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Tutorial Tuesday-Amigurumi Accessories

As you may know (since I’ve posted so many photos of them!) I’m making a lot of amigurumi snowman/lady baubles for a craft fair using a free pattern from amigurumi bb. They came with two options for hats, so I made some mini holly to decorate the top hats. I also designed a simple bobble hat for them, mainly because the top hats and elf hats take as long as a snowman head to make and I’m in a hurry. I thought I’d share the patterns in case they are of use to anyone-the hats fit a simple spherical head shape (42 stitches at the widest part) and you can just change the hook size to suit.

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Holly

I used dk yarn and a 3mm hook for these, and the patterns are in UK terms.

Chain 6.

Double crochet into 2nd chain from the hook, chain 1, half treble into the next stitch, chain 1, double crochet, chain 1, half treble, chain 1, double crochet, chain 1.

This will take you to the end of your starting chain, and you will now be working back up the other side of it.

Double crochet into the first stitch, chain 1, half treble, chain 1, double crochet, chain 1, half treble, chain 1, double crochet, slip stitch into the ch1 left at the beginning and tie off the yarn.

When sewing the holly on, I tried to sew a short stitch at each end to bring out the ‘points’.

Hats

I used a 3.5mm hook and dk yarn, again this is in UK terms. This is worked in a spiral.

To begin, make a magic ring and make 5 double crochets.

Round 1 dc2 into each stitch (10 stitches)

Round 2 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next stitch* 5 times (15 stitches)

Round 3 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 2 stitches* 5 times (20 stitches)

Round 4 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 3 stitches* 5 times (25 stitches)

Round 5 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 4 stitches* 5 times (30 stitches)

Round 6 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 5 stitches* 5 times (35 stitches)

Round 7 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 6 stitches* 5 times (40 stitches)

Round 8 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 7 stitches* 4 times, 1dc in next 8 stitches (44 stitches)

Round 9 1dc in each stitch around (44 stitches)

Change colour before round 10 (optional)

Round 10 *1dc in front loop of next stitch, 1dc in back loop of next stitch* 22 times

Round 11-12 Repeat round 10 and fasten off yarn

Make a pompom (see this post for some useful tips!) and attach to the top of the hat.

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27 thoughts on “Tutorial Tuesday-Amigurumi Accessories

  1. So SO cute that I swear I’m having a hypo from just gazing at them.
    Y’know … it’s a jolly good thing that I’m not going to be coming to that craft fair because you’d have no stock left. I’d be buying the lot!
    Well done on the wonderful amount of different beauties you’ll have to offer. I can see your ‘stall’ being the most popular one.
    Sending love ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. Lol, thank you! There isn’t a lot of stock to buy at the moment, I’m really worried that I just won’t have enough. (And you can bet now I’ve said that I’ll sit there for 4 hours doing nothing!) X

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      1. I really don’t think that’s going to be the case Mrs.C.
        I wish I could offer to crochet up a storm here to add to your stash, but crochet hooks and me just don’t seem to get along. Cards … You can have some of those, but they’re not woolly treasures.
        Is there anyone – friend, family who you could call on to help you out, since you’re so worried? Your wrist has been the problem, and I’m sure friends and family would step up to the mark if you asked them.
        The only tip I can give you is: If you fear that you don’t have enough, then take some empty boxes and even empty (washed out) tins – and put them under the cloth you have on your table – or under another cloth on top of your base cloth, and this will give you different heights. Balance baskets and items on those tins/boxes – so that it fills out the space on your table. You can do this from the start …. or as your stuff sells, do it then to give some interest to the table rather than blank spaces.
        Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs ~ xxx

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      2. Ah bless you, thank you. Sadly there’s no one to help me out, but I shall search for some boxes and so on. I need to get a table cloth and a small tree to display some of the hanging decorations. I’m disappointed with myself, and taking a break from crochet tonight as my arm hurts a little and I don’t want to overdo it. I have 12 stars, 11 baubles and 3 snowflakes so I think I will have to fill it out! Still 10 days to go though. X

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      3. Aw heck, don’t be disappointed with yourself. That road leads to a misery feeling, and I just won’t allow that to happen! You’ve done really well when you consider it. You still have some time, and you’re going to be just fine.
        Do you have to only sell knitted and crocheted items? Or could you branch into something else to add to your selection?

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