Happy First of the Month!
This month kicks off the beginning of my Toy Story series and boy am I excited. (Well, to be honest, I am always excited to start a new project!). I am happy with the way that my alien turned out and I hope to keep with the likeness when I make the other characters also.
The only thing missing from my alien is the logo on his shirt. I plan to complete this when I have done some more characters, then I can print all the little details that I need onto t-shirt transfer paper. I am being super stingy with the transfer paper because it can be pricey so I don’t want to be wasteful!
For my alien, the arms didn’t require sewing on because I worked the attachment into the pattern. The only thing that I sewed on was the ears. The eyes and eyelids I used my felt glue to attach. I have been doing this recently when I have fiddly bits to sew on because it saves time (and anytime that you do have to crochet is valuable when you have 10-week old twins at home!). Also, I have found that the craft glue that I use (Beacon 3-in-1 advanced craft glue) is very secure and does the job to my satisfaction.
Lastly, with the exception to my Disney Princess patterns, I usually make my character using DK yarn and a 3mm or 2.5mm hook. and when I record the tutorial I make it with 4ply cotton. However, this time around I decided to make the first ones with 4ply cotton yarn and a 2mm hook – which is what the materials will state that you use. You can however use whichever yarn and hook size that you prefer.
- 4ply cotton yarn in dark blue, light blue, lime green, white and purple
(I used Scheepjes Catona: 384 powder blue, 201 electric blue, 245 green yellow, 282 ultra violet and 105 Bridal White)
- 2mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Fire retardant Fibrefill
- Black felt
- Felt glue
- Pins (optional)
- Stitch marker (optional)
- MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
- SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
- HDC – half double crochet (half treble English)
- DC – double crochet (treble crochet English)
- INC – single crochet increase
- #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
- DEC – invisible decrease
- *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
- FLO – front loop only
- BLO – back loop only
- CC – colour change
- CH – chain stitches
- CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
- SS – slip stitch
- ST/STS – stitch/stitches
- FO – fasten off
I hope that you found the pattern easy to follow and your little alien turned out how you expected him to.
Stay tuned for next months patterns which will be Hamm from Toy Story and Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
Until the next post, happy crocheting!