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Easy

A colourful owl to crochet

A colourful Funky Owl to crochet

This owl is bright, cheerful, and has a great personality.

Made from Stylecraft Merry-Go-Round, he is also soft and machine washable.

With minimal shaping, he is designed with beginners in mind.

Materials:
Adult:
100g Stylecraft Merry-Go-Round, Stylecraft Special DK in small amounts of contrasting colours, toy stuffing, 2 x 20mm safety moving eyes.eyes.

Equipment:
3.00mm hook, stitch markers.

Tension:
This is not important but you do need to keep your stitches tight so that the stuffing can not be seen.

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Easy

A cute Penguin Family to crochet

A cute Penguin Family to crochet

This cute and cuddly Penguin family is enough to make anyone smile.

Made from DK yarn, the parent stands about 19cm tall while the baby is about 10cm tall.

Materials:
Adult:
Stylecraft Special DK in black and white with small amounts of grey, orange and yellow, toy stuffing, 2 x 7.5mm safety eyes.
Baby: Stylecraft Special DK in silver with small amounts of black, white and grey, toy stuffing, 2 x 7.5mm safety eyes.

Equipment:
3.00mm hook, stitch markers.

Tension:
This is not important but you do need to keep your stitches tight so that the stuffing can not be seen.

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Intermediate

A cuddly Hare to crochet

Valentino Hare is very versatile. He can be made with Aran yarn for a big cuddly toy or thread for some more suitable to small hands or a decoration.

He is now available in both a sitting and standing version. Both versions are included with your pattern.

Materials (Aran version):
Main colour (A - 200g), contrasting colour (B - 50g), pink (7m), black (2m) and white (24m), toy stuffing.

Equipment:
4.00mm hook for Stylecraft Special Aran
3.00mm hook for Stylecraft Special DK
2.00mm hook for DMC Petra No.3
1.50mm hook for DMC Petra No.5
toy stuffing, stitch markers.

Tension:
This is not important but you do need to keep your stitches tight so that the stuffing can not be seen.

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Easy
Crochet A family of Teddy Bears

I had a ball of this yarn sitting on the sofa and it was just shouting at me to become a Teddy Bear. How could I resist? Of course, when I had made one, I had to make more.

The pattern is almost all in dc (US-sc) and aimed at beginners. There is a more difficult round to join the legs and arms but I have included a photo tutorial the first time this is used in the pattern along with schematic to help explain it.

Materials: Sirdar Simply Recycled DK, 3 x Clay (13), 1 x Camomile (15), 1 x Denim Wash (16), 1 x Fleck (18) 1 x Pollen (19), toy stuffing, black embroidery thread.
3 balls is enough for 4 bears. 1 ball will make 1 large bear or 2 small bears.
The other colours are for the clothes and are optional. If you buy all of the other colours you will be able to make an additional set of multicoloured bears.

Equipment: 2.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends and embroidering features, stitch markers.

Tension: This is not important but you do need to keep your stitches tight so that the stuffing can not be seen.

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Easy
Snakes and Ladders garden sized game

A Snakes and Ladders set designed for the garden.

It is made from DK using a traditional granny square for the board.  It only has 36 squares as it is aimed at smaller children but you can make it any size you want to.

The playing pieces are all made with UK-dc (US-sc). I have used cds in the bases to give them some stability.

I don’t see the point in making toys for children which can’t be washed so I use machine washable acrylic DK. This means that you don't have to worry about them getting dirty because you can just throw them in the washing machine. It also comes in a variety of cheerful colours.

Materials: Stylecraft Special DK, (4 Red, 4 Yellow, 4 Blue, 1 Green, 1 Variegated, 1 White and 1 Black) Polyester filling

Equipment: 4.00mm hook for the board, 3.00mm hook for the playing pieces, 4 old cds (or 8 and stick 2 together for a firmer base), needle for sewing in ends.

Tension: The first 11 rows of the base should be the same size as the cd. The first 8 rows of the squares for the board measure about 19 cm (7½ inches).

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I always fancied crocheting a chess set!

This chess set is designed for the garden. The king is the tallest at 45 cm and the pawn is the shortest at 19 cm. If you use thread, the pieces are about half the size of the yarn pieces. I have used cds in the bases to give them a bit of stability.

Chess Set garden sized game

The set shown is made from DK using a traditional granny square for the board. The playing pieces are all made with UK-dc (US-sc).

I don’t see the point in making toys for children which can’t be washed so I use machine washable acrylic DK. This means that you don't have to worry about them getting dirty because you can just throw them in the washing machine. It also comes in a variety of cheerful colours.

The amount of Yarn or Thread used is noted with each piece if you would like to make a multicoloured set. However, if you would like to make the set in the traditional black and white, you will need about 1000g of each colour in yarn plus another 300g of each colour in yarn for the board.

Materials:  Stylecraft Special DK or DMC Petra No.5">DMC Petra in a variety of colours to suit, 32 old cd’s (or 64 and stick 2 together for a firmer base) for the yarn project, 32 children's' bangles (app. 6 cm diameter) for the thread project, Polyester filling.

Equipment: 4.00mm hook for yarn board, 3.00mm hook for yarn playing pieces, 2.00mm hook for thread board, 1.50mm hook for thread playing pieces, needle for sewing in ends.

Tension Yarn: The first 11 rows of the base should be the same size as the cd.
Thread: The first 11 rows of the base should be the same size as the bangle.

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