FO Friday: Oleg the Octopus

This week’s finished project is one that has been in progress since maybe September of last year! It is Oleg the Octopus! The pattern is from Lalylala and can be found here.

oleg-the-octopus-1

Crocheting the body can take some getting used to because you’d be working with the tentacles already attached. The other parts are pretty typical for a Lalylala pattern; the arms, the hood, and the face.

One thing I changed is how I made the head. The pattern calls for the head to be worked in the round continuously from the body. I personally found that this method made it difficult to stuff the neck firmly enough to not be floppy. Instead, I used a head pattern from a different Lalylala doll. One that makes the head a separate piece  you sew on later. A problem I found with this change is the hood seems to be too big.

For my next Lalylala, I’m planning on trying another modification.

oleg-the-octopus-2

The little one wanted to go the big mall, so off we went into town. Luckily, the weather was really nice, so we went across the street to Ala Moana Beach Park for a photo shoot.

  • Pattern from Lalylala
  • Yarn used: Red Heart Super Saver in Spa Blue Fleck and Eggshell, Loops and Threads Impeccable in Royal
  • Other materials: 12 mm plastic safety eyes from Glass Eyes Online, polyester fiber filling, pearlized beads
  • Order yours here.
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FO Friday: Squirtle and Pikachu

They are done! So cute and cuddly!

These pictured have been claimed by my daughter, so they are being debuted into my shop as made to order. Order yours here.

Now to figure out which one to make next!

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, Light Yellow; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Aqua; Vanna’s Choice in Black: Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes. polyester fiber filling
  • Pattern from: Crafty Hanako

WIP Wednesday: Squirtle and Pikachu

Introducing “Work-In-Progress” or “WIP” Wednesdays! Every Wednesday, I’ll try to share whatever it is I’m working on that week. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for random WIP’s as well!

With the recent release of a new app called Pokemon Go!, I finally had an excuse to make these chubby cuties. This pattern is easy to follow and quick to make!

Working On Some Pokemon

Working On Some Pokemon

Working On Some Pokemon

They still need some features, but Luna’s already claimed them for her own.

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, Light Yellow; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Aqua; Vanna’s Choice in Black: Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes. polyester fiber filling
  • Pattern from: Crafty Hanako

Mici the Mermaid

I’m gonna lose track soon on what part of “Adventures in Lalylala-Land” I’m currently at, thus the title. Anyways Mici is finally here! I feel it’s been a while since my last Lalylala creation.

This one used some metallic thread, which gives it a great effect!

Mici the Mermaid

The main reason for this guy’s photo shoot delay was finding a location. But during the 4th of July weekend, we had a chance to drive a ways away from home and found a spot for him at the Kaka’ako Waterfront park.

Mici the Mermaid

It was nice to have some ships around in the background, I felt it inspires a backstory for Mici. As if he wandered off and got stranded far away from home. Perhaps he could use a water-dwelling friend.

  • Pattern: Mici the Mermaid from Lalylala
  • Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Eggshell, and Bluebell; Red Heart Super Saver in White and Red; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Royal
  • Hook: 4.00 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Other materials: metallic thread in silver; 12 mm plastic safety eyes; polyester fiber filling
  • Order yours here

Super Cute Ice Cream

 

 

This may be the last sweet treat for now while I find and think of more treats to add to this line!

  • Pattern by Jennifer Santos at Super Cute Design
  • Yarn: Caron Perfect Match in Tan: Red Heart Super Saver in Turqua, Baby Pink, Cherry Red, Spring Green, and Monet
  • Hook: 4.0 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes from Glass Eyes Online, polyester fiber filling from Fairfield
  • Order yours here

Super Cute Milkshake

Another addition to the Super Cute Foods Line! This time it’s a strawberry milkshake!

strawberry milkshake

 

  • Pattern by Jennifer Santos at Super Cute Design
  • Yarn: Red Heart With Love in White and Black: Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Spring Green, Perfect Pink, and Baby Pink
  • Hook: 4.0 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes from Glass Eyes Online, polyester fiber filling from Fairfield
  • Order yours here

Happy National Grape Popsicle Day

It’s National Grape Popsicle Day! That’s all I know about that. So here’s a cute little grape-flavored popsicle to go with the other sweet treats I’ve been working on.

grape popsicle

  • Pattern by Jennifer Santos at Super Cute Design
  • Yarn: Caron Perfect Match in Lilac and Tan: Red Heart Super Saver in Monet, Amethyst, and Lavender.
  • Hook: 4.0 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes from Glass Eyes Online, polyester fiber filling from Fairfield
  • Order yours here

Super Cute Cupcake

I recently purchased a bunch of patterns by Jennifer Santos at Super Cute Designs.

My first finished project from her patterns is this cute cupcake! It came out as big as a muffin, and oh so delicious!!

These patterns don’t use up too much yarn. So it’s easy to just take any random color of scrap yarn, and you’ll end up with a quirky cute creation!

Jennifer’s patterns (that I’ve purchased so far) are very easy to understand and includes great photos to help you. Photos are placed away from the main instructions, in case you don’t need to print the photos and want to save ink. This cupcake pattern also includes instructions for a cute little strawberry.

Super Cute Cupcake!

Super Cute Cupcake!

  • Approximately 4.5 inches tall (excluding candle)
  • Yarn shown: Caron Perfect Match; Red Heart Classic in Orange: Red Heart Super Saver in Baby Pink, White, Cherry Red and Turqua; and some mystery yarn from the thrift store.
  • Hook: 4.00mm and 3.75mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Other materials: polyester fiber filling; plastic safety eyes
  • Order yours here.

Dumpling Kitty

Here’s a quick cutie! I should probably make her some friends. My daughter already named her Itchy.

Dumpling Kitty

Dumpling Kitty

  • Pattern from: Sarah Sloyer at Critterbeans
  • Yarn: Red Heart Classic in Grey and Red Heart Super Saver in Charcoal
  • Hook: 4mm Clover Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Other Materials: Polyester fiber filling from Fairfield, 10mm plastic safety eyes from Glass Eyes Online
  • Order one here.