Berti Bat - the pattern - complete

edit: here you can find the pdf download


as promised yesterday, here's the first bits of the last minute Halloween amigurumi. I've worked on it for two afternoons, so making it should take about 3-4 hours total (depending on your time and mood of course ^__^)

I'm going to update the pattern on this post until Wednesday so we won't have the complete pattern on all sorts of different places (not like two or three posts would make a whole mess, but I like my stuff organised...must be part of being Virgo)

let's start, what's most important to a bat?

to know its abbreviations ^__^

sc -- single crochet
m2 -- classic increase
sc2tog -- classic decrease, I prefer the invisible way
B6 -- bobble made from 6 double crochets
B3 -- bobble made from 3 double crochets
hdc -- half double crocht
m2dc -- make two double crochets into one stitch, equals an increase with double crochets



make two:

1 _make a slip knot and chain 7 with a slightly smaller hook than you normally would like to crochet with
2 _now use the hook you normally crochet with and starting in 2nd chain from hook: sc5, m3 in last chain, continue on the other side of the loops of the starting chain and sc4, m2, place a marker and continue to work in a round
_(short: sc5, m3, sc4, m2)
3 _m2, sc5, sc2tog, sc5, m2
4 _m2x2, sc5, sc2tog, sc5, m2
5 _sc2, m2, sc5, sc2tog, sc6, m2
6 _sc2, m2, sc6, sc2tog, sc6, m2
7 _sc3, m2, sc15
8 _m2, sc2, m2, sc16
9 _sc1, m2, sc2, m2, sc17
10 _sc24
11 _sc4, m2, sc19
12 _sc5, m2, sc11, m2, sc7
13 _sc6, m2, sc20
14 _sc20, m2, sc7
15 _sc6, m2, sc14, m2, sc7
16 _sc22, m2, sc8
17 _sc7, m2, sc15, m2, sc8
18 _sc25, B6, sc8
19 _sc8, m2, sc16, sc2tog, sc7
20 _sc24, sc2tog, sc1, sc2tog, sc5
21 _sc25, sc2tog, sc5
22 _sc31
23 _sc9, sc2tog, sc14, m2, sc5
24 _sc9, B3, sc14, m2 x2, sc5
25 _sc7, sc2tog x3, sc13, B6, sc6
26 _sc6, sc2tog, sc1, sc2tog, sc10, sc2tog, sc1, sc2tog, sc4
27 _sc5, sc2tog, sc1, sc2tog, sc9, sc2tog x2, sc3
28 _sc4, sc2tog, sc1, sc2tog, sc7, sc2tog x2, sc2
29 _sc5, sc2tog, sc6, sc2tog x2, sc1
30 _sc12, sc2tog, sc1
31 _sc14
32 _sc14
33 _sc10
BO with a slip stitch, leave tail to sew to body
you don't need to stuff the wings


1 - make a dr with 6 sts
2 - m2 x6
3 - (m2, sc1) x6
4 - (sc2, m2) x6
5 - sc1, (m2, sc3) x5, m2, sc2
6 - (m2, sc4) x6
7 - sc3, (m2, sc5) x5, m2, sc2
8 - sc42
9 - (m2, sc6) x6
10 - sc48
11 - sc4, (m2, sc7) x5, m2, sc3
12 - sc9, (m2, sc17) x2, m2, sc8
13-16 - sc57
17 - sc4, (sc2tog, sc13) x2, sc2tog, sc13
18 - (sc2tog, sc7) x6
19 - sc3, (sc2tog, sc6) x5, sc2tog, sc3
20 - (sc2tog, sc5) x6
21 - sc2, (sc2tog, sc4) x5, sc2tog, sc2
22 - (sc2tog, sc3) x6
23 - sc1, (sc2tog, sc2) x5, sc2tog, sc1
24 - (sc2tog, sc1) x6
25 - sc2tog x6
BO with a slip stitch

eyes and ears will follow tomorrow morning, here's a pic of what my prototype looks like so far:


with white
1 - make a double ring with 6 sc
2 - m2 x6
3 - m2, hdc1, m2dc x3, hdc1, (m2, sc1) x3
4 - sc1, m2, sc1, hdc1, m2dc x4, hdc1, m2, sc1, BO with slip stitch

dark pupil color (maybe the same color you used for the wings?)
1 - make a dr with 8 hdc, BO with a slip stitch
and finally the ears


1 - chain 5 with smaller hook
2 - sc3, m3, sc2, m2 with normal hook and continue in the round
3 - m2, sc3, sc2tog, sc3, m2
m2 x2, sc3, sc2tog, sc3, BO with a slip stitch

assembling and final pictures will follow this afternoon, but I'm sure you'll be able to sew all body parts where they belong ^__^
you can also embroider teeth, I'm still thinking about this myself

I hope you enjoyed this little fella, I'll bee adding a pdf later as well




it is finished ^__^


Last minute Halloween crochet

Muahahaha, Halloween sits just around the next corner and is waiting to scream BOO

are you in the mood for some last minute Halloween crochet? some real LAST MINUTE amigurumi? I've been sitting and doodling and crocheting:

His name will be Berti

and he will make companion to Betti

hope you will like him, I will post the pattern tomorrow

muahahaha, Diana


pattern: Wesley the crab

the testers were awesome and here is the pattern:

as always Wesley was created with Schachenmayr Catania yarn and an E hook. He turned out about 4-5 inches high (5 inches the highest point of the eyes) and about 7 inches from tip of left pincer to end of outer right leg.
On Wesley you will use a lot of slip stitches, therfore I recommend to have a second smaller hook at hand to help you pick up the stitches. Wesley will be awesome as a zodiac or just make him a toy ^__^

USD 6.50
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♥ hope you enjoy him, Diana


one, two, three ... autumn cardigans

a lovely reader (Hi Anna ☺) asked for easy/quick to make autumn cardigans or sweaters, so I thought instead of just sending her a few links I answered in form of a blog post. I looked at my ravelry queue and found a few lovely things, both knitted and crochet:

when it comes to clothing I prefer knitting but I found a few crochet pieces as well. Knitting quicker to me screams BIG needles aka hooks, the bigger the stitch the less stitches you need, the quicker you see results. Personally I like app. 4mm needles the best. I don't know what mystery it is that makes even bigger needles knit slower. (maybe it's the more movement you need to put into a single stitch? I don't know..)

Also something that doesn't require assembling will be finished a lot faster than something that does (I still have a cardigan sleeping in a box somewhere that I started about six years ago, if not longer, I "only" need to sew the arms to the body but it seems an impossible task to do). So going top down is a good choice.

1 Liesl is a pretty simple top down lace cardigan, with 3 buttons and no assembling I enjoyed making it a lot.

2 featherweight cardigan a very sleek design, simple and joyful, yet quick warm enough for chilly autumn days

3 Rocky Coast Cardigan I love the stitch pattern on this one, texture and a little bit "boyfriend" style

4 Goodale this design is very clever and elegant I think. the "pockets" on the front make it something special. Plus I think with longer sleeves it will look very cute too, maybe half arm?

5 driven maybe this is the bigger sister of Goodale, with its longer arms it seems thicker and warmer overall

6 Whisper Cardigan airy! I think with Whisper the name says it all, a whisper in the leaves of autumn trees

7 Tempest a very classic cardigan design, I love the stripes and the design is very clever and will make the stockinette not boring as well (also watching the stripes grow is lovey to trick your mind to knit more a day)

the next three are crochet:

8 Esmee the deep V neck and the lacy crochet make this look fabulous. I love the color as well!

9 Chevron lace Cardigan it reminds me of Liesl, only crochet, very pretty

10 Hourglass jacket it's tunesian crochet, so maybe not the quickest, as you might need to learn the technique first (I certainly would) but it looks so pretty

and last but not least, I found this lovely cardigan in my blog-roll yesterday: it's the wildflower-cardigan, it has such cute details on the front pockets

I hope you liked my little selection and found it helpful, if only I could decide what to make first (reminds herself to finish something!!)

autumny hugs, Diana


I am such a Muppet!

Time flies! and it seems like I neglected this blog again, I didn't plan to, I even planned a few posts (like one about a few autumny cardigans I like and that could be knitted /crocheted quickly OR finally publishing the pattern for Wesley) but somehow life interferred and here I am two weeks later.

I instagrammed a bit and even twittered in case you're interested. I like instagram quite a bit and post a few pictures a week there, some about knitting and progressing (the knitted picot bind off for this shawl drives me crazy) and some on the adventures of a little bear:

in case you want to have a look at my twitter or instagram I'm @mygurumi on both.

and I squeezed in some reading too! I flew through the first two books of the Divergent Series, Veronica Roth did a great job with these! If you like Harry Potter or the Hunger Games I'm sure you will like this series as well

would you still want the blog posts I mentioned above?

have a sunny day, Diana