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Peppa Pig – My Own Version

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I searched for quite a while for a crochet pattern of peppa pig, but could only really find a knitting pattern. Since my knitting skills are not quite as good (or as quick) as my crochet skills, and I did not have the time to try and convert the knitting pattern to crochet….. I decided to make it on my own 🙂

And here she is! I am really pleased with how it turned out. Think I will have to make her brother George too!

My little nephew absolutely adores watching Peppa…. ‘more peppa’ he keeps saying 🙂 So this is for him. I hope he likes it as much as I do!

When searching online for crochet patterns, I get a little miffed when I see lots of toys for kids which are absolutely amazing and ones that I know my nephew and PR’s nephews would love, yet they are knitting ones only. Must try and convert them to crochet I think. Fireman Sam and Postman Pat are the top two next to try and crochet. Wish me luck 🙂

Miss C xx

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Kokeshi Doll Pattern Now On Blog!

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Little Kokeshi Amingurumi

FREE KOKESHI AMIGURUMI PATTERN! 🙂

Phew! That pattern took a while to write up.

Head over to my Patterns section and drop down to Crochet Patterns – here you will find the full pattern for this cute little Japanese Doll. Please let me know how you get on with the pattern, and make sure you send me a link to your finished cuties!

Alternatively click on the link, Kokeshi Doll, to jump straight to the pattern now.

Happy Hooking fellow bloggers!

Back soon,

Miss C xx

My Little Kokeshi Doll

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Here is the Kokeshi Amigurumi Doll I have been crocheting the last few days. Isn’t she adorable?! I just love Japanese/Oriental stuff – one day I shall travel to that part of the world! 🙂

The pattern is very simple to follow – the doll part is just double crochet with increasing/decreasing and the flower is a sequence of dc, htr, tr, dtr and picot stitch (UK terms). The doll’s hair should be jet black but unfortunately I have ran out of my black yarn and so had to do it in charcoal but I don’t think it has really mattered.

I would like to try and get some fine crochet cotton so I can make these dolls smaller and in different colours – maybe make them into keyrings or just little kokeshi charms :).

This is a side view so you can see the little flower in her hair, although I do think it has turned out a little bigger than it needs to be really. This flower uses the adjustable ring method, then crochet 5 dc’s into the ring. In each stitch around you have to do the following stitches: dc, htr, tr, dtr, picot, dtr, tr, htr, dc. It gets quite tight and difficult to do the further you get round (you end up having to push the petal you have just done down in order to get to the next stitch to work). In total, you should end up with 5 petals. In the middle of the flower I have just done three french knots in the fuchsia colour.

I think the most difficult part of this amigurumi doll is stitching the kimono sleeves to the body – I always seem to have trouble making them look identical to each other when stitched on. Think they have turned out OK though.

If fellow bloggers would be interested – I can post the pattern when I get the chance.

On another note – one of our cats has been poorly. Lillie has swollen lymph glands and has been feeling quite sorry for herself, bless her! Lots of treats and tuna for her to keep her strength up. Just look at her here:

Definitely feeling sorry for herself here!

Anyway, I will be back soon

Miss C xx

New Pattern Section

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I have now managed to create the patterns section on my menu. At the moment only the crochet section has a couple patterns to start off with – they include the new Battenberg Cake pattern and the Mouse Cat Toy one from previously.Hope you like them and let me know how you get on!

Please use the drop down menu titled ‘Patterns’ or alternatively click on the links below:

Battenberg Cake Pattern

Mouse – Cat Toy Pattern

Miss C  xx

Naughty But Nice!

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Mmmm Cakes and cookies!

These are what I have been making the last week or so. First up was the cupcake…..

 

The original pattern did not have a cherry on the top but instead had sewn on buttons and sequins. I was going to do that but then decided (seeing as I love cherries) to make my own little cherry! To make it is very similar to how you would crochet a little button. Will post a couple patterns for some buttons soon as they come in so handy!

Mmmm if only this cupcake was real!

 

Next up was the Chocolate Gateau slice……..

 

 

The original colours of this pattern was completely different but I decided to do chocolate cake with cherry filling and obviously a little cherry on top again! Could make so many different variations – oohh what would you make?

 

Next up was the cookies and doughnut…..

 

 

 

 

Here we have a heart shaped cookie with frosting, a frosted ring doughnut with chocolate icing (did not have the proper colour for a doughnut so it had to be a frosted one! 🙂 ), and my other half’s favourite….an Oreo cookie! I love these little ones…the oreo is so easy to make – it’s literally just three circles sewn on top of each other, think it took about 20 minutes to make and it looks so real!

The final cake I made was this one………

 

 

Battenberg! I absolutely love battenberg so it seemed right to make one, but this one is MY OWN pattern! Yay! My first ever pattern. What do you think? I know the lighter colour needed to be a yellow but the only yellow I have is way too bright so its actually a cream colour.

I will upload the pattern to my battenberg cake for you all – just need to remember how I made it now! Was a case of making it up as I went along. Check back soon for the pattern!

This next delight is not a cake but a lot more healthier and also cute to look at…..

 

 

A little amigurumi strawberry (without the stitched face though!)

So which delight is your favourite??

 

 

 

 

Quick update on my hippy cushion – I have now completed both sides and will start stitching each side together (double crocheting all the way around). Will only double crochet around half way today as I am still waiting on my cushion pad to be delivered – hopefully today – fingers crossed! Cant wait to have it finished and on display! 🙂 Check back soon…

Miss C xx

Monkeying Around

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This is what I have made today – my little sock monkey 🙂 I think he should be called Maurice – other half thinks Trevor. What do you think he should be called – or her for that matter!

By making this, I managed to perfect the use of the magic ring to start. I have never used the magic ring technique before, but its actually not as hard as I first thought. There are lots of You Tube videos, and written tutorials on how to do it – see Crochet Me for written/pictorial step by step or see the video post below! Hope these help 🙂

 

 

 

Magic Ring Tutorial from Crochet Geek.

 

When making this monkey, it was vital to use a stitch marker (if you do not have a stitch marker a different coloured bit of wool will work just as well). I’ve not used a stitch marker before when making something and it turned into a disaster! So my one bit of advice to you is always use a stitch marker when advised!

Think I might make another page on my blog for some of my favourite crochet patterns – will obviously test them first as I know all too well about working on a pattern for ages and then you realise the pattern is totally not up to scratch. Check back in a few days and hopefully I will have managed to post a couple of little patterns for you to hook up.

On another note, I have really wanted to produce another tutorial for a sewing project that is brilliant for the environment (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is what the project is all about) – just have not got round to it yet but I will, I promise 🙂 In fact, I haven’t got my sewing machine out for quite a while now – too busy with my crochet hook at the moment.

Well I’m off to try and do a few more rounds of my hippy crochet.

Ta Ta For Now

Miss C x

Hippy Cushion Progress

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This is how far I have got with the hippy cushion I am making. Still have a couple more rounds to do on this side – then its making another identical side after that. Realised the other day that I do not have a round cushion pad – shopping on eBay it is then! 🙂

I have enjoyed making this so far as it grows quite quickly and only really uses treble stitch as the main stitch. Means I can sit and crochet whilst watching TV without having to keep looking at the pattern. Think I might make another one, but this time in colours that go with brown – have a few ‘chocolate brown’ furnishings in the house. Perhaps oranges, creams and browns…Hmm must be good whilst on eBay! Hee hee.

Miss C xx

Crochet Bunting

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Finished off my crochet bunting yesterday. Just had lots of tails to weave in and also make the chain to attach each flag to. It’s currently hanging in our open fireplace in the lounge – brightens up quite a dark area I have to say 🙂

The pattern is again from Nicki Trench’s Cute and Easy Crochet. However, I have changed the colours as they were pale pastel colours like pink and lilac – it is called ‘Knickerbocker Glory Bunting’ after all! The original colours didn’t really go with my living room so decided to do them mainly in red with white and petrol blue.

They are rated at beginner level because they really are quite simple to make. All it uses is chains, slip stitch, double and treble crochet, and decreasing two double crochets together to get the triangle shape. Only took about two evenings work in total. I can see me making these in the original colours for my sister in law who would love these – especially in pink!

So what do you think of my not-so knickerbocker glory bunting??!! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From my previous post called ‘What To Do Next’, I have been debating what to start – in all honestly I know I will end up doing them all as I love everything about each project. But…….I have chosen. Last night I started making the cushion – partly because that was the project PR said he liked the most (he never gets THAT interested in what I make! 🙂 ), but also because I loved the different colours in the circle effect (oh and because you can never have too many cushions)! Managed to do 6 rounds last night whilst watching a bit of TV and have no real plans today so I am hoping to get a lot more rounds done – maybe even finish one side of the cushion; hmmm fingers crossed.

Still have another Thomas the Tank Engine Cross Stitch to do for PR’s nephew, and I also have to finish my secret project in the next week – eek! Lots to do, so little time.

Now that I have realised how much I have to do, I had better dash

See you very soon

Miss C xx

 

Cute And Easy Fingerless Gloves

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My latest crochet project! Managed to finish weaving all the tails in today. They were so easy to make – much easier than I first thought. They are made with wool that make them feel so cosy and warm! Might have to make another pair in a fuchsia colour for someone I know that loves anything pink! Obviously had to do mine in purple 🙂 Love the colour purple.

I have adapted the pattern slightly – the original pattern makes the finger end very frilly (not really to my taste to be honest). So instead I did 6 long dc’s into each chain space around the top and then finished the edging with a row of dc’s. This makes the top edge a bit like shell edging.

The original pattern is in Nicki Trench’s Cute and Easy Crochet. Had this book as a Christmas present and there are so many lovely patterns – took me ages to decide which one to do first. I’m definitely going to make the little purse and the blankets are to die for – seriously need to invest in more wool for the blankets though! There is also a lovely pattern for a pink and a blue teddy bear – perfect for little ones – so very cute!

On a completely different note – away from anything crafty – but something I am so excited about – we’ve booked our honeymoon! Yay! Only three days after our wedding we shall be jetting off to Morocco in a lush hotel. Excited much?!

Ciao for now (not Moroccan I know, but I dont know Arabic at the moment  😉 )

Miss C xx

Crochet Mouse Cat Toy Pattern

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Here is the pattern for this cute little crochet mouse that I have made for my two cats Dottie and Lillie to play with.

This is a UK pattern. Hook size and tension are not important. (I used hook size 5.0mm).

Stitches used:

Sl st – Slip Stitch

Ch – Chain

Dc – Double Crochet

Stitch explanation.

Decreasing a double crochet stitch (dc dec) – insert hook, yarn over, pull through (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn   over and pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

DO NOT join rounds unless stated – use stitch markers to determine beginning of round.

Main Body

Chain 2

Rnd 1: 6dc in 2nd chain from hook

Rnd 2: (2dc in first dc, dc in next dc) repeat all around [9dc]

Rnd 3: (2dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc’s) repeat all around [12dc]

Rnd 4: dc in each dc all around

Rnd 5: (2dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc’s) repeat all around [16dc]

Rnd 6: dc in each dc all around

Rnd 7: (2dc in first dc, dc in next 4dc’s) repeat all around [18dc]

Rnd 8: (2dc in first dc, dc in next 5 dc’s) repeat all around [21dc]

Rnd 9: dc in each dc all around

Rnd 10: (2dc in first dc, dc in nect 6dc’s) repeat all around [24dc]

Rnd 11: dc in each dc all around

Rnd 12: (dc dec, dc in next 4dc’s) repeat all around [20dc]

Rnd 13: (dc dec, dc in nect 3dc’s) repeat all around [16dc]

Rnd 14: (dc dec, dc in next 2dc’s) repeat all around [12dc]

Start stuffing your mouse’s body now.

Rnd 15: (dc dec, dc in next dc) repeat all around [8dc]

Rnd 16: dc dec all around [4dc]

DO NOT fasten off

Chain 12 (for tail)

Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and in every chain going to body. Fasten off leaving long tail. Use long tail to close the hole if necessary and weave in the end.

Outer Ears (make 2)

Chain 2

Rnd 1: 6dc in 2nd chain from hook

Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc around [12dc]

DO NOT join this last round but do fasten off leaving a long tail.

Middle Ears (make 2)

With contrast colour, chain 2

5dc in 2nd chain from hook, join to first dc and finish off leaving a long tail.

Assembly:

  • Sew both middle ears to the centre of the outer ears.
  • Sew the ears onto the mouses body ( I attached them at row 5)
  • Cross stitch an ‘X’ at the very tip of mouse for its nose ( I used the same pink as the middle ear colour).
  • French knots for the eyes.

And that’s it! Your mouse is all finished. Hope you liked the pattern and that you enjoy this cute little toy – Lillie certainly does as you can see in the photo below 🙂

Miss C xx