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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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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