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One more thing! July 28, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 4:59 am

I totally forgot about this link, i found this today at womans day, and i’m working on the penguin now!

http://www.womansday.com/assets/download/Crochet-Creatures-Turtle.pdf

http://www.womansday.com/assets/download/Crochet-Creatures-Penguin.pdf

http://www.womansday.com/assets/download/Crochet-Creatures-Koala.pdf

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In the words of Gomer Pyle: Surprise, Surprise!!!!

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 4:36 am

And what is the big darn surprise??  Well, both Snowball and Sandy have an appointment to get fixed next week.  And while i’m watching tv some of the cats like to sleep/hang out on me. 

So, i’m laying there and Sandy keeps meowing at me and then all of a sudden my whole shirt is soaked.  (And this happened right after the power was out for a few hours~ super fun cause the 17yr neighbor came over we told ghost stories and he kept sneaking up behind Madaliene and shouting ‘boo’!)   Anyhow, it didn’t have that gross strong pee smell and then it hit me:  my god she’s in labor!!!  And the whole time i’m thinking there is no way cause she does not look pregnant at all~ i couldn’t even feel anything in her tummy!

So, i had kids make a super extra hurry mad dash for all available towels, i covered the couch (and my lap!) and like half an hour later she had her little girl:

Sandy and Hamster by you.

Adrian said she looked like a hamster, so that’s what we named her!  The down side to this is that after her other two kitties died i’ve been having to put her and Hamster in my lap and pet her so she’ll lie still for long enough to feed her baby.  Thank god for pay-per-view!!!

Hamster eating by you.

 

The other cats were kicked off their usual spots that night, and here is Milkshake and Snowball chilling on the edge of the couch:

Milkshake and Snowball by you.

 

So, you know how the ‘red house’ had those 5 kittens, and four of them ended up at our house and they’re ours now?  Well, earlier that day Madaleine was walking up and down the street with her friend and when she walked by the ‘red house’ the fifth kitty ran up to her.  No big deal.  Then she comes home and the kitten follows her.  Again, no big deal.  We calmly bring the kitten back home like ten freaking times and now it seems we have another kitten.  Luis has not noticed yet cause it’s orange and we have so many and me and the kids haven’t said anything either.  I wanted to put my foot down and demand that the kids keep bringing it back till it stays, but the poor thing was so hungry, she ate tons of cat food and my god the dirt and crud filled her ears they looked black!  The first thing she ate before the cat food was a bowl of cheetos so we named her Super Cheeto Friend:

Super Cheeto Friend and Sandy by you.This is her next to Sandy~ you can see the towels everywhere cause it’s right before Sandy gave birth!

And here is Adrian and Hamster:

Adrian and Hamster by you.

 

A couple days before this the temp outside was like 1,000 and it was so hot in the house that Tasha decided to make a kitty fort:

Dandelion sleeping by you.  Every single cat was under there sleeping!

And just for fun before i get to the crochet portion of this post, here is my favorite pic of Sunshine:

Sunshine by you.  I love my cats!!

 

As usual, i am always just thrilled to pieces when people make my stuff, and here are the latest creations:

 

En crochet from crochetville posted this pic of the fish she made with my go fish pattern (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2008/03/31/go-fish/)

  I LOVE those smiles!!!

 

And Caroline made a fancy feast fish (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/07/05/fancy-feast-tutorial/)

  Sweet!!

 

And this turtle is a wonderful version of afternoon delight by mymi30:(https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/afternoon-delight/)

  The light colors look amazing!!!

GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!!!!

 

And now for another ‘clearing of the favorites’:

http://amigurumiparadise.blogspot.com/2008/07/tiny-ghosts-moe-chester-free-pattern.html

 

http://www.beansproutcreations.com/2008/07/09/crochet-breakfast/

 

http://donnascrochetdesignstheblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/moroccas-free-crochet-pattern.html

 

http://theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc08/catchhiseye.htm

 

http://yarnigras.blogspot.com/2008/05/little-jelly-please.html

 

http://undisthreadness.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=81943

 

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=82684

 

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=81755

 

http://www.aliciakachmar.com/blog/craft/safety-cone-to-the-rescue/

 

 

http://resurrectionfern.typepad.com/resurrection_fern/2008/07/making-a-fabric.html

 

 

not crochet, but extra awesome!

http://www.poopscape.com/projects/mushroom/mushroom.htm

 

 

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2838

 

 

http://bloomingpatterns.blogspot.com/2008/07/sensational-scarf.html

 

 

http://mama24boyz.blogspot.com/2008/06/octopus-applique.html

 

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=82384

 

 

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=49733

 

http://www.mckcreations.com/freepattern.htm

 

Monster Booties. Grr.

http://needyl.com/crochet/monster-baby-booty-pattern

 

Later!

Nathalie

 

Pattern time!! July 15, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,tutorials — gnathalie2 @ 6:16 pm

Yup, it’s time to clear out my favorites list again!  First off, i just found this fantastic ‘how to’ site!:

http://www.hookandneedles.com/2008/03/22/amigurumi-tutorial-1/

http://www.hookandneedles.com/2008/03/31/amigurumi-tutorial-2/  (how to read patterns)

http://www.hookandneedles.com/2008/04/10/amigurumi-tutorial-3/  (assembly)

 

And warmfuzzies has a pattern for cutie pandas:

A_pair_of_panda_bears

http://warmfuzzies.typepad.com/warmfuzzies/2007/11/giant-pandas.html

 

This is such an adorable keychain!!:

http://viyascorner.blogspot.com/2008/07/elephant.html

 

I’m sure i’ve posted this one before, but here is a cute little reindeer:

http://artangel-sol.livejournal.com/20232.html

 

I’m not usually super big on blankets, but this one rocks!

http://sarah-london.blogspot.com/2007/11/wool-eater-blanket.html

 

fuzzy yarn?  Awesome step-by-step tutorial for a fuzzy kitty:

http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=9

 

Yummy yummy cupcake pincushion:

http://valerie.corner.over-blog.com/pages/Piqueaiguille_gateau__Pincushion_cupcake-570350.html

 

Meow!:

 

http://www.mountainweaver.com/blog/

 

More cupcakes!  But this time it’s in necklace form!:

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=81130

 

Awwww!  Cute, fuzzy little thing!!  (sorry, can’t get the pic!)

http://www.geocities.com/bassethound04/Masha.html

 

neat-o scarf:

wavelength-close.JPG

http://www.limenviolet.com/blog/?p=3479

 

Guppygirl has a super cool tutorial on crochet flowers and that nifty knitter spool thingy:

  Love these!!!

http://guppylovesshark.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/lets-decorate/

 

Again, soooooo not a ‘square’ fan, but this one is so pretty! 

http://members.aol.com/gandal195/katiesbliss.html

 

When Tasha saw this she made me promise to make her one!!

pinkscarf2.jpg picture by cirka2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://jaybirddesigns.blogspot.com/2008/07/july-free-pattern.html

 

This site has lots of really good patterns: http://donnascrochetdesigns.com/

 

Fuji dolls!!  Michelle over at suncatcher eyes designed this:

http://www.suncatchereyes.net/Fuji%20Dolls%20Free%20Pattern.html

 

These felted fish are knitted, but i love them!!

http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4006/feel-like-felting-a-fish

 

Cutie little monsters:

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=81145

 

Crocheted bird puppet:

http://www.learn-how-to-crochet.com/galah.html

 

Bella dia has a cool tutorial on how to write a tutorial:

http://belladia.typepad.com/bella_dia/tutorials/index.html

 

A coiled snake:

http://www.geocities.com/bassethound04/Ayame.html

 

Squid!!!

http://crochetme.com/patterns/amigurumi-squid

 

Once again, Amigurumiartist has translated another one of her AMAZING patterns!

http://amigurumiartist.blogspot.com/2008/05/translate-to-english-dragon-pinkie.html

 

In the sewing catagory, i found a tutorial on making a sock monkey!

It’s super step-by-step which is perfect for me!

http://www.web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html

 

 

Alice in Wonderland:

http://mojosamis.blogspot.com/2008/06/finished-again.html

 

Translated japanese patterns:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www11.ocn.ne.jp/~yagurun/amizu/pi-nattukaeru.htm&tbb=1

 

Japanese patterns

cute baby rattle:

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/28ss/BK1.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/27ss/G741M.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/amikomo2008/9.pdf

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/amikomo2008/10.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/2728/555E.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/27ss/amikomo/528-10.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/27ss/528W.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/27ss/27-528I.pdf

 

http://image.rakuten.co.jp/gosyo/cabinet/ss/528-p11.gif

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/27ss/27-kujira.pdf  and  http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/27ss/27-k2.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/iroiro/175/kame.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/iroiro/175/kuma.pdf

 

http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/iroiro/175/tomato.pdf

 

http://homepage3.nifty.com/omura/shugei/amigurumi/nana/nana-chan-1.htm

 

With this site, just click on the pic and the pattern comes up: http://www11.ocn.ne.jp/~yagurun/amizu/amizutop.htm

If you need to translate any of these patterns, use this site: http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

 

Later!

Nathalie

 

Silly blue whale July 2, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 5:53 pm

Awesome!  Free pattern time!!!  Yea, me!!

click here for pdf: Silly Blue Whale

 

 

Materials:

size F hook

ww yarn in blue, black and white (i used Caron Simply Soft)

yarn needle

fiberfill

 

 

Body:

rd1: 4 sc in a ring

rd2:  2sc in each sc around (8sc)

rd3:  2sc in each sc around (16 sc)

rd4:  2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (24 sc)

rd5:  2sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (32 sc)

rd6-19: sc in each sc around (32 sc)

rd20:  (2sc in first sc, sc in next 15 sc) 2 times (34 sc)

rd21-23: sc in each sc around (34 sc)

rd24: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, sc in next 8 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, sc in last 2 sc (28)

rd25: sc in each sc around (28 sc)

rd26:  (sc2tog, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next 8 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in last 2 sc (22 sc)

rd27:  sc in each sc around (22 sc)

rd28:  (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in next 14 sc, (sc2tog) 2 times (18 sc)

rd29: (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in next 10 sc, (sc2tog) 2 times (14 sc)

rd30: (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in next 6 sc, (sc2tog) 2 times (10 sc)

rd31-36: sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd37:  sc in next 4 sc, dc in next 4 sc, sl st in next 2 sc (10 sc)

rd38: sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd39: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog (8 sc)

r40:  fold rd together and sc across both thicknesses (4 sc), do not fasten off!

 

Fin:

chain 4

r41: *2sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2sc in next ch, 3sc in last ch*, sc in next 2 sc, sl st in last sc.

r42:  chain 4, repeat from * to *, sl st in next 2 sc, **sc in 1st sc, hdc in next sc, 2dc in next 2 sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next sc**, fasten off.

r43: reattach yarn at base of next fin, repeat from ** to **, fasten off, weave in ends.

 

 

Side fins (make 2)

Chain 4

r1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in next 2 chains, ch 1, turn (3 sc)

r2 & 3: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (3 sc)

r4:  2sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (5 sc)

r5 & 6: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (5 sc)

r7: hdc in first sc, dc in next 3 sc, hdc in last sc, sl st and fasten off.

 

 

Eyes (make 2 of each)

With white, 4 sc in a ring

rd1: 2sc in each sc around (8 sc)

rd2:  (2sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) 2 times (12 sc)

rd3:  sc in first 2 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc (16 sc)

rd4:  sc in first 4 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in last 4 sc (20 sc)

fasten off

With black, 6 sc in a ring

rd1: 2sc in each sc around (12 sc)

fasten off

 

 

Finishing:

1.  Sew on side fins to the sides of the whale.

2. Sew the pupils (black) onto the eyes (white), then sew the eyes on the sides of the head.

3.  Using yarn needle and whatever mouth color you like, embroider the mouth onto the whale.

4.  I also used a tiny amount of black yarn and embroidered a small ‘x’ on the top.

 

 

Enjoy!!

Nathalie

 

Me again July 1, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 10:12 am

Sucky title, i know!  So, first up we have a couple kitties staying with us:

 Still doesn’t have a name, but he’s all black and no, Midnight is NOT an option!!!  I hate obvious names!

This is the second kitty, we named him Scaredy Cat cause he growled and hissed whenever you would go to pick him up.  Or if you just looked at him.  Or just walked by him. 

They are the brothers of Milkshake and Alex, and they followed Tasha home and keep coming back!!  It’s fine with me if they stay here for a while!

 

I made this a few days ago, and Tasha put the face on:

 

And here the the silly whale i finished this afternoon:

 

 

Free pattern coming soon!!!!!!

 

Nathalie