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Free Crochet Pattern – Grizelda

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Free Crochet Pattern – Grizelda

I joined an Amialong. I’ve been working diligently to finish the dogs from the pattern. It is the year of the dog according to the Chinese Calendar. I’ll  post pictures when I’m done.

Grizelda is a sparkly cuddly little unicorn. She’s ready to brighten your day. Her hooves and horn are made with a glitter yarn. The glitter yarns tend not to be very sturdy so I paired it with a sport weight cotton to give it a bit more structure.

She isn’t tested. If you make her, use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find your work.

Crocheted Unicorn Pattern

 

 

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Antique White
I love this yarn – Greybeard
I love this yarn – Black
Sparkly Eyelash Yarn
I love this cotton – Dove
Vanna’s Glamour – Silver
12 mm eyes
Doll eyelashes
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

Glue 3 eyelashes to the flat part of the safety eyes using epoxy 6000.

HEAD in Antique White
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 Sc in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC 6 times [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Rounds 8-15: 8 rows SC [42 stitches per row].
Stop here and place the eyes between rows 10-11 approximately 11 stitches apart.
Round 16: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].
Round 17: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Start Stuffing
Round 18: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 19: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 20: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 21: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through the stitches on row 21 and pull up tight to close the hole.

MUZZLE in Greybeard
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook, 5 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, using the unused loops from the first 6 stitches, SC 6, 3 SC in last stitch [18].
Round 2: 6 SC, 3 INC, 6 SC, 3 INC [24].
Rounds 3-4: 2 rows SC [24 Stitches per row].
Fasten off.
Using Black, embroider nostrils on the edges of round 1.
Sew to front of head under eyes.

HORN using Dove and Silver held together
Ch 2
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd chain from hook [4].
Round 2: (INC, SC) 2 times [6].
Rounds 3-11: 9 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Sew to center of head above eyes.

MANE
Cut several pieces of Eyelash yarn approximately 8 inches long. Folding each piece in half, pull the loop through using your hook. Then pull the open side through the loop to secure the hair. Do this down the back of the head in the center. You may need to do 2 rows to get the fullness you are looking for.

EARS (make 2) in Antique White
Ch 2
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd chain from hook [4].
Round 2: (INC, SC) 2 times [6].
Round 3: (INC, 2 SC) 2 times [8].
Round 4: (INC, 3 SC) 2 times [10].
Round 5: (INC, 4 SC) 2 times [12].
Rounds 6-7: 2 rows SC [12 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Sew to the top of head with the mane and horn in between.

BODY in White
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 Sc in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC 6 times [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 7-9: 3 rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Round 8: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Rounds 9-10: 2 rows SC [30 stitches per row].
Round 11: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Rounds 12-13: 2 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Start Stuffing.
Round 14: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 15: SC row [18].
Round 16: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Fasten off. Sew open area to the bottom of the head.

FEET (Make 4) using Dove and Silver held together
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: SC in BLOs, change color to White in last stitch [6].
Rounds 3-7: 5 rows SC [6 stitches per row]

Fasten off. Stuff lightly. Sew to body.

TAIL
Attach several strands of the eyelash yarn to the back of the body using the same method as was used to attach the individual strands for the mane.

 

 

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Free Crochet Pattern – Mr. Sa – the Superbug, MRSA

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Free Crochet Pattern – Mr. Sa – the Superbug, MRSA

Here at Drunken Aunt Wendy Designs, I’ve been continuing my crochet microbes series. Below you will find a pattern for Mr. Sa. He’s MRSA under the microscope. He’s got a cape because he’s a superbug. I think I’m going to have to crochet an antibiotic in order to fight off all these diseases.

But before we get to your free pattern, lets check in on everything else I have been up to.

I finished my gingham plaid scarf. I went a little crazy on the color scheme settling on Lime Green and Blush.

Handwoven plaid scarf

Handwoven scarf

This one I made with worsted weight acrylic yarn. I don’t think I will use the same kind of yarn in the warp as it was a touch sticky in the heddle. The next scarf will be purple silk made out of lace weight yarn. It should have amazing drape.

Last week I also found a bonus sweater. What is a bonus sweater? Well it is a completely knitted wool cable sweater that just needed the arms sewn on. Exactly how many projects do I have going that I forgot I knitted a sweater. I mean seriously.

Handknit sweater with cables

It is made out of Wool of the Andes Yarn in Sapphire Heather from Knit Picks. I’m a big fan of this site. The yarn is very reasonable and makes sweater knitting significantly cheaper. The pattern is called the Central Park Hoodie. It is one of my favorite patterns. I have knitted it a couple of times. The end project is super cozy. I did go up a size on the arms as my biceps are huge. (knitting apparently beefs them up, lol).

Free Crochet Pattern

Now what you have all been waiting for. Here’s the crochet pattern for Mr. Sa, the MRSA superbug.

Crocheted MRSA

Super MRSA

If you haven’t visited me before, the free patterns are not tested. Tested versions with lots of photos are available in my Etsy or Ravelry shops. If you make Mr. Sa, make sure to use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it on social media. Don’t forget the other crocheted microbes, Anthrax and Mr. Sniffles.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn in Old Leaf
I love this yarn in Black
12 mm Safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Gauge is not important for this project unless you have purchased a kit. Using the right size hook is important to ensure you have enough yarn.

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

BODY and HEAD (Make 5)
On the last one, stop halfway through and insert eyes and embroider face.
In Old Leaf
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 7-12: 6 rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Round 13: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Round 14: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Start stuffing here or place eyes and embroider face.
Round 15: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 16: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Fasten off. Sew three together in a triangle shape. Sew one below and the head on top.

CAPE – in Black
Note cape is worked back and forth. I don’t like to Ch 1 and turn on this on for a cleaner edge. If you want to ch 1 and turn that is fine.
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook and 11 remaining stitches [12].
Row 2: (2 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 8 HDC].
Row 3: SC row [16]
Row 4: (3 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 12 HDC].
Rows 5-6: 2 rows HDC [20 HDC per row].
Row 7: (4 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 16 HDC]
Rows 8-9: 2 rows HDC [24 HDC per row]
Row 10: (5 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 20 HDC]
Rows 11-12: 2 rows HDC [28 HDC per row].
Row 13: (6 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 24 HDC].
Rows 14-18: 5 rows HDC [32 stitches per row].
SC around the edges. Ch 26 at the top corners for the tie to attach the cape.

All Done! One Superbug.

If you haven’t joined my email mailing list, you should! I only send one or two emails a month so I’m not overloading your inbox. The emails include links to all the new patterns from the last newsletter and the codes to all my exclusive content.

 

Free Crochet Pattern – Anthrax

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Free Crochet Pattern – Anthrax

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen Clint and Lydia Chlamydia. I’ve also done an Sperm and Ovum, Adam and Eve. Those two have magnets to make facilitate their attraction.

There has also been MRSA. He’s a super virus, hence the cape.

Crocheted MRSA

Super MRSA

I like my cuddly microbes. There has already been Mr. Sniffles, the cold virus.

Meet Anthrax. He’s a biohazard with a malicious sense of humor.

Crocheted Anthrax

Cute Biohazard

Remember the patterns on my blog aren’t tested. Let me know if there are problems. If you make Anthrax make sure you use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Amethyst (55 yds)
I love this yarn – Black (1 yd)
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle
Size 18 mm safety eyes
Red Spray Paint Glossy

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front Loops Only

Note: Almost the entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

 

EYES
Spray paint eyes red. I use a clothespin to hold them. I recommend two coats.

BODY – in Amethyst
Body is worked as an oval. The increases go on the sides of the oval.
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 5 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 6 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [18].
Round 2: 6 SC, INC 3 times, 6 SC, INC 3 times [24].
Round 3: 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times [30].
Round 4: 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times [36].

Round 5: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times [42].

Round 6: 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times [48].
Round 7: 6 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times [54].
Round 8: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times [60].
Rounds 9-16: 8 rows SC [60 stitches per row.
Stop here and insert eyes. Eyes should go between rows 12-13. Place the eyes 7 stitches apart.
Round 17: (DEC, 8 SC) 6 times [54].
Round 18: (DEC, 7 SC) 6 times [48].
Round 19: (DEC, 6 SC) 6 times [42].
Round 20: (DEC, 5 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 21: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30].
Embroider Smirk in Black
Start Stuffing
Round 22: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 23: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 24: (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].
Round 25: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Thread tail through Round 25. Pull up tight to close the hole.

 

 

 

Free Crochet Pattern – Baby Platypus

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Free Crochet Pattern – Baby Platypus

I’ve been working on my crocheted microbes. I haven’t had a chance to type up the pattern yet, but meet Clint and Lydia. They are based on microscopic version of Chlamydia.

Crocheted Chlamydia

The beer koozies were taking up a bit of my time, but I have still been weaving.

Check out this twisted fringe.

Handwoven scarf - twisted fringe

I used the Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball. It created a wonderful ombre effect with very little work on my part.

I also like to make sure I try patterns by other designers to give me ideas for shaping, structure and texture.

This little porg is about 3″ tall. The pattern is available on Ravelry from Geeky Hooker. It turned out super cute.

Amigurumi Porg

On to your free pattern. Remember for tested patterns that have lots of pictures check out my Etsy or Ravelry pages. I entered a contest for amigurumi parents and babies. Here is my baby Platypus. His name is Gus. He is super cute and waiting to grow into a full-fledged platypus. If you make him, post a picture with #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it and give you lots of love.

Gus the baby platypus

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Yellow [A] 30 yds
I love this yarn – White [B] 3 yds
I love this yarn – Greymist [C] 10 yds
Sheepish – Teal(ish) [D] 102 yds
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle
Size 12 mm safety eyes

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front Loops Only

Note: Almost the entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

 

EYES (make 2)

In B, Ch 2

8 SC in 2nd CH from hook [8].

Join with a slip stitch, fasten off and set aside to attach to the body.

BODY

In D, CH 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook [6].
Round 2: (INC) 6 times [12].

Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Round 8: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].
Rounds 9 – 20: SC in each stitch for 12 rows [48 stitches per row].
Round 21: (DEC, 6 SC) 6 times [42]
Round 22: (DEC, 5 SC) 6 times [36]
Round 23: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30]

Place safety eyes in the center of the white eye patches. Pull the eye patches in a slight oval shape. Attach the eyes between rows 11-12. Use the pictures for guidance. The posts are approximately 8 stitches apart. I recommend placing the eyes, but not securing them until you figure out exactly where you like them.

Start stuffing here. Stuff firmly.
Round 24: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24]
Round 25: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18]
Round 26: (DEC, 1 SC) 6 times [12]
Round 27: (DEC) 6 times [6]

FO leaving a long tail. Thread tail through last 6 stitches and pull up tight to close hole.

BILL

Note: Bill and Tail are worked in an oval increase. Ovals are worked in the round. Just note that the first row is worked on both sides of the starting chain. See pictures for help.

In A, Ch 8

Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 6, 3 SC in last chain. [18]
Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24]
Rounds 3-4: SC in each stitch for two rows. [24 stitches in each row].

Fasten off. Fold in half and sew to body under eyes, curving slightly. The top of the bill is one row under the bottom of the eye patches.

FLIPPERS (make 4)

In A, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook [6].
Round 2: (INC) 6 times [12].
Rounds 3-4: SC in each stitch for two rows. [12 stitches in each row].
Round 5: Fold in half and SC the open end together. Ch 1, turn [6]
Round 6: (3 DC in next stitch, Sl stitch in next stitch) repeat 2 more times for 3 toes.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew two flippers to the bottom of the body at an angle between rows 24-26. Flippers are approximately 5 stitches apart. Sew the other two flippers to the side of the body also at an angle. You want them to stick out. Mine are sewn on between rows 14-16. They are about 5 stitches from the bill.

TAIL

Note: Bill and Tail are worked in an oval increase. Ovals are worked in the round. Just note that the first row is worked on both sides of the starting chain. See pictures for help.

In C, Ch 8

Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 6, 3 SC in last chain. [18]
Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24]
Rounds 3-4: SC in each stitch for two rows. Change color to D in last stitch [24 stitches in each row].
Rounds 5-12: SC in each stitch for eight rows [24 stitches in each row].

Fasten off. Fold flat and sew to back of body across row 20.

FINISHING

Cut a piece of D approximately 5 inches long. Fold in half and join it to the top of the head with a slip stitch. Pull tight. Trim to the height you like.

Free Beer Koozie Pattern – Knit and Crochet

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Free Beer Koozie Pattern – Knit and Crochet

This year I am devoting the first quarter of the year to weaving.

Wapring board for rigid heddle loom

First I made some cotton tea towels. Now I am working on a scarf using a self-striping yarn from Knitpicks. The yarn is Felici, but they don’t carry this color any more.

Warping the loom

Handwoven scarf

After much annoyance with using my loom on the table, I finally decided to purchase a stand.

Warp stand

It is so much easier now. I love the way the self striping yarn creates big blocks of color. The stripes are so much different woven than when I have used this yarn for knitting. Sadly, when I did the finishing on this scarf it ended up getting destroyed. Alas, live and learn.

In true drunkenauntwendy fashion, I had a request to create a beer bottle koozie that looks like my friend’s Pomeranians.

Knitted Beer koozie

Bernie

 

Knitted Beer Koozie

Kosar

 

Can you guess she is a Cleveland Browns fan. My husband has decided my new tagline should be “Your wish is my crochet.”  I think it is fairly clever. This koozie is a combination knit and crochet because the crochet wouldn’t show the pattern as well.

Materials

I love this yarn – Royal
I love this yarn – White
I love this yarn – Black
Size E crochet hook
Size 5 knitting needles
Large eye blunt needle
Polyfiberfill

 

Abbreviations

K – Knit
P- Purl
SC – Single Crochet
Ch- Chain
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch
DEC – SC two stitches together
FLO – Front Loops Only
DC – Double Crochet

Gauge – 4 stitches per inch

Notes:
Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.
The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

Crochet section is worked in partly in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

Upper Portion in Blue
Note this portion is Knit
Cast on 32
Following the chart
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Continue following the chart in stockinette until the piece measures 5 inches. See chart below

Knitting chart

Ribbing
Row 1: (K 2, P 2) across, K 2
Row 2: repeat row 1
Continue until piece measures 7.5 inches.
Bind off in pattern.

Bottom in blue
Note this portion is in crochet
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (INC, 3 SC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Fasten off. Sew to the bottom of upper portion.

Alternate version

Knitting Chart for a Beer Koozie

Use black for the dark grey. I did the chart in dark grey so you could see the guidelines.

Use Dark grey for the nose.

Let’s say it was a success and I have one left to make for her last dog.

Here’s the chart for Dieken. If you look closely you can see a couple of spots that will require embroidering.

I recommend duplicate stitches for the dots.

Dieken

Now you can make your own 3 Salty Dogs Beer Bottle Koozies.

Free Crochet Pattern – Jellyfish in a jar

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Free Crochet Pattern – Jellyfish in a jar

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am almost done with Pinky. NARF! Brain and Pinky should be ready to take over the world this weekend.

Crocheted Pinky and the Brain
Did you see Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain are coming back with new content on Hulu? Make your own Yakko, Wakko, and Dot and sit back and watch the show with your little friends.

I’ve also finally got back to weaving. That is my goal for this year. I want to use this expensive piece of equipment that my husband was nice enough to allow me to purchase.

Warping the loom
It is very meditative, but warping takes forever. I’m thinking of adding a luxury line of handwoven goods based on Pantone’s color of the year – Ultra Violet.

Here’s your first free pattern for the New Year. It’s a Jelly Jar! This is a great way to use up scraps of yarn. You can make many different kinds.

Bio
Sometimes you need a little jelly. This little jellyfish hangs out in a jar.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn – Any color
Mason Jar
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

BODY
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 7-9: 3 rows SC [36 stitches per row].

Round 10: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30].
Round 11: SC row [30].
Start stuffing
Round 12: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 13: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 14: in BLOs (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].
Round 15: DEC [6].
Fasten off. Thread needle through last row stitches and pull up tight to close.

SKIRT
Join yarn with a slip stitch to any unused loop from Round 14 on the Body.
Round 1: INC in each stitch [24].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [48].
Fasten off.

TENTACLES – make 5
Ch 15
Row 1: INC in each stitch [30].
Fasten off.
Sew one tentacle in the center and the other four around it.
Place in jar.

Wicked Witch of the West – free Crochet Pattern

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Wicked Witch of the West – free Crochet Pattern

I took some time off for Christmas. We had lots of family things and I didn’t have time to crochet.

Last week was my scheduled week to make something from another designer. I am intrigued by all things taxidermy, but I don’t like the idea of dead animals in my house.

Enter Animal Heads: Trophy Heads to Crochet. The link will take you to the Amazon page to buy it. I got my copy from the library. I love the library.

I did the little mouse head first. It was quick and easy and I adore the way it turned out.

mouse

I wanted to make a little army of them to put all over my walls.

Then I decided to make the hare.

This was a challenge. While there were charts in the book, none of them made any sense. The neck and shoulder portions were really confusing. I finally finished it, but I may be done with this book. If you get the book, it is in British Crochet terms, but those are easy enough to convert.

On to the free pattern: I made this Wicked Witch of the West for my daughter when she got the role of the Wicked Witch in the junior high musical last year.

Wicked Witch of the West

Twins

Here’s the pattern:

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Limelight
I love this yarn – Black
I love this yarn – Mixed Berry
I love this yarn – White
12 MM Safety Eyes
Doll eyelashes
E6000 epoxy
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
Puff Stitch –(Insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch) repeat 2 more times. You should have loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on the hook. Push the stitch out.
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front Loops Only

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

EYES

Before starting the head, clip a section of three lashes per eye. Glue to the flat portion of your safety eyes and set aside to dry.

HEAD in limelight
Head is worked as an oval. The increases go on the sides of the oval.
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 5 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the

first few stitches, 6 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [18].
Round 2: 6 SC, INC 3 times, 6 SC, INC 3 times [24].
Round 3: 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times [30].
Round 4: 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times [36].
Round 5: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times [42].
Round 6: 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times [48].
Rounds 7-17: 11 rows SC [48 stitches per row.
Fasten off. Insert Eyes. Using tail embroider a nose.

734 stitches in Limelight so far

EARS – make 2
In Limelight
Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. Don’t join in the round.
Fasten off. Sew to the sides of the head.

HAIR – In black.
Join with a slip stitch to the head to the side of the face. Loop Stitch for 32 stitches. SC last 16 Stitches of Round.
Complete another 32 loop stitches for two rows of hair.

HAT – in black
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: (2 SC, INC) 2 times [8].
Round 3: (3 SC, INC) 2 times [10].
Round 4: (4 SC, INC) 2 times [12].
Round 5: (5 SC, INC) 2 times [14].
Round 6: (6 SC, INC) 2 times [16].
Round 7: (7 SC, INC) 2 times [18].
Round 8: (8 SC, INC) 2 times [20].
Round 9: (9 SC, INC) 2 times [22].
Round 10: (10 SC, INC) 2 times [24].
Round 11: (11 SC, INC) 2 times [26].
Round 12: (12 SC, INC) 2 times [28].
Round 13: (13 SC, INC) 2 times [30].
Round 14: in FLOs (4 SC, INC) 6 times [36].
Round 15: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Round 16: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].
Round 17: (7 SC, INC) 6 times [54].
Round 18: (4 SC, INC, 4 SC) 6 times [60].
Round 19: (9 SC, INC) 6 times [66].
Round 20: (5 SC, INC, 5 SC) 6 times [72].
Round 21: (11 SC, INC) 6 times [78].
Fasten off.

TORSO in black
Torso is worked as an oval. The increases go on the sides of the oval.
Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 2 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 3 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [12].
Round 2: 3 SC, INC 3 times, 3 SC, INC 3 times [18].
Round 3: 3 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times, 3 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times [24].
Round 4: SC in BLOS [24].
Rounds 5-6: 2 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Round 7: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Start Stuffing.
Rounds 8-9: 2 rows SC [18 stitches per row].
Round 10: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Rounds 11-12: 2 rows SC [12 stitches per row].
Fasten off leave a long tail for sewing.

SKIRT in Black
Join with a slip stitch to the unused loops from Round 4.

Round 1: Using the unused loops from Round 4, SC row [24].
Round 2: SC row [24].
Round 3: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Rounds 4-6: 3 rows SC [30 stitches per row].
Round 7: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 8-10: 3 rows SC [36 stitches per row.
Round 11: (Skip 2 Stitches, 5 DC in next stitch, Skip 2 Stitches, Slip Stitch) 6 times, join with a slip stitch to the beginning. [6 Slip Stitch, 30 DC].
Fasten off.

ARMS – Make 2, start with Limelight
Ch 2,
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].
Round 2: SC, Puff Stitch, 2 SC [3 SC, 1 Puff Stitch].
Round 3: 4 SC, change colors to black in last stitch [4].
Round 4: (SC, INC) 2 times [6].
Rounds 5-11: 7 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Fasten Off. Don’t stuff arms.

FEET – Make 2, Start in Black
Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 2 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 3 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [12].
Round 2: 3 SC, INC 3 times, 3 SC, INC 3 times [18].
Round 3: Working in BLOs SC row [18].
Round 4: 3 SC, DEC in next 6 stitches, 6 SC [12].
Start stuffing feet.
Round 5: 2 SC, DEC, DEC, 4 SC change colors to Mixed Berry in last stitch [8].

Round 6: SC row, change colors to White in last stitch [8].
Round 7: SC row, change colors to Mixed Berry in last stitch [8].
Round 8: SC row, change colors to White in last stitch [8].
Round 9: SC row, change colors to Mixed Berry in last stitch [8].
Round 10: SC row, change colors to White in last stitch [8].
Round 11: SC row, change colors to Mixed Berry in last stitch [8].
Round 12: SC row [8].
Fasten off. Lift up the skirt and sew to the torso. Make sure your feet face forward.

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Mummy – Free Crochet Pattern

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Mummy – Free Crochet Pattern

This week, I am finishing up my testing of Brain and making sure that there are no issues with the pattern. I should have a kit finished by the beginning of next year if you want to make your own brain. Remember, there is exclusive content for those that are mailing list members.

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I am also working on another faux taxidermy head. This one is a rabbit. The pattern is confusing the crap out of me, but I am plugging along.

Now for the free pattern. He stumbles along and hopes his wrappings don’t come undone. If you make him, post it on Instagram. Use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find him and give you lots of love.

Super cute Mummy. This one actually brings a lot of people to my table whenever I am at a show. It brings them in, but no one ever buys him. He is really sad about that.

This little guy is approximately 8″ when finished. You can make him smaller or larger depending on your hook and yarn size.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Greymist
I love this yarn – White
I love this yarn – Black
10.5 mm safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

 

HEAD in Greymist
The head is made by doing an oval increase. Sometimes it helps to mark where your increases are going to go with a spare piece of contrasting yarn. Just note that the first row is worked on both sides of the starting chain. The face

is then embroidered on before you finish the head and stuff her.

Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 5, 3 SC in last chain. [18].

Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24].

Round 3: [6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [30].
Round 4: [6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [36].
Round 5: [6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [42].
Round 6: [6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [48].

Rounds 7-17: SC in each stitch for 11 rows [48 stitches per row].

Fasten off. Insert eyes 5 rows down from the open edge 7 stitches apart.

Using Black Embroider a straight stitch for the mouth.

TOP OF HEAD (in White)
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 5, 3 SC in last chain. [18].

Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24].

Round 3: [6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [30].
Round 4: [6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [36].
Round 5: [6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [42].
Round 6: [6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [48].
Fasten off and sew to top of head, stuffing firmly as you go.

BODY and LEGS in Greymist
Starting with legs
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: SC in BLOs [18].
Rounds 5-11: 7 rows SC [18 stitches per row].
Fasten off 1st leg. On 2nd leg do not fasten off. Continuing with the 2nd leg
Round 12: SC around both legs to join them [36].
Rounds 13-15: 3 rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Start stuffing here. Make sure you stuff each leg.
Round 14: SC row [36].

Round 15: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Round 16: SC row [30].
Round 17: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 18: SC row [24].
Round 19: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 20: SC row [18].
Round 21: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Fasten off. Sew to the bottom of the head.

MUMMY WRAPS in white
Long (Make 2)
Ch 101
Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook, 99 SC. [100].
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, SC 100 [100].
Sew overlapping itself to the body and up one leg.

Medium (Make 2)
Ch 76
Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook, 74 SC. [75].
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, SC 75 [75].
Sew overlapping itself to the body, head or arms

Short (Make 2)
Ch 51
Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook, 49 SC. [50].
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, SC 50 [50].
Sew overlapping itself to the body, head or arms

ARMS – make 2
In Greymist , Ch 2
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd chain from hook [4].
Round 2: SC row [4]. Change Colors to White
Round 3: (SC, INC) 2 times [6]
Rounds 4-11: 8 rows SC [6 in each row].
Fasten off, tighten hole and sew to the sides of the body.