• Crochet Patterns

    Carter the Carrot Amigurumi Pattern

    Carter the Carrot Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    In celebration of Best Friends Day tomorrow, I’ve teamed up with Osage County Crochet to bring you two free crochet patterns this week! While we were brainstorming ideas, we found out that tomorrow is Best Friends Day and wanted to do a best friends theme. After some deliberation, we wanted to make some amigurumi peas and carrots who were best friends. My contribution to this collaboration is Carter the Carrot.

    I have to confess something. As soon as we started talking about our peas and carrots idea, I knew I was going to be putting a moustache on Carter the Carrot. I will put a moustache on ANYTHING. My very first crochet design was a cactus with a moustache on it. I don’t know why, but I think moustaches are hilarious and awesome so I love to put them on stuff.

    Amigurumi Carrot, Carterthe Carrot with Inpirational Stitch Markers by The Loopy Lamb

    Carter is a realitively quick and easy project that even beginners can do. You will need to know how to make a magic circle, single crochet, single crochet increase and decrease as well as how to single crochet in the back bump of your chain. (Need to learn how to crochet in the back bump of your chain? Check out this quick tutorial HERE.)

    When you’re done here, head on over to Osage County Crochet to check out her part of our collaboration: Beary the Pea.

    You can find Osage County Crochet on social media here:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osagecountycrochet/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/osagecountycrochet

    Carter the Carrot with Scissors and Crochet Hook

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

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Get the inexpensive ad-free PDF copy of this pattern which includes step by step photos for making the glasses as well as the moustache template HERE via Etsy or HERE via Ravelry.

    Supplies:
    3.5 mm hook
    2 – 10 mm eyes
    Approximately 15 yards (14m) of Bernat Premium Yarn in Spring Green
    Approximately 35 yards (32 m) of Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot
    Black Craft Felt
    Scissors
    Tapestry Needle
    Fabric Adhesive
    20 Gauge Silver Craft/Jewelry Wire for Glasses
    Sharpie Marker (or something around the same size to wrap the wire around for the glasses)
    Polyester Stuffing
    Stitch Marker

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

    Gauge: Not important as long as tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no large gaps between stitches – 10 stitches x 11 rows = 2″
    Finished size: 7.5 inches tall x 2.5 inches wide (at its widest point).

    NOTES:

    – This pattern is written in American standard terms
    – This project is worked in the round.  Do not join at the end of each round unless indicated otherwise.

    carter the carrot with a Be You Stitch Marker

    Carter the Carrot Pattern:

    Body

    Row 1: Using orange, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Row 2:  (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC2, SCINC) x 5, SC1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Row 6: SC around (30)
    Row 7: SC2, SCINC, (SC4, SCINC)X 5, SC2 (36)
    Rows 8 – 10: SC around (36)
    Row 11: SCDEC, SC16, SCDEC, SC16 (34)
    Row 12: SC around (34)
    Row 13: SC 8, SCDEC, SC15, SCDEC, SC7 (32)
    Row 14: SC around (32) – Insert eyes 6 stitches apart in Row 14.
    Row 15: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 13, SCDEC SC 12 (30)
    Row 16: SC around (30)
    Row 17: SC 13, SCDEC, SC 13, SCDEC (28)
    Row 18: SC around (28)
    Row 19: SC 4, SCDEC, SC 12, SCDEC, SC 8 (26)
    Row 20: SC around (26)
    Row 21: SC 7, SCDEC, SC 7, SCDEC, SC8 (24)
    Row 22: SC around (24)
    Row 23: SCDEC, SC10, SCDEC, SC 10 (22)
    Row 24: SC around (22)
    Row 25: SC5, SCDEC, SC9, SCDEC, SC4 (20)
    Row 26: SC around (20)
    Row 27: SC 8, SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC, SC 2 (18)
    Row 28: SC around (18)
    Row 29: SC 2, SCDEC, SC7, SCDEC, SC5 (16)
    Row 30: SC around (16)
    Row 31: SCDEC, SC 6, SCDEC, SC 6 (14)
    Row 32: SC around (14)
    Row 33: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 5, SCDEC, SC 2 (12)
    Row 34: SC around (12)
    Row 35: SC 3, SCDEC, SC 4, SCDEC, SC 1 (10)
    Row 36: SC around (10)
    Row 37: SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC, SC 2, SCDEC (7)
    Row 38: SC around (7)
    Row 39: SC 4, SCDEC, SC 1 (6)
    FO and weave in ends.

    amigurumi carrot wearing glasses

    Leaves

    Row 1: Using green, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: SC 1, *CH13, SC in the back bump of the 2nd CH from the hook.  Working down the CH, SC 11 in the back bump of each CH.  SC into the next stitch of Row 2.*  Repeat 11 more times. SL ST into the first SC of this round.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto carrot body.  Sew onto top of carrot head.

    Glasses

    carter the carrot and tools for making glasses

    Using silver craft/jewelry wire, bend the wire at a 90 degree angle approximately an inch from the end of the wire.  Next to the bend, create a circle by wrapping the wire around a large pen/marker once – this creates the first “lens”.  Leave some wire straight to act as the bridge of the glasses.  Make sure that the bridge is long enough so that when you create the second lens, the eyes should be centered in each “lens”. (I find it’s helpful to measure the space between the two eyes to help me gauge how long the bridge should be.)  Wrap the wire around the marker again to create the second “lens”.  Create a 90 degree bend in the wire to create the second “arm” and cut off at an inch and a half.  Put them on the carrot, inserting the arms into the carrot, through the spaces between the stiches on the outside of the each eye.  (Need more help? A step-by-step photo tutorial for making the glasses is available on the ad-free PDF available HERE via Etsy or HERE via Ravelry.)

    wire glasses for amigurumi

    Moustache

    Cut a moustache out of black felt. Mine is approximately 1 3/8” long. The template that I used for my moustache is available in the PDF of the pattern which is available HERE via Etsy or HERE via Ravelry. Apply some of the fabric glue to one side of the moustache and glue it to the carrot just below the bottom of the glasses.

    moustache

    When you’re done here, don’t forget to head on over to Osage County Crochet to see her pattern for Carter’s best friend Beary Pea.

    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 Carter the Carrot!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or use #theloopylamb on Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    If you like amigurumi patterns, check out these fun projects: Wanda the Whale and Ned th Narwhal or Clawdia Cat

    Carter the Carrot Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    The colour block make up bag is a super easy, beginner-friendly crochet pattern that can be made in a few hours. Because who doesn’t love a quick, easy crochet pattern?

    Don’t lose it. Add it to your Ravelry Queue HERE.

    One of my favourite features of this bag is the suede tassel. I hunted high and low to find the perfect tassel for this project. After going to a few shops locally and searching online, I found this beauty on Etsy at Moxie’s Leather. Their tassels were gorgeous and I was so excited to support another Canadian maker that I couldn’t wait for it to get here. I think it was the perfect finishing touch to this bag.

    I also added another one of the Tim Holtz Word Bands to this bag. I have used them on the last two bags I’ve designed (The Rainbow Saver Tote Bag and the Shoreline Seeker Tote) and I really enjoyed the look they give to the bags. The one I used on this bag says “Encourage your hope, not your fears”.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    Skill Level: Beginner

    Get the inexpensive ad-free PDF copy of this pattern HERE.

    Supplies:
    Bernat Handicrafter in White (1- 50g Skein) and Classic Navy (1 – 50g Skein)
    4 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    8” White Zipper
    White Sewing Thread and Sewing Needle
    Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band (Optional)
    4” Leather Tassel (Optional) – I got mine from Moxie’s Leather on Etsy (HERE)
    1 – 9mm Split Jump Ring to attach Tassel to Zipper (Optional)
    Sewing Pins
    Measuring Tape
    Scissors
    Fabric Pencil (or something to mark where you need to sew on the bottom of the bag)


    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

#crochet #crochetpattern #freepattern #freecrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern #diy #makeityourself #crochetproject #fastcrochetproject #quickcrochetpattern #easycrochetpattern #crochetbag #makeupbag #bag #crochetclutch

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: Finished size: Approximately 3.75 inches tall x 8.75 inches wide (at widest part) x 3“ deep (at base).

    Gauge: 9.5 sts across x 9 rows = 2” square


    NOTES:
    – This pattern is written in American standard terms
    – This project is worked in the round.  The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch of that round.


    Using Classic Navy, CH 71.  Join with a SL ST to the first CH to form a ring.  CH 1. (71)
    Rows 1 – 12: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. CH1. (71)
    Change to White
    Rows 13 – 23: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST.  CH1 (71)
    Row 24: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. (71)
    FO. Weave in ends.

    With the bag inside out, line up the bottom stitches.  Using Classic Navy, sew the bottom of the bag together, sewing through each set of lined up stitches.  FO and weave in ends. 

    Applying the zipper:  Pin in the zipper and using the sewing thread and needle, sew the zipper to the bag.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    To make the square bottom:  Keeping the bag inside out, turn it upside down.  Lay the bag so that the bottom faces up and one of the corners lays out in a triangular shape, with the seam centered. Use a ruler and measure 1 1/8” from the tip of the cover and mark a line across the corner at that point.  Using Classic Navy, sew through both layers across that line.  Repeat on the other corner. Fold the corners towards the center of the inside of the bag and using a length of classic navy secure the corners down to the bottom of the bag.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

#crochet #crochetpattern #freepattern #freecrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern #diy #makeityourself #crochetproject #fastcrochetproject #quickcrochetpattern #easycrochetpattern #crochetbag #makeupbag #bag #crochetclutch
    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

#crochet #crochetpattern #freepattern #freecrochetpattern #beginnercrochetpattern #diy #makeityourself #crochetproject #fastcrochetproject #quickcrochetpattern #easycrochetpattern #crochetbag #makeupbag #bag #crochetclutch

    Finishing Touches: If using the word band, sew it to the front of the bag in the center, just below the opening.

    If using the tassel, attach it to the jump ring and attach the jump ring to the zipper to act as a zipper pull.

    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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    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Rainbow Saver Tote Crochet Pattern

    The Rainbow Saver Tote - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    I had been looking for a really great rainbow yarn pallette for a while for this design when I came across the Chiffon Rainbow Ombre Pack from Darn Good Yarn. I am a sucker for ombre pallettes but when i saw the rainbow pack, I was sold. I knew I had to design something with it. The Rainbow Saver Tote is the result.

    Get an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE.

    What drew me to this product (other than the lovely colours) was the fact that Chiffon Ombre Packs are made from recycled Saris. I love getting to crochet with different fibres and textures. Additionally, using this stuff keeps it out of landfills. Honestly, I was hooked.

    Girl sitting next to rainbow saver tote

    If you haven’t checked out Darn Good Yarn yet, I recommend that you do. They have some really cool products that are unique and environmentally friendly. Most of the products are ethically sourced, recycled materials in a variety of gorgeous colours. The Chiffon Rainbow Ombre Pack that was used to make this bag is a size 5 bulky yarn and I used an 8mm crochet hook.

    Rainbow Saver Tote Pattern

    close up view of rainbow saver tote

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    1 Chiffon Ribbon Ombre Pack in Ribbon from Darn Good Yarn (Use the code THELOOPYLAMB15 to save 15%
    8 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    4 – 11.1 mm Eyelets or Grommets
    11.1 mm Eyelet/Grommet Application kit
    Hammer
    Approximately 6 feet of 3/8” 3 strand cotton rope for handles (I got mine from mapleleafropes.com)
    Optional: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band
    Optional: Sewing thread and needle if using the word band


    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    SL ST = slip stitch
    BLO = Back Loops Only
    FO = Finish Off

    Don’t lose it. Add it to your Ravelry Queue HERE.


    Size: One Size
    Finished size: Approximately 13 inches tall (when standing) x 16.75 inches wide.


    Gauge: 9 sts across x 11 rows = 4” square


    NOTES:
    – This pattern is written in American standard terms

    – This bag is worked in the round.  Do not join at the end of each round unless indicated otherwise.

    – When changing colours, I use the invisible join method to minimize the look of the colour changes and to avoid having a visible seam.  You can find a tutorial on how to do the invisible join HERE.  Alternatively, you can join each round with a slip stitch but you will have a visible seam.

    – You can make this pattern without the eyelets/grommets but they add strength and longevity to the bag.  Since the Chiffon Ribbon is chiffon, it may not hold up as long without the eyelets/grommets acting as a shield from the friction of your handle.


    Pattern:

    Using Indigo, CH 21. 
    Row 1: 3 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SC 18, 5 SC in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the chain, SC 18, 2 SC in the last CH (46)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 3, SC 18, (SCINC) x 5, SC 18, (SCINC) x 2 (56)
    Row 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 3, SC 18, (SC 1, SCINC) x 5, SC 18, (SC 1, SCINC) x 2 (66)
    Row 4: (SC 2, SCINC) x 3, SC 18 , (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 18, (SC 2, SCINC) x 2 (76)
    Row 5: In BLO, SC in each stitch around (76)
    Rows 6 – 8: SC in each stitch around (76)
    Change to Blue
    Rows 9 – 14: SC in each stitch around (76)
    Change to Green
    Rows 15 – 20: SC in each stitch around (76)
    Change to Yellow
    Rows 21 – 26: SC in each stitch around (76)
    Change to Orange
    Rows 27 – 32: SC in each stitch around (76)

    Girl holding rainbow saver tote

    Change to Red
    Rows 33 – 34: SC in each stitch around (76)

    Row 35: SC 19, CH 1, SK 1, SC 14, CH1, SK1, SC 22, CH 1, SK 1, SC 14, CH 1, SK 1, SC 3 (76)
    Rows 36 – 38: SC in each stitch around (76)
    Join to the first stitch with a SL ST and FO.  Weave in ends.

    Adding the Eyelets/Grommets

    You will need a solid surface that can handle the force of a hammer being using on it to apply the grommets. 

    Add eyelets/grommets to each of the CH 1 spaces.  The side with the “stem” is the grommet so insert it through the CH 1 space from the outside. It will be a snug fit. There will be a solid metal circle that comes with the grommet kit.  This is the base.  Place the base underneath your grommet (it protects it from being damaged).

    grommet and grommet application base

    This picture shows the outside facing part of the grommet on top of the grommet application kit.



    grommet applied to right side of bag

    This is what it looks like after the grommet has been inserted through the chain space.


    top side of a grommet

    This is the back of the grommet (washer) that should be facing the inside of your bag.


    application of the top of the grommet

    Place the washer over top of the stem portion of the grommet.


    grommet and grommet application tool

    Place the flaring tool inside the hole of the grommet.


    hammer hitting grommet application tool as it is applied to rainbow saver tote

    Hit the flaring tool with the grommet until the washer and grommet are fastened securely together.

    Adding the Handles:

    Cut rope into two 38” lengths.  Insert the end of one of the rope lengths through an eyelet going from the inside to the outside of the bag.  Tie a knot in the end of the rope that you just pulled to the outside of the bag and pull taut.  Repeat with the other end of the same handle, ensuring that you are inserting it through the eyelet on the same side of the bag that you used the first time.  Once complete, repeat to create the handle on the other side of the bag.  I picked cotton rope because it frays a bit when cut and it gives a cool weathered look to the rope.  If you don’t like the fraying, you could try using a nylon rope or polyester blend rope. I prefer the cotton because it is softer on your hands and I prefer the twisted look rather to braided.

    Attaching the Word Band

    If using the word band, using a sewing needle and thread, sew the word band onto your bag.  I placed mine in the center point between the knots of one of the handles.

    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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    The Rainbow Saver Tote - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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  • Crochet Patterns

    The Shoreline Seeker Tote Free Crochet Pattern

    Shoreline Seeker Tote - Free Pattern from The Loopy Lamb Blog.  Quick, easy and accessible for beginners.  #crochet #tote #crochettote #marketbag #beachbag #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #pattern #summercrochet #beachbum #shorelineseeker
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    Raise your hand if you can’t wait until the warmer weather gets here! ✋ We have been getting some pretty crazy weather here this spring and it has had me longing for the long, hot days of summer. In preparation for our family trips to the beach, I wanted to create a beach tote that was big enough to carry everything we need for a trip to the beach. So I created the Shoreline Seeker Tote.

    The Shoreline Seek Tote is a fun and quick project using Bernat Maker Home Dec. It is a cotton and nylon blend bulky (size 5) yarn which is just like a t-shirt yarn. Since it has a tubular construction, it doesn’t have plies to split while you’re crocheting. It is machine washable (which, as a mom, I absolutely love) and i thoroughly enjoyed working with it.

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

    The length of the strap is long enough to be worn across the body but still short enough to be worn on just one shoulder. You can adjust the length of the strap by adding or omitting rows.

    Close up of tag on bag that says enjoy the journey

    I found these really cute word bands when I was at Michaels a little while ago and I thought they would look great as a tag. The one that I added to my bag says “Enjoy the Journey” which really spoke to me. If you have ever vacationed with young kids, you can sometimes feel like you need a vacation from your vacation by the end. It can be hard to relax when you’re running after little ones. So I added this specific tag to my bag as a reminder to slow down and enjoy the journey with my kids when on vacation. This time with them is short and sweet so I need that reminder to enjoy the craziness while I can.

    Get an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of the Shoreline Seeker Tote pattern HERE.

    Shoreline Seeker Tote - Free Pattern from The Loopy Lamb Blog.  Quick, easy and accessible for beginners.  #crochet #tote #crochettote #marketbag #beachbag #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #pattern #summercrochet #beachbum #shorelineseeker

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:
    2 skeins of Bernat Maker Home Dec in Aqua
    5 mm crochet hook
    8 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    Optional: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SL ST = slip stitch
    SC = Single Crochet
    FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet (Check out my tutorial HERE)
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size
    Finished size: 16.5 inches tall x 21.5 inches wide.

    Shoreline Seeker Tote on Mannequin

    Gauge: 13 sts across x 9 rows = 4” square \

    Pattern:

    Shoreline Seeker Tote - Free Pattern from The Loopy Lamb Blog.  Quick, easy and accessible for beginners.  #crochet #tote #crochettote #marketbag #beachbag #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #pattern #summercrochet #beachbum #shorelineseeker

    Bag Body:

    Row 1: FHDC 99 or CH100 and HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each st. across. CH1 and turn. (99)
    Row 2: HDC 2, CH1, Skip 1, *HDC 1, CH1, Skip 1* repeat 47 times.  HDC 2.  CH 1 and turn. (99)
    Row 3: HDC in the first two stitches.  HDC in the CH space.  *HDC in the next stitch.  HDC in the CH space* repeat 47 times.  HDC in the last two stitches.  CH 1 and turn. (99)
    Rows 4 – 49: Alternate Row 2 and 3 (99)
    fter you have chained 1 and turned on row 49, fold the bag in half (with right sides together) bringing the left side of Row 49 together with the right side of Row 49.  SL ST the two sides together to create a seam.  Cut Yarn.  Reattach yarn on the other short end of the rectangle in the first stitch of your foundation row.  SL ST the two sides together to create a seam.  FO and weave in ends.

    Shoreline Seeker Tote Bag with accessories

    Trim and Strap:

    Row 1: Reattach yarn at the top of the bag near the seam and SC 100 evenly around the top of the bag.  Do not join.
    Row 2: Continue working in the round, HDC in each stitch around (100)
    Row 3: HDC around. (100)
    Row 4: Switch to 5.5mm hook. This will start the strap.  SC 6. CH 1 and turn. 
    Row 5: SC 10.  CH 1 and turn.
    Rows 6 -96: SC across.  CH 1 and turn (10)
    Row 97: SC across.  FO leaving a long tail to sew the strap to the other side of the bag.
    Count 40 stitches to the left of the first stitch of your strap and place a stitch marker.  Place a stitch marker in the 10th stitch away from the first stitch marker.  Line up the unfinished end of your strap with your stitch markers that you placed on the body of the bag (taking care not to twist the strap) and sew the strap to the body of the bag.

    Optional: If using the word band, sew the word band onto the side of your bag.  I placed mine in the center of the trim.

    I hope you enjoyed making your Shoreline Seeker Tote. Please remember to pin and share this post.

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    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

    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.
    Scissors
    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. 

    Love sloths? Check out my sloth crochet cup cozy that matches this hook case!

    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 sloth hook case!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Tag me on social media or use #theloopylamb on Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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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. Ready to make your own Clawdia Cat? Let’s get started.

    Mary Maxim Amigurumi Yarn and Furls Crochet Hook on top

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Amigurumi cat drinking tea

    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 4 (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 of your Clawdia Cat.

    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.

    Clawdia Cat Embroidery step 1

    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.

    Clawdia Cat Embroidery step 2

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

    Clawdia Cat Embroidery step 3

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

    Clawdia Cat Embroidery step 4

    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.

    Clawdia Cat Finished Embroidery

    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 Clawdia Cat!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or using #theloopylamb on Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal

    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

#freecrochetpattern #crochetwhale #narwhal #crochetnarwal #whale #crochetpattern #moderncrochet #amigurumipattern #amigurumi #amigurumiwhale #amiguruminarwhal

    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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    Ned the Narwhal

    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 amigurumi whale

    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)

    How to crochet the whale tail


    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.   

    I’d love to see your finished Wanda the Whale and Ned Narwhal  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or using #theloopylamb on Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    Ready for another fun amigurumi pattern? Try Clawdia Cat!

  • Crochet Patterns

    Penny the Bunny Cactus Crochet Pattern

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

#Cactus #crochet #crochetcactus #freecrochetpattern #bunny #bunnyears #bunnyearcactus #bunnycactus #crochetpattern #homedecor #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #freamigurumipattern #amigurumicactus

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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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    Want to try another cactus character? Try one of these:
    Randy the Reindeer Cactus
    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler

  • Crochet Patterns

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

    The Ava Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    The Ava Cowl crochet 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. 

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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

    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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    This week I’m back with another free crochet pattern: The Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf. I have to confess: 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 draped over shoulders of a mannequin

    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

    Girl holding Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf

    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.

    close up of texture of the once in a blue moon triangle scarf


    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 on mannequin


    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.

    Close up of chunky tassel

    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 Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf!  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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