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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Stuffed pineapple amigurumi

 I'm sorry, but the yarn I used was donated and unlabeled.   I hate when that happens, but this little girl was so cute I had to share her anyway!
Penelope Pineapple, ©2013, Kendra's Crocheted Creations
F hook
yarn needle
worsted weight yarn in 2 shades yellow, dark green, (if desired, black, white, red for facial features)

With F hook and Yellow yarn, 6 sc into magic circle/adjustable ring.  (this is made by making a large loop by putting the yarn tail behind the working yarn. It sort of looks like a cursive "e")With your hook, draw the working yarn through the loop.
1. Ch 1 over loop. Sc into the loop, (crocheting over the tail) 6 times, then pull the tail to draw the loop closed very tightly. 

*If this is difficult to understand, there is a photo tutorial here, but it uses DC instead of sc). If following this tutorial, remember we need sc for this project.

Unless otherwise specified, crochet through both loops throughout this project
2. Ignore the ch1 sp at beginning and sc 2 in each sc around (12 sc)
3. (sc, 2 sc in next) 6 times (18 sc)
4. (sc in next 2, 2 sc) 6 times (24 sc)
5. (sc in next 3, 2 sc) 6 times (30 sc)
6. (sc in next 4, 2 sc) 6 times (36 sc)
7. (sc in next 5, 2 sc) 6 times, (42 sc)
8. (front loop only this round) (sk 2, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2, sc in next),6 more times
9. ch3, turn. (through both loops for the rest of the project) 2 dc in same sc (sk 2 dc, sc in next. sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc) 6 times. sk 2 dc, sc in next.  sk 2 dc, 2 dc in next sc, join to top of beginning ch 3.
10. ch 1, turn. (sk 2, 5 dc in sc, sk 2, sc in next dc) 6 times, sk 2, 5 dc in next sc, join to ch 1
11-16. repeat row 9-10 3 more times
17. sl st in each stitch around. fasten off.

with dark yellow, at center dc of any shell and below sl st, pull up a loop from inside the pineapple. insert hook through next dc and pull up a loop, pulling through yarn on hook (essentially making a slip stitch through the fabric). sl st through next dc as well, then through center dc of shell in the row below.  Working in opposite direction, to make zig zag pattern, repeat this procedure till you get to the bottom of the pineapple.  Sl st one more time through stitch at row 8 (the front loop only row). Turn your work and work back up toward the top of the pineapple, using the same method.  Make sure to sl st THROUGH the sl st at each point in the "zig" ...or maybe the "zag"...? in order to close the lines and leave no gaps. At top of pineapple, sl st one more time through sl st made with last row of yellow. Repeat method around pineapple, fasten off through first sl st.

With dark green, attach with sl st through any sl st at top of pineapple.  
1. Ch 15.  sl st in 2nd ch from hook, and next ch.  sc in next 3 ch. hdc through next 3 ch. dc through next 3 ch. tr through next 3 ch. sk 3 yellow stitches and sl st through next. repeat around.
2.  repeat row 1, staggering leaves so they are not using the same loops to attach to work as the first row of leaves.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail.  

You may leave pineapple as is, or embellish with a face.  I was asked to make a face, so with black, I used the adjustable ring as described above, and sc 6 in ring. join, fasten off.  Join white with sc in any st. sc in same stitch. 2 sc in each sc around, then once through center of magic ring. join, fasten off, leaving enough yarn to sew to pineapple. (make 2 eyes)

After sewing eyes to pineapple, thread black yarn on needle to sew eyelashes above, if desired.

With red, using same method as dark yellow sl st on surface of fabric, make mouth (any shape mouth you like! full lipped, like mine, a single-lined smile, frown, straight face, whatever!)

Stuff lightly with polyfill to hold shape.

with yarn needle, thread tail through green sl stitches around.  Pull tightly closed, tie off tightly.

Rosebud: (optional)
with red, ch 23. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch.
ch 4, turn. (dc, ch1) 4 times in same sp. *sk 2, sc in next. sk 2, (dc, ch1) 4 times in next st, dc in same sp. repeat from * to end. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.  Roll scallops up, making sure to keep beginning chain level. sew together tightly, and attach to pineapple.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pattern tester for this hat please?

 I need a pattern tester for this hat.  It was made with an unlabeled yarn (I was trying something and it didn't work out but I like the results anyway so am trying to finalize a pattern for it), but it was 2-ply.  Very light.  I used a D hook to create this cute little hat.  The crown is done in v-stitches, and the brim uses front and back post stitches to make the cables.  Any takers?   Send an email to and I'll send you the pattern to try out for me!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pattern testers needed!

I sure wish I could get someone to preview and work up a pattern for me!  I've asked at least 3 people that said they'd do it and I haven't gotten any of them to follow through yet! It's been weeks.  Any ideas to get people to volunteer to work up a pattern for me to see if it's sale-worthy?