Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Amigurumi: 28 Doll Patterns


A new crochet pattern book is out: Easy Amigurumi. It has 28 crochet patterns for little animals and dolls. It has 74 pages and plenty of images to help you with every step.

This is not a PDF or eBook: it's a real book.

The book is sold on Amazon.com, Amazon UK and Amazon Germany.








Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flower Bookmark and Decorations

Here is a pattern to make flower bookmarks and flower decorations.

Instructions for making the flowers
Use chunky yarn and 6 mm hook or use 3 strands of dk yarn and 6 mm hook.
First petal: Ch 4, dc in first chain*, ch 3, sl st in first ch*.
Make 4 more petals: ch 3, dc in first ch*, ch 2, sl st in first ch*. 4 times.
first ch* = the first starting chain



Bookmark
Material: chunky yarn, 6 mm hook, one 15 mm button, beads, needle and thread.
Make one Flower (see pattern above).
String : with chunky yarn (green color) and 6 mm hook: ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook, sl st in first st, leave yarn 12 inches/ 30 cm long, fasten off.


Finishing
Hold string, flower and button together and sew them as in pictures.
Attach bead at the end of string.



Flower string decoration


With DK yarn sew through the flowers to make a string.



Bouquet



Materials required:

  • 24 gauge Dark Green Florist Wire, 
  • tree branches and 
  • buttons or beads

Put the wire through the flower, insert button/ bead, bend the wire and put it through the flower. Twist the wire together. Cut the wire about 2 inches long then attach to the tree branch (twist around the branch). 




Thursday, July 3, 2014

How to read a crochet pattern

Sometimes I receive an e-mail about how to read a crochet pattern. Below are some examples.

Number of stitches:

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24)
Number (24) at the end of round = number of stitches after finished round.

Around

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (30)
Repeat (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) until end of round 
=> Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st)
Total stitches of Rnd 5 = 5+5+5+5+5+5 = 30 sts

Repeat

Rnd 6: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 2 sts. (36)
Repeat (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times 
=> Rnd 6: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), sc in next 2 sts. 
Total stitches of Rnd 6 = 2+2+6+6+6+6+6+2 = 36 sts

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How to embroider mouth

The pictures below show how to embroider the mouth of a doll.

Small doll:

Big doll:



I learned this technique from Jaimai.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Huggy Denise made by Stacy Ann


This Huggy Denise is made by Stacy Ann. She is cute and charming. I like the colors.  This is one of the pattern in my new book.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New: Huggy Dolls Paperback Book

I've just published all Huggy Dolls patterns as a book. This is a real paperback book and not an e-book. The book is now available on Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk and Amazon.de.


A German edition will be available in August.

This collection of crochet patterns I wrote in 2012. They were published as e-books for the Amazon Kindle e-Reader. People without a Kindle asked me often how they could get the patterns. I collected them all together in this pattern book. Learned how to self publish a book and created the cover. This is the first book in a series. After this more will follow: I hope to publish all my patterns in book form. I hope you enjoy these books.

The following patterns are included:

- Huggy Monkey
- Huggy Bunny
- Huggy Bear
- Huggy Cats
- Izzy
- Denise
- Amy
- 3 witches
- Devils
- Gingerbread man
- Snowman
- Santa
- Huggy Bee