Release the Kraken!

Or rather, Octo-Bear!

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I couldn’t help myself. I’d been walking around with this idea ever since I saw the internet meme at the beginning of the month:

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Octo-Bear: 50% octopus, 50% bear, 100% adorable! I just knew I had to crochet something like this.

I’m not new to internet memes in crochet form. I’ve made a Nyan-Cat quite a while back, by combining two patterns into one:

Nyannyannyannyan~

Nyannyannyannyan~

But this is a pattern completely by me. That’s why I’m going to share it with you guys, so next year (or tomorrow, if you crochet really fast!) you can have an Octo-Bear all of your own ^_^ He’s rather small, so he shouldn’t take up too much of your time and it’s a great way to get rid of some left over bits of yarn. I made the octopus with a dark pink, but you can make her any colour you’d like. I imagine the octopus being a girl and the bear being a boy… I’m weird like that ^_^”

Octo-Bear pattern

Best of friends

Best of friends

Materials
Brown yarn, dark pink yarn. White felt and a textile marker. One pair of safety eyes 6mm for the bear. One pair of safety eyes 7,5mm for the octopus.

Abbreviations
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dec – decrease
st – stitch
fo – finish off
repeat ** – repeat what is in between **
(x) – x is the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row

The Pattern
The pattern is worked in rounds unless it says otherwise. You do not need to join rounds.

Bear-part
Head
With brown yarn, ch2
Round1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (12)
Round3: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round4: *1sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round5: *1sc in first 3st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (30)
Round6: *1sc in first 4st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (36)
Round7-12 (6 rounds): 1sc in every st (36)
Round13: *1sc in first 4st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (30)
Round14: *1sc in first 3st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (24)
Attach the safety eyes.
Round15: *1sc in first 2st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Start stuffing the head
Round16: *1sc in first st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (12)
Finish stuffing
Round17: dec6 (6)
Fo and weave in the ends.

Ears (make 2)
With brown yarn, ch2
Round1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (12)
Round3-4 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (12)
Fold your work together and crochet through both layers to close the gap.
Fo and leave an end for sewing the ears to the head.

Legs (make 2)
With brown yarn, ch2
Round1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (12)
Round3-6 (4 rounds): 1sc in every st (12)
Fo the first leg, there is no need to leave a tail of yarn, so weave in the end.
Do NOT finish off the second leg! You need to keep going with this one to make the body.

Body
Take both legs and put them together. Sc 3 times through both layers to attach them to each other and then continue to work around both.
Round1: Not counting the first 3sc you used to attach the legs together, sc1 in every st around (18)
Round2-5 (4 rounds): 1sc in every st (18)
Round6: *1sc in first 4st, dec1* repeat ** 2 times (15)
Round7: 1sc in every st (15)
Round8: *1sc in first 3st, dec1* repeat ** 2 times (12)
Fo and leave a tail of yarn to sew the body to the head.

Arms (make 2)
With brown yarn, ch2
Round1: 4sc in second chain from the hook (4)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (8)
Round3-7 (5 rounds): 1sc in every st (8)
Fold your work together and crochet through both layers to close the gap.
Fo and leave an end for sewing the arms to the body.

Tail
With brown yarn, ch4
Round1: starting from the second chain from the hook, 1sc in every ch (3) continue on the other side of the chain, 1sc in every ch (3). This gives you a total of 6 sc all around. (6)
Fo and leave an end of yarn to sew the tail to the body.

Sew all the parts together and cut a little tummy and snout out of white felt. Glue or sew the tummy onto the body and give him a little belly-button using a black textile marker (you can also use acrylic paint, felt or yarn for this, whichever you prefer)
Glue or sew the snout on the face and draw a little happy mouth and nose on it with the textile marker. (once again, you can of course use whatever you prefer)

Front

Front

Back

Back

The bear is all done! Now, all you need is a little octopus for the top of his head ^_^

Octopus-part
Head
With dark pink yarn, ch2
Round1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (12)
Round3: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round4: *1sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round5-9 (5 rounds): 1sc in every st (24)
Round10: *1sc in first 2st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round11: 1sc in every st around (18)
Attach the eyes and start stuffing the head
Round12: *1sc in first st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (12)
Finish stuffing
Round13: dec6 (6)
Fo and weave in the ends.

Legs (make 8)
With dark pink yarn, ch16
Row1: starting from the second chain from the hook, 2sc in the first half of the leg and 1sc in the second half.
Finish off and leave a tail of yarn to sew to the head.

I switched the amount of double sc in the legs, so they don’t all curl for exactly the same length.
Sew the legs to the bottom of the head and your little octopus is done!

She's a little cutie, isn't she? ^_^

She’s a little cutie, isn’t she? ^_^

Now all there is left to do, is put the octopus on the bears’ head and voilá: Octo-Bear!

If you have any problems using this pattern, be sure to let me know! And as usual, I’d love to see your work ^_^
But also: please to not post or sell this pattern as your own. If you use it, make sure to give credit and link back here. Thank you!

Cheers, Lydia

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Wasabi the Bunny

Posting bonanza! I just remembered I can write posts and put them in a cue to be uploaded anytime I want, even if I am at work ^_^

This saturday, I will attend the Kreadoe, a big crafts fair, with one of my crafty friends: Doretta (website in Dutch).

To get an extra discount at the Echtstudio stand, you are supposed to bring an amigurumi from one of the designers that will be at the stand on either thursday, friday or saturday. This presented a problem to me.
-On thursday, it’s Tessa van Riet-Ernst from Woolytoons. No problem, I have all three of her books.
-On friday, it’s DenDennis, since it’s the first of the month and BYATWF (don’t forget!). No problem, I have one of his patterns.
-On saturday, it’s Joke from Amigurumipatterns. Problem: only zoomigurumis are allowed for the discount and the books are on my Christmas wishlist…

Thankfully, there is one pattern that can be found online, if you know where to look! So, I began working on Wasabi the Bunny after I had finished up all the ponies. And here’s the result:

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Isn’t he just the cutest?! I especially love his little tie, even though it’s a little crooked. The colours work really well together and I’m glad I got some new material, instead of using colours from my stash that just were a little too.. meh for this project. With a bit of luck, next week I’ll be able to show you guys a picture of me, Wasabi and Joke! And the additions to my stash that will have been bought with a nice discount. The things I’ll do to save some cash…

Cheers, Lydia

The final pony

Finally, the set is complete! I managed to finish up working on Dr. Whooves earlier this week, but hadn’t had the chance to post about him just yet. I didn’t have a lot of free time to make some decent pictures, but I was able to make some today.

And here he is:DSC05213

He looks a bit angry, maybe I should've angled the eyes a bit less...

He looks a bit angry, maybe I should’ve angled the eyes a bit less…

His cutie mark did come out rather well, thank goodness!

His cutie mark did come out rather well, thank goodness!

I’m not entrirely happy with the way he came out. I crocheted the head a bit too loose in places, so the stuffing shows a little and the eyes are a bit too stern. But I also believe this is the most difficult one of the characters I had to make, since there isn’t a lot of reference material apart from fan-art. In the end, he will just have to do and I’m also very sure that the people he is going to will love him no matter what I think ^_^

The whole flock together

The whole flock together

I am rather relieved that the whole set is now done and ready to be send overseas. It can take a good while for packages to reach their destination, so I hope I’m able to post them soon so that they will make it in time for Christmas. I did stack them all into a box already, so basically, all I need to do is go to the post office this week ^_^”

Playing pony-tetris

Playing pony-tetris

Last two on top, it's a perfect fit!

Last two on top, it’s a perfect fit!

Have a lovely sunday!

Cheers, Lydia

MGC Experience

What a weekend it has been for me and it’s only saturday night!

Yesterday, I got to go to the Walibi Fright Nights at Walibi Holland (thanks to Boyfriends’ awesome job!) It was a little bit scary, I guess I’ve watched too many scary movies to really get scared quickly. The haunted house we got to go in to was a bit more frightening to me than the actors walking around outside, but still, I had loads of fun.

The scariest part might have been getting off the parking lot after the park closed. We got to the car at around 11.15pm and didn’t leave the lot until after 1am. Eventually, it stopped being funny and became annoying and a little scary as people were starting to get irritated and some drivers made some dangerous manouvres. But in the end, we made it home in one piece ^_^

Here's a picture of me with Little Dead Riding Hood ^_^"

Here’s a picture of me with Little Dead Riding Hood ^_^”

Today I got to help out with the stand for Animecon at the MGC Experience (website in Dutch) in Utrecht. It’s a one day convention that’s a lot smaller than Animecon, but it was loads of fun nonetheless. I got to talk to loads of people I hadn’t seen in a long time and sell some tickets for our upcoming event. But what I really love to do, is browse the dealerroom for lots of cute stuff. And I sure found my fair share!

MostCutest (website in Dutch) was there with their stand and did I ever need them, since I folded my last couple starts earlier this week. My dad gave me two jars that are simply begging to be filled to the rim with lucky stars! This time, they had even more cute designs than I’m used to, so picking my favourites was very difficult. Eventually I just had to force myself to stop looking and pay for what I had chosen already, or else I would probably still be picking through their box of paperstrips.

So many cute designs, I didn't know which to choose.. So I basically bought them all ^_^"

So many cute designs, I didn’t know which to choose.. So I basically bought them all ^_^”

I just love their plastic bags, even those are cute!

Another very cute stand was from Crafts by Cloud (website in Dutch), a newcomer to the anime and convention scene, but to me, definitely a very welcome addition! She makes very small, very cute charms, keychains and goodies with polymer clay (fimo). She admitted that some of her merchandise was made especially for this convention and so I couldn’t resist buying a Domo-kun keychain.

Even the little bag he was put in is adorable!

Even the little bag he was put in is adorable!

Check out her site for some awesome and adorable stuff ^_^ I kind of really want to buy all the cupcake cats, but I’m afraid that’s a collection that will have to wait…

One of my little less known addictions, and one I very rarely feed, is Ramune. It’s basically a Japanese softdrink that comes in cute bottles with a little ball in them. The trick is to not drink them too quickly, or the ball will block the bottle. There was a stand with loads of flavours and since I always keep the bottles once they are empty, I got a couple I didn’t have yet.

From left to right it's melon, pineapple, peach and blueberry flavour

From left to right it’s melon, pineapple, peach and blueberry flavour

Also, Domo-kunchain and a couple origami cherry blossoms in this picture.

And last, but not least, I fell in love with this little purse:

IMAG0733It’s perfect for bringing my crochet projects with me when I go to a friend, so I don’t have everything hiding out somewhere in the bottom of my bag. Especially needles and hooks have a tendency of escaping whatever pocket I try to keep them in… But not anymore!

After the convention, we went to a wok restaurant with the Animecon crew. Yummy food and great company is always a great way to end a fantastic day! But now, it’s time to get some well deserved sleep.

So, in short, I had loads and loads of fun!
What did you do this weekend?

Cheers, Lydia

Busybody (Pony hair patterns!)

Even though the past week has been very busy with work and other appointments, I did find time to finish up working on both Applejack and Twilight Sparkle. Just one more pony to go (Dr. Whooves was a late addition to the set) and my shipment is ready to cross the ocean! I actually managed to finish up Pinkie Pie a while back, but I don’t believe I shared her with you guys back then. So this will be a pony-filled post ^_^

The basic pony pattern that I used is still the same one from Hooked on Anime, but she doesn’t have a pattern for the hair. So I tried some different techniques myself and wrote down what I did.

For Twilight Sparkle, I used the same loom-technique I had used to create the mane for Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. I will most likely be using this technique for Dr. Whooves as well. I used a piece of cardboard as a loom. It takes a while to get the hang of crocheting like this, but in the end, it is definitely worth it.

What you get during the process is this:
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This was for the tail, I used a bit too much lavender and pink, but I still like the way it looks in the end.
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I’ve already posted about Rarity, but now I’ve got the time to type out the pattern ^_^

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Rarity Hair Pattern

Tail
Row1: ch71, turn
Row2: starting from second chain from the hook, sc1 in every chain, ch1, turn (70)
Row3-10 (8 rows): sc1 in every chain, ch1, turn (70)
Finish off and sew the tail so that it is round at the top, then sew it to the body.

Manes (make about 4, or as many as you like)
Row1: ch36
Row2: starting from second chain from the hook, sc1 in every chain, ch1, turn (35)
Row3-6 (4 rows): sc1 in every chain, ch1, turn (35)
Finish off and sew the manes in a row to the head and neck, slightly overlapping each other.

Bangs
Row1: ch21, turn
Row2: starting from second chain from the hook, sc1 in every chain, ch1, turn (20)
Row3-7 (5 rows): sc1 in every chain, ch1, turn (20)

Whenever I work in rows, the end result tends to curl up a little. Usually, I pull it straight, but since the hair needs to be curly, I left it like this.

For Pinkie Pie, I needed some tighter curls, which were pretty easy to make
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Pinkie Pie Hair Pattern

Tail
Row1: ch81, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every chain
Row2: repeat Row1
Row3: repeat Row1
Row4: ch66, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every chain
Row5: repeat Row4
Finish off.

This should leave you with five long, curly hairs stuck together. Bunch them together at the top and sew to the body.

Manes part 1
Row1: ch36, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row2: ch31, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row3: ch26, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row4: ch15, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row5: ch15, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Finish off

This should leave you with five strands of curly hair with one chain separating each.

Manes part 2
Row1: ch16, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row2: ch26, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row3: ch31, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row4: ch36, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row5: ch36, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Finish off

Manes part 3
Row1: ch6, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row2: ch11, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row3: ch16, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row4: ch21, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row5, ch26, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Row6: ch31, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch, ch1, do not turn!
Finish off

Sew the parts of the manes onto the head and neck on top of each other with the shortest strands of hair in the front.

Bangs
Row1: ch21, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch
Row2: ch21, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch
Row3: ch21, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch
Row4: ch31, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch
Row5: ch31, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch
Row6: ch31, starting from second chain from the hook, sc2 in every ch
Finish off and sew to the head.

(I didn’t have a lot of the lighter pink yarn that I used, so I alternated between dark and light pink. Eventually, I didn’t want to make the hair too dark, so I didn’t make any more. If you have plenty of yarn, you can make more parts for the manes and give her a fuller head of hair)
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Applejack was a whole different story, I decided to make it a bit easier on myself and work in rounds for her hair. (there is no need to join rounds)
I have to admit that I’m not entirely happy with the tail, but I didn’t see it until it was already sewn onto the body and I didn’t feel like redoing it. If I were to make her again, I would make the last part of the tail a bit shorter (so fewer rounds in the end). The following pattern is the way I have made it as you can see in the picture.
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Applejack Hair Pattern

Tail
R1: ch2, sc4 in the second chain from the hook (4)
R2: sc2 in every second st (6)
R3: sc2 in every third st (8)
R4: sc2 in every second st (12)
R5: sc2 in every fourth st (15)
R6: sc2 in every fifth st (18)
R7-9 (3 rounds): sc1 in every st (18)
R10: *1sc in first st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (12)
Lightly stuff the point of the tail
R11: dec6 (6)
R12: 1sc in every st (6)
R13: sc2 in every st (12)
R14: 1sc in every st (12)
R15: sc2 in every second st (18)
R16: 1sc in every st (18)
R17: sc2 in every third st (24)
R18-21 (4 rounds): 1sc in every st (24)
R22: sc2 in every fourth st (30)
R23-26 (4 rounds): 1sc in every st (30)
R27: sc2 in every fifth st (36)
R28-31 (4 rounds): 1sc in every st (36)
R32: *1sc in first 4st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (30)
R33-34 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (30)
R35: *1sc in first 3st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (24)
R36-37 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (24)
R38: *1sc in first 4st, dec1* repeat ** 3 times (20)
Start to lightly stuff the tail at this point and continue stuffing while working.
R39-41 (3 rounds): 1sc in every st (20)
R42: *1sc in first 3st, dec1* repeat ** 3 times (16)
R43-44 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (16)
R45: 1sc in first 2st, dec1* repeat ** 3 times (12)
R46-60 (15 rounds): 1sc in every st (12)
Finish off. Stuff the last part very lightly and sew the tail to the body.

Manes
R1: ch2, sc4 in the second chain from the hook (4)
R2: sc2 in every second st (6)
R3: sc2 in every third st (8)
R4: sc2 in every second st (12)
R5: sc2 in every fourth st (15)
R6: sc2 in every fifth st (18)
R7: sc2 in every sixt st (21)
R8: sc2 in every seventh st (24)
R9-11 (3 rounds): 1sc in every st (24)
R12: *1sc in first 2st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (18)
R13: 1sc in every st (18)
R14: *1sc in first st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (12)
Lightly stuff the point of the manes
R15: dec6 (6)
R16: 1sc in every st (6)
R17: sc2 in every st (12)
R18: sc2 in every second st (18)
R19: sc2 in every third st (24)
R20-21 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (24)
R22: sc2 in every fourth st (30)
R23-24 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (30)
R25: sc2 in every fifth st (36)
R26-32 (7 rounds): 1sc in every st (36)
R33: *1sc in first 4st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (30)
R34-36 (3 rounds): 1sc in every st (30)
R37: *1sc in first 3st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (24)
R38-40 (3 rounds): 1sc in every st (24)
R41: *1sc in first 2st, dec1* repeat ** 5 tmies (18)
R42-43 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (18)
Stuff the manes lightly, fold your work together and sc through both layers to close it up. Finish off and sew to the head and neck.

Bangs
R1: ch2, sc4 in the second chain from the hook (4)
R2: sc2 in every second st (6)
R3: sc2 in every third st (8)
R4: sc2 in every second st (12)
R5: sc2 in every fourth st (15)
R6: sc2 in every fifth st (18)
R7-11 (5 rounds): 1sc in every st (18)
R12: *1sc in first 4st, dec1* repeat ** 2 times (15)
R13: 1sc in every st (15)
R14: *1sc in first 3st, dec1* repeat ** 2 times (12)
Stuff the bangs lightly, fold your work together and sc through both layers to close it up. Finish off and sew to the head.

Hairbands, make 2
R1: ch11, turn
R2: starting from the second chain from the hook, hdc in every st (10)
Finish off and put the hairbands around the small part of the tail and manes, then sew the ends together.

Without her hat, Applejack should look like this:
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That is a serious bald-spot she’s got there! ^_^” So we need to make a hat for her!

Hat
R1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
R2: 2sc in every st around (12)
R3: 2sc in every second st (18)
R4: 2sc in every third st (24)
R5: 2sc in every fourth st (30)
R6: back loops only, 1sc in every st (30)
R7-11 (5 rounds): 1sc in every st (30)
R12: front loops only, 1sc in every st (30)
R13: 2sc in every fifth st (36)
R14: 2sc in every third st (48)
R15: 2sc in every fourth st (60)
R16: ch3, turn, starting from second chain from the hook, sc in next 60 st, ch3, turn, starting from second chain from the hook, sc in next 2 st, finish off.

DSC05174Fold the top of the hat a little bit inwards and sew it onto the head. Stuff it lightly while sewing.

And there you have it: Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Pinkie Pie and Applejack are all done!
Now just to get myself to finish working on Dr. Whooves and my friend in the States will be all set for Christmas ^_^

Cheers, Lydia

Goomy, plz

The new Pokémon games were officially released all over the world yesterday! Many people managed to get them earlier, but Boyfriend, being the amazing guy that he is, got me Pokémon X yesterday ^_^ I’m instantly hooked!

To celebrate, a Pokémon group on Ravelry has announced that the theme for this months CAL/KAL (Crochet/Knit Along) will be any creature from the new games. (You can find the thread here.) I only know about it because the topic starter linked to my Dedenne pattern, but I felt like I couldn’t miss out on the fun. So I made some time in between building ponies to make a Goomy.

Goomy in the game

Goomy in the game

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My very own Goomy, getting all nice and warm by the fire, since it’s been very cold lately

I thought it looked really cute, so I couldn’t resist making a pattern. And here it is:

Goomy Crochet Pattern

Materials
White yarn, light purple yarn, light green yarn. One pair of safety eyes 4.5mm.

Abbreviations
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdb – half double crochet
db – double crochet
tc – triple crochet
dec – decrease
st – stitch
fo – finish off
repeat ** – repeat what is in between **
(x) – x is the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row

 

The Pattern
The pattern is worked in rounds unless it says otherwise. You do not need to join rounds.

Head
With white yarn, ch2
Round1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (12)
Round3: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round4: *1sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round5: *1sc in first 3st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (30)
Round6: *1sc in first 4st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (36)
Round7-13 (7 rounds): 1sc in every st (36)
Round14: *1sc in first 4st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (30)
Round25: *1sc in first 3st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (24)
Attach the safety eyes in between rounds 5 and 6 with about 4 stitches in between.
Round16: *1sc in first 2st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Start stuffing the head
Round17: *1sc in first st, dec1`* repeat ** 5 times (12)
Finish stuffing
Round18: dec6 (6)
Fo and weave in the ends.

Small Horns (make 2)
With white yarn, ch2
Round1: 4sc in second chain from the hook (4)
Round2: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat once more (6)
Round3 and 4 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (6)
Round5: *1sc in first st, dec1* repeat once more (4)
FO, leave a tail of yarn to pull the hole closed and sew on top of the head.

Big Horns (make 2)
With white yarn, ch2
Round1: 4sc in second chain from the hook (4)
Round2: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat once more (6)
Round3-7 (5 rounds): 1sc in every st (6)
Round8: *1sc in first st, dec1* repeat once more (4)
FO, leave a tail of yarn to pull the hole closed and sew on top of the head, right behind the small horns.

Body
With light purple yarn, ch2
Round1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (12)
Round3: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round4: *1sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round5: *1sc in first 3st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (30)
Round6: *1sc in first 4st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (36)
Round7: 1sc in every st, back loops only! (36)
Round8: 2sc, hdc, 2dc, sc, ss, sc, hdc, dc, 2tc in same st, dc, hdc, sc, ss, 3sc, hdc, 2dc, sc, ss, sc, hdc, dc, 2tc in same st, dc, hdc, sc, ss, 2sc This creates a wavy line.
FO and leave a long tail for sewing the body to the head.

Attach light purple yarn to the loops left over on Round7 of the body
Round1: 1sc in every loop (36)
Round2: *sc, hdc, sc, ss, sc, dc, sc, ss* repeat around to make a wavy underside to the body.
FO and weave in the end.

Eyes (make 2)
With light green yarn, ch2
Round1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (12)
Round3: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (18)
FO, leave a tail of yarn to sew the eyes to the sides of the body.

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Your very own Goomy is done!

Note that Goomy and all other Pokémon are copyright of Nintendo.
Please do not sell or publish this pattern as your own. If you do use it, please do give credit to me and link back to my site, thank you in advance! And, of course, feel free to send me pictures of your work ^_^

If you have any questions about this pattern, or notice that something is off, please let me know!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to a certain game ^_^

Cheers, Lydia

Shopping Spree

Yesterday was Amigurumi Day at Echtstudio. With discounts, Dutch crochet celebrities and goody bags!

Of course, I had to work 😦 But a friend of mine lives near the shop and she went in my place (so awesome!) ^_^ I had a small shopping list of things I’d been meaning to get in the near future and now was as good a time as any.

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The latest pattern book by Tessa van Riet-Ernst: “Amigurumi & Mini’s” which has loads of patterns for actual tiny amigurumis. Some fluffy yarn and normal white yarn for a pattern I have yet to purchase, but really want to make in the future and some other normal yarn to add to my stash. I was out of black again already, so I figured two skeins would get me through some projects for now and the red is for a project I have yet to figure out.

The best part:

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Free translation: “To Lydia, have loads of crochet-fun with these mini’s, Tess”

My friend got the book signed by the author ^_^

With my purchase, I got a goody bag with loads of fun stuff inside:DSC05167 DSC05168

The goody bag came in the form of a cute and huge knitting bag from Phildar with loads of patterns inside for all kinds of small and cute amigurumi, some cute postcards and a bag of stuffing, which is always a good thing. I go through so much stuffing in one month, every little bit I can get for free helps ^_^” I pretty much immediately fell in love with the pattern for a “Stekelvarkentje” by DenDennis. It’s pretty hard to translate the name, since a porcupine (the actual translation) isn’t really the same. As you might be able to see in the picture, it’s a combination between a piglet and a cactus and it is totally cute, so I can’t wait to get started!

I have got loads of planned projects for the near future, but I don’t really know how I will execute half of them. For now, I will stick with completing the My Little Pony set. Apple Jacks body is complete and now I’m working on Twilight Sparkle’s. I haven’t done the hair yet, I’m kind of keeping that till last, since I’m not entirely sure how I want to make it..

After that, I want to start working on a design of my own to enter into this competition.
Plus, I want to make all the mini-gurumis from my new book ^_^

Don’t worry if you don’t see many posts the coming weeks. I’m pretty much booked for October by my job, which isn’t such a bad thing, since I will make more money to spend on crochet-stuff ^_~

How are you spending your weekend?

Cheers, Lydia

PS: I entered my previous post, with Crocodile Steve, into a BYATWF contest over at Echtstudio. The winner gets free tickets to a craft-fair and a meet and greet with DenDennis, which would be totally awesome! So wish me luck 🙂