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Security Blanket – Mr. Fox

Hello. I know that I’m quite unproductive lately but I promise I’ll get better after next week. Knitter’s word! 😉

Today I’ve finally finished a new security blanket – Mr. Fox. After I was done with it, it reminded me of something but I couldn’t remember what. I know it has to be something from a cartoon. I asked my beloved man about it and he agreed with me. Sadly, he couldn’t remember either. Maybe you can give me a hint if you do.

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I also made a pattern for it.

PATTERN:

The base:

I started it making as in this helpful tutorial by Just Do and here.

I made 16 rounds.

In first 10 rounds I used orange yarn.

In next 6 I used white (2 rounds), brown (2 rounds), and black (2 rounds.)

The last 2 rounds (orange):

R1: sc 10, hdc in next 4, dc in next 4, tr in next 4, dbtr in next 4, ch 3, dbtr in next 4, tr in next 4, dc in next 4, hdc in next 4, sc 9. –> rep 4 times.

R2: hdc all the time except in the corners; corners: 2 hdc, dc, ch, dc, 2 hdc.

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off, hide loose ends.

Head:

Start with orange:

MR, sc6 in the ring

R1: 2sc in each sts

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 6 times (12)

R3: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 6 times (18)

R4: 2sc, sc3 –> rep 6 times (24)

R5: 2 sc, sc4 –> rep 6 times (30)

R6: 2sc, sc5 –> rep 6 times (36)

Change to white:

R7-R9: sc in each sts (36)

Change back to orange:

R10-R12: sc in each sts (36)

R13: dec, sc4 –> rep 6 times (30)

R14: dec, sc3 –> rep 6 times (24)

R15: dec, sc2 –> rep 6 times (18)

R16: dec, sc –> rep 6 times (12)

R17: dec  –> rep 6 times (6)

Slip stitch to the next stitch. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing it to the base.

Ears (make 2):

Start with brown:

MR, 4sc in a MR

R1: 2sc in each (8)

Change color to orange:

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 4 times (12)

R3: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 4 times (16)

R4: 2 sc, sc3 –> rep 4 times (20)

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing it to the head.

Nose:

Start with black:

MR, sc 4 in MR

R1: 2sc –> rep 4 times (8)

Change to orange:

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 4 times (12)

R3-R4: sc around (12)

R5: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 4 times (16)

R6: sc around (16)

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing it to the head.

Eyes (make 2):

Use white color.

MR, sc 4 in MR

R1: 2sc –> rep 4 times (8)

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 4 times (12)

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing it to the head.

You can embroider it or just sew a black pearl to each eye.

Sew everything together.

Of course, I’ve made more pictures of my Mr. Fox. You might ask why Mr., I don’t know, I just feel that he is a man.

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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Security Blanket – Bunny

I know, it’s been a long time since I posted something. I was (and still am) busy with my exams. Nevertheless, I am happy to have a little break before next week and share my new project with you.

I have made a lovely security blanket – bunny, and also wrote down a pattern for it.

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Pattern

Base:

Granny square (as big as you wish). Finishing: crab stitch.

Bunny head:

MR, sc6 in the ring

R1: 2sc in each sts (12)

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 6 times (18)

R3: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 6 times (24)

R4: 2sc, sc3 –> rep 6 times (30)

R5: 2 sc, sc4 –> rep 6 times (36)

R6: 2sc, sc5 –> rep 6 times (42)

R7-R12: sc in each sts (42)

R13: dec, sc5 –> rep 6 times (36)

R14: dec, sc4 –> rep 6 times (30)

R15: dec, sc3 –> rep 6 times (24)

R16: dec, sc2 –> rep 6 times (18)

R17: dec, sc –> rep 6 times (12)

R18: dec –> rep 6 times (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing it to the base. Remember to stuff it.

Ears (make 2):

MR, sc6 in the ring.

R1: 2 sc in each sts (12)

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 6 times (18)

R3: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 6 times (24)

R4-R6: sc24

R7: dec, sc2 –> rep 6 times (18)

R8-R10: sc18

R11: dec, sc –> rep 6 times (12)

R11-R14: sc12.

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing it to the head.

Sew everything together.

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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The Owl Family with Braids

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Do you remember when I made my first ever owl? The one with the different wings? After my sister-in-law to be saw it, she asked me to make one for her little daughter as well.  She wanted it to be pink and light red.  After agreeing to do it, I thought that I could crochet the whole family. So here I am, done with all three: a daddy, mommy and a little girl. After I was done sowing them together, I thought: wait a minute, I can make braids! Isn’t it a great idea? It also meant that I wouldn’t totally copy Sarah’s owl family. I do understand that I am not as good as she is. I can still see my mistakes, but I promise, I will get better!!!

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As we went for a walk with our little beagle, I had a chance to take loads of pictures. Well, to be honest, I got a bit wild.

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I am also working on my heart baby blanket, which should be done any moment. I am just trying to figure out how to knit the edges so they look nice and don’t curl. At the same time I have to finish writing down a pattern for it, so I can share it with you guys. 

I know, that I promised to share my improved stripy giraffe pattern some time ago. I swear, I am working on it… or getting closer to working on it. I have probably at least 6 projects to be done. I would love to learn to do one thing at a time, but it is so difficult. How do you keep up with all those projects? Do you have a secret or special recipe to be fast in knitting or crocheting? 

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My Second Attempt to Make Amigurumi

Good morning!

It has been a long time since I was silently reading forums about little cute crochet things. I was always afraid to try because it seemed so difficult and time consuming. Small details scared me too. How can I crochet tiny things with these huge fingers?? I couldn’t understand. Until one day I said to myself: that’s it, enough to sit and just stare, do it!

So there I was, making my first Amigurumi owl (thank you for the pattern Sarah!). It was a very simple pattern, but I still didn’t trust in myself and used yarn leftovers. You know, just in case I will ruin it. Guess what? I didn’t ruin it, though will never ever use leftovers unless I’m sure that it will be enough. My owl turned out to have two different wings as I didn’t have the same color anymore and the thickness of the yarn was different too. Oh my!

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It didn’t stop me. Next day I found a pattern of a very cute bunny here: Cute Little Bunny. I decided to try. The process was rather difficult because I couldn’t understand how to crochet its body and legs. I tried a hundred times and it didn’t work out. I got very upset and irritated. The head and a cap with sweet little ears were so beautiful. I didn’t want to stop. Then I tried to find another bunny or a video with instructions. I wasn’t that lucky. Finally, I ended up making a body differently than it says in the pattern. I think it turned out quite fine. When I was done with it I borrowed a pattern of bunny legs from a different bunny to fit mine (sadly I didn’t save the link or anything and can’t thank you for them, but if you are coincidentally reading it: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, YOU SAVED MY BUNNY’S LIFE!). So here it is my little bunny with some strangers legs (I think it turned out even better than I expected it to be):

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