niedziela, 18 lutego 2018

Miniature Pug Pattern

Hi again! 
I've been crocheting a lot in the recent weeks, and even wrote down some patterns. One of the patterns I wrote down was a pattern for miniature pug toy (perfect for a keychain!), which was a huge success - people in crochet groups asked if I can share the pattern and I've decided to do it.

It's very easy to make and it can be made with yarn scraps, as it uses just a small bit of it, as well as of filling. If you don't have safety eyes, you can use felt or embroider them. This makes a nice, quick project - if you crochet fast, like me, you can finish the pug in 30 minutes :)
The only things you need are yarn in the dog's coat colors (I used beige and black), some stuffing and two safety eyes (I used 8mm eyes).


Abbreviations (US Terminology):
sc - single crochet
inc - increase
dec - decrease
(...) - number of stitches in the round.
Do not join rounds! (work in continuous spirals)

HEAD&BODY:
1. magic ring, 6 sc in ring (6)
2. increase around (12)
3. *sc, inc* around (18)
4. *2 sc, inc* around (24)
5. - 12. sc around (24)
(insert safety eyes between rounds 7 and 8)
13. *2 sc, dec* around (18)
Secure the body, put it aside and make the MOUTH part now. Once you're done, sew the
mouth somewhere around round 8. Insert safety eyes on both sides of the mouth, slightly
higher than the mouth itself, then continue on making the body/head.
Stuff the body.
14. *sc, dec* around (12)
- stuff more
15. Dec around (6)
Cut the yarn and use a needle to weave it through the 6sc in round 15. Then pull the hole
closed and weave in the end.

MOUTH:
1. magic ring, 7 sc in ring, then slip stitch in the magic ring



EARS: (make 2)
1. magic ring, make 5 sc in ring.
Do not join, fasten off and leave enough yarn to sew the ears on.
Sew the ears on the same height as eyes.


PAWS: (make 4)
1. magic ring, make 4 sc in ring
2. sc around (4)
Fasten off, cut yarn, leave tail long enough to sew it on.
Sew the paws to the body.
They should be placed at equal distance around the base of the body, to form a square.


TAIL:
1. Chain 5, turn, 2 sc in each stitch of the chain.
Curl the tail and sew it to the back of the body.


(another example of a pug made out of this pattern)

Feel free to make tiny pugs for your friends and family - you can also sell those in small quantities, but please credit me as the pattern designer if you sell online.
I hope you will have fun crocheting this quick project :)


sobota, 10 lutego 2018

Valentina doll pattern

And here I am again! I didn't post here for a long time, didn't I? I didn't really have any ideas for new patterns, and I was so busy I didn't have time to even think about keeping the blog active.
Today, though, I am returning with a new pattern!
Once again it's a pattern for an amigurumi doll, easy and quick to make.
The pattern is free, though I'd appreciate if you'd placed a "like" on my Facebook fanpage, where I post pictures of my work, or followed me on instagram (@szydelkowe).
Feel free to modify the pattern to your liking, but please DO NOT copy and paste it anywhere else on the Internet. You can sell dolls made out of this pattern in small quantity :)



Materials needed:

Cotton yarn in red, pink, black, white and skin color. You can use any colors you like.
I used Altin Basak Myra and 1.9mm hook, but you can use any yarn weight if you select a corresponding hook.
Toy stuffing
Yarn needle
Two safety eyes

Abbreviations:

sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
dec - decrease
inc - increase
mr - magic ring
[blo] - back loops only
*...* - repeat from * to *.
(x) - number of stitches at the end of the round.

Starting with FEET:
1. magic ring, 6 sc in ring (6)
2. inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc (8)
3. [blo] sc around
- change yarn to white
4. 3 sc, dec, 3 sc (7)
5. - 6. sc around (7)
- change yarn to skin color 
7. - 11. sc around (7)
12. inc, 6 sc (8)
13. sc around (8)
Stuff the leg.
Fasten off. Cut off yarn. Make second leg.
Do not fasten off or cut off yarn on the second leg. Make chain 1 and insert hook to the side of the first leg. Make a sc to connect both legs. 






BODY:

Now we have to make a row of scs on top of the connected legs. Since we used a sc to connect them, we have to change yarn color to pink:
1. 8 stitches on the first leg, 1 in the chain 1 we did to connect the legs, 8 sc on the second leg, 1 in the chain 1. (18)
2. 4 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec, 4 sc (16)
3. sc around (16)
4. 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)
5. - 6. sc around (14)


Take two pipecleaners and fold them three or four times (depending on how long they are), twisting them. Put the pipecleaners inside the legs. You can stuff the legs lightly, if you feel pipe cleaners are not enough. Continue crocheting the body:

7. dec, 5 sc, dec, 5 sc (12)
8. - 9. sc around (12)

Stuff the body part.

10. dec, 4 sc, dec, 4 sc (10)
11. sc around (10)
12. Only make one dec this round (9)
Cut the yarn and use a needle to weave in end.




SKIRT:
Change yarn color to red (or any color you want the skirt to be). Holding the doll legs up, join the red yarn in the round 3 of the body, in the back.


1. sc around in the round 3 of the body (16)
2. inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 5 sc (19)
3. inc, 5 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 6 sc (22)
4. inc, 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 7 sc (25)
5. inc, 7 sc, inc, 7 sc, inc, 8 sc (28)
6. inc, 8 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, 9 sc (31)
7. inc, 9 sc, inc, 9 sc, inc, 10 sc (34)
8. inc, 10 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc, 11 sc (37)
cut off yarn, weave in end.





SKIRT EDGING:
Take the thin white yarn, join it in the middle of the skirt's last round (in the back) and repeat the following for the whole round, in back loops only:
1. sl st, 3 dc in one sc.
Once you finish the round, sl st in the first stitch, cut off yarn and weave in end.


HEAD:
using skin color yarn:
1. magic ring, 6 sc in ring (6)
2. inc around (12)
3. *sc, inc* around (18)
4. *2 sc, inc* around (24)
5. *3 sc, inc* around (30)
6. - 12. sc around (30)
13. *3 sc, dec* around (24)
14. *2 sc, dec* around (18)
Insert safety eyes between rounds 8 and 9.
Stuff the head lightly.
15, *sc, dec* around (12)
16. 3 dec (9)
Leave a tail long enough to sew the head to the body.





MOUTH:
Using red or pink thread, embroider a small V-shaped mouth.

ARMS: (make 2)
using skin color yarn
1. magic ring, 6 sc in ring (6)
2. - 6. sc around (6)
change yarn to body color
7. [blo] sc around (6)
8. - 10. sc around (8)
leave a tail long enough to sew the arms to the body.
Insert hook in row 7, take white yarn and crochet around the arm (6 sc). Slip stitch to the first one and cut off and weave in the white yarn.





SEW THE DOLL PARTS.

Now, make the COLLAR:
white yarn, slightly smaller hook:
1. chain 12, turn
2. dc in the second chain from hook, dc, 6 sc, 2 dc. 
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.
Sew the collar around the dolls neck.


DETAILS:
Add shoe straps to the legs by simply attaching black yarn on one side of the 
foot and sewing and weaving it in on the opposite side.
Wrap some yarn around the dolls waist and tie it in the front, making a bow.

HAIR:
You can use any technique you like for the dolls hair, but in this tutorial I use one of the simplest techniques. Using textured yarn gives nice results. Cut strands of hair that will cover the head. Place it on the head and sew it on, using thin thread in a corresponding color. The sewing will be the hair parting. If you think the hair is too loose, you can also sew the loose strands to her hair, like I did. I made her hair short, as the yarn I use gives enough texture, but you can make it any lenght you want and style it any way you like.






Ta-daa! You should now have your own, cute, Valentine's Day doll. 
Feel free to put the pictures of the finished doll on Ravelry, Instagram or you can also send them to me via my fanpage's inbox.



Thank you a lot for visiting my blog :)

sobota, 8 października 2016

Long time no see!

Hello everybody! 
I wasn't logging here for quite a long time - more than two years now. It does not mean I've lost my interest in crocheting, no! I've been crocheting more than ever, and made some really lovely creations. Most of them can be viewed on my Facebook fanpage, though I will show you some of them today.


My recent favorite, Belisama, made out of the free Yun Shu pattern (available on Ravelry). The dress was my design and the hair is made out of roving wool. The eyes are crocheted. She's got pipe cleaners in her arms so she's poseable.


Another doll made in the last months - this time one of my favorite patterns, Mini Free Spirit by Beth from By Hook, By Hand blog. This was my sixth or seventh doll made out of this pattern and definitely not the last!


I've also had a chance to have a small stand with my crocheted stuff at an anime convention in the Polish city of Łódź. Not all of those were for sale, but I've earned some okay money. 


And another doll based on the Mini Free Spirit pattern. I wasn't really satisfied with her, as I made her dress unremovable and her hair turned out not like I wanted it to be, but she's still cute.

I am planning on returning to crochet blogging and publishing my patterns for free - I've made quite a lot of them last years, so keep your eye on my blog :) 

poniedziałek, 13 maja 2013

The Wedding Dolls!

 Here's a pattern I made in April. Easy and fun to make!




Materials needed:
- tan, black and white yarn. Also, some wool for hair.
- red felt for decoration
- some ribbons, little roses etc.


mr - magic ring (adjustable ring)
sc - simple crochet
dec - decrease (sc2tog, 2 stitches together)
inc - increase (2 sc in one st)
*...* - repeat the steps from between the asterisks around.
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip





THE BRIDE
HEAD:
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. *5 sc, inc* (35)
8. - 15. sc in each st around. (35)
16. *5 sc, dec* (30)
17. *4 sc, dec* (25)
18. *3 sc, dec* (20)
19. *2 sc, dec* (15)
end with sl st. cut off yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing later.

BODY: (starting with 2 legs)
in white:
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
Change yarn to tan
4. -16. sc in each st around (15)
sl st. cut off yarn.
When you finish making the second leg, do not cut off the yarn. Hold both legs together and keep working on the other leg. This is how the legs are joined. You will be now working in round on top of both legs.
stuff legs and hold them together. Now you will be working on top of both legs.
1. - 4. sc in each st around (30)
5. 13 sc, dec, 13 sc, dec (28)
6. - 7. sc around (28)
change to white
8. 12 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec (26)
9. sc around (26)
10. 11 sc, dec, 11 sc, dec (24)
11. 10 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec (22)
12. - 13. sc around (22)
14. 9 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec (20)
15. 8 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec (18)
16. sc around (18)
- stuff
17. 7 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec (16)
18. 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)
19. 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)
- stuff more
20. 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec (10)
21. sc around (10)
- stuff completely. do not sew the top of the body. Make a sl st and fasten off.
Do not sew head to the body right now.

ARMS:
with white
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. - 6. sc (10)
7. dec, 8 sc (9)
8. - 9. sc around (9)
10. dec, 7 sc (8)
11. - 13. sc around (8)
change to tan
14. - 17. sc around (8)
18. 4 dec. (4)
fasten off. leave long tail for sewing.


THE GROOM:

HEAD:
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. *5 sc, inc* (35)
8. - 15. sc in each st around. (35)
16. *5 sc, dec* (30)
17. *4 sc, dec* (25)
18. *3 sc, dec* (20)
19. *2 sc, dec* (15)
end with sl st. cut off yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing later.

BODY: (starting with 2 legs)
in black
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. - 8. sc in each st around (15)
9. -16. sc in each st around (15)
sl st. cut off yarn.
When you finish making the second leg, do not cut off the yarn. Hold both legs together and keep working on the other leg. This is how the legs are joined. You will be now working in round on top of both legs.
stuff legs and hold them together. Now you will be working on top of both legs.
1. - 4. sc in each st around (30)
5. 13 sc, dec, 13 sc, dec (28)
6. - 7. sc around (28)
change to white
8. 12 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec (26)
9. sc around (26)
10. 11 sc, dec, 11 sc, dec (24)
11. 10 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec (22)
12. - 13. sc around (22)
14. 9 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec (20)
15. 8 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec (18)
16. sc around (18)
- stuff
17. 7 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec (16)
18. 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)
19. 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)
- stuff more
20. 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec (10)
21. sc around (10)
- stuff completely. do not sew the top of the body. Make a sl st and fasten off.
Do not sew head to the body right now.

ARMS:
with tan
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. - 5. sc (10)
change to black
6. sc (10)
7. dec, 8 sc (9)
8. - 9. sc around (9)
10. dec, 7 sc (8)
11. - 13. sc around (8)
14. - 19. sc around (8)
20. 4 dec. (4)
fasten off. leave long tail for sewing.






For the groom, it's best to embroider his hair on the head. I made a tutorial HERE.

For the bride, it's best to attach some strands and make her a nice hairdress.


Hope you'll have fun making them!

środa, 10 kwietnia 2013

Classic little bear pattern

 Hello! Today I'd like to share the pattern I was working on  last days. This time it's not a doll, but a cute, quick to make teddy bear. I hope you'd like him :)

 


HEAD:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. - 12. sc around (30)
13. *4 sc, dec* (25)
14. *3 sc, dec* (20)
15. *2 sc, dec* (15)
16. *sc, dec* (10)
fasten off. Do not close the bottom of the head.
EARS:
1. ch 2, turn
2. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
3. ch 1, turn. inc, 3 sc, inc
4. ch 1, turn. 2 inc, 3 sc, 2 inc. fasten off.
Sew ears to the head.

ARMS:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. sc around (10)
4. *sc, inc* (15)
5. - 6. sc around (15)
7. dec, 13 sc (14)
8. 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)
9. - 12. sc around
13. dec, 10 sc (11)
14. 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec (10)
15. 3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec (8)
16. dec around. end with sl st. 
fasten off.



BODY: (starting with legs)
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. - 9. sc around (15)
end with sl st. fasten off. do not close!
Make second leg. Hold them together and join them with sl st. Now you'll be working on top of both legs.
1. - 6. sc around (30)
7. dec, 13 sc, dec, 13 sc (28)
8. sc around (28)
9. dec, 12 sc, dec, 12 sc (26)
10. sc around (26)
11. dec, 11 sc, dec, 11 sc (24)
12. sc around (24)
13. dec, 10 sc, dec, 10 sc (22)
14. dec, 9 sc, dec, 9 sc (20)
15. dec, 8 sc, dec, 8 sc (18)
16. dec, 7 sc, dec, 7 sc (16)
17. dec, 6 sc, dec, 6 sc (14)
end with sl st. fasten off. Do not close!


SCARF:
(with thinner yarn)1. ch 62, dc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 60 dc, ch 2, turn
3. 60 dc. End with sl st.

Sew parts together.

Ta-daa! You now have a nice, little teddy bear!

poniedziałek, 14 stycznia 2013

Short-haired doll


Size depending on the yarn and hook size you'll choose
I make all my dolls with small hook and thin yarn (mostly Red Heart Margareta or Altin Basak Myra) , because I like to keep them small - but you can even use worsted weight yarn and get a big doll! :)
Remember that you need to keep proportions in hook size / yarn thickness!



To do this doll I used 2.0 mm hook

With this pattern, you get the doll, hair technique and basic clothes :)
I've lost the photos about making hair, sorry, but it has been embroidered right on the head.

mr - magic ring, adjustable ring
ch - chain
inc = 2sc in one st
dec = sc2tog
sl st = slip stitch
*...* = repeat around


LEGS: 

1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *sc* (15)
5. *sc, dec* (10)
stuff feet
6. *sc* (10)
7. *sc* (10)
8. *sc* (10)
9. dec, dec, 6 sc (8)
10. *sc* (8)
stuff more, leave long tail for sewing.



BODY:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. *5 sc, inc* (35)
8. - 9. *sc* (35)
10. *5 sc, dec* (30)
11. *sc* (30)
12. *4 sc, dec* (25)
13. - 14.  *sc* (25)
15. *3 sc, dec* (20)
16.- 18. *sc* (20)

leave a long tail for sewing to head. Sew legs to the body.




HEAD:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. *5 sc, inc* (35)
9. - 16. *sc* (35)
17. *5 sc, dec* (30)
18. *4 sc, dec* (25)
19. *3 sc, dec* (20)
20. *2 sc, dec* (15)


DRESS:
Tip: If you want the doll to have nice striped skirt, change colour every two rounds :)
1. ch 30, join with sl st
2. *5 sc, inc* (35) join with sl st
3. *sc* (35)
now you won't join rounds, but work around.
4. *6 sc, inc* (40)
5. *sc* (40)
6. *sc* (40)
7. *7 sc, inc* (45)
8. *sc* (45)
9. *sc* (45)
10. *8 sc, inc* (50)

Put the skirt on the doll before you sew the head to the body.

ARMS:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc* (10)
4.dec, 2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec (7)
5. - 12. *sc* (7)

I did not stuffed the arms, because my doll turned out to be really small, but you, of course, can do that :)

- put the skirt on the body
- sew arms to body




DOLL'S BAG:

1. ch 30
2. 28 sc, one in each st, starting from 2nd ch from hook. ch 2, turn
3. - 6. 28 sc, ch 2, turn (do not make ch 2 in the last round, just fasten off and cut off the yarn)
You should have a rectangular crocheted strip. Fold it two times to shape a simple bag. Sew sides of the bag.
Make a chain of 48, sew it so it'll make a bag strap.
You can decorate the bag with the button or a bead, to make it look more realistic :)