Shorn the shaveable Sheep

This summer I made a sheep, but didn’t know if I’d make it fluffy or shaven. I’m not that good at crocheting with fluffy yarn yet, so I decided to make a sheep that you can ‘shave’ by taking off his tiny coat. The first one I made for my grandmother, the second posed for the pictures in this pattern. I hope you guys like him!


Sheep

Head

MR 6

  1. Inc around

2-4. Sc around

  1. ‘sc, inc’ 6x

6-10. Sc around

  1. Sc 3, dec 6, sc 3
  2. Sc 2, dec 4, sc 2

13-14. Sc around

Sl st and FO, leave long end

Body and tail

MR 6

  1. Inc around
  2. ‘sc, inc ‘ 6x

3-14. Sc around

  1. ‘sc, dec’ 6x
  2. Dec around
  3. Dec 2, sc

18-19. Sc around

Sl st and FO, leave long end

Legs

MR 6

  1. In BLO: sc around

2-8. Sc around

Sl st and FO, leave long end

Ears

MR 4

1-3 sc around

Sl st and FO, leave long end

Coat

Chain 11

From now on in back loops only:

  1. Inc, sc 8, inc, chain 1, turn
  2. Inc, sc 10, inc, chain 1, turn
  3. Inc, sc 5, inc 2, sc 5, inc, chain 1, turn
  4. Inc, sc 7, inc 2, sc 7, inc, chain 1, turn

Here come the holes for the legs:

  1. Sc 24, chain 4, turn
  2.  Insert hook in 4th st, sc 18, chain 3, skip 3, sc, chain 1, turn

7-8. Sc 24, chain 1, turn

  1. Sc 24, chain 4, turn
  2. Insert hook in 4th st, sc 18, chain 3, skip 3, sc, chain 1, turn
  3. Sc 24, chain 1, turn
  4. Dec 12

Sl st and FO

In the front loops of the coat: chain 5, sl st in next stitch, chain 5, sl st in next stitch. Continue till you have a nice and fluffy coat. See picture.

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Tiny Smaug

A few days ago I bought my first crochet magazine. I always found they were much too expensive for me, a 16-year old with only limited pocket money and a boatload of hobbys. But I was really curious for them and this one had a really cute pattern of a Mammoth in it. I simply had to buy it. 

One of the articles in the magazine was about UFOs (UnFinished Objects). Something else that I have a boatload of. It told me to finish at least one UFO before starting something new. So I chose to finally get my Smaug pattern done. I started it about a year ago, when the last part of The Hobbit was in the cinemas. I am an enormous fan of The Hobbit and an even bigger fan of dragons, so I made a little Smaug and went to the cinema with him. I already wrote the pattern on paper to be written in the computer, but then I lost it… Luckily I recently found it back, it is all typed out now.

   
 

Tiny smaug: the pattern
Smaug is made with a 4mm hook and matching yarn. You will also need some felt, some textile glue or something to sew the horns on with. I made eyes with felt, but you can also use safety-eyes. You will also need a darling needle.

HEAD

MR 4

sc around

Inc around

3-5. Sc around

6. *sc, inc* 4x

7-10. Sc around

11. Sc, 4 dec, sc 3

12. Sc, 2 dec, sc 3

13-21 sc around

FO and leave a long end for sewing.

BODY

MR 6

Inc around

*sc, inc* 6x

3-8. Sc around

9. Sc 5, 2 dec, sc 7

10. Sc around

11. Sc 4, dec, sc, dec, sc 7

12. Sc around

13. Sc 4, 2 dec, sc 6

14. Sc around

15. Sc 3, dec, sc, dec, sc 4

16-17. Sc around

18. *sc 3, dec* 2x

19-25. Sc around

26. *sc 2, dec* 2x

27-34. Sc around

35. *sc, dec* 2x

36-40. Sc around

FO and weave in ends.

WING (make 2)

Chain 31, turn

Sc 15, 2 dec, sc 16, chain 1, turn

From now on, crochet in back loops only:

2. Sc 15, 2 dec, sc 9, chain 3, turn

3. Sc 10, 2 dec, sc 14, chain 2, turn

4. Sc 14, 2 dec, sc 9, chain 2, turn

5. Sc 9, 2 dec, sc 13, chain 1, turn

6. Sc 12, 2 dec, sc 8, chain 1, turn

7. Sc 7, 2 dec, sc 7, chain 1, turn

8. Sc 6, 2 dec, sc 5, chain 1, turn

9. Sc 4, 2 dec, sc 4, chain 1, turn

10. Sc 3, 2 dec, sc 2, chain 1, turn

11. Sc, 2 dec, sc

FO and weave in ends

FINGERS

  
For the fingers I picked 3 loops to make the fingers in. I picked the one on the corner of the wing and the ones next to the middle one (see my pictures for reference).

In 1st loop: chain 2, sc, sl st

In 2nd loop: chain 3, sc 2, sl st 

In 3rd loop: chain 2, sc, sl st

FO and weave in ends.

LEGS (make 2)

MR 6

In back loops only: sc 2, dec, sc 2

2-5. Sc around

6. Sc 3, inc, sc

7. Sc 3, 2 inc, sc

8. Dec, sc 6

9. Sc around

FO and leave a long end for sewing.
Sew everything in place, using my pictures as reference. Cut the horns out of your felt, put them on with fabric glue or sew them on. When using the glue, make sure they dry well, otherwise they might fall off (happend a lot with me, but then again I used cheap glue). 

  

   
  

 

  
Now you have your own tiny Smaug! If you have any questions or want to show me how your Smaug turned out (I’d really like to see), please send me an email on anonymouscrochet@hotmail.com 

I hope you like the pattern!

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Squishy the Tiny whale

Here in Holland we have this holiday called “Koningsdag”. On this day we celebrate the birthday of our king, and each town holds its own jumble sale. Everybody sells their old junk, children have made all kinds off stuff like cupcakes, bracelets, and so on. I thought it would be a fun idea to sell some of my creations, and I really felt like doing a quick project. So, I made a little whale. My best friend compeletely fell in love with him when I showed him to her, and the way we dandled him kinda looked like Dory and her Squishy in the movie Finding Nemo. That’s why I shall call him Squishy, and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Squishy.

  
Squishy is made with a 5mm hook, but you can make him with any hook and matching yarn. 

Used abbreviations:

– sc – single crochet

– hdc – half double crochet

– inc – increase (2 single crochet in 1 stitch)

– dec – decrease (crochet 2 stitches together)

– MR – magic ring

– sl st – slip stitch

till end – till end of round


Squishy’s pattern

His body

Mr 6

1. Inc around

2-6. Sc around

7. Sc 4, dec, sc till end

8. Sc 3, 2 x dec, sc till end

9. Sc 3, dec

Fill Squishy’s body. Put in a little bit more filling, and divide the extra filling over the tail later. The hole will be to small to stuff in more then the body is done.

10. Sc 2, 2 x dec, sc till end

11. Sc 2, dec , sc till end

12. Sc around

Sl st and fasten off. Close the remaining hole. Divide the filling by kneading the body a bit or pull the filling into the tail with your hook.

His tailfins (make 2)

Chain 4. Sc in 2nd stitch from hook, hdc 2. Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

His sidefins (make 2 of these as well)

Chain 3. Sc 2, starting in 2nd stitch of hook. Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing.

Assembly

The side with the decreases is the downside of Squishy’s tail. Sew the big fins at the sides of the top of his tail. The small fins need to be sewn to his side, between round 4-5. Use my pictures for placement. I used a permanent marker to draw his eyes, mouth and blowhole.

Variation: instead of using the side with decreases as the underside, use it as the upside. Your Squishy will have a different curve. His tail will be bowing down instead of being lifted.

  
  
  
Good luck making your own Squishy! If you have any questions about the pattern, or just want to show me your Squishy (I’d really like to see the result😉 ), send me an email! The adress is anonymouscrochet@hotmail.com😉

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Velociraptor

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This summer I went to the cinema for the awesome movie “Jurassic World”, and fell in love with the Raptor Squad. That’s why I decided to make a velociraptor on my vacation with my dad. We went touring with our camper though Austria, Italy and Switzerland. (It was really nice, I totally recommend you going there!) Of course I had the great opportunity to make some awesome pictures with my new raptor there😉

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The pattern:

You will need the following:

  • a crochet needle with matching yarn;
  • a stitch marker;
  • a darling needle;
  • a pair of safety eyes.

 

HEAD

MR 4

  1. Inc around
  2. *sc, inc * 4x

3-4. Sc around

  1. *Sc 2, inc* 4x

6-7. Sc around

  1. *sc 3, inc * 4x

8-12. Sc around

  1. *sc 2, dec* 5x
  2. *sc, inc * 5x
  3. Dec around

Sl st and FO, leave long end for sewing.

 

BODY

MR 6

  1. Inc around
  2. *sc, inc* 6x
  3. *sc 2, inc* 6x

4-21. Sc around

  1. Sc 12, dec 6, sc 6
  2. Sc around
  3. Sc 9, dec 6, sc 3

25-27. Sc around

  1. Sc 10, dec, sc, dec, sc 3

29-32. Sc around

  1. Sc 10, dec 2, sc 2

34-37. Sc around

  1. Sc 10, dec

Sl st and FO, leave long end for sewing.

 

NECK

Chain 12

1-6. Sc around

  1. *sc 2, inc*

4xSl st, FO, leave long end for sewing.

Round 7 is the bottom of the neck. That’s the side that must be sewn to the body.

 

HIND LEGS

MR 6

  1. Inc around
  2. In BLO: sc around
  3. Sc 3, dec 2, sc 5

4-10. Sc around

  1. Sc 4, inc 2, sc 4
  2. Sc 5, inc, sc, inc, sc 2, dec
  3. Sc, dec, sc 10
  4. Sc 6, inc 2, sc 2, dec
  5. Sc, dec, sc 10

Sl st, FO, leave long end for sewing.

 

FRONT LEGS

MR 6

  1. In BLO: sc around

2-5. Sc around

  1. Sc, inc, sc, dec, sc
  2. Sc around
  3. Sc 2, inc, sc, dec
  4. Sc around

Sl st, FO, leave long end for sewing.

TOES
The velociraptor has two kinds of toes:
– Big toe: chain 4, sc, hdc, dc, sl st in next back loop;
– small toe: chain 4, sc 3, sl st in next loop.
The hind legs have 4 big toes. The first front leg has the following pattern: big, big, big, small. The other one with: small, big, big, big. See my pictures for help.

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Sew the parts into place. You can use my pictures for placement. Sew the front legs on with the small toes facing the inside.

And that’s it! I hope you like him!

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Dalmatian and German Shepherd

While this year of school is almost over, I thought it would be a fun idea to make some softies for my little brothers (I have got one brother who is 6 now, and the other is 3). They absolutely love a series called ”Paw Patrol”, so of course I had to make Marshall and Chase. But when I had made them, I thought they would fall from grace if I dressed them up like in ”Paw Patrol” (not that I do not like the series, I honestly think it is really fun). So before dressing them up I used them as a general pattern for a dog. With some variations you can basically make any kind of dog.

Here they are sitting on my couch:

DSC_0047

 


 

The pattern
I used a 4 mm crochet needle and matching yarn. You will need a darling needle, some fiberfill and a stitch marker. For the eyes I used 10 mm safety eyes, but you can also crochet eyes or embroider eyes on your dog.

Used abbreviations:

  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • mr – magic ring
  • inc – increase
  • dec – decrease
  • FO – fasten off
  • ch – chain
  • ter – till end of round

 

Body

MR 6

  1. inc around
  2. *sc, inc* 6x
  3. *sc 2, inc* 6x
  4. *sc 3, inc* 6x
  5. *sc 4, inc* 6x

6-11. sc around

12. *sc4, dec*
13-15. sc around
16. *sc 4, inc*

17-22. sc around

23. *sc 4, dec*

24. *sc 3, dec*

25. *sc 2, dec*

26. *sc, dec*

27. dec around

Sl st and FO, close hole and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Head

MR 6

  1. Inc around
  2. *sc, inc * 6x

3-6. Sc around

  1. Sc 5, *inc, sc* 6x, sc till end
  2. Sc 6, *inc, sc 2* 6x, sc till end
  3. Sc 7, *inc, sc 3* 6x, sc till end

10-17. Sc around

18. *sc 4, dec* 6x

19. *sc 3, dec* 6x

20. *sc 2, dec*, 6x

21. *sc, dec* 6x

22. dec around

Sl st and FO, close hole and leave long end for sewing.

 

Neck

Chain 17

1-4. Sc around

Sl st and FO, leave long end

 

Ears

MR 4

  1. Inc around

2-3. Sc around

  1. *sc, inc * 4x

For normal ears:
5-9. sc around

sl st and FO, leave long end.

 

For drooping ears:

5-7. Sc around

  1. *sc 2, inc * 4x

9-11. Sc around

  1. Sc 3, dec 3, sc till end of round

Sl st and FO, leave long end.

 

Front legs

MR 6

  1. Inc around
  2. *sc, inc *
  3. Sc 4, dec 6, sc till end of round

4-16. Sc around

Sl st and FO, leave long end

 

Hind legs

MR 6

  1. Inc around
  2. *sc, inc *
  3. Sc 4, dec 6, sc till end of round

4-11. Sc around

12-13. Sc, dec, sc 4, inc, sc 4

14-18. Sc around

Sl st and FO, leave long end

 

Tail

MR 4

1-4. Sc around

  1. Sc, inc, sc 2

6-9. Sc around

  1. Sc, inc, sc 3

11-14. Sc around

  1. Sc, inc, sc 4

Sl st and FO, leave long end

 

If you use safety eyes, insert them between rounds 9-10. Sew everything in place. You can use my pictures for placement.

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And that’s it! I wish you good luck with your project and I hope you like my pattern!

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Excuse me, I’m new here…

Hello there!

My name is Anonymous. I’m from Holland (so there might be some mistakes in my English, sorry about that), and I love to crochet. Crochet is my favorite thing to do, it clears my mind.
I learned the basics of crochet from my grandmother. She’s a great teacher, so before you could say “crochet” I knew how to do a chain, single crochet, double crochet, and so on… I’ve learned everything else, to be honest, from the internet. Starting with some granny squares, then do some small and simple patterns and now I can follow both English as Dutch patterns with ease. I’ve made a Toothless recently and it turned out really cool (I’ll post some pictures and a link to the pattern)…

And now I will (try to) write my own patterns. I hope you will like them.

Anonymous

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