Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Little Yellow Duck Project

Have you heard of The Little Yellow Duck Project?

"The Little Yellow Duck Project is a global initiative highlighting the life-saving random acts of kindness of blood, bone marrow, and organ and tissue donation. Whilst every random act of kindness has the ability to brighten someone’s day, these donations have the ability to literally save or transform someone’s entire life."

What is the Little Yellow Duck Project?

The Little Yellow Duck Project involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as random acts of kindness that are left in public places for others to find. A special tag on each one invites the finder to take their gift home to brighten their day and to visit this website to register where they found their gift. We hope that the stories and information found here will encourage them to pledge their own random act of kindness by registering to donate blood, bone marrow, organs tissues.

I recently heard about this and I couldn't wait a single second before I started my first duck which I left a local library.


Then, that obviously sparked me to want to make my own little duck pattern to share with others to make.

So here's my little duck I came up with... Puddles the Tiny Duck! Name after his larger friend Paddles the Duck.






You can find the free pattern to Puddles the Tiny Duck on Ravelry. 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/paddles-the-duck


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Halloween MCAL


Fall is finally here! What better way to celebrate 
than to have a MCAL?!
Link to the Halloween MCAL on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-mcal
Clues for this mystery will be given every 2 days. The clues will be given in my Ravelry Group.
October 4th, 2014
October 6th, 2014
October 8th, 2014
October 10th, 2014
October 12th, 2014
This mystery crochet along will be a new amigurumi crochet pattern, the finished size is approx. 10 inches from head to foot.
You will need… 
●Yarn Color MC (recommended colors are light brown, brown, cream, white, black, or any 
variation of these in a multi skein - or any color that goes well with orange) 
● Yarn Color A (Orange)● Small amount of black yarn for nose 
● Small amount of green yarn (about 10 yards or less) 
● 12mm ­ 15mm safety eyes 
● 3.25mm crochet hook (Size D) 
● Fiberfill Stuffing 
● Yarn Needle 
● Sewing Pins to hold pieces in place before sewing (optional) 
● Stitch Markers
Towards the end of the mystery you will need to choose 1-2 more yarn colors, this will not take much yarn, any leftover skeins you have will work great.
In part of this mystery you will decide whether you would like to use black and green fabric paints, embroider with black and green yarn, or leave as is.
Stitches and Abbreviations used… 
● Ch ­ chain 
● Sl ­ slip stitch 
● Sc ­ single crochet 
● Hdc ­ half double crochet 
● St ­ stitch 
● Sts ­ stitches 
● Rpt ­ repeat 
● Inc ­ increase, 2 sc in the same space 
● Dec ­ decrease or sc2tog (single crochet 2 together)
Here are some great photo tutorials on my blog that may help you with this mystery.
Different threads will be opened to go along with the mystery in my Ravelry group - a spoilers thread to share pictures, a clues thread where only clues will be posted (no comments), a question thread for anyone with questions, and a regular thread to talk with others about the mystery.
Feel free to contact me throughout the mystery if you have any questions.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Riley the Rainbow Zebra Crochet Pattern

Meet Riley the Rainbow Zebra, a new crochet pattern! Make him in your favorite rainbow colors to make your own unique zebra. Finished Riley measures approx. 15 1/2 inches. Custom Rileys can be made if requested.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/riley-the-rainbow-zebra

Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/191785906/crochet-pattern-riley-the-rainbow-zebra?

and Craftsy - http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/riley-the-rainbow-zebra/99053








Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mini Paw Patrol Puppies

I'm starting off a new set of Mini Paw Patrol Puppies. They measure 1 1/2 inches tall and 4 inches long. 

The crochet patterns to Mini Marshall and Mini Zuma are available on all your favorite pattern websites. As well as custom Mini Marshall and Zuma available on Etsy. All links will be listed at the bottom of this page. 










Ravelry - Mini Marshall Crochet Pattern- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-marshall-from-paw-patrol

Ravelry - Mini Zuma Crochet Pattern - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-zuma-from-paw-patrol

Etsy - Mini Marshall Crochet Pattern - https://www.etsy.com/listing/184731886/crochet-pattern-mini-paw-puppy-marshall?

Etsy - Mini Zuma Crochet Pattern - https://www.etsy.com/listing/185916201/crochet-pattern-mini-paw-puppy-zuma?

Craftsy - Mini Marshall Crochet Pattern - http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/mini-paw-puppy-marshall/91563

Craftsy - Mini Zuma Crochet Pattern - http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/mini-paw-puppy-zuma/92793

Etsy - Custom Mini Marshall - https://www.etsy.com/listing/184299890/custom-mini-paw-puppy-marshall-crochet?

Etsy - Custom Mini Zuma - https://www.etsy.com/listing/185793836/custom-mini-paw-puppy-zuma-crochet?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Honey the Hawaii Dress-Up Bear Crochet Pattern

Honey the Hawaii Dress-Up Bear Crochet Pattern is now available on all your favorite pattern websites.

Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honey-the-hawaii-dress-up-bear

Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/184715194/crochet-pattern-honey-the-hawaii-dress?

Craftsy - http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/honey-the-hawaii-dress-up-bear/91547

Honey the Hawaii Dress-Up Bear is a very detailed pattern with 14 pages and many helpful pictures to help you better understand the pattern. She includes herself, a sundress, hula outfit, lei necklace and headband, tank top, shorts, sun hat, luggage, skittles and a lollipop.











Sorry some of these pictures just don't want to rotate!




Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lambie from Doc McStuffins Crochet Pattern

Lambie from Doc McStuffins crochet pattern is now available on all your favorite pattern websites...

Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lambie-from-doc-mcstuffins

Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/183150285/crochet-pattern-lambie-from-doc

Craftsy - http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/toy/lambie-from-doc-mcstuffins/89999

If you don't crochet you can also order a custom Lambie on 
Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/182488145/custom-lambie-from-doc-mcstuffins?






Monday, March 17, 2014

Sewing Paw Patrol Puppies Together



All Paw Patrol patterns can be purchased on..
Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/designers/melissas-crochet-patterns
Craftsy - http://www.craftsy.com/user/2859694/pattern-store
and Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/MelissasPatterns




This is a photo tutorial of how I sew Paw Patrol puppies together. The model is Marshall, but the same steps are taken for every Paw Patrol puppy.

First you will need to start crocheting all the pieces, you can choose to sew each piece after you crochet it, or you can crochet all the pieces and save all the sewing until the end.

Make sure all your pieces are properly stuffed and of course you will need a yarn needle and scissors.
First you will want to sew the hole closed on the head.


Sew the back of the body closed.


Next you will want to sew the body to the head, using the beginning tail yarn of the body.






Make sure you have your head and body in the right positions before sewing, you want to use pins to help.






I loosely attach the head just to get the right position, then I go back and get all the spaces I left behind the first time.






This is how your head and body should look.






You will then sew the collar around his neck.







I like to start by attaching to the center of his chest.




Then I pull the other side of the collar joining them, so when I sew the collar around it will be evenly distributed.






I sew the collar around loosely then go back getting all the spots I missed.






Now you will start sewing the legs on, be careful to put them in the right positions so he can stand right. I highly recommend using pins for the legs especially.






Again I loosely attach the leg, then go back getting all the spots I missed.






Repeat the steps for the other front leg.






Exit out somewhere not obvious






Next you will sew on the back legs.







Again, make sure you are getting the right position for your legs or your pup won’t be able to stand.






Sew on the back legs the same way as the front legs, make sure to keep his white legs on the back white part of his body.







This is how your pup should look so far.






Now you sew his tail on.






Position is tail centered to the body. Again I loosely attach and go back getting all the missed spaces.






I wanted my pup’s tail down, so I pulled my yarn needle through the bottom of his tail and his bottom.




If you notice your pup’s head is too down, you can use some white yarn and your yarn needle to slightly pull it up.






Grabbing a little bit of the head and the body and pulling them together.











Next you will give your puppy some ears. First weave in the ends of the last row of the ears.




Sew onto the side of the head, loosely attaching then going back to get all the stitches.






Repeat the same steps for the other ear.







Next you will need to give your puppy a nose.






Sew nose onto the top front of the snout.












Sew the tongue onto the mouth piece.









Sew the mouth under his snout. Be sure to line it up right so he doesn’t have an under bite or over bite.







Lastly you will give your pup a tag.







Your PAW Patrol pup is now completed!





If you have any questions about this pattern or any of my other patterns feel free to contact me at anytime.

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