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FO Friday – Candice Doll (and free pattern for shorts)

Happy Friday my lovely readers!

Today I want to show you the newest addition to my amigurumi family: a cute little dolly!

This doll is quite special though as it represents one of my good friends. She asked me for that doll as well as another one of her girlfriend (who is also one of my close friends). The goal is to finish them by next week and send them to their new owners in France.

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I was very excited by that project as I think they will make very special gifts. I absolutely love how Candice turned out too! The pattern is from the very talented MaryJ Handmade/Le Arti Di Minerva on Ravelry. It’s a free pattern and there are no instruction for the assembly but if you are familiar with amigurumi it’s not too bad! I actually sew the head close and then added the body (worked continuously from the legs) and I didn’t stuff the arms.

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For the hair, I used a hair cap, following the same pattern as for the head but with a hook size above (from a 3.5 to a 4) and stopping after row 14.

I also had to make up the clothes as I went and I wrote the pattern for the shorts. I thought I would share it here with you guys if you want to make your own doll 😊

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch

Round 1 – Ch26, sl st in first ch

Rounds 2-6 – 26 sc around

Start on the first leg, you will work only with the next 13 stitches

Round 7-9 (leg 1) – 13 sc around

Fasten off and join yarn to the remaining 13 stitches

Round 7-9 (leg 2) – 13 sc around

Fasten off. Sew the tails in and you’re finished!

I hope you guys enjoyed the pattern, please tag me on instagram if you end up sharing your pictures @emmacraftsdesign

Have a great weekend!

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LOTR CAL – Witch King square

Hello lovely readers!

Today was Good Friday, which meant no work and more crochet time! I’ve finished the PDF pattern for Arno the Escargot, and you can find it in my Ravelry shop. I’ve also started a few new projects, which I’ll talk about next week. 

But what I was most happy about is that I’ve finished another LOTR square! 

Here comes the Witch King of Angmar, with mace and all! 


I was really happy to finish this one, I got super frustrated when I started as I knew I wouldn’t have enough yarn for the background, so I went back to spotlight to try to get the same colour and I could not find it at all. So I got another purple and decided to split the background in half. I didn’t know if I would like it but I think it ended up looking quite good! Only 5 more squares to go! 

Have a great Easter 😊


 

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Snail amigurumi pattern

Happy Monday crafters!

I have finally found the time to write up my snail amigurumi pattern, I still need to finalise the PDF but here is the free pattern for you to use! Once I finish it, the PDF will be available for AU$2 on my Ravelry and Etsy stores 🙂

My little snail has also been finally named, and after my best friend, which is fitting because he is French: Arno the escargot!

Now, without further ado, the pattern for this cute little guy.

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Materials

  • DK or 8ply yarn in two different colours (Main Colour for the body and Contrast Colour for the shell)
  • 3.75 (F) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle and scissors
  • Polyfill

Optional: 2x 7.5mm safety eyes (not meant for children under 3 y.o.)

 

Abbreviation used

Ch: chain         Sc: single crochet        St: stitch          *…*: repeat

sc2 tog: single crochet 2 stitches together (invisible decrease)

All pieces are worked through both loops of the stitches and the body is worked in the round without joining

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Body – make 1

In main colour

Round 1. sc 6 in magic ring

Round 2. 2sc in each st around

Round 3. *2sc in the next st, sc 1* around

Rounds 4-6. sc in each st around

Round 7. ch 5, sl st 4 from second st from

hook, sc 6, ch 5, sl st 4 from second

st from hook, sc 12 (antennae)

Add the safety eyes in front of the antennae

Round 8-12. sc in each st around

Round 13. *sc2 tog, sc 1* around

Rounds 14-17. sc in each st around

Round 18. *sc2 tog* around

Round 19-20. sc in each st around

Round 21. *sc2 tog* around

Stuff to desired firmness

Cast off and sew shut

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Shell – make 1

In contrast colour

Ch 2

Row 1. 2sc from second st from hook, ch 1, turn

Row 2. 2sc in the next st, sc 1, ch 1, turn

Row 3. sc 3, ch 1, turn

Row 4. sc 1, 2sc in the next st, sc 1, ch 1, turn

Row 5. sc 4, ch 1, turn

Row 6. sc 1, 2sc in the next st, sc 2, ch 1, turn

Row 7. sc 5, ch 1, turn

Row 8. sc 2, 2sc in the next st, sc 2, ch 1, turn

Row 9. sc 6, ch 1, turn

Row 10. sc 2, 2sc in the next st, sc 3, ch 1, turn

Row 11. sc 7, ch 1, turn

Row 12. sc 3, 2sc in the next st, sc 3, ch 1, turn

Row 13. sc 8, ch 1, turn

Row 14. sc 3, 2sc in the next st, sc 4, ch 1, turn

Row 15. sc 9, ch 1, turn

Row 16. sc 4, 2sc in the next st, sc 4, ch 1, turn

Row 17. sc 10, ch 1, turn

Row 18. sc 4, 2sc in the next st, sc 5, ch 1, turn

Row 19. sc 11, ch 1, turn

Row 20. sc 5, 2sc in the next st, sc 5, ch 1, turn

Row 21. sc 12, ch 1, turn

Row 22. sc 5, 2sc in the next st, sc 6, ch 1, turn

Row 23. sc 13, ch 1, turn

Row 24. sc 6, 2sc in the next st, sc 6, ch 1, turn

Row 25. sc 14, ch 1, turn

Row 26. sc 6, 2sc in the next st, sc 7, ch 1, turn

Row 27. sc 15, ch 1, turn

Row 28. sc 7, 2sc in the next st, sc 7, ch 1, turn

Row 29. sc 16, ch 1, turn

Row 30. sc 7, 2sc in the next st, sc 8, ch 1, turn

Row 31. sc 17, ch 1, turn

Row 32. sc 8, 2sc in the next st, sc 8, ch 1, turn

Row 33. sc 18, ch 1, turn

Row 34. sc 8, 2sc in the next st, sc 9, ch 1, turn

Row 35. sc 19, ch 1, turn

Row 36. sc 9, 2sc in the next st, sc 9, ch 1, turn

Row 37. sc 20, ch 1, turn

Cast off leaving a very long tail

Sew the shell along the long side of the triangle

to obtain a cone, still leaving a long tail

 

Assembly

  1. Stuff the shell loosely and sew the cone on itself to make a spiral
  2. Sew the shell to the top of the snail body

 

I hope that you guys enjoy this pattern, if you make it I’d love to see your snail. You can tag #emmacraftprojects on Instagram as well so that I can find your creations more easily 🙂

Have a great week!

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LOTR CAL – Gandalf the Grey

Happy Friday!

I have finished yet another square on my LOTR graphghan CAL. Gandalf the Grey is ready to save Middle Earth. You can find all my LOTR related posts by clicking on the LOTR CAL tab at the top of my blog or by following this link.

I still have 6 squares to go, and I’d really like to get finished by May to enter the finished blanket in a craft show! Better get hooking faster!

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Have a great weekend!

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LOTR CAL – Saruman square

Happy Monday! 

I’ve made some more progress on my lord of the rings afghan, and today I’ve finished Saruman the white, with his staff and palantir. 


I only just registered that I’m more than half way through with this, so hopefully I can still stick with my personal deadline of finishing the whole blanket by May. Next will be Gandalf the grey 🙂

Have a great week!

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Millie the Manta Ray

Happy Monday crafters!

Today I’d like to share my latest amigurumi with you, Millie the Manta Ray. I have named it after one of my friends who works on the Project Manta.

I’ll post the pattern here for free but if you want to get a shiny PDF pattern with extra pictures, I’ll also put it for sale on my Ravelry page for AU$2 (Click here to buy now).

If you would like to get the PDF for free, I will also send it to you in exchange for pattern testing.

Enter your email address here

And without further ado, the pattern for the Manta Ray.

Materials

• DK or 8ply yarn in two different colours (Main Colour for the back and Contrast Colour for the belly)
• 3.75 (F) crochet hook
• Tapestry needle and scissors
• Polyfill

Optional: 2x 7.5mm safety eyes (not meant for children under 3 y.o.)

Abbreviation used
Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
St: stitch
*…*: repeat
2sctog: single crochet 2 stitches together (invisible decrease)

All pieces are worked through both loops of the stitches and the body and tail are worked in the round without joining

Body – make 1

In main colour
Round 1. sc 6 in magic ring
Round 2. 2sc in each st around
Round 3. *2sc in the next st, sc
Round 4. *2sc in the next st, sc
Round 5. *2sc in the next st, sc
Round 6. *2sc in the next st, sc
Round 7. *2sc in the next st, sc 5* around
Rounds 8-11. sc in each st around Change to contrast colour
Round 12. sc in each st around
Round 13. *[sc2 tog] twice, sc 3* around
Round 14. sc in each st around
Round 15. *[sc2 tog] twice, sc 1* around
Round 16. sc in each st around
Add safety eyes between round 10 and 11 and stuff the body to desired firmness
Round 17. *sc2 tog, sc 1* around
Round 18. sc2 tog around
Cast off

Tail – make 1

In main colour
Round 1. ch 8, join to rst st with a slip stitch
Rounds 2-4. sc around
Round 5. *sc2 tog, sc* twice, sc2 tog
Rounds 6-9. sc around
Cast off leaving a very long tail
Sew the top of the tail shut and thread the yarn through the tail

Mouth piece – make 1

In main colour
Ch 4
Row 1. sc 3 starting in second chain from hook
Row 2. *ch 3, then sc 2 down the chain starting from the second chain from hook, sc in foundation st* sc 1 in middle sc from previous row, repeat the sequence between **
Cast off

Wings – make 2 in main colour and 2 in contrast colour (4 total)

Ch 2
Row 1. 2sc in second chain from hook, ch 1, turn Row 2. 2sc, sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3. 2sc, sc, 2sc, ch 1, turn
Row 4. 2sc, sc 3, 2sc, ch 1, turn
Rows 5-6. sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 7. 2sc, sc 5, 2sc, ch1, turn
Row 8. sc across, ch1, turn
Row 9. sc across
Cast off leaving a really long tail

Assembly

1. Using a whip stitch, sew the tail to the back of the body and the mouth piece between the two eyes at the front of the body.
2. For the wings, align 1 main colour and 1 contrast colour with the cast off tails together and use a whip stitch to sew them along two sides of the triangle (see picture below). Then, turn them inside out (to put the seam on the inside). Repeat with the second wing, making sure to put the opposite colour on top (contrast colour if you put main colour on top first and vice versa). Sew the wings on both sides of the body, trying to have them as symmetrical as possible.

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Note: Do not stuff the tail and the wings.

Let me know if you decide to make this pattern, I’d love to see your finished products!

 

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Happy Christmas!

Hi everyone!

This week and next week will be a bit crazy with Christmas and New Year. I probably won’t be posting until next year, although I’ll definitely be finishing the stitch stop and roll blanket (more on that in a few weeks).

Until then, I’d like to share with you my latest quick Christmas present.

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To go with that, I have made a PDF of small patterns you can use if you want to make your own earrings.

PDF for earring patterns here

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A very happy Christmas to all of you!

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Crochet earrings

Hello lovely readers!

Today I want to share with you a really quick project that would make a great Christmas present. 

For that, I used some wire, earring hooks and cotton thread. So far I have made 2 different kinds, one with a small ring and the crochet part on the outside and one with a bigger ring and the crochet part on the inside. 


I winged the blue ones but the pattern for the purple ones is as follow. 
Make 2

Abbreviations: 

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Ch – chain
Work in the round 

Sc 25 in the metal ring 

Sl st 7, *ch 5, sl st in the 3rd stitch* repeat 3 more times, sl st 6 

Sl st 7, *in the 5 ch gap, sc 3, ch 3, sc 3* repeat 3 more times, sl st 7 

Cast off 

I can see a lot more of those in the near future as handmade presents for Christmas 🙂 

Do you have quick projects for Christmas? 

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Naiad the Nudibranch – free crochet pattern

Happy Friday readers!

What a week it has been, I am very glad that it’s over. Sometime during the madness of writing my mid-term document for my PhD, I found the time to crochet freestyle! And I thought I would make a nudibranch amigurumi. Why not?

So I picked up my hook and I carefully noted down what I did as I went, so that I could share it with you lovely bunch 🙂

Now, what’s a nudibranch, I hear you say? They are marine gastropods, and they look a lot like sea slugs. They come in a bunch of shapes and colours and I think they are the prettiest.

And now without further ado, the pattern. I did my best to make it understandable but it is my first time writing a pattern, so please let me know if it’s unclear, and I’ll try to clarify.

I used DK yarn and a 4mm hook (because I tend to crochet very tight, especially when making amigurumi). Tension is not important for this pattern though, using a smaller hook will just give you a smaller toy and vice versa. I used 3 different colours for my nudibranch, one main body colours (MC) and two contrast colours (CC1 and CC2).

Abbreviation list

ch – chain

Sc – simple crochet

Dc – double crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

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Main body – worked from top to bottom

With MC

Ch 26 (starting chain + turning ch)

Round 1: Sc in the second ch from the hook, sc 24 (you should now be in your first ch), sc 3 more in your first ch. Sc 24 on the other side of your starting chain, sc 2 more in your last ch and sl st in your first sc. You should have 4 sc at each end ch of your starting chain and 23 sc either part of your starting chain (see photo) – 54 st

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Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc all around, sl st in first sc – 54 st

Round 3-5: Repeat round 2 – 54 st

Round 6: Ch 1, sc 24,  *2 sc in next st* x 2, sc 25, 2sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc 1, sl st in first sc – 58 st

Round 7-8: Repeat round 2 – 58 st

Round 9: Ch 1, sc 25, 2sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc 27, 2sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc 2, sl st in first sc – 62 st

Join in CC1

Round 10: Ch3 (counts as the first dc), 2 dc more in the same st, 3dc in each st all around. Fasten off.

 

Gills – at the back of the body

This part of the amigurumi is worked in the round. I used the MC but you can also use CC2 if you feel like it.

Using MC, pick-up 8 st in a circle at one end of the body. This will be the base for your gills.

Round 1-3: Sc around. This is the tube at the base of the gills – 8 st

The next step is working on the gills.

Ch 6, sl st in each ch down, sl st back into the ring (in the sc at the bottom of the 6 ch). Repeat 8 times all around the tube. You will now have 8 gills. Fasten off  and close up the tube using the long tail.

 

Rhinophores – antennae-like structures – make 2

This part of the amigurumi is worked in the round.

Using CC2, ch 2.

Round 1: Sc 4 in the second chain from the hook.

Round 2-4: Sc in each st around. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

 

Base of the body

The start of the base is exactly the same as the start of the body, except that you start with 21 ch rather than 26.

Using MC, ch 21 (main chain + turning chain)

Round 1: Sc in the second ch from the hook, sc 19 (you should now be in your first ch), sc 3 more in your first ch. Sc 19 on the other side of your starting chain, sc 2 more in your last ch and sl st in your first sc – 44 st

Round 2: Sc 19, *2 sc in next st* x2, sc 20, *2 sc in next st* x2, sc 1, sl st in first sc – 48 st

Round 3: Sc 19, *2 sc in next st* x4, sc 20, *2 sc in next st* x4, sc 1, sl st in first sc – 56 st

Round 4: Sc 20, *2 sc in next st* x6, sc 22, *2 sc in next st* x6, sc 2, sl st in the first sc – 68 st

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew the base to the body.

 

Assembly

Sew the rhinophores on, at the opposite end from the gills. Then, sew the base on the body, joining to the MC of the body. When there is only a small opening left, stuff the body and finish sewing the base on. You’re done!

If you do try this pattern, please tell me what you think about it. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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LOTR CAL week 10

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We have reached week 10 of the LOTR crochet along, which means that there are only 3 weeks left after this one! How exciting!

The last 4 weeks will be the heroes of each race, Gimli for the dwarves, Aragorn for the men and Legolas for the elves, as well as the last corner panel. You will have a choice for this one between Arwen’s star and the tree of Gondor.

This week though is dedicated to Gimli, son of Gloin.

PDF available hereLOTR_CAL_week10

I hope you enjoy the graph, and you can find week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8 and week 9 by clicking on the links!

 

With love,

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