Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mini Doll Pattern FREE - Chirri & Chirra


Mini Doll – Chirri & Chirra

- a free pattern -

Austere Twist © 2019

*Copyright Notice* You may sell items made from this pattern, however, I ask that you give credit to
my blog and please provide a link for the pattern. Rewriting, reselling, distributing,
copying the pattern, or images from the pattern is prohibited.


My daughter fell in love with the Chirri & Chirra series of children books after a trip to our local library. We checked out Chirri & Chirra, The Snowy Day. I was drawn to the beautiful art style and my daughter loved reading about the adorable twin sisters' adventures. 


Of course we bought the entire series and have continued to enjoy the newest release Chirri & Chirra, Underground.


There were no toys with their likeness so my daughter asked if I could crochet a set of dolls. I thought they turned out so cute and wanted to share.

I've tried to make the pattern as simple as possible for all skill levels. If you have never made an amigurumi doll here are a few links that might come in handy.



What you need

Worsted Weight Yarn (Tan, White, Black)
Embroidery Thread (Black, Pink, Red, Blue)
3.5mm Crochet Hook
4mm Crochet Hook
Sewing Needle
Embroidery Needle
6mm Safety Eyes (optional)
Scissors
Poly Fiber Stuffing
2 stitch markers

Abbreviations
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Inc – increase, work two stitches in the same stitch
Dec – decrease, single crochet two stitches together
Inv dec – invisible decrease, insert hook into front loops of next 2 stitches, pull up a loop of yarn through both stitches, sc.
Fasten off – cut yarn

***Please read through the entire pattern before starting

Head
(Using tan yarn and 3.5mm hook)
R1 – 6sc in magic circle
***Insert your stitch marker in the first stitch of each row and continue to move it each round.
R2 – 2sc in each sc around (12sc)
R3 – 1sc, inc around (18sc)
R4 – 2sc, inc around (24sc)
R5 – 3sc, inc around (30sc)
R6-10 – sc around (30sc)
R11 – 3sc, inv dec around (24sc)
R12 – 2sc, inv dec around (18sc)
R13 – 1 sc, inv dec around (12sc)
Emobroider eyes, nose, and mouth. Stuff head firmly.
R14 – Inv dec around (6sc) Fasten off. To close, using a yarn needle, weave tail through the front loops only of the last 6sc. Weave in ends.

Hair
(Using black yarn and 4mm hook)
R1 – 6sc in a magic circle.
R2 – 2sc in each sc around (12sc)
R3 – 1 sc, inc around (18sc)
R4 – 2sc, inc around (24sc)
R5 – 3sc, inc around (30sc)
R6 – sc around (30sc)
R7 – Sl st 11, place stitch marker, 19sc (to other stitch marker). Ch 1, turn. (stitches will be worked in rows)
R8 – Sc in each stitch to 2nd stitch marker. Ch 1, turn. (19sc)
R9 – 9sc, inc, 9sc. Ch 1, turn. (20sc)
R10 – Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (20sc)
R11 – 5sc, inc, 8sc, inc, 5sc. Ch 1, turn. (22sc)
R12 – Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (22sc)
R13 – 8sc, dec 3 times, 8sc. Ch 1, turn. (19sc)
R14 – Sc across. Turn. (19sc)
R15 – Sl st across. (19sl st)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew hair to head, weave in ends.

Body
(Using white yarn and 3.5mm hook)
R1 – Ch 12, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Sc around (12sc)
R2-9 – Sc around placing and inc randomly in each round (20sc)
R10 – Sc around (20sc)
R11 – Sc in back loop only around (20sc)
R12 – 9sc, inv dec, 9sc (19sc)
R13 – Inv dec, sc around (18sc)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold body in half and sew together using tail (be careful to make the back of the doll with the beginning of R11 in the middle). Stuff firmly and sew body to head.

Skirt
(Using white yarn and 3.5mm hook)
R1 – Attach yarn to beg of R11 on the body (unworked front loops), sc in each loop around. Sl st to first sc.
R2 – Ch 2, dc same st, inc in next st. 1dc, inc around. Sl st to first dc (30dc)
R3 – Ch 2, dc in same st. Dc around, sl st to first dc (30dc)
R4 – Ch 1, 2hdc in next dc, sl st. Sl st, 2hdc around.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Arms (make 2)
(Using tan yarn and 3.5mm hook)
R1 – 6sc in magic circle.
R2 – Sc around (6sc)
Switch to white yarn and continue sc around until arm measures 5.5 cm long. Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew to body.

Legs (make 2)
(Using black yarn and 3.5mm hook)
6sc in magic circle, continue sc around until leg measures 6cm long. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Sew to seam of body under skirt.

Your finished doll should measure 16.5cm tall.

If you're interested in purchasing the books that inspired this adorable pattern they can be purchased here.

An ad free printable version of this pattern can found here.

Thank You for visiting by blog and feel free to comment or email with any questions!






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Zig Zag Crochet Baby Blanket - Free Pattern!

Zig Zag Crochet Baby Blanket (FREE Pattern)

Have you ever wanted to learn filet crochet but find the way the patterns are written to be confusing? Now is your chance to try!

I found the most adorable baby blanket pattern on Pinterest one night and ran out immediately to buy yarn. The Hopscotch Crochet BabyBlanket pattern by Little Things Blogged was exactly what I wanted to make for June 2017 baby. Light and airy but also visually appealing. I found the pattern hard to read so I rewrote it with counts instead of the traditional filet crochet language. Feel free to make this gorgeous blanket in any color scheme, I'd love to see your creations!



Supplies Needed
2 skeins each of Bernat Softee Baby in Mint & Flannel and Lion Brand Baby Soft in White
(or any DK yarn or your choice)
3.5 mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip
sc - single crochet
rsc - reverse single crochet
dc - double crochet
*---* - repeat

Blanket

With white, ch 147
Row 1 (first repeat ONLY): Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch 3 counts as dc), 8 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times. 10 dc, ch 2, turn.
Row 1 (all other 1-10 repeats): 9 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc (last dc in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.
Row 2: (Ch 2 counts as dc) 6 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times. 10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 4 dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 4 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: 6 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc, ch 2, dc (worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, sk 2, 9dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2 *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 7 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.
Row 7: 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times. Dc (in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.
Row 8: 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch2, sk 2 *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times. Dc (in ch 2 of turning ch), ch 2, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 7 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2, turn.
Row 10: 9 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2 *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc (last dc worked into ch 2 of turning ch). Ch 2 turn.

Repeat Rows 1-10 switching colors every 10 rows until your blanket is the size you want.
I did three repeats of White, Flannel, Mint.
*Omit the "Ch 2, turn" in your last row of the blanket, fasten off and weave in ends.

Border

Row 1: With Flannel, sc evenly around the entire edge of your blanket putting 3 sc in each corner, sl st to beginning sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, reverse single crochet around, sl st to first rsc. Fasten off, weave in ends.








Your finished blanket should measure 33.5 inches tall by 28.5 inches wide.

Thank You Little Things Blogged for the beautiful pattern!

*pattern last updated with corrections 6/11/2017. Please let me know if you find any mistakes :)

For a printer friendly version of this pattern click the link below.
https://tinyurl.com/y6w6gtbr


Friday, March 17, 2017

Crochet Pattern Release! Bunny Lovey/Security Blanket!

Hot off the presses is a new Bunny Lovey/Security Blanket Pattern!
I was inspired by a vintage baby blanket pattern and fell in the love with the filet crochet so much that I decided I needed to make my own lovey pattern. 


You can find the pattern on Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy.



You can also find ready to ship Bunny Security Blankets in my etsy shop.


The color combinations are endless! I hope you have fun making your very own Bunny Lovey/Security Blanket.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Unicorn Doll Crochet Pattern!

My newest crochet pattern is now available on Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry!




This adorable doll would be the perfect addition to any Easter Basket :)

Follow me on Instagram @austeretwistcrochet for more pattern and product updates.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Pattern Alert!


I'm super excited to release my first amigurumi pattern, the Mini Mermaid Doll!

You can find it here in my etsy shop.
Here in my Craftsy pattern store.
And here on Ravelry.

This adorable mini doll will swim her way into everyone's heart! 

Fully customizable! 

Pattern comes with instructions for the mini doll, mermaid tail, and bikini. 

Finished doll measures 7.5 inches (without tail).

Printable PDF Pattern, 3 pages, with photo tutorials.










Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mustache Coaster!

* Mustache Coaster *
Just in time for Father's Day!
Austere Twist © 2016
*Copyright Notice* You may sell items made from this pattern, however, I ask that you give credit to my store and please provide a link to my shop for the pattern. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, copying the pattern, or images from the pattern is prohibited.

What you'll need:
5mm & 3.75mm crochet hook
Red Heart (or any worsted weight yarn) - Black, grey, and 4 coordinating colors
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations:
beg - beginning
sp - space
st(s) - stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet

Pattern Notes:
Coaster is worked in the round. Mustache is sewn on top.

*Coaster*
Start with a magic circle.
Round 1: Ch 2, 12 dc in magic circle. Sl st to beg dc. (12dc)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2dc in same sp and in each dc around. Sl st to beg dc. (24dc)

Round 3: Ch 2, 1dc in same sp, 2dc in next dc. Repeat (1dc, 2dc) around. Sl st to beg dc. (36dc)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

*Edging*
Round 1: With new color, sl st in any dc, ch 1, sc in next 2 dc, 2sc in next dc. Repeat (1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) around. (48sc)

Round 2: Sl st to beg sc, sl st in each sc around. Sl st to beg sl st. (49 sl sts)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

*Mustache*
I modified this pattern from Makes & Takes by working my stitches into the backbone of the chain.


Leave a long tail at the beginning and the end of the mustache (about 7 inches) for sewing.

*Finishing*
Carefully sew the mustache to the surface of your coaster.

Weave in any loose ends.

All done!

Repeat this pattern 3 more times to finish the set.

**You may sell products made from this pattern. I only ask that you link my pattern in your listing. Thank you! **



Enjoy!

You can also download the pdf version from Craftsy and Ravelry.

This posted was featured on Skip To My Lou:  Made by You Mondays



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Pattern Alert!

Introducing the Stellar Dishcloth!


It's perfect for all skill levels and comes with a full step by step photo tutorial.


These dishcloths work up quick and would make a wonderful gift!


What you'll need to complete this pattern:

1.25oz/60 yards Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn 
(about half a skein of Lily Sugar & Cream) 
6mm/J crochet hook (or hook to obtain gauge)
Yarn needle 
Scissors


You can purchase this pattern on Craftsy, Etsy, and through Ravelry!