Saturday, August 27, 2016

Chubby Pikachu Pattern

Let's make this adorable Pikachu together! He is super easy to make and is small enough to be an awesome keychain! :D 


To start you will need: Yellow, red, and black yarn
Materials

  • Yellow, black, and red yarn
  • 3.75mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • 6mm plastic safety eyes

Body
With yellow yarn
Ch2
Rnd 1: In the 2nd ch away from the hook, 6sc. (6sts)
Rnd 2: 2sc in every st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (sc1, 2sc in the next st) rep around. (18 sts)
Rnd 4,5,and 6: sc in every st around. (18sts)
Rnd 7: (sc 1, dec) rep around. (12 sts)
Add plastic safety eyes and stuff piece firmly. (Instead of inserting the eyes on the side of the body, you will be inserting the plastic eyes on the top of the body as the top of the body will be the face of the Pikachu.)
Rnd 8: (dec) rep around. (6sts)
BO

Ears (make 2)
Staring with black yarn,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: In the 2nd ch away from the hook, 4 sc. (4sts)
Rnd 2: (sc 1, 2sc in the next st) rep around. (6sts)
Switch to yellow yarn
Rnd 3,4, and 5: sc in every st around. (6sts)
BO with long tail for sewing.


Finishing:
Embroider nose and red cheeks onto the Pikachu. Sew the ears on the head. Weave in all ends.

Tada! You are done with your fat and adorable Pikachu! I hope you liked this pattern and I will see you another post! Byeeee

Happy Crafting and Crocheting!
Anna

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Chubby Pikachu

Look! A wild(and fat) pikachu has appeared!

It's a chubby pikachu! Pattern coming soon! :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Minnie Mouse Beanie Pattern

Hey guys! It has been a while since I posted on my blog. This pattern has been in my drafts for a long time, and I never had the time out type out the pattern and post it. I recently finally finished it, so here it is! The Minnie Mouse Beanie pattern!
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Are you ready to make this adorable Minnie Mouse hat? Let’s get started!

Materials
  • Black yarn
  • 6.00mm crochet hook
  • Red yarn
  • Scissors
  • Plastic sewing needle
Hat
Ch 30
In the 2nd ch away from the hook, hdc. Hdc in every ch across.
Row 1-Desired length(I crocheted my hat until it measured 19 in from beginning): Ch2, turn, hdc in every st across. (Depending on the size of your head, you will crochet more rows to make the hat bigger, or you can crochet fewer rows to make the hat smaller.)
Bind off with a long tail for sewing and weaving in.


Ears (Make 4)
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Ch 3
Rnd1:In the 4th ch away from the hook, 6 hdc in the 3rd ch away from the hook. (6sts)
Rnd2: 2hdc in every st around. (12sts)
Rnd3: (hdc, 2hdc in the next st) repeat around. (18sts)
Rnd4: (hdc2, 2hdc in the next st) repeat around. (24 sts)
Bind off with long tail for sewing.



Bow
Ch 16
Row 1: In the 2nd ch away fro the hook, sc. Sc in the next ch and every ch across. (15sts)
Row 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in every st across.
BO with long tail for sewing.
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Finishing
Fold the rectangle in half so that the ribbed pattern is vertical instead of horizontal, and sew the longer open side.
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Next on the top hole, weave a long strand of black yarn around the brim and pull tightly to close the top.
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(Optional: If the beanie is too long, fold the bottom up to create a rim.)

Take two of the ear circles and sew them together. Then, sew the sewn circles to the top of the head. Repeat for the other two circles.

Finally, sew the red bow to one of the ears. Weave in all loose ends.

Tada! You are done with your Minnie Mouse Beanie!! Enjoy!
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I hope you guys liked this pattern, and I will see you hopefully soon with a new post! :DD

Happy Crocheting and Crafting!
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Friday, August 5, 2016

Sorry I have been MIA! I was on vacation and away from my home for a long time. However, I will be posting very soon! Keep your eyes peeled! :D

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Creating A Super Mario World Update: Finished Mario!


After many months of designing, crocheting, and procrastinating, I finally finished Mario!! I hope you guys like it!

Here is the pattern:
Mario Pattern
Head (cream yarn):
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from hook.
Rnd 2: (inc in every st around.) 12 sts
Rnd 3: (sc 1, inc in the next st) rep around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc in the next st) rep around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc in the next st) rep around. 30 sts
Rnd 6­-12: sc in every st around. (30 sts)
Rnd 13: (sc 3, dec) rep around. (24sts)
Rnd 14: (sc 2, dec) rep around. (18sts) Attach plastic safety eyes and stuff the head.
Rnd 15: (sc 1, dec) rep around. (12 sts)
Rnd 16: Dec around. (6sts)
Bind off.

Hat(Red yarn)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from hook.
Rnd 2: (inc in every st around.) 12 sts
Rnd 3: (sc 1, inc in the next st) rep around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc in the next st) rep around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc in the next st) rep around. 30 sts
Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc in the next st) rep around. 36 sts
Rnd 7: (sc 5, inc in the next st) rep around. 42 sts
Rnd 8: (sc 6, inc in the next st) rep around. 48sts
Rnd 9­-13: Sc in every st around. (48sts)
Rnd 14: (Sc 6, dec) rep all around. 42 sts
Rnd 15: (sc 5, dec) rep all around. 36 sts
Rnd 16: (Sc 4, dec) rep all around. 30 sts
BO.
Anywhere, attach yarn to one of the stitches on the edge of the hat.
Sc12
Row 1: Ch1, turn, sc in every st around.
 Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2sc in the first st. sc 11. (13sts)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the first sc. sc 12. (14sts)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in every st across. (14sts) BO.

Body (Start with blue yarn)
 Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from hook.
Rnd 2: (inc in every st around.) 12 sts
Rnd 3: (sc 1, inc in the next st) rep around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc in the next st) rep around. 24 sts
Rnd 5-­7: Sc in every st around. (24 sts.)
Change to red yarn
Rnd 8­-10: Sc in every st around. (24sts)
BO with long tail for sewing.

Legs(make 2)(Start with brown yarn)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from hook.
Rnd 2: (inc in every st around.) 12 sts
Rnd 3: Sc in the back loops of every st around. 12 sts
Rnd 4: Sc in every st around. 12 sts Change to blue yarn.
Rnd 5­-7: Sc in every st around. 12sts.
BO with long tail for sewing.

Arms(make 2) (Start with white yarn)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Crochet 6st in 2nd ch away from hook.
Rnd 2: (sc 1, 2 sc in the next st) rep around. (9sts)
Rnd 3: Sc all around. (9sts)
Rnd 4: (sc 1, dec) rep around. (6 sts)
Change to red yarn.
Rnd 5: 2sc in every st around. (12sts)
Rnd 6­-8: Sc in every st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 9: (Dec) rep all around. (6sts)
BO with long tail for sewing

Buttons(yellow yarn) (make 2): Sc 6 into magic circle. BO with tail for sewing.

Finishing Cut circle out of white felt, embroider M on it, and glue gun to hat. Stuff and sew hat to head. Cut mustache out of brown felt and glue gun it to Mario’s face. Stuff and sew body to head.

Stuff and sew limbs to the body



Weave in all loose ends
Sew overall straps on Mario



Sew buttons to overalls

Tada! Mario is finished! I hope you guys liked this pattern! This used to be available for purchase in my Etsy shop, but I decided to close my Etsy shop. Maybe in the future I will reopen it. :)

That's it for today's post! Until next time, happy crocheting and crafting!
Anna

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Stuff from Korea :P

Hi everyone! I'm back from Korea! I went to Korea with my family and friends from church for summer missions. while I was there, I picked up some stuff I needed on our free days.

First, I went to Innisfree because I needed some skin care products. Korea skin care products tend to work better on my skin rather than American skin care products. I first got their sunscreen from their sunflower collection. Innisfree has different themes for their skin care and the sunflower collection was the only one that had sunscreen with SPF 50.
 Next, I got a pot of moisturizer from their green tea collection. My skin is very dry, and my skin produces its own natural oil to moisturize my face, but the natural oil my skin produces clogs my pores and breaks me out. To prevent this, I got a moisturizing lotion that keeps me oil free all day and Innisfree's pore cleaning foaming face wash.
Innisfree was having a special deal on their lipbalms, so I bought one and got one for free( I gave the other lipbalm to my sister).



On one weekend, the summer missions team went to 남대문(NamDaeMoon). I bought a totoro shirt to add to my growing colection of Totoro merch, and I also bought  charmander socks and totoro socks to add to my kawaii socks collection. 


 While I was in Korea, I helped out at Berkeley Exchange (English tutoring) with the team, and there I met a sweet college student named 강지현(Kang JiHyun) who always bought the team and me snacks. At the last day of Berkeley Exchange, she gave everyone face masks. 지현언니 감사합니다!


My parents and brother needed some pens and notebooks for their upcoming studies at Hebrew school in Israel. While they bought their supplies at a store called Morning Glory, I also picked up 2 erasable pens and multiple colourful felt tip pens.


Chupa chups! These are my favourite candies of all time, and even though some stores in America sell them, I was only able to find them in Korea. While I was in Korea, I often went to the convenient stores to stock up on Chupa Chups. :P I think I bought too many Chupa Chups...Hopefully, I won't get any cavities! :P



That's it for today's post! I hope you liked it! Until the next post, Happy Crocheting and Crafting!!


Anna

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summer Reading


I'm back from Korea! And now that I have finished all my AP classes, AP exam, and other final exams, I have a lot more time to crochet and read. I recently got a Barnes and Noble gift card from a sweet girl from church, and I bought some books to read on my past recent trip to South Korea. The first book I bought was Lord of the Flies by William Golding. My brother read this book when he was in high school, and he highly recommended this book to me. I am super excited to read this book, as I heard many other good reviews on it. :)


The last book I bought is the Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. I heard a lot of great reviews on this book, and on my trip to South Korea, I read it on the plane and at the hotel. I'll admit that I cried after I finished it. :P Without spoiling too much, the book is about the son of a leader of a concentration camp during World War II. This little boy finds a young Jewish boy at the fence of the concentration camp, and the two become friends. After reading this book, I highly recommend it to children of ages 10+. Although it is very simply written, it is an entertaining book that will be an excellent choice to read during the summer. :)

The next book I am going to be reading this summer is Animal Farm by George Orwell. I am currently half-way through this book, and I am really enjoying it. It is both educational and entertaining. I find the animals' argunments in the book to be very convincing. If I were an animal in that farm, I could definitely see myself following Napoleon stupidly. :P

The last book I am going to reading this summer is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I have already read this book for school, but I wanted to re-read it because I really enjoyed this book. It is a bit difficult to understand, but once you read it carefully, it is a beautiful story. I read it with my mom, and we both shipped Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. :)


In addition to reading lots of books, I have been trying to crochet and knit more. I am planning to post an update on my Creating a Super Mario World project. Stay tuned for that post! :D

Until next time, happy crocheting and crafting!

Anna