July 26, 2017

Octopus Amigurumi Keychain


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Materials:
  • Patons Grace (or size 3 mercerized cotton)
  • size B / 2.25 mm crochet hook
  • black thread
  • needle
  • jump ring
  • key chain attachment
  • small amount of stuffing or yarn ends

Instructions:

Starting with a magic ring, 8 sc into ring. (Or: Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2 sc around. (16)
Rounds 2-4: Sc around. (16)
Round 5: Dec around. (8)
Round 6: Working in FLO, (Sl st, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch, sl st in same st as starting sl st)in each st around. (8 tentacles)
Add stuffing. (I used leftover trimmings of red yarn)
Round 7: Working in BLO, sc around. (8)
Fasten off and draw yarn through sts.
Embroider eyes with needle and thread.
Attach jump ring to octopus.
Attach key chain attachment to jump ring.


July 22, 2017

Worry Dolls



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Finished Size: approx. 6 in / 15 cm tall

Materials:
  • worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing

Instructions:


MALE WORRY DOLL

BODY & HEAD
Starting with a magic ring and pants color, sc 6 into ring.
Round 1: 2sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc, 2sc)around. (18)
Rounds 3-5 (3 rounds): Sc around. (18)
Fasten off pants color.
Attach shirt color.
Rounds 6-12 (7 rounds): Sc around. (18)
Round 13: (Sc, dec)around. (12)
Fasten off shirt color.
Attach skin color.
Round 14: 2sc around. (24)
Round 15: Sc around. (24)
Round 16: (Sc 3, 2sc)around. (30)
Rounds 17-19 (3 rounds): Sc around. (30)
Fasten off skin color.
Attach hair color.
Round 20: Sc around. (30)
Round 21: (Sc 3, dec)around. (24)
Add stuffing as you continue.
Round 22: (Sc 2, dec)around. (18)
Round 23: (Sc, dec)around. (12)
Round 24: Dec around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn.
Thread yarn through remaining sts to pull closed.

ARMS
Make 2.
I did not add stuffing to the arms.
Starting with a magic ring and skin color, sc 6 into ring.
Round 1: (2sc, sc)around. (9)
Round 2: Sc around.
Fasten off skin color.
Attach shirt color.
Rounds 3-8 (6 rounds): Sc around. (9)
Round 9: (Dec, sc)three times. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through remaining sts to pull closed.

LEGS
Make 2.
I did not add stuffing to the legs.
Starting with a magic ring and shoe color, sc 6 into ring.
Round 1: 2sc around. (12)
Rounds 2-3: Sc around. (12)
Round 4: (Sc 2, dec)three times. (9)
Fasten off shoe color.
Attach pants color.
Rounds 5-9 (5 rounds): Sc around. (9)
Round 10: (Dec, sc)three times. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through remaining sts to pull closed.

ASSEMBLY
Sew arms to body.
Sew legs to body.
Stitch face on head.


FEMALE WORRY DOLL

BODY & HEAD
Starting with a magic ring and leggings color, sc 6 into ring.
Round 1: 2sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc, 2sc)around. (18)
Round 3: Sc around. (18)
Fasten off leggings color.
Attach dress color.
Round 4: Sc around. (18)
Round 5: Sc in BLO around. (18)
Rounds 6-12 (7 rounds): Sc around. (18)
Round 13: (Sc, dec)around. (12)
Fasten off dress color.
Attach skin color.
Round 14: 2sc around. (24)
Round 15: Sc around. (24)
Round 16: (Sc 3, 2sc)around. (30)
Rounds 17-19 (3 rounds): Sc around. (30)
Fasten off skin color.
Attach hair color.
Round 20: Sc around. (30)
Round 21: (Sc 3, dec)around. (24)
Add stuffing as you continue.
Round 22: (Sc 2, dec)around. (18)
Round 23: (Sc, dec)around. (12)
Round 24: Dec around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn.
Thread yarn through remaining sts to pull closed.

LEGS
Make 2.
I did not add stuffing to the legs.
Starting with a magic ring and shoe color, sc 6 into ring.
Round 1: 2sc around. (12)
Rounds 2-3: Sc around. (12)
Round 4: (Sc 2, dec)three times. (9)
Fasten off shoe color.
Attach skin color.
Rounds 5-7 (3 rounds): Sc around. (9)
Fasten off skin color.
Attach leggings color.
Rounds 8-9: Sc around. (9)
Round 10: (Dec, sc)three times. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through remaining sts to pull closed.
Sew legs to body, but do not sew over any of the unworked loops from Round 5.

DRESS / SKIRT
With legs facing up, go back to the front loops you ignored in Round 5 on doll's body and attach dress color with a slip stitch, ch1.
Round 1: Sc in same st as sl st, sc in each unworked front loop around. Sl st in beginning sc, ch1. (18)
Round 2: (Sc, 2sc)around. (27)
Rounds 3-8 (6 rounds): Sc around. (27)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

ARMS
Make 2.
I did not add stuffing to the arms.
Starting with a magic ring and skin color, sc 6 into ring.
Round 1: (2sc, sc)around. (9)
Rounds 2-5 (4 rounds): Sc around. (9)
Fasten off skin color.
Attach dress color.
Rounds 6-8 (3 rounds): Sc around. (9)
Round 9: (Dec, sc)three times. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through remaining sts to pull closed.
Sew arms to sides of body.

PINAFORE
With White yarn, ch6.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Ch1, turn.
Rows 2-4 (3 rows): Sc in each st across. Ch1, turn.
Row 5: Sc in each st across, ch7, turn.
Row 6: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, sc in each sc. Ch7, turn.
Row 7: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, sc in each sc. Ch1, turn.
Rows 8-10 (3 rows): Sc in each st across. Ch1, turn.
Fasten off.
Add a strand of yarn to each of the top corners (from Row 1) and placing the pinafore on the doll, cross the yarn across the back and thread each through the top corners of rounds 5 and 6, respectively.
Now tie these two strands of yarn in bow behind doll's back.

PIGTAILS
With hair color, attach yarn to side of head where hair meets skin with a slip stitch and ch8 or however short or long you want the hair to be.
Fasten off.
Cut a short length of hair color yarn and thread it through the last chain and pull the ends so they are equal lengths.
Knot the three strands of yarn.
Cut a scrap of contrast yarn and tie a bow just above the knot.

ASSEMBLY
At this point, your doll is mostly done.
Stitch face on head.
Weave in any ends that need weaving in.