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

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

Micro Crochet Doll Experiment

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Hello Friends,

I hope you have had a lovely Easter break, I have some time off from one of my jobs so I’ve been trying to get as many things done in the house as possible. This includes sorting out my workroom (blog post coming about that), stripping wallpaper from multiple walls, ready for plastering, followed by multiple trips to the rubbish dump.

So I’ve tried to squeeze in a little crochet project between all this.

So here it is, my smallest doll yet.

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She is made with a 2mm hook and some DK yarn, her skirt is made from DK yarn too. Her top and hair are made with embroidery thread and I used regular sewing cotton for her face. I was pleased with the body but I would like to remake her, trying her hair differently, her hair line is low squashing up her face. At some future point I will share the pattern but I think it still needs a little work.

Here is a photo before the hair and face

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I think she needs a bit more of a neck, I used DK yarn as that’s all I currently have in my stash but a finer weight might be better.

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This is part way through the make that is a 5p coin next to it so you can gauge the size, she is quite small.

So there it is my first attempt at a tiny crochet project, my birthday wish list includes some new tiny hooks so I can experiment so more. I would love to hear your thoughts on this or see pictures of your tiny makes.

Thanks for reading, take care.
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Single Strap Cuff Bracelet – Free Crochet Pattern

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Hello Friends,

I thought I would do another quick blog post, here is another free crochet pattern, this is for a single strap cuff bracelet, it measures approximately 19 cm long but the pattern can be easily adjusted for a smaller wrist. The pattern includes instructions for making adjustments.

The pattern is made using a chunky yarn but it is a great little make and great for using small amounts of yarn you have in your stash. You could make these in pairs to make a pair of wrist warmers. These cuff bracelet patterns are also great for using small amounts of more expensive yarns and fancy buttons to make an extra special accessory.

Click here to download a pdf pattern from Dropbox

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If you have any questions about this pattern do not hesitate to contact me, I would love to see your finished makes so please share your pictures.

Happy hooking

Sam 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.

Double Strap Cuff Bracelet – Free Crochet Pattern

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Hello Friends,

I thought I would share another free crochet pattern with you. This is the perfect Sunday afternoon project as it is quick and easy to make. I call my designs happy accidents because I don’t always know what the design will look like when I’m finished.

I designed this cuff bracelet using a 5 mm hook and some Rico Design chunky yarn. I would love to see your interpretations of this pattern, it might look even better with a smaller hook and some light weight yarn. The pattern is a UK pattern but it does have conversion tables for the US. Also this pattern includes instructions on how it can be altered for a smaller wrist size.

If you do decide to make this pattern I would love to see you finished results, you can Tweet me @AvaKitsch or tag me on Instagram @the_northern_crafter.

Click here to download this pattern from Dropbox

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Double Strap Cuff Bracelet Introduction

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Double Strap Cuff Bracelet Notes