Peeps the baby bird

I’m almost done with highschool, which is super tensive but also really exiting… Finally I’m starting to have some more free time. I thought it would be nice to celebrate with a new pattern, so here he is! Meet Peeps: he’s a small bird that you can make in very little time. Enjoy!

Peeps the baby bird, the pattern

BODY
MR 6

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

4-10. Sc around

  1. *sc 2, dec* 6x
  2. *sc, inc* 6x

Fill the body with fiberfill.

  1. Dec around

FO and close holes.

BELLY
MR 6

  1. Inc around

Sl st and FO, leave an end for sewing. Pull the MR tight.

EYES (see pictures)
With white, MR 6. St st and FO. Leave an end for sewing.

With black, make a double knot in a little bit of yarn. Pull the ends through the hole of your magic ring and pull the hole tight. Tie one end to the white end of the magic ring, to make sure the pupil won’t fall out.

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BEAK
MR 3

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

Sl st and FO, leave an end for sewing.

 WINGS (make two)

MR 6

  1. Inc around

Now fold the wing, making sure your hook on the pointy end of your work. Now sc across the round side of the half circle.  

FEET

MR, chain 3, sc 2 starting in 2nd chain from the hook, sl st in MR,  chain 3, sc 2 starting in 2nd chain from the hook, sl st in MR, FO and leave an end for sewing. Pull the MR tight.

Sew everything to place, and tie two small ends of red to Peeps head and split the yarn with your darling needle or hook.


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Zaza the Zebra

My new years resolution this year: to start finishing the unfinished.  I have a ton of projects I started but never ended. Sadly, because this year is (hopefully) my last year of highschool, I don’t have that much time to actually finish all of my projects… but I’m on my way! 😉

One of my unfinished projects was this zebra. It’s been a while since I posted a new pattern, I thought you might enjoy this one. It hasn’t been tested yet, so if you find any mistakes or have any questions, please send me an email on anonymouscrochet@hotmail.com . (Or if you just want to show me your zebras, I’d be delighted to see how they turned out! :D)

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Zaza the Zebra: the pattern

For Zaza I used cotton yarn, with a matching 3mm crochet hook. It is of course possible to make Zaza with different yarn, as long as you use a matching hook.
You will also need:
– safety eyes (I used 8mm, feel free to use another size);
– some fiberfill;
– a darling needle.

 

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

 

For Zaza’s stripes I used a stripe pattern: 2 rounds black, 2 rounds white, 2 rounds black, 2 rounds white and so on.

Head

Zaza’s head has a black nose. Start with black, switch to white after round 5. Then continue working in the stripe pattern.

Round Instructions
MR 6
1 Inc around
2 (sc, inc) 6x
3 (sc 2, inc) 6x
4-8 sc around
9 sc 11, 2 inc, sc 11
10 sc around
11 sc 11, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 11
12-16 sc around
Use the increases of rounds 9 and 11 as the middle. Put in safety-eyes between rounds 10 and 11, with 10 stitches in between. Fill the head with fiberfill.
17 sc 8, dec, sc, dec, sc 2, dec, sc, dec, sc 8
18 (sc 2, dec) 6x
19 (sc, dec) 6x
20 dec around

Fasten off and close the remaining hole.

For Zaza’s ears, follow the diagram below. Fold the ears and sew them onto the head on about the same height as the eyes, onto rounds 16-18.

dav

 

Body

In stripe pattern:

MR 6
1 inc around
2 (sc, inc) 6x
3 (sc 2, inc) 6x
4 (sc 3, inc) 6x
5-14 sc around
15 (sc 3, dec) 6x
16 sc around
17 (sc 2, dec) 6x
18 sc around
19 (sc, dec) 6x
20-23 sc around

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. Sew the body under the head.

 

Arms (make 2)

Start with black. After round 3, switch to white and continue stripe pattern.

MR 6
1 inc around
2-3 sc around
4 (sc, dec) 4x
5-14 sc around

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. Sew the arms onto the body’s round 17.

 

Legs (make 2)

Just as with the arms, start with black. After round 3, switch to white and continue stripe pattern.

MR 7
1 inc around
2-3 sc around
4 (sc 2, dec, sc, dec) 2x
5-16 sc around.

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. Sew the legs onto the bottom of the body.

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Manes and tail

Zaza’s manes are loops (chain 10), surface crocheted onto the head.
The tail is made of 6 strands of yarn, each measuring around 20 cm. Pull 3 strands halfway through his lower back and repeat this right next to the previous strands. Make the below knot +/- 5 times, and split the ends to make a fluffy end to the tail.

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Guess who’s got Instagram?!

It’s me! From now on, I will be posting pictures of my projects on Instagram. You can also follow the adventures of the Traveling Dinosaur, aka the velociraptor, who’s pattern I’ve posted about a year ago.

So search anonymouscrochet and click that follow button! 😀

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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. *sc 3, inc* 6x

5-21. Sc around

22. Sc 12, dec 6, sc 6

23. Sc around

24. Sc 9, dec 6, sc 3

25-27. Sc around

28. Sc 10, dec, sc, dec, sc 3

29-32. Sc around

33. Sc 10, dec 2, sc 2

34-37. Sc around

38. Sc 10, dec

39. Sc, dec, sc 8

40-46. Sc around

47. Sc, dec, sc 7

48. Sc, dec, sc 6

49-53. Sc around

54. Sc 2, dec, sc 4

55. Sc 2, dec, sc 3

56-58. Sc around

59. Dec around

FO and close hole.

      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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