Free Patterns · Misc. · plush

Bandit the Raccoon – Free Crochet Pattern


Bandit is an adorable little Raccoon I sketched out awhile ago. I made a moose as well but he isn’t typed yet.

Make sure you follow me on Instagram to have a say in what I make next. The last poll between Red from Fraggle Rock and Boo Berry was overwhelmingly for Boo Berry.

If you make Bandit, please use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it.

Like usual, this pattern is not tested. If you have problems let me know.

For tested patterns, kits and more, please check out my Etsy shop. Free Crochet Pattern for a Raccoon

 

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – White
I love this yarn – Greybeard
I love this yarn – Black
12 MM Safety Eyes
12 X 18 black Safety Nose
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TC – Triple 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
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.

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.
BLACK EYE PATCHES (Make 2)
In Black, CH 8
Row 1: TC in 3rd chain from hook, DC, 2 HDC, SC, Slip Stich.
Fasten off, set aside to sew on.

WHITE EYE PATCHES (Make 2)
In White, Ch 10

Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook, 5 SC, 3 Slip stitches.
Fasten off. Set aside to sew on later.

EARS (Make 2)
In Black, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 Sc in 2nd Chain 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].
Fasten off. Fold in half and curve slightly when sewing them on.

BELLY PATCH
In White, 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].
Fasten off sew to body as instructed.

BODY
In Greybeard, 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 7-10: 4 rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Round 11: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Rounds 12-15: 4 rows SC [42 stitches per row].
Place eyes between 11-12 by placing the edge of the black eye patch over the post and then putting the post through the body to secure the eye. Sew black eye patch down. Sew on white eye patch and ears.
Round 16: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].
Rounds 17-20: 4 rows SC [48 stitches per row]
Place nose between rows 13-14
Round 21: (7 SC, INC) 6 times [54].
Rounds 22-25: 4 rows SC [54 stitches per row].
Sew on Belly Patch
Round 26: In BLOs, SC in each stitch [54].
Round 27: (7 SC, DEC) 6 times [48].
Round 28: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].
Round 29: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].
Round 30: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Start stuffing
Round 31: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 32: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 33: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 34: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Leave a long tail. Thread tail through stitches from Round 34 and pull up tight to close hole. Weave in ends.

TAIL
In Black, 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 7-10: 4 rows SC [36 stitches per row]. Change Color to Grey beard in last stitch.
Rounds 11-12: 2 rows SC [36 stitches per row]. Change Color to Black in last stitch.
Round 13: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30]
Rounds 14-16: 3 rows SC [30 stitches per row]. Change Color to Grey beard in last stitch.
Rounds 17-18: 2 rows SC [30 stitches per row]. Change Color to Black in last stitch.
Round 19: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24]
Start Stuffing
Rounds 20-23: 3 rows SC [24 stitches per row]. Change Color to Grey beard in last stitch.
Rounds 24-25: 2 rows SC [24 stitches per row]. Change Color to Black in last stitch.
Round 26: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18]
Rounds 27-30: 3 rows SC [18 stitches per row].
Fasten off and sew to back of body at a slight angle.

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Free Patterns · Misc. · plush

Neo – Ice Cream


Free Crochet Pattern - Ice Cream ConeI ran a poll on Instagram asking what I should design next. The choice was overwhelmingly Sweet Treats. One of these days, I will get to make the Crocheted Cocktails.

Here’s your free pattern. Make sure to use #drunkenauntwendy if you post on Instagram.

Materials

Yarn in Tan, Pink, Red
Embroidery Floss in Black
Size E Crochet Hook
Poly fiberfill
Glue if you want
Large eye blunt needle

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
INC – 2 Single Crochet in designated stitch
DEC – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
DC – Double Crochet

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.

Notes: 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.

CONE
In Tan, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: (INC, 2 SC) 2 times [8].
Round 3: (INC, 3 SC) 2 times [10].
Round 4: (INC, 4 SC) 2 times [12].
Round 5: (INC, 5 SC) 2 times [14].
Round 6: (INC, 6 SC) 2 times [16].
Round 7: (INC, 7 SC) 2 times [18].
Round 8: (INC, 8 SC) 2 times [20].
Round 9: (INC, 9 SC) 2 times [22].
Round 10: (INC, 10 SC) 2 times [24].
Round 11: (INC, 11 SC) 2 times [26].
Round 12: (INC, 12 SC) 2 times [28].
Round 13: (INC, 13 SC) 2 times [30].
Round 14: (INC, 14 SC) 2 times [32].
Round 15: (INC, 15 SC) 2 times [34].
Round 16: (INC, 16 SC) 2 times [36].
Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Stuff and sew to Ice cream when it is done.

ICE CREAM

In Pink,
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].
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Rounds 8-15: 8 rows SC [42 stitches in each row].
Round 16: (DEC, 5 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 17: (Sk stitch, 5 DC in next stitch, Sk Stitck, SC) around.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Using embroidery floss, embroider the face using the picture for reference. Double up to make the features show up better.

CHEEKS (Make 2)
In Red
Ch 2
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4]. Slip stitch to join making a circle.
Round 2: INC in each stitch around, slip stitch to join [12].
Round 3: In FLOs (3 DC in 1st Stitch, Slip stitch in next stitch) 6 times, [6 DC, 6 Slip Stitch].

 

 

 

 

Free Patterns · Misc. · plush

Casey Cactum – Free Pattern


I’ve been making a bunch of Ms. Prickles for an upcoming craft fair. My son decided he needed to sketch a Cactus for me to make.

Tommy's sketch
Mom – make me this.

I did as I was asked. Here’s Casey Cactum, another addition to my collection of Cacti.

Crochet Cactus Pattern

As always, this pattern is not tested, if you find any errors, let me know.

Please use #drunkenauntwendy if you make him so I can find him.

Here’s your pattern:

Materials

Yarn in Tan, Lime Green, Sky Blue, Hot Pink
Embroidery Floss in Black
Size E Crochet Hook
2.5 inch Terra Cotta Pots
Poly fiberfill
Glue if you want
Large eye blunt needle

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
INC – 2 Single Crochet in designated stitch
DEC – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
DC – Double Crochet
FLO – Front loops only
BLO – Back loops only

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.

Notes: 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.

BASE
In Tan, 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].
Round 7: SC row in BLOs [36].
Round 8: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30]
Round 9: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 10: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 11: (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].
Stuff
Round 12: DEC 6 times in BLO.
Fasten off. Using a long tail sew up opening. Once you have sewn on the body stuff into the pot. You can glue it in if you want. I recommend gluing it in to keep it in place.

BODY

In LimeCH 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].
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Rounds 8-15: 8 rows SC [42 stitches in each row].
Round 16: (DEC, 5 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 17: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30].
Round 18: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Using embroidery floss, embroider the face using the picture for reference. Double up to make the features show up better.

Using Hot Pink,

Embroider Cheeks using straight stitches.
Thread tail through the last year to close up the bottom a little.

Stuff firmly. Sew to Base.

FLOWER
In Sky Blue
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch around, slip stitch to join [12].
Round 3: In FLOs (3 DC in 1st Stitch, Slip stitch in next stitch) 6 times, [6 DC, 6 Slip Stitch].

 

Free Patterns · Misc.

Bunny Rabbit Cork Ornaments


I love making cork ornaments. I’ve been trying to expand and come up with new ideas. I promise, I did not drink all these bottles of Champagne by myself.

4-H is upon us here in Ohio. The kids take rabbits. We will be getting their 4-H rabbits soon. In honor of the rabbits, here are some super cute rabbit Cork Ornaments.

Rabbit Champagne Cork Ornament

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Pink
I love this yarn – White
Champagne Cork
Screw eyes
Ribbon
Black Sharpie
Pink Sharpie
1 inch pompom maker or a fork
Epoxy 6000

Gauge: is not important for this project

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
BLOs – Back Loops Only
FLOs – Front loops only

Note: Hats are 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.

 

TAIL

Wrap a 1” pompom maker with white yarn to make a full pompom. Glue to the back of cork.

 

HAT
In Pink
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6]
Round 2: (INC) 6 times [12].
Round 3: (INC, SC) 6 times [18].
Rounds 4-6: 3 rows SC [18 stitch per row].
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
In Pink, Chain 8
Slip Stitch in 2nd Chain from hook, SL, 4 SC, 3 HDC in last stitch, working in the unused stitches from the first stitches, 4 SC, 2 SL. Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing. Attach to hat.

Attach screw eye to top of cork.

Cut 6 inch section of ribbon. Thread ribbon through the screw eye and tie to hold it in place. Place the hat over the cork, pulling the ribbon through the hat. Here you can glue the hat in place to keep it from slipping.

Using the Pink Sharpie draw a small triangle for the nose.

Using the Black Sharpie draw two circles for eyes and a small mouth.

You can make them in any color.

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There’s even a chicken!
Free Patterns · Misc. · plush

Cacti Carl – Free Pattern


I made a friend to go with Ms. Prickles. Remember her? She’s a super cute Cactus and she needed a friend.

These are the best plants for me as I really can’t kill them. My pour Cacti always get overwatered.

Remember, it isn’t tested. If there are problems or it is confusing, please let me know. Use #drunkenauntwendy if you post on Instagram.

Materials

I love this Yarn – black
I love this Yarn – Limelight
I love this Yarn – Sungold
2 12 mm safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Small Terra Cotta Pots
Poly fiberfill
Large eye blunt needle

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
INC – 2 Single Crochet in designated stitch
DEC – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
DC – Double Crochet
BLO – back loops only

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.

Notes: 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.

BASE
Use this base for all three cacti.
In Sungold, 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: SC row in BLOs [30].
Round 7: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 8: SC row [24].
Round 9: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 10: SC row [18].

Round 11: (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].
Round 12: SC row [12].
Stuff
Round 13: DEC 6 times in BLO.
Fasten off. Using a long tail sew up opening. Stuff into the pot. You can glue it in if you want.

Arms (make 2)
In Limelight CH 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Rounds 3-8: 6 rows SC [12 stitches per row.
Fasten off the first arm and then repeat Arm again, don’t fasten off the 2nd arm, continue below. Place one eye in each arm.
Stuff each arm and continue stuffing as you go.
Round 10: SC around each arm to join the pieces together. [24]
Rounds 11-12: 2 rows SC [24 stitches each row].
Rounds 13: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 14: (SC, DEC) 6 time [12].
Rounds 15-18: 4 rows SC [12 stitches per row].
Fasten off. After you ensure it is stuffed firmly, sew it to the base in the pot.

Using the black, stitch on a smile.

Cacti Carl

Free Patterns · Misc. · plush

Bunny Suit Ralphie – Free Pattern


Halloween is over. It’s time to gear up for Christmas, or to just make super cute stuffed dolls because it is fun. Special bonus, he is not Fra-gee-lay.

Here’s Ralphie in his bunny suit because embarrassment is always the best. Remember he hasn’t been completely tested. If you post pictures use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it. Make sure you click around my site to see all the fun patterns. 

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Pink
I love this yarn – Sungold
Vanna’s Choice – Beige
Black Embroidery floss
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

Special Stitches
Puff Stitch – (Insert hook, pull up a loop) repeat 3 times. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops. Push the stitch out to make a bump on the right side of the fabric.

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.

HEAD
Note: Head is initially worked in an oval. The increases are worked only on the sides to maintain the shape.
In Beige
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops SC 6. 3 SC in edge [18].
Round 2: 6 SC, 3 INC, 6 SC, 3 INC [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: in BLOS 7 SC, back to using both loops 2 SC, INC, 3 SC, INC, 3 SC, INC, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times Change colors to pink. [42].
Round 6: Work entire row in BLOs, 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times [48].
Stop here, but don’t fasten off.
Cut 2 inch pieces of sungold. Attach to the unused loops from Round 5.
Place safety eyes on the edges of Round 1.
Using Beige and straight stitches embroider a nose.
Using Black Embroidery Floss, embroider glasses.
Rounds 7-13: 7 rows SC [48 stitches per row].
Round 14: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].
Round 15: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].
Round 16: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Round 17: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Start Stuffing
Round 18: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 19: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 20: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Thread tail through the loops from Round 19 and pull up tight to close opening.

Finishing Work.
Using Pink, Join with a slip stitch to the unused loops from Round 6. Make sure you are crocheting so the inside of your work faces towards the face.
2 Rounds SC [42 Stitches per row].
Join with a slip stitch.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

BUNNY EARS (for suit) – Make 2
Note: Ears are worked in the round and then pressed flat.
In Pink, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Rounds 3-5: 3 rows SC [12 stitches per row].
Round 6: (2 SC, DEC) 3 times [9].
Rounds 7-9: 3 rows SC [9 stitches per row].
Round 10: (SC, DEC) 3 times [6].
Rounds 11-13: 3 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Fold flat and sew to top of head.

ARMS (Make 2)
In Pink, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 Sc in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: SC row [6].
Round 3: SC, Puff Stitch, 4 SC [5 SC, 1 Puff Stitch].
Round 4: SC row
Round 5: (INC, 2 SC) 2 times [8].
Rounds 6-11: 6 rows SC [8 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Don’t stuff so they hang limply.

EARS FOR BUNNY SLIPPERS (Make 4).
In Pink
Ch 5
Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook. SC in remaining 3 stitches [4].
Fasten off. You will sew to the feet prior to stuffing.

LEGS (Make 2).
Note you will make two legs. You will start with bunny slippers for feet. When you finish the 2nd leg don’t fasten off. Proceed to Body instructions. The slippers are also done following the oval increase method.
In Pink
Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next 2 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops SC 3. 3 SC in edge [12].
Round 2: 3 SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC [18].
Round 3: Working in BLOs, 3 SC, 3 DEC, 9 SC [15].
Round 4: 2 SC, DEC, SC, DEC, 8 SC [13].
Round 5: 11 SC, DEC [12]
Stop here and embroider eyes and nose with embroidery floss. Sew on ears.
Rounds 6-8: 3 row SC [12 stitches per row].
Stuff.
Fasten off first leg, make 2nd leg, don’t fasten off 2nd leg, proceed to body instructions.

BODY
Note body is worked in continuation. Both legs are now crocheted together.
Round 1: Make sure feet face the same direction when attaching them SC around both legs leaving one unworked stitch on each to make the feet face forward. [22]. Sew up hole between two legs.
Round 2: (INC, 10 SC) 2 times [24].
Round 3: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Rounds 4-7: 4 rows SC [30 stitches per row].
Round 8: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Rounds 9-11: 3 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Start stuffing.
Round 12: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Rounds 13-14: 2 rows SC [18 stitches per row].
Round 15: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Fasten off. Sew on arms. Sew to bottom of the head.

Ralphie is all done and ready to shoot his eye out.

Crocheted Ralphie from A Christmas Story

For completed plush, patterns and kits check out my Etsy Shop.

Misc. · plush

Champagne Corks and Monsters


This week the blog post is late as when I went to do my photo shoot yesterday, it started to downpour. As I like to photograph outside in natural light, I had to wait.

If you haven’t heard of or checked out Craftsy, I highly recommend it. The pattern I used this week is from the class Make Your Own Monster. Once a month I work from a pattern written by someone else. This allows me to see things I like in the way a pattern is presented and to not have to think so much. It is the Red Monstie #2. Unlike the other patterns that come with this class, this one is not fully written out. It is guidelines. Since the guidelines are pretty similar to my notes when I draft patterns, it worked out okay. I also don’t crochet in the back loops unless it is a design element. This is where I differ from this designer.

KODAK Digital Still Camera
RAWR!
KODAK Digital Still Camera
I’m obsessed with my tags.
KODAK Digital Still Camera
I like to call this the up the skirt angle.

I used bigger eyes as it ended up a lot bigger than I thought it was from the original picture. I had fun not coming up with my own, but I definitely like each row written out for me in the patterns I use. Also I’m not super happy with the felt teeth, but I think that is more my fault.

This was a quick project so I spent the rest of the week working on my 2017 Champagne Cork Collection. This year I have chosen White, Soft Blue and Jellybean. I added a snowman this year as well.

KODAK Digital Still Camera
Front view of all four.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

The pompoms make them a touch harder to get into the box this year. I will be creating a kit for this color combo. Check out my Etsy shop soon.

Have a great weekend. Next week, I am testing an old pattern in order to fix any issues and get it posted.

Happy Crocheting.

Misc. · Other crafts · plush

MCAL part #2


It’s been a fun week. I had a craft fair last Saturday that kept me pretty busy tagging and setting up. My dad made me some awesome shelves to display my stuff. Due to work, my husband stained them.

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Now I have to make bags to protect the dulcimers my dad has been making as payment. That’s my plan for tomorrow afternoon. My daughter decided it was fun to be the Easter Bunny. She had a great time in that suit and even posed for a picture with her dad.

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Seriously, she’s 14, posing with dad is her least favorite thing. At least the rabbit ears make her taller than him.

I also decided to play with resin to make some necklaces/keychains.

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Sadly, the resin for the first set of ten refused to harden. I hate it when the resin gets all soupy. Thankfully, my second set of ten was perfect and order was restored to my world.

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I also got this book from the library.

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I can’t stop myself. I have made the flamingo, the camel

and I am working on the alligator.

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Don’t judge me as he is propped up against a wine bottle.

I’m trying to get as many done as I can as I have to take it back to the library soon.

Oh! MCAL. Here’s the next part. It starts right where last week’s ended.

Round 24: (7 SC, DEC) 6 times [48].

Round 25: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].

Round 26: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].

Round 27: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].

Round 28: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].

Start stuffing here.

Round 29: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].

Round 30: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

Round 31: DEC 6 times [6].

Fasten off. Leave a piece for sewing. Thread string through last 6 stitches and pull up tight to close opening.

Any guesses what it is yet?

Here’s the instructions for the feet.

FEET (Make 2) – in orange neon

Ch 4
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 2 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 2, 3 SC in last chain. [12].
Round 2: 3 SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC [18].Round 3: 3 SC (SC, INC) 3 times, 3 SC (SC, INC) [24].
Round 4: SC in BLO [24].
Round 5: 2 SC, 5 DEC, 3 SC, 3 DEC, SC [14].
Round 6: SC row [14].
Stuff foot
Round 7: DEC 7 times [7].
Round 8: 5 SC, DEC [6].
Rounds 9-11: 3 rows SC [6 stitches per row].

Stuff legs firmly and sew to bottom of the body. The legs need to be stuffed firmly.

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

Misc.

Christmas is coming


I don’t always crochet. Sometimes, I knit little hats and scarves for my champagne corks.

I’m super cozy

This is a fun way to use up little scraps of yarn and all those champagne corks I have been saving for the last year. Any excuse to drink bubbles is a good excuse. That reminds me, I should pick up some bottles for the holidays and maybe be able to make this little one some friends.

Sometimes I spend my Friday nights painting.

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Flowers exploding on the page.

It usually depends on whether we have kid things to do. The kids are at an age where they are very active. I’m playing with abstract concepts and ideas right now and I’m really enjoying the results. I signed up for a subscription with artist network TV and I watch classes on different types of art mediums to get ideas. The best results usually happen when I experiment. I am playing with Liquitex String Gel Medium right now and I am really enjoying the results. Nothing is good enough to share with the world just yet.

I also tried my hand at Needlepoint this last week.

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Sparkly trees

I haven’t done needlepoint in a very long time, but my Dad requested this for Christmas. The plan is to take this completed piece and wrap it around a spool. Then you string beads and a hanger to turn it into an ornament. I am currently lacking some of the supplies to finish it, so a trip to the craft store is in order. YAY! Excuse to go shopping. The design is one of my Aunt Beth’s who sadly passed away this summer. I have another design that Dad would also like done, so I will be venturing back into this craft. I did enjoy it, but it required way more focus than crochet does. I might repurpose the tree designs for another project.

I have been working on crochet projects, but I run out of yarn when they are done so I can’t test them.

 

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Fuzzy Bunny Slippers!
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My monkeys fly!

 

That’s okay the trip to the craft store is still in order.

I am trying to be better about posting. I even put in in my calendar which means I have to do it. Make sure you follow me on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates as to what I have going on and what I am making.

Reminder tomorrow the design contest starts. Make sure to vote for Mango and Tango, Clyde, Sparky and Frostina, and Beebs.

Next Friday, Polliwag will be typed and up as a free pattern.

This week the #tbt was Beebs. Have you made him yet? What do you think of those eyes?

What would you like to see on the blog?

Tutorials (like how I created those awesome eyelashes for the Witch)

Features of other crochet designers that I like.

Links to patterns I think are great

Where I get my supplies

Anything else