Saturday, July 6, 2013

Ninja Lovey FREE PATTERN

What is popular among baby-gift-givers right now? 

The "Lovey" ! 

You can find all sorts of them around now! 
A Tardis, a Princess, Totoro, Minions and even the Lorax
Anything you can imagine, people are making into a Lovey! 

The general idea of them is quite simple. 
You take a small plush toy/figure and you add a small snuggle sized blanket to it.
Introducing .......


The Ninja Lovey! 



Once again, inspired by a custom order request, I've created some crochet goodness I can hardly wait to share with you!
I apologize in advance for the roughness of this pattern ... my children have given up naps ! *yawn*

If you have any questions as you are working it PLEASE ask! I will be happy to help out if I can. 

In order to make this pattern you will need to have a basic level of crochet knowledge. 
You will be using the following techniques;

MR - magic ring (if you don't know how to do this, there are many great tutorials on YouTube)
CH - chain
SLST - slip stitch
SC - single crochet
SCinc - single crochet increase (single crochet 2 in one space)
INVdec - invisible decrease an awesome tutorial for this can be found here
DC - double crochet

Pattern Notes
At the end of each round you will see a number in brackets { } this is the total stitch count for that round. 

The Ninja head is worked in the round. Do NOT join after each round. Using a stitch marker will help you to keep track of your rounds. 

For the blanket part of this project, you can customize to your desires. You can continue working in the "Granny" pattern for as long as you would like! I have done mine for a total of 9 rounds, to make it light and easy for a small tot to snuggle. However if you are making it for a larger child, you may want to continue making it larger. 

Materials Needed 
Worsted Weight Yarn (black, white and yellow)
E/4 (3.50mm) Hook 
H/8 (5mm) Hook
Stuffing material - I used recycled polyester fill
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle

Instructions

Ninja Head
using E/4 hook and black yarn
  1. MR, CH1, SC 10x into ring. Pull tight to close. {10sc}
  2. SCinc around {20sc}
  3. *SCinc, SC*, repeat from *to* around {30sc}
  4. SC in each stitch around {30sc}
  5. repeat Round 4
  6. repeat Round 4
  7. repeat Round 4
  8. repeat Round 4
  9. repeat Round 4
  10. repeat Round 4
  11. repeat Round 4
  12. repeat Round 4
  13. repeat Round 4
  14. repeat Round 4
  15. *INVdec, SC* repeat from *to* around {20sc} stuff lightly
  16. INVdec around {10sc} stuff more firmly
  17. INVdec to close. 
Fasten off leaving tail to sew shut. 

Lovey
using H/8 hook and black yarn
attach your yarn to the bottom of the Ninja Head - at the 16th Round.
  1. CH3, SLST to join about 1cm to the left of where you attached your yarn. CH3, SLST about 1cm to the left. again. Continue doing this (8x total) to create an octagon of CH3 loops on the bottom of the head. Join with SLST to first loop created. 
  2. CH2, (DC3x, CH1, DC3x) in the first loop ~corner made~ , DC3x in the next loop, (DC3x, CH1, DC3x) in the next loop, DC3x in the next loop, (DC3x, CH1, DC3x) in the next loop, DC3x in the next loop, (DC3x, CH1, DC3x) in the next loop, DC3x in the next loop - join with SLST into beginning DC
Continue to make a Granny Square of sorts by working (DC3x, CH1, DC3x) into each CH1 corner space, and DC3x into each space between. 

Does that make sense?
I've been told this isn't a "real" Granny Square, but to be quite honest ... I don't care! It works for what I need! Hahaha

Ok.
After you have worked the blanket part to your liking, attach the yellow yarn (or continue using black if you prefer) and SC around the entire edge of the blanket, placing 3SC in each corner. 
Join. Fasten off, and weave in ends. 

Ninja Face
using E/4 hook and white yarn

CH9, SC in 2nd CH from hook, and each one across, place 3SC in the last CH and turn so you are working in the remaining CH loop, SC in each ST across placing 2SC in the last loop. SLST to join.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing to the head. 

Position head. I placed mine just below the 6th Round.
Using your yarn needle, sew into place. 

Using black yarn and your yarn needle, make two small straight stitches to create the eyes. 

Ninja Star
For the Ninja Star I used this pattern HERE

When you've finished the star, sew into place on one of the front corners. 
Weave in your ends, and there you have it! 

Ninja! 

xox

**** please note that none of my FREE PATTERNS have been tested, aside from being worked up by me. If you find any errors, or have difficulty with the pattern, please feel free to contact me or comment here!
Thank you!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Super Simple Bunny Slippers FREE PATTERN!




What I absolutely LOVE about the Super Simple Slippers I make, is that they are incredibly adaptable!

I have made many different variations over time, and am happy to share some of them here with y'all !

Materials
Bulky (#5) Yarn - sample shown in Loops & Threads Charisma
- 2 colours (Main & Contrast)
H/8 (5mm) Hook
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations 
CH = chain    SLST = slip stitch      SC = single crochet      DC = double crochet
ST = stitch     HDC = half double crochet

Instructions

  1. DC 10 times into Magic Ring, join with SLST to 1st DC {10}
  2. CH2, place 2DC in each ST around, join with SLST to 1st DC {20}
  3. CH2, DC in each ST around, join with SLST to 1st DC {20}
  4. Repeat round 3
  5. Repeat round 3
  6. Repeat round 3
  7. CH2, DC in next 15 STs, leave remaining 5 un-worked. Turn {15}
  8. CH2, DC across, turn {15}
  9. Repeat round 8
  10. Repeat round 8
  11. Repeat round 8
  12. Repeat round 8
  13. Repeat round 8
  14. Repeat round 8
  15. Repeat round 8
**you can continue to repeat round 8 until you've reached the desired length**
My feet are a size 7.5/8 and these fit snug, but will loosen over time. 

Fold the heel of your slipper so right sides are facing together, SLST the slipper heel closed
Fasten off and weave in ends

Using contrast colour
1. Join with SLST to heel, SC evenly around, join with SLST to 1st SC
2. CH1, SC evenly around, join with SLST to 1st SC
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ears
Outer Ear (Make 4)
Using main colour
CH9, HDC in 2nd CH from hook and each one across, placing 3 HDCs in the last ST, then HDC in each stitch on the opposite side. 



CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across
Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach to slippers

Inner Ear (Make 4)
Using contrast colour
CH9, HDC in 2nd CH from hook and each one across, placing 3 HDCs in the last ST, then HDC in each stitch on the opposite side. 
Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach to Outer Ear

Attach inner ear to outer ear, & taper the end as shown;

Sew ear onto slippers. 

Bunny Tail
Make two pom-poms (there are many tutorials to be found online for this) 
I wrapped a strand of yarn around all four of my fingers 24 times, then tied them together and cut the ends to make my pom-poms. 
Sew onto the back of the slippers. 

There you have it! Bunny slippers

I hope you've enjoyed this pattern! 


**** please note that none of my FREE PATTERNS have been tested, aside from being worked up by me. If you find any errors, or have difficulty with the pattern, please feel free to contact me or comment here!
Thank you!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Super Simple Slippers FREE PATTERN



Materials
Bulky (#5) Yarn - sample shown in Loops & Threads Charisma
- 2 colours
H/8 (5mm) Hook
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations 
CH = chain    SLST = slip stitch      SC = single crochet      DC = double crochet      TR = triple crochet
ST = stitch

Instructions

  1. DC 10 times into Magic Ring, join with SLST to 1st DC {10}
  2. CH2, place 2DC in each ST around, join with SLST to 1st DC {20}
  3. CH2, DC in each ST around, join with SLST to 1st DC {20}
  4. Repeat round 3
  5. Repeat round 3
  6. Repeat round 3
  7. CH2, DC in next 15 STs, leave remaining 5 un-worked. Turn {15}
  8. CH2, DC across, turn {15}
  9. Repeat round 8
  10. Repeat round 8
  11. Repeat round 8
  12. Repeat round 8
  13. Repeat round 8
  14. Repeat round 8
  15. Repeat round 8
**you can continue to repeat round 8 until you've reached the desired length**
My feet are a size 7.5/8 and these fit snug, but will loosen over time. 

Fold the heel of your slipper so right sides are facing together, SLST the slipper heel closed
Fasten off and weave in ends

Using contrast colour
1. Join with SLST to heel, SC evenly around, join with SLST to 1st SC
2. CH1, SC evenly around, join with SLST to 1st SC
Fasten off, weave in ends. 

BOW
CH5, TR 4 times into 5th CH from hook, CH4, SLST into same ST, CH4, TR 4 times, CH4, SLST
Fasten off leaving a long tail (18") Wrap the tail around the center of the bow approx. 6-8 times, tie it tight

Sew bow into slipper - I chose to put mine front and center. 

There you have it! 
Hope you enjoy 
xoxo

**** please note that none of my FREE PATTERNS have been tested, aside from being worked up by me. If you find any errors, or have difficulty with the pattern, please feel free to contact me or comment here!
Thank you!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Spectacles Case ~ FREE PATTERN

I've had a few requests to make a case for regular glasses and sunglasses.

I am sure there are plenty of different patterns out there on the world-wide-web ... but I had something specific in mind and went to work to make it happen.

Super simple! Super adaptable!

Here it is;

Spectacles Case

Materials
Worsted Weight (#4) Yarn ~ I used scraps of 100% Cotton
H/8 (5mm) Hook
Yarn Needle - to weave in those pesky tails
Button

Optional Materials
Coordinating Fabric - felt or something soft, keeping the lenses in mind
Sewing Needle
Coordinating Thread

Abbreviations
ST = stitch      SLST = slip stitch      CH = chain      SC = Single Crochet

Pattern Notes
* This pattern is worked in the round - with right side facing you
* You will be joining with a SLST at the end of each round
* You will change your working colour after EACH row AND you will carry each colour up on the inside of your work - DO NOT FASTEN OFF UNTIL END

I used 4 different colours here - I think it would look really fun with each row as a different colour! 

Instructions

1 - colour 1 - Chain 50 - join with SLST to beginning CH to form circle. Careful not to twist your CH
2 - colour 1 - CH1, SC in each CH space around {50 SC} (join, change colour)
3 - colour 2 - CH1, SC, *CH1, skip 1 st, SC in next st* repeat from *to* around. Join with SLST to beginning SC, changing colour
4 - colour 1 - repeat Round 3
5 - colour 3 - repeat Round 3
6 - colour 1 - repeat Round 3
7 - colour 4 - repeat Round 3
8 - colour 1 - repeat Round 3
9 - colour 2 - repeat Round 3
10 - colour 1 - repeat Round 3
11 - colour 3 - repeat Round 3
12 - colour 1 - repeat Round 3
13 - colour 4 - repeat Round 3
14 - colour 1 - CH1, SC, *CH1, skip 1 st, SC in next st* repeat from *to* around. Join with SLST to beginning SC
~ place your seam (joining point) on the side of your work ~
15 - colour 1 - CH1, SC, *CH1, skip 1 st, SC in next st* repeat from *to* until you reach the middle point, chain 8 (or more depending on your button size), repeat from *to* around to end. Join with SLST to beginning SC

Position your button on the opposite side, making sure the loop will fit over snug, but not too snug. Sew into place.
Turn inside out ~ SLST bottom closed ~ Fasten off and weave in all ends
Turn it right side out, and there you have it!
A super-stylin' spectacles case!

OPTIONAL 
You can take a piece of fabric, measure it to fit inside, and hand-sew it into place.

This pattern is extremely adjustable. Just chain an even number of stitches, and make it the appropriate size of what you want in it!
For example, your smart phone, tablet or even your laptop!

You are welcome to do as you wish with the items you make from this pattern - donate it to charity, gift it, sell it ... I do ask however that you do not copy this pattern in part or whole, or claim it (or the pictures within) as your own. Please give credit where credit is due.

Love the pattern? Please share it! 

Thank you ~ !

** please note that my FREE patterns are not tested by anyone other than myself. If you notice any mistakes, or have any questions, please let me know!
Thank you~!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Tavish Newsboy Hat Crochet

The newest pattern added to my shop

The Tavish Newsboy Hat 



You will find the PDF Instant Download available in my Ravelry Shop 


Xoxo

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Women's Ponytail Hat Crochet Pattern

Newest LoopyKidz pattern!!

This is the hat we have all been waiting for!

Tired of tucking your ponytail up into your hat, and walking around with that bulge at the back of your head?!

I know I was! So I created this simple pattern, to produce a hat with a slit in the back.

The Women's Ponytail Hat buttons up in the back, making putting it on a breeze! You simply place it on your head, wrap it around and button it up!

  • No pulling you ponytail through a hole!
  • No fussing with tying strings!
  • No need to wear your ponytail in just one spot!
The slit in the back is generous enough to allow for you to wear your ponytail high or low! 


The Women's Ponytail Hat ~ Crochet Pattern



Lala modelling it for Mama

Back view



This pattern is currently available on Ravelry, and Etsy.

Thank you for stopping by!! If you make this hat and have pictures, please feel free to share!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Teeny-Weeny Underpants

I saw a picture of crocheted underwear a while back, on Pinterest . I couldn't find the source, and forgot about it ... until I needed some last minute stocking stuffers! The ones I recalled seeing were much larger, but I just wanted some mini's.

So I whipped up a pattern quickly, and came up with these;

Teeny-Weeny Underpants!




*** Pattern is being finished ~ Will be posted very soon!! ***
If you are interested in the pattern, you can find it on Ravelry and on Etsy