Archive | February, 2010

Jack Russel Terrier Pattern coming soon!

21 Feb

I’m making a jack russel terrier stuffed animal for my grandpa, and I just figured out how it’s going to look.  It will be finished in about a week and a half. Keep your eyes out for it!

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Penguin pattern

15 Feb

Mr. Penguin is my first self-made pattern! I think he’s quite adorable . Mc stands for magic ring; sc2tog is for single-crochet two together. The color changes are up to your own judgement. Have fun!

Head: rounds:  

1: mc. 6 sc in mc

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc*x6 (18)

4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5:*sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30)  

6: sc in each sc (30)

7: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (36)

8: sc in each sc (36)

9: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (42)

 10: sc in each sc (42)

 11: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (36)

12: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

13: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)  if using plastic eyes, put in now. stuff, do not bind off. continue with body.

14-18: sc in each sc (24)

19: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30) 

20-23: sc in each sc (30)

24: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (36)

25-27: sc in each sc (36)

28: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

29: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

30: *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (18) stuff body.

31: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12) 

32: *sc2tog* x6 (6) bind off. sew hole closed. work in thread.

wings: rounds:  

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5-10: in each sc (24)

11: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x3 (21)

12:sc in each sc (21)

13: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x3 (18) 

14: sc in each sc (18) do not stuff. bind off. repeat for the second wing.

feet rounds:

1:mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc*x6 (18)  

4: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12) stuff LIGHTLY.

5: *sc2tog* x6 (6) sew hole closed. repeat for second foot.

beak rounds:

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (9)

3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (12)  

4: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (15)

5: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x3 (18) stuff and flatten lightly when sewing on to make it look beak-like.

Putting it all together:

Do not stuff wings. Sew on really close to neck.  Stuff beak and sew on, stuff feet and sew on, and give him some eyes.  You’re done!

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Koala Pattern

15 Feb

This pattern is a direct copy from my other blog. The penguin pattern I didn’t put directions to on my other blog, so I re-wrote it entirely, but this one is just copied (I want to add one thing, though. Go Sven Kramer! Congrats on gold for the Dutch!):

1st off: congrats, Alexandre Bilodeau for winning gold on Moguls! Gold for the Canadians!!!

2nd:My (sorta) friend asked me to make a koala for her (and 5 others, whose pictures I will post later, perhaps with pattern if I can’t find one that already exists). Here he is! I think he’s ultra cute. As soon as he was finished, he was dubbed “Frederic” by my little sister, and so “Frederic the Koala” he is. I had a lot of trouble finding a pattern for this little guy, so eventually I made my own. If you want your own little Frederic, make the pattern I’ll post here!

Head: rounds: (work in tan or gray)

1: mc, sc 6 in mc (6)

2:2 sc in each sc (12)

3:* sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

4:*sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30)

6: *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (36)

7: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (42)

8: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (48)

9-12: sc in each sc (48)

13: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (42)

14: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (36)

15: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (30)

16: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

17: *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (18)

18: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

19: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (this starts the Body) (18) (stuff head)

20: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

21: *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30)

22-28: sc in each sc (30)

29: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (24)

30: *sc,  sc, sc2tog* x6 (18) (stuff the body)

31: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

32: *sc2tog* x6 (6) (sew closed the body, fasten off)

Arms ( make 2) rounds: (work in body/head color)

1: mc, 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x4 (16)

4-5: sc in each sc (16)

6: *sc, sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

7: sc in each sc (12) (fasten off, leave long tail for sewing) (stuff)

Legs (make 2) rounds: (work in head/body color)

1: mc, 6 sc in mc (6)

2: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (12)

3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

4-5: sc in each sc (18)

6: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12) (fasten off. leave long tail for sewing.) (stuff)

Ears (make 2) rows:  (start with white)

1: mc, 5 sc in mc (5)

2: ch 1, turn. 2 sc in each sc (10)

3: ch 1, turn. 2 sc in each sc (20)

4: change to head/body color. ch1, turn. *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (30) (fasten off, leave LONG tail for sewing)

Putting it all together:

Sew arms to the sides, and feet to the front-side, using picture as reference if needed. Sew on the ears:spread the inside edge of the ear, run along inside once fastening in all extraneous yarn from yarn changes and starting. Pin in place (bobby pins are my favorite for this), and sew in place. Use white (to tie in the ears to the rest of the koala), dark brown, and optionally black for the face. Have fun with this part! Weave in all ends and you have your very own koala!

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