Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Supply Llama - Fortnite

Suppy Llama - Fortnite


Materials:


Hook Size:  3.5 mm (E)
Yarn Used:  Red Heart - Royal, Medium Purple, Turqua, White, Grey Heather, Black
                  Impeccable - Grape Punch
PolyFil
Needle to Weave in Ends

Gauge:  Not important, just make sure the stitches are tight enough that you can't see the stuffing.

Body


Start with Medium Purple Yarn


Chain 8

-Starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, sc (put in a stitch marker, this is the first stitch).  Sc in the next 5 stitches, inc in the next stitch.  Now you are moving to the other side of the foundation chain.  Sc in the next 5 stitches, inc in the last stitch. [15]
-Inc in the first stitch, sc in the next 5 stitches, inc, inc, sc in the next 6 stitches, inc in last stitch. [19]
-Inc in the first stitch, sc in the next 7 stitches, inc, inc, sc in the next 8 stitches, inc in last stitch. [23]
-Inc, Inc, sc in the next 7 stitches, inc, inc, inc, inc, sc in the next 8 stitches, inc, inc. [31]
-In the back loop only, single crochet in all the stitches [31]

This completes the base of the llama, from this point forward you will be using the double loop stitch to create the "fur." I found this video to be extremely helpful.

https://youtu.be/wYEExDqAO-U

Turn your work!  When you complete a double loop stitch, the loops form on the inside of the work, so to get the llama to have fur, you will need to turn your work.  From this point forward, you will be doing a chain one to start each round.

-Chain 1, double loop stitch in all the stitches using Medium Purple yarn.
-Change to Grape Punch yarn, Chain 1, double loop stitch in all the stitches.
-Change to Royal yarn, Chain 1, double loop stitch in all the stitches.
-Change to Turqua yarn, Chain 1, double loop stitch in all the stitches.
-Change to Medium Purple yarn, Chain 1, double loop stitch in all the stitches.
-Change to Grape Punch yarn, Chain 1, double loop stitch in all the stitches. Slip stitch with Grape Punch and fasten off.

-Count back 8 stitches from slip stitch.  This is now your new first stitch, attach the Royal yarn to this stitch, with a chain 1.  Double loop stitch in the next 16 stitches, Chain 5. 
Note:  This chain 5, is used to split the body in half.  That way half of it will be the neck (which you will continue to work on now) and then the other half you will deal with later.
-Join Turqua yarn (to the new first stitch you made with the Royal), Chain 1, double loop stitch in all stitches, double loop stitches in the chain 5 too.
-Join Medium Purple yarn, Chain 1, double loop stitch in all stitches.  Repeat 4 times (for a total of 5 rounds of double loop in light purple).
- This round is done with regular single crochet, no loop stitch.  (sc in next 1 stitch, dec) repeat around
- No loop stitch - dec around
Fasten Off

Go Back to where you started the neck (on the body), there should be a gaping hole. Time to close it up. Attach the

Medium Purple yarn to any of the stitches on the purple side.
-Sc in all the stitches, including in the Royal yarn chains
-(sc in next 1 stitch, dec) repeat around
-Dec around
-Dec around
Fasten Off

Head


Start with Medium Purple Yarn


Worked in continuous rounds



6 sc in a magic ring.  [6]
Inc in each stitch. [12]
(sc, inc in next stitch) repeat around [18]
Sc in all stitches [18]
Sc in all stitches [18]
Sc in all stitches [18]
(sc in next 2 stitches, inc in next st) repeat around [24]
Sc in all the stitches [24]
(sc in next 3 stitches, inc in next st)  repeat around [30]
Sc in all the stitches [30]
(sc in next 4 stitches, inc in next st) repeat around [36]
Sc in all the stitches [36] - Repeat 6 more times (for a total of 7 rounds)
(sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat around [30]
(sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat around [24]
(sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat around [18]
(sc in next 1 stitch, dec) repeat around [12]
Stuff
(dec) around [6]
Fasten Off

Ears (make 2)

Start with Medium Purple Yarn

Worked in continuous rounds

Chain 4
Starting from the second chain from the hook. Sc for 3 stitches, now you will go to the other side of the
chain, sc in 3 stitches. [6]
Sc crochet in all stitches for a total of 7 rounds.
Sew onto the head

Eyes (make 2)

Start with White Yarn

Worked in continuous rounds

Chain 4
Starting from the second chain from the hook. Sc for 2 stitches, inc by 3, sc for 2 stitches around the
chain. [7]
Now you are back to the first stitch. Sc, sc, inc, inc, inc, sc, sc. [10]
Slip stitch back into the first stitch. Fasten off.
This is what gives it a more oval shape.

For the pupils I did a french knot with the Black yarn, and then I secure the knot by adding one more stitch to tamp it down.
Sew onto the head.

Mouth

Start with Medium Purple Yarn

Worked back and forth

Chain 9
Starting in second chain from hook, sc in all stitches. [8]
Turn work, chain 1. Sc in all stitches. [8]
Turn work, chain 1. Dec, sc in the next 4 stitches, dec. [6]
Turn work, chain 1. Dec, sc in the next 2 stitches, dec. [4]
Fasten off.
Sew onto the head.

Harness

With Grey Heather yarn

Chain as many as you need to wrap around the back of the head and mouth. I ended up needing
55 chains. I left a long tail to sew it to the head.

Legs (Make 4)

Worked in continuous rounds

Start with Black Yarn

6 sc in a magic ring.  [6]
Switch to Royal yarn
Sc in all stitches for a total of 8 rounds, stuffing lightly as you go.
Fasten off.

Supply Case

Start with Grey Heather Yarn

Worked back and forth

Chain 6
Starting in the second chain from hook, sc in all stitches. [5]
Turn work, chain 1. Sc in all stitches [5], repeat for a total of 28 rows.
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. 
When I sewed this to the back of the llama, I pinched the sides where the supply case is a bit more square, then I added a few stitches to get it to stay that way.

Attach all the parts and you are done.  I hope you enjoy the pattern and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  kristenmtg@gmail.com

Thanks!!




Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dog Man





Dog Man

Materials:

Hook Size:  3.5 mm (E)
Yarn Used:  Red Heart Super Saver:  Buff, Coffee, Black, and Blue.  I also used a light blue that was worsted weight and a yellow that was worsted.  I just grabbed those from my stash.  
PolyFil
Needle to Weave in Ends

Gauge:  Not important, just make sure the stitches are tight enough that you can't see the stuffing.



You will be making two of every piece.  They are panels, the panels are attached by using a single crochet around them.  Each piece is made by going back and forth, with a chain 1 starting each row.


Head (make 2)

Using Buff colored yarn

Chain 7
Starting in the second chain from the hook.  Inc, sc in the next 4 stitches, Inc (8)
Chain 1, Inc, sc in the next 6 stitches, Inc (10)
Chain 1, Inc, Inc, sc in the next 8 stitches (12)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (12)
Chain 1, Inc, Inc, sc in the next 10 stitches (14)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (14)
Chain 1 sc in all stitches, chain 8
Turn,  sc in all stitches (21)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (21)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 17 stitches, dec (19)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 15 stitches, dec (17)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 13 stitches, dec (15)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 11 stitches, dec (13)
Chain 1, sc in 11 stitches, dec (10)
Fasten off on the first panel.  Then do the embroidery for the face on the first panel, the eyes, smile and dots below the nose.  
Don't fasten off on the second panel, instead place the it against the first panel and single crochet them together.  Stuff before completing.  


Nose (make 1)

Using Black colored yarn

Magic Circle with 6 single crochets.  Join to complete the circle and fasten off, leaving a tail to sew it to the face.

Ears (make 4)

Using Buff colored yarn

Chain 3
Starting in the second chain from the hook.  Sc in all the stitches (2)
Chain 1, Inc in each stitch (4)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (4) - Repeat 4 times (for a total of 5 rows)
Chain 1, dec in each stitch (2)
Chain 1, dec (1)
Fasten Off

Put two panels together and single crochet around the outside.  Do not stuff.  Repeat for the second ear.

Badge Applique (make 2)  - One for the hat and one for the shirt

Using Yellow colored yarn

Chain 4
Starting in the second chain from the hook.  Sc in all the stitches (3)
Chain 1, Inc, Sc in the next stitch, Inc (5)
Chain 2, tc, slip stitch, tc, slip stitch, (tc & slip sitch in same stitch).  
Fasten Off


Hat (make 2)

Using Light Blue colored yarn

Chain 11
Starting in the second chain from the hook.  Sc in all the stitches (10)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 6 stitches, dec (8)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (8) - Repeat 3 times (for a total of 4 rows)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (8), switch to black yarn, Chain 5
Starting in the second chain from hook, sc in 4 stitches, Switch back to the light blue yarn and sc in the remaining 8 stitches (12)
Fasten off

Sew one of the badge appliques to the front of the hat.  Then put the two panels together and single crochet around the outside.  Make sure to stuff before completing.  

Body (make 2)

Using Light Blue colored yarn

Chain 21
Starting in the second chain from the hook.  Sc in all the stitches (20)
Chain 1, sc in all the stitches (20)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 16 stitches, dec. (18)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (18)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (18)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 14 stitches, dec (16)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (16)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (16)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 12 stitches, dec (14)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (14)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (14)
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 10 stitches, dec (12)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (12)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (12)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (12)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (12)
Fasten off

Sew the badge applique on the front of one of the panels.  Then put the two panels together and single crochet around the outside. Make sure to stuff before completing. 

Arms (make 4)

Using Buff colored yarn

Chain 3
Starting in the second chain from the hook.  Sc in all the stitches (2)
Chain 1, Inc in all the stitches (4)
Chain 1, Inc, sc in the next 2 stitches, Inc. (6)
Switch to Light Blue Yarn 
Chain 1, dec, sc in the next 2 stitches, dec (4)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (4) - Repeat 7 times (for a total of 8 rows)
Fasten Off

Put two panels together and single crochet around the outside in the appropriate color.  Do not stuff.

Shoes/Legs (make 4)

Using Coffee colored yarn

Chain 3
Starting in the second chain from the hook.  Sc in all the stitches (2)
Chain 1, Inc in all the stitches (4)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (4)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (4)
Chain 1, dec in all stitches (2)
Chain 1, dec (1)
Fasten off Coffee colored yarn

Attach the Blue yarn to the foot, I attached it into the side of the last decrease, so that the blue will start on the top right of the foot. 
Chain 1, sc the same stitch as the chain 1.  inc in the next stitch, sc, and then a slip stitch in the next stitch.  (4 stitches and a slip stitch)
Chain 1, skip over the slip stitch and sc in the next 2 stitches, dec (3)
Chain 1, sc in all stitches (3) - Repeat 2 times (for a total of 3 rows)
Chain 1, inc, sc, inc (5)
Fasten Off

Put two panels together and single crochet around the outside in the appropriate color.  Stuff Lightly before completing.

Assembly

Now it's time to sew the parts onto the appropriate places.  I sewed every piece to the back of Dog Man.  I like the look of the seams overlapping the ears, arms and legs.  It make it more like the comic.  Also don't forget to add 5 black decorative stitches from the head to the body.  I thought they were whiskers, but my son quickly corrected me.  They are from when the dog's head was sewn to the policeman's body after an explosion.  Enjoy.  

I hope you found this pattern helpful and easy to read.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.  I can be reached at kristenmtg@gmail.com

Thanks!!!








Monday, February 26, 2018

Doduo





Doduo


Materials: 


Hook Size:  3.5 mm (E)
Yarn Used:  Red Heart Super Saver. Buff,  Black, and White for Eye Highlights
                  Vanna's Choice.  Toffee
PolyFil
Needle to Weave in Ends
Pipe Cleaner

Gauge:  Not important, just make sure the stitches are tight enough that you can't see the stuffing.



Head (Make 2) 

Worked in continuous rounds with Toffee Yarn

6 sc in a magic ring.  [6]
Inc in each stitch. [12]
(sc, inc in next stitch) repeat around [18]
(sc in next 2 stitches, inc in next st) repeat around [24]
(sc in next 3 stitches, inc in next st)  repeat around [30]
sc in each stitch for 3 rounds
(sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat around [24]
(sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat around [18]
(sc in next 1 stitch, dec) repeat around [12]
Stuff
(dec) around [6]
Fasten Off

Eyes (Make 2)

Black Yarn
4 sc in a magic ring.  Close ring and slip stitch in first stitch to close the circle. Fasten Off
I like to add a little highlight using white yarn.

Beak (Make 2)

Buff Yarn
Top Beak - Chain 6 stitches.  In the second chain from the hook, slip stitch.  Following down the rest of the chain.  sc, hdc, dc, dc.  Fasten off.

Bottom Beak - Chain 5 stitches.  In the second chain from the hook, slip stitch.  Following down the rest of the chain.  sc, hdc, dc.  Fasten off

Sew the top of the beak to the bottom of the beak for each head.  Attach the eyes and beaks to the appropriate spots on the head.  The beaks tend to curl upwards in a very opened mouth look.  If you want it more closed, sew the top and bottom a little closed on the sides of the beak too.

Body

Worked in continuous rounds with Toffee Yarn

6 sc in a magic ring.  [6]
Inc in each stitch. [12]
(sc, inc in next stitch) repeat around [18]
(sc in next 2 stitches, inc in next st) repeat around [24]
(sc in next 3 stitches, inc in next st)  repeat around [30]
(sc in next 4 stitches, inc in next st) repeat around [36]
(sc in next 5 stitches, inc in next st) repeat around [42]
(sc in next 6 stitches, inc in next st) repeat around [48]
sc in each stitch for 5 rounds
(sc in next 6 stitches, dec) repeat around [42]
(sc in next 5 stitches, dec) repeat around [36]
(sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat around [30]
(sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat around [24]
(sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat around [18]
(sc in next 1 stitch, dec) repeat around [12]
Stuff
(dec) around [6]
Fasten Off

Neck (Make 2)

Worked in continuous rounds with Black Yarn

Chain 6 and leave a long tail at the beginning.
Sc in the first stitch to form a circle.
Sc in each stitch for 8 rounds
Fasten Off

Here is where I used the pipe cleaner. I honestly hate using pipe cleaners but I couldn't get the heads to
hold up without one. I threaded the pipe cleaner through the neck and left about a half inch sticking out of
both ends. I folded the top of the pipe cleaner down so that the metal pointy part wasn't showing. I added
a little bit of stuffing around the pipe cleaner. I just kind of wiggled it in there. To secure the pipe cleaner
I used the ends of the black yarn, I wrapped them around the pipe cleaner and put in a knot around.
I wanted to try and secure the pipe cleaner in place, so it won't come out of the neck during play.
Now use the black yarn to secure the head to one end of the neck and the body to the end of the neck.

Toes/Foot

Worked in continuous rounds with Buff Yarn

3 sc in a magic ring. [3]
Inc in each stitch. [6]
sc in each stitch around
sc in each stitch around
Fasten Off for toes 1 and 2

Follow the same pattern for toe 3 just don't fasten off.  Now we will connect the toes.  
Sc crochet in the first stitch of the second toe (mark this stitch as the new first stitch of the round).  This connects the 3rd and second toe.  Sc for 3 more stitches in the second toe, then sc in the first stitch of the first toe.  Sc crochet all the way around the toe and then sc back into the second toe.  Sc in the remaining stitches of the 2nd toe and then single crochet back into the 3rd toe, all the way around until you get to the first stitch again.  You should have 3 connected toes and 18 stitches.

Sc in each stitch around [18]
Time to sew up the holes made in-between the toes, use the ends from each toe to close up the gaps and then weave in the ends.  
(dec) around [9]
sc in each stitch around [9]
slightly stuff the toes and foot
(dec) around, you will have to add a decrease using the last stitch of the round and the first stitch.  
Fasten off

Repeat again for the second foot


Legs

Worked in continuous rounds with Buff Yarn

Chain 6 and leave a long tail at the beginning.
Sc in the first stitch to form a circle.
Sc in each stitch for 8 rounds
Fasten Off

Stuff Legs, as much as you can get in there without it showing through. Use the ends to sew to the foot
and then the body.

Enjoy!!


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at kristenmtg@gmail.com