New Tutorial on YouTube

I started the year with a crochet tutorial that was highly requested on my YouTube, a little Jin doll in RJ costume. This is the last doll of the Bangtan series I started at the beginning of last year. Initially, I was going to make all of them in their animal emoji costume but after doing a poll a majority voted for RJ instead of the hamster emoji.

The tutorial is very easy, you just need basic knowledge of crochet stitches such as single crochet, increase and decrease. It is best to use the same yarn for all the pieces or the proportions might not fit (especially for the head and hoodie). I hope you will enjoy this pattern and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me!

Happy crocheting!

Finishing the year with a TaeTae doll

This is “Nom Nom TaeTae”, a fan art project I made to finish the year with a smile. It’s the first time I try to crochet a doll in a sitting position that doesn’t require sewing. I seamlessly did the rounds on the legs and body by increasing at the front and decreasing in the back. I added wires inside the body to help keep it bent as well.

The cupcake was the easiest part, I improvised completely but I really would like to remake one to write the pattern. This project only took me 4 days, including the doll. I think I want to practice more on poses this year, I have a lot of projects coming up so I might take that opportunity to improve my techniques as well.

I also want to take that opportunity to wish you all a happy new year, and that 2022 will bring you good health and happiness!

December projects

I was supposed to take a break for the holidays but instead, I took on more than I usually do during the rest of the year. So here is what I have been doing this month.

Butter Holiday Mix Version: I couldn’t resist crocheting a holiday version of the Butter Shaped Heart I had made after BTS released their single. I used the same pattern but added eyes and a felted nose on top. If you are interested in crocheting one I have the original tutorial available on my YouTube channel.

Jeon Bam: I fell in love with Bam after watching the second season of The Soop. That dog is so cute and I always wanted to try to do realistic versions of animals. I had crocheted plushies in the past but nothing as challenging as this one. To help me with this project I purchased a pattern by CrochetMiniPets that helped me learn the techniques. I modified it to my liking, the head is completely improvised.

Hobi taking a ride on Bam

Long Hair Jiminie: this is a doll I had not planned to make until Jimin posted a selfie with hair extensions. I was looking for ideas to do a Christmas giveaway on Twitter and that look really won me over. I crocheted a really small version of it, I called it Pocket Jiminie and it is the smalles doll I ever made. I used yarn for the hair that I brushed and flatten with an iron. This little Jiminie is going to a new home very soon!

I will make another post for my last project of the year, my Nom Nom TaeTae. Stay tuned for a new post soon!

A Winter Bear for Christmas

I was supposed to a break for the holidays but I ended up with more projects than any other month! I just get bored when I don’t crochet, and there are so many things that inspire me that it is impossible to pass up on all these ideas.

I recently crocheted a doll for someone who went through some bad time and needed something to make her heart feel better. Her bias is Taehyung, so I made her a TaeTae in a winter bear costume with blue hair and a cozy scarf. I really enjoyed making it for her, and I love the pattern so much that I think I am going to make it available on ETSY after the end of the year. I took a photo before sending it away, I hope that it will give her a little comfort and make her look forward to better days ahead.

It’s always hard to part with things I create because I get attached to them, but I know it’s going to a good home. I can always crochet another one for myself after all!

Super Tuna Fish – Free Pattern

The fish I made that was inspired by Jin’s Super Tuna song is now available as a free pattern. It’s my Christmas gift to all of you for being so kind and supportive of my craft. I really enjoyed crocheting it and I hope that you will like it too. I tried to make my instructions very clear with lots of photos, but if you have any issues along the way please do not hesitate to ask me!

You can download the PDF file here:

I wish you a Merry Christmas and… Happy crocheting! Please, leave me some feedback in the comment if you try this pattern.

For more patterns, go to my ETSY shop The Lofty Loop

Squid Game Jin and Super Tuna

I went to the BTS concert at Sofi on Sunday. I had such a blast that I decided to crochet something to keep as memorabilia of those good times. I had several ideas but Jin’s appearance with his Squid Game pigtails won me over, so as soon as I came home I gathered all the yarn I needed to get started. It took me 5 days to complete it, but I am glad it kept me busy because it kept me away from PCD (Post Concert Depression) lol. I think it turned out really cute!

But I wasn’t about to stop there. Just when I was about to resume my regular activities Super Tuna came out. It gave me the idea to create a fish pattern which I will make available on ETSY. It’s my first time making a fish, I don’t know why I never thought about it before!

So now that I have a Tuna fish and a Squid Game version of Jin, it’s only natural that I would pair them together as a set. Here is Seokjinnie the Super Tuna Rider and his pet.

Now I just need to edit the pattern I have written for the fish. I will upload and post about it when it is available on ETSY. Happy crocheting!

Bulletproof Bangtan Santa

Sometimes ideas cross my mind and I can’t get them out of my head until I try them out. I was thinking about things to crochet during the holiday season. I made all kinds of ornaments in the past, Santas, reindeers, but I was looking for something out of the box. That’s how Bulletproof Bangtan Santa came to life, one with a black bulletproof outfit reminiscent of BTS’s debut era.

I used a mix of acrylic and Apalca yarn to make the beard. It made it easier to brush and took less time to finish than regular acrylic. His little vest is a print transfer I printed on fabric and glued on his shirt. I think he turned out really cute!

Now, if he only could grant me all my wishes, I have a huge list! LOL.

BTS/ARMY Inspired Ornaments

Last year I had created a video tutorial to make little Christmas socks ornaments inspired by BTS and ARMY. This year I decided to add two more projects: a light stick and a purple heart. They can be used on the Christmas tree or as a keychain for your bag.

LIGHTSTICK TUTORIAL:

PURPLE HEART TUTORIAL:

SOCKS ORNAMENTS:

Hope you will enjoy these tutorials. Happy crocheting!

Serendipity Jimin

Serendipity is one of my favorite songs by Jimin of BTS. I love the music video and I always wanted to crochet a doll version with a yellow blanket. I recently have been trying new techniques on my dolls, and this time I wanted to play around with the eyes. I thought this doll would be a great opportunity to try something new.

I found an eye template that I liked online and printed it on transfer paper. I ironed the eyes on white fabric and cut them out, then glued them on the head. I really liked the result, especially on the first try. I think next time I want to add some colors to give it more dimension, but I think it turned out really cute 🙂

Squid Game Guard Tutorial

I created a pattern to make a Squid Game Guard tutorial that I uploaded on Youtube if you are interested. It is a small version of the previous doll I made and easier to crochet. I picked the square guard this time, but you can choose any rank you want for yours. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial. Also, he is harmless!

Happy crocheting!