Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Hat

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I was asked to make a TMNT hat for my great cousin for Christmas. I was kinda freaking out because I had never made anything for anyone else yet. But looking at his cutie hopeful face I couldn’t exactly say no, could I? So here is my first hat. I thought I would right down the pattern as I went and share with the world.

I used Stylecraft special DK in green, (It’s a great christmas colour too) and my 4.5mm hook.I think you use different hook sizes to make it bigger or smaller? I havent quite got the hang of it yet. This was supposed to be for a 4 year old, i made it to the recommended spec thats splattered all over the internet for that age group, but I tried it on and it fits me too????? Maybe I have a super small head…… You can use any pattern for the hat. Just adjust the mask to fit.

To make the hat.- 

*at the end of each round, sl st to join and ch2 to begin next round.

ch2, hdc12 inside first ch, sl st to join ch2 -12

2- 2hdc in each st  -24

3- 2hdc in 1st stitch, hdc 2 around -32

4-2hdc in 1st stitch, hdc 3 around -40

5-2hdc in 1st stitch, hdc 4 around -48

6- 2hdc in 1st stitch, hdc 5 around -56

7-2hdc in 1st stitch, hdc 6 around -64

8-2hdc in 1st stitch, hdc 7 around -72

9-2hdc in 1st stitch, hdc 8 around -80

Row 10 to 22 hdc around -80

23- sc around – 80

For the mask

ch 20, join with sl st in 3rd ch from the begining.

hdc in first 2 st after sl

ch 17. dc30 in centre of loop.

hdc 2 in centre, opposite first hdc.

dc30 in centre of second loop.

hdc around the outside of the entire mask and tie off yarn.

find outside centre of mask, sl to join yarn and ch as long as needed (I chained 35, enough for a little extra at the back to tie like a mask and make the hat tighter if needed)

sc along back to the mask, sl st into the mask again and sc along to the end, ch 1 and turn.

sc along,sl into mask again and tie off. Do the same at the other side.

To finish, just sew the mask onto the hat. I found pinning it first helps alot, I sewed the bottom of the straps on the 4th row from the bottom of the hat. And your done!

Voodoo Doll Pin Cushion

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Voodoo Doll Pin Cushion

I love being a bit different so i created this voodoo doll pincushion. Shes a cutey with pink pig tails.. Its my very first pattern so i was a little nervous creating it after only a month of crocheting. Thankfully I’m a fast learner and perfectionist, so here goes. Enjoy and dont forget to show me your own take on this. (Not for magical use)

Its very simple and quick to make, great for using a few off cuts of different colours. I used dk yarn with a 3.5mm hook. You could use other but it will be bigger or smaller.

Head

1- ch2, work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook

2- inc round – 12

3- sc1, inc 1 -18

4-sc2, inc 1 – 24

5-sc3, inc 1 -30

6- sc4, inc 1 – 36

7 to11- sc36

12- sc4, dec 1-30

13 – sc3, dec1 – 24

14- sc2, dec1 -18

15- sc 1 dec 1 -12

16- dec all – 6

Body

 1- ch2, work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook

2 – inc all -12

3- inc all -24

4- sc1, inc 1 -34

5 to 8- sc34

9-sc3 dec1 -28

10 -sc28

11 – sc2, dec1 -22

12- 12 to 14 – sc22

15- sc9, dec 1 -20

16- sc20

17- sc2 dec 1 – 14

18- dec all to close.

Arms

1-ch2, work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook

2-inc all -12

3 to 6- sc12

7-sc 2 dec 1- 9

8 to 10 – sc9

Legs

1-ch2, work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook

2 – inc all-12

3 – inc all -24

4 sc2 dec 1 -18

5- sc18

6-sc2 dec 1 -14

7 – sc14

8- sc14

9 – dec all to close

Heart – in red yarn

1 – ch2, sc1 in 2nd ch from hook

2 -ch1, turn, sc3

3-ch1, turn, sc1,dc1,sc1 in first stitch, sl st in first row, sc1, dc1, sc1 in las stitch

4- break yarn, sew in ends.

Sew all body parts together neatly, then add different colours roughly stitched on to give effect. Roughly stitch heart on and add hair and face. Then have fun sticking pins and needles in your little doll.

Personalised Name Bracelets

These personalised bracelets were one of the first things I ever made. People are so much more creative with names now that most just cant be found in standard shops. Plus I love seeing unique names people call their children. These bracelets can be made to any size with any name in a variety of colours and charms.

Made with grade A cats eye beads, pretty stones with a pupil like slit which reflects the light unlike anything else. No photograph can capture how pretty they really are!

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