Little Pumpkin

I think Halloween may be my favourite occasion! I just love dressing up, doing makeup and all the decorations. So fun! I whipped up this super cute quick pumpkin pattern to share with all of you. I can’t wait to add it to my Halloween decorating this year.

Materials needed:

  • worsted weight yarn in orange and green
  • 5.00mm hook
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • polyester fibrefill
  • yarn needle

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Row 1. ch 26(leaving a long tail for gathering later), starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 25 across

Row 2 -30. working in back loop only, hdc 24 across

Fasten off leaving a long tail on this side for gathering as well.

 

  • using a baste stitch along one long end, gather closed and secure tightly
  • sew closed along the short end
  • attach safety eyes and embroider on a mouth
  • baste the other long end and gather at the top, stuff before closing and secure tightly

Stem – using green(or brown your choice 🙂

Round 1. sc 6 in magic ring

Round 2-6, sc around  (6 sts)

Vine – ch 21, starting in 2nd chain from hook, 2sc in each ch across

  • sew stem and vine onto the top of pumpkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reversible Octopus

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Hi everybody!

I’ve got a new pattern to share with you! It’s a super cute reversible octopus.

Click here to get the pattern

 

 

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Emoji pouch

Well it’s back to school time for my kids, and my daughter asked me to make her an emoji pencil case so I thought I would share the free pattern with all of you!

Enjoy and have a great long weekend!

emojipouch

 

Emoji pouch

Materials needed:

  • t-shirt yarn, bulky yarn (I used Bernat home maker)
  • 6.00mm hook
  • zipper(optional)
  • Fabric f

Pouch

  1. ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 28, sc 3 in last ch, now working along the opposite side of chain sc 28, sc 2 in last chain
  2. (do not turn and chain 1) sc 62 around
  3. continue crocheting around for 15 more rounds (17 rows total or approx 4.5″ tall

Face

heart eyes – in magic ring, sc, hdc, 2 dc, sl st, 2 dc, hdc, sc, sl st to first st

mouth – I used a bit of scrap worsted weight black yarn
– in a magic ring, sc 4, ch 1 and turn, 2sc in each st across ( you will have a little   half moon shape

Finishing

  • Sew the eyes and mouth on centered on the pouch, you can experiment with making some of the other emoji faces.
  • add a lining and/or zipper for a cute back to school pencil case

 

 

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Watermelon Slice

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Materials Needed

  • worsted weight yarn
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • fibrefill
  • yarn needle

Round 1. 8 sc in magic ring

Round 2. 2sc in each st around (16 sts)

Round 3. [sc 1, 2sc in next] repeat around  (24 sts)

Round 4. [sc 2, 2sc in next] repeat around (32 sts)

Round 5. [sc 3, 2sc in next] repeat around (40 sts)

Round 6. [sc 4, 2sc in next] repeat around (42 sts)

Round 7. [sc 5, 2sc in next] repeat around (56 sts)

Round 8. [sc 6, 2sc in next] repeat around (64 sts)

Round 9. switch to white, sc around (64 sts)

Round 10. switch to green, sc around (64 sts) Fasten off.

-add safety eyes between the 6th and 7th row, 3 spaces apart

-embroider on a mouth and some seeds

Bottom

Round 1. ch 3, starting in second chain from hook, sc 2

Round 2. 2sc in each st (4 sts)

Round 3.  sc across (4 sts)

Round 4. 2sc, sc 2, 2sc (6 sts)

Round 5-30. sc across (6 sts)

Round 31. sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog (4 sts)

Round 32. sc across (4 sts)

Round 33. [sc2tog] 2x (2sts)Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the top

-Sew the bottom on and don’t forget to stuff!

Enjoy your cute little watermelon slice!

Gecko

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Gecko

Materials needed:

  • #3 light weight yarn
  • 3.75mm hook
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • Stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing
  • scrap yarn or embroidery thread for finishing touches

Notes:

  • pattern is worked in the round, no joining at end of each round
  • when crocheting the body you will have skipped sts and chains, they will create a hole. the arms and legs will be crocheted off those holes.
  • Stuff body and tail as you work

Head
Round 1. sc 6 in magic ring  (6 sts)
Round 2. 2sc in each st around  (12 sts)
Round 3. sc, (2sc)3x, sc 3, (2sc)3x, sc 2  (18 sts)
Round 4. sc 3, (2sc)3x, sc 6, (2sc)3x, sc 3  (24 sts)
Round 5-7. sc around  (24 sts)
Round 8. sc 3, (sc2tog)3x, sc 6, (sc2tog)3x, sc 3  (18 sts)
Round 9-10. sc around  (18 sts)
Place eyes between rows 5 & 6, and between sts 9 &10 and 14 & 15. Stuff head.
Round 11. sc 2, (sc2tog)3x, sc 3, (sc2tog)3x, sc  (12 sts)
Round 12. sc around  (12 sts)

Body
Round 13. sc 2, (2sc)3x, sc 3, (2sc)3x, sc  (18 sts)
Round 14. sc 3, ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc 6, ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc  (10 sts, 2 ch 4 sp)
Round 15. sc 3, (sc 1, 2sc)2x across ch, sc 6, (sc 1, 2sc)2x across ch, sc  (22 sts)
Round 16. sc around  (22 sts)
Round 17-22. sc around  (22 sts)
Round 23. sc 3, (sc 1,sc2tog)2x, sc 6, (sc 1, sc2tog)2x, sc  (18 sts)
Round 24. sc 4, ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc 5, ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc  (10 sts, 2 ch sp)
Round 25. sc 5, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog, sc 2  (16 sts)
Round 26. sc around  (16 sts)
Round 27. (sc 6, sc2tog)2x  (14 sts)
Round 28. sc around  (14 sts)
Round 29. (sc 5, sc2tog)2x  (12 sts)
Round 30-31. sc around  (12 sts)
Round 32. sc 5, sc3tog, sc 3, 2sc in last st  (11 sts)
Round 33. sc 4, sc2tog, sc 5  (10 sts)
Round 34. sc 3, (sc2tog)2x, sc 3 (8 sts)
Round 35. sc 2, (sc2tog)2x, sc 2 (6 sts)
Round 36-38. sc around ( 6 sts)

Fasten off, and sew hole closed.

Arms/Legs

Round 1. Starting with any of the arm/legs holes, join yarn in the last sc before the chains, sc 8 around (8 sts)706.jpg
Round 2. sc2tog, sc 6  (7 sts)
Round 3-6. sc around (7 sts)
Round 7.  2sc in each st around  (14 sts)
Round 8-9.
sc around  (14 sts)

Stuff arm and hand and whipstitch the end closed. Repeat for each arm/leg.707.jpg

Finishing

  • embroider 3 toe seperations
  • add zigzags, polka dots, lines or whatever your heart desires down the back
  • embroider on a mouth
  • eyelid- ch 4, sew the chain on the top of safety eye as shown to make an eyelid

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How to make a Magic Ring

A Magic Ring is an alternative way to start your project when working in the round. It will make an adjustable loop that you can pull tight, so you are not left with a hole on your starting round.

 

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Rnd 1. sc 6 in magic ring Rnd 2. 2sc in each st around

 

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Rnd 1. ch 2, sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook Rnd 2. 2sc in each st around

Here’s a video to help you learn the magic ring!