Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Taylor the Ted

Say Hello to Taylor. He has a more classic teddy bear face compared to my previous collection of bears. The pattern can be found here:


Monday, 4 February 2019

Keyring Heart

With Valentines day just 10 days away, here's a free one piece heart pattern. Only 4x3cm in size


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)
·      Pink DK Yarn – Approx. 10m


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)
·      FLO – Front Loop Only 
·      YO – Yarn Over 
·      ST - Stitch                                                    
·      SLST - Slip stitch 
·      R – Round or Row 
·      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. 
·      Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch.
       ·      Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work.



1.
6sc into MR (6)
2. 
*Inc* x6 (12)
3.
Sc (12)
4.
*2sc, inc* x4 (16)

Make two of the above. FO the 1st leaving long yarn tail to sew up any gaps from joining. Continue the 2nd  piece.
5.
4sc, 16sc around the 1st piece, 12sc continuing around the 2nd piece (32)
6.
*6sc, dec* x4 (28)
7.
*5sc, dec* x4 (24)
8.
*4sc, dec* x4 (20)
9.
*3sc, dec* x4 (16)
10.
*2sc, dec* x4 (12) - Stuff the piece and continue stuffing until closed.
11.
*1sc, dec* x4 (8)
12.
Sc (8)

FO – close hole. 


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.