Tree Baby Rattle Amigurumi Pattern

Yoohoo! I finally finished this tutorial, so relieved 😀

Before I tell you a story behind this tree baby rattle, I want you to know that the pattern is already listed in my shop, here. You won’t be sorry to download it.. it’s cute overload and really photogenic ^_^ V

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So, the story is, there are 2 things that inspiring me. First, I inspired by my childhood when I always drew this kind of tree. Even my friend or I think almost kids at my age (in my country or in my town) loved to drew this typical of tree! I didn’t know why older people (read: drawing teachers or parents) taught us to drew that kind of typical tree. Now I can say that was weird and not creative at all. Even for some other images, they taught us to did the same way in the same step and shape, so our creation looked just the same. Well… what can I say now..

Luckily, that memory sticks on my mind and gave me an idea to create this baby toy (and I don’t want to do the same way to nowadays generation, or at least to my kids to draw something that looks so typical ). I have to admit that it’s so hard to implement this typical of tree to amigurumi and create the pattern. But at the end, I did it 🙂 That’s so relieving. I really enjoyed and excited to make this tutorial. And the result was awesome. I had a positive feedback on my Instagram when I uploaded a short video of the sample pattern. It made me feel more excited to finish the pattern as soon as possible.

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Second, I always curious about baby’s development. Once when my kids were just born until they reached 2 years old, sometimes I was in my mood swing. I always nervous and curious about baby’s development. I had their diaries so I could make sure that they grew well, or maybe just in case that I missed something out. The important thing that I always think is stimulation for baby is a must. Even we do a simple thing, it is important to baby’s development. Trust me 🙂

So, I can’t ignore the basic things when I designed this baby rattle. Baby needs something playful to stimulate the sensory. This baby rattle is good to stimulate the vision, hearing, and tactile. It is all-in-one toy, with adorable look as a bonus 🙂

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And another bonus is, this tree baby rattle is so photogenic! I can’t stop taking their picture in a different angle. Wish I had a baby (oops!) so the baby could be a model and play with this rattle. Does anyone out there have a cute baby to hold and play with this tree baby rattle with me? 😀

Ps: Just in case you seek another baby rattle pattern I designed, you can find it here. It’s one of my best seller pattern 😀

I can’t wait to find another idea to make more baby toy..

 

Granny Square Sophie

About a month ago, my mother asked me to make a crochet cushion as a birthday gift for her darling neighbor. I said okay instead of no, didn’t want to disappoint her though I wasn’t in a good mood to make that kind of thing. I’ve tried 1 or 2 patterns but still, I had no feeling about what I’ve done. One reason that made me lazy to did that was, it’s a cushion. Actually, I never enjoy making a crochet cushion-thing, unless the pattern is interesting. It’s important for me to avoid boredom and sleepy, or it will end with a goodbye (means it’s wasting time, energy, and of course yarns :p ).

Then I remembered long while ago I really crushed on Granny Square Sophie by Marianne and waited the right time to make it happen (and I thought that “now” was the right time). Her blog full of stories to read and free crochet patterns to try. And her Instagram (that I already followed) is so awesome, she did amazing works. I was so sure and decided to make that pattern as crochet pillow cushion, for my mother’s sake 🙂

But you have to stop here first because I want you to show you what I’ve done as the first start. I use a local product of soft cotton yarn with hook no.6. In my opinion, Granny Square Sophie will be more outstanding with crochet lace yarn, it will give a delicate look for sure.

I made 9 GS Sophie, and this is the first time in my life to try wet blocking. The final size is 32 x 32 cm (after wet blocking).

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I attach them to a cotton fabric cushion that I’ve sewn before, in size 34 x 34 cm. I made it bigger than the GS Sophie on purpose so the pattern will be seen beautifully. This is one side crochet cushion, fast and easy to make 🙂

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So, what do you think?

I already sent this image to my mother but she hasn’t reply my text yet. But I’m sure she will happy with this result!

Dreamy Garland

I was so excited when somebody’s ordering my Dreamy Garland. She doesn’t do crochet but she loves crocheted-things. So here I am ready to make it for her (and for you too if you ask me to). Here the look of the Dreamy Garland she ordered, hope she’s gonna love it!

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If you do crochet, you can also make it by yourself. The pattern is ready to be downloaded on my Etsy shop.

Here’s another Dreamy Garland I’ve made at the first time as a crochet pattern, I hung it on my tiny home too 🙂 It gives a new ambiance inside my nest..

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And here’s the current place where I hung it. I won’t take it off because it makes my home interior merrier 😀

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I hung it at the threshold between my kitchen and dining room..

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Love it much! How about you, do you love it too? Want to make it by yourself?

Scallops Bunting

If you’re looking for something cute to decorate your favorite room or a warm welcome party at home, maybe this one could be the answer. Scallops bunting could be the first aid to decorate the place where you want it to be merrier than usual days. You only need a crochet hook and some colorful yarns to make it happen.

 

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as a wall decor at my tiny home

I inspired by fabric scallops bunting I used to see on Pinterest or Instagram. I always think if any of thing could be crocheted, why not? Maybe it needs a little bit effort, but it’s worth to try..

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closer look

It consists of large and small scallops. You can make in one size or both size. In this tutorial, I made 3 large scallops and 4 small scallops which alternately arranged and hold together with a crocheted string.

 

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a little bit closer

 

Little things make your room more alive. Could you feel the difference?

Now the pattern is ready on my Etsy shop.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

Tunisan Crochet Stitch

I always curious about crochet, especially about the variety of the stitches. There are so many stitches I can find on the internet and if feels I want to try it one by one >.<

And for tunisian stitch, I forgot when I started making it at the first time. I deeply in love with that stitch because the result looks like knitting. This wonderful stitch is a niche of crochet that allows you to do a crochet in different style and result. To make this stitch, you need a special hook, though you can use the regular one. If you use a regular crochet hook, you should choose the round-plain grip, it’s possible to make a tunisian stitch in a small size. The real tunisian hook has a long-round grip to hold all the loops together nicely. Some of them need a cable extension to hold the extra loops. The stitches work one side only, so you don’t have to turn around your work in each row. That’s what I know about tunisian stitch, please correct me if I’m wrong.

 

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practice makes perfect

 

 

When I lived in Tokyo, I desperately searched the hook everywhere but got no clue at all! I thought to myself one day, I’m in Japan, why it’s still hard for me to find this kind of hook in this country. I went from small craft shop to famous craft shop, and I found nothing! Suddenly i had an idea to search it on Amazon Japan then I made a booking order. I have to wait about 3-4 weeks. A little bit of torture to wait that long, but finally it’s worth the wait. I’ve got a set of tunisian hook! Hooray!!

Now I’m a little bit addicted making a project using this stitch. I love the look of the texture behind, perfectly looks like knitting.

 

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using 2 colors in opposite tone

 

And when I changed the colors and made some color gradations, the result was so excellent!

 

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love the color changing, looks so smooth

 

Practice is needed before you’re going to implement this stitch to your project. It’s very tricky stitch but also challenging at the beginning. Once I made this practice done, and at the end I noticed that I missed 1 stitch in the middle, and it felt like arrrgggghhh!!! I had to pull the yarn off and restart over again from the middle. But after that, I felt so relieved and satisfied :p

Now, it’s time to think another idea, what I suppose to make using this pretty stitch?

Kuma the Bear


Kuma is a Japanese word means bear.

I’ve made this bear crochet applique in Scandinavian style.

Don’t you think he’s so cute and has a generous look?
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I already listed the crochet pattern on my Etsy store, please click this to download. I always write my pattern in easy English and attached some detail pictures as a guidance. This pattern is suitable for crocheter, especially beginner, who is acquainted with basic crochet techniques.

13In my opinion, Kuma is suitable to be framed and put on the table as a kid’s room decor or simply hang it as a wall decor. But it also possible to sew on your baby blanket, or even glue on some invitation cards. He’s very versatile 🙂

What do you think about him? Please tell me..

Hope you have a nice day…Regards,

Regards,

Martika 🙂