Monthly Archives: December 2011

Free Pattern Tuesday (a day late) Brutus the Buckeye

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Being from Central Ohio, it is almost a requirement to be an Ohio State Buckeye fan. I can’t say that I am, but most of my extended family is. This year for the family gift exchange, I thought there should be a plush Brutus, to love, and squeeze. This was the end result.

Let me know if you find any problems with the pattern.

Copyright Wendy’s Wild Life 2011
Materials and Notes
Vanna’s Choice – Beige
I love this yarn – Brown
Caron Simply Soft – Grey Heather
I love this yarn – Fire red
I love this yarn – Black
I love this yarn – White
15 mm plastic safety eyes in white
Large eye yarn needle
Poly fiberfill

Stitches
Bobble – work 1 part of DC 3 times into designated, YO, pull through all four loops on hook.
Abbreviations
Ch – chain
SC – Single crochet
DEC – SC two stitches together
INC – two SC in same stitch
SL – slip stitch

Instruction
Head
With beige ch 5
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 2 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 3 SC in stitches on the reverse side, 3 SC in space from first stitch. (12)
SC, bobble, SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC (18)
[3 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (24)
3 SC (1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 3 times, 3 SC, (1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 3 times (30)
[3 SC, (INC, 3 SC) 3 times] 2 times (36)
[3 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] 2 times (42)
[3 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (48)
[3 SC (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times] 2 times (54) change colors to brown in last stitch.
9-18. 10 rows SC
Attach white eyes above nose.
19. (7 SC, DEC) 6 times (48)
20. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)
21. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)
22. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)
23. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
Stuff
24. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
25. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
26. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Using black embroider mouth with straight stitches. Embroider eyebrows over the eyes.
Hat
In grey Ch 2,
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
5 rows SC, change to red in last stitch for the brim
7 SC, SL
Turn, SL, 5 SC, SL
Turn, SL, 3 SC, SL
Fasten off, embroider an “O” on the front of the hat in red
Body
In red CH 5,
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 2 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 3 SC in stitches on the reverse side, 3 SC in space from first stitch. (12)
3 SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC (18)
[3 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (24)
4-6. SC 3 rows change colors to grey in the last stitch
7-9. SC 3 rows change colors to red in the last stitch
9-11. SC 3 rows change colors to grey in the last stitch
12. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
13-14. SC 2 rows, change colors to red in last stitch, cut grey
15-23. SC 9 rows, change colors to black in last stitch. Leave a long strand of red to define legs
24. 11 SC, bobble stitch in the next three stitches, SC, bobble stitch in the next three stitches.
Stuff
25. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
26. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Using red yarn, thread though center from front to back, go back through one stitch lower, pull tight to define the legs. Repeat down the legs.
Sew to head
Arms (make 2)
In white Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd chain from hook
2. (INC, SC) 2 times (6)
3. SC row, change color to red
4. (INC) 6 times (12)
5. SC row, change color to grey
6-7. 2 rows SC, change color to red
8-9. 2 rows SC, change color to grey
10-11. Repeat rows 6-7
12-13. Repeat rows 8-9
14. SC row
15. DEC 6 times
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Sew to shoulders
Towel
In white, Ch 6
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 4 SC
Ch 1, turn, SC in each stitch across
3-6. Repeat row 2
Fasten off.
Embroider “OSU” on the towel using the picture for guidance. Sew to front on Brutus.

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Sneak Preview of Tuesday 12/27’s new free pattern

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Merry Christmas to everybody. I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends this holiday season.

I have a lot of Ohio State Buckeye fans in my family, so this year I decided to put a Brutus the Buckeye in the family gift exchange.

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I need to put some finishing touches on my pattern, it’ll be up on Tuesday when I get off work.

Free Pattern Tuesday – Red Angry Bird

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Free Pattern Tuesday – Red Angry Bird

This wasn’t my original plan for today, but the weather has been so crappy I haven’t been able to get outside and get a decent photo of the tote bag pattern I was going to list today. I’ve decided to leave this one up forever. There are a lot of Angry Bird Patterns out there.

Here’s the pattern. Enjoy.

Copyright (c) 2011: Wendy’s Wild Life

Materials

Size E Crochet Hook

Polyfiberfill

I Love This Yarn – fire red (A)

I Love This Yarn – white (B)

I Love This Yarn – black (C)

I Love This Yarn – sungold (D)

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

INC – Increase (2 SC in designated stitch)

CC – Change Colors

DEC – SC 2 stitches together

SL – Slip Stitch

RED ANGRY BIRD

Instructions

Body

In A chain 2

1. 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook

2. (INC) in each stitch (12)

3. (SC, INC) 6 times (18)

4. (SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)

5. (3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)

6-7. 2 rows SC

8. (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times (36)

9-10. 2 rows SC

11. (5 SC, INC) 6 times (42)

12-13. 2 rows SC

14. (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times (48)

15-16. 2 rows SC

17. (7 SC, INC) 6 times (54)

18-19. 2 rows SC

20. CC to white for 1st and last stitch remaining stitches in A (4 SC, INC, 4 SC) 6 times

(60) [2 white, 58 red]

Note: White increases by 2 each row at the beginning and the end to create the white

V portion on the front of the bird. Instructions list the amount of stitches per row with

increases. I’ll also list the number of white/red stitches in [].

21. SC row, 1st 2 and last 2 stitches in white (60) [4, 56]

22. SC row, 1st 3 and last 3 stitches in white (60) [6, 54]

23. 1st 4 and last 5 stitches in white following (9 SC, INC) 6 times (66) [9, 57]

24. 1st 5 and last 6 stitches in white SC row (66) [11, 55]

25. SC 6 stitches in white, SC 49 stitches in red, cut red completely, SC 11 in white (66)

[17, 49]

26. (9 SC, DEC) 6 times (60)

27. (8 SC, DEC) 6 times (54)

28. (7 SC, DEC) 6 times (48)

29. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)

30. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)

31. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)

32. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)

33. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)

Start stuffing

34. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)

35. (DEC) 6 times (6)

Fasten off. Leave a long tail and use that to close up the opening.

Eyes (make 2)

In C, Ch 2

1. 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook

2. CC to B, INC in each stitch (12), don’t cut the C color

3. (SC, INC) 6 times (18) CC to C

4. SL in each stitch (18)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew above the white section as in the picture below.

Eyebrows (make 2)

In C, Ch 7

1. SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in remaining stitches (6)

2. Ch 1, turn, SC row (6)

Fasten off. Sew above the eyes, at a slant and slightly covering the eyes. See photos for placement.

Large Feathers (make 2)

In A, Ch 2

1. 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook

2. (INC, SC) 2 times (6)

3. (INC, 2 SC) 2 times (8)

4. (INC, 3 SC) 2 times (10)

5. (INC, 4 SC) 2 times (12)

6-9. 4 rows SC

10. (DEC) 6 times (6)

Fasten off, see below for sewing instructions.

Small Feathers (make 3)

Repeat instructions for Large Feathers through row 5

6-7. 2 rows SC

8. (DEC) 6 times (6).

Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Feather sewing instructions

Using one small and one large feather sew to the top of the head.

Using two small and one large feather sew to back of the body with the large feather in between the two small ones.

Top Beak

In D, Ch 2

1. 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook

2. 3 SC in each stitch (12)

3. SC row

4. SC, (3 SC in next stitch, 2 SC) 3 times, 3 SC in next stitch, SC (20)

5. SC row

6. 2 SC, (3 SC in next stitch, 4 SC) 3 times, 3 SC in next stitch, 2

SC (20)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Fold in half on the

diagonal. Fold in half to make an open triangle for the beak.

Small Beak

Repeat instructions for Large Beak through row 5.

The sewing instructions are the same, just invert the beak.

New Pattern Tuesday – Pac-Man Ghost

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My plan is to try to release a new pattern every Tuesday. The pattern will be free for at least a week. I’d love feedback during that time frame to fix any errors or confusing terms.

Some will stay up forever, some will be posted on my etsy site after the testing period.

I’ve seen a lot of patterns for Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, but very few for Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde. I felt they were under-represented.

If you want a pattern for Ms. Pac-Man, check out Craftyiscool. She has one listed and it’s really good.

Materials
Yarn
I Love This Yarn – Orange for Clyde
I Love This Yarn – Pink for Pinky
I Love This Yarn – Fire Red for Blinky
I Love This Yarn – Soft Blue for Inky
Notions
White felt with sticky back
10.5 mm Safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
INC – Increase (work 2 SC into same stitch)
FLO – Front Loops Only
DC – Double Crochet

Instructions
Ch 2,
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(1 SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 6 times (24)
(INC, 3 SC) 6 times (30)
6 – 15. 10 rows SC
cut two ovals of felt. Snip a small slip in the felt to insert the safety eye. Make it either on the top, bottom, left or right depending on which direction you want you ghost to look. Place eyes between rounds 8 and 9
16. In FLO, (SC, skip next stitch, 5 DC in next stitch, skip next stitch, SC) 6 times. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.
Bottom.
Repeat rows 1 – 5. Fasten off and sew to the bottom using the unused loops. Stuffing as you go.

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