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.

Cheshire Cat!

If you are as amigurumi obsessed as I am, you may have noticed the voyages of djonesgirl’s pirate cat around the internet on Craftster, Flickr, Pinterest and more.  Inspired by her adaptation, I decided to make one of my favorite characters of all time:  Wonderland’s Cheshire cat.  Here he is:

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This pattern is from a Japanese book dubbed by English readers as “Japanese Amigurumi Collection Volume 2”.  It’s available via etsy.com or ebay.com.  The charts are fairly easy to follow if you have some previous ami making experience.  I love that it is a great “blank canvas” pattern that you can adapt to make into any kind of cat you want.

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April 21, 2013. Tags: , , , . Projects. 1 comment.

Merry Christmas!

Hope you have a very merry Christmas!  Make your very own tree friend:  Ravelry Xmas Tree Pattern

Merry Tree

December 25, 2012. Tags: , . Projects. Leave a comment.

Happy Halloween!!!

Are you scared yet?  It’s Halloween – the night of walking ghosts, misty chills, cackling pumpkins and blood-sucking bats.  I hope you have a safe and spooktacular celebration!

Halloween Ghouls Photo

Halloween Ghouls

For some terrifying delights, check out this patterns:

Crochet Candy Corn Creatures , Mochimochiland Tiny Fall Knits and Happy Crochet Pumpkin.

October 31, 2012. Tags: , , . Projects. Leave a comment.

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.