Koala Bear Amigurumi | craftpassion.com I found a Koala Amigurumi Pattern in the Woman’s Day website and I have some off-white and gray organic cotton yarns on hand, so I made a pair of these small little stuffed koalas for my kids in reverse color. Some ideas to make it differently: 1. This adorable little koala is about 3-5″ tall only (depend on your yarn and the matching hook size), install a key ring on it’s head and turn it into a key chain, hang it to the bag’s zipper. 2. If we sew the limbs closer to the center of the body and insert 4 small strong magnets to the tip of each limb, you can make it “huggy” and hug on a tree branch or at the edge of your curtain or your pencil, ruler etc… 3. 4. Follow the crochet pattern at the above pattern link to crochet all the parts of the koala, which consist of: 1 head (stuff firmly and complete) 1 body 1 nose 2 ears 4 limbs Remember to leave a long yarn end (about 6-8″) for every part so that you will have enough yarn to sew. Lastly, stuff and sew the limbs to the body.
How to Crochet: Honeycomb Stitch The honeycomb stitch is an classic stitch mostly used in vintage patterns for lace coverlets and tablecloths. Use this stitch for a long table runner in a fun, bright color and bring a classic stitch out of antiquity! Chain a multiple of 5 plus 2 Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc into first 2 sc, (ch 5, skip 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with ch 5, sc in last 2 sc Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (5 sc in next ch-5 space, skip next sc, sc into next sc) across Row 4: ch 6, turn, skip first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc into next 3 sc) across, ending with ch 2, tc in last sc Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first tr, 2 sc in first ch-2 space, skip next sc, sc in next sc, (5 sc into next ch-5 space, skip next sc, sc into next sc) across, ending with 3 sc in ch-6 space Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, (ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with ch-5, sc in last 2 sc Repeat Rows 3-6 until desired length is reached.
shrink plastic ring tutorial Thank you to everyone who requested a shrinkydinks ring tutorial! This tutorial is an experimental method, not an exact science – you should have fun playing with it… UPDATE: Since posting this very popular tutorial in 2008, I’ve answered every question imaginable in the comments of this post. If you have questions, you’re welcome to trawl back through the hundreds of comments to find my answers, or, to make things easier, I’ve compiled a 3-page shrinky rings FAQ, which is available exclusively when you donate $1 or more towards my tutorial (this also entitles you to further help from me by email, should you need it). Please see the end of this post for more details about this policy Please note: if you’ve come here via the lovely bird ‘ring’ picture on Pinterest, read this post to answer your questions. This tutorial is Donationware – the instructions are available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. That’s it!
The Handy Hausfrau: Portable Spice Kit for Camping or Travel Today's DIY project at The Handy Hausfrau is a portable spice "rack." We have a second home (a ski condo in the mountains) and I am constantly filling up Ziplock bags with various spices for cooking. Why don't I just leave the spices up there? you ask. We rent the condo out and on more than one occasion, I've searched for my crushed red pepper, only to find that a renter used the last of it on his pepperoni pizza slice. It's only 6 inches x 1.5 inches and it easily fits in any tote bag or suitcase that I'm lugging back and forth. *I would check with the airlines to see if you can carry on spices. To create this project, head to your local Walgreens, CVS or other drug store. Notice the little key in the upper right corner of the package? When you open it up, you'll notice that each day's lid also has raised dots on the corner - braille to indicate the day for the visually impaired. Find your strongest pair of nail clippers and get to work clipping those dots off. Now comes the fun part.
You Can Make A Lace Bowl From A Crocheted Doily Between you and me, I really can't believe I made this! I'm just thrilled, totally and completely, as you will be too if you decide to make one! A crocheted bowl that's actually usable? In retrospect, it was just a bit risky of me to try and make a bowl from a doily with so many holes, but it worked! You'll Need: 1 doily, at least 8" diameter, I crocheted mine from the link in the post here, you could use a thrifted one too, or even one that's part fabric, part lace crochet.....a medium to large kitchen mixing bowlseran wrapfabric stiffener, I used Paverpol, a great non-toxic product, that's even washable! How To: Cover your bowl in seran wrap, with as few wrinkles/ridges as possibleDunk your doily into the fabric stiffener, and when it's evenly coated, remove all the excess by running the doily between two fingers, or whatever works for you.
octopus amigurumi crochet doll by JennyDork on Etsy How to Crochet -- Woven stitch The crocheted Woven Stitch is one of my favorites to use for baby blankets and afghans since it is easy to stitch, using only chain stitch and single crochet, and it works up quickly into a nice single thickness lightweight blanket. It can be worked in one solid color, in a variegated yarn or in stripes and each combination looks great. Here's how it works: Start out with a beginning chain in multiples of 3, plus 2 extra. For the first row, skip the first 2 chains and work a single crochet into the third chain. This is what your piece will look like after finishing the first row. Work 2 chain stitches and turn your work. This is what your piece will look like after the second row is complete. Continue as before with chain 2, turn, single crochet into first chain space. This is a side view of the sample piece showing that there is not much in the way of texture or layering with this stitch. This is a close-up of the sample piece showing how the stitch gives the appearance of being woven.
Salvaged cupboard door = serving tray - Craftynest I noticed this stash of cupboard doors at my local salvage yard. The white one was the perfect size to make a serving tray. The old drawer pulls—also found at the salvage yard—made ideal handles. Their swirly shape gave me the inspiration for the pattern I painted. All it took was a little black paint. As with many of my projects, the possibilities are limitless: change the handles, add découpage or fabric, paint it a different color, or just leave it classic white. How to make a serving tray out of a salvaged cupboard door Supplies cupboard doorblack acrylic paint (I used Liquitex in Ivory Black)black spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum semi gloss)clear spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum lacquer)white house paint (I used leftover paint from my antique bookshelf makeover)4 machine screws2 drawer pulls (large enough to fit your hand)4 felt pads (I used 3/4-inch)wood fillersandpapernewspaperFloral swirl pattern Tools 1. 2. UPDATE: You asked for the pattern, so you got it. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Crochet an Android Robot | Victoria Nece I love the Android logo guy. He’s adorable. So I thought I’d make a stuffed one! I improvised the entire pattern as I went, so this is a bit of a rough how-to, and can be adapted to make robots of all shapes and sizes. You know that little flash widget thing Google gives devs that generates infinite random robots? It’s like a (much slower) version of that. To make your own cuddly little robot, you will need: Crochet hook: Size K (6.5mm)Tapestry needleYarn: 1 skein (170 yards) Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fern or other worsted weight yarn, and a small amount of scrap white yarnStuffing of your choice. He’s basically all single crochet, and intentionally a little asymmetrical and off-center, as I wanted to add a bit of softness to a very geometric design (also, not having to count stitches is quite satisfying). Step 1: Body Chain 20, or as many stitches as you’d like his body to be tall. Step 2: Neck and Head The neck and head are crocheted in the round directly on top of the body tube.
Ric Rac Rosettes My brother-in-law just returned home from a mission in Brazil last week & brought his sisters these adorable rosette necklaces... I instantly fell in love! Thanks for modeling Emily:) With a closer look, we discovered the rosettes were made of ric rac! I had to make one for myself, so I went to the store and bought the colors that were on Clearance(because I'm cheap) pulled out some thread & some beads that I found for 99 cents on Clearance at Walmart... and started rolling the ric rac...see how they EASILY make an adorable rosette? I doubled my thread and cut it a bit larger than the size I wanted my necklace. and then repeated the ric rac rosette in a new color... and now I have my own necklace & I think I have begun a ric rac obsession! This was my 1st one I completed & I have already made 2 others in different colors, using a variety of bead colors/shapes and patterns. Thanks for your inspiration Brazil!!! A few tips if you are going to try one...
Grandma All Square Tutorial Grandma All Square... This tutorial is using a favorite of mineThe Grandma All Round pattern...I have used the first 3 rounds and added 2 rowsas a boarder to make it into a square...It is a perfect way to use as many scraps of wool you haveand I haven't really thought about following any colour comboapart from the white boarder...Do try to buy your boarder wool in one go thoughas I was stuck with a wrong dye lot which was totally out of whackwith the one I had and only managed to get back to the shopand find 2 balls that were the same...I will remember this in future!!! Here is the Tutorial... 8 plyand size 3.5 hook...English crochet terms used throughout,America abbreviations are in brackets... Starting round 1... I have taken a few extra shots for this colour changejust to help those of you who are new to it... Starting round 2... Starting round 3... Starting round 4... Starting round 5... You will not do the next 1 chainbut 1 dc(sc) in the next space of your attaching motif...
Fuzzy Thoughts: mini alien pattern Okay, I decided to post the pattern a day early, since you seem so impatient to knit them! There are directions for both circular knitting and flat knitting. I've tried both and the aliens look just the same. Knit with sport weight yarn, they turn out about 1.5" tall. Materials: small amount of sport weight or DK yarn; pair of 8 mm safety eyes, buttons or yarn to embroider face; stuffing; darning needle. Knit Circular: 3 mm (US size 2.5) circular needle, knit with magic loop method. Cast on 20 sts. Break off yarn and thread end though remaining sts. Finishing Turn alien inside out and secure this yarn end. Knit Flat: 3 mm (US size 2.5) straight knitting needles Cast on 22 sts. Break off yarn and thread end though remaining sts.