Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pattern: Fluffy Ram Amigurumi

A 5.5" tall amigurumi of a super fluffy ram. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

I was downloading custom content for my Sims 2 obsession and I saw that someone had made a cute little ram plush to download. It was so cute that I decided I had to make one, so here it is. I consider it a bit of a spiritual successor to my Fluffy Sheep pattern.

Decided to use fabric glue rather than felting to adhere the cheeks on for a few reasons. One, it gives the face a little bit more dimension, and two, the darn thing broke my last two felting needles. >:(

Free pattern tomorrow! I'm also currently working on revamping the Game of Thrones Sigils before the new season starts (Yay!).

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Pattern: Pikachu Amigurumi REVAMP

A 7" tall amigurumi of a Pikachu. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

An updated version of my old Pikachu with Ash Hat pattern, which will now be this weeks Free Pattern Friday. Check out last week's Free Pattern Friday for a mini Ash Hat to adorn your Pikachu with.

I am sooo happy with how this Pikachu came out. I mean look at the difference:

I didn't really like the old pattern, but I never realized how bad it was until I put them side-by-side. Major improvement!

Here's the changes that I made:
1. Redid the whole body to look more like Pikachu's body.
2. Larger cheeks. I mean really, look how small they were!
3. Felt eyes, because they match the look better.
4. No lines for the toes because they just look awkward.
5. No paw pads because Pikachu doesn't actually have any and they also look weird.
6. Hat is now partially made of felt instead of all yarn, which makes it look cleaner.
7. Edited the pattern for the tail so it's worked in one piece.

I think that's pretty much it. Another pattern should be coming soon, and this time it's not a revamped old pattern. It's also super fluffy. :)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Free Pattern Friday: Mini Ash Hat

It's pattern time. This weeks pattern is a 1.5" tall amigurumi of Ash's hat from Pokemon. The pattern is available on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

So I've been remaking some of my old crappy patterns, one being Pikachu with the Ash Hat, and decided when I revamped that one I would make the hat a separate piece. Now you can have a stylin' hat for all your Pokemon amigurumi! The pattern for the Pikachu should be up this week. Here's a sneak preview:


I feel the need to complain. As you can see, my blog now has a new design because Blogger randomly decided to change up the templates and stuff. But now the format in a lot of my posts is completely messed up, so I need to go back and fix those. Bah. Etsy is going to have a design change soon too and I really don't like how it looks. I hate change.
Also, sorry for no free pattern last week, my felting needles decided to break all at once and I lost all motivation to crochet while waiting for new ones. Just got an order of 50 today so that should last me a while (I hope).

Anyway, happy Friday!


This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Pok√©mon belongs to Nintendo.


Materials:

▪  Worsted weight yarn in red, green
▪  Felt in white
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle
▪  Felting Needle

Difficulty:  Easy

You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, and work in the front loops.


Hat

Starting with red

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6) – Leave long tail in the beginning
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6 – 9.  [sc] around  (30)
10.  FLO: 8 sc  (8)
11.  Turn, [sc] across  (8)
12.  Turn, [sc] across, sc down to round 9, [sc] around  (40)

F/O


Assembly

See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Use the tail from the beginning to sew a raised bump onto the top of the hat
▪  Weave in loose tails
▪  Use white felt to cut out the front half of the hat
▪  Use felting needle to secure the felt piece onto the front of the hat
▪  Use green yarn to embroider the symbol onto the front of the hat

Friday, March 11, 2016

Free Pattern Friday: Freezer Bunny REVAMP

Welcome to Free Pattern Friday! Today's pattern is a 5" tall amigurumi of Freezer Bunny from The Sims series. The pattern is available on Ravelry or you can find it written below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

This is the beginning of what will probably be another project that I will never complete: remaking all my previous patterns that are not up to my current standards. I will still keep the old pattern up on my blog, but it will be changed on Ravelry.

A couple days ago I decided that this pattern needed a serious makeover. First of all, I used my preferred E hook instead of an F hook, which made it a bit smaller. The eyes on the first one are almost the same size, which they shouldn't be, so I increased the size of the larger eye. Another part I modified was the arms, tweaking it so you start with a standard ch 2, 6 sc instead of 5 sc. I also used a darker pink for the ears and nose, and changed the pupils from yarn to felt to make them more even.

Here's a before and after:


Materials:
▪  Worsted weight yarn in light pink, dark pink, medium pink, white, black
▪  Felt in black
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle
▪  Felting Needle

Difficulty: Easy

You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, and work in the back loops.


Pattern
This is an icrochetthings original pattern © 2014-2016. Do not claim as your own. Do not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern. Do not sell any products made from this pattern. Freezer Bunny belongs to Electronic Arts Inc.

Key



Body
Starting with light pink

First Ear: 
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3 – 9.  [sc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second Ear: 
Work the same as the first ear, DO NOT F/O
10.  ch 4, sc into one of the sts of the first ear, [sc] around
       ch 4, sc into the next st of the second ear, [sc] around  (32)
11 – 26.  [sc] around (32)
After completing about 3 or 4 rounds of the body, use the tail from the first ear to sew the hole between the ears shut
Stuff

F/O, sew shut

2 Arms
Starting with light pink

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3 –  6.  [sc] around  (9)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Legs
Starting with light pink

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [BLO: sc] around  (12)
4.  [sc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Inner Ears
Starting with dark pink

1.  ch 8, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (14)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail
Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)
4.  [sc] around  (15)
5.  [3 sc, dec] around  (12)
6.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Small Eye
Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Large Eye
Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Assembly
See pictures above if you need help with placement

  Use black felt to cut out 2 small circles
▪  Use felting needle to secure a circle onto each eye
▪  Sew the eyes onto the body, with the small one on the left and the large one on the right
▪  Sew the inner ears onto the ears
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the feet onto the bottom of the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Use dark pink yarn to embroider toes onto the feet
▪  Sew the tail onto the back of the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Use dark pink yarn to embroider a nose onto the body
▪  Use medium pink yarn to embroider cheeks onto the body
▪  Use black yarn to embroider a mouth onto the body

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pattern: Maneki-Neko (Beckoning Cat) Amigurumi

A 5.5" tall amigurumi of a maneki-neko, or beckoning cat. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

So I have a little figure of a gold maneki-neko sitting on my desk that I bought at Epcot and one day I was looking at it and was like "this would be a cute amigurumi", so I made it. I love how it turned out, especially the colors. I decided to go felt-less this time as I'm trying to find the balance of when to use felt and when to use yarn.

Sorry for no Free Pattern Friday last week. I was super busy that day, plus I'm getting low on my reserve of free patterns (that aren't old crap). I'll definitely try for this week though!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pattern: Red Panda Amigurumi

This is a 7" tall amigurumi of a red panda. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.


So I have attempted many times to make a red panda amigurumi and they all looked absolutely horrible. I had about given up on trying to make one until I watched The Legend of Korra and saw the fire ferret Pabu. I decided to crochet him and voila, I have a "red panda" amigurumi that doesn't suck!