Crochet Amigurumi Tabby Cat – Abby Tabby

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Here is Abby Tabby! Abby is a tabby kitten who enjoys playing with yarn and she’s just the sweetest. I had so much fun making this cutie. Abby’s pattern is now available for download in my Etsy and Craftsy store.

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Jack Pup and Abby are just the best of friends!

Just like my previous amigurumi Jack Pup, I designed Abby to be in a sitting position. I’ve given her a collar with a jingle bell and of course a scarf too in case she gets cold!

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Abby Tabby’s pattern is suitable for beginners and the pattern is detailed with plenty of photos for references and assistance. 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 (make stripes) and basic sewing technique to sew the pieces together.  You can also make Abby without having to crochet the stripes for a quicker project but the stripes are what makes Abby a tabby kitten.

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I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply acrylic yarn to crochet this cat and the finished item measured about 23cm (9 inches) from top to bottom.

You will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 1x 8 ply yarn ball – at least 270m (295 yds) in Grey
  • 1x 8 ply yarn ball in White
  • 1x 8 ply yarn ball in Pink
  • Small amount of pink embroidery thread
  • Small amount of white embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2x 20mm plastic safety eyes
  • 1x small craft bell (optional)
  • Craft pipe cleaner/craft wire (optional)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

Pattern available at Etsy and Craftsy. I hope you enjoy crocheting Abby Tabby 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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Happy crocheting!

 

MJ

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Crochet Amigurumi Puppy Dog – Jack Pup

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Meet Jack Pup! He is a jack russell terrier pup and isn’t he just sweet?! I had so much fun making this little sweetie and he just turned out perfect. His pattern is now available for download in my Etsy and Craftsy store.

I initially intended for him to be in a standing position but opted to make him in a sitting position instead – he appears more endearing this way. My little boy also helped me design Jack – he decided Jack should wear a scarf instead of a collar. A green scarf – it’s my  son’s favourite colour at the moment.

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His pattern is suitable for beginners and detailed with lots and lots of photos. You will need to know how to make a magic ring, crochet in spirals and rounds, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet increase and decrease and basic sewing technique to sew the pieces together. The pattern also includes how to make eye indents.

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I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply acrylic yarn to crochet this puppy dog and the finished item measured about 23cm (9 inches) from top to bottom.

You will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 1x 8 ply yarn ball – at least 270m (295 yds) in White
  • 1x 8 ply yarn ball in Light Brown
  • 1x 8 ply yarn ball in Light Green
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2x 14mm plastic safety eyes
  • 1x 21x16mm plastic safety nose
  • Craft pipe cleaner/craft wire (optional)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

Pattern available at Etsy and Craftsy. I hope you enjoy crocheting this little sweetheart! If you make Jack Pup,  I would love to see him – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

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Happy crocheting!

 

MJ

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Crochet Amigurumi Bunny

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A few people have requested the pattern for this bunny and I am so excited to finally have the pattern available now for download in my Etsy store.

The pattern is suitable for beginners and detailed with lots of photos. You will need to know how to make a magic ring, crochet in rounds, single crochet, double crochet, single crochet increase and decrease, do basic embroidery and sew open pieces together. Overall it’s very easy to put together.

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I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply acrylic yarn to crochet this bunny and the finished bunny measured about 40cm (16 inches) from top of ears to bottom of legs.

You will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 2 x 8ply yarn ball in your choice of colours (main colour at least 100g, 271m)
  • Small amount of Cream coloured cotton yarn/thread (for the nose)
  • Small amount of Black embroidery thread (for the eyes if you want to embroider them)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2 x 12mm plastic safety eyes (optional)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

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Pattern available at Etsy.  I hope you enjoy crocheting this cute bunny!

If you make this amigurumi bunny, I would love to see it – 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 Peaked Cap – Free Pattern

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Hello everyone! I have a really beautiful and easy cap pattern for you all.  Even if you are new to crochet, this cap is relatively easy to make. It uses several stitch techniques but the pattern is very straight forward. You will need to know how to crochet the front post and back post double crochet – if you are not familiar with these stitches, I highly recommend watching tutorials on YouTube first.

While I know it’s summer in other parts of the world, it is now well and truly winter here in the land Down Under and I’ve been crocheting beanies for my kids like a mad woman! I do love the cold weather though.

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I am extremely pleased with how this cap turned out and I love the texture.  This cap looks great on both boys and girls – I made one for my little boy without the buttons and I made one for myself in olive green.

Here is the free pattern. Hope you enjoy!

You will need:

5mm crochet hook
1 x 8 ply acrylic yarn, colour of your choice (I used 1 100g, 271m ball of yarn and I had plenty leftover)
Scissors
Yarn needle
2 x round buttons

Abbreviations (US crochet terminology)

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Fpdc – front post double crochet
Bpdc – back post double crochet
Sts – stitches
Rep – repeat

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***IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTES***

  • Always begin each round in the same stitch as your chain.
  • Always end your rounds by joining to the first Dc/hdc/sc stitch, not the chain.
  • The chains are never counted as a stitch.
  • The textures in this beanie are worked like a weave – it’s worked in alternate front post and back post stitch; e.g. If the first stitch of your round is a fpdc then the last stitch of the round should be a bpdc.
  • You will work the alternate stitch over the stitch from the previous round; e.g. If the stitch from the previous round is a fpdc, then you will work a bpdc over that stitch.
  • Crochet with a relaxed tension.

Child size (3 – 5 years)

Rnd 1: Work 10 dc in magic ring. Join, ch 2 (10 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 Dc in each st around. Join, ch 2 (20 sts)
Rnd 3: Dc 1, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (30 sts)
Rnd 4: Dc 2, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (40 sts)
Rnd 5: Dc 3, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (50 sts)
Rnd 6: Dc 4, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 7: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 8: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 9: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 10: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 11: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 12: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 13: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 14: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 15: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 16: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 1 (60 sts)
Rnds 17 – 19: Hdc 1 around. Join, ch 1 (60 sts)
Rnd 20: Hdc 1 around. Join. (60 sts)
Fasten off. See below on how to make the visor and attaching the buttons.

Child size (6 – 12 years)

Rnd 1: Work 10 dc in magic ring. Join, ch 2 (10 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 Dc in each st around. Join, ch 2 (20 sts)
Rnd 3: Dc 1, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (30 sts)
Rnd 4: Dc 2, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (40 sts)
Rnd 5: Dc 3, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (50 sts)
Rnd 6: Dc 4, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 7: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 8: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 9: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 10: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 11: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 12: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 13: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 14: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 15: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 16: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (60 sts)
Rnd 17: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 1 (60 sts)
Rnds 18 – 20: Hdc 1 around. Join, ch 1 (60 sts)
Rnd 21: Hdc 1 around. Join. (60 sts)
Fasten off. See below on how to make the visor and attaching the buttons.

Teen/Adult size (13 years and up)

Rnd 1
: Work 11 dc in magic ring. Join, ch 2 (11 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 Dc in each st around. Join, ch 2 (22 sts)
Rnd 3: Dc 1, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (33 sts)
Rnd 4: Dc 2, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (44 sts)
Rnd 5: Dc 3, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (55 sts)
Rnd 6: Dc 4, 2 Dc in next st; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 7: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 8: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 9: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 10: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 11: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 12: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 13: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 14: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 15: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 16: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 17: Fpdc 1, Bpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 2 (66 sts)
Rnd 18: Bpdc 1, Fpdc 1; rep around. Join, ch 1 (66 sts)
Rnds 19 – 21: Hdc 1 around. Join, ch 1 (66 sts)
Rnd 22: Hdc 1 around. Join. (66 sts)
Fasten off. See below on how to make the visor and attaching the buttons.

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Visor (Child)

Start by attaching yarn on the 11th st from fasten off point.
Row 1: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st, then 1 sc in next 39 sts. Ch 1, turn. (40 sts)
Rows 2 – 9: 1 sc in next 40 sts. Ch 1, turn. (40 sts)
Row 10: 1 sc in next 40 sts. Fasten off. Weave in and hide all yarn tails. (40 sts)

Visor (Teen/Adult)

Start by attaching yarn on the 11th st from fasten off point.
Row 1: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st, then 1 sc in next 45 sts. Ch 1, turn. (46 sts)
Rows 2 – 9: 1 sc in next 46 sts. Ch 1, turn. (46 sts)
Row 10: 1 sc in next 46 sts. Fasten off. Weave in and hide all yarn tails. (46 sts)

Attaching buttons

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Fold one corner of the visor upwards on an angle.

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Attach one button by sewing it onto the corner of the visor and onto the cap.

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Repeat for the other end of the visor.

Alternatively, you can also just stitch down the corners of the visor to the cap with a contrasting yarn colour – this is what I did for my son’s cap.

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

Happy crocheting!

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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Crochet Amigurumi Hippo – Harvey Hippo

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Here is Harvey Hippo! He’s a super friendly Safari tour guide. He loves the great outdoors and going on exciting adventures!  His pattern is now available to download in my Etsy store.

I wanted to release the pattern earlier but my whole family, including me, came down with the flu for a couple of weeks and then I became busy with other requests.  All is well now.

Harvey is the 3rd amigurumi animal from my Safari series.  You can check the other animals from the series – Professor Elbert the Elephant and Graceful Gemma Giraffe.

The pattern is suitable for beginners and very easy to put together. A knowledge of magic ring/circle and whipstitch sewing is required.

I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply yarn to crochet Harvey Hippo and the finished hippo measured about 41cm (16 inches) from top to bottom.  He is actually bigger than Professor Elbert Elephant! I think I must have had a loose tension or super relaxed tension when I made Harvey. I used the same weight yarn for all the safari animals.

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For this project, you will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 1 x 8 ply yarn ball – at least 300m (328 yds) in Blue Grey
  • 1 x 8 ply yarn ball in Light Beige
  • Small amount of Dark Grey yarn/cotton thread
  • Small amount of Dark Brown yarn/cotton thread
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2 x 14mm plastic safety eyes
  • Brown felt
  • Glue gun
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

Pattern available at Etsy.

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If you make Harvey Hippo, I would love to see him – 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 Giraffe – Graceful Gemma

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Meet Graceful Gemma Giraffe! She is always happy and loves to dance all day long.  I had so much fun putting her together. Her pattern is now available to download in my Etsy store.

Gemma is the 2nd amigurumi animal from my Safari series.  You can check Professor Elbert the Elephant – he’s the 1st of the series.  The next animal in the series will be a Hippo. Stay tuned for that one.

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The pattern is suitable for beginners and very easy to put together.  As with all my other patterns, I like to keep them simple with minimal complex stitches as possible. The stitches are mostly single crochets for the majority of the project. A knowledge of magic ring/circle and whipstitch sewing is required.

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I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply yarn to crochet this giraffe  and the finished giraffe measured about 45cm (18 inches) from top to bottom.  She’s one of the tallest amigurumi animal I’ve made so far!

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For this project, you will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 1 x 8 ply yarn ball – at least 270m (295 yds) in Yellow
  • 1 x 8 ply yarn ball in Light Brown
  • Small amount of Black cotton yarn/thread
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2 x 14mm plastic safety eyes
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

Pattern available at Etsy.

If you make Graceful Gemma Giraffe, I would love to see her – 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 Flower Card for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Surprise mum this year with a bouquet of flowers that will last forever.

In my last post, I made a tutorial for simple crocheted flowers and for Mother’s Day this year, I decided to use the flowers to embellish a greeting card.

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Handmade gifts come straight from the heart so follow these simple steps to make mum a bouquet of flowers she can keep for years to come.

You will need:

A4 Paper Card (fold in half)
Craft Tissue Paper (cut into 25 cm x 12cm)
6x Crocheted Flowers (follow the tutorial here)
Scissors
Satin Ribbon
Glue Gun

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  1. Scrunch up the tissue paper.
  2. Smooth out the tissue paper and lay it flat.
  3. Fold one side of the tissue paper into a triangle (a to b).
  4. Fold the tissue paper in half (c to d).
  5. Fold one side of the tissue paper to the other side (e to f)
  6. Cut only one layer of the tissue paper as shown.5-petal-flower-bouquet-steps-7-12
  7. Flip the tissue paper over and fold the sides as shown (g & h). Carefully cut ( i ).
  8. Turn the tissue over so it resembles an ice-cream cone. Pinch the tissue paper at ( j ).
  9. Cut ( k ).
  10. Tie a ribbon on the pinched area.
  11. Apply hot glue to the folded sides (g & h) and the back of the ribbon then carefully place on the card.
  12. Finally glue the crocheted flowers on the card, above the tissue paper.

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Get creative and make the bouquet in mum’s favourite colours. Spritz it with mum’s favourite perfume. It may cost next to nothing, but it will make mum’s day very special.

Since my little girl started going to school, mother’s day has been extra special.  She always surprises me with handmade gifts she makes in class. Last year she made me a teapot card with a tea bag attached to it. I still have it, even the tea bag!🙂

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To all the mums, I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Happy crafting!

 

MJ

 

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