• Crochet Patterns

    Sloth Hook Case Crochet Pattern

    Sloth Hook Case - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb  #sloth #crochet #freecrochetpattern #crochetpattern #crochetsloth #hookcase #clutch #easycrochetpattern #beginnercrochet

    When I realized that I had more crochet hooks than my first hook case could hold, I needed to come up with a solution. Obviously I was going to crochet something to solve my problem, but what? I typically start working at 5am so that initial climb out of bed can be a slow one. It was on one of those mornings that I had the thought: perhaps sloths are my spirit animal. Then it hit me! I would make myself a sloth hook case!

    A modification of my sloth cup cozy pattern, this hook case is super adorable. If you’re ambitious you can line this with a cute and fun fabric. If you’re lazy like I am, you can go ahead and skip the lining and just stitch the zipper directly to the pouch.

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    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    Approximately 8 yards of Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn in Brown for the eye patches and nose, 69 yards of Bernat Premium in Café Au Lait for the pouch, 22 yards of Red Heart Super Saver in Buff for the face.
    4.5 mm crochet hook
    2 – 18mm Mushroom/Shank Buttons or Safety Eyes
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    7” zipper in a coordinating colour.  I used brown.
    Sewing needle and coordinating thread to sew in the zipper
    Optional: Fabric for lining the case

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SL ST = slip stitch
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    HDCINC = Half Double Crochet Increase
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: Finished size: Approximately 4.75 inches tall x 8 inches wide.

    Gauge: 17 sts across x 13 rows = 4” square

    NOTES: All pieces of this project are worked in continuous rounds.  Only join the rounds where indicated.

    Pouch

    Row 1:  Using Café au Lait, CH 31.  In the 3rd CH from the hook, HDCINC.  HDC 27.  HDC 4 in the last CH.  On the other side of the CH, HDC 27.  HDCINC in the last CH.  Do not join. (62)
    Row 2: HDCINC in the next two stitches. HDC 27, HDCINC in the next four stitches.  HDC 27, HDCINC in the last two stitches. (70)
    Rows 3 – 14: HDC in each stitch around. (70)
    Row 15: (This is a partial round to even up the two sides, you will not complete a full round.)  HDC 24, SC 10, SL ST 3.
    FO and weave in ends.

    Eye Patches (Make 2)

    Row 1: Using Brown, CH 6.  SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SC 3, SC 5 in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the CH, SC 3, SC 3 in the last CH.  Do not join.
    Row 2: (HDCINC) x 2, HDC 3, (HDCINC) x 5, HDC 3, (HDCINC) x 3.
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the face.

    Face

    Row 1:  Using Buff, CH 15.  SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SC 12.  SC 5 in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the CH, SC 12.  SC 3 in the last CH.  Do not join. (34)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 2, SC 12.  (SCINC) x 5, SC 12, (SCINC) x 3.  (44)
    Row 3: (SCINC, SC1) x 2, SC 12. (SCINC, SC1) x 5. SC 12, (SCINC, SC1) x 3 (54)
    Row 4: (HDCINC, HDC 2) x 2. HDC 12. (HDCINC, HDC 2) x 5. HDC 12. (HDCINC, HDC 2) x 3 (64)
    Row 5: (HDCINC, HDC 3) x 2. HDC 12. (HDCINC, HDC 3) x 5. HDC 12. (HDCINC, HDC 3) x 3 (74)
    FO leaving a tail long enough to sew the face onto the pouch.

    Sloth Hook Case - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb  #sloth #crochet #freecrochetpattern #crochetpattern #crochetsloth #hookcase #clutch #easycrochetpattern #beginnercrochet


    Assembly

    Sew the face onto the pouch body.
    Place the button through the small gap created when you put 5 SCs in the last CH of the eye patch. Secure button. Repeat with the other eye patch.
    Position each eye patch on the face, slightly overlapping the edge of the face and sew onto face/pouch. Using dark brown, add a small nose between the eyes. I like my nose to be about 4 stitches wide.

    If you’re using safety eyes: Insert the stem of the safety eye through the small gap created when you put 5 SCs in the last CH in the eye patch. Put the back on the eye.  Position your eye patch as noted above and secure.  The stem of the safety eye will be between the eye patch and the face so it shouldn’t poke into your pouch. Repeat with the other eye and eye patch. Use the dark brown yarn to add a nose between the eyes.

    Sloth Hook Case - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb  #sloth #crochet #freecrochetpattern #crochetpattern #crochetsloth #hookcase #clutch #easycrochetpattern #beginnercrochet

    Attaching the Zipper

    If you’re going to line the pouch, pin the zipper to the lining and then pin and sew the lining into the pouch.  If you’re not using a lining, pin the zipper in place directly to the pouch and using your sewing needle and thread, sew the zipper into place. 

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Clawdia Cat – Free Crochet Pattern

    Clawdia Cat - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb  #crochetcat #cat #kitten #amigurumi #amigurumicat #marymaxim #amigurumiyarn #amigirumipattern #crochet #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern
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    This week’s free crochet pattern is for Clawdia Cat. When I was trying to name this pattern I had a few things in mind: J.K. Meowling, Cindy Clawford, Catrina. Obviously, I had to go with some sort of pun and Clawdia Cat eventually won out.

    Clawdia is a sweet little amigirumi cat made with Mary Maxim’s Amigurumi yarn. I discovered this yarn on a visit to my local Mary Maxim location and was intrigued. The yarn was cost-effective and I liked the feel of it so I decided to pick up a few balls to try it out. Mary Maxim Amigurumi yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend (51% acrylic/49% cotton) that gave this project a really nice finish. There was barely any of the typical halo you get when using 100% acrylic yarn. It’s a size 3 yarn and currently comes in 14 different colours.

    Don’t lose it! Add it to your Ravelry queue HERE.

    If they ever make this yarn in a worsted weight, I’m going to buy a ton of it. I really enjoyed working with it but I do have a preference for using worsted weight yarn for my projects. The balls of this yarn have 142 yards in them so I was almost able to get 2 full Clawdia cats from a single ball of grey which is pretty awesome.

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:
    – Approx 77 yards (0.95 oz) of Mary Maxim Amigurumi yarn in Grey (colour Y150-0920) and approx. 12 yards (0.15 oz) in Red (colour Y270-0150) or another comparable size 3 yarn. 
    – 3.0 mm crochet hook
    – Pink and Black Embroidery Thread
    1 Craft Pipe Cleaner (optional)
    2 – 6mm safety eyes
    Polyester Stuffing
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and embroidery
    Stitch Markers
    Scissor

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    MC = Magic Circle
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: Finished size:  Approximately 5” from base to tip of ears

    NOTES: This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless indicated) which means you do not join the end of the rounds with a sl st. 

    Pattern

    Head & Body

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC 1, SCINC (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Row 6: SC 2, SCINC (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Row 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Row 8: SC 3, SCINC (SC 6, SCINC) x 5, SC 3 (48)
    Rows 9 – 16: SC around (48) *Insert safety eyes in Row 11 with 4 stitches in between them*
    Row 17: SC 3, SCDEC (SC 6, SCDEC)x5, SC 3 (42)
    Row 18: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36) *Start stuffing, adding a bit more every couple of rows.  Stuff firmly*
    Row 19: SC 2, SCDEC (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
    Row 20: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Row 21: SC 1, SCDEC (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
    Row 22: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12) *Stop stuffing*
    Row 23: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Row 24: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC1 (24)
    Row 25: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Rows 26 – 32: SC around (30)
    Row 33: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24) *Start stuffing, adding a bit more every couple of rows.  Stuff firmly*
    Row 34: SC 1, SCDEC (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
    Row 35: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
    Row 36: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Ears (Make 2)

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 4: SC around (12)
    Row 5: (SC1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rows 6 – 8: SC around (18)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto head.  Sew an ear on either side of the head.

    Arms (Make 2)

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 9: SC around (12) *start stuffing as you go; stuff firmly*
    Row 10: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.  Secure onto the body.

    Legs (Make 2)

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 9: SC around (12) *start stuffing as you go; stuff firmly*
    Row 10: (SCDEC, SC1) x 6 (8)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.  Secure onto the body.

    Tail

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Rows 2 – 16: SC around (6)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto body.  If using the pipe cleaner so the tail is bendable, bend the tip of the pipe cleaner on itself so the wire won’t stick out the end.  Cut the pipe cleaner to the same size of the tail and insert it into the tail.  Sew the tail onto the body.

    Skirt

    Using red yarn, CH 30.
    Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and in each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (29)
    Row 2: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch across.  CH 2 and turn. (29)
    Row 3: DC 2 in the first stitch.  DC 4 in the next 27 stitches.  DC 2 in the last stitch. (112)

    Bow

    Row 1: Using red yarn, CH 11.  DC 2 in the 3rd CH from the hook.  DC, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, DC 5 in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the chain, DC, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, DC 2 in the last CH.  Join with a SL ST.
    Row 2:  CH 1.  SC 5, SL ST, SC 11, SL ST, SC 5. Join with a SL ST to the first stitch.  FO and weave in ends.  Using a long piece of red yarn approximately 15” long, secure the end to the back, center point of the bow and wrap the yarn around the center of the box a few times.  When done wrapping, secure the yarn in the back and use the remaining length of yarn to sew the bow onto the head.

    Face

    Using the pink embroidery thread, embroider a nose.  Start in the stitch indicated below and insert your needle into the one stitch below and to the right of the starting stitch.  Fill in the stitches between the starting stitch and the indicated finishing stitch.  FO.

    To embroider the mouth, using black embroidery thread, start in the same stitch that the point of the nose is in.  Insert the needle in the stitch indicated below.

    Insert the needle through the indicated stitch below (three stitches to the right and one stitch up) and back through the last stitch.

    Insert the needle into the stitch three stitches over and one stitch up.

    Using the black yarn, embroider some eyelashes next to each eye.  Start in the stitch directly next to the centre/side of each eye.  Insert the needle into the next stitch and back up through the stitch you started the eyelashes in.  Bring the needle back out one stitch above the first eye lash.  Repeat with the other eye.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal Crochet Patterns

    Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal - Free Amigurumi Pattern from The Loopy Lamb  #whale #narwhal #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #crochettoy #crochetpattern #crochetwhale #crochet #freecrochetpattern #crochetnarwhal

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    I had a whale-y good time coming up with the pattern for Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwal. This is my first published amigurumi pattern that I’ve designed that isn’t a cactus so I’m pretty excited about these guys. They are easily customized by adding bows, eyelashes etc. and they would make a cute baby shower gift or child’s gift. (If you are giving as a gift to a child, I would recommend embroidering eyes as safety eyes can be dangerous for young children).

    I feel like I can’t move in my house without finding one of these guys laying around. Once my kids saw what I was making, they each wanted one. Add in the extras I made to test the pattern and get it just right and there are a lot of whales. So I’m happy to say that I finally have it done and I won’t be making any more whales (at least for a week or two because I have a whale of a time making them).

    Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhale - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

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    For this pattern you’ll need to know how to make a magic circle, single crochet, slip stitch, single crochet increase and single crochet decrease. Althought not necessary, you should know how to do the ultimate finish to get the best looking end to your tail fins. Planet June has a great tutorial and I highly recommend checking it out if you don’t already know how to do this technique. Check out Planet June’s Ultimate Finish Tutorial here.

    Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal are made from the same pattern, just done in different colours and Ned is given a tusk to make him a Narwhal. I hope you enjoy making your own whales. Share them on Instagram by tagging me or using the hashtag #theloopylamb.

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    Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhale - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

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    Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal Crochet Pattern

    Skill Level: Intermediate


    Supplies


    Abbreviations:

    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    MC = Magic Circle
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size – approximately 7.5” long from head to tail and 4.5” from pectoral fin to pectoral fin.

    NOTES:

    • Both Wanda and Ned are made from the same pattern but to make Ned, you’ll need to make the tusk in order to make Ned.  Wanda is Pink and Ned is Teal.
    • When finishing off your tail fins, I recommend using the ultimate finish technique.  You can find a wonderful tutorial for this technique HERE via the Planet June website.
    Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhale - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

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    Pattern:

    Body:

    Row 1: Using your main colour, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Row 2: SCINC x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SCINC, SC1) x 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC1, SCINC, (SC2, SCINC) x 5, SC1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Row 6: SC2, SCINC (SC4, SCINC) x 5, SC2 (36)
    Row 7: (SC5, SCINC) x6 (42)
    Rows 8 – 21: SC around (42) – Insert safety eyes in stitch 21 and with 40 of Row 15.
    Row 22: (SC5, SCDEC) x 3, SC21 (39)
    Row 23: SC around (39)
    Row 24: (SC4, SCDEC) x 3, SC21 (36)
    Row 25: SC around (36)
    Row 26: SC2, SCDEC, (SC3, SCDEC) x 3, SCDEC, SC15 (31)
    *Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing every few rows.  Stuff firmly.*
    Row 27: SC around (31)
    Row 28: (SCDEC, SC2) X 4, SCDEC, SC13 (26)
    Row 29: SC around (26)
    Row 30: (SCDEC, SC1) X 4, SCDEC, SC10, SCDEC (20)
    Row 31: SC around (20)
    Row 32: (SCDEC, SC1) X 3, SCDEC, SC5, SCDEC X2 (14)
    Row 33 – 35: SC around (14)
    Row 36: SCDEC, SC5, SCDEC, SC5 (12)
    Row 37: SC around (12)
    Row 38: SCDEC, SC4, SCDEC, SC4 (10)
    Row 39: (SCINC) X 2, SC2, (SCINC) X 3, SC2, SCINC (16)
    Row 40: SC around (16)
    Row 41: SC4, (SCINC) x 2, SC6, (SCINC) X 2, SC2 (20)
    Row 42:
    (SCINC) X 4, SC6, (SCINC) X4, SC6 (28)
    Row 43: SC around (28)
    Row 44: SC11, SLST through 12TH and 25TH STS together.  Place a stitch marker in stitch 24. Turn work and work right tail fin in the next stitch to the left of the SL ST. SC2 (14)


    Row 45: SC4, SCDEC, SC5, skip SL ST from previous round, SC 2 (12)
    Row 46: (SCDEC, SC2) X 3 (9)
    Row 47:
    (SCDEC, SC1) X 3 (6)FO and weave in ends.

    LEFT TAIL FIN

    Row 1:  Attach yarn into stitch 24 of Row 44.  SC in that stitch and place a stitch marker (this is now your first stitch). SC around (13)  * Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing every few rows.  Stuff firmly.*
    Row 2: SC6, SCDEC, SC5 (12)
    Row 3: (SCDEC, SC2) x3 (9)
    Row 4: (SCDEC, SC1) x 3 (6)
    FO and weave in ends.

    PECTORAL FINS (make 2)

    Row 1: MC 5 (5)
    Row 2:  (SCINC) x 5 (10)
    Row 3:  SC around (10)
    Row 4: (SCINC, SC4) x2 (12)
    Row 5 – 6:  SC around (12)
    Row 7: (SC4, SCDEC) x 2 (10)
    Row 8: (SC3, SCDEC) x 2 (8)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew fin on to the body.  Sew a fin on either side of the body

    TUSK (optional for if you’re making Ned the Narwhal)

    Row 1: Using white yarn, leave a long enough chain to sew the horn onto the body, CH12.  Join with SL ST to the first CH to make a circle, taking care not to twist your chain. (12)
    Row 2: CH 1, SC in the 1st stitch and in each stitch around.  Do not join at the end of the round.  (12)
    Row 3: (SC4, SCDEC) x 2 (10)
    Row 4:  SC around (10)
    Row 5: (SC3, SCDEC) x 2 (8)
    Row 6: SC around (8)
    Row 7: (SC2, SCDEC) x 2 (6)
    Row 8: SC around (6)
    Row 9: (SC1, SCDEC) x 2 (4)
    FO and weave in ends.  Sew onto the middle of the head and weave in ends.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Penny the Bunny Cactus Crochet Pattern

    Penny the Bunny Cactus - Free Crochet Pattern Available from The Loopy Lamb Blog

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    If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love to crochet cacti with personality. When brainstorming my list of projects, a bunny cactus was high on my list. I had a lot of ideas floating around in my head and I decided that I wanted something with a clean and simple but adorable look. Soon after, Penny the Bunny Cactus was born.

    Originally, Penny was going to be named Betsy but it just didn’t feel like the best fit for her. So thank you to everyone on Facebook and Instragram that suggested names for Penny. There were a lot of great suggestions which made it very difficult to choose. Eventually I narrowed it down to two and it was a coin toss after that.

    You can make your very own by following the free crochet pattern for Penny the Bunny Cactus below.

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    Level: Intermediate

    Materials:

    Terminology: US terminology

    Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

    MC:    magic circle
    CH: chain
    SC: single crochet
    SCINC: single crochet increase
    SCDEC: single crochet descrease
    HDC: half double crochet
    HDCINC: half double crochet increase
    SLST: slip stitch
    BLO: back loop only
    ST(s): stitch (es)
    FO: finish off

    Measurement:  Approximately 5.5” tall from bottom of soil to top of head once assembled (ears not included in measurement)

    Important Notes:

    • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
    • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.
    Penny the Bunny Cactus - Free Crochet Pattern Available from The Loopy Lamb Blog

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    Penny the Bunny Cactus Crochet Pattern

    SOIL

    Worked in continuous rounds.

    Row  1:  Using  brown  yarn,  make  a  MC  and  SC  6  into  the  MC (6)
    Row  2:  (SCINC)  x  6  (12)
    Row  3:  (SCINC,  SC  1) x 3  (18)
    Row  4:  SC,  SCINC,  (SC  2,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  1  (24)
    Row  5:  (SCINC,  SC  3) x  6  (30)
    Row  6:  SC  2,  SCINC  (SC  4,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  2  (36)
    Rows  7  –  16:  SC  around  (36)
    Row  17:  SC  2,  SCDEC,  (SC  4,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  2  (30)
    Row  18:  (SCDEC,  SC  3)  x  6  (24)
    Row  19:  SC,  SCDEC,  (SC  2,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  1  (18)
    Row  20:  (SCDEC,  SC)  x  6  (12)
    Row  21:  (SCDEC)  x  6  (6)
    FO  and  weave  in  ends.

    Cactus Body

    Using green and leaving a long tail, CH20.

    Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across.  CH1 and turn. (19)
    Row 2: SC in the first stitch.  SC in the back loop of the next 17 stitches.  SC under both loops of the last stitch (19)
    Repeat row 2 until the piece measures 16 cm.
    FO, leaving a long tail.  Work a running stitch along the long side of the cactus, working into the row ends.  Pull the yarn tight to close the cactus (like a drawstring).  Without fastening off, seam the two short sides together by putting the needle through the bottom loop of both stitches to recreate the ribbing effect for the seam. Insert the safety eyes with two ridges between them. Stuff firmly.  Work a running stitch along the open edge and pull tightly to close the cactus completely.  Secure and weave in your ends.  Sew onto soil.

    Ears (make 2 in pink (inner ear) and 2 in white (outer ear))

    CH 11
    Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SC 6.  HDC 2, HDC 5 in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the chain, HDC 2, SC 7.  CH 1 and turn.(23)
    Row 2:
    SC 7, HDC 2, HDCINC x 5, HDC 2, SC 7.(28)  FO.

    Ear Assembly: To assemble the ears, we are going to crochet through the stitches of both ear pieces (one pink and one white).  Take a pink ear and a white ear and put the two wrong sides together.   Attach the white yarn in the first stitches of both the pink and white pieces.  SC in the first stitch of both pieces.  SC 6, HDC 2, (HDCINC) x 10, HDC 2, SC 7.  FO with long tail to secure the ear to the head.  Repeat with remaining ear pieces to create the second ear.

    Secure each ear to the head of the cactus approximately an inch to an inch and a half apart.

    Bow

    Row 1:
    Using red yarn, CH 11.  DC 2 in the 3rd CH from the hook.  DC, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, DC 5 in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the chain, DC, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, DC 2 in the last CH.  Join with a SL ST.
    Row 2:  CH 1.  SC 5, SL ST, SC 11, SL ST, SC 5. Join with a SL ST to the first stitch.  FO and weave in ends.  Using a long piece of red yarn approximately 15” long, secure the end to the back, center point of the bow and wrap the yarn around the center of the box a few times.  When done wrapping, secure the yarn in the back and use the remaining length of yarn to sew the bow onto the head.


    Using the pink embroidery thread, embroider a nose.  Using the black yarn, embroider some eyelashes next to each eye.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Penny the Bunny Cactus - Free Crochet Pattern Available from The Loopy Lamb Blog

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  • Crochet Patterns

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

#Cowl, #crochet #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #oneskein #oneskeinproject #beginnercrochet

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    This pattern has been a long time coming. I initially posted a picture of my first Ava Cowl on Instagram in the Fall of 2018. I liked the aesthetic of the cowl however, I just wasn’t happy with it. So I tweaked it and tweaked it. Then, to be honest, I would put it down for a while because I would get distracted and move on to one of my other works in progress. But, thanks to the many people that loved it and messaged me asking me for the pattern, I perservered rather than letting this design disappear into my wip pile.

    My initial plan was to use up some of the Bernat Pop that I had in my stash but also to create a pattern that could be done utilizing only one skein of Bernat Pop. Everytime I tweaked something I would end up with too much yarn left over and when I say I want to use one skein, I mean that I want to use as much of that skein as I can and waste as little as possible. If you stick to the gauge, you’ll be able to use the full skein with very little waste – maybe 2 to 3 feet of yarn remaining.

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    If you’re not wanting to use Bernat Pop, this pattern can be done in your favourite comparable worsted weight yarn as long as you’re meeting gauge. I’ve made this cowl in Blue Chambray and Ebony and Ivory colourways and both turned out amazing. The Ebony and Ivory cowl was a big hit and is actually what inspired my Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Pattern

    Pattern

    Skill Level: Easy

    An ad-free version of this pattern can be purchase HERE.

    Supplies:
    1 skein of Bernat Pop or 280 yards of comparable worsted weight yarn.  I’m using Bernat Pop in Blue Chambray
    6.5 mm crochet hook (or whatever hook you need to obtain the gauge)
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    PS = Puff Stitch (see instructions below) 
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

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    Special stitches required:

    Puff Stitch: Yarn over and insert hook into designated stitch.  Yarn over and pull through stitch.  There will be three loops on your stitch.  Repeat this four more times.  You will have a total of eleven loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.  Chain one to secure the stitch.

    Size: 17” across when laid flat and 9.75” tall

    Gauge: 15 sts across x 12 rows = 4” square

    NOTES:
    Instructions within the asterisks (*) are to be repeated.

    Pattern

    CH 110.  Join with a sl st to form a circle.  Make sure your chain isn’t twisted before joining. 

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    Rows 1 – 3: CH 1. Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 4: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Rows 5 – 6: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Row 7: CH 3 (counts as a stitch) PS in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)
    Rows 8 – 9: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 10: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)

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    Rows 11 – 12: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 13: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3 (110)
    Rows 14 – 15: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 16: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Rows 17 – 18: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 19: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)

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    Rows 20 – 21: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (1101)
    Row 22: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Rows 23 – 24: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    Row 25: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)
    Row 26: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)
    Rows 27 – 29: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

    Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb 

#crochet #freecrochetpattern #crochetpattern #freepattern #shawl #scarf #trianglescarf #grannystripe #caronchunkycakes
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    Confession: I have a bit of a weakness for self-striping yarns. It is so hard to resist a skein of yarn with a beautifully matched set of colours that allows me to be lazy with my colour changes. *drool* When I opened one of my Christmas gifts this year and found some Caron Chunky Cakes inside, I was VERY excited. I couldn’t wait to get my new squishy goodness on my hook.

    I had been having a hard time tracking down a 12mm crochet hook but my husband found one and gave it to be for Christmas. It’s my first Clover Amore crochet hook so I was obviously going to use this hook as soon as possible to test it out. I had been looking for this hook to make a triangle scarf I’ve had in mind for a while. Now that I had my hook and a beautiful Caron Chunky Cake in Blue Moon, I was set to get started.

    Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb 

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    When I set out to design this pattern, I wanted to make a decently sized triangle scarf/shawl with a chunky yarn that only required 1 skein to complete. I also wanted to make my tassels from the same skein and for the pattern to be accessible for beginners. I am so pleased with the results!

    Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Shawl

    Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb 

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    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    1 Chunky Caron Cake in the colour Blue Moon (or 297 yards of comparable super bulky yarn)
    12 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    MC = Magic Circle
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size
    Finished size: 50 inches across longest side (not including tassels) x 22 inches wide in the center point (not including tassels) .

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    Gauge: 8 sts across x 3.5 rows = 4” square

    NOTES:
    CH 3s at the beginning of each row count as a stitch.

    Pattern:


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    Row 1: Make a MC and DC 3 into the MC.  CH 3 and turn. 

    Row 2: DC 2 in the first DC. Skip 1 stitch. DC 3 in the last stitch.  CH 3 and turn.

    Row 3: DC 2 in the first stitch.  Skip 2 stitches and DC 3 in the space between the groups of DCs from the previous row.  Skip 2 stitches and DC 3 in the top of the CH 3 from the previous row.  CH 3 and turn.

    Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb 

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    Row 4: DC  2 in the first stitch.  Skip 2 stitches.  DC 3 in each of the next 2 spaces the groups of DCs from the previous row.  Skip 2 stitches and DC 3 in the top of the CH 3 from the previous row.  CH 3 and turn.

    Row 5:  DC 2 in the first stitch.  Skip 2 stitches and DC 3 in each space between the groups of DCs from the previous row across.  DC 3 in the top of the CH 3 from the previous row.  CH 3 and turn.

    Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb 

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    Rows 6 – 30: Repeat Row 5.

    Row 31: Repeat Row 5 but CH1 and turn at the end of the row.

    Row 32: SC in each stitch across and in the top of the CH 3 from the previous row.

    FO and weave in ends.

    Tassels: (make 3)

    Wrap the yarn around a piece of cardboard 4” wide approximately 20 times.  Tie the top of the tassel with another piece of yarn to secure it (ensuring that it is long enough to attach it to the scarf.  I used an 8” piece). Cut one side of the yarn that’s wrapped around the cardboard and remove the yarn from the cardboard.  Take another length of yarn and wrap it around the top of the tassel 8 to 10 times tightly.  Tie a knot and bury the end inside the tassel.   Trim the tassel ends evenly.  Attach a tassel to each point of the scarf securely.

    Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb 

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    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Twisted Shells Ear Warmer -Free Crochet Pattern

    Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb  #crochet #earwarmer #headband #headwrap #crochetpattern
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    I love a good ear warmer pattern. And this free crochet ear warmer pattern is simply beautiful but with a bit of a twist…literally. The twisted shells ear warmer has a slight twist in it that when worn, looks like it is kind of crossed or wrapped on your head. This type of ear warmer looks great on everyone and can be worn a few different ways. I like to wear mine with the point created by the twist pointing up since it makes my round face appear a little less round (BONUS!).

    Here I’ve used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice yarn but you can substitute any other comparable worsted weight yarn that fits your fancy. Just make sure that you match gauge so you don’t end up with a ear warmer that doesn’t fit.

    Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb  #crochet #earwarmer #headband #headwrap #crochetpattern

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    1 skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn or another worsted weight yarn. I’m using Vanna’s Choice in Silver Heather.
    5.0 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

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    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: Adult Woman

    Gauge: 9 sts across x 5 rows = 2” square

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    NOTES:

    Instructions within the asterisks (*) are to be repeated.

    Pattern:

    CH 17.

    Row 1: SC in each stitch across.  CH2 and turn. (16)
    Row 2: *(SC, HDC, DC) in the first stitch.  Skip 2 stitches.* repeat until end and sc in the last stitch.  CH2 and turn. (16)
    Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures approximately 21 inches long or until it fits snugly around your heard.

    Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern


    When the piece reaches the desired length, twist it once and join the ends together.  Slip stitch the ends together and SC around the entire piece. FO and weave in your ends.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Striped Thicket Stitch Blanket Pattern

    Free Crochet Baby Blanket/Lapgahn Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  Great beginner crochet blanket pattern.

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    One of my favourite things about crocheting Christmas gifts for family is that I can use those gifts as opportunities to design new, fun projects.  When making my gift list for this year I really wanted to make my grandmother a blanket.  She loves maroon and has a lot of maroon in her home decor.  So the colours were pretty easy to pick.  They normally wouldn’t be colours I would choose myself but I am so glad that I used them.  I fell in love with the burgundy and whipped cream combo!  Now I want one for myself!

    Free Crochet Baby Blanket/Lapgahn Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  Great beginner crochet blanket pattern.

    Bernat Blanket is my go-to yarn for soft, cozy blankets that work up super quick.   The Bernat Blanket Whipped Cream in this texture actually kind of looks like real whipped cream which just makes me happy…and a little hungry but I promise I didn’t consume any of the yarn. Well…not on purpose anyway!

    This blanket is a lapghan/baby blanket size and is easy a good blanket for beginners.  If you  know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet, you can make this blanket.  It is so simple but has a beautiful texture.

    Free Crochet Baby Blanket/Lapgahn Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  Great beginner crochet blanket pattern.

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    Free Crochet Baby Blanket/Lapgahn Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  Great beginner crochet blanket pattern.

    Striped Thicket Stitch Blanket

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    4 skeins of Bernat Blanket – 2 Burgundy and 2 Whipped Cream
    10 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Scissors

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size – Children’s Size
    Finished size: Approximately 44 inches tall x 34 inches wide.

    Gauge: 9 sts across x 7 rows = 4” square

    NOTES:Instructions within the asterisks (*) are to be repeated. 

    Row 1: Using Burgundy and a 10mm Hook, CH 72
    Row 2:
    SC and DC in the second CH from the hook.  *skip the next CH, (SC, DC) in the next CH* repeat across, SC in the last CH.  CH 1 and turn. (71)
    Row 3:
    SC and DC in the first SC.  *skip the next stitch, (SC, DC) in the next stitch* repeat across, SC in the last stitch. CH 1 and turn.  (71)
    Rows 4 – 15:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    Change to Whipped Cream
    Rows 16 – 31:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    Change to Burgundy.
    Rows 32 – 45:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    Change to Whipped Cream.
    Rows 46 – 61:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    Change to Burgundy.
    Rows 62 – 75:
    Repeat Row 3 (71)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Free Crochet Baby Blanket/Lapgahn Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.  Great beginner crochet blanket pattern.
  • Crochet Patterns

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler Free Crochet Pattern

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here and I am back with another Christmas cactus pattern this week. It’s called the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler! Related to his much tinier relative Saint Prickolaus, the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler is a giant amigurumi that is made with Bernat Blanket yarn, making it PERFECT for cuddling.

    When the original Saint Prickolaus pattern was released for the 30 Days of Cozy Bundle, a lot of people kept telling me that Saint Prickolaus was the only cactus that they wanted to cuddle. It gave me the idea to make a cuddle sized cactus friend. My kids are completely obsessed with this. My son cuddles it when he is watching TV when he gets home from school. I’m going to have to make a second giant amigurumi so they each have one.

     

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. #Giantamigurumi #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #freecrochetpattern #crochetcactus #christmascactus #christmasamigurumi #bernatblanket

    With a Santa Hat and scarf, the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler is all ready for the holiday season. Use him as holiday decor or a fun holiday-themed toy for kids. I have designed the hat for the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler to fit snugly on his head to make sewing the hat on unnecessary. You may have to tug it on him a little. I’ve used a faux fur pompom because I LOVE them but any kind of pom pom will do.

    I have been having a ton of fun making these Christmas Cactus patterns and I hope you all have enjoyed them.  I’m going to be starting my planning for next year’s blog posts and crochet patterns and I want to hear from you!  Let me know what you would like to see more of on the blog next year.  More amigurumi patterns?  More baby stuff?  Tutorials on how to do different stitches?  I love you guys and want to give you more of what you want so let me know in the comments below!

     

     

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    If you have been digging my christmas cactus collection, you can purchase the Christmas Cactus Bundle from my Etsy shop.  You’ll get the following 4 ad-free PDF patterns for the cost of 3:

    • Saint Prickolaus
    • Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler
    • Stanley the Cactus Snowman
    • Randy the Rudolf Cactus

    Check it out HERE.

     

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

     

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    Materials:

    6.5 mm and 7.0 mm Hooks
    Bernat Blanket Yarn (1 ball of each colour) in Go-Go Green, Race Car Red and White
    18 mm Safety Eyes
    PomPom – I’m using a fur pompom (HERE) but any pompom you choose will work.
    Polyester Stuffing
    Scissors
    Tapestry Needle
    Stitch marker

    Terminology: US terminology

    Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

    MC: magic circle
    CH: chain
    SC: single crochet
    SCINC: single crochet increase
    SCDEC: single crochet decrease
    SLST: slip stitch
    BLO: back loop only
    FLO: front loop only
    FO: finish off
    ST(S): stitch(es)

    Measurement(s): Approximately 19” tall from bottom of cactus to top of hat once assembled.

    Important Notes:
    • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
    • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler

    Body
    Row 1: Using green yarn and 6.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Row 6: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Row 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Insert safety eyes in Row 14, with 2 stitches in between them. Stuff the body of the cactus as you go.
    Rows 8 – 38: SC in each stitch around (42)
    Start stuffing the cactus and continue stuffing as you go from this point on.
    Row 39: In BLO, (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)
    Row 40: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
    Row 41: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Row 42: SC 1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
    Row 43: (SCDEC, SC 1) x 6 (12)
    Row 44: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO and sew body onto the soil.

    Arms (make 2)
    Row 1: Using green yarn, make a MC and SC 10 into the MC. (10)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 10 (20)
    Row 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 10 (30)
    Rows 4 – 13: SC around (30)
    Row 14: Stop working in rounds, CH 1 and turn. SC in the first stitch. SC 14. (15)
    FO leaving a long tail for sewing onto each side of the body. Attach an arm onto either side of the body.

    Santa Hat
    Using white yarn and 6.5mm hook, CH 42. Join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Row 1: CH 1. SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. (42)
    Rows 2 – 5: CH 1. SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. (42)
    Switch to red yarn. The rest of the hat will be worked in rounds.
    Rows 6 – 10: Working in both loops, SC in each stitch around. (42)
    Row 11: (SC 5, SCDEC) x6 (36)
    Row 12: SC in each stitch around. (36)
    Row 13: (SC 4, SCDEC) x 6 (30)
    Row 14: SC in each stitch around. (30)
    Row 15: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Row 16: SC in each stitch around. (24)
    Row 17: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)
    Row 18: SC in each stitch around. (18)
    Row 19: (SC 7, SCDEC) x 2 (16)
    Row 20: SC in each stitch around. (16)
    Row 21: (SC 6, SCDEC) x 2 (14)
    Row 22: SC in each stitch around. (14)
    Row 23: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 2 (12)
    Row 24: SC in each stitch around. (12)
    Row 25: (SC 4, SCDEC) x 2 (10)
    Row 26: SC in each stitch around. (10)
    Row 27: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 2 (8)
    Row 28: SC in each stitch around.
    Row 29: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 2 (6)
    Row 30: SC in each stitch around. (6)
    FO leaving a long tail.

    Secure pompom to hat. Bend the top of the hat off to one side and use the tail to secure the tip of the hat to the side of the hat. Weave in your ends. It will be a snug fit getting it onto the cactus so the hat should be able to stay on the cactus without sewing it to the cactus however, feel free to sew it to the cactus if you feel it is needed.

    Scarf
    Using red yarn and 7.0mm hook, CH 81.
    Row 1: SC in the 2nd stitch from the hook and in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. (80)
    Rows 2 – 3: SC in each stitch across. CH 1 and turn. (80)
    FO and weave in ends. Wrap the scarf around the cactus body, just above the arms and either sew onto body at the point where the scarf crosses over itself or tie the scarf onto the cactus.

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    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Crochet Pattern

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

     

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Materials:

    3.5 mm Hook

    Worsted Weight Yarn in Green, Brown and Red.  I’m using Bernat Premium in Spring Green,  Red and Loops and Threads in Chocolate Brown.

    6 mm Safety Eyes

    Polyester Stuffing

    Scissors

    Tapestry Needle

    Stitch markers

    Terminology: US terminology

    Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

    MC:    magic circle

    CH:     chain

    SC:      single crochet

    SCINC: single crochet increase

    SCDEC: single crochet decrease

    SLST: slip stitch
    BLO:   back loop only

    FLO:    front loop only
    FO:      finish off
    ST(S): stitch(es)

     

    Measurement:  Approximately 5.5” tall from bottom of soil to top of head once assembled (antlers not included in measurement)

     

    Important Notes:

    • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
    • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

     

    SOIL

    Row  1:  Using  brown  yarn,  make  a  MC  and  SC  6  into  the  MC (6)
    Row  2:  (SCINC)  x  6  (12)
    Row  3:  (SCINC,  SC  1) x 3  (18)
    Row  4:  SC,  SCINC,  (SC  2,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  1  (24)
    Row  5:  (SCINC,  SC  3) x  6  (30)
    Row  6:  SC  2,  SCINC  (SC  4,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  2  (36)
    Rows  7  –  16:  SC  around  (36)
    Row  17:  SC  2,  SCDEC,  (SC  4,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  2  (30)
    Row  18:  (SCDEC,  SC  3)  x  6  (24)
    Row  19:  SC,  SCDEC,  (SC  2,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  1  (18)
    Row  20:  (SCDEC,  SC)  x  6  (12)
    Row  21:  (SCDEC)  x  6  (6)
    FO  and  weave  in  ends.

     

    Cactus Body

    Using green and leaving a long tail, CH20.

    Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across.  CH1 and turn. (19)
    Row 2: SC in the first stitch.  SC in the back loop of the next 17 stitches.  SC under both loops of the last stitch (19)
    Repeat row 2 until the piece measures 16 cm.
    FO, leaving a long tail.  Work a running stitch along the long side of the cactus, working into the row ends.  Pull the yarn tight to close the cactus (like a drawstring).  Without fastening off, seam the two short sides together by putting the needle through the bottom loop of both stitches to recreate the ribbing effect for the seam. Insert the safety eyes with two ridges between them. Stuff firmly.  Work a running stitch along the open edge and pull tightly to close the cactus completely.  Secure and weave in your ends.  Sew onto soil.

     

    Right Antler

    Using brown yarn, CH 8
    Row 1: SL ST into the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST into the next stitch.  CH 3 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 4 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL into the remaining stitches (7)
    FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the right side of the head.

     

    Left Antler

    Using brown yarn, CH 8
    Row 1: SL ST into the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 4 and SL ST into the first CH. SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 3 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL into the remaining 2 stitches (7)
    FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the left side of the head.

     

    Nose

    Row 1: Using red yarn, make a MC and SC 6 into the ring (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 5: SC around (12)
    Add stuffing.
    Row 6:
    (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO and leave a long tail to sew on to the head.

     

     

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