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Posted by on Mar. 18, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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sew4fun
by on Mar. 18, 2011 at 5:11 PM

 




MissElissa21
by on Mar. 18, 2011 at 7:20 PM

thanks :)

deadpplrmyhero
by on Mar. 18, 2011 at 9:28 PM
There's a cd called crochet made easy and that's the one I used to teach myself. I love it and have used it as a reference a few times. It's very simple and I learned when I was 13.
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shell3m
by Platinum Member on Mar. 18, 2011 at 11:01 PM

I taught myself how to do it years ago and then by the time I went back to it I totally forgot how to do it!  lol  oh well. 

sew4fun
by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM

You know spring is finally here when you see this cute amigurumi doll, it's Mother Nature dressed up in her green outfit holding a flower. This is an easy crochet pattern that will brighten anyone's day.

MEASUREMENT
Approx 6 ins [15 cm] tall.

MATERIALS

  • Lily® Sugar ’n Cream (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
  • Contrast A 01004 (Soft Ecru) 1 ball
  • Contrast B 01712 (Hot Green) 1 ball
  • Contrast C 01130 (Warm Brown) 1 ball
  • Contrast D 00010 (Yellow) 1 ball
  • Contrast E 01740 (Hot Pink) 1 ball
  • Size 3.5 mm (U.S. E or 4) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Small amount of red yarn for embroidery of mouth. Stuffing. 2 small black beads for eyes.

GAUGE
16 sc and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
www.sugarncream.com/glossary

INSTRUCTIONS
HEAD

**With A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd and 3rd rnds: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc at end of 3rd rnd.**
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd 7 times more.
Next rnd: *1 sc in next sc. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – Sc2tog made. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sts. Stuff Head.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first st. 8 sc.
Fasten off leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts.

BODY
With B, ch 12. Join with sl st to first ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
5th rnd: As 3rd rnd.
6th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.
7th to 10th rnds: As 3rd rnd. Join C at end of 10th rnd. Do not break B.
11th rnd: With C, working in front loops only, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *2 dc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
12th rnd: With B, working in unused loops of rnd before last, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.
13th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 20 sts. Stuff Body.
14th rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first st. 10 sts.
15th rnd: As 14th rnd. 5 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts.

HAIR
With D, work from ** to ** as given for Head.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 17 sc. (Sl st. Ch 5. Sl st) in each of next 7 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
Beg working in rows:
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 17 sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Rep last row 4 times more.
Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in first sc. *Sl st in next sc. 3 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row.
Fasten off.

GARLAND OF FLOWERS
With B, ch 5. (Sl st. Ch 5) 3 times in 5th ch from hook.
Sl st in same sp. *Ch 10. (Sl st. Ch 5) 3 times in 5th ch from hook. Sl st in same sp. Rep from * 3 times more.
Ch 5. Fasten off. Sew ends of Garland tog. Sew into place on top of Hair.
Sew Hair onto top of Head.

ARMS (make 2).
With A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: As 2nd rnd. Join B with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: With B, as 2nd rnd.
Rep last rnd 5 times more. Fasten off.

LEGS (make 2).
Shoe: With C, ch 5.
1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Working in rem loops of foundation ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 10 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in each of next 3 sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (Sc2tog) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Join A with sl st to first sc. 12 sts.
6th rnd: With A, ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (Sc2tog) 3 times. 1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Join with sl st to first sc. 8 sts.
7th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd once more. Fasten off.

FLOWER
Stem: With B, ch 9. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each of next 2 chs. Ch 6. Sl st in same sp as last sl st.
Sl st in each ch to end of ch. Fasten off.
Flower: With E, *Ch 6. Sl st in 6th ch from hook. Rep from * 4 times more. Fasten off.
Attach Flower to Stem.

FINISHING
Stuff Arms and Legs lightly. With red yarn, embroider mouth. Attach beads for eyes. Attach Arms to either side of Body and sew Flower to Hands as shown in picture.
Sew Legs to Body as shown in picture.

You can find it HERE





sew4fun
by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Make a fun crochet owl toy for that owl-lover you know. It also makes a great gift for a child. It's an easy crochet pattern that makes for a great collectible.

MEASUREMENT
Approx 10 ins [25.5 cm] high.

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Satin (100 g/3.5 oz; 149 m/163 yds)
  • Main Color (MC): 04010 (Camel) 1 ball
  • Contrast A: 04201 (Aqua) 1 ball
  • Contrast B: 04531 (Rouge) 1 ball
  • Contrast C: 04521 (Amber) 1 ball
  • Size 3.75 mm (U.S. F or 5) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 buttons for eyes. Stuffing.

GAUGE
18 sc and 22 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/glossary

INSTRUCTIONS
Stripe Pat
With A, work 4 rnds.
With B, work 4 rnds.
These 8 rnds form Stripe Pat.

BODY
With A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join B with sl st to first sc. 32 sc.
First 4 rnds of Stripe Pat are complete. Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, work as established, inc 8 sc every rnd until there are 96 sc. Place marker on last rnd.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep last rnd until work from marked rnd measures 4 ins [10 cm].
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 10 sc.
Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 88 sts.
Next 4 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep last 5 rnds until there are 64 sc.
Work even in rnds until work from marked rnd measures approx 5½ ins [14 cm], ending with 4 rnds of A, and joining MC at end of last rnd.
Place marker at end of last rnd.
With MC, work even in rnds until work from last marker measures 3 ins [7.5 cm].
Shape head: Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Sc2tog over next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 56 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc.
Sc2tog over next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 48 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Stuff Body. Sew top edge closed.

Eyes (make 2).
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join C with sl st to first sc. 32 sc.
5th rnd: With C, ch 1. *4 dc in next sc. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Miss next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off.

Eyelids (make 2).
With C, ch 10.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 9 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sc. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn.
Rep last row twice more. 3 sc. Fasten off at end of last row.

Beak
With B, ch 2.
1st row: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 5 sc.
3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 7 sc.
Rep last row twice more. 11 sc at end of last row.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row 3 times more. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew buttons to Eyes. Sew Eyelids onto Eyes.
Attach Beak to front of Body. Sew on Eyes as shown in picture.

You can find this HERE





Chocolatespring
by on Aug. 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Bookmarked!  Thanks a bunch for the tutorials!  

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