Saturday, May 26, 2018

Trolls In The Buttercups

crochet trolls in the grass

Trolls in the Buttercups!
Spring Trolls enjoying a wee bit of sun. What a happy sight indeed.
However, I saw the grass part and out came the suspicious one. He was looking for the shade.

crochet troll with orange hair

I thought I'd show him just how fun the backyard can be and handed him a dandelion puff..
"What's this for?" He asked.
I told him it was to make a wish! Make a wish and blow on the dandelion puff. Then all the little seeds carry your wish far away to where it can come true.

crochet troll inside a hand with a dandelion puff

"Go ahead little guy, I said with a giggle, make a wish!"
His lip curled up as if disgusted at the thought. "No!"

*******


Just a bit of silliness for the weekend. I told that story on facebook and since then the Spring Trolls all got outfits to wear!

Spring Troll pattern here
Pattern for outfit  here
Have a wonderful yarny weekend!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Spring Troll Clothes


A simple outfit for the Spring Troll,
This is nothing fancy at all. I was just playing around with an idea and it seemed to work great. There's no bottom. This is a couple of rows with a couple of chains for straps.


Troll Pattern,
The Spring Troll is a free pattern here  Scroll down this page for the outfits.


Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala ~ All rights reserved


Use the same yarn weight and hook size you used to make the Spring Troll With
Bottom part of outfit:

1) starting chain * number of chains can vary. You want the chain long enough  that the ends just touch. You should have to stretch it a bit to get the ends to touch, when wrapped around the very bottom of the troll's lower half, just above

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spring Troll


Spring Trolls,

Baby trolls  just 4.5 inches tall. They are small. Small is what you say when a baby isn't cute. The rumor is they are babies of  the Bobble Trolls, specifically these ones here. But not one will lay claim to them, instead,  insisting they found these babies under a bridge.  Read more on that, here




Go away!

I would highly suggest you leave this page at once. I know, I know! They look colorful and they have a lovely name but, please, go find yourself a peaceful pattern. These are troublesome little things,
they get into everything! You don't want to make one. Trust me. 



 
You're still here,
I see you are still reading this page. I'm trying to warn you! Okay, you need proof. Here's  just a few  examples of what I go through since I've made these Spring Trolls.
I go to get a teaspoon of sugar for my tea and there's a clump inside the bowl, one I

Monday, May 21, 2018

How To Crochet An I-Cord


Check out my latest video on youtube.
I use an i-cord in my baby troll pattern, (read about it here), that will be released tomorrow.

There is now a handy  subscribe button right on my videos, look in the bottom right corner. I hope you enjoy!


If, for some reason, the video does not display on this page, click here.

Happy Crocheting!


  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!




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Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Sacrifice To The Yarn Gods ~ A Baby Troll's Story


A Troll's Story,

In March of this year I was preparing the Bobble Troll's pattern  when all of a sudden there was a baby! Did you forget? Let me refresh your memory. I'll copy and paste the story from facebook

March 23rd 2018, Meet A Baby Troll Named Bug,

This morning, in my craft room, as I was getting ready to start filming the last video for the Troll pattern...

knock knock knock
There's somebody at my door? pfft, always happens as I'm getting ready to film something!
I open the door, "Yes, can I help you?"
Nobody was there.
I went to shut the door and I felt resistance, I look down and see them. The Trolls. Elbus, Willie and Bubba.

They're back. Oh no! Not today!
I remember these guys from last year, they're rude and demanding..
Before they could ask for anything, I told them straight up,
"Listen guys., I'm not making you pancakes today. And no, I don't have any coffee for you and goodness me, I don't want anymore goats!
I have no time for you 3 today, I gotta film a video, okay? So kindly go back from where you came from and leave me alone."
As I was telling them this, they walked right past me and jumped up on my table.. they never listen to what I say.
Then I saw him. Well, I saw a tiny butt first, walking behind them.. a wee tiny troll butt. It's so much cuter than those bigger ones.
"A baby! You have a baby? Oh my goodness, he's soooo cu..... he's sooooo tiny!"
Tiny is what you say when... well, you know.
"Tell me! Who's baby is it!"
Not one of them would lay a claim. Willie said they were hunting under a bridge yesterday and there he was. They named him Bug.
to be continued.






My pattern notes,

I had written the baby's pattern notes on a scrap piece of paper and  set it aside knowing I'll be getting back to it very soon. I wasn't concerned I would lose the paper, I knew I wouldn't throw it out. It had important notes. Right?
No. Wrong, very wrong.

Fast forward to May,
I was now free enough to start the pattern for the Baby Troll. Oh my gnome, where did that paper go?  I looked and looked everywhere you can image.
I must have threw it out!
Okay, no big deal. I'll just keep the baby in front of me and make another just by looking at him

lol
I tried and tried to recreate him, I was close to getting it, but I couldn't get that

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Miniature Bear Family

I have been waiting for this day!
Way back in 2012 I had 3 patterns that went under contract with a publisher. This Miniature Bear Family was one of them. Since that time I owned  only 50% of the pattern. It was sold as an ebook. Now the contract is over, the pattern is mine again to do as I please. 

I've changed over the years and so has the yarn,
The last couple years I really wanted this pattern back. There's some things I would change slightly. I was still pretty new to designing when these went under contract.
The yarn I used for the bodies is no longer sold in stores. I couldn't tell you the best alternative to that but any baby fine or light weight yarn will do, just find the appropriate hook size for the yarn you choose.

My favorite bear in the family,
Without a doubt, the favorite bear for me is the baby bear. That one is so sweet and very tiny. I remember looking at this little bear in the palm of my hand and thinking it was adorable beyond words! She is just 1 and 1/2 inches tall


My suggestions for this pattern,
a) I would use a different color to make them! Dark brown is so dark.
b) Looking at the photo, my guess is that Papa and Mama's arms are too thin. Maybe add another stitch to the starting row, so start with a loop with 7st.
There will be other things I'll change but I don't know what until I make them again.

My plans for this family of bears in the future,
I definitely want to make each bear  again, first chance I get, and update the pattern. I also want to film a video for this pattern.

Until then, enjoy!
Until I can go through the pattern and make changes, I will give you a copy of the original pdf, as it was once sold, for free. All future modifications I make, will be free as well. This pattern is now free and will remain free, forever.

Click here for the PDF free download
Do not share links to the pdf itself, please share a link back to this page instead.


  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!




Copyright 2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

 You may sell finished products. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it. 




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Child's Drawing To Amigurumi


Backstory,

It's been a long time since I've shared this!
Pictured with the monster is a drawing my daughter did when she was about 8 years old (she's now 15). I found it in a box in 2014. It was then I decided to turn it into an amiurumi.
The only thing I didn't add into the design was pants. I regret that a bit and don't know why I didn't.
However, I do remember my daughter approving of what I did with the pattern. Maybe one day I'll make another one and give it a pair of pants and then it will be just like the picture.

Pattern,
If you would like to make one, the free pattern is here. There is also a video tutorial too.


If you make one,
Over the last 4 years I've seen many Yarny Monsters posted online and each one makes me so happy! If you ever make one, please post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely, I'd love to see it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a yarny day!



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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hækl en dværg Crochet A Gnome


Crochet a Gnome,
Now available in Danish with a huge thank you to Christina Stjernholm. The original English version of the pattern along with a video tutorial is here

Hækl en dværg  ~ her


Der er mange flere hækleopskrifter, som Christina har oversat til dansk. For at se dem alle, klik her


Happy Crocheting!

  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!




Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

 You may sell finished products. 




Hækl en Troldmand Crochet A Wizard


Crochet a Wizard,
Now available in Danish with a huge thank you to Christina Stjernholm. The original English version of the pattern along with a video tutorial is here

Hækl en Troldmand ~ her


Der er mange flere hækleopskrifter, som Christina har oversat til dansk. For at se dem alle, klik her


Happy Crocheting!

  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!




Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

 You may sell finished products. 




Wednesday, April 25, 2018

My Designs on Ravelry - Sharon Ojala

crochet patterns
My designs on Ravelry,
Hi guys! Just popping in with a quick  note, my designs are also listed on Ravelry.
It's a great way to browse through them since they are in a gallery view. The photo above is a small screenshot of what I have listed there.

No account needed,
You don't need an account to view them. Each one will link you back here to my blog where the patterns are waiting for you. Always free and free for always!

How To Get There,

Visit SharonOjala on Ravelry here


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