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Free Crochet Pattern – Mr. Sa – the Superbug, MRSA

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Free Crochet Pattern – Mr. Sa – the Superbug, MRSA

Here at Drunken Aunt Wendy Designs, I’ve been continuing my crochet microbes series. Below you will find a pattern for Mr. Sa. He’s MRSA under the microscope. He’s got a cape because he’s a superbug. I think I’m going to have to crochet an antibiotic in order to fight off all these diseases.

But before we get to your free pattern, lets check in on everything else I have been up to.

I finished my gingham plaid scarf. I went a little crazy on the color scheme settling on Lime Green and Blush.

Handwoven plaid scarf

Handwoven scarf

This one I made with worsted weight acrylic yarn. I don’t think I will use the same kind of yarn in the warp as it was a touch sticky in the heddle. The next scarf will be purple silk made out of lace weight yarn. It should have amazing drape.

Last week I also found a bonus sweater. What is a bonus sweater? Well it is a completely knitted wool cable sweater that just needed the arms sewn on. Exactly how many projects do I have going that I forgot I knitted a sweater. I mean seriously.

Handknit sweater with cables

It is made out of Wool of the Andes Yarn in Sapphire Heather from Knit Picks. I’m a big fan of this site. The yarn is very reasonable and makes sweater knitting significantly cheaper. The pattern is called the Central Park Hoodie. It is one of my favorite patterns. I have knitted it a couple of times. The end project is super cozy. I did go up a size on the arms as my biceps are huge. (knitting apparently beefs them up, lol).

Free Crochet Pattern

Now what you have all been waiting for. Here’s the crochet pattern for Mr. Sa, the MRSA superbug.

Crocheted MRSA

Super MRSA

If you haven’t visited me before, the free patterns are not tested. Tested versions with lots of photos are available in my Etsy or Ravelry shops. If you make Mr. Sa, make sure to use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it on social media. Don’t forget the other crocheted microbes, Anthrax and Mr. Sniffles.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn in Old Leaf
I love this yarn in Black
12 mm Safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

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.

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

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.

BODY and HEAD (Make 5)
On the last one, stop halfway through and insert eyes and embroider face.
In Old Leaf
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 7-12: 6 rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Round 13: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Round 14: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Start stuffing here or place eyes and embroider face.
Round 15: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 16: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Fasten off. Sew three together in a triangle shape. Sew one below and the head on top.

CAPE – in Black
Note cape is worked back and forth. I don’t like to Ch 1 and turn on this on for a cleaner edge. If you want to ch 1 and turn that is fine.
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook and 11 remaining stitches [12].
Row 2: (2 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 8 HDC].
Row 3: SC row [16]
Row 4: (3 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 12 HDC].
Rows 5-6: 2 rows HDC [20 HDC per row].
Row 7: (4 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 16 HDC]
Rows 8-9: 2 rows HDC [24 HDC per row]
Row 10: (5 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 20 HDC]
Rows 11-12: 2 rows HDC [28 HDC per row].
Row 13: (6 HDC, INC) 4 times [8 SC, 24 HDC].
Rows 14-18: 5 rows HDC [32 stitches per row].
SC around the edges. Ch 26 at the top corners for the tie to attach the cape.

All Done! One Superbug.

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Free Crochet Pattern – Anthrax

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Free Crochet Pattern – Anthrax

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen Clint and Lydia Chlamydia. I’ve also done an Sperm and Ovum, Adam and Eve. Those two have magnets to make facilitate their attraction.

There has also been MRSA. He’s a super virus, hence the cape.

Crocheted MRSA

Super MRSA

I like my cuddly microbes. There has already been Mr. Sniffles, the cold virus.

Meet Anthrax. He’s a biohazard with a malicious sense of humor.

Crocheted Anthrax

Cute Biohazard

Remember the patterns on my blog aren’t tested. Let me know if there are problems. If you make Anthrax make sure you use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Amethyst (55 yds)
I love this yarn – Black (1 yd)
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle
Size 18 mm safety eyes
Red Spray Paint Glossy

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
Spray paint eyes red. I use a clothespin to hold them. I recommend two coats.

BODY – in Amethyst
Body is worked as an oval. The increases go on the sides of the oval.
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 5 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 6 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [18].
Round 2: 6 SC, INC 3 times, 6 SC, INC 3 times [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: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times [42].

Round 6: 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times [48].
Round 7: 6 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times [54].
Round 8: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times [60].
Rounds 9-16: 8 rows SC [60 stitches per row.
Stop here and insert eyes. Eyes should go between rows 12-13. Place the eyes 7 stitches apart.
Round 17: (DEC, 8 SC) 6 times [54].
Round 18: (DEC, 7 SC) 6 times [48].
Round 19: (DEC, 6 SC) 6 times [42].
Round 20: (DEC, 5 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 21: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30].
Embroider Smirk in Black
Start Stuffing
Round 22: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 23: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 24: (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].
Round 25: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Thread tail through Round 25. Pull up tight to close the hole.

 

 

 

Sparky and Frostina – Free Pattern

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Sparky and Frostina – Free Pattern

Frostina and Sparky

I think these two might be my favorite. The pictures don’t show how sparkly she is. I also love their expressions and striped arms. Since they are hot and cold, Katy Perry music runs through my head when I look at them.

Look at all this sparkly hair.

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I also love how long I made the arms.

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They will be up here free for two weeks. Let me know if there are any problems or any of the instructions are unclear.

Sparky and Frostina, Monsters

© DrunkenAuntWendyDesigns 2015

Materials

Sparky

Worsted Weight Yarn

I love this yarn – Yellow

I love this yarn – Orange Neon

I love this yarn – Fire Red

Sport Weight Yarn

I love this cotton – White

I love this cotton – Black

 

Frostina

Worsted Weight Yarn

I love this yarn – Soft Blue

I love this yarn – Amethyst

Yarn Bee Fetching – Pewter

Yarn Bee Fetching – Diamond

Sport Weight Yarn

I love this cotton – White

I love this cotton – Black

 

Size E crochet hook

Polyfiberfill

Large Eye Needle

 

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet

DC – Double Crochet

TC – Triple Crochet

DTC – Double 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

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.

 

 

BODY

Sparky – Fire Red

Frostina – Soft Blue

 

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].

Note: Switches from oval increase to regular circle increase here

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

Round 8: (4 SC, INC, 4 SC) 6 times [60].

Rounds 9-32: SC in each stitch for 24 rows [60 stitches per row].

Round 33: In BLO (DEC, 8 SC) 6 times [54].

Round 34: (DEC, 7 SC) 6 times [48].

Round 35: (DEC, 6 SC) 6 times [42].

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

Start stuffing. Make sure you stuff firmly enough to hold the shape, but not too firmly that you stretch your stitches

Round 37: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30].

Round 38: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].

Round 39: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].

Round 40: (DEC, 1 SC) 6 times [12].

Round 41: (DEC) 6 times [6].

Fasten off. Thread the tail through the opening and sew it up tight.

 

 

 

 

ARMS – make 2 for each monster

Both monsters’ arms are worked the same, no need to fasten off for color changes. Simply run the unused colors up the inside.

 

Sparky Stripe Pattern

           2 red

           2 orange

           2 yellow

           Repeat until the last four rows.

           Finish last four rows in red

 

 

Frostina Stripe Pattern

           3 Soft Blue

           1 Diamond

           3 Amethyst

           1 Diamond

 

 

Chain 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook.

Round 2: (INC) 6 times [12].

Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].

Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].

Rounds 5-10: 6 rows SC [24 stitches each row].

Stuff only the ball of the arms.

Round 11: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].

Round 12: (DEC, 1 SC) 6 times [12].

Rounds 13-34: 22 rows SC [12 stitches each row].

SC opening closed with the last used color. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew them on.

Sew to the arms to the sides of the body hanging low.

 

 

LEGS – Make 2

Sparky – Fire Red

Frostina – Soft Blue

 

CH 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook.

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: In BLO, SC Row [30].

Round 7: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].

Rounds 8-11: 4 rows SC [24 stitches each row].

Round 12: In BLOs (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].

Round 13: (DEC, 1 SC) 6 times [12].

Start stuffing here

Rounds 14-18: 5 rows SC [12 stitches each row].

Fasten off. Make sure they are stuffed tightly to support the weight of the monster.

Sew to the bottom of the body.

 

EYES – Make two for each monster

In white

Chain 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook.

Round 2: (INC) 6 times [12].

Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].

Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].

Fasten off. Stretch to an oval shape before sewing.

 

PUPIL – Make two for each monster

In black

Chain 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook.

Slip stitch to close circle.

Sparky – sew pupils to bottom of oval

Frostina – sew pupils slightly off center looking in the same direction.

 

Sew eyes to the body. Eyelashes are optional.

 

 

HEAD FLAMES

Sparky – Make 1 yellow, 1 orange, 2 red

Frostina – Make one in Pewter and 2 in Pewter for the first 5 rows and Amethyst for the rest.

 

Chain 2

Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd CH from hook.

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

Round 3: SC Row [6].

Round 4: (INC, 2 SC) 2 times [8].

Round 5: SC row [8].

Round 6: (INC, 3 SC) 2 times [10].

Round 7: SC row [10].

Round 8: (INC, 4 SC) 2 times [12].

Round 9: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].

Rounds 10-12: 3 rows SC [18 stitches each row].

Round 13: (DEC, 1 SC) 6 times [12].

SC opening together.

Sew to the starting row.

 

 

HAIR

Frostina only

Cut several strands of diamond fifteen inches long. Fold in half and attach with a slip stitch.

 

Leave the first two rows without hair to sew the head flames on.

 

I prefer to attach hair every other row.

 

After you attach the head flames, you can add some more hairs to fill in any visible bald spots.

 

 

 

MOUTHMake one

Both have the same mouth it is just turned a different direction.

 

In Black

Ch 7

Round 1: SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, TC, DTC, CH 1.

Fasten off. There will be a point that you should curve under before sewing to the monster.

Emoji Imp Pillow – Free Pattern

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Emoji Imp Pillow – Free Pattern

Emoji Imp

Emoji Imp

My husband won. (not completely, he wanted the poop emoji).

Pirate emoji

Pirate emoji

Here is a new free pattern that will stay free on Craftsy and Ravelry. I have them there for tracking. The ravelry link will bring the .pdf up immediately.

I will likely come up with a few more emoji pillows in the next few months.

I’ve already started on the next monster set and they are quite hot and cold.

Sparky

Sparky

Mango and Tango – monsters out on the town.

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Mango and Tango – monsters out on the town.

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I present Mango and Tango. Tango is taking his monster lady friend out on the town dancing. Here’s hoping their tails don’t get tangled.

I tried new things on these two. I added eyelids:

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And I used doll eyelashes. This shows Mango without her lashes:

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I’m still deciding whether I like the eyelashes or not.

The pattern will be free for two weeks. Let me know if you have any issues, problems or if anything is confusing. I have several more monsters in the works. If these two aren’t your favorites, I’m sure I’ll eventually find one you like. Also, I will be breaking it up as follows: Three sets of monster patterns and then something else for one week, repeat. This is until I get tired of monsters.

(Updated 8/7/15)

Thanks to everyone who tried out the pattern. I didn’t get any complaints so I’m going to post it to Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy.

The new monster pattern Seneca will be up today.

Free Pattern Tuesday – One eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater

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Free Pattern Tuesday – One eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater

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Sorry all Captain America is not done. That full time job of mine really gets in the way of my crafting. It keeps me in yarn, that’s probably why I stay.

This pattern was up at my shop, but it hasn’t been purchased yet so I decided to take it down. It’s one of my favorites so enjoy.

BTW if you can’t find a 30mm eye you can embroider one on instead.

Remember if you make your own, use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it.

Materials
30 mm Plastic safety eye
Size E crochet hook
Caron Simply Soft in Grape (A)
I love this yarn in Limelight (B)
I love this yarn in White (C)
I love this yarn in Fire Red (D)
Gauge is not important for this project
Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
CC – Change Colors
INC – Increase (Sc 2 stitches in designated stitch
DEC – Decrease (SC 2 stitches together)
CH – Chain
SL – Slip Stitch
HDC – half double crochet
DC – Double crochet
Instructions

Head

In A chain 2
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
(2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times (36)
(5 SC, INC) 6 times (42)
(3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times (48)
9-18. 10 rows SC
19. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)
20. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)
21. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)
Insert eye so it spans between rows 10-15
22. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
23. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
24. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
25. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off. Using the tail, wind through the last 6 stitches and pull up tight to close the hole.

Body

In A chain 2
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
(INC) in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
SC row
Change color to B SC 5 (INC, SC) 4 times, 5 SC (22)
SC row
CC to A. SC 5 (INC, 2 SC) 4 times. 5 SC (26)
6 SC, (INC, 3 SC) 4 times, 4 SC (30)
CC to B. SC row
SC row
CC to A. SC row
SC row
CC to B. SC row
SC row
CC to A. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
(2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
Start stuffing body
17. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
18. (DEC) 6 times
Fasten off. Leave a long tail. Take tail through the last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.

Wings
Make 2 in B
Ch 2
SC in 2nd chain from hook
Chain 1, 3 SC in stitch
Ch 1, INC, SC, INC (5)
Ch 1, INC, 3 SC, INC (7)
Ch 1, INC, 5 SC, INC (9)
SL next 3 stitches, SC, HDC, DC, DC, HDC, SC
Fasten off. Sew to back of body on the second row of green from top as in picture.

Horn

In C, Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd chain from hook
SC row
(INC, SC) 2 times (6)
SC row
(INC, 2 SC) 2 times (8)
SC row
(INC, 3 SC) 2 times (10)
SC row
(INC, 4 SC) 2 times (12)
SC row
Fasten off, stuff and sew to top of head over eye.

Teeth (make 2)

Repeat instructions for horn through row 4
Fasten off and sew to face under eye
Optional: embroider two points of D on the bottom of the teeth.

Legs (make 2)

In A, Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
(INC) in each stitch (8)
3-10. 8 rows SC
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)

In A, Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
2-5. 4 rows SC
Fasten off and sew to the body on a purple stripe.

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