Thursday, 12 October 2017

Sitting Elf

This Sitting Elf is now ready and perfect partner to the Sitting Santa



Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sitting Santa

This Amigurmi Santa is perfect for the coming holiday


Monday, 25 September 2017

Penguin

As it is getting colder, I have designed an amigurumi Penguin





You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 140m
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/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)
  • ST - Stitch      
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • DC – Double Crochet              
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish off

Other things to note....
  • This 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
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product as you work


Head & Body – Black
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5.
*3sc, inc * (30)
6.
*4sc, inc * (36)
7-13.
Sc (36)
14.
*4sc, dec * (30)
15.
*3sc, dec * (24)
16.
*2sc, dec * (18)
17.
*1sc, dec * (12)
18.
FLO - *2sc, inc * (16)
19.
*3sc, inc * (20)
20.
*4sc, inc * (24)
21.
*5sc, inc * (28)
22.
*6sc, inc * (32)
23.
*7sc, inc * (36)
24-37.
Sc (36) – Stuff body and continue stuffing until closing
38.
*4sc, dec * (30)
39.
*3sc, dec * (24)
40.
*2sc, dec * (18)
41.
*1sc, dec * (12)
42.
*dec * (6)

FO – Close hole




Belly patch – White
1.
Ch 7
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 6sc
3.
Turn, ch 1, inc, 4sc, inc
4.
Turn, ch 1, inc, 6sc, inc
5-16
Turn, ch 1, 10sc
17.
Turn, ch 1, dec, 6sc, dec
18.
Turn, ch 1, dec, 4sc, dec
19.
Turn, ch 1, dec, 2sc, dec – This is the neck and a guide to where to position onto the body
20.
Turn, ch 1, inc, 2sc, inc
21.
Turn, ch 1, inc, 4sc, inc
22.
Turn, ch 1, inc, 6sc, inc
23.
Turn, ch 1, 10sc
24.
Turn, ch 1, inc, 4sc
25.
Turn, ch 1, 6sc
26.
Turn, ch 1, 4sc, dec
27.
Turn, ch 1, 3sc, dec
28.
Turn, ch 1, 2sc, dec
29.
Turn, ch 1, 1sc, dec

FO and re-join yarn to last stitch of row 23 and repeat rows 24-29.

SC around the edge of the piece doing 2sc into each corner.

FO – Leaving long yarn tail to sew to body.




Flippers x2 – Black
1.
MC (6)
2.
*inc, 2sc * (8)
3.
Inc, 7sc (9)
4.
Inc, 8sc (10)
5.
Inc, 9sc (11)
6.
Inc, 10sc (12)
7.
Inc, 11sc (13)
8.
Inc, 12sc (14)
9-15.
Sc (14)
16.
*5sc, dec * (12)
17.
*dec * (6)

FO – close hole and leave yarn tail to sew to body. These are unstuffed




Feet x2 – Orange Yellow
1.
MC (4)
2.
*inc, 1sc * (6)
3.
*inc, 2sc * (8)
4-5.
Sc (8)
6.
Fold flat – 4sc through both sides to close flat
7.
Turn, ch 1, [slst, 2dc, slst] x2, 1slst, [slst, 2dc, slst]

FO Leaving yarn tail to sew to body.




Beak – Orange Yellow
1.
MC (4)
2.
*inc, 1sc * (6)
3.
*inc, 2sc * (8)
4.
*inc, 3sc * (10)
5.
*inc, 4sc * (12)
6.
Sc (12)

FO – Leaving yarn tail for sewing to face. Stuff lightly




Hat – Turquoise
1.
MC (4)
2.
*[2hdc] * (8)
3.
*1hdc, [2hdc] * (12)
4.
*2hdc, [2hdc] * (16)
5.
*3hdc, [2hdc] * (20)
6.
*4hdc, [2hdc] * (24)
7.
*5hdc, [2hdc] * (28)
8.
*6hdc, [2hdc] * (32)
9-16.
Hdc (32)
17.
Sc (32)

FO – leaving yarn tail to sew to head. Turn up the end of the hat to make the rim.




Scarf – Turquoise
1.
Ch 36
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 35sc
3.
Turn, ch 3, 35dc

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body


Saturday, 26 August 2017

Monkey

This simple Monkey is free and easy to make





You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling.
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • DK Yarn – Aprox. 120m
  • 6mm safety eyes
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/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)
  • ST - Stitch 
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....
  • This 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
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work
Body – Dark Brown
Stuff evenly as you go.
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5.
*3sc, inc * (30)
6.
*4sc, inc * (36)
7.
*5sc, inc * (42)
8-15.
Sc (42)
16.
*5sc, dec * (36)
17.
*4sc, dec * (30)
18.
*3sc, dec * (24)
19.
*2sc, dec * (18)
20.
*1sc, dec * (12)
21.
*1sc, inc * (18)
22.
*2sc, inc * (24)
23-24.
Sc (24)
25.
*5sc, inc * (28)
26-27.
Sc (28)
28.
*6sc, inc * (32)
29-32.
Sc (32)
33.
*7sc, inc * (36)
34-36.
Sc (36)
37.
*8sc, inc * (40)
38-39.
Sc (40)
40.
*8sc, dec * (36)
41.
Sc (36)
42.
*4sc, dec * (30)
43.
*3sc, dec * (24)
44.
*2sc, dec * (18)
45.
*1sc, dec * (12)
46.
*dec * (6)

FO – close hole and hide yarn tail into body.




Arms x2 – Starting in Light Brown – Stuff the hand (light brown coloured section) only.
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*2sc, inc * (16)
4.
*dec * (8)
5.
Change to Dark Brown – sc (8)
6-18.
Sc (8)
19.
Fold flat – 4sc through both sides to close.

FO – Leave yarn tail to sew to body




Legs x2 - Starting in Light Brown – Stuff the foot (light brown coloured section) only.
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5.
*dec * (12)
6.
*dec, 4sc * (10)
7.
Change to Dark Brown – sc (10)
8-22.
Sc (10)
23.
Fold flat – 5sc through both sides to close.

FO – Leave yarn tail to sew to body




Ears x2 – Dark brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3-5.
Sc (12)
6.
*dec * (6)

FO – Leave yarn tail for sewing to body




Tail – Dark Brown
1.
MC (6)
2-20.
Sc (6)
21.
Fold flat. 3sc through both sides to close.

FO – Leave yarn tail for sewing to body




Eye Patches x2 – Light Brown
6mm safety eyes are used here and put through the centre of the eye patch MC, so if you wish to use these then you may need to make the MC of the eye patches a little looser to help push them through. I put these on last once the pattern is complete so they have no backs to them. They can be secured with glue if needed.
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)

FO – leaving yarn tail to sew to body. Sew these on before the muzzle.




Muzzle – Light brown
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
1sc, inc x3, 3sc, inc x3, 2sc (18)
4.
2sc, inc x3, 6sc, inc x3, 4sc (24)
5-6.
Sc (24)
7.
7sc, 10hdc, 7sc (24) – note that the hdc section of this round and the round below will be at the bottom/neck part of the face to help it stick out from the face where the face is slanted inwards.
8.
8sc, 8hdc, 8sc (24)

FO – Leave long yarn tail for sewing to body. Stuff this section as you sew it to the body.