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Hobbes - Amigurumi

Hobbes - Amigurumi
I've finally decided to write up my Hobbes pattern and instead of selling it I'd like to give it to you for free. The reason he is free is because the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson did not want to commercialize his work so keeping that in mind Please don't sell this pattern and don't sell the completed work. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I originally made this up for my son because of his love for Hobbes (he's 23 now) I armed myself with Watterson's brilliant drawings as a reference. I made this pattern to look as close as possible to the Hobbes' drawings . I realized that Hobbes could be broken down into basic shapes. He also had the muzzle of a cat so I looked to the famous Amineko cat. Once I got the shapes down I worked on size. Until I started making him I never realized how different Hobbes looks from a regular cat. His head and body are a lot longer thanan normal cat plus he has the shortest fattest legs. That caused me problems since tubular legs and arms don't want to bend. Resources:

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.

Body updated version is published in Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 17-28, Spring 2001. David W. Henderson Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, Daina Taimiða Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, For God's sake, please give it up.  Wolfgang Bolyai urging his son János Bolyai to give up work on hyperbolic geometry. In June of 1997, Daina was in a workshop watching the leader of the workshop, David, helping the participants study ideas of hyperbolic geometry using a paper and tape surface in much the same way that one can study ideas of spherical geometry by using the surface of a physical ball. But, Wait! Constructions of Hyperbolic Planes We will describe three different isometric constructions of the hyperbolic plane (or approximations to the hyperbolic plane) as surfaces in 3-space. 1. This is the paper and tape surface that David learned from William Thruston. Figure 1. 2. Figure 2. Figure 3. 3. 1.

Big Snowy Owl There’s something about owls. Is it their baby-wide eyes? Their mysterious nighttime habits? Or their totemic gumdrop shape? 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) The Body

Olivia's Butterfly This is a very simple hat and very quick to make. Using a J hook and worsted weight yarn, I used red heart, and it fits a 20 1/2 inch head very nicely. Very easily adjustible by either adding increase rows or taking away. Rnd 1) ch3, 11dc in 3rd ch from hook (11dc) sl st to top of first dc (now and through out),Rnd 2) ch2, (does not count as dc now and through out) 2dc in each st around, sl st to top of first dcRnd 3) ch 2 * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st around, repeat from * around slip st to joinRnd 4) ch2, *2dc in first st, dc in next 2dc , repeat from * around, joinRnd 5) ch2, * 2dc in first st, dc in next 3dc , repeat from * around, join Rnd 6) ch2, dc in same st and each st around Rnd 7 and 8) Repeat rnd 6 Rnd 9) ch2, dc in same st, dc in next 21 sts, ch10, skip next 9 sts, dc in next st and in each st accross, slip st to join Rnd 10) ch2, dc in same st and in next 21 sts, ch 10, skip 10 chains, dc in next dc and in each remaining dc, slip st to join Rnd 11 and 12) Repeat rnd 10

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. So between homework and studying I decided to whip up these lovely crocheted hair ties and it took me less than 45 minutes for all three of them! 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. [1] 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.

TaskRabbit: Life is busy. We can help. StumbleUpon WigUsing straight needles or one set of circulars, cast on 96 sts. Work in 2 x 2 rib until the piece is as long as the distance between the bottom of your chin, and your eyebrow (about 6.5"), ending with a WS row. NOTE: The extra stitches along the edge of the work will balance the width of the first and last ribs. Later on, when the bangs are added, these stitches will become parts of purl ribs. If more length in the main body of the wig is desired, work more rows at this point. Bangs With RS facing and using backward loop cast on, loosely CO 32 sts. If more length in the bangs is desired, work more rows at this point. Work Decreases Using diagram B below as a guide, rearrange stitches on needles and add stitch markers. NOTE: Decreases will be worked identically at the front and back of the wig. Begin decrease round by working decreases over bangs.