Savy Beret

Updated with suggestions, THANK YOU TESTERS!

After all the confusion with LollyPup’s foot pattern, I think I need some people to test this pattern for me before I publish it on Ravelry…

My niece’s best friend rescued a beret from her mom’s Goodwill bag, and both girls fell in love with it. No tag,  so we don’t know where it came from, but it seems simple enough and I decided to write my own pattern. It’s named after Savannah aka Savy.

Suggested yarns: Caron Simply Soft, Vanna’s Choice, other soft sport or worsted weight that will drape

Hook: G or H, whatever needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: approximately 2.5″ across after Row 3

Abbreviations:

  • ch- chain
  • ML- magic loop
  • st- stitch
  • sp- space
  • sk-skip
  • sc- single crochet
  • hdc- half-double crochet
  • dc- double crochet

Start with either a magic loop or ch 2, join with sl st

  1. ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc 7 times in ring, join with sl st – 8 dc
  2. ch 2, 2dc in each st around, join – 16 dc
  3. ch 2, 2dc in each st around, join – 32 dc
  4. ch 2, dc even – 32 dc
  5. ch 2, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around – 42  hdc
  6. ch 2, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around – 56 hdc
  7. Start mesh: (ch 5, sk 1 st, sc in next st) around  – 28 loops
  8. (ch5, sc to join to middle of next loop) around – 28 loops
  9. repeat row 8 for 6 more rows; join last ch5 to next loop of previous round with a hdc – 28 loops
  10. Start ribbing, working in a spiral without joining: hdc in first st, next to  joining hdc from last row. 2hdc in each ch-5 space around – 56 hdc
  11. (hdc around front post of next hdc, hdc around back post of next hdc) around – 56 hdc
  12. repeat row 10 until ribbing is 2″ wide, sc around next front post, sl st around next back post (sc and sl st taper the ribbing so it’s flush with the rest),  fasten off, weave in ends

The girls like to wear it low on the back of the head, they say this is “trendy” but what would I know, I’m just Auntie! 😉

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A Pretty For Me

So it’s not amigurumi, but it’s pretty and I love it- I made a necklace of crochet vines for my birthday! The length is adjustable, I might make another in different colors but if I do I will make the shortest vine a little longer.

My vines necklace!

My vines necklace!

LollyPup

Just in time for my niece’s 5th birthday (her nickname is Lolly), here is a ChibiAmi Original design: pretty, precious, patchy, puppy which I call LollyPup! Aaw…

Feel free to make as many as you like, if you sell any please give credit where credit is due, and do not sell the pattern itself. This pattern is untested and it’s only the second pattern I’ve written so please send feedback if you try it out! I like to increase in each increase space, so some of my instructions might sound a bit wonky.

This pattern makes a really great Snoopy, too!

On to the pattern!

Materials used:

  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 15mm plastic safety eyes (available at many craft stores, including Jo-Ann Fabrics)
  • 21mm plastic safety nose (same as eyes)
  • Fiberfill

Optional:

  • Very small amount of random yarn for collar (Lollypup wears Homespun with a pretty button accent, Snoopy sports a durable cotton)
  • Embroidery thread or pearl cotton for details: eyebrows, eyelashes, etc.
  • Embroidery needle
  • Plastic pellets, tied up in pantyhose to add weight to the body

Abbreviations:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together for decrease
  • Sc3tog – single crochet 3 together for decrease (don’t know if this is an actual stitch but it did the job for me!)
  • BLO – backloops only
  • FLO – front loops only
  • MR – Magic Ring (loop yarn around your finger, work prescribed number of stitches in loop, pull yarn tail to close)

Note: do not join rounds, all pieces are worked in a spiral.

Head:

  1. In MR, sc 7, add nose before tightening but don’t put washer on yet
  2. 2sc in ea st – 14
  3. (2sc, sc) around – 21
  4. 5 rows even – 21
  5. FLO: (2sc, sc in next 2 sts) around – 28 (muzzle made)
  6. Sc in next 8 sts, (2sc, sc in next 3 sts) 5 times – 33
  7. Sc even – 33
  8. Sc in next 9 sts, (2sc, sc in next 4 sts) 5 times – 38
  9. 4 rows even – 38 (at this point, position eyes and lock in, rotate nose to desired angle and lock in, add any facial details such as eyebrows, stuff muzzle)
  10. Sc in 6 sts, (sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 5 times, sc2tog – 32
  11. Sc in 5 sts, (sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 5 times, sc2tog – 26
  12. Sc in 4 sts, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 5 times, sc2tog – 20 (stuff head firmly at this point)
  13. Sc in 3 sts, (sc2tog, sc ) 5 times, sc2tog – 14
  14. Sc2tog around – 7

Fasten off, weave tail though each st of last row, tighten to close hole.

Body:

  1. In MR, sc 8
  2. 2 sc in ea st – 16
  3. (2sc, sc) around – 24
  4. (2sc, sc in next 2 sts) around – 32
  5. 3 rows even – 32
  6. (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) around – 24
  7. 3 rows even – 24
  8. (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) around – 18
  9. 1 row even – 18
  10. (Sc2tog, sc) around – 12
  11. 2 rows even – 12

Fasten off, leave 18″ tail for sewing head to body

Arms:

  1. In MR, sc 6
  2. 2sc in ea st – 12
  3. 2sc in 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts – 15
  4. Sc in 3 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts – 15 (thumb formed)
  5. Sc in 2 sts, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts – 13
  6. Sc in 2 sts, sc3tog, sc in next 8 sts – 11
  7. Sc in 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 7sts – 10
  8. Sc even – 10

Fasten off, leave 12″ tail for sewing on

Feet: foot is worked up one side, across the toe, down the other side, and across the heel

  1. In MR, sc 8
  2. (Sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts) twice – 12
  3. (Sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 3 sts) twice – 18
  4. Sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next 3 sts (toe formed), sc in next 5 sts, BLO sc2tog twice (heel) – 19 There have been quite a few comments about this step, things do not add up and I’m not sure how to fix it! The concept is that for the toe you increase (2sc) in the increase spaces from Row 3, and for the heel decrease (sc2tog) in the increase spaces from Row 3.
  5. BLO sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog 3 times, sc in next 6 sts, in both loops sc in next 2 sts – 17 Same comments as for Row 4.
  6. Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in next 6 sts – 15
  7. Sc in next 6 sts, sc3tog twice, sc in next 6 sts – 12
  8. Sc in next 4sts, sc2tog twice, sc in next 4 sts – 10
  9. 2 rows even

Fasten off, leave 12″ tail for sewing on

Ears: each increase should be done in the previous increase space, so the ears lay flat when finished

  1. In MR, sc 8
  2. 2 sc in ea st – 16
  3. (Sc in 7, 2sc in next st) twice – 18
  4. (Sc in 8, 2sc in next st) twice – 20
  5. (Sc in 8, sc2tog) twice – 18
  6. (Sc in 7, sc2tog) twice – 16
  7. (Sc in 6, sc2tog) twice – 14
  8. (Sc in 5, sc2tog) twice – 12
  9. (Sc in 4, sc2tog) twice – 10
  10. Sc even – 10
  11. (Sc in 8, sc2tog) twice – 8
  12. Sc even – 8

Fasten off, leave 12″ tail for sewing on

Tail: each increase is done in the previous increase so the tail has a curved shape

  1. In MR, sc 4
  2. 2sc, sc in next 3 sts – 5
  3. 2sc, sc in next 4 sts – 6
  4. 2sc, sc in next 5 sts – 7
  5. 2sc, sc in next 6 sts – 8
  6. Sc even for 4 rows – 8 each row

Fasten off, leave 12″ tail for sewing on. I lightly stuffed the base of the tail with fiberfill.

Patches:

  1. In MR, sc 6
  2. 2 sc in each st around – 12

Fasten off, leave 12″ tail for sewing on

Collar: (note: collar is completed and put on body before head is sewn on!)

  1. Ch 15 or length to fit your puppy’s neck, join with sl st
  2. Sc in each st around, fasten off and weave in ends
  3. Add decorative button, charm, tag etc if desired

My New Blog! Woo-Hoo!

I’ll be uploading pictures, projects, and patterns for my amigurumi in the days to come. Some of the finished objects will be for sale, if anyone sees something they like I can do custom ami’s as well.

All-In-One Octopus Pattern:

Row 1: In magic ring, sc 6

Row 2: 2sc in each st – 12

Row 3: (sc in next st, 2sc in next st) around – 18

Row 4: (sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) around – 24

Row 5: (sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st) around – 30

Rows 6-9: sc evenl – 30

Row 10: (sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog in next st) around – 24

Row 11: (sc in next st, sc2tog in next st) around – 16

Row 12: sc even – 16

Row 13: To make legs (sc in FLO of next 2 sts, ch 15, sl st in 2nd ch from end, sl st in 3rd ch from end, sc in each ch, sc in post of base sc) 8 times, join w/ sl st, ch 1

Row 14: In BLO, sc2tog 8 times – 8

Row 15: sc2tog 4 times, finish off, leave tail for sewing shut – 4

  • For eyes- 8sc in magic ring, sew on after Row 13, when you can tell which side you like best for the face
  • Stuff halfway through row 14, when the opening is still large enough but not so large that the stuffing falls out
  • Please let me know if you make one, I’d love to see it and will even post it here!
  • You may sell finished projects but please do not sell this pattern!
Sewign the limbs is the most frustrating part of making amis for me, so I designed this little guy so he works up all in one piece! (excluding eyes)

Sewing the limbs is the most frustrating part of making ami's for me, so I designed this little guy so he works up all in one piece! (excluding eyes)