Saturday, August 11, 2012

Splatter Bunny-The Zombies have arrived!

I just completed this pattern this morning. I made the legs longer to make my bunny sit better and I added an extra tooth.

I got this pattern from Ravelry, Kerstin Batz is the designer. Here is her link for the pattern.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Feeling a bit crabby?

Arthur the Crab designed by Jessica Fishman (

I was lucky enough to test this pattern for Jessica; it is adorable! I designed my own eyes instead of using button eyes.

Anyone for Frisbee?

I saw this flying disc/frisbee at a chain store selling for $14.99 and I thought to myself  "I can make one of those"; so I did.

It flies really well!

The pattern is the same as the first several rows of the beer hat pattern (the one I made is 5.5 inches around); I am going to try to make a bigger one next time. I made it one row bigger than I wanted then I folded over the last row and sewed it (this makes it fly better).

The great thing about this is no one gets hurt when playing with it and you can play with it in the house or in water (I used 100% cotton yarn). When you get done playing, just fold it up and slip it in your pocket to take home. It was inexpensive to make and can be enjoyed by all!

I plan to make them in lots of different colors and sell them at local craft fairs. Enjoy!

You can find me at Ravelry!


I am a crocheter and plan to post the items I make in this blog; and sometimes will post patterns if I design them myself.

My username at Ravelry is jodcold. You can see my crocheted projects there too.

I will do my best to give the designers credit here when I post a photo of what I have made.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Here is a photo of a test pattern that I did. It is a spiral kufi hat; the pattern was created by asmalina (see Ravelry). I love this pattern!

Cowboy Hat

This is a crocheted cowboy hat that my son requested I make. He was not happy that my horse got to try it on first!

Cheers! (Beer Mug Hat)

Cheers! (Beer Mug Hat) - Adult size

designed by Jody Hollenbeck/Jolly J Creations August 3, 2012

Do not join rounds. Mark the beginning of each round.

White yarn

1. Using magic circle, ch 2 then work 8 sc into ring. Tighten.
2. 2 hdc in each sc around. (16)
3. *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * 7 more times (24)
4. *hdc in next  2hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * 7 more times (32)
5. *hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * 7 more times (40)
6. *hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * 7 more times (48)

Switch to gold yarn

7. *hdc in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * 7 more times (56)
8. *hdc in next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * 7 more times (64)
9. *hdc in next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * 7 more times (72)

Rounds 10-20   hdc in each hdc around (be sure to mark rounds) (72)

Switch to gray yarn

21. hdc in each hdc around, sl st to join gray. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Ch 24, turn, sc in each ch. Ch 2, hdc in each sc. Ch  2, hdc in each hdc. Ch 2, hdc in each hdc.

Fold the handle lengthwise and sew together. Sew it to side of hat as shown in photo.

Foam down side of hat: Use white. Sew a few rows back and forth (this yarn is very forgiving as it is so fluffy-just cover up the gold). Or you could crochet it on to the foam from the front of the hat (whichever is easiest for you).

NOTES: The white yarn is so fluffy that it is difficult to see the stitches (I had to tear it out and start over). I am sure this pattern is forgiving enough that if that white isn't exact it won't be a problem. Have fun with it!