch 1 , turn (6)

Row 4: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 5: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 4, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 6: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 7: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 6 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 8: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 8 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 9: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 10: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 11: Sc, change color to Grey Heather, Sc in next 3, change color to Off White, Sc in next 3, change color to Grey Heather, Sc in next 4, change to Off White, Sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 12: In Off White, 2sc in first Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 5 Sc, change to Off White, Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 4 Sc, 2sc in last Sc. Ch 1, turn (14)

Row 13: Still in Grey Heather, Sc in next 6 Sc, change color to Off White, Sc, change color to Grey Heather, Sc in next 7 Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Cut Off White yarn here, you won’t be using it for the rest of this peak.

Row 14: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 12 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Joining Peak 1 and Peak 2

Still continuing with Peak 2, Sc in ea Sc along until you come to the end of Peak 2. Take Peak 1 and place it pointed side towards you with the tail of the Grey Heather pointing towards your left, away from Peak 2.

Sc into the first sc of Peak 1. Continue Single Crocheting across the bottom of both peaks until you come to the end of Peak 1 (38).

Now weave in first end, leaving on the second long end as a tail.

Peak #3

In Off-White

Row 1: Ch 3, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and the remaining ch. Ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 3: 2 Sc, Sc, Sc, 2 Sc, ch 1 , turn (6)

Row 4: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 5: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 4, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 6: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 7: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 6 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 8: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 8 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 9: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 10: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 11: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 12: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 10 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 13: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 14: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 12 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 15: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 16: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 4 Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 5 Sc, change to Off White, Sc in next 5 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 17: In Off White, Sc in next 5 Sc, change to Grey Heather, sc in next 9, change to Off White, Sc in next 4, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 18: In Off White, 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 2 Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 12 Sc, change to Off White, Sc in next 2 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 19: In Off White, Sc in next 3 Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 13 Sc, change to Off White, Sc in next 2 Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 2 Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 20: In Grey Heather, Sc in next 2, change to Off White, Sc in next Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in remaining 17 Sc. Ch 1, turn (20)

Cut the Off White yarn here, you won’t be using it anymore.

Row 21: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Joining Peak 3 with Peaks 1 and 2

Still continuing with Peak 3, Sc in ea Sc along until you come to the end. Take Peaks 1 and 2 and place them pointed side towards you with the tail of the Grey Heather pointing towards your left, away from Peak 3. Continue Sc-ing across the bottom of all three peaks until you come to the end of Peak 1. (58)

*DO NOT CUT YOUR WORKING YARN. PULL UP A LOOP AND CONTINUE WITH INSTRUCTIONS.

Now weave in other remaining end. Ch 1, turn.

Follow the photos above to join the peaks.

Base of Mountains

Continuing in Grey Heather

Row 23: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 56 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (60)

Row 24: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 58 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (62)

Row 25: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 60 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (64)

Row 26: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (64)

Rows 27-41:Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (64) (14 rows)

For Panel 1, Finish Off and weave in the end. Weave in all mountain peak ends and set Panel 1 aside.

Repeat the instructions to make Panel 2, being sure to pull up a loop at the end of Panel 2 and follow the assembly instructions below.

Assembly

When Panels 1 and 2 are complete, place both panels together, matched up with Panel 2 on the top and pick up your big loop of Grey Heather left from the end of Panel 2. Sc all the way around the outside edges of the Mountain Range, being sure to change color as needed. (See tutorial below) When you come to corners or peaks ch 1 and Sc in the same Sc to give better definition to the points. Stop when you arrive back at the bottom edge and firmly stuff the peaks with polyester stuffing before you continue. Take care not to over stuff and distort the shape of the peaks. Continue Sc along the bottom, stop about 2 inches before your starting point and firmly stuff the rest of the Pillow. Using a stuffing stick, a chopstick, or a pencil can help you with those hard-to-reach places. Sc along to your starting point and Sl st to the first Sc. Finish off and weave in all ends.

 

 

When crocheting around the outside to join your panels together, you will need to change color to the snow on the peaks and back again. Here’s the way I did it.

Stop one stitch away from the intended color change. Go through the motions of a regular Single Crochet. Insert your hook, yarn over and pull through. Now you have two loops on your hook. Instead of continuing with the same color yarn, grab your other color and create a small loop about 1-2 inches long. Place this end over your hook and carefully pull the new color through the two loops on your hook.

Now, using the new color on your hook, arrange all of your tails onto the side of the panels and Single Crochet over them. This will help you to anchor your new colors and hide the tails of your work so you don’t have to weave them in later. It gives a cleaner look and is less work overall. After about 8-10 stitches, snip the old color and continue working with your new color.

Continue working in your new color until you have to change colors again.

Congratulations! You completed a fiddly project and probably learned a couple new things to boot. You can proudly gift this to someone expecting a bundle of joy, or keep it for yourself for guests to ooh and ahh over.

Have an awesome day!

Jessica from 3rd House

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