February 26, 2019

Round Plush Mike Wazowski

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, Mike Wazowski is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.75"height x 3"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Lime Green (34yds) & Aran (3yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Fiberfill
*Felt: White, Green & Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.
HEAD/BODY with lime green
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with lime green; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with lime green; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HORNS with aran; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, sl st into 1st st (5)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...if you haven't already stuff them lightly. Place them between round 14 and 16; approx 1.25" apart.
     ARMS...no need to stuff them. Align them to the feet and place them on round 11 and 12.
     HORNS...no need to stuff them. Place them on round 4 and 5 or in the position you like best.
     EYE...you'll need to make 4 circles out of felt.
Using white felt make a circle with a diameter of 3.5cm.
Using green felt make a circle with a diameter of 1.5cm.
Using black felt make a circle with a diameter of 1cm. Make another one with white; make this one as tiny as possible. Glue them together like in the picture below and place the eye between round 5 and 11 of the head/body.
     SMILE...using black embroidery floss or thread, embroider a smile however you like the possibilities are endless. You can also make the smile by surface slip stitching.

GLOSSARY:
sc: single crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Mike Wazowski and Monster's, Inc. are copyright by Disney.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (February 2019). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

February 13, 2019

Avocado Halves Applique "Let's avocuddle"

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Add them to the front of a homemade card.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 2.5"height x 1.75"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Tea Leaf (11yds) & Green (3yds)
*Felt: Light Brown, Cream & Black
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Thin Ribbon: color of your choice
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Half Triple Crochet (htr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru the 3 remaining loops.
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Triple Crochet (tr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.

AVOCADO HALVES starting with tea leaf
  Rnd 1: ch11, 2hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, htr in next 3 sts, 8tr in last st, other side of the foundations chains htr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st (26)
  Rnd 2: ch1, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 4 sts, in last st change to green, sl st into 1st st (30)
  Rnd 3: working in the back loops and loosely sl st in each st around, join to 1st st with the invisible join (30)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     SEED...this part you can make it however you like (oval or heart shape, etc.) in the colors you desired. I'm making mine heart shaped with light brown and cream color felt. Glue them on the lower portion of the avocado just above round 2.
     EYES...using black felt make the eyes. You can play around with it and make them however you like, the possibilities are endless. I simply made tiny circles and for one of the avocados.
     MOUTH...using black embroidery floss or thread, create the mouth. Make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.
     BOW...make a little bow and you can either sew it on or glue it in place in the upper top left corner of one of the avocados.
     CHEEKS...you can use pink felt and make tiny circles or you can use makeup blush and apply some on each side of the eyes. You can put blush on both or just the one you put a bow on.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || htr: half triple crochet
tr: tiple crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (February 2019). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.