April 30, 2012

Angry Birds Amigurumis

  In those boring days with nothing to do my son and I take turns playing on my iPhone the Angry Birds game. When it first came out we got hook on it. It's one of our favorite games. I ask my son awhile ago what he wanted me to make him next and Angry Birds it is. ツ I started searching for patterns.  I found all the patterns for every single character in Ravelry.

An amazing pattern but I arrange my pieces a bit differently. ツ

I absolutely love the way the piggies turn out. ツ

Great pattern. ツ

Hope your week started out wonderful. ツ
- Janet

April 17, 2012

Fingerless Gloves

  Back in the beginning of January I wanted to make myself some fingerless gloves since the weather was really cold and my hands where getting all dry that I was getting small cuts. I search for fingerless gloves and found one that I fell in love with Snugly Mitts Tunisian Crochet (free pattern courtesy of Julia Wardell) but they ended up being to big for my hands. I try to modify it several times but it will still end up to big.
  My search for new gloves began again. I then found this really cute pattern Idony Fingerless Gloves (free pattern courtesy of Sarah Francis) but I was a bit indecisive since they where a bit short but I still made them and added a few rounds to make them longer. They look amazing and its a perfect fit. I love them. ツ I finish the mitts in 2 days but I kept putting it off to add the beads. I finally finish them but the weather is already getting really warm that I'm going to be putting them away and wear them next fall. ツ
That's me with my fabulous new gloves.
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Have a wonderful week. :)
- Janet

April 13, 2012

Fridge Magnets


  Finally got a chance to photograph all the magnets together. I been really busy with trying to teach my son the syllables and form words with them but he's having a hard time remembering all of them.


  Anyways, I love the way each and every single one of the appliqués turn out and so did my sister (made a set for her). :) I'm planning on making a few more (new designs) but I ran out of magnets. Yesterday I went to my local yarn store but I completely forgot to purchase some but I did buy a lovely yarn. hehe... :)

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Have a wonderful weekend. :)
- Janet

April 11, 2012

Pear Appliqué

By JC Designs
  They would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example decorating kitchen curtains, dishcloths, etc. or making them into fridge magnets.

SIZE
The pear measures approx. 1.5” inches from its widest point and 3" long but size can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: small amounts of nude, light green, green, brown and black
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

PEAR (start with nude)
  Rnd 1: ch 10 (10)
  Rnd 2: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 2chs, hdc in next 2chs, dc in next 2chs, tr in next ch, 6tr in last ch, other side of the chs tr in next ch, dc in next 2chs, hdc in next 2chs, sc in next 2chs, 3sc in last ch, in last sc change to light green (24)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 8sts, 2sc in next 2sts, sl st in next 2sts, 2sc in next 2sts, sc in next 10sts (28)
  Rnd 4: sl st in only the first st to give it a even look
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

STEM (brown)
  ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (3)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

LEAVES (green) make 2
  ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, dc in next ch, sl st in last ch
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY
  With black yarn embroidery the seeds. Sew the stem to the top back part of the pear. Finally sew the leaves on the side of the stem. If you're going to make it into a fridge magnet glue a small magnet in the back.
I made them into fridge magnets to hold my son's (he's 5years old) masterpieces. :)
Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (April 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.

April 9, 2012

Progress in the Cross Stitch Super Mario Bros.

  Here are some pictures of how far along I come in my cross stitch project. I had a little more time in week 4 since my son is in Spring break and I haven't had alot of homework to do with him. We only been going over the syllables and putting words together. Since he needs to be able to read when he graduates from kindergarten.
  Anyways, I don't think in my previous post for this cross stitch project I share the link from where I found the pattern; here's the link.
  As you can see in these images I did a little change in the graph. I took out the two Mario's that where there and I added Spiny there instead.

Keep on reading my blog to see how this turns out.
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Have a wonderful day. :)
- Janet

April 7, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Appliqué

By JC Designs
  They would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example decorating kitchen curtains, dishcloths, etc. or making them into fridge magnets.

SIZE
The ice cream cone measures approx. 2.5” inches long but size can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: small amounts of beige and any other color of choice
*Felt: Red
*Hot Glue
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

CONE (beige)
  Row 1: ch 10 (10)
  Row 2: dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next ch, hdc in next 3chs, sc in next ch, 4sc in next ch, other side of the chs sc in next ch, hdc in next 3chs, dc in next 3chs, ch 1 turn, (18)
  Row 3: sl st around (18)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

ICE CREAM (any color of choice)
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, ch 1, 3hdc in next sc, ch1, sl st in next sc, ch 1, 3hdc in next sc, ch1, sl st in next sc, ch 1, 3hdc in next sc, sc in next 6sc (18)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY
  This is really easy. Simply sew the ice cream on top of the cone. Cut a circle from red felt and sew/glue it in place at the top of the ice cream and that would be the cherry topping.
  If your going to make it into a fridge magnet glue a small magnet in the back.
I made them into fridge magnets to hold my son's (he's 5years old) masterpieces. :)

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (April 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.

April 6, 2012

Banana Appliqué

By JC Designs
  They would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example decorating kitchen curtains, dishcloths, etc. or making them into fridge magnets.

SIZE
The banana measures approx. 2.5” inches long but size can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: small amounts of yellow and nude
*Felt: Black
*Hot Glue
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

BANANA BOTTOM PART (yellow)
  Row 1: ch9, dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next 4chs, 2sc in next ch, other side of the chs dc in next 6chs (14)
  Row 2: ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and into the next 4chs, sl st across, ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and into the next 4chs, continue to sl st around the banana see image below
F/O, secure and weave in ends.
Picture tutorial on how to make row 2. Click on image to enlarge.
BANANA TOP PART (nude)
  Row 1: ch 9 (9)
  Row 2: dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next 4chs, 2sc in next ch, other side of the chs dc in next 6chs (14)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY
  This is really easy. Simply sew the top part behind the bottom part. Cut a triangular shape from black felt and sew/glue it in place at the bottom of the banana.
  If your going to make it into a fridge magnet glue a small magnet in the back.
I made them into fridge magnets to hold my son's (he's 5years old) masterpieces. :)

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (April 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.

April 3, 2012

Strawberry Appliqué

By JC Designs
As you can see in image 1, the strawberry on the left I use tiny white beads and
the one in the right I embroidery the seeds with white yarn.

  They would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example decorating kitchen curtains, dishcloths, etc. or making them into fridge magnets.

SIZE
The strawberry measures approx. 2” inches from its widest point and 3" long but size can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.5mm & 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: small amounts of red, green and white
*Tiny little white beads (optional)
*Hot Glue (optional)
*Tapestry Needle
*Thread: green
*Sewing Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

STRAWBERRY (red with 3.0mm)
  Rnd 1: ch 8 (8)
  Rnd 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2sc, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2chs, 6dc in the last ch, other side of the chs dc in next 2chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2chs, 3sc in the next ch (20)
  Rnd 3: 3sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2sts, 2dc in next 2sts, dc in next 2sts, 2dc in next 2sts, 2dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 3sc, sl st in next 2sts (24)
  Rnd 4: sl st in only the first st to give it a even look in the bottom
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

LEAVES (green with 2.5mm) make 3
  Rnd 1: ch 5 (5)
  Rnd 2: sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 4hdc in last ch, other side of the chs dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch (10)
  Rnd 3: sl st in only the first st to give it a even look in the bottom
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

STEM (green with 3.0mm)
   ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (4)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY
  Sew the stem to the back of the strawberry (in the middle of the big round part).
  Sew the leaves together. Afterwards sew the leaves to the strawberry.
Click on image to enlarge it.
  Embroidery the seeds with white yarn or you can use some really tiny little white beads for the seeds. If your going to make it into a fridge magnet glue a small magnet in the back.
I made them into fridge magnets to hold my son's (he's 5years old) masterpieces. :)

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (April 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.