Friday, 18 November 2016

Miniature Crochet Bag, Shoes & Booties - Final CAL Episode

Welcome to episode five, and the final episode of my latest crochet-a-long for my Amigurumi dress up doll crochet pattern, where each Friday over the last few weeks I have been releasing a new written pattern and video tutorial for the lead up to Christmas.

In my fifth tutorial today I show you how to crochet some shoes, a bag and some booties for your doll. I hope you enjoy.

The episodes include
Episode 1: 21st October: Head and Eyes
Episode 2: 28th October: Body and Legs
Episode 3: 4th November: Hair Tutorial and Arms
Episode 4: 11th November: Dress Pattern
Episode 5: 18th November: Bag, Shoes and Booties

This pattern is in US terminology, but details are given below, and in the video for UK terminology. The finished doll measures about 30cm approx in length.

Why not make a boy doll too, simply change the hair style and I'll add some extra tutorials after the main CAL for some trousers or shorts and tops. Maybe some dungarees. Let me know in the comments below what you would like to see in this crochet-a-long.

For the whole CAL you will need the following suggested materials

  • DK/Light Worsted weight cotton yarn (yarn weight of 3) in the following colours; Suggested yarns are for Rico Design Essential Cotton DK but you can use any yarn you like!
    • A skin colour - suggestions: Rose 01 (pink) or Nougat 78 (brown) 
    • A hair colour - suggestions: Banana 63 (yellow) or Nougat 78 (brown)
    • An eye colour - suggestions: Light Blue 27 or Nougat 78 (brown) or Grass Green 66 
    • Colours for clothes and accessories - suggestions: Fuschia 14 (dark pink), Violet 20 or any of the colours named above
    • Black and White for eyes
  • 3.5 E/4 crochet hook or any hook that is suitable for the yarn you are using
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing. I chose 100% polyester toy stuffing available in my most craft stores
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • 1 small button measuring 1cm in diameter, if making the bag

Terminology and conversions for today's tutorial
US single crochet (sc) = UK double crochet (dc)
US half double crochet (hdc) = UK half treble (htr)
US double crochet (dc) = UK treble (tr)
sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together
fps = front post stitch
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
ea = each

Video Tutorial


Written Pattern

Bag


Round 1
Ch5, *2sc in second st from hook, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st*, turn your work and working back into your chains again rep from * once more - (12 sts in total from both rows) Do not join rounds.

Round 2
1sc in ea st around - (12)

Round 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* rep from * once more - (16)

Rounds 4 - 6
1sc in ea st around - (16)

Row 7
1sc in next 2 sts, TURN, sk1, 1sc in next 7 sts

Row 8
TURN, sk1, 1sc in next 6 sts

Row 9
TURN, sk1, 1sc in next st, ch2, sk2, 1sc in last 2 sts

Row 10
TURN, sk1, 1sc in next st, 2sc in 2ch sp, 1sc in last st

Row 11
TURN, sc2tog twice

Finishing
5 sl sts down edge back to main bag, ch30, sl st in opposite side. Fasten off and tie in all tails. Sew on button

Shoe

Round 1
Ch5, *2sc in second st from hook, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st*, turn your work and working back into your chains again rep from * once more - (12 sts in total from both rows) Do not join rounds.

Round 2
1hdc in ea st around - (12)

Round 3
1hdc in next 8 sts, sl st in remaining 4 sts - (12)

Round 4 (ish) - ignore stitch count
1hdc in next 8 sts

Rows 5 - 6
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 6 sts (make sure to do this twice)

Round 7
1hdc in same st as last st from row 4, ch6, 1hdc in same st as last st from row 5

Round 8
Jump up to next st on top row, 1hdc in next 7 sts to chains, 6hdc in 6ch sp, 1hdc in next st to join, 1dc in next 6 sts, sl st in next st to finish. Fasten off and tie in all tails, repeat for second shoe.

Bootie

Round 1
Ch5, *2sc in second st from hook, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st*, turn your work and working back into your chains again rep from * once more - (12 sts in total from both rows) Do not join rounds.

Rounds 2 - 3
1hdc in ea st around - (12)

Round 4 (ish) - ignore stitch count
1hdc in next 8 sts

Rows 5 - 6
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 6 sts (make sure to do this twice)

Round 7
1hdc in same st as last st from row 4, 1hdc in next 6 sts, 1hdc in same st as last st from row 5

Rounds 8 - 10
Jump up to next st on top row on first round, 1hdc in ea st around - (14)

Rounds 11 - 12
1hdc fps around ea previous st around, sl st in next st to finish on last round.
Alternatively just work two more rounds of normal hdc. Fasten off and tie in all tails. Repeat for second bootie.

And that's it for this crochet-a-long! I do hope you've enjoyed the main patterns for this CAL and I have loved seeing all the dolls being made on the Facebook group page. There will be a few more patterns for this doll coming soon over the next few months so do look out for them, but they will just be written patterns. I shall now be putting together my next CAL so do stay tuned for that!

If you would like more crochet tutorials and patterns to enjoy then please do check out my channels;

Official HappyBerry CAL Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HappyBerryCALs

  

Visit my website at: www.happyberry.co.uk



© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in an offline crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.

Friday, 11 November 2016

HappyBerryCrochet is on Instagram

It's official, I've finally made it to Instagram!

Well, I've actually been on Instagram for a few months, but I was using my hubby's phone as mine was something from the stone age, but it was proving very difficult to enjoy it to its full extent. I am happy to say that I have now been lucky enough to purchase my own smart phone and I have to confess I am enjoying the camera a lot! It is so handy to just catch a moment and then share it with you guys.

So my Instagram account is a wonderful way, as I now live on there, to get in touch with me! It is also where I share behind the scene photos of what I am currently working on designing, as well as my travels out and about. You can get so many sneak peeks, but also catch up on previous designs of mine that you may not know about.

I do hope you will pop by and say hello if you have Instagram yourself. You can find me at https://www.instagram.com/happyberrycrochet See you there! (^-^)


    

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