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Brain – Free Crochet Pattern

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Brain – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s time to take over the world. Brain is the next in my set of Animaniacs. How awesome is he? Again he isn’t tested. If you make him, make sure to use #drunkenauntwendy if you post it on Instagram. Then I can find your work and give you lots of likes!

The tested version will eventually available in my Etsy shop sans ads for a minimal fee. I will also try to get this set up as a kit as well.

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Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – White
I love this yarn – Pink
Embroidery Floss in Black
14 MM Safety Eyes
Oval Safety nose Spray painted Red (I used pink ones from Fresh Stitches)
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

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

Spray Paint the Nose before you start crocheting to give them time to dry. I recommend 2 coats to get even coverage. I find Krylon in a Satin Finish gives me the best results.

EYELIDS – in White (make 2)
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [4].
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (SC, INC) 2 times [6].

Fasten off leaving a long tail and set aside to sew to face when instructed.

 

HEAD – in White
The head is made by doing an oval increase. Sometimes 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. The face is then embroidered on before you finish the head and stuff him.
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 5, 3 SC in last chain. [18].
Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24].
Round 3: [6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [30].
Round 4: [6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [36].
Round 5: [6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [42].
Round 6: [6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [48].
Round 7: [6 SC, (5 SC, Inc) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time. [54]
Rounds 8-15: SC in each stitch for 8 rows [54 stitches per row].

Insert the safety eyes btw rows 10 & 11. Approximately 11 stitches apart.

Place the nose halfway between the eyes one row down.

Place the eyelids slanted over the safety eyes and sew in place.

Using the embroidery floss, embroider eyebrows.

The mouth is optional. I did it because my nose ended up being off center.

Round 16: (7 SC, DEC) 6 times [48].
Round 17: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].
Round 18: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].
Round 19: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Start stuffing
Round 20: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 21: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 22: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 23: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Leave a long tail. Thread tail through the stitches in Round 23. Pull up tight to close the hole.

OUTER EAR (Make 2)
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].
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

INNER EAR (Make 2)
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].
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Attach with the wrong sides together. Be careful sewing so that the pink doesn’t show through on the other side.

Attach ears high on the sides of the head. You may want to pin them in place to check placement before sewing them on.

FEET (Make 2)
Note you will make two feet and attach them pursuant to the instructions for the body. You will fasten off the first one and not the

second one. These are also done with an oval increase.
In Pink, Ch 5
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 3, 3 SC in last chain. [12].
Round 2: 3 SC, INC 3 times, 6 SC [18].
Round 3: 3 SC, (Puff Stitch, SC) 3times, 6 SC [12 SC, 3 Puff Stitches].
Round 4: 3 SC, 3 DEC, 6 SC [12]. Change colors to White.
Round 5: (SC, DEC) 4 times [8].
Rounds 6-7: 2 rows SC [8 SC per row].
Fasten off the first one. Do not fasten off the second leg and proceed to the instructions for the body.

BODY (In White)
Making sure both feet are facing the same direction:
Round 1: SC around first leg and then around second leg to join legs together [16].
Round 2: (3 SC, INC) 4 times [20].
Round 3: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 4 times [24].
Round 4: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 5: SC row [30].
Round 6: (4 SC, INC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 7-9: 3 Rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Round 10: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Round 11: SC row [30].
Round 12: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Start Stuffing
Rounds 13-14: 2 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Round 15: (2 DC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Rounds 16-17: 2 rows SC [18].
Fasten off. Stuff firmly and attach to the bottom of the head.

ARMS (Make 2)
In Pink Ch 2:
Round 1: 8 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [8].
Round 2: SC row [8].
Round 3: (DEC, 2 SC) 2 times [6].
Round 4: (DEC, SC) 2 times [4]. Change Colors to White.
Rounds 5-14: 10 rows SC [4 stitches per row.

Fasten off and sew to the body right under the head. Then attach the hands together behind the body to give him his pondering look.

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TAIL in Pink
3 stitch crochet Icord for 13 rows.
Fasten off and sew to back of body.
Stick with the Icord, it is fiddly, but works out. Promise.

Now go take over the world with Brain.

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Jason Voorhees – Free Pattern Fridays

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Jason Voorhees – Free Pattern Fridays

Mini Monsters continue. I know he doesn’t get his mask until the absolutely fabulous Friday the 13th 3D. The 3D effects are hilarious.

Let me know if you make him. He’s super cute, but not tested. Check around the blog for the other mini monsters.

It’s almost Halloween!

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Materials


I love this yarn in Graphite

Vanna’s Choice in Beige

I love this yarn in Light Sage

I love this cotton in Dove
I love this yarn in Black

I love this yarn in White

I love this yarn in Red
12 mm safety eyes
Size E crochet hook

Large eye blunt needle

Polyfiberfill

Abbreviations

 

SC – Single Crochet

Ch- Chain
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch

DEC – SC two stitches together
BLO – Back loops only

FLO – Front Loops only

Gauge – Gauge is not important for this project, but if you are making it from the kit, you should use the right size needle to ensure you don’t run out of yarn.

 

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.

 

BODY

 

In Graphite, 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: SC row [30]. Change Color to Light Sage

Rounds 7-9:  3 Rows SC [30 stitches each row].

Round 10: (13 SC, DEC) 2 times [28]. Round 11: (5 SC, DEC) 4 times [24].

Round 12: (4 SC, DEC) 4 times [20]. Round 13: (8 SC, DEC) 2 times [18].

Round 14: SC row [18]. Change color to Round 15: SC row [18].

Fasten off. Stuff and set aside.

 

HOCKEY MASK

In White, Ch 5

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 3, 3 SC in last chain. [12].

Round 2: [3 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [18].

Round 3: [6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24].

Round 4: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].

Round 5: (4 SC, INC) 4 times, Note this is not a complete Round [24].

Fasten off. Using Black, embroider the holes onto the hockey mask.

Using red make a V at the top of the mask and two slashes on the side.

 

HEAD

 

In Beige, 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: (5 SC, INC) 3 times [21].

Round 5: (6 SC, INC) 3 times [24].

Rounds 6-8: 3 rows SC [24 stitches each row].

Stop here and insert safety eyes through mask and into face to secure mask in place and start stuffing.

Embroider eyebrows in black.

Round 9: (6 SC, DEC) 3 times [21].

Round 10: (5 SC, DEC) 3 times [18].

Round 11: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

Round 12: DEC 6 times [6].

Fasten off. Attach to Body.

 

 

 

Using Brown, embroider small straight stitches on the side of the body for the hilt of the machete. Using the Dove, embroider four long straight stitches for the machete.

 

Voila

 

 

 



 

 

Free Pattern Tuesday – Green Pig from Angry Birds

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Free Pattern Tuesday – Green Pig from Angry Birds

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.

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.