Sunday, March 20, 2011

Frita The Friendly Alien

Hello Everyone, today I am excited to share my first alien pattern! I whipped up this simple pattern in one night while watching TV with the family! 

This little pattern is really easy, it's also a great stash buster....use up your leftover small bits of yarn! I hope you like her. Please let me know if you have any questions....just fire me off an email. You can get my email addy by clicking on the "contact me" tab at the top of the page! 

Pattern Abbreviations
ch~chain
sc~single crochet
hdc~half double crochet
dc~double crochet
sl st~slip stitch
sk st~skip stitch
invdec~invisible decrease
fo~fasten off

Frita The Friendly Alien:
I used worsted weighted TLC yarn from Zellers and a 3.75 hook. Use a stitch marker and mark the beginning of each round as you work thru the pattern
Head and Body (worked together as one piece)
§  6sc in ring
§  2sc in each st
§  Sc, 2 sc in next st
§  Sc, sc, 2sc in next st
§  Sc, sc, sc, 2sc in next st
§  Sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc in next st
§  Now do 3 rounds of sc
§  Sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc in next st
§  Now do 2 rounds of sc
§  Sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc in next st
§  Sc around
§  Sc, sc, sc, invdec, then sc in last st
§  Sc, sc, invdec, sc in last st
§  Do 2 rounds of sc
§  Sc, invdec, sc in last st
§  Invdec around, sc in last st
§  2sc in each st
§  Sc, 2sc in next st
§  Sc around
§  Sc, sc, sc 2sc in next st
§  Sc,  sc, 2sc in next st
§  Sc around
§  Sc, sc, sc, sc, invdec, sc in last 4 st
§  Sc around
§  Sc around
§  Sc, sc, invdec
§  Sc, sc, invdec, sc in last 3st
§  Sc, invdec
§  Invdec x 9, then fo and weave in ends
Arms (make 2)
§  6sc in ring
§  2sc in each st
§  Do 2 rounds of sc
§  *Invdec, sc, sc* (repeat from *), invdec, sc
§  Invdec, sc, sc
§  Do 4 rounds of sc, then fo and leave a long tail.
Legs (make 2)
§  9sc in ring
§  2sc in each st
§  Sc around
§  Invedec x 7, sc, sc, sc, sc
§  Sc, sc, invdec, invdec, sc, sc, sc
§   Do 5 rounds of sc
§  Invdec, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, fo leave a long tail.
Ears (Make 2)
  • Ch 5
  • Ch 1, turn, sc in 4 st across (Do this round 4 times)
  • Ch 1, invdec, invdec
  • Ch 1, turn, sc, sc (Do this round twice)
  • Fo, then insert your hook anywhere on the ear, pull up yarn and sc around the entire ear to give it a nice clean look.
The feet get really narrow so I suggest that you stuff the foot part as you work, or you might have to use a hook or chopstick to push the fibre stuffing down.Now you use a needle and sew the limbs and ears on the body. And that's it!
And being a fellow crafter you know how hard we work to create our little wonderful crochet goodies, so please do not post this pattern anywhere else. Feel free to share the link and make as many Aliens as you wish....but please give proper credit.

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*Special Note*
Being a fellow crafter you know how hard we work to make our creations... so please remember to share the love and give proper credit if posting your creations elsewhere made from my pattern and link back. Please do not post my patterns anywhere without my permission, but feel free to share my link. Make as many items as you wish for personal gifts or charitites. Just click on the "Contact Me" tab at the top of the page and send me an email if you have any questions.Happy Hooking!

8 comments:

  1. OMG that is so freaking cute! I am so going to make a pink one... and your new banner is awesome too! 5 Stars!

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  2. Hi,
    I think Frita is sooooo cute!
    Do you have a printable version of her?
    Love to hear from you.
    Happy crafting!

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  3. Hello Erika,
    Thanks for the sweet comment :)

    So sorry but at the moment I don't have a printable version. I am really busy with orders and personal family matters at the moment but this is something I might try to make available for all my patterns in the future :)

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  4. Hi, I found your blog with this really cute fellow and started making one as our 'house troll'. I am not yet finished but are you sure your pattern is correct? I followed your instructions but my alien looks quite different. The head is way smaller than the body. It would be very helpful if you could note the number of stiches you should have after every step. Sadly I had no way of checking where I went wrong... But still: I love this little dude!

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  5. Hi, I found your blog with this really cute fellow and started making one as our 'house troll'. I am not yet finished but are you sure your pattern is correct? I followed your instructions but my alien looks quite different. The head is way smaller than the body. It would be very helpful if you could note the number of stiches you should have after every step. Sadly I had no way of checking where I went wrong... But still: I love this little dude!

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    1. Hello!

      I am happy that you like your little house troll :)

      Sorry I am not sure why he didn't turn out right....this is one of my older patterns. I will have another look at it! Thanks for letting me know :)

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  6. @SteinFussel:
    your head is smaller than the body?
    my alien is the other way round, the body is smaller than the head ;-)
    (the pattern starts with the head, doesn't it? ^^)
    but I'm not finished as well ^^

    I was wondering about the pattern, when it sais:
    "§ Now do 3 rounds of sc
    § Sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc in next st
    § Now do 2 rounds of sc"
    does that mean the same like 6 rounds of sc?

    perhaps, my english is just too bad so I just understand it wrong... ;-)

    Caddy

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    1. Hello,

      Yes the pattern starts with the head :)

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