Sorry for the delay

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I wanted to post to apologize for not posting the Brutus pattern yesterday. I was a bit under the weather. Nothing like the holidays for hugs and infections. i will try to stay awake long enough this evening to post it.

Thanks for visiting.

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Sneak Preview of Tuesday 12/27’s new free pattern

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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.

Free Pattern Tuesday – Red Angry Bird

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Free Pattern Tuesday – 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.

Here’s the pattern. Enjoy.

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.

New Pattern Tuesday – Pac-Man Ghost

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My plan is to try to release a new pattern every Tuesday. The pattern will be free for at least a week. I’d love feedback during that time frame to fix any errors or confusing terms.

Some will stay up forever, some will be posted on my etsy site after the testing period.

I’ve seen a lot of patterns for Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, but very few for Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde. I felt they were under-represented.

If you want a pattern for Ms. Pac-Man, check out Craftyiscool. She has one listed and it’s really good.

Materials
Yarn
I Love This Yarn – Orange for Clyde
I Love This Yarn – Pink for Pinky
I Love This Yarn – Fire Red for Blinky
I Love This Yarn – Soft Blue for Inky
Notions
White felt with sticky back
10.5 mm Safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
INC – Increase (work 2 SC into same stitch)
FLO – Front Loops Only
DC – Double Crochet

Instructions
Ch 2,
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(1 SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 6 times (24)
(INC, 3 SC) 6 times (30)
6 – 15. 10 rows SC
cut two ovals of felt. Snip a small slip in the felt to insert the safety eye. Make it either on the top, bottom, left or right depending on which direction you want you ghost to look. Place eyes between rounds 8 and 9
16. In FLO, (SC, skip next stitch, 5 DC in next stitch, skip next stitch, SC) 6 times. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.
Bottom.
Repeat rows 1 – 5. Fasten off and sew to the bottom using the unused loops. Stuffing as you go.

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Corsausages Tutorial

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Special thanks to my friend Edie for figuring out how to do this.

Edie and I decided it would be fun to make meat corsages for our annual winery trip.

Materials:

Oasis flower foam
Saran wrap
Quilting pins
1 inch wide elastic
Glue gun
Various meats, cheeses, and fruit – I highly recommend you get pepperoni
Lettuce for the base

Instructions

Cut foam into 2 inch squares, make sure they are 2 inches think to hold the pins.
Cut the elastic into 6.5 inch strips and sew into 6 inch circles.
Wrap foam in Saran Wrap.
Glue elastics to foam. Use pins to secure while drying, but make sure to remove them before they get stuck.
Wrap foam with lettuce. Secure with pins.
Place meats, cheeses, and fruit on with the pins. Decorate to your hearts desire.

If necessary wrap with Saran Wrap for transport.

Please be careful as there are pins involved and these should never be given to children.

We tried toothpicks, but they wouldn’t stay in the foam.

Have fun.

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Lt llama goes to Okinawa

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My friend Lina is a marine. For some reason her animal is a llama, complete with hand gestures. When she was first shipped to Afghanistan, her sister and I conspired. I made Lt Llama from a pattern from deliciouscrochet.com, with minor modifications. Mainly, I made her a helmet.

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Lt Llama then traveled between Lina’s family and friends and we sent her pictures while she was deployed.

She recently was sent to Okinawa, so we had to change up her outfit. Inspired by Mr. Miyagi, here’s the end result:

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Good Luck Lina and stay safe. Happy Veterans Day. Remember those men and women who protect and serve this country and all those who have.

P.S.
Make sure to check out the patterns a Delicious Crochet. She is awesome. I’m addicted to her patterns.
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