Monthly Archives: September 2012

Son’s fox

My next project will be a crochet fox, not a Starfox this time, but a Son’s fox. Foxes are one of my favourite animals, and still I haven’t made one, a real one that is.

It took me quite a while to design the fox, because it was a bit difficult to choose the style. Should he have realistic proportions, standing on four paws, or should he be more doll-ish. I’ve made a bunch of sketches and decided to go for doll-ish.

Why? I really don’t like crochet dolls that look like a statue. I would love my fox to be flexible and playful, so he can sit on the couch or sleep all stretched out next to a pillow. Some people will make a crochet doll to decorate their side table or bookcase. It would be just lovely if you can change his position. One week he’s sitting, the next he’s hugging a vase or leaning against a lamb, it makes him alive and gives you a laugh, well, me for one.

I hope, that when he’s finished, I can post some pictures of him in different positions and places, that would be cool. But here’s the sketch for now.

He looks a bit basic maybe, but when I picture him in fuzzy wool I love him already. I can choose the orange I used for Starfox, but I think I’ll go for a darker, more rust colour. A bit too dark for a real fox, but I think I like that more for my fox. That same rust colour I’ll use for another upcoming project, a squirrel…..

 

A little autumn pattern

gehaakte eikels

This is a free acorn and nut pattern, for all of you who love autumn. I look forward to the autumn, with all those beautiful colours and leaves that flutter through the air. Even thinking of the moisty smell gives me a happy feeling.

So therefore and hereby, I’ve written a free acorn pattern in this post. The acorns and nut I made for Trin, but I thought it would be nice to offer them for free also.

Here’s the pattern.

Acorns

Bottom in mustard/ apple green or whatever you like.

1- magic ring of 4

2- (sc in next, 2 sc in next) x2 =6

3- (sc in next 2, 2 sc in next) x2 =8

4- (sc in next 3, 2 sc in next) x2 =10

5-6 sc in each around =10 (stuff acorn)

7- (sc in next 3 st, s2tog) x2 =8

8- s2tog x 4 =4, sl st and sew together, weave in end.

Top in dark green

1- magic ring of 5

2- 2 sc in each around =10

3- (sc in next 4, 2 sc in next) x2 =12

4- sc in each around =12, close with sl st and weave tail to top, so you can make a little loop (as stem), make sure your loop won’t close and use the rest of the tail to sew the top to the bottom of the acorn. I needle felted the loop at the top so it forms a tight stem.

Nuts

In brown and beige.

1- magic ring of 4

2- 2 sc in each around =8

3- (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) x4 =12

4- sc in each around =12 (change colour in last loop and stuff)

5- (sc in next st, s2tog) x4 =8

6- s2tog x 4 =4, close and sew tight, weave in end.

Good luck and enjoy the autumn!

 

Trin, crochet mouse pattern.

My little friend of the forest, the adventurer mouse Trin, is finished.

gehaakte muis, amigurumi mouse

I’m very happy with the result. Making realistic crochet animals is fun, but designing a doll like this is exciting, because I create a completely new character, like a game figure. This crochet mouse amigurumi is an adventurer, travelling through the forest.

Trin is approximately 6.5 inch/16.5 cm tall when made with worsted weight yarn. I’ve used Istex Lett lopi to make this mouse, it is a 100% wool with a lot of fuzziness.

Because this is one of my first patterns, it received an update in march 2018. The new pattern is written like the free ones here, in standard American crochet terms. It contains a clear description of how to crochet and assemble this animal, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own adventurer mouse. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings. You can buy this pattern in my shop at Craftsy and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order the pattern directly from me here.

The acorns you can also find in a free pattern here, ‘the oak leaves and acorns pattern‘.

Trin is extra special to me because he resembles the style of my illustrations. And he could easily be the character in a children’s book.

This mouse is called Trin because of the mouse we tried to safe from a cat attack in Trin-Mulin in Switzerland. The mouse died and the cat went home to his food bowl.