Friday, May 22, 2015

Free Pattern Friday: Mini Owl Amigurumi

A 4" tall amigurumi of a little owl. The pattern is available on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in brown, cream, white, yellow
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  9 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, and decrease.

Pattern:

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.



2 Eye Patches
Starting with cream

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body
Starting with brown

1.  ch 4, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [sc] around  (24)
6.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
7.  [sc] around  (30)
8.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
9 – 20.  [sc] around  (36)
21.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
22.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
Before attaching the safety eyes to the body, push the eyes through the center of the eye patches
 Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 10 and 11 at about 10 sts apart)
23.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
24.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
25.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

2 Ear Tufts
Starting with brown

1.  ch 2, 5 sc in 1st ch  (5)
2.  4 sc, inc  (6)
3.  5 sc, inc  (7)
4.  6 sc, inc  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Beak
Starting with yellow

1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2.  [sc] around  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Wings
Starting with brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3 – 5.  [sc] around  (9)
Stuff
6.  Fold in half and [sc] across  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Belly Patch
Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet
Starting with yellow

1.  ch 2, 5 sc in 1st ch  (5)
2 – 3.  [sc] around  (5)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing



Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Sew the eye patches onto the body
▪  Sew the ear tufts on either side of the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the belly patch onto the front of the body
▪  Sew the beak onto the front of the body
▪  Sew the wings on either side of the body
▪  Sew the feet onto the bottom of the body
▪  Use brown yarn to embroider 5 “v” shapes onto the belly patch

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pattern: Yoshi Amigurumi


A 7" tall amigurumi of Yoshi. The pattern is available on Ravelry or in my Etsy shop. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Gotta admit, I'm pretty pleased with how this one came out. There were times before everything was sewn together that it looked like it was going to be a disaster, but luckily everything turned out alright. That new game, Yoshi's Woolly World, looks so cute and crafty. Too bad I don't have a Wii U. I did play Kirby's Epic Yarn though and that was absolutely adorable.

I tried something new with this piece, and ended up finding a way to incorporate felt into amigurumi without wanting to rip my hair out in frustration, needle felting! Last Christmas I got a cute little kit for needle felting a hedgehog, and I wondered if I could just use the felting needle from the kit to attach felt onto the amigurumi. Works pretty well, plus you get to stab the crap out of the felt, which is kinda therapeutic. :)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pattern: Unicorn and Pegasus Amigurumi

Two 7" tall amigurumi of both a Unicorn and a Pegasus. The pattern is available on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

So here's something that I've been working on for quite a while. Originally I just wanted to make an amigurumi of a horse, but I thought that wasn't exciting enough, so I turned it into a unicorn. The first unicorn I made was green colored like the Pegasus in the picture, and then I thought that unicorns are really more of a girl thing, so I made another one that was pink. After finishing that I decided that I should also make a Pegasus but with green/ blue coloring to compliment the girly coloring. BUT both the unicorn and the Pegasus amigurumi had big holes in them because for some reason I was crocheting loosely when I made them, so I had to make both of them all over again. Yaaaaay. =/

After finally getting done with these amigurumi, I thought they were so cute that I made a couple more patterns with a similar design which should be coming soon, along with more free patterns (sorry for the lack of Free Pattern Fridays, been kinda busy lately).

Friday, April 10, 2015

Free Pattern Friday: Pokemon Substitute Doll Amigurumi


This week's Free Pattern Friday is a 6" tall amigurumi of the substitute doll from the Pokemon games. The pattern is available on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

This is another one of my really old patterns. It's definitely one of the ones that I would like to remake eventually as it has potential, but it's way too fat and the face could use some work. I have learned a lot since making this and I know of a few ways to make this thing look more proportional. But until then, enjoy this chubby little guy and have a good weekend! Can't wait for Game of Thrones on Sunday. :)

Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in green, white, black
▪  F hook (3.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, and decrease

Pattern:

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Pok√©mon belongs to Nintendo.



Body
Starting with green

1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (6)
3.  [inc] around  (12)
4.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
5.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
6.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
7.  [9 sc, inc] around  (33)
8.  [10 sc, inc] around  (36)
9.  [11 sc, inc] around  (39)
10.  [12 sc, inc] around  (42)
11.  [13 sc, inc] around  (45)
12.  [sc] around  (45)
13.  [14 sc, inc] around  (48)
14.  [sc] around  (48)
15.  [15 sc, inc] around  (51)
16.  [sc] around  (51)
17.  [16 sc, inc] around  (54)
18 – 19.  [sc] around  (54)
20.  [16 sc, dec] around  (51)
21.  [sc] around  (51)
22.  [15 sc, dec] around  (48)
23.  [5 sc, dec] around  (42)
24.  [4 sc, dec] around  (36)
25.  [3 sc, dec] around  (30)
26.  [2 sc, dec] around  (24)
27.  [sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff
28.  [dec] around  (9)
29.  [sc, dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

Head
Starting with green

1.  ch 11, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chains: [sc] across  (20)
2.  [inc, 8 sc, inc] around  (24)
3.  [sc, inc, 9 sc, inc] around  (28)
4.  [2 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc] around  (32)
5.  [3 sc, inc, 11 sc, inc] around  (36)
6 – 7.  [sc] around  (36)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Ears
Starting with green

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  [inc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)
6 – 7.  [sc] around  (15)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Cheeks
Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Belly
Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [sc] around  (30)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Arms
Starting with green

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
4.  [3 sc inc] around  (15)
5 – 7.  [sc] around  (15)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Legs
Starting with green

1.  ch 2, 9 sc in 1st ch  (9)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
3.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)
4 – 8.  [sc] around  (15)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail
Starting with green

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  [inc] around  (6)
3.  3 sc, 3 inc  (9)
4.  6 sc, inc, 2 sc  (10)
5.  6 sc, inc 2 sc, inc  (12)
6.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)
7.  [4 sc, inc] around  (18)
8.  [sc] around  (18)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Spikes
Starting with green

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  [inc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  [sc] around  (9)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing



Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Sew the head onto the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Use black yarn to embroider a mouth and eyes onto the head
▪  Sew the cheeks on either side of the mouth
▪  Sew the ears on top of the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the belly below the head
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the belly, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the legs on either side of the belly, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the spikes going down the back of the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the tail on the back of the body, stuffing as you go

Friday, April 3, 2015

Free Pattern Friday: Munchlax Amigurumi

This week's Free Pattern Friday pattern is a 6" tall amigurumi of Munchlax from Pokemon. The pattern is available on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

This was not actually a pattern that I planned on doing, but someone on Etsy wanted me to make them one so I did. It never occurred to me to make him before, which is odd because I already have a Snorlax amigurumi. I guess I just forgot this guy existed, which is a shame because he's pretty cute. He reminds me a bit of Totoro and now I kind of want to make a Totoro pattern, but there's like 5 billion Totoro patterns on the internet and I don't really have anything new to offer.

Also, I just realized when I linked to the Snorlax pattern that the Snorlax pictures are not really the right color. I used the exact same yarn on Munchlax as I did Snorlax and for some reason they look vastly different. I need to remember to retake those pictures. Anyway, TGIF and happy crocheting!


Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in dark blue, cream, 
    white, brown
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  6 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle


Difficulty: Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, and change colors.

Pattern:

This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2015. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Munchlax belongs to Nintendo.

Key

2 Eye Patches
Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Head
Starting with dark blue

1.  ch 4, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 11.  [sc] around  (42) – Break off dark blue
12 – 13.  Attach cream – [sc] around  (42)
14.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
15.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
16.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
Before attaching the safety eyes to the body, push the eyes through the center of the eye patches 
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 9 and 10 at about 7 sts apart)

F/O

2 Ears
Starting with dark blue

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  [sc] around  (9)
5.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
6 – 8.  [sc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body
Starting with dark blue

1.  ch 4, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 9.  [sc] around  (42)
10.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
11.  [sc] around  (36)
12.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
13 – 14.  [sc] around  (30)
15.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Chest Patch
Starting with cream

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Arms
Starting with dark blue

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
4 – 5.  [sc] around  (12)
6.  [2 sc, dec] around  (9)
7 – 8.  [sc] around  (9)
Stuff
10.  Fold in half, [sc] across the top  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet
Starting with brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6) – Break off brown
2.  Attach cream – [inc] around  (12)
3.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)
4.  [sc] around  (15)
5.  [3 sc, dec] around  (12)
6.  [dec] around  (6)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing



Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Sew the eye patches onto the head
▪  Sew the ears onto the top of the head, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the chest patch onto the front of the body
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body
▪  Sew the feet on either side of the body

Friday, March 27, 2015

Free Pattern Friday: Sitting Alligator Amigurumi


A 6" tall amigurumi of a sitting alligator. The pattern is available on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

This is a super old pattern, probably around 3 years old. I remember thinking it was one of my first original patterns that wasn't entirely awful. Looking at it today, it could definitely use a lot of work.

When I picked this one for Free Pattern Friday, I felt obligated to do a few repairs to it. The body was a bit narrow at the top, making the head flimsy, so I fixed that. Also for some reason when I made this pattern I decided not to stuff the arms, so if you plan on making this I would try stuffing them to see if it looks better. Another change I might make is getting rid of the eyelids to make it look a bit cuter.

This is one of the patterns that I may update it the future. I think it has the potential to be cute if a couple adjustments were made. Plus I kind of want to see what it would look like in some different colors, maybe blue or pink. Anyway, TGIF and happy crocheting!



Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in light green, medium green, dark green, black
▪  Stuffing
▪  9 mm safety eyes
 F hook (3.75 mm)
 Scissors
 Tapestry needle
Difficulty: Medium-Easy
You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, change colors, slip stitch, and triple crochet.

Pattern:
This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2015. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern.


Key


Head
Starting with medium green

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [11 sc, inc] around  (39)
8 – 12.  [sc] around  (39)
13.  [11 sc, dec] around  (36)
14.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
15.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
16.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 11 and 12 at about 10 sts apart)
17.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
16.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut

Body
Starting with medium green

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [9 sc, inc] around  (33)
7 – 10.  [sc] around  (33)
11.  [9 sc, dec] around  (30)
12.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
13 – 14.  [sc] around  (24)
15.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
16.  [sc] around  (18)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


Snout
Starting with medium green

1.  ch 2, 9 sc in 1st ch  (9)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
3.  11 sc, inc  (13)
4.  12 sc, inc  (14)
5.  13 sc, inc  (15)
6.  14 sc, inc  (16)
7.  15 sc, inc  (17)
8.  16 sc, inc  (18)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


2 Arms
Starting with dark green

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
3.  [sc] around  (9) – Break off dark green
4 – 8.  Attach medium green – [sc] around  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


2 Feet
Starting with medium green

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3 – 5.  [sc] around  (9) – Break off medium green, leave long tail for sewing
6.  Attach dark green – [sc] around  (9)
7.  Fold in half and [sc, ch 2, sc, sc in original st] across  (9)

F/O


2 Eyelids
Starting with medium green

1.  ch 4, [sc] across  (3)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing



Tail
Starting with medium green

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  2 sc, inc  (4)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (6)
4.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
5.  8 sc, inc  (10)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (12)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (14)
8.  13 sc, inc  (15)
9.  14 sc, inc  (16)
10.  [7 sc, inc] around  (18)
11.  [5 sc, inc] around  (21)
12.  [6 sc, inc] around  (24)
13.  [sc] around  (24)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


Small Belly Patch
Starting with light  green

1.  ch 8, [sc] across  (7)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing



Medium Belly Patch
Starting with light  green

1.  ch 9, [sc] across  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing




Large Belly Patch
Starting with light  green

1.  ch 10, [sc] across  (9)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing



Back Ridge
Starting with dark  green

1.  ch 36, ss, [tr, ss] across  (35)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing




Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Sew the snout onto the head, stuffing as you go
▪  Use black yarn to embroider nostrils and a mouth onto the snout
▪  Use dark green yarn to embroider 3 ridges onto the snout
▪  Use dark green yarn to embroider eyebrows onto the head
▪  Sew the eyelids above the eyes
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the small belly patch onto the top of the body
▪  Sew the medium belly patch below the small belly patch
▪  Sew the large belly patch below the medium belly patch
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body
▪  Sew the feet onto the front of the body
▪  Sew the tail onto the back of the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the back ridge down the back of the head to the tail