Totoro Easter Basket

It’s that time of year again when our kids hunt for Easter eggs. I looked online for inspiration and I couldn’t find any that I liked. I decided to make my own pattern because there were no reference images and no patterns available for a Totoro Easter basket. I was shocked since he’s so super popular now. He’s everywhere. I got the idea from my son calling Totoro a bunny so why not right?

This pattern will be on sale in my shop. If you would like to make this super cute Easter basket head on over and click on this link: Totoro Easter Basket.

Crocheted Dragon Hat

So when my daughter was 3, I made her this unicorn hat. I just couldn’t resist and she loves unicorns. Now that my son is 3, I decided to make him a dragon hat and it had to be epic!

I’ve been wanting to create a new hat and when I saw an image of this hat online, I just had to make my own. Unfortunately, there is no pattern. This is the hat I referenced if you are interested in making one yourself: Crochet Dragon Hat Pattern. I just fell in love with how the dragon just sits on the hat. I modified it by making the tail longer and making the wings moveable. My son loves to play so I thought that would be a lot more fun. So instead of one leg, I have 2 since you can flap the wings. He loves the hat and is actually wearing it at school right now.

I will definitely be making more hats in the future and be putting the patterns up for sale. My daughter is already asking for a Hello Kitty hat. Currently I’m working on a character from Netflix. My kids love this show so I wanted to create a pattern for it since there aren’t any online anywhere. Let me know what you would like to see here and I will try my best to make it happen 🙂

Shark Dog Pattern

Finally a new pattern finished! A friend of mine asked me to make Shark Dog. I never realized how popular this show was until she asked. My son had been watching Shark Dog that same day and I thought it was just a coincidence. But then I heard my daughter talking about Shark Dog at school with her friends. I had never made a shark before and I am glad I made him because he turned out so cute! I ended up making my son one and my daughter wants one too! If you would like to make him the pattern for sale is here: Shark Dog Pattern. If you end up making him, please send me pictures of your creations and I will post it in my next blog post. Happy crocheting!

How to Crocheted a Pig!

Materials:
1. Pink, black and white colored yarn.
2. White felt
3. Scissors
4. Stuffing
5. Darning needle

Remember to stuff the doll along the way.

Head:
1. With pink color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (24)
5. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (30)
6. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (36)
7. (1sc in next 5st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (42)
8. (1sc in next 6st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (48)
9. (1sc in next 7st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (54)
10. (1sc in next 8st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (60)
11. (1sc in next 9st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (66)
12. 1sc in each st. For 24 rows. (66)
13. (1sc in next 9st. Sc2tog.) x 6 (60)
14. (1sc in next 8st. Sc2tog.) x 6 (54)
15. (1sc in next 7st. Sc2tog.) x 6 (48)
16. (1sc in next 6st. Sc2tog.) x 6 (42)
17. (1sc in next 5st. Sc2tog.) x 6 (36)
18. (1sc in next 4st. Sc2tog.) x 6 (30)
19. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog.) x 6 (24)
20. 2sc in each st. (48)
21. 1sc in each st For 5 rows. (48)
22. (1sc in 7st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (54)
23. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows. (54)
24. (1sc in next 8st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (60)
25. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (60)
26. (1sc in next 9st. 2sc in st.) x 6 (66)
27. 1sc in each st. For 6 rows. (66)
28. Now we are going to separate the body into the 2 legs.

Legs (Make 2):
1. Each leg should have 30 stitches each. Skip 6 stitches in the middle to leave a gap between the legs.
2. Each leg should have 12 rows. (30)
3. 2sc in each st until gap in small enough to sew closed.
4. Now you have to create a rectangular piece to close the gap created when you made the legs.
5. With pink color. Chain 5. 1sc in each chain starting in the second chain from the hook. (4)
6. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. For 4 rows. (4)
7. FO. Sew onto doll to close gap.

Arms (Make 2):
1. With pink color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. 1sc in each st. For 10 rows. (24)
6. (1sc in next 2st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (18)
7. 1sc in each st. For 15 rows. (18)
8. Sew onto the body.

Ears (Make 2):
1. With pink color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (6)
3. 2sc in each st. (12)
4. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (12)
5. (1sc in each st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
6. 1sc in each st. (18)
7. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
8. 1sc in each st. (24)
9. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (30)
10. 1sc in each st. (30)
11. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (36)
12. 1sc in each st. (36)
13. FO. Sew onto head.

Nose:
1. With pink color. Chain 5.
2. 1sc in the next 3st starting in the second one from the hook. 3sc in last chain.
3. Turn your work and start crocheting in the back of the chain. Do this for one row.
4. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows.
5. FO. Then sew onto doll.

Shirt Front and Back (Make 2):
1. With black color. Chain 41.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in the second one from the hook. (40)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. For 5 rows (40)
4. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 8st. Sc2tog.) x 4 (36)
5. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 7st. Sc2tog.) x 4 (32)
6. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 6st. Sc2tog.) x 4 (28)
7. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 12st. Sc2tog.) x 2 (26)
8. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 11st. Sc2tog.) x 2 (24)
9. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 10st. Sc2tog.) x 2 (22)
10. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 9st. Sc2tog.) x 2 (20)
11. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (20)
12. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 8st. Sc2tog.) x 2 (18)
13. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. For 6 rows. (18)
14. FO.

Shirt Collar:
1. With black color. Chain 41.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in the second chain from the hook. (40)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (40)
4. FO.

Shirt Sleeves (Make 2):
1. With black color. Chain 21.
2. 1sc in each chain starting in the second one from the hook. (20)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (20)
4. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 9st. 2sc in st.) x 2 (22)
5. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (22)
6. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 10st. 2sc in st.) x 2 (24)
7. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (24)
8. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 11st. 2sc in st.) x 2 (26)
9. Chain 1. Turn. 1sc in each st. (26)
10. FO.

Sew the pieces together as shown in the video tutorial.

Eyes, Belly Button and Name on Shirt:
1. Embroider the eyes and eyebrows with black color and then add white to give the eyes more life.
2. Embroider the belly button below the shirt.
3. Cut out letters out of white felt. You can add any words you like. For this doll I added the words “Anh Oi”