Monday, September 16, 2013

New Blog Open

Hello! I just wanted to write a little post to let everyone know that my new blog is up. It is still very much under construction, but all my patterns from this blog are already up. Thanks for checking it out!



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Thursday, September 5, 2013

New blog in the works

Hello! It's been forever since I've posted on this blog due to many reasons, the main ones being school, a cross country move, a job search, and an extended period of time without the Internet. Like many crafters, amigurumi is but one of my many interests, and I'm starting a new blog that will be for all of them. It will be a forum for jewelry tutorials and other DIYs and projects, as well as any new amigurumi patterns that I post. I don't plan on taking this site down because I don't want people that have linked to it to lose the connections. If you have enjoyed this blog thank you! I hope you will take a look at my new blog when it's up and running. When it's ready I will leave links to it here. Happy crocheting!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hedgehog Amigurumi Pattern

Hedgehog

Difficulty: Easy


Materials:
Any 4ply yarn for body color
Eyelash yarn or second color of 4ply yarn for back spikes
Hook size 3.00mm
black safety eyes
black safety nose
Poly-fill

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch chain
sc single crochet
st stitch
sts stitchs
dec decrease a stitch (*insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop* twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
*repeat directions inside * as many times as indicated
R round
Rs rounds

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds; use a stitch marker to mark the end of your rounds.


Head/Body:
With body color create a slip ring, join with a sc, and then sc 6 additional sts (6 sc) (Do not tighten ring until you add the nose on round 3)
Rs 1-2 sc in each sc around
R3 inc in each sc around
Place nose in the hole created by the slip ring and pull it tight to close.
R4 sc in each sc around
R5 *inc in next sc, sc in next sc* around
R6 sc in each sc around
R7 *inc in next sc, sc in next 2 sts* around
Now is a good time to place the safety eyes.
Rs 8-17 sc in each sc around
R18 *dec, sc in next 2 sts* around
Stuff the hedgehog as you close up the body.
Rs 19-29 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around
Continue to dec to close, leaving a long strand of yarn to secure the hole and finish off.


Legs: (make 4)
With body color create a slip ring and sc to join the ring, then sc in ring 6 additional times
Rs 1-2 sc in each sc around
Leave a long strand of yarn to sew the legs to body. With a small bit of poly-fill stuff the legs, then sew onto body.


Spikes:
Cut yarn into 1 inch lengths. Next, attach one 1 inch length into each sc of the back of the hedgehog the same way you would attach fringe to a blanket or scarf. Continue until you have covered the desired area.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Plesiosaur Amigurumi Pattern!!




Difficulty: Easy
Materials: One color of 4 ply yarn
Crochet Hook: 3.0mm
Extras: Stitch marker, Poly-fil, yarn needle, one 9mm pair of safety eyes
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch chain
sc single crochet
st stitch
sts stitches
dec decrease a stitch (*insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop* twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
*repeat directions inside * as many times as indicated
This pattern is worked in rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of each round.


Tail and body
You will crochet the body of the dinosaur from the tip of the tail to the chest.
With body color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 4 additional times in ring. (4)
Rs1-3 sc in each sc (4)
R4 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (6)
Rs5-6 sc in each sc (6)
R7 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (9)
Rs8-9 sc in each sc (9)
R10 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (13)
Rs11-12 sc in each sc around (13)
R13 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (19)
R14 sc in each sc (19)
R15 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (29)
Rs16-25 sc in each sc (29)
Start to stuff the tail and body.
R26 * 1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (19)
R27 sc in each sc (19)
R28 * 1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (13)
Continue to dec as in round 28 until the hole is closed, stuff as you go. Leave a length of yarn to secure hole closed and weave in end.




Neck
This portion is worked starting at the top of the neck, working toward the base of the neck.
With body color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rs 2-10 sc in each sc around (12)
R11 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
R12 sc in each sc (18)
R13 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R14 sc in each sc (24)
Leave a length of yarn for sewing and finishing. Stuff the neck and sew the open end of the neck to the body.


 Head
With body color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rs 2-6 sc in each sc around (12)
Place safety eyes and stuff. Sew the head to neck


Front Flippers (make 2)
With body color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 4 additional times in ring. (4)
R1 sc in each sc (4)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (6)
R3 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (9)
R4 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (13)
Rs5-8 sc in each round (13)
Do not stuff the flippers. Sew them to body in desired position.


Back Flippers (make 2)
With body color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 4 additional times in ring. (4)
R1 sc in each sc (4)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (6)
R3 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (9)
R4 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (13)
Rs5-6 sc in each round (13)
Do not stuff the flippers. Sew them to body in desired position.


Monday, May 31, 2010

Old School Monkey Amigurumi


Materials:

One color of 4 ply yarn (main color)
One color of 4 yarn (accent color)
Small length of black yarn for details


Crochet Hook:
3.00mm


Extras:
*Stitch marker
*Poly-fill
*Yarn needle
*One pair of 12mm safety eyes
*Optional safety nose


Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch chain
sc single crochet
st stich
sts stitchs
dec decrease a stitch (*insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop* twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
*repeat directions inside * as many times as indicated


The pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of your rounds.

Naked Monkey =O!

Eye Backs (make2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Leave a length of yarn to sew eye backs to the head. Push safety eyes through the middle of the slip ring and pull tight to secure. Place the safety eye on the head between rows 8 and 9 and 10 stitches apart. Secure the eyes tightly with backs. Sew the eye backs to head with the length of yarn. Weave in ends.


Muzzle
Using the accent color ch 6
R1 2 sc in end sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in end sc, now working on opposite side of chain, 1 st in last 4 sts. Place st marker (12)
R2 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts (16)
R3 1 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sts,1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 6 sts (20)
Rs4-5 sc in each sc around (20)
Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing muzzle to the head. Attach the safety nose if you choose to use one. If you wish, embroider the mouth and nostrils on after you attach the muzzle. Stuff the muzzle as you sew it to the body. Weave in loose ends.


Back of Ear (make 2)
With main color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing front of ear to the back of the ear and the ear to the head.


Front of Ear (make 2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Weave in loose ends. Sew the front of the ear to the back of the ear with the length of yarn attached to the back of the ear, then use the remaining length to sew the ear to the head even with the eye backs and three stitches back from them.


Head/Body
With main color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
R3 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R4 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
R5 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
Rs6-12 sc in each sc around
R13 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (30)
R14 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
R15 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
Rs16-18 sc in each sc around
Place eyes between rows 8 and 9 and 10 stitches apart. Secure eyes with safety backs.
R19 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R20 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Rs21-27 sc in each sc around
R28 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
R29 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (42)
Rs30-36 sc in each sc around
R37 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (36)
R38 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (30)
R39 sc in each sc around (30)
R40 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
R41 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
Rs42-43 sc in each sc around
R44 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (8)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of
the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in
ends to finish off.


Arms (make 2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6
additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rs2-6 sc in each sc around When you reach the
last stitch of round 6 switch to main color.
Rs7-19 sc in each sc around
Leave a length of yarn to sew the arms to the body. Stuff the arms. You may choose to sew the arms onto the body, or use safety eye to create joints so that the arms move. If you choose to make joints, place the safety eye inside the arm and push the back through the fabric 3 rows down from the top of arm. Center the joint as evenly as possible. Lay the monkey flat, where the fabric folds on the sides is where you will place the arms. Push the post through the body 2 rows down from the head. Secure the eye inside the body with washer. Sew up the top of arm with remaining length of yarn and weave in ends. Or simply sew the arms to the body.


Optional Arm Joints
For jointed arms without using a pair of safety eyes, try using a length of yarn. With a long needle sew the tops of both arms closed. Then sew the arms together through the body. This will form a kind of axis that with arms will rotate on. Sew back and forth four times to form a strong axis and then weave in ends to finish off.


Legs (make 2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6
additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts* twice (14)
Rs3-6 sc in each sc around (14)
When you reach the last stitch of round 6, change to main color.
Rs7-19 sc in each sc around
Leave a length of yarn for sewing legs to the body. Stuff the legs and sew closed across the top. Sew the legs to the body around row 40 with 3 stitches between them. Weave in loose ends.


Tail
With main color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Continue to sc in each sc around until tail is 5 inches long, or desired length of tail is reached. Leave a length of yarn to sew tail to body. Do not stuff. Sew the tail to the body and weave in loose ends.

Monkey Wearing Sweater
The pattern is exactly the same for Eye Patches, Muzzle, Back
of the Ear, Front of the Ear, Legs, and Tail. Follow the pattern bellow for changes to Head/Body and Arms to create a monkey wearing a sweater. For a different look to the legs, instead of sewing them closed and then sewing them to the body, stuff them firmly and then sew them directly onto the body.


Arms (make 2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rs2-6 sc in each sc around When you reach the last stitch of round 6 switch to sweater color.
Rs7-19 sc in each sc around
Attach the arms as you would in the naked monkey pattern.


Head/Body
With main color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
R3 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R4 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
R5 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
Rs6-12 sc in each sc around (36)
R13 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (30)
R14 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
R15 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
Place eyes between rows 8 and 9 and 10 stitches apart. Secure eyes with safety backs. Stitch around eye patch to secure it to the head and weave in loose ends.
R16 sc in each sc around (18)On the last stitch, change to sweater color.
Rs17-18 sc in each sc around (18)
R19 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R20 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Rs21-27 sc in each sc around
R28 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
R29 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (42)
Rs30-35 sc in each sc around (42) On the last stitch, change to main body color.
R36 sc in each sc around (42)
R37 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (36)
Place jointed arms now.
R38 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (30)
Stuff the body firmly and continue to stuff it as hole closes.
R39 sc in each sc around (30)
R40 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
R41 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
R42 sc in each sc around
R43 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (12)
R44 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (8)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in ends to finish off.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Longneck Dinosaur



Materials:
One color of 4 ply yarn
One pair of 9mm safety eyes

Crochet Hook:
3.5mm

Extras:
Stitch marker
Poly-fill
Yarn needle

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch chain
sc single crochet
st stitch
sts stitchs
hdc half double crochet stitch
dec decrease a stitch (*insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop* twice, yarn over and draw through all three loops on the hook.)
*repeat directions inside* as many times as indicated

This pattern is worked in rounds, use a stitch marker to mark the end of your rounds.


Tail/Body
(Piece is made working from the tip of the tail to the chest.)
With body color make a slip ring. sc to join. Sc 4 additional times into the ring. (4)
R1-R3 Sc in each sc around (4)
R4 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (6)
R5-R7 Sc in each sc around (6)
R8 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (9)
R9-R10 Sc in each sc around (9)
R11 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (14)
R12-R15 Sc in each sc around (14)
R16 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* four times then 2sc in the next sc, sc in the last sc (19)
R17-R18 sc in each sc around (19)
R19 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (29)
R20-R34 sc in each sc around (29)
R35 *dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (19)
R36 sc in each sc around (19)
R37 *dec, 1 sc in next sc* around
Stuff the body. Next, continue with R37 until hole closes.
Sew in loose ends

Neck
With body color make a slip ring. sc to join. Sc 6 additional times into the ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around (12)
R2-R15 sc in each sc around (12)
R16 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
R17 sc in each sc around (18)
R18 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R19 sc in each sc around (24)
Stuff the neck and sew the open end to the body

Head
With body color make a slip ring. sc to join. Sc 6 additional times into the ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around (12)
R2-R6 sc in each sc around (12)
Place safety eyes on the head and stuff. Sew the head onto the neck

Legs (Make 4)
With body color make a slip ring. sc to join. Sc 6 additional times into the ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around (12)
R2-R11 sc in each sc around (12)
Stuff the legs and sew them onto the body


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Clam Amigurumi




Materials:
*3 skeins of 4ply yarn, one for outer shell, one for inner shell and one for the body color.

Crochet Hook:
3.5mm

Extras:
*Stitch marker
*Poly-fill
*Yarn needle
*9mm safety eyes

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch chain
sc single crochet
st stich
sts stitchs
dec decrease a stitch (*insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop* twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
*repeat directions inside * as many times as indicated

Clam
With shell color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 3 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
Round 4 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Rounds 5-6 sc in each sc around (30)
Round 7 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
Round 8 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
Place eyes on clam and secure the safety backs to the eyes.
Round 9 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (12)
Stuff the clam to desired firmness
Round 10 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (8)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in ends to finish off.

Outer Shell (make two)
With outer shell color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 3 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
Round 4 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Round 5 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
Round 6 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (42)
Leave a long length of yarn to sew the inner shell onto the outer shell.

Inner Shell (make two)
With inner shell color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 3 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
Round 4 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Round 5 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
Weave in all loose ends.

Assemble the Clam:
Sew the inner shell pieces to the outer shell pieces. Then sandwich the two shells together so the inner shells are touching. Whipstitch through 6 stitches to make the hinge of the clam shell. Weave in all loose ends.