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Birthday Cake Hat

 

May is my birthday month, which means I’ve got all kinds of fun stuff going on on my Facebook page. A few years ago, I made myself this cake hat for my birthday, and this year I decided to remake it and write up the pattern or everybody. It would make a great birthday gift for any age, but I like having them here for everybody in my family to wear on their birthday. This pattern is written as a “one size fits most” but if you need to make it bigger or smaller it wouldn’t be difficult.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Any worsted weight yarn will work. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice and Loops and Threads Impeccable for most of the ones I made.

J (6mm) crochet hook

H (5mm) crochet hook 

Yarn needle

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Top:

With your J (6mm) hook, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 11 stitches, repeat from * around. (65 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 12 stitches, repeat from * around. (70 stitches)

Tie off.

Cake Round:

With your J(6mm) hook, ch. 70. Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Sc in each ch around. (70 stitches)

Rows 2-23: Sc in each stitch around. (70 stitches)

 

Tie off.

Line the top piece up with the top of the cake round and sc together using your trim color. For the second row, work 4 sc’s into each stitch. Tie off.

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Candle:

With your H(5mm) hook, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-13: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Loop and attach pieces of orange yarn to the top for the flames. Sew onto top of cake.

 

Add any embellishments that you’d like on your hat. I crocheted a chain to attach along it, then made some little pom-poms and put them on, but you can do whatever you want to decorate your cake.

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Or you can just leave it plain if you want to.

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They really work well for any gender, and any age.

 

You know what also goes great with one of these hats? A cake!

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You can also pick up the pattern for the cake in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. Or if you want, you can find it free on my blog.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any cake hats of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

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12 Free Birthday Crochet Patterns

In honor of my birthday this month, I’m doing all kinds of birthday-ey (that’s my new word) things on my Facebook page, including giveaways and fun patterns. I decided I needed a roundup of other fun things you can make for a birthday, so I scoured the internet (ie. Pinterest) and found 12 of my favorite things to share with you.

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  1. Wouldn’t these cute little balloons make a great centerpiece on a table? You can find this pattern over on Planet June and it’s free, although she does have a button to donate if you can.
  2. Twinkie Chan makes such adorable food accessories, and these swirly cupcake hair clips would be perfect for the birthday girl. They’re so adorable, why not make one for each person at the party to wear?
  3. Have you seen these crochet water balloons by Left in Knots? What a fun birthday party activity, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up all of those messy little balloon pieces afterward.
  4. Rock n Roll Bride has this great pattern and tutorial that Twinkie Chan did for this cupcake garland. I think this would be really cute above a table at a party, but I also kind of just want to make some to string around my bedroom.
  5. Want to make some party hats for people to wear? Mamachee has this free pattern, and I think these would be adorable.
  6. Who wouldn’t want to carry around this awesome cupcake purse? Mary Maxim has the pattern free on her blog. I think these would be great for any time of the year.
  7. I’m in love with this cupcake pincushion by Esshaych. Let’s face it, I’m in love with any cupcake, but this one is particularly cute.
  8. Everybody needs a crown to wear on their birthday (or any other day). This free pattern by IraRott works up quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make.
  9. Want to make a birthday banner to hang on the wall? This free pattern by Flushed With Rosy Colour is really cute.
  10. Petals to Picots has this free pattern to make some balloon appliques, which you could use to decorate a card, or even put on a blanket or hat.
  11. How about a slice of yummy cake? Repeat Crafter Me has the free pattern for this cake on her website.
  12. And one last one from Twinkie Chan because she really does make cute food items. This cake tissue box cozy looks good enough to eat. I wouldn’t suggest that, though.

So here are a few ideas of things you can make for an upcoming birthday. Oh, and don’t forget my Smiling Birthday Cake.

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Have you found any other cute birthday patterns? Go share them with me on my Facebook page!

Smiling Birthday Cake

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May is my birthday month, which means I’ve got all kinds of fun stuff going on on my Facebook page. A few years ago, I made myself this cake for my birthday, and this year I decided to remake it and write up the pattern or everybody. It would make a great birthday gift for any age.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Any worsted weight yarn will work. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice for most of the ones I made.

H (5mm) crochet hook 

15mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Top and Bottom:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 11 stitches, repeat from * around. (65 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 12 stitches, repeat from * around. (70 stitches)

Tie off.

Cake Round:

Ch. 70. Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Sc in each ch around. (70 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch around. (70 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in first 27 stitches, ch 15, skip 15 and sc in the last 28 stitches. (Hole for mouth made.)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around, working a sc into each ch of the ch 15. (70 stitches)

Rows 9-14: Sc in each stitch around. (70 stitches)

Tie off.

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Mouth:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Fold the mouth in half and sc across the back to create the crease. Tie off.

 

Tongue:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in first 8 stitches. Leave last 2 stitches unworked. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Sew tongue to mouth only at the flat end so it sticks out.

 

Insert mouth inside of cake round and line it up with the opening. Using the same color as the cake round, sc the pieces together.

 

Line the top piece up with the top of the cake round and sc together using your trim color. For the second row, work 4 sc’s into each stitch. Tie off. Position and insert the safety eyes.

 

Stuff your cake, making sure the poly-fil doesn’t push the mouth outward. Line up the bottom piece and repeat the instructions for the top.

 

Candle:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-10: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Loop and attach pieces of orange yarn to the top for the flames. Sew onto top of cake.

 

There you have your finished cake.

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Try making them in different colors to create different flavors of cake.

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If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do. The purchased pattern also comes with the instructions to make a unicorn cake:

 

You know what goes great with one of these cakes? A cake hat!

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You can also pick up the pattern for the cake hat in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. Or if you wait, it will be posted free on my blog soon.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any cakes of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

 

Delilah the Flower Girl

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Delilah loves flowers so much, that she just has to dress like one. This finished doll stands approximately 10.5 inches tall.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

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Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

trc: triple crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in beige, kelly green, terracotta, mustard and toffee.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

15mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Pipe Cleaners (optional)

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Hat:

With kelly green, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to mustard.

Row 18: In inside loops only, sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 19: Sl st in first stitch, *sc in next stitch, work 3 dc’s into next stitch, sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch. Repeat from * around.

Tie off. Position hat on head and sew on.

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Flower Petals for Hat:

With terracotta yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make 10. Lay each petal flat, then sc them together to form a ring.

Sew petals onto hat behind yellow petals.

Leaves for Hat:

With kelly green yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 4: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 5-9: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make 10. Sc around to form a ring just like you did with the flower petals. Sew onto hat behind orange petals.

Insert safety eyes.

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Body:

With mustard yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 9: In inside loops only, sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 13-15: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to beige.

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Attach mustard yarn to loops created on row 9. Sl st in first stitch, *sc in next stitch, work 3 dc’s into next stitch, sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch. Repeat from * around.

Flower Petals for Skirt:

With terracotta yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 8-9: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make 6. Lay each petal flat, then sc them together to form a ring. Sew onto body underneath mustard petals.

Arms:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-11: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Rows 12-13: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Do not stuff. You can insert pipe cleaners in the arms if you want them to be poseable. Sew onto body.

Legs:

With kelly green yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to beige.

Rows 5-14: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew onto body.

Use toffee yarn for her hair. Cut it the length you want and loop and attach it under her hat.

And there you have your finished doll.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any dolls of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

Oscar the Sea Otter

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Sea otters are such fun animals. Did you know that they’re one of the only animals that uses tools? They often keep a favorite rock tucked under their arm. When it’s time to eat, they place that rock on their chest and smash shells against it to open them up and get the yummy food inside. Otters are also social creatures. When they sleep, they will actually hold hands to keep from floating away from each other.

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Made with worsted weight yarn, this finished pattern is approximately 10 inches long.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Any worsted weight yarn will work, but I used Vanna’s Choice in beige , barley, oatmeal and grey marble.

H (5mm) crochet hook 

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to oatmeal.

Row 9: Sc in first 10 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches, sc in last 10 stitches. (30 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 14: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 15-19: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 22: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 25: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Stop at this point and insert safety eyes between rows 9 and 10. Stuff head tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 29: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 30: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off. Use embroidery thread to sew on nose and mouth, and add whiskers.

Ears:

With barley, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Lay flat and fold in half. Position on head and sew on.

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Body:

With barley, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 12-15: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 17-18: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 20-21: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 23-24: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 25: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Switch to oatmeal.

Rows 26-29: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Legs:

With barley, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 6-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: Sc in first 7 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in last 8 stitches. (20 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in first 5 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in last 5 stitches. (15 stitches)

Rows 11-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Stuff tight with poly-fil. Position and sew onto body.

Arms:

With barley, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff about halfway with poly-fil. Position and sew onto body.

Tail:

With barley, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 7-12: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Lay flat, position and sew onto body.

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Rock:

With grey marble, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Stop at this point and stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 9: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off. You can sew the rock onto his chest if you want to.

There you have your finished otter.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any otters of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

9 Free Crochet Flower Patterns

Spring is finally here! I live on the dry side of Washington state, but we’re getting a lot of rain up here in the Pacific Northwest. You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. I expect we’ll have a lot of flowers next month.

How about some flowers that won’t ever die? There are so many things you can do with crocheted flowers, from making bouquets to adding them to hats. There are also a lot of free flower patterns out there. I gathered up 9 of my favorites to share with you.

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  1. I absolutely love the texture of this popcorn stitch flower by B. Hooked. The color is one of my favorites too.
  2. B. Hooked also has these wagon wheel crochet flowers. They’d look great on pretty much any hat.
  3. Any time I think of flowers for Mother’s Day, I think of carnations. This carnation pattern by PlanetJune is simple and beautiful.
  4. This crocodile stitch double layered flower by Bonita Patterns is so elegant. There’s also a pattern for a hat that you can put it on.
  5. Want to cover yourself in a layer of flowers? The Whoot has instructions to make these adorable puff stitch flowers, along with instructions to turn them into a blanket.
  6. For something a little bit different, you can find the pattern for these crochet pansies on Cut Out and Keep.
  7. Sometimes simple really is better. There are so many things you could do with these simple flowers from Hello Yellow Yarn.
  8. You can’t go wrong with a bouquet of roses, right? This rose pattern by Skip to my Lou is really simple, but looks so pretty.
  9. Daisies are my favorite flower (I even have a dog named Daisy) and these summer daisies by Just Pootling are really pretty. She turned hers into a garland, which I think would look so pretty above the headboard of my bed.

There are a lot of free flower patterns out there, but these ones are good to start with. Want an idea of what to do with all of those flowers? Go check out my post where I talk about this bouquet that I made. (I even used one or two of these patterns for the flowers.)

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I hope you found some flowers that you’d like to make. Do you have a favorite flower pattern that you use a lot? Go post the link on my Facebook page and share it with me. Happy spring!!

Sammy the Sloth

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Sammy the sloth is ready to climb up in a tree and take a long nap. This finished pattern is approximately 16 inches tall, perfect for cuddling and napping with.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Any worsted weight yarn will work, but I used Vanna’s Choice in beige , toffee (2 skeins) and chocolate.

H (5mm) crochet hook 

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Switch to toffee.

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Rows 13-20: Sc in each stitch around. (60 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 25: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Stop at this point and stuff head tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 29: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 30: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 31: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off.

Eyes:

With chocolate yarn, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each across, work 4 sc’s into last ch, turn and work sc’s into other side of ch. (14 stitches) Ch 1, turn.

 

 

Row 2: Sl st in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches. Work 2 sc’s into each of the next 4 stitches. Sc in next 2 stitches, sl st in last 3 stitches. Tie off.

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Insert safety eyes through the hole on the round side of the eyes.

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Position eyes onto head and sew on. Use a bit of chocolate yarn to sew on a nose.

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Body:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (55 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 16-19: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 22-23: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 25: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 27: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 29: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Arms:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-30: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil, leaving last 10 rows unstuffed. Sew onto sides of body.

Fingers:

With beige, ch 4. Be sure to leave a long tail when you start out.

Sc in second ch from hook and in each across. Tie off, leaving a long tail.

Make 3 for each arm. Use tails to tie onto the end of each arm.

 

 

Legs:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 10-29: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 30: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 31: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil, leaving last 10 rows unstuffed. Sew onto bottom of body.

Toes:

With beige, ch 6. Be sure to leave a long tail when you start out.

Sc in second ch from hook and in each across. Tie off, leaving a long tail.

Make 3 for each leg. Use tails to tie onto the end of each foot.

And there you have your finished sloth.

 

 

Try making him with other yarns too. I made this one with Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in chocolate instead of the toffee.

 

 

He ended up bigger and softer, but I still prefer the original one with the worsted weight yarn.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any sloths of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

 

Sleepy Elf

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These sleepy elves are ready for your little one to cuddle with while they drift off to sleep. Made with sport weight baby yarn, the finished size is approximately 10 inches tall.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

E (3.5mm) crochet hook

Baby yarn, or any size 3 yarn, preferably in shades of the same color. For example, white, light pink, medium pink and dark pink.

15mm safety eyes

Black embroidery thread

Yarn needle

Poly-fil

Rattle inserts (optional)

I purchased these rattle inserts from Amazon last year, and I decided they were perfect for inside of the sleepy elf.

 

I put one inside of each of their bodies, but you could also insert them in their heads if you want. Or even put one in both so that they’re extra “rattley.” If you use a rattle in them, be sure to insert it into the middle of the stuffing so there are no hard spots in it.

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With light colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 11-18: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil.

Hat:

With medium color, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (14 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (16 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Row 15: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (18 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (18 stitches)

Row 17: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 19: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 21: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 23: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 24: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 25: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 26: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 27-28: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 29-30: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Rows 31-33: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 34-35: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 36: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

*Side note: You can make the hat longer by adding a few more rows before doing the brim.*

Switch to darker color.

Row 37: Working in back loops only, sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Rows 38-39: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 40: Sc in first stitch, *in next stitch sc, ch 4, sc, sc in next stitch. Continue from * around.

Tie off. You can stuff the hat with poly-fil so it will stand up straight, or you can fold the top down and attach it to the hat. Pull the hat onto the elf’s head. Be sure the hat is where you want it, then sew it in place. Sew eyes and mouth on with embroidery floss.

 

Legs:

With dark colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 8-9: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 11: In front loops only, sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, dec in next 2 stitches, sc in last 8 stitches. (18 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (18 stitches)

Stuff tight with poly-fil. Tie off first one. With second leg, don’t tie off. Continue on with body.

Body:

With yarn still attached to second leg, ch 2.

Row 1: Attach to first leg, sc around leg, sc in each ch of ch 2, sc around other leg, sc in each ch on other side of ch 2. (40 stitches)

 

Switch to medium color.

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 15-16: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 17: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 19: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to darker color.

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to lighter color.

Row 22: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff body tight with poly-fil. I like to stuff it extra full to make it more firm, especially since the stuffing will break down over time. Sew head onto body. Stop before you close the last few stitches and stuff extra poly-fil in to firm up the neck.

Arms:

With light colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

 

Rows 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Switch to darker color.

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to white.

 

Rows 12-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to medium color.

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff about halfway with poly-fil. If you want, you can attach darker colored yarn with a slip stitch at row 8, sc around the sleeve, then work 3 sc’s into each stitch around to create a ruffly cuff.

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Sew arms onto sides of body.

And there you have your finished elf.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any elves of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

 

Trixie the Bunny Girl

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Trixie is all dressed up and she’s hopping your way to help you find some eggs. This finished doll stands approximately 14 inches tall, perfect size for cuddling. She’s made with Bernat Pipsqueak yarn, but you could make her with all worsted weight yarn if you prefer.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

trc: triple crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in beige and pinkBernat Pipsqueak yarn in white. (You can substitute the Pipsqueak yarn for Vanna’s Choice white if you don’t want to work with the fuzzy yarn.)

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

15mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Pipe Cleaners (optional)

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Hat:

With Pipsqueak white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-16: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to pink yarn.

Row 17: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Tie off.

Ears:

With Pipsqueak white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 4-6: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 8-12: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Lay flat and sew onto hat. I applied blush to the middle of each ear to make it pink, then I used a piece of yarn to tie one ear down to make it bent.

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Pull hat onto head and get it where you want it. Figure out the placement of her eyes, but don’t put the backs on yet. Sew hat onto head, then attach hair underneath hat so that it falls over the loops.

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Once you have the hat and hair on, make sure the eye placement is where you want it, and attach the backs. You can sew on a nose and/or mouth if you want to, but I always choose to leave those off because it makes her expression more neutral. You can also use a bit of blush on her cheeks to give her face some color.

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Body:

With Pipsqueak white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 8-11: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to pink.

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to beige.

Row 17: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew head onto body. Stop before you close the opening and put more poly-fil in to secure her neck.

Make a pom-pom with the Pipsqueak white and attach to her butt.

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Arms:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to pink.

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to Pipsqueak white.

Rows 5-14: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Do not stuff. You can insert pipe cleaners in the arms if you want them to be poseable. Sew onto body.

Legs:

With Pipsqueak white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-13: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew onto body.

And there you have your finished doll. The Pipsqueak yarn is a pain to work with because you can’t see your stitches, but on the plus side it also hides any mistakes you might make. And she’s just so soft and cuddly with the Pipsqueak yarn.

 

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any dolls of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

Floppy Bunny

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This floppy, cuddly bunny would be perfect for inside of an Easter basket. The finished size is approximately 14 inches tall.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Homespun yarn (I used approximately 1.5 skeins for each bunny, but I tend to crochet very tight. 2 skeins should be plenty to make yourself a bunny.)

I (5.25mm) crochet hook 

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Embroidery thread

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: Sc in first 10 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches, sc in next 10 stitches. (30 stitches) Insert a stitch marker after the last increase to show where to insert the eyes later.

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 14-18: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 21: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Stop at this point and stuff with poly-fil. Insert safety eyes between rows 8 and 9 with 9 stitches in between. Sew nose on with embroidery thread or yarn.

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 24: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 25: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 28: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off.

Ears:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 7-11: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 16-18: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 20-29: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Do not stuff. Lay flat and sew to head.

Body:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 12-13: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 15-16: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew onto head.

Legs:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 6-10: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 12-13: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 15-24: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil. Sew onto bottom of body.

Arms:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 5-8: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 10-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 15-18: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil. Sew onto sides of body.

Tail:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Sew onto butt.

 

 

This pattern can also be made with other types of yarn. Using a worsted weight yarn will make it smaller, like this one.

 

 

For the worsted weight bunny I used Vanna’s Choice yarn in oatmeal, an H (5mm) crochet hook and 15mm safety eyes. You can also make them using fluffy yarn.

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For this bunny I used Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in white, an H (5mm) crochet hook and 18mm safety eyes. He ended up a little bit bigger than the ones I made using the Homespun yarn.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any bunnies of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.