How to Crochet: David Bowie


crocheted david bowie ziggy stardustI made this little Ziggy Stardust last night to pay tribute to David Bowie, who sadly passed away. A lot of people wanted to get the pattern for it, so I spent all night designing it. I’m putting it up for free for this month only, so download it now up above!

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How to Crochet: a Tie Fighter

IMG_1674The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie is coming out soon, like next week soon. So I thought it would be fun to make a few patterns to celebrate!

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How to Crochet: Acorns

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You can thank my mom for this pattern, who requested me to make around 20 of these little acorns, so thanks mom!

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How to make: ? Block

 

This month I’m dedicating entirely to the Mushroom kingdom! Why? Because why not!?You can learn how to make all the different miniature Mario villians and items with my new Crocheted Mini Mario Villains pattern bundle in my shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LouiesLoops?section_id=10439780 <

And check out the free video pattern for a mini ? Block below!!

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Materials needed:
– Worsted Weight Yarn
– 7  Mesh Plastic Canvas
– Needle to sew in ends
Stitches used:
– None
Difficulty: ● ● ● ● ○
*Includes video tutorials!*


Part 1:
Time stamps in red are for video 1
 
Cut out 6 squares 5×5 out of the mesh plastic. (1:30 – 3:30 )
Cut the edges to make them smooth.
 
Using two strands of yellow yarn and a sharp needle sew the color fully onto the mesh plastic from corner to corner. (3:30 – 7:30 )

When it’s fully covered tie it together in the back and cut loose

 
Repeat this process for all 6 squares
 
For 4 out of the 6 squares:
Using a strand of white yarn sew on a ? on the face (1:30 – 12:00 )
 
 
Part 2:




(view diagrams above for extra help)

Using 2 long strands of yellow yarn and a sharp, long needle, begin sewing together 2 squares, 1 “?” and one blank. This “?” will act as our front and the blank will act as our top. (1 above)
Work down and connect another “?” which will act as our right side (2)
Work back across connecting another “blank” side, acting as our bottom (3)
Work back up, towards where we started connecting yet another “?” side, this will act as our left side (4)
Work towards the back connecting our left and top panels (5)
Work across to the right side connecting our final “?” panel, this will act as our back side (6)
Going back down, connect our back and right panels (7)
Across to the left, connect the bottom and back panels (8)
Working back up, connect the left and back panels together (9)
Pull the yarn and needle through and across, back to the beginning of where 9 started, be sure to work on the inside of the cube. Working back towards the front, sew together the bottom and left side of the piece (10)
Pull the yarn across to the right side and work together the right side and bottom panels, working towards the back panel (11)
Stuff slightly here by pinching the piece together (opening a side) and stuffing with a pencil.
Finally pull the yarn towards the top, through the cube itself (not the outside) and sew together the top and right panels (12)
Cut and hide both ends into the piece.


And don’t forget, you can learn how to make the whole lot of these characters, as well as how to make the shell into a Blue Shell with the new eBook in my shop here:

>> https://www.etsy.com/shop/LouiesLoops?section_id=10439780 <<

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How to crochet: a Mario Shell

This month I’m dedicating entirely to the Mushroom kingdom! Why? Because why not!?You can learn how to make all the different miniature Mario villians and items with my new Crocheted Mini Mario Villains pattern bundle in my shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LouiesLoops?section_id=10439780

And check out the free video pattern for a mini Koopa shell below!!

Materials needed:
– Worsted Weight Yarn
– Size US-I/5.50 mm Crochet Hook
– Needle to sew in ends
Stitches used:
-St : Stitch or stitches
-Sl.st : Slip stitch
-Sc : Single Crochet
Difficulty: ● ● ● ○ ○
*Includes video tutorials!*

Gauge : 5 Rnds and 4 stitches per 1”
Finished piece is about 4” tall
Worked in the round

 

Pattern: 

Main (Starting in color: Red)
Ch 2
(1:35) Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from the hook (6)
(2:00) Rnd 2: sc 2 (inc) in each st (12)
(3:10) Rnd 3: sc in each st around (12)
(4:00) Rnd 4: sc in next st, inc in next st, Repeat 6 times (18)
[4 red, 2 black, 7 red, 2 black, 3 red]
(6:30) Working in back loops for red sts, and both for black
Rnd 5: sc one in first, dec in next, Repeat 6 times (12)
(9:00) Rnd 6: Rnd 6: dec in each (6)
Cut, stuff and sew together

(12:45)

Bottom (In color: Sand)
Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from the hook (6)
Rnd 2: sc 2 (inc) in each st (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next st, inc in next st, Repeat 6 times (18)
Cut, sew end in

Border (in color: white)
(15:25) Ch 19
Cut and pull through, leaving a long end

(16:30) Sew the border around the outside of the shell, through the back loops of the ch, front loops from Rnd 4 on the main, and back loops of the bottom.


And don’t forget, you can learn how to make the whole lot of these characters, as well as how to make the shell into a Blue Shell with the new eBook in my shop here:

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LouiesLoops?section_id=10439780

Subscribe on YouTube or follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to get notified of new videos every week!