Amigurumi Gudetama free pattern

September 10, 2017

Hello lovelies! Hope you all are doing good. Last month i was busy setting up  my new Etsy shop and hence very little time for blogging. One of the most favorited item in my shop is Gudetama amigurumi. Gudetama is a lazy, depressed egg and one of sanrio character. Although it is not as cute as hello kitty, i think most of us can relate to Gudetama and that's the special charm about it.
Making this kawaii little character is not so difficult and even beginners can wing it. Here's a pattern on how to make a gudetama amigurumi

Materials needed:
Acrylic yarn in yellow and white color
Crochet Hook according to the size of your yarn
Little felt for eyes and mouth
Tapestry needle
Black embroidery thread

This project is worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise
sc -single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
st- stitch
dec- one single crochet decrease
sl st - slip stitch

Head and body
R1: 7 sc in magic ring (7)
R2: 2sc in each st (14)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* rep **(21)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (28)

R5-17: sc in each stitch (28)
R18: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep **(21)
R19: *sc in next st, dec 1 in next st*, rep** (14)
stuff firmly
R20: dec 7 times (7)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Arms: (make 2)
R1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
R2- 4: sc in each stitch (6)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next* rep ** 3 times (9)
R3-R4: sc in each st (9)

Egg white part:
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st (12)
R3: 2 sc in each st (24)
R4:* sc in next st, 2 sc in next* rep ** (36)
R5: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* rep ** (42)
R6: sc in each st  (42)
R7:  *hdc in next st, dc in next 5 sts , hdc in next ,  sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 3 st, hdc in next, sc in next * rep ** 2 more times (42)

Attach arms and legs to the body
Cut 3 pieces of smal oval shaped black felt (2 for eyes and one for mouth)
Cut a pieces of small oval shaped white felt (a little bit smaller than the black felt for the mouth and glue to it.
Glue the eyes and mouth to the gudetama using fabric glue.

Hope you guys enjoy making this cute lazy egg. Happy crafting!

amigurumi unicorn

Unicorn macaron amigurumi pattern

August 22, 2017

Embrace your uniqueness, believe in miracles and sparkle from within..
Unicorns are the first thing that comes to my mind when i read this quote. Unicorn fever is catching up all over the world and doesn't look like it will fade anytime soon. So today I've come up with a pattern on how to make Unicorn macaron amigurumi. Let's head on to the pattern..

Materials needed:
Acrylic yarn in white, pink,blue and violet and light brown colors
Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn
Embroidery thread in black
Felt in black color for the eyes (optional)

This project is worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise
sc -single crochetst- stitch
sl st - slip stitch

Macaron: (Make 2)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st* rep ** (36)
R7: sc in each st (36)
Switch to blue or pink color
R8: working in back loops only, sc in each stitch (36)

Sew the roses on the head and embroider the eyes and mouth before joining both the pieces

For rose: (make 3)
chain around 12 to 15 chains using blue, pink and lavender color yarns and leave a long tail
Roll the chained yarn from one end to other like we do for deco rose and stitch them in place when you are satisfied with the arrangement.

For ears: (make 2 )
R1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
R2: *sc in first st, 2sc in next st* rep ** once (6)
R3:  *sc in first st, 2 sc in next st* rep ** twice (9)
R4: sc in each stitch (9)

Horn (make 1)
R1: 3 sc in magic ring (3)
R2: *sc in first 2 st, 2sc in next st (4)  
R3:  *sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st (5) 
R4: sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st (6) 
R5: sc in first 5 st, 2 sc in next st (7)

For joining the macarons, with blue or pink yarn (that you've chosen for the filling) slip stitch in the back loop of the top macaron filling part (blue here) with the front loop of the bottom half of the macaron filling, start stuffing with poly fibre fill when you're three fourth done closing the macaron and continue stuffing a little till the end. 

Attach horns and ears to the finished macarons and you can also add black felt pieces cut in small rounds for the eyes. 

I also have another important anouncement to make. After lots of thinking and procrastination, i've finally opened my etsy shop (yay!) Although i'm still new and trying to grasp everything about etsy, i do hope you will check out my Etsy shop Currently there are only few listings and i have intended to add more items very soon. Also as an introductory offer, i give free shipping on orders over 20$ using coupon code FREESHIPOVER20 or click here  to get the offer.

May you have a magical and sweet day by making these cute little unicorn macarons..


A new look and a giveaway!

July 31, 2017

Hello people! Hope you all are doing good. I guess most of you have noticed the new look of my blog. I was content with the old one but recently i heard someone mention in fb that my site has some malwares and i have to go check them myself if it's true. I scanned using Sucuri sitecheck and found out it's true indeed. Having no idea of how to remove them i googled for some infos related to it and learned that having a third party blogger templates is one of the prime reason for malwares. There are indeed some new and beautiful templates available in blogger but missing some functionality that i liked. So i end up using another third party blogger template but removed the malware manually using this instructions. Now i'm happy that my blog is free from malware. So if you have installed a third party templates in your blog, i suggest scanning your site using any sitecheck for malwares.
My blog is still a work in progress trying to add and remove widgets and getting used to the new look.

Also i have another news to share.. Recently i hit 1K followers in instagram and so i'm hosting a giveaway in instagram. Visit my Instagram profile  if you'd like to enter or know more details about it.
That's it for now. Have a fantastic week ahead! Cheers:)

crochet bookmarks

Crochet roses

July 19, 2017

The Earth laughs in flowers - Ralph Waldo Emerson
 Just looking at flowers brings joy and put a smile on our faces. So what to do when you can't grow them?? you make them of course! I made some crocheted roses recently and really loved it. They are simple and not time consuming. Here are some of the pictures...

You can find the free pattern on how to crochet these roses in here

I turned some into bookmarks with tassels at the end (inspired by pinterest)

This rose will make a lovely embellishment for crochet headbands (Unfortunately my little one hates to wear any headbands) Guess i can make hairclips out of them and use it myself :)

Handmade flowers are just as special as real ones, aren't they?

Hope you all are having a wonderful week. Happy crafting!