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.

Messy Bun Hat

I have noticed the big trend towards Messy Bun Hats and had to make my own chunkier version.  I used Loops & Threads Charisma yarn and a J hook to make this awesome hat.I like it alot more than my thinner versions I have made. I hope you enjoy as well.

Brim of Hat

Leave a long starting yarn to sew pieces together at the end.
Row 1: Ch 7, hdc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, turn (6)
Row 2: Ch 1, working in BACK LOOPS only – hdc in each stitch across, turn (6)
Rows 3-37: continue working in back loops only, hdc in each stich across (6)

You have now finished the hat brim, turn your work so that you are working on the ends of the rows you just created.
Round 1: Ch 1, *1 sc in the end of the first row, sc in the next row* and repeat across all the rows. sc into the foundation chain after the last row, bring the ends together and join in the first sc (57) This is where the brim actually becomes attached to start looking like a hat.
Round 2: Working in BACK LOOPS for this round only – Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join in first dc (57).

You may want to check your stitch count here to make sure you have 57 stitches.
Round 3: chain 2, *dc in each stitch* around (57)

Round 4-7: repeat round 3 (57)
Round 8: Ch 2, sc in first stitch, *dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches* repeat from * around, join (50)
Round 9: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat around, join (40)
Round 10: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches* repeat around, join (30)
Round 11: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in next stitch* repeat around, join (20)

F/o.
Use your starting tail to sew the ends of your brim together. Make sure to weave in all ends and enjoy!

Cacturne

It’s been awhile to say the least. Like a lot of people, I caught the Pokémon fever again after playing some Pokémon GO.  I thought to get my start back into making patterns I would pick a Pokémon that was fairly easy to make but that I also like.  Cacturne just has that cool vibe to him and was super straightforward to make and I have a “thing” for cacti.  So here is Cacturne, National Pokedex #332 all the way from the Hoenn region.

Click below for pattern:

CrochetCacturne

 

 

Yoshi (Amiibo sized)

 

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It has been awhile since I’ve posted a pattern. Alot has happened in my personal life so crocheting original patterns had to take a backseat.  I had a baby, who is now 10 months old.  He is in love with the mario character Yoshi, so much so that he has tried to chew up my Yarn Yoshi Amiibo for Yoshi’s Wooly World game.  In an attempt to save the yarn yoshi (he has electronics in him) I made this Yoshi.  I was nervous at first about how my little one would respond to it, but he is in love with him.  Everyday he runs to where Yoshi sits and “requests” that we pick him up so he can grab the Yoshi (Sometimes multiple times in a span of 2 or 3 minutes).  It’s the perfect size for his little hands, and the nose must be pretty tasty because he chews on it fairly frequently.  I’m thinking about making a whole set of mario characters in this style for him.

Click below for the PDF of the pattern:

Yoshi Amiibo Crochet

My husband published a book!

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Some of you may have read that my husband is a writer in his spare time and has been trying to get a book published.   Last year, a book he entered in the 2013-2014 CrossBooks Writing Contest won first place.  He received a free publishing package and the book went live late last month!  It is available online (Lifeway.com, Amazon.com, BooksAmillion.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and a host of international sites) and by request at major bookstores (BooksAMillion and Barnes&Noble).  He has been crazy busy lately trying to get things organized for a newspaper article and a book signing.  The article came out last Friday in our local newspaper and the book signing’s flyer is above.  With all this going on, he just finished up his Master’s Degree in Creative Writing while helping me prep the house for our new addition coming in March.  Yeah…lots of changes headed our way!  We are excited to see what the rest of the year brings us (including some baby crochet patterns…hopefully).

Publication Press Release

Amazon Book Page

Local Newspaper Article