Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Winter is coming...

The latest, in my Game of Thrones themed pillows.

It was hard to part with it, but I knew it would be better used at its new home. I had promised it before I had even really charted it, so I knew it would probably leave my house, unlike the Dark Wings, Dark Words one. ;)

The construction of it went much more smoothly than the previous one. Think I may have the hang of it now!

This, like the other pillow, is in pdf charted form through Ravelry. (My user name is Malkyra.)

Let me know what you think!

 

This was made using cotton, aran weight yarn.

This one came out a little bigger than the raven, it's about 11.5" x 17" in size. Gauge is not critical. The back side was machine-sewed on with a square of blue-colored flannel.

Stay tuned for the next one... "What is dead can never die," with the kraken for the House Greyjoy sigil.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Hamster in a Cup


Hamster in a Cup

By CantooCrochet Blog

 



 

 

This is worked in the round, except for the ears.

This is using US terms.

 

Abbreviations:

MR – magic ring

2sc – increase stitch

Sc2tog – decrease stitch

Sc3tog – decrease stitch

St – stitch

Rep – repeat

Flo – front loop only (loop farthest crom you/on outside of work)

 

Materials needed:

Aran weight yarns in color of your choice

Size D hook, 3.5mm

Polyfiber fill or stuffing of your choice

Size 10mm safety eyes

 

All right, now for the pattern!

 

Cup:

MR 6

2sc in ea – 12

Sc, 2sc in next, rep around – 18

Sc in 2, 2sc in next, rep around – 24

Sc in 3, 2sc in next, rep around – 30

Sc in 4, 2sc in next, rep around – 36

Sc in 5, 2sc in next, rep around – 42

Sc around in flo – 42

Sc around – 42 x 10

Sl st to first st from previous rd, FO.

 

Handle:

Ch 4, sl st to first

Sc around – 4 x 14

Place handle about two rows from the top and one row from the bottom.

 

 

Hamster:

In brown,

MR 6

2sc in ea – 12

Sc, 2sc in next, rep around – 18

Sc in 2, 2sc in next, rep around – 24

Sc in ea – 24 x 2

Sc in 3, 2sc in next, rep around – 30

Sc in ea – 30 x 4

Sc in 4, 2sc in next, rep around – 36

Sc in ea - 36

Sc in 5, 2sc in next, rep around – 42

Sc in ea – 42 x 5

Place eyes around round 4 or 5, 6 sts apart.

Sc in 5, sc2tog, rep around – 36

Sc in 4, sc2tog, rep around - 30

Sc in 3, sc2tog, rep around – 24

Sc in 2, sc2tog, rep around – 18

Sc, sc2tog, rep around – 12

Sc2tog around – 6

Sc3tog to close, FO.

 

Belly patch:

In cream,

Ch 9 + 1 to turn (continue chaining one to turn throughout)

Sc in 9 – 9 x 2

2sc, sc in 7, 2sc in last – 11

Sc in ea – 11

2sc, sc in 9, 2sc in last – 13

Sc in ea – 13

Sc2tog, sc in 3, sc 2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog – 9

Sc3tog, sc in 3, sc3tog – 5

FO.

Attach belly patch centered under eyes, about 4 rows down.

 

Feet, tail (make 3):

In pink,

Ch 3, join with sl st

Sc in ea – 3 x 3

Sl st to first, FO.

Attach feet at angles over belly patch, about four sts apart. See photos.

Attach tail low in center of back.

 

Nose circle:

MR 5

2sc in ea – 10

Sl st to first.

 

Nose:

With pink, embroider nose patch, and lips onto nose circle. See pictures.

 

Attach nose to hamster, centered low between eyes and over belly patch.

 

Ears:

MR 3

2sc in ea – 6

Sl st, turn, sc in 2

TO. Attach one row above eyes, about 3sts back. You will want one ear backwards/wrong side showing so that it perks up. Just turn it inside out to match other ear/make it cup.

 

 

Let me know what you think!