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