Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Free Crochet Pattern - Baby Snuggle Bunny

This beautifully soft Baby Snuggle Bunny has been made with 100% wool handspun yarn which makes it incredible soft and natural for baby but you can use any super bulky, super chunky yarn of your choice.

You will need
  • 30 yards approx. of handspun yarn or super bulky/super chunky yarn in the colour of your choice
  • 6.0mm crochet hook
  • Some pink felt
  • Some short lengths of DK/Light worsted weight yarn in pink for sewing eyes and ears
This pattern uses the Iris Stitch but previous knowledge of this stitch is not required.
This pattern is in US terminology.

Body
Row 1
Ch19 [2dc, 1ch, 2dc] in 5th st from hook, *skip 3ch, [2dc, 1ch, 2dc] in next st* repeat from * to * until last 2 sts, sk1, 1dc in last st, turn

Row 2
ch3, sk 2 dc, *[2dc, ch1, 2dc] in 1st ch sp in centre of previous shell, sk next 4 dc* repeat from * to * until last 3 sts, sk2 dc, 1dc in next st, turn

Rows 3 - 9
Repeat row 2, fasten off on row 9 and tie in all tails.

Face
Round 1
Work 10dc into a magic circle, pull to tighten and sl st to join - (10)

Round 2
ch2, 1dc in same st, 2dc in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join, fasten off and tie in all tails - (20)

Ears (make 2)
Row 1
Ch9, 1sc in 2nd st from hook and in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in last 3 sts - (8)

Row 2
Turn your work clockwise and crochet into your foundation row sts (our video on how to do this can be found here) with 2dc in 1st foundation st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in last 4 sts, fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew onto head.

Finishing
  • Sew your head onto your body, slightly over-lapping, see photo
  • Cut out some ear shapes in your felt, slightly smaller than your crocheted ears so they sit inside, and sew onto your ears using some DK/Light worsted weight pink yarn, it doesnt have to be neat as the home-made look is what we want to achieve
  • Cut out two paw shapes in your felt and sew onto your body at opposite corners
  • Sew some eyes and a criss-cross mouth onto your face
And now you're done!

HappyBerry will soon be launching our own brand of handspun yarn so keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page and website.for more information!

Happy Crocheting!





© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Free Crochet Snake Pattern - Chinese New Year 2013



Happy Chinese New Year my lovelies!

Well it had to be done. I enjoyed designing a Chinese dragon so much last year that I had to attempt a snake for this Chinese New Year and I'm quite pleased with how cute he turned out, which is something said for a snake!

So what will you need;

You will need:
  1. Some green yarn. I used DK/Light worsted weight yarn for this snake
  2. Some scraps of black yarn for the eyes
  3. A length of red yarn for the tongue
  4. A 3.5mm crochet hook or any hook suitable for the yarn you are using
  5. Some toy stuffing. You don't need very much so you can use scraps of left over yarn if you like
  6. A single length of florist wire. You can get this from your local florists or you can use some thin wire from your local hardware store. The wire is optional though, it just allows you to shape your snake when he is finished.
And here is how to do it:

Round 1
Using your green yarn, ch5, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st - (6)

Round 2.
Turning your work clockwise and crocheting into your foundation row sts, work 2sc in 1st foundation row st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (12 sts in total from rounds 1 and 2).

Want to know how to crochet into your foundation stitches? Check out our tutorial here.

Rounds 3 - 4
1sc in ea st around - (12)

Round 5
2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last 3 sts - (16)

Round 6
sc2tog twice, 1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog twice, 1sc in next 4 sts - (12)

Round 7
1sc in ea st around - (12)

Round 8
sc2tog, 1sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in next 3 sts - (10)

Rounds 9 - 50
1sc in ea st around - (10)

Pause your work here.

Taking your florist wire, bend it in half but make a small triangle shape at the end as shown in the photo. Push your wire into your snake body, making sure the triangle end is in the head area.

Stuff your snake body, but not the head, as best as you can. You don't want it to be too stiff.

Bend the two ends of your wire over, wrapping a small amount of toy stuffing around any sharp ends.

Finishing rounds

sc2tog and repeat until your snake tail is closed, making sure to hide your tail ends inside your snake body.

Tip* A clever way of hiding your tail ends inside your work instead of outside is to thread your yarn into your project and out another side, it doesn't matter where, then pull your yarn tight, scrunching up your project a little, cut your yarn and then allow your project to spring back into place, the tail end of your yarn should end up inside your project, hidden away!

Next steps

Gentle squeeze your snake head into shape as per the photo.

Now sew some eyes onto your snake using your black yarn, using the same tip above to hide your ends inside your snake.
 
Now make the tongue. 

To do this get your length of red yarn and tie a knot in the middle, leaving a small loop, see photo.

Now tie lots of knots on top of this knot until you have the desired length of your tongue.

Thread the two ends into your snake and thread them back again to the tongue, tie another knot so the tongue is fixed into place and then hide your tail ends inside your snake.

Using some scissors cut the loop you made previously to create the fork in the snake's tongue. You may want to make it shorter so cut to shape.

And now he's done!

Bend your snake into shape and enjoy!

Fore more crochet fun why not pop by our website at www.happyberry.co.uk or come say hi on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/happyberrycrochet

Happy crocheting everyone! (^-^)





© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.