Tag Archives: Patterns

Yeah, Toast!

18 Jul

YUM.

 

 

I didn’t like any of the free patterns I found for toast, so I made up my own.

nom nom nom

 

I used an “H” hook and some cotton yarn in cream and dark brown.

TOAST (make 2):

ch13, turn

1: 12 hdc, ch2, turn

2: 12 dc, ch1, turn

*repeat rows 1+2 two more times*

3: with “crust” color: sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, 2hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc, FO.

FINISHING:

With “crust” color, sc the two pieces together, working 3sc into each corner and repeating row 3 along the top edge.  Stuff lightly if desired.

 

Now then.

 

VOILA!

 

Oh yeah, and you should probably watch this:

 

Free Pattern Friday: Linius Prime

21 Jan

For your hooking pleasure, a tiny ami (is that redundant?) known as Linius Prime (inspired by Peanuts character Linus):

You’ll need:

– A “G” hook

– yarn in the following colors: skin, black, red, brown, blue

HEAD:

1:USING SKIN COLOR:  sc 6 in a magic circle

2: increase to (3sc, sc-inc around) (30st)

3: sc around x2 (30 st each)

4: (3sc, sc-dec) around

5: (4sc, sc-dec) around

6: (sc, sc-dec) around

7: sc-dec around

8: stuff head

9: sc around (6 st)

10: SWITCH TO RED & sc-inc around (12)

11: sc around

12: (sc, sc-inc) around (18)

13: sc around & sc-inc on last stitch (19)

14: sc around x2

15: SWITCH TO BLACK & sc around

16: sc-dec around until gap is almost closed, stuff, pull tight & FO.

With one strand of black yarn, embroider stripes on Linius Prime’s Shirt

he kinda looks like Marty McFly in this pic, doesn't he?

LEGS (make at least two):

1: WITH BROWN: 6sc in a magic circle

2: sc around

3: SWITCH TO SKIN COLOR & sc around 3x, FO leaving long tail for sewing.

 

ARMS: (make at least two, more if you’re feeling particularly frisky):

1: WITH SKIN COLOR: 6sc in a magic circle

2: sc around x2

3: SWITCH TO RED & sc around x3, FO leaving long tail for sewing.

 

BLANKET:

1: WITH LIGHT BLUE: make a swatch: 10sc across x 12 rows, FO.

 

FINISHING:

– WITH ONE STRAND OF BLACK: embroider Linius Prime’s hair, face, and the stripes on his sleeves.

– WITH LIGHT BLUE: sew the blankie to one side of Linius Prime’s body (as shown).

-WITH THE APPROPRIATE COLOR: sew one arm posed to hold the blankie close to Linius’s face and the other arm so it looks like he’s sucking his thumb.  Sew on both legs.

-Compare the two pictures:

 

Regular Linus

Linius Prime

Happy Friday, everyone!  })i({

Sometimes a Bookmark is Just a Bookmark

28 Sep

I wanted to make Husband a bookmark, but I didn’t think my frou-frou flowery pattern was going to cut it, so I dug deep into the depths of CPC, my go-to site for free patterns, & found this awesome little thing:

Which, in context, looks like this:

(Yes, that’s a copy of Ethics for Behavior Analysts, and yes, I’ve read it.  I had to flip through a few pages to find one that wasn’t already highlighted or written on…  *sigh* I’m such a nerd).  Anyway.  Cute, right?  Well, I liked the little wheely pattern so much that I changed it a bit and turned it into this:

A headband!  Yay!

Now everyone is happy!  Husband likes his new bookmark, and I’m thrilled with my new hair accessory.  Hooray world!  })i({

(To change the pattern to a headband, just follow it as written, then, when you get to the end, instead of FO’ing and making a tassel, ch 20 (or however many will make it big enough for your head) & sl st to the other side to make a circle.  Easy Peasy! )