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I had promised that I would upload more free patterns this year, so here is one to make a really cute little airplane.

The plane is about 4 inch long, crocheted with Caron Simply Soft yarn and a 2.75mm hook. I recommend this yarn or similar because the thread is a bit thinner even though it is a medium/4 worsted yarn. If you use another brand it’s fine, the plane will just turn out a little larger.

airplane pattern

AIRPLANE PATTERN

Materials:
1 medium/4 worsted yarn – blue (Caron Simply Soft)
2.75mm crochet hook
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Felt, red and black
Glue gun, or fabric glue

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
rnd = round
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = dec
rnd = round

Note:
This ornament is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds. The size is approx. 4 inch long.

Body of plane (starts at tail):
With blue yarn, make a ch. of 4 st.
Rnd 1: 2 sc, inc, turn to the to the other side of the chain, 1 sc, inc (7)
Rnd 2: inc, 1 sc, inc 2 times, 3 sc (10)
Rnd 3: inc, 3 sc, inc 3 times, 2 sc, inc (15)
Rnd 4 to 5: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 6: dec 2 times, 11 sc (13)
Rnd 7: dec 2 times, 7 sc, dec (10)
Rnd 8: dec, 6 sc, dec (8)
Rnd 9: [1 sc, inc] 4 times (12)
Rnd 10: [2sc, inc] 4 times (16)
Rnd 11: inc 4 times, 12 sc (20)
Start stuffing, and continue a long the way
Rnd 12 to 23: sc in each st around (20)
Rnd 24: [2 sc, dec] 5 times (15)
Rnd 25: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Rnd 26: dec 5 times (5)
Fasten off. Embroider the thread in the stitches of the last row to close the hole.

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Wings (Make 2):
With blue yarn, start with a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 4 to 9: sc in each st around (15)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff them but not too much, you want the wings to remain flat, and not round.

wings of plane

Sewing the wings:
Position the wings on each side of the plane and pin them with needles. Sew around using the stitches of the wing and plane to attach them together. Weave in loose end.

how to sew wings

Insert the needle in one of the stitches of the plane, then in one of the stitches of the wings. Continue all the way around. Make sure that both wings are leveled.

Propellers:
Cut two piece of red felt in the shape of propellers, about 1 inch long. Cut a circle in black felt. Glue the propellers first to the front of the plane, then the circle on top of them.

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Voila! your little airplane is ready to take off. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments box below.

I don’t know about you but it’s already summer in my part of the world. It’s only a few weeks away from summer anyway, and to celebrate my favorite season of the year, I decided to post a pattern to make a cute 3d sun that you can use as a decoration, or warm up your days if summer has not arrived in your neck of the woods yet. The kids will love it!

A cute little sun crochet project

A cute little sun crochet project

You will need:
– Orange or yellow yarn (I used red heart/super saver solids)
– 4mm/G crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Fiberfill for stuffing
– Iron spray starch
– Googly eyes

Abbreviations:
rnd = round
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
BLO = back loop only
ch = chain
hc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble

PATTERN

Ball:
– With orange yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
Rnd 6 to 7: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 8: BLO, sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 9: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 10: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 11: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
– Start stuffing, and continue along the way
Rnd 12: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 13: dec 6 times (6)
– Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the remaining thread in the stitches to close the hole.

row 5 in back loops only

Row 8 in back loops only

Front and side view of the ball.

Front and side view of the ball.

Sun Rays:
With orange yarn, ch 8
*1 sc in second st from chain, 2 hdc in next 2, 2 hc in next 2, Tr in next 2. ch. 8, continue from * until you get 10 triangles on the chain. Do not fasten off
ch 1, 3 sc in edge of each triangle (30 sc). Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

the triangles are worked continuously

The triangles are worked continuously

the edge is made by working 3 sc in each triangle

the edge is made by working 3 sc in each triangle

Use some iron spray starch to uncurl the triangles. Once dry, you can sew them around the ball using the front stitches of both parts. weave in loose ends.

Sew around using front  loop only.

Sew around using front loop only.

Glue the googly eyes. and embroider the mouth with some brow yarn or embroidery thread.

Voila! You can use a hook or attach a piece of yarn on top to hang it. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you find any errors don’t hesitate to let me know!

Happy crocheting!

Last month I had published a post about  heart ornaments I had crocheted for a friend of mine. I had made a promise that I would publish the pattern on my blog by the time Valentine’s day would be just around the corner, so here it is, my Valentine’s Heart pattern. It is very easy and  as usual, doesn’t take long to make. Enjoy!

Amigurumi Heart - Valentine's day pattern

Amigurumi Heart – Valentine’s day freebie

The heart is about 3 1/2 inches. It is decorated with a ribbon and a rose, but it can be used as a base for any kind of decoration.

You will need:
– Pink yarn (I recommend Caron Simply Soft, or similar)
– 2.75mm hook
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Yarn needle
– Pink ribbon
– Fabric red rose (I found mine at JoAnn, it comes in a package with different colors)
– Glue gun, or fabric glue

abbreviations:
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
st st = slip stich

THE PATTERN

Buns, (make 2):
With pink yarn or color of your choice, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 5 times (20)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 5 times (25)
Rnd 6 to 7: sc in each st around (25)
Do not cut the thread  from the yarn when you finish the second bun, you will slip stitch with the first bun.

The two buns for the heart

The two buns for the heart

Body:
Attach the two buns together with 4 sl st. The row start at the next stitch.

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Rnd 1: sc in each st around (42)
Put a stitch marker at last stitch to mark the end of the row.
Rnd 2: 7 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 14 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 9 sc (38)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around (38)
Rnd 4: 6 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 13 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 7 sc (34)
Rnd 5: sc in each st around (34)
Rnd 6: 6 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 11 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 5 sc (30)
Rnd 7: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 8: 6 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec (25)
Start stuffing, and continue along the way.
Rnd 9: [3 sc, dec] 5 times (20)
rnd 10: sc in each st around (20)
Rnd 11: [2 sc, dec] 5 times (15)
Rnd 12: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 13: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Rnd 14: dec 5 times (5)
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. With a yarn needle, close the hole by inserting the thread in the remaining stitches.

The heart

The naked heart

Decor:
– Option 1: Cut a piece of pink ribbon, make a bow and glue to the heart.
– Option 2: Insert the ribbon between to stitches of the heart using a yarn needle, then make the bow.
– Glue the flower on the ribbon.

valentine's day heart, by Miss Dolkapots

This is a very cute gift for your loved ones!

Voila! I hope you enjoyed this pattern, let me know if you have any questions, or if you like this pattern. My next post will be about different ideas to decorate a heart, using the same pattern.

Happy crocheting!


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