Showing posts from January, 2021

Bear with Valentine Scarf

  Bear with Valentine Scarf What a fun, sweet little bear! I think there must be a million ways to use this little guy. Set him on a shelf as part of your Valentine decor. Gift him to your sweetheart or a child. Appreciation gifts for teacher, librarian, school principal, mail carrier, or anyone!  This bear is made with my all one piece basic body form .  Materials used for ears and muzzle: - Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn in Whipped Cream (weight: 3) - 2.75 mm (C) hook - small safety nose - polyfill - yarn need le  Abbreviations: mr - magic ring sc - single crochet inc - increase (2 sc in same stitch) ch - chain dc - double crochet sl st - slip stitch After completing the all one piece basic body form , move on to the ears. Ears : Make 2 Rnd 1: 6 sc in mr (6) Rnd 2: inc x 6 (12) Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x 6 (18) Rnd 4 - 5: sc 18 (18) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff! Flatten and attach through both sc.  Next, the muzzle! You might notice that it's exactly the

Amigurumi Basic Body - All One Piece

 Hello everyone! This post is about amigurumi. If you're not sure, amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting stuffed toys.  Amigurumi is a favorite pastime of mine. One of the best things about amigurumi is that there are very few stitches to know for most patterns. The most important stitch to know is the single crochet. If you are very new to crochet, there are tons of tutorials out there that show you. If you'd like to see a fairly simple amigurumi pattern that incorporates single crochet, see my previous post for Amigurumi Kawaii Hearts . Today, I'm going to introduce the idea of a basic body form. With the basic body form, you can make any number of creatures - almost any animal imaginable, dolls, and so on. You can make them in any color you like and can make them as large or small as you like. (For smaller toys, use a smaller weight yarn and a smaller hook. For larger toys, use larger weight yarns and larger hooks. A good rule of thumb is to always use

Let me introduce myself... and dice bag free crochet pattern

  Welcome to Confusionmaven . I'm Jen! Wife, mother of four, and left-handed crochet artist. Here I plan to share my crochet creations, original patterns, and whatever else I can think of.  Left handed crochet? In my life, people have asked me if it's "hard" being left handed. Because I have no basis of comparison (being that I've never been right handed), I always say no. Being left handed was just normal. As a child, I wrote, colored, brushed my teeth, played, and ate with my left hand. There are probably some things I do with my right hand that I naturally picked up from those adults around me, but other than that, I'm a leftie.  When I hit about seven, I had noticed the adult women in my life crocheting these wonderful things. Doilies. Afghans. Sweet little baby dresses. It was wonderful and I wanted to know how they did it, so I asked to learn. They were all so eager to teach me, and they all tried. Now, I credit myself with being a fast learner in most t

Amigurumi Kawaii Hearts - Free Pattern!

Welcome! It's January and the stores are already filling up with red and pink hearts, candies, and teddy bears! However, we have just come off Christmas and I don't know about you, but my pocketbook is a little skinny. I do want to show my loved ones how much I care on February 14th, though, so I came up with this heart pattern that I want to share with all of you. These sweet little kawaii amigurumi hearts can be used to fill a decorative bowl, strung up as garland to be used as home decor, or given to someone as a gift. Children, in particular, will love these. They also make great teacher gifts or even Valentine party favors!  I have plenty of yarn scraps and I happen to have safety eyes lying around, but if you don't have safety eyes, no worries. You can embroider the eyes or leave them off altogether. There are no rules here!  These hearts are made with any color of yarn you prefer. You can go traditional with red or pink or be different like our little minty friend in