Work in Progress Free Crochet Toy Pattern

May 19, 2012 in Free Patterns, Front Page

Awhile back someone sent me a bag full of partial skeins of yarn to use for designing amigurumi. When I pulled this particular ball out my first thought was “safety orange color”. I was instantly inspired to create this free crochet pattern for a little safety cone to mark all of my yarn works in progress.

I think it’s also a good inspiration for my efforts to get back to regular updating here and start to publish more of my patterns.  Enjoy!

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Holly Berry Amigurumi Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

December 6, 2009 in Free Patterns, Front Page

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Deck the halls with your own little bit of Christmas cheer with this free crochet pattern.

Tools & Materials:

Size F (3.75) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in red, green and white
Two 6mm plastic safety eyes
Black embroidery floss
Stuffing material

Abbreviations

sc = single crochet
dec= single crochet decrease
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
fc = foundation chain stitch

Pattern Notes

Amigurumi are crocheted in spirals which means that you do not join rounds or chain to increase height. Use a stitch marker to help you keep track of the end of the round. In order for the pieces to hold their shape, use a fairly stiff yarn and crochet tightly. Stuff the pieces until they are firm but do not over stuff them as it will distort the shape.

Ball (Red)

1.Row 1: crochet 6 sc in a magic ring
2.Row 2: * 2 sc in next st * 6 times (12 sts)
3.Row 3: * sc 1, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (18 sts)
4.Row 4: * sc 2, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (24 sts)
5.Row 5: * sc 3, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (30 sts)
6.Row 6-8: sc 30
7.Row 9: *sc 3, dec in next 1st* 6 times (24 sts)
8.Add eyes and mouth. Stuff with fiberfill.
9.Row 10: *sc 2, dec across next 2 st* 6 times (18 sts)
10.Row 11: *sc 1, dec across next 2 st* 6 times (12 sts)
11.Row 12: *dec across next 2 st* 6 times (6 sts)
12.Finish stuffing with fiberfill. More is better.
13.Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a long tail.
14.Weave tail through the last six stitches and pull tight to close.
15.Weave in tail.

Leaf (Green) x 2

The leaves are worked in ovals going around the foundation chain. If you are seeing large holes with the F hook, go down to an E hook.

1.Chain 8, with a long tail for sewing the leaves on
2.sl st in 2nd chain from hook
3.sc in next fc, chain 2, sl st in 2nd chain from hook
4.sc in next fc
5.sc in next fc, chain 3, sl st in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next chain
6.sc in next two fc stitches
7.sl st in last fc stitch
8.On the back side of the fc sitch, sl st
9.sc in next fc, chain 3, sl st in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next chain
10.sc in next fc
11.sc in next fc, chain 2, sl st in 2nd chain from hook
12.sl st in next fc
13.cut off and weave in end

Top (Green)

1.crochet 8 sc in a magic ring
2.*5 sc in first st, sl st in next st* 4 times (24 sts: 20sc, 4 slsts )
3.Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Stem (Green)

1.Chain 20 with a long starting tail
2.sl st in 10th chain to make a loop
3.Sl st in the back side loop of each chain to the end
4.Fasten off and weave in end from the working yarn, leaving the initial tail for assembly

Assembly

1.Slip the tail of the Stem through the center hole of the Top and then fasten the stem to the top of the Ball
2.Slide the Top down and then sew to the top of the Ball to secure
3.Sew the leaves to each other through the 6th st of the Stem.
4.Take two lengths of white yarn and make a bow at the base of the Stem.

Copyright 2009 René © Holt. Do not reproduce without permission.

Door Knob Pocket

May 31, 2009 in Cute Crochet, Free Patterns

I whipped this pattern up awhile back and even had it tested on Ravelry but I’ve basically been slacking on posting it so here it is!

Free crochet pattern for a pocket that hangs on a door knob for better organization.

Using small amounts of worsted weight acrylic yarn in contrast, main body, and accent colors and G hook.

Gauge: 8 sts x 9 rows = 2″ square
Finished size:  5.5″ x 6″

Abbreviation Key
SC: Single Crochet

Chain 21
Row 1: With contrast yarn, SC in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across (20 sc)
Row 2-3: Chain 1, SC in each stitch (20 sc). Join main body color in last SC.
Row 4-12: Chain 1, SC in each stitch (20 sc). Join contrast color in last SC.
Row 13-18: Chain 1, SC in each stitch (20 sc). Join main body color in last SC.
Row 19-36: Chain 1, SC in each stitch (20 sc). Join contrast color in last SC.
Row 37-38:  Chain 1, SC in each stitch (20 sc).
Row 39: Chain 1, SC in the next 5 SC, CH 10, SC in the next 5 SC (10 SC, 10 CH).
Row 40-41: Chain 1, SC in each stitch (20 sc).
Weave in all ends.

Fold between row 15 and 16.
Join main body color yarn at  bottom edge  of the pocket  and single crochet around the outer edge, going through both layers where the pocket was folded up.  If you have difficulty with this edge you can try going up one hook size.

Using a yarn needle, attach the accent color yarn to the inside of the contrast stripe of the bag opening and then weave through stitches.  Repeat above handle.  Attach bow to the front of the pocket and tie securely.