Bigfoot Pattern

I will be attending the Bigfoot Festival in Sutton, WV this June! I immediately went hunting for a Bigfoot pattern but could not find any that met my needs…hence, here we are. I will be creating other mythical monsters in the future too…so stay tuned for those. You can find the pattern over on etsy using the link below. Check out how cute he turned out and if you choose to make one please share so we can see all the lovely creations. I did use Parfait Chunky to make him a decent size, however, he can still be used with acrylic size 4 yarn, but you will have to change hook size.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN ON ETSY!

Koopa Clown Car

Materials:

G hook

White, green and orange yarn (4 weight)

Needle

Stuffing  (optional)

BODY

Round 1: Sc 6 in MR (magic ring in white) Do not pull super tight to close, leave about a pinky sized hole in the bottom.  

Round 2: *2 sc in each* around (12)

Round 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next stitch* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next stitch* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next stitch* around (30)

Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next stitch* around (36)

Round 7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next stitch* around (42)

Rounds 8-11: *sc in each sc* around (42)

Round 12: sc 19, dec, sc 19, dec (40)

Round 13: *sc 6, dec* around (35)

Switch to green

Round 14: *sc 5, dec* around (30)

Round 14: *sc in each stitch* around (30)

F/O.

STEM/SPINNER

Round 1: sc 4 in Magic Ring

Rounds 2-4: *sc in each stitch* around (4)

Round 5: only in front stitch*3 sc in each stitch* around (12)

Round 6: *2 sc in each sc* around (24)

You will take the thin part of the stem and stick it in the body through the magic ring of 6 sc in the very beginning so that it sticks out the very bottom.  The larger part should be sitting on the surface of the inside. This allows for the stem/spinner to stay in place and can rotate in place.

LEAVES

Row 1: Chain 3, sc in 2nd chain from hook and next sc, chain 1 (2)

Row 2-5: *sc in each sc* across, chain 1(2)

Row 6: dec across both stitches (1)

F/o. leave a long tail to sew onto stem/spinner

Once you have put the stem/spinner into the very bottom of the body.  Attach the leaves on the outside part as the picture shows.

 

MOUTH

Round 1: chain 11, sc 9 across, 3 sec in last chain, turn work, sc 9 across, 3 sec in last chain (24)

Round 2: in back loop only, sc in each sc around. 

F/o. Leave a long tail to se onto body.  

Assembly:  Follow assembly instruction in the pattern.  My son wanted some stuffing in it so his small characters can fit in it, but didn’t want me to sew it in because he has larger characters who also needed to fit.  

This pattern is an original pattern by Shelly Armstrong. Please do not claim it as your own. Feel free to print off a copy of the pattern for personal use but do not post it on your site. Feel free to post pictures on the Facebook page when projects are completed.

Kitchen Scrubby

My family made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby which is close to an hour away and I found Red Heart Scrubby yarn.  Some how I have never come across this yarn before and HAD to have it! Our dishwasher is broken so it was a perfect time to make some scrubbies to use in the kitchen so that I didn’t have to spend a ton of money on some.  I love that I can just toss these in the washer and reuse whenever I want to.  You can make soooooo many  with just one skein of Red Heart Scrubby yarn.

 

Materials:

Red Heart Scrubby yarn (any color)

Sugar n’ Cream yarn (any color)

H hook

Directions:

Using Red Heart Scrubby yarn

Round 1: dc 12 in MR

Round 2: *2 dc in each dc* around (24)

Round 3: *dc, 2 dc in next dc* around (36)

Round 4: *dc 2, 2 dc in next dc* around (48)

Round 5: *dc 3, 2 dc in next dc* around (60)

F/o.

Using Cotton yarn

Round 1-4: *repeat same as Scrubby yarn*

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (60)

F/o.

Assembly:

Whip stitch the pieces together all the way around  leaving 15 stitches not sewn shut.  This allows a hand to be inserted into the middle to get extra good scrubbing. However feel free to just sew all the way around and use as a scrubber without a hand insert.

Toadsworth

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Life for a crocheter is a lot like those who don’t. You have a crazy toddler who runs at 100 mph through the house, a husband who has a dozen things distracting him that you have to help with because he can’t do it without you, a garden to till, a house to keep from slipping over the edge into chaos, a job to pay bills, and that’s just the start.  The difference is in the middle of all that, you also have to take time to just enjoy making something special.  It’s been a while since my regular life has been calm enough to look at my yarn. Toadsworth, for you Super Mario Sunshine fans, is among my most recent forays back into making special things.  As a Mario fan, he seemed like a fun place to start. I hope you enjoy making your own Toadsworth, and feel free to share your thoughts and experiences making him (or playing Super Mario Sunshine).  Keep checking back, because there are more special things to come!

*I used Wolfdreamers Toad pattern on some parts (the feet, arms, face, mushroom top, and vest)  I needed to make sure to give her credit for part of this pattern 🙂

Here is the PDF printable copy: CLICK ME

 

New Look

I am in the process of upgrading Ah! Creations to a new name and a new site titled Epic Yarns.  My husband came up with the name, and after thinking it sounded too conceited, he finally convinced me that the name at least sounded cool enough to use.  I am going to try to release new patterns, free and for sale. I have said that a million times, but having a 2 year old is definitely hard work and I can never seem to find time to answer all the questions people have about the patterns. I am truly sorry to all of those who have had questions and have not received a response. My new plan is to dedicate about 15 minutes a day to at least checking the blog. I hope you like the new site when it is finished and thank you guys for being such great supporters of my blog. If you have any recommendations on what my next free pattern should be feel free to send them my way. I am always up for suggestions.