The weather was super crazy last week with snow, sleet and ice. Normally I would love myself a good snowstorm but it totally messed up my Valentine’s Day craft making plans! But let’s first back it up so I can give you a little back story. Trisden is a huge Legend of Zelda fan (a Nintendo video game for all you non-nerds, haha) so I figured Valentine’s Day would be the perfect opportunity to crochet up his favorite character from the series, Link.
I knew it would take about a week for me finish him up. I started the project on Monday knowing that if I would peck away at the project a little each day while Trisden was at work, it would for sure be done easily by Friday. Or…so I thought.
By Tuesday I was right on schedule and Link’s little head was completed. The plan was to get the majority of his body done on Wednesday afternoon as I only had to work a half day. Then, the storm of the century hit the Carolinas. Or, at least it was the storm of the century for the Carolinas.
Basically the second it started snowing businesses shut down and everyone left work to head home at the EXACT same time causing inevitable traffic jams and backed up intersections. Trisden and I were both sent home early due to the weather and it ended up taking up us 5 hours total to get home! Note that it’s normally about a 10 minute commute.
To wrap up the story, Trisden ended up having off on both Thursday and Friday because of the weather so I had to keep sneaking off in little spurts to crochet as to not tip off I was making him something. I at least got the project done in time, but had to really power through and crochet when he wasn’t paying attention. He ended up occuping himself with some computer games and was completely oblivious as to what I was doing (he, he, he) so it all worked out. Whew!
And…he loved it! I enjoy giving him handmade gifts on Valentine’s Day especially and nothing says I love you more than a 15 hour amigurumi project. Each stitch is crafted with love!
Inspired to go make your own??
Note: This pattern assumes you have a basic understanding of amigurumi and would be considered a more intermediate to advanced skill level project.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Link Pattern
To make this cutie, here’s what you’ll need:
-worsted weight acrylic yarn: grass green, pale green, yellow, peach
-size 3.5mm crochet hook
-stuffing ( I use scrap yarn)
-small piece of black yarn (for the mouth)
TIP: To track your rounds, mark the last stitch of the round with a marker. Then when you reach back around to the stitch marker, remove it and crochet the stitch and replace the maker.
Ears (make 2):
In ring: 6 sc, dc, tc, dc
Cut yarn leaving a long tail.
8 sc in magic ring
inc in every other (12)
inc in every other (18)
inc in every 3rd (24)
inc in every 3rd (32)
inc in every 4th (40)
sc around for 7 rounds
Place the eyes and ears. Use the picture as a guide.
Using the yellow yarn, stitch on the hair.
dec every 4th (32)
dec every 3rd (24)
dec every 3rd (18)
dec every other (12)
dec every other (8)
Secure, and cut yarn leaving a long tail. Stitch up hole.
4 sc in ring
inc in every stitch (8)
inc every other stitch (12)
2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in sc, sc to end (14)
sc for 14 rows
Secure and cut yarn
Repeat for leg #2, but DON’T cut the yarn
Line up the two legs side by side with the last stitches facing each other. Take those two stitches and join them with a single crochet. Place a stitch marker in that stitch to mark the beginning of the round. This will be Link’s backside.
Sc around the first leg, along the back of the second leg until you reach back around to the stitch marker. Technically there should be 24 stitches (14 from each leg) but there may have been a stitch accidentally added or lost, but thats ok, no biggie!
Sc around. cut white yarn and attach green.
sc around (28)
ch 1 and turn, you will now be crocheting in the opposite direction. Sc around in outer loops (you will be single crocheting in the outer loops for this round only)(28)
sc to the middle side of Link’s first thigh, inc, sc to the middle side of Link’s other thigh and inc. sc to the end. (30)
sc for 4 rows, cut yarn. Secure and weave in the tail.
The flap should now look like a skirt over Link’s white pants.
Go back up to the top of the green flap, where you had orignally started. You will now be crocheting normally in the direction you had been for the majority of the project.
Sc in each of the inner loops of the top of the green flap. (28)
Sc around for 6 more rows
Forming the shoulders:
sc to first side of the body (where his shoulder will be); dec, sc to other side where the other shoulder would be and dec, sc to end (26)
sc to side, dec, dec, sc to other side, dec, dec, sc to end (22)
dec every other, cut green yarn, attach cream yarn.
dec every other, secure and cut yarn.
Sew on head.
Arms (make 2):
4 sc in ring
inc in every stitch (8)
inc in every other (12)
sc 2 more rounds, cut cream and attach pale green yarn
sc 12 more rounds
Stitch end closed, secure and cut yarn leaving long tail.
Sew arms to body.
4 in ring
inc in all stitches (8)
sc 2 rounds
inc every other (12)
sc 2 rounds
inc every other (18)
sc 2 rounds
inc every 3rd (24)
sc 3 rounds
inc every 3rd (32)
sc 3 rounds
inc every 4th (40)
sc 3 rounds
inc every 4th (50)
sc 3 rounds
secure, cut yarn leaving long tail.
Sew hat to Links head behind his ears.
ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end (4)
ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc 2, 2 sc in sc (6)
sc in rows for 6 more rows
sc around the outer edges of the sole to form the sides of the shoe.
sc around for 3 more rounds
work in rows; sc across the back of the shoe to the center of the side of the shoe, ch1 turn and sc around to the end of row, ch1 turn
work in back and forth for 6 more rows; secure and cut yarn. Weave in ends
Repeat directions for left boot but work the rows starting on the opposite side.
Slide the shoes on Link’s feet.
ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc to end.
Wrap belt on Link and join both ends of the belt with a slip stitch. Attach to his body.
Take yarn needle and black yarn and stitch on a smile for the mouth.
Need some help with attaching the limbs?? See this post here for some helpful tips!
Enjoy you newest amigurumi friend!!!
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Hello my friends! It is Monday night so the reality tv is on and the crochet hook is out. Dramatic television plus yarn equals a pretty good night in my book, haha. I’m happy to say I finally completed my crochet wallet, it’s been in the works for the past week and has been fun to design and crochet.
It’s such a feeling of accomplishment after you weave in that last tail of a project and know you just turned a ball of yarn into something useable! Plus crocheting makes Netflix binge watching a little more guilt free because at least I am doing something productive right? It’s not just vegging out in front of the tv, I am creating a work of art here!
The pattern is pretty simple, it’s comprised of just two long crocheted rectangles, folds, and slipped stitches. This adorable little wallet is perfect for all of your on-the-go needs and features pockets for holding credit cards, a checkbook, and cash.
Plus who could resist a little bow detail…
To make this cutie, here’s what you’ll need:
5.5 mm crochet hook
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in 6 different colors (rust, yellow, green, blue, taupe)
ruler or tape measure
Wallet Outer Layer:
With rust color yarn, chain 27
Row 1: half double crochet (hdc) into the 3rd chain from hook, hdc in each ch to the end (25 stitches)
Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: hdc in each hdc to the end of row (25) Cut rust yarn. Attach yellow. Ch 1 and turn
Row 3: hdc to the end of row (25) Ch 1 and turn
Row 4: hdc to the end of row (25) Cut yellow yarn. Attach green. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 5: hdc to the end of row (25) Ch 1 and turn
Row 6: hdc to the end of row (25) cut green yarn. Attach blue. ch 1 and turn.
Row 7: hdc to the end of row (25) ch1 and turn
Row 8: hdc to the end of row (25) cut blue yarn. Attach rust. ch 1 and turn.
Row 9: hdc to the end of row (25) ch 1 and turn
Row 10: hdc to the end of row (25) cut rust yarn. Attach taupe, ch 1 and turn.
Row 11: hdc to the end or row (25) ch 1 and turn
Repeat row 11 until the piece measures 11 inches or about 24 rows.
Cut yarn and secure loose end.
Crochet the inner lining.
Follow instructions for the “outer layer” but without the color changes.
The finished inner lining should be 13 1/4 inches or about 41 rows.
Cut yarn and secure loose ends.
Forming the pockets:
Take the lining piece you just made and measure 5.5 inches from one of the ends, and mark it with a stitch marker on both sides just like I did in the picture below. The markers are a place point for where the edge will be folded up to in order to form the pocket. This side will be for the credit card slots.
On the other end, measure 6.5 inches from the edge and mark it with stitch markers on both sides, this slot will be for your checkbook or cash.
Turn the piece over to the credit card slot side. Mark the middle of the folded pocket flap, it should be the 13th stitch in. Mark the top and bottom of the pocket with stitch markers.
Use a yarn needle and scrap yarn starting at the bottom marker, working your way to the top marker. The stitching doesn’t have to be perfect, mine actually ended up a little crooked but thats ok because you wont see it anyways.
Once you reach the top marker, cut the yarn and secure the loose tail. Weave in the ends.
Take the inner lining and place it on top of the outer piece.
Fold the outer piece so it lines up with the pocket fold of the inner lining. Start at right side of the pocket edge. Single crochet the two pieces together by just crocheting the outer loops only.
Single crochet in each of the 25 stitches across the top pocket fold.
Continue to single crochet down the side of the pocket in each row of the flap.
As you single crochet in each row, the wallet should start to look like this.
Continue single crocheting down the side of the wallet…
Across the other edge…
Down the other side…
Until you meet back up to where you started. Join your last stitch with the first by a slip stitch.
Stitching up the sides of the wallet pockets:
Flip the wallet over so the striped side faces up.
Fold the flap up to your stitch markers. The right sides should now be touching.
Use the hook to slip stitch the sides together, slip stitching in the outer loops only. Cut yarn, secure loose ends. Repeat on other side. Turn the pocket right side out. Repeat this process for the credit card slots.
The wallet pockets are now completely formed and secured.
To make the little flap on the outside of the wallet a working pocket, using the taupe yarn, slip stitch along a row in the middle of the wallet. The following photos show how to do this.
Take your hook and insert it from the front of the piece into the back just like I did in this photo.
Loop your yarn around the hook and bring it up through the piece.
Insert the hook into the next stitch in the row
Loop your yarn around the hook on the back of the piece.
Bring the yarn back up through the loop.
And continue until you reach the other side of the wallet.
Now you have another functional pocket.
Make a crochet bow and attach it to the top of the wallet for a little added detail.
Fill the wallet with your shopping essentials, drop in your purse, and go shopping 🙂
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Good morning, I hope you are having an awesome Wednesday so far! I haven’t had a post in a little while because I have been very busy crocheting/tweaking these adorable tribal moccasins, plus working on some other sweet projects that will be coming to the blog soon. Knitting and crocheting can take such a loooong time, but thats ok because I love to do it!! 🙂
This lovely pattern was created by Umme Yusuf and can be downloaded from her blog here. I was so excited to stumble across this pattern because I have been wanting moccasins for a while now, and this was the perfect opportunity to make my own!
Tribal patterns are so trendy right now so I thought it would be cute to incorporate that into the moccasins. I added the colorful stripes to the top and I love the little detail it adds! I can’t wait to make more in all sorts of different colors, plus Trisden will probably be getting a pair in the near future as well. Somebody stop me, haha.
The moccasins crochet up really fast an can be customized to fit any foot. I recommend trying them on as you go to make sure you are getting the fit that is most comfortable fit for you.
I photographed the entire crochet process, plus add a few tips of my own. Now, I’m not going to recite the pattern, but just provide photos of all the major steps. Sometimes it’s nice to see photos of a pattern just so you know you’re doing it right especially if you’re just learning to crochet.
One big tip I have for this is to NOT weave in your ends until the very end. It took me a couple tries to get them to fit the way I wanted them so leaving the tails out made it easy for me to unravel and re-crochet.
Here is the link to the pattern!!
worsted weight acrylic yarn (brown, white, yellow, pink, blue)
Sole: Shaping the toe.
Row 1 of shaping the sides.
Making the upper flap: Rows 1 – 3.
Row 4: Crochet into the back row only. This creates a little “shelf” where you can attach the cute fringe detail!
Row 4 completed, showing the little “shelf”.
Cut brown yarn and attach white yarn. Crochet 2 rows.
Cut white yarn and attach blue yarn, crochet 1 row. Cut blue yarn, attach yellow yarn and crochet 1 row. Cut yellow yarn and attach pink yarn. Crochet 1 row.
Cut pink yarn and attach yellow yarn, crochet 1 row.
Cut yellow yarn, attach blue yarn. Decrease row. Cut blue yarn and attach white yarn. Crochet two rows. Cut yarn and weave in all ends.
I added this step because it cleans up the messy stripe edge and aids with attaching to the flap to the actual shoe.
Using the brown yarn single crochet around the entire flap. Starting on the right side single crochet in each row and across the toe are then and back up the left side.
The finished flap should look like this. Doesn’t the flap look so much cleaner with the edging?
Here you have the shoe and the flap.
Fold the shoe in half and mark the fold with stitch markers.
Pin the flap in place.
Cut a piece of brown yarn that is about 1-2 arm lengths long. Using a yarn needle, stitch the flap to the shoe.
The flap and shoe are finally attached.
Grab a piece of white yarn that is about 1-2 arms lengths long, and add the stitching detail.
Cut the white yarn, secure and weave in ends.
Cut a bunch of pieces of brown yarn about 4 inches long. Use a crochet hook to knot the yarn to little “shelf” you made on the flap.
Trim the fringe.
Weave in all loose ends and sport your newest handmade accessory!!
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Have an awesome day!!
Last night I went to the local pool and swam laps for the first time in ages. It felt so good to get in the water. Back in high school I was on the swim team and used to enjoy it so much but in college I stopped going to the pool. I think the open swim times were inconvenient or maybe I was just lazy, haha.
One of the main reasons its probably my favorite workout is because you never feel hot while your swimming, so no matter how hard I swim, I always feel squeaky clean and not sweaty! Win, win.
After I got home from the pool, I whipped up these little numbers. I love the combination of fuzzy yarn and a metallic chain…it’s so cute! Who doesn’t love bows or necklaces so why not join the two? Bring yarn into the mix…I’m in!
Size 5.5 mm Crochet hook
Worsted Weight Acrylic yarn
Necklace chain cut to the length you want (mine was 26″)
2 small jump rings
Join the last chain with the first chain by a slip stitch to create a round.
Rounds 1-4: HDC (half double crochet) in each chain stitch to the end of the round. Repeat this for 4 rounds.
Bind off leaving a long tail (about 2-3 arm lengths). Flip the piece over and take the two tails and tie them together with a knot to make the bow.
Flip over back and forth knotting a few times to secure the shape of the bow. End with your last knot on the front side.
Now, flip the bow over so the backside faces up. Line the middle of the chain with the center of the bow and use the tails to knot it in place.
Take the long tail and wrap around the center of the bow until you get the look you like.
Use a yarn needle to tuck in the loose tails.
Grab your clasp and jump rings.
Use your pliers to open the jump rings.
Slip the clasp and chain on the jump ring.
Close the jump ring.
And there you have it, a beautiful new piece of jewelry!!
Don’t have a necklace chain? Make your own by making a long crochet chain.
Have a great day!!
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My brother is a HUGE Star Wars fan…huge. When we were kids the only sound you would hear when he was playing was “pew! pew! pew!” while running around pretending to be Luke Skywalker. With this knowledge you can imagine my excitement when I came across these little guys on Etsy.
They are based on Lucy Ravensar’s designs, you can check out her patterns here. She has pretty much any Star Wars character you could possibly want to make, it’s awesome!
I used a 3.5 mm crochet hook and Red Heart yarn. I had originally planned to make these and send them to him for his birthday but didn’t end up finishing them up in time so he got them for Christmas instead. They turned out really cute and my brother loved them!
Mini Darth Vader!
Did you crochet anyone a gift this year??
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