Finished Objects: Little Yellow Ducks and more

Well, last was super productive, with no less than seven finished objects!

The first thing I made was a pink and orange peacock for my sister. I still don’t have safety eyes, but we can pick them up on Thursday! 😀 so this peacock has it’s eyes closed.

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Then I made Pusheen the Cat for a CAL and a class on ravelry. My sister immediately claimed it for herself.

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Then I joined the Little Yellow Duck Project, in which we place little ducks in random places for people to pick up. The project also has the added goal of supporting blood and organ transplants. You can find out more at http://thelittleyellowduckproject.org/

But anyway, this week I managed to make four ducks and place them. First I made Oswald:

 

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Then came Mildred and Florence,

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And then we have Bobson. He actually ended up on the map which shows all the reported ducks.

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After making all those ducks (more to come!) I decided to make an Anna doll to go with my Elsa. I found a pattern that, when crocheted with a 4:00mm hook using DK yarn, ended up almost exactly the right size, though I had to add a few rows to the legs, cape and skirt to get her the right size.

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So, that’s it for last week. Bye! 😀

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Finished Objects: Hot Dog and Cookie

This week was considerably more productive than the last, with two completed projects and two unfinished ones.

First up we have a hot dog and fries I made for my little sisters restaurant. So far she only has fast food, but I’m hoping to make her some cupcakes soon. 

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Then we have Cookie the Hamster, who I made for a test I did for Picklesthehamster from http://picklesthehamstercrafts.wordpress.com/ a very sweet little hamster, nice and easy to make, and only took a couple of hours! 😀 My one is sleeping due to my lack of safety eyes, speaking of which, I finally ordered some safety eyes! Yay!

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Finished Objects: Fox Baby

Hello, this week I’m afraid I’ve only got one finished object to show you: It’s a baby fox! There was going to be a Mummy fox, but the baby took so long I decided not to. The pattern I was going to use turned out to not exist, so I had to make up the pattern as I went along working purely off a photo. Any way, here he is, and hopefully next week will be more productive. 🙂

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Finished Objects: Vaporeon to Pizza

Sorry didn’t post on Wednesday, I wrote out a long post and then when I clicked Preview, The whole thing was deleted! 😦

But anyway, here are this weeks finished objects:

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First we have a baby Vaporeon. I’m having a problem at the moment because I have NO Safety eyes, so pretty much everything has to be sleeping or a Pokémon now.

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Here’s another dragon, this one is Gymn, the first dragon to hatch in the Dragon Keeper Chronicles (I told you to read them!) He is a minor healing dragon so he’s green. My brother’s favourite minor dragon is Gymn, so he got this one. He’s used up my last pair of safety eyes (The dragon, not my brother XD)

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Now we have a Sailor Whale I made for a CAL on Ravelry. See his closed eyes? That’s because of the lack of safety eyes, but I think he looks severely cute anyway.

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Due to my aforesaid lack of Safety eyes, I decided to start making an amigurumi restaurant for my sister. She’s already going bananas for it. So far I’ve made two sets of plates, cups and saucers, and three slices of pizza.

 

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Finished Objects: Ice to Lightning (with added music)

Well, after finally finishing all the stuff I needed to make for the swap, I actually have some finished objects to show you!

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First we have Elsa, who you have already seen in the photos that came with the pattern. If you have seen Frozen, you already know she has ice powers.

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Then we have some more icy characters, a mother seal and her tiny baby. The mother seal is about 6cm long while her baby measures 5cm long. The baby is blue because it was the lightest weight yarn I had and I wanted him to be absolutely itsy bitsy.

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Then we come to the Lightning side of things. In the various imaginary worlds I’ve created, golden dragons are nearly always lightning breathers rather than fire breathers. This dragon, who I made for the Dragon Collection challenge I’m doing on Ravelry, has the job of guarding my page when I’m not reading. This particular book happens to be about dragons, by the way.

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Then we have the Pikachu I just finished for my sisters friend. Yes, I said I was going to make a Pichu, but this pattern was so much cuter!!! And she did say Pikachu or Pichu, so that’s okay.

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Now I’m going to cheat a bit. This next creature was actually the first thing I made this week-and-a-bit, but I put it last so I could stick to a theme. This is a purple dragon called Metta from the book series ‘the Dragon Keeper Chronicles’. (They’re very good, you must read them sometime. Especially if you like dragons like me) She is a Minor Singing Dragon, so she’s always singing, humming and can even help people to remember the words to songs. Okay, so the plushie obviously can’t do that, but the character does.

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 But anyway, that’s it for this weeks finished objects!

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The Snow Queen Pattern

The Snow Queen

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This is an original pattern. Do not sell this pattern or objects made using it or use them for commercial purposes. Doll stands nearly 12 ” tall when complete.

You will need:

~ DK thickness yarn in bright blue, pale blue, flesh and yellowish-white.

~ 4.00mm crochet hook

~ 8mm safety eyes

~ Small amount of red yarn

~ yarn needle

~ clear glitter nail varnish (optional) alternatively, you could use sparkly blue yarn.

~Stuffing

Sc = single crochet

sc2tog = single crochet decrease

BLO = Back Loops Only

sl st = slip stich

Head, Bodice and Skirt

Rnd 1: Using flesh, make 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Rnd 3: [1sc in next st, 2sc in next st] rep around (18)

Rnd 4: [1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around (24)

Rnd 5: [1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around (30)

Rnd 6: [1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around (36)

Rnds 7-12: 1sc in each st around. (36)

Rnd 13: [1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog] rep around (30)

Rnd 14: [1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] rep around (24)

Rnd 15: [1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] rep around (18)

Rnd 16: [1sc in next st, sc2tog] rep around (12)

insert safety eyes between rounds 8 and 9, about 5 stitches apart.

Rnd 17: sc in each st around (12)

Stuff head

Rnd 18: [1sc in next st, 2sc in next st] rep around (18)

Rnd 19: [1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around (24)

Rnd 20: [1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around (30)

Change to Pale Blue

Rnd 21: [1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around (36)

Change to Bright Blue

Rnds 22 – 24: 1sc in each st around (36)

Rnd 25: [1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog] rep around (30)

Rnds 26 – 27: 1sc in each st around (30)

Rnd 28: [1sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog] rep around (27)

Rnd 29: 1sc in each st around (27)

Rnd 30: [1sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog] rep around (24)

Rnds 31 – 32: 1sc in each st around (24)

Rnd 33: [1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around(30)

Rnd 34: 1sc in each st around (30)

Rnd 35: [1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around(36)

Rnd 36: 1sc in each st around (36)

Rnd 37: [1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around (42)

Rnds 38 – 40: 1sc in each st around (42)

Rnd 41: [1sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog] rep around (39)

Rnd 42: [1sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog] rep around (36)

Rnds 43 – 48: 1sc in each st around (36)

1sc in each st till your stitch is approximately aligned with Elsa’s right eye. Ch1, turn.

Now we will work in rows to create the skirt slit.

Row 1: sc2tog, 1sc in next 34 sts, ch1 turn (35)

Row 2: 1sc in each st, ch1 turn (35)

Row 3: sc2tog, 1sc in next 33 sts, ch1 turn (34)

Rows 4 – 18: 1sc in each st, ch1 turn (34)

Row 19: 1 sc in each st, F/O, weave in end.

Stuff body till waist.

Legs (make 2)

Rnd 1: using blue, make 6sc in a magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: [1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st] rep around (8)

Rnd 3: 2sc in each st (16)

Rnd 4: BLO for this round, 1sc in each st (16)

Change to Flesh

Rnd 5: [1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] 6 times, 1sc in last 2 sts (10)

Rnd 6: [1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] 2times, 1sc in last 3sts (8)

Stuff foot. Lightly stuff leg as you go along.

Rnds 7 – 27: 1sc in each st around (8)

On the first leg, sl st in next st, F/O leaving a tail.

On the second leg, sl st in the second st to the right of the sl st on the first leg. 1Sc in next 7sts. Sl st in the st next to the last st of the second leg, sc in next 6sts (16)

Change to Bright Blue.

Rnd 1: [1sc in next st, 2sc in next st] rep around (24)

Rnds 2 – 3: 1sc in each st around (24)

F/O leaving a tail for sewing. Use the tail from the first leg to sew up the hole between the legs. Stuff.

Flip the skirt up over the head and sew on the legs at the waist.

Use clear glitter nail varnish to fill in her bodice and make it sparkly (optional)

WARNING: If you use this method please keep the doll well away from naked flame.

Arms (make 2)

Rnd 1: using Flesh, make 6sc on a magic ring (6)

Rnds 2 – 3: 1sc in each st around (6)

Change to Pale Blue

Rnds 4 – 16: 1sc in each st around, stuffing lightly as you go. (6)

Change back to Flesh

Rnd 17: 1sc in each st around (6)

F/O, sew to body so that the last row of Pale Blue aligns with the row of Pale Blue at the top of the bodice.

Use a little Red yarn to embroider a mouth.

To Make the Hair:

Cut several 50cm strands of yellowish-white yarn and attach one strand at a time aloing rounds 7 – 11 of the head. You will only need to attach in every other stitch of each round. Braid into a single plait, tie the end with a double strand of yellowish-white yarn and flick the end over one shoulder. You may need to sew it in place.

To make the top hair, cut several 25cm strands of yellowish-white yarn and attach a row or two along the top of the ‘forehead’. Trim sew it just overlaps the highest row of hair you attached for the plait. Sew down lightly and tuck any obvious ends into the plait hair.

Finally, to make the fringe, Attach two or three 25cm strands at a time to the center of the forehead, swirl back over head and trim accordingly. Lightly sew each bunch of hair in place as you attach it.

You may wish to use any remaining nail polish to add sparkly ‘snow flakes’ to her hair.

And you’re done! I hope you love your new doll. If you have any questions or spot any problems in the pattern, you can contact me here or on Ravelry. (http://www.ravelry.com/people/purpleDragon57)

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Ami Gallery: Pokemon

This week I’d like to share with you all the amigurumi Pokémon I’ve made so far. All of them except Wooper were made using Linda Potts’ fantastic Pokémon patterns.

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The first Pokémon I crocheted was this Flareon adapted from Linda’s Umbreon pattern. The fluffy neck piece isn’t quite correct but he’s still recognisable. My younger brother owns him now and Flareon loves to practice fighting with the other cuddlies. (for some reason all of my brother’s cuddly toys know some form of fighting, usually martial arts.)

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Next I made a Chikorita which has long been my favourite starter Pokémon. I kept this one for myself.

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Then my Dad asked for a Snorlax plushie which I made for him in extra thick yarn, so he’s a great big huggable ami who loves staying in bed.

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My most recent Pokémon was Wooper, who I made using a highly altered panda pattern for Pokémon Class in NASHINA on Ravelry. I couldn’t work out how to make the stripes on his tummy look good so I just left them out. I gave him as a present to my older brother on his 18th birthday.

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Future Pokémon will include a Pichu for my sister’s friend and a Raichu and a Piplup for myself.

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Ami Gallery: Bunnies

Sorry this is a little late, I’ve been very busy at an Easter camp making sets for the Wind in the Willows by Busy Buttons. Anyway, here is a selection of bunnies I’ve made in the past.

First we have a pink heatfelt bunny which I made for my Grandma as part of the Ravellinic Games 2014. There is of course a possibility of it’s having won a medal, but as I said, I think it’s more likely that the Little Red Riding mouse set was the winner.

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Then we have a lavender ballerina bunny I made for my youngest sister. Her hobbies are ballet dancing (obviously), and eating carrots.

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Then we have a cream and brown funny bunny for my other sister, he’s living very happily on a shelf with an amigurumi teddy bear named Betty.

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Then Finally, we have the Spring bunny I made last week. It now belongs to one of the neighbour’s baby Suzanna. (Yes, my neighbours have a tendency to have babies, there is pretty much never a time when there isn’t a baby nearby.)

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I have made other bunnies, including a grey one I made for a friend, but they weren’t available for photos.

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Finished Objects: From Oz to Canada

Well, time for some more finished objects! First I made a cowardly lion to assist Dorothy on her way to Oz. Interestingly, the cowardly lion is the only one of Dorothy’s companions who’s gift didn’t stay (or so he thinks) and he refers to himself as cowardly for the whole series except a few chapters at the end of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This particular lion was immediately claimed by my youngest sister.

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Next came a little brown monkey for my younger brother. He likes swinging in the trees and eating donuts.

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Then I made a little white spring bunny, who is yet to receive a home, although she might end up with one of the neighbours’ baby girl.

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This cuddly little sun took less than a day to complete and was also claimed by my little sister. He always makes me think of custard for some reason.

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Finally came Anne of Green Gables, based on an Alice in Wonderland doll by the BookpeopleStudio. I plan on making a lot of dolls using this pattern, I think it will do very well as a Laura and Mary Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, or another Dorothy doll.

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Anyway, that’s it for this week. Unfortunately, I’m making things for a secret swap now so I might not be able to post my F/Os for a while now. I will show you everything after it’s sent off though.

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Ami Gallery: Rodents

This week I am going to show you the various rodents I have made in the past.

First up we have Biscuits the hamster, who lives on a shelf in my room with some of the dogs you saw last week. This was the first amigurumi I ever made, and I didn’t have any safety eyes or even black yarn so he has blue embroidered eyes that look a bit odd.

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Now we have some baby guinea-pigs I made in February. First we have Millicent and Toast, (Millicent on the right, Toast on the left) the first two I made. Toast is smaller than Millicent, but I made him first.

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Then we have an unnamed guinea-pig I made for my friend. I made her a hamster too but I forgot to photograph it before I gave it away.

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Lastly, we have some mice I made for this years Ravellinic games using a pattern by Sharon Ojala. These two, Little Red Riding Mouse and Her Granny, along with a Big Bad Wolf (not shown here) won a medal! At least, one of my entrants won and this was by far the most impressive so I think it’s safe to assume it was these who won. Anyway, these now belong to my youngest sister. Red Riding Mouse did have a basket with a crocheted pie, but it isn’t here for some reason.

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Later I made this wood-cutter mouse to go with the set, but unfortunately he wasn’t finished in time to get into the Ravellinics. My sister claimed him too.

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Well, that’s it for this weeks ami gallery. Watch out next time for some bunnies (probably)!

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