Monday, 14 January 2019

Mini Whale


I’ve designed this Mini Whale as a one piece make. At 3x4cm, he is perfect for keyrings. 



You will need:
·      Yarn needle 
·      Soft toy filling
·      4mm safety eyes 
·      3mm crochet hook (This pattern can be made with any size yarn and hook. I recommend using a hook 1 size smaller than suggested on the yarn)
·      DK Yarn – Approx. 10m


Stitches and abbreviations used: (US terminology)
·      MR - Magic ring 
·      ch - Chain 
·      sc - Single Crochet 
·      Inc - Increase Stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
·      dec - Decrease Stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
·      dc – Double Crochet 
·      tr – Treble Crochet 
·      FLO – Front Loop Only 
·      BLO – Back Loop Only 
·      YO – Yarn Over 
·      R – Row or rounds 
·      st - Stitch                                                     
·      slst - Slip Stitch 
·      FO - Finish Off

Other things to note....
·      This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track.
·      The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round.
·      *  * indicates repeated series of stitches. 
·      Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product. This is done by using the FLO of the stitches while making the decrease. 
·      Changing colour - complete the stitch before the colour change by working the last yarn over of the stitch with the new colour.
·      Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch.

Staring in Pink or Blue
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2. 
*Inc* x6 (12)
3.
*1sc, inc* x6 (18)
4.
*2sc, inc* x6 (24)
5-7.
Sc (24) – 3 rounds
8.
2sc, FLO - [ch1, 3tr, ch1, slst], FLO – slst, FLO – [ch1, 3tr, ch1, slst] (the tail), Both loops – 5sc, FLO – [3dc, slst] (right flipper), Both loops - 9sc, FLO – [3dc, slst] (left flipper), Both Loops – 3sc (24 as the BLO left over from this round are counted as stitches)
9.
Change to white – sc going into the back loops left over from the previous round where the FLO was used. (24)
10.
*2sc, dec* x6 (18) - Stuff the piece and continue stuffing until end.
11.
*1sc, dec* x6 (12) – place safety eyes between R8-9 in the stitch next to the flippers. 
12.
*dec* x6 (6)

FO – Close hole. 

Friday, 14 December 2018

Hanging Tree Angel




 You will need:
·      Yarn needle 
·      Soft toy filling
·      3mm crochet hook (This pattern can be made with any size yarn and hook. I recommend using a hook 1 size smaller than suggested on the yarn)
·      Strand of thin ribbon 
·      DK Yarn – Approx. 12m
o  Cream 
o  White 


Stitches and abbreviations used: (US terminology is used)
·      MR - Magic ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
·      Ch - Chain 
·      SC - Single crochet 
·      Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
·      Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
·      DC – Double Crochet 
·      TR – Treble Crochet 
·      FLO – Front Loop Only 
·      YO – Yarn Over 
·      ST - Stitch                                                    
·      SLST - Slip stitch 
·      R – Round or Row 
·      FO - Finish Off

Other things to note....
·      Most of this pattern is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track.
·      The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round.
·      *  * indicates repeated series of stitches. 
·      Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product. This is done by using the FLO of the stitches while making the decrease. 
·      Changing colour – complete the stitch before the colour change by working the last yarn over of the stitch with the new colour. 
·      Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch.
·      Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work.


Main piece – Cream 
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2.
*Inc* x6 (12)
3.
*1sc, inc* x6 (18)
4-6.
Sc (18) – 3 rounds 
7.
*1sc, dec* x6 (12)
8.
*dec* x6 (6)
9.
Sc (6) – stuff the head section
10.
Change to white - *[2dc]* x6 (12)
11.
*2dc, [2dc]* x4 (16)
12.
*3dc, [2dc]* x4 (20)
13.
*4sc, inc* x4 (24) 
14.
*Ch3, skip the next sc, 1sc into the stitch after* continue to end of round.  
15-20.
*ch3, 1sc around the chain of the previous round* continue to end of round. 

FO – Weave in yarn tail.

Sew a piece of ribbon around R13, filling the body section with a small amount of stuffing before tying the ribbon tight 


Wings x2 – White 
1.
6sc into MR (6)- Do not close the ring. 
2.
Ch1, turn, *inc* x6 (12)
3.
Ch1, turn, 12sc (12)
4.
Ch1, working down the edge of the piece, *[1tr, 1sc]* x5. Spread these out evenly along. 

FO – Leaving long yarn tail.  Sew the rounded part to the body leaving approx. 1 stitch between each wing. 


Start of R4. Stitches will be worked down the left side. 


Saturday, 17 November 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Denzel at Christmas!

Earlier this year I released the pattern for Densel the Deer. As it is coming close to Christmas, I have given him a more festive look. Below is the pattern for the nose and scarf to add to the main Deer pattern.

You will need:·    
  •  Yarn needle 
  • 3mm crochet hook (This pattern can be made with any size yarn and hook. I recommend using a hook 1 size smaller than suggested on the yarn)
  •  DK Yarn – Approx. 30m


Stitches and abbreviations used: (US terminology)
·       MR - Magic ring 
·       Ch - Chain 
·       SC - Single Crochet 
·       Inc - Increase Stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
·       HDC – Half Double Crochet 
·       YO – Yarn Over 
·       ST - Stitch                                
·       SLST - Slip Stitch 
·       FO - Finish Off

Other things to note....
·       The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round.
·       *  * indicates repeated series of stitches. 
~ ~ ~
Nose – Red  
1.
6sc into MR (6) 
2.
*inc* x6 (12)
FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to face. 
~ ~ ~
Scarf – Red 
1.
Ch 62
2.
Turn, starting in 3rdch from hook, 60 hdc 
3.
Turn, ch 2, 60 hdc
FO – Leave yarn tail to tack to body if desired.