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Teddy Eddy Pumpkin Head

Hello everyone!

This week I wanted to share new doll pattern, but meantime I made a promise to Donna who is crocheting animals for kids at her local hospital that will try to make this pattern alive, and here we are Teddy Eddy Pumpkin Head is free to be done for little ones and those not so little!

My first Teddy Eddy was made for my sweetheart, as a key holder (and named after him). Made many of these teddies. Not only as bears but it is easy to be done/adjusted as koala or panda.

It is really cute and small one! Hardly makes 10 cm (with dk cotton and 2 mm hook). One fast and easy project to do.

Here are the photos of my little Teddy Eddy

On first photo is my first TeddyEddy done. Was one of those projects, when I just took the yarn and the needle and crocheted without anything in my mind. Waited to get surprised what will come out from my work.

On the second photo are some of little ones I made later. Whoever saw TeddyEddy, wanted one immediately!

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This one I made today, while writing down the pattern.

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Think we can start!

Materials I used:

2 mm crochet hook

Patons 100% cotton yarn DK

Wooden black beads, 4 mm, for the eyes

needle for sewing the parts together, nose and shaping the head.

Small piece of black yarn for making the nose

 

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

inc – increase (2sc in one stitch)

dec – decrease (I used invisible decrease)

 

Head

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6  (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6-R9 sc30 sts  (for those that use safety eyes, pčace the eyes in between R9 and R10 leaving 4 sc between them.)

R10 *inc1, sc4* x6 (36 sts)

R11 *inc1, sc5* x6 (42 sts)

R12 *inc1, sc6* x6 (48 sts) – mark this row, as here we will sew a little to shape the head

R13-R14 sc48 sts

R15 *dec1, sc6* x6 (42 sts)

R16 *dec1, sc5* x6 (36 sts)

R17 *dec1, sc4* x6 (30 sts)

R18 *dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R19 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

Tie off, stuff the head nice and firm.

 

Body

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6 *inc1, sc4* x6 (36 sts)

R7-R11 sc36 sts

R12 *dec1, sc4* x6 (30sts)

R13 *dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R14 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

R15-R16 sc18 sts

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the body to the head later. Stuff the body nice and firm.

 

Arms (make 2)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 sc12 sts

R4 *dec1, sc1* x4 (8 sts)

R5-R8 sc8 sts

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the arm to the head later. If you want you can stuff the bottom of each arm a little.

 

Legs (make 2)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1*x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5-R6 sc24 sts

R7 dec6, sc12 (18 sts)

R8 sc18 sts

R9 *dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

R10-R12 sc12 sts

Stuff the bottom of the leg. Flatten the top and single crochet through both sides for 5 stitches total. Tie off leaving long end for sewing the legs to the body later.

 

Ears

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3-R4 sc12 sts

R5 *dec1, sc1* x4 (8 sts)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the ears later.

 

Belly

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the belly on the body.

 

Tail

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 *inc1, sc1* x3 (9 sts)

R3 sc9 sts

R4 *dec1, sc1* x3 (6 sts)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the tail to the body later.

 

Shaping the head:

Take the bears head in your hands. By now should be well stuffed and nicely firm. As you can see, there are 6 peaks around the bottom part of the head (where we started to decrease). Pick one of these peaks. On R12 that we have marked earlier at one of these peaks mark 3 stitches using safety pins.

What you will do now, is wave the yarn with the needle through these three stitches (from the bottom of the head opening, through the head, through the stitch out, into the second stitch, through the head to the bottom, pull, through the head up to the next  stitch …repeat for each stitch).

where to wave in and sew to shape the head

To make few hairs on top of the head, when done shaping the head, pull the needle through the head to the top. Sew few lops (as if making the tassel-1-2 are enough). Finish off pulling the needle through the head, towards the bottom, cut and hide ends in the stuffing.

When done with this waving and sewing, you will get this pointing nose looking shape, when looking from the side.

assembling the parts

Assembling the parts together:

Sew body and the head together through 18 stitches on each side.

Arms will go on sides of the body

Sew the legs in between the row5 and 6. Center them, leaving 2 stitches in between them.

Tail will go on the back of the body, right after row 5.

Place the ears on the sides of the head, starting row 4 downwards.

Place the belly and sew it all around to fin nicely on the center of the body’s front.

And your TeddyEddy is done.TeddyEddy

Hope you have enjoyed making it. If you will need any help regarding the head shaping and sewing, please feel free to contact me and ask. I will try to make some good photographs of the whole process as well, for your easier following and understanding how it goes.

’till next time wishing you all great time crocheting 🙂

 

 

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Blue Bear friends you can make

My dear friends. Last week I shared Blue Bear pattern. Bears are classics and are suitable for big and small, young and old…

This week wanted to show you what you can make out of one pattern you like or find easy; will show you on Blue Bear pattern example, but in same manner you can play and make different animals from any pattern you like or find easy to make.

I have made just few examples, but possibilities are endless. Will show you how to make a cat, dog, bunny and koala.

Head, body, arms and legs are done all the same as in Blue Bear pattern. Ears and noses are changed in order to make different animal expressions.

For each animal will give you instructions on how to make. If you will wish to make some other animal that is not listed here and you don’t know how to do it, let me know and will try to help you out.

Let us start with the kitten!

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As mentioned, from the Blue Bear pattern, I have added new ears and have made different nose base.

 

Ears (make2)

R1 sc4 in magic ring

R2 inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1 (6sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x3 (9 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x3 (12 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x3 (15 sts)

R6 *inc1, sc4* x3 (18 sts)

R7 *inc1, sc5* x3 (21 sts)

R8-R9 sc21 sts

R10 *dec1, sc5* x3 (18sts)

tie off and leave long end for sewing the ears later

 

Nose base

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 sc12 sts

tie off. Make another circle the same way. Connect both circles with one stitch and with black yarn sew the nose and mouth on.

Next one is little koala

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Koala ears (make2)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6-R7 sc30 sts

R8 *dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R9 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the ears later

Nose

I have made the nose base, but  it is not necessary at all. You can sew the big black nose right on the head. If you want to make the nose same way I did, make a nose base this way:

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R1 sc4, 3sc in on st, sc3, 2sc in one st (12 sts)

R2 inc1, sc3, inc3, sc3, inc2 (18 sts)

tie off leaving long end for sewing the nose later.

Bunny

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For making bunny, again, we will change the ears. Nose I have used same as made for the kitten.

Bunny ears (make2)

R1 sc 6 in magic ring

R2 sc6 sts

R3 inc6 (12 sts)

R4 sc12 sts

R5 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18sts)

R6 sc18 sts

R7 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R8-R12  sc24 sts

R13 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

R14-R16 sc18 sts

R17 *dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

R18-R23 sc12 sts

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the ears later.

 

And the last one is little puppy

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Little puppy is made out of bunny ears and kitty nose. You can use kitten ears as well. You can sew hem on the sides pointing down, or more up on top of the head (pointing up). It is really the way you like more.

Like I mentioned earlier, possibilities are really endless. You can make a mouse, elephant, monkey, fox…

I hope you have enjoyed this post. Also hope I gave you something to think about when starting on next project. You should remember one thing, there is anything you can’t do!  😉

Fingers crossed that by next week my new doll will be done.

Wish you all great end of the week and happy relaxing weekend!

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Blue Bear

Recent work I have been busy with is this little plush I named Blue Bear, you might wonder why 😀

As I like working with 100% cotton yarn, so is one made of such. I like my dolls to be easy to maintain, and also like them to be suitable for smaller children (more hygienic and hypoallergenic). That is why I choose cotton.

This teddy is made of 8ply (sport weight) cotton yarn, crocheted with 2 mm size crochet hook. Head and body are stuffed firmly, but arms and legs are stuffed just in the bottom parts of each. Didn’t use pebbles (didn’t have any) but think those would make nice change weighting limbs downwards.

Will have to give it a try with next one, while checking the pattern before publishing it.

In the front, on bear’s belly crocheted this simple half oval pocket.

In the pocket (to show it is pocket) placed this little Purin dog I made some time back, based on the free amigurumi pattern posted by one very creative blogger Amigurumei. Here is the link to this pattern:  http://amigurumei.com/2012/06/10/free-amigurumi-pattern-purin/

And that’s it! My Blue Bear done and ready to play with. Hope you like him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And at the end could not finish without showing you one photo! Little Sara with her Sara Ballerina doll. Ballerina doll was really a jack pot doll for little Sara, but I found out about the secret on how much she likes Angela the Cat from Disney production, so am working on the pattern of this cat as well 🙂

Here is little Sara 🙂

Sara with he balerina doll

At the moment working on elephant soft doll and Angela the Cat. In few days will come up with new photos.

See you soon! 😉

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WheeWhee is free to download. Happy amigurumi making 🙂

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WheeWhee the Shy Bear

Just recently finished this little shy teddy called WheeWhee.

She talks a  little but loves to play with ChubiChu the Cute who is her best friend. Free amigurumi pattern of this WheeWhee the shy bear will try to post by the end of this week. By that time enjoy the photos of this little one 🙂Image