Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wedding pattern (part 1)

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Yeah~ finally finished the wedding doll I was making. It looks… rather… well… I was expecting it to be more elegant and everything else… *sigh* (sometimes skills and expectations don’t meet)

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Abbreviations

Ch -Chain
Dec- Decrease
Inc- increase
Rnd- round
Rep- Repeat
Sc- Single Crochet
Dc – double crochet
Sc2tog- Single Crochet 2 together (a decreasing st)
Sl st- Slip Stitch
St(s)- Stitch(es)
[ ]- Sets apart a group of stitches to be repeated as a whole

Material
-yarn: black, white and flesh colour
-crochet hook
-stuffing
-safety eyes (size you deem appropriate)

Head/body
R1: flesh colour yarn, magic ring work 5 in ring. Do not join. Insert stitch marker. (5)
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 5 times (10)
R3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (15)
R4: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (20)
R5: [sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (25)
R6: [sc in each st] (25)
R7: [sc in each st] (25)
R8: [sc in next 3 st, sc2tog] 5 times (20)
Insert stuffing and eyes
R9: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 5 times (15)
R10: [sc in next 1 st, sc2tog] 5 times (10) change colour to white
R11: [sc in each st] (10)
R12: [sc in each st] (10)
R13: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, 1 sc (13)
R14: [sc in each st] (13)
R15: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 4times, 1 sc (17)
R16: [sc in each st] (17)
R17: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 4 times, 1 st (13)
R18: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 3 times, 1 sc (10) *remember this row. The skirt is going to start here*
R19 to R26: Continue sc in each st[10]
Finish stuffing doll

Bottom:
R1: Using white coloured yarn, magic ring, work 5 sc into ring (5) Do not join
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 5 times (10)
Join this to the base of the head/body

Skirt:
R1: In the outer loops of Round 18 of the torso [Join the white yarn, and sc in each st around] —- 10 sts.
R2: chain 3, [dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next st] 3 times, 1 dc st — 13sts
R3: dc in each st (until the skirt reaches the ground)

Hair:
First you make the wig cap then you embroider the hair on. (I haven’t figured out the other methods of adding hair…)
-Wig cap
R1: black colour yarn, magic ring work 5 in ring. Do not join. Insert stitch marker. (5)
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 5 times (10)
R3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (15)
R4: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (20)
R5: [sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (25)
R6: [sc in each st] (25)
Sew this onto head. Start embroidering from where you want the hair to part.

How everything looks like without the bun.

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-bun
R1: black colour yarn, magic ring work 5 in ring. Do not join. Insert stitch marker. (5) do not tighten all the way. (You will be embroidering through the hole. So you would want to keep it loose)
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 5 times (10)
R3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (15)
R4: [sc in each st] (15)
R5: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 5 times (10)
R6: [sc2tog] 5 times (15)
Start embroidering!

How doll looks with bun attached:

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Hahaha! If you are wondering how I attached the hair bun to the head, I used glue ^_^ (it takes less effort)

For the finishing touches, you could give it a touch of pink cheeks (well I generally give it a blush for females -> so people can tell it is a female doll…) and eyelash (I do it the lazy way. I use permanent markers to draw them on)

I will be doing the groom to match the bride soon ^_^ so stay tuned!

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P.s: a male classmate told me that my crocheted dolls looked like voodoo dolls. The urge to do something horrible was almost overwhelming. Gah I absolutely dislike those people >;( Has this ever happened to anyone else? (or is it just me?)

Dabbling with 3D origami

I was browsing the Internet when I discovered that origami was actually… Well totally cool and awesome! (I don’t know what lame things they thought me back when I was younger that made me think otherwise)

Some photos of awesome 3D origami (that made me want to learn it)

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You can find more of those here http://www.papercraftcentral.net/category/3d-origami/

anyways so I made my first ever 3D origami doll! After watching a youtube video of the basics and everything of course.

It is actually quite easy. The most time consuming part is folding the paper triangles you need before you can start making your own origami.

My paper triangle collection as of now. It is yellow because I am planning to make a Pikachu. (I have to stop my obsession with Pikachu…)

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And well… The good thing of this hobby (? Or should I call art?) is that when you fold paper triangles in class, in front of the teacher, they don’t even think anything about it. [so I folded a whole lot of triangles I needed before I started assembling them] -> my teacher thought I must be going crazy.
It really helps you think that the time you spend in school is not a waste. (And you get less annoyed when teachers hold you back. Because you get to fold more triangles…)

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Anyways a picture of the cute 3D origami doll I made for the first ever time ^_^ I have to say it is not bad for a first attempt. [well I hope I can say the same 1 year later…]

P.s black hair rocks ^_^

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Free pattern – Jinx (teen titans)

Alright here is the free pattern to your own crochet Jinx!! Just in case you don’t know, but this is how Jinx looks like in the show ^_^

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^look at the similarity!! (Okay it isn’t very similar… But I swear the hair is her defining feature)

Haha. Anyways somethings to know about her:

“I’m bad luck. Good was never an option for me.” -Jinx

Oh and her hair is the symbol of good luck (because it looks like an upward pointing horseshoe) [it is almost like the irony because her powers come from bad luck)
And she is very smart. (*sigh* sometimes I wished I were smarter.)

Do not sell this pattern. If you wish to distribute this pattern [free of charge] either in print or on other web sites please provide a link to this original post.

Abbreviations:
Ch -Chain
Dec- Decrease
Inc- increase
Rnd- round
Rep- Repeat
Sc- Single Crochet
Sc2tog- Single Crochet 2 together (a decreasing st)
Sl st- Slip Stitch
St(s)- Stitch(es)
[ ]- Sets apart a group of stitches to be repeated as a whole

Material
-yarn: black, purple, pink and flesh colour
-crochet hook
-stuffing
-safety eyes (size you deem appropriate)

Head/body
R1: flesh colour yarn, magic ring work 5 in ring. Do not join. Insert stitch marker. (5)
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 5 times (10)
R3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (15)
R4: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (20)
R5: [sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (25)
R6: [sc in each st] (25)
R7: [sc in each st] (25)
R8: [sc in next 3 st, sc2tog] 5 times (20)
Insert stuffing and eyes
R9: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 5 times (15)
R10: [sc in next 1 st, sc2tog] 5 times (10) change colour to black

R11: [sc in each st] (10)
R12: [sc in each st] (10)
R13: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, 1 sc (13)
R14: [sc in each st] (13)
R15: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 4times, 1 sc (17)
R16: [sc in each st] (17) change colour to purple
R17: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 4 times, 1 st (13) change colour to black
R18: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 3 times, 1 sc (10)
Finish stuffing doll

Bottom:
R1:Magic ring, work 5 sc into ring (5) Do not join
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 5 times (10)
Join this to the base of the head/body

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Triangular stuff
Chain 3, skip and sc 1. Repeat 5 times. Or as many to go around the neck.
Sew it onto neck

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Hair:
Okay to make her hair pointy at the ends basically make a rectangle. (Why am I not making sense…)

Anyways for my doll. I took 23 chain stitches for it to go round the head. And four rows of dc. Before joining at the top. Then simply embroider the parting on appropriately.

You can use black yarn to go round her hair at the ends for the black stuff or… Just colour them black with permanent markers.

For the finishing touches, you could give it a touch of pink cheeks (well I generally give it a blush for females -> so people can tell it is a female doll…) and eyelash (I do it the lazy way. I use permanent markers to draw them on)

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The beautiful end result!!

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Jinx (teen titans)

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And… I CROCHETED A JINX! (What is Jinx? Basically Jinx is this cartoon character from teen titans and if you have not watched teen titans before or do not know what teen titans is, it is because of it being a different generation of kid shows -> I watched all the kid shows ever because my younger sibling insisted on watching them, despite any of my protests [admittedly made rather weakly]

Yah~ and I absolutely love Jinx!! (And Raven as well. Maybe I should make the whole collection of teen titans…) So why do I like her? Because she changed sides from the evil to the good! (Well I also like characters that change from the good to the evil.) And is also cursed with bad luck (oh gosh. I hope making this won’t bring me bad luck…)

Okay maybe it is because she is the leader of an evil gang, and also being the only female and also the leader. [why does this remind me of my project work group -_-]

Anyways I will be posting the pattern to this sometime next week ^_^ So subscribe and stay tuned.

Free pattern – Flash (the hero)

And I just crocheted a Flash (well I was going to do a kid flash but then I didn’t know if it was supposed to be orange or red… So I decided to do a Flash.)

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Finished product ^_^ he was going to have hands and legs actually but then it didn’t look as cute so….

Do not sell this pattern. If you wish to distribute this pattern [free of charge] either in print or on other web sites please provide a link to this original post.

Abbreviations

Ch -Chain
Dec- Decrease
Inc- increase
Rnd- round
Rep- Repeat
Sc- Single Crochet
Sc2tog- Single Crochet 2 together (a decreasing st)
Sl st- Slip Stitch
St(s)- Stitch(es)
[ ]- Sets apart a group of stitches to be repeated as a whole

Material
-yarn: red, yellow, white and flesh colour
-crochet hook
-stuffing
-safety eyes (size you deem appropriate) -> I think I used 7.5mm

Head/body
R1: flesh colour yarn, magic ring work 6 in ring. Do not join. Insert stitch marker. (6)
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 6 times (12)
R3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18)
R4: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (24)
R5: [sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (30)
R6: [sc in each st] (30)
R7: [sc in each st] (30)
R8: [sc in next 3 st, sc2tog] 6 times (24)
Insert stuffing and eyes
R9: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 6 times (18)
R10: [sc in next 1 st, sc2tog] 6 times (12) change colour to red

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R11: [sc in each st] (12)
R12: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 4 times (16)
R13: [sc in each st] (16)
R14: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 5 times, 1st (21)
R15: [sc in each st] (21) change colour to yellow
R16: [sc in each st] (21)
R17: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] 5 times, 1 st (16) change colour to red
R18: [sc in next 2 st, sc2tog] (12)
Finish stuffing doll

Bottom:
R1:Magic ring, work 6 sc into ring (6) Do not join
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 6 times (12)
Join this to the base of the head/body

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Mask (okay frankly all I can say is that this really depends on where your eyes are sewed on/glued on/ stuck on. So you have to use this with discretion)
This is based on where my amigurumi eyes are located.
R1: red colour yarn, magic ring work 6 in ring. Do not join. Insert stitch marker. (6)
R2: [2 sc in the each st] 6 times (12)
R3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18)
R4: [sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (24)
R5: [sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (30)
R6: [sc in each st] (30)
R7: [sc in each st] (30)
R8: [sc in next 3 st, sc2tog] 6 times (24)

Here is the slightly tricky part (?) Well almost. (Or it will be due to poor explanation skills)

Position the mask titling backward, then crochet one row of sc from the first eye to the second eye. And continue until it is in a suitable size, so that it can enclose the eye. Chain3, and skip 3 and treble crochet 4 times chain 3 and join to other side of mask. You can sew on the mask so it will never come off [hopefully the picture below explains better]

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Lightning thingy that sticks at the side of the mask (make 2)
Chain 3
Skip, sc in next 2
Attach to sides of the head

Crest on chest
Magic ring work 5. Join. Embroider/sew/crochet onto the chest

Embroider the lightning symbol.

Yeah and you are done!!!

How did you like it? (Actually this is my first project I made an effort to remember my stitches…) anyways if you have any questions feel free to ask! Oh and subscribe for future free cute patterns ^_^ thanks! Hope you found this useful.