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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 13: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 7: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 8: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 9: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 10: 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!

Here is a little graduation owl that just made it through the school of cuteness, class of 2016. It even has his little diploma under his wings to prove it!  This is a crochet pattern that is available on ETSY. This project only take a few hours to make, and doesn’t require a lot of materials.

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Crocheted with a 2.5mm hook, the size of this owl is approximatively 5 inch tall. You can check out more photos, and details about this pattern at The Lofty Loop.

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Recently, a friend of mine asked me if I could make two little outfits for a newborn’s photoshoot; a bear beanie with a diaper cover, and a caterpillar cocoon. I am not familiar with baby sizes and clothes, so I looked online for patterns to help me figure it out. After looking through many tutorials, I found one on youtube to make the hat and cocoon, and two different ones on Ravelry to make the bear hat, and diaper cover.

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I started with the diaper cover with a pattern by Casey Braden on Ravelry. I like her pattern because it is very easy to follow. I put two buttons on the front lap instead of one, I thought it would be easier to fasten them up, or readjust if needed.

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The pom-pom wasn’t part of that pattern, I found a youtube tutorial by GiddyUpWorkshop to make small ones. It teaches you how to make a pom-pom with a fork, I had so much fun I wanted to keep making more!

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Once I finished the diaper cover, I picked another pattern from Ravelry to make the bear hat. It is a tutorial by Amanda Kuhn  that includes a bow if the hat is for a girl. I just love its design, my little hat turned out so cute.

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The next outfit, a caterpillar cocoon and hat, was made using a youtube tutorial created by Nadia, YARNutopia. I used the same yarn she used for the cocoon, Red Heart Super Saver in green tones. The different shades of green are so pretty!

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I used a darker shade of red to make the hat. I did like the brighter version but I didn’t have it in stock. I just picked a lighter shade of purple to make the nose and the antennas to balance it out.

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I think these outfits are a great ideas for a newborn photo session, they do not take long to make. You can also choose to just make the hats for baby to wear when it is cold outside.

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I cannot wait to see the photos of the baby with these little outfits, they are so cute! I I do get them, I will post them on my blog.

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!

Today I am posting a tutorial to crochet doll feet. Not just one tutorial, but  two of them because there are more than one way to make them. One is very simple and starts with a basic round, the other one uses a chain.

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Two different methods to make a foot.

I personally like the shoe shape foot, even though the other one is easier to make. If you are a beginner I would recommend to start with the first tutorial.

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You can decide which one you like best for your projects, or use both depending on the doll you are working on. Once you understand the concept, you can modify the tutorial to make feet larger or smaller.

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On the left, the foot is crocheted with a chain at beginning. On the right, it is crocheted in rounds with a magic ring.

Abbreviations used for both tutorials:
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
ch = chain
st = stitch
BLO = back loop only

ROUNDED FOOT:

The foot is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds.

With yarn, and crochet hook of your choice (I use a 2.75mm hook):
Start with a magic ring, or crochet 2 stitches in a chain and work your first round in the second stitch:
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring if using a magic ring, or 6 sc in second st from hook if using a chain (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 5: dec 3 times, 12 sc (15)
Rnd 6: dec 2 times, 11 sc (13)
Rnd 7: dec 2 times, 11 sc (11)
Rnd 8: sc in each st around (11)
Stuff your foot with fiberfill.
Now you can continue with rounds of sc to make the legs!

In this second tutorial, the shape of the foot is more defined like a shoe. You will start with a chain, but you will still work in rounds without joining the rounds.

SHOE SHAPE FOOT:
Rnd 1: ch 6, 4 sc, 3 sc in next st, continue on
the opposite side of the chain, 3 sc, 2 sc in
last st (12 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, 3 sc, 2 sc in next 3 st, 4
sc, 2 sc in last st (17)
Rnd 3: (2 sc, inc) 5 times, 2 sc (22)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around BLO (22)
Rnd 5: 8 sc, dec 4 times, 6 sc (18)
Rnd 6: 7 sc, dec 3 times, 5 sc (15)
Rnd 7: 7 sc, dec 2 times, 4 sc (13)
Rnd 8: 7 sc, dec 2 times, 2 sc (11)
Rnd 9: sc in each st around (11)
Now you can continue with rounds of sc to make the legs!

Tip: If you want to make a sole for your foot, just change colors at round 4. You don’t have to work round 4 in back loop only if you don’t want to. You can just crochet both stitch if you don’t want a sole.

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Foot without back stitches.

I hope you find these tutorials useful, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments.

Happy crocheting!

Yesterday I published a pattern to make a heart applique, and today I am going to continue my Valentine’s day inspiration with a heart coaster pattern that will include the applique.

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This coaster, just like the heart is  very easy to make, and can be finish in no time. Tie them up with a ribbon to make a pretty presentation. This is a perfect project for last minute gift ideas for Valentine’s day or any occasions!

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Crocheted with a 4mm/G hook, the coaster is worked with half double crochet without joining the rounds. Use a stitch marker (I use a safety pin) to mark the end of your rows.

Abbreviations:
rnd= round
ch= chain
hdc= half double crochet
inc= increase
st = slip stitch
sl st = slip stitch

Coaster Pattern:
with color of your choice, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 12 hdc in center of the ring (12)
Rnd 2: [1 hdc, inc next st] 6 times (18)
Rnd 3: [2 hdc, inc next st] 6 times (24)
Rnd 4: [2 hdc, inc next st] 6 times (30)
Rnd 5: [3 hdc, inc next st] 6 times (36)
Fasten off with a sl st. Using same color as your heart applique, make a loop in one of the stitches to start a new round.
Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around (40)
Join with a sl st, and embroider the rest of your thread in the back of the stitches.

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Now you can glue your heart on the coaster with a glue gun or fabric glue.(I prefer that to sewing this way it doesn’t leave ugly stitches in the back of the coaster).
I also like to flatten my coaster with a steamed iron. I cover the coaster in a towel and put the iron on top for a few seconds. (do not iron directly on the yarn).

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern, Monday I will post the last part of this series using the coaster and the applique to make a keychain.

Happy crocheting!

I am still making items for the fair, and I found this really cool pattern to make heart coasters. The page is actually an English translation of a pattern originally written in Dutch by Karin ann de Haak. The translation was made by Jose Crochet, it’s also available in French.

Heart coasters I made based on Karen Ann De Haak design

Heart coasters I made based on Karin Ann De Haak design

If you are still looking for ideas for mother’s day, these coasters are perfect. I made 7 of them in no time at all. You can also get really creative and decorate them, or use them for other purposes.

Later on I will post some really cool keychains I made (also for the fair), of my own designs. I made so many things that I wonder if I will have enough room on one table to display everything! Someone needs to stop me! lol

Happy crocheting!

 


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