Helmet Pig

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Helmet Pig

I reworked my Helmet Pig from Angry Birds. I needed something for all my birds to attack. You can find the patterns for red, black, yellow and blue. There is even a green pig if you want a couple different versions. Helmet pig is now available for you to make your own. Throw the birds at them. It is fun.  As you can see, this one has already taken some damage.

As I have been trying to expand my crafty repertoire here lately, I tried my had at cross stitching last week. It took a bit longer than I expected. Here’s my progress so far:

I’m going to have to pick it up again in a few weeks. The pattern is from the shop ElCrossStitch on Etsy. There were quite a few fun patterns and she was doing a BOGO sale.

The best part of this project was the price. Materials cost me less than $10.00. I like it when my crafts give me lots of time for the price.

I was also working on my resin jewelry since the last time. The post office just released these awesome new stamps, which made amazing necklaces. And as luck would have it, the resin was exceedingly cooperative this week. No issues with setting up, so nothing had to be thrown away.

That’s it for this week. Let me know if you make the pig. I am working on Yakko’s brother Wakko this week. Hopefully, I will be able to get both Wakko and Dot done this week.

 

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Champagne Corks and Monsters

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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.

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I’m obsessed with my tags.

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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.

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Front view of all four.

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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.

Yakko – Free Pattern

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Yakko – Free Pattern

If you follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram, you know I have been creating Yakko this week.

This is the initial pattern with the smaller face piece. Hopefully when I make his brother and the Warner sister, Dot, I’ll get it right. Then they can run around the Warner Movie Lot.FullSizeRender

He looks a lot cuter with his body.

I haven’t tested this pattern at all. Please let me know if there are any issues with the pattern or suggestions or recommendations.Yakko Pattern

Next week I will be crocheting items from other designers. I like to try other patterns so I can see different takes on things and different ways to make my crochet creatures come to life.

The next few free patterns will be from Animaniacs. Let me know what you think my series after that should be. I was thinking Princess Bride characters. Andre the Giant as Fezzig as a plush doll could be the cutest thing ever.

Knitting this week

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Knitting this week

In order to prevent boredom, I decided I would try something new and/or different at least once a month. The new projects will cover knitting, weaving, cross stitch, etc. Hopefully, I will be a touch more consistent with posting.

This week I started the Antarkis shawl by Janina Kallio. The pattern is available on Ravelry and you get updates as she changes the pattern. I’m still working from the original because I like that one.

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If you look close you can see the sparkles in the yarn. Obviously, this hasn’t been blocked yet as it is still on the needles. The yarn has been in my stash for a long time and I’m glad to finally get to use it for something.

Make sure to follow me on Instagram for updates to what I am doing and working on. I am also trying to add more kits to my Etsy shop so make sure you check in.

She-Hulk Free Pattern

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She-Hulk Free Pattern

I know it has been forever. I’ve been working on all sorts of new things. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you should. I am finally getting used to the platform and getting a lot better at it.

Now for the main event: SHE-HULK!

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Look at that face. I used my eyelash technique, because it is my favorite. I may run out of doll lashes soon.

The pattern is available right here She-hulk. I have not tested it. I think her boobs need to be bigger. When I test it, I will try that part. I also have not calculated the yardage for the different colors. If you run into problems or errors, please contact me or leave a comment.

Helga has gotten an update

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Helga has gotten an update

I’ve updated Helga. Hopefully she will be clearer to read now and easier to understand.

The kit should be available on Etsy by the end of today.

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She’s still free, but doing it on Ravelry allows me to track how many times she has been downloaded.

I am working on updating all my patterns and creating kits. There will be new free patterns eventually.

Oh and I got two of the Zoomigurumi books for Mother’s Day. I am dividing my time between making all those super cute patterns and working on my own.

Happy Crocheting.

Final Part of the MCAL

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Final Part of the MCAL

Have you figured out which 80s character the MCAL is? It’s from an old video game.

Here’s the last part.

SNOUT  – in orange neon

When you make your initial chain stitch, use a long string.

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: SC in BLOs [24].

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

Rounds 7-8: 2 rows SC [18 stitches per row].

Round 9: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

Rounds 10-11: 2 rows SC [12 stitches per row].

Round 12: DEC 6 times [6].

Round 13: SC row [6].

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Pull initial string down to make the nose concave and secure it down.

Sew to the body.

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Yep that’s Q-bert. He’s so cute. I just want to squeeze him.

I’m glad I did this, so I could fix the problems with the pattern. I’ll repost the Q-bert pattern with the errors fixed.

Did you make one? Did you figure it out? Let me know. Post pictures.

 

MCAL part #2

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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.

Mystery Crochet a-long part #1

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My apologies. Work went a little insane last Friday right when I was getting ready to post this first part of the pattern. Then it kept going until today. Actually, I am still supposed to be making phone calls, but I needed a breather.

What are your thoughts on pictures? I don’t want to give it away, but I would love to see progress posts. I’ll put mine on Facebook.

I’ve already made some edits to the pattern. Please let me know if there is anything you think needs changing or clarified.


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.

 

EYES (Make 2) – in white

The eyes are made by doing an oval increase. Sometime 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.

Ch 4

Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next  stitch. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 2, 3 SC in last chain. [10].

Round 2: 2 SC, 3 INC, 2 SC, 3 INC [16].

Fasten off. You will insert your 10.5 mm eyes through the white eyes and through the orange body when you insert them and sew them down. Posts of eyes will be off center.

 

BODY – in orange neon

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].

Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].

Round 8: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].

Round 9: (7 SC, INC) 6 times [54].

Rounds 10-23: 14 rows SC [54 stitches per row].

Insert eyes 6 stitches apart between rows 14-15. Sew down the whites of the eyes.

Mystery Crochet Along

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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