Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Adipose from Dr. Who

This is an image of the Adipose from Dr. Who.

I was so excited when I found this pattern! The pattern can be found on Ravelry, here.
When I first did the feet they came out like the foot on the left, a little off then I altered the pattern slightly and came up with the foot on the right. I re-did the other so that they matched and they looked great! Pattern for the feet is under the photo.

I found the pattern to be a bit confusing when I got to Rnd 3 of the feet, when it came to making the “toes.”

Working in back loop, sc in next 6 sts,

When it came to this part: working in both loops, [sc, trc, sc] in the
next 5 dc (toes made), I did it a bit different. I did the first sc and the trc normal, but the second sc I did differently. I inserted the hook from the back, drew up a loop and pulled it through, this made a loop over my hook and yarn that I was using, so I then pulled the hook through the large loop so that it wouldn't make a knot. I then yo and pulled through the 2 loops, finishing the sc and continued on. I did this for every second sc that was needed to make the toes.

I then continued as the pattern followed:
working in back look, sc in next 4 sts, move up marker
(22 sc, 5 trc)

All in all I LOVE how he came out! Another favorite!!

*When I sewed on the mouth I went under one stitch so it would make it look like a tooth, just like the actual Adipose from Dr. Who.

**Row counts are off by one stitch starting at rnd 5. Rnds 5-26 should have 1 more stitch than indicated. Rnds 28-31 continue with the correct counts.

Friday, April 1, 2011


I originally got the pattern from, here, but I kept finding problems with that pattern. So I altered it. lol I know I almost always alter my patterns. But I altered this one so much, so instead of just posting the alteration I am going to post the pattern completely wiht my changes!

I used a 3MM crochet hook.
In yellow
Rnd 1- sc 6 in a circle
Rnd 2- increase in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3- "sc 1, increase in next sc" around (18)
Rnd 4- "sc 2, increase in next sc" around (24)
Rnd 5-15: sc around
Rnd 16- "decrease, then sc 2" around (18)
Rnd 17- "decrease, then sc 1" around (12)
Rnd 18- decrease in each sc around (this end fits into the pants to hide it.)

In blue
Rnd 1- sc 6 in a circle
Rnd 2- "increase in each sc around" (12)
Rnd 3- "sc 1, increase in next sc" around (18)
Rnd 4- "sc 2, increase in next sc" around (24)
Rnd 5- increase 2, sc in the rest of the sts (26)
Rnd 6-9- sc around (26)
Rnd 10- slip st 6, double crochet 7, slip st 6, double crochet 7, fasten off

chain 10, tie onto pants.

In Yellow
Row 1- Chain 6, in the 2nd sc from the hook sc, then sc in the next 3 st's (5)
Rows 2-4- ch 1, sc across (4)
Finish off, but leave a long tail
In black
On the short side of you rectangle, 2 rows of black with 4 st in each
Finish off, leaving a long tail
Roll the rectangle so the black is on one end and the yellow is on the other.  Sew the outer edges together using the appropriate color.

Rnd 1- sc 6 in a circle
Rnd 2- increase 3, and sc in the rest of the sts (9)
Finish off, and switch to blue
Rnd 3- sc in back loops
Rnd 4-5- sc around
Finish off leaving a tail

-Eye/ Goggle-
With white
Rnd 1- sc 6 in a circle
switch to grey
Rnd 2- increase in each sc around (12)
for the pupil tie a knot and attach it to the center of the white circle

-Goggle Strap-
In black
chain enough st to wrap around your minions head, then attach to the goggle
Tie ends onto goggle. Sew the finished goggle onto the body, where appropriate.

Hello Kitty

I think Hello Kitty is so cute! I found this pattern, here. I altered it, of course. lol I have mostly seen HK in red and pink, so those are the colors that I used. I also attached 2 small yellow buttons. I fashioned her after this image:

The eyes I followed the pattern for the nose, magic ring of 6 sc, which I sewed onto the face making an oval as I sewed it on.
For the whiskers I used yarn instead of felt. I made a sort of "cross" shape by tying one short string to another in the middle and cut one end to make a short to T shape. I then pulled the strings through stitchs to make the whiskers.

I didn't like the bow that came with the pattern so I made this one up:
Row 1: ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across: 7 sc
Rows 2-3: ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across: 11 sc
Border: do not turn, sc in along side of each row, in each ch across bottom, and along other side of each row.
Slip stitch until the middle of the bow, about the 4th sc in from the side, cut yarn, leaving long tail with last slip stitch on your hook still. After you cut the yarn, pull it through the slip stitch. Wrap tail around bow and tie in a knot. Then wrap the tail around the bow until it is the desired size pull tail under all of the loops you just made, this will secure it. With the remaining tail sew bow on.

The body I also altered:
(In red)
Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next sc, around (18)
Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next sc, around (24)
Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next sc, around (30)
Round 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next sc, around (36)
Round 7: sc around (36)
Round 8: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)
Round 9-10: sc around (30)
(switch to Pink)
Round 11: sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)
Round 12-14: sc around (24)
Round 15: sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (18)
Round 16: sc around (18)
F/O leaving long tail to attach to head

Australian Koala

I love koalas, I don't know why but I do. They're so cute! I found this pattern, here. It came out so cute, but I thought he needed to be holding something. So, I printed 2 AUS flags and glued them onto a toothpick. Then I sewed the flag between his hands.


These are the first washclothes I have ever crocheted. I like how they came out.
The pink circle one I used 100% cotton, it has little strings sticking out so I thought that would be good for scrubbing. The pattern can be found, here.
The pink, purple and white square I used a cotton blend; 50% cotton, 20% flax, 25% viscose, 5% acrylic. I can't find the pattern now though, but it was a dc and hdc pattern. I also made one of a sc and dc pattern, which is this patter, here.