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I recently made little pandas and bears ornaments inspired by a pattern by All About Ami  that I found on Pinterest. I wanted mine to be smaller so I changed the pattern for the body and scarf. I also used a different size hook, and a different brand of yarn. Credit goes to Stephanie for creating this pattern.

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To make these bears I used regular acrylic yarn, a 2.75mm hook, some felt and fiberfill for stuffing. I glued googly eyes but you can opt for plastic safety eyes or embroidery (I always recommend embroidery for small children).

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I started round 1 to 5 like her pattern, then continued with:
Rnd 6 to 11: sc in each st around (30)
Change color to black for the panda
Rnd 12 to 13: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 14: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 15: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 16: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 17: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off

For the scarf, I made a row of 55 stitches, and 1 row of half double crochet. I followed the original instructions for the ears.

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To finish, I glued a little black pom-pom to make the nose. I think they turned out really cute! I love both versions of the ornaments, you can try both if you want to make small ones and larger ones. You can also check out all the cool free patterns she has on her blog, All About Ami.

Happy crocheting!

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The holidays season is right around the corner, and Christmas craft projects as well! I started crocheting all kind of ornaments this month to hang on the tree, and one of them is a cute little snowman wearing a scarf and ear muffs. Since it is a very simple project that doesn’t take long to make, I thought other crocheteers would be interested in the pattern. You can make one in one hour, and end up decorating your tree with lots of snowmen.

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For this project you will need:
– white yarn
– blue yarn
– burgundy yarn (scraps)
– burgundy red pom-poms, 1 inch
– black pom-poms, 1/2 inch
– fiberfill for stuffing
– orange felt
– googly eyes, 5mm
– glue gun or fabric glue
– yarn needle

Abbreviations:
– rnd = round
– sc = single crochet
– inc = increase
– dec = decrease

The snowmen is worked in spirals without joining the round. The final size is about 3 inch tall, depending on the kind of yarn you use. I recommend to crochet with a 2.75mm hook, but you can use any size you feel comfortable with (if you use a larger hook, your snowman will be larger).

Body:
With white 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 13: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 14: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Start stuffing, and continue along the way
Rnd 15: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 16: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 17: dec 6 times (6)

Fasten off, and leave long tail for sewing. Close the hole by embroidering your yarn into a loop in all your stitches. Pull the thread to close the hole, and hide the remaining thread in the stitches of the body.

Scarf:
With blue yarn, ch 55
Row 1: in 2nd ch from hook, 53 hdc

Fasten off, hide the remaining thread by embroidering them in the stitches.

Now comes the fun part’s all about glue!

With a glue glun, wrap the scarf around the body.

Glue the googly eyes right above the scarf.

Cut a small rectangle in orange felt, about half an inch, and glue as you roll it. Pour a little bit of glue on one of the extremities and glue the nose between the eyes.

Now you can make the earmuffs: With burgundy color yarn, ch 14, fasten off. (depending on your yarn you might need to make a little less or more. Check that it is long enough to fit from one ear to the other. Glue it from one side to the other on top of the head, be careful to not pour too much, just little dots along the way will be enough. Hide the remaining threads inside the body using a yarn needle. Now you can glue the large pom-poms on each side.

Glue two small black pom-poms under the scarf to make buttons on the belly.

Last, the hook: cut a piece of thread in white yarn, and insert it on top of the head, then make a double knot. You can hide the knot inside the body by moving the thread (I used a yarn needle to push it in)

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Your snowman is finished! You can choose different colors for the scarf, muffs and buttons to make several of them. I hope you enjoyed this little pattern, I will have more ornaments tutorials coming up in the next two weeks.

Happy crocheting!

I love owls, they are cute but mystical creatures. Since it’s almost time for Holidays season, I decided to make a little Christmas owl. It’s really cute, I took some photos to show it off to the world.

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Its size is about 5 inch tall, crocheted with a 2.75mm hook. I like to use small hooks for my plushes to get a very tight stitch. The fiberfill won’t show through the holes using a smaller hook.

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I used felt to make the contour of the eyes, the feet, and the beak. I used a glue gun to attach these pieces, I like it better than fabric glue even if it can get very messy.

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Here is a side view of Mr Owl, I think he is very proud! His little wings are sewed to the side, but I glued the hat on the head, I didn’t want any white thread to show on the head, it looks cleaner this way.

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Another view from the back. His hat is folded in two and glued to the bottom. I added a pom-pom because there is no Christmas hat without a pom-pom!

Voila! My little Christmas owl is really excited about celebrating the Christmas season, he is a great addition to Holidays decor, don’t you think?

Jingle, jingle, jingle! Here comes the second Christmas pattern of the season, a cute little penguin to decorate your tree. Like the snowman crochet pattern, it is very easy to make, perfect for beginners.

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This little penguin is about 2.5 inch, crocheted in rounds without joining the rounds. Let’s start with the materials you will need for this project:

– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – black
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – blue
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – white
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– 1 pair of 0.2 inch goggly eyes
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Stitch marker
– Yarn needle
– Felt, orange and white
– 0.4 inch acrylic pompom, white
– Small red ribbon
– Embroidery thread, blue
– Glue gun, or fabric glue

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

THE PATTERN

Body:
With black yarn, 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: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 5 times (20)
Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] 5 times (25)
Rnd 7 to 12: sc in each st around (25)
Rnd 13: [3 sc, dec] 5 times (20)
Start stuffing, and continue along the way
Rnd 14: [2 sc, dec] 5 times (15)
Rnd 15: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Rnd 16: dec 5 times (5)
Fasten off. Embroider the thread in the stitches of the last row to close the hole.

Front of the body:
Cut a piece of white felt in the shape shown below, and glue it to the front of the body.

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Wings (Make 2):
With black 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 to 6: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 7: [dec, 3 sc] 2 times (8)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff them, they will remain flat. Sew the wings on each side of the body with a thread needle. Weave in loose ends.

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Eyes, beak and feet:
Glue some goggly eyes on the face of the penguin. Cut a piece of orange felt in the shape of a triangle and glue it under the eyes. Cut two pieces of orange felt in the shapes of bird feet and glue them under the body.

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Beanie:
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 (10)
Change yarn to white
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Fasten off, and weave in the loose end in the stitches of the hat. Glue the pompom to the top of the hat. Pour some glue around the inside edge of the hat, and glue it to the head.

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Make a bow with a small size ribbon, and glue it in front of the penguin, underneath the beak.

Cut a piece of embroidery thread and insert it in the stitches of the hat, behind the pom-pom, Make a secure double knot, then hide the knot inside the hat.

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Voila! I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments. I will make sure to answer your replies as fast as I can. Next weel I will publish a pattern to make a little Santa ornament to add to your collection.

Happy crocheting!

It’s time to start some Christmas projects. This year I am going to publish several patterns to make ornaments. The first one is a snowman that will look really cute on your Christmas tree. Get your hooks and yarn ready!

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I used Caron Simply Soft to make the snowman, and a 2.75mm hook. The larger the hook, the bigger it will be. This one is about 4 inch tall, and it is crocheted in spirals without joining the rounds. I hope you will enjoy this pattern!

Materials:
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – white (Caron Simply Soft)
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – black (Caron Simply Soft)
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – red (Caron Simply Soft)
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– 1 pair of 0.2 inch goggly eyes
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Stitch marker
– Yarn needle
– Felt: green and orange
– Embroidery thread, black
– Glue gun, or fabric glue

Abbreviations:
rnd = round
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increase
dec = dec
rnd = round
BLO = back loops only
FLO = front loops only

THE PATTERN:

Head:
With white 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 to 9: sc in each st around (24)
Rnd 10: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 11: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 12: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off. Embroider the thread in the stitches of the last row to close the hole.

Body:
With white 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 10: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 11: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 12: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 13: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 14: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off. Embroider the thread in the stitches of the last row to close the hole.

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Hat:
With black 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)
Rbd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
*Rnd 5: 1 row of sc, BLO (24)
Rnd 6 to 8: sc in each st around (24)
*Rnd 9: [3 sc, inc] 6 times, FLO (30)
Rnd 10: [4 sc, inc] 6 times (36)
Fasten off, weave in the loose thread in the stitches of the hat.

*Each stitch has two loops. Insert your hook on the back one instead of both loops when you work on row 5 (BLO).

*Row 9 is worked with the front loops only (FLO).

Scarf:
With red yarn, 40 in ch.
Row 1: 39 hdc
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Assembly:
– Glue the head and body together. Glue the goggly eyes on the head.

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– Cut a rectangle in some orange felt, about 1 x 0.5 inch . Roll it and glue as you go. Glue between the eyes to make a nose.

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– Cut 2 circles in some green felt, and glue to the front of the body to make little buttons.

– Put a line of glue around the inner edge of the hat, and set on the head.

– Wrap the scarf around the neck and make a single knot.

– Cut some black embroidery thread to make a hook, and insert it in the stitches on top of the hat. Make a secure double knot, then hide the knot inside the hat.

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Voila! your little snowman is done. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section.

Just a short post to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Time to put down that crochet hook and enjoy the festivities 😉

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From Sonia and Zoey.. Miaaaou!

I found a really cool pattern to make a reindeer applique on Repeat Crafter Me. It’s so cute, I decided to make some and turn them into ornaments. This applique is so easy to make, it only took an hour to make 12 of them. They will look really nice on the Christmas tree!

Reindeer applique I made, Repeat Crafter Me Pattern

Reindeer applique I made, Repeat Crafter Me Pattern

I  loved the way she made the face but I decided put my own spin on it. I used brown felt to make the antlers instead of crocheting them, and red felt for the nose because I didn’t have any red buttons (I really wanted to put some small red pom-poms but I didn’t have any left). I glued some goggly eyes instead of using embroidery. Since I wanted to turn this applique into an ornament, I glued a piece of ribbon on the applique for the hook, then a bow on top of it.

Reindeer applique I made, pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

You can make a lot of them in no time.

Sarah has really cute patterns on her site, take this opportunity to browse her blog, she has tons of cute things for all occasions!

Happy crocheting!


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