Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mature Content: Teeny Peenie

Warning: Mature content ahead!!

I know what you're probably thinking...."WHY!?!?!" Well, why not! Teeny Peenies make great bachelorette party gifts, gag gifts, or just a quirky thing to make to use up your scraps of yarn. Make some in April for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, June for Men's Health Month, or make some for your November or "Movember" craft table to raise funds for the "Movember Foundation" and other organizations. Overall, the Teeny Peenie is just a fun little pattern I came up with, and if you don't like it, feel free to shrug it off and move along. :) Thank you!


Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2015 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern. Please read the pattern in full before beginning. Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.

Materials:
Small amount of Worsted Weight Yarn
G/6/4.25mm hook (or desired hook)
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Stuffing material
Stitch Marker, if desired

Key:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
slst – slip stitch
st - stitch
F/O – finish off

Notes:
Teeny Peenie is worked in unjoined rounds.
Ch1, where used, does not count as first sc.
Use a stitch marker to mark rounds, if desired.
Teeny Peenie measure ~3" in length. Gauge is unimportant.


Teeny Peenie Pattern
Head/Shaft:
Round 1: Work 6sc in magic circle (6)
Round 2: *2sc in next st, sc in next* around (9)
Round 3: *Sc2tog, sc in next* around (6)
Round 4: Sc in each st around (6)
Round 5: *2sc in next st, sc in next* around (9)
Round 6-10: Sc in each st around (9) Switch to working in rows for the next section.
Row 11-14: Ch1, sc in next 5 sts (5)
F/O, weave in end. Stuff tip firmly, stuff shaft moderately.

Testes: (make 2)
Round 1: Work 6sc in magic circle (6)
Round 2: *2sc in next st, sc in next* around (9)
Round 3-4: Sc in each st around (9)
F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Using tails, sew testes side by side, and attach to shaft. Stuff testes firmly before closing.

Customization instructions:
Add more straight rounds (in the R6-10 section) on the shaft for a longer shaft.
Use heavier weight yarn and bigger hook for a not-as-teeny peenie.
Alternatively, use thinner weight yarn or thread and smaller hook for teenier peenie.


Special thanks to testers:
Jan of Fairy Dust Creationz: https://www.facebook.com/fairydustcreationz

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Free Pattern: Customizable Skull Applique [Revisited]

Last summer, I created a skull applique, and I wasn't 100% happy with it. I updated it April 2013, but never got around to taking a better photo to go with it. Not long ago, I decided I would FINALLY make some appliques for an updated photo -- and I realized I still wasn't 100% happy with the pattern! So, I revised the pattern, and worked with a handful of testers -- here is my final revision!

Special thanks to testers: Michelle of The Perfect Knot, Cara of HeritageHeartcraft, Christine of PickleWhat Crochet, Jan of Fairy Dust Creationz, and Ellamay J.

Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2012/2013 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern!

Materials:
G/6/4.25mm Hook
WW Yarn in White (or desired color)

Notes:
Ch2 counts as 1st DC.
It is important to remember your last DC in rows 2-4 will be in the top of the ch2 (1st DC) of the previous row.
Slsts worked in the foundation chain counts as a stitch.

Basic Skull
To begin, chain 10

Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook. DC in next st, slst in next. DC in next st, 2DC in next st, slst in next st. DC in next st, 2DC AND slst in last st. (12 st)

Row 2: Rotate your piece so you are now working across the back side of beginning chs. Ch2. DC in same as ch2. DC across. (10)

Row 3: Ch2, turn. DC in next st. Ch2, skip 2 st, DC in next 2 st. Ch2, skip 2 st, DC in last 2 st. (6 DC + 2 ch2 sp)

Row 4: Ch2, turn, DC in next st, 4DC in chain space, DC in next 2, 4DC in chain space. Dc in next st. Ch2, slst in last st. (14 DC)

F/O. leaving long tail for sewing. Weave in beginning end. Sew on.


Variation 1: Slightly Sinister Eyes
Follow beginning of basic skull pattern to row 2.
Row 3: Ch2, turn. DC in next st. Ch2, skip 2 st, sc in next 2 st. Ch2, skip 2 st, DC in last 2 st.
Finish pattern as written.

Variation 2: Evil Eyes
Note: Slst worked in this row count as a st.
Follow beginning - row 2.
Row 3: Ch2, turn. DC in next st. Ch2, skip 2 st, slst in next 2 st. Ch2, skip 2 st, DC in last 2 st.
Finish pattern as written.

Variation 3: Monster Teeth
Note: Row 1 uses a picot stitch to create a point on each tooth. To create a picot, Ch3, then slst in 1st ch made.
To begin, chain 10
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook. Picot. DC in next ch. Slst in next ch. DC in next st. Picot. 2DC in next ch, slst in next ch. DC in next ch. Picot. 2DC and slst in last st. (12 stitches, and 3 picots.)
Finish pattern as written.

Other ideas:
Use Tr stitches in row 3 of Variations 1 & 2.
Add extra rows between Row 2 & 3.
Add extra rows after Row 4.
Use ideas from above in endless combination!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Free Pattern: Barnaby Oliver Bear

I was asked to make a bear for someone's Special Someone, and this is what I came up with. Now you can make one for your own special someone!

Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2013 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern.

Barnaby Oliver Bear measure ~8 1/2" in height. He is made in the continuous round. Please read the pattern in full before beginning. Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.

Materials:
G/4.25mm Hook
WW yarn in Brown
WW yarn in Tan
WW yarn in Black OR safety bear nose
Safety eyes(optional)
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Fiber fill or other filling material

Eyes Make 2 in Tan.
Round 1: 8sc in Magic Circle (8)
F/O, leaving tail for sewing.
If you're using safety eyes, prepare the eyes by placing the safety eyes through in desired location.

Muzzle In Tan.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Round 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (9)
F/O, leave tail for sewing.

Ears Make 2 in Brown.
Round 1: 8sc in Magic Circle (8)
Round 2-3: sc around (8)
F/O, leaving, tail for sewing

Head & Body In Brown
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (18)
Round 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st* around (24)
Round 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st* around (30)
Round 6-11: *sc around (30)
Round 12: *sc2tog, sc in next 3 st* around (24)
Round 13: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st* around (18)
Round 14: *sc2tog, sc in next 4 st* around (15)
Round 15: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st* around (18)
Place eyes, nose, muzzle, and ears (if desired). Begin stuffing head now, stuff body as you go.
Round 16-22: *sc around* (18)
Round 23: *sc2tog, sc in next st* around (12)
Round 24: *sc2tog* around (6)
F/O, leaving tail for gathering last round, and weaving in.
Arms Make 2 in Brown.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (4)
Round 2-7: sc around (6)
F/O, leaving tail for sewing. Stuff lightly, or leave unstuffed.

Legs Make 2 in Brown.
Round 1: sc8 in Magic Circle (8)
Round 2: sc around (8)
Round 3: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st* (6)
Round 4-8: sc around (6)
F/O, leaving tail for sewing. Stuff lightly, or leave unstuffed.

Assembly
Attach open end of arms and legs to sides and bottom.
Attach open end of tail to bottom.
If not using safety eyes, embroider pupils on with worsted weight yarn.
Embroider mouth with black worsted weight yarn, or embroidery thread.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Free Pattern: Mac Kazoo

Here I am with another Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends pattern! My daughter was super excited about this one!

Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2013 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern. Mac Kazoo and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends are copyright their respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

Mac is made in the continuous round. Please read the pattern in full before beginning. Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.

Materials:
G/4.25mm Hook
WW yarn in Brown
WW yarn in Tan
WW yarn in Black
WW yarn in White
WW yarn in Soft Green or Khaki (for pants)
WW yarn in Dark Green
Black Embroidery Thread (optional)
Safety Eyes (optional)
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Polyfil or filling material

Eyes Make 2 in White.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Round 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (9)
Slst in first sc, ch1 and F/O, leaving tail for sewing.
If you're using safety eyes, prepare the eyes by placing the safety eyes through whites in desired location.

Head Starting in Brown
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (18)
Round 4: *sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st* around (24)
Round 5: *sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st* around (30)
Round 6: *sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st* around (36)
Round 7-8: sc around (36) Switch to Tan in last st.
Round 9-15: sc around (36)
Round 16: *sc2tog, sc in next 4 st* around (30)
Round 17: *sc2tog, sc in next 3 st* around (24)
Round 18: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st* around (18)
If using safety eyes, place the safety eye in the front about 6 below the brown hair line. Begin stuffing here.
Round 19: *sc2tog, sc in next st* around (12)
Continue with neck.

Neck
Round 20-21: sc around (12) Switch to red in last sc.
Continue with body.

Body
Round 22: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (18)
Round 23-28: sc around (18) Switch to soft green or khaki color in last sc.
Continue with legs.

Legs
Round 29a: sc in next 9. sc in 1st sc of round 29.
Round 29b: sc around (10)
Round 30-33: sc around (10) Switch to black in last sc.
Continue with foot.

Foot
Round 34: sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next 4 st, sc in next 2st (14)
Round 35: sc around (14) Switch to white in last sc.
Round 36: sc around (14)
Stuff leg.
Round 37: sc2tog in BLO (7)
F/O, weave tail through last round, pull to close. Weave in ends.
For second leg, attach soft green yarn with sc in the same st as other leg.
Sc around, placing 10th st in center st made by 1st leg.
Repeat rounds 30-37. Note: Round 34 will be worked as: 2sc in next 4 st, sc in next 6 st.
Hair in Brown.
Long Bangs: Make 2
ch5. sc in 2nd ch from hook. HDC in last 3. F/O, leave tail for sewing

Short Bangs: Make 2
ch4. sc in 2nd ch from hook. HDC in last 2. F/O, leave tail for sewing

Long hair in back: Make 1
Ch25
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (24) ch1, turn.
Row 2-6: sc across (24) ch1, turn.
Row 7: sc2tog, sc to last 2, sc2tog (22) ch1, turn.

Hair Border:
2sc in corner, slst across. 2sc in corner, slst up side. sc across, slst down side. slst in first sc made.
Arms Make 2, starting in Tan.
Round 1: 4sc in Magic Circle (4)
Round 2: sc around (4) Switch to White in last sc.
Round 3-4: sc around (4) Switch to Red in last sc.
Round 5-8: *sc2tog, sc in next st* around (4)
F/O, leaving tail for sewing.

Backpack in Dark Green.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Round 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (9)
Round 3: sc around in BLO (9)
Round 4-5: sc around (4)
Round 6-8: sc in next 4 st (4) ch1, turn.
Add another row or two if you want this to be functional. Add a small buttonhole by chaining and skipping a stitch or two.
F/O. If desired, add button if making a functional backpack.

Backpack Straps in Black
ch10, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew to backpack and body.

Assembly
Attach arms to sides.
Long bangs go in center of the forehead, with short bangs on either side. Large hair piece goes in back.
If not using safety eyes, embroider pupils on with worsted weight yarn.
Embroider on facial details with black worsted weight yarn, or embroidery thread.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Free Pattern: Mr. Topsy Turvy

After seeing my previous Mr. Men patterns, someone requested a Mr. Topsy Turvy pattern. Here he is! Thank you for the request! Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2013 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern. MR. MEN™ LITTLE MISS™ Copyright © 2012 THOIP. No copyright infringement intended.
Mr. Topsy Turvy is made in the continuous round. Please read the pattern in full before beginning. Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.

Materials:
G/4.25mm Hook
WW yarn in orange
WW yarn in yellow
WW yarn in black
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Polyfil or filling material

Eyes Make 2 in Black.
Round 1: 2sc in Magic Circle (2)
Pull to close (you should have an oval shape)
Slst in first sc, ch1 and F/O, leaving tail for sewing.

Body in Orange.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (18)
Round 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st* around (24)
Round 5-8: sc around (24)
Round 9: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st* around (30)
Round 10-13: sc around (30)
Round 14: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st* around (36)
Round 15-16: sc around (36)
Round 17: *sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st* around (42)
Round 18: sc around (42)
Round 19: *sc in next 6 st, 2sc in next st* around (48)
Round 20: sc around (48)
Round 21: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st* around (36)
Round 22: *sc2tog, sc in next st* around (24)
Stuff. Add extra stuffing where you want his belly to be.
Round 23: *sc2tog* around (12)
Round 24: *sc2tog* around (6)
F/O, and weave tail through last round, closing hole. Weave in ends.

Nose in Orange.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (18)
Round 4-5: sc around (18)
Round 6: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st* around (24)
Round 7-8: sc around (24)
F/O, leaving tail for sewing.

Arms Make 2 in Orange.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Round 2-6: sc around (6)
F/O, leaving tail for sewing.

Fingers Work one on the end of each arm.
Flatten arm, adn attach yarn with slst in beginning of magic circle.
*ch4, slst in same st, slst in next st* repeat until you have 4 fingers.
End with a slst, and F/O. Weave in tail.

Feet Make 2 in orange.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Round 3-4: sc around (12)
Round 5: *sc2tog* 4 times total. Sc in next 4. (8)
Stuff foot lightly. Continue with Leg (DO NOT F/O)
Leg Round 6-9: sc around (8)
F/O, leave tail for sewing.

Hat starting in Yellow.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Round 3-4: sc around (12) Switch to black, leaving a long yellow tail for sewing. (I forgot to do this, so mine is shown with black -- don't do that! LOL!) Weave through so it comes out the top of the hat.
Round 5: sc around in FLO (12)
Round 6: In both loops, 2sc in each st around (24)
F/O, weave in end.

Cane In yellow. Round 1: 4sc in Magic Circle (4)
Round 2-12: sc around (4)
Add more rounds for a longer cane.
F/O, weaving tail through last round to close. Shape into a cane, and secure using tail.

Assemble, remembering that his is Mr. Topsy Turvy, so his hat goes on upside down, and the bottom of the cane goes in his hand! Enjoy!

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Free Pattern: Blooregard Q. Kazoo (aka Bloo)

My daughter's been watching a lot of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends lately, can you tell? Bloo seemed the easiest imaginary friend to create, so here he is! My Bloo is 3.5 inches in height.

Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2013 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern. Blooregard Q. Kazoo and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends are copyright their respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

Bloo is made in the continuous round. Please read the pattern in full before beginning. Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.

Materials:
G/4.25mm Hook
WW yarn in blue
WW yarn in white
WW yarn in black OR Black Embroidery Thread
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Polyfil or filling material
(Optional: Beads or beans)

Eyes Make 2 in White.
Round 1: 4sc in Magic Circle(4)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (8)
Slst in first sc, ch1 and F/O, leaving tail for sewing.
Prepare eyes by placing the safety eyes through whites in desired location. I chose to offset them from the center.

Body in Blue.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (18)
Round 4: *sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st* around (24)
Round 5: *sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st* around (30)
Round 6-19: sc around (30)
Add more rounds if you want a taller Bloo.
Round 20: In BLO, sc around (30)
Round 21: *sc2tog, sc in next st* around (20)
Place prepared eyes' safety eye through the space between rounds 8&9 and 4-6 st apart, depending on where you placed the safety eye. Sew on using tail.
Round 22: *sc2tog* around (10)
Stuff, adding beads or beans for a little heft, if desired.
Round 23: *sc2tog* around (5)
F/O, closing hole. Weave in ends.

Arms Make 2 in Blue.
Round 1: 6sc in Magic Circle
Round 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around (9)
Round 3-5: sc around (9)
Round 6: *sc2tog, sc in next st* around (6)
Round 7: sc around (6)
F/O, leaving tail for sewing. Attach top to round 11 of the body.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Free Pattern: Bikini Top Applique/Alternative top for Keesha Arthur's "Booby Coozy" pattern

I thought these Boobie Koozies on Ravelry/Craftster were hilarious, and was ecstatic when a friend wanted to learn to crochet so she could make one last year. I spent hours teaching her and her cousin the basics of crochet, and we each started making a koozie. That day, I made the bikini top as written in the pattern, but I wasn't too fond of it. When a different friend asked me to make more, I decided I wanted something different, so I came up with this! One of the best parts is that its really easy to customize and make each look a little bit different! These could also be used as a large applique - just change the bikini strings to chains for an easier piece to sew down. Enjoy!


Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2013 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern.

Materials:
G/4.25mm Hook
WW yarn in desired color
(Optional) WW yarn in contrasting color
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Key:
ch - Chain
sc - Single Crochet
st - Stitch
sc2tog - Decrease
F/O - finish off

Bikini Top (Make 2):
Leaving a couple inches extra to start with, Ch11.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn (DO NOT CHAIN).
Row 2: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (8st) Turn (DO NOT CHAIN)
Row 3: sc across. (8st)
Row 4: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (6st) Turn (DO NOT CHAIN)
Row 5: sc across. (6st)
Row 6: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (4st) Turn (DO NOT CHAIN)
Row 7: sc across. (4st)
Row 8: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (2st) Turn (DO NOT CHAIN)
Row 9: sc across. (2st)
Row 10: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (1st).
ch1, F/O. Leave long tail for top ties.

Finishing:
Attach tops together either by tying a knot in the starting tails, or sewing together with the tails.
Embellish as you wish (flowers, bows, sc around in contrasting colors, etc).
Cut two long pieces of yarn. Fold in half, and attach in the bottom corners of each bikini piece as you'd attach a tassel. Tie in back.
Weave in ends, and trim any excess on the ties.

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