Sunday, January 15, 2017

FREE PATTERN Gummy Worms the crochet sleeping fox





Gummy Worms
the crochet sleeping fox


I wanted to share a free pattern with everyone that I came up with today! Gummy Worms is a crochet sleeping fox that my daughter has been asking me to make for quite some time now. Today I hooked it up for her within just a few hours and made sure to write down the pattern as I went. I hope you enjoy!

Materials needed: 
*H hook
* weaving needle
*orange yarn (took me maybe 1/4 skein of hobby lobby's i love this yarn)
*white yarn
*black yarn
* polyfil stuffing

Terms used:
*sl st - slip stitch
*sc - single crochet
*ch - chain
*sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together
*sts - stitches

I started by making the head of the fox first. The pattern was as follows...
Using the white yarn, make a magic loop,
Rnd 1: 4sc into magic loop; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2sc into each st; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 4 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnd 4: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, 2sc in each st; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 6: ch 1, 24sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 7: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc into next 3sts; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnd 8-14: 30sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)

At this point I weaved in the ends and  sewed on the nose and eyes with a little black yarn. To see my placement you can look at this picture....



Rnd 15: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 3sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 16: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 17: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)

Stuff head with polyfil.

Rnd 18: ch 1, *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Tie off. Weave yarn around each sc and pull together to close opening. Weave in tail.

Next I made the ears. You can use the same picture above as reference for placement.

Make two pieces.

Start ear using black yarn to make a magic loop.
Rnd 1: 4sc in magic loop; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 4sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 2sc in each st; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnd 4: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *2sc into st, sc in next st* 4 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnds 6-9: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Tie off leaving a long tail to sew onto head. Sew ears onto head by flattening out the piece, do not stuff ear.



You will make the body next. This piece starts at the tip of the tail and works into the body so it is all connected.

Using white yarn, make a magic circle
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic circle; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 6sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *2sc in each* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnds 6-10: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnds 11-15: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 16: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnds 17-26: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 27: *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnds 28-30: ch 1, 6sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 31: ch 1, *2sc in each* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 32: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 33: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next 2 sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 34: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next 3 sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnds 35-42: ch 1, 30sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnd 43: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 3sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnds 44-47: ch 1, 24sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 48: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnds 49-52: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 53: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 54: ch 1, *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Tie off leaving a long tail to sew the head to the body. Weave yarn around each sc and pull together to close opening. Sew the head to the body.


Now you will need to make the legs. To do so, you will start by making a magic loop with black yarn.
Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring; join with sl st into front loop only of first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 8sc in front loop only; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnds 4-11: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Tie off, leaving long tail to sew leg onto body. You can sew them on however you like, but I chose to flatten the ends. I stuffed the legs, leaving the top opening free of stuffing so I could flatten them and sew on that way. The picture below shows where I placed the legs on the stuffy.


 And now you have your cuddly sleeping fox!
I don't mind if you sell items you make from this pattern (a little credit given would be nice ;) ), but please do not copy this pattern and sell it as your own. I hope you enjoy crocheting this cute little guy like I did!


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Children's art brought to life with crochet!

I found this idea on Pinterest a while back and knew I had to do it! I would look through my son's artwork that he brought home from school and one day I can across this one.... And it was perfect!

This past Sunday we spent a lazy day at home and I put my hook to work. I have a crazy yarn stash and had all the right colors I needed to complete it. In a matter of a half a day, he was complete!


My son was so pleased with the outcome, and is still trying to think of a name for him! I hope to one day have a whole collection of crocheted art inspired by my kid's drawings! 




Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tom and Jerry crochet hats pattern

After years of intending to write out my pattern, I have finally done it! I created these hats back in 2012 when I decided to crochet my kids a couple of Tom and Jerry costumes for Halloween. After being asked multiple times for the pattern, it is now complete and I'm excited! You can find the pattern for sale in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/262024062/pattern-tom-and-jerry-crochet-hats 
If you come across any errors or confusion, please let me know and I will help you out!









                                 






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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Little Mermaid birthday party










Going away cake

A few weeks ago we had a nice little potluck at work for a friend that was leaving. I decided to make a little going away cake to bring. I just used the rose technique to frost the cake and tossed pearl sprinkles all over it. To add a nice look to the color I made it ombre! To make the banner I used kabob sticks and burlap with letter stickers. Hot glue was my best friend to make the banner!




Sonic the Hedgehog birthday party

My son recently celebrated his 6th birthday and he decided he wanted it to be a Sonic one. Of course there isn't much out there to use for party supplies so I used basic colors for the table settings. After searching around on pinterest looking for ideas of how I wanted my cake to look, I came up with this! I had already purchased the 4 action figures to use as gifts and then decided to use them as cake toppers instead. I used my favorite buttercream frosting to make the background and grass, and some store bought yellow fondant to make the rings and the stars on the cupcakes. He was thrilled with the outcome and so was I!




It's starting to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas is the perfect time for crafting! Especially since I moved into my own place  a few months ago and didn't take any of the decorations with me. I decided to make a few of my own to put up this year. So I went to Hobby Lobby and collected some supplies. 




My supplies for the stocking holders were just the piece of wood used for the base, and the circular pieces as well. I found some cute little wooden snowflakes to add on. I first tried to stencil and paint the words, and that didn't turn out so well. I found the wooden letters at the store and it made it look so much better! I happened to find the pearl designs randomly and thought it looked like a cute little snowy breeze. Then I found the lacy burlap and made some bows to hang them up.

I spent a few days crocheting a tree skirt. I used a free doily pattern I found online and it came out perfectly! Just the right size for my 6' tree.