8/16/16

Monday Makers

Monday Makers is a new segment that will bring you other crafters from all over the world. Be prepared for shock and awe at the talent out there!

You are familiar with AmigurumiPatterns.net, a collection of free and paid-for crochet toy patterns. It's amazing to see each designers' unique crochet style.



You will find some famous pattern makers on there, like FreshStitches.com.




Well, http://descabdello.blogspot.com.es is a similar site that has a fun collection of patterns, and it's in Spanish! A great way to learn Spanish is to make it fun, so let's try it!


One last website that I like is Amidorablecrochet.ca. They have the cutest Ninja Turtle amigurumi patterns for free!





7/31/16

When working on a project

Hi there,

I am working on a little monkey pattern that I found in a print booklet. I haven't found a better or cuter monkey pattern yet.

I am my own hardest critic when making things. If I don't like the way something looks, if it's not too bad, I will continue crafting until it's done... then make a second of the same thing while modifying and learning from what I didn't like in the first one.

Perfect patterns don't come around too often, and I like to take over a lot and make adjustments as I go.

So this little guy... he will be much better the second time around.





What are your thoughts?


6/11/16

Pattern Testers Wanted - New Crochet Hat Pattern Release

The baby was born today, so exciting! You are going to visit in a day or so, but what gift to bring? Teddy bear? No... Flowers? Nah... Dinner? Of course! But besides that, how about a hand made hat? That will tell the family you love them; they hold a special place in your heart. They are one of a kind, one in a million, and like no other. 

Show them how much they mean to you with a handmade gift. Buy today, feel love for a lifetime.











5/25/15

Fox Amigurumi Design - Free crochet pattern

Fox Amigurumi Design
Original Design by Olena Huffmire



-------------Materials-------------

-   G hook
-   Orange, white, and black WW yarn
-   Stuffing
-   Large eye embroidery needle
-   Scissors
-   Stitch marker


---------------Notes---------------

All pieces are worked in the round – no chain one or joining at the beginning of round. Use stitch marker to keep track of rounds.


-----------Abbreviations-----------

Ch – chain
Dec – decrease (i.e. Sc2tog)
FO – fasten off (break yarn)
Inc – Increase (i.e. Sc 2 in one stitch)
Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog – single crochet two together
Sl st – slip stitch
St – Stitch







---------------Pattern---------------

Head - with Orange
1.     Ch 2, sc 6 (6)
2.     Inc (12)
3.     Sc 1, inc (18)
4.     Sc 2, inc (24)
5.     Sc 3, inc (30)
6.     Sc 4, inc (36)
7.     Sc 5, inc (42)
8-14. Sc around (42) Attach safety eyes. Stuff.
15. Sc 5, dec (36)
16. Sc 4, dec (30)
17. Sc 3, dec (24)
18. Sc 2, dec (18) Sl st to join. Leave a long tail and FO.

Body – with Orange
1.     Ch 2, sc 6 (6)
2.     Inc (12)
3.     Sc 1, inc (18)
4.     Sc 2, inc (24)
5.     Sc 3, inc (30)
6.     Sc 4, inc (36)
7.     Sc 5, inc (42)
8.    Sc 6, inc (48)
9-16. Sc around (48)     Stuff body with polyfill.
17. Sc 6, dec (42)
18. Sc (42)
19. Sc 5, dec (36)
20. Sc (36)
21. Sc 4, dec (30)
22. Sc (30)
23. Sc 3, dec (24)
24. Sc (24)
25. Sc 2, dec (18)
26. Sc (18)           Sl st to join. Leave a long tail and FO. Stuff, sew to head.

Nose – with Black
1.     Ch 2, sc 6 (6)
2.     Sc, inc (9) ---- Change to White
3.     Sc 2, inc (12)
4.     Sc (12)
5.     Sc 2, inc (16)
6.     Sc (16)
7.     Sc 3, inc (20) Sl st. Leave long tail. FO. Stuff. Sew to face between eyes.

Ears (make 2)  - with Orange
1.     Ch 2, sc 4 (4)
2.     Sc (4)
3.     Sc, inc (6)
4.     Sc (6)
5.     Sc, inc (9)
6.     Sc (9) Sl st. FO. Sew to Head.

Arms (make 2) – with White
1.     Ch 2, sc 6 (6)
2.     Inc (12)
3.     Sc 1, inc (18)
4.     Sc (18)
5.     Sc (18) --------------- Change to Orange.
6.     Sc 1, dec (12)
7-17. Sc around. (12) Sl st. FO. Sew to Body.

Legs (make 2) – with White
1.     Ch 2, sc 6 (6)
2.     Inc (12)
3.     Sc 1, inc (18)
4.     Sc 2, inc (24)
5-7. Sc around (24) ---- Change to Orange.
     8. Sc 2, dec (18)
     9-21. Sc around (18) Sl st. FO. Stuff, sew to body.

   Tail - with White
1.     Ch 2, sc 4 (4)
2.     Sc (4)
3.     Sc, inc (6)
4.     Inc (12)
5.     Sc (12)
6.     Sc, inc (18)
7.     Sc (18)
8.    Sc (18) --------- Change to Orange
9.     Sc, dec (12)   Stuff tail.
10.  Sc (12)
11.  Sc, dec (8)
      12-20. Sc (8) FO. Leave long tail. Sew to body.


    Belly Badge – with White
1.     Ch 5, sc 3, 3 sc in next st, working on opposite side of chain, sc 2, 2 sc in last st, sl st to join.
2.     Ch 1, sc 4, 3 sc, sc 4, 3 sc, sl st to join.
3.     Ch 1, sc 5, 3 sc, sc 6, 3 sc, sc 1. Sl st to join.
4.     Ch 1, sc 6, 3 sc, sc 9, 3 sc, sc 1. Sl st to join.
5.     Ch 1, sc 8, 3 sc, sc 10, 3 sc, sc 2. Sl st to join.
6.     Sc around (25)  Join. FO. Stitch to body with Orange.



5/17/14

Crochet Baby Hearts Cardigan

Hello!

This crochet Baby Hearts Cardigan is an original design of mine, made with DK yarn and an H hook. The pattern of hearts goes around the edges of the cardigan, as well as around the back at the neck and waist.

Gauge:  14 dc sts X 8 rows (in dc)







Hearts Pattern + Love of Baby Cardigans = Total Awesomeness










Please let me know if you are interested in the pattern and I will post it!









5/12/14

Crochet Baby Flip Flops - Free Pattern Link

This is one of my favorite go-to patterns - baby flip flops! Easy to make (I memorized the pattern, that's how simple it is) and variety is endless. Enjoy!

Pattern is by Everything's Crochet.


Finished Crochet Baby Pullover - Free Pattern Link

Someone made a version of a baby sweater from Deb's Crafts and I just loved their photo. I followed Deb's pattern, but followed the other person's photo and this is what materialized:



I love the way it came out - so simple yet classic. The baby can wear it with anything - over a dress, with a skirt or pants. Boys and girls can wear this; of course you can make it in a rainbow of colors. You can made patterns on it, even cross stitch or embroider a pattern. You can add a pocket... the possibilities are endless! This pattern definitely made it to my all time favorites. I made it in two nights.

What is your favorite, go-to pattern?