Thursday, 27 April 2017

Alpaca

This Alpaca is mostly one piece. The ears are separate.



You will need:
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 40g or 120m)
  • Black embroidery thread or 3mm safety eyes.
  • Soft toy filling
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
  • WS – Wrong side
  • RS – Right side   
  • PC - Popcorn stitch        
Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Stuff as you work, little and often. 

Rounds 1-4 of body 

Legs x4
1. MC (6)
2. *1sc, inc* (9)
3-5. 9sc (9) (for 3 rounds)
6. *2sc, inc* (12)
7-12. 12sc (12) (for 6 rounds)
13. 1sc into the first 11 stitches, 1sc and 1slst into the last sc 
     FO leaving hole open. 

Body
1. ch 9, turn 
2. 1sc in the 3rd chain from the hook, 1sc into the next 5 chains, 3sc into the last chain, 1sc into the back of each 6 chains, 3sc into the space between the skipped chains 1 and 2. (18) - put stitch marker in the last stitch and work in rounds. 
3. 6sc, inc x3, 6sc, inc x3 (24)
4. 6sc, *1sc, inc* x3, 6sc, *1sc, inc* x3 (30)
st 21 of round 5
st 10 of round 5 
5. 9sc, join 1st leg, inc, join 2nd leg, 10sc, join 3rd leg, inc, join 4th leg, 1sc (72) - Join leg1sc through the WS of body and RS of leg, 1sc into the RS of the next 10 stitches around the leg (skipping the slst). 1sc through the WS of leg and RS of the next available stitch in the round of the body. Use the yarn tails left over from the legs to close any gaps if needed and tie off for extra security
6-7. 72sc (72) (for 2 rounds)
8. *10sc, dec* (66)
9. 66sc (66)
10. *9sc, dec* (60)
11. 60sc (60)
Round 15a, st 14
12. *8sc, dec* (54)
13-14. 54sc (54) (for 2 rounds)


In rounds 16a and 15b, choose either the orange method for both rounds of the yellow method for the both rounds. Complete all non highlighted stitches. Both give the same finish.

15a. 3sc, ch 10, skip the next 32st, 1sc into the next 19 stitches
16a. 3sc, 14sc around the chain (not through the loops of the chain) OR sc, inc, sc, inc, sc x2, inc, sc, inc, sc, 19sc (36)
17a. 4sc, dec x6, 20sc (30)
18a. 4sc, dec x3, 11sc, *inc, sc* x3, 3sc (30)
19a. 30sc (30)
20a. *3sc, dec* (24)
21a. *2sc, dec* (18)
22a. *4sc, dec* (15) - do not finish off, but cut yarn loose as you will need to rejoin it later, as you would a colour change, to finish this part (unless you have two yarn balls of the same colour)


Round 15b, st 33
15b. join yarn on st 4 of round 15 (The first unworked stitch of the body when the neck is facing to your right). 32sc, 10sc spread evenly where the chain was in round 16a, OR 1sc through each of the 10 back loops of the chain  (42)
16b. *5sc, dec* (36)
17b. *4sc, dec* (30)
18b. *3sc, dec* (24)
19b. *2sc, dec* (18)
20b. *1sc, dec* (12)
21b. *dec* (6)
FO and close hole


23a. rejoin yarn, 15sc (15)
24a-31a. 15sc (15) (for 8 rounds)
32a. inc x2 in FLO, 12sc, inc in FLO (18)
33a. inc x3 in FLO, 15sc (21)
34a. inc x7 in FLO, 14sc (28)
35a-38a. 28sc (28) (for 4 rounds)
39a. 5sc, dec x4, 15sc (24)
40a. 3sc, dec x4, 13sc (20)
41a. 1sc, dec x4, 11sc (16)
42a. dec x4, 8sc (12)
43a. dec x6 (6)
FO and close hole. 

Ears x2
1. MC (6)
2-5. sc (6) (for 4 rounds)
FO and close hole leaving it in a peak as this will be the tip of the ear


Cut some strands of yarn and attach them on the head in the space between the ears. Use a crochet hook to help pull them through between two stitches. 
The alpaca on the left has less strands and shorter strands than the one on the right. You can add as many as you want. Then fray the yarn by running your yarn needle through each strand. 


Tail
(once body is fully made) Attach and secure yarn to desired place. Do a PC stitch on the surface (made up of 5dc) and then secure the yarn tail into place. 

Any questions of corrections please comment :)

Sunday, 23 April 2017

One Piece Mouse

This Mouse is totally one piece and requires no sewing



If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 20g or 60m)
  • Soft toy filling

Stitches and abbreviations used:

(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • PC - Pop corn stitch (using 5dc)
  • HDC - Half double crochet 
  • TC - Treble crochet 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....

  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch

  1. MC (4)
  2. inc x2, 2sc (6)
  3. 1sc, inc x2, 3sc (8)
  4. 2sc, inc x2, 4sc (10)
  5. 3sc, inc x2, 5sc (12)
  6. 4sc, inc x2, 6sc (14)
  7. 5sc, inc x2, 7sc (16)
  8. 6sc, inc x2, 8sc (18)
  9. 7sc, inc x2, 9sc (20)
  10. *4sc, inc* (24)
  11. 24sc (24)
  12. 7sc, [flo - sc, 2hdc, 1dc], [flo - 1dc, 2tc, 1dc], [flo - 1dc, 2hdc, 1sc], 5sc, [flo - sc, 2hdc, 1dc], [flo - 1dc, 2tc, 1dc], [flo - 1dc, 2hdc, 1sc], 6sc 
  13. 7sc, 1sc into the 3 blo left over the previous round, 5sc, 1sc into the 3 blo left over the previous round, 6sc (24)
  14. 24sc (24)
  15. *4sc, dec* (20)
  16. *4sc, inc* (24)
  17. *5sc, inc* (28)
  18. 28sc (28)
  19. in pink FLO - PC, change to grey, 3sc, in pink FLO - PC, change to grey, 23sc (28)
  20. 28sc (28)
  21. *6sc, inc* (32)
  22. 32sc (32)
  23. 32sc (32)
  24. 32sc (32)
  25. 32sc (32)
  26. *7sc, inc* (36)
  27. 36sc (36)
  28. 36sc (36)
  29. 36sc (36)
  30. 3sc, in pink FLO - PC, change to grey, 5sc, in pink FLO - PC, change to grey, 26sc (36)
  31. 36sc (36)
  32. 36sc (36)
  33. *4sc, dec* (30)
  34. 12sc, *1sc, dec* x6 (24)
  35. 12sc, dec x6 (18)
  36. dec x2, 6sc, dec x4 (12)
  37. *dec* (6)
  38. + continue with 6sc in each round until tail reaches the desired length. FO

Saturday, 15 April 2017

No Sew / One Piece Pig

This Pig is completely no sew. The only place where you need a needle is to finish off and close the piece, but no pieces are sewn on.


Crochet





If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 30g or 85m)
  • Soft toy filling

Stitches and abbreviations used:

(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....

  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch

Legs x4:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. BLO - 12sc (12)
  4. *1sc, dec* (8)
  5. 8sc (8)
  6. 8sc (8)
  7. 8sc (8)
  8. 8sc (8)
  9. FO - You do not need a long yarn tail here
Ears x2:
  1. MC (4)
  2. *inc, sc* (6)
  3. *inc, 2sc* (8)
  4. *inc, 3sc* (10)
  5. *dec, 3sc* (8)
  6. fold flat and 4sc through both sides to close the ears. FO
Body:
  1. MC (6)
  2. inc x2, sc, inc x2, sc (10)
  3. sc, inc x2, 3sc, inc x2, 2sc (14)
  4. BLO - 14sc (14)
  5. 14sc (14)
  6. 14sc (14)
  7. FLO - inc x3, 10sc, inc (18)
  8. inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, 7sc, inc, sc, inc, sc (24)
  9. inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, 13sc, inc, sc, inc, sc (30)
  10. 30sc (30)
  11. 30sc (30)
  12. 30sc (30)
  13. 29sc, attach ear with 1sc through round 6 of the ear and the last st of this round (30)
  14. 3sc to finish attaching the 1st ear, 5sc, 4sc to attach the second ear, 18sc (30)
    Round 13 & 14 (attaching the ear)
  15. 30sc (30)
  16. *3sc, dec* (24)
  17. *dec, sc* x5, 6sc, dec, sc (18)
  18. *1sc, dec* (12)
  19. 6sc, inc x6 (18)
  20. 6sc, *1sc, inc* x6 (24)
  21. *3sc, inc* (30)
  22. 13sc, *1sc, inc* x6, 5sc (36)
  23. 36sc (36)
  24. 36sc (36)
  25. 18sc, 4sc through the inside of the 1st leg and body, 2sc onto body, 4sc through inside of 2nd leg and body, 8sc (36)  - See Elephant pattern for pictures of this 
  26. 18sc, 4sc through outside of the 1st leg, 2sc onto body, 4sc through outside of 2nd leg, 8sc (36)
  27. 36sc (36)
  28. 36sc (36)
  29. 36sc (36)
  30. 36sc (36)
  31. 36sc (36)
  32. 36sc (36)
  33. 36sc (36)
  34. 36sc (36)
  35. 21sc, 4sc through the inside of the 3rd leg and body, 2sc onto body, 4sc through inside of 4th leg and body, 5sc (36)
  36. 21sc, 4sc through outside of the 3rd leg, 2sc onto body, 4sc through outside of 4th leg, 5sc (36)
  37. 36sc (36)
  38. 36sc (36)
  39. *4sc, dec* (30)
  40. *3sc, dec* (24)
  41. *2sc, dec* (18)
  42. *1sc, dec* (12)
  43. *dec* (6)
  44. FO and close hole leaving a long yarn tail 
Tail:
Move the yarn tail left over from the body into the required position. 
ch 19, turn, skip the 1st chain, *1sc, dec* repeated until the end is reached, then hide yarn tail into body.