Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Blythe Knitted Lace Dress Pattern

Here's another pattern for Blythes! :)


If you make this dress, I'd love to see it! Please add it on Ravelry or post photos in the comments.



Materials/Tools:
  • DK weight yarn (I used NaturallyCaron.com Spa)
  • US #1½ - 2.5 mm double pointed needles
  • 3 tiny flower buttons
  • Snap or velcro 
Gauge:
5.5 sts and 8 rows per 1"(2.5cm) in St st in the round

Abbreviations:
BO - Bind off
CO - Cast on
K - Knit
K2tog - Knit two stitches together
LN - Left needle
M1 - Make one increase (M1L or M1R)
P - Purl
R# - Round/Row #
Rep - Repeat
RN - Right needle
Sl 1, k2tog, psso - Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
St(s) - Stitch(es)
Yo - Yarn over

Pattern:
The back of the bodice will overlap, add a snap or velcro.

Bodice:

CO 30 sts.

R1: Knit

R2: K5, BO 7, k7, BO 7, k4

R3: K5, CO 6, k8, CO 6, k5

R4: Purl

R5: K11, (k1, m1) x3, k2, (m1, k1) x3, k11 - 36 sts

R6: Purl

R7: Knit

R8: Purl

R9: Knit

R10: Purl

R11: Knit

R12: Purl

R13: Knit

R14: Purl

R15: K1, m1, k3, *M1, k2* x14, m1, k3, m1, k1 - 53 sts

R16: Join to work in round (counts as first stitch), knit to end.

Work R1-4 of Lace Pattern for 5 repeats or until desired length. Then work the Edging round.

Lace Pattern:

R1: K1. *Yo, k3, yo, k1* rep from * to end.
R2: Knit
R3: K2, sl 1, k2tog, psso. *K3, sl 1, k2tog, psso* rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
R4: Knit

Edging:

Last round: K2. Pass first st over. *Pass stitch from RN to LN. Make 2 sts on LN by backwords loop method, BO 4 sts* rep from * to end.

Cut yarn and weave in the ends. Attach a snap or velcro on the back of the bodice. Then sew on the 3 buttons on the front of the bodice. To make the lace stand out more, block the dress and pair it with a petticoat. 



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© Adorably Kawaii. Pattern is for personal use only. Please don't redistribute/resell the pattern in any way or form.

If you'd like to share my free patterns, please link to my pattern instead of copying and pasting the written pattern.

If you post the finished items you make online, my only request is that say something like “Pattern designed by Adorably Kawaii - www.adorablykawaii.com”

Pattern Re-Release: Tiny Fox Amigurumi


This design is one of my favorites. It's about 3" tall and has a pose-able & jointed tail. It was first released back in 2009. I took it down a couple years ago to reformat it to my new pattern stylesheet but I got busy with designing new amigurumi and never finished it. I found the file the other day and finally got it back up! :)


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Blythe Bear Hat Crochet Pattern

Hello! I recently stumbled on the patterns I created for my Blythe doll and realized I never got around to sharing them. This is the pattern for the white bear hat!



If you make this hat, I'd love to see it! Please add it on Ravelry or post photos in the comments.




Materials/Tools:
  • Worsted weight yarn (Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice, Red Heart Super Savers, etc)
  • E/3.5mm crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
Gauge:
3.5 stitches and 2 rows per 1 inch (2.5cm)

Hat Height:
3.5 inches (9 cm)

Pattern:
  • The beginning ch counts as a stitch. When working increases at the beginning of the round, dc in same st as the join. When working even rounds, don't crochet in the same st as the join. Skip it and crochet the next st.
  • Join rounds with a sl st to the first stitch (the beginning ch).
Hat:

R1: Ch 2, 11 dc into magic ring. Join to ch 2. (12 sts)

R2: Ch 2, dc in same st as join. 2 dc in every st. Join to ch 2. (24 sts)

R3: Ch 2, dc in same st as join. Dc in next st. *2 dc in st, dc in next st* to end. Join to ch 2. (36 sts)

R4: Ch 2, dc in same st as join. Dc in next 8 sts. *2 dc in st, dc in next 8 sts* to end. Join to ch 2. (40 sts)

R5-7: Ch 2, dc in every st. Join to ch 2. (40 sts, 3 rounds)

R8: Ch 1, sc in every st. Join to ch 1. (40 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the end.


Ears (Make 2):

R1: Ch 2, 14 dc into magic ring. Join to ch 2. (15 sts)

Fasten off and leave tail for sewing. Sew the ears on R3 of the hat.




For the blue bear hat:

I stitched on button eyes and a nose & mouth on a piece of felt.
I also added a round of single crochet in the back loop to the ears.



NOTE:

Amigurumi patterns are still a work in progress, sorry! It's hard for me to find time to crochet and photograph without interruptions. However, I've been designing a lot of crochet wearables the past month and I'm planning on releasing those patterns this summer.

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© Adorably Kawaii. Pattern is for personal use only. Please don't redistribute/resell the pattern in any way or form.

If you'd like to share my free patterns, please link to my pattern instead of copying and pasting the written pattern.

If you post the finished items you make online, my only request is that say something like “Pattern designed by Adorably Kawaii - www.adorablykawaii.com”

Sunday, February 8, 2015

New Designs

These are some new patterns I've released this year.

Flower Pixie Vest. One size - S/M. It's made in rounds from the center back and fastened with ties at the bust. It has a row of a cute flower motif. You can see other ones made in a solid color and alternating rows of color here.




Fairy Hooded Vest. One size - S/M. It's crocheted from the center back in the round and then worked in rows. A main floral motif in the back and the rest is plain stitch--perfect for showing off pretty variegated yarns. The hood is seamed and oversized (easy to shorten or lengthen!).





I have more flower designs in the works (not vests!) and hopefully will get those written up in the next few months.

Can you sell the items made from my patterns?

Yes. Design/pattern credit is always appreciated though. :) They can be sold in craft fairs, on Etsy, and anywhere else you'd like.

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My copyright note in the pattern says "Pattern is for personal use only. Please don't redistribute/resell the pattern in any way or form."

It means you can't resell the pattern or share the contents of the pattern such as making copies for friends, posting the pattern instructions online for free (if pattern is already free, linking to the pattern is preferred over reposting the content), and clearly showing the pattern instructions in a video or photo.

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I occasionally get asked to sell finished objects again but I don't think I'll be making more for years, if at all. :( I'm getting into designing non-amigurumi things now and I'm also doing other crafts like sewing, bead looming, wire wrapping, etc.

I decided to make a favorites list on Etsy of other's creations made from my patterns. I'll be redirecting those that are interested in buying to that list and they can choose who to buy from. :)

I'm not sure if there's a way to embed specific favorite Etsy lists so here's a few from the list:


Owl Amigurumi by SimplyWoodlandKnits


Fox Amigurumi by BramaCrochet


Sleepy Fox Baby Hat by CKBsHandicrafts

To get on the list, you just need to put something like "Pattern by Adorably Kawaii" in your listings. (It's so I can be certain that the pattern used is actually mine and that it's not freehand or someone else's similar looking design.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Changed my Designer Name

I thought I'd be designing amigurumi or baby items forever but nope, things change! I have a ton of other ideas that I want to make. I've been designing wearables for adults such as tops, vests, and hats... so it's time to change my designer name to something that is not so limiting. (By the way - not saying I'm giving up on amigurumi completely. It's just put on hold.)

On Ravelry, my designer name is now Amanda Michelle. You can still search for Adorably Kawaii or use the old link and it'll redirect you to the new page. 

I just put together a pattern collection of my crochet amigurumi on Ravelry so they can all be purchased for one fancypants price. (I didn't forget that request!!) The discount promos I already have up will remain for those that just want to buy a couple patterns or so.

I'm still using Adorably Kawaii for my Etsy and other sites where it can't really be changed. But I'll only be adding patterns for amigurumi or baby items on Etsy. And on my Ravelry and Craftsy, I'll be adding all designs.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Downloading Patterns From Craftsy

I've been getting some questions about how Craftsy works so hopefully this will help.

The patterns on Craftsy are instant downloads and not hard copy patterns. When you download or purchase a pattern, it automatically gets saved to your Craftsy Pattern Library.

You can find the patterns you downloaded or purchased by going to "My Patterns" which is found on the left sidebar under "My Craftsy".

To download the file, find the pattern you want to download and click on the image. Or you can click on the little download icon after the pattern name.

Just below the image, it says "Contact Info" to encourage you to contact the designer if you need any help with the pattern or have any comments.

Sometimes the file may not download correctly. If it's a PDF file, make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader. Or if it's a ZIP file, make sure you have the right program to open them such as WinRar, WinZip, or 7-Zip. Then try downloading the file again in a different browser such as Chrome or Firefox. If it still doesn't work, you should email Craftsy at help@craftsy.com or contact the pattern designer for assistance.

If you find anything confusing in a pattern or any errors, please do contact the pattern designer so they can fix it. If you don't bring it to their attention, they won't know.

If you have any other problems, you can go to the Help Center and hopefully your solution will be found in there. If not, email Craftsy.

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