Elephant Snuggle

This was a quicker project than I thought it would be, especially since it was my very first time actually making granny squares. But thanks to the links provided in the pattern (DenDennis is ever so thoughtful) it was much easier than I anticipated.

The pattern can be found here, by the way ^_~

DSC05587 DSC05593 DSC05592The yarn I used is Katia Mississippi 3 for the head and arms and Scheepjes Softfun for the blanket-part. Especially the Softfun is very soft and has a kind of velvet-y feel to it. It took a lot less yarn than I thought it would, so I have plenty to make more in the future ^_^

There is only one thing I hated about this pattern and that’s the fact that you have to weave in so many ends of yarn! And to make it so that they’re nearly invisible and almost impossible to get loose… But I managed and it’s certainly not something to keep you from making this adorable security blanket ❤

Cheers, Lydia

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Upcoming projects

Inspiration has struck and now I’m drowning in plans for things to crochet! So I guess what I’m going to put here will be my to-do list for the coming few weeks ^_^

Elephant Snuggle

Free pattern by DenDennis

Free pattern by DenDennis

This pattern by DenDennis is so insanely cute that I wanted to make at least one as soon as I saw it. Sadly, no babies in the future in my group of family and friends. A coworker of mine made me very happy yesterday by asking if I could make something for her. Friends of her have a lovely baby girl and she wanted to give her a snuggle/security blanket. Do I ever have the right pattern in line for that! So yesterday when I came home, I started on the elephant part, since I need to get some yarn to make the blanky part.

This is how far I've gotten yesterday

This is how far I’ve gotten yesterday

It’s a pretty quick and easy pattern, I guess that’s what I love about DenDennis (he’s got a book coming out this march, I need to get my hands on that!)
Today I have a trip planned to the market to see if they have the yarn I need. As I’m writing this, I suddenly realise I might as well pay a visit to the local yarn store, they might have what I’m looking for as well and I haven’t been there in a while ^_^”

Baskets (Dutch!)

Free pattern by EchtStudio (Dutch!)

Free pattern by EchtStudio (Dutch!)

I’ve been looking for new and bigger boxes to store my stash of yarn in. And even though I have considerably lessened the amount of yarn I have laying around, I still want some more storage space. My eye had fallen on some nice boxes from Ikea, but they didn’t have the right one in store at that moment. Then I came across this free pattern from EchtStudio and realised my mistake. Instead of buying something, I could just as easily make something myself! And I fell in love with the colours of the yarn: Lammy Hawai. So I need to put in an order sometime soon ^_^

-Boyfriend’s scarf
I need to go to the market today either way, because I really want to get some work done on the scarf I’m making for Boyfriend. Lately, I’ve been pondering just frogging the whole thing and making a slightly shorter one. But that does mean starting all over again.. Oh well, I’ll see what I will do when I get my hands on some more yarn and am able to continue.

– Own patterns
I’m not entirely sure why, but I really feel like making some Legend of Zelda characters! I really love the games. The Minish Cap was the first one I ever played (yes, I’m a late-bloomer)
I searched around on the web to find suitable candidates for me to turn into crochet. I’ll keep it a secret for now, but I do have three characters/enemies/weapons/whatevers planned, so stay tuned!

Today will be filled with taking up stock and getting the yarns I need and want to keep myself busy.

What are your crochet-plans for the coming weeks? Anything big, or just quick little projects in between?

Cheers, Lydia

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

Pattern #9: Magikarp!

I can’t get away from making Pokémon patterns, but then again, it seems like it is easier for me when I know what the amigurumi should look like before I translate into crochet. I’m still having a hard time figuring out certain shapes, but I am also getting better. So after a friend of mine asked if I could make him a Magikarp, I first ventured onto the Internet to see if there was a pattern fitting for my needs already. I couldn’t find much really, apart from hats, so I decided to make my own.

So without further ado:

Magikarp Crochet Pattern!

A wild Magikarp appeared!

A wild Magikarp appeared!

Materials
Orange, white, yellow, pink, and black yarn. 4.5mm safety eyes, stuffing.

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.

Eyes (make 2)
With white yarn, ch2
Round1: 4sc in second chain from the hook (4)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (8)
Fo, leaving a tail of yarn to sew the eyes to the body.

Body
With orange yarn, ch2
Round1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6)
Round2: 2sc in every st around (12)
Round3: 1sc in every st around (12)
Round4: *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round5-6 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st around (18)
Round7: *1sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st* repeat ** 5 times (24)
Round8-11 (4 rounds): 1sc in every st (24)
Round12: *1sc in first 2st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (18)
Round13-14 (2 rounds): 1sc in every st (18)
Round15: *1sc in first st, dec1* repeat ** 5 times (12)
Round16: 1sc in every st around, front loops only! (12)
Fo, attach the eyes and stuff the body. Make sure not to stuff too tightly, since the body needs to be flattened a bit to get the right shape.

Mouth
To make the mouth, attach black (or in this case, dark grey) yarn to round 16 of the body, back loops only!
Round1: 1sc in every st around (12)
Round2: dec6 (6)
Fo and weave in the ends, closing the gap with an end of yarn.
Then, you attach pink yarn to round 16 of the body and sc1 all around (12) this gives you the lips. Fo and weave in the ends.

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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)
Switch to orange yarn, fold your work and crochet together with about 15sc. Fo, leave an end of yarn to sew the tail to the body. With black yarn, embroider two lines down the tail.

Now it’s time to work on the fins! Please note that these are worked in rows! Also, if you’re having trouble figuring this part out, you can always cut the right shapes out of felt and glue them to the body ^_^

Backfin
With yellow yarn
Row1: ch4, turn
Row2: starting from the second chain from the hook sc in every ch, ch1, turn (3)
Row3: 1sc in every st, ch3, turn
Row4: starting from the second chain from the hook sc5, ch1, turn (5)
Row5: sc2, ch2 turn
Row6: starting from the second chain from the hook sc3, fo and leave an end of yarn to sew the backfin on top of the body.
Your end result should look like this:

Backfin

Backfin

Bellyfin
With yellow yarn
Row1: ch3, turn
Row2: starting from second chain from the hook, sc2, ch1, turn
Row3: sc1, ch2, turn
Row4: sc2, ch1, turn
Row5: sc1, ch3, turn
Row6: sc3, ch1 but don’t turn
Row7: work a row of sc along the side of your work. Fo and leave a tail of yarn to attach the belly fin to the underside of the body.
Your end result should look like this:

Belly Fin

Belly Fin

Pectoral Fins (make 2)
With white yarn
Row1: ch7, turn
Row2: sc6, ch1, turn
Row3: sc4, ch3, turn
Row4: sc6, fo.
Attach orange yarn to the side of the fin and ss around the side and top of the fin. Fo and leave a tail of yarn to attach the fins to the sides of the body. using black yarn, embroider two lines across the fins.
Make sure you make a right and a left fin, by ss across a different side for each fin. Or else, the orange rim will be at the bottom of one of the fins!

The end result should look like this:

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For the feelers, cut a length of yellow yarn and make a nice big knot at the end. Thread it in a needle and insert the yarn through a gap between stitches. Make it come out through a stitch just below the eyes, so that the knot at the end stays firmly inside. Do the same on the other side and cut the ends to be the desired length.

Tadaa~, your very own Magikarp is done!

Note that Magikarp 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 give credit to me and link back to my site, thank you in advance! If you have any questions regarding this pattern, or just want to show off your work, feel free to contact me ^_^

Cheers, Lydia

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

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