Friday, August 5, 2016

Chihuahua Cushion

Chihuahua Cushion is a classy textured pillow inserted with the face of your choice of Chilhuahua. You choose the colors to get the look of a solid, bi-colored, or spotted chihuahua face. Combines simple tapestry crochet, an appealing pattern of puff stitches, and a little surface stitching to create a cushion perfect for any dog-lover.

Crochet Terms: American 
Language: English 
Finished Size: 16 x 16 inches 
Skill Level: Intermediate 
In-Line Color Changes: Yes 
Shaping: Minimal 
Sewing: Minimal 
Number of Pages: 8 
Number of Images: 10 
Other: Optional Surface Slip Stitch outlining. Your choice of 3 dog faces set into the same cushion.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Buggables: Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar is the long-awaited third installment of the Buggables line ‘Bugs You Can Hug!’ This striking caterpillar is easily constructed and uses common materials. In-depth pre-pattern notes will allow you to follow the pattern more quickly and get a huge, huggable caterpillar for the little bug-lover in your life (and the big bug-lovers, too!)

6 page PDF instant download
American Crochet Terms
No In-Line Color Changes required
Simple Sewing and optional Surface Slst accents
Detailed pattern notes and full assembly instructions
Surprisingly few ends to sew in!
All crochet parts! Safe for all ages! 

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Busbee the Badger

Busbee the Badger is adorable little guy with his stripey face and short little legs. He can fight a bear if he has to, but he’d rather hang out on your sofa with some chips and a movie. He’s partial to British comedies.

Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 20 inches
Skill Level: Average
In-Line Color Changes:yes
Shaping: Mimimum
Sewing: Mimimum
# of Pages: 10
# of Images: 19

This pattern uses commonly found Medium Weight Yarn and Stuffing. You will need 2-3 sizes of crochet hooks for the parts, clearly marked. All parts are crocheted, so it is safe for all ages. It is designed so there are minimal ends to sew in.

Pattern is written and arranged for ease of following and natural eye-movement. I recommend that you read all pattern notes and follow the pattern in order so you won't run into any problems. Crochet help is available through Email.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Schnauzer

The Schnauzer is the 27th Dog Breed Blankie. Very easy crocheting with lots of diagrams and pictures on how to attach the fringe to make this adorable bearded dog!

10 page PDF instant download
American Crochet Terms
No In-line color changes required
Simple Sewing and Embroidery
Some shaping required.
Heavy fringe, detailed in images, words, and diagrams
Detailed pattern notes and full assembly instructions
Surprisingly few ends to sew in!
All crochet parts! Safe for all ages!
medium weight yarn and polyfil!

Finished size is approximately 23” tall from the top of his/her head to the bottom of his/her feet. There is a plush blanket for the body and softly stuffed head and feet. The face, chest, and feet are heavily fringed.

Friday, May 20, 2016

5 Minute Mouse Really Takes 5 Minutes

I got so much work done this month already, I decided to take a week to make cat toys to donate. I am using all of my cat toy patterns (Most of them free and found here) to use up a lot of this self-striping yarn I buy because it's cool... but I never get a chance to use it unless I knit plain old beanies. Let's face it... economic self-striping yarn doesn't really stripe unless you knit it or make something small.

Anyway, was showing a friend and she was like 'you spent all day on that!' No. This is my first day's worth of mice... 38 of them... took me a little over 3 hours. Or, in Netflix terms, 4 episodes of Cold Case. That's an average of 4.7 minute a mouse. Now, I didn't count the time it took me to get up, get another skein of yarn or go pee or  let the dog out... that sort of stuff happened when the show was paused, so not 3 solid hours, but definitely 4 Cold Cases (I'm on Season 3 now. Awesome show!)

So, that got me to thinking about how many people have commented on how long this pattern takes them: