Saturday, January 6, 2018

Amigurumi Molang Pattern



Meet Molang(image found on google.com)! He is a chubby bunny with rosy cheeks and an innocent smile. He looks like a marshmallow because he is so fat, but that's what makes him cute and huggable.
I love Molang and wanted to crochet a small version of him to give to some of my friends as gifts. Looking at pictures of him on Google, I realized that Molang is a simple and easy character to turn into an amigurumi due to his simple shape and expression.

To make Molang, I used white yarn, a 3.75mm crochet hook, 2 plastic eyes, a tiny bit of pink yarn, a tiny bit of black yarn, and a tiny bit of fluffy white yarn.

First, I made the body:

Then the ears and limbs (note: the pattern for both the ears and the limbs is the same)


To finish off Molang, I pinned and sewed his ears and limbs to the body then sewed on his tail with the white fluffy yarn by sewing in several stitches at the back of his body:



For Molang's face, I used the pink yarn to give his perfectly flushed cheeks and the black yarn to embroider his "w" or ㅅ shaped mouth.


Tada! Molang is done! The size of my Molang is quite petite and can fit comfortably in one's hand, but if you wanted to make your Molang bigger and more huggable, you could use chunky yarn and a bigger hook to achieve an even chubbier Molang.

Here is the pattern! :)
Materials

  • 3.75mm crochet hook
  • White yarn
  • Tiny bit of pink yarn
  • Tiny bit of black yarn
  • Two small plastic safety eyes
  • Stuffing
  • Jumbo sewing needle
Head/Body:
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MC(magic circle) (6sts)
Rnd 2: sc 2 in every st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (sc1, inc in the next st) rep around. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc in next st) rep around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc in next st) rep around. (30 sts)
Rnd 6-13: sc in every st around. (30 sts)
Insert plastic eyes

Rnd 14: (sc 3, dec) rep around. (24 sts)
Rnd 15: (sc 2, dec) rep around. (18 sts)
Stuff piece
Rnd 16: (sc 1, dec) rep around. (12 sts)
Rnd 17: (dec) rep around. (6sts)
BO with tail for weaving in ends. 

Ears (make 2):
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle. 
Rnd 2-4: sc in every st around. (6sts)
BO with long tail for sewing

Limbs(make 4):
Repeat same pattern for ears.

Finishing:
  • Without stuffing, sew the limbs and ears to the body. 
  • With fluffy yarn, sew tail at the back of the body by layering multiple horizontal stitches.
  • With pink yarn, sew small horizontal stitches to make rosy cheeks. 
  • With black yarn, sew "w" or ㅅ shaped mouth. 
  • Weave in all loose ends.

I hope you enjoyed this post and pattern. :) Until my next post, happy crocheting and crafting! :D

Anna

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Watermelon Pouch!

Hi everyone! Long time no post! I know I said I would try to post more often, but I have been really busy this summer with traveling and other summer activities. However, I have found more time to crochet these days, so hopefully, there will be more posts. :)

For my friend's upcoming birthday, I wanted to make her a pouch. So using this pattern by Sarah of RepeatCrafterMe, I began making her watermelon coin purse.

In the original pattern, Sarah recommends using a sharp crochet hook to directly insert the hook into the zipper to begin the pouch, but I just used my regular 2.20mm crochet hook to pierce through my zipper, and it worked just fine. This watermelon pouch pattern is super quick and easy!

The materials I used were:

  • Green zipper
  • Green, Pink,White yarn
  • Black beads
  • 2.20mm crochet hook


To begin the pouch, I used green yarn and a green zipper

Then I changed to white yarn, then to pink yarn!

Almost done!

Once I finished the pouch, I sewed on little black beads to replicate the black watermelon seeds!

Tada! All done!

I hope you guys enjoyed this short post! Until my next post, happy crocheting and crafting!

Anna

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gift Bags/Pouches

Hey y'all!

Long time no see! It has been a very long time since I posted something on this blog. I have been crocheting and crafting, but my school schedule has been crazy busy since I am preparing for all my finals, AP exams, and SAT. However, my junior year in high school is almost over, so I will definitely be blogging more often during the summer and my senior year! :)

Any who...Back to the post... :P

At my church, I help a couple of kids memorize Bible verses at AWANA. Now that summer is approaching and AWANA is coming to an end, I wanted to make some gift bags for them. My plan was to crochet mini pouches and stuff them with goodies. Soooo.....

I started by making four pouches (since I have four kids in my group) each in different colours. For each pouch, I used Patons Grace yarn ( colours: Peacock, Ginger, Blush, and Viola) with a 3.75mm Clover Amour crochet hook. To make the pouch, I just crocheted a long rectangle using the moss/seed stitch, folded it in half, and sewed up the sides

Aren't the colours so pretty?

Next, I ordered a colourful array of zippers from Amazon (I believe it was a pack of 50 zippers for $8).

Before I inserted the zippers, I sewed a lining in the pouches (If you want to learn how to insert zippers and lining into crocheted pouches, you can learn at this post).
In the pink pouch, I inserted a pink lining; in the blue, a yellow lining; in the green, a yellow lining; and in the purple, a white lining. If you can remember, I used the same yellow fabric in the blue and green pouch as I did for my iPad cover.




For the purple pouch, I chose a dark purple zipper; for the pink one, a white zipper; for the blue one, a grey zipper; and for the green pouch, a creme zipper.

Tada! One pouch done! It took me a while to sew and attach the lining and zipper to the pouch, but my trusty sewing machine made it much faster and easier! :D




All pouches done!

In each pouch, I stuffed it with goodies. I filled each pouch with a BonBon Bear, note, and some Hi-Chew candies (I wanted to put in more trinkets and goodies, but the pouches were too small to hold any more goodies☺)


I was really happy with how these pouches turned out. They are super cute and can be used in multiple ways (party favor bags, coin purse, makeup pouch, travel pouch, etc.)

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Till next time, Happy crocheting and crafting!


Anna❤

Saturday, November 26, 2016

DIY iPad Cover

I recently made then unraveled a bright pink beanie. I had no idea what to use the yarn for until my mom told me that I should make an iPad cover for my iPad since I have no idea where its case is. Using this bright pink yarn and my 4.00mm crochet hook, I began to make my iPad cover/case/pouch. I started by ch 35 and crocheting the moss stitch across. I continued crocheting the moss stitch until it was as long as I wanted it to be.
Isn't the moss stitch so pretty?

A few months ago, I took a sewing class with a friend from church and had leftover cloth from a previous sewing project. Isn't the pattern adorable? I love how you can see these adorable sheep and their butts. (lol)

So, I decided to use this cloth as my lining for my iPad cover.
I cut a long strip from the cloth and hemmed the ends with my sewing machine. Next, I sewed it to my crocheted strip with my sewing machine as well. Tada!


Next, I folded the cover in half and sewed the sides shut.
 Tada!! My iPad cover is finished!!
 This is the inside of the pouch:

That's it for today's post! Talk to y'all in my next one. Byeee!
Happy crocheting and crafting! 
Anna

Monday, November 21, 2016

Update on Life

Hey everyone! So sorry it has been a long time since I posted something. Lots of things have prevented me from blogging. Some of them are...

1. New House?
My family and I are in the process of moving. We are hoping to move to an area a lot closer to our church friends, and I am really excited. Although the house is a lot smaller than our current home, it is still really nice, and the location is great.

2. School...
Ugh... It is junior year for me, so I am really struggling with AP and SAT homework and tutoring sessions. Homework and weekly quizzes flood my free time, and I can't seem to find enough time to work on any of my crochet projects. I am surprised my brain has not shut down on me. All my AP tests are later next year while my SAT test date is slowly encroaching upon me. It is really stressful and an emotional roller coaster, but thankfully, I am surviving (kinda...).

3. Holidays!!
Ah, winter break... I can't wait to get finals over with so that I can spend three weeks with you, winter break. I am currently studying for three finals, and they are surprisingly going well. I am determined to finish my finals early, so that I can quickly forget about school and embrace my time off. However, my joy will be short-lasting since I will be studying for my SAT. It is coming up soon, so please pray that I will be able to do my best on the SAT and not have to take it again!! :)

Speaking of the holidays, I will be posting updates about my Christmas project, so stay tuned for that!

That's it for today's post. There will be a new post this Saturday, so keep your eyes peeled for it. Till then, happy crocheting and crafting! :D


Anna