shiny crochet sardine

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This little guy has been swimming around in my head for a while now.

Today he finally got out.

I always thought pilchards and sardines were different fish. Actually, I never thought that before today. This is the first time I ever contemplated pilchards. But I wanted to know what to call this post so i looked them up. It seems to depend where in the world you are but generally pilchards are longer than 15cm long so this is a sardine :)

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penguin amigurumi

A quick and cute amigurumi penguin pattern for January. We’ll be working in a spiral using a stitch marker to keep track of the rounds. Crochet into the back loop only of all stitches and I’ll be using American crochet terms. I used a 4mm hook and worsted weight yarn but use whatever you like and he’ll just turn out a little bigger or smaller.

Round 1. With grey yarn create a magic ring containing 6sc.

Round 2. 2sc into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 4. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

˜Round 5-14. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 15. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 16-18. 1sc in each stitch.

STUFF

Round 19. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (12 stitches total)

Round 20. slip stitch next 3 stitches, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc, dc, sc, sc, sc. (12 stitches total)

Round 21. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 22. slip stitch next 3 stitches, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc, dc, sc, sc, sc. (12 stitches total)

Round 23. 1sc in each stitch.

STUFF

Round 24. *miss 1 stitch, sc next stitch. *repeat 6 times (6 stitches total)

Round 25-26. Change colour to yellow and 1sc in each stitch.

Round 27. *miss 1 stitch, sc next stitch. *repeat until no stitches left.

Fasten off and sew all ends through the body, pull tight and cut off so the end disappears inside.

Cut out an elongated semi circle shape in white felt as shown in the photos and sew to the front using blanket stitch or whatever you like the look of. Sew through the body and the corner of the felt piece a few times in yellow, as shown, to create feet.

Use black thread and create French knots for eyes (I couldn’t get them to work so just embroidered little circles but I think the knots would look better if you can do them.)

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Copyright & Legal Stuff: I’m happy for you to sell items you make from this pattern but the images and words are mine – I worked hard writing & testing & photographing so don’t copy or distribute any part of this pattern. If you want to share it then link to this page. Thanks & happy crocheting

Rainbow unicorn

Look at those eyes… he’s definitely a badass. Or maybe squinting at the sun.

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What you’ll need:

  • white yarn
  • a small amount of pink yarn
  • small scraps of various/rainbow coloured yarn
  • silver crochet cotton or embroidery floss
  • suitable sized hooks for the yarns and cotton used
  • yarn needle
  • regular needle
  • black thread

This pattern is written using American crochet terms. Gauge is not important – he’ll just be slightly bigger or smaller depending on the hook and yarn used. I used a 4.5mm hook and the finished unicorn is about 20cm tall. Crochet into the back loop only of all stitches unless the instructions say otherwise and continue working in a spiral, using a stitch marker to keep track of rounds. I’m left handed and so the diagram for the legs is also left handed. You’ll need to reverse the direction if you’re right handed (ie. anti-clockwise).

The basic form of this pattern is based on my one piece giraffe pattern so some of the initial photos show orange and brown yarn but the process is the same.

HEAD

Round 1. With white yarn create a magic ring containing 6sc.

Round 2. 2sc into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 4. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

Round 5. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 6. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 7. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (12 stitches total)

STUFF. Do not fasten off but continue with neck

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˜it should look like this but in white yarn

NECK

Round 8-11. 1sc in each stitch.

STUFF

Round 12. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 13-14. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 15. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

Round 16. sc 9 stitches, hdc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, hdc, sc 9 stitches (28 stitches total)

Round 17. sc 9 stitches, hdc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, hdc, sc 9 stitches (32 stitches total)

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˜yours will be white and with a shorter neck

Round 18. sc 10 stitches, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc 10 stitches (36 stitches total)

Round 19-22. 1sc in each stitch.

Do not fasten off but continue with legs:

LEGS

Round 1. The next stitch you are about to complete is stitch number one and there are 36 stitches in the round (see the diagram below)

sc 9 stitches, chain 9, sc back into stitch number one to create a loop. Continue in the direction you are going:

Round 2-5. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 6. Change colour to pink. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 7. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat until there are only a few stitches left, slip stitch the hole closed and fasten off.

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˜again, this will be white and pink with a short neck

With white yarn start at stitch 10 (on the diagram – the next stitch from the leg you just completed) and repeat steps 1 to 7 for the second leg.

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˜white and pink!

Repeat for the remaining two legs, starting at stitch 19 and 28 respectively.

Stuff the legs and the body

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˜final photo from the giraffe pattern

Using white yarn stitch the legs together.

body
Hurray finally a pic showing white and pink!

NOSE

Round 1. With pink yarn create a magic ring containing 6sc.

Round 2. 2sc into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3-5. 1sc in each stitch.

STUFF and sew onto front of head

nose

MANE & TAIL

Attach short lengths of multi-coloured yarn as shown in the photos below and trim as desired. I tried many different methods for the tail – spiky, knotted, plaited – but they didn’t quite look right. Eventually I just went for fairly long with one strand wound around like a hairband to keep it neat.

HORN

Round 1. With silver crochet cotton and a suitable sized hook chain 8 and slip stitch into the first chain.

Round 2-3. 1sc in each chain around (8 stitches)

*Skip one stitch, sc in next 3 stitches* 4 times

*Skip one stitch, sc in next stitch* until no stitches left. Fasten off and trim

Sew onto centre of head

EARS

Attach white yarn to one side of the head and complete 3sc into 3 stiches in the head in a line at right angles to the mane.

Turn, skip 1sc, sc into next 2 stitches.

Turn, skip 1sc, sc into the remaining stich. Fasten off and trim.

Repeat on the other side of the head, mirroring the direction of the first ear

FINISHING

Using black thread sew eyes (slightly downward sloping lines for a ninja expression) and two patches on the nose for nostrils. Weave in any loose ends and give him a name fit for a rainbow unicorn. I went with Tim :)

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Copyright & Legal Stuff: I’m happy for you to sell items you make from this pattern but the images and words are mine – I worked hard writing & testing & photographing so don’t copy or distribute any part of this pattern. If you want to share it then link to this page. Thanks & happy crocheting

one piece giraffe

 

He’s almost one piece. The ears and tail are added after but there’s no annoying sewing on of each leg, etc. individually. I originally posted this pattern a few years back on cult of crochet. I decided to redo the pattern here and convert to American crochet terms. I have plans to use this pattern as a basis for a few other animals so it seemed a good idea to revisit and update first.

Gauge doesn’t matter – you’ll just end up with a slightly bigger or smaller giraffe depending on your yarn / hook combo and how tightly you crochet. The yarn I used here was from a jumper I found in a charity shop so I can’t give you the brand (even though it’s perfect!). I used a 4mm hook and he turned out around 20cm tall.

What you’ll need:

  • orange yarn
  • a small amount of brown yarn
  • a suitable size hook for the yarn used
  • yarn needle
  • regular needle
  • black thread
  • beads/buttons for eyes

This pattern is written using American crochet terms. Crochet into the back loop only of all stitches unless the instructions say otherwise and continue working in a spiral, using a stitch marker to keep track of rounds. I’m left handed and so the diagram for the legs is also left handed. You’ll need to reverse the direction if you’re right handed (ie. anti-clockwise).

HEAD

Round 1. With orange yarn create a magic ring containing 6sc.

Round 2. 2sc into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 4. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

Round 5. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 6. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 7. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (12 stitches total)

STUFF. Do not fasten off but continue with neck

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NECK

Round 8-17. 1sc in each stitch.

STUFF FIRMLY – insert a pipe cleaner before stuffing if you would like the neck to be poseable

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Round 18. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 19-20. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 21. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

Round 22. sc 9 stitches, hdc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, hdc, sc 9 stitches (28 stitches total)

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Round 23. sc 9 stitches, hdc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, hdc, sc 9 stitches (32 stitches total)

Round 24. sc 10 stitches, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc 10 stitches (36 stitches total)

Round 25-28. 1sc in each stitch.

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Do not fasten off but continue with legs:

LEGS

Round 1. The next stitch you are about to complete is stitch number one and there are 36 stitches in the round (see the diagram below)

sc 9 stitches, chain 9, sc back into stitch number one to create a loop. Continue in the direction you are going:

 

Round 2-5. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 6. Change colour to brown. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 7. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat until there are only a few stitches left, slip stitch the hole closed and fasten off.

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With orange start at stitch 10 (on the diagram – the next stitch from the leg you just completed) and repeat steps 1 to 7 for the second leg.

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Repeat for the remaining two legs, starting at stitch 19 and 28 respectively.

Stuff the legs and the body:

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Using orange yarn stitch the legs together.

Attach a length of orange yarn to the back end and chain ~6 stitches to create a tail:

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NOSE

Round 1. With brown yarn create a magic ring containing 6sc.

Round 2. 2sc into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3-5. 1sc in each stitch.

STUFF and sew onto front of head

 

HORNS

Use a crochet hook to pull a length of brown yarn through a stitch on the top of the head. Knot together 4 or 5 times and trim. Repeat on the other side of the head.

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EARS (x2)

In brown ch6.

TURN

sl st in 2nd chain from the hook, sc, hdc, dc, sl st.

Fasten off and sew onto the side of the head

 

FINISHING

Using black thread sew buttons or beads to the front of the head for eyes and sew two patches of black on the nose for nostrils. Weave in any loose ends and give him a name like Geoffrey, George or Gerald :)


Pay what you feel

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Copyright & Legal Stuff: I’m happy for you to sell items you make from this pattern but the images and words are mine – I worked hard writing & testing & photographing so don’t copy or distribute any part of this pattern. If you want to share it then link to this page. Thanks & happy crocheting

Crochet Zombie Phone Case

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To make this case first follow the instructions for the flower phone case in grey (or green would look good) up to step 6. Go on, go do that now – we’ll wait for you….

Done that now? and your phone fits nicely inside? Good then let’s continue:

FASTENING STRAP

You don’t have to have a strap to close the top but I think the fact it’s on one side instead of central and that it hooks around the ‘good’ eye all adds to the creepy/quirkiness. Maybe there used to be a strap on the other side too but that eye just couldn’t take the strain….? If you want a strap too then stop your spiralling stitches of the body towards one side and chain long enough to loop down to the centre of the case while the phone is in it. Now sc (American terms or dc English terms) into the next stitch of the case and slip stitch the next few stitches.

HAIR

If you have fluffy yarn like I did then change to this yarn and complete a couple of rounds of 1sc [1dc] in each stitch – keep going until there is as much hair as you want. If you don’t have fluffy yarn then fasten off the grey yarn and you could tie lengths of a contrasting colour yarn around individual stitches on the top of the case and trim them into tufts. This will be more time-consuming but you have more freedom for the hairstyle – odd random tufts, male pattern baldness or a Mohican maybe.

FACE

If you are using a strap then the button eye should be positioned first and used as a basis to build the rest of the face. Put the phone into the case to locate the best position for the button so that the strap fastens easily and securely. For the popping out eye I used a small black bead inside a larger white bead but just a black bead would look great too. Thread the bead onto a length of pink thread or thin yarn and repeatedly knot the thread to create the eye entrails (or whatever they’re actually called!) until it is a good dangling length. Using black thread sew a patch opposite the button to act as an eye socket and pull the ends of the pink thread through either side of the centre of the socket. Tie the ends together and trim inside the case.

Finally using black thread again sew a mouth as shown in the photos or in any expression you like. If you have a Ravelry account then check out the project pictures for inspiration.

Happy Halloween!

Owl doorstop

Using this brilliant pattern for crocodile stitch in the round as a starting point I recently made this owl doorstop. I completed the crocodile stitch bag pattern as written (without beads) for 6 rows of feathers and then switched to double crochet (sc for you American’s out there) into the back stitch only for many rounds to form the head. Towards the top of the head I used longer stitches at either end so pointy ears were formed, then on the last round I made a couple of loops to go around buttons on the back of the head to close the top (then the stuffing can easily be taken out and the cover washed).

I made two basic flat circles for eyes and a little triangle for a beak then sewed them on with buttons for pupils. the last touch was extra yarn tied to the “ears” to form tufts. I stuffed this with a heavy weight wrapped in an old jumper and a white pillow case to keep it all together.

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Zombie Phone Case

I had a request from a friend for a zombie phone case and after a little bit of thinking this was the result. The thing that really makes it great, I think, is the hanging out eyeball and I can’t take any credit for that whatsoever – I saw it on an amigurumi bunny of doom at a blog called A Clockwork Angel and instantly knew it had to be the focal point of the phone case.
To make this case first follow the instructions for the flower phone case in grey (or green would look good) up to step 6. Go on, go do that now – we’ll wait for you….

Done that now? and your phone fits nicely inside? Good then let’s continue:

FASTENING STRAP

You don’t have to have a strap to close the top but I think the fact it’s on one side instead of central and that it hooks around the ‘good’ eye all adds to the creepy/quirkiness. Maybe there used to be a strap on the other side too but that eye just couldn’t take the strain….? If you want a strap too then stop your dc spiralling towards one side and chain long enough to loop down to the centre of the case while the phone is in it. Now dc into the next stitch of the case and slip stitch the next few stitches.

HAIR

If you have fluffy yarn like I did then change to this yarn and complete a couple of rounds of 1dc in each stitch – keep going until there is as much hair as you want. If you don’t have fluffy yarn then fasten off the grey yarn and you could tie lengths of a contrasting colour yarn around individual stitches on the top of the case and trim them into tufts. This will be more time-consuming but you have more freedom for the hairstyle – odd random tufts, male pattern baldness or a Mohican maybe.

FACE

If you are using a strap then the button eye should be positioned first and used as a basis to build the rest of the face. Put the phone into the case to locate the best position for the button so that the strap fastens easily and securely. For the popping out eye I used a small black bead inside a larger white bead but as you can see on the Bunny of Doom just a black bead looks great too. Thread the bead onto a length of pink thread or thin yarn and repeatedly knot the thread to create the eye entrails (or whatever they’re actually called!) until it is a good dangling length. Using black thread sew a patch opposite the button to act as an eye socket and pull the ends of the pink thread through either side of the centre of the socket. Tie the ends together and trim inside the case.

Finally using black thread again sew a mouth as shown in the photos or in any expression you like, I’m sure the options are endless!

Bunny & spider finger puppets

Last time I saw my niece and nephew I took them a couple of things I’d crocheted – they liked them but then just came up with a long list of things they wanted for next time! Top of the list was a bunny and a spider and since I’ve not had a lot of time to make things I’ve made them as finger puppets – small and very quick. The best finger puppet I’ve ever seen has got to be the killer bunny finger puppet but sadly I think my niece was after something cuter. The little eyes on the killer bunny are just the most awesome things – they’re so tiny! If anyone knows where I can get buttons that small please leave a comment or send me an email.

Now on with the pattern:

I used a 3.5mm hook (for the spider) and a 4mm hook (for the bunny) and worsted weight yarn. You may have to increase another round if you go for smaller hooks/thinner yarn. We’ll be working round in a spiral crocheting into the back loop only of each stitch.

American crochet terms (English terms version below)

BASIC BODY

Round 1. Create a magic ring with 6sc

Round 2. 2sc in each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3. 1sc in each stitch. No need to keep track of rounds – just keep going around until the body is as long as you’d like it then sl st a couple of stitches and fasten off.

EARS (x2)

Step 1. Chain 8

Step 2. Turn. sl st in 2nd chain from hook. sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc, sl st.

Fasten off and sew onto head.

Stitch on buttons or beads for eyes.

SPIDER

Make the body the same as for the bunny but instead of fastening off:

Step 1. ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each stitch of the chain.

Step 2. sc in next stitch of body.

Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you have 8 legs. Fasten off.

Glue lots of eyes onto the front (the front is where there is a gap between the legs).

English crochet terms

BASIC BODY

Round 1. Create a magic ring with 6dc

Round 2. 2dc in each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3. 1dc in each stitch. No need to keep track of rounds – just keep going around until the body is as long as you’d like it then 

sl st a couple of stitches and fasten off.

EARS (x2)

Step 1. Chain 8

Step 2. Turn. sl st in 2nd chain from hook. dc, htr, 3tr, htr, dc, sl st.

Fasten off and sew onto head.

Stitch on buttons or beads for eyes.

SPIDER

Make the body the same as for the bunny but instead of fastening off:

Step 1. ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each stitch of the chain.

Step 2. dc in next stitch of body.

Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you have 8 legs. Fasten off.

Glue lots of eyes onto the front (the front is where there is a gap between the legs).

Hedgehog Pincushion

I keep stabbing my pins into anything nearby when I take them out of a project and this can cause problems, depending on who’s sitting nearby…. so I made this little hedgehog – he doesn’t mind being stabbed by pins at all, in fact they’re part of his look.

We’ll be working amigurumi style so use a stitch marker to keep track of rounds and just keep going in a spiral. The pattern is in American terms first and just scroll down to the next section if you prefer English terms.

What you will need:

a small piece of felt/fabric

2 buttons/beads (for eyes)

brown yarn and a suitable size hook (I used worsted weight and a 4mm hook)

a yarn needle

a regular needle (for sewing the beads/buttons)

black thread

pins

stuffing

Pattern in American terms:

BODY

Start by cutting a circle of felt or fabric ~8cm in diameter. If your fabric is likely to fray then cut the circle slightly larger, tuck under the edge and pin to create a hem all the way around. with the yarn you’re using for the body blanket stitch all around the edge of your circle. Make the stitches quite close together, you’re aiming for about the width of one crochet stitch. (I imagine you’ll be able to do a much neater job than I have!)

Now take your hook and the same yarn and sc in each stitch around the circle. When you’ve been all the way around once use your stitch marker to keep track and complete 4 more rounds with 1sc in each stitch.

ROUND 6. *sc in 2nd stitch from the hook and the next 4 stitches. *repeat until you have completed 1 round.

Because the number of blanket stitches in the beginning will not be the same for everyone then you probably won’t have the exact number of stitches needed for an exact number of repeats. Don’t worry about this – just stop wherever you are when you get back to the stitch marker and start the next round as normal. If this part of the body looks slightly uneven when you have finished then just make sure that this is where you sew on the nose and it will all be hidden.

ROUND 7. *sc in 2nd stitch from hook and next 3 stitches. *repeat until round complete.

ROUND 8. *sc in 2nd stitch from hook and next 2 stitches. *repeat until round complete.

STUFF

ROUND 9. *sc in 2nd stitch from hook and 1 more stitch. *repeat until round complete.

STUFF A BIT MORE

ROUND 10. *sc in 2nd stitch from hook. *repeat until there are no stitches left. fasten off and weave in ends.

NOSE

ROUND 1. Create a magic circle with 6sc and slip stitch closed.

ROUND 2. 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc (8 stitches total)

ROUND 3. 1sc in each stitch (8 stitches total)

ROUND 4. 2sc, 1sc next 3, 2sc, 1sc next 3 (10 stitches total)

ROUND 5. 1sc in each stitch (10 stitches total)

ROUND 6. 2sc, 1sc next 4, 2sc, 1sc next 4 (12 stitches total)

ROUND 7. *2sc, 1sc next 3,*repeat twice more (15 stitches total)

ROUND 8. 1sc in each stitch (15 stitches total)

ROUND 7. *2sc, 1sc next 2,*repeat 4 more times (20 stitches total)

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing onto the body. At this point you may think the nose looks a bit odd (see photo) but it will look much more nose-like once it’s attached and you embroider on the black tip so don’t worry.

Stuff the nose and sew onto the body.

FEET (x4)

ROUND 1. Create a magic circle with 6sc and slip stitch closed.

ROUND 2. 1sc in each stitch.

fasten off and sew onto underside of body.

FINISHING

Sew on 2 beads/buttons for eyes and use black thread to create the nose tip. Now add your pins for his spikes – try experimenting with different “hairstyles”

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˜punk hedgehog

Pattern in English terms:

Continue reading “Hedgehog Pincushion”

Vampire bat phone case

vampire bat phonecase I love this little guy – he’s so cute, and was easy to make

Here is the pattern in American terms (for English terms scroll down and see the read more section):

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BODY: Follow the instructions for the flower mobile phone case in black yarn. At step 6 fasten off leaving a long length of yarn to sew on the ears.

Cut out 2 white felt circles, 2 smaller black felt circles and sew them on in matching colour thread. I wanted a wide eyed look for this guy but you could experiment with different expressions – such as the one on this owl phone case. Sew on a mouth and fangs in white thread.

WINGS (x2):

Step 1. Create a magic ring with 6sc.

Step 2. Work in the back loop only of each stitch. 2sc in each stitch of the circle (12 stitches total).

Step 3. *2sc in the first stitch, 1sc in next stitch. *Repeat 6 times (18 stitches total).

Step 4. sc, *2hdc, dc, 2hdc, sc. *Repeat 3 times.

Step 5. ch1, turn, sc in 2nd stitch from hook, sc next 2 stitches, 2dc, sc next 5 stitches, 2dc, sc next 5 stitches, 2dc, sc next 3 stitches.

Step 6. ch1, turn, sl st in 2nd stitch from hook, sl st next 2 stitches, sc, ch3, sc, sl st next 5 stitches, sc, ch3, sc, sl st next 5 stitches, sc, ch3, sc, sl st next 3 stitches.

Step 7. Do not turn. Continuing in the same direction sc each stitch along the uneven edge to neaten. fasten off and weave in ends.

I chose to line my wings (pick a nice fabric – cut to vaguely the correct shape but bigger than the wing. tuck edges of fabric under as you pin to the wing then sew around using either black or a contrasting thread as I did. Avoid placing a stitch on the tips of the wings). You could also just leave the wings as they are with no lining.

EARS (x2): Step 1. Create a magic ring with 6sc.

Step 2. 2sc into the back loop of each stitch in the ring (12 stitches total).

Step 3. *dc into the next stitch, slip stitch into the next 3 stitches. *repeat 3 times (12 stitches total).

 

Step 4. fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew the pieces together as shown in the photo and pop your phone inside. This could easily be adapted to be a cat instead by not making the wings and adding a triangle nose and mouth in pink instead. I’m sure there are lots of other versions possible too – a friend says she is going to try a bunny case where the head is actually a flap that folds over the top. If you find these instructions useful and you create something please leave a comment with a link to photos – I’d love to see what people are making!

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Read more for the pattern in English terms:

Continue reading “Vampire bat phone case”

Road-kill rabbit

This one is not for the faint hearted. Known as flat bunny or road-kill rabbit he came about because I wasn’t completely happy with the shape of Boris’ ears. I wanted them to be more pointed at the top and so after a few practice runs I had some ears with nowhere to go. I once did see a sadly squashed bunny with two little ears sticking up perfectly unharmed and I think also I was subconsciously influenced by some work of Craig Fisher that I saw a few years ago.

Update: It seems i’m not the only one making cuddly yet disturbing things based on roadkill – check out Road Kill Toys and ( I think this is really quite cool) Roadkill carpet.