16 February 2009

Free charts

I've added the digitised charts for two more old cross stitch projects, the Eddie Izzard inspired Covered in Bees and a tribute to the famous sailors from Black and White. Links are over in the sidebar.

15 February 2009

Summer Moth

I'm digitising a load of bits of scribbly paper. Want a free cross stitch chart?


I made this for a friend last year, but figured that it was broad enough to appeal to the internets. I spent bloody ages looking for a cross stitch pattern for a moth, then gave up and made my own.

Chart is available here.

08 February 2009

Tim's Silly Hat


I challenged Tim to look all mean and moody whilst modelling his new hat. Ha.

07 February 2009

Fredde the Fish pattern

As requested by the Knitpickers SnB ladies, here is my crochet fish pattern. This was an attempt to create a baby / small child toy that is reasonably unlikely to cause anyone to choke and die.


Scraps of DK yarns
Safety eyes
Crochet hook to give you a nice tight gauge for amigurumi. I used a 3mm hook, but I crochet loosely.

Fish is worked in rounds of single crochet (double crochet in UK terminology!), all rounds start with a ch1 and end with a sl st to join, this is to make the stripes look neat. If you aren't as obsessive as me, you can work it in a continuous spiral instead, just make sure to place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of rounds. The pattern starts at the head end of the fish and finishes at the tail end.

The '--'s denote where I changed colour for the orange stripes.

Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, sc 6 into ring, and tighten.
Rnd 2: 2sc in every stitch (henceforth known as inc)
Rnd 3: *sc, inc* around
Rnd 4: *2 sc, inc* around
Rnd 5: *3 sc, inc* around
Rnd 6: *4 sc, inc* around
Rnd 7: *5 sc, inc* around
Rnd 8: *6 sc, inc* around
Rnd 9: sc around
Rnd 10: *7 sc, inc* around
Rnd 11: sc around
Rnd 12 & 13: sc around
Rnd 14-18: sc around
Rnd 19-20: sc around
Rnd 21: sc around
Rnd 22: *7 sc, dec* around
Rnd 23: sc around
Rnd 24: *6 sc, dec* around
Rnd 25: sc around
Remember to put in the safety eyes somewhere round here
Rnd 26: *5 sc, dec* around
Rnd 27: sc around
Rnd 28: *4 sc, dec* around
Rnd 29: sc around
Rnd 30: *3 sc, dec* around
Rnd 31: sc around
Rnd 32: *2 sc, dec* around
Rnd 33: sc around
Rnd 34: *sc, dec*
Dec around until hole is closed

Top fin
Row 1: Pick up and sc 10 sts
Row 2: inc in every st
Row 3 and 4: sc. Fasten off.
Row 5: sc around entire fin

Row 1: Pick up and sc 12
Row 2: inc in every st
Row 3: sc
Row 4: inc in every st
Row 5: sc
Row 6 & 7: sc
Fasten off.
Row 8: sc around entire tail

Bottom Fins x2
Row 1: Pick up and sc 6
Row 2: inc in every st
Row 3: sc
Row 4: sc, fasten off
Row 5: sc around entire fin

I'm happy for you to sell Freddes made from my pattern, please just include a link to my pattern if selling online.