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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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Dr. Martens Baby Booties Pattern (Crochet)

July 6, 2011
In: Crochet

Because I love Doc Martens shoes so much and since I think I’m a bit too old to wear them, I decided to live vicariously through my baby daughter and make some for her. Unfortunately, there were no patterns available, so I decided to write up my original pattern.

Gauge: I used worsted weight yarn and a 4mm crochet hook to fit a 5 month old baby.

Materials: brown & yellow yarn for sole, black yarn for laces, red (or other color) yarn for shoe.

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Baby Ball Beginners Project – Tutorial (Crochet)

July 6, 2011
In: Crochet

I used worsted weight yarn and 4mm crochet hook, but really – gauge is not important for this project. Just make sure the stitches are tight enough so that the stuffing doesn’t show through. You can change colors at any point to make an interesting pattern.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • st – stitch
  • idec – invisible decrease. Instructions for this can be found here.
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