Friday, December 23, 2016

FREE Colorwork Chart for Knit and Crochet - The Punisher Skull Emblem

I've used this chart for tapestry crochet as well as for duplicate stitch on knitting. It will also work for your preferred colorwork knitting technique or other needly crafts.



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Friday, December 9, 2016

FREE Crochet Pattern - Mr. Poopybutthole Plush from Rick and Morty

Make yourself a long-time family friend!

I'm not totally pleased with the hat I made for mine, so do as I say in this pattern not as I have done in the photos, kids.

Your finished Mr. Poopybutthole will be about 14" from the top of his hat to his feet.

Materials and Stuff

  • size J crochet hook
  • worsted weight yarn in yellow, black, cyan (or some light blue), brown, and a little white - I actually used sport weight yarn for his yellow parts because it was a nicer yellow, but worsted should be fine
  • yarn needle
  • stitch marker
  • some sort of stuffing material
Abbreviations
  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • rnd/rnds: round/rounds
  • st/sts: stitch/stitches
  • inc: increase (2 sc in same stitch)
  • dec or sc2tog: single crochet decrease or single crochet two stitches together
What You Do (stitches in rnd are in parentheses)
Head, starting at top and working down: with yellow, ch 4, join to make loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: *sc 1, inc, repeat from * around (12);
Rnd 3: inc around (24);
Rnd 4: *sc1, inc, repeat from * around (36);
Rnd 5 and then some: work even until piece measures about 5";
Finishing: *sc 1, dec around (24); dec around (12); stuff it

Body, starting at butt: with black ch 4 and join to make loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: *sc 1, inc, repeat from * around (12);
Rnd 3: inc around (24);
Rnd 4: *sc 1, inc, repeat from * around (36);
Rnd 5-6: work even (36);
Rnd 7 and some more: switch to cyan and work even for approximately 3"
Finishing: *sc 1, dec, repeat from * around (24); dec around (12); stuff it

Legs (make 2), starting at feet: with brown ch 4, join to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: inc around (16);
Rnd 3-4: work even (16);
Rnd 5: dec around (8); stuff the foot;
Rnd 6-7: switch to white, work even (8);
Rnd 8-12: switch to yellow, work even (8);
Rnd 13-18: switch to black, work even

Arms (make 2), starting at hands: with yellow ch 4, join to make loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: in around (16);
Rnd 3: work even (16);
Rnd 4: dec around (8);
Rnd 5-15: work even (8);
Rnd 16-18: switch to cyan, work even (8)

Hat, starting at top: with black ch 4, join to make loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: *sc 1, inc, repeat from * around (12);
Rnd 3: inc around (24);
Rnd 4-10: work even (24);
Rnd 11-12: switch to cyan, work even (24);
Rnd 13: switch to black, work even (24);
Rnd 14: inc around (48);
Rnd 15: work even (48), stuff hat

Eyes (make 2): with white ch 4, join to make loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: inc around (16);
Rnd 3: work even
sew or knot with black to make the pupils

Nose: with yellow ch 4, join to make loop;
Rnd 1: 6 sc in loop (6);
Rnd 2-5: work even (6)

Sew all the parts where they go, using your brain-power. I used either a running stitch or a whip stitch with appropriately matching yarn, depending on the part. Stitch on your preferred mouth for your ideal facial expression. I stuffed the eyes a little bit too as I attached them.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Easy Crochet Fingerless Bag Lady Mitts - FREE PATTERN

There are a lot of patterns out there for fingerless mitts. I wanted a pair of solid, sturdy ones for my Ranger-General Sylvanas gauntlets. If you keep up with my Facebook, you know that I've gone insane and I'm crocheting a Sylavanas cosplay based on her Ranger-General skin in Heroes of the Storm.

NB: This is NOT a pattern for the completed gauntlets, this is just the mitts they're attached to.


Finished mitts measure approximately 11" in length and 4" across at the widest part, so they're small adult or kid-sized. Because I am a waif of a human. For larger mitts you can either use a larger hook size or add length or girth in the form of more rows or stitches.

Skills Needed (and Abbreviations)
  • ch: chain
  • sl: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • sc2tog: single crochet two stitches together, single crochet decrease
  • rnd(s): round(s)
  • st(s): stitch(es)
Materials and Stuff
  • worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in black, which is a little lighter than a lot of worsted weight)
  • size F crochet hook
  • stitch marker (optional)
Gauge: 5 sc/inch to achieve the size noted aboveYou'll be starting each mitt at the finger end, and unless you only want one mitt, you should make two of them. The number of stitches in each round is denoted at the end in parentheses ().

Ch 33, sl to join form circle being careful not to twist chain, ch 1;
Rnd 1: sc in each st around, sl into top of 1st sc, ch 1, do not turn (32);
Rnds 2-4: repeat rnd 1, turning work for rnd 4 only (32);
Rnd 5-11: sc in each sc around, ch 1 and turning work at the end without joining - this creates the thumb hole, join with sl at the end of rnd 11 (32);
Rnd 12: sc in each st around, join with sl, ch1 and do not turn anymore (32);
Rnd 13: *sc in 6 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around, sl to join, ch 1 (28);
Rnd 14: *sc in 5 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around, sl to join, ch 1 (24);
Rnd 15-24: sc in each st around, sl to join, ch 1 turn (24)
Rnd 25: *sc in 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, sl to join, ch 1 (27)
Rnd 26-30: sc in each st around, cl to join, ch 1 (27)
Rnd 31: *sc into 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, sl to join, ch 1 (30)
Rnd 32-42: sc in each st around, sl to join, ch 1 (30)
Rnd 43: *ch 4, sc2tog, repeat from * around, sl to join, ch 1 (25)
Rnd 44: sc in each around, sl to join (25)
Weave in your ends. Boom.

And here's a look at the finished gauntlets, if you were wondering about them. I'll do some proper Sylvanas cosplay posts soon, I promise. Until then, there's a Facebook album.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

FREE and Super-Easy Wavy Blanket Crochet Pattern

Need a fast, easy, and fun blanket pattern? This wavy blanket looks pretty snazzy with two contrasting colors, but it would also look great with three or more colors. Heck, do a gradient of colors. It's easy to customize a bit too by adding in treble crochets to make your waves taller if you want. There's a pattern on Moogly with a similar motif in smaller squares.

The blanket I made is baby blanket size and square, but you can make it whatever size you like. Seriously. Do what you want. Don't let a pattern rule your life. ;)

Anywho, let's get to blanket-making business!

Materials and Stuff

  • yarn in at least two colors (make sure each of your yarns is the same weight is my only caveat) - I used sport weight for this particular blanket
  • a crochet hook that you like - I used my J hook for looser stitches


Abbreviations (+ Stitches You Need To Know)
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sl: slip stitch
- fsc: foundation single crochet (optional)

Pattern
Create a foundation with your desired number of stitches to obtain the width you want (before the border) with Color A - use either a good old ch foundation or you can do foundation sc if it's in your skill set;
Row 1: in second ch from hook *3 sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, repeat from * across until you run out of stitches (it's seriously ok, just pay attention to the last type of stitch you made), turn;
Row 2: switch to Color B (and this may sound tricky, but it really isn't, and there's a chart below if you're a chart person), ch for the appropriate height of your first actual stitch, then dc in each sc in the previous row, hdc in each hdc, and sc in each dc across; you'll end this row with 3 dc if you started with 3 sc, ch 3 turn;
Row 3: dc in each dc, hdc in each hdc, sc in each sc of the previous row, turn;
Row 4: switch back to Color A and use the same rules from Row 2;

Keep doing this. Forever. Or until the blanket is the length you want.

This isn't the most visually stunning chart, but hopefully it illustrates the pattern that is a little weird when I try to put it into words. lulz

For my border I did three rounds of sc with 2 ch in each corner, then a round of sl for finishing, but you can do whatever sort of border you like. Weave in any ends you have and you've got yourself a blanket!

PROTIP: I didn't break off my colors for my color changes. I loosely carried the unused yarn because I hate weaving in ends. I then grabbed the floating bits when I did my border and hid them in the stitches on the back of the blanket.


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Saturday, September 3, 2016

FREE Crochet Pattern - The Fox Plush from The Little Prince

The finished Fox is about 23" from nose to tail. My gauge was approx. 5 sts/inch and 3 rows/inch and I chose to stuff the body and tail rather loosely, legs a bit more firm, but that's your call. I like a floppy Fox. In The Little Prince (the Netflix movie version), Plushy Fox has orange ears with white inside and the black just around the edge. I chose to make my Foxes with just black ears for silly aesthetic reasons, but you can easily sub in your orange for the backs of your Fox's ears.

If you're not a crafty-type person, you stumbled across this pattern, and you want a Fox, don't hesitate to message me via Facebook or Etsy. I'm pretty friendly and I will commission these guys very happily.

Materials and Supplies


  • size F crochet hook
  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • worsted weight yarn in red-orange, white, and black (I used Redheart Supersaver)
  • some sort of fiber-fill
  • two (2) 3/4th" buttons
  • black thread
  • sewing needle

Skills and Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • sl: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • st/sts: stitch/stitches
  • rnd/rnds: round/rounds
  • working flat and in the round
  • changing colors
  • seaming
  • stitching parts together


Total number of sts/row and sts/rnd denoted by parentheses ()


Body
Starting at nose-part of head with orange, Ch 6;
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (5);
Row 2: sc across, ch 2, turn (5);
Row 3: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in final sc, ch 1, turn (7);
Row 4: sc across, ch 1, turn (7);
Row 5: sc across, ch 2, turn (7);
Row 6: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in final sc, ch 1, turn (9);
Row 7: sc across, ch 2, turn (9);
Row 8: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in final sc, ch 2, turn (11);
Row 9: repeat row 8 (13);
Row 10: repeat (15);
Row 11: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in final sc, ch 1, turn (17);
Row 12 - 48 : work even;
Break off;


Starting at nose-part of face with white, repeat rows 1-48 the same as above;
Row 49: skip 1st st, sc across, dec across last 2 sts, ch 1, turn (15);
Row 50: repeat row 49 (13);
Row 51: repeat 49 (11);
Row 51: repeat 49 (9);
Row 52: work even, ch 2, turn (9);
Row 53: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, inc in last st, ch 2 (11);
Row 54: repeat 53 (13);
Row 55: repeat 53 (15);
Row 56: repeat 53, ch 1, turn (17);
Row 57: work even (17);
Break off;

Seam the orange and white parts together, stuffing to desired firmness. For the butt-end of the Fox you'll sort of need to curl up the bottom of the white to the bottom part of the orange and stitch small darts into the corners to make his butt rounded.


Legs (make 4)
With black, ch 4, sl to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: inc in each around (16);
Rnd 3 - 7: work even;
Rnd 8: switch to orange, work even (16);
Rnd 9 - 12: work even (16);
Rnd 13: sc in 1st 2 sts, dec, repeat around (12)
Rnd 14 - 18: work even;
Rnd 19:  sc in 1st 2 sts, dec, repeat around (9);
Rnd 20 - 25: work even (9);
Close holes, break off, leave tail to stitch to body;

I stitched the front legs on at about row 27/28 (counting from the nose) to the orange part where it meets the white. The back legs are stitched to the corners of the bottom of the orange.


Tail
With white, starting at end, ch 4, sl to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop (8);
Rnd 2: inc around (16);
Rnd 3: sc, inc, repeat around (24);
Rnd 4: sc in 2, inc, repeat (32);
Rnd 5: sc in 3, inc, repeat (40);
Rnd 6: work even (40);
Rnd 7: sc in 4, inc, repeat (48);
Rnd 8 - 12: work even;
Rnd 13 - 24: switch to orange, work even;
Rnd 25: sc 4, dec, repeat (40);
Rnd 25 - 28: work even;
Rnd 29: sc 3, dec, repeat (32);
Rnd 30 - 32: work even;
Rnd 33: sc 2, dec, repeat (24);
Rnd 34-35: work even;
Rnd 36: sc, dec, repeat (16);
Rnd 37: work even;
Rnd 38: dec around (8), leave tail for attaching;

Stuff tail to desired firmness and attach to the center of the bottom part of the orange where it meets the white.


Back of Ears (make 2)
With black, ch 14;
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (13);
Row 2 - 5: work even;
Row 6: dec at ends (11);
Row 7 - 9: work even;
Row 10: dec at ends (9);
Row 11: work even;
Row 12: dec at ends (7);
Row 13: dec at ends (5);
Row 14: dec at ends (3);
Row 15: skip 1st st, dec over remaining 2 (1);

Inside of Ears
With white, ch 12;
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (11);
Row 2 - 5: work even;
Row 6: dec at ends (9);
Row 7 - 9: work even;
Row 10: dec at ends (7);
Row 11: work even;
Row 12: dec (5);
Row 13: dec (3);
Row 14: dec (1);

Join the ear pieces together using black and sl around with the front of your work being the white inside part of the ears. Stitch the ears into place about 6 rows up from the front legs, curving them a little.


Nose
With black, ch 4, sl to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop
Rnd 2: sc, inc, repeat (12)
Rnd 3: work even
Rnd 4: sc, dec, repeat (8), leave tail;

Attach the nose to the end of the nose. Weave in any remaining ends, and then use black thread and a sewing needle to stitch the button eyes onto the face.

The Fox can't talk because he has no mouth. ;)


"And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world..."




Friday, August 12, 2016

FREE Kuchi Kopi from Bob's Burgers Crochet Pattern

As promised. Here's Kuchi Kopi! When finished he's about 6" tall. My gauge was about 5sts/in and 4 rows/in. If you want to make him bigger or smaller I recommend using a different sized hook.

What You Need:

  • size F hook
  • yarn needle
  • stitch marker
  • worsted or aran yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in pistachio, white, black and turquoise)
  • some sorta stuffing
What You Need To Know How To Do (+ Abbreviations):
  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • st/sts: stitch/stitches
  • rnd/rnds: round/rounds
  • sewing to attach parts

NOW BEGIN!


Starting at the bottom of your Kuchi's body:
Ch 4, join to form loop;
Rnd 1: 8 sc in loop;
Rnd 2: inc in each sc around (16);
Rnd 3: work even;
Rnd 4: inc in each sc around (32);
Rnd 5: work even;
Rnd 6: *sc, inc, repeat from * around (48);
Rnd 7-15: work even;
Rnd 16: *4 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * around (40);
Rnd 17: work even;
Rnd 18: *3 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * around (32);
Rnd 19: work even;
Rnd 20: *2 sc, sc2tog, (24);
Rnd 21: 2 sc, inc (32);
Rnd 22: 3 sc, inc (40);
Rnd 23-25: work even;
Rnd 26: 2 sc, sc2tog (30);
Rnd 27: work even;
Rnd 28: sc, sc2tog (20);
Rnd 29: work even;
Rnd 30 onward: sc2tog until you can close the hole;

Hopefully you stuffed and shaped your Kuchi before you closed the hole...


Kuchi Kopi Arms:
Ch 7;
Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 sts, 3 sc in last st, then sc up the other side of the chain (14 sts, counting the first ch);
Rnd 2-6: work even;
Rnd 7: sc2tog, 5 sc, sc2tog, 5 sc (12);
Rnd 8: work even;
Leave a tail for sewing on - sew them on when you feel like. I also used a stitch or two to secure the arms to Kuchi's sides, so they weren't flopping about. I stuffed them with a tiny bit of stuffing to give the hands some dimension too, but this is your call.


Ears (make 2):
Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 ch;
Leave a tail for attaching and ball up the little ears a bit to make them sort of rosettes or whatever then sew them on.


Eyes (make 2):
Ch 4, sl to form loop, 8 sc in loop, sl to 1st sc;
Leave a tail for stitching onto the head;
To make the pupils I drew the black yarn through the eyeball where I wanted them and knotted it then hid the ends of the yarn behind the eye when I attached it to the head (I don't know how much sense that makes. I encourage you to wing this step).


Bowtie:
Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, work even for 6 more rows, 7 rows total - this is the bow part of the bowtie;
Break off yarn and weave in your ends;
Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across - this is the knot part of the bowtie and you want to wrap it around the center of the above part and secure it to make the bow;
Break off yarn;
Make tight chain to wrap around neck to your desired length;
Attach all your pieces;
Stitch mouth with black;
Done.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

FREE Louise Belcher Ears Hat Knitting Pattern From Bob's Burgers Oh My God

I just blasted through every episode of Bob's Burgers very quickly. I'm not going to tell you how many days it took because it's sort of embarrassing. Several people told me to watch this show. Repeatedly. Over the years.

"You'll really like it, Michelle!" they said.

"It's right up your alley, Michelle!" they said.

"You love fart jokes!" they said.

Everything said was true, but I'm a filthy hipster and I refused to watch it simply because so many people insisted that I would like it. I ran out of things to watch, so I put it on and prepared myself to like it. Because I knew I would. Everyone said I would. Everyone is always right. Now...oh, my God.

Laying flat, the finished hat is about 11" across at the widest point. The ears are 6" and the earflaps are approximately 5" long. My gauge = 3.5 sts/inch and 6 rows/inch.

Stuff You Need
  • size 7 circular needles
  • size 7 DNPs
  • worsted weight yarn in pink (I used Radhart Supa Sava in 'Perfect Pink' - I have no idea about yardage, but I used less than a partially used skein of average size)
  • a length of scrap yarn (for provisional cast on)
  • polyfil or preferred stuffing
  • yarn needle
  • stitch marker
Stuff You Need To Know How To Do

Abbreviations
  • CO: cast on
  • k: knit
  • k2tog: knit 2 together AKA decrease (dec)
  • inc: increase, using your preferred method
  • pu: pick up
MAIN PART OF THE HAT

Provisional CO 90 with size 7 circulars;
Stockinette for 22 rnds;
Rnd 23: k8, k2tog, repeat around;
Rnd 24: work even;
Rnd 25: k7, k2tog, repeat around;
Rnd 26: work even;
Rnd 27: k6, k2tog, repeat around;
Rnd 28: work even;
continue this decreasing pattern, switching to DPNs when things get tight, and then closing the hole in the top accordingly...JUST LIKE A BASIC HAT!


Pick up your provisional stitches with your circulars;
Stockinette for 7 rnds;
Use a stretchy cast off and cast off 12 sts, then begin first earflap;

Earflap: k12 (this will result in 13 sts on your needle);
Stockinette for 14 rows;
K2tog at either end of row s15, 19, 23, 25, 27;
Cast off on the 28th row;

Stretchy cast off the next 43 sts, begin second earflap ;
Complete second earflap the same as first earflap;
CO remaining sts;


Lining and inside of earflaps:
CO 90 on circulars;
8 rnds of stockinette then begin cast off and earflaps in same way as above;
Seam this part inside of the outer part of the hat using preferred seaming method to stop all of your stockinette from rolling;
add little blobby bits to the bottoms of the earflaps for supreme accuracy


Ears (make 2)
CO 8
Stockinette for 6 rows;
Inc at either end of row 7;
Stockinette for 3 more rows;
Inc at either end of 11;
Stockinette for 15 rows (if you want longer/taller ears then do more rows of stock in this section);
Dec at either end of row 16
Dec at ends every 3rd row until 4 sts left, when 4 left, dec next two rows

Repeat and seam together, stuff with preferred stuffing until desired firmness and then sew it to the top of your hat accordingly!

Wear your hat.

And next week...CROCHET KUCHI KOPI PATTERN. Get excited. Pee in your pants. Or your rain boots. Or the bathtub.

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