Saturday, October 14, 2017

Candy Corn Inspired Ripple Soap Cozy, Candy Pouch or Small Gift Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

At the end of March, I shared the Granny Square Soap Cozy (or Small Gift Bag) for the April Granny-Spiration Challenge. It took me almost a year from working it up to publishing it. This ripple soap cozy was also created back in June of 2016, along with four other soap cozy patterns yet to be shared. Yikes! My original ripple design was made in yellow and pink, and reminds me of pink lemonade, but I wanted a design I could share for Halloween that would also make a great candy bag! 

You still have plenty of time to work up a bunch of these, stuff with candy and/or favors and stock up for the sweet little trick or treaters, or to hand out at a Halloween party.

Alternatively, it makes a great soap cozy as well. You could even make a Halloween themed soap to include in it as a gift!

An actual candy corn is yellow on the bottom, orange in the middle and white on the top. I wanted my bottom and top to be white, so I reversed my colors. Reverse them back for a true candy corn pattern.


Materials:
     - About 50 Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton - I used Lily Sugar n Cream in White, Yellow and Hot Orange 
     - H8/5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Bernat's Handicrafter, Lion Brand's Kitchen Cotton, Peaches n Cream, Crafter's Secret

Time Spent:
     I had my cozy ready in about 45 minutes.

Measurements:
     4.5" Wide by 5.75" Tall; 16" Long Tie

Gauge:
     16 HDC by 10 Rows = 4" 

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     HDC - Half Double Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet
     TC - Triple Crochet
     dc3tog - Double Crochet Three Stitches Together (Decrease)
        To dc3tog: Yarn over, insert hook into the first stitch of the decrease, yarn over and pull through (3 loops), yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through (4 loops), yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through (5 loops), yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:
     Beginning chain does not count as a stitch, except in Rounds 3 through 7, where it counts as a double crochet.

Join to the beginning chain for all rounds, except the first two and last two, in which you'll join to the first stitch of the round.

Round 9 works into the previous rounds double crochets and chain 1 space. I recommend working into the actual chain, not just into the space to keep a consistent and clean appearance.

The way I worked my color change for a seamless change while carrying up the yarn: I worked all the way around up to the last stitch before the join. I worked a yarn over, inserted my hook into the stitch, pulled the other colors over my hook so I could work over it, and then completed the first half of my double, I pulled the tails of the other colors over my hook again to work over, yarned over with my current color, and completed the second half of my double crochet. I pulled my other colors over my hook once more to work over, and joined as normal, and chained 1. To complete the color change, pull new color through, and pull previous color tight. Drop and repeat for color change. I do have a photo tutorial you can see of this - How to Carry Up Yarn in the Round
Alternatively, you can fasten off at the end of each round, work an invisible join for a seamless color change, and join your new color into the first stitch, but this will create many ends to weave in. OR, you could work all of the cozy in a solid color and not have to worry about color changes. Just join to the first stitch at the end of the round, and begin again.
In this image, you'll see my seam from the inside on the left, and from the outside on the right.

I am referring to my colors as I have used them for the Candy Corn inspired cozy, but basically you just need three colors for the pattern I used. You could use as many as you like, or just one. Completely up to you! 

Pattern:
     In White, Chain 16. 2 HDC into the 3rd chain, and the next 12, 3 HDC into the last chain, HDC into the next 12 along the opposite side of the foundation chain, HDC into the 1st stitch. Join. (30 HDC)

R2: Chain 3. TC into the 1st SC, DC into the next 2 SCs, HDC into the next SC, SC into the next 3 SCs, HDC into the next SC, DC into the next 2 SCs, (TC into the next SC, DC into the next 2 SCs, HDC into the next SC, SC into the next 3 SCs, HDC into the next SC, DC into the next 2 SCs) 2x. Join with Orange. (30 stitches)

R3: In Orange, Chain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with Yellow. (30 DCs)

R4: In Yellow, Chain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with White. (30 DCs)

R5: In WhiteChain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with Orange. (30 DCs)

R6: In Orange, Chain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with Yellow. (30 DCs)

R7: In Yellow, Chain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with White. (30 DCs)

R8: In White, Chain 1. SC into the 1st 2 stitches, HDC into the next stitch, DC into the next 2 stitches, TC into the next stitch, DC into the next 2 stitches, HDC into the next stitch, (SC into the next 3 stitches, HDC into the next stitch, DC into the next 2 stitches, TC into the next stitch, DC into the next 2 stitches, HDC into the next stitch) 2x, SC into the last stitch. Join. (30 stitches)

R9: Chain 4 (counts as a DC plus chain 1). Skip the next stitch, (DC into the next stitch, chain 1, skip the next stitch) 14x. Join to the beginning chain 3.

R10: Chain 1. SC into the 1st stitch, and into each chain 1 space and DC around. Join. (30 SC)

R11: Chain 1. SC into the 1st SC, and into each SC around. Join. (30 SC)

Fasten Off, and Weave in End/s.

Tie: 
     With Orange. Chain 2, 4 SC into the 1st chain. Join to the 1st SC. Chain 62, 4 SCs into the 2nd to last chain. Join to the 1st SC.

Fasten Off, and Weave in Remaining Ends.

Finishing:
     Weave the tie in and out of Round 11. No crochet hook needed to weave in this tie. Both of my ties came out of the center hole to keep it all even.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Ripple Soap Cozies using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta - Recipe Review - Betty Crocker

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I got an email from Betty Crocker with some yummy chicken recipes inside, and I found this Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta while I was browsing through. I decided it would make a great dinner to treat Todd to. I started cooking a little before he got home, so by the time he did, the house smelled delicious!
I served our pasta with a caesar salad and some garlic bread.

Cooking it reminded me a little of making a Hamburger Helper dish, though it did not get the same thickness as I thought it would. It was just as easy to put together though, and other than the 3.5 hours of cooking time, took no time to throw together.

Serves: 6 - 8

Time: About 4 hours - 3.5 of Them Cooking in the Crock Pot

Ingredients:
     - 1 19-oz can of Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce
     - 1 0.85-oz package of Old El Paso Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
     - 20 oz Package of Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
     - 3 Cloves of Finely Chopped Garlic - I cheated and use the one in the jar!
     - 1 14.5-oz can of Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes
     - 1 10-oz can of Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles
     - 1 package of Cream Cheese, Cubed and Softened
     - 2 Cups of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
     - 2 Cups (half of a 16 oz Box) of Cooked Rotini Noodle from Barilla
     - Optional, Sour Cream for Topping
     - Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta, Free Recipe from Betty Crocker

You'll Also Need:
     - A 5-Quart Crock Pot - I have a 5-Quart Hamilton Beach in Black and love it
     - Spoon for Stirring 
     - Can Opener
     - 2 Forks for Shredding Chicken
     - Pot for Cooking Pasta In
     - Teaspoon for Diced Garlic

Ingredient Notes:
     Enchilada Sauce: There are different levels of hotness, so make sure you get the one that's good for you. I stuck with the mild.
     Chicken: I used the chicken thighs are suggested in the pattern so I could try it closer to how it was first crafted, but I will say that thighs are kind of greasy - I'd use chicken breasts next time.
     Tomatoes: Recipe calls for fire roasted diced tomatoes, but because I don't like hot things, I stuck with some simple, regular diced tomatoes.
     Green Chiles: I haven't never used these before. These also come in different levels of hotness - I used the mild ones. Even so, they smelled on the hotter side when I dumped them into the crock pot, so I pulled about half of it back out. I would omit these next time.
     Pasta: Original recipe calls for Cavatappi pasta. I went with the Rotini that I had on hand. Any type will work! 

Recipe also calls for onions, but since Todd does not like onions, I did not use them in this recipe.

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Recipe Notes:
     I cooked my chicken for 3.5 hours on low, only peeking once! It smelled very good! And I did the remaining two cooking rounds at 10 minutes each.
This was my first time shredding the chicken. I won't say that it was hard, but it was a little challenging for me. Todd was making fun of me for taking so long, but I was taking it slow, and made sure to skim the fat from the chicken.
I will admit that I was bad with the cream cheese, and did not soften my cream cheese. I thought it would all kind of just melt away in the pot, but it didn't. I realized while eating that some did not get mixed it with the rest. Next time, I will have to remember to set my cream cheese out.

Original recipe states that it serves 8. Todd and I ate this pasta dish for dinner two nights, and I had two servings for the following days lunches, making only 6 serving. All depends on how much you serve. 

For the recipe, visit Betty Crocker's Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta.
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pumpkin Pixel Art - Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern first appeared on The Stitchin' Mommy where I was a contributor.

Yay! This is the 10th post of the year for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge! I am so excited to see what everyone has been working on, especially you! At the end of this post, you will find the information for this month's giveaway, and link up.

This Pumpkin Pixel Art is worked in the same manner as the Acorn Square Pixel Art that I shared last week with two round Solid Granny Squares and the Pull Loop Through (PLT) Join-As-You-Go method, however, worked in worsted weight yarn as opposed to lightweight yarn. It could be worked in any weight yarn you like though with respective hook.
Men's Granny Square Scarf (Free Crochet Pattern) from Atelier Marie-Lucienne, Crocheted Turban (Crochet Inspiration with Pattern Link) from Mariam's Creations, Grannies in the Window Cowl (Free Crochet Pattern) from Rhelena, Granny's Stashbusting Tissue Box Cover (Free Crochet Pattern) from EyeLoveKnots (that's me!), Crochet Night Light (Crochet Inspiration with Pattern Links) from Hakelfieber Austria and Granny Panel Blanket (Free Crochet Pattern) from Crochet is the Way.
Please make sure to stop by our other co-host and see what they've been working on too. In the image above, you'll find their projects (and mine) from last month's challenge.


Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Sandra from Hakelfieber Austria (in German)
Jenny from Crochet is the Way
Rhelena from Crochet n Crafts
Mariam from Mariam's Creations: Recycle and Create

Materials:
     - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Ivory 355 Yards (355 Yards), Terracotta (175 Yards), Burnt Pumpkin (175 Yards) and Small Amounts of Brown (for 1 Square) and Dark Green (for 3 Squares)
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Berroco's Vintage Yarn, Red Heart's With Love.

Time Spent:
     This square took me about 8 hours, 45 minutes worked in several seatings.

Measurements:
     27" Square

Gauge:
     14 DC by 8 Rows = 4"

*Gauge for this project isn’t essential, as long as your squares are consistent in size. Keep in mind, smaller or larger squares will produce smaller or larger projects.

Abbreviations:
     - DC - Double Crochet
     - SC - Single Crochet
     - sc2tog - Single Crochet Two Together/Decrease
     - PLT - Pull Loop Through (Join)
       To PLT: After DC, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on MB and pull loop through
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Pattern Notes:
The beginning chain 5 counts as a double crochet plus a chain 3, and the beginning chain 2 counts as the first double crochet.


Join to the second chain of the beginning chain, not the first stitch, except in the border - here you'll join to the first single crochet.


You may work this art piece with a variety of joining methods, but I joined mine using the Pull Loop Through Method, and this pattern will be written as such. If you choose to work all the squares first, and then sew them together, you will need: 19 in Burnt Pumpkin, 2 in Half Ivory and Half Burnt Pumpkin, 19 in Terracotta, 2 in Half Ivory and Half Terracotta, 1 in Brown, 1 in Green, 2 in Half Ivory and Half Green, and 35 in Ivory.


In the instructions, I refer to MA, MB and MD. These are the motifs. MA is the current motif you are working on. MB is the first one you join to, MC is skipped and MD is the second one you join to, which is diagonal from MB. I only refer to these motifs in the one and two join instructions.

I also mention MC in the bi-colored square instructions. Here, this refers to Main Color.
I highly recommend weaving in your ends as you complete each row, otherwise, at the end you could be left with so many ends, this square may end up in your WIPs bin, instead of being completed.

Pattern:


Work 1 complete 3” Solid Granny Square in Ivory.
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)


R2: Chain 2. Work (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space] 3x, DC into the next 2 DCs and Join. (28 DC)


Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.


*This square will be the bottom right square of the piece.


Working with the Join-As-You-Go PLT Method, you will have squares that require one join, and squares that require two joins - these are described below.      


To Work Square with 1 Join:
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)


R2: Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1, [(DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, PLT) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1]; 2 DC into the same chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space] 2x, DC into the last 2 DCs and Join, and Fasten Off. (28 DC)


Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.

To Work Square with 2 Joins:
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)


R2: Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1, [(DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, PLT) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MD, chain 1];

[(DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, PLT) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MD, chain 1];

2 DC into the same chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space], DC into the last 2 DCs and Join, and Fasten Off. (28 DC)

Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.
Following this chart, continue working solid granny squares and joining them as outlined above. I began with Row 1, and my first completed square being the square closest to the “R1”. The purple line shows that the second square worked (to the left of the 1st) only requires 1 join, as does the 3rd and so on in Row 1. Beginning in Row 2, you will start working with 2 joins. The first square worked of Row 2 (furthest right square) only requires 1 join to the 1st square of Row 1, but each square after requires 2 joins.
I worked from the furthest right square of each row all the way to the end of the row, and weaved in my ends at the end of each row.

Bi-colored squares are highlighted in the image. #11 and #17 are half Ivory and half Burnt Pumpkin, #56 and #62 are half Ivory and half Terracotta, and #65 and #67 are half Ivory and half Dark Green. Using the instructions below, work in your bi-colored squares. Take note that Round 1 of each of these is the same as the 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square listed below, but Round 2 varies as they are worked to best suit working in the manner as I have outlined. If you are working them differently, you will need to adjust as best for you.
*I am including the pattern for the single bi-colored solid granny square. If you are working individual squares and using a different joining method, like a Single Crochet Join, then you will need to follow the single instructions to make your square. A photo tutorial can be found on my EyeLoveKnots blog, 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square the EyeLoveKnots Way. Replace “MC” with the one you will be using.

3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square (See Note Above):
    With MC, Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2, 2 DC into the ring, chain 3, 3 DC into the ring, pull Ivory through, [holding Ivory over index finger and MC between middle finger and thumb, insert hook under MC to pull up a loop on hook, pull up Ivory over hook and complete chain. Move the MC strand behind the Ivory strand] 2x, yarn over, insert hook into the ring, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, hold strands the same as before and complete the DC. Move the MC strand to the back, work 2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC over the MC tail, yarn over, insert hook into the ring, yarn over, pull through, hold the strands the same as before, pull over the MC, yarn over and complete the 1st half of the DC, move the MC strand to the back and repeat to complete the 2nd half of the DC, but don’t move the MC strand. Drop Ivory, pull through MC to complete 1 chain, chain 2. Join, and fasten off both strands.

R2: With MC, attach slip knot to hook. Chain 2. Yarn over, insert hook into the chain space just finished and complete DC, DC into the same chain space and the next 3 stitches, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 stitches, 2 DC into the next chain space, pull Ivory through and fasten off MC. Chain 2, 2 DC into the same chain space, DC into the next 3 stitches, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 stitches, 2 DC into the 1st chain space. Join. Fasten Off.

#11:
    Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.

R2: In Ivory, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #2, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd chain space to the left of the one just finished on MA and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, PLT (into #2), [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #2)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #2)] 2x, chain 1.
From behind, SC into the chain space of #10, chain 1, [(DC into the chain space on MA, PLT (into #10)] 2x, [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #10)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #10)] 2x. Pull Burnt Pumpkin through and fasten off Ivory.
Chain 2, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the chain space, slip stitch to the chain space of #2.

#17:
    Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.

R2: With Ivory, attach slip knot to hook. Chain 2. Yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd chain space to the left of the chain space just finished on MA and complete DC. DC into the same chain space, and the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 1.
From behind SC into the chain space of #8, chain 1, [DC into the chain space on MA, PLT (into #8)] 2x, [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #8)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #8)] 2x.
Insert hook into the chain space of #16. Pull Burnt Pumpkin through, and complete the SC, chain 1, [DC into the chain space on MA, PLT (into #16)] 2x, [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #16)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #16)] 2x, chain 1.
From behind, SC into the chain space of #16, chain 1, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space. Join to the 1st chain of the beginning chain 2.

#56:
    Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.

R2: With Terracotta, attach slip knot to hook. Chain 2. Yarn over, insert hook into the chain space just finished and complete DC. DC into the same chain space, and the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space, chain 1.
From behind SC into the chain space of #47, chain 1, [DC into the chain space on MA, PLT (into #47)] 2x, [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #47)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #47)] 2x.
Insert hook into the chain space of #55. Pull Ivory through, and complete the SC, chain 1, [DC into the chain space on MA, PLT (into #55)] 2x, [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #55)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #55) 2x, chain 1.
From behind, SC into the chain space of #55, chain 1, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the next chain space. Join to the 1st chain of the beginning chain 2.

#62:
    Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.

In Terracotta, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #53, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the chain space just finished on MA and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, PLT (into #53), [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #53)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #53)] 2x, chain 1.
From behind, SC into the chain space of #63, chain 1, [DC into the chain space on MA, PLT (into #63)] 2x, [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #63)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #63)] 2x. Pull Ivory through and fasten off Terracotta.

From behind, SC into the chain space of #63, chain 1, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the chain space, slip stitch to the chain space of #53.

#65:
    Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.

R2: In Ivory, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #56, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd chain space to the left of the one just finished on MA and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, PLT (into #56), [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #2)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #56)] 2x, chain 1.
From behind, SC into the chain space of #64, chain 1, [DC into the chain space on MA, PLT (into #64)] 2x, [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #64)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #64)] 2x. Pull Green through and fasten off Ivory.
Chain 2, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the chain space, slip stitch to the chain space of #56.

#67:
    Follow Round 1 Instructions from 3” Bi-Colored Solid Granny Square above.

In Green, Attach slip knot to hook. From behind, SC into the chain space of #58, chain 1, yarn over, insert hook into the chain space of MA just finished and complete the DC, DC into the same chain space on MA, PLT (into #58), [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #58)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #58)] 2x, chain 1.
From behind, SC into the chain space of #66, chain 1, [DC into the chain space on MA, PLT (into #66)] 2x, [DC into the next DC of MA, PLT (into #66)] 3x, [DC into the chain space of MA, PLT (into #66) 2x. Pull Ivory through and fasten off Green.
From behind SC into the chain space of #66, chain 1, 2 DC into the chain space of MA, DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space, DC into the next 3 DCs, 2 DC into the chain space, slip stitch to the chain space of #58.


Border:
    With Ivory, join yarn to top right corner. Chain 1. [SC in chain space, chain 3, SC in the same chain space, SC into the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, (SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces) 7x, SC into the same chain space just worked and the next 7 stitches] 4x. Join with Burnt Pumpkin. (356 SC)

R2: With Burnt Pumpkin, Chain 1. SC into the 1st SC and into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space, [SC into the next 89 SCs, SC into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space] 3x, SC into the next 88 SCs. Join with Terracotta. (364 SC)

R3: With Terracotta, Chain 1. SC into the 1st 2 SCs and into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space, [SC into the next 91 SCs, SC into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space] 3x, SC into the next 89 SCs. Join. (372 SC)

Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.
To display my Pumpkin Pixel Art, I purchased a 36” x 36” cork board from Hobby Lobby, and hung from the chain spaces of the top row using some white thumb tacks from my local Dollar Tree. I chose this method because I wanted a way of displaying the piece without permanently attaching it, so I could take it down and change it out or use it in a different manner in the future.
For a more permanent thing, I think attaching it to a burlap covered canvas would also make for a really great piece, or to a large picture frame.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Pumpkin Pixel Art project using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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