Category Archives: Etsy

Etsy Roundup: Knope’s Nick Nacks

Arguably one of the funniest shows of all time, Parks & Rec will be sorely missed. So, reader, you beautiful tropical fish, please treat yo-self to some retail therapy to soothe the burn. We’ll all be okay, probably.

Starting off strong, this hand-embroidered quote hits hard and succinctly described Andy Dwyer in a nutshell. This would be perfect in any dorm, office, or large hole. Bert Macklin would absolutely approve.

Affordable, garbage-can chic, and featuring the Best Band Ever. This pin is a definite no-brainer, and will earn you some serious punk-points if affixed to a leather/jean jacket. Score. The thing is, you can only wear this pin if you can name more than 5 songs. Otherwise, you’re just a middle-school poser.


P.S. Bye-bye Lil’ Sebastian doesn’t count. It is simply too good.


3. Treat Yo Self Hand Hoop
Listen, we all need be kind to ourselves. Buy cashmere slippies, robes of pure satin, etc.  Consider this purchase much healthier than splurging on Krispy Kremes and Chef Boyardee. Tip: Treating yo self should not include severe stomach pain and nausea.)


4. Perdvert Pin
Mmm, imagine all the shocked double-takes you’ll get wearing this pin. Sure, mom’s will probably cross the street with their kids to avoid you and your leather/jean jacket self, but that’s all part of your plan. You’re here to support Perd, statements of the obvious, and Pawnee.


5. Parks & Rec Candles
Oh yes, son. These are 100% real and transcend normal rules of budgeting. Just about PERFECT for that shrine you’ve been building. Once you’ve burned the candle, just clean out the wax residue and you have a Jesus-Leslie that you can drink grape juice out of. Functional!


6. Ron Swanson Brooch
I’ll be honest: I thought brooch’s were something that only spinsters and evil stepmothers wore. This appeals to me on a deep and spiritual level that I can’t really explain. The biggest reason this is on the list is because I would look so good in this brooch. People would stop me in the streets and they would know that I can appreciate a fine piece of wood and am very strangely and dysfunctionally attracted to librarians.


7. April Parks & Rec Poster
Have truer words ever been spoken? This poster would be a great gift, or a great addition to any hole or dumpster you choose to hide in while telling your girlfriend you’re living in Europe.

There you have it, some of our favorite Parks & Rec items on Etsy. Did we miss anything? We’ve got some ideas for possible patterns and products we’d like to offer to pay homage to Parks & Rec, like this mini Ron Swanson up on Etsy, with it’s pattern too!! 

Comment down below if you’d like to see more Parks & Rec on Louie’s Loops!

Etsy Roundup: Batman’s Other Utility Belt

Da-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh, BATMAN! I hope you guys aren’t sick of Bruce Weezy (aka Batman), because we spent entirely too long finding the coolest Etsy things available pertaining to our favorite tortured hero.

We’re starting this nerd-train with subtlety, showcasing this minimalist phone decal. For those who aren’t willing to commit fully to the insanity that is fandom life; this is a great choice. The style of the decal fits seamlessly with iPhone and most smartphone designs, for an understated and cool effect. This is how you get the opposite sex to know that you’re interesting and alternative, but you’re also down to watch football on the weekends and get Taco Bell. The best of both worlds!

2. Bane Mask

Functional and stylish, there is actually no reason we can think of not to purchase this awesome hat. Is it a hat? It sort of covers your face, so let’s call it a Face Hat. This Face Hat instantly gives you the power to break billionaires backs and change the course of the free world. Well, not really. But, think about how warm your nose will be!

3. Vinyl Record Clock

Dude, what more is there to say? Made from recycled records, this clock is a panty-dropper for sure. It’s affordable, cool, and will always let you know how late you are to social engagements! Bonus!

For all you puddin’s out there: don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten. This Harley Quinn cosplay mask is seriously CHOICE. With professional grade quality, this durable mask instantly gives you at least +5 hot points. Maybe more. Let’s see your sledgehammer, and then we’ll talk. This shop also offers a variety of other masks and colors. Even as a stand alone piece, this makes a great costume. Plus, who doesn’t love the idea of running around with a mask in their car in case of emergencies? You never know when you might need to save the day.

Well, this is more terrifying than anything else but OH MY GLOB check out dat realism. While part of me is hesitant to include this (because HELLO, nightmares!) the craftsmanship is seriously too good to ignore. While it may be out of your budget for a costume, these masks could also work as installment art or the Coolest Office Decor Of All Time. Dibs on the babe with the comb-over.

6. Batman Shirt

Pretty sweet threads, huh? The biggest thrill comes from the coziness factor, but puns done this well deserve credit. Comfy and cool, I dig it. There are a lot of different styles available, but this one is a favorite.

7. Handmade Nightwing Wooden Magnet

First off, this magnet is apparently made out of Blood Wood. Who knows what weird shamanistic powers this magnet contains? For the low price of $13, you could possibly clean the streets of Gotham or hang up your next set of Domino’s coupons. The possibilities are endless.

So, what do you think? Did we include all of your favorite Batman regalia? Don’t forget to check out some free Batman patterns here. Also I just made a bunch of Batman amiurugumi available in the shop, too, along with the patterns to make them!

Also don’t forget to use the code: BATMAN at checkout to get 15% off!!

Watch me Crochet: Doctor Who

#WeekofWho continues with some new patterns in the Etsy store, and a brand new Watch me Crochet!

So here are some new patterns to the Etsy store! Click the pictures to go straight to the pattern!

Also, check out this brand new Watch me Crochet video! And make sure to subscribe to my YouTube to be notified later this week for another final Doctor Who Yarnimation!!

Custom Deathstroke I made!

Hey guys! No new video today, but check out this custom order I made last night!! It’s a mini Deathstroke from DC comics and a villain to the Teen Titans (a show that I looooved when it was on Cartoon Network), and probably one of the most detailed minis I’ve ever made!! You can email me or message me on Etsy if you guys want a custom order!!

What kind of villains would you like to see me make?

How to Crochet: a Bomb

Hey guys! I’ve got a brand new pattern today for you guys and even made a video for it! I also added these little Bob-omb’s and Bombs to the Etsy store today so check them out there!

Also there’s a new pattern up for Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi up there too for only 2.99!!


(basically any 100% cotton works)
Needle to sew in ends with

-sc = Single Crochet
-inc = Increase (sc 2 in one st)
-dec = Decrease (sc 2 together)
-hdc = Half-Double Crochet
-ch = Chain
-st = Stitch
-Rnd = Round


In color A (grey) Ch 2
Rnd 1: sc 3 in 2nd ch from the hook, in the first sc made. Don’t turn. (3)
Cut and pull through leaving a long end to sew onto the top of the bomb.

Feet (make two)
In color B (yellow) Ch 3

Rnd 1: sc 1 in second ch from the hook, 2 in the next ch. Flip over. (3)
Rnd 2: sc one in the same st you made the’s in, in next ch over (2)
I know this part seems confusing, but basically you’re just making a tiny oval by working sc’s and’s on one side of a ch, then turning the piece upside-down and working into the back side of the same ch’s. Cut leaving a somewhat long end for sewing onto the piece.

Crank (back side of Bob-omb)
In color B (yellow) Ch 5
Rnd 1: skip first two chs, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 1, hdc 1 and in the last ch (4)
Cut and pull through leaving a somewhat long end again for sewing onto the backside of the bob-omb.

Main part
In color C (black) Ch 2
Rnd 1: sc 6 in the second ch from the hook. Don’t turn. (6)
Rnd 2: sc 2 (inc) in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: sc in first 3 sts, inc in next, repeat x 3 (15)
Sew on the Top part here
Rnd 4 – 6: sc in each st around (15)
Make the wick here (see video above). Sew on eyes here. See this video for instructions on how to sew on eyes.
Rnd 7: sc in first 3 sts, dec in next, repeat x 3 (12)
Sew on the Crank here
Rnd 8: dec in each st around. (6)
Sew on the Feet here.
Finish off by stuffing your piece and sewing together the bottom. See this video for instructions on how to finish off.

Done! Now you have your very own miniature Bob-omb! Don’t cause too much havoc with him.

Oh, and check out the pattern for Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi in my shop now for only 2.99!! 

Watch me Crochet: Booker Dewitt from Bioshock Infinite (oh and win a free Pokeball)

So it’s been a couple weeks and I figured, why not make another video game related ‘Watch me Crochet’ episode, and choose someone from my FAVORITE VIDEOGAME EVER Bioshock Infinite!

Oh, and I figured, lets do another Pokemon giveaway while I’m at it. So again, there’s a new Watch me Crochet episode, new character added to the Etsy, and a giveaway.

All you have to do to win a free Pokeball is go to Instagram or the Booker Dewitt video and comment leaving your guess at who this Pokemon is!

Keychains      |      Patterns    

How to Crochet a PokeBall and tons of other Pokemon stuff!

Hitting it hard right here with a BUNCH of new stuff including a few new patterns, tutorials, Watch me Crochet and even a Giveaway, all Pokémon related!!

So to start, check out this Watch me Crochet for Ash Ketchum and be sure to check out the free giveaway I’m doing for one of these Pokéballs!

Okay so here’s the thing, I’m giving away three of these Pokéballs (which are also available for sale in the Etsy store for only $5!). How you can win one of these is simply guess what Pokémon this guy is!

I made him a few weeks back for a custom order and figured it would be a fun little game for you guys. If you guys like it I’ll be happy to continue this trend and make some more Pokémon.

To guess simply go to the YouTube video here, Instagram post, Twitter post, or Facebook post and say who you think the Pokémon is in a comment!! I’ll choose three correct answers next week to send some Pokeballs to!

So that’s not all, if you know how to crochet, you can learn how to make one of these Pokéballs with this free pattern I did a video of last week!

I hope you guys like this and let me know in the comments if you guys would like to see any different patterns!

-Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Yarn

-Crochet Hook-Size G 4.50mm
-Needle to sew in ends with

-Sc : Single Crochet   

-Inc: Increase (sc 2 in st)
-Dec: Decrease

-St : Stitch or stitches

Button (to be sewn onto front of Pokeball)

In white, Ch 2 or use adjustable ring (Don’t Turn)
Rnd 1: sc 3 in 2nd ch from the hook (3)
Cut, leaving a long end to use when sewing onto ball

Starting in red
Ch 2 or use adjustable ring (Don’t Turn)

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from the hook (6)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st (12)

Rnd 3: sc in first 4 sts, inc in next, repeat 3 times (15)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 5: sc in each st around (15)
Change to white
Rnd 6: sc in each st around (15)
Sew button on here.
Rnd 7: sc in first 3 sts, dec in next, repeat 3 times (12)
Rnd 8: dec in each st (6)
Cut, stuff and sew together [see video here for instructions]

I know it’s a lot to take in. If you want to get updated on new stuff quicker make sure to check out my YouTube for videos, and Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter where I post every time there’s something new!

Crochet Me: Episode 1 – Andy Rose

Hey guys, I wanna introduce you to yet another new series on my YouTube channel, and this one you can be a part of!  It’s called “Crochet Me” in it I crochet famous YouTubers one week then viewers the next! 

To be a part of “Crochet Me” just post a picture of yourself or someone you want me to crochet to @louiesloops on Instagram with the hashtag #crochetmelouie and I’ll choose one person every other week to crochet!

This week I made my friend and YouTuber Andy Rose. You can check out his channel here, and maybe I’ll be crocheting you next week!

Avengers Assemble… Again!

Okay guys. I’ve got a lot for you today. Firstly, I’d like to let you know that I have a new video out now at my Youtube channel (which if you havn’t subscribed to you should do right now!) on how I do color changes while crocheting! I’ll be posting a new How to crochet video every Monday now!!

Now I’d like to introduce you to the newest addition to the Etsy store!

I call these guys “Pod People.” And these, if you didn’t guess already, are the Avengers, and the first collection of “Pod People” are now available in the Etsy store both as products AND as patterns!

                                                                       And snag the patterns here!!

I’ve got some big ideas for these guys too, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing new versions of them very soon.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales!

Hello fellow loopers!!

                    In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, come check out the awesome sales on some of the Etsy shop‘s most popular items! Get up to 40% off of hats and and iPhone covers and over 50% off of patterns! On top of the sales, get the patterns, covers and hats even cheaper by using the coupon codes “CYBERMONDAY” for patterns to get an additional 25% off, and use the code “BLACKFRIDAY” on hats and iPhone covers to get FREE SHIPPING!! Come see the biggest sales in my Etsy shop ever!

Get brand new patterns like the Santa Hat pattern with instructions on how to make elf ears for an additional 25% off of the sale value with the code “CYBERMONDAY
Get the new iPhone covers with FREE SHIPPING by using the code “BLACKFRIDAY” at checkout!