Friday, August 1, 2014

Bow Holder

I worked this pattern up several months ago but things have been nuts around here so I am only just getting around to posing it.

I've been all about wearing flowers in my hair lately, I think my Bettie Page bangs influencing me. We don't have much room to store things in our little old house so I designed this to put my clips on. I remember having something like this when I was a child only the face was painted wood.

What you need:
Worsted weight yarn in skin and hair color
Size F (3.75mm) hook
2 12mm safety eyes
Polyester fiber fill
Yarn needle
Scissors

Head:
skin color
work in continuous rows


  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 st
  • Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 36 st
  • Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 42 st
  • Round 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 48 st
  • Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around - 54 st
  • Round 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 60 st
  • Round 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around - 66 st
  • Round 12 *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around - 72 st
  • Rounds 13-17: sc in each sc around -72 st
  • Round 18: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around - 66 st
  • Round 19 *sc2tog, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around - 60 st
  • Round 20: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 54 st
  • Round 21:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 42 st
  • Set eyes between rows 17 and 18
  • Round 22:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 36 st 
  • Round 23:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 30 st 
  • Round 24:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 24 st 
  • Round 25:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 st 
  • Round 26:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around - 12 st 
  • Round 27:*sc2tog around - 6 st
  • Finish off and weave in ends
Nose:
skin color
work in continuous rows
  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 8 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: sc in each sc around -8 st
Sew nose just under eyes. Tie off and weave in ends.


Hair:
hair color
work in continuous rows

  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 st
  • Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 36 st
  • Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 42 st
  • Round 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 48 st
  • Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around - 54 st
  • Round 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 60 st
  • Round 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around - 66 st
  • Round 12 *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around - 72 st
  • Finish off leaving a long tail to sew hair to head


Cut 66 four to six foot long strands of hair color. Double and hatch hook each one into a stitch (along the bottom) leaving a gap of 12 stitches in the front.



Photos from Lassie Wig
You can choose to sew the hair to the head now or you may wish to braid it first (I braided it after I sewed it on).  Split hair into two parts and braid into pigtails, tie small lengths of yarn around ends of pigtails to secure them. Trim ends.

Loop a small strand of yarn through top of head for hanger.

These make great gifts for little girls and big girls alike.

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Thank you.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Popsicle

I'm back! It was about time for a new pattern.

What you need:

Scrap amounts of worsted or aran weight yarn
Size F (3.75 mm) hook
Polyester fiber fill
Yarn needle
Scissors
Clip to keep place


Popsicle:
Work in continuous rounds, do not join

  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 st
  • Rounds 6-19: sc in each sc around -30 st
  • tie off and leave long tail for sewing

Stick:
Work in continuous rounds, do not join

  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around - 12 st 
  • Rounds 5-7: sc in each sc around
  • Round 8: sc2tog around -6 st
  • Rounds 9-10: sc in each sc around
  • finish off and break yarn

Assembly:

Fold both popsicle and stick in half (so they lay flat). Whip stitch along bottom of popsicle, tuck in stick half way across with the rounds of 6 inside the popsicle for strength. Stuff softly and sew along rest of bottom of popsicle. Tie off and weave in ends.




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Thank you.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Camping Smores


 A favorite camping treat.

What you need:
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in tan, brown, and white
Size F (3.75 mm) hook
Polyester fiber fill
Decorating items
Yarn needle
Clip to keep place
Scissors

Graham Cracker Tops:
Work in continuous rounds
Make 2 in tan


  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 4 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 3 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: Sc 1 *3 sc in next st, sc 2, rep from * sc 1 - 20 st
  • Round 4: Sc 2 *3 sc in next st, sc 4, rep from * sc 2 - 28 st
  • Round 4: Sc 3 *3 sc in next st, sc 6, rep from * sc 4 - 36 st
  • Round 4: Sc 4 *3 sc in next st, sc 8, rep from * sc 4 - 44 st
  • Round 4: Sc 5 *3 sc in next st, sc 10, rep from * sc 5 - 52 st
  • Round 5: Sc in each sc around working in back loops only -52 st
  • Leave long tail for sewing
Graham Cracker bottoms, marshmallow, chocolate:
Work in continuous rounds
Make 2 in tan, 1 in white, and 1 in brown


  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 4 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 3 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: Sc 1 *3 sc in next st, sc 2, rep from * sc 1 - 20 st
  • Round 4: Sc 2 *3 sc in next st, sc 4, rep from * sc 2 - 28 st
  • Round 4: Sc 3 *3 sc in next st, sc 6, rep from * sc 4 - 36 st
  • Round 4: Sc 4 *3 sc in next st, sc 8, rep from * sc 4 - 44 st
  • Round 4: Sc 5 *3 sc in next st, sc 10, rep from * sc 5 - 52 st
  • Finish off and weave in ends
Whip stitch each graham cracker top to each bottom to create two thick crackers. Slip marshmallow and chocolate between and serve.


Welcome

Welcome, thanks for dropping by. Have you been sent over by Moogly?
It is an honor for my patterns to be included in such a fun grouping.


(photos compilations by Moogly)





I love making amigurumi food. 
Check out the Food page for many more patterns.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fresh Muffins/Cupcakes

These small muffins are great for make-believe tea parties. Prefer cupcakes? I have you covered too.
What you need:

Scrap worsted weight yarn
Size F (3.75mm) hook
Polyester fiberfill
Scissors
Yarn needle
Clip to keep place

Muffin/Cupcake
Work in continuous rounds, do not join

  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 st
  • Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 36 st
  • Rounds 7-8: sc in each sc around -36 st
  • Round 9: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around FLO - 30 st
  • Round 10: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Rounds 11-12: sc in each sc around - 24 st
  • Round 13: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 21 st
  • Rounds 14-15: sc in each sc around -21 st
  • Round 16: sc in each sc around BLO -21 st
  • Round 17: *sc2tog, sc next st, rep from * around- 14 st
  • Stuff
  • Round 18: *sc2tog around - 7 st 
  • Sew up and weave in ends

The "blueberries" are just single stitches all over muffin after stuffing. Red Heart's fleck Super Saver yarn would make great nut or berry muffins.


Icing:
Work in continuous rounds, do not join
Work in BLO

  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 st
  • Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 36 st
  • Round 7: sc in each sc around -36 st
  • Round 8: *(3 dc) in one st, sk 1, sc, sk 1,  rep from * around
  • break yarn, weave in ends

If you wish you could sew on your icing, I left mine separate so the recipient can ice her own cupcakes




Monday, April 28, 2014

Veggie Corn Dog

Corn dogs are probably my most desired bad for you food. I could eat my fill in them, good thing most places don't have veggie dog versions otherwise I would.

What you need:

Scrap yarn in light and dark gold, veggie dog color, and tan
Size F (3.75mm) hook
Polyester fiberfill
Scissors
Yarn needle
Plastic cotton swab

Veggie Dog:
Work in continuous rounds, do not join

  • Chain 2 
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Break yarn, leave tail for sewing on

Corn Dog Coating:
Work in continuous rounds, do not join


  • Chain 2 with light gold
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5: change color to dark gold, sc in each sc around, BLO -24 st
  • Sew veggie dog round to top center
  • Rounds 6-12: sc -24 st
  • Round 13:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 st 
  • Round 14: sc - 18 st
  • Round 15: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 15 st 
  • Stuff
  • Round 16: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 12 st 
  • Round  17:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 9 st 
  • Round 18: *sc2tog, sc next st, rep from * around - 6 st 
  • Break yarn and sew up end

Stick:

Work a small rectangle 12 stitches wide and 4 rows long from tan yarn. Leave long tail for sewing.
Fold rectangle in half longways and whip stitch long bottom and long side. Slip your plastic cotton swap in your rectangle, if it sticks out any cut off excess. Sew stick to corn dog coating.



Friday, April 18, 2014

One Bite Ice Cream Cone

Everyone needs sweets once in a while.

These little cones were worked from small scrap balls of yarn. Whip a dozen of these up in no time. Ice cream always brings a smile to a person's face, give them as gifts or add them to your little one's play food collection.

What you need:

Small amounts of worsted weight yarn
Size F (3.75mm) hook
Polyester fiber fill
Clip to keep place
Yarn needle
Scissors


Cone
work in continuous rounds, do not join

  • Chain 2 (cone color)
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: sc in each sc around - 6 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 9 st
  • Round 4: sc in each sc around - 9 st
  • Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next  2 st, rep from * around - 12 st
  • Round 6: sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next  3 st, rep from * around - 15 st
  • Round 8: sc in each sc around - 15 st
  • Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next  4 st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 10: sc in each sc around - 18 st
  • Round 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next  2 st, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Rounds 12-13: sc in each sc around - 24 st
  • Round 14: (switch to ice cream color) sc in each sc around  - 24 st
  • Round 15: sc in each sc around, BLO - 24 st
  • Round 16-18: sc in each sc around - 24 st
  • Round 19:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 st 
  • Round 20:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around - 12 st 
  • Stuff (firmly)
  • Round 21:*sc2tog around - 6 st 
  • Sew up top and weave in ends

 
See that little ridge the BLO round left? Hold your ice cream with the cone facing away from you, join yarn (ice cream color) and work (3 sc) in one stitch, sk 1 st, around. Break yarn and weave in ends.
I'm getting spoiled working with a tripod, my handheld photography is slipping
Ombre yarns work really well when making sweets, they can look like swirled ice cream and frosting. The yarn I used on  the example reminds me of mixed berry sherbet.