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Tale of a Candy Whale

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This Christmas, I had the opportunity to give a gift to one of the women of our church and since she has a little girl I decided to make an amigurumi to hand over to her instead. Parenthood, where gifts are no longer dedicated to you. Hahaha!

It took me a while to figure out what I'd make, but I eventually decided to crochet a whale- Okay, scratch that! Not just any normal whale... I meant a candy whale named Babee. ^^


I used Stacy Trock's pattern for the base.



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I tweaked it up a bit by crocheting it with candy-themed stripes and adding a big bow on top. You know, just to girl things up.

BABEE
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Flamingo (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #53 - Grasshopper (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #26 - Periwinkle (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #46 - Ocean (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #33 - Pamplemousse (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - H8 (5 mm)
Black beads #12
Fiberfill stuffing
*4sctog = dec 4sc together

TAIL-FLUKE (2x)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc around (6)
Rnd 3: inc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc around (12)
Rnd 5: inc-1sc (18)
Rnd 6-7: sc around (18)
Rnd 8: 17sc, inc (19)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing the two tail-flukes, sl them together
*Continue rounds to the body

BODY/HEAD
Rnd 9-11: sc around (36)
Rnd 12: dec-4sc (30)
Rnd 13: dec-3sc (24)
Rnd 14: dec-2sc (18)
Rnd 15-16: sc around (18)
Rnd 17: 9sc, [inc-2sc] 3x (21)
Rnd 18: 9sc, [inc-3sc] 3x (24)
Rnd 19: 9sc, [inc-4sc] 3x (27)
Rnd 20: 9sc, [inc-5sc] 3x (30)
Rnd 21: 9sc, [inc-6sc] 3x (33)
Rnd 22: 9sc, [inc-7sc] 3x (36)
Rnd 23: 9sc, [inc-8sc] 3x (39)
Rnd 24: 9sc, [inc-9sc] 3x (42)
Rnd 25: 9sc, [inc-10sc] 3x (45)
Rnd 26: 9sc, [inc-11sc] 3x (48)
Rnd 27: 9sc, [inc-12sc] 3x (51)
Rnd 28: 9sc, [inc-13sc] 3x (54)
Rnd 29: 9sc, [inc-14sc] 3x (57)
Rnd 30: 9sc, [inc-15sc] 3x (60)
Rnd 31: 9sc, [inc-16sc] 3x (63)
Rnd 32: 9sc, [inc-17sc] 3x (66)
Rnd 33: 9sc, [inc-18sc] 3x (69)
Rnd 34-36: sc around (69)
Rnd 37-40: sc around (69)
Rnd 41-43: sc around (69)
Rnd 44: dec-21sc (66)
Rnd 45: sc around (66)
Rnd 46: dec-9sc (60)
Rnd 47: sc around(60)
Rnd 48: dec-8sc (54)
Rnd 49: sc around (54)
Rnd 50: dec-7sc (48)
Rnd 51: dec-6sc (42)
Rnd 52: dec-5sc (36)
Rnd 53: dec-4sc (30)
Rnd 54: dec-3sc (24)
Rnd 55: sc around (24)
Rnd 56: dec-2sc (18)
Rnd 57: dec-1sc (12)
Rnd 58: dec around (6)
Rnd 59: 1sc, 4sctog (2)  
FO, weave in ends

FINS (2x)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc around (6)
Rnd 3: inc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc around (12)
Rnds 5-7: sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach to the left side of the body

BOW
30ch
Row 1: hdc on 3rd ch, inc, ch1-turn (28)
Row 2-4: hdc across, ch1-turn (28)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch two ends together
*Use the excess yarn to go around and shape the bow
*Attach to the top, a little over and between the eyes
Needless to say, not only was the daughter happy but the mom was quite ecstatic. I was told she took tons of pictures and enthusiastically showed it to everyone at our church. Well, if that doesn't flatter you I don't know what will. Hahaha! Another ami recipient satisfied, a job well done. Yey me!!! ^^ 



Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

Nautical Pete

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Today my roommate's grandson celebrated his first birthday and had an uber mega-tastic bash. Of course I was invited, but sadly I had to take a rain check 'coz it's on the same weekend my nephew will celebrate his third birthday. Sigh! Life can have a messed up schedule sometimes. Unfortunate as it was, there was someone who was more than happy to take my place at the party... Say a sweet, dino sailor? ^^

For this project I reused Nicki Sandoval's dinosaur pattern as base. Remember my green yarn problem? That was how my sweet, cute Kaimon was born. Aaw! good times. ^^ So I tweaked it a little bit to have that maritime look, standing by the theme of the party: nautical slash under the sea. I named it Pete since it reminds me of the old Disney movie Pete's Dragon. I know the dragon's name is really Elliot and is not a dinosaur, but Pete sounds really cute and what's the difference? Both are over-sized lizards... Yah, that probably doesn't make sense, but I'm stubbornly sticking with Pete. XD

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NAUTICAL PETE
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #50 - Parakeet (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #54 - Lettuce (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #10 - Chiffon (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #49 - Peacock (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #21 - Rose (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Flamingo (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Raven (1 skein) 
Crochet Hook - H8 (5 mm)
Black beads #16
Fiberfill stuffing

HEAD

(Parakeet)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7-11: sc around (30)
Rnd 12: 15sc, 5inc, 10sc (35)
Rnd 13-18: sc around (35)
Rnd 19: [4sc-dec] 5x, 5sc (30)
Rnd 20: sc around (30)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Glue black beads to the head for the eyes
*Use Flamingo to embroider the blush and Raven for the smile

BODY

(Parakeet)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (54)
Rnd 10-22: sc around (54)
(Peacock)
Rnd 23: 7sc-dec (48)
Rnd 24: sc around (48)
(Chiffon)
Rnd 25: sc around (48)
Rnd 26: 6sc-dec (42)
(Peacock)
Rnd 27-28: sc around (42)
(Chiffon)
Rnd 29: sc around(42)
Rnd 30: 5sc-dec (36)
(Peacock)
Rnd 31-32: sc around (36)
(Chiffon)
Rnd33: sc around(36)
Rnd 34: 4sc-dec (30)
FO, weave in ends

ARMS (2x)

(Parakeet)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4-6: sc around (18)
(Peacock)
Rnd 7-8: sc around (18)
(Chiffon)
Rnd 9-10: sc around (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (2x)

(Parakeet)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6-12: sc around (30)
FO, leave tail for sewing

TAIL

(Parakeet)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 3: inc around (12)
Rnd 4-6: sc around (12)
Rnd 7: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 8-9: sc around (18)
Rnd 10: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 11-12: sc around (24)
Rnd 13: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 14-15: sc around (30)
Rnd 16: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 17: sc around (36)
Rnd 18: 5sc-inc (42)
FO, leave tail for sewing

SPIKES (5x)

(Lettuce)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3: sc around (9)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (12)
Rnd 5: sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

For the bow tie I used a pattern I found in a Spanish website. My background to that language is zero to nothing so I have no idea who wrote it.

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But apparently I have enough to translate the pattern in English so yah, you're welcome. ^^

BOW TIE
(Rose)
3ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, inc, ch1-turn (3)
Row 2: 2sc, inc, ch1-turn (4)
Row 3: inc, 3sc, ch1-turn (5)
Row 4-5: sc across, ch1-turn (5)
Row 6: skip 1st, 2sc, dec, ch1-turn (3)
Row 7: 1sc, dec, ch1-turn (2)
Row 8: inc, 1sc, ch1-turn (3)
Row  9: 1sc, 2inc, ch1-turn (5)
Row 10-12: sc across, ch1-turn (5)
Row 13: skip 1st, 2sc, dec, ch1-turn (3)
Row 14: 1sc, dec (2)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch two ends together
*Use the excess yarn to go around and shape the bow
*Attach to the body, right below the head
Originally, I wanted Pete to have the cute Smee look with the striped shirt and red hat. The adorable first mate. ^^ So I did the striped shirt alright, but at the last minute I decided against the hat and went with the bow tie instead. For some reason it didn't feel right... I have no idea why. Crocheter's instinct maybe? I don't know. I could be wrong, but as I see it, Nautical Pete is without a doubt the cutest sailor I've ever seen. Hahaha! I just hope the little boy I gave this to will think the same. ^^ 



Copyright: Nautical Pete is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Nicki Sandoval's Dinosaur pattern. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 

Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

Baby Chich

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It's a long story and I'd rather not get into details, but a few weeks ago I came up with another Stitch pattern. I know right? Another one. Like I said, long story. So to mix things up a bit, instead of crocheting the usual Disney experiment I thought to make a baby version of it. I can't recall if this was the first time I made an infant version of a character, but since it turned out right I guess I have a good knack for making cute things cuter. Nice!

Anyway, I used this pic for reference... I'm not sure if it's fan made or official Disney merchandise, but whoever made this I consider you my "ohana". Shishishi! ^^
Look at those big eyes. Don't they just break your heart? Aww! -^.^-

Since I took off with a baby theme, I might as well give it a ridiculous name... Baby Chich. Now isn't that "adowable"? Hahaha! ^^

BABY CHICH
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #49 - Peacock (3-4 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #46 - Ocean (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #44 - Navy (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #232  - Lemonade (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - G6 (4 mm)
Felt cloth:
           - Black
           - White
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*dcinc = 2dc in 1st

HEAD
(Peacock)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (54)
Rnd 10-11: sc around (54)
Rnd 12: 8sc-inc (60)
Rnd 13-14: sc around (60)
Rnd 15: 9sc-inc (66)
Rnd 16-19: sc around (66)
Rnd 20: 9sc-dec (60)
Rnd 21: 8sc-dec (54)
Rnd 22: 7sc-dec (48)
Rnd 23: 6sc-dec (42)
Rnd 24: 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 25: 4sc-dec (30)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Cut out black and white felt to make the eyes and attach to the head
*Use Navy to embroider the nose

EYE PATCH (2x)
(Ocean)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 1sc, inc, 1sc, 4hdc, 1hdcinc, 1dcinc, 6dc, 1dcinc, 1hdcinc, 4hdc, 1sc, inc, 1sc  (30)
FO, leave tail for sewing

BODY      
(Peacock)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7-10: sc around (36)
Rnd 11: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 12-16: sc around (30)
FO, weave in ends

ARMS (2x)
(Peacock)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4-5: sc around (18)
Rnd 6: 4sc-dec (15)
Rnd 7: sc around (15)
Rnd 8: 1sc-dec (10)
Rnd 9-10: sc around (10)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Use Navy to embroider nails

LEGS (2x)   
(Peacock)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4-5: sc around (18)
Rnd 6: 6sc, 3dec, 6sc (15)
Rnd 7: 6sc, 3hdcinc, 6sc (18)
Rnd 8: 6sc, 6hdc, 6sc (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Use Navy to embroider nails

BELLY PATCH 
(Ocean)
10ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook,  sc around (18)
Rnd 2: 1hdcinc, 1hdc, 5dc, 1hdc, 2hdcinc, 1hdc, 5dc, 1hdc, 1hdcinc (22)
FO, leave tail for sewing

TAIL
(Peacock)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: sc around (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing

OUTER EAR (2x) 
(Peacock)
9ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook,  6sc, 2inc, 7sc, ch1-turn (18)
Rnd 2: 1sc, 5hdc, 1dc, 4dcinc, 1dc, 5hdc, 1sc (22)
FO, leave tail for sewing

INNER EAR (2x) 
(Lemonade)
7ch
Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook,  4sc, 2inc, 5sc, ch1-turn (14)
Rnd 2: 1sc, 3hdc, 1dc, 4dcinc, 1dc, 3hdc, 1sc (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was wearing my glasses when I took the pictures and thought "What the hey, might as well". Hehehe
 
So that's about it, my take on Stitch as a wee, cutie baby. I hope I did not disappoint. ^^



Copyright: Baby Chich is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 

Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

Something Sweet

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Recently, a friend of mine ventured into the Duchess' Hands facebook page and told me how impressed she was with the amigurumis I made. Aww! Shucks! XD Eventually she asked me if I can be commissioned to crochet candy amigurumis as souvenirs or decorations for her sweet shop. But since I'm too busy to take on such a task, I decided to just find her a few patterns and make samples of the ami sweets so that she could create her own. She basically already knows how to crochet and just need a little push in the right direction. ^^ 

I mostly got the patterns from the Lion Brand Yarns and Ravelry websites. To access these patterns, you need to sign up... So yah, I think this is the best time to be a member. Hehehe! ^^


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SWEETS
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (1 skein) 
Monaco Yarn Shade #32 - Wild Berry (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #249 - Parrot (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #47 - Deep Sky (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #24 - Grape (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #26 - Periwinkle (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #34 - Raspberry (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)
Fiberfill stuffing
I wanted the candies to look playful so I did them in stripes. Monotone's okay, but nothing says sweet and kawaii than bright, colorful stripes. ^^



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