First Pattern of the year: Desk Chair

Or maybe I need to call this the last pattern of last year, since that’s when I created it. Oh well, doesn’t really matter, does it?

This is something I worked up really quick in order to have a Christmas present for Boyfriend. I was going to buy him a full-sized chair, but he had to come with me to pick one out. So in order to not leave him empty handed when everyone was getting gifts, I fibbed this:

wpid-wp-1389518022397.jpgI promised you guys I’d share the pattern soonish, so here it is ^_^

Desk Chair Pattern

Materials:
I used little bits of leftover yarn, since it’s very small. You can use whatever colour you want, but I used blue, grey, and a tiny bit of black for the wheels. You could also use small black beads for the wheels.
I made this with a 3,5mm crochet hook.

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
ss: slip stitch
st: stitch

The seat and backsupport are worked in rows, while the stand is made in rounds.

Seat
Using blue yarn, ch11
Row1: Starting from the second chain from the hook, sc10, ch1, turn (10)
Row2-7 (6 rows): sc1 in every st, ch1, turn (10)
Row8: sc5, fold your work in half and sc around to close. Stuff lightly before fully closing the seat.
Finish off and weave in end.

Backsupport
Using blue yarn, ch16
Row1: Starting from the second chain from the hook, sc15, ch1, turn (15)
Row2-7 (6 rows): sc1 in every st, ch1, turn (15)
Row8: sc8, fold your work in half and sc around to close. Stuff lightly before fully closing the backsupport.
Finish off and leave and end of yarn.

Now sew together both parts to make and L shape.

Stand
Using grey yarn, ch2
Round1: sc5 in the second chain from the hook (5)
Round2-5 (4 rounds): sc1 in every st (5)
Round6: ch4, work back from the second chain and sc1 in every ch (3) ss in next st of the chair. Repeat around, so you get a star (*) shape with five legs.
Finish off and leave and end of yarn. Pull the end through the stand and sew the stand to the middle of the bottom of the seat.

Now make the wheels by putting a little bit of black yarn at the end of each leg. You can secure it with a drop of glue (you can see that I didn’t and my knots came loose 😦 ), or make wheels out of small black beads.
You can put a bit of pipecleaner or wire in the stand to give the chair more stability.

And there you have it, your very own, teeny, tiny desk chair ^_^

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and if you have any questions, feel free to let me know!
(Also, please do not post this pattern as your own. If you do want to share, link back to my site and give some credit ^_~)

Cheers, Lydia

Obligatory Resolutions Post

Happy new year everyone! I’m finally taking the time to write a proper post, even though I don’t really have much to talk about. So I’ll just discuss my New Years Resolutions, since that’s what pretty much everyone in BlogLand has been talking about lately 😛

I have to admit, I never really liked the idea of resolutions. If you want to change something, you don’t really need to wait until the new year to do so.
On the other hand, I do have some plans for things I want to do this year, so I guess that’s kind of the same thing, right?

#1: Continue to make loads and loads of amigurumi
I’m probably already in the clear for this one, since I busted my stash using a cute little octopus pattern. It all started very innocently with just two tiny octopi, but then, I got the hang of it and now I have 19 >_< I usually don’t like to repeat a pattern, but this one was so quick and simple, I couldn’t contain myself.

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I made two more after this picture was taken

The pattern is from Tessa van Riet-Ernst and can be found in her book Amigurumi&Mini’s (Dutch).
Since I’m not sure what to do with them yet, I’ve decided to store them in some yars until a plan unfolds.

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#2: Design more amigurumi’s of my own and write down the patterns
The last thing I fibbed a pattern for last year was a desk chair. Now, why would I need a desk chair, you might ask. Well, I gave Boyfriend a new chair for Christmas, but since he had to come with me to pick one, I didn’t actually have a gift to give him. So I decided to crochet a tiny chair. Turns out, there aren’t many desk chair patterns out there, but it was simple enough to create one from scratch.

wpid-wp-1389518022397.jpgI did write down the pattern, but have yet to make a nice document of it. So I’ll probably post it here in the near future.

#3: Work on this blog
It’s been a while since I made crochetnanigans.com my own, but I still have to move this blog there. I want to wait until I have my own laptop to do so, so I’ll have my own space to really work on it. It will most likely still be WordPress, though, as it’s really easy to work with. I do want to add some features, but you’ll have to wait and see. I also want to try to blog more often and regularly. Maybe even throw in a weekly feature? But the ideas for that are still pretty vague, so no promises!

#4: Spread the crochet love!
A friend of mine (Doretta, from Hagoort&Co [Dutch]) came up with the plan to start giving crochet workshops. Even though I never have much patience to explain things, I want to try this together with her.  And who knows, I might be a great teacher ^_~

Of course, there are also some non-crochet related plans:

#5: Be nicer to people
#6: Move out of the appartment together with Boyfriend (we want to buy a house)
#7: Work on my career (I want to get in to the course for assistant manager, but still have a long way to go)

In the end, I’ll just have to wait and see what the new year brings me. But hopefully there’s a lot of nice things coming my way and yours, of course! ^_^
Have a great 2014 everyone!

Cheers, Lydia

First amigurumi of the year, also from Amigurumi&Mini's

First amigurumi of the year, also from Amigurumi&Mini’s