Moru's Crafts


The Hulk Amigurumi
June 8, 2012, 2:30 pm
Filed under: Crochet patterns

I am a huge fan of comic books, I always have been. I will admit that I liked DC more than Marvel before the recent rash of Marvel movies came out. I adore Robert Downey Jr. and for me, it started this fangirling that I haven’t been able to stop. With the recent release of the Avengers movie, I’ve been wanting to start making patterns out of the marvel heroes. I started with my favorite of the people in Avengers — The Hulk!

This pattern can be found on my Ravelry, but you can also view it here.

 

The Hulk Amigurumi

Materials needed:

U.S. G (4.25MM crochet hook)

Approximately 90yds of worsted weight yarn in green,

Approximately 10yds of scrap purple worsted weight yarn

pipe cleaner.

A small amount of poly-fill

Abbreviations:

sc: single crochet

sc2tog: single crochet two together (insert hook, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, draw through all three loops on hook)

sl st: slip stitch

Notes!: This pattern was inspired by the Princess Poppy doll pattern, but came from my love of the Hulk.

This crochet pattern is worked in continuous rounds, there are no joins or chains after each round, to minimize the seams. It is worked in seven pieces and sewn together.

This pattern is for personal use, if you want to sell what you have made using it, please contact me first.

The Pattern!:

The head:

Sc 8 in a magic loop.

Rnd 1: 2 SC in each stitch around

Rnd 2: *2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in each of the next two, repeat from * around

Rnds 3-10: 1 sc in each stitch around

Rnd 11: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around

Stuff head

Rnd 12: *sc2tog, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around

Rnd 13: sc2tog around, bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the body.

Legs: (make two)

Ch 15, join with a sl st to make a ring.

Sc in each around for 10 rnds.

Rnd 11: sc2tog, sc in the next three stitches.

Rnd 12: sc2tog, sc in the next stitch

Rnd 13: sc2tog around

Arms: (make two)

Ch 15, join with a sl st to make a ring.

Sc in each around for 15 rnds.

Rnd 16: sc2tog, sc in the next three stitches.

Rnd 17: sc2tog, sc in the next stitch

Rnd 18: sc2tog around

Body:

Ch 16.

Row 1: sc in second stitch from hook and each st across, pop over into the other side of the chain and sc in each stitch on this side of the chain. There is a good tutorial for working both sides of the chain in amigurumi.
Rows 2-18: Sc in each stitch around.

Stuff the body + legs, and then sew them to one another. Don’t worry about the seam, we’re going to cover that up with the shorts.

Finishing the body:

If you want his arms to be posible, add a piece of a pipe cleaner into his arm when you stuff them. Sew these to the sides of your body piece, and then sew the head onto the top of the body.

For his eyes:

I used a very small piece of pipe cleaner bent into a U shape and inserted it over a crochet stitch at an angle to create his eyebrows. For the eyes, I took a piece of scrap black yarn and made a french embroidery knot just underneath the eyebrows. I didn’t make a mouth, but you can, if you want to.

Crocheting the shorts:

Legs: (make two)

Complete the first 5 rows of the leg pattern

Bind off the leg after the first 5 rows of sc.

Attach the yarn to the beginning of the leg and crochet a single row of SC around to hide any weird jogs you might have at the bottom. This step is important if you want it to look uniform all the way down the leg.

This part gets a little messy with crochet stitches. Attach the yarn to one of the tops of the legs, chain 1 and join with slip stitch to any sc on first leg. *Slip stitch in next sc around on sameleg, chain 1, then slip stitch to next sc on oppositeleg*, rep 3 times. (This is the same method used here in the legs +body section)

Begin single crocheting around the outside of the legs in a continuous spiral to create the top of the shorts until you have six rows around. Bind off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Put the shorts onto the body and sew them on, to keep them from falling off.

Weave in ends, and enjoy!



Yarn scrap bracelet
March 18, 2012, 1:41 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Crochet patterns | Tags: , , ,

I have been crocheting like a madwoman in the past few days. I’m very close to finishing my mother’s purse. So close. I just have to finish the edging and the inside pocket. This is much more work than I thought it would be, but it is worth it. I have to start on another present for my mom’s friend. Amigurumi Master Shake. I even got the pipe cleaner for the straw part.

Actually what. Am sharing with you today is a crochet pattern for a bracelet using yarn scraps. I had a very small amount of a very pretty yarn left. It is the same yarn from my slouch hat pictures. I wanted to find a way to use the rest of the yarn, so I made myself a bracelet to wear on st. Patty’s day.

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For the first bracelet:
Foundation single crochet enough to fit comfortably around your wrist, fasten off.

Chain enough to fit around your wrist, turn and slip stitche into the second chain from the hook. Sl st into the next chain. Chain 3 and sl st into the first on the chain, *slip stitch into the next three chains, ch 3 and sl st into the first chain. Repeat to the end.
(if you want, turn and do it again on the other side of the starting chain, alternating where the picots are. ) fasten off

Chain enough to fit your wrist. Sl st into each chain, turn and sl st into the other side of the starting chain. Fasten off.

In an alternating color, chain enough to fit your wrist, fasten off.

Now, we’re going to join those four bracelets and hide the ties with a centerpiece.

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The centerpiece will be the same color as the plain chain bracelet you made last.

Chain enough to wrap around all four bracelet strands four or five times.
Sc in each chain, ch 1 and sc on the other side of the starting chain.

To assemble:

Tie each of the ends of your bracelets together, and wrap the centerpiece around the bracelet. Use a yarn needle to see it in place, hiding all of the other bracelet ties. Weave in ends!

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Wear your new creation with pride! :)



Slouch hat crochet pattern
March 8, 2012, 2:03 pm
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The winter season is almost over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for next year, right? My favorite crochet patterns are the easiest ones to follow. I don’t want to have to decipher meaning from strange instructions. This crochet pattern is very simple, easy to follow, and uses simple stitches to create a hat that is comfortable and stylish.

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Here is my pattern:

I used worsted weight (4) red heart yarn.

I used an I hook.

Abbreviations:
sc: single crochet
fpdc: Front Post double crochet
bpdc: back post double crochet.
ss: slip stitch
sk: skip
FO: Fasten Off
(Stitch count can be found in parenthesis.)

NOTE: Don’t join at the end of the round unless otherwise stated, use a stitch marker and work in continuous rounds.

Pattern:

Either use a magic circle or chain 4.
(If you chain, join to the first stitch with a slip stitch to form a ring.)

Rnd 1: 8sc in the ring. (8)
Rnd2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (16)
Rnd 3: *sc in next stitch, 2 sc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * around. (24)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* Repeat from * around. (32)
Rnd 5: *sc next 3 stitches, 2sc in next sc* Repeat from * around. (40)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next sc* Repeat from * around. (48)
Rnd 7: Sc in each stitch around.. (48)
Rnd 8: *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* Repeat from * around. (56)
Rnd 9: Sc in each stitch around.. (56)
Rnd 10: *Sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat from * around. (64)
Rnd 11: Sc in each stitch around.. (64)
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* Repeat from * around (72)
Rnd 13: Sc in each stitch around.. (72)
Rnd 14: *Sc in next 8 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* Repeat from * around. (80)

**From this point on, if you add more pattern rows, the slouchier the beanie will be at the end. Each row from now on will have 80 stitches.**

Rnd 15: work even.
Rnd 16: *fpsc (front post single crochet), bpsc (back post single crochet) * repeat around.
Rnd 17: *fpdc, bpdc* Repeat from * around.
Rnd 18: *fpsc, bpsc* Repeat around.
Rnd 19-23: Sc in each stitch around.
Rnd 24-25: *fpdc, bpdc* Repeat from * around.
Rnd 26: *fpsc, bpsc* Repeat from * around.
Rnd 27-31: Sc in each stitch around.

**Attach second color here, for brim, if you want to. From now on you can join the rounds.**

Rnd 32-36: Ch 3, *Fpdc, bpdc* Repeat from *around. The last two stitches in the round should be bpdc to continue the pattern. join with a slip stitch at the top of the Ch 3 at the beginning of the round.

FO

I also added a puff stitch flower, and leaves behind it.

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My hat! If you have any questions about the pattern, feel free to leave a comment!

((Note!: My crochet patterns are for personal use only. If  you want to sell the items you make, please contact me.
Please do not redistribute my pattern as your own.))