Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cheer up! :)







WOW! winter has been long here. I been thinking of designing another hat..but then I decided I needed something to cheer me up with all this cold and raining weather :/ Between baking and designing, these little guys made me smile.I am in the proscess of making a hat, but until its complete and ready to go I will share this. Here is a amigurumi to make you smile and keep your hands busy. I would say this is one of my favorite I made so far. I made as a suprise for someone special. I made a rabbit and a bear. The rabbit my sister and Bear I will name Burak the bear ;) You can make these little guys as personal as you like. Make them of someone you like or you! have fun with it. Change the color of the suit or hair and the details you use.




♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Snow Suit Animal Amigurumi ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

You will need:

Size E# crochet hook

Fingering weight yarn; in bright colors I used Blue and yellow for the suite and cream for the body and black for the hair and light brown.
5 or 6 mm black beads for eyes you will need 2 per ami :D

Fiber-fill (great idea use old pillows and open them up and use the stuffing)

Sewing needle (sew body parts and eyes and details on)

Bow (i used blue, yellow and mint)

Safety pin (I used as stitch marker)

Head

R1) Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st, = 6 sc
R2) Work 2 sc in every st around = 12 sc
R3) Sc in the next sc, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 18 sc
R4) Sc in the next 2 sts, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 24 sc
R5-10) Wprk even in sc = 24 sc
R11) sc in the next 2 sc, dec 1 sc rep around = 18 sc

I find it easier to stuff the head half way and sew on eyes. Now finishing head.

R12) Sc, dec 1 sc repeat around = 12 sc finish stuffing head.
R13) Skip 1 sc, sc in the next sc, repeat around = 6 sc
FO (Fasten off) weave in tail (you will not need to leave a tail for sewing cause the head with pop in the hat.

sew hair on the head, making llong stitches, tipL: dont new hair all around just enough to see. Cause the hat will cover most of head. Have fun picking the hair color ;)

Body

R1) Ch 2, work 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st = 6sc
R2) Work 2 sc in every st around = 12 sc
R3) Sc in the next st, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 18 sc
R4) Wroking in the back loops only, sc around. = 18 sc
R5-15) Sc around = 18 sc

Stuff the body, you can sew buttons to body (optional)

Arm (make 2)

R1) With color of body; Ch 2, work 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook. = 6 sc
R2) Sc around = 6 sc
R3-5) With color of suit , join the color, sc every st around = 6 sc

sew to body.

Cap

R1) Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st, = 6 sc
R2) Work 2 sc in every st around = 12 sc
R3) Sc in the next sc, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 18 sc
R4) Sc in the next 2 sts, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 24 sc
R5-13) Work sc, then FO, sew to body
You can sew bow on at this time.

Rabbit ear (make 2)

Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook = 6sc
R1-7) Sc around = 6sc

note; sc as many rounds as you like to make ears as long as you like

Bear ear (make 2)

Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook = 6sc
R1-4) Sc around = 6sc
you can make ears as long or short, depeading on how your tension is.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Can I have a Bow?


I was inspired by Nancy Ajam’s ( in case you don’t know her she is a beautiful famous Arabic singer or is it Lebanese?)receptions dress she wore to her wedding. I had to close my mouth before I wet my key bored! Hehe the dress was beautiful. Designed by Channel, it was long, strapless and had a big bold black bow in the bodice. I was inspired to make a hat from this dress. This hat is crochet and simple and quick to make. I made this hat in one day.Now this size I give is to fit size 22 1/2- to 23" inch head so if your head is smaller then do less increases. Like most of my patterns. I try to make simple but chic, or simple and cute ^_^ You can easily make this hat in a simple knit and knit bow. Getting the same look. Feel free to make the hat in different color combos. Examples: Pink hat white bow. Red and white bow, black and white bow blue and white bow. The possibilities are endless! The base of the hat is simple on its own and I like the base alone as well. I hope you ladies and gents like the patterns. I would love feed back. Feel free to drop me a note or comment :D





here is the pattern:
With G# hook and worsted weight yarn (I used white)and worsted weight yarn for the bow ( I used black)
Size: teen/adult size 22 1/2" to 23" head
R1: Ch 6, Sl st to join the ring.
R2: Ch 2, 11 dc into the ring (12 sts). Sl St to join.
R3: Ch 2, dc in the same space you joined the sl st, 2 dc in each st around the circle (24 sts). Sl st to join.
R4: Ch 2, * 2 dc in the next st, (inc by working 2 sts in one st) 1 dc, rep from * around, ending with 2 dc in the last st (36 sts). Sl st.
R5: Ch 2, 4 dc in the next st, *5 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (42 sts) Sl st.
R6: Ch 2, 5 dc, 2 dc in the next st, * 6 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (48 sts) Sl st

R7: Ch 2, 6 dc, 2 dc in the next st, * 7 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (54 sts) Sl st.
R8: Ch 2, 7 dc, 2 dc in the next st, * 8 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from* around (60 sts) Sl st.R9: Ch 2, 8 dc, 2 dc in the next st, *9 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (66 sts) Sl st.
R10: Ch 2, 9 dc, 2 dc in the next st, *10 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (72 sts) Sl St.R11: Ch 2, 10 dc, 2 dc in the next st, * 11 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (78 sts) Sl st.
R12: Ch 2, dc around (this row is worked with no increases) Sl st.
R13- 17: rep round 12

R18: Ch 1, sc around, FO, weave in end.
Note: you can make hat as long and short as you like around rounds 13-17. Some might like more a skull cap and others enough to cover there ears. Now for the bow.
BOW

With I# hook and black yarn

Ch 33, dc in 4th ch from hook, and dc in every ch across (29 sts)
R2-6: Ch 2, turn, work dc in every st across FO, weave in edge. Sew onto hat.
 
Enjoy your new hat!! Feel free to make it for gifts or for you.























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