Monday, May 18, 2015

Micro Sheldon Pattern

Abbreviations
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
inc-increase
dec-decrease
fo-fasten off

Finished Size
2.5 inches

Supplies
DMC embroidery thread in the following colors: 
Skin #945 (you will need a few skeins of the skin colour)
Red (Flash shirt) #666
Green (Green Lantern Shirt) #700
Brown (Pants) #632
White #3865
Brown (Hair) #838
Yellow #444
Black #310
**Do not separate the thread, use the whole strand throughout the entire pattern for every color**
1mm crochet hook
Small amount of stuffing
Scissors
Needle
Head and Body
Rd1: Starting at the top of your dolls head with skin thread sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd4: [Sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)
Rd5: [Sc x 5, inc] x 4 (28)
Rd6-7: Sc x 28 (28)
Rd8: Sc x 2, [sc x 4, dec] x 4, sc x 2 (24)
Rd9-10: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd11: Dec x 12, from this point on stuff your doll firmly as you are working (12)
Rd12: Dec x 6 (6)
Rd13: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd14: Change to red (or green if you are making a Green Lantern shirt) [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd15-18: Sc x 18 (18)
Rd19: Sc in front loop x 18, fo (18)

Pants
Rd1: Roll up your shirt to Rd19 where you single crocheted in the front loops. In the area where you fastened off in the last round of your shirt, insert your hook into the back loop and with brown thread sc x 18 around (18)
Rd2: [Sc x 8, inc] x 2 (20)
Rd3: Sc x 20 (20)
Rd4: Sc x 2, skip 10 stitches, sc x 8 (10)
Rd5-9: Sc x 10 (10)
Row10: Sc x 4, switch to black thread and sc x 3 (7)
Row11-12: Turn, ch, sc x 2, place a stitch marker in the last stitch in Row12 (2)
Rd13: Sc x 15 around the entire piece to the stitch before the stitch marker (15)
Rd14: Sc x 16, fo (16)
Second Pant Leg
Rd1: With the back of your doll facing you insert your hook into the first stitch to the left of your first leg and with brown thread sc x 10 around (10)
Rd2-5: Sc x 10 (10)
Row6: Sc x 8, switch to black thread and sc x 3 (11)
Row7-8: Turn, ch, sc x 2, place a stitch marker in the last stitch in Row8 (2)
Rd9: Sc x 15 around the entire piece to the stitch before the stitch marker (15)
Rd10: Sc x 16, fo (16)

Sole Of Foot (Make 2)
Row1: With black thread ch x 3 (3)
Row2: Turn, sc x 2 (2)
Row3-6: Turn, ch, sc x 2, fo at the end of Row6 (2)

Arm (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your dolls arm with skin thread sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2-4: Sc x 5 (5)
Rd5: Switch to red thread (or green if you are making a Green Lantern shirt) sc x 5, fo (5)

Patch For The Shirt
Rd1: With white thread sc x 5 in an adjustable ring, fo (5)

Ear (Make 2)
Rd1: With skin thread sc x 4 in an adjustable ring, fo (5)
Assembly
Stuff your doll firmly. Sew the soles onto your dolls feet. Embroider the symbol onto your patch, and sew the patch onto your doll. You can also use a bit of hot glue to attach the patch. Sew the arms and ears onto your doll. Sew on hair and eyebrows. Then I tied little knots to make the eyes. And sew on a mouth. And that's it you're done, now you have your own micro Sheldon! 

Feel free to sell finished items that you make using my patterns. But please do not distribute my patterns without my permission. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Easter Eggs and Basket


Abbreviations
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
inc-increase
dec-decrease
fo-fasten off

Supplies
Cross stitching thread (I used DMC thread, and please note that I used two skeins of the dark brown to create the basket)
1mm crochet hook
Small amount of stuffing
Scissors
Needle

Egg
Rd1:Starting at the bottom of your egg with the color of your choosing for your egg sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2:Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3-5:Sc x 12 (12)
Rd6:[Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd7:Sc x 18 (18)
Rd8:[Sc, dec] x 6 (12)
Rd9-10:Sc x 12 (12)
Rd11:Stuff egg as you decrease close, dec x 6 (6)
Rd12:Dec x 3, fo (3)

Basket
Rd1:Starting in the middle of the bottom of your basket sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2:Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3:[Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd4:[Sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)
Rd5:[Sc x 3, inc] x 6 (30)
Rd6:[Sc x 2, inc] x 10 (40)
Rd7:[Sc x 3, inc] x 10 (50)
Rd8:[Sc x 4, inc] x 10 (60)
Rd9:[Sc x 5, inc] x 10 (70)
Rd10:[Sc x 8 in back loop, dec in back loop] x 7 (62)
Rd11:Hdc x 62 (62)
Rd12:Dc x 2, [dc x 8, dec] x 6 (56)
Rd13: Switch to tan thread and hdc x 56 (56)
Rd14:Switch to cream thread and hdc x 56 (56)
Rd15:Change to brown thread and hdc x 56, fo (56)
Handle
Row1:With brown thread ch x 21(21)
Row2: Turn, hdc x 20, fo (20)

Assembly
Weave in ends. Now decorate your eggs by sewing on little polka dots or stripes! And sew the handle onto your basket. Cut little pieces of green thread for grass, and you're done!
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Dishcloth Pattern

This is a easy quick pattern, I whipped up a few while watching a movie. Also great for beginners once they master the popcorn stitch. The one end of the dishcloth has little bumps, perfect for scrubbing your dishes.

Abbreviations
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
pc-popcorn stitch 
fo-fasten off

Supplies
4.5mm crochet hook
One skein of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarm (50g)

Pattern
Row1: Ch x 27 (27)
Row2: Turn, sc x 26 (26)
Row3: Turn, ch, sc x 26 (26)
Row4: Turn, ch, [sc x 2, pc] x 8, sc x 2 (26)
Row5: Turn, ch, sc x 26 (26)
Row6: Turn, ch, sc x 4, pc, [sc x 2, pc] x 6. sc x 3 (26)
Row7: Turn, ch, sc x 26 (26)
Row8: Turn, ch, [sc x 2, pc] x 8, sc x 2 (26)
Row9-25: Turn, ch, sc x 26 (26)
Rd26: Do not turn, sc around the entire piece x 100, fo (100)

Feel free to sell finished items that you make using my patterns. But please do not distribute my patterns without my permission. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cute Critter Crochet by Maki Oomaci

The wonderful folks over at All Free Crochet asked me to review this adorable Amigurumi Book, Cute Critter Crochet by Maki Oomaci. 
As soon as I opened the book I noticed first that it offers charts for all of the patterns, which I find cool! And the variety of patterns in this book is great, there is something for every animal lover in this book! Here, I snapped a few photos just to give you a glimpse inside ...


Sweet Smiley Caterpillars..
An adorable Alpaca..
And look at this cute little Panda! 
To read my full review visit All Free Crochet here! And All Free Crochet is giving away a copy, to enter head on over to their site here

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Duck Pattern

Supplies
2mm Crochet Hook (only use this hook where it is noted in the pattern)
2.5mm Crochet Hook
Cotton yarn in yellow, pink and purple. Green, black and pink crochet thread. Orange acrylic yarn
7.5mm Safety Eyes
Polyester Stuffing
Scissors
Needle

Abbreviations
Ch-Chain
Sc-Single Crochet
Inc-Increase
Dec-Decrease
Hdc-Half Double Crochet
Fo- Fasten Off

Finished Size
6.5 inches

Head and Body
Rd1:Starting at the top of your duck's head with yellow cotton yarn sc x 7 in an adjustable ring (7)
Rd2: Inc x 7 (14)
Rd3: Sc x 14 (14)
Rd4: [Sc, inc] x 7 (21)
Rd5: [Sc, inc] x 10, sc (31)
Rd6-8: Sc x 31 (31)
Rd9: [Sc x 3, inc] x 7, sc x 3 (38)
Rd10: You will be marking in this round where to place your safety eyes. Sc x 18, place a stitch marker or tie a piece of scrap yarn in the last stitch you just did, sc x 6, place a stitch marker or tie a piece of scrap yarn in the last stitch you just did, sc x 14 (38)
Rd11: Sc x 38 (38)
Rd12: Sc x 9, dec x 2, sc x 16, dec x 2, sc x 5 (34)
Rd13-18:Sc x 34, now place your safety eyes in the stitches that you marked between Rd10 and Rd11 (34)
Rd19: Dec x 17, stuff your duck firmly as you are working (17)
Rd20: [Sc x 2, dec] x 4, sc (13)
Rd21: Inc x 13 (26)
Rd22: Sc 12, inc x 6, sc x 8 (32)
Rd23-28: Sc x 32 (32)
Rd29: [Sc x 4, inc] x 6, sc x 2 (38)
Rd30: Sc x 38 (38)
Rd31: Dec x 19 (19)
Rd32: Sc, dec x 9 (10)
Rd33: Dec x 5 (5)
Rd34: Dec x 2, sc, fo (3)
Wing (Make 2)
Row1: Starting at the top of the wing with yellow cotton yarn ch x 5 (5)
Row2: Turn, sc x 4 (4)
Row3-4: Turn, ch, sc x 4 (4)
Row5: Turn, ch, dec x 2 (2)
Row6: Turn, ch, dec (1)
Rd7: Do not turn, sc around the entire piece then fo
Leg and Webbed Foot (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the top of the leg with orange acrylic yarn ch x 6 and join (6)
Rd2-7: Sc x 6 (6)
Row8: Turn, ch, sc x 2 (2)
Row9: Turn, ch, inc x 2 (4)
Row10: Turn, ch, inc x 4 (8)
Row11-12: Turn, ch, sc x 8 (8)
Rd13: Turn, ch, now sc around the entire piece x 25, fo (25)
Bottom of Webbed Foot (Make 2)
Row1: With orange acryclic yarn sc x 3 (3)
Row2: Turn, sc x 2 (2)
Row3: Turn, ch, sc x 2 (2)
Row4: Turn, ch, inc x 2 (4)
Row5-8: Turn, ch, sc x 8, fo at the end of Row8 (8)

Upper Beak
Row1: With orange acrylic yarn ch x 5 (5)
Row2: Turn, sc x 4 (4)
Row3: Do not turn, work down opposite side of work and sc x 4 (4)
Rd4: Sc x 8 (8)
Rd5: Inc x 2, sc x 2, inc x 2. sc x 2, fo (12)

Lower Beak 
Row1: With orange acrylic yarn ch x 5 (5)
Row2: Turn, sc x 4 (4)
Row3: Do not turn, work down opposite side of work and sc x 4 (4)
Rd4: Sc x 8 (8)

Bow
Row1: With a 2mm crochet hook and pink crochet thread ch x 6 (6)
Row2: Turn, sc x 5 (5)
Row3-6: Turn, ch, sc x 5  (5)
Rd7: Do not turn, sc around the entire piece, fo

Bonnet
Row1: Starting at the back of the hat with pink cotton yarn ch x 20 (20)
Row2: Turn, sc x 19 (19)
Row3: Do not turn, sc x 19 down the opposite side (19)
Row4-11: Turn, ch, hdc x 38 (38)
Rd12: Turn, ch, sc around the entire piece and fo

Strap
Insert your hook into one of the corners on the hat, pull up pink yarn and ch x 20, fo. Then repeat for the second corner.

Trim On The Bonnet
Row1: Work this entire Row behind the posts. Insert your hook behind the first post on the outside of your hat in the right corner. If you are using crochet thread use a 2mm crochet hook [Sc then ch x 3 and lastly sc all in the same stitch, skip stitch] x 19, fo (95)
To add another line of ruffles on your bonnet repeat the line above.

Assembly
Make sure your duck is stuffed firmly, weave in end. Sew the bottom of your webbed feet onto your legs. Then stuff the legs firmly from the top, and sew them onto your duck. Sew on the upper and lower beak onto your duck. Sew on eyebrows. Take about 5 strips of yellow yarn and use the loop method and add them on the top of your ducks head. And if you would like the hair fuzzy you can brush the yarn with a wire brush. Sew the bow onto your duck in front of her hair. Then sew on the wings. Weave in all ends and trim them.

Feel free to sell finished items that you make using my patterns. But please do not distribute my patterns without my permission. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Moose Pattern

Supplies
2.75mm Crochet Hook
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Brown, Black and White
8mm Safety Eyes
Polyester Stuffing
Scissors
Needle

Abbreviations
Ch-Chain
Sc-Single Crochet
Inc-Increase
Dec-Decrease
Fo- Fasten Off

Finished Size
13 inches

Head
Rd1: Starting in the middle of the nose with brown yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: Inc x 12 (24)
Rd4: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd5: [Sc x 3, inc] x 6 (30)
Rd6-8: Sc x 30 (30)
Rd9: Inc x 6, sc x 24 (36)
Rd10: Sc x 2, place a stitch marker in the last stitch you just did, sc x 10, place a stitch marker in the last stitch you just did, sc x 24 (36)
Rd11: Sc x 2, inc x 3, sc x 2, inc x 3, sc x 26 (42)
Rd12-19: Sc x 42 (42)
Rd20: Insert your safety eyes between Rd10 and Rd11 where you placed the stitch markers, sc x 42 (42)
Rd21: Stuff your head as you are working from this point on, dec x 21 (21)
Rd22: Sc, dec x 10 (11)
Rd23: Sc, dec x 5 (6)
Rd24: Dec x 3, fo (3)

Body
Rd1: Starting at the front of your body with brown yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: Inc x 12 (24)
Rd4: Sc x 24 (24)
Rd5: Inc x 6, sc x 18 (30)
Rd6: Inc x 8, sc x 22 (38)
Rd7-16: Sc x 38 (38)
Rd17: Sc x 6, dec x 4, sc x 24 (34)
Rd18-23: Sc x 34 (34)
Rd24: Sc x 9, dec, sc x 23 (33)
Rd25-32: Sc x 33 (33)
Rd33: Sc, dec x 16 (17)
Rd34: Sc, dec x 8 (9)
Rd35: Stuff your work firmly, dec x 4, sc (5)
Rd36: Sc, dec x 2, fo (3)

Ear (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the tip of your ear with brown yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2-4: Sc x 6 (6)
Rd5: [Sc, inc] x 3 (9)
Rd6: Sc x 9 (9)
Rd7: [Sc, inc] x 4, sc (13)
Rd8-13: Sc x 13, fo at the end of Rd13 (13)
Leg (Make 4)
Rd1: Starting at the top of the leg with brown yarn ch x 10, join (10)
Rd2-13: Sc x 10 (10)
Rd14: Inc x 10 (20)
Rd15: Sc x 20 (20)
Rd16: Dec x 10 (10)
Rd17: [Sc x 3, dec] x 2 (8)
Rd18-25: Sc x 8 (8)
Rd26: [Sc x 3, inc] x 2 (10)
Rd27-29: Sc x 10 (10)
Rd30: [Sc x 2, inc] x 3, sc (13)
Rd31-32: Sc x 13 (13)
Rd33: Change to black and sc x 13 (13)
Rd34: Sc x 13, fo (13)

Bottom Of Leg (Make 4)
Rd1: With black yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6, fo (12)

Hoove (Make 8)
Rd1: With black yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2-4: Sc x 5, fo at the end of Rd4 (5)

Large Antler (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of the antler with white yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: [Sc, inc] x 3 (9)
Rd3-8: Sc x 9 (9)
Rd9: Dec x 3, inc x 3 (9)
Rd10: Dec x 2, sc x 5 (7)
Rd11: Sc x 7 (7)
Rd12: Dec, sc x 4, inc (7)
Rd13: Dec, inc x 3, dec (8)
Rd14: Dec, sc, inc x 3, sc x 2 (10)
Rd15: Sc x 10, stuff firmly (10)
Rd16: Dec x 5 (5)
Rd17: Dec x 2, sc, fo (3)

Small Antler (Make 4)
Rd1: Starting at the tip of the antler with white yarn sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2-5: Sc x 5, fo at the end of Rd5 (5)

Tail
Rd1: Starting at the tip of the tail with brown yarn sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2-4: Sc x 6 (6)
Rd5: [Sc, inc] x 3 (9)
Rd6: Sc x 9 (9)
Rd7: [Sc x 2, inc] x 3 (12)
Rd8-10: Sc x 12 (12)
Rd11: [Sc x 2, dec] x 3 , fo (9)

Assembly:
Sew your moose head onto the front of your body. Sew the small antlers onto the large antlers, then sew the antlers onto the head. Then sew the ears on, below the antlers. Sew the bottom of your legs onto your legs. Take two hooves and sew them on beside each other on the front of your leg, repeat for the other three legs. Stuff the legs and sew them onto your moose. Sew the tail on. Weave on all ends and trim them.

Feel free to sell finished items that you make using my patterns. But please do not distribute my patterns without my permission. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com

Frog Pattern

Supplies
2.75mm Crochet Hook
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Green
9mm Safety Eyes
Polyester Stuffing
Black Crochet Thread for the mouth
Scissors
Needle

Abbreviations
Ch-Chain
Sc-Single Crochet
Inc-Increase
Dec-Decrease
Fo- Fasten Off

Finished Size
10 inches

Head
Rd1: Starting at the top of your frog's head sc x 7 in an adjustable ring (7)
Rd2: Inc x 7 (14)
Rd3: Inc x 14 (28)
Rd4: Sc x 28 (28)
Rd5: Sc x 6, inc x 4, sc x 9, inc x 4, sc x 5 (36)
Rd6: Sc x 8, inc x 3, sc x 15, inc x 3, sc x 7 (42)
Rd7-8: Sc x 42 (42)
Rd9: Dec, sc x 10, inc, scx 5, dec, scx 3, dec, sc x 6, inc, sc x 10 (41)
Rd10: Sc x 10, inc, [sc x 5, dec] x 2, sc x 4, inc, sc x 6, dec, sc x 3 (40) 
Rd11: Sc x 40 (40)
Rd12: Sc x 8, inc x 2, sc x 17, inc x 2, sc x 11 (44)
Rd13: Sc x 44 (44)
Rd14: Sc x 10, inc x 3, sc x 17, inc x 3, sc x 11 (50)
Rd15: Sc x 50 (50)
Rd16: Sc x 10, inc x 3, sc x 23, inc x 3, sc x 11 (56)
Rd17-23: Sc x 56 (56)
Rd24: Dec x 28, stuff your frog as you are working from this point on (28)
Rd25: Dec x 14 (14)
Rd26: Dec x 7 (7)
Rd27: Dec x 3, sc (4)
Rd28: Dec x 2, fo (2)
Body
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your frog's body sc x 7 in an adjustable ring (7)
Rd2: Inc x 7 (14)
Rd3:[Sc, inc] x 7 (21)
Rd4-6: Sc x 21 (21)
Rd7: [Sc x 4, inc] x 4, sc (25)
Rd8-12: Sc x 25 (25)
Rd13: [Sc x 5, inc] x 4, sc (29)
Rd14-17: Sc x 29, fo at the end of Rd17 (29)

Eye (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the top of your eye sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)
Rd4-6: Sc x 18, leave a long tail and of at the end of Rd6 (18)

Arm (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your arm sc x 5 in an adjustable ring (5)
Rd2: [Sc, inc] x 2, sc (7)
Rd3-5: Sc x 7 (7)
Rd6: Dec, sc x 5 (6)
Rd7-11: Sc x 6, fo at the end of Rd11 (6)

Leg (Make 2)
Rd1: Starting at the bottom of your frog's foot sc x 6 in an adjustable ring (6)
Rd2: Inc x 6 (12)
Rd3-5: Sc x 12 (12)
Rd6: [Sc x 2, dec] x 3 (9)
Rd7: [Sc x 2, dec] x 2, sc (7)
Rd8-19: Sc x 7 (7)
Rd20: Inc x 7 (14)
Rd21: Sc x 14 (14)
Rd22: Dec x 7 (7)
Rd23: Dec, sc x 5 (6)
Rd24-31: Sc x 6, leave a long tail and fo at the end of Rd31 (6)
Assembly:
Make sure your frog's body is stuffed firmly, sew closed and weave in ends. Stuff legs and arms and sew them onto your frog's body. Insert your safety eyes in any stitch in the fourth row down from the top of your eye. Stuff the eye and then sew it onto your frog four rows down from the top of your head, and sew the second eye on 14 stitches apart. Embroider on a little mouth. And weave in all ends and trim them.

Feel free to sell finished items that you make using my patterns. But please do not distribute my patterns without my permission. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amidorablecrochet@gmail.com