Jack O’Lantern

The ‘tradition’ of Halloween has only really started to take off here in Australia over the last few years. I know it’s not every ones cup of tea but that’s life. 🙂 I love the idea of letting the children dress up more so than anything else. Also cooking up something different like Witches Fingers or eyeballs just to hear the kids squeal and squirm in delight as they gobble them down! Haha!

So here is my first Halloween pattern…Jack O’Lantern.

His arms are made first then he’s crocheted from the feet up. Arms are crocheted in with his body as you go. The only real sewing are the top stem on his head and the button on his vest. I think I’ve mentioned before how much I hate sewing pieces together! 😛 Haha!

I hope you enjoy him as much as I do!

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❤ Neen

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New Pattern Available – Teddy Bear

Isn’t this just the sweetest little crochet bear?
Not only perfect for beginners but for anyone who loves all things cute! ♥
I’ve previously had the honour of testing patterns for Ami by Pots and they’ve been fantastic patterns to work from! ♥

Ami by Pots

The teddy bear pattern is now available on my Etsy store as well as in my Ravelry store. This pattern is just perfect for beginners or those who love to make teddy bear dolls.

Teddy bear - can be made standing up or sitting down, with embroidery eyes or plastic eyes. Teddy bear – can be made standing up or sitting down, with embroidery eyes or plastic eyes.

I am so thankful to be in a wonderful group of like-minded people who love to crochet and make amigurumi dolls. What would I do without my pattern volunteers?

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Teddy done by Donna (http://www.ravelry.com/people/wilmaelee) Teddy done by Donna (wilmaelee)

Teddy done by The Pixie (http://www.hotoffthehook.nz/) Teddy done by The Pixie (http://www.hotoffthehook.nz/)

Teddy done by Tamie Teddy done by Tamie

I really love seeing my dolls made by others. It makes me feel like a proud mama 😀

Anyway, Halloween’s just around the corner. What are you guys doing for Halloween?? 🙂

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Alien Invasion

Following on from my visit from a little green chap in his wee flying saucer, I decided to move up in scale.

Here is the end result. I love crocheting things together as one piece as much as possible. I mean, let’s face it, who likes to sew all the pieces together? And how often does one limb sit perfectly and the other one is a little askew?

For my alien lovey his arms are made first. They are then crocheted in with the head/body as you go. The spaceship (aka blanket) portion is crocheted to the alien bust. I love using this technique as it makes everything a lot more secure. And, again, saves on the amount of sewing!
For Allan the Alien you have to crochet the limbs first and then he’s made from the head down, crocheting the limbs in as you go. It’s a wonderful technique because you suddenly realise “Hey, a few more rounds and I’m done! No sewing!” Did I mention I’m not keen on sewing? Haha

Find them here:
Alien Lovey

Allan the Alien

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Marvellous Mice!

 So, does everybody love mice? Maybe not but you have to admit that when they are crochet they’re just utterly adorable! 😀

I’m thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful collection of both paid and free patterns of mousey cuteness in a pattern round up by Rebeckah’s Treasures. My Twitch the Mouse and Twitch Cheese Mouse Lovey are both included (number 5 & 39).

 Check them all out here:

Rebeckah’s Treasures: Blog or  FacebookTwitch cheese fullFind Twitch the Mouse and Twitch Cheese Mouse Lovey patterns on Ravelry.

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