Crochet Rocket Snuggle Blanket
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Crochet Rocket Snuggle Blanket

January 3, 2020


[female voice counting] Five, Four, Three, Two, One. [rocket ship noises and music] We will begin the blast off snuggle sack in just a moment! Hi, everyone! It’s Mikey and I’m proud to introduce a brand new pattern series by Yarnspirations.com! It’s called the sleep and snuggle sack series. On screen now are other sleep sacks that are available in free pattern and tutorial format. Whimsical and delightful projects that will practically guarantee a warm smile from boys and girls! Super terrific for gift giving and much more! If you’re wanting to try another sleep sack, then just click to play and I’ll forward you directly to the next one. If you’re wanting to do today’s project, well, don’t wait any further. Let’s get started right now! Welcome back to the Crochet Crowd as well as Yarnspirations.com. I’m your host, Mikey. Let’s begin today’s tutorial on working on this fabulous Blast Off! Snuggle Sack by Yarnspirations.com! Today’s tutorial is a comprehensive start to finish project. In fact, I’m actually working behind the scenes in between the filming takes to be able to show you what to do, step by step. The main body of this ship is actually two panels sewn together. It’s shaped in a progressive increase from the tail to the main body. Then from the main body to the hull, it’s a progressive decrease. This ship is like an omage to the original ships back in the early movies. It’s nostalgic, at least, to me, in many ways. This spaceship minus the filming and preparation time took me approximately 14 hours to make. This project could be done in a couple of days. And that’s, of course, if you don’t get distracted On screen now is the anatomy of the spaceship and we will return back to my workshop chalk board in between each lesson. There are 5 steps involved in making this spaceship. So enough chitter chatter, let’s examine the pattern and let’s start from there. So let’s do our pattern review. The free pattern is included. It’s a 3 page pattern just like you see here, course the child is inside of the snuggle sack. So what you’re seeing here is not around and around and around cocoon. It’s actually 2 panels that are sewn together on the sides. Just like you see here, the port holes are only on the upper side, there’s no port holes that he’s lying on. And then there’s two fins and they’re both the same pattern, and then you just made two of those and just put those on and then the flame. So what we have here is the instructions that we need 4 balls of carrot orange, 1 ball of school bus yellow and that’s to do the flame and the port holes of course. And then we have the dark teal which is the fins and the nose cone and just the tail. And then with the vintage white which is inside of the port holes. So everything that you need here is inside this pattern. But, I have to say, I’ve done a little bit of something for you that will make this alot easier for you to be able to follow as well. So here’s what my pattern looked like after I was done with it. I have alot of notes written on this thing, and the reason for it is there’s a lot of repeat patterning going on here because of steady increasing and decreasing. So for example, in the fin it says Repeat rows 3 and 4, For rows from 5 all the way to 16. So I found with myself, I was just writing all these notes to make sure that I got them all. And then, eventually, I moved along, and then you get rows 21 to 26. 27 to 30… And so you are finding yourself doing that, and the main body is also like this. So what I did, is I created a worksheet. that I could follow along. So these are only showing the worksheet for the progressive rows. So it says “Main Body” Repeats rows 3 and 4, 11 times as it indicates in the pattern. So I wrote what it was that it’s asking me to do So as I go, I just have to checkmark my box as I go. So then, I move into the next section of the main body where it’s asking me to repeat again, repeat the last 4 rows twice as it says in the pattern. Here’s what those four rows were I check it off as you go. So I have four pages of notes of what I did just like you see here. So this is the hull. We are doing decrease so we have to repeat this particular instruction. 11 Times. So I check it off as I go. And I just found that this was a lot easier for myself as I was working my way through. So this particular one, this is rows 5 to 16 for the rocket fins. And so basically, I just have to check it off, check it off, and keep going every time I finish something. So this is something I did for myself because I found with myself there’s just never enough space to write on a pattern. And if you don’t have sticky notes, than this will be available. So I’m going to provide this particular chart or particular document on TheCrochetCrowd.com, under this particular pattern, and you can download it and use it if you need to. So today’s tutorial we’re going to work in order exactly how it’s saying in the pattern.. So its going to say make two alike so front and back. So front and back is the main body panel all the way to the nose, and so we are gonna make two alike and just like so, the fins are making two alike, the port holes there’s three alike. And so we’re just going to follow along and go as we progress through this pattern.This pattern is really not a big deal. There’s just a little bit extra components and a little bit of unusualness to it but of course that’s a rocket so.. what do you expect, right? So let’s begin, and we’re gonna start off with the main body first. Ok, so let’s start at the very beginning, and starting from the back tail area, and working our way forward to the main body. We will do two panels and they are identical to each other, so let’s begin. So let’s begin working on this pattern, we’re gonna start on the bottom, right here, and then we’re gonna progressively get bigger. And, it’s just really gonna be amazing. We need to make two of these. And so we’re gonna start off on the bottom, get all the way to up here. And then, this here has the section of the hull being separate. I’m gonna separate this in the tutorial, but in the main body, it’s just gonna show a decrease as we get there, and I’ll indicate that when we get there as well. And then we’re gonna do that first. So let’s start off with the main body. So lets begin. I’m using an 8mm sized all crochet hook. Please make sure that you check the gauge in order to, we’re doing this in case you’re a little bit to tight. So lets begin, and we’re going to create a slip knot and insert our hook. So to start right on the very bottom, just nice and simple. There’s just going to be a total of 22 chains. So, remember, the first one never counts as one. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, go all the way to 22 for me. Meet me back here, in just a moment. So my 22 are now complete, let’s go third chain from the hook so just lookin’ underneath the chain, so 1, 2 and 3. Simply just, yarn over, and we’re gonna do a half double crochet in that third one, and we’re gonna apply a half double crochet all the way across your chain. So please do that and I’ll see ya on the other side. So just wrap that hook going into the back of the chain, just with one loop, and you’ve got a perfect ending every time when you go to look at this side. So please do that, all the way to the end of the chain. So I’m all the way to the other side. You should know that there’s a note on this pattern that the first chain 2 of any of these rows, throughout this whole pattern, the regular rules apply that the first chain 2 doesn’t count as anything. So here, you see a chain 2, but cause we skipped over to the third one, so that doesn’t count as anything, so you’re just gunna count in over and you should have a total of 21 of these posts gonig all the way across. Let’s turn our work and move up to row number 2. Row number 2, again chain 2. It doesn’t count as anything, it’s more of a filler and a builder. And, so we’re gonna go right into the same one right underneath. And, we do this with half double crochet generally. And, we’re gonna just half double crochet ourselves, all the way across. So, we’re not doing any increasing at this moment, we’re going to begin to do increasing shortly, but certainly not in the teal. When we get done this row, this is, ah, teal is completely done on your rocket already. And, uh, so you just gotta let it go, and we’re gonna meet back here, and I’ll show you how to fasten off and we’ll start on the main rocket next. So when you get to the other side, just be aware that the first chain 2 doesn’t count as anything. So you don’t wanna say “OK, yea I got 3 stitches left” When in actual fact this one doesn’t count as anything. It’s more of a builder. So, in only fact, I only have two. You just gotta watch that for half double crochets. That’s just a general rule. And so we just go right into the very ending one and we stop. Just like that. Okay, so we’re gonna fasten off at this point. The teal is done, so we’re just gonna trim our yarn. I just use some scissors. And, I’m just gonna loop it over and I’m just gonna feed it in and amongst these stitches. Just in and out, And then the next row is gonna trap that really into position. And you don’t really have to worry about it. So please fasten off at this point and I will see you back here in a moment, and we’re gonna grab our carrot orange, and then begin the main area of the rocket. So let’s begin the next color. So what we have here, is that this is where I fastened off, ok, and it’s woven in. So I wanna turn my work first, before I fasten on to the carrot. orange, and I wanna create a slip knot to begin, insert my hook, and I wanna come into the very top to where I had finished. K, just insert your hook in, let that straggler just fall out of place and then we’re gonna trap that in as we go. So, lets just join it with slip stitch. And, I need you to chain 2. So, chaining 2 again, doesn’t count as anything, so just remember that throughout today’s pattern. So, we’re going to begin and doing some increasing right now, starting in the orange. So, this doesn’t count as anything, and we need to go into the same stitch underneath, and we need to half double crochet twice. Into that same stitch. Ok, so 1, and 2. Now, just keep that straggler down on top of the line so it traps it in position. And now, I want you to move across the row, and just half double crochet. And the only difference is going to be on the other side, the last stitch that you do, there’s going to be two half double crochets put in. So the nice thing about this particular rocket, at least in the main body, is that what happens on one side of the rocket, happens on the other, so if you’re going to increase on this side, it’s gonna increase on the other side when you get over there. So, I’ll see you there, in just a moment. So I’m coming up on the other side, and just coming into the last stitch, remember that this chain 2 doesn’t count as one. So you just gotta go in the top, and you’re putting in two half double crochets, into the final. So this was row # 3, and the reason why I called that attention to you is that we’re gonna have to repeat this row for 11 times, um, in the near future, but not quite yet. So let’s turn our work, and lets do row #4. So, the nice thing about it, is that rows 3 and 4 are the repeat pattern for 11 times, ah, all together. So what we want to do for row # 4, is that we’re gonna chain up two, doesn’t count as anything, and we immediately start in the same stitch right underneath, and we’re gonna half double crochet our self across the line. So, if you notice that the pattern, it says, “repeats rows 3 and 4 a total of 11 times”, So you have to do 3 and 4 for one time, 3 & 4 for two times and continue to do that until you get 11 times. And I have a worksheet that I’ve written out that you can use as well. I provided that on thecrochetcrowd.com for this particular pattern if you wish. It’s a downloadable copy. And, it’ll save you some time as well, because it’s all laid out for ya. So, I’ll review that, in just a moment, but this is row # 4, where it is just straight half double crochets all the way across. So, if you’re picking up on the clue now, row # 3, we increased on both sides, we’re putting two in the beginning and the end. And in row # 4, we’re just straight doing half double crochets. And so, I’ll see you back here in just a moment. Actually, I am almost done this row, so let me just get to the end. (Mikey giggles) Now that I’ve lost my rhythm, and I continue to go across. So because one row that you’re increasing, and this row you’re not, it’s going to progressively cone out. Just like it shows in the photograph and because of that you get a really great shape. So we’re going to come around to the end and just one half double crochet. So what we’re going to do then, is that you need to repeat rows 3 and 4 a total of 11 times. Let me bring up my worksheet and show you more about that. So, as per the worksheet, we just did rows 3 and 4. So, it says do this 11 times. So what I want you to do, you can use the worksheet or you can use a spare piece of paper, it’s up to you, is that we’re going to go back and do row #3 once you do it, check it off. Do row #4 again, check it off. So, therefore, you’ve repeated that once. Do it again. Just like what you see. So, I put the columns over and so you can just check it off. So, let’s turn our work and let’s do up row #3 again for one repeat just to show you what to do. So, turning our work, we’re going to repeat rows #3. So, row #3, remember? Was chaining a 2, doesn’t count anything, you come into the first one a total of two half double crochets into the first. Okay, there’s your increase and then you just half double crochet yourself all the way across. And the very final stitch on this one, you’re going to put two half double crochets into the same. So, what I want you to do, is that I want you to repeat these rows for a total of 11 times. And uh, you can just follow along. When I pick back up further on in this project, I don’t need to show you each and every one of these particular rows It’s just a repeat of what you already know, and you’re going to notice that it’s going to progressively get bigger on you. And that’s exactly what you want to do. So, don’t forget – so the end of rows #3, you’re going to put in 2 half double crochets. So now that I’m getting close to the end, I got two stitches left and the very final one is going to be two half double crochets in this one. So, what I can do now on my little workshop sheet, I can check off that I just repeated the one off in the one box and move up to row #4 which is just a straight half double crochet. So, you turn it, chain up two, and then one half double crochet into each. So please do this for a total of 11 repeat times. And I will see you back here and we will carry on in the rocket. So, now I’m back, and I’ve completed my rows that I needed to do. And now you see that there’s a beautiful taper going on right from the start that we started and it gets bigger and bigger. What we have here is that I have it on the sheet And you can see where I messed up for a couple of rows, I was losing count because I was looking at the cat too much. And so now I’m finished that. So, now I’m going to go back to the pattern and pick it up again. And then I will pick up my workshop sheet again when it has to do these repeat rows and I’ll bring that back here in the video when we get to that point. So, let’s move forward in the video and let’s keep going. So, moving forward in this video, we have, it says, the next three rows are one half double crochet into each. So, what we’re going to do now is that we’re going to calm down the taper. So, the taper’s been going out progressive. Now, we’re going to calm down, slow it down a little bit so that it’s going to get more and more to the size that it’s gotta be. So what we’re going to do then, for the next three rows, is that we’re just going to [stumbles on word] half double crochet, sorry. So, you’re going to chain up 2, One, two, and just half double crochet into each. So, please do this for three rows. And then we’re going to come back and then pick it up again. And then what we need to do is that we need to come back and do this once again. Or, actually, twice more after we get this whole section done. So, just please do a half double crochet for three rows at this moment and I’ll see you back here in just a moment. So, I’m now coming up to the end of the third row. I’m just regular half double crochet. So, its calmed down, it’s just flattened it up at the edge and now, what we’re going to do, then, is that we’re going to do the next row, we’re going to increase. So, let’s turn our work and let’s do the next row. So the next row it says that we have to put two half double crochets in the first one. So, one, two, sorry, that’s your chaining of one/two. And then we put two in the first. And we’re gonna half double crochet all the way across and then at then we’re gonna put two in the end. So what we’re going to do is that I’ll meet you back there and then I’ll leave you with a set of instructions then we’ll turn back to my workshop sheet where we can continue to do some of the repeat patterns in order to move forward in this pattern. As you get to the end of the row, the last one, in this one, is going to be two half double crochets. So, you’re expanding it a little bit bigger. So, what I’m going to do is, I am going to turn this work and I am going to bring back my workshop sheet and show you what to do. And then we’ll continue from that point. So I have my workshop sheet. So what we’ve done, is that we’ve done 3 half double crochet rows, (there’s just one in each) and then the last one we just did was 2 half double crochets in the first and the last to do the expansion. So we’ve done it once. Now, we’re gonna repeat for one and two times. So it says, “Repeat the last four rows, TWICE”, in the instructions, and this is what it is. So, what I want you do to is, I want you to do three more rows of half double crochet then two into the first and the last again. And then do it again. So, half double crochet in to each for the one, two and three again, and the next one here is a two into the first and last. So, as you go along, just check it off. So I’m going to leave this for you. So, please do this set of instructions now, and we’ll come back and we’re getting, uh, really far into the project at this point and then it’s going to become very easy for about 18 inches or so and I’ll explain that as we get there. So now back, and I did my repeats just like so and now the easy part for the remainder of this rocket is really kind of cool. So, until we get to the nose cone or the hull, of course. So what we’re going to do now, for the remainder, is that we need to get the total length, okay? So right from the bottom here, all the way up to here, with a total of 45 inches. So, once you have to get this far, you’re just gonna do one half double crochet in each and just continue to grow it. Now, you’ll see in the photo that it looks like, it’s kind of like, continuing to get bigger, that’s just because it’s the way it’s staged. But in actual fact, from about here to about here is the same width going all the way across. So, don’t get confused by that. So, uh, so what you’re looking for just as a quick reminder, so, 45 inches right from the base here, right from the very start to about here. So, uh, just pick up your hook and just continue to half double crochet into each. So, again, it’s just half double crochet into each so chain 2 and one into each as you go all the way across and then keep turning your work, um, as you go back and forth. So, get your total of 45 inches done and then meet me back here and then we’ll move to the next chapter which will be the hull of this ship. Okay, so now I’m back and I have now my 45 inches from the top all the way to the bottom section and the bottom being over here. So, I just have it folded out just like you see. So, now I’m ready to move on. Now, if this is your second one, this is the second one for me, is that I laid this over top of the other one that I had already done to make sure that the orange matches with each other. Let me show you an example here on the sheet of paper. So, what I did was I laid it down, even though the other one is complete with the hull, is that I made sure that this orange, when it laid over top, is exactly matching each other. And because they’re matching each other I can safely then sew it up together So, even though I measured before and it was 45 inches, and even though I measured again it was 45 inches, for this one, you never know. You never know if, if you were tired when you did it the first time. So it’s best to overlay it when you do the second one. So, let’s, what we’re going to do now is that we’re going to fasten off this one here, and we’re now done with the orange, and we’re going to move on to doing the hull next. And that’s the next chapter. And we’ll see ya then! Great job! Now let’s move on to the hull of the ship where we’re going to progressively decrease and it gets quicker to finish as we run out of stitches! Don’t forget, you have to do both of the panels. So, welcome to the hull. And that’s what we’re going to do next. So, you have a choice. You can either do one panel at a time, so you can do this space all the way here, and then continue, and then do the second one. O,r you can do both of these, uh, main bodies here and then do the hulls at the same time. Either way, it’s gonna end up with the same results. So, let’s move on to the hull. The hull is really quite easy. It gets quicker and quicker because we’re gonna start off in, uh, the fat area here (or the widest) and then we’re going to get quicker and quicker as we’re reducing stitches and it’s a repeat pattern as well for most of that as well. So let’s begin, and look at the hull. So, as we move along to the hull, you have my workshop sheet here and there’s gonna be a repeat pattern of 11 times, of reducing our stitches. So, on the first stitch and the last stitch, we’re doing half double crochet 2 together. So this little sheet will help you be able to do that. So let’s show you how to do that and then we’re going to repeat 11 more times and you’ll see it getting more and more narrow and then we’re gonna get ourselves pretty close to the top and then we’ll finish it off at that point. So let’s begin, and I am using the teal color. And I’m going to create a slip knot. And I’m going to fasten on to where I had finished off here. So, at the very top. And we’re going to be doing some reduced stitches at this point. So, let’s just slip stitch it, like this. And we’re going to chain 2, which doesn’t count as anything. Leave down the straggler, so that you can trap it under position. So, we’re going to be doing 2 together. It’s a half double crochet 2 together and so you’re going to wrap the hook go into the same stitch, because it’s the beginning. Going in, okay, and then I want you to put this over top so it gets stuck underneath, so pull through, and then go to the very next one. So, yarn over, going into the next stitch, pull through, and you have five loops on your hook. So, that in order to do the reduction, you just have to pull through all five. And then, suddenly, two stitches just became one when you look at the top. So the remainder of this row all the way across is just one half double crochet in each, leave the straggler down on top for this row. So that you can get it stuck underneath. And then what I’m going to do is, I’m going to meet you at the end of this row where I’ll show you how to do a half double crochet decrease again. And then we have to repeat this row several more times. A total of 11 times and I’ll show you how to get started, too, on the next row of that. So meet me at the end of this row. So I’m quickly approaching the end. So the final two will be 2 together. And I’ll be half double crocheting two together, so I wanna get there, and so you can always identify when you’re done. So you got two stitches left here. Remember, this is a chain 2 that doesn’t count as anything. So, yarn over, go into the next stitch, pull through, keep that on the hook, yarn over, go into the final stitch, pull through, you have five loops on your hook like before. Yarn over and pull through all of that. And so these two just became one at the top. So you can already see it’s starting to do an indentation in. So let’s turn our work and I’m going to show you. So this is going to be a repeat row for the 11 times, so I’m just going to show you it once. And so, we’re going to chain up 2. So, 1, and 2. So, this one here, right where it’s in, is going to be that one. So you’ll yarn over and pull through. And then go to the next one. So, you’re doing 2 together again. You’ve got five loops, pull through all of that and that just became again, into one. So then you can see that it keeps it going into the point just like this. So the rest of it, other than the final two, is just going to be half double crochets all the way across. I’ll meet you back on the other side and remember, this is repeat row #1 out of 11 times that you need to do this. So I’m coming up all the way across to the other side and I have to make the final two into one. The trick is to make sure that you are identifying the final two properly in order to make sure that you keep that angle going up for the nose of your rocket ship! So, let’s, uh, just continue and I’m almost there. And, uh, let’s take a look at the stitches and see where we are. So, okay, so, look at it here. Okay, this is the two coming together, so, here is your final stitch. Just look right up where those two together are. So, in actual fact, I have three stitches left, so 1, 2, and 3. So the next one I can just safely do as a half double crochet and then these are the two finals. Just going in, pulling through, and then go into your final stitch, which is just straight up from that other one. You got your five back on the hook. And pull through all of those. And again, your angle is maintaining. So, what I want you to do is to come back to your sheet and I’ll show you in just one second. So, back on the sheet, I’ve just done a repeat of row #1 already with you just to make sure that you got it. So now you just gotta repeat again. It’s 10 more times if you’re following this direction exactly as is. And I will see you back here at the end of this, and because all it is is just half double crochet 2 together for the front and the last, and you just gotta make it and it will get more and more narrow. With each one, you’re eliminating one stitch on each side, so you’re eliminating two stitches every time you go through a row. So it’s just gonna get quicker and quicker because there’s going to be less stitches to work with. And I’ll see you at the end of this and we’ll keep going. Okay, so, now I’m back, and I have my taper going up. It’s equal on both sides, which I’m pretty happy about. And it should be, anyway. And so I have my sheet and I checked it off as I went on. So let’s go back to the instructions and let’s, uh, figure out what we’re going to do. We’re now going to start speeding up the increase. So we’ve been going pretty steadily and now we’re just going to come a little bit more narrower and then come to a point, eventually, at the top. Let’s move along in the instructions. So what we’re going to do now is that we’re going to speed up the instructions. So now, we’re going to chain 2 this time and, instead of half double crocheting two together in the first two, what we need to do is that we need to do it twice. So what we’re going to do is that we’re going to do the first one, half double crochet 2 together. Okay, so the first two as we have been doing. Pull it through. And, once we get that one done, we’re going to then do the next two and put those together. Just like that. So what’s going to happen on this particular row is that the first two are going to be 2 together. Okay, do you see that? The first two stitches. And then it’s just going to be half double crochets as you work your way across. And then you have to look for the final four stitches on this side. So, 1, 2, 3, and 4. So, 2 of them will come 2 together and then the final 2 will be 2 together. Please half double crochet yourself across this line. So now that I have the final four stitches, 1, 2, 3, 4. This is when I have to do the 2 together. The first 2 are going to be 2 together. Just like this. And then the next final 2 are 2 together. Just like this. We’re going to be doing this line again in the future, but not right in the next one. So that’s the conclusion of that row. Let’s turn our work and let’s do the next row up. So, the next row up, we’re gonna chain 2. And this time, only the first 2 are going to be put together. So 2 together only once. And then the remaining across, except for the final 2 will be one half double crochet. So we’re going to have a repeat pattern in just a moment after we’ve done this line. We need to repeat the last line, plus this line, two more times each. So a total of four lines altogether. So, I will bring that sheet back up and show you. And I will get to the end of this row. It’s getting quicker and I’m getting closer to the ending of the ship. So, I gotta look for the final two and bring those two together. So, here’s one, and two. And just bring those together with a half double crochet 2 together. Just like that. Okay, let’s turn our work and I’m going to show you the repeat pattern that you have to do for a few lines. So, here’s my sheet of paper and we need to repeat the last two rows a total of 2 more times. So we have to do the first one first. So we did half double crochet 2 together twice, in the beginning and the last, and then the next row after that was half double crochet 2 together ONCE, in the beginning and the end. Then move down and do this one again, twice. and then do this one here once. So it’s a total of four lines in a row and here’s what you need to do. So you can check that off on your list, you know how to do it. And I’ll see you at the end of this section. So, now I’ve just done this as a repeat pattern and here’s where we are. And we have a total of eight stitches left which is correct. Let’s, uh, begin. We just got a couple more rows to do. So for this one here, we have to put 2 together all the way across. And, uh, basically, every 2 becomes one and because there’s 8 stitches here, we just have only 4 of these that will be remaining once we get across. So, just chaining up 2 and again, putting 2 together all the way across. Just like that. Okay, and then keep moving down and we’ll be back in just a moment and I’ll show you the final row for this one. So, just on the far side and all I just need to do is put the last 2 together. And turn our work. And the final row is just very easy. It’s going to be 4 together this time. So, we’ve only been doing up to 2, so, just chain 2. And essentially, there’s only 4 stitches, so 1, 2, 3, and 4. And I want you just gather them up all together as you go across. So, there’s going to be a lot of stuff going on on your hook at this moment. That’s okay. Don’t worry about it, just get it all on there. And just wiggle your yarn all the way through. And what I would do then is just see this yarn? Just pull it over and there is the nose of your ship. Just like this. So, what you can just do now just leave a little bit of the extra yarn tail and then just move up and trim it. And that will conclude on doing the hull. And I’m just gonna weave in my ends and then I can use a darning needle to really secure that in at a later time. So, at this time, I have my ship’s main body done for the top and the bottom. Remember, this is not a round, so what I did on the top, I need to create a second, so that I can put it together like so. So, when I go to put it together I’m going to be putting it together in the orange. And leaving this whole area open so that the child can slip in right here. So, we will not be sewing at all later on in today’s tutorial along this edge, here, of the blue. So, make sure you get both of your main bodies done, including your hull, and then we’re going to start the port holes next. Perfect! Now, it’s about accessorizing your ships. So, you have the main body done and now let’s work on the port holes. There are three identical sized port holes and are sewn on during the final assembly. There are no port holes in the back of this snuggle sack, so it’s just the front side. So let’s hook to it! So, welcome to section 3. We’re going to do the port holes next. All three are identical in the way that it’s done. So, what I’ve done for you is that I’ve actually done all three off camera already, so that I can show you how to do this with a different color yarn because it’s impossible to see white on my screen. So, what I have here is a port hole, just like this, and I’ve left an extra long strand here so I can sew this to the project when we go to the final assembly. So, there’s the back of it there, and it’s just really quite easy to do and we’re gonna be covering the port hole next. So, let’s create the very first port hole. And you’re going to have to do three of these. Keep this strand a little bit of extra longer than it normally would be. And just create a slip knot. There’s a reason why I’m asking you to do that and I’ll show you in just a moment. So, I need you to chain 2. So, 1, and 2. Now, going into the very first one, right where my thumb is, I want you to place 8 single crochets into that same one. This will cause it to go around in a circle. So, 1, 2, …land… this is 3, go right up over top of this strand, too. This is 4. Five. Six. Seven. And 8. You’re going to join it to the very first one. And if you’re not sure, just count back. Just look underneath the hook. So, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 is right there. As an experienced crocheter, I know where it is, but you might have to count back, just in case. Okay, so, what I have here is that you may have a hole right in the center, so using an extra long strand like this, at the end of this What I’m going to do is just put a darning needle through and go across, go once across, and once across in the other direction. And that will seal that up so you don’t have to see anything coming out through the middle. Let’s move along to round #2. In round #2, it’s really quite straight forward. We’re going to chain up 1 and right where you’ve joined already is the first one. And so you’re going to put two single crochets into that stitch. Now, you’re just going to put two single crochets into every stitch going all the way around. And this would be round #2. So, you just continue to go all the way around with putting two single crochets. I’ll see you back here in just a moment. So, I have two into each and when I’m done, I just have to join it to the top of the first single crochet that I started with. And that is round #2. Just like that. Looks like a cookie, doesn’t it? So, let’s move along to round #3. So, round #3, continuing to get bigger! We’re going to chain up 1 and in the same one, we are going to apply two single crochets into the same one. So, 1, and 2. The next one that we have is going to be applying just one single crochet. So, the repeat pattern going all the way around on this one is the next one will have two single crochets, and the next one will have one. Okay, so please do that same idea going all the way around. So, I’m coming up all the way around. I just got one stitch left and it is just one single crochet. So, if you’ve been following along, two into one, one in the next, two in the one, one into the next, you end up with just the one sitting by itself at the end. And then you’re just going to join it to the top of the first. Uh, the first single crochet. With a slip stitch. And that was the conclusion of round #3. Okay, round #4. We’re going to chain up 1, two single crochets into the same one that you did the join. So, 1, and 2. And then the next two are by themselves. So, move along, so one single crochet, And one single crochet. So, two in a row by themselves. And then the next one will be two into the same one again. So, 1, and 2, and then the next two are by themselves Please do that same pattern going all the way around for round #4. So, in keeping with the same pattern, I just put two into the same one and the final are one each. In the next two, just like that. And then we’re just going to join it to the top of the beginning single crochet that we started with. So, now, we’re going to move on to round #5. Round #5, we’re going to chain up 1, Two into the first one, Okay? And this time, it’s going to be three single crochets in a row by themselves. So, 1, 2, and 3. Okay, so the repeat pattern all the way around. The next one has two into the same one, So, 1, and 2, and then the next 3 are by themselves. So, 1, 2, and 3. Please do that, all the way around. Coming up all the way around, I just put in two and then the final, there’s only three stitches left, and they’re all just one single crochet by themselves. And we join to the beginning single crochet that we had started with. Okay, so let’s move along. We’re now going to move up to round #6. Round #6, again, easy. Just chain up 1, and we’re going to put two into the first one like we have been all along. This time, there’s going to be four single crochets that sit by themselves, so let’s do the four, so, 1, Two. Three. And four. And so the next one has two here, so here’s your repeat pattern. So, two into this one and then the next four are single crochets by themselves. So, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Please do that all the way around. I’m coming up all the way around, just put two in the same one. So, the final, there’s just one single crochet into the final four. Just like that. So, let’s, uh, join that and conclude that round off and let’s then move on to round #7. Round #7 is the final of this color so your color would be white, so this will be the final of this one. So, we chain up 1, and we put two single crochets to begin like we have been all along. And now the next five are by themselves. So, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Okay, so the next one here is the repeat pattern. It’s two into the same one, And then the next five are by themselves, so 1, Two. Three. Four. And five. So, finish up this all the way around and when we come back we’re going to fasten this off, and then we’re gonna do the eighth round which is the final in order to make the kind of window frame for the port hole. So, I’m coming up all the way around. Here’s two into the same one, and the final five are just one single crochet by itself. So one, two, three, four, and five. And I want you to join it to the very beginning of the single crochet that we started with. And then what I want you to do is that I want you to finish out this yarn, so just, like, grab your scissors, and trim this and we’re going to grab another color in the case of the ship, it is the yellow, the school bus yellow, to move on to. I’m of course gonna choose a different color here and, uh, just to make it easier for you to see. So, I finished this color off. Weave in your ends and when you go around the next time, you can just bury this and and you won’t have to use a darning needle. So, I’ll see you back here in just a moment with the next color. So, let’s start round #8. I’m going to start with a slip knot and you should be using yellow. And right where you fastened off, is exactly where you want to fasten on. Okay, and so I’m just gonna insert my hook here, And I want to just put the yarn over top and through, so like a slip stitch. Like a slip stitch – it is a slip stitch! So, we’re going to chain 3, so 1, 2, 3. This counts as a double crochet. And now, moving forward, I want you to double crochet two times in a row, so just continue to move down. Uh, around and I just want to make sure I get into the right stitch… And I’m double crocheting two in a row, so 1, and two. So, in the next one that we want to do is going to be two double crochets into the same stitch. Notice how I’m going up over top of this so I can bury that in as well, so there’s going to be two into this one. So, it’s slightly different on the growth on how it is because we have switched to double crochet. So, here’s the repeat pattern. You’re going to do three in a row. So, one, and two, and three. And then, the next one is going to be two into the same one, so two double crochets, same one. And that allows it to turn perfectly and so your porthole will lie flat when you sew it to your project. Please do that same thing going all the way around. Meet ya at the end and then that’s it and I’m going to show you a couple technique tips at the end. If you maintain your counts, so just put two into the same one, if you maintain the counts. Remember how that was started off with one, two, and three, and then put the two in? So that means that this last stitch, if we’re following the count, should be two into the same one. So, I just put two into the same one here, so there’s one by itself, and we got two by itself, and three by itself. and look at that. The last stitch is exactly the two that you need to put in there. Now, if for any reason that you get back here and it’s not balanced, there’s nothing else that attaches to the round here, so if you haven’t got it perfectly at this point, like your stitch counts, you can probably pretty much fake it. Nobody would really realize the difference. So that’s how you would do this. And what you can do now is just fasten this off. Now, when you go to fasten this off, leave and extra long string, probably about three feet long, and what you’re gonna use that string for is that you’re going to… I’m just gonna show you an example. So I’m just trim it, and so, it’ll be three feet long in your case. You’re gonna pull through, and you’re just gonna let it be. And you’re gonna do three of these. So the next time you go to do this, is that, um, you’re gonna use this long string and sew this directly to the project. So, with this string, you’re with this string about three feet long you’re going to sew it directly to the project and it’s kind of a cool thing. Now, in the middle… that actually kind of closed up as I was working on it, but it’s not perfect, it’s not what I would prefer. So, what I would do is that using this darning needle, it just, put this onto a darning needle and just go across the way. So, where you are. So I can go straight across, and all I wanna do is just grab so that it closes it up. So, just going straight across, just staying on this side of the project, which is the back side, or the wrong side. And just coming straight across, Like so. And what that will do is that will close that gapping space off and then I would go in the other direction as well. So, might as well go in two different directions, like a cross. Over. Like this, and what that will do is close that center line off and then just take this strand and just kind of weave it through some, some of the strands it’s keeping it on this side of the project. Nobody will ever see this side of it because you’re going to sew this directly to your project. Just like that. So, when I go to turn this over in just a moment, is that I am comfortable that my center has now been closed. So, let’s do that. You’re going to get totally of three of these done and then you’re going to join me back here and we’re start doing the fin next. Okay, so we have windows! Now, let’s give this ship some steering power with some tail fins. There are two and they are both identical to crochet. We’ll sew them on during the final assembly. In the next part of this project, we’re going to do two fins. And then fins are really quite easy to do. Um, because they’re not as wide or anything big, can actually go pretty quick. So, what’s going to happen in these fins as we work along is that you’re going to start off at the back end and you’re going to get a little bit bigger and there’s a rhythm to it. See how one side is kind of flat and the other side is kind of growing out? So one side, for a while, stays the same, flatness, and then all of a sudden it will switch over, and this side will stay flatness and that side will gain and then eventually it’ll switch. And we will be able to compress it in like this so the way that it is sewn. So, this is actually, if you look at it from this perspective here, So, you’re just kind of working your way up and there is a method to the madness and it’s actually a lot more simpler than you would realize. So, let’s move along to doing the fin next. So, here’s what the rocket fin looks like before it’s being attached. Pretty cool, right? So, this is actually really quite easy. So if you look at it from this perspective, is that we have a flat side that goes up and we have tapering that is going out. So, we’re starting right at the very back of the rocket. So, eventually what’s going to happen is that this side ends up going flat and this side tapers in. No big deal, right? And so then eventually what’s going to happen is that this side eventually stays flat and this side tapers. Again, if you go step by step, it’s not a big deal. Now, I’ve done my sheet here, and this is my little notes that I did. And what I have here is that we had to repeat rows 5-16 and those are repeating of rows 3 and 4. So, what I had is that it’s actually a total repeat of six times that it happens. So, in the row 3 is two single crochet in the very beginning and then there’s one single crochet in each to the end. Row #4 is just one single crochet into each. Then we move down. Go to #2. It’s like row 3 again. It’s two single crochets in the beginning, one single crochet across. And then we hit this again and one single crochet. So, if you follow it like this, it makes a lot more sense as you’re working your way throughout the project. So, let’s, uh, begin and grab our yarn and our hook and let’s get going. So, grabbing my teal color again, matching the rocket, I will want to start off with a slip knot. Like so. And kind of like what you did with the port hole at the very beginning, we want to chain 2. One, and two. Let’s already move up to row #1. Row #1 says, “Uh, 1 single crochet, second chain from the hook.” Well, the second chain is the only one there, like really. You got the, it’s the, first one that you ever started with. So, we’re just gonna go in, And we are going to put in a single crochet in the very first one like so. So, that’s your very first section. Let’s turn our work, okay? And go up for row #2. Row #2 says, “Chain 1,” and it says to put 3 single crochets in the first single crochet and then turn. But you know what? It’s the only crochet that’s there. So, you’re gonna put 3 single crochets into that one. So, one, two, and three. Just like that. So, let’s go for row #3. So, rows 3 and 4 are the repeat pattern. So, let’s turn our work, and row #3, it says, “Chain 1, and 2 single crochets into the first one,” so just right underneath, so one, and two, and it says, “1 single crochet in each to the end.” So, okay, so you’re just gonna go one, there and then the last one. There’s a total of two in this particular one. Okay, so what’s gonna happen is that this side is gonna stay flat, this side’s gonna taper off. Turn our work and go for row #4. Row #4 says, “Just one single crochet into each.” So just chain 1, coming in and just put one single crochet into each one of the stitches going all the way across. And now, we’re already on to row #5 to begin. So, what I’m going to do is I’m going to bring up back my worksheet to show you again and then I’m going to leave this for you and then we’re going to continue on once we get beyond row 16. So, now rows 5 to 16 are repeating rows 3 and 4. So, this is row 3, and 4. 3 and 4. 3 and 4. It’s a total repeat of six times that you have to do that. So, what I want you to do just do the first ones. So, 2 single crochets in the very beginning, so you’re going to chain 1, 2 single crochets in the beginning stitch, 1 single crochet into all the rest, then you move on to this side. Chain 1, 1 single crochet into each. Come down, and just do this instruction and then come over and do this. And keep moving down, just like so. There’s a total of twelve lines in here and this will take you to the end of row #16 where we’ll pick back up on the pattern. So please do that now. Okay, so rows 5 – 16 are now done. You can see it stayed flat, and then it came out narrow. And I have the other one here that I’ve already done. So now that I got two, I can cross-compare to make sure I’m not going off the rails. So now, rows #17 and 18 are just one single crochet into each, so chain 1, and one single crochet into each. Please do that for rows 17 and 18. 17 and 18 are now complete. So, you’ll notice here that it went up flat and that’s where we are, here. So now, we have been growing on this side here, just like you see here, and now we’re gonna start going flat up this side. As you see here. And we’re gonna start tapering in the other direction in order to form it, so we’re going to be going off to the side at this moment. Let’s review rows #19 and 20, because there is going to be a repeat pattern on that as well. So, row #19, we’re just gonna chain up 1, we’re going to keep this side now flat, the other side’s gonna taper off in this direction, so it’s chain up 1, 1 single crochet into each until you get to the very end. Now, what’s going to happen in rows #18 and 19, er, sorry, 19 and 20, is that we are going to taper on, move up both rows and not just one, like we had been before, so, last time we just, uh, tapering off, going off, and then the other one was just one single crochet into each. So, we’re not going to do that. So, we’re going to make that jutting out really quite quick. So, you’re gonna come up to the end and you’re going to put two single crochets into the very end. That was row #19. So, we’re going to turn our work and go for row #20. So, row #20, we’re going to chain 1, and in the first one you’re gonna put two into there, so one, and two. And then it’s just gonna be one single crochet into each all the way just like this. So, what we have to do is that we have to, once we get this done, is that we have to repeat row #19 and 20 two more times and I have that on my worksheet, which I’ll review in just a moment. But you can see that because you’re doing that, it really jutted out real quick-quick. And that’s exactly what you want in order to maintain the shape of the fin. So, that you just go right to the very end. So, this side continues to stay flat. So what we want to do is bring back our worksheet and I’lll show you what to do. So, looking right here, we have rows #19 and 20. We gotta do that two more times. So again, the first one is two single crochets in the last stitch, the next one is two single crochets in the first stitch. Then come down and do it again. So, there’s going to be a total of 4 rows. Please do that and I’ll see you at the end of this and, uh, we’ll move along from that point. So, now just repeated this two more times, so we have rows 19 and 20 two more times repeats, as you see, and it really did jut out. So, what we’re going to do then for rows #27, 28, 29, and 30, and again, on the worksheet, it’s just one single crochet into each, so you can check off the box as you go across. So just chaining up 1, and the next four rows are all gonna be just one single crochet into each as you move up and then we’re gonna start doing the decrease. As we make our way, uh, up even further. So please, uh, continue to do this all the way, for 4 rows of just one single crochet in each. Okay, so now I’ve just finished from 27 to 30, it’s been flat, right at this point. It looks like it’s just tapering, but it’s actually flat. And it’s just the way that the stitches line up and that’s what makes it great. So, now we’re going to move on to row #31. And now we’re going to start tapering off on this side. Okay, and heading into the other direction and this side is going to start staying flat. So, when I go to look at the original sample, just like you see here, See? It goes off, and then we’re at the flat, and so this side is going to taper and this side is going to stay flat. Let’s move along to row #31 So, let’s start on row #31. We’ve got rows #27 to 30 done and so, let’s do #31. So, 31 we don’t chain up first, we just slip into the very first stitch that we had and then we pull through. And then we go to the next one and pull through. And I’ve got 3 loops on the hook. We’re gonna pull through all 3 to make that, uh, together stitch, okay? So, single crochet 2 together, that’s what you just did. So, it’s going to be be one single crochet into each, going all the way across. So, we’re starting the tapering going on this side of the fin, and the other side we’re going to start maintaining it to be flat. Please, uh, continue to do that and I’ll see you on the end of this row and we’ll move up to row #32. So, row #32, uh, I’m just finishing up row #31, turn your work. Row #32 is very simple. It’s just one single crochet so, chain up 1, 1 single crochet into each. So, we have to repeat row #31 and 32 once again. And so let’s just go all the way across here. It’s just one single crochet into each. There’s no fancy footwork here. And I’ll see you at the end of this row. So, I’m coming up to the end of the row and it’s one single crochet into each. Remember that these are 2 together, so this is where you’re going to be stopping. Okay, so don’t accidentally think you’re going to get this chain. You gotta keep that so it’s gonna keep going up. So, let’s just turn our work. We’re gonna repeat rows #31 once again. Remember that there is no chain this time and just going into the first stitch, and the second, you’re going to do a single crochet 2 together. And then it’s just one single crochet in each going across. I’ll see you at the end of this row. So, I’m coming up to the end of the row. Turn our work. And we’re repeating row #32. So, remember #32 is just chain up 1, and one single crochet into each. So you remember when you get back to the other side, is that you did that 2 together in the last row. That you make sure that you are being conscientious of what stitch that is and I’ll see you there in just a moment. So I’m coming up to the end and this is, again, the repeat of row #32. So, coming right to the top of here. So, you can see it’s just naturally, just kind of taking that projection. Let’s turn our work and we’re gonna review the next two rows. The next two rows are a repeat pattern and now we’re significantly going to be decreasing as we come across. So, we’re gonna be, uh, coming in more like this. So, it’s gonna be a really good time, so let’s, uh, begin to do this. This is, uh, the next row. And then we’re gonna do the row after and then we have some repeats to do, in order to make this work. So, let’s, uh, begin to do the next row. So the time around, what we’re gonna do is chain 1 and we single crochet the 2 together. Okay, so the first two are going to be 2 together. So, we’re gonna be getting more and more narrow as we get across. And then it’s just one single crochet into each. So, essentially, this row and the next row is all about just telling you which side is a single crochet 2 together. It’s really as hard as it gets. And, of course, I’ve created a worksheet in order for you to be able to follow that along as well. So, this is not like it was down here at the beginning of the fin where we did a slow taper. This is going to be more of a rapid taper as we do this because every row is going to be getting narrower and more narrow. So, once you have this done, let’s move up to the next row. So, this is second part of the repeat. Okay, so this time, chain 1, keeping this area flat, we are doing just one single crochet into each except for the very final two where we’re gonna do 2 together. So, you’re going to notice in the instructions that it says to repeat the last 2 rows until 2 stitches remaining. Well, because you’re decreasing on the one side like this, you’re getting less and less stitches. So, you just gotta keep repeating until there is only two stitches left. Now, because I’ve already done the one ahead of time, I forget how many rows that is and I marked it on the, on the worksheet as well. So, the very final two is just gonna be 2 together. When you do this row. You get that? Does that make sense? So, it’s gonna be quite nice and easy in order to do it like that. And let me just pull up the worksheet and just review that quickly. So, you’re now here and it says to do a repeat until you get two stitches left. Okay, so we’re gonna move on. So the next row here is to single crochet 2 together at the beginning of the row, that will leave you 9 stitches. The next row is single crochet together is at the end of the row. That leaves you with 8. And so on, and so on. Flip the paper and you will then work your way all the way down. So there’s a total of 8 rows, I figured it out. And you can use this spreadsheet in order for you to be able to mark it off as you go. So, please do all of this of continuing to decrease, whether it’s on the front side, in the beginning, or the end of the row. So, now I just done all of the repeat rows and all I have are 2 left over so just chain up 1. And the final two are just 2 together at the end. And then you can fasten off. So, both my fins are now complete. Make sure you get two done. Just reverse back in the video in order to do it. Make sure that you just put them over top of each other. Make sure that they align with each other perfectly. And then you can move up. So we’re going to move on to the flame, the final part of the crochet, of this spaceship. Well, no ship is complete without some rocket booster fuel! Let’s give this ship a fantastic flame that comes out of the tail end! It’s easier than it looks and a free crochet diagram is also included to help you. Let’s begin. So, let’s begin the final chapter in the flame! And the flame does not work in a complete circle like I assumed it did, and we’re going to go row by row and there is a beautiful little diagram and I’m gonna talk about that next. So I got some goodies for ya! And let’s do the flame and then we’re gonna start the final assembly after that. So, in the instructions by Yarnspirations, they have the diagram just like you see here. And this is what the flame is happening. So, we’re gonna be using a mix of yellow and orange in order to create the flame. Look, so I am a huge diagram reader. I love diagrams and this is what the diagram looks blown up. So I just took a screen shot and blew it up. And what we’re going to do is that we’re gonna start off in the very beginning and work our way across. And we are just gonna keep our stitches in count and then coming all the way around and then back. And then we, it’s a row. So, what we’re gonna do is that we start up here then, of chaining 1 and then we come back in this direction. You see that? And then we then go in the other direction. So, we’re gonna go back and forth, we just gotta pay attention to the color change that we’re gonna do. And let’s begin to do the flame next. So, let’s begin to do the flame. I’m going to be using orange. And let’s insert our hook. And we need to chain 19. Remember, the first one never counts as 1. So, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. So there is your 19, so there is the center of the flame, right there. So, I’m going to go slowly in the flame process so that you can follow along. So, here we have the chain. And what I want to pay attention to is the back of the chain. I want to get that back, uh, look only when I go to play in the very first time around. So, I wanna go second chain from the hook, so just look underneath the chain and it’s 1, and 2. And just turn it over and get the back loop only. Of that, the second one and I want you to single crochet in there. Once you get the first one in, the rest of them is really easy so it’s 1, And then I want to do two more in a row of single crochet so just moving down, once you’ve done the first back chain, the rest of the loops just pop out right in front of you. So, let’s do two more in a row. So a single crochet, it’s 1, and two. We’re now going to make the flame bigger. So, we’re actually at the area of the back of the tail right here and we’re going to get bigger then as the flame builds out. So, the next two are going to be half double crochets each. So, just wrap that hook first before you do your halfs. And so two in a row will be half double crochet. Now, the flame is gonna get even bigger now. And the next two are going to be double crochets. So, just continuing to move down the chain. Double crochet in the next two. One, and two. I’m actually reading the diagram slowly as I’m going across this just so you’re aware. So, the next three are going to be the center of the flame pretty much. And that’s gonna be treble. So you’re going to wrap that hook twice. Going into the next chain… And you’re gonna pull through, pull through 2, 2, and 2… Okay, and do that 2 more times, so treble into the next one, And then treble once again. So now the flame is going to get more narrow, in the center. So, the next two are going to be two double crochet, er, one double crochet each. So, two double, uh, double crochet for the next two, so one, and two. Okay, we’re gonna get more narrow now. The next two are gonna be half double crochets. So, one, and two. Just like that. And now, the next, uh, three are going to be one single crochet each. So, we’ll continue to move on, so one, two, and three. Now, you got one stitch left. So, in the final stitch here, you’re going to put 3 single crochets as you, as you turn. And what we’re going to do then, is that we’re gonna operate ourselves down the other side of this chain. So we’ve been going across the chain like this, so as I’m going to put in my three, it’s going to turn the flame upside down. So doing the next one. So you’re going to put three into the final. So, what what I do. So one, And I’m naturally just turning the project as I go. And I’m going to put another one in there so this is going to be two. And I gotta put another one in there and this will be three. And so I’ve kind of went around in a full corner. So, this is the underside of the chain that we were working with and now we’re just going to go all the way down the other side. So, let’s begin to do that next. So, now I’m gonna go down the opposite side, so whatever’s on this side is going to be mirrored on the side I’m about to start. Okay, so what I have to do is that there, remember that the first three that we did on this side here is going to be each one single crochet. So, let’s just do that. So, we’re just gonna single crochet into the first three So, one, two, and three. You remember we did that? Then, the next two are two half double crochets in a row. So, one, and two. Then… The next two are double crochets. So, one, and two. The next three, just like I was on the other side, is three trebles, so one, to wrap that twice so there’s three trebles in a row. So there is two… this is the third one. I’ve never done anything like this before. This is really neat. Okay, so I’ve got three trebles done and now the next two are two double crochets. Or sorry, the next two are one double crochet each. I don’t know why I keep doing that. Sorry about that. And the next two are half double crochets. And then finally the last three are one single crochet each, so one, two, and three. Look at that. See? I’m perfect. So, there is the middle flame. It’s gonna come out just like so, it’s gonna build out in the next ones but that’s what it looks like right now. So, let’s begin row #2. We’re gonna keep this color one more time. And we’re gonna start. So we’re going to chain up 1. And I’m going to go slowly again. So the first three are single crochets each. So one, two, and three. The next two are one half double crochet each so one, and two. The next two are going to be a double crochet. So one, and two. Okay, so there’s three trebles that are next. So the first one is gonna get one treble. And we’re going to do some expansion on this second one, which is the middle one. And in the middle one, which is next, is going to be three trebles into that same one to allow it to grow and expand to create that whole look that we need. So there’s gonna be three trebles into this one which is the middle treble one. And the project should be able to relax and sit down. Once you get that in, which it is, and then the next one is the last treble and they’re going to match that with a treble again. Okay, so we’re now gonna get more narrow once again. So, let’s begin. So the next two are gonna be double crochet. So, one, and two. The next two are half doubles. So, one, and two. The next, uh…., what have we got here? We have the next three are single crochets each, so we got one, two, and three. And the next one is gonna have two single crochets into it. So one, and two. And then finally, as you’re coming up all the way around, the next one – which is the middle one of the back end – okay, is going to be one single crochet followed by a double crochet into the same one, followed by a single crochet into the same one. So there was a single, double, single, all into that one. So we’re now just turning our work and coming down the opposite side, so let’s begin to do that. So the next one is going to be two single crochets, so one, and two into the same one. The next three are by themselves. They’re just single crochets each, so one, two, and three. The next two are half doubles each, so one, and two. The next two are double crochets each. So one, and two. And we hit our trebles once again. So, here’s our trebles right here. I can see by the height of them that they are the trebles, too. And the first one is going to be a treble by itself. And the next one is the middle one, so this one is going to get a total of 3 trebles into the same one. So one, [noise clattering off camera] That was my pencil. [referencing the noise] One. Two. And three. Okay, the next one is a treble so I’m gonna put a treble into that one. And we’re gonna get more narrow once again. Okay, so the next two are doubles. Double crochets, so one, and two. The next two are half doubles One. And two. And the final three is one single crochet each, so one, two, and three And this color is officially done so I want you to fasten off at this point. So you can see it really does look like a flame. That’s really cool, never done anything like that. Actually really proud of myself when I do something unusual like this. Gives me ideas for yarn artistry down the road. So I’m just weaving in the ends. And I’m gonna be bringing yellow back into the picture. And that’ll conclude the flame. So we still have a few more rows to go. But I’m really liking the direction at this moment. And that’s your flame. Kind of jutting out the back of the ship. Okay, so I’m going to begin row #3. So this is where I finished off. I’ve already woven in my end of the orange and this is where I wanna join the new color. And I’m going to create a slip knot to begin. Using school bus yellow. This will be the rest of the flame. And I’m gonna pull through, and then, uh, pull through the yarn again to slip stitch it in. So, chain 1, and coming into the same stitch, I want to put in a single crochet. Just like that. So, I’m gonna move down and that one, plus seven more, is all single crochet. So just keep going. So this is gonna be two, and three, and four, and five, and six, seven, and eight. So, including the first one, there should be eight. So one, two, three, four, five… six, seven, and eight. And so the next three are going to be a total in this here. You’ll see, it’s in the three of the trebles. So these three here are all gonna be two single crochets each. So one, and two. Move to the next one, the middle one. It’s gonna be 2. So one, and two. And then finally the next one. One, and two. So the next ones here, the next one is going to be a half double. Just like that. And now we’re gonna move to double crochets for 10 in a row, so the next 10 are all gonna be doubles. So we’re all gonna count those out so one, and two, three, this is four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. And that takes you right to the very back one. Okay, the next stitch is the very back middle. And so this one here there’s gonna be one double crochet in there so far. Okay, so we’re gonna put one in, then we’re going to put three trebles into the same one again, so let’s put three trebles in. So one, two, and three. And then finally, you just gotta do one more stitch in there which will be a double crochet. So it’s gonna be one double, three trebles, and one double. So now I kinda just naturally turn the project as I went. Okay, so the next one is going to be, uh, the next ten are all gonna be double crochets so let’s count those out. So just go one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. Okay, and the next one is going to be a half double. Is that right? Yep. Half double. And the next one… Oh, look at that. See? You got your three trebles right into the same stitch so that is meaning I’m right. And so these will each be two single each. So, one and two. And one and two. And finally, one and two. And now all stitches now remaining to the end here, and there’s a total of eight of them, will all be single crochets each. So let’s count those. So, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, Look at that Counts are so important with this one. There you go. So, that’s what it looks like so far. That is round #3. Let’s turn our work and do the second last row, which is #4. So, here we go. And let’s begin. We’re gonna chain up 1 to begin and then single crochet into that same one. So that one plus eight more friends, okay? So it’s going to be a total of nine, so let’s start and count that as one of nine, so this is one, this is two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine. Just like that. Okay, so the next one is going to be two singles into the same one. So one, and two. And then the next two are by themselves. So one, and two. Okay, so two in a row. The next one is two in the same one again, so one, and two. And finally, just one single crochet sitting by itself. The next one is a half double, as we get a little bit bigger and finally, the next ten are all gonna be double crochets, so let’s count those out. So one, two, this is three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. So now the game plan’s going to change. So the next two in a row are each going to be two double crochets into the same one. So one, and two for the first one. And the next one is one, and two into the next. There you go! And now we’re onto the middle one here, at the back. So the middle one here, this time, is going to be two double crochets into the same one, so one, and two. And the next one is a treble. Into the same one. And to finish that one off is going to be two doubles once again, into that same one. So there’s two doubles and one treble and two doubles all on to the same one. And now let’s rotate around and go to the other side. So the next two in a row they’re each going to be… Let me make sure I can see my stitches here… The next two are going to be two double crochet each. Better wrap that hook first, though, right? Don’t forget that, Mikey. So, here we go, so one, and two. That’s is the first one. The next one’s also got two in there. So one, and two. And carrying along, is that we have ten double crochets in a row. So we got one, two three, this is four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. And the next one’s gonna be half double crochet so, put it in the next one’s a half… So, the half double’s in. So, the next one’s going to be a single crochet. And the next one after that is going to be two single crochets. So one, and two. The next one is two single crochets in a row, so one, and two. And then the next one is two single crochets into the same one so one, and two And now the remaining nine that you have is all going to be single crochets each. So we can count those out if you if you wish. So I have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. and nine. That’s it for row #4. Keep this same color and you can get rid of your loose ends if you want to at this time if you have these still hanging out of your project. And you can get rid of those and let’s go for the final row which is #5. So, let’s do row #5. I was just doing some research, making sure I understand the pattern. So, let’s begin. We are going to do a lot of trebles in this particular one. And, uh, here we go. So, I’m just following along and to start, let’s chain up 1. And I’m going to single crochet into that one. Plus ten more which gives me a total of 11. So let’s count that as one of the 11. So this is gonna be #2, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven. So, the next three are going to be half double crochets each, so we got one, two, and three. Just as a full disclaimer, I’m not remembering that, it’s just I have my sheet in front of me. Uh, for the diagram. And I write on my diagrams to help me teach you. The next three are one double crochet each, so one, two, and three. Which is this one. Okay, so we’re gonna start our treble work next. The next two are a treble each. So I got one, and is the second one… Now, the next one’s gonna have two trebles in there to allow expansion. So, let’s put two trebles into this one. So one, and two. Now the next three are one treble each. So I have one, and another one for two, and the final one there, for three. And then we’re gonna do another expansion. Okay, so the next one’s gonna have two trebles into the same one, so one, and two. Okay, and now the next three are going to be trebles each. One treble each. So one, this is two, and this is three. And then we’re gonna do another expansion. There’s going to be two trebles into this next one. So one, and two. Just like you see. Okay, and what we have is the next five are going to be each a treble. So, we’re going to have five in a row that are all trebles, so one, this is two, three, this is four, and five. Now the next one is right on the back end of the, the tail end of the flame, it’s the middle one. And what I want to do there is that I wanna put a total of five, uh, trebles right into that next one. So, let’s do that. So, it’s right in that tail. End of the flame. So one, two, three, four, and five. And now let’s go down the other side. So I’m just turning it, so you can see it’s really kind of, uh, turning out really quite nice. So, the next one’s here, there’s going to be five, uh, trebles right in a row. Okay, so let’s count those out, so one, this is two, this is three, this is four, and five. Just like that. So the next two are going to be an expansion, so let’s, uh, put two into the same one, two trebles. So one, and two. And the next three are just one treble each. So one, two, and three. Okay, we’re gonna do another expansion so the next one’s gonna have two trebles into there so one, and two. Just like that. Now, we’re gonna do another three trebles in a row. So one, two, and three. Another expansion is going in. So two trebles into the next one. So one, and two. And then finally for the treble area here, the next two are just one treble each. So one, and two. Just like you see there. So, now we’re gonna get smaller now. And so the next three will each be double crochet. So one, this is two, and three. The next three are half double crochets. So you have one, two, and three. And finally, the remaining eleven will all be one single crochet each. So we have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven. Look how I did that, eh? So that’s it. So, what I wanna do is that I’m gonna leave an extra long tail here. And I’m gonna use that for sewing when I go to sew it to the actual ship. So now I’m just pulling through the strand and I’m going to use that strand – it’s obviously way too long, I think. Uh, but I’m gonna use that then to sew this flame to the back of the ship when I’m ready. And now we’re gonna just review and go through the assembly process in order to put everything together. Finally, you’re at the point of putting this ship together! So everything has been complete and I’ll be demonstrating the whip stitch I’m using. The photograph provided by Yarnspirations.com and just use a measuring tape and a darning needle and you’ll put everything together. I’m going to show you a fast forward motion of what I did in order to put it together. So I’m now ready for the final assembly and we use the photograph to be able to tell where to put everything. And you’re just have to start eyeing thing out and putting things together. The first thing we need to do is that we need to put the top and the bottom of the main body together. Remember, we do not sew in the blue here. We only sew along here. Now, what we want to do in the bottom here when we get to here, we want to change the color of the sewing to be in the same color just for this section. And then bring it back to orange for there. Therefore you won’t have any bleeding of any orange going through the blue at all. And then what you can just do then is then sew on your, your, uh, portholes, just like so. Just use this photograph to be able to put everything together. Then you can put on your fins and then your tail. It doesn’t really matter which order you put things on, as long as you’re consistent when you go to do so. I’m going to show you some techniques on showing you how to do the whip stitch and we’re going to let you, then, go from that point forward in order to put everything together. So, I’m now about to sew the two pieces together, okay? We got one and two. So, what I want to do with the blue is that I wanna keep the blue here, And then I’m gonna change it out and do orange for the rest of it. This will be the inside of the sack once I commit and make this part as part of the project. What I want to do on the other side, just create a slip knot, and you can use that to really fasten things in. And on the other side just put a darning needle. So, whip stitch just means that you’re going through both sections at the same time, kind of like whipping around. Not really sure why it’s called that. I’m sure one of you know that out there and can leave that hint. So, what I wanna do, just match the blue together. And coming up across from each other, just like this. And when I get close to that slip knot that I created, I just put that needle through the slip knot and let that lock it into place. Just like so. So I just wanna pull it nice. Now, what I’m gonna just do is that I just glide in one side and out the other. So I’m getting both of the panels at the same time. And I’m just going up and over it. Like that. It’s called a whip stitch. So, I just wanna take my time, I don’t wanna jump too many spaces at one time. I also just wanna concentrate on going into the chain stuff. I never want to go into massive gaps. If you go into massive gaps, it really shows, um, when the project is turned the other way. So just make sure you stay within the chains. Now here, because you’ve gone across the bottom, you can just go into the stitches and match the stitches across from each other. They should both be identical. And all you’re just gonna do is that you’re just gonna whip stitch stuff together just like this, regardless if it’s a porthole, or whatever. So, now that I’m going to go across this, this is now the inside of my snuggle sack. I’m also gonna do the orange and then before I proceed, I’m going to flip it with the right side out. So that I can see the good side and the I’m going to sew on all the rest of this, uh, fun stuff. And I used the whip stitching technique in order to put the port holes, the flame, and the fins. Use the photograph to help you and what I’m going to do for you, is that I’m going to do a fast forward video of me putting this whole thing together. Just gotta clean up my studio a little bit and then back away from the desk. And then I’ll show you how to do all of that in a fast motion. [music resumes playing, no dialogue] [Mikey talking over the music] My friends at Yarnspirations.com and myself, Mikey of the crochet crowd would like to thank you so much for making this Blast Off! Snuggle Sack with me today! It’s been a pleasure to teach you and if you’re looking for more free patterns, and tutorial ideas, you can count on us to keep the inspirations free and the ideas flowing! Have an amazing day and I hope to see you back here real soon! Take care now. Bye bye. 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  1. Love ur video and I wanted to know if there are any sacks for girls. I've tried to look for the other sacks and can't find anything. I would love to see a sack for girls thank you

  2. Around the 37 or 38 minute mark is it double crochet or half double crochet? Because u was saying double crochet but u started doing half double crochet.

  3. buen dia mi nombre es Elizabeth y soy de la Ciudad de Mexico primero quiero felicitarlo por las prendas q hace ..estan preciosas
    bueno quiero pedirle de favor si puede poner escrito cada buelta aumento y disminuciones esque yo no se en absoluto ingles y ya con el apunte creeo q me saldrian mejor mis prendas por su atencion muchas gracias

  4. The link to the written pattern isn`t working.Β  Would it be possible to get the pattern and the worksheets in printable form please.Thanks in advance.

  5. Confused! (At about 47 minutes.) Repeat row 19 & 20 twice (21/22, 23/24) – start with 10 stitches and adding 1 stitch per row you end up with 16 (looks like you have 16). Pattern says repeat twice but considers it 21-26 and end with 18 stitches. Is the pattern wrong and we should have 16 or did we just skip 25 & 26?

  6. Love this blanket! Thanks for the video Mikey. Your instructions are easy to follow. I am almost done and will have a very happy 5 year old

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