Saturday, October 17, 2009

Vampire Pumpkin

I crocheted this little guy from a free pattern on plantejune's blog.  Then I turned it into a vampire!




Beware the vampire pumpkins!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Favorite Quilt


This is my favorite of all of the quilts I have made. It is a baby quilt with prairie points. It was my 1st time doing prairie points and I love these fabrics.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

3 Newest














A Hawaiian girl doll, a soft squeaky baby blue and an ocotopus baby toy.
free pattern for octopus can be found here :

http://steffi-stitch.blogspot.com/2009/08/douglas.html

Friday, October 2, 2009

SQUISHY the SQUID FREE CROCHET PATTERN















Squishy the Squid Crochet Pattern

pattern by Nikki Pedersen (multibeavo)

Abbreviations: sc = Single Crochet
ch = Chain
rnd(s) = Round(s)
dec = Crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
( ) = Repeat stitches from ( to end of )
2 sc together = (increase) 2 sc in one sc

Note: This pattern is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not
turn. Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of rounds.

Materials
Worsted weight yarn
Size G or H crochet hook (other hook sizes are okay too, it will just
result in smaller or larger dolls)
Stitch markers ( I use scraps of yarn)
Yarn and embroidery needles
Safety eyes (optional)
Polyfil/wool to stuff doll

Gauge is not important, just be sure to crochet tight enough so that
no stuffing shows through.


Top of head/body
Rnd 1: Chain 2, then 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 5: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 6: sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 7: sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 8: sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 9: sc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 10: sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 11: sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 12: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 13: sc in next 12 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 14: sc in next 13 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 15: sc in next 14 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 16: sc in next 15 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 17: sc in next 16 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 18: sc in next 17 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 19: sc in next 18 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 20: sc in next 19 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 21: sc in next 20 sts, 2sc in next st.
Rnd 22: sc in next 21sts, 2sc in next st.
Sl st in next sc, fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

Bottom of head/body
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc.
Rnd 3: (1sc, 2sc together).
Rnd 4: (sc X 2, 2sc together).
Rnd 5: (sc X 3, 2 sc together).
Rnd 6: (sc X 4, 2 sc together).
Rnd 7: (sc X 5, 2 sc together).
Rnd 8: (sc X 6, 2 sc together).
Rnd 9-16: sc in each sc around.
Rnd 17: (sc X 5, 1 dec).
Rnd 18-30: sc in each sc around.
Sl st in next sc, fasten off.

Mouth
With white yarn chain 12.
Sl st into 1st ch to create a circle.

Legs/Arms (make 8)
Rnd 1: ch 2, 4 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 3-35: sc in each sc around.
After last round, sl st in next sc, fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
Arm/Leg of Tentacles (make 2)
Rnd 1: ch2, sc 4 in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3-39: sc in each sc around.
Fasten off with sl st, leaving long tail for sewing.

Bottom of Tentacles (make 2)
Rnd 1: ch 2, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc.
Rnd 3: (1sc, 2sc together) X 3
Rnd 4: (sc X 2, 2sc together) X 3
Rnd 5: (sc X 3, 2sc together) X 2 , sc last 3 st.
Rnd 6: (sc X 4, 2sc together) X 2 , sc last 3 st.
Rnd 7: (2sc together, sc X 4) X 3 , sc last 3 st.
Rnd 8: (2 sc together, 2sc together, sc X 6) X 2.
Rnd 9: sc, 2sc together, sc , 2sc together, sc X 7 , 2 sc together, sc, 2
sc together, sc X 6.
Fasten off with sl st, leaving long tail for sewing.

Finishing Squishy the Squid
Sew on some eyes using yarn or you could also use plastic eyes, or felt. Whatever you think looks good. I have used 12mm cat eyes on
my orange version of squishy the squid.
Stitch the mouth onto the head.

Stuff the body of the squid. Make sure to leave less stuffing towards
top, in order to be able to sew the head to the body correctly.

Center the head onto the body and pin in place. Use the long end of
yarn attached to head to sew the head to the body. When you reach
the 2 sides, the head will extend past where the body ends, flatten
these sides and sew them shut. Then continue around until the entire
head is secured to the body. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Center tentacle bottoms onto the appropriate arms (the 2 longer
arms) and pin into place. Stitch pieces together just like when you
stitched the head to the body. Fasten off and weave in ends.

*Do NOT stuff any of the arms or tentacles.*

Attach the 8 arms to the body evenly around the outer bottom edge.
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
Attach the 2 completed tentacles to the middle of the underside of the squid body. Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

You have a super cute squishy the squid! Enjoy your new friend!

*Please do NOT sell items made from this pattern. This pattern
is for personal use only and may not be reproduced or
redistributed.*


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