Free Pattern Tuesday – Devil Diaper Cover

Knitted Devil diaper cover pattern

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Here’s this weeks free pattern. I thought I should make a diaper cover to go with the Devil Baby hat that I posted last week. It’s also a combo knit and crochet pattern. The combo should make super cute Valentine’s Day cards. Have fun and I hope to have pictures of it on an actual baby after this weekend. Use #drunkenauntwendy if you post a picture.

Diaper cover
Cast on 18
P1, K1, P1, K12, P1, K1, P1
P1, K1. P14, K1, P1
P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K4, M1, K2, M1, K4, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
P1, K1, P18, K1, P1
P1, K1, P1, K16, P1, K1, P1
Repeat row four
Repeat rows 5 and 6 until the piece measures 2 1/4 inches
7. P1, K1, P1, K1, SSK, K10, K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1
8. P1, K1, P16, K1, P1
9. P1, K1, P1, K14, P1, K1, P1
10. Repeat row 8
11. P1, K1, P1, K1, SSK, K8, K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1
12. P1, K1, P14, K1, P1
13. P1, K1, P1, K1, SSK, K6, K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1
14. P1, K1, P12, K1, P1
15. P1, K1, P1, K1, SSK, K4, K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1
16. P1, K1, P10, K1, P1
17. P1, K1, P1, K8, P1, K1, P1
18. Repeat row 16
19. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K6, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
20. P1, K1, P12, K1, P1
21. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K8, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
22. P1, K1, P14, K1, P1
23. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K10, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
24. P1, K1, P16, K1, P1
25. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K12, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
26. P1, K1, P18, K1, P1
27. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K14, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
28. P1, K1, P20, K1, P1
29. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K16, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
30. P1, K1, P22, K1, P1
31. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K18, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
32. P1, K1, P24, K1, P1
33. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K20, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
34. P1, K1, P26, K1, P1
35. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K22, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
36. P1, K1, P28 , K1, P1
37. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K24, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
38. P1, K1, P30, K1, P1
39. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K26, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
40. P1, K1, P32, K1, P1
41. P1, K1, P1, K1, M1, K28, M1, K1, P1, K1, P1
41. P1, K1, P34, K1, P1, knitted cast on 10
42. (P1, K1) 6 times, P1, K32, P1, K1, P1, knitted cast on 10
43. (P1, K1) 6 times, P34, (K1, P1) 6 times
44. P1, K1, P1, K52, P1, K1, P1
45. P1, K1, P54, K1, P1
46. P1, K1, P1, K1, Bind off 2, K45, Bind off 2, K1, P1, K1, P1
47. P1, K1, P3, cast on 2, P44, cast on 2, P2, K1, P1
48. Repeat row 44
49. (P1, K1) repeat across
50. (K1, P1) repeat across
51. Repeat row 49
Bind off loosely.
Sew buttons approximately one inch from cast on edge and one inch from each side
Tail

With crochet hook, Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd ch from hook
INC, 3 SC (5)
INC, 4 SC (6)
(INC, 2 SC) 2 times (10)
(INC, 3 SC) 2 times (14)
(INC, 4 SC) 2 times (18)
(INC, 2 SC) 6 times (24)
(Ch 4, working in chain stitches, SC in 2nd chain from hook and next two stitches, 12 SC) 2 times
DEC all the way around, pulling the chain stitches though to the right side of work. (12) start stuffing now.
DEC all the way around (6)
DEC three times (3)
INC three times (6)
SC in each stitch, continue until piece measures 14 inches, do not stuff the tail.
Sew to the back of cover approximately 2.5 inches from bind off edge.

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Mardi Gras prep

It snowed this morning and tried to shut down St. Louis. Made some mulled wine for dinner and whipped these up to help keep us warm at Mardi Gras this year.

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I personally think they are hilarious.

Just under 40 days until the big parade here in St. Louis.

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Pics of projects

The lovely April tackled the Foofa pattern. She said it only took her a month and 5lbs of pillow stuffing. Here’s her version.

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I like that she gave us some perspective on how big Foofa really is. She mentioned there might be an error in the pattern on the feet. I’m looking into it and I will post the errata.

Thanks April.

If anyone else has completed photos, let me know. I’d love to post them. You can reach me directly at wendythornburg@yahoo.com.

Also if you haven’t stopped by the Facebook page, I’m playing a new game called WTH is Wendy making. Basically, I’ll post pieces of an unfinished project and the first person, if any who guesses what the finished product is going to be, gets the original. After I have it photographed of course.

Here’s the head of the current project. I’m making this a Facebook only game so I can keep track of the winner.

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First guess is Carol Channing which is hilarious but sadly incorrect.

Wendy

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My chihuahua in the newborn hat

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I still haven’t found any models for the new hat, so I put it in the dog that sits still. Sort of. It took about four pictures to get this. Personally, I find it hilarious. He’s about two pounds so the hat is way too big for him.

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Devil baby hat – free pattern Tuesday

Knitted Devil Baby Hat pattern

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I’m both a knitter and a crocheter and I like to combine both elements in patterns. This hat is a reflection of that. It’s only sized for itty, bitty babies right now and is probably only suitable for newborns or as a photography prop. There is a corresponding Diaper Cover.

Enjoy and hey I got it up on time. That Dexter marathon this weekend was good for something.

If you post use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it.

Copyright 2012: DrunkenAuntWendy
Materials, Notes and Abbreviations
Size 6 knitting needles
I love this yarn – Fire Red
Gauge – 18 stitches per 4 inches
Size E crochet hook
Note: this pattern requires both knitting and crochet.
Instructions
Newborn size – knit pattern
Finished hat measures 11.5 inches in circumference and 4.5 inches tall.
Cast on 52 stitches
K1, P1 across
P1, K1 across
Continue in Stockinette Stitch until piece measure 3.5 inches from cast on edge ending with a purl row.
(K4, k2tog) repeat across, K last 4 stitches (44)
Purl row
(K3, k2tog) repeat across, K last 4 stitches (36)
Purl row
(K2, k2tog) repeat across (27)
Purl row
(K1, k2tog) repeat across (18)
Purl row
(k2tog) repeat across (9)
Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull up tight to close. Sew back seam with mattress stitch.
Horns, make 2
Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
INC, 3 SC (5)
INC, 4 SC (6)
INC, 5 SC (7)
INC, 6 SC (8)
INC, 7 SC (9)
INC, 8 SC (10)
INC, 9 SC (11)
INC, 10 SC (12)
Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing. Stuff horns and sew to hat.

 

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Preview of this week’s free pattern

Here’s a preview of the coming up free pattern. It’s both knit and crochet. I’m working on a crochet only version and a diaper cover with a devil tail.

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I know the photo isn’t great. I’ll try to get better pictures on an actual baby.

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Free Pattern Tuesday – Green Pig from Angry Birds

Crocheted Green Pig Pattern

Green Pig

Things were a bit clearer today and I remembered the picture was actually on my work computer. Here’s the new free pattern.

If you make him, make sure to use #drunkenauntwendy when you post so I can find it.

Check around my blog for Red, Blue, Yellow, Black birds. There is also a helmet pig.

Copyright 2012: Wendy’s Wild Life

Materials, Notes and Abbreviations

Vanna’s Choice in Fern, Black and White

Size E Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

Polyfiberfil

SC – Single Crochet

INC – 2 SC in the same stitch

DEC – SC two stitches together

BLO – back loops only

Note – item is worked in the round unless instructed otherwise. Use a scrap piece of contrasting yarn to mark the beginning of a row.

Instructions

 

Main Body

In Fern, Chain 5

  1. 3 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 3 SC in unused loops on other side of first three stitches, 3 SC in chain from first stitch (12)
  2. (3 SC, INC in next 3 stitches) 2 times (18)
  3. [3 SC, (1SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (24)
  4. [3 SC, (1SC, INC, 1SC) 3 times] 2 times (30)
  5. [3 SC, (3SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (36)
  6. [3 SC, (2SC, INC, 2SC) 3 times] 2 times (42)
  7. (6 SC, INC) 6 times (48)
  8. (7 SC, INC) 6 times (54)

9-20               12 rows SC

20.  (7SC, DEC) 6 times (48)

21.  (6SC, DEC) 6 times (42)

22. (5SC, DEC) 6 times (36)

23.  (4SC, DEC) 6 times (30)

Start Stuffing

24.  (3SC, DEC) 6 times (24)

25.  (2SC, DEC) 6 times (18)

26.  (1SC, DEC) 6 times (12)

27.  (DEC) 6 times (6)

Fasten Off. Thread tail through last 6 stitches and pull up tight to close the hole

Snout

 

In Fern, Chain 2

  1. 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
  2. INC in each stitch (12)
  3. In BLO SC each stitch (12)
  4. SC row

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Embroider two nostrils on the snout using straight stitches before sewing to the body making one nostril bigger than the other. Lightly stuff and sew to the main body.

Ears – make 2

 

In Fern, Chain 2

  1. 4 SC in 2nd chain from hook
  2. INC in each stitch (8)
  3. SC row
  4. SC Row
  5. (DEC, 2 SC) 2 times (6)
  6. SC rows
  7. SC opening closed

Fasten off. Embroider the inside of the ears in black before sewing to the top of the main body.

Eyes – make 2

 

In White, Chain 4

  1. SC 2, 3 SC in last stitch, continue around and working in unused loops from first 2 stitches SC 2, 3 SC in chain from first stitch (10)
  2. (SC 2, INC in next three stitches) 2 times (16)

Fasten Off. Embroider pupils in black and sew to main body above the snout. Use picture for placement. Embroider Eyebrows over the eyes.

Tail

 

In Fern, Chain 16

SC in 2nd chain from hook and the remaining stitches.

Fasten off. Curl tail around finger and sew to back of pig.

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Free Pattern Tuesday (a day late) Brutus the Buckeye

Crocheted Brutus the Buckeye Pattern

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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

Crocheted Brutus the Buckeye Pattern

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.

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Free Pattern – Red Angry Bird

Crocheted plush 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. If you post a picture of your completed Red Angry Bird, please use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it and give you lots of likes.

Here’s the pattern. Enjoy.

If you want to make more there are patterns for Angry Birds in Blue, black and  Yellow.

There are also patterns for a helmet pig and a green pig.

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.

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