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Lion Head for Lion Dance (Free Crochet Pattern)

Notes:

-Hooks: 3.0mm (5/0 JNP standard hook) Or C2/D3 (US standard hook) & 1.0mm (Japanese lace hook 6) Or 12 steel (US steel hook)

-Cotton Yarns: Red, Creamy (Fibra Natura Cottonwood Yarn)

-Lace Cotton Yarns: Red, White & Black (Wolle Rödel Häkelgarn); Yellow, Green and Purple (Alize forever)

-Polyester filling

-Tapestry Needle and Small Size Needle

-Scissors

-Stitch Marker

-This pattern is worked in Spiral Rounds, except Ears & Head Accessory A & B

Abbreviation:

ch= Chain

st(s)= Stitch(es)

sl st= Slip Stitch

sc= Single Crochet

hdc= Half Double Crochet

dc= Double Crochet

tr= Treble Crochet

crochet round= sl st to join the first st of previous round, ch 1, sc in same st

Head

We are using the red cotton yarn for the head with the hook 3.0mm…

Round 1: Magic Ring (7)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (21)

Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (28)

Round 5: *sc in next 3 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (35)

Round 6: *sc in next 4 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (42)

Round 7: *sc in next 5 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (49)

Round 8: sc around (49)

Round 9: *sc in next 6 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (56)

Round 10: sc around (56)

Round 11: *sc in next 7 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (63)

Round 12-23: sc around (63)

Round 24: *sc in next 7 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (56)

Round 25: sc around (56)

Round 26: *sc in next 6 sts, then join the next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (49)

Round 27: sc around (49)

Round 28: *sc in next 5 sts, then join the next  2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (42)

Round 29: *sc in next 4 sts, then join the next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (35)

-Stuff the filling

Round 30: *sc in next 3 sts, then join the next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (28)

Round 31: *sc in next 2 sts, then join then next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (21)

Round 32: *sc, then join the next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (14)

-Stuff more filling before closing the end

Round 33: *join the next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (7)

-Cast off, weave in ends

Lion Costume

Use the red cotton yarn with 3.0mm crochet hook

Turn the head upside down, count 10 rows from the middle of the bottom head

Decide the Back side of the Lion Head, then start a new round by working on the “bridge” between Round 10 and Round 11. (count from the bottom)

Use the same red cotton yarn as the lion head, hook goes through the holes as shown in the picture above, yarn over and pull the yarn out through the first hole, then chain 1. This chain will count as a stitch.

Chain 1

Continue sc around

Single crochet around (56)

As the lion head is working in spiral rounds, we have to do some adjustment so that the beginning and the end are aligned.

I did the adjustment at the 47th sc. You can see the picture below, the beginning stitch is 1 row below.

The beginning stitch is 1 row below

So, instead of continuing sc on the same row, we have to switch it to 1 row below. You can see the left hand side picture, instead of following the green line to make another sc, we follow the blue line.

The 48th sc

Skip the closest bridge after the 48th sc, sc into the next bridge (the blue line as shown in the picture) and continue till round ends.

The end of the round

Round 1 of the Lion Costume is done.

In round 2, 7 sts work as a group.

Round 2: * sl st, hdc, 2dc in next st, tr, 2dc in next st, hdc, sc * , repeat ** till round ends (8 groups)

-Change the color to creamy

Round 3: sc around (72)

-Switch the color back to red

In Round 4, 9 sts work as a group.

Round 4: * skip first st, dc in next 4sts, ch 2, dc in same last st, dc in next 4sts*, repeat ** till round ends (8 groups)

-Change the color to creamy

Round 5: sc around (72)  Note: skip the first st of each group & only 1 sc at the chain space in Round 4

Neck Ring

Round 1: Magic Ring (8)

Round 2-66: sc around (8)

-Leave a long tail and cast off, connect the ends together

Tip: Insert the filling every 10 or 15 rounds

Ear(have to make 2)

We are working in  rounds for ears…

Start with the red cotton yarn…

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: sl st to join the first st of the previous round, ch 1, 2sc into same st, 2sc in next st around (12)

Round 3: crochet round, sc into same st, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (18)

-Change the yarn from red cotton yarn to creamy cotton yarn

Round 4: crochet round, sc, 2sc in next st, *2sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (24)

Tip for seamless color changing: change the yarn at the last st of round 3, before pulling the yarn through the loops (below pictures show you step by step)

-Cast off and leave a long tail for assembly later; Hidden and cut the rest of the yarn at the back

Note: Fold it into a half circle when assemble to the head

Nose(have to make 2)

Use thr red lace cotton yarn with 1.0mm crochet hook

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

-Change the yarn to yellow lace cotton yarn

Round 3: sc around (12)

Round 4: *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (18)

Round 5-6: sc around (18)

Round 7: *sc, then join the next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (12)

Round 8: *join the next 2sc together, repeat from * till round ends (6)

-Cast off with a long tail

Eye(have to make 2)

Start with the black lace cotton yarn with 1.0mm crochet hook…

Round 1: Magic Ring (7)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (21)

Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts , 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (28)

-Change the yarn to white lace cotton yarn

Round 5: *sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (35)

-Switch the yarn back to black lace cotton yarn

Round 6: *sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (42)

Round 7: *sc in next 15 sts, hdc, dc, tr, dc,hdc, sc in next 15 sts, sl st to end the round (35)

-Cast off with a long tail for assembly 

-Remember the highest point of the eye (treble crochet) will point outward as shown in the picture, sew a few white stitches close the middle of the eye accordingly

Eye Brow

Use the creamy cotton yarn, Leave a short tail  around 6/7cm at the beginning,

Row 1: ch 31

Row 2: skip the first ch, hdc in next 30 sts

-Cast off with a long long tail for assembly

Head Accessory A(above the eye brow)

Working in rounds for head accessory A…

Start with the purple lace cotton yarn with 1.0mm crochet hook…

Round 1: Magic Ring (7)

Round 2: sl st to join the first st of the previous round, ch 1, 2sc into same st, 2sc in next st around (14)

-Change the yarn to white lace cotton yarn

Round 3: crochet round, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (21)

Round 4: crochet round, sc, 2sc in next st, * sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (28)

Round 5: crochet round, sc around (28)

-Leave a long tail and cast off

Head Accessory B(at the top of the head)

Working in rounds for head accessory B…

Start with the white lace cotton yarn with 1.0mm crochet hook…

Round 1: Magic Ring (7)

Round 2: sl st to join the first st of the previous round, ch 1, 2sc into same st, 2sc in next st around (14)

Round 3: crochet round, sc into same st, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (21)

Round 4: crochet round, sc around (21)

Round 5: crochet round, sc into same st, sc , 2sc in next st, * sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (28)

-Change the yarn to yellow lace cotton yarn

Round 6: crochet round, sc around (28)

-Change the yarn to green lace cotton yarn and only work in the back loop

Round 7: crochet round, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2scin next st, repeat from * till round ends (35)

Round 8: *sc, hdc, 2dc in next st, hdc, sl st, repeat from * till round ends (a flower shape)

Mustache

Make a PomPom and trim it patiently to form a mustache like shape.

The last step is to assemble all together.

For the lace cotton yarn, it is better to use small size of needle instead of tapestry needle.

I hope you enjoy this pattern and feel free to share your lion head with me 🙂

Adorable Elephant (Free Crochet Pattern)

Dolls are not just for kids even adults in love with them!

The last month of 2017, I was out of town for almost the whole December and came back to Istanbul just before the New Year Eve. I was missing crochet so so much and was so excited to pick up my crochet hook again! So the first day of 2018, I decided to crochet something and I found this adorable {Gustav, the balancing elephant}, Free Pattern designed by {Amour Fou}.  This was a gift to my friend who I have promised to crochet an elephant for her since last year. (just a month ago😝)

 

I found this pattern by {Amour Fou} is easy to follow, but I think I have made a mistake of positioning the nose. The tip part of the nose should be facing up, but I didn’t pay attention to that when I assembled it with the body, therefore, the front head is a bit bumped. Nonetheless, seemed that little part didn’t lose the cuteness of Gustav, it still looks so adorable and lovely and my friend loves it so much!! (She gave him a big kisssss xx)

 

 

 

X’mas Santa Clause Ornament (Free Crochet Pattern)

Looking for more X’mas ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree? This chubby Santa Clause is easy and fast to make.

Notes:

-Hook: 3.0mm (5/0 JNP standard hook) Or C2/D3 (US standard hook)

-Cotton yarn: Red, Creamy, Yellow, Black, Dark Brown (Fibra Natura Cottonwood Yarn was used in this project)

-Polyester filling

-Tapestry Needle

-Scissors

-Stitch Marker

-This pattern is worked in Spiral Rounds, except nose and hat

Abbreviation:

ch= Chain

st(s)= Stitch(es)

sl st= Slip Stitch

sc= Single Crochet

hdc= Half Double Crochet

dc= Double Crochet

crochet round= sl st into the first st of previous round, ch 1, sc in same st

Head & Body

Starting with the creamy color yarn…

Round 1: Magic Ring (7)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2sc in next stitch, repeat from *till round ends (21)

Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (28)

Round 5: *sc in next 3 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (35)

Round 6: *sc in next 4 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (42)

Round 7: sc around (42)

Round 8: *sc in next 5 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (49)

-Get ready the skin color yarn for the next round**

**For color change, you have to work at the stitch before the color change. If you are working on the single crochet, before finishing up the last stitch by yarn over the same color of yarn and pull through the 2 loops on the hook, you change the yarn into a new color and yarn over it and pull through the 2 loops on the hook as normal, then slip stitch in next stitch and continue the pattern.

Round 9-14: sc in next 18 sts with creamy color, change color from creamy to skin, sc in next 13 sts with skin color, change color from skin to creamy, sc in next 18 sts with creamy color (49)

Round 15-16: sc around with creamy color (49)

-Get ready the red color yarn for the Santa Clause Costume

Round 17: sc around with red color (49)

Round 18: Continue with red color, *sc in next 5 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (42)

Round 19: sc around with red color (42)

-Change the yarn to black color

Round 20: *sc in next 4 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *2 times, sc in next 3 sts, then change color from black to creamy, sc in next st, then join next 2sc together, sc in next st, change color from creamy to black, sc in next 3 sts, then join next 2sc together, **sc in next 4 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from ** 1 time (35)

Round 21: sc in next 18 with black yarn, then change color to creamy, sc in next 3 sts, change color back to black, sc in next 14 sts (35)

-Change the yarn to red color

Round 22: *sc in next 3 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (28)

-Insert the filling

Round 23: *sc in next 2 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (21)

Round 23: *sc, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (14)

Round 24: *join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (7)

-Cast off, weave in ends

– For the belt, use the yellow yarn to sew around the edges of the white rectangle in the middle 

Nose

 

(Work in crochet rounds)

Using skin color yarn for the nose…

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: crochet round, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (12)

Round 3: crochet round, sc around (12)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

*While attaching the nose on the face, remember to add some filling to the nose to keep it firm.

Hat

(work in crochet rounds)

Starting with the red color yarn…

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: crochet round, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (9)

Round 3: crochet round, sc around (9)

Round 4: crochet round, sc, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (12)

Round 5: crochet round, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (18)

Round 6: crochet round, sc around (18)

Round 7: crochet round, sc, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (24)

Round 8: crochet round, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (30)

Round 9: crochet round, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (36)

Round 10: crochet round, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (42)

-Change the yarn color to creamy

Round 11- 12: crochet round, sc around (42)

Mini Pompom

The last step to finish the hat is to make a mini pompom on the top of the hat. It is easy to make, what you need are a fork and a pair of scissors.  I followed the link Here which is by Red Ted Art to make my mini pompom.

After you have made your mini pompom, just use the same color of yarn and assembly it on the tip of the hat.

-Attach the hat to the head

Beard

Step 1: ch 16

Step 2: Start at the second ch and work 3 chs as a group

Step 3: sc in first ch, hdc & dc in second ch, sl st in third ch

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 till the end

Step 5: Cast off, leave a long tail and sew the beard under the nose shown as the picture

Eyes

Work between round 12 & 13, 1 or 2 sts away from the nose

Step 1: Cut out a 20cm dark brown yarn and because the yarn is a bit thick,  I divided it into 2 thinner yarns

Step 2: Use 1 thinner yarn, goes through the loop on the tapestry needle, leave one side shorter than the other side

Step 3:

Join the short tail together, make a tight knot, cast off the tails

Now, you can attach a string close to the top of the hat and hang it up on your Christmas tree!!

Just make as many as you like and decorate all on your tree. I hope during crocheting this Santa Clause, it does bring you a lot of joys! Looking forwards to seeing your own made Xmas Santa Clause Ornament!

Please follow me for the latest crochet creations 🙂 See you next time!

P.S. I just started to write my own patterns, I know there is a lot of room for improvement, so please, if you have any questions or advice, don’t hesitate to contact me, I would love to hear from you! 🙂

 

Teddy Jack (Free Crochet Pattern)

Christmas is coming soon, I guess many of you are already decorating your Christmas tree at home and also planning the Christmas gifts to your loved ones. So, how about a handmade crochet teddy bear? Teddy Jack is easy to make even you are the beginner. Here is the pattern:

Teddy Jack

Notes:

-Hook: 3.0mm (5/0 JNP standard hook) Or C2/D3 (US standard hook)

-Cotton yarn (Fibra Natura Cottonwood Yarn was used in this project)

-Color: Beige, White, Red, Blue, Brown

-Polyester filling

-Tapestry Needle

-Scissors

-Stitch Marker

-Using Spiral Rounds, except the nose part

Abbreviation:

ch= Chain

st(s)= Stitch(es)

sl st= Slip Stitch

sc= Single Crochet

Head & Body

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each of the next st all around. (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2sc in next stitch,  repeat from * till round ends (18)

Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st,  repeat from * till round ends (24)

Round 5: sc around (24)

Round 6: *sc in next 3 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (30)

Round 7: sc around (30)

Round 8: *sc in next 4 sts, then 2sc in next st,  repeat from * till round ends (36)

Round 9 – 10: sc around (36)

Round 11: *sc in next 5 sts, then 2sc in next st,  repeat from * till round ends (42)

Round 12 – 15: sc around (42)

-After Round 15, we start to do the decreasing to form the head shape.

Round 16: *sc in next 5 sts, then join next 2sc together,  repeat from * till round ends (36)

Round 17: sc around (36)

Round 18: *sc in next 4 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (30)

Round 19: *sc in next 3 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (24)

Round 20: *sc in next 2 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round endss (18)

Round 21: sc around the front loop (18)

Round 22: **Change color to White, sc around (18)

**For color change, you have to work at the stitch before the color change. If you are working on the single crochet, before finishing up the last stitch by yarn over the same color of yarn and pull through the 2 loops on the hook, you change the yarn into a new color and yarn over it and pull through the 2 loops on the hook as normal, then slip stitch in next stitch and continue the pattern.

Round 23: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (24)

Round 24: Change color to Red, *sc in next 3 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (30)

Round 25: sc around (Red Color) (30)

Round 26 – 27: sc around (White Color) (30)

Round 28 – 29: sc around (Red Color) (30)

-Insert the filling to the head

Round 30 – 31: sc around (White Color) (30)

Round 32 – 33: sc around (Red Color) (30)

Round 34 – 35: sc around (White Color) (30)

Round 36: Change color to Brown, sc around (30)

Round 37 – 39: sc around (30)

Round 40: *sc in next 3 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (24)

-Insert the filling to the body

Round 41: *sc in next 2 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (18)

Round 42: *sc, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (12)

Round 43:  *Join 2sc together, repeat from* till the end (6)

-Cast off, weave in ends

 

Nose

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each of the next st all around (12)

Round 3: sl st first st, sc into same st, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (18)

Round 4: sl st first st, sc into same st, sc around (18)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

-Cut out about 30cm long brown yarn, divide the thickness into half, use the tapestry needle, sew the nose in the upper middle position (shown as the picture)

 

Ears (2 pieces)

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: *sc, then 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (9)

Round 3: sc around (9)

Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (12)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

 

Arms (2 pieces)

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (9)

Round 3 -6: sc around (9)

-From here, change the yarn color to White/ Red every 2 rounds.

Round 7 – 8: sc around (9) (White)

Round 9 -10: sc around (9) (Red)

Round 11 – 12: sc around (9) (White)

Round 13 -14: sc around (9) (Red)

Round 15 – 16: sc around (9) (White)

Round 17 – 18: sc around (9) (Red)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

Legs (2 pieces)

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (9)

Round 3 -11: sc around (9)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

Scarf (optional)

Row 1: Ch. 86

Row 2: skip the 1st ch, start sc on the 2nd ch till the end of the row, ch 1, turn (85)

Row 3: sc whole row, ch 1, turn (85)

Row 4: sc whole row, ch 1, turn (85)

-Make a tight knot before cast off, weave in ends

When all parts are ready, using the tapestry needle join them all together.

Last but not least, sew the eyes 1 or 2 stitches away from the nose.

Now, say Hi to your Teddy Jack! I hope you enjoy this Teddy Jack pattern and it would be nice if you can share with me your Teddy Jack, would appreciate a lot!

Please keep following me for the next inspiration. Ciao!

P.S. I just started to write my own patterns , if you have any questions or advice, please feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you! 🙂

Crochet Round: Magic Ring ends with Slip Stitch

Now you know how to crochet the magic ring,and here is how to do the Slip Stitch in 3 steps.

  

Magic Ring (6 stitches)

Step 1

Insert the hook into the 1st stitch of the magic ring from the front to the back. [Pic. 1 & Pic. 2]

Step 2

Then yarn over, pull the yarn toward the body through the 1st stitch of the magic ring. Now 2 loops are on the hook, X & Y.  [Pic. 3]

Step 3

Pull loop X through loop Y by the hook. [Pic.4]

And it’s done! Magic ring ends with slip stitch.

Crochet Magic Ring for Beginner

Let’s make the Magic Ring step by step!

Step 1

Roll the yarn around the index finger 2 times to make 2 big loops

Step 2

Insert the hook underneath the 2 big loops.

Step 3

Yarn over, pull the yarn toward the 2 big loops and create a little loop.

Step 4

Hook at the little loop, yarn over again and pull through the little loop.

Step 5

Go under the original 2 big loops, yarn over, pull through the big loops, and see, there are 2 loops on the hook.

Half way to the first stitch on the magic ring!

Step 6

Now, let’s finish the first stitch.

2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull the yarn through the 2 loops.

Bravo! the first stitch is done!

Step 7

Let’s practise one more time of how to make a stitch on the magic ring.

 

Step 8

This time we use 6 stitches (it may vary depending on your project) to form the magic ring.  Pull a tail to avoid losing a stitch while tightening the ring.

Step 9

There is another tail which is the beginning of the skein of yarn (A).

Hold A, pull it slighlty till B is half way down (shown as the picture below).

Release A, pull B till C is all the way down.

Release B, pull A tightly.

 

Step 10

Here you are, this is the magic ring. Depending on your project, you may start by slip stitch or spiral crochet method for the next round.

I hope you find this tutorial useful and help you have a smooth start of your crochet journey! Bon Voyage 🙂

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