Friday, 12 February 2016

Micro crochet spider live tweet feed

Last weeks pattern of the week was Parker the spider.
Pattern can be found here
 
I picked this pattern as I wanted to remake it for the live tweet feed and take some more up to date photos. I was a bit restless and couldn't wait till Sunday so this happened...

I made my rainbow of spiders. I did however leave me with nothing to make for the live tweet. I decided it might be quite cute to make a tiny spider and share how I create micro crochet.

Below is the tweet feed from Last Sunday. Join me again this sunday at 10am were I'll be making a seahorse. Follow @lizwardcrochet on twitter or ~amigurumibarmylive

If you are not on twitter you can catch up with the feed here on the blog next week. You can also email me any questions and I'll answer them during the live tweet xxx

my email is amigrumibarmy@gmail.com

 all questions about amigurumi and or crochet are welcome

 

Live tweet feed Parker the spider micro crochet 

 

 



Shortly after this last shot was taken I tried taking more photos of the complete spider. Cassi stole it, had a mad half hour playing with it the lost it. Combing cats and crochet has its complications.

See you next Sunday
Happy crocheting
love
Liz

Thursday, 4 February 2016

owl doorstop live tweet feed

This is the live tweet feed from Sundays re-making of the owl doorstop x

pattern can be found here

 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Pattern of the week 3 parker the spider

This weeks pattern of the week is Parker the spider.

This pattern is one of my first patterns and was written before I started doing magazine work. It is therefor written using American crochet terms.

It was made to complete the amigurumi bugs pattern group.

I had always planned to make more of these and have a rainbow of spiders but alas over time it never happened. So I've made it pattern of the week and next Sunday 7th feb I've been live tweeting making a one at least.

If you want to join in the live crochet follow me @lizwardcrochet #amigurumibarylive on twitter

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Fat friends polar bear free pattern

The free pattern for January is this new member of the fat friends family.



This polar bear is the first of the winter fat friends and is available below as a free pattern. 

I will be posting a new free pattern next month please comment with any suggestions as to what that pattern should be.

Happy crocheting
love Liz xxx

Fat friends polar bear by Liz Ward

You will need
DK weight yarn in white
3.5mm crochet hook
12mm safety toy eyes
Wool needle
Toy stuffing
Embroidery thread
Embroidery needle
Scraps of grey felt
Fabric Glue

Abbreviations
Sl st –slip stitch
dc – double crochet
htr – half treble crochet
tr – treble crochet
st/sts – stitch/stitches
dc2tog – double crochet the next two stitches together

 Feet.
Make two in white yarn

Make a magic ring and work 6dc into the ring. 6sts
Rnd 1: 2dc into each st to the end. 12sts
Rnd 2: (dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 18sts
Rnd 3-4: dc in each st to end. 18sts
Rnd 5: (dc2tog) repeat to end. 9sts

  Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Stuff your feet and leave them to one side for now.

Arms
Make two in white yarn
Make a magic ring and work 6dc into the ring. 6sts
Rnd 1: 2dc into each st to the end. 12sts
Rnd 2-3: dc in each st around. 12sts
Rnd 4-7: dc2tog, dc in next and each following st to end. 8sts at end of round 7
Rnd 8-15: dc in each st to end. 8sts                           

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Stuff your arm lightly and leave them to one side for now.

Ears
Make two in white yarn
Make a magic ring and work 6dc into the ring. 6sts
Rnd 1: 2dc into each st to the end. 12sts
Rnd 2: (dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 18sts
Rnd 3: (dc2tog, dc in next seven sts) repeat to end. 48sts
Rnd 4: (dc2tog, dc in next six sts) repeat to end. 42sts
Rnd 5: (dc2tog, dc in next five sts) repeat to end. 36sts
Rnd 6: (dc2tog, dc in next four sts) repeat to end. 30sts

Fasten off and press flat to form shape.

Body
Make one in white yarn
Make a magic ring and work 6dc into the ring. 6sts
Rnd 1: 2dc into each st to the end. 12sts
Rnd 2: (dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 18sts
Rnd 3: (dc in the first two sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 24sts
Rnd 4: (dc in the first three Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 30sts
Rnd 5: (dc in the first nine Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 33sts
Rnd 6: (dc in the first ten Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 36sts 
*Mark this round with a contrasting thread*
Rnd 7: (dc in the first eleven Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 39sts
Rnd 8: (dc in the first twelve Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 42sts
Rnd 9: (dc in the first thirteen Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 45sts
Rnd 10: (dc in the first fourteen Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 48sts
Rnd 11: (dc in the first fifteen Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 51sts
Rnd 12: (dc in the first sixteen Sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 54 Sts
Rnd 13 - 14: dc in each st to the end. 54sts
*pause to insert the toy eyes. These go on the marked round 6 stitches apart*
Rnd 15: (dc2tog, dc in next seven sts) repeat to end. 48sts
Rnd 16: (dc2tog, dc in next six sts) repeat to end. 42sts
Rnd 17: (dc2tog, dc in next five sts) repeat to end. 36sts
Rnd 18: (dc2tog, dc in next four sts) repeat to end. 30sts
Rnd 19: (dc2tog, dc in next three sts) repeat to end. 24sts
Rnd 20: (dc2tog, dc in next two sts) repeat to end. 18sts
Rnd 21: (dc2tog, dc in next st) repeat to end.           12sts *stuff your toy now*
Rnd 20: (dc2tog) repeat to end                                    6sts

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Using a wool needle weave the yarn through the last 6 Stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in yarn ends and cut off remaining yarn.

Now attach the arms, legs and ears to body using the photo as a guide

Cut a small oval of grey felt and use grey thread to work long embroidery stitches to form the nose and mouth. Glue or sew onto face to finish.

Monday, 25 January 2016

amigurumi live stripy elephant

This is the screenshots from the live twitter feed I did for making the pattern of the week 24/01/16







To join me for the next amigurumi live follow me on twitter @lizwardcrochet