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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Daina Taimiða Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, email@example.com 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.
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.
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
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.
TaskRabbit: Life is busy. We can help. 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)
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. 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.