Whoops, little delay!

Written on July 9, 2010 at 9:00 am
Filed under: Project Planning,Randomosity with tags: , ,

There’s a delay in getting my cupcake hat pattern up- I only got my sample hats out to my testers today (for trying on for size, etc.) and I’m still waiting to hear from my test crocheter (which should be today, as she let me know yesterday that she’d get it done and send me her thoughts on it. So I’m hoping to get that done soon.

My little monster amigurumi is nearly done as well, I just need to make a few final touches and to take photos of it and then finalize the pattern before getting that up, yay! It’s going to be pretty interesting!

What would you name a monster with 3 eyes?

What’s coming soon at!

Written on June 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm
Filed under: Newsworthy with tags: ,

So much has changed since I last posted here! Since May 10th, I’ve started work full time (temporarily until September when school starts again). Toadette is currently sitting on my desk at work and has her hands on the highlighters that I use. I also participated in another handmade Blythe swap  (theme was ‘geekcraft’!) and right now I’m working on a few new patterns to share!

The first pattern is an infant/child hat pattern – it will be available in three sizes and so far I’ve got two of the hat sizes all figured out. I’m still working on the last prototype hat before I get the hats tried out on people who are appropriately aged for them. I’m hoping to get the pattern finalized and up on the site before the end of the month!

The next project I’d like to mention is that I’m working on is a sampler stitch scarf for beginning crocheters who want practice with all the different stitches that there are for crochet (i.e. single, half-double, double, triple) all in one scarf! It’s looking pretty good so far and that pattern should be made available by early to mid July.

The last/third pattern that I’ve been working on is a little monster! I’m really excited about this one because he’s super cute and will be the star in part 2 of the upcoming article all about eyes for amigurumi! The pattern for my little monster should be available by early to mid July as well.

Productivity looks like Toadette

Written on May 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm
Filed under: Crafting with tags: , ,

A short while ago, an online friend commented on how she’d love a mushroom Blythe hat that would look like Toadette’s head (pink with white dots). I was sure I could do it, since I had done one in red and white, but I got bored today, and umm, I ended up with this little friend:

Meet Toadette, a minor character from Nintendo’s Mario series. She first appeared in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as Toad’s (her male counterpart) racing partner. She has since appeared in multiple Mario games.

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Adventures with fulling

Written on April 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm
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My first adventures with fulling (or better known as felting, even if it’s technically not the proper term)!

The yarn I used was Nashua Wooly Stripes. This yarn is 100% wool worsted weight and the colour is WS14 Blackened Jade. I used a 5.50mm hook (US I9) for this project and the pattern was one of my own (i.e. I made it up as I went along).

Before fulling:

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Blythe Monster Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Written on March 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm
Filed under: Crafting,Free Pattern with tags: , , , ,

This pattern was inspired by Lisa at q.D.PaToOtieSBlythe Brain Sucking Monster Hat. I saw the image and never saved the pattern and then when I went to find it, I couldn’t! So I came up with my own way of putting together the monster hat (and shortly after I completed my first Blythe Monster Hat, I found the original pattern by Lisa).

Difficult Level: Easy

Size: Fits Blythe dolls (does not fit Petite Blythe).

Worsted weight yarn (MC = Main Colour, CC = white)
5.00mm hook (US H/8)
2 buttons (does not need to be matching)
Yarn needle
Stitch markers (optional)

For the purple hat, I used Red Heart Super Saver (purple, white) for both colours.
For the pink hat, I used Bernat Super Value (pink) and Red Heart Super Saver (white).
You need to know how to increase with single crochet stitches and how to do the magic ring.

sc – single crochet
ss – slip stitch
st – stitch
tr – triple crochet

Pattern Notes:
Number of stitches listed at the end of the row in the parentheses.
Pattern is worked in the round (not joined at the end of each round) – use stitch markers to help with counting.

Hat (in MC and CC)
Round 1: In MC, crochet 6 sc in a magic ring (6).
Round 2: *2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (12).
Round 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (18).
Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (24).
Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (30).
Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (36).
Round 7-12: Work even in sc (36).
Round 13: With CC, ss each st around (36).
Round 14: *sc 1, 1 tr* repeat 18 (36).
Fasten off, tuck in ends.

Eyes (in CC) – Make 2
Round 1: In CC, crochet 6 sc in a magic ring (6).
Round 2: *2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (12).
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Attach buttons to eyes prior to attachment to hat. For a fun look, have the buttons looking in opposite directions or have the monster be cross-eyed.

This pattern is an original pattern by Michelle W. (March 2010). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but do not sell or otherwise distribute it. Items made from this pattern may not be sold as the pattern is for personal use only. Please contact me via my website if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

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