I Need To Hide This Pattern

IMG_0151There is yarn all over the place!

Recently I have not been putting my yarn away as I complete a project, so it has just been sitting helter skelter on my cutting table in piles, and I decided I should take some time to tidy up a bit. But as I started to put the yarn back into my yarn stash, I remembered the fun little pocket pals I made awhile back when I was learning how to fuzz yarn. These pocket pals were a quick crochet and there wasn’t a lot of stuffing or stitching to them, and they came out super cute. So, rather than packing all this yarn up only to get it right back out again, I thought that I should just use a little more of it up and make some more fun pocket pals with it instead.

P1040460The first yarn I saw on the cutting table was the variegated yarn left over from making the jellyfish. Looking at the pocket pal pattern, I could not decide which animal I would make from this variegated yarn. Then my creative mind spoke to me. How about a monster? Awesome idea! But, what details could I add to make it a monster? Horns and big eyes was the answer that I came up with.

I crocheted up the pieces for the monster from the variegated yarn and then found a pattern to use for the horns from a devil pattern that I want to make this year for Halloween. I then crocheted the horns from the variegated yarn as well, but when it came time to stitch the horns to the monster, the husband stopped me. He said I needed to make the horns a P1040257different color so that they stood out more. He chose white for the color. I was unsure about the white horns on this monster but I crocheted the white horns up anyway and then stitched one on. And I liked it! So I removed the variegated horn and attached the other white horn. Now, I had a perfectly good pair of variegated horns with no pocket pal to stitch them to, so I decided to make a white monster for the variegated horns. Now it was time for the eyes and mouth. I wanted to use these big googly eyes I had purchased a long time ago and just had not found the right project to use them on. The variegated monster was the right project. With his one big eye, he needed a big smile. I tried several smaller eyes on the white monster, but the big eye was the best and once again the white monster got a big smile to go with the big eye too.

P1040449The next yarn that caught my eye was the gray yarn left over from the mouse. There was not much of this yarn left either and rather than return it to the stash, I decided to just use it up and make a pocket pal with it too. I had planned to use the ear pattern from the mouse I just made to make the ears for the pocket pal, but, because the gray yarn was limited and I did not want to try and match colors, I added the gray yarn to the pink center as an additional round rather than making a gray ear and a pink ear and stitching them together as I did the mouse’s ears. This worked just fine for the pocket pal mouse’s ears.

P1040416As I put away the other skeins of yarn on the cutting table, I came across my big skien of pink. You might ask, what have you made recently from pink? Yes, there was a small amount of pink used for the mouse’s ears but why did you get out the big skein for that and not just use some scraps? Well I did use some pink scraps for both the mouse and pocket pal mouse’s ears but the big skein was out for the relay for life teddy bear I had made recently for a charity auction. I try to make something to donate to relay for life each year and this year I picked a pink teddy bear with a purple nose and purple buttons made from the button jointed teddy bear pattern that I have made twice before. He stitched up smoothly and having done the button jointed pattern before, they were no problems to make it again. And he turned out so cute once completed! I just love this pattern. I hope someone will like him well enough to buy him at the event.

P1040443But back to the pocket pals. I decided to make a pink pocket pal bunny from the big skein of pink. The pattern for the bunny’s ear was in the pocket pal pattern already and it crocheted up just fine. In no time at all I had a cute pocket pal bunny made. I decided to fuzz up the yarn on this bunny so I got out my brushes, and with a few strokes of the brushes, I had an adorable cute fuzzy bunny all done.

What pocket pal should I make next I thought to myself? A chick? A cat? More monsters? But, as I planned my next pocket pal, I realized that I had so many patterns that I still want to make that it was time to put away my yarn and the pocket pal pattern and start my next new amigurumi project instead.

Until next time,

Crochet forth and pocket pal on!

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6 thoughts on “I Need To Hide This Pattern

  1. I came to the “front” of your blog to thank you for the posts on digitising… and now I want put the cover on the sewing machine, grab some yarn, and start crocheting monsters! 🙂

  2. I love these creations, how and where would I find the pattern ? The reason I am emailing you is I see you know your way around a brother machine, I have gotten a Brother ULT2003D Disney Computerized Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery Machine, in the last couple of months, and am trying to buy an adapter so that I can download, but do not know anything about them, or anyone else that does.. Do you know what kind I would need, and if one is better than the other ? Thank you for any info you may have, Lisa

    • thank you so much for getting back to me, I am just wondering what the difference between these two are, other than the price. I am going to have to decide which one , as the ultimate looks great but its a big jump in price ..again thank you for any help. As for those adorable creatures you made, I must be blind as I didn’t see the pattern, I will go looking again.

    • The difference in the Vikant Ultimate Box and the Brother PED-Basic Box is that the Vikant comes with conversion software that will convert designs from other machine types to the PES/PEC format that Brother machines require. If all you need is something to get a PES/PEC design on a computer onto a card that can be plugged into your machine then that will work fine for you.

      But if you have a design in Viking, Bernina, Pfaff, Singer format or any of a multitude of others you will need special conversion software to do that. It is available separately for $100-$150. Try searching for Embird or Buzz Tools or any of the others I’ve already covered in my Embroidery Blog Posts.

      You also have a floppy disk drive in your ULT-2003D so if your computer already has a floppy disk drive in it you can just copy it from the computer in PES/PEC format to a floppy and put that disk in your ULT-2003D and away you go. That is the least expensive option if you already have the floppy disks and drives. Good Luck!

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