Mini Magical Unicorn- Free Crochet Pattern

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Hi Everyone

I hope that you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I’m really looking forward to 2017 and I have so many new crafty projects I want to make and share with you and lots of new crochet characters I want to design. I took Christmas off to spend tie with my family and to recharge my creative batteries. Over the holidays created this little cutie that I just had to share with you.

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I’m not sure the face is quite right but I don’t care, he is still a real cutie with a curly tail.

So the pattern is free and uses UK terminology. I have included a conversion chart for US terminology with the pattern. I used a 3 mm hook and DK yarn to create this little project. It is a great stash buster.

If you do find any mistakes or have any questions with the wording of the pattern let me know.

Click here for the pdf version of the pattern mini-magical-unicorn

Alternatively I’ve included images of each of the pages below.

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I hope you have great fun trying out this pattern and I would love to see your makes. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment for me.

Have fun with this project.

Sam x

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Free Crochet Pattern – Double Loop Cuff Bracelet

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Hello Friends,

I hope you are having a lovely day, it is a beautiful spring morning here so I thought I would share another free crochet pattern with you, a quick easy project perfect for hooking outdoors and would make  lovely gift.

Click here for the full pdf pattern.

The pattern uses UK terminology but there is a conversion chart for the US. I made this pattern using a 5 mm hook and chunky yarn, but it is a basic pattern and awesome for stash busting so perfect for some experimentation.

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I would love to see pictures of your makes, happy hooking, Sam x

Monday Night Hello

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Hello Friends,

I thought I would do a quick blog post before I get back to my mountain of marking.

Between April and June the days just pass by in a blur and this is normally the time of year I have the most ideas but I have the least amount of time to spend working on my business.To add to my crazy work schedule we also have a lot going on at home, lots of walls being plastered ready for decorating when I have some time, probably over the summer.

It can be a real juggling act to try and balance my business, my part time jobs, my family and make time for a quick cuppa, I will admit I love to work, I love being productive and feeling like I’ve accomplished something, I think that is why I like jewellery making and crochet so much, I can see the progress of my work.

I have my first craft fair just around the corner so I have lots of preparation to do. It is an outside event so I have a gazebo to test and I need to get the layout and design of my stall organised, I try to change the props and add a bit more excitement. This year I’m introducing some new crochet products alongside my jewellery so I need to work out how everything works together. I will post more about this next week.new harton quays 2016

I’m also working on my Travelling Ava Project, I was working on a present for my friend last week so haven’t had much time to work on her. I have sketched her outfit but I need to write the pattern and I’m thinking about changing her mouth too, I think it needs to be a little bit darker and a little bit higher.

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I recently shared the hairstyle choices on Facebook and Twitter, Twitter has been mostly short bob, Facebook has mostly been long bob. Which do you think looks better?

I’ve got lots of patterns to type up and share and I have my idea for my next project to start work on after Travelling Ava is launched officially in June, I will give you a little teaser that it is crochet related and goes baa.

Anyway I better get back to work lots to do, I would love to hear from you though, don’t be a stranger, x.

Little Pixie Doll Crochet Pattern

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Hello Friends,

I’ve had in my head for a while now that I wanted to design and make a small doll, my last doll making attempt ended up larger than I anticipated so this week I started with a rough sketch so I could get the size and proportions right, I wanted it mapped out before I even picked up my hook and yarn.

So this is my little pixie doll all finished, she measures approximately 12 cm in length I made her with just small amounts of yarn I had lying around from other projects so I will certainly be making some more and experimenting with designs for little outfits now I have the basic doll pattern.

Sorry about the quality of the photos, it is a very grey day today, anyway keep reading for the full pattern for this cute little make.

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Click here to download the pattern from Dropbox

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I hope you enjoy making this doll as much as I did, if you have any questions about this pattern please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and read it.

Crochet Doll Experiment

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Hello Friends,

A few weeks ago I blogged about the first ever crochet doll I designed and made, my plan is to make another doll to test the pattern before I share it with you. I should have started it this weekend but I had some yarn leftover so I thought I would design another, smaller doll. It actually turned out bigger than I thought. I’m not sure if I’m 100% happy with it yet.

I didn’t really have a plan before starting this new doll, and once the doll was made, before clothes and features my mam thought it looked like a boy. My only thought at this stage was the head looked a little small to me.

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At this stage the doll has potential to be anything and I’m sure I will make another with this body, perhaps a slightly larger head though and the end result will be very different.

My next stage was to start designing clothes, I leave the face until the end, I don’t know why.

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I thought it should have underwear.

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The body for this doll is quite long, this was one of the reasons for the design of the trousers, I tried to make them look more like dungarees. The construction of the doll also determined a sleeveless top as I wanted to leave the buttons on the shoulders on show. I also had a load of wool cut to make the hair left over from another project. It was very time consuming to do the hair this way but I feel that it helped to make the head look more in proportion with the body.

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So this is the end result, I still feel that there is something missing but I’ve ran out of time to do anymore with it, he has small boots and a fancy pocket and buttons now too.

I’ll get the pattern typed up and share it along with my other doll pattern. If you have any ideas that would improve him, leave a comment I would love to hear from you.