Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nyan Cat Crochet Scarf

So, I'm sure everyone has seen the crochet Nyan Cat scarves all over the internet. I thought they were pretty cool but I couldn't find a free pattern so I figured I would take a shot at one. I'm sure there are better ways of doing this but with my skill set, this is what I came up with...

Keep in mind this is my first attempt at writing a pattern, so be nice. :) I hope this helps and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

For the scarf part, if you know how to change colors this should be pretty easy.

Hook size I

With red chain 250 or however long you want the scarf to be. (I suggest doing a foundation double crochet. I didn't but wish I had)
Row 2- DC length of scarf
Row 3- Ch 2, DC length of scarf. Change color at end of row.
If you don't know how to change color, here is a great video on how to do it. 

Pretty much repeat that for every color.

For Nyan Cat

Hook size I

With brown chain 20
Row 2- DC 20
Row 3-9- Ch 2, DC 20

With light pink chain 20 (I think this pink was a little less chunky than the brown which is why it is the same amount of chain. This may be different if you use different yarn than I did.)
Row 2- SC 20
Row 3-15- Ch 1, SC 20

With dark pink make sprinkles onto the light pink. I just pulled it through the back and then pull it around three times close together. If that makes sense?

Sew the brown and pink pieces together.

With grey for faces, ears, paws, and tail.

Hook Size I 

Tail- Chain 12, and then SC 12

Make four paws- Chain 6, DC 6

For the face I unfortunately didn't write down what I did but I just made a flat circle the size I liked.
If you don't know how to crochet a flat circle a good tutorial is found here.

For the ears make 2
Chain 6
Row 2- SC 5
Row 3- SC 1, SC two together, SC 2
Row 4- SC 1, SC two together, SC 1
Row 5- Sc two together, SC 1
Row 6- SC two together.

Sew the ears to the face, sew the tail and paws to the Pop Tart body.

For the eyes and nose I used felt. I used pennies for size. For the white part of the eyes I used dimes for size and just cut them down. I glued the felt pieces onto the face. For the mouth I just embroidered it. A good tutorial is found here.

Then just sew the completed body onto the rainbow scarf and you're done!

I always put things on the wrong way. Haha.

I hope this makes some kind of sense. If it doesn't feel free to ask, if not thanks for visiting. :)

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Halloween Amigurumi

October is my favorite month out of the year. I love the season changing and I absolutely love Halloween. It is my favorite holiday and I love everything about it. I love decorating and costumes and everything scary! I came across this website for crochet Halloween amigurumi and thought I'd give it a try.

I used buttons on the skull instead of the crochet eyes. I think they came out pretty good for my first try at amigurumi. I will be crocheting the witch's hat and the ghost too! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Schrute Farms Beets Shirts

I love The Office! It is one of my favorite T.V. shows, so when I saw Dwight's shirt in the episode Fun Run, I just had to have it. I wasn't going to spend 26 dollars on it from the NBC store and figured it would be easy enough to do myself. We bought some cheap shirts from Walmart. Nate likes everything to be spot on to the original, so he got the long sleeved grey shirt and I just bought a women's short sleeved shirt. We bought Simply Spray from Michaels. The stencils were the hardest to find for me. They had to be perfect and I surprisingly found them at Lowe's. We pretty much followed the directions on the can of fabric paint. Easy enough. :)

I think the few imperfections to them give them a more authentic look. I'm pretty happy with the way they came out. 

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Crochet Captain America beanie!

I've seen some crochet Captain America beanies floating around the internet. I thought they were really cool but didn't want to spend five dollars on a pattern that I could probably come up with for free. I'm not that creative that I could come up with my own patterns but I am creative enough to use the Google! I just used other patterns and pieced it together and now I'm going to share what I did with you!

First things first, you need to crochet yourself a basic beanie!  I used this pattern here.

I couldn't find a decent crochet pattern for the A, so I just hand drew one on a piece of paper and then used that as a pattern. I cut the A out of felt and machine sewed it on to the hat.
 The wings were the hardest pattern to find. I used a Melissa Mall pattern. I used the pattern from her Golden Snitch pattern. They worked perfectly and the pattern can be found here.
 After you get your wings all nice and crocheted, it is time to place them on the hat and pretend you're not getting your picture taken. ;) Pin the wings on and make sure they are even. I had trouble trying to get them as even as possible. Sew them on and weave the ends in. :)
 I made my boyfriend a hat too! This is what they look like on. I'm really happy with the way they came out.
 ...and you can wear the wings out or to the side of the head. Guess I should of shown that. Oh well...
 I hope you guys try out your own Captain America hat! I hope this helps a little.

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