Cuddly Aquarium · Free Patterns

Free Crochet Pattern – Lucy the Lobster


I’m still beading and working on the new ami-along from amigurumipatterns.net. It is a princess and her elf friend. I will post pictures when I’m done. It is nowhere near as large as last month’s 2 foot tall pirate bear.

Lucy is next in the Cuddly Aquarium Collection. She’s in the testing process now. Let me know if I should do a video of how to do the claws. The other members of the Cuddly Aquarium include Louie the Shrimp and Gus the Baby Platypus. If you are a member of my mailing list you have access to even more from my Cuddly Aquarium series.

Lucy is a sassy lobster. She doesn’t appreciate being called a bottom feeder and she absolutely loved SNLs Diner Lobster sketch this week. Make her in any color. I think, blue, green or purple would be fun. Make sure to #drunkenauntwendy if you post a picture of your completed Lucy.

Crocheted Lobster Pattern Drunken Aunt Wendy

 

Materials
Size D Crochet Hook
Vanna’s Choice Baby Cheery Cherry (two skeins)
Scraps of white and black

Tips
Use a piece of yarn in a contrasting color to mark the beginning of every row.

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
INC – 2 single Crochet in the same stitch DEC – Single crochet two stitches together SLST – Slip Stitch
BLO – back loops only

BODY
1. SC 6 in magic ring
2. INC in each stitch
3. SC Row
4. (SC 1, INC) 6 times
5. SC row
6. (SC 2, INC) 6 times
7. SC Row
8. (SC 3, INC) 6 times
9. SC ROW
10. (SC 4, INC) 6 times
11. SC Row
12. (SC 5, INC) 6 times
13. (SC 6, INC) 6 times
14-31 SC each Row
32. (SC5, DEC) 6 times
33. SC Row
34. (SC 4, DEC) 6 times
35. SC Row
36. SC Row BLO
37. DEC, SC 16, (DEC) twice, SC 16, DEC
38-39 SC ROW
40. SC Row BLO
41-43 SC Row
44-59 Repeat Rows 40-43 four times
Stuff
SC opening together

PLATING ON TAIL

On main body using the unworked loops, join yarn at the approximate halfway point. SC, *Skip 1, DC 5 in next stitch, Skip 1, SC* Repeat 3 more times. NOTE does not go all the way around.

Repeat for every row of unworked loops. Sew in ends.
TAIL (make 3)

1. 4 SC in magic ring
2. INC in each stitch
3-4. SC Rows
5. (INC, SC 3) twice
6-7. SC Rows
8. (INC, SC 4) twice
9-10. SC Rows
11. (INC, SC 5) twice
12-13. SC Rows
14. (INC, SC 6) twice
15-16 SC Rows
Join with SL ST, Fasten Off.
Sew overlapping to bottom of lobster tail. LEGS – (make 6)
1. 4sc in magic ring
2. inc in each stitch around
3. single crochet through BLO
4-7 SC
8 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc
9 SC row
10-13 repeat 8 and 9, twice
14-15 SC rows
Fasten off and join to side of body three on each side as in the picture. CLAW – (make 2)
Claw is initially made in two parts and then single crocheted together before you finish the base

Large part of claw.
1. 2sc into magic ring
2. inc in each stitch (4)-
3. inc, 3sc (5)
4. inc, 4sc (6)
5. inc, 5sc (7)
6. inc, 6sc (8)
7. inc, 7sc (9)
8. inc, 8 sc (10)
9. inc, 9 sc (11)
10. inc, 10 sc (12)
11. inc, 11 sc (13)
12. inc, 12 sc (14)
13. inc, 13 sc (15)
14. inc, 14 sc (16)
15. inc, 15 sc (17)
fasten off

small part of claw
1. 2sc into magic ring
2. inc in each stitch (4)-
3. inc, 3sc (5)
4. inc, 4sc (6)
5. inc, 5sc (7)
6. inc, 6sc (8)
7. inc, 7sc (9)
8. inc, 8 sc (10)
9. inc, 9 sc (11)
do not fasten off.

Base
1. Single crochet join with one stitch to side of big claw, continue sc row around claw to other side, single crochet join on far side (should be a two stitch gap) finish the row in single crochet (27 stitches)
2. SC Row, sew gap between two parts of claw together, start stuffing
3-7. SC Rows
4. *3sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches (should be 3)
5. SC row
6. *2sc, dec* around sc remaining stitches
7. SC row
8. *1sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches
9. SC row
10. dec around
fasten off, stuff and sew up opening.

ARMS (make two – these connect the claws to the body.

1. 4 sc
2. INC each stitch around
3-10. SC Rows
11. (DEC) twice, SC, (INC) twice SC
12-13. SC Rows
14. (DEC) twice, SC, (INC) twice SC
15-16. SC Rows
17. (DEC) twice, SC, (INC) twice SC
18-19. SC Rows
Joins with still stitch, Fasten off. Stuff. Sew closed part to claws. Sew open part to sides of body
SMALL ANTENNAE (make 2) Chain 11, Turn SC 10
Sew to the front of the face sticking forward like feelers.

LARGE ANTENNAE (Make 2) Chain 21, Turn, SC 20
Sew above small antennae aiming towards the rear of the lobster. Then tack down the other end leaving space to sew the eyes under.

EYES (Make 2)

SC 6 in magic ring, pull tight and join with a SL ST.
Embroider a fleck of white on the eye and sew to the top of the head under and slightly outside the large antennae.

Crocheted Lobster Pattern

 

 

 

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Cuddly Aquarium · Free Patterns

Free Crochet Pattern – Louie the Shrimp.


I took a week off to take the kids on Vacation for Spring Break. Then I was behind when it comes to typing patterns.

This is a new addition to my Cuddly Aquarium collection. I love when I get requests to make creatures I had never thought of. Follow me on Instagram @drunkenauntwendy for what I am currently working on.

Louie isn’t tested. Let me know if you have issuesDrunken Aunt Wendy Crochet Shrimp Pattern.

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Louie the Shrimp
© DrunkenAuntWendyDesigns 2018

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Pink
I love this yarn – Orange
I love this yarn – Hot Pink
I love this yarn – Black
I love this yarn – White
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

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 Black, Ch 2

Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd CH from hook, change color to white [4].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [8].
Round 3: (INC, SC) 4 times [12].
Round 4: SC row [12].
Lightly stuff
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Set aside to attach to the head.

 

HEAD
In pink, 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: SC row [12].
Round 6: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 7: SC row [18].
Round 8: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 9: SC Row [24].
Round 10: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Rounds 11-12: 2 rows SC [30 stitches per row]
Round 13: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 14-17: SC in each stitch for 4 rows [36 stitches per row]
Round 18: 7 SC, 7 INC, 11 SC, 7 DEC, 3 SC. [36]
Rounds 19-21: SC in each stitch for 3 rows [36 stitches per row].

Fasten off leave a long tail for sewing.

Stuff. Place where you would like to put the eyes and run a thread from one side to the other and pull up tight to create divots for the eyes.

Sew the eyes on and embroider a mouth in black.

BODY
Note: Body is worked 2 rows of each color in the following order. Hot Pink, Pink and Orange.
Starting with Hot Pink, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12]. Change color to Pink.
Round 3: INC, 11 SC [13].
Round 4: INC, 12 SC [14]. Change color to Orange.
Round 5: INC, 13 SC [15].
Round 6: INC, 14 SC [16]. Change color to Hot Pink
Round 7: INC, 15 SC [17].
Round 8: INC, 16 SC [18]. Change color to Pink
Round 9: INC, 17 SC [19].
Round 10: INC, 18 SC [20]. Change color to Orange
Round 11: INC, 19 SC [21].
Round 12: INC, 20 SC [22]. Change color to Hot Pink
Round 13: INC, 21 SC [23].
Round 14: INC, 22 SC [24]. Change color to Pink
Round 15: INC, 23 SC [25].
Round 16: INC, 24 SC [26]. Change color to Orange
Round 17: INC, 25 SC [27].
Round 18: INC, 26 SC [28]. Change color to Hot Pink
Round 19: INC, 27 SC [29].
Round 20: INC, 28 SC [30]. Change color to Pink
Round 21: INC, 29 SC [31].
Round 22: INC, 30 SC [32]. Change color to Orange
Round 23: INC, 31 SC [33].
Round 24: INC, 32 SC [34]. Change color to Hot Pink
Round 24: INC, 33 SC [35].
Round 25: INC, 34 SC [36]. Change color to Pink
Rounds 26-27: 2 row SC [36 stitches per row]
Fasten off. Stuff and sew to head.

FEET (Make 6)
In Hot pink, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook [6].
Round 2: SC row [6].
Fasten off and sew evenly spaced to the sides of the body.

TAIL (make 2)
In Hot Pink, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: SC row [12].
Round 4: (DEC, 4 SC) 2 times [10].
Round 5: SC row [10].
Round 6: (DEC, 3 SC) 2 times [8].
Round 7: SC row [8].
Round 8: (DEC, 2 SC) 2 times [6].
Round 9: SC row [6].
Fasten off and flatten. Sew to the bottom of the body.

 

 

Cuddly Aquarium · Free Patterns · plush

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.

Cuddly Aquarium · Free Patterns · Misc.

Mystery Crochet Along


I am so sorry. This was supposed to be up over a week ago, but I got sick, then my husband got sick. Basically, we have been a walking plague these past two weeks.

I reworked the Champagne Cork Ornaments for Easter.

 

One chick and his hoppers!
Look at those tails!

Sheldon was finally tested and typed.

Sheldon assembled!

He even got new colors. I’m also working on more kits.

Sheldon in kit form.

I don’t like having to buy a ton of yarn just to make one little thing. Kits are perfect so I have just enough. I simply can’t throw away unused yarn. I have little fiddly bits all over the place.

Cecilia has been reworked and will soon be available as a pattern.

All eyelashes and charm.

She’s part of my cuddly aquarium series.

Oh Mystery Crochet A-long, Ha! This pattern has been posted, but it has not been tested. There were some great guesses on Facebook. I’m excited to try a lot of the suggestions, especially Bob Ross. He just would be a fun little plushie to sit on my desk and mellow me out.

Here’s how this will work. Today I’ll post the materials and on Friday I’ll post the first part of the pattern. It might be super obvious who we are making as soon as I tell the materials, but I hope this will be fun.

Materials

I love this yarn – Orange Neon
I love this yarn – White
10.5 m Safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Large eye blunt needle
Polyfiberfill

Cuddly Aquarium · plush

Max the Mantis Shrimp


2014-02-05 08.52.36 Max - The Mantis Shrimp

Meet Max. I put him on Facebook before I had made him twice to make sure there were no kinks in the pattern.

Max has been tested and is now ready for purchase. I really enjoyed making this aquatic creature. It was a lot of fun to play with his color combinations. I really find him to be bright and cheery. I’m ready for spring I think. Too much winter.

He is up on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy.

There is more to come. I am working daily on testing patterns, resizing hats, and free patterns.

Cuddly Aquarium · Free Patterns · plush

Sheldon the Crab – free crochet pattern


I’ve decided this year to start blogging my patterns. They will be available free in the untested version. If you would like the tested .pdf version with no ads, visit my etsy shop Drunken Aunt Wendy. I also have kits available to make Sheldon in his alternate light blue and purple color scheme. This is my Cuddly Aquarium series. Other in this series include Puck the Seal, Max the Mantis Shrimp, Lennie the Jellyfish, Silas the Snail, Cecilia the Narwhal, and Lucy the Lobster. All are available in my Etsy Shop. I have a few more to design and print and I will issue an ebook.

Sheldon started out as a way for me to figure out how to make claws and then moved on from there.

The pattern is below. As most crocheters say, please provide a link back to me so that I can get credit for this design.

SHELDON the Crab

Created in Vanna’s Choice Sapphire (A) and Vanna’s Choice Baby Little Boy Blue (B)

CLAW (make 2 in A)

Claw is initially made in two parts and then single crocheted together before you finish the base

Large part of claw.

  1. 2sc into magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch (4)-
  3. inc, 3sc (5)
  4. inc, 4sc (6)
  5. inc, 5sc (7)
  6. inc, 6sc (8)
  7. inc, 7sc (9)
  8. inc, 8 sc (10)
  9. inc, 9 sc (11)
  10. inc, 10 sc (12)
  11. inc, 11 sc (13)
  12. inc, 12 sc (14)
  13. inc, 13 sc (15)
  14. inc, 14 sc (16)
  15. inc, 15 sc (17)

fasten off

small part of claw

  1. 2sc into magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch (4)-
  3. inc, 3sc (5)
  4. inc, 4sc (6)
  5. inc, 5sc (7)
  6. inc, 6sc (8)
  7. inc, 7sc (9)
  8. inc, 8 sc (10)
  9. inc, 9 sc (11)

do not fasten off.

Base

  1. Single crochet join with one stitch to side of big claw, continue sc row around claw to other side, single crochet join on far side (should be a two stitch gap) finish the row in single crochet (27 stitches)
  2. SC Row, sew gap between two parts of claw together, start stuffing
  3. *3sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches (should be 3)
  4. SC row
  5. *2sc, dec* around sc remaining stitches
  6. SC row
  7. *1sc, dec* around, sc remaining stitches
  8. SC row
  9. dec around

fasten off and sew up opening.

BOTTOM (B)

  1. 6 in magic ring
  2. inc each stitch (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* 6 times (42)
  8. *6sc, inc* 6 times (48)
  9. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)
  10. *8sc, inc* 6 times (60)
  11. *9sc, inc* 3 times, sc remaining stitched (63)
  12. SC Row
  13. *10 sc, inc* 3 times, sc around (66)
  14. SC ROW
  15. *11 sc, inc * 3 times, sc around (69)
  16. *12 sc, Inc* 3 times, SC Around (72)
  17. *13 sc, inc* 3 times, SC Around (75)
  18. *14 Sc, inc* 3 times, SC Around (78)
  19. *15 sc, inc * 3 times, SC Around (81)
  20. *16 sc, inc* 3 times, SC around (84)

Fasten Off

TOP (A)

  1. 6 in magic ring
  2. inc each stitch (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* 6 times (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* 6 times (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* 6 times (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* 6 times (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* 6 times (42)
  8. *6sc, inc* 6 times (48)
  9. *7sc, inc* 6 times (54)
  10. *8sc, inc* 6 times (60)
  11. *9sc, inc* 6 times (66)
  12. *10 sc, inc * 6 times (72)
  13. *11sc, inc * 6 times (78)
  14. *12 sc, inc * 6 times (84)

15.-16  SC rows

17.        SC top to bottom

18-20    SC Rows

LEGS (make 8 in B)

  1. 4sc in magic ring
  2. inc in each stitch around
  3. single crochet through BLO

4-7               SC

8                    2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc

9                    SC row

10-13      repeat 8 and 9, twice

14-15      SC rows

Fasten off and join to side of body under top overlap four on each side.

Antennae (make 2 in B)

  1. 4sc in magic ring
  2. inc around (8)
  3. *1sc, inc* 4 times (12)
  4. sc row
  5. *1sc, dec* 4 times (8)
  6. 4 dec (4)

7-8              SC rows

Fasten off and sew to top as in photo

Connectors between claw and body (make 2 in A)

  1. Chain 8 and joins with a slip stitch to make a ring

2-6              Single Crochet

  1. 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc
  2. 2 dec, sc, 2 inc, sc

9-10          Single crochet

Join with slip stitch

Sew to claw, stuff arm and sew to front of crab, just outside the antennae line (as in photo)

EYES (White make two)

  1. 6 sc in magic ring
  2. 2 inc, 2 hdc inc, 2 inc

Fasten off. Sew to front of body in between antennae under the top overhang

PUPILS (black make two)

  1. 4sc in magic ring, fasten off, sew to bottom of eyes as in photo