Black Lives Matter Yarn Bomb Banner

Personally, I would love to be marching along with the people demanding justice, but my immunodeficiency and this pandemic keep me indoors. I figured that I cannot be the only one in this situation, and what do people do when they spend a lot of time indoors? We crochet!

This is a small project that you can use to display your support for the BLM movement, but why stop there? If you purchase this $1.30 printable and ad-free pattern I will donate 100% of the proceeds to the BLM movement.

PURCHASE PATTERN TO DONATE

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

Gauge:

In a 1 inch by 1 inch square of stitches there should be 4 sc and 4 rows of sc.

Materials Needed:

  • 4.50mm Crochet Hook
  • Medium Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended)

NOTE

The number in parenthesis is the number of stitches you should make in the indicated color, for example: B (10) means: “sc 10  in Black.”
And W (5) means: “sc 5 in white”

In this pattern, black will correspond to the background, and white will be the font color, but feel free to change this as you please!

The most prominent lines place a mark every five spaces for better reference when counting. For the given gauge, a base of 88 stitches should be enough for the average street light post of 11’’ diameter, but keep in mind that this might be too much or too little for some posts. This graph was placed in the very middle of the banner. If you’re not sure how to read this graph, the witten instructions can be found below:

PATTERN

Starting out with black, for the background:

  • Row 1: Ch 89, B(88)
  • Row 2 and 3: Ch 1 and B(88)
  • Row 4: Ch 1, B(29), W(6), B(4), W(7), B(2), W(3), B(5), W(3), B(29)
  • Row 5: Ch 1, B(29),  W(3), B(5), W(3), B(2), W(7), B(3), W(7), B(29)
  • Row 6: Ch 1, B(29), W(3), B(2), W(3), B(2), W(3), B(6), W(3), B(5), W(3), B(29)
  • Row 7: Ch 1, B(29), W(3), B(5), W(3), B(6), W(3), B(2), W(3), B(2), W(3), B(29)
  • Row 8: Ch 1, B(29), W(8), B(2), W(3), B(6), W(3), B(2), W(1), B(2), W(3), B(29)
  • Row 9: Ch 1: B(29), W(3), B(1), W(3), B(1), W(3), B(6), W(3), B(4), W(6), B(29)
  • Row 10: Ch 1: B(29), W(3), B(1), W(3), B(3), W(3), B(6), W(11), B(29)
  • Row 11: Ch 1: B(2), W(5), B(1), W(5), B(6), W(3), B(3), W(3), B(1), W(3), B(29)
  • Row 12: Ch 1: B(29), W(6), B(4), W(3), B(6), W(4), B(3), W(4), B(29)
  • Row 13: Ch 1: B(29), W(3), B(5), W(3), B(6), W(3), B(5), W(5), B(29)
  • Row 14 – 16: Ch 1, B(88) (3 rows), sl st and fasten off, leaving a 12’’ long tail for sewing.

Using a yarn needle (metal recommended) sew the sides of the banner together around the surface that you’d like to display your work. It doesn’t need to be the most neat sewing technique, but the banner needs to be tight to avoid it slipping down.

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Giving Flowers to Mom when all Flower Shops are Closed

If there is someone that does not deserve the stress that we’re all collectively sharing, it’s mom. Mother’s day 2020 will surely be one for the records, but social distancing shouldn’t mean that mom won’t get flowers this year.

Think about it! DIY tulips won’t only keep social distancing to a minimum, but they will also serve as a commemoration of this historical event.

This tulip amigurumi pattern is part of the Bulb and Bud pattern that can be purchased right here. But if you have an alternative idea involving tulips only, I leave you with this free pattern 🙂

Free Tulip Bulb Crochet Pattern:

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

Materials Needed:

  • 4.50mm Crochet Hook
  • Medium Weight Yarn (Sugar ‘n Cream in “White”, Crafter’s Secret in “Hot Pink”, Sugar ‘n Cream in “Hot Green”)
  • > 2oz  Polyester Fiberfill
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended)
  • Stitch Marker (improvised markers: paper clip, bobby pin, piece of different color yarn)
  • 10mm Safety eyes and their backings (for bulb)

Pattern

TULIP BULB

Worked in the round. Using white or beige yarn:

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker, Sl st into the first stitch and ch 1.
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 4: (1sc, 1 sc inc, 1sc) x6 (24), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 5: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 6-9: Sc all around (30) (4 rounds), st and ch 1 at the end of each round. Place 10mm safety eyes between rounds 7 and 8 and 6 stitches apart.
  • Round 10: (3sc, 1 sc dec) x6 (24), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 11: (1sc, 1 sc dec, 1sc) x6 (18), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 12: Sc all around (18), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 13: (1sc, 1 sc dec) x6 (12), sl st and ch 1. Stuff with fiber fill
  • Round 14: Sc all around (12), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 15: (1sc, 1sc dec) x4) (8), sl st and ch 1.
  • Round 16: Sc all around. (8), sl st and fasten off.

Switch to green yarn, from here on you should stuff the stem as you go:

  • Round 17-28: Sc all around (8) (12 rounds), st and ch 1 at the end of each round. Fasten off leaving the stem open.

Using black embroidery floss draw a “v” shaped mouth between the bulb’s eyes, it should be about 1.5 sc wide:

TULIP FLOWER

Using your prefered color for the flower (I chose hot pink because my mom loves these tulips in specific):

BULB CENTER:

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3-5: Sc all around (12) (3 rounds)
  • Round 6: (1 sc, 1sc dec) x4 (8)
  • Round 7-9: Sc all around (8) (3 rounds)
  • Round 10: 4 sc dec (4), fasten off and hide the end.

PETALS:

Repeat this process four times to get four petals in total.

  • Ch 5, skip the first chain and sc 3 across, sc 5 into the last chain.

Keep working on the UNDERSIDE of the chains as if making a U-turn.

  • Sc 3 across, ch1 and turn your work.
  • Sc 5, sc 3 into the same stitch, and sc 5 across, ch1 and turn your work.
  • Sc 6, sc 3 into the same stitch, and sc 6 across, ch1 and turn your work.
  • Fasten off leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing.

Overlap one of the petals over the bulb center and sew  it to the base as pictured. Overlap the remaining 3 petals on top of the other until the bulb center is covered. Once all petals have been sewn to the base, sew the base to the top of the bulb’s stem using yarn that matches the flower color.

And you’re done! This completes one tulip, you can make as many as you want, change the colors around, or embroider funny faces. Maybe pick your mom’s favorite color for the flower! 🙂

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Tiny Face-Mask Amigurumi

A quick and cute crochet pattern to brighten up your day and keep your hands busy during this 2020 quarantine ♥.

This project can be done in less than an hour and it is beginner friendly!

I made this little design as a comic relief to our collective stress and (hopefully) as small aid to my current financial situation. This tiny face mask is meant to bring you some joy in these most strange of times.

For decorative purposes only.

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.
If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern just click here.

Materials:

  • 4.5mm Crochet Hook
  • 6mm Safety eyes and their backings
  • 1oz Light Blue yarn
  • <1oz White yarn 
  • <1 yard of black embroidery floss
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended)

Pattern:

Working with light blue yarn:

  • Row 1: Chain 4, turn your work, skip the first stitch and sc across (3)
  • Row 2: Chain 1, turn your work, Sc inc in the next stitch, Sc 1, and Sc inc in the last stitch (5)
  • Row 3: Chain 1, turn your work, Sc inc in the next stitch, Sc 3, and Sc inc in the last stitch (7)
  • Row 4 – 8: Chain 1, turn your work, and Sc 7 across (5 rows) (7)
  • Row 9: Chain 1, turn your work, Sc dec 1, Sc 3 across, Sc dec 1 (5)
  • Row 10:  Chain 1, turn your work, Sc dec 1, Sc 1 across, Sc dec 1 (3)

Fasten off and make another piece, but DON’T fasten off at the end of the second piece. Align the pieces and slip stitch around both to join them, before it is completely closed, move to the next page.

Face Details:

While the bottom of your work is still open, place safety eyes in place, one between rows 3 and 4 and another between rows 7 and 8. They should be 4 rows apart and between the 3rd and 4th stitch of each row so that they are as centered as possible. 

Using the embroidery floss and the yarn needle, draw a “v” between both eyes. It should be about one single crochet wide. 

When you are done with these details, finish closing the pieces with slip stitches. Fasten off leaving a 2 inch tail.

Side handles:

Leaving a 2 inch tail, attach the white yarn to one of the corners with a slip stitch. Chain 11 and slip stitch to the nearest corner. Fasten off leaving a 2 inch tail. Repeat the same process for the corners on the other side of the mask and, finally, hide all yarn tails inside of the “mask”. 

Pro-tip:
Leaving slightly longer tails makes it harder for them to poke out of your work once you have hidden them!

And you’re done!
I added a keychain at the top of the mask so that I could carry my tiny mask around, which you can totally do too!:)

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New Year’s Crafty Resolution: Temperature Blanket

Happy 2020!

There is so much excitement and hopefulness all around us as we begin a new year. There is just something about the sound of “2020” that makes it sound so futuristic and clean. For better or for worse I bet this will be a truly memorable year, and for that I invite you to join me in this year-long crochet craft.

If you’ve never done any crochet this is a totally beginner friendly project, all you need is patience, persistence, and lots of yarn.

Temperature Blanket

If you’ve never heard of this project before, the idea is that every day you take the average temperature of the place you live in, you designate a color to every temperature range and every day you crochet a single line of the designated color. By new year’s you’ll a blanket that’s 365 lines long (366 in this case, yay leap year!). 

To keep a nice proportion, I did a 150 chain for the base, you chain one at the end of each row, turn your work, and either change your color or carry on. You can do simple single crochet stitches all across the row, this makes an even and simple result. Personally I liked the idea of the colors interlocking each other so I chose to work with the moss stitch.

To work with the moss stitch the very first row needs to be all single crochet. For the rest of the rows chain one at the start, and then alternate:

1 Single crochet, 1 chain, skip 1 stitch and single crochet in the next.

This way you have a gap every other stitch. On the next row you’ll do the single crochet in the gap rather than on top of the single crochet of the last row. After a couple of rows you’ll see how this makes the colors interlock!

My Materials:

Medium weight yarn and a 4.5mm hook. Decided to work with cotton yarn since it’s a lot softer than acrylic and it wont pill as much.

I’ll try to keep a neat temperature log and update my progress, if you decided to start your very own blanket make sure to post a picture in the comments!

Good luck and Happy New Year!

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Baby Yoda Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Need a last minute present? You can work this pattern in about 3 hours!

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.
If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern just click here.

Let’s just jump right into it:

Materials:

  • 4.5mm Crochet Hook
  • 12mm Safety eyes and their backings
  • 1oz Light Brown yarn (Red Hearts Super Saver in “Buff”)
  • <1oz Beige yarn (Loops and Threads, Impeccable in “Aran”)
  • 1oz Green yarn (Loops and Threads, Impeccable in “Fern”)
  • <1oz Pink yarn (Red Hearts Super Saver in “Flamingo”)
  • 1oz Fiber fill stuffing
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended)

Pattern:

All of the pieces are worked in the round.

BODY:

Using Green yarn, don’t chain between rounds:

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4: (1sc, 1 sc inc, 1sc) x6 (24)
  • Round 5: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30)
  • Round 6-10: Sc all around (5 rows), sl st and cut green yarn off (30)

Place safety eyes between rounds 8 and 9 and with 4 sc between them..

  • Round 11-20: Change to Light Brown yarn, sc all around (10 rows) (30)
  • Round 21: (3sc, 1 sc dec) x6 (24)
  • Round 22: (1sc, 1 sc dec, 1sc) x6 (18)

This is a good point to stuff with fiber fill.

  • Round 23: (1sc, 1 sc dec) x6 (12)
  • Round 24:  6 sc dec (6). Leave a yarn tail about 10 inches long and use your yarn needle to go though the outside loop of these remaining stitches, then pull the yarn to close the opening.

EARS:

Repeat twice to make 2 ears. Using Green yarn, don’t chain between rounds:

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3-5: Sc all around (3 rounds) (12)
  • Round 6: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) x4, fasten off and leave a 6 inch yarn tail for sewing (8)

ARMS:

Repeat twice to make 2 arms. Using Green yarn, don’t chain between rounds:

  • Round 1: MC, 8sc (8) set your marker
  • Round 2 and 3: Sc all around (8)

Sl st and cut off green yarn.

  • Round 4-6: Attach Light brown yarn and sc all around (3 rounds) (8)
  • Round 7: Ch 1, turn your work, sc 3, ch 1 and fasten off leaving a 6 inch yarn tail for sewing (8)

Pin the arms to the body’s sides. They should be at a slight inward angle and the top corner should be placed 1 brown row down (right after round 11). After you are satisfied with the look, slightly stuff them with fiber fill and sew the arms to the body.

SCARF:

  • Round 1: Using Beige yarn, sl st around any post of the body’s 10th round (last green round). Ch 1, Sc around every post in this row. (30)
  • Round 2-4: Sl st into last round’s first sc, ch 1, and sc all around (3 rounds), (30)

After round 4, sl st into the first sc and fasten off the yarn, weave the end into the scarf and into the body.

FINAL DETAILS:

Flatten the ears and sew them in place, in directly opposite sides of the head and about one row above the scarf. OPTIONAL: sew a small pink glisten on the outside eye corners to create a “blush”.

And you’re done! Enjoy your little beanie baby Yoda ♥

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Baby Yoda Ornament Crochet Pattern

I haven’t even watched the Mandalorian but I finally finished the semester and I have time off to do as much crochet as I like ❤️This is a pattern that you can work out in less than two hours, so it’s the perfect way to go if you need a last minute gift or decoration!

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern just click here.

Materials:

  • 4.5mm Crochet Hook
  • 6mm Safety eyes and their backings
  • <1oz Gray yarn (Red Hearts Super Saver in “Dusty Gray”)
  • <1oz Brown yarn (Red Hearts Super Saver in “Coffee”)
  • <1oz Green yarn (Loops and Threads, Impeccable in “Fern”)
  • <1oz Pink yarn (Red Hearts Super Saver in “Flamingo”)
  • <1oz Fiber Fill stuffing
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended)

Pattern:

All of the pieces are worked in the round.

POD:

Using Gray yarn, don’t chain between rounds:

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4: (1sc, 1 sc inc, 1sc) x6 (24)
  • Round 5: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30)
  • Round 6: (2sc, 1 sc inc, 2sc) x6 (36)
  • Round 7-10: Sc around (4 rounds), (36)
  • Round 11: Set your marker and Sc 18 (18)
  • Round 12: Ch1, sc 18 (18)
  • Round 13; Ch 1, sc 18 (18)
  • Round 14: Ch1, (2 sc, 1 sc dec, 2 sc) x3 (15)
  • Round 15: Ch1, (3 sc, 1sc dec) x3 (12)
  • Round 16: Ch1, (1sc, 1sc dec, 1sc dec) x3 (9)
  • Round 17: Ch1, (1sc, 1sc dec) x3 (6)
  • Round 18: Ch1 3sc dec, sl st and yarn off(3)

Using Brown yarn, don’t chain between rounds:

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4: (1sc, 1 sc inc, 1sc) x6 (24)
  • Round 5: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30)
  • Round 6: (2sc, 1 sc inc, 2sc) x6, sl st into the next stitch and yarn off (36)

Fold the brown circle into an L shape and sew it to the edge of the gray piece. The stitch count is the same, so sewing should be failry easy. When the pieces are almost sewn shut, stuff the pod with fiber fill and finish sewing.

HEAD:

Using Green yarn, don’t chain between rounds:

  • Round 1: MC, 4sc (4) set your marker
  • Round 2: 4 sc inc (8)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x4 (12)
  • Round 4: 12 sc, sl st into the next stitch, yarn off (12)

Attach the safety eyes between rounds 3 and 4 with one stitch between them. Sew the head to the brown base of the sphere using green yarn.

EARS:

Using Green yarn: Chain 4, skip the first stitch and sl st into the second one. Sc into the next stitch and sl st in the next. Ch 2, now you will be working on the UNDERSIDE of the chain, skip the two chains you just made and sl st into the stitch you did the last sl st. Sc into the next stitch and sl st in the next. Make a final sl st if you deem necessary. Fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail of yarn for sewing.

SCARF:

Working with Beige yarn:
Ch 15, sl st to first chain to form a loop. Ch 1, sc 15 all around, sl st at end of round, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

FINAL DETAILS

Fix the scarf around the head leaving the eyes exposed and sew it with beige yarn.
After the scarf is done sew the ears to the sides of the head.
Add two small “blushes” to the corners of the eyes with pink yarn
and hide all the yarn ends onside the pod before cutting the excess off.
To make it an ornament just cut an 8 to 10 piece or gray yarn and thread it through the top stitches of the pod.

And voilá! Your little ornament is done!

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Pokemon Inspired “Oddish” Crochet Pattern

Simple and essential to your Pokemon amigurumi collection, this Oddish crochet pattern is easy to follow and totally beginner friendly. Its round shape makes it easy to crochet and it kind of double as a stress reliving ball!

Materials Needed:

  • 4.50mm Crochet Hook
  • Medium Weight Yarn in Steel Blue and Bright Green. The actual colors used were Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in “Sky Blue” and Crafter’s Secret in “Jelly Bean”.
  • Polyester Fiberfill.
  • Red felt (about a 2inch square)
  • 10 inches of white embroidery floss
  • 10 inches of black embroidery floss
  • 10 inches of red embroidery floss
  • 10 inches of pink medium weight yarn (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended).
  • Sewing Pins (about 10)
  • Stitch Marker (improvised markers: paper clip, bobby pin, piece of different color yarn)

Gauge

4X4 Sc for every square inch.

If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern you can find it here.

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

Pattern

BODY

Working with the blue yarn.

WORKED IN THE ROUND

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4: (1sc, 1 sc inc, 1sc) x6 (24)
  • Round 5: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30)
  • Round 6: (2sc, 1 sc inc, 2sc) x6 (36)
  • Round 7: (5sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (42) set your marker
  • Round 8 – 16: Sc around (9 rounds) (42)
  • Round 17: (5sc,  sc dec) x6 (36)
  • Round 18: (2sc,  sc dec, 2sc) x6 (30)
  • Round 19: (3sc,  sc dec) x6 (24)
  • Round 20: (1sc,  sc dec, 1sc) x6 (18) Stuff generously with fiberfill.
  • Round 21: (1sc,  sc dec) x6 (12)
  • Round 22: 6 sc dec (6) Leave a yarn tail about 10 inches long and use your yarn needle to go though the outside loop of these remaining stitches, then pull the yarn to close the opening.

FEET

Working with the blue yarn, repeat twice for two feet.

WORKED IN THE ROUND

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4 – 6: Sc around (3 rounds) (18) Fasten off, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail for sewing.

TOP LEAVES

Working with the green yarn.

WORKED IN THE ROUND

  • Round 1: MC, 4sc (4) set your marker
  • Round 2: 4sc (4)
  • Round 3: 4 Sc inc (8)
  • Round 4: 8 Sc (8)
  • Round 5: (1sc, Sc inc) x4 (12)
  • Round 6 – 10: Sc around (12)
  • Round 11: (1sc, Sc dec) x4 (8)
  • Round 12: 8s, sl st and fasten off, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail for sewing.

Repeat this whole process 5 times for a total of 5 leaves.

ASSEMBLING

Place the feet a little more to the front of the body than the bottom to make Oddish able to sit. Pin them in place and begin to sew them, stuffing lightly as you go.

All five leaves will go on top of the body, but strategically placed.

The first leaf will be centered at the front as shown in the picture (left), the following two will go right behind this one, but widely open. The last two will go behind all previous ones and should “peak” through the leaves on the front as shown in the picture (right).

DETAILING THE FACE

Cut two circles of red felt of about 1cm in diameter and sew them between rounds 10 and 11 of the body, 5 Sc apart using the red embroidery floss. I sewed them on with only two stitches each at the edge of each eye.

The white “twinkle” on the eyes is made with a very simple over and under motion using the white embroidery floss.

The very last step is to draw the mouth with black embroidery floss, for this you will draw a very long “v”. Start one row below the eyes, go down one row and two sc to the side for the first stitch, and two sc to the side and one row up to make the second sitch.

And you’re done! You now have this adorable Oddish for your Pokemon collection.

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Cookie Cat From Steven Universe Crochet Pattern


Steven Universe has been one of my favorite shows for years now! My philosophy towards cartoons is that if a kids show is only enjoyed by kids, it’s probably not a good show. And this is something that Steven Universe has tackled from its very beginnings. And still, we are blessed with silly little things that warm our hearts, like Cookie Cat!

Looking at how much Steven has grown from season 1 until 5 it’s good to remember when his biggest problem was his favorite ice cream being discontinued.

If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern you can find it here.

Without further adieu, let’s get stitching!

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • G/6 – 4.25mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Polyester Fiberfill ( Less than an ounce)
  • Medium Weight Yarn (Brown, Pastel Pink, and White)
  • Yarn Description
  • Approximately:
  • 70 yards of Brown yarn 
  • 17 yards of Pastel Pink yarn
  • 17 yards of White yarn

All yarn used was Red Heart Super Saver.

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

THE COOKIES

IN THE ROUND.

  • Round 1: Ch 7, skip the first ch and work 3 sc into the second one, 4 sc across, 5 sc into the last ch. Working UNDERNEATH the chain. 4 sc across, 2 sc into the last ch. (18)
  • Round 2: Sc inc, Sc inc, 6 sc across, 3 sc inc, 6 sc, Sc inc. (24)
  • Round 3: 4 Sc inc, sc 7 across, 5 Sc inc, sc 8 across (33)
  • Round 4: 6 Sc inc, sc 10 across, 6 Sc inc, sc 12 across (46)
  • Round 5: First ear. Ch 1, turn around and 4 sc.
  •  Round 6: Ch 1, turn around, 2 Sc Dec.
  • Round 7: Ch 1, turn around, 1 Sc Dec, tie off.

Count 4 stitches next to the ear, reattach yarn in the 4th stitch and repeat rounds 5, 6 and 7 to mane the second ear.

Single Crochet all around the cookie, tie off at the tip of the second ear. (50-52 sts).

Repeat the whole “cookie” process a second time.

THE “ICE CREAM”

Working with the pastel pink yarn, ch 4, skip the first chain

  • Rows 1- 28: 3 sc across, ch 1, turn, and repeat.

When you have finished the 28 rows change to white yarn and crochet another 28 rows. Attach the white end to the pink end using slip stitches to form a ring.

EYES

You’ll need one white eye and a pink one. With pastel pink yarn, create a magic circle. 6 sc inside, Sl St into the first sc, fasten off leaving about 6 inches of yarn for sewing. Adjust the string of the magic circle to close it. Repeat once more with the white yarn.

ASSEMBLING

  • Step 1: Using the yarn needle, sew the eyes to the front of one of the cookies, pink one on the right, white on on the left.
  • Step 2: Align the “ice cream” edge so that the pink side aligns to the right side of the cookie and the white side aligns to the left side. Sew together with brown yarn.
  • Step 3: Sew the second cookie on the other side making sure everything is straight. Before finishing the second cookie, stuff with fiberfill until puffy, once you have finished sewing  around the cookie, fasten off, hide the yarn ends and you’re done!

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2 Inch Ditto Plant Cozy Crochet Pattern


I put together this simple yet wholesome pattern that I’m sure any Pokemon fan would enjoy ♡

The pattern is made to fit a 2inch pot and it includes space for a water drainage hole for watering your plant. This pattern could be easily modified to fit a bigger pot.

Materials:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Medium weight worsted yarn in Lilac and Black.
  • 6mm Safety eyes (or you could make those out of felt and sew them in place!)

Pattern

  • Round 1: Ch 12, sl st to 1st chain.
  • Round 2: (Sc 1, sc inc) X6
  • Round 3: (Sc 2, sc inc) X6:
  • Round 4: (Sc 3, sc inc) X6
  • Round 5: Back-loop sc all around
  • Round 6-16: (11 rounds) Sc around. Sl st at the end of the last round.

Add the eyes between rounds 7 and 8 with 4sc between them.

For the mouth sew a very long “v” with black yarn starting one row below the eyes and 2sc outside of each eye.

And you’re done! A simple project that is sure to add a lot of personality to your home

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“Lion” from Steven Universe, Chibi Crochet Pattern


I’m so excited to share one of my favorite patterns so far! This could be the perfect gift for a Steven Universe fan.

I designed this piece inspired by the season finale (Change your Mind). It made me so nostalgic about the show that I started working on this little lion right away!

I hope you fellow makers will have as much fun making this project as I did! It ends up being a super fluffy piece you just want to dig your face into ♥

If you’d like a printable and ad-free version of this pattern you can find it here.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me,

Happy Crocheting!
– Diana

Dimensions slightly vary depending on each person’s tension.

Materials Needed:

  • E/4  – 3.50mm Crochet Hook 
  • Medium Weight Yarn [Red Heart Super Saver yarn in colors “Flamingo” (bright pink)  and “Baby Pink” (pastel pink)]
  • Polyester Fiberfill (aprox. 6 oz)
  • 12mm safety eyes for amigurumi
  • 3-4 feet of dark pink embroidery floss 
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (metal recommended), and sewing needle (for when using the embroidery floss)
  • Sewing Pins (about 10)
  • Stitch Marker (improvised markers: paper clip, bobby pin, piece of different color yarn)
  • Brush (for the mane)

Pattern

The definitions for all crochet abbreviations used can be found here.

Everything but the mane will be worked in the Bright Pink (Flamingo)  yarn.

LION HEAD
WORKED IN THE ROUND

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4: (2sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (24)
  • Round 5: (3sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (30)
  • Round 6: (4sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (36)
  • Round 7: (5sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (42)
  • Round 8: (6sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (48)
  • Round 9: (7sc, 1sc inc) x6 (54), set marker again
  • Round 10-17: sc around (7 rounds) (54) move your marker after round 17
  • Round 18: (7sc,  sc dec) x6 (48)
  • Round 19: (6sc,  sc dec) x6 (42)
  • Round 20: (5sc,  sc dec) x6 (36)
  • Round 21: (4sc,  sc dec) x6 (30)
  • Round 22: (3sc,  sc dec) x6 (24) now’s a good time to add the eyes and start stuffing with fiberfill!

To add the eyes you will need two 12mm safety eyes and their backings. Place them around the middle row of your work with 11 single crochet stitches between both eyes (refer to image).
After placing the eyes, stuff generously and leave the bottom of your work open, this will serve as a guideline when sewing, leave a long tail of yarn left for sewing (about 2.5 feet).

LEGS
Worked in the round. You will need to make FOUR legs, total.

  • Round 1: MC, 6sc (6) set your marker
  • Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)
  • Round 3: (1sc, 1 sc inc) x6 (18)
  • Round 4 – 5: sc all around for 2 rounds (18)
  • Round 6: 3sc dec, then sc 12 (15) set your marker again
  • Round 7 – 15: sc all around [9 rounds (15)]
Go ahead and laugh at my stitch marker, it’s ridiculous I know.

If you flatten up the leg, the dent made by the 3sc dec’s should be quite visible to you. The stitch where you finish your 9 sc rows should align with the middle of the dent. Ch 1 and fasten off, except for the very last leg.

After you have finished making 4 legs, flatten them up so that you make sure you finished on the right stitch, the one right opposite to it will be called the back stitch.

BODY

Grab the last leg that you made, the one that still has the working yarn attached to it and ch 10.

Grab the next leg (leg 2) and sc into the back stitch of leg 2, sc 10 for a total of 11 sc, ch 7.

Grab next leg (leg 3), you’ll need to attach the new yarn onto the left side of leg 3. To figure out where to attach the yarn, flatten up leg 3 to find the front stitch and count 4sc to the left, sc onto that stitch and sc 10 for a total of 11 sc, you should now be on the back stitch of leg 3, ch 10.

Grab the last leg (leg 4) and sc onto the front stitch of leg 4, then sc 10 for a total of 11 sc, you should now be on the left side of leg 4.

The last step is to close the cycle by joining leg 4 to the right side of leg 1, flatten leg 1 to find its side stitch and count 4sc from the back of leg 1, sc onto that stitch and sc 10 for a total of 11sc. Place marker here.

Sc around everything for 7 rows, grabbing only one of the outside loops of the chains when going around them. The inside loops will be used when closing the belly. (78)

After 7 rounds it is time to start decreasing at the corners; the start of round 1 is 7 rows on top of where your maker was, now move it to the top. 

  • Round 1: Sc 15 and do a sc dec, sc 17 and sc dec, sc 20 and sc dec, sc 17 and do a sc dec.
  • Round 2: Sc 19 and sc dec (you’ll notice you are now decreasing on top of last rows decreases), sc 16 and sc dec, sc 19 and sc dec, aside from decreasing at the corners, we will now start decreasing at the butt 🙂
    Sc 6 and sc dec (butt), sc 6 and sc dec again.
  • Round 3: Sc 18 and sc dec, now we’ll start decreasing at the front as well, (sc 6, sc dec) x2. Sc 18 and sc dec, sc 4 and  2 sc dec, sc 4 and sc dec. 
  • Round 4: Sc 17 and sc dec, (sc 5 and sc dec) x2, sc 17 and sc dec, sc 1,  3 sc dec, and sc 1, sc dec.
  • Round 5: Sc 16 and sc dec, (sc 4 and sc dec)x2, sc 16 and sc dec 4.
  • Round 6: 15 sc and sc dec, sc 1, sc dec 2,  sc 1, sc dec, sc 15 and sc dec 4.
  • Round 7: 14 sc and sc dec 3, 14 sc and sc dec 2
  • Round 8: 13 sc and sc dec 3, 13 sc and sc dec 1, sl st and fasten off .

We will now finish closing the back with slip stitches, but if we do it from the outside it will look bumpy and weird, so you need to work from the inside. Cut 1ft of yarn and pass it through the opening to the other side (pictured).

Join both sides by slip stitching the single crochets together, for a more seamless look, do it by grabbing the inside loops of the sc’s (pictured)

Continue until you have used all stitches and the opening is closed, ch 1 and fasten off.

Now it’s time to stuff the legs!! Don’t stuff the whole body just yet, we’ll do that once we get started on closing the belly.

CLOSING THE BELLY

  • Round 1: Sl st into the middle of the back (see picture), sc 6 and sc dec, sc 14 and sc, sc 10 and sc dec, sc 14 and sc dec, sc 5 and sc dec( in the middle of the back).
  • Round 2: Sc 4 and sc dec, sc 13 and sc dec, sc 3 and sc dec (in the middle of the front), sc 3 and sc dec, sc 13 and sc dec, sc 4 and sc dec (back).
  • Round 3: Sc 3 and sc dec, sc 12 and sc dec, sc 3 and sc dec (front), sc 2 and sc dec, sc 12 and sc dec, sc 3 and sc dec (back).
  • Round 4: Sc 2 and sc dec, sc 11 and sc dec, sc 2 and sc dec (front), sc 1 and sc dec, sc 11 and sc dec, sc 2 and sc dec.
  • Round 5: Sc 1 and sc dec, sc 10 sc dec, sc 1 and sc dec (front), sc dec, sc 10 and sc dec, sc 1 and sc dec.
  • Sc dec, sc 9 and sc dec, 2 sc dec, sc 9 and finish off with 2 sc dec.

Now’s the time to stuff the belly! You can make it as squishy as you want, and afterwards close the opening with slip stitches.

EARS

You’re going to make two of these for each ear, so you’ll need four in total.

  • 1:  Ch 7, skip the first 2 chains and hdc into the 3rd chain across. Hdc 3 more time for a total of 4 hdc.
  • 2: On the last available chain make 5 hdc.
  • 3: Continue working under the stitches that you just make (kind of like making a U turn), hdc 4 across and ch 2.
  • 4: TURN work, hdc 6 across, and then hdc 3 into the same stitch (at the top), hdc 6 across. Ch 1 and fasten off. Leave a long yarn tail on the last two pieces that you make, using this tail, attach two pieces together back to back with slip stitches as shown:

Attach the completed ears to the top if lion’s head and sew them in place.

MANE

You’ll need to attach a “hair” strand to every single sc post around your lion’s head except for the indicated stitches around the face. Using the pastel pink yarn cut 9 inch long strands, I used close to 470 strands: 

Using the eyes as reference, stop adding strands 3 rows above, 4 rows below, and 3 stitches to the sides.

You’re off to the most fun part now! Your mission is to brush all  of the mane strands until they’re fluffy and look like actual fur!

I used this dog brush that I found at the dollar store because I didn’t want to damage an actual hair brush, plus the very fine wires on this brush make it way easier to break the yarn stands apart. Just be patient and thorough!  

After all the brushing you’ll need to give lion a little haircut by trimming around an inch of the mane. I just went ahead and cut off just enough to make it like a fluffy afro and made the top quite shorter than the rest of it all. After you finish trimming you’ll need to brush all the little fibers away with a less abrasive brush.

TAIL

Make 8 pastel pink strands that are 4.5 inches long and use another strand to tie them up in the middle, brush both ends until fluffy and don’t fold them in half just yet. 

Using the bright pink yarn, ch 9, and slip stitch onto the back of the body of your lion and sc 7 from the second chain from the hook, place the fluffy strands next to the single crochet you just made and “trap” them by doing a single crochet on the last chain and fasten off. Weave in the remaining strands of yarn and brush the fluffy part so that you can hide the middle fold. Trim the ends just like you did with the mane.

FINISHING TOUCHES

You’re going to make a “V” shape in the middle of Lion’s face, 4 stitches across and 3 rows down. Follow the diagram to the right, every time you come down go into the same space but every time you go up go slightly higher until you have 5 strands on each side and then start going slightly lower to create a “heart” shape, keep lowering your stitches until you have 4 strands on each side and then hide the ends strands of embroidery floss.

Using the light pink yarn add those simple blush bits on the corners of lion’s eyes (about 2 sc long) and you’re done!!

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