Corn Dog Pens

Kid President says mailing corn dogs to people is awesome.  Actual corn dogs seemed a bit messy to me, so I whipped up these corn dogs pens to send instead.Corn Dog Pens

Supplies:
  • Worsted Weight yarn in beige and brown (I use Vanna’s Choice Beige and Honey)
  • Small amount of yellow or red yarn for mustard or ketchup (optional)
  • 3.5 mm / E crochet hook
  • Polyfill for Stuffing
  • Pen (I recommend Bic Round Stic pens)
  • Tapestry Needle for sewing
  • Scissors

For the corn dog stick, using beige yarn:

  1. Chain 6, join to form a ring.
  2. Working in spirals (not joining every round), sc around for length of pen, approximately 22 rows or 4 3/4 inches.
  3. Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing.  Sew the top of the stick closed and weave in ends.

For the corn dog, using brown yarn:

  1. Start with a magic ring.
  2. 6 sc in magic ring.  (6 sts)
  3. 2sc in each st around.  (12 sts)
  4. 1 sc, 2sc in next st, repeat around.  (18 sts)
  5. sc around (18 sts)
  6. 5 sc, 2sc in next st, around (21 sts)
  7. sc for 20 rounds
  8. Next, if you want to add mustard or ketchup, surface crochet a wavy line of either color or both, on to your corn dog.  Then, start stuffing your corn dog with polyfill.  You want it to be well stuffed but still leave some open room towards the bottom center where you can insert a pen.
  9. sc 5, dec, repeat around (18 sts)
  10. sc 1, dec, repeat around (12 sts)
  11. Stuff corn dog with more Polyfill as needed.
  12. Dec, repeat around (6 sts)
  13. Finish off, leaving a 8 inch tail for sewing.  Put your stick cozy on your pen.  Then insert the stick into the bottom of the corn dog.  Sew corn dog into position and weave in end.

Now that you’ve made some corn dogs, send ’em to your friends as a surprise and watch their hilarious reactions!

J&JDogs

 

Corn Dog Madness

 

August 30, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Crochet Pattern. Leave a comment.

New Baby Yub Nub Free Crochet Pattern!

It’s finally here!  My new Baby Yub Nub free crochet pattern is available for download on Ravelry.com!!!

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January 27, 2014. Tags: , , , , . Crochet Pattern. 3 comments.

Cookie Needle Book

Inspired by a notions swap, I baked up a cute little chocolate chip cookie needle book!  You could easily change the pattern to suit whatever flavor cookies you like:  chocolate sandwich cookies, sugar cookies, etc.

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Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn, Small amounts of Tan and Brown
3.5 / E crochet hook
Felt
Glue
Sewing machine or hand sewing supplies

Pattern note:  2scinc means do 2 sc in the same stitch to increase by 1

Cookies (make 2):
Working in a spiral without joining, starting with tan:
Magic Loop
6 sc in loop (6 sc)
2scinc around (12 sc)
[sc, 2scinc] repeat around (18 sc)
[sc, sc, 2scinc] repeat around (24 sc)
[sc, sc, sc, 2scinc] repeat around (30 sc)
[sc, sc, sc, sc, 2scinc] repeat around (36 sc)
Finish Off.  Sew in ends.
Embroider chocolate chips using brown yarn.

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Filling:
Using template, cut two pieces of felt.
Hand or machine sew two felts together along the center line.
Glue or sew outside felt pages to wrong side of cookie pieces.

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Voila!  Now you have a cookie needle book!

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August 10, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Crochet Pattern, Sewing. 4 comments.

Catnip Squids

Check out my latest free ravelry pattern !  It’s a fun little toy for all the furry friends in your life.  These catnip squids are super easy and quick to make.  Plus, this is a great stash buster project for leftover bits of yarn.  My cats go crazy for their squirmy legs!

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July 28, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Crochet Pattern. Leave a comment.

Jayne Cobb Hat Lip Balm Cozy

I came late to Firefly fandom.  Initially, the name of the series and the western themes didn’t appeal to me, but I was eventually convinced, against my stubborn nature, to give the show a try.  And WOW!  I was completely hooked.  As a small tribute to fans of the short-lived series, I adapted Kristy Ashmore’s Lip Balm Cozy into a Jayne Cobb hat.  It’s a great, quickie gift for the super geek in your life.  Not a fan of lip balm?  The hat can also be used as a pencil topper or ornament.

Firefly

Download the pattern for free on Ravelry.  And special thanks to Kristy for permission to post this variation of her original pattern.

January 5, 2013. Tags: , , , . Crochet Pattern. 2 comments.

Yub Nub Scoodie

I’m still in full Halloween mode and decided to whip up a quick costume piece before the big day!  Introducing my latest pattern, the Yub Nub Scoodie.  It’s part Ewok, part hoodie and part scarf all rolled into one.  I suppose if you’re “too mature for animal ears”, you could leave them off and just have a nice scoodie, but I shame you for your lack of imagination.  Okay, not really, but you have to admit, life with animal ears is more entertaining.

Ewok Hood Picture

The pattern is available for free PDF download via Ravelry here.

October 27, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Crochet Pattern. 17 comments.

Tiny Candy Corn

Autumn is my favorite time of year.  I love Halloween and mulled apple cider!  I love colorful trees and cool weather that is knitspirational!  Unfortunately, living in Texas, there’s a obvious lack of the seasonal pleasures.  We mostly have warm days and drought deadened plants.  This calls for an artificial simulation of  all things fall, like obsessively crocheting candy corns while watching horror movies and drinking pumpkin spice coffee.  Hey, I’ll take what autumn pleasures I can get.  Speaking of candy corns, here’s my modified version of Alica Kachmar’s safety cone pattern you can use to create these delightful candy friends:

Tiny Candy Corn Photo

Supplies:

Small amounts of worsted weight yarn in white, orange and yellow
3.5 mm hook
6 mm safety eyes
Black embroidery thread
Small amount of stuffing (or scrap yarn)
Embroidery and Yarn needles

With white yarn, magic loop, make 4 sc in loop
2sc, sc, 2sc, sc (6 sts)
2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc (8 sts)
2sc, then sc around (9 sts)

Change to orange yarn
Sc around
2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc (12 sts)
Sc around
2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc  (15sts)

Change to yellow yarn
Sc around
2sc, then sc around (16 sts)
Sc around

Insert eyes and embroider mouth

Continuing with yellow yarn
Through the back loops:  *sc, sc, dec, repeat from * around (12 sts)
Stuff candy corn
2sc in each st around (6sts)

Finish Off – Sew ends into amigurumi

October 15, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Crochet Pattern. Leave a comment.