Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Amigurumi Rudolph Christmas Pattern

Christmas is almost here! This year I decided to make a little Rudolph amigurumi; you can hang it on your tree, use it as a decoration or use it as a gift topper!:) I really loved making this cute little fella, the pattern is really easy and you will have a bunch of these ready in no time! I used scraps of worsted weight yarn and a 3.5 mm hook.

Materials:
• Small amounts of worsted weight yarn
• E/4 3.50mm crochet hook
• 6mm safety eyes
• Fiberfill stuffing

Head:
With light brown
Ch 2 and work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)
Rnd 1: *inc* (12 sts)
Rnd 2: *sc, inc* (18 sts)
Rnd 3: *2sc, inc* (24 sts)
Rnds 4-8: *sc around* (24 sts)
Rnd 9: *2sc, dec* (18)
You can go ahead and place the eyes now. Also start stuffing the head, firmly, and continue stuffing until you finish off.
Rnd 10: *sc, dec* (12 sts)
Rnd 11: *dec* (6)
Do not fasten off, continue working the body.
Rnd 12:*sc* (6 sts)
Rnd 13 : *inc* (12 sts)
Rnd 14:*sc, inc* (18 sts)
Rnds 15-16: *sc* (18 sts)
Rnd 17: *sc, dec* (12 sts)
Rnd 18: *dec* (6)
Fasten off.

Legs/ Feet (make 2)
With light brown
Leaving a long tail, ch 4
work 3hdc in the 3rd ch from hook and work 1 sl st in the last chain. Fasten off and sew to lower part of body.

Nose
With white
Ch 2 and work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)

Nose (red)
With red 
Ch 2 and work 3sc in 2nd ch from hook (3 sts)

Antler
With dark brown
Ch 2 and work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)
Rnds1-11: *sc* (6 sts)
Fasten off.
Now make a second piece just like the first but stop after 5 rounds.
Sew it on the bigger part and sew antler on top of head.

Scarf
With color of your choice
Ch 25, work 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Fasten off.

What are you  up to? Have you started working on any Christmas crochet?
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Oversized Crochet Chunky Cowl Pattern

I am so happy to finally announce the arrival of the Oversized Chunky Crochet Cowl I have been working for a while now!:) It's a really cozy and warm accessory and it's one of my favorite new things to wear!

I decided to make it in a lovely deep purple colored bulky yarn and to use a 12mm crochet hook! The outcome is really great and one feels cozy only by looking at it!:) The cowl measures 35 inches in circumference (89 cm) and is 15 inches (38 cm) long; definitely one of the biggest projects I've made!

You can get the pattern to make your own on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy! I 'd definitely love to see your color choices for this chunky cowl!:)

What have you been up to? Have you crocheted any chunky items recently?
Enjoy your Monday and stay cozy!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. All I want for Xmas...
2. Vita's new blog!
3. Hey Santa...
4. Yes, please!
5. Happy feet!

Image via Instagram! I will be sharing more on this chunky crochet project pretty soon! You can find the slipper pattern here! Stay cozy!:)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend ! 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Amigurumi Bunnies

I have been working for some time now on this amigurumi bunny pair ! They make the cutest couple; he with his little blue bow tie and she with her pink bow and cheeks!:)

These would definitely make a lovely gift to a newborn baby or a toddler! I used 100% cotton yarn to make them in off-white, pink and blue (Catania is the yarn used in the sample) and a 2.5 mm crochet hook! They work up pretty easily as they are crocheted in one piece, with the ears and arms attached later on!

If you fancy making your own you can get the pattern over at Ravelry, Etsy and Craftsy! The pattern includes instructions and pictures to make your own pair of bunnies!:)

If you decide to make some bunnies make sure to post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! I'd love to see!
Hope you're having a lovely week so far!:)

Monday, 17 November 2014

African Flower Stocking For I Like Crochet

Oh my! Time flies! It's almost Christmas, can you believe it? 

I recently shared this African flower hexagon stocking in the December issue of I Like Crochet! The pattern is really fun and works up pretty quickly, plus it would make the perfect stocking to hang beside the fireplace! I used traditional Christmas colors in white and red (Drops Karisma is the yarn used in the sample)!

You can get the instructions to make your own in the latest issue of I Like Crochet here, which is packed with Christmas crochet projects, from wreaths, ornaments, to cozy scarfs! :)

Wishing you a great start to this new week!
Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. How precious is this ?
2. I need these!
3. THIS x a million.
4. For little feet!
5. Have you made yours?

Image via Instagram - new amigurumi in progress!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Urban Stripy Knit Beanie Pattern

At last, everything has come together , photography, the pattern and all the details to present the Urban Stripy Beanie, a knitted slouchy beanie!

I have been knitting a lot lately; of course crochet is still my big and first love but I have to admit that knitting is really exciting and fun as well! 

I used circular knitting needles and a lovely soft superwash yarn in shades of Green  Apple and Silver to knit this beanie! It's a fairly easy design, but really fun to work! I have already worn it a few times and it has become one of my favorites this year!

You can get the pattern on Ravelry, Etsy and Craftsy to make your own beanie! I hope you enjoy making your own and share some photos for me to see!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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