Saturday, January 4, 2014

Ice Cream Banana Split Free Pattern!

I've worked in an Ice Creamery since I was 16.  Needless to say… ice cream is an important part of my life!  I've worked in this restaurant for 10 years now and one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, 'Don't you ever get sick of ice cream?!'  And my honest answer?  NO!  Ice cream is so amazingly delicious and can be changed up in soooo many ways!  Choose a different flavor, add different syrups and candies… ooh, the possibilities!  I have a whole collection of mini crocheted ice cream sundaes, and I wanted to share one the most popular one today with you!  This is a traditional banana split!  Feel free to change the 'flavors' to get a banana split that is just for you!  I will also include photos of my other sundaes, which I am hoping to offer the patterns in my Etsy shop pretty soon!

Ice Cream Banana Split
Pattern created by Emily Lucero Wood

Yarn Colors (Red Heart Super Saver Yarn): tan, café brown, pink, red, bright yellow, pale yellow, white, cherry red
Fiberfill stuffing

Scoop (make 3- tan, pale yellow, and pink)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: inc every other st (18)
Rnd 4: inc every 3rd st (24)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (24)
Rnd 7: dec every 3rd st (18)
Rnd 8: dec every other st (12), begin stuffing
Rnd 9: dec around (6)
Finishing:  Stuff firmly.  Weave yarn through each stitch of round 9 and pull tight to close.  Leave extra yarn for sewing pieces together.  The three scoops will be attached together using the extra yarn, with the pale yellow and pink sitting side by side and the tan scoop sitting above and between the others.

Banana (make 2)- pale yellow
Rnd 1: 4 sc in mc (4)
Rnd 2: inc every other st (6)
Rnd 3: inc every other st (9)
Rnd 4: inc every other st, sc in last st (13)
Rnd 5-6: sc around
Finishing:  Slip stitch to finish.  These pieces will not be stuffed.  Attach one piece to each side of the ice cream scoops (one attached to pink and the other banana attached to the pale yellow scoop). 

Topping (make 7- 2 red, 2 bright yellow, 3 café brown)
Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 4, ch 2
Finishing:  each piece looks like a forked snake tongue.  Attach them to the corresponding ice cream scoop (red to the pink scoop, bright yellow to the pale yellow scoop and café brown to the tan scoop).
Whip- white
Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3, inc in last st, sc 3 down opposite side of foundation ch.  Slip stitch to finish.

Cherry- red
Rnd 1: 5 sc in mc (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: dec around (5)
Finishing: slip stitch to finish.  Do not stuff.  Sew cherry to whipped cream.  With a stray piece of red yarn, come up through the top of the cherry.  Tie a knot and cut yarn right next to knot.  This will make the stem stiff.  Attach whip cream to top of scoop.

Banana Boat white
Rnd 1: ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 16 st, 3 sc in last ch, sc 16 down opposite side of chain
Rnd 2: inc, sc, inc, sc in next 15 st, inc, sc, inc, sc in last 15 st
Rnd 3: sc around in blo (back loop only)
Rnd 4: sc around
Finishing: slip stitch to finish.  Fit ice cream scoops into banana boat and sew into place using white yarn.


The other delicious sundaes in my crochet collection!  Look for the patterns in my Etsy shop (

Crochet Diamond Hat (and where to find the pattern!)

Hi everyone! It's been a really long time since I have made a blogpost… I actually opened an Etsy shop and that has really been keeping me busy!  Previously, I have only posted free patterns.  I am going to make a bit of a change.  I originally titled this blog "My Crocheted World," and I would like to be able to share my free patterns as well as chronicle my crocheted world, as the name suggests.  So… I am planning on including blog posts of the projects I am working on, and share or link to the patterns from which I work!

I recently finished a project that I am REALLY excited about!  It is the crochet Diamond Hat- and it looks pretty neat!

My Diamond Hat using I Love This Yarn! because I really do love this yarn!!
When I started this hat, I was following a different pattern, for a slightly different hat, but the written instructions were not to my liking- I was having a pretty hard time interpretting what the pattern author wanted me to do!  I ended up looking for a similar hat design video on YouTube and ended up watching this one.  This video is by Tanya Neser and has great information- she really explains the steps well!  Problem is, the video quality is a bit hard to follow.  I used her videos (there are several 'parts') for the first few rounds, and then decided to find written instructions, which she was wonderful enough to provide!  Her written instructions are beautiful and much easier to follow, in my opinion!

This hat worked up pretty quick and I really like that it is super fun to look at, even though it is all in one color.  Oftentimes it seems that one color can be boring, but this hat rocks the one color!

If you end up making your own hat, please share it! I would love to see what you come up with!