Moomin pattern in French / en Français

With kind thanks to the talented Claire, the free Moomin crochet pattern has been translated into French and is available to download on her blog.

Free Moomin pattern – new improved recipe!

This new Moomin amigurumi crochet pattern is much simpler, but just as brilliant – and still free!
Additions include accessories for you to make for Moominmama and Moominpappa.

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Your Moomins

I LOVE seeing your finished Moomins from my pattern – please do send me a photo and I’ll stick it in the gallery… Here are just a few and if you follow the link to ravelry.com, there are even more!

And here are loads more on ravelry.com!

Crochet EDF Zingy FREE PATTERN

I’m normally quite headstrong when it comes to advertising gimmicks but I’ve fallen for the anti-depressant Zingy in a big way, he has excellent music taste and any ad company who parodies ‘The Big Lebowski’ gets a thumbs up from me.

Scroll down to download my free (FREEEEEEE!) pattern and make your own to start hanging out with and listening to the Human League.

You only need <50g DK yarn with a 2.75mm (2.5mm or 3mm will do) hook.
You’ll also need: some white felt, a couple of small black buttons, glue, needle and black/clear thread for the eyes; some black yarn and yarn needle for the nose; and some toy stuffing.

 

Please send me photos of your finished Zingy, I love to see them.

Hot water bottle cape – free crochet pattern

Stresses of modern day life stopping you sleeping? Keep forgetting to drop a 50p in the meter? Electric blanket phobia? Partner winning the duvet war?

Get yourself a hot water bottle and ascend the wooden hill to noddington all agog with the notion of a cozy night’s kip! Oh no, wait! It doesn’t have a cover – you’re going to get third degree burns! Save yourself with this free crochet pattern.

This hot water bottle cape is really easy to make and wouldn’t look out of place in a Hogwarts dorm.
The most complicated stitches are the front-post and back-post treble crochet, which in fact, aren’t all that complicated. If you haven’t done them before, find a video on youtube and you’re set. These stitches make a ribbing effect which is thick enough to put some distance between the hot bottle and your body, but thin enough to let the warmth through and gives some stretch for a snug fit.

I used chunky yarn with a 5mm hook (so there’s no holes to expose the hot bottle).

Patons Art in 025 Licorice

You can easily remove the hot water bottle – it’s all secured with just one button. Neat.

If you can’t be bothered to buy a hot water bottle or indeed make a cover for it (what are your eyes doing down here?) then I can heartily recommend the 10 second hairdryer-under-the-duvet option before cocooning yourself.

As always, if you have any questions, just leave me a comment. If you make one of these, I’d love to see it, so please send me a photo!

We all love a cute bird at Christmas

Ah robins, the gardner’s friend and the most Christmassy bird of all (after the partridge, turkey, 7 swans-a-swimming, 6 geese-a-laying, 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, The Famous Grouse and Her Majesty).

I’m making a flock of these to perch in my tree this year thanks to the free pattern at Yellow, Pink & Sparkly, skew-wiffing it slightly so that each little fella has a character of his own. Rock on.

Amigurumi Moomintroll – FREE PATTERN woo yeah, free!

17th March 2013 – I have improved and simplified this pattern, please use the download link to get the latest version (v3).

Here you can see photos from this pattern and also the original pattern.


Being half Finnish, my ancestry demands that I adore sauna, sausages, vodka, silver birch trees, driving, herring (I don’t), Santa Claus (who doesn’t?) and the biologically unfathomable Moomins. I’m a big fan of Tove Jansson’s stories and illustrations, so this is my tribute to her.

If you have downloaded this pattern before, please download it again as I have significantly improved and simplified it. The original pattern was my very first attempt at writing a pattern and it did have a few errors in it – oops, you learn. And, it’s still free – my favourite price. Feel free to share or link to this pattern, but please don’t alter it or remove any credits.

I would LOVE to see your finished Moomins. I’ve already seen quite a few and they’re pretty amazing.

These photos are from the current pattern:

These photos are from the original pattern:

Revised pattern uploaded 17/03/13

With kind thanks to the talented Claire, the free Moomin crochet pattern has been translated into French and is available to download on her blog.

Crocheted Buttoned Slippers

Garnstudio have tonnes of free patterns for things that are useful (so no jackets for grapes) and you actually enjoy wearing. I made these slippers from this pattern and I loves ’em.

Made with:
Rowan Purelife Organic Wool DK in 608 Logwood

Sirdar Bonus DK in Stormcloud

And a giant wooden button inherited from my Grandmother’s impressive collection.

Crocheted Bioshock Big Daddy

We all knew the Big Daddies were cuddly at heart

I crocheted this Bioshock Big Daddy about a year ago for my boyfriend’s Christmas present. The pattern is from the brilliant nerdigurumi.com

I used a 2.75mm hook with:
Sirdar Click DK in 129 Cobble – a beautiful radioactive looking multi-coloured yarn that is perfect for steam punk projects

Sirdar Bonus DK in Silver Grey

Sirdar Bonus DK in Classic Red

I found some gorgeous iridescent yellow vintage glass buttons for the ‘eyes’ from ebay.

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