Super Saver Yarn Delft Blue, White, Black
2 black buttons ¾ “ inch size
Crochet hook G
Embroidery thread for attaching facial features
Skill Level Easy
double crochet - dc
single crochet - sc
half double crochet - hdc
single crochet decrease- sc decrease
Stitch - st
chain - ch
Hat fits 17”- 22” head circumference
Starting with blue yarn ch 4, 10 dc in 4th ch from hook, join to first dc ,ch 2.
Row 1: 2 dc in each st around, join to first dc, ch2
Row 2: 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, repeat around, join to first dc, ch2.
Row 3: 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, repeat around, join to first dc, ch2.
Row 4: 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, repeat around, join to first dc, ch 2.
Rows 5-9: 1 dc in each st around, join to first dc, ch 2. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Attach blue yarn in the 7th st to the left of the center back seam.
SC in the next 10 sts, ch 1 turn.
Row 2: SC decrease, sc in next 6, sc decrease, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC across (8sc)
Row 4: SC decrease, sc in next 4, sc decrease, ch1, turn.
Row 5: SC across (6sc)
Row 6: SC decrease, sc in next 2, sc decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 sc)
Row 8: Make 2 sc decreases, ch 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends
Attach blue yarn in the 7th st to the right of the center back seam.
SC in the next 10 sts, ch 1 turn
Row 2: SC decrease, sc in next 6, sc decrease, ch 1 turn
Row 3: SC across (8sc)
Row 4: SC decrease, sc in next 4, sc decrease, ch 1 turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6sc)
Row 6: SC decrease, sc in next 2, sc decrease, ch1, turn
Row 7: SC.across (4 sc)
Row 8: Make 2 sc decreases, ch 1, turn.
Row 9: SC decrease, continue to sc around until you get back where you started. Fasten off weave in ends.
Bear Ears (make 2)
Ch 4 make 10 dc in the 4th ch from the hook.
Round 2: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, repeat around, join to first hdc. Ch 1.
Round 3: sc in each st around (causing ear to curve in) Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
With white yarn ch 12. In the 2nd ch from hook 1 dc in each st, for 9 sts. In the 10th st, dc3. Continuing along the bottom side 1 dc in each st to the beginning of the round, 2dc in last st. Ch2.
Round 2: 1dc in each st around for 11 sts, 3 dc in the 12th st, continue 1 dc in each st to the beginning of the round, 2 dc in last st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
With black yarn, ch 4. In 4th ch from hook, 8dc, join to first st. Fasten off.
With white yarn, ch 4. In 4th ch from hook, 8 hdc, join to first st. Fasten off. Sew ¾ black button in the center.
Using picture as a guide sew facial features onto the bear.
Three Two One by Catelynn Ellis
Happy New Year! I want to start this year and this blog with a game. I know everyone has practice with this, but let’s countdown the New Year together. The way we are going to do this is a little different though. As we count down “3…2…1”, we are going to associate each number with a gift.
Three. James 1:17 states, “Every good and perfect gift comes from above...”. God has continuously blessed us with gifts and surprises in our lives whether we are given a new job opportunity, a new friend that will last a lifetime or a new lesson in life to add to the blessings He has taught us. God loves surprising us with these gifts and He loves that you trust Him to know that these gifts will shape our lives into the life He intended for you. In 2016, we didn’t have a clue as to how these gifts would shape our lives, but we knew that the surprises God gave us served a purpose. By living a spirited life, we are more able to acknowledge the gifts He has given us.
Two. Now let’s take a look at just how these gifts have shaped our lives. Have these gifts made you reconsider how you spend your life or changed your perspective to appreciate the other gifts God has given you? Has a new baby allowed you to be thankful for the way your parents raised you? Or maybe you accomplished something you never thought you could, but you were given a new perspective on how you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you? By living a surprised and gracious life, we are able to see how God takes our strengths, our words, and our life and transforms it to new surprises for us to enjoy. He loves it when we enjoy and look at each day He gives us as a gift.
One. Lastly, think about how these gifts we have been given have shaped our lives, how God gives you gifts and surprises, and how we should live with a spirited heart that readily accepts whatever God may give us. He wants us to live a spirited life. He wants to see us be courageous with the surprises of talent and people He allows us to meet. He wants us to spend our energy being determined to welcome these gifts. By living a spirited life, we are able to use the energy He gave us to encourage others to see the gifts they have in their life, the positives about God’s gifts and how these gifts are shaping our lives into something much greater than you or I can imagine.
Let’s welcome 2017 with open arms, open hearts, and open minds.
Let’s take a moment to think about the things God has in store for us and how we can serve Him and praise Him for all the blessings He has given us.
Let’s live with more spirit, courage and energy to accept and acknowledge the gifts He places before us.
Just wanted to share a quick update from our latest Impact Squad trip. On December 1st, we traveled to Memphis, TN, the location of the main campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A group of 4 of us got the great privilege on the 2nd to go onsite at the hospital and visit with patients, siblings and families and give each child a hat, made with love from one of you. God is so faithful and we are grateful for the outpouring of prayers, support and time spent by each of you leading up to this weekend.
Two volunteers, Taryn and Casey, dressed up like Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen to greet each patient. We then got each child fitted for a hat (in the shape, size, color and personality that suited them) and they made a simple snowflake craft that our volunteer Jill led.
It was an incredible experience and each of us left with such a burden placed on our hearts for these precious children facing serious illnesses. I, personally, can’t wait to go back one day very soon. St. Jude is a very special place.
Many of you have already seen our album of pictures from the trip, but if not, check out our Facebook page. I’ve also shared a link below to our recap video from our trip inside the hospital from the perspective of our volunteers who participated. You don’t want to miss it!
We forsee doing many other trips like this in the future. If you would like to become involved with our Impact Squad, please contact us at 818Ministries@gmail.com for more information!
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