poniedziałek, 13 maja 2013

The Wedding Dolls!

 Here's a pattern I made in April. Easy and fun to make!




Materials needed:
- tan, black and white yarn. Also, some wool for hair.
- red felt for decoration
- some ribbons, little roses etc.


mr - magic ring (adjustable ring)
sc - simple crochet
dec - decrease (sc2tog, 2 stitches together)
inc - increase (2 sc in one st)
*...* - repeat the steps from between the asterisks around.
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip





THE BRIDE
HEAD:
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. *5 sc, inc* (35)
8. - 15. sc in each st around. (35)
16. *5 sc, dec* (30)
17. *4 sc, dec* (25)
18. *3 sc, dec* (20)
19. *2 sc, dec* (15)
end with sl st. cut off yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing later.

BODY: (starting with 2 legs)
in white:
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
Change yarn to tan
4. -16. sc in each st around (15)
sl st. cut off yarn.
When you finish making the second leg, do not cut off the yarn. Hold both legs together and keep working on the other leg. This is how the legs are joined. You will be now working in round on top of both legs.
stuff legs and hold them together. Now you will be working on top of both legs.
1. - 4. sc in each st around (30)
5. 13 sc, dec, 13 sc, dec (28)
6. - 7. sc around (28)
change to white
8. 12 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec (26)
9. sc around (26)
10. 11 sc, dec, 11 sc, dec (24)
11. 10 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec (22)
12. - 13. sc around (22)
14. 9 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec (20)
15. 8 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec (18)
16. sc around (18)
- stuff
17. 7 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec (16)
18. 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)
19. 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)
- stuff more
20. 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec (10)
21. sc around (10)
- stuff completely. do not sew the top of the body. Make a sl st and fasten off.
Do not sew head to the body right now.

ARMS:
with white
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. - 6. sc (10)
7. dec, 8 sc (9)
8. - 9. sc around (9)
10. dec, 7 sc (8)
11. - 13. sc around (8)
change to tan
14. - 17. sc around (8)
18. 4 dec. (4)
fasten off. leave long tail for sewing.


THE GROOM:

HEAD:
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. *5 sc, inc* (35)
8. - 15. sc in each st around. (35)
16. *5 sc, dec* (30)
17. *4 sc, dec* (25)
18. *3 sc, dec* (20)
19. *2 sc, dec* (15)
end with sl st. cut off yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing later.

BODY: (starting with 2 legs)
in black
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. - 8. sc in each st around (15)
9. -16. sc in each st around (15)
sl st. cut off yarn.
When you finish making the second leg, do not cut off the yarn. Hold both legs together and keep working on the other leg. This is how the legs are joined. You will be now working in round on top of both legs.
stuff legs and hold them together. Now you will be working on top of both legs.
1. - 4. sc in each st around (30)
5. 13 sc, dec, 13 sc, dec (28)
6. - 7. sc around (28)
change to white
8. 12 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec (26)
9. sc around (26)
10. 11 sc, dec, 11 sc, dec (24)
11. 10 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec (22)
12. - 13. sc around (22)
14. 9 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec (20)
15. 8 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec (18)
16. sc around (18)
- stuff
17. 7 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec (16)
18. 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)
19. 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)
- stuff more
20. 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec (10)
21. sc around (10)
- stuff completely. do not sew the top of the body. Make a sl st and fasten off.
Do not sew head to the body right now.

ARMS:
with tan
1. mr, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. inc around (10)
3. - 5. sc (10)
change to black
6. sc (10)
7. dec, 8 sc (9)
8. - 9. sc around (9)
10. dec, 7 sc (8)
11. - 13. sc around (8)
14. - 19. sc around (8)
20. 4 dec. (4)
fasten off. leave long tail for sewing.






For the groom, it's best to embroider his hair on the head. I made a tutorial HERE.

For the bride, it's best to attach some strands and make her a nice hairdress.


Hope you'll have fun making them!

środa, 10 kwietnia 2013

Classic little bear pattern

 Hello! Today I'd like to share the pattern I was working on  last days. This time it's not a doll, but a cute, quick to make teddy bear. I hope you'd like him :)

 


HEAD:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. - 12. sc around (30)
13. *4 sc, dec* (25)
14. *3 sc, dec* (20)
15. *2 sc, dec* (15)
16. *sc, dec* (10)
fasten off. Do not close the bottom of the head.
EARS:
1. ch 2, turn
2. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
3. ch 1, turn. inc, 3 sc, inc
4. ch 1, turn. 2 inc, 3 sc, 2 inc. fasten off.
Sew ears to the head.

ARMS:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. sc around (10)
4. *sc, inc* (15)
5. - 6. sc around (15)
7. dec, 13 sc (14)
8. 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)
9. - 12. sc around
13. dec, 10 sc (11)
14. 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec (10)
15. 3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec (8)
16. dec around. end with sl st. 
fasten off.



BODY: (starting with legs)
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. - 9. sc around (15)
end with sl st. fasten off. do not close!
Make second leg. Hold them together and join them with sl st. Now you'll be working on top of both legs.
1. - 6. sc around (30)
7. dec, 13 sc, dec, 13 sc (28)
8. sc around (28)
9. dec, 12 sc, dec, 12 sc (26)
10. sc around (26)
11. dec, 11 sc, dec, 11 sc (24)
12. sc around (24)
13. dec, 10 sc, dec, 10 sc (22)
14. dec, 9 sc, dec, 9 sc (20)
15. dec, 8 sc, dec, 8 sc (18)
16. dec, 7 sc, dec, 7 sc (16)
17. dec, 6 sc, dec, 6 sc (14)
end with sl st. fasten off. Do not close!


SCARF:
(with thinner yarn)1. ch 62, dc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 60 dc, ch 2, turn
3. 60 dc. End with sl st.

Sew parts together.

Ta-daa! You now have a nice, little teddy bear!

poniedziałek, 14 stycznia 2013

Short-haired doll


Size depending on the yarn and hook size you'll choose
I make all my dolls with small hook and thin yarn (mostly Red Heart Margareta or Altin Basak Myra) , because I like to keep them small - but you can even use worsted weight yarn and get a big doll! :)
Remember that you need to keep proportions in hook size / yarn thickness!



To do this doll I used 2.0 mm hook

With this pattern, you get the doll, hair technique and basic clothes :)
I've lost the photos about making hair, sorry, but it has been embroidered right on the head.

mr - magic ring, adjustable ring
ch - chain
inc = 2sc in one st
dec = sc2tog
sl st = slip stitch
*...* = repeat around


LEGS: 

1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *sc* (15)
5. *sc, dec* (10)
stuff feet
6. *sc* (10)
7. *sc* (10)
8. *sc* (10)
9. dec, dec, 6 sc (8)
10. *sc* (8)
stuff more, leave long tail for sewing.



BODY:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. *5 sc, inc* (35)
8. - 9. *sc* (35)
10. *5 sc, dec* (30)
11. *sc* (30)
12. *4 sc, dec* (25)
13. - 14.  *sc* (25)
15. *3 sc, dec* (20)
16.- 18. *sc* (20)

leave a long tail for sewing to head. Sew legs to the body.




HEAD:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc, inc* (15)
4. *2 sc, inc* (20)
5. *3 sc, inc* (25)
6. *4 sc, inc* (30)
7. *5 sc, inc* (35)
9. - 16. *sc* (35)
17. *5 sc, dec* (30)
18. *4 sc, dec* (25)
19. *3 sc, dec* (20)
20. *2 sc, dec* (15)


DRESS:
Tip: If you want the doll to have nice striped skirt, change colour every two rounds :)
1. ch 30, join with sl st
2. *5 sc, inc* (35) join with sl st
3. *sc* (35)
now you won't join rounds, but work around.
4. *6 sc, inc* (40)
5. *sc* (40)
6. *sc* (40)
7. *7 sc, inc* (45)
8. *sc* (45)
9. *sc* (45)
10. *8 sc, inc* (50)

Put the skirt on the doll before you sew the head to the body.

ARMS:
1. mr, 5 (5)
2. *inc* (10)
3. *sc* (10)
4.dec, 2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec (7)
5. - 12. *sc* (7)

I did not stuffed the arms, because my doll turned out to be really small, but you, of course, can do that :)

- put the skirt on the body
- sew arms to body




DOLL'S BAG:

1. ch 30
2. 28 sc, one in each st, starting from 2nd ch from hook. ch 2, turn
3. - 6. 28 sc, ch 2, turn (do not make ch 2 in the last round, just fasten off and cut off the yarn)
You should have a rectangular crocheted strip. Fold it two times to shape a simple bag. Sew sides of the bag.
Make a chain of 48, sew it so it'll make a bag strap.
You can decorate the bag with the button or a bead, to make it look more realistic :)