Kitty Crochet One of the kids favorite things in their Christmas stockings this year was the quickest last minute gift ever… ok so I must admit it wasn’t quick later but… it was Christmas Eve and I was thinking of the things I didn’t get made for them that I’d wanted to. So on with it and enough rambling. I grabbed some cute scrapbook paper and cut out some “coupons” and wrote various things on them. One was for a special ice cream date with Daddy, one was for Mom to make something special for them, one was for a hug and tickle and snuggle (this one had no limit to the number of times it could be used.) I knew what Israel was going to ask me to make for him. Here is the finished revision with the free pattern. Pattern Crocheted with H hook and worsted weight yarn. Ears (2) Row 1: 4 sc in loop, tighten Row 2: 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc Row 3: 2sc, sc, sc (x2) sl to round off, finish off leaving a tail to sew to head Body Then *sc 2tog* x 3, finish stuffing, sew up
Mop Top Mascots © June Gilbank 2009 Mop Top Mascots are a fun way to use up scraps of yarn. They stand about 4″ tall, and the real joy of them is that they are so easy to make, and easy to customize with funky colours or embellishments. This pattern is Donationware – the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation: Send me a donation and receive the easy-to-print PDF version of the pattern as a thank you! Donations of any size are much appreciated. The complete pattern and instructions are available below, regardless of whether or not you choose to pay for them This is a PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Not ready to make it yet? Terminology You will need… E US/3.5mm and H US/5mm crochet hooksSmall quantity of worsted weight yarn in two coloursSmall quantity of eyelash yarn for hairStitch markerYarn needle to weave in endsPolyester fibrefill stuffingEyes, approx 8mm diameter Notes Colour code Head Body Foot (make 2) Arm (make 2) Hair Finishing
Hot Air Balloons: Crochet Amigurumi Toys DIY Free Pattern There are countless options for using these Hot Air Balloons as versatile gifts (baby mobile, joggling balls), and it is up to your imagination to choose the content of the basket. Put a special message in the basket for the recipient, or a small treat, or a passenger, or a special gift (could some jewelry piece be a good idea?) - anything your imagination can come up with! You can show the person how to free the ball from strings, or you can leave it as a riddle to solve… Can you guess why these crocheted Amigurumi Hot Air Balloons are arranged as baby mobile?! In fact, I live in a Dragon cave – not only my baby is a Dragon, so is his father. Continue reading to explore more…. Little Dragon needed some nice baby mobile. Anyway, back to crochet. Loving both of my Dragons equally strong and having limited time – I had to find a creative way how dragon eggs could be used both ways – as joggling balls and also as hot air balloons for baby mobile. STEP 1: Crochet the balls.
sac ikat In the previous post, we discussed open-ended straps and how they attached to bags. Today's post is all about closed-ended straps. Closed or finished straps have ends that are completely sewn up so there are no exposed raw edges. These finished ends do not have to be inserted into seams; they can be attached to bags in other ways. We will deconstruct four kinds of closed straps - The Simple Free StrapThe Adjustable Slide-and-Buckle StrapThe Corded Rouleau StrapThe Truly Reversible Integrated Loop Strap. Shudder. 1 The Simple Free Strap This strap is literally free-standing. Here is a method for making a closed strap with rounded ends. Both strap pieces are placed with their RS together and stitched around the perimeter of the interfacing, leaving most of one long side unsewn. and the entire strap turned RS out through that huge opening. Here are some other similar straps showing this edgestitching. but it can also be buttoned directly on to the fabric of the bag. The finished closed end:
Wee Little Hippo - Amigurumi Patterns.net © 2011 Stephanie Osborne This Wee Little Hippo is about 3″ tall and worked in just two pieces: the head and body. This pattern hasn’t been tested so please let me know if you find any mistakes. Thank you. Materials Needed: WW Yarn US “F” Crochet Hook Polyfil, Stitch Marker, Yarn Needle sc = Single Crochet inc = 2 stitches in 1 stitch sl st = slip stitch blo = back loops only dec = invisible decrease fo = fasten off 5 dbl popcorn = work 5 double crochet stitches into one stitch. take hook out of loop, insert it into the front of the first dc, grab loop and pull through dc. Work in rounds without joining. Leave a long tail, using yarn needle, sew up hole then using tail bring it out the back of the hippo where you would want a tail.
Big Snowy Owl There’s something about owls. Is it their baby-wide eyes? Their mysterious nighttime habits? This one is heavy on the lovable! Making the Big Snowy Owl was probably the most fun knitting I’ve done all year. Materials For the Main Yarn: 4 skeins of Blue Sky’s Bulky, 50% Alpaca and 50% Wool. Gauge 2 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette Size From Ground to Top of Ear: 17 inchesCircumference: 38 inches Pattern The Bottom With the Main Yarn and the double pointed needles, cast on 8 stitches. Place a stitch marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist your stitches. Round 1: Knit into the front and back (kfb) 8 times. (16 stitches) Round 2: Purl. Round 3: *P1, kfb, repeat from * to end of round. (24 stitches) Round 4: Purl. Round 5: *P2, kfb, repeat from * to end of round. (32 stitches) Round 6: Purl. Round 7: *P3, kfb, repeat from * to end of round. (40 stitches) Round 8: Purl. Round 9: *P4, kfb, repeat from * to end of round. (48 stitches) Round 10: Purl. Round 12: Purl. The Body
ikat sac: Tutoriels This is not the complete list of all the projects I have shared on this blog. Included in this list are only the more structured of the instructional posts. They are listed from the most recent (top) to the least recent (bottom). If you didn't find what you were looking for here, you might try using keywords to search the blog or select the "Tutorials" category in my sidebar. This will bring up the most recent of the tutorials. I always appreciate a link back to tutorials you have used. Here are resource and information posts - some are tutorials and some are lists of and links to useful things.
Koala Bear Amigurumi 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. And, and…. instead of poly-fills, stuff beads into the body to weight it down and with the magnets of it limbs, it can be a cute memo holder on your desk too 4. Find the appropriate positions for the ears, approx at the center of the vertical cross section of the head, middle of the height. Lastly, stuff and sew the limbs to the body.
DIY Crocheted Hair Ties Last week was a busy one. University-busy, not crafty-busy. And always when I'm having a busy week and I'm working like crazy my brain just likes to tease me with all the creative things I could be doing instead. A nasty brain I have. You'll need: A simple hair tie, best are ties that are slightly darker than your hair or slightly darker than the color of the yarn (you won't see them shining through later). The white one was designed to look like you took a simple crocheted ribbon instead of a hair tie, so I added fake ribbon ends and a knot.  Start with a slip knot and continue with 5-7 chain stitches. I'm in love with the light and natural look of these hair ties.
Softie Scotty chien - allsorts Finally I can show you something that I have actually made! Its been ages since I sewed my last softie, and cobwebs were growing on my pins and needles. But I was inspired by the lambkin made by Vicki, from the pattern she posted here, and I began to make one of my own. But somewhere along the line I finally got it, how you make a flat softie into one with two ears instead of one, four legs instead of two, and that will actually... gasp... stand up! So poor lambkin has been neglected while I fiddled with my much loved scotty dog pattern and managed to come up with this! He has two ears... And a cute little doggy tushie... Because this little guy makes me silly-happy, I want to share him with everyone! This pattern is now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Click -->here<-- to download the pdf. Please let me know if you make one, I'd love to see! Cheers, Jenny
Brown Pony If you can't see the pictures, right click on them and select view picture. If that doesn't work try just clicking on the picture. Brown Pony Pattern © April Folts 2010 FOR PERSONAL USE ONLYThis means DO NOT SELL THE PATTERN OR THE FINISHED PRODUCT. Yarn: 100% Acrylic, Worsted Weight Red Heart. Other Materials: Dark Brown, White, and Black Felt. Hook: 3.25mm This pattern is worked in rounds unless specified different Feet (make 4) Rnd 1: With Dark Brown form a magic circle ch 1, 6 sc in ring Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12) Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (18) Rnd 4-6: 1 sc in each sc around (3 rounds) Rnd 7: sc2tog 6 times, 6 sc, switch color to Warm Brown, 1 ss, ch 1 Rnd 8-16: 1 sc in each sc around (12) (9 rounds) Insert a different color marker here Rnd 17&18: 1 sc in each sc around Stuff foot and sew leg shut where you inserted the marker 2 rounds previous Rnd 19-25: 1 sc in each sc around (7 rounds) 1 ss, FO, Stuff and sew shut Body Neck Head Nostrils (make 2)
joints à café de primitives. - Juste maîtres - à la main, fait main Всем привет! Хочу поделиться выкройкой и небольшим МК по созданию моих авторских котиков-примитивов. Прекрасно понимаю что ничего нового я не придумала, но надеюсь МК окажется полезен! Единственная просьба не использовать выкройку и МК в коммерческих целях! Нам понадобится: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Выкройка Распечатываем выкройку, либо приложив листок бумаги аккуратно переводим с монитора (у меня нет принтера, потому я делаю именно так). P.S. Переносим выкройку на ткань... Выставляем на швейной машинке длину стежка на "1" и сострачиваем (либо сшиваем руками), участки выделенные пунктиром оставляем не зашитыми (через эти отверстия мы будем выворачивать и набивать)! Вырезаем детали ножницами зигзаг, либо обычными (в этом случае по всему периметру делаем надрезы не доходя до шва 0,2-0,3 см, на ровных участках меньше надрезов, а на сгибах побольше, это необходимо чтобы в местах выпуклостей ткань не морщило) оставляя припуски примерно 0,5 см Тада да дам! Делаем раствор. Оформление!