Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amigurumi!

Amigurumis are nearly my favorite thing to crochet.
Here are some that I made for my family:


I wrote this pattern and wart to share it:

POLAR BEAR


hook size: 4 yarn: white
BODY Working in spiral... Stuff as you go... Mark first stich of every round if you wish, moving the stitch marker every round to keep track of first stitch.
Rnd 1: sc 6 times in adjustable loop (6 sc) Rnd 2: [2 sc in ea sc ] arnd (12 sc) Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] arnd (18 sc) Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] arnd (24 sc) Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] arnd (30 sc) Rnd 6: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] arnd (36 sc) Rnd 7: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] arnd (42 sc) Rnd 8-22: [sc in ea sc] arnd (42 sc) Place eyes if using safety eyes Rnd 23: [2 sc tog, sc in next 5 sc] arnd (36 sc) Rnd 24: [2 sc tog, sc in next 4 sc] arnd (30 sc) Rnd 25: [2 sc tog, sc in next 3 sc] arnd (24 sc) Rnd 26: [2 sc tog, sc in next 2 sc] arnd (18 sc) Rnd 27: [2 sc tog, sc in next sc] arnd (12 sc) Rnd 28: [sc 2 tog] arnd (6 sc) F.O.
MUZZLE Working in spiral...
Rnd 1: sc 6 times in adjustable loop (6 sc) Rnd 2: [2 sc in ea sc ] arnd (12 sc) Rnd 3-4: sc in ea sc arnd (12 sc) F.O. Leaving long tail to sew to body
EARS (make 2)
Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc,dc, hdc & sc in same ch, join to first sc F.O. Leaving tail for sewing
LEGS (make 4) Working in spiral... Rnd 1: sc 6 times in adjustable loop (6 sc) Rnd 2: [2 sc in ea sc ] arnd (12 sc) Rnd 3-5: sc in ea sc arnd (12 sc) F.O. Leaving long tail to sew to body
TAIL Working in spiral...
Rnd 1: sc 6 times in adjustable loop (6 sc) Rnd 2: [2 sc in ea sc ] arnd (12 sc) F.O. Leaving long tail, fold in half and sew to body
ASSEMBLY: Embroider nose, stuff muzzle and legs and sew to body, sew ears, sew eyes if using beads.
HAT
Rnd 1: Ch3, 6 dc in adjustable loop, join w/ sl st to 3rd ch (7 dc) Rnd 2: Ch3, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, join w/ sl st to 3rd ch (11 dc) F.O. Leave long tail, stuff lightly and sew to body

Hope you enjoy it! Now I'll go back to continue crocheting a Gir and a Sack boy...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Back for good...

I love to crochet so much...

I've been looking for some patterns on the net to start new projects and discovered, and as I mentioned before, some of the ideas I have on my head are not out there for me just to follow simple, fool proof instructions. Some I can make based on some patterns I find, but regardless of the thousands of patterns on the web that I have been able to download, some are still not there. So today I´m starting to contribute with my own patterns for others to download! Maybe my version is what you are looking for, or at least help you get there...

Here is my first pattern, not my first creation, but the first one I wrote in understandable terms...Sorry for the the photo, it doesn't make any justice to my sparkled-eyes barbie, she looked very beautiful in that outfit ;-)... The best part of this pattern is that is very fast to crochet as it's made with DCS instead of SCS as most barbie clothing patterns out there...

BARBIE OUTFIT colors: pink (A), white (B) hook: SIZE 2



TOP

Row 1
with A: ch 23, 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook (21st ch), ch 2, sl st to 21st ch, ch 20, FO.

Row 2
With B: back loops only, just for this row: join to first dc of row 1, ch 3, dc in same dc, 2 dc in next 5 dc, turn.12 dc

Row 3
ch3, dc in same dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 5 times, turn. 18 dc

Round 4
ch3, dc in same dc, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 5 times, ch 16 join w/sl st to top of ch 3. 24dc+16ch

Rd 5
ch3, dc in next dc, 2dctog, (dc in next 2 dc, 2dctog) 5 times, dc in next 16 sc, join w/sl st to top of ch 3. 34 dc

Rd 6 - 7
ch 3, dc in ea dc around, join w/sl st to top of ch 3. 34 dc

Rd 8
ch 3, dc in same dc, dc in next 4 dc, (2dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) 5 times, dc in next 4 dc, join w/sl st to top of ch 3, change to A. 40 dc

Edging
with A: ch 1, (sk 1 dc, 8 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, sl st to next dc) 8 times, FO.

SKIRT
with B: ch 28

Row 1
dc in 4th ch from hook and in ea ch across, turn. 26 dc

Row 2
ch3, dc in same dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 12 times, turn. 39 dc

Row 3
ch3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc (dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 6 times, dc in next 4 dc, turn. 46 dc

Row 4
ch 3, dc in ea dc across, turn. 46 dc

Round 5
overlap first 5 dc to last 5 dc, join with sl st, ch 3, dc in 5 overlaped dc of both sides (go through all four loops), dc in next 36 dc, join w/sl st to top of ch 3, turn. 41 dc

Rd 6
ch 3, dc in ea dc around, join w/sl st to top of ch 3, turn 41dc

Rd 7
ch 3, dc in ea dc around, join w/sl st to 1st dc, 40dc

Edging
same as with top.

To finish sew button at back of skirt.

(Update 12-06-15: in response to a question: I made this graph to try to explain what I mean by the overlap part on the 5th round of the skirt:


Red represents the first 15 dc made on row 4, then you continue crocheting until you reach the end, here black represents the las 15 dc. Now you will want to change from Rows to Rounds, forming a "ring" or cilinder will be more accurate... so instead of joining to the first stitch made you will overlap first 5, and last 5 dcs made on row 4, and join with sl st to the 5th dc made, Ch 3, turn and continue around. When you make the first 5 stitches on Round 5, you will not go just through the loops on last 5 dcs or the loops on the first 5 dcs of row 4, but though both sets of loops, meaning: first Ch3, will count as first dc, then to make second dc: yarn over hook, pass through both loops on fourth dc made on row 4, AND both loops on 45th dc made on row 4, yarn over, pass through first two loops on hook, yarn over pass trough  las two loops on hook, second dc made, and so on for 3rd, 4th and 5th dc on round 5. Hope this helps)

If you use this pattern I'll like to know how it turned out, and if you find anything dificult to understand just ask...

If you want to see more of mine or my sister's creations check our page in facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CattleCrafts I'm sure you'll find something you like!

Right now I'm working on a bed cover for my older son, I will show this project later on..
Also soon I´ll be starting a caracter from Invader Zim.

(Update 09-02-2015: I was re-reading my blog and I realized I never posted the picture of that bed cover... well it didn´t make it to bed cover... but, it's a nice afghan!
To do this afghan I was inspired by the cro-quilts made by Happy Yellow House)

Happy crocheting!