{Amigurumi Keiko the Bear}

A new amigurumi teddy bear this time made with mohair and acrylic yarn!
Keiko was made following my pattern found here!

For the shawl.
Cut a  piece of felt and sew a button at the closing point.

{My Amigurumi on Etsy}

You can now find Pedro the bear and the Fluffy Cat Princess in my etsy shop.
Pop on over and check' em out here!

{Xmas Crochet Tea Cup Ornament}

The other day as browsing the web I came upon Lion Brand's crochet pattern of a tea cup pincushion. I decided to  give it try, but rather than making it a pincushion making an ornament out of it.
So here's what I got...

I made a few changes to the pattern though...
1. I increased up to round  6 that is I had 30 stitches. My cup measures 4 cm or 1.5 inches.
2. The tea was also crocheted up to round 6.
3. For the tea bag.
Ch 4, sc in the 2nd ch up to the end. Ch1 and turn.(3)
Sc up to the end.Ch1 and turn. (3)
Scdec 1, ch 1 (2)
For the hanger, make as many chains you want to get the desired lenght, I ch 5 and attach it to the tea.

{A Fluffy Cat Princess Amigurumi}

MATERIALS:
  • White fur yarn/grey and pink acrylic yarn
  • 4.5 mm and 3 mm  crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle
  • Black embroidery floss 
  • Safety eyes 
  • Fibrefill
  • Stitch marker (optional)
HEAD:
With white and 4.5mm hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 7 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (30)
Attach the safety eyes. Begin to stuff your head.
R6-7: sc around (30)
R8: 4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (36)
R9-11: sc around (36)
R12: 5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (42)
R13:sc around (42)
R14: 1 dec, 5 sc, repeat 6 times (36)
The head is meant to be sewn on the front/middle part of the body so no more decreases are needed.

CHEEKS x2:
With white and 4.5mm hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (9)
R3: sc around (9)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to bottom of head.

EARSx2:
With grey and 3.00 mm hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 4 sc in second ch from hook (4)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (8)
R3: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (10)
R4: 4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (12)
R4: 5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (14)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to head.

NOSE:
With pink and 3.00 mm hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: sc around (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach above of cheeks. Alternatively embroider a nose using pink embroidery floss.

BODY:
With white and 4.5mm hook:
Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: sc around (24)
R6:3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (30)
R6-7: sc around (30)
R8: 4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (36)
R9: 5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (42)
R10-20:sc around (42)
Begin to stuff your body.
R21: 1 dec, 5 sc, repeat 6 times (36)
R22: 1 dec, 4 sc, repeat 6 times (30)
R23: 1 dec, 3 sc, repeat 6 times (24)
R24: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 6 times (18)
Continue to stuff.
R25: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times (12)
R 26: 6 dec (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

LEGS:(make 4)  
With grey and 3.00 mm hook:
R1: Ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (10)
R3-7: sc around (10) 
Stuff the legs, sew open end together and attach to bottom of body.

TAIL:
With grey and 3.00 mm hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2-24: sc around (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to body.

WHISKERS:
Cut some embroidery floss and sew on top of cheeks.

{An Amigurumi Cat Gentleman Crochet Pattern}

Another cat amigurumi pattern! A friend asked if  I could make her an amigurumi that would resemble her cat Achilles! 
MATERIALS:
  • Mustard, white, pink and brown acrylic yarn
  • 3 mm crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle
  • Black embroidery floss 
  • Safety eyes 
  • Fibrefill
  • Stitch marker (optional)
HEAD:
Start with mustard yarn:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (30)
R6: 4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (36)
R7: 5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (42)
R8-12: sc around (42)
R13: 1 dec, 5 sc, repeat 6 times (36)
R14: 1 dec, 4 sc, repeat 6 times (30)
R15: 1 dec, 3 sc, repeat 6 times (24)
Attach the safety eyes. Begin to stuff your head.
R16: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 6 times (18)
Continue to stuff.
R17: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times (12)
R 18: 6 dec (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

CHEEKS x2:
With white:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (9)
R3: sc around (9)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to bottom of head.

EARSx2:
With mustard:
R1: Ch 2 then make 4 sc in second ch from hook (4)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (8)
R3: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (10)
R4: 4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (12)
R4: 5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (14)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to head.

NOSE:
With pink:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: sc around (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach above of cheeks.

BODY:
With white:
R1: Ch 7 then sc in 2nd chain from hook until the end. Do not turn but continue to sc at the bottom part of your starting chain. (12)
R2: 2 sc in first stitch, 1sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, 1sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next, 2 sc in next (18)
R3: 2sc in first stitch , 1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next, 1 sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches,  2sc in next, 1 sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch (24)
R4: 2sc in first stitch , 1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next, 1 sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 5 stitches,  2sc in next, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches (30)
Chang to mustard:
R5-8: sc around (30)
Begin to stuff your body.
R9: 1 dec, 3 sc, repeat 6 times (24)
R10: sc around (24)
R11: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 6 times (18)
Continue to stuff.
R12: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times (12)
R 13: 6 dec (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

ARMS:(make 2) 
With white:
R1: Ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (10)
Change to mustard at R4
R3-7: sc around (10) 
R8: 8 sc , 1 dec (9)
R9-11: sc around (9)  
Stuff the arms, sew open end together and attach to point where head meets the body.

LEGS:(make 2)  
With white:
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R3-4:  sc around (12)
Change to mustard
R5: 5 sc , 1 dec  repeat once (10)
R6-11: sc around (10)  
Stuff the legs, sew open end together and attach to bottom of body.

TAIL:
Using white:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
Change to mustard at R4
R2-15: sc around (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to body.

WHISKERS:
Cut some embroidery floss and sew on top of cheeks.

HAT:
For the hat follow about goodness's tutorial. Scroll down and you will find it labelled as REAL GENTLEMAN.

{December CAL by The Curious Pug}

Alycia from The Curious Pug is hosting her December Cal and my Urban Slouchy Beanie is one of the two projects to choose of!
Head on over to Alycia's CAL and make some lovely beanies for Xmas!

{Amigurumi Cat Pattern}

My new cat amigurumi pattern! It's height is 23 cm and wears a brown pullover!
MATERIALS:
  • Mustard, brown and a tiny amount of white acrylic yarn
  • 3 mm crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle
  • any color embroidery floss or yarn
  • Safety eyes 
  • Fibrefill
  • Stitch marker (optional)
HEAD:
Using mustard:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (30)
R6: 4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (36)
R7: 5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (42)
R8: 6 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (48)
R9-13: sc around (48)
R14: 1 dec, 6 sc, repeat 6 times (42)
R15: 1 dec, 5 sc, repeat 6 times (36)
R16: 1 dec, 4 sc, repeat 6 times (30)
R17: 1 dec, 3 sc, repeat 6 times (24)
Attach safety eyes.
R18: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 6 times (18)
Continue to stuff.
R19: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times  (12)
R 20: 6 dec (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Embroider a nose and mouth using embroidery floss or yarn.

EYE:
Using white:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: sc around (12)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to head and place one safety eye through it.

BODY:
Using mustard:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (30)
Change to brown yarn:
R6-11:sc around (30)
Start adding stuffing.
R12: 1 dec, 3 sc, repeat 6 times (24)
Continue to stuff.
R13: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 6 times (18)
R14: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times  (12)
R 15: 6 dec (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

ARMSx2:
Using mustard:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat 1 time (8)
R3-5: sc around (8)
Change to brown:
R6-15 : sc around (8)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stuff your arms and attach to body.

LEGSx2:
Using mustard:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3-18:sc around (12)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stuff your legs and attach to body.

EARSx2:
Using mustard:
R1: Ch 2 then make 4 sc in second ch from hook (4)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (8)
R3: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (10)
R4: 4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (12)
R4: 5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (14)
R5: 6 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (16)
R6: 7 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (18)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to head.

TAIL:
Using mustard:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2-20: sc around (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach to body.

{Amigurumi - Pedro the Bear}

Last week was quite a hectic one! Despite the chaotic schedule I managed to find time and go buy some new yarn, which included a brown eyelash one! Once I came home with my yarn bag I was so excited that I started crocheting a bear using my new eyelash yarn!
So, I proudly present you Pedro the bear!

To make Pedro follow my Teddy Bear pattern found here!

A tip when crocheting with eyelash yarn.
  • Normally amigurumi are made using small hooks, in order for you to crochet using the eyelash yarn I recommend using a larger hook like 3.5 mm for the head and body and a smaller for the other body parts. Why??? So that you won't lose count of your stitches. With a larger hook you can see what you  are actually crocheting. Alternatively you can use a sticth marker.
The muzzle.
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
R2-3:  sc around (6)
Embroider nose and mouth.
Alternatively cut a round piece of white felt and embroider the nose and mouth using black embroidery yarn.

The shawl.
Cut a  piece of felt and sew a button at the closing point.

{Crochet Urban Slouchy Beanie Vol II}

I crocheted two more beanies as two snowboarders requested a custom order!