Monday, October 29, 2012

FREE PATTERN - Eyeball Amigurumi

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Eyeball Amigurumi

Use whatever yarn and hook will stitch up tightly enough to not show the stuffing. I used worsted cotton and a 3.75mm hook.

Pupil - Black:
Make a magic loop
In loop, sl st 1, ch 1, sc 5, pull tail to tighten loop, sl st to top of chain to close. Tie off. (6, incl ch st)
pull starting tail to tighten again and tie it off to secure it.

Iris, any color:
Sl st in any stitch from the pupil, ch 1. Sc 2 in each st around, sc 1 in the same st where you started this round, sl st to top of ch to join, tie off. (12, incl ch st)

White:
Rd 1: Sl st in any stitch from the iris, ch 1, sc 2 in next, sc 1, sc 2 in next, sc 1, sc 2 in next, sc 1, sc 2 in next, sc 1, sc 2 in next, sc 1, sc 2 in next, sl st to top of ch to join. (18, incl ch st)  (optional) use starting tail and yarn needle to stitch the reflection in the pupil.

Rd 2-4: ch 1, sc around, sl st to top of ch to join. (18, incl ch st)

Rd 5: ch 1, sc 2 tog, sc 1, sc 2 tog, sc 1, sc 2 tog, sc 1, sc 2 tog, sl st to top of ch to join. (12, incl ch st)

Stuff with desired filling.

Rd 6: ch 1, sc 2 tog around, sl st to ch to join, tie of, leaving a 5” tail.

Use tail and yarn needle to stitch opening closed, weave in end.

Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

FREE PATTERN - Aviator - Toddler and Child sizes

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Please do not reproduce or sell my patterns. 


Aviator - Toddler and Child Sizes

Worsted cotton, 5.5 mm hook (toddler) or 6.0 mm hook (small or large child)

Hat - work in continuous rounds (do not slip stitch or chain at the end of each round):
Ch 4, sl st to make a loop
Rd 1: In loop, hdc 9, dc 1 (10)
Rd 2: dc 2 in each st (20)
Rd 3: [dc 1, dc 2 in next] repeat around (30)
Rd 4: [dc 1 in each of next 2 st, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (40)
Rd 5 (for small child hat): [dc 1 in each of next 9, dc 2 in next] repeat around (45)
Rd 5 (for toddler or large child hat): [dc 1 in each of next 3, dc 2 in next} repeat around (50)
Rd 6-12: dc around (45, 50)
Rd 13: dc 38 (small child) or 43 (toddler or large child), hdc 3, sc 3, sl st 1

Earflap:
Row 1: Ch 2, dc 7
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc 2 in each of next 7
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, dc 2 tog, dc 1 in each of next 2, dc 2 tog, dc 1
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc 2 tog, dc 2 tog, dc 1
Row 5: Ch 1, dc 1 in each of next 2, sc 1, tie off
**repeat earflap on other side so that there are 18 (small child) or 22 (toddler or large child) stitches between them on the front of the hat.

Front flap:
Starting in the corner where the earflap meets the hat on the front side
Row 1: Sl st to start, ch 2, dc across to other flap
Row 2-4: Ch 2, turn, dc across
**do NOT tie off - continue to edging



Edging (continuing from Front flap):
ch 2, hdc around entire rim - I recommend to hdc 2 in the same stitch on corners (the corners of the earflaps and front flap)
Tie off, weave in all ends
Attach buttons


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Super Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipe

I made these today and they were SO GOOD that I couldn't refrain from posting, even though it's not really crochet-related. :) I've seen a similar recipe floating around various websites, but couldn't find the "source" to cite. In any case, I changed mine up a bit to make it even better. :)

These "cookies" have:

  • no dairy
  • no flour/gluten-free
  • no added fat (except what naturally occurs in the optional nuts)
  • no added sugar (except the natural sugar in the fruit and the small amount of sugar in the dried cranberries)
The result is a cakey, chewy, very moist, lightly sweet treat I feel comfortable giving to my kids (or me!) for breakfast!

The Super Healthy Breakfast Cookie


Super Healthy Breakfast Cookie

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-large ripe to overripe bananas *OR* 1.5 cups of mashed pumpkin or squash 
  • 2 cups of oats (use gluten-free, if you like) 
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1/4 cup of dried fruit (I used dried cranberries. If you use dried apples or other larger fruit, you may need to dice it into smaller pieces)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds or other nut (optional)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste (optional)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Super Healthy Breakfast Cookie dough

Coarsely mash bananas (or pumpkin or squash) with a fork in a large bowl. Mix in oats, applesauce, dried fruit, nuts, and spices. Drop onto cookie sheet and press them a little (they won't really flatten much while cooking). Makes about 12.

Bake at 325* for 28-30 minutes, or until edges start to brown.

Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.

Eat!


Nutrition information in 1/12 of a batch (averaged from several online calorie calculators) - without optional items: Calories: 80, Fat: 1.0 g, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 16.3 g, Dietary fiber: 2.2 g, Sugars: 4.7 g, Protein: 2.0 g


***Feel free to share the recipe, but please cite this page as the source!***