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So Many Projects, So Little Time

Posted in Amigurumi, Crafts, Free Patterns, Ramblings with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2012 by PassionFyre

Although I’ve had the week off work, I’ve completed nothingĀ  xD I really dunno why, I need to get my arse in gear :)

Well…I have been doing SOMETHING… I’m trying to make a Miku Hatsune doll But I just can’t get it right!

Miku Hatsune

I’m using the same base pattern as my Ulala Doll, but I really wanted her to have a pleated skirt. And so I travelled the net looking for a way to crochet a pleated skirt that actually looked good :)

I tried a couple different ways: first off, I attempted making it the way theyre made for human-sized skirts, that is, crocheting a large rectangle, then folding it over to make the pleats. Unfortuantly, I’m super-lazy, and never actually completed it haha

Secondly, I made smal rectangular strips, and sewed them together to look like a pleated skirt, as seen on video on a Japanese crochet site (I can’t remember the website, sorry!). I kinda got it all together, but it just didn’t look right!

And so I gave up…stored Miku’s head and body away until I had found the best way to make this skirt!

Until recently, I was on the Crochetville forums, and asked my fellow hookers (which I guess I shoulda done in the first place, but oh well xD) and was given this awesome pattern to make skirts which looked pleated :D

Mucho thanks to danajokc from Crochetville for this. Her blog is CottonGinDesign :)

Working from top to bottom, with your length in mind, make a chain, add one more, then turn and make maybe two or three of each stitch in the back loops only. 2 slips, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, turn and go back the other way, chain 2 counts as first double, then another double, then 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 slips, chain one, turn, repeat…Go back and forth until it fits the waist of your doll. It will have the appearance of pleats, but not necessarily pleated, you know? Then bring the edges together and stitch up the side. I used the technique in the skirt below.

And heres her skirt:

Its really cool, and I love this pattern :) I may use it for more than just the Miku Hatsune Doll!

Kokeshi Doll Pattern

Posted in Amigurumi, Crafts, Free Patterns with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by PassionFyre

THIS PATTERN HAS BEEN MOVED TO MY NEW BLOG ON TUMBLR: http://passionfyre.tumblr.com/post/19384013318/amigurumi-kokeshi-doll-free-pattern

 

Kitty-Chan!

Posted in Amigurumi, Crafts, Free Patterns with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2012 by PassionFyre

This is a kitty I made from a free Japanese pattern I found :D really cute

LINK HERE: Amigurumi Kittychan Pattern

There are four different sized kitties, this is the smallest one, made with DK wool and a 2.5mm hook. It measures about 10cm long, and 4cm wide :). Its really easy, the only thing I found difficult was embroidering on that flower on her back :x

Anigiri 2: Bunnigiri Pattern

Posted in Amigurumi, Crafts, Free Patterns with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by PassionFyre

I saw a range of animal onigiri and decided to make my own :D

Hook size: 2.5mm

sc = single crochet

dec = decrease

sc inc = single crochet increase

ch = chain

To make a magic circle, theres a great tutorial click here

I made the onigiri in light grey wool using HandmadeKitty’s pattern available here:

Click here

Ears (make 2):

Row 1. make a Magic circle, sc 5 in circle (5)

Row 2. sc inc until the end (10)

Row 3. *sc inc, sc* until the end (15)

Row 4-6. sc round (15)

Row 7. *3 sc, dec* round (12)

Row 8-10. sc round (12)

11. *2 sc, dec* round (9)

12. sc round (9)

Assembly:

Sew the ears at row 14, where you started the decrease rows

Nose: using black wool, embroider a small ‘X’ shape just below and inbetween the eyes

Tail – take a length of wool, about 20cm long, wrap it around your little finger. Take the wool off, careful to keep the ‘O’ shape, then taking another length of wool, tie around the middle so it becomes an ’8′ shape. Cut the loops on both sides to make a small pompom. Sew this to the back of the onigiri, above the ‘seaweed’

Optional: Cut two circles of felt and stick them on either side of the eyes (cheek area)

Cut two pieces of felt,just a little smaller than the ears and stick them on

and you’re done!

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My second animal-slash-onigiri :D

Anigiri 1: Elliegiri Pattern

Posted in Amigurumi, Crafts, Free Patterns with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2011 by PassionFyre

I saw a range of animal onigiri and decided to make my own :D

Hook size: 2.5mm

sc = single crochet

ch = chain

To make a magic circle, theres a great tutorial click here

I made the onigiri in light grey wool using HandmadeKitty’s pattern available here:

Click here

Ears (make 2):

Row 1. make a Magic circle, sc 5 in circle (5)

Row 2. turn, ch 1, sc inc until the end (10)

Row 3. turn, ch1, *sc inc, sc* until the end (15)

Nose:

Row 1. make a magic circle, sc 6 in circle (6)

Row 2-8. sc round (6)

Assembly:

Sew the ears at row 14, where you started the decrease rows

Sew the trunk on row 7, below and inbetween the eyes

Tail – when finishing the sewing of the earsinsert the needle through the body of the onigiri to the rear, jus above the ‘seaweed’ (black square). Do this for both ears and the trunk, through the same hole, so you have three strands of wool. Plait them together until about 2.5cm long, then cut

Optional: Cut two circles of felt and stick them on either side of the eyes (cheek area)

and you’re done!

Mini Professor Layton Hat Free Pattern

Posted in Amigurumi, Crafts, Free Patterns with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2011 by PassionFyre

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I had found a pattern for a top hat on http://www.raverly.com but it was written in a way that i didnt understand, so i just did it my way :)

Materials Used
Rico Design Lisa – dark brown/ dark red
2.5mm hook

Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
FO – fasten off
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Hat
Make a magic circle, 5 sc (5)
1. 2sc in each sc (10)
2. *1sc, 2sc* round (15)
3. *1sc, 1sc, 2sc* round (20)
4. *1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc* round (25)
5. *1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2sc* round (30)
6. Backloop only – sc round (30)
7-17. Both loops – sc round (30)
18. Frontloop only – *1sc, 2sc* round (45)
19. Both loops – *1sc, 1sc, 2sc* round (60) FO

Hat Band
1. Ch 31
2. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc to the end of chain (30)
3. Sc. Turn piece around, sc to the end (30). FO
Leave a long tail for sewing

Assembly
Join the band ends together to make a loop
Slip it over the top of the hat
Using wool needle, sew the band to the hat

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