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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 don’t know about you, but I love mushrooms! In omelettes, salads, and pies… When I don’t eat them, I like to make them with my hook and yarn. They don’t end up in my plate, but they make very cute decorative items such as ornaments, and keychains.

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Today I am sharing my pattern to make cute little ones. For this project you will need:
– scraps of beige and red yarn (or colors of your choice)
– light brown and off white felt
– fiberfill for stuffing
– glue gun, or fabric glue
– yarn needle

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The size of the mushroom is approximatively 3 inches, crocheted with a 2.75mm hook (the larger the size of the hook, the larger your mushroom will be).

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Abbreviations:
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
blo = back loops only
flo = front loops only
ch = chain
tr = treble

PATTERN

Stem:
With beige yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in the center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 4: blo, sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 5: [5 sc, dec] 2 times, 1 sc (13)
Rnd 6: sc in each st around (13)
Optional: I put a little piece of cardboard at the bottom to keep it flat
Rnd 7: [4 sc, dec] 2 times, 1 sc (11)
Rnd 8 to 9: sc in each st around (11)
Rnd 10: [3 sc, dec] 2 times, 1 sc (9)
rnd 11 to 13: sc in each st around (9)
Rnd 14: ch 3, 2 tr in same st, 3 tr in each st around, join to first tr (26)
Fasten off, and stuff your stem with fiberfill. Cut a circle in a piece of light brown felt, a little smaller than the circumference of your last row. Glue it on your mushroom then resume your work.

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Cap:
With red yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in the 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: inc, 24 sc (26)
Rnd 7 to 8: sc in each st around (26)
Rnd 9: flo, sc in each st around (26)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Insert your remaining thread on the other side of the cap to start embroidering. Sew around using the stitches underneath the cap and front loops of the stem. You can add stuffing half way through the sewing, but don’t stuff too much or the bottom of the cap will not be flat. Fasten off, and hide your loose threads by embroidering them within stitches.

 

Voila! your mushroom is done. You can hook a chain to it, or a piece of yarn if you just want to turn it into an ornament. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section of this page.

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Happy Crocheting!

A few months ago I found a really cute pattern to make tiny little owls, designed by Josephine Wu from A Morning Cup of Joe. I crocheted a bunch of them last December to decorate the Christmas tree, then recently I made a few again as keychains.

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It is the perfect pattern for beginners, the owls are very easy to make. Watch out though, once you crochet one it is very difficult to stop… Hello, assembly line! Since it doesn’t require a lot of yarn you can use scraps from leftovers.

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The pattern ask for safety eyes, but I just glued some goggly eyes instead because I had just bought a pack. I also used felt for the nose instead of embroidering it, and added little feet.

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I love this pattern, if you run out of gift ideas, or if you don’t have a lot of time to take on big projects, this little owl will make anybody smile!

Josephine’s pattern is a free PDF file that you can download on Ravelry, or on Crafsty.

Happy crocheting!

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!

I have been very busy making ornaments for the holidays season, Santas, snowmen, angels, penguins, elves etc… My house is filled with Christmas decorations and we are not even half way through November. One of the ornaments I made is a little dragonfly, a really cute little amigurumi that you can hang on your tree during the holidays season, or use as any kind of decoration.

I made mine beige and brown, but you can use any color you like. The size of the dragonfly is about 6 inch long, with a 2.75mm hook.

Dragonfly Amigurumi

Materials:
– Medium/4 worsted yarn, brown and beige
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– Goggly eyes
– Fiberfill for stuffing
– yarn needle
– Glue gun, or fabric glue
– Embroidery thread, white

Abbreviations:
Rnd = round
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec= decrease
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch

PATTERN:
Body:
With beige 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 to 5: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 6: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Rnd 7: [3 sc, dec] 2 times (8)
Rnd 8: [3 sc, inc] 2 times (10)
Rnd 9: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
– Start stuffing, and continue along the way
Rnd 10 to 12: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 13: [5 sc, dec] 2 times, 1 sc (13)
Rnd 14: [4 sc, dec] 2 times, 1 sc (11)
Rnd 15: [3 sc, dec] 2 times, 1 sc (9)
Rnd 16 to 25: sc in each st around (9)
Rnd 26: 7 sc, dec (8)
Rnd 27: 6 sc, dec (7)
Rnd 28: 5 sc, dec (6)
Rnd 29: dec 3 times (3)
Fasten off, and weave in the loose end in the last stitches of the tail.

Wings (make 4):
With brown yarn, 17 in ch.
Rnd 1: 2 sc, 2 hdc, 11 dc, 4 dc in last st, turn and continue on the other side of the chain, 11 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc.
Fasten off, and weave in the loose ends.

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Graphic version

– Glue the goggly eyes on the head, and the wings (2 on each side of the body)
– Cut a piece of embroidery thread, insert in the stitches on top of the dragonfly, and make a secure double knot. Move your thread until the knot is hidden inside the body.

Dragonfly pattern

I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.

Happy crocheting!


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