Monday, September 19, 2011

Pattern Link

Well here it is; Link.

Notions: G Hook
               Green, Brown, and yellow Yarn
               Stitch Holder

Tunic (worked bottom up): Ch 24, sl st in first ch to make a loop.
1-5: Sc around.
6: Sc 4, dec. Repeat around
7-8: Sc around
9: Sc 3, dec. Repeat around. Ch 1 and turn
10: Sc around. Skip last st. Ch 1 and turn
11: Sc 2, Dec. Repeat. Ch 1 and turn
12-13: Sc around. Ch 1 and turn
14: Sc 2, ch 7, skip 2, dc in next 4 sts, ch 7, skip 2, sc 2. Ch 1 and turn
15-16: Sc around (5 sc per ch space.)  Ch 1 and turn
(Note: You'll realize there is a split down the back of the tunic. This is to aid the dressing process. After the tunic has been successfully put on Link, you can simply tie in up with a few strands of extra brown yarn)  
Sleeves (make 2): In ch space,                        
1-6: Sc around

Hat: Ch 35, sl st to make loop.                
1-5: Sc around
6: Sc 5, dec. Repeat around.
7: Sc around
8: Sc 4, dec. Repeat around
9-13: Sc around
14: Sc 3, dec. Repeat around
15-16: Sc around
17: Sc 2, dec. Repeat around
18-24: Sc around
25: Sc, dec. Repeat around
26-28: Sc around
29: Dec around
30: Sc around

Gloves (make 2): Ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
1: Inc around
2-5: Sc around
6: Sc 2, dec. Repeat around
7-12: Sc around

Boots (make 2):  Ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
1. Inc around
2: Sc, inc. Repeat around
3-6: Sc around
7: Sc 4, dec. Repeat around
8-13: Sc around

Belt's and Hair:
I'm not great at explaining how to apply hair, so your better off without me. But I'm sure if you run Amigurumi hair tutorial through Google you'll find something. The belts are simple enough. Simply make a ch that fits around the waist and sc across. Same for the chest (?) belt. Haha, whatever. Have fun everybody.

I'd love to hear what you think of the pattern.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August-September Pattern Requests

Well everyone, I know I've been gone a while but I'm happy to be back. My summer was a busy and exciting one, including a trip to the amazing and wonderful city of Chicago. I probably should have mentioned this, but usually during the summer I take a break from my crochet to make sure that I never get sick of my craft. But now school is starting and so our my ideas. I expect some great things from my brain this year. And I think I might explore the realm of hats, gloves and scarves a little more this winter. Something I little more inventive then amigurumi but not as hard as designing coats, shirts etc.. But not to worry, I still expect to find some great characters hidden in my skiens of yarn.

Anyway, I'd like to see what you think. It's time for pattern requests. You know how this works, so I won't bother giving you the rules. I know some of you out there are wanting clothes for the basic body pattern I made. Here is where you can ask for them. Please ask for the specific costume of a character not simply clothing idems. Picture links are helpful and I'll be taking comments until Septembet 6th.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gone, But Will Return Soon

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you all know that, sadly, part 2 of June pattern requests has been cancelled. My brother went into surgery today (gladly nothing to serious) and I'm not able to finish the pattern, at least for right now. I hope to come back to it sometime. I want to apologize to everyone, and say that, hopefully, I'll be back soon with more new patterns. Anyway, here's a little humor to brighten your day :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Basic Amigurumi Body

So, this month I had the request to do Draco Malfoy. But for a long time I haven't really liked the limbless blobs that I've been making. So, I decided to make a new basic body pattern. Also with this pattern you can make the rest of the Harry Potter charactors along with any other charactor you might come up with. (sorry, by the way, for the bad picture quality)

Notions: G hook
                Skin colored yarn
                Tapestry Needle
                Stitch Marker


  Legs(make two)- Ch 2, sc 8 in second ch from hook.
Rnd 1: inc around
Rnds 2-4: sc around
Rnd 5: Sc 2, dec. around 
Rnds 6-7: sc around
Rnd 8: sc 2, dec. around
Rnds 9-16: sc around, FO

Now about joining the legs, what you need to do is sl st through both the legs twice and then continue around the perimeter of the legs.

Rnds 17-19: sc around
Rnd 20: sc 4, dec. around
Rnds 21- 28: sc around
Rnd 22: sc 3, dec. around
Rnd 23: sca round. FO

Arms (make two)-ch 2, sc 5 in second ch from hook.
Rnd 1: inc around
Rnds 2-3: sc around
Rnd 4: sc 2, dec. around
Rnds 5-18: sc around. FO and sew to body

Head- ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
Rnd 1: inc 2, sc. around
Rnd 2: inc 2, sc 2. around
Rnds 3-9: sc around
Rnd 10: sc 2, dec. around
Rnd 11: sc, dec. around  FO and sew to body

And there ya have it! Please let me know if you have any questions or problems with this pattern and e-mail me pictures. <3  

Monday, June 20, 2011

Still More To Come

Don't make fun of Calvin. I know he looks fat.
Sorry about the unexpected ending to monster week everyone, saturday was just plain busy, and sunday was Daddy Day. But I want to remind everyone there's still plenty left to look forward to this month.
June Pattern Requests are open, please do not forget about that. Suggestions close the 24th, so send me your ideas! I also have a sneak peak of one of my new projects to the right! Stay Tuned!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Monster Week-Friday

Hey guys, sorry for the sort post today but I have a couple patterns to work on so I don't have a ton of time.
What would monster week be without a cute Robot. This adorable one is called Dakk and you can find him here. He would make a great gift for anyone who has a toddle, or a husband who likes robots and would go for that kind of thing. Have fun!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Monster Week-Thursday

No creepy collection is complete without the Creepy Cute Crochet Book. This book is full of monsters, robots and ninjas. I've actually gotten to use this book, and I would totally recommend it.
If you don't know how to crochet already it gives good, understandable, instructions for all the stitches you need to know. Not only does it use written instructions in the patterns but also charts and diagrams to make everything extra clear. Don't know how to read any of that? It explains that too. This is a good book to get if your just starting crocheting or pattern reading but you don't want to do some lame-o scarf. (Don't get me wrong, I'm a sucker for scarves, just not beginner scarves)

For about $10 you get 21 adorable patterns. You can order it on amazon, here. And think of the armies you could create!! Ninja armies! Zombie armies! Gladiator armies! Skeleton armies! Just think of all the armies!!! So many, many possibilities!

ORDER IT NOW!! I COMMAND YOU!! BUILD YOUR GLORIOUS EMPIRE! (and send me pictures, I wanna see)

                      See back here tomorrow for more of Monster Week.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Visit From a Little Chef

Now Craftiness isn't really a food blog, but it is a place for me to share my creations. And yesterday I had an inspiration and I made a creation. And it was darn tasty. I call it Tilapia Toast. It's healthy, simple, fast and delicious. Here's how to make it.
 Ingredients : 1 large Tilapia fillet
2 pieces of whole wheat, 12 grain, bread 
Bruchetta ( You can buy it pre-made, or make it yourself) 
1 chopped yellow bell peper (optional)
1 chopped red bell pepper (optional)
Olive Oil
Sliced Portabella Mushrooms (optional)

Put about 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil into a small skillet over medium heat. Let it heat up for 2 minute and then place your Tilapia and mushrooms into the pan. When the Tilapia turns completely white, use your spatula to break it into pieces. Now my bruchetta was pre-made and also had both read and yellow peppers in it. If your bruchetta does not you'll want to add them on your own. Add between 1/4 and 1/2 of bruchetta, to taste. Let the mixture cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Drain off any excess oil. Put on a little garlic powder the bread and then toast. Then place the mixture on top of each piece. The garnish is simply a couple lemon mint leaves but you could really put anything on there as a garnish. (Chopped chives would look very nice)

You could also make appetizers with this as well. Simply use small bread squares instead of full pieces of bread. Enjoy :)                  

Monster Week-Wednesday

Today on Monster Week we have this lovely, Yetty like, mountain spirit. He's cute and lovable, and has a lot of color options. You can find his Ravelry page and pictures of different color ideas here. This guys is about $4 as he's pretty awesome so I would say it's worth it.
The pattern itself can be purchased here in her etsy shop.
The designer, Lucy Ravenscar, also has quite a few good Star Wars pattern which can be seen here along with her other pattern.

Thanks for checkin' out Wednesday on Monster Week! Hope to see you here tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June Pattern Requests

Well, it's that time of month again. Pattern request time. The time where you get to send in suggestions for the next pattern I make. Comment all your great ideas and I might pick yours to be the next free pattern you see on my blog.

  1. It must be a character from a cartoon, tv show or movie (cartoons are my fav... hint,hint.)
  2. I must be able to find pictures of the character on google
  3. Comment on this post giving your idea
  4. If you see a current comment idea that you like, re-comment it  (popular vote wins) 
  5. If I don't pick your idea re-comment it next month (I'm sure to get to you sometime)
  6. Comments must be posted by June 21 (Let's not repeat last month, with no comments until the last minute)
Let the pattern requests begin!

Monster Week- Tuesday

Today we have another creature who, depending on who you are, could or could not be a classified as a monster. Some might think this little guy is to cute to be called a monster and say he should really be called a creature. Well I say same difference. He's to awesome not to be featured this week.

His name is Chi-Kore and his pattern costs about 5$, but it's totally worth it I say. I mean, look at this little guy! He's the picture of cuteness. I have to commend the designer for her good choices of color. I think the thing works really well.
The pattern, as previously stated, is about $5 and has very clear instructions along with 15 helpful photos. His ravelry page and also where you can purchase his pattern is here.
I hope you've enjoyed today's Monster post, and I'll see you back here tomorrow for more monster mischief.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monster Week!!

I officially declare this week Monster Week!! And everyday this week I'll take you through some of of the cutest monster patterns out there and even make a few of my own. So strap on your seat belt and put on your favorite monster disguise as we jump into the cute, cuddly, and scary world of monsters.

First off this week, we have a couple of adorable (free) patterns made by A[mi]dorable Crochet-

This little Frankenstien girl is probably one of the cutest things I've seen on ravelry. She is so cute! You can find her ravelry page here, and the actual pattern blog page here. I haven't made her yet but I totally intend to when I find the time.

And what says cute and creepy like a Franken Bunny? I don't know what this girl's obsession with Frankenstien is, but it sure does translate into a lot of cute creatures! You can find the pattern blog page for this creepy cute little thing here.

And that's it for Monster Week Monday! Hope to see you back here tomorrow for some more creepy cute fun!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pattern: Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear. Yet another adorable cartoon made during the golden age of cartoons that people can't seem to get enough of. I love Yogi, so I was extremely shocked not to find a single pattern for him anywhere. So being the designer that I am, I made one. And as always it's here for all of you to use for free.

Notions: G hook
               F hook
               Light Brown and Tan and light Green yarn
               Small amount of Black yarn
               Black and White felt
               Tapestry needle
               Stitch marker
               Fiber fill (I always forget to put that on the list)
               Hot glue gun

Body: With LB yarn and G hook, ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
Rnd 1: Inc around
Rnd 2: Sc, inc, round
Rnd 3: Sc 2, inc, around
Rnds 4-9: Sc around
Rnd 10: Sc 3, inc, around
Rnds 11-13: Sc around
Rnd 14: Sc 4, inc, around
Rnds 15-19: Sc around
Rnd 20: Sc 5, inc, around
Rnd 21: Sc 4, dec, around
Rnd 22: Sc 3, dec, around
Rnd 23: Sc 2, dec, around
Rnd 24: Sc, dec, around
Rnd 25: dec around
Fasten off and sew hole closed.    

Nose: With black yarn and F hook, ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
Rnd 1: Sc around
Rnd 2: Inc around
Switch to tan yarn
Rnd 3: Inc in next 3 sts, sc in rest
Rnd 4: ( Sc, inc) 3 times. sc in rest
Rnd 5: Sc around
Rnd 6: Sc, dc inc, dc 2, sc, sl st 3, sc, dc 2, dc inc, sc, sl st 5.
Fasten off and lightly stuff. Sew unto front of head.

Legs: (Make 2) With LB and G hook, ch 2, sc 5 in second ch from hook.
Rnds 1-5: Sc around
Rnd 6: Inc around
Rnds 7&8: Sc around
Row 9: Sc, ch 1 and turn. Sc 4 across.
Rows 10&11: ch 1, sc across. Fasten off and sew to body.

Now you should have something that looks like this (Lower right) .
If you fold the long skinny part to the left, like the left picture, and sew it in that position you'll have the left leg. Fold it to the right and you'll have the right leg. The tab at the top helps make the leg flow naturally into the body when to sew it.


Arms: (Make 2) With LB yarn and G hook, ch, sc 5 in second ch from hook
Rnds 1-5: Sc around
Rnd 6: Sc, inc around. Sc in last
Rnds 7-11: Sc around
Row 12: Sc 4, ch 1 and turn
Row 13: Sc 4 across.
Fasten off and sew to body

Ears: (Make 2) With LB and G hook
Ch 2, sc, dc 2, sc in second ch from hook. Fasten off and sew to head.

Hat: With LG and G hook, ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook
Rnd 1: Inc around
Rnd 2: Sc, inc, around
Rnd 3: Sc 2, inc, around
Rnd 4: (in back loops only) sc around
Rnd 5: Sc around
Rnd 6: (in front loops only) [sc, hdc, dc inc, dc 3 in next st, dc, dc inc, hdc, sc, sl st 3] repeat
Fasten off. Cut out and glue a strip of black felt to the hat.

Collar & Tie: For the tie, (make 2) ch 7 and sl st in second ch from hook and rest. Fasten off. Glue together and then glue to Yogi. The collar is simply a white piece of felt glued to Yogi and over top the tie. I liked the felt because it looks really clean.

Eyes and Mouth: There're felt. I'm sure you can figure out the rest.

And there you have it. Yogi Bear. Don't forget to contact me if you have any problems with the pattern or any questions. Have fun at JellyStone Park!

Monday, June 6, 2011

(Belated) May pattern: Teal'c

Well, it finally made it. The May pattern is here. Because some people wouldn't put in any requests, pattern requests almost went down the drain. But thankfully I was saved at the last minute and worked really hard to get this pattern done, it's a little late but no biggie.
Now, this is a character from Stargate and, sadly, I've never seen Stargate. My parents are strict about tv and Stargate is one of those things that's still off limits. I'm stuck watching older classics like Star Trek and Macgyver, but that's ok because I like that kind of thing. Anyway, because of never having seen Stargate I apologize for any sloppiness or any details that aren't correct.
Now, you'll see this style of amigurumi quite a lot. Some of the most notable are Geek Central Station and Creepy Cute Crochet. It's not my favorite or my forte but it works well for humans. Let's get to the pattern!

G Hook
Light Brown yarn
Black yarn
Clay (optional)
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Glue gun

With Light brown , work 2 ch

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc around
Rdn 3: (sc in next st, sc in next st) 

Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) 
Rnd 5: Sc around
Rnd 6: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) 
Rnd 7: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) 
Rnd 8: Sc around
Rnd 9 (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) 
Rnd 10-14: Sc around
Rnd 15: (sc in next 7 st, dec)

Rnd 16-17: (sc in next 6 st, dec)
Rnd 18: Sc around
Rnd 19: (sc in next 5st, dec) 
Rnd 20: (sc in next 4 st, dec) 
Rnd 21: Sc around
Rnd 22: (sc in next 3 st, dec) 
Now is a good time to put in the arms

ARMS: Make two 
With SC, ch 2

Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 3-8: Sc around
leave a long yarn tail to attach arm to body

Attach these to the body and pick up the stitch on the stitch holder with the skin color to finish the head.

Rnd 23: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 24: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 25: (sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 26: (sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 27-29: Sc around
Rnd 30: (sc in next 4 st, dec) 
If you have safety eyes, now would be a good time to put them in--try to place them around row 22
Rnd 31: (sc in next 3 st, dec) 
Rnd 32: (sc in next 2 st, dec) 
Now is when you want to stuff the whole body, and even put a weight down at the bottom if you are so inclined. Make sure you stuff the body very tightly.
Rnd 33: (sc in next 1 st, dec) until end of row or until the head is completely closed up.
Weave in all ends.

I made his armor out of clay but I know a lot of people don't really know what to do with it, so I made crochet armor too. It's not quite as cool but it's ok. This is what it looks like:

With silver yarn, Ch 35
Sc in first ch making a loop
Rnd 1-2: Sc around
Rnd 3: (sc 3, dec)
Rnd 4: {in front loop of st only} (sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, dc inc, dc 3 in next st, dc inc, dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2) Repeat twice
Rnd 5: Sc around but sl st in any previous sc
Fasten off. This is the top breast plate thingy.

With silver, ch 7
Row 1-5: sc across, ch 1
Fasten off. This is the middle breast plate thingy.

With Silver, ch 32
Sc in first ch making a loop. 
Rnd 1: Sc 14, ch 4, skip last ch and sc in rest, skip 1 sc, sc in reast.
Fasten off. This makes the belt

With Silver, ch 2
Sc 5 into second ch, inc around
Fasten off. This makes the shoulder plates. Make two

And there ya have it. Simply sew the armor pieces to the body and make the face out of felt,beads, whatever. As always you guys are my best editors so let me know if you see a problem. Hope you enjoyed this. :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

On My Way

Hey everyone, I just wanted to post a little note to let you all know that I know it's been a little while since my last post but I have a couple of great patterns coming up. One of which is the May Pattern Request pattern. The whole pattern request idea almost fell through the roof with no comment ideas from anyone but luckily I was saved by one of my new followers Lisa, who just sent in a great last minute idea yesterday. I'm currently hard at work on that idea and also a pattern that I think you'll all love. They should be up in the next week or so, so stick around! Hope

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May Pattern Requests

Ever wish there was a pattern for something but could never find one? Well now, every month you tell me a character, I'll make it and post the free pattern within the next week.
  1. It must be a character from a cartoon, tv show or movie
  2. I must be able to find pictures of the character on google
  3. Comment on this post giving your idea
  4. If you see a current comment idea that you like, re-comment it  (popular vote wins) 
  5. If I don't pick your idea re-comment it next month (I'm sure to get to you sometime)
Let the pattern requests begin!

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Pattern: Pixar's Day & Night

    I've practically gown up watching Pixar movies. They started making them around the time I was born. I LOVE them. We have a eight member family so going to the movies for 7 bucks a kid isn't exactly cheap. But every year during the summer we always go and see the new Pixar movie. It's kinda like a tradition. Anyway, anyone who likes Pixar movies knows that one of the best parts is the short film at the beginning. So today I've recreated two of the character from one of my favorites. Day & Night.
    If you haven't seen it, watch it!

    Notions: G hook
                          E hook
                          Black and white felt
                          Light blue yarn 
                          Dark blue yarn
                          Light green yarn
                          Dark green yarn
                          Stitch marker
                          Tapestry Needle
                          Glue gun

    Pattern: With light blue yarn and G hook, ch 2, sc 8 into second ch from hook
    1. inc around
    2. Sc, inc. repeat around
    3. Sc 2, inc. repeat around
    4. Sc around
    5. Sc around
    6. Sc around
    7. Sc around
    8. Sc around
    9. Sc 2, dec. repeat around
    10. Sc around
    11. Sc around
    12. Sc 2, inc. repeat around
    13. Sc 3, inc. repeat around
    14. Sc around
    15. Sc around
    16. Sc around
    17. Sc around.   Switch to light green yarn
    18. Sc around
    19. Sc 4, dec. repeat around
    20. Sc, dec. repeat around.    Stuff.
    21. dec around
    22. dec around. Fasten off and sew remaining hole closed.
    Nose: With light blue yarn and G hook, sc 2, sc 7 in second ch from hook.
             1. inc, sc 2, inc, sc 3.
             2-4. sc around. Fasten off.

    Feet, make two:With light green yarn and G hook, ch 2, sc 6 into second ch from hook.
             1. inc around
             2-5. sc around. Fasten off.

    Now this is a little tricky so pay attention!
    Hands, make two: With E hook and light blue yarn ch 2, sc 5 into second ch from hook.
             (ch 3. sl st in second and third ch from hook. sl st in same and next st.) repeat 3 more times.
              sc in last two sts of the original 5. ch 5 and then sc in first sc of the last two sc (making a loop)
              sc around the two sc and the chs 3 times. Sl st, Fasten off.

    Finishing: Sew on legs, arms and nose. Cut eyes and sun from white felt and eye brows, pupils and mouth from the black. Glue on the felt pieces with the glue gun.

    Night: To make night simple change the colors. Light blue to dark blue. Light green to dark green.  

    Once again, I wrote this pattern on the back of a envelope, so if you see any problems please let me know. Enjoy :D

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Pattern Finds: Mario is Marvelous

    Who doesn't love Mario? Almost every gamer does. And there are a LOT of Mario patterns out there. So to make it a little easier on all you Mario lovers, I've made a little collection of the very best, (and free) Mario patterns. All made by the wonderful Linda Potts who makes a lot of amazing patterns for free. Along with Mario and a boat load of adorable creatures she has also made characters from Pokemon and Sonic.

    Number 1 is little Mario himself. How can you not fall in love with this little guy?  He's soo cute!! His pattern in Here

    Number 2 is the cute and terrible King Boo!

    Number 3 is Toad and Toadette in their sand dune outfits   

    And number 4 is my personal favorite. BoM-bOmB. The one in the picture is actually the one I made. It was definitely a easy make. And it's soo darn cute!

    Linda Potts has more Mario patterns but these were my favorite ones. She's really talented so check her out! 

    Saturday, April 30, 2011

    Pattern Find : Angry Birds

    Angry Birds. Probably the most popular of all games for the Ipod touch and Ipad. Everybody I know loves Angry Birds. On the internet you can find everything from Angry Bird pizzas to Angry Bird videos. But I've found the best of the best.  Oh yeah. Angry Bird patterns. Made by a talented designer named Karla Fitch.
    The first pattern is the Classic Cardinal. It is the only pattern of the series that is free.

    At 3.00USD each her other Angry Bird patterns include:

    The white bird also comes with extra bonus of the egg.

    And the Bomb Bird

    These birds are totally awesome. These cute little things make great gifts for angry bird enthusiasts. Put a couple little weights in them and have instant, adorable, paper weights. Or simple put them around the house to make you smile. 

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    Pattern: Batman, The Brave and Bold

    Looking around on Ravelry I realized there are a lot of Batman related scarves and things but there's quite a lack of good Batman amigurumi. And, being a fan of Batman myself, I couldn't resist. So, this cute, caped crusader was born. The pattern is as follows:

    Notions: G hook
                  Black, silver, and cream Simply Soft yarn
                  Black and white felt
                  St marker
                  Tapestry needle

    Pattern: Starting in black, Ch 2
    Sc 8 in 2nd ch from hook.
    Rnd 2: (sc, inc) repeat around
    Rnd 3: (sc 2, inc) repeat around
    Rnds 4+5: sc around
    Rnd 6: sc 10 in black, sc 5 in cream, dec in black (making nose), sc 5 in cream, sc 10 in black
    Rnd 7+8: sc 10 in black, sc 10 in cream, sc 10 in black
    Rnd 9: sc around in black
    Rnds 10-14: sc around in silver
    Rnd 15: sc around in black. Do NOT fasten off.
    Sc 1 into st exactly opposite your current st. (The one on the other side of the circle) Thus splitting the circle in two. Each side should have 15 sts.
    Rnd 16: sc 6 in black, sc 3 in silver, sc 6 in black
    Rnd 17: sc 4 in black, sc 7 in silver, sc 4 in black
    Rnd 18: sc 2 in black, sc 11 in silver, sc 2 in black
    Rnds 19+20 sc around in silver
    Rnd 21: sc around in black
    Rnd 22: (in back of sts) sc around in black.
    Fasten off and sew the remaining hole closed.

    Repeat on other leg.

    In Black
    On rnd 9, sc across 13 sts by inserting your hook around the already existing st and crocheting like it's a normal rnd. There should be 3 black sts on either side of the cape before the face.
    Row 2: Sc across
    Row 3: Inc in 1st st, sc across, inc in last st
    Rows 4+5: sc across
    Row 6: inc, sc across, inc in last st
    Row 7+8: sc across
    Row 9: inc, sc across, inc
    Row 10: sc across
    Row 11: inc, sc across, inc
    Fasten off, weave in ends.

    Ears, Make 2
    With black, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next st. Dc in last 2 sts. Fasten off and sew to head.


    For the face, cut out two small triangles from the white felt for the eyes, and a small strip from the black for the mouth. There are several different ways you can arrange the eyes to make different expressions.

    The " Will Commissioner Gorden never shut up" face
    The "Catwoman just scratched my heart out" face
    And the "Let's kick some bad guy butt" face
    Personally I went with the "kick butt" face. Also cut a bat out of the black felt for the bat symbol on his chest. I find it easiest to just clue on the felt with a hot clue gun. But be careful, if you get the clue anywhere else besides where you want it won't came off. And even though it's clear, it's visible.

    And there ya have it :) I literally wrote this pattern on the back of an envelope when I was writing it so please let me know if you catch any problems.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    Spring is Surprising

    I've noticed that even though it happens every year, as it has since the beginning of time, that spring always surprises us. We always feel immensely happy and even relieved that winter is at an end and summer is very near at hand. One morning, during my spring brake, I happened to walk outside and notice this beautiful yellow flower blooming among all the gross, degrading leaves of last fall. And I just felt so full of the hope of summer.

    My crafty life was also very surprising during spring brake. I accomplished many things I would never have expected out of one weeks time. The first two are drawing that I did, that were completely beyond my skill level.        

    I love to draw even more then I love fiber art and crochet. But I don't have the "eye" for it. Very often I have ideas that would look amazing on paper but some how they never get there. I can't ever seem to draw what's in my head. But I am good at copying things done be other people. Anyway I thought these were, for me, very good, even though they could be better. There are also other things that I finished over brake but they'll wait for another day.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    Project Idea: Project Lion Head

    I am a huge fan of Harry Potter (what teen isn't). I was skeptical at first but the minute I started reading them I feel in love with the series. One of my favorite characters is Luna Lovegood. So I was thinking about what crazy project I could take on from Harry Potter and then I thought of it! Luna's Lion Hat!! How awesome would it be to have a replica of this truly fantastic hat? It's perfect. Crazy, BIG, and utterly magnificent. I have the idea, so now I'll I need is a plan and the materials.

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    Now That's Crazy

    This tree cozy was made by a woman named Carol Hummel. Her fiber art inspires me. I mean, think how dedicated someone has to be to their art to do something like this. This project took her 500 hours to complete. FIVE. HUNDRED. HOURS! That's dedication. I'm seriously thinking about taking on a project like this over the summer. If not a small tree, then maybe something more like this:

    Some people even just make scarves and tie them around the necks of statues. Although the more complicated they are the more I love 'em. But hey, no one said art had to be complicated.

    Thursday, February 24, 2011

    Pattern: Crazy Little Octopus

    Tako Maki
    So on Ravelry I found this adorable toilet paper cover, and normally I don't make this kind of thing,  but this one is totally cute. I LOVE octopuses so I had to make one but I'm not the most talented knitter so I made my own crochet version.

     Notions : H hook
                    Simply soft yarn, Red
                    Two black buttons, different sizes
                    Needle and thread

    Ch 2, hdc 10 in second ch from hook.
    Rnd 1: hdc 2 in to each st around
    Rnd 2: (hdc 1, hdc 2 in next st) repeat around
    Rnd 3: (hdc 2, hdc 2 in next st) repeat around
    Rnd 4: (hdc 3, hdc 2 in next st) repeat around
    Rnd 5: (hdc 4, hdc 2 in next st) repeat around
    Rnd 6: In back of st, hdc around
    Rnd 7: hdc around.
    Repeat rnd 7 six more times
    sl st ( ch 22. sc in each ch. Sl st in next 2 sts)
    Repeat around ( Repeating half way around works as well and isn't as much work)

    To finish sew on the buttons for eyes.