Friday, August 13, 2010

Booba: Free Crochet Pattern


This design came from an old toy that had speakers in it's antenea. I call him Boo. He is a little alien who is very curious, and sometimes causes trouble. He is so cute though, that he normally gets out of it quickly! I have the completed Boo for sale in my Etsy shop at along with many other cute creatures.

Materials List:

size F hook

Light worsted weight yarn hot pink, yellow, and small amount of black
(I used caron simply soft brights and red heart soft)
small piece of plastic canvas for eyes
polyester fiberfill
tapesrty needle
stitch marker, or bobby pin
white felt
hot glue

Finished Size:
Boo is approximately 7" tall

gauge is not inportant for Boo

stitches used: single crochet (sc), increase (inc), decrese (dec), slip stitch (sl st), and magic ring
the number at the end of the round is the total stitches for that round
most of this is done in continuous rounds, so mark your first stitch and move the marker up as you go. I find it easier to use a bobby pin for my stitch marker, but anything will work, including a scrap piece of yarn. I have also used the magic ring on this pattern, but if you prefer, you can use a ch 2 then sc the specified number of stitches in the second ch from hook ( the 1st ch)

The eyes are made from plastic canvas, the count doesn't really matter, as long as you can get your tapestry needle through the holes! I have writen a guide for them, but play around a bit and try giving him different expressions. Have fun with the eyes! They are, after all, the windows to the soul., :)

The Pattern:

using pink yarn,

1) sc 6 in magic ring- 6 st

2) inc around- 12

3) (sc 1, inc) around - 18

4) (sc 2, inc) around -24

5) (sc 3, inc) around -30

6) (sc 4, inc) around - 36

7) (sc 5, inc) around - 42

8-13) sc around - 42

14) (sc 5 , dec) around - 36

15) ( sc 4, dec) around - 30

16) (sc 3, dec) around - 24

17) (sc 2, dec) around - 18

18) (sc 1 dec) around - 12 sl st in beginning sc to join, fasten off. Stuff head.

using pink yarn,

1) sc 6 in magic ring - 6

2) inc around - 12

3) (sc 1, inc) around - 18

4) ( sc 2, inc) around - 24

5) ( sc 3, inc) around - 30

6-11) sc around - 30

12) (sc 3, dec) around - 24

13) sc around - 24

14) (sc 2, dec) around - 18

15) sc around - 18

16) (sc1, dec) around - 12

17-20) sc around - 12 sl st in beginning sc to join. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff body.

make 2 using pink yarn

1) sc 4 in magic ring - 4

2) inc around - 8

3) (sc 1, inc) around - 12

4-7) sc around - 12 sl st in beginning sc to join. Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. Do Not stuff. Flatten feet and sew last round of stitches together.

make 2 using pink yarn

1) sc 4 in magic ring - 4

2) inc around - 8

3-5) sc around - 8 sl st in beginning sc to join. Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. Do Not stuff. Flatten arms and sew last round of stitches together.

make 2 using pink and yellow yarn

1) with yellow, sc 5 in magic ring - 5

2) inc around - 10

3) (sc 1, inc) around - 15 change to pink in last stitch

4) in back loop only, sc around - 15

5-7) in both loops, sc around - 15

8) (sc 1, dec) around - 10 Stuff.

9) dec around - 5

10) sc around -5 Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.


cut 2 pieces of plastic canvas aprroximately the size of a nickel. Using black yarn, embroider the eyes so that no plastic canvas is showing. you can use whatever type of stitch you want on this, but I used a slanted straight stitch. Then using pink yarn, go around the outside of the eyes with a whipstitch. This takes a bit of patience because it is a little harder getting the yarn and needle to go throught the canvas.


Sew body to head, going around twice to make sure his head doesn't flop around. Sew arms to side of body, using photo as a guide. Sew feet to bottom of body, using photo as a guide. Sew antenae to top of head. Cut a piece of white felt, about the size of a quarter, (you can play around on this part depending on the size of the finished eyes) Glue the felt to Boo's head, and glue the eyes on top of the felt. Using black yarn, embroider Boo's mouth..... and you have your very own Boo!   Enjoy!

*Please note, this is my original pattern, and may not be reposted.. Please do not sell the pattern, or the finished Boo, and do not claim it as your own. Thank you :) *

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Free Crochet Pattern: I Love You Dude

Ok, so here is my I Love You Dude. I made him from a cute pic I found while surfing. I have had a few people ask for the pattern, so I am posting it for free. I hope you like him :)

This pattern is very easy and makes a great little gift. If you want to buy the finished Dude, please visit my Etsy Store at

Materials: white ww yarn ( I used Red Heart), red light ww yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft)
size E crochet hook, tapestry needle, fiberfil, black felt, hot glue gun,  (keyfob, if desired)

stitches used: magic ring, single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st), increase (inc), and decrease (dec)

Pattern notes: this pattern is crocheted using continuous, rounds,mark your first stitch in each round and move marker up as you go. hint: try using a bobby pin they are very easy to slip in and out of stitches :)

with white yarn:

rd 1. 6 sc in magic ring- 6 sts
rd 2. increase around- 12 sts
rd 3. (sc 1, inc) around- 18 sts
rd 4. (sc 2, inc) around- 24 sts
rd 5. (sc 3, inc) around- 30 sts
rds 6-10. sc around- 30 sts
rd 11. (sc 3, dec) around- 24 sts
rd 12. (sc 2, dec) around - 18 sts
rd 13. (sc1, dec) around - 12 sts this is a good place to begin stuffing 
rd 14. dec around - 6 sts
fasten off, leaving a tail.

Feet (make 2)
with white yarn:

rd 1. 5 sc in magic ring - 5 sts
rd 2. inc around - 10 sts
rd 3. (sc 1, inc) around - 15 sts
rd 4. sc around - 15 sts - stuff
rd 5. (sc 1, dec) around - 10 sts
fasten off, leaving tail for sewing

Arms (make 2)
with white yarn:

rd 1. 4 sc in magic ring - 4 sts
rd 2. inc around - 8 sts
rd 3. (sc 1, inc) around - 12 sts - stuff
fasten off leaving tail for sewing

Heart (make 2)
with red yarn:

rd 1. ch. 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (pull sts tight) - 6 sts
rd 2. inc around - 12 sts TURN
rd 3. hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (hdc,dc,hdc) all in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sl st in last sc of previous rnd. fasten off

* for second heart, do not fasten off. Holding heart pieces wrong sides together and working through both pieces:
ch 1, sc in each sc, 2 sc in each hdc, 3 sc in dc, around. Stuff before closing. Join and fasten off leaving tail for sewing.

using photo as a guide:

roll the body between your palms a bit to make your dude egg shaped. Cut two oblong shaped pieces of black felt (I used a dime for the basic pattern, then trimmed the sides a bit), and glue them to the body using the photo as a guide.
thread yarn on tapestry needle and sew legs to the bottom of the body to where they are almost touching.
sew heart to middle of tummy area.
sew arms to side of body, then stitch them to each side of heart.
attatch a keyfob through several stitches at the top of the body, if desired.

And that's the I Love You Dude! Hopefully there will be more free patterns to come! :)

*This is my original design. Please do not repost or sell this pattern, or the finished Dude.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


So I have been wondering about Kirby. I have tried to shade his mouth to make him more dimensional, but am not too sure if I like it. So if anyone has an opinion on weather to keep it shaded, or leave it plain, please let me know!
 I opened a new Etsy store. I am designing my own patterns for little keychain amigurumi characters. So far it is more successful than the clothing store, which makes me happy cuz these are my own patterns! Yay! My husband and I are video game fans, and my new patterns reflect this. I have a Mario doll that I have made, a bombbomb, a Kirby, and then a few others that are just cute! they are all between 3 and 5" tall and are made into keychains. I am doing more everyday, and really enjoy making them. I have been crocheting for years now, but never actually wrote down a pattern, so this is really exciting for me. If you're interested, take a look, and any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks!