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Bunny Key-chain ^_^

16 Jul

It’s been a while, huh?

I just wanted to post a key chain I’ve made for a few people.

It’s quite cute 😀

He’s one of those things you want to make in a multitude of colors, and put a different little face on each of them.

Enjoy!

He’s about 4 inches tall when worked with worsted weight and a size g or h hook.

Head and Body: 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)

5-7: work even

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

9: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

10: *sc, sc2tog* x4 (8)

11: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x4 (12)

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

13-17 work even

stuff head and body

18. *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

19. sc2tog x6 (6)

sew hole closed.

Arms: rounds: make two:

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, sc2tog* x4 (8)

4-5: work even.

Legs: rounds: make two:

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, sc2tog* x4 (8)

4-6: work even

Ears: rounds: make two:

1: mc, 4 sc in mc (4)

2: 2 sc in each sc (8)

3-10: work even (8)

Finishing:

Sew hole in bottom of body closed. Stuff arms and legs, sew where arms and legs usually reside. Before sewing ears on, make a seam like in the picture below to ensure ears will stay flat.  Depending on your sewing skills, the seam might turn out to look something like my ms paint skills, but with a bit of care and small stitches, the seam won’t be very visible anyway, so it won’t matter much. Sew ears onto top of head, and then use a contrasting color of yarn or  cross-stitching floss to sew on a face of your liking.Making the tail is quite easy. Cut one string perhaps 2 inches long, and set aside. Take yarn, and wrap it around your finger continuously until you have what seems to you a sufficient amount of thread, and cut the end off. Take your finger carefully out of the middle, and replace it with the 2 inch piece of string. Tie the string very tightly around one side of the bundle. Cut the bundle in half exactly across from the tie. Fluff out the yarn to for a ball of sorts, and trim so that it is the right size and fairly round. When sewing on, use the center knot as its base.

Last but not least, use that contrasting yarn or floss to sew a key ring onto the bunny’s head, to instantly transform a small doll into a key chain.

Unimportant Dialogue:

The bunny pictured above was made for my mother’s friend, who came from Florida for a visit. I have made some cuter ones in the past, but I gave two of them away, used one so much it is now unfit for photographing (I made it out of white, so now it’s very dirty looking) and another one, with the cutest face in my opinion, hasn’t had his legs and arms attached yet. I have one pink one, too, that is going to a friend of mine as soon as I make a tail for it….

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to wash my bedspread and mend a pillow, then read a book about chemistry and practice my viola. I’m busy….

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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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