Monthly Archives: April 2012

Free Pattern Tuesday – One eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater

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Sorry all Captain America is not done. That full time job of mine really gets in the way of my crafting. It keeps me in yarn, that’s probably why I stay.

This pattern was up at my shop, but it hasn’t been purchased yet so I decided to take it down. It’s one of my favorites so enjoy.

BTW if you can’t find a 30mm eye you can embroider one on instead.

Materials
30 mm Plastic safety eye
Size E crochet hook
Caron Simply Soft in Grape (A)
I love this yarn in Limelight (B)
I love this yarn in White (C)
I love this yarn in Fire Red (D)
Gauge is not important for this project
Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
CC – Change Colors
INC – Increase (Sc 2 stitches in designated stitch
DEC – Decrease (SC 2 stitches together)
CH – Chain
SL – Slip Stitch
HDC – half double crochet
DC – Double crochet
Instructions

Head

In A chain 2
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
(2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times (36)
(5 SC, INC) 6 times (42)
(3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times (48)
9-18. 10 rows SC
19. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)
20. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)
21. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)
Insert eye so it spans between rows 10-15
22. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
23. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
24. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
25. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off. Using the tail, wind through the last 6 stitches and pull up tight to close the hole.

Body

In A chain 2
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
(INC) in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
SC row
Change color to B SC 5 (INC, SC) 4 times, 5 SC (22)
SC row
CC to A. SC 5 (INC, 2 SC) 4 times. 5 SC (26)
6 SC, (INC, 3 SC) 4 times, 4 SC (30)
CC to B. SC row
SC row
CC to A. SC row
SC row
CC to B. SC row
SC row
CC to A. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
(2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
Start stuffing body
17. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
18. (DEC) 6 times
Fasten off. Leave a long tail. Take tail through the last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.

Wings
Make 2 in B
Ch 2
SC in 2nd chain from hook
Chain 1, 3 SC in stitch
Ch 1, INC, SC, INC (5)
Ch 1, INC, 3 SC, INC (7)
Ch 1, INC, 5 SC, INC (9)
SL next 3 stitches, SC, HDC, DC, DC, HDC, SC
Fasten off. Sew to back of body on the second row of green from top as in picture.

Horn

In C, Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd chain from hook
SC row
(INC, SC) 2 times (6)
SC row
(INC, 2 SC) 2 times (8)
SC row
(INC, 3 SC) 2 times (10)
SC row
(INC, 4 SC) 2 times (12)
SC row
Fasten off, stuff and sew to top of head over eye.

Teeth (make 2)

Repeat instructions for horn through row 4
Fasten off and sew to face under eye
Optional: embroider two points of D on the bottom of the teeth.

Legs (make 2)

In A, Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
(INC) in each stitch (8)
3-10. 8 rows SC
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)

In A, Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
2-5. 4 rows SC
Fasten off and sew to the body on a purple stripe.

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Captain America – Free Pattern (sort of)

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I’m having a hard time keeping up with the new patterns once a week. This one isn’t done. I’ll edit it as soon as I have it completely done. Sorry the picture is so blurry.

Copyright 2012: Drunken Aunt Wendy Designs
Materials, Abbreviations, Notes
I Love This Yarn – Royal (A)
Vanna Choice – Beige (B)
I Love This Yarn – White (C)
Size 12 mm safety eyes
White felt
SC – Single Crochet
Ch – Chain
INC – 2 SC in same stitch
DEC – SC 2 stitches together
HDC – Half Double Crochet

Instructions
Head
In A, Ch 2
6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
(2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times (36)
(5 SC, INC) 6 times (42)
(3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times (48)
9-18. 10 rows SC, change colors to B in last stitch
19. SC 1st stitch in B, change color to A and SC remaining stitches, SC last stitch in B
20. SC 2 stitches in B, change color to A and SC remaining stitches, SC last 2 stitches in B
21. SC 3 stitches in B, change color to A and SC remaining stitches, SC last 3 stitches in B
22. SC 4 stitches in B, change color to A and SC remaining stitches, SC last 4 stitches in B
23. SC Row
24. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)
25. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)
26. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)
27. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
Place eyes between rows 19 and 20 approximately three stitches from the center stitch on each side. Use picture for guide. Start stuffing.
28. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
29. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
30. DEC 6 times (6)
Fasten off. Use tail to close up the hole.
Cut an A out of felt and center it on head. Use picture for guidance. I use sticky back felt.
Wings for Helmet (Make 2)
In C, Chain 7
In 2nd Ch from hook, 3 HDC, SC remaining stitches, on opposite side of stitches just worked, SC 2, 3 HDC in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, fasten off.
Sew to side of head close to top. Use photo for guide.
Chest/Torso
In A, Ch 9
SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in 6 stitches, 3 SC in last Ch, 7 SC in the unworked loops from the 1st stitches, 3 SC in last stitch
7 SC, INC 3 times, 7 SC, INC 3 times (20)
7 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times, 7 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times (26)
7 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times, 7 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times (32)
5-9. 5 rows SC

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Free Pattern Tuesday – Black Angry Bird

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I’m really sorry that this took so long. I’ll try to be better next week.

Copyright 2012: Drunken Aunt Wendy Designs
Materials, Abbreviations, Notes
Yarn
I love this Yarn – black
Caron Simply Soft – Gray Heather
I Love This Yarn – Yellow
I Love This Yarn – Firered
I Love This Yarn – White
Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
INC – 2 Single Crochet in one stitch
DEC – single crochet 2 stitches together
BLO – back loops only
Instructions
Main Body

In black, ch 2
6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook.
INC 6 times (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
(2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times (36)
(5 SC, INC) 6 times (42)
(3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times (48)
(7 SC, INC) 6 times (54)
(4 SC, INC, 4 SC) 6 times (60)
(9 SC, INC) 6 times (66)
11-28. 18 rows SC Row
29. (9 SC, DEC) 6 times (60)
30. (8 SC, DEC) 6 times (54)
31. (7 SC, DEC) 6 times (48)
32. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)
33. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)
Start stuffing
34. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)
35. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
36. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
37. (SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
38. ( DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off, sew up opening with tail
Bottom circle

In gray, chain 2
6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook.
INC 6 times (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
(2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times (36)
(5 SC, INC) 6 times (42)
(3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times (48)
(7 SC, INC) 6 times (54)
(4 SC, INC, 4 SC) 6 times (60)
(9 SC, INC) 6 times (66)
Fasten off leaving a really long tail for sewing. Sew to bottom of bird off center so there is a half circle showing on the front of the bird.

Head Feather

In Yellow, Chain 2
In 2nd Ch from hook, 6 SC
INC in each stitch (12)5
Slip stitch in each stitch around
SC in BLO of original stitch from row 3 (12)
SC row
(DEC, SC) 4 times (8), change colors to black in last stitch
7-10. 4 rows SC
11. (DEC, 2 SC) 2 times (6)
12. SC row
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Sew to top of head.
Eyes (make 2)

Note eyes are made in three pieces and then sewn together layering them as you go.
Pupils
In Black, ch 2
SC 4 in the 2nd chain from hook, join with a slip stitch
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing
Whites
In White, ch 2
6 Sc in 2nd Chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
Fasten off.
Gray underpart of eye
In Gray, ch 2
6 Sc in 2nd Chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
Fasten off. Sew the three layers on top of each as in the pictures
White Spot

In White, Ch 2
6 Sc in 2nd Chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
Fasten off. Sew to center of head.
Eyebrows (make 2)

In red, ch 11
Starting in 2nd Ch from hook, SC 10
Fasten off.
Beak

In Yellow, Ch 2
6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook
INC in each stitch
(SC, INC) 6 times
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times
SC row
SC row
(3 SC, INC) 6 times
SC Row
SC Row
Fasten off. Flatten bottom to make it look triangular. Sew to face between the eyes. Stuff when almost done sewing. This will help it keep the shape.