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!