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Monster Mushroom Crochet Doll Tutorial

January 2, 2012
In: Crochet

After I made my daughter a rubber crochet ducky, my son got jealous and requested a monster. We’ve been playing Super Mario on our Wii, so I was inspired by the mushrooms when I designed this monster.

Scary Mushroom Monster Crochet Doll

Well, as usual, I’m happy to share. So here goes:

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Quack-Quack: Crochet Duck Tutorial

December 18, 2011
In: Crochet

Do I really need to explain why I wanted to crochet a duck? They’re so cute, and my daughter loves them. I knew that she would love it, and I was right! She absolutely insisted to take it to day care and won’t let it go long enough for me to get a good picture. See?

This pattern took a little “figuring out”, because I wasn’t sure how I was going to get the curvy tail shape, and I really wanted to make it one continuous piece instead of making separate body and head pieces and sewing them together. Well, here goes:

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Stuffed Toy Snake Tutorial

September 15, 2011
In: Sewing

When we were in London, many years ago, we bought a stuffed snake. Years later, both our children love it and fight often over who gets to play with it. When my daughter went to day care, and I made her a snake to take with her. So, of course, my son wanted one too.

When I made hers, I still had a small amount of Etsuko Furuya Glasses fabric in pink (from our local fabric shop budulina), so I decided to incorporate that in the design – her snake got glasses. When I made the manly version (also with fabrics from budulina) I didn’t have any left, so I drew on plain eyes.

All the sizes given in this tutorial are appropriate for fitting a pair of glasses on the snake’s head, but of course – you can make it any size you want!

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Timmy the Lamb – Crochet Doll Tutorial

July 9, 2011
In: Crochet

My son loves Timmy the Lamb. I agree. Stop frame animation is one of my favorite animation types, and this one is styled so nicely. The stories have little or no speech, so they are appropriate for younger ages, but the story has enough nuances to be interesting to older children and grownups as well.

Timmy the lamb is not to be confused with Shaun the sheep, who may or may not be related to Timmy. They are similar, but Shaun has wool on his head and Timmy does not.

No sheep were harmed during the making of this project. The Timmy doll is made entirely with synthetic yarns.

So, let’s get started.

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Knit Teddy Bear Tutorial

July 6, 2011
In: Knitting

Materials

  • 1 set 4mm double pointed needles
  • About 1/3 ball of yarn (33 grams)
  • Some black yarn for the eyes and nose
  • Tapestry needle
  • A ribbon for the neck.
  • Polyfill (or other) stuffing

Abbreviations

  • K: knit
  • Kfb: knit front back: knit in the front of the stitch, and another in the back of the stitch to increase.
  • K2tog: knit 2 together
  • […] instructions inside the [..] should be repeated as many times as specified.
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