Saturday, 15 March 2014

Free Adventure Time Crochet Pattern

As promised, here's your free Finn pattern, this is the big dude, little dude coming soon. Mathematical!

Big Finn
You will need:
White wool
Light blue wool
Dark blue wool
Peach wool
Black wool
Suitable sized hook
Yarn needle
Peach felt
Matching thread
Some black embroidery thread

1. Using white mr 6
2. 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. 2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next, repeat (18)
4. 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 2, repeat (24)
5. 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 3, repeat (30)
6. 2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 4, repeat (36)
7-16. Sc in each stitch for 9 rows
17-43. Swap to light blue, sc in each stitch for 16 rows
44-50. Swap to dark blue, sc in each stitch for 6 rows
51. In inner loops only sctog, sc in next 3
Stuff with stuffing 
52. Sctog, sc in next 2
53. Sctog, sc in next stitch
54. Sctog til close

1-6. Using black mr 8, sc for next 5 rows
7-10. Switch to white and sc for the next 3 rows
11-28. Switch to peach and sc for 17 rows 
29-35. Switch to dark blue and sc for 6 rows, sl st
Weave in ends, stuff lightly and attach to bottom of body

1-24. Using peach mr 8 and then sc for 23 rows
25-30. Switch to light blue and sc for the next 5 rows, sl st
Weave in ends, stuff lightly and attach to body on either side.

Make 2
1. Using white mr 5 and then sc for one row
Attach to either side of head

Cut out an oval from peach felt and see to head, using black embroidery thread sew in eyes and mouth 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Adventure Time Crochet

My darling eldest nephew is off, away from home for 3 days soon, for the first time. He's a little nervous and doesn't want to take his cuddly in case he gets lost, step in crochet Finn!  Adventure Time is an obsession in our house, and this crochet Finn will keep him company as well a being totally cool.

Will post free pattern really soon. 


Monday, 17 February 2014

Cereal Box Odyssey

A long time ago now I wrote a post about the many uses of a cereal box.  Other materials will always come and go but the cereal box is a staple when it comes to crafting with the beasts.

I haven't shared any of these for ages, but am so in love with the firstborns lobster I'm even considering getting it tattooed on me for all eternity.

So here is Atlantis through the medium of cereal boxes, tadaa!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

My sewing machine valentine

I just want to take a minute to say how awesome my sewing machine is. We've been together for 6 years, and she's never let me down.  We've had our moments, a few tears, some cross words but we always make up in the end.

A complete sticker bombing, curtains. appliqué patches, skirts, shirts, a Viking tabard and one abstract but very lovely moth sketch.  Too many layers of denim at once, a ridiculous amount of velvet and some godforsaken voile, we've been through and we're still together.

Dear sewing machine, thanks and I promise one day I will properly clean all the fluff off you xxx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Crochet Viking

So we moved house AGES ago, and at long last have the space and energy for some making again - it feels really good.

Big beast had a last minute costume party invite, and rather than swathing him in a polyester hero suit from a store we made our own, together, this morning.  A simple tabard from a rectangle of fabric, and some scraps and buttons for appliqué patches and voila.  The design is all his, I am insanely proud, and we had the best time.

The crochet hammer and helmet were made for the book, and the pattern will be on Etsy soon.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Free crochet star pattern

I promised a couple of posts ago to share this little pattern, so in preparation for Christmas (or any other reason you may want a crochet star) here it is:

1. mr5
2. Sl st and ch 4
3. Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc into next, hdc in the next and then sl st in the next st of mr
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have a 5 pointed star

Crochet fairy wings

So for months I've been trialling different fairy wing ideas for The Book and they have been utter rubbish. Many many hours and a lot of wasted wool later I gave up thinking if I have to include some then they'll have to be boring and awful.  Then Halloween reared it's fancy dress head and I decided to make a pair for me. I can't make them for a fantasy girl but I DEFO know what I would want, and these are they...

I will write up the pattern but it'll be more of a guide than anything so it might end up on here instead of etsy. Keep em peeled xxx