crochet cactus pattern

Crochet Succulent free pattern

June 18, 2019

Do you love succulents? if yes, then this tutorial is just for you. You can adorn your home with these beautiful crochet succulents and make them in various sizes too.. More importantly, you don't have to water them and they won't die on you :) Read below for instructions.


Materials needed: 
Yarn in green, blue or turquoise colour.
Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn.
Tapestry needle.

Stitches used:
This pattern is written in US English terms.
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
tr - triple crochet
rep ** - repeat stitches between **

Instructions:
Leaving around some yarn for sewing, Chain in multiple of 3 + 5. I have chained 65 in this tutorial.
R1: dc in 5th chain from hook, ch 2, dc in the same space, then *chain 1, skip 2 chain space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch,* rep ** across.


R2: chain 3 (count as 1 dc), turn your work, (2 dc, ch 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc) in the same space, 1 sc in the next chain space, *(3 dc, ch 1, 1 tr, ch1, 3 dc) in the next V space (the chain space between the two dc of prev row), 1 sc in the next chain space*. Repeat ** across. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Now we will have 21 petals made.

Start rolling them from one end and try to keep the bottom aligned. Then sew them in place. Remember to secure them nice and tight.


Your succulent is now ready :) You can make them bigger or smaller by increasing or decreasing the chains. The blue succulent below is made with 45+5 chains.


Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I would love to see your makes. So do tag me your works in my Instagram .  Have a cheerful day everyone :)

amigurumi

Octopus Cupcake amigurumi pattern

May 11, 2019

     I've been smitten by cute amigurumi foods lately. Most of my amigurumis are animals and i rarely make food amigurumis. So this time, i wanted to incorporate food theme into my ami and came up with the idea of Octopus cupcake. Read below for instructions on how to make one.
           


Materials needed:
  • Yarn in white, light and dark pink color ( i have used sport weight acrylic yarn).
  • Crochet hook ( according to the size of your yarn).
  • Poly fiber fill.
  • Tapestry needle.
  • 4 mm safety eyes or flat back black beads for eyes.
  • Black and pink embroidery thread.
This pattern is written in US English terms and worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise.
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
dec - sc 
2 together
rep ** - repeat stitches between **

Head: 
Using pink color yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)

R6-10: sc in each stitch (30)

R11: *sc in next 3 st, 1 dec in next st*, rep** (24)
R12: *sc in next 2 st, 1 dec in next st*, rep** (18)

Insert safety eyes between R9 and R10 with 5 stitches in between.
R13: *sc in next st, 1 dec in next st*, rep** (12)

stuff the head firmly 
R14:  sc dec around (6)
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.




We use popcorn stitch for the tentacles.
Popcorn stitch: 5 double crochet in the same stitch, pull up the loop on your hook and carefully remove the hook. Insert your hook from front on the top of first double crochet stitch and grab the dropped loop from back with your hook and pull it through. Finally secure the popcorn stitch with a chain.
You can learn the stitch using this video: Popcorn stitch tutorial

Tentacles:
R1: 8sc in magic ring (8)
R2: 2 sc in each st (16)
sl st to the next stitch, work a popcorn stitch in the same stitch, *skip one st, make a popcorn stitch in the next st*, rep ** 6 more times and sl st to the first st. You will now have 8 popcorn stitches that looks like a flower.
Note: When you make the first popcorn stitch, you will chain 3 (which counts as double crochet) and then 4 dc in the same st. You will insert the hook on the 3rd chain of the first stitch and continue the other steps in the popcorn stitch as usual.


Whipped cream:
With white colour yarn,
chain 36, 2 sc in second chain from hook, 2 sc in each chain (70). Leave a long tail for sewing. Roll it from one end to the other and sew as you go using tapestry needle like you would do for crochet rose.


Cherry:
with red colour yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, rep **(9)
R3: sc in each st (9)
R4: *sc in next st, 1 dec in next st*, rep** (6)
Stuff firmly with fiberfill and close the opening with tapestry needle. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Frosting: (optional)
If you would like to add frosting (similar to the yellow octopus cupcake)
with brown yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, rep **(18)
Sl st in the next st, *chain 4, sc in second chain from hook and sc in the next 2 chain, sl st in the next three stitches, chain 3, sc in second chain from hook and sc in the next chain, sl st in the next three stitches*, rep ** two more times.

Assembling:
Attach the tentacles to the head.
Sew the frosting to the cupcake. 
Sew the whipped cream on top of the head.
Sew the cherry on top of the whipped cream.
You can add a little blush using pink embroidery thread if you like.
And your Octopus cupcake is ready!


I really hope you will enjoy making this cutie as much as i did. Much love :)

amigurumi free pattern

Little projects..

April 13, 2019

Hello all! Just thought i would share some of little amigurumis that i made this year..

 Unicorns seem to be in trend even in 2019 and i don't have a thing to complaint. I love them and these unicorn macaroons are one of the most sought after amigurumis in my Etsy shop.


You can find the free pattern to this here:  Unicorn Macaroon pattern


Another one of the fast moving items in my shop are whales and Narwhals..


I really love making them as it quick and easy to make. You can find the free pattern here: Amigurumi whale/Narwhal pattern


Now off to catch up with my blogging friends.. it's been so long. Have a great day! Cheers:)

amigurumi bunny

Amigurumi bunny free pattern

March 27, 2019

Bunnies are so cute, fluffy and reminds me of Spring time and Easter. With Spring upon us and Easter less than a month away, it's the perfect time to make this cute little Amigurumi Bunny :) Hope you will enjoy making this Bunny as much as i did. Read below for instructions.



Materials needed:
  • Acrylic yarn in pink color ( i have used 4ply/ sport weight acrylic yarn and 2mm crochet hook)
  • Little bit of green yarn for the bow
  • Crochet hook (according to the size of your yarn)
  • Poly fiber fill
  • Tapestry needle
  • 5 mm safety eyes or flat back black beads for eyes
  • Black embroidery thread   
This pattern is written in US English terms and worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise



ch - chain
sc - single crochet
st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
trc - treble crochet
dec - sc 
2 together
rep ** - repeat stitches between **

Head: 
Using pink color yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (36)

R7-11: sc in each stitch (36)

R12: *sc in next 4 st, 1 dec  in next st*, rep ** (30)
R13: *sc in next 3 st, 1 dec in next st*, rep** (24)
R14: *sc in next 2 st, 1 dec in next st*, rep** (18)
R15: *sc in next st, 1 dec in next st*, rep** (12)
Stuff firmly and Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing

If using safety eyes, insert them between R10 and R11 with 6 sts in between.



Ears: (Make 2)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next*, rep** (18)
R4: *sc in next st, dec 1 in next st*, rep** (12)
R5:  sc around (12)
R6: sc in next 2 st, dec 1 in nxt st*, rep** (9)
R7-8: sc in each st (9)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Arms: (Make 2)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2-7: sc around (6)
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.


Legs and body: 
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next*, rep ** (8)
R3-4: sc in each st (8) 
Fasten off the first leg. 
Make another leg in the same way but do not cut off the yarn and chain 4, join it to the first leg.
R5: sc around the 8 sts of first leg, sc in next 4 ch, sc in next 8 sts of second leg and sc in next 4 ch (24)
R6-11: sc around (24)
Stuff the legs and the body as you go.
R12: *sc in next 6 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep ** (21)
R13: *sc in next 5 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep ** (18)
R14: *sc in next 4 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep ** (15)
R15: *sc in next 3 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep** (12)
Finish stuffing and fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Bow:
In Magic ring, *ch 3,dc,trc,dc, ch 3, slip stitch into the ring*, rep **


Assembling:
Attach the body to the head.
Attach ears on the head ( i have attached both ears at the side and nearby for a cute look)
Attach the arms to the body.
Sew on the bow to the head.
And your little Bunny is ready! 
Make them and gift it to your loved ones this Easter. Have a great day everyone :)