Monday, February 9, 2015

Christmas late late post

Back in Christmas last year I crocheted some amigurumis which I had not been doing in ages!
Been busy for a while...

I wanted to share the projects I made for Christmas and where I got the patterns.

First one I made was a christmas ornament:
Snow flake owl

I made the owl following this pattern, from Crea8tion Crochet, I made Rnd/Rw 1-6 with blue yarn and following Rnds/Rows with Light blue. 

For the snowflake on the owl's belly, I looked and tried a lot of snowflakes but none gave me the size and look that I wanted so I came up with my own snowflake pattern.

A word about the size: I usually crochet my amigurumis with the G hook (4.00 mm) so that´s the one I used on this one too, but and I´m not sure about the size of the hook I used for the snowflake, sorry about that, I think I used a B hook (2.25mm). The yarn for the owl was worsted-weight and the yarn for the snowflake was sport- weight mercerized cotton)

Snowflake Pattern:
Begin with adjustable loop.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with slip st to first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc around, join with slip st to first sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *Ch 11, sl st in 8th chain from hook; Ch 6, sl st in 5th chain from hook; Ch 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in the next three ch, sl st on the next sc (this is the same ch, where a sl st have been placed previously); Ch 5, sl st to same previous sl st, sc to next unused ch, sl st in the next ch (this ch is first ch in which you had made an sl st in this round), Ch 8, sl st again in same ch; sc in next 3 ch; sl st in next 2 sc from Rnd 2. Repeat from * 5 more times. F.O.

I made a chart to show the first 2 rounds and one of the spokes made. Now, I don't have any 
fancy software for the diagrams so I hope you can understand this one made with paint :-S

Here is a picture of a snowflake make with this pattern just that this one was made with chunky yarn and a G hook for you to be able to see it more clearly:

Next thing I crocheted for christmas season was a Christmas Minion:

I made this Minion following this pattern from Pops de Milk. The original pattern is for a regular blue overalls minion, I just changed the color of the yarn to make it more Christmassy and Crocheted a simple Christmas Hat.

The next project on my list was a Christmas Zebra:

I used a free pattern from Kristen´s Crochet, and now I went back to link it but is not there any more, now it is for sale on ravelry, apparently there where some infringements with her free patterns, so now this one is for sale but she still has other ones for free if you want to check her blog,
I added a Chistmas hat and scarf to complete the look, This was not part of the original pattern but it was called for given the season!

The last two crocheted objects I made for Chistmas were two hacky sacks, one of them is a minion, and the other one was inspired by Mickey Mouse.  

I've made a few hacky sacks before and always use the same pattern created by Amber Linn which is free, yey! Both of this hacky sacks where made following this same pattern. Here are the details to make them look like a Minion or Mickey Mouse hacky sack.

Mouse Hacky Sack:
Rnds 1-14: black yarn
Rnds 15 to end: red yarn

Add two big white button to the red part around 17th or 18th rnd.

Ears: (make two)
Begin with adjustable loop. work in continuous rounds.
With black yarn:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] around.  (18 sc)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in nect 2 sc] around. (24 sc)
Sl st in next sc, F.O.
Attatch ears at the top of the black part of the hacky sack, separated by de first 2 or 3 rounds. Weave in ends.

Yellow hacky sack:
(When I made this one I made a yellow hacky sack and then added the goggles but after that I realized it would have been easier to make the goggles strap while crocheting the sack so here are the color variations for that option.)
Rnds 1-12 and 15 to end: yellow yarn
Rnds 13 and 14: black yarn

Eyes: (make two)
Begin with adjustable loop.
With black yarn:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with slip st to first sc. (6 sc)
Change to white yarn:
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc around, join with slip st to first sc. (12 sc)
Change to gray yarn:
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] around, join with slip st to first sc. F.O. (18 sc)
Attatch eyes to goggle strap, weave in end.

Use black yarn and tapestry needle to embroider hair and smile as desired and weave in ends.

I also want to share two mini photo tutorials for some  crafting ideas:

Chocolate mugs!

Stained Glass Effect TP roll snowflake

Let me know if you have any questions, and if you do any of this I´d like to know how it turned out! :0)

Happy Crocheting (and/or crafting)!

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