Yarn Treasures

Month: October 2014

Free Aviator Fox Pattern

I got such positive feedback for Foxtrot and Echo, my aviator fox and his wife I wanted to create a simple mini version to share with you all. Enjoy this free fox pattern!

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Materials:
3.0 mm Crochet hook
Embroidery needle
1 pair 9 mm safety eyes
1 12 mm safety nose
3 mini gold brads
polyfil stuffing
Worsted weight orange yarn, brown yarn, grey yarn, white yarn
Recommended yarns:
Lionbrand Vanna’s choice in the following colors:
Chocolate (or Taupe), Terracotta and silver heather
Lionbrand pound of love in Antique white

Abbreviations
sc – Single crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
slst – slip stitch

Head
With orange yarn
Magic circle with 6 sc
R1: inc (x6) – (12)
R2: sc, inc (x6) – (18)
R3: 2 sc, inc (x6) – (24)
R4: 3 sc, inc (x6) – (30)
R5: 4 sc, inc (x6) – (36)
R6-10: sc 36 -(36)
R11: 4 sc, dec (x6) – (30)
R12: 3 sc, dec (x6) – (24)
Place safety eyes between rows 9 and 10 approx 9-10 stitches apart
Start stuffing head
R13 2 sc, dec (x6) – (18)
R14 1 sc, dec (x6) – (12)
Finish stuffing head
R15 dec (x6) – (6)
Bind off and weave in ends.

Nose

With orange yarn
Magic circle with 4 sc
R1: sc 4
R2: inc (x4) – (8)
R3: sc 3 inc (x2) – (10)
R4: sc 1, inc (5) – (15)
fasten off and leave tail to sew onto face
Insert the safety nose
Lightly stuff before sewing to the head.

Hat

With brown yarn
Magic circle with 7 sc
R1: inc (x7) – (14)
R2: sc, inc (x7) – (21)
R3: 2 sc, inc (x7) – (28)
R4: 3 sc, inc (x7) – (35)
R5-10: sc 35
R11: sc 6, chain 1 turn (6)
R12: Dec 3 (3)
R13: Dec (1)
Bind off and weave
Attach brown yarn on the opposite end of the flap you just created (R11)
Repeat
sc 6, chain 1 turn (6)
dec 3 (3)
dec (1)
Attach white yarn and sc all the way around to trim the hat.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Goggles
Using white yarn (make 2)
Magic circle with 5 stitches
R1: inc (X5) – (10)
R2: sc,inc (x5) – (15)
Switch to grey yarn
R3-4: sc 15

For the first disk bind off and weave in tail.
For the second disk chain one at the end and slst to any part of the 2nd disk

Finally opposite the slst connection on one of the disks attach the grey yarn and chain 30
connect with the other circle using a slst and sc back along the chain until you are back where you started.
This will make the goggle band. Bind off and weave in ends.

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Ears (make 2)
With orange yarn
Magic circle with 4sc
R1: sc4
R2: in (x4) -(8)
R3: sc 3, inc (x2) -(10)
R4: sc 1, inc (x5) -(15)
R5: Sc 15

Body
With Orange yarn
Magic circle with 6 sc
R1: inc (x6) – (12)
R2: Sc, inc (x6) – (18)
R3: 2 sc, inc (x6) – (24)
R4: 3 sc, inc (x6) – (30)
R5: 4 sc, inc (x6) – (36)
change to brown yarn
R6: sc 36 in back loops only
R7: sc 4,dec (x6) -(30)
R8: sc 30
R9: sc 3, dec (x6) – (24)
R10: sc 24
R11: sc 2, dec (x6) – (18)
R12: sc 1, dec (x6) – (12)
swtich to white yarn
R13: sc 12
Leave tail for sewing

Now go back to row 6 where you crocheted in the back loops there should be a set of front loops
where you can attach your white yarn and crochet around to create the trim for the jacket.

Insert your gold brads for the buttons and stuff the body.

Arms (make 2)
with orange yarn
Magic circle 5 sc
R1-2 sc 5
Change to chocolate yarn
R3: sc 5
R4: sc 5 in back loops only
this will create a line of raised stitches where you can easily attach the trim later
R5-7 sc 5 (both loops)
bind off and leave tail for sewing
go back and attach white yarn to the row of raised stitches and sc around. Bind off and weave in tail.

Legs (make 2)
With orange yarn
Magic circle 9
R1: sc 2 inc (x3) – (12)
R2-6 sc 12
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing

Tail
With white yarn
Magic circle with 4 sc
R1: 4 sc (4)
R2: inc (x4) – (8)
R3: sc, inc (x4) – (12)
R4: 2 sc, inc (x4) – (16)
R5: sc 16 – (16)
switch to orange yarn
R6-8 sc 16 – (16)
R9: sc 2, dec (x4) – (12)
R10: sc 12 – (12)
R11: sc 2, dec (x4) – (8)
R12: sc 8 – (8)
R13: dec (x4) – (4)
R14: sc 4 (4)
bind off and leave tail for sewing

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Scarf
R1: Chain 35 turn
R2: Sc 35 back along the chain
Fasten off and weave in tail

You now have all your pieces simply assemble! Note that the ears go onto the hat and the hat should be sewn down to the head.

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Thank you so much for supporting us! If you make Foxtrot, we’d love to see! Post on Instagram with #foxtrotYT. Please feel free to let me know if you see any mistakes.

©2014 Yarn Treasures. This pattern is intended for personal use only. You are not allowed to resell, redistribute or share this pattern. Products made from this pattern may not be use sold or used for commercial purposes.

“SEASONS” Bunnies

 

 

GroupBunniesOne of the first projects I ever learned to crochet was this bunny pattern by Stephanie Lau of Allaboutami.com  I loved the easy pattern and all the ways I could easily dress the bunnies up and make each on my own.

It actually was spring when I first decided it would be amazing to create a set of bunnies each representing a season. I recently finished the last bunny (fall) and got such positive feed back I thought I would share a bit about each bunny.

As I mentioned the first bunny was spring. I decided to give this bunny a feminine look using sets of double crochets to give the bunny a skirt.  Looking a little barren I felt she needed extra accessories and decided to give her some leaves a little bee on her head made from embroidery thread and a 1.5mm hook to keep the items small.  You can create you own leaves using this awesome pattern on lookwhatimade.com
spring_bunnyOnce spring bunny was finished I couldn’t help but keep going. Next was summer bunny. I knew I wanted to make her with a little swim suit and a floaty. I started with a red and white striped floaty but felt it was missing something whimsical.  I eventually settled on a ducky floaty. The yellow and blue gave bunny good contrast and I finished her off with a small starfish I had left over from a previous project.

Ducky can easily be created crocheting in small rounds. For the eyes I used small scrap-booking brads and the beak was done crocheting rounds around a small chain.
summer_bunnyNext I moved on to winter bunny. I actually had some thin yarn leftover that I got at the 99cent store of all places. It was perfect Ice blue I was looking for to represent winter. Again I gave her a little skirt this time giving it ruffles using a simple technique. You can achieve this by crocheting multiple single crochets into one stitch. The “stuffing” of the many stitches will eventually create a wave effect.  To complete the look I gave her little pom pom earmuffs. You can do this using a pom pom maker (clover brand makes one) or I did it old fashioned way with my hands. You can find many videos on Youtube showing you how. Like this! I Lastly I gave bunny ice skates using cut pieces of floral wire.

winter_bunnyShe looked pretty sad still like something was missing and so I decided to make her a little snowman friend. Again I used a thin white yarn I found at the 99cent store. he was made crocheting in small rounds and black brads for the eyes.  His hat is made from felt and the buttons small pearls.

snowmanI was just about to start on the last bunny for fall when I realized I completely ran out of the Bernat baby softee yarn in antique white I was using (2.3mm hook). The project stalled for months since I never got around to getting more yarn. By the time the yarn was replenished it was fall! I guess it was appropriate for fall bunny. This was the hardest one for me to get inspired. I bounced around ideas of giving her a Halloween costume or dressing her like a pilgram. In the end i just went the old fashioned route. A cute scarf and fun friends like pumpkins and a turkey to keep her company. Her buttons again are made from scrap-booking brads. I gave her a small pumpkin and corn headpiece as well.

You too can make small pumpkins simply by crocheting a small ball and creating sections by weaving the yarn from top to bottom. The turkey is made using embroidery thread and working in rounds. The tail is a flat circle embellished with groupings of 5 double crochets to give it the feathered look.  I will be sharing this pattern shortly and showing you how you can use it as a place card decoration for your thanksgiving table. So check back soon!

Fall_640TurkeyI hope you enjoyed this look into my bunny making and I hope you get inspired for new projects of your own. Till next time happy crocheting!