Thursday, December 6, 2012

Free Pattern Amigurumi Rum Bottle

This was the first pattern I ever created, it was a 21st birthday gift for my cousin. I used to sell it but it's been free on Ravelry for awhile, but I thought I'd post it here too!

Amigurumi Rum Bottle crochet pattern:
ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
St = stitch
Dec = decrease
- F Hook
- Any color yarn. You can really be creative on this part, use brown for gold rum, gray
for silver rum, white for coconut rum, yellow for mango rum etc.
- Stuffing
- Safety eyes. Or you can use felt/embroidery.
- Felt for the tag, the bottle cap, and the cheeks.
- Embroidery thread to embroider "Rum" on the tag, for the bow, and the mouth.
- A stitch marker, I use a safety pin and it works perfect.
This pattern is written in the round, with no joining, and working from bottom to top

The body:
-round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
-round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
-round 3: *sc 1, 2 sc* in each st around (18)
-round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc* in each st around (24)
-round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc* in each st around (30)
-round 6-14 : *sc 30* around (30)
-round 15: *sc 3, dec 1* (24)
-round 16: *sc 2, dec 1* (18)
- You might want to insert the safety eyes and embroider the mouth here, also start to
stuff. You can add weights at the bottom either with pellets, pennies, anything really.
-round 17: *sc 1, dec 1* (12)
-round 18-23 : *sc 12* around (12)
- Finish stuffing.
-row 24: dec all the way around, FO. Dont worry about it looking perfect here, the black
cap will cover it.

Place your black felt piece on top of the bottle neck (where the cap would go) and trace the circle size with a pen/pencil or just cut it out. Then cut out a strip that is long enough to wrap around the top. Glue your circle to the top, then glue your strip all the way around.

Cut out 2 circles with the pink felt and glue on the cheeks.

Take your pink felt and write the word “Rum” on it with a pen. You can write in cursive, block lettering, regular, whatever is easiest for you. Then cut out a rectangle around the lettering to be the front of your tag, then cut another piece the same size for the back. Embroider over your letting using your favorite stitch, I used the back stitch. You don’t have to embroider it if you don’t want to, you could also:

-Spell out rum in glue, then glitter the lettering.
-Glue the lettering on with yarn.
-Buy those foam letter cut-outs and just glue those on.

For the bow: Tie a bow using embroidery thread, leaving 2 long tails that will be glued in between the 2 peices of felt on the tag. Then take your other piece of pink felt, (make sure to glue the ends of the bow in the middle of the 2 pieces of felt!) and just whipstitch it to the first. You can put a few drops of glue to hold them together, it just makes it a little easier.

You're done!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

WIP Crochet Afghan (scrapghan)

I've got a huge tub of yarn, with LOTS of grays, blues and some sprinkling of pinks and purples. So far I've got...4 rows? So it will only take me 5 years to finish!

I'm using this ripple afghan pattern. It's super easy, which is what I was going for. I wanted something simple (besides just straight rows) that I could do while getting interrupted every 2 minutes :)

I've also discovered a charity called "Mother Bear Project". The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear.

I'm awaiting my pattern, I think that's a great idea they have.

Ethan is at preschool right now, and Zach is I'm all by myself! :D I'm going to attempt to get the Christmas stuff out of storage, but they are heaving boxes, and I keep imagining a spider falling on me as I'm pulling the box down. Ahhhhhh!

We don't really have the money to buy gifts this year (except for the kids) so we are just making a bunch of cookies and letting the boys make ornaments for everyone. I've got a bunch of different ones we're going to try to make....and I'd love to try my hand at salt dough ornaments. I need to find out what type of sealant I need for them though.....and we don't have any paint. I'll be going to Walmart next week anyway for some Christmas shopping.

Oh I was so excited, at Dollar Tree they had licensed wrapping paper! I got Toy Story and Cars, but they also had Spongebob, Dora and I think Tinkerbell. I prefer just regular Christmas pictures on my paper, but I know the boys will love the cartoons. 

Ok I think I'm going to attempt to get the decorations down now. Wish me luck. 

*sprinkles self with spider repelling glitter magic*

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Twi'lek Star Wars Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Yay I FINALLY finished the pattern! I will update more about it later:

You can find it at: