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Crocheted Ice Cream Cone Garland

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Let’s face facts…ice cream is the best part of summer.  It’s also the best part of fall and winter and spring, too!  Ami right?

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But ice cream certainly gets some extra love in the summertime, and this cute crocheted ice cream banner is the perfect addition to your summertime BBQ or birthday party.

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An AWESOME yarn scrapbuster, these mini ice cream cones will clean out your yarn stash in no time.  Use beads to add sprinkles or chocolate chips…or use multi-colored yarn to create delicious-looking flavor combinations!

Crocheted Ice Cream Cone Garland

Materials:

  • Tan yarn for cone
  • Bright yarn for ice cream
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing

Instructions:
*Rows are worked in continuous rounds.

Starting with tan yarn, make magic circle.  SC 6 into magic circle.

Row 1:  SC in each stitch around (6 SC)

Row 2:  SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat two more times (9 SC)

Row 3:  SC in each stitch around (9 SC)

Row 4:  SC 2 in first stich, SC in next two stitches.  Repeat two more times (12 SC)

Row 5:  SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

WITH ICE CREAM COLOR YARN:

Row 6:  SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Row 7:  SC in FLO each stitch around (12 SC)

Row 8:  SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Row 9:  SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Stuff firmly.

Row 10:  SC2TOG.  Repeat to close.

Bind off; weave in ends.

With cone facing away from you, attach yarn to one of the ridges created in the FLO round.  SC 3 in ridge.  Skip next ridge.  SC in third ridge.  Repeat around entire cone.

Bind off; weave in ends.

Tread a needle with the color yarn of your choice.  String yarn through tops of cones.

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Harry Potter House Bears

Founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – the educational system in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series – is divided into four houses or communities, each named after one of the founding members of the school.

When students come to Hogwarts, they are sorted into one of four houses, so labeled Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.  Each house has its own qualities and dynamics and students are sorted based on whether or not they share those qualities with any given house.

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Each house has its own mascot and house colors.  Gryffindor’s sport maroon and gold wearables, while Hufflepuff students wears black and yellow.  Ravenclaws are silver and blue and Slytherins are green and silver.

Whether it’s walking the halls of Hogwarts or attending a Quidditch game, each student is extremely loyal to their house and they wear their house colors proudly…and these little teddy bears are no exception!

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Each wearing a turtle neck in the Hogwarts house colors, these little crocheted teddy bears are beaming with house pride!

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Sold as a set of 4, these crocheted teddy bears are available for sale at my Between the Pages Etsy shop.  Head on over and check them out!

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Little Crocheted Robot

You guys…I am in LOVE.

Just look at this adorable little crocheted robot!! DON’T YOU WANT TO GIVE HIM ALL THE SNUGGLES??!!??!

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I saw a similar robot to this while browsing Pinterest one day, but could not find a pattern to make one of my own…so I decided to write one myself! Therefore, I present to you my first 100% hand-written crochet pattern!

Yay!

I love this little robot so much…and this project works up surprisingly fast. Nonstop you could easily make one in a couple hours. I think I might have to make him a little robot buddy or lady friend so he’s not lonely!

Want to make one of your own? Check out the free crochet pattern below!

Little Crocheted Robot

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice (I used Red Heart Spring Green)
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Various buttons and embellishments
  • Embroidery thread
  • Pipe cleaners

 

Instructions (Head):

Front and Back Head Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 13.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (12 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (12 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 8 more times for a total of 10 rows.
  • Bind off.

Top and Bottom Head Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 13.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (12 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (12 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 3 more times for a total of 5 rows.
  • Bind off.

Side Head Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 6.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (5 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (5 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 7 more times for a total of 9 rows.
  • Bind off.

Head Assembly:
Keep in mind that the side you seam is the front side, this piece will not be turned inside out. You want those sharp defined lines on the outside of your robot.

  • Join front head panel to top head panel by lining up both pieces on the long sides and SC through both stitches to join.
  • Join bottom panel to bottom of top head panel.
  • Join back head panel to bottom of bottom head panel.
  • When completed, your piece should look like this:

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  • Join top of side panel to side of top head panel. Repeat on other side. Now your piece should look like this:

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  • Continue joining the left side panel to the sides of the front and back panels and bottom panel. Leave the right side panel open for stuffing.
  • Now your piece should look like this:

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  • Now it’s time to weave in all those ends!
  • Phew! Now this is what the head of your robot should look like, with the right panel still open:

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Now is also a great time to add facial features to your robot.

Once your facial features have been added, stuff the head, pushing stuffing into the corners to create a more defined corner. Join right panel to sides of the front and back panels and bottom panel. Cast off and weave in ends.

Yay! Here’s our finished head piece:

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Instructions (Body):

Front and Back Body Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 9.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (8 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (8 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 3 more times for a total of 5 rows.
  • Bind off.

Top and Bottom Body Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 9.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (8 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (8 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 3 more times for a total of 5 rows.
  • Bind off.

Side Body Panels (make 2):

  • Chain 5.
  • SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (4 SC).
  • Ch. 1, turn. SC in second chain from hook, and in each chain across (4 SC).
  • Repeat previous row 6 more times for a total of 8 rows.
  • Bind off.

Body Assembly:

  • Join body panels exactly like head panels, leaving one side panel open for stuffing.
  • Add any embellishments to body.
  • Stuff body and join remaining open panel. Weave in ends.

And here’s our finished body piece:

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Instructions (Assembly):

Assembling your little robot is super easy! Simply thread your tapestry needle with some excess green thread and run it through the middle three stitches on the top panel of the body and then through the middle three stitches on the bottom panel of the head. I took a pic of mine so you can see…I ran it through twice…so the body dangles just a little from the head, but I love it that way!

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Then just weave in the ends from that string and your robot is ready.

To add arms, legs, and head pieces, I just used pipe cleaners and shoved them into the spaces between my stitches. For the arms, I cut a pipe cleaner in half, then in half again, then wound the ends into small spirals. Then just shove the straight end into each side of the body. I did the same for the legs and the yellow head pieces.

I also added a string to the top of the robot so he could hang if he wanted to!

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When completed, this little guy is a little bigger than my hand and I just love how he turned out! I need to make another so he has a friend!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun pattern! I had a great time writing it and I’m in love with this little buddy! ❤

 

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12 Amigurumi Patterns for the New Year

Amigurumi (pronounced am-ah-ga-roo-me) is a Japanese term meaning “crocheted or knitted stuffed doll”.  It may look challenging, but amigurumi is actually one of the easiest forms of crocheting, as it usually only involves single crochet stitches.

One search on Pinterest or Ravelry will give you a bizillion sweet and adorable amigurumi patterns that you can make in 2 to 5 hours.  Several traditional amigurumi patterns are very small, measuring about 5 inches max, and usually involve crocheting in the rounds, which you can easily do while binge-watching Stranger Things or Gossip Girl.

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Since 2017 has finally arrived, here are 12 adorable, easy and fun amigurumi patterns…one for each month of the year!  If you’re New Year’s resolution is to learn something new or finally pick up crocheting, amigurumi is a great place to start!

12 Amigurumi Patterns for the New Year

January
Sweet Snowman Amigurumi
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February
Love Bunny Amigurumi
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March
Pot of Gold Wreath
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April
Crocheted Easter Eggs
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May
Crocheted Lamb Amigurumi
lamb

June
Shark Week Shark Amigurumi
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July
Crocheted Popsicles Amigurumi
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August
Pineapple Amigurumi
pineapple

September
Sweet Apple Amigurumi
apples

October
Pumpkin Amigurumi
pumpkins

November
Adorable Turkey Amigurumi
turkey

December
Crocheted Christmas Lights
christmaslights

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Crocheted Unicorn

What better way to spend an annoyingly hot summer than crocheting this cute pastel rainbow unicorn?  Made using a variety of pastel yarns (I used some I had in stock and some were Vanna’s Choice yarn), this adorable crocheted unicorn is ready for all the cuddles.

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Complete with a rainbow mane and a curly cue tail, this little guy will bring you instant happiness.

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I originally found this pattern on One Dog Woof and instantly dove in.  While her unicorn used bold colors, I was making mine for a baby shower, so I decided to opt for lighter, more pastel colors.

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If you browse through my other crochet projects, you know I love a good yarn buster, and this was one of the cutest ones I could find (among the crocheted jellyfish, of course!).

Like the pattern says, this unicorn turned out to be quite a bit bigger than I expected, but I’m not complaining!  It’s so cute and whimsical and anyone is sure to love it!Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 10.12.46 AM

You can find the crocheted unicorn pattern at One Dog Woof.

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Crocheted Jellyfish

I’m always on the hunt for a good stash busting yarn project. I have huge plastic tub filled…FILLED…with yarn that I haven’t used and I’m constantly hunting for patterns to help me power through my stash. I usually default to afghans, but I almost never finish them. As a matter of fact, I probably have three half-done afghans just taking up room in my stash right now.

Then, on one rainy weekend afternoon, I spent a few hours pursuing Pinterest for stash busting ideas and almost just gave up…but then I found this:

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OMG. THE CUTENESS.

This crocheted jellyfish changed EVERYTHING.

  1. It’s the cutest thing ever.
  2. It’s an AMAZING stash buster.
  3. IT’S THE CUTEST THING EVER.
  4. BONUS! It’s killer easy to make!

Since finding this pattern, I’ve made three crocheted jellyfish of varying colors and sizes. Here’s one of them I made with some leftover shades of purple, blue, and white yarn:

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I left mine without a face, but you can easily add eyes and a mouth if you’d like. I kind of like the naked look, but I’m sure this little guy would look equally cute with little button eyes.

The thing I love about this pattern is that you can easily mix and match colors and all the tentacles can be different colors, if you so desire. The tentacles are so easy to make and you can make them in different lengths, depending on how big you want your jellyfish to be. You can also play around with yarn weights and hook sizes, making this the ultimate in yarn stash busting success!

You can find the full pattern for this jellyfish on Craftster.

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Amigurumi Crocheted Snowman Ornament

I’ve always been a little scared of amigurumi…partly because I didn’t know how to say it…and partly because I’m still very new to the world of crochet.  However this little snowman (it turns out to be about the size of your hand) was just too cute to pass up…and as it turns out, it’s not as hard as it seems! Crochet amigurumi is the Japanese technique of crochet that literally combines the word “ami”, meaning to crochet or knit, with the word “nuigurumi”, meaning stuffed animal or doll.  These crocheted toys have taken the industry by storm, and people are finding all kinds of crazy people, animals, and characters to make (check out this amazing Matthew McConaughey amigurumi design). For beginners, this crocheted snowman is a great pattern to start with.  You can turn it into an ornament or use it as a gift tag for the upcoming holiday season.  You could even embellish this little guy with the name of the recipient for a gift tag they’re sure to treasure.

Amigurumi Snowman Ornament

Materials:

  • 1 ball Red Heart Yarn – White
  • 1 ball Red Heart Yarn – Heather
  • 1 ball Red Heart Yarn – Turquoise
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Fork
  • Tapestry needle
  • Filler (you can use stuffing or cotton balls)

Directions: Snowman Body

  1. With white, ch 3, sl st to form ring.
  2. Round 1: 2 sc in each ch around (6 sc)
  3. Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
  4. Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (18 sc)
  5. Round 4-7: Sc in each sc around.
  6. Round 8: (sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12 sc)
  7. Round 9: Sc in each sc around.
  8. Round 10: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (18 sc)
  9. Round 11: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24 sc)
  10. Round 12-16: Sc in each sc around
  11. Round 17: (sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (18 sc)
  12. Round 18: (sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12 sc)
  13. Round 19: (sc2tog over next 2 sc) around (6 sc)
  14. Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing. Stuff and sew opening closed.

Hat

  1. With grey, ch 3, sl st to form ring.
  2. Rep rounds 1-6 of body.
  3. Round 7: Change color to turquoise. Sc in each sc around. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
  4. Wrap blue yarn around fork prongs about 20 times to from a pom pom. See tutorial here.
  5. Attach pom pom to hat and attach hat to head. Secure hat with a few stitches that go through hat border and snowman head.

Scarf

  1. With turquoise, ch 31.
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
  3. Round 2: Sc in each sc across.
  4. Work 1 sc in end of each row, then continue along opposite side of beg ch, working 1 sc in back of each ch, ending with 1 sc in end of each row. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

  1. Tie scarf in a knot around neck. Add eyes if desired and loop on top for hanging, if desired.

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