Crochet Amigurumi Woodland Baby Bear

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Woodland baby bunny now has a friend in the form of a baby bear! This Woodland Baby Bear is very shy, but he’s sweet, kind and caring. He loves to play in the leaves and he’s always ready to give lots of cuddles!

I’ve crocheted a few teddy bears in the past for my children and this little guy so far is my favourite. He looks like such a charmer. I hope you enjoy crocheting this cutie. His pattern is easy to follow, very detailed with plenty of photos. It is suitable for beginners, so if you are new to amigurumi, this would be great to start with as it only uses single crochet stitches throughout. The pattern is now available at Etsy and Craftsy.

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I made this bear in a fixed sitting position. I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply acrylic yarn and the finished bear measured about 22cm (8 inches) from top to bottom.

You will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 8 Ply Acrylic yarn in Brown at least 90g (243m/265yds)
  • 8 Ply Acrylic yarn in Dark Brown at least 10g (27m/30yds)
  • 8 Ply Acrylic yarn in Yellow at least 10g (27m/30yds)
  • Small amount of Black embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2 Plastic safety eyes (20mm)
  • 1 Plastic safety nose (21x16mm)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

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Pattern is available at Etsy and Craftsy. I hope you enjoy crocheting this Woodland Baby Bear and if you do crochet this little cutie, I would love to see a picture – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

 

Happy crocheting!

 

MJ

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Crochet Amigurumi Woodland Baby Bunny

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year! 2017 is going to be a busy year for Hello Yellow Yarn. I have plenty of designs I’m currently working on and I can’t wait to share them all with you.  Starting with this Woodland Baby Bunny.

This bunny pattern is easy to follow, very detailed with plenty of photo for references and assistance. It is suitable for beginners, no complex stitches used.  You will need to know how to make a magic ring, crochet in spirals, single crochet, double crochet, single crochet increase and decrease, change colours and you will also need to know very basic sewing and embroidery techniques.  The pattern is available at Etsy and Craftsy.

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While I know it’s not Easter yet, I just couldn’t wait to start work on a new bunny which will be part of a Baby Woodland Animals series – this will include a baby bear and a fawn. I may add another animal to the series later on in the year.

I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply soft acrylic yarn to make the bunny and the finished bunny measured about 20cm (8 inches) from top to bottom.

You will need:

  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 8 ply Soft Acrylic yarn in White at least 30g (57m/62yds)
  • 8 ply Soft Acrylic yarn in Cream/Beige at least 160g (302m/328yds)
  • 8 ply Soft Acrylic yarn in Green at least 10g (19m/20yds)
  • Small amount of Pink yarn
  • Small amount of Dark Brown embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2x 20mm plastic safety eyes
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

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Pattern is available at Etsy and Craftsy. I hope you enjoy crocheting this Woodland Baby Bunny and if you do crochet this little cutie, I would love to see a picture – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

 

Happy crocheting!

 

MJ

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Crochet Christmas Baubles – Free Pattern

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Hello there! I hope you’re having a superb start to the week. Can you believe it? Christmas is less than 7 days away. This year our family Christmas party will be held at our house so we’ve been very busy cleaning and decorating.  It definitely feels very festive now and my children are very excited.

While Chrismas is only days away, I couldn’t help but add a personal touch to our tree. I’ve been seeing a lot of baubles on my Instagram feed of late and I really wanted to make my own as well. These baubles are very simple but I’m quite pleased with how they turned out. They’re very easy to make and I whipped up 4 baubles in a few hours. Next year, I plan to make a whole bunch of these to replace all the baubles on our tree!

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Here’s the pattern if you’d like to make your own bauble too.

You will need:
3.5mm and 4.5mm crochet hook
8ply yarn in 2 different colours (main colour and contrast colour)
toy stuffing
yarn needle
scissors
hot glue
cotton string

Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – increase (2 sc in one stitch)
dec – decrease (sc 2 together)
sl st – slip stitch
BLO – back loops only
rep – repeat

Pattern notes:

  • You’ll need to know how to make a magic ring/circle.
  • You will be crocheting in spirals.
  • When decreasing, I used the invisible decrease technique – if you’re not familiar with this decrease, a regular single crochet decrease is perfectly fine to do.

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BAUBLE (use main colour and 4.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: Sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, inc; rep 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: Sc 3, inc; rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: Sc 4, inc; rep 6 times (36)
Rnds 7 – 12: Sc around (36)
Rnd 13: Sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 14: Sc 3, dec; rep 6 times (24)
Rnd 15: Sc 2, dec; rep 6 times (18)
Stuff bauble firmly with toy stuffing.
Rnd 16: Sc 1, dec; rep 6 times (12)
Rnd 17: Dec 6 times (6)
Continue to stuff firmly. You may need to use the end of a pencil or crochet hook to push stuffing inside.
Fasten off and leave a long tail (about 10 inches). To close the bauble, use a yarn needle and weave the tail end through all 6 stitches in the front loops only then pull tail end carefully. Weave in and hide tail end in the bauble. Click here to see how to perfectly close an amigurumi.

CAP (use contrast colour and 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: Sc around BLO (12)
Rnd 4: Sc around (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

STAR MOTIF (use contrast colour and 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: 10 hdc in magic ring. Sl st to 1st hdc to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1. In same space as ch 1, make (sl st, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2).  In next stitch, make (dc, hdc, sc, sl st). *In next stitch make (sl st, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2). In next stitch, make (dc, hdc, sc, sl st)**. Repeat from * to ** 3 more times.
Fasten off by joining to ch 1 made at the beginning of Rnd 2. Hide tails at the back of the star and trim off excess yarn.

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ASSEMBLY

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1. Using the long tail end from the cap, sew the cap on top of the bauble.  Lightly fill with stuffing halfway through then continue to sew close. Weave in and hide yarn tail.

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2. Carefully attach the star to the front of the bauble using hot glue.

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3. Thread a cotton string through the top of the cap to hang on your tree.

And it’s done! Make as many as you like in your favourite colours! I decided to use traditional Christmas colours because they’re nice and bright and of course, to keep with the festive theme.

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If you make these baubles, I would love to see them – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

This will be my last post this year and I will be back blogging and posting in 2017 with loads of new patterns.  Before I go,  I would like to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

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Until then, happy crocheting!

xoxo
MJ

 

© 2016 MJ Carlos. Please do not copy, sell, alter or re-distribute this pattern in any form. If you would like to share this pattern, please link back to this post. Finished item using this pattern can be sold, I ask that you please give credit to me for the pattern and design. Images from this pattern (digital & print) are not to be used when selling the finished item.

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Amigurumi Monsters Design Contest – Vote for your favourite design

The annual design contest at Amigurumipatterns.net is on! This year’s theme is “Monsters”. Scary, cute and adorable monsters are out and about and it’s now time to vote for your favourite design!

There are over 400 designs from creative and talented amigurumists all over the world.  I’m so excited to take part in this wonderful competition. 2 of my entries are Cheeky and Scaredy Eddy and his Teddy.

Let me introduce them to you.

This is Cheeky. Cheeky is a three eyed little pink monster who is an excellent hide and seek player.  She once escaped from an evil claw machine and is always on the lookout for someone who is keen for a game of hide and seek.

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She may be little but she has a big kind heart and often likes to make silly faces.

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Meet Eddy. Not all monsters are scary. Sometimes they get scared too. Take for example Eddy. He’s not your average monster, in fact he’s afraid of the dark. Poor Eddy. He hasn’t had any sleep for days!

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Good thing he has his lucky teddy to keep him company. Eddy needs a very big cuddle!

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Voting is now open! If you like my 2 monster designs, please take a moment to vote for them – Click here to vote for Cheeky and here to vote for Scaredy Eddy and his Teddy!

HOW TO VOTE:

  • Go to Amigurumipatterns.net 
  • Click the heart-button on 5 of your favorite characters.
  • Enter your name and email address in the pop-up screen to submit your vote.
  • Please note: multiple votings by one person will be removed.

Voting is open until 10th December 2016. Three designs with the highest amount of votes will be announced the winners of this contest.

Good luck to all designers!

xoxo
MJ

 

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Crochet Amigurumi Christmas Series + Exclusive Discount

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I’m very excited to present my 2016 Christmas Amigurumi Series! Yay! Happy Dance! They are finally available.

I also have an exclusive Etsy discount I wanted to share today but first let me introduce these cute Christmas Ami’s. Noel the Reindeer, Happy the Snowman and Baker the Gingerbread Man. I spent several weeks sketching and crocheting this Christmas series and I’m so very proud of them. As always, I got creative assistance from my kids and of course their approval on the final design.

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The first of the series is Noel the Reindeer. My husband suggested the name which I really like. It’s very fitting as Noel translates to “Christmas”.  I sketched two designs of this reindeer – one with a sweater and the other without. I got my kids to pick which they liked best and of course the one with the sweater got their vote. My original design didn’t have any bells but I thought it would be incomplete not to include jingle bells to a Christmas reindeer, so I decided to add the bells to the ends of the scarf.

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Here is Happy the Snowman. By far the quickest and easiest to make out of the three as he has no legs so there’s not a lot of sewing to do. My favourite part is his hat. He just looks so cute with it but he still looks good even without it!

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Finally, Baker the Gingerbread Man. He is my son’s favourite of the three. He just looks so sweet and innocent. As with the reindeer, I made two sketches of the gingerbread man. The first had three red buttons and the second which we ended up choosing, had 2 different coloured buttons and a bow tie. I had to start over this amigurumi as the first time I made him, I didn’t realise I had used two different shades of beige.  I was working on him late at night and didn’t realise until the next morning when I picked him up and saw that his head was a different colour to his body. Oops! My mistake for not working with proper lighting. But alas, it was a good thing I started over. The torso was too short and the head too small.  Good thing we crocheters and amigurumists are patient people!

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All three patterns are now available from my Etsy and Craftsy stores. They are available individually or as a set bundle.

Now onto that Etsy exclusive discount. Christmas is fast approaching so from now until 31st December 2016, use code: XMAS2016 in my Etsy store and save 15% off your order.

I hope you enjoy crocheting these Christmas cuties and if you do, I would love to see a picture, it always makes me happy – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

MJ

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Crochet Amigurumi Little Frankenstein Monster – Franklin

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It’s alive! It’s alive! This is Franklin. Don’t worry he’s not scary at all! Franklin is a friendly and adorable little monster who enjoys playing with robots and watching funny cartoons.

I was originally just going to call him Little Frankenstein but my little girl suggested Franklin – and it’s such a cute name for a cute little monster!

Franklin’s pattern is now available for download in my Etsy and Craftsy store.

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Franklin’s pattern is suitable for novice amigurumi crocheters as it only consist of single crochet stitches throughout, no complex stitches. You will need to know how to make a magic ring, crochet in spirals, single crochet, single crochet increase and decrease and basic sewing and embroidery techniques. The pattern is filled with plenty of photos for references and assistance.

I used a 4mm and 4.5mm crochet hook and 8 ply acrylic yarn to crochet Franklin and the finished size is about 26cm (10 inches) from top to bottom.

You will need:

  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 8 ply Acrylic yarn ball in Black, Light Brown, Light Green and Dark Grey – at least 50g (130m/140yds) each
  • 8 ply Acrylic yarn ball in Light Grey – at least 10g (26m/28yds)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Sewing thread (your choice of colour)
  • Polyester toy stuffing2x 14mm plastic safety eyes
  • 2x small round buttons
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

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Pattern available at Etsy and Craftsy. I hope you enjoy crocheting Franklin and if you do crochet him, I would love to see a picture – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

MJ

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Crochet Amigurumi Doll – Pumpkin Spice

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Meet Pumpkin Spice! Isn’t she a cutie? Pumpkin Spice is ready to go trick-or-treating this coming Halloween! She loves all the candy treats but what she loves most is baking and eating pumpkin pie!

I’m so proud of this amigurumi and am very thrilled to finally release the pattern!

Pumpkin’s pattern is now available for download in my Etsy and Craftsy store.

I just adore her little rustic broomstick and her pumpkin/jack-o-lantern companion.

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Pumpkin’s pattern is suitable for crocheters with beginner to intermediate skills.  The pattern is filled with plenty of photos (over 90 images!!!) for references and assistance. You will need to know how to make a magic ring, crochet in spirals, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, single crochet increase and decrease,  and basic sewing technique to sew the pieces together. You’ll also need to know how to surface single crochet. Don’t know how? No problem. I show you how to do it with step by step photos in the pattern.

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I used a 4mm hook and 8 ply acrylic yarn to crochet Pumpkin Spice and the finished doll measured about 46cm (18 inches) from top of hat to bottom of boots.

You will need:

  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 8ply Acrylic Yarn in Beige, Light Green, Orange, Black, Yellow – at least 130m (140yds) each
  • Small amount of Dark Brown yarn (for the broomstick)
  • Small amount of Grey or Taupe yarn (for  the broom’s bristles)
  • Small amount of Pink yarn (for the blush)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2x 14mm plastic safety eyes
  • 2x Pipe cleaner/craft wire
  • Sticky Black felt
  • Stitch marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pins (optional)

Pattern available at Etsy and Craftsy. I hope you enjoy crocheting Pumpkin Spice and if you do crochet her, I would love to see a picture – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

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As always, happy crocheting!

 

MJ

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