{Crochet Kawaii Bear Phone Cosy}

While surfing the net  I came accross Berrysprite's blog! She has nice tips regarding Amigurumis and very cute tutorials!!! As I was reading her blog I came across this post! Unfortunately there was no pattern available for the kawaii cosy, so I decided to make my own!!

But first things first....What is Kawaii? It means, "lovable", "cute", or "adorable"and  is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture. 
To get an idea check out Super Cute Kawaii. It has like tons of categories and things to make!!!

Anyway back to the phone cosy!!

MATERIALS
  • worsted yarn  (any color you like)
  • 4.5mm or 7 US
  • Felt white for muzzle and brown/black for eyes
  • Yarn needle 
  • Button
  • Glue gun (optional)
THE PATTERN
Phone Case
Crochet 22 chain stitches and slip stitch into first chain to form a circle.
From now you continue in the round and single crochet in each stitch.
I crocheted up to round 21 and Reaching the middle point of round 22 I crocheted 10 chain stitches to form the handle (this may vary according to your phone measurements) continue until you reach theend of the round and finish with a slip stitch. Bind off, sew in ends and sew the bottom part of the case.

My case measures 5.5 cm in length and 10.5 cm in height (22 rounds). If your phone is larger than that simply increase the starting chain stitch and the number of rows.

Ears
R1: Ch 2,sc in second ch from hook. (6)
R2 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times. (12)
R3: sc1, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times. (18)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing to head.

Muzzle 
Cut a round shape of the white felt and using the yarn needle stich on the nose, using your yarn and stitch it on your phone cosy. It should be in the middle of the ears.
Cut 2 round pieces for the eyes using black/brown felt and either stitch them or glue them on your cosy.

To finish off attach your button on the back of the cosy and that's it!
Check my other phone cosy here!

{Granny Squares}

Granny squares....They are so simple and fun to make! You just need some yarn, basic crochet stitches and that's it!! You can create almost anything with them, shawls, pillows, throws, bags etc.
I found Beth's super easy tutorial and started crocheting away!! Go check it out at Beth's blog Deer Little Fawn!

{Sunshine Award...}


The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers "who positively and creatively inspire others" and it was given to me by Laura Maxell from Love the Bluebird! I must admit that this is one of the most wonderful compliments anyone could give me! My desire is exactly that: to positively and creatively inspire others to be creative!
Laura thank you so much!



Now a few things about me you didn't know....

1. Favorite color: all shades of green, grey, petrol, yellow.
2. Favorite number: 7
3. Favorite drink: coffee especially cappuccino and tea..
4. Favorite animal: cats, especially my cat Kimba...
5. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, I don't have a Twitter account!:D
6. Getting or giving presents: I would say getting, but I enjoy giving presents that I can create....
7. Favorite day: Sunday, it's a day full of relaxing and getting together with friends
8. Favorite flower: That's a tough one. I would say the Ranunculus in all colors...
9. My passion: Crocheting!

I'm happy to give the award to the following blogs I love.

4. matzab

The rules for this award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and have a link back to them.
2. Place the Sunshine Award in a post or on your blog.
3. Answer some questions about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers (or as many as you want!)
5. For the bloggers that you have chosen for the Sunshine Award, remember to comment on their
blogs and let them know about their Sunshine Award!

{Crochet Slippers Part 2}


After this post of mine I decided to make another pair of slippers, based on the first pattern showing the steps this time. These slipper are a bit different from my previous ones but follow the same pattern.
The slippers re made to fit a size 5 UK.

MATERIALS
Yarn: worsted (any colors you like)
Hook: 4mm
THE PATTERN
Generally, these instructions are followed but the differences are mentioned in each round!
R1: Ch 2, 6 HDC in second ch from hook. (6)
R2: 2 HDC in each sc around. (12)
 Round 2
R3: HDC 1, 2 HDC in next sc, rep 6 times. (18)
R4: HDC 2, 2 HDC in next sc, rep 6 times. (24)
R5: HDC 3, 2 HDC in next sc, rep 6 times (30)
Round 5
R6-10: HDC around (30)
R11: Now, you're going to be working back and forth in ROWS. Ch 2, HDC in the same stitch and continue until you have 21 stitches, leaving 9 unworked. Ch 2, turn.
End of Round 10
End of Round 11
R12-R25: Change color (pink) at R13 and continue as R11
Round 15
Before slip stitching the heel
R26: Seam up the heel by putting the right sides together and slip-stitching from the top down to the bottom of the heel.
After slip sticthing the heel together
The slipper so far...
Front view...
Now, in order to make your slipper more snug join your yarn at the center back of the slipper, above the heel.Sc into that same spot.
You’re going to be working down the side of the HDC that make the foot of the slipper. Work sc stitches down the side, til you get to a corner.
At the corner, sc3tog (half of the last side HDC, and the first 2 HDC on the top.
SC into next 5 stitches, sc3tog (last 2 HDC on toe top, and half of the first HDC up the next side ans sc up the side towards the heel.
The sc3tog stitch
Side view...
Front view...
I completed the above instructions only once, but I HDC twice around in order to finish.
The finished slipper

I decided to add some felt balls, but you could anything you want, as buttons, a flower or even a bow!

Note: In order to adjust the slippers to your shoe size, change the number of rounds 6 and 25.

{How to Make Crochet Slippers}

Finally summer has made its circle and fall is around the corner! I decided to crochet some slippers for me to prepare for fall.
These slippers were made to fit size 5 UK, 37 EUR, or 7 US but are very easily adjusted to other shoe sizes.
MATERIALS
Yarn: worsted (any colors you like)
Hook: 4mm (G)

THE PATTERN

The slippers are worked in rounds.
Using peach yarn,
R1: Ch 2, 6 HDC in second ch from hook. (6)
R2: 2 HDC in each sc around. (12)
R3: *HDC 1, 2 HDC in next sc*, rep from *5 times. (18)
R4: HDC 2, 2 HDC in next sc, rep from *5 times. (24)
R5: HDC 3, 2 HDC in next sc, rep from *5 times (30)
R6-7: HDC around (30)
R8: change color (white) and HDC around (30)
R9-R10: HDC around (30)
R11: Now, you're going to be working back and forth in ROWS. Ch 2, HDC in the same stitch and continue until you have 21 stitches, leaving 9 unworked. Ch 2, turn.
R12-R25: Repeat R11
R26: Seam up the heel by putting the right sides together and slip-stitching from the top down to the bottom of the heel.

Now, in order to make your slipper more snug join your yarn at the center back of the slipper, above the heel.Sc into that same spot.
You’re going to be working down the side of the HDC that make the foot of the slipper. Work sc stitches down the side, til you get to a corner.
At the corner, sc3tog (half of the last side HDC, and the first 2 HDC on the top.
SC into next 5 stitches,sc3tog (last 2 HDC on toe top, and half of the first HDC up the next side ans sc up the side towards the heel.

Now repeat the above instructions once more and your slipper should fit perfectly!
In order to finish, I added one more round by HDC around.

Note: Most probably there will be very few of you with such small feet. In order to adjust the slippers to your shoe size, change the number of rounds 6 and 25.
Update: Check my other crochet slipper here!
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