Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pattern: Incineroar Amigurumi

A 5" tall amigurumi of the Pokemon Incineroar. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Following my Decidueye amigurumi, next up is Incineroar. I think he looks soo much cuter as a plush than he does ingame. If I decide to play through the game a second time I will probably choose this one as my starter. I didn't include his fire belt because I thought it would make it a bit cluttered-looking, and I didn't think it would translate well into yarn. Besides, I like his design better without it.

Primarina is almost done, just have to make a few more parts and sew it all together. I don't know if I like Primarina's amigurumi as much as the other two, but I also don't like it in general so I'm biased. :P

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pattern: Decidueye Amigurumi

A 5" tall amigurumi of the Pokemon Decidueye. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

So a while ago I decided screw it and spoiled all the new Pokemon for myself. And while I was initially probably going to pick Litten, Incineroar freaks me out so I decided I'll go for Decidueye instead. And now that I've thought about it, I think I do like Rowlet better anyway. So of course, I needed to crochet a Decidueye for myself. Tried a few new things with this amigurumi and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, so I'm now also working on the other two starters. Already finished Incineroar and currently working on Primarina. (Incineroar in plush form is waaay cuter than the in-game model).

Now that I've definitely chosen my starter I kinda want to make another Rowlet amigurumi to match the Decidueye one. Or I'll just buy the official plush. Don't know.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pattern: Lion with Scarf Amigurumi

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

Earlier this year I decided to make amigurumi of the 4 Hogwarts house animals wearing their respective scarves. This is the only one that I managed to complete because life happened, so I'm uploading it as its own thing. No idea if I'll go back and finish the rest of them.

The scarf is a separate piece and can be taken off. I've included alternate instructions for the head if you don't want to make a scarf for him. This involves just taking out a few rounds of the head, otherwise the neck will look too long without the scarf there. Here's a picture of another lion made with the extra rounds taken off:


I decided to upload this now because winter is coming and amigurumi need scarves too! Plus that new Harry Potter movie is coming out next month so the timing is perfect. It has nothing to do with the fact that I've been too lazy to take pictures of it. Nope. Completely unrelated.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pattern: Psyduck Amigurumi REVAMP


A 6" tall revamp of my Psyduck amigurumi. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Still working on updating some of my old stuff, so here's Psyduck. This one only had very minor changes to the pattern, so if you bought the old one there's really no need to buy the new pattern. Just fixed a few things I thought were weird. I also shrunk the feet a little to better fit the body and removed the fingers from the arms. This time around I sewed the feet onto the front of the body because why not.

I currently have an unfinished Snorlax revamp on my desk that might be completed sometime in the next century. No guarantees.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pattern: Mimikyu Amigurumi


A 6.5" tall amigurumi of the new Pokemon Mimikyu. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

So let's just collectively ignore the fact that I haven't uploaded anything in 3 months. 

For the most part I've been trying to avoid spoilers for the new Pokemon games but I heard people talking about this Pokemon that pretends to be a Pikachu and goshdarnit if it isn't absolutely adorable. Therefore it must be crocheted. Pretty pleased with how it turned out. Been working on making my amigurumi look cleaner which will never be made into a tutorial because I'm incredibly lazy which I might make a tutorial on sometime.

On another note: there's finally a Hobby Lobby near me!!! asdfshgadfsfdhgas I'm so excited. Ever since I moved nearly 4 years ago the closest one was over an hour away and now there's one not even 10 minutes away. It's beautiful. I love Hobby Lobby because it's the only store that carries my absolute favorite brand of yarn "I Love This Yarn". I need to go on a shopping spree. :P

Friday, June 24, 2016

Pattern: Espeon Amigurumi REVAMP

A revamped version of my Espeon amigurumi measuring 6" tall. 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 died again, sorry about that. I decided that I had to knit two pillows and a blanket for myself all within a month. My fingers feel like death.

Anyway, more revamps. So I really didn't like my Eeveelutions amigurumi, but decided I had to upload them because I spent so much time on them. 5 months later I am so sick of looking at them that I ripped them up and made new ones. Here's Espeon:

Sooo much better. Seriously, what was I thinking with those creepy giant plastic eyes? And that ugly felt nose. Thankfully I am finally coming to the end of my felt addiction. The eyes for the new Eeveelutions should be the end of it. I have pricked myself with the felting needle enough.

The other Eeveelutions will be coming...sometime. When I get off my dead butt and take pictures. Plus I still have to finish Glaceon and Sylveon. The old patterns won't be posted on my blog because I hate them and I'm lazy. If you really want them you can email me, but I doubt anyone would.

Also working on a Snorlax revamp and I'm eyeing my Amaterasu one as well. Plus I have a new pattern that I am so super proud of. Don't know when I'll post that either. Free Pattern Friday will probably resume once all the Eeveelutions are uploaded.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pattern: Popplio Amigurumi

A 6" tall amigurumi of the new water starter Pokemon, Popplio. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Aaaand everyone's least favorite starter for Pokemon Sun and Moon, Popplio. I dunno, I think he has potential. Definitely not my first choice though.

Finally making some headway on the then thousand projects I have going at once. I need to finish my big projects so I can finally get back to doing small projects for Free Pattern Fridays. And I finally made a lion amigurumi that I don't hate! Dunno when that pattern will be up.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pattern: Rowlet Amigurumi

A 6" tall amigurumi of the new grass starter Pokemon, Rowlet. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

So from what I gather this is everyone's preferred starter for the new games. I'm still torn between him and Litten though. Can't wait to see the final evolutions.

Don't have much to say about this one. Came out pretty well I think. I've got Popplio finished as well but I still need to take pictures of him. The pattern will be up sometime this weekend and then I can finally go back to redoing all of the eeveelutions (god help me).

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pattern: Litten Amigurumi

A 7" tall amigurumi of the new fire starter, Litten. 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 like ten different projects going on at once and of course Nintendo decides to release the starters for the next Pokemon game. Now I have to stop everything and make them. The pictures for this make it look a bit weird, but I swear it looks better in real life. Expect the Rowlet and Popplio patterns soon!

Hopefully I'll stop being lazy and finish writing up the new GoT dragon pattern for next week.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Free Pattern Friday: Lannister Lion Amigurumi (Old)

a 7" tall amigurumi of a lion. 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.

Whew, just getting this in under the wire. I have so many projects going on at once I almost forgot to post a pattern. You should see my desk, it looks like a craft store exploded.

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. Game of Thrones belongs to George R.R. Martin.

Materials:

▪  Worsted weight yarn in beige, tan, light brown, dark brown, white
▪  F hook (3.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  12 mm safety eyes in brown
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle
▪  Slicker brush

Difficulty: Medium

You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, half-double and double crochet.


2 Eye Patches

Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  3 inc  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Head

Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 14.  [sc] around  (42)
15.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
16.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
17.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
18.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Before attaching the safety eyes to the body, push the eyes through the center of the eye patches
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 10 and 11 at about 9 sts apart)
19.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
20.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing, sew shut

Snout

Starting with white

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Eyelids

Starting with tan

1.  ch 5, [sc] across  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Mane

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8.  [6 sc, inc] around  (48)
9 – 14.  [sc] around  (48)
15.  [6 sc, dec] around  (42)
16.  [sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc] around  (42)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Mane Tufts

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 49, [sc] across  (48)
2.  [sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc] across  (48)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Ears

Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
3.  [sc] around  (9)
4.  Fold in half and [sc] across the top  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body

Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7 – 10.  [sc] around  (36)
11.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
12 – 14.  [sc] around  (30)
15.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
16.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
17.  [sc] around  (18)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Belly

Starting with white

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc, 3 sc, inc] two times (16)
4.  [2 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc] two times  (20)
5.  [3 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc] two times  (24)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Arms

Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
3 – 6.  [sc] around  (8)
Stuff
7.  Fold in half and [sc] across the top  (4)
8.  [sc] across  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Haunches

Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [sc] around  (18)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet

Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
3 – 7.  [sc] around  (8)
Stuff
8.  [2 sc, dec] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing, sew shut

Tail

Starting with beige

1.  ch 11, [sc] across  (10)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


Tail Tuft

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
3 – 4.  [sc] around  (8)
Stuff
5.  [2 sc, dec] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing, sew shut


Assembly
▪  Sew the eye patches onto the head
▪  Sew the eyelids in a slanted position over the eyes
▪  Use dark brown yarn to embroider a nose and mouth onto the snout
▪  Sew the snout onto the head, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the mane around the head
▪  Sew the ears on top of the mane
▪  Sew the mane tufts behind the ears
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the belly onto the front of the body
▪  Use dark brown yarn to embroider 3 toes onto the arms and feet
▪  Use tan yarn to embroider pads onto the arms and feet
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body
▪  Sew the haunches on either side of the body, below the arms, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the feet on either side of the body, in front of the haunches
▪  Sew the tail tuft onto the end of the tail
▪  Sew the tail onto the back of the body
▪  Use the slicker brush to gently brush the mane and tail tuft in order to give them a furry effect

Monday, May 2, 2016

Pattern: Lannister Lion Amigurumi REVAMP

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

Reeevaaaampp. I think this turned out pretty decent. Not my favorite but better than the original I think.


The mane was a pain (rhyming) in the butt to try and work out. I hate crocheting lions solely because of it. And I plan on crocheting the Hogwarts animals which of course includes a lion. *sigh*

The old pattern will be this weeks free pattern. Currently working on revamping my Eeveelutions and I still need to crochet the direwolf to finish off the sigils set. Blargh.

But seriously, that Game of Thrones episode last night. GET HYPE

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Free Pattern: Baratheon Stag Amigurumi (Old)

Free Pattern...Saturday? A 7.5" tall amigurumi of a stag. 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 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. Game of Thrones belongs to George R.R. Martin.

Materials:

▪  Worsted weight yarn in light brown, dark brown, cream
▪  F hook (3.75 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  9 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Easy

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


Head

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 14.  [sc] around  (42)
15.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
16.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
17.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
18.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 10 and 11 at about 9 sts apart)

F/O

Snout

Starting with cream

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Haunches

Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc] around  (12)
4.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
5.  [2 sc, inc] around (24)
6.  [sc] around  (24)
7.  Turn, 12 sc  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Ears

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2.  [sc] around  (4)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (6)
4.  [sc] around  (6)
5.  Fold in half and [sc] across the top  (3)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Antlers

Starting with cream

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
3 – 9.  [sc] around  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Tines

Starting with cream

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2 – 4.  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7 – 10.  [sc] around  (36)
11.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
12 – 14.  [sc] around  (30)
15.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
16.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
17.  [sc] around  (18)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Belly

Starting with cream

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc, 3 sc, inc] two times (16)
4.  [2 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc] two times  (20)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Arms

Starting with dark brown

1.  ch 2, 8 sc in 1st ch  (8)
2.  [BLO: sc] around  (8)
3.  [sc] around  (8) – Break off dark brown
4 – 8.  Attach light brown – [sc] around  (8)
Stuff
9.  Fold in half and [sc] across the top  (4)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Haunches

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [sc] around  (18)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Legs

Starting with dark brown

1.  ch 2, 8 sc in 1st ch  (8)
2.  [BLO: sc] around  (8)
3.  [sc] around  (8) – Break off dark brown 
4 – 6.  Attach light brown – [sc] around  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Tail

Starting with light brown

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
For the next part, all sts marked in brown should be done in light brown yarn, and all sts marked in cream should be done in cream yarn
2.  2 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc  (8)
3 – 4.  4 sc, 4 sc  (8) – Break off cream
5.  [2 sc, dec] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


Assembly

▪  Use dark brown yarn to embroider a nose onto the snout
▪  Sew the snout onto the head, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew one tine onto each antler, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the antlers onto the top of the head, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the ears on either side of the head, below the antlers
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the belly onto the front of the body
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body
▪  Sew the haunches on either side of the body, below the arms, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the legs onto the front of the haunches, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the tail onto the back of the body

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Pattern: Game of Thrones Baratheon Stag Amigurumi REVAMP

A 8" tall amigurumi of a stag. The pattern is available on Ravelry and my Etsy shop. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Revamp time! I've been itching to make new versions of my Game of Thrones sigils for a while. The only one I really liked out of the original bunch was the direwolf. This time around I decided to make the animals look more realistic and have them stand up. This stag will make a lovely reindeer amigurumi come Christmastime. :)

The old pattern for the stag will be posted in an upcoming Free Pattern Friday because I have to go and edit all the links, posts, etc. relating to the old pattern and I'm too lazy to do it at the moment.

Comparison pic:


get hype

Friday, April 22, 2016

Free Pattern Friday: Raven Amigurumi REVAMP

A 7" tall amigurumi of a raven. 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.

Two patterns in one day? Nonsense.

Another revamp because that's my thing now, this time its of my old Raven pattern. Decided to remake it so it looks more like a real bird. It's also kind of Game of Thrones-y because of the three-eyed raven and all that. Only two eyes on this guy though. He's able to stand on his own, but you have to find that sweet spot and make sure to stuff the legs pretty well. In order to get the body to have a bird-like shape, I had to be a bit creative. The pattern looks complicated, take it slow and feel free to ask questions.

Here's a comparison pic:



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.

Materials:

▪  Worsted weight yarn in black, dark grey
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  9 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle

Difficulty: Medium

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


Head and Body

Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8 – 10.  [sc] around  (42)
11.  [6 sc, inc] three times, 21 sc  (45)
12.  [7 sc, inc] three times, 21 sc  (48)
13.  15 sc, ch 7, [sc] across the chs, sc in next st, 14 sc, [sc, dec] six times  (48)
14.  15 sc, sc up the opposite side of the chs, 33 sc  (54)
*** For those having trouble with these rounds, see bottom of post for a more detailed explanation
15.  [sc] around  (54)
16.  42 sc, 6 dec  (48)
17.  21 sc, 4 sc in next st, 4 sc in next st, 25 sc  (54)
18.  [sc] around  (54)
Attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 10 and 11 at about 14 sts apart)
19.  52 sc, 4 sc in next st, 4 sc in next st  (60)
20 – 22.  [sc] around  (60)
23.  [3 sc, dec] around  (48)
24 – 26.  [sc] around  (48)
27.  [2 sc, dec] around  (36)
28.  [sc] around  (36)
29.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
30.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
Stuff
31.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
32.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
33.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut


Beak

Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
5.  Turn, 8 sc  (8)
6.  Turn, 8 sc, sc down to round 4, sc around and back up to the beginning of round 6  (12)
7 – 8.  [sc] around  (12)
9.  [3 sc, inc] around  (15)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Haunches

Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc] around  (12)
4.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
5.  [2 sc, inc] around (24)
6.  [sc] around  (24)
7.  Turn, 12 sc  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Legs

Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2 – 5.  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Wings

Starting with black

1.  ch 7, [sc] across, working on the opposite side of the chs: [sc] across  (12)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
3.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
4.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
5.  6 sc, turn  (6)
6.  10 sc, turn  (10)
7.  9 sc, turn  (9)
8.  8 sc, turn  (8)
9.  7 sc, turn  (7)
10.  6 sc, turn  (6)
11.  5 sc, turn  (5)
12.  4 sc, turn  (4)
13.  3 sc, sc down the side and around the round edge of the piece, stopping when you reach row 7

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet

Starting with dark grey

First Toe
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2 – 5.  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second Toe
Work the same as the first toe, DO NOT F/O
6.  sc into one of the sts in the first toe, [sc] around the first toe
      sc into the next st in the second toe, [sc] around the second toe  (12)
7.  [2 sc, dec] around  (9)
8.  [sc] around  (9)
Use the leftover tail from the first toe to sew the hole between the toes shut
9.  [sc, dec] around  (6)
10 – 11.  [sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing, sew shut


Assembly

▪  Sew the beak onto the front of the head, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the wings on either side of the body
▪  Sew the feet onto the bottom of the legs
▪  Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body, stuffing as you go




*** More Detailed Instructions for Rounds 13 and 14

13. Do 15 sc as normal. Chain 7 and sc down the chains, back to the main piece. Resume single crocheting around the body for another 15 stitches. [sc, dec] six times until you reach the end of the round.
14. Do 15 sc as normal. Single crochet up the opposite side of the chains you made in the previous round. You should now be at the top of the chain extension. Single crochet back down the chain piece and back into the main piece. Do 33 sc as normal to the end of the round.

You should now have one piece with 54 stitches around. Proceed to round 15.

Basically the point of these rounds is to extend the length of the body to give it more of a bird shape. This is done using a chain extension that you incorporate into the rest of the piece, which adds an extra 12 stitches lengthwise onto the piece.

I hope this helps!

Free Pattern Friday: Tyrion Lannister Amigurumi

A 7.5" tall amigurumi of Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones. 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.

Game of Thrones? GAME OF THRONES!

My god I am so excited. To celebrate, here is an ancient pattern. It's supposed to be Tyrion Lannister but it uh...doesn't look much like him. =/
I've had this pattern just sitting on my computer for probably over two years now, and now that Game of Thrones is upon us I finally decided to upload it. There is so much I would change about it if I were to remake it, but that's not happening.

Sorry for no patterns lately, I had a few super busy weeks. BUT I will make up for it; I have been remaking all of my Game of Thrones sigil patterns. Once I upload the new patterns, all four of the old patterns will be free. The only one I have left to make is the direwolf, so those should be coming soon. TGIF and GET HYPE



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.Game of Thrones belongs to George R.R. Martin.


Materials:

▪  Worsted weight yarn in beige, gold, light 
    brown, burgundy, dark grey, black
▪  Crochet thread in brown
▪  Sewing thread in brown
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  6 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle
▪  Sewing needle

Difficulty: Medium

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


Head

Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around  (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7 – 13.  [sc] around  (36) – Break off beige
14.  Attach gold – [sc] around  (36)
15.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
16.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
17.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 10 and 11 at about 8 sts apart)
18.  [sc, dec] around  (12)
19.  [dec] around  (6)

F/O, sew shut


2 Arms

Starting with beige

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (9) – Break off beige
3 – 5.  Attach dark grey – [sc] around  (9)
6.  2 sc, 2 dec, 3 sc  (7)
7.  [sc] around  (7)
Stuff
8.  Fold in half and [sc] across the top  (3)
9.  Turn, [sc] across  (3)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Sleeves

Starting with burgundy

1.  ch 5, [sc] across  (4)
2.  Turn, inc, 2 sc, inc  (6)
3.  Turn, inc, 4 sc, inc  (8)
4.  Turn, [sc] across  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Legs and Body

Starting with black

First Leg
1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3 – 6.  [sc] around  (12)
7.  [FLO: sc] around  (12) – Break off black
8.  Attach dark grey – [sc] around the unused back loops of the previous row  (12)
9 – 10.  3 sc, 2 inc, 3 sc, 2 dec  (12)
11.  [sc] around  (12)
12 – 13.  3 sc, 2 dec, 3 sc, 2 inc  (12)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Second Leg
Work the same as the first leg, DO NOT F/O
14.  ch 2, sc into one of the sts in the back of the first leg, [sc] around the first leg
        ch 2, sc into the next st in the second leg, [sc] around the second leg  (28)
15.  [sc] around  (28) – Break off dark grey
16 – 17.  Attach burgundy – [sc] around  (28)
Use the tail from the first leg to sew the hole between the legs shut
Stuff
18.  [5 sc, dec] around  (24)
19.  [sc] around  (24)
20.  [4 sc, dec] around  (20)
21 – 22.  [sc] around  (20)
23.  [3 sc, dec] around  (16)
Stuff
24.  sc, 2 dec, 4 sc, 2 dec, 3 sc  (12)
25.  sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 3 sc  (10)
26.  [FLO: sc] around  (10) – Break off burgundy
27.  Attach beige – [sc] around the unused back loops of the previous row  (10)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Boot Pieces

Starting with black

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

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

3 Skirt Pieces

Starting with dark grey

1.  ch 13, [sc] across  (12)
2.  [FLO: sc] across  (12)
3.  BLO:  dec, 8 sc, dec  (10)
4.  [FLO: sc] across  (10)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


Assembly

▪  Use beige yarn to embroider a nose onto the head
▪  Use brown crochet thread to embroider eyebrows and a mouth onto the head
▪  Use brown sewing thread to embroider stubble around the mouth
▪  Use gold yarn to embroider hair around the head
▪  Use light brown yarn to embroider streaks in the hair
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Use black yarn to embroider a line going down the front of the body
▪  Use gold yarn to embroider 3 "v" shapes on either side of the line
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body
▪  Sew a sleeve above each arm
▪  Sew a boot piece onto the front of each boot, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the 3 skirt pieces around the top of the legs

Friday, April 1, 2016

Free Pattern Friday: Pikachu with Ash Hat (Old)

Hey, it's Friday, so here's a free pattern. It's a 7" tall amigurumi of Pikachu with an Ash hat. 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 this is an older pattern of mine that was for sale, but I have since updated the pattern and decided to put up the old one for free.


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. Pikachu belongs to Nintendo.


Materials:

▪  Worsted weight yarn in yellow, brown, black, pink, red, white, green
▪  Crochet thread in black
▪  E hook (3.50 mm)
▪  Stuffing
▪  12 mm safety eyes
▪  Scissors
▪  Tapestry needle


Difficulty:  Medium-Easy

You should know how to work in the round, increase, decrease, slip stitch, and change colors.


Head

Starting with yellow

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7.  [5 sc, inc] around  (42)
8.  [sc] around (42)
9.  [6 sc, inc] around  (48)
10 – 14.  [sc] around  (48)
15.  [6 sc, dec] around  (42)
16.  [sc] around  (42)
17.  [5 sc, dec] around  (36)
18.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
19.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
20.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff and attach safety eyes (I placed mine between rounds 13 and 14 at about 11 sts apart)

F/O

2 Ears

Starting with black

1.  ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch  (4)
2.  [sc, inc] around  (6)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (9)
4.  [sc] around  (9)
5.  [2 sc, inc] around  (12)
6.  [sc] around  (12) – Break off black
7 – 10.  Attach yellow – [sc] around  (12)
Stuff
11.  [2 sc, dec] around  (9)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Cheeks

Starting with red

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Body

Starting with yellow

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [inc] around  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] around  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] around (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] around (30)
6.  [4 sc, inc] around  (36)
7 – 8.  [sc] around  (36)
9.  [4 sc, dec] around  (30)
10.  [sc] around  (30)
11.  [3 sc, dec] around  (24)
12.  [sc] around  (24)
13.  [2 sc, dec] around  (18)
Stuff

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Feet

Starting with yellow

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 inc, sc]  around  (10)
3.  sc, inc, sc, inc,   2 sc, inc, sc, inc, sc  (14)
4.  [sc] around  (14)
5.  sc, dec, sc, dec,   2 sc, dec, sc, dec, sc  (10)
Stuff
6.  [2 dec, sc] around  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Pads

Starting with pink

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


2 Arms

Starting with yellow

1.  ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch  (6)
2.  [2 sc, inc] around  (8)
3 – 4.  [sc] around  (8)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Stripes

Starting with brown

1.  ch 10  (10)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

2 Tail Halves

Starting with brown

1.  ch 2, 3 sc in 1st ch  (3)
2.  Turn, [sc] across  (3)
3.  Turn, inc, 2 sc  (4) – Break off brown
4.  Attach yellow – Turn, 4 sc, ch 4  (8)
5 – 7.  Turn, [sc] across  (7)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing

Hat

Starting with white

For the next part, all unmarked sts should be done in white yarn, and all sts marked in red should be done in
red yarn
1.  ch 2,   3 sc, 3 sc, in 1st ch  (6)
2.  3 inc, 3 inc  (12)
3.  [sc, inc] three times, [sc, inc] three times  (18)
4.  [2 sc, inc] three times, [2 sc, inc] three times  (24)
5.  [3 sc, inc] three times, [3 sc, inc] three times  (30)
6 – 8.  15 sc, 15 sc  (30) – Break off white
9.  5 ss, 5 sc,   turn, 5 sc, turn, 5 sc,   sc into the edge of the previous row, ss into the next white st, 4 ss  (26)

F/O, leave long tail for sewing


Assembly

See pictures above if you need help with placement

▪  Sew the ears onto either side of the head
▪  Sew the cheeks onto either side of the head
▪  Sew the body onto the bottom of the head
▪  Sew the arms on either side of the body, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew one pad onto the bottom of each foot
▪  Sew the feet on either side of the body
▪  Sew the stripes onto the back of the body
▪  Sew the two tail halves together, stuffing as you go
▪  Sew the tail onto the back of the body
▪  Use black crochet thread to embroider a nose and mouth onto the head
▪  Use black crochet thread to embroider 2 toes onto each foot
▪  Use green yarn to embroider the marking on the hat
▪  Sew the hat onto the top of the head, stuffing as you go

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