Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Grumpy Pumpkin


The Grumpy Pumpkin,

This pattern  is part of a Halloween themed set I've designed this year which includes a Pocket Ghost, a Bat and a Frankenstein doll. The first 2 are already available, the doll will follow.

Size:
If you use the same yarn and hook size given in the supplies list then you should get a grumpy pumpkin about 2 inches tall.


Video Tutorial,
There is a video for decorating the face and was filmed in the following order: How to crochet the bobble nose onto the face. How to add the eyes, mouth and

Monday, October 15, 2018

When Everything In The Forest Is Looking At You

crochet pumpkins ghosts and bats
It was a vision!
I was working on the Frankenstein Monster doll pattern last night when I got a vision for a photo shoot. It was so fun to see it in my mind I immediately had to crochet up a few pumpkins. This morning I set up my little forest with my Bats, Ghosts, and freshly crocheted Pumpkins. My vision  made it into  reality!

Say cheese,

When I got this image in view of my camera, I looked up and said "Say cheese everyone!" lol I might or might not be losing it... just a little.

Come back soon, the Pumpkin pattern is on the way!
oh, and so is Frankenstein's monster.

PS:
If you are interested in seeing how I made my trees, I have a whole other set of sites for that!

Youtube Channel ~ Where The Gnomes Live
Crafty Blog ~ Homemade Obsessions
Facebook page for my miniatures ~ Dollhouses And The Things That Go In Them

Friday, October 12, 2018

Cutie Pocket Bat

purple yellow green crochet bats pattern free


Pocket Bat,
This Bat is part of a Halloween themed set I've designed this year which includes a Pocket Ghost, a Pumpkin and a Frankenstein monster doll.
The Pocket Ghost was the 1st to get published here, this Bat is the 2nd, the other patterns will follow.

Size:
If you use the same yarn and hook size given in the supplies list then you should get a bat about 3.5 inches tall.


Video Tutorial,
The video was filmed in the following order: How to crochet the wings and add wire (if you choose to add wire). How to crochet around the starting yarn tail of the ears. Where to install eyes and add felt. How to stuff and shape the head and body. How to close up the body and hide the yarn tail. How to crochet the arms to the body and add the feet. How to sew the ears and wings in place. How to hang

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Meet My Other Loves Next Pattern Release And A Story

crochet bat purple and blue

Next pattern release,
I'll be posting a Bat pattern in the next couple days, the one pictured above. It is among a group of patterns I plan to release this month but never had it done in time for the group photo when I posted the Ghost (pattern posted), pumpkin and Little Frank on my instagram.

Busy Busy!
I've been busy my friends! As soon as I finish one project I'm onto another because this year I promised myself that I would get holiday themed projects done and posted in time for the actual holiday. October is dedicated to Halloween, of course.

I'm getting it done!
Today is October 9th and I feel really good about what I've gotten done so far this month. 
  • I posted a Pocket Ghost crochet pattern along with a video tutorial.
  • I posted a video tutorial showing how I made a Haunted tree.
  • Tonight I'm working on a crochet pattern for the small Bat. I'm just taking a little break from that to have a coffee and work on this blog post. UPDATE: Pattern is here




2 blogs and 2 youtube channels,
I also have a crafty blog where I'm building a Gnome home among other things. With that blog I  have youtube channel called, Where The Gnomes Live. (links below) It's a lot smaller than my crochet channel but I'm slowly building it up! It's about crafting things, mostly miniatures, for a Gnome Home that I've been building for many years. It's home to a few different creatures that I've made as well.
Pictured from left to right, Ahti, Aunt Katri, Gnomey and Annie. I needle felted each one. They are Finnish Gnomes that run a Bed & Breakfast. Video tour below.

This tour is from last year. I've since moved the home and changed it quite a bit.


Join me!
If you're interested, I'd love to have you join me in my other crafts too. I'm excited to introduce new characters this year and build onto the Gnome home.
It doesn't interfere with my crochet, in fact, it provides a break when I need one. I crochet a lot for this blog designing new patterns. There's times that I work for

Monday, October 1, 2018

Pocket Ghost

crochet white ghost with lights

Did you know?
Did you know a Pocket Ghost glows if you catch it? It's true! At first I didn't believe it, it sounded outlandish and, quite simply, untrue. Because I tend to not believe things unless I see them for myself, I set out into the woods to catch myself a Pocket Ghost.
What luck, I was only inside the woods for about 45 seconds when I spotted  them flying around in a  tight little group making strange little oooOOoing noises.
At first I tried to grab one but my hand went straight through it. I tried and tried again, no luck, it was like trying to catch air. I was about to give up when one of them stopped oooOOooing and asked me, "What do you want?" I explained that I meant no harm, that I just wanted to see if it were true that Pocket Ghosts glow when caught. He asked me to put out my hand, so I did, then he gently floated down and rested in the palm of my hand. He felt lighter than the smallest cloud that ever was and he began to glow like the sun was inside his chest. "Wow! You

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Working On New Patterns and I Need A Favor From You!



Working on October,
While I was busy posting the Mini Safari Friends  I've also been quietly working on these new patterns to release in October. It's been non-stop crochet since I got home from holidays!
In the 8 years that I have been designing I've never had the opportunity to share any Halloween related amigurumi patterns of my own in time for Halloween!
But not this year. This year I will have Frankenstein's monster, a ghost, and a pumpkin. I hope to have another one too but I'm not revealing what it is just yet in case I can't get it done in time.

I need a Favor,
The other night my son and I tried to add highlighted posts with clickable links to my instagram. After about a half hour of frustrating failure we found out I can't add the links to the highlighted posts until I have 10,000 followers.
I'm over half way there now, 5,652 followers, but a long way to go yet. Would you be willing to help me out? How about checking out my instagram and hitting the follow button. I would SO appreciate that. Thank you!

Back to work,
Okay, that's all for tonight, I have to get back to work. Watch this blog. I'm going to have one of these patterns posted on the 1st!





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Friday, September 28, 2018

Mini Safari Friends Elephant


Mini Elephant,
About 4.5 inches tall, this Elephant is part of a set called the Mini Safari Friends. It is the third in this series to be published. The Lion pattern is here , the Giraffe pattern is available here


Other patterns in the Mini Friends series,
Mini Forest Friends here
Mini Bears here
Mini Wedding accessories here 



Video tutorials available in this series:
This Elephant uses same pattern that I used to make the Mini Bears aside from the  tail, trunk and the ears.
The Mini Bears have a full video tutorial series! That means there are videos to help you crochet the head, body, legs and arms and how to sew it all together. Once you've made those parts you shouldn't have any trouble following the written

Monday, September 24, 2018

Lion Video Now on Youtube


Hello everyone!
I posted a new video to youtube today.  It's the first one since the end of July. (I was on holiday). Today is September 24th 2018. Yahoo, back at it again!! I felt a bit rusty but it got easier as I kept filming.

There's more to come, of course. I have 3 new written patterns up from this Mini Safari Friends series. An ElephantGiraffe and this Lion you see pictured.  I'm hoping these ones will find their way into hanging mobiles. They are the perfect size for that.
Anyway, here's the new Lion video.



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Mini Safari Friends Lion


Mini Lion,
About 5 inches tall, this Lion is part of a set called the Mini Safari Friends. It is the second in this series to be published. The Elephant will follow soon, the Giraffe pattern is available here


Other patterns in the Mini Friends series,
Mini Forest Friends here
Mini Bears here
Mini Wedding accessories here

Video tutorials available in this series:
I filmed a tutorial for adding the mane and making the I-cord tail, link is in the pattern below. If you need help with other parts, this Lion uses same pattern that I used to make the Mini Bears aside from the  tail, muzzle and the ears.
The Mini Bears have a full video tutorial series! That means there are videos to help you crochet the head, body, legs and arms and how to sew it all together. Once you've made those parts you shouldn't have any trouble following the written

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Next Pattern in the Safari Friends Series On The Way


Next pattern to be released,
On Friday I released the Mini Giraffe (pattern here).  Today I'm working on the Lion. That pattern will be released by tomorrow.

Other patterns in this series,

Patterns already available in this Mini Friends Series
Mini Forest Friends here
Mini Bears here
Mini Wedding accessories here 

Subscribe to my channel,
I have many videos that go along with my patterns, and there's many more to come. Click the button to go to my channel, have a look around. I hope you enjoy what you see!



Read more about donating and other ways you can help support my blog here




Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
 You may sell finished products.