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Well, it has been a long time. Hasn't it? Sorry about that. I've been very busy lately... You know how it is; two full-time jobs, mom in chemo, financial crises, and so on and so on.

No need to feel bad for me though, I'm okay and just taking everything in stride. I've come to accept that that's how life is... Sometimes you're on top of the world then the next thing you know, Bam! Face first in hitting rock bottom. Yikes!
Anyway, I may be in quite a ditch but I still have some good news... Well, even with the little time that I have, tight schedule and all, I'll be going back to crocheting amigurumis. My postings may still be erratic and not as frequent, but I'll try my best to at least have some content once a month.

Also, since I'm in quite a pinch with all the expenses for my mom, I'll be selling all the amigurumis I make. Yup! Also the previous ones I've posted. Of course there are some that I've already given away, but if you really want to own one of my sweet, sweet creations, I'm open for commissions. Although you will have to forgive me if I can't do rush jobs and prefer long deadlines. Soweee.
And the answer is "no"... I won't stop posting my patterns nor will I sell them. I'll just be selling the finished amigurumis. I know most of you will say that that's bad business strategy, but I really want to share my work. Of course I may not be posting all of them, there may be some that I'd rather keep to myself. Like you know, keep a slice then give the rest of the cake to everyone. I'm not generous, but I'm definitely not selfish. ^^

Another new thing that's going to happen is that I'll be putting watermarks on my photos. I'm usually liberal with my content and love to share with all of you nice people, but apparently there are some that are not so nice... Just today I saw someone use my photos for selling Monaco acrylic yarns in Shopee. The nerve! Seriously? You can't even get a decent photo of yarns that you're selling that you have to steal mine? She even used my color code names. Of course I called her out and she told me that its her supplier that gave her those photos. Really? I'm supposed to believe that cockamimi excuse? In the official Monaco acrylic yarn color chart it only had numbers. Plus, you're selling that product so you're supposed to know at least diddly squat about it. Didn't know it was mine... I smell BS.
By the way, don't buy Monaco acrylic yarn that's over Php 17 each, it's a totes rip-off. No decent wholesaler will sell that yarn at that price. At best that should only be Php 13-15 and much cheaper in bulk. Yes, you know who you are Ms. "I did not know it was yours and it was the suppliers' fault".
So yah... I'll be replacing all my photos with watermarked ones, not only in this blog but also on all other social media sites. If you found my photos circling around other websites without a disclaimer that credits me nor links back to my blog... Yup! That's stolen intellectual property. I'd appreciate it if you inform me and report it.

Anyway, that's all for today. I hope to be posting soon of my next cutie amigurumi. See yas!!!

 

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The Better to Eat You With!!!

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Oh my gosh! What an incredibly long hiatus. Sorry guys, a looot has happened. There was the move to the new house, my extra teaching job, travel to Taiwan, and other distracting stuff. Damn! I wish days could be extended longer, 24 hours is clearly not enough for me anymore. >_< I really hate that I'm not crocheting as much as I used to and and I'm actually afraid that my hand has stiffened to the point where I wouldn't be able to do a single stitch. NOOOOOOOO! OoO Nightmare alert! Waaaaaaaah! I hope I get to have more time and create more cute gurumis. I miss it terribly. T_T 

Anyway, setting the drama aside... I made these dolls a long time ago and because we moved to a new house, Little Red Ridinghood got lost somewhere. Of course I was devastated when I couldn't find her. I was shamefully and literally in girly tears. I don't think I ever cried so much in my life. Why wouldn't I? Just one of this pair took me more than a month to make. It's no joke considering my schedule. So finding the doll again was no short of a miracle. I could not be happier. Oh my gosh! Life still loves me TvT 


Okay, enough about that and more on the cutie amigurumis... So I used my Draculaura pattern to  recreate one of childhood's beloved fairy tales. 

A little tweak here and a little tweak there and... Voila! Another softee masterpiece. ^^

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #1o - Chiffon (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #24 - Grape (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #232 - Lemonade (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #21 - Rose (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #65 - Cinnamon (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #30 - Ballet Slipper (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #26 - Periwinkle (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #40 - Celeste (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #36 - Lizard (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #19 - Raincoat (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #13 - Honey (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)
Felt cloth:
           - Black
           - White
           - Violet
Black thread
Small button
Pink blush
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*3hdc1 = 3hdc in 1st
*4hdc1 = 4hdc in 1st
*3dc1 = 3dc in 1st

HEAD

(Chiffon)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (35)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (40)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (45)
Rnd 10-15: sc around (45)
Rnd 16: 14sc, 4hdcinc, 9hdc, 4hdcinc, 14sc (53)
Rnd 17: 14sc, 4dec, 9sc, 4dec, 14sc (45)
Rnd 18: 7sc-dec (40)
Rnd 19: 6sc-dec (35)
Rnd 20: 5sc-dec (30)
Rnd 21: 4sc-dec (25)
Rnd 22: 3sc-dec (20)
Rnd 23: 2sc-dec (15)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the body
*Cut out white, violet, and black felt for the eyes

*Use black thread to embroider the lips
*Put a little blush on the cheeks

HAIR 

(Grape)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (35)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (40)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (45)
Rnd 10: sc around (45)
*Work in rows
Row 11: 27sc, ch1-turn (27)
Row 12: dec, 23sc, dec, ch1-turn (25)
Row 13-18: sc across, ch1-turn (25)
Row 19: dec, 21sc, dec (23)

*Like what I did with Cap de Pon's hair, I crocheted everything from the bangs to the curls at the back
*Make sure the last stitch ends at the tip on the right
*From there, crochet across going to the left.
*Work in rounds
Rnd 20: 6sc, FLO [3hdc1] 18x, 6sc, FLO [24 hdc] (90)
*Work in rows
Row 21: ch2-turn, 24hdc, ch2-turn (24) Row 22: [4hdc1] 24x (96)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch on the head

LEGS (2x)
(Cinnamon)
Rnd 1: 7sc in mr (7)
Rnd 2: inc, hdcinc, inc, 4sc (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc, inc, 2hdcinc, inc, 5sc (14)
Rnd 4: 3sc, 2dec, 7sc (12)
Rnd 5: 2sc, 2dec, 6sc (10)
(Ballet Slipper)
Rnd 6: BLO, sc around (10)
(Periwinkle)
Rnd 7: sc around (10)
(Celeste)
Rnd 8: sc around (10)
(Lizard)
Rnd 9: sc around (10)
(Raincoat)
Rnd 10: sc around (10)
(Honey)
Rnd 11: sc around (10)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing the two legs, stitch them together

*Make sure the legs are slightly angled so that it wouldn't look too straight or stiff facing front 
*Continue rounds to the body

BODY
(
Snow)

Rnd 12: 5sc-inc (21)
Rnd 13: 6sc-inc (24)
(Lemonade)
Rnd 14: sc around (24)
Rnd 15: BLO, sc around (24)
Rnd 16: 4sc-dec (20)
Rnd 17: sc around (20)
Rnd 18: 2sc-dec (15)
Rnd 19-22: sc around (15)
FO, weave in ends

SKIRT

(Lemonade)
*Connect yarn to FLO of Rnd 15 of the body
Rnd 1: 1sc-inc (36)
Rnd 2: 2hdc-hdcinc (78)
FO, weave in ends

ARMS 2x

(Chiffon)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: [1sc-inc] 2x, 1sc (7)
Rnd 3: [1sc-dec] 2x, 1sc (5)
Rnd 4-7: sc around (5)
(Lemonade)
Rnd 8: FLO, inc around (10)
Rnd 9: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 10: sc around (15)
Rnd 11: 1sc-dec (10)
Rnd 12: dec around (5)
FO, leave tail for sewing

RIDING HOOD - HOOD
(Rose)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (8)
Rnd 4: 3sc-inc (10)
Rnd 5: 4hdc-hdcinc (12)
Rnd 6: 1hdc-hdcinc (18)
Rnd 7: 2hdc-hdcinc(24)
Rnd 8: 3hdc-hdcinc (30)
Rnd 9: hdc around (30)
Rnd 10: hdcinc around (60)
Rnd 11: hdc around (60)
Rnd 12: 11hdc-hdcinc (65)
Rnd 13-14: hdc around (65)
Rnd 15: sc around (65)
*Work in rows
Row 16: ch2-turn, 57hdc, ch2-turn (57)
Row 17: hdc across, ch1-turn (57)
Row 18: sc across, ch1-turn (57)
Row 19: sl across (57)
*To make the catch for the bow's button do 7ch then sl on the first ch
FO, weave in ends

RIDING HOOD - CAPE

(Rose)
*Reconnect yarn at the back of the hood
Row 1: FLO, sc across, ch1-turn (10)
Row 2: sc across, ch2-turn (10)
Row 3: hdcinc, 8hdc, hdcinc, ch2-turn (12)
Row 4-5: hdc across, ch2-turn (12)
Row 6: hdc across, ch2-turn (12)
Row 7: inc, 10sc, inc (14)
*FO, weave in ends  
*Reconnect Rose and sc around the cape

RIDING HOOD - BOW
(Rose)
16ch
*Connect yarn to first st to create a loop
Rnd 1: sc around (16)
Rnd 2-7: hdc around (16)
Rnd 8: sc around (16)
FO, weave in ends
*Use a long strand of  Rose to go around the middle and shape the bow
*Stitch a small button on the back of the bow, just the right size to snuggly fit through the catch 
Okay Big Bad Wolf seems like too strong a name for something so adorable so let me tone it down a bit to... Cute Naughty Wolf.
What? You gotta admit that was pretty creative. Am I right? Ha? Ha? Alright, moving on...

CUTE NAUGHTY WOLF
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #1o - Chiffon (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #247 - Cloud (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #49 - Peacock (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #30 - Ballet Slipper (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #26 - Periwinkle (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #40 - Celeste (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #36 - Lizard (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #19 - Raincoat (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade # - Honey (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)
Crochet Hook - C2 (2.75 mm)
Felt cloth:
           - White
           - Green
Black thread
Pink blush
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st
*3hdc1 = 3hdc in 1st
*4hdc1 = 4hdc in 1st

HEAD

(Chiffon-F5)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (35)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (40)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (45)
Rnd 10-15: sc around (45)
Rnd 16: 14sc, 4hdcinc, 9hdc, 4hdcinc, 14sc (53)
Rnd 17: 14sc, 4dec, 9sc, 4dec, 14sc (45)
Rnd 18: 7sc-dec (40)
Rnd 19: 6sc-dec (35)
Rnd 20: 5sc-dec (30)
Rnd 21: 4sc-dec (25)
Rnd 22: 3sc-dec (20)
Rnd 23: 2sc-dec (15)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the body
*Cut out white and green felt for the eyes

*Cut out tiny white circles for the eyebrows 
*Use black thread to embroider the lips and tiny whiskers
*Put a little blush on the cheeks

HAIR 

(Peacock-F5)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (35)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (40)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (45)
Rnd 10: sc around (45)
*Work in rows
Row 11: 27sc, ch1-turn (27)
Row 12: dec, 23sc, dec, ch1-turn (25)
Row 13-18: sc across, ch1-turn (25)
Row 19: dec, 21sc, dec (23)

*Sane technique with Little Red Riding Hood
*Make sure the last stitch ends at the tip on the right
*From there, crochet across going to the left.
*Work in rounds
Rnd 20: 8sc, FLO [3dc1-1hdc] 6x, 2sl, FLO [1hdc-3dc1] 2x, 7sc (49)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch on the head

BOOTS (2x)
(Snow-F5)
Rnd 1: 7sc in mr (7)
Rnd 2: inc, 1hdcinc, inc, 4sc (10) 
Rnd 3: 1sc, inc, 2hdcinc, inc, 5sc (14)
Rnd 4: 3sc, 2dec, 7sc (12)
Rnd 5: 2sc, 2dec, 6sc (10)
Rnd 6: FLO, sc around (10)
FO, weave in ends

LEGS (2x)

(Cloud-F5)
*Reconnect yarn and continue on BLO of Rnd 6 of legs
Rnd 7-11: sc around (10)
FO, weave in ends


*After completing the two legs, stitch them together
*Make sure the legs are slightly angled so that it wouldn't look too straight or stiff facing front 
*Continue rounds to the body

BODY
(
Cloud-F5)

Rnd 12: sc around (10)
Rnd 13: 5sc-inc (21)
Rnd 14: 6sc-inc (24)
Rnd 15-16: sc around (24)
Rnd 17: 4sc-dec (20)
Rnd 18: sc around (20)
Rnd 19: 2sc-dec (15)
Rnd 20-23: sc around (15)
FO, weave in ends

ARMS 2x

(Chiffon-F5)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
(Grey)
Rnd 3: FLO, inc, [1sc-inc] 2x (8)
Rnd 4: sc around (8)
Rnd 5: 2sc-dec (6)
Rnd 6-8: sc around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

RAINBOW HEART BELLY PATCH - PART A/B 
(Ballet Slipper-C2)
3ch
Row 1: inc on 2nd ch, 1sc, ch1-turn (3)
(Periwinkle)
Row 2: 2sc, ch1-turn (3)
FO, weave in ends
*Put Parts A and B side by side and work across to form the heart
(Celeste)
Row 3: sc across, ch1-turn (8)
(Lizard)
Row 4: dec, 4sc, dec, ch1-turn (6)
(Raincoat)
Row 5: dec, 2sc, dec, ch1-turm (4)
(Honey)
Row 6: 2dec, ch1-turn (2)
Row 7: dec (1)
FO, weave in ends
* Use Cloud to sc around the heart
*Attach to the body

RAINBOW TAIL

(Ballet Slipper-F5)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
(Periwinkle)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (8)
(Celeste)
Rnd 4: 3sc-inc (10)
(Lizard)
Rnd 5: 4sc-inc (12)
(Raincoat)
Rnd 6: 5sc-inc (14)
(Honey)
Rnd 7: 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dcinc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, inc (16)
(Cloud)
Rnd 8: 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 2sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1hdc, 3dc (16)
Rnd 9-10: sc around (16)
Rnd 11: 6sc-dec (14)
Rnd 12: sc around (14)
Rnd 13: 5sc-dec (12)
Rnd 14: 4sc-dec (10)
Rnd 15: 3sc-dec (8)
Rnd 16: 2sc-dec (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing  

WOLF HOOD

(Cloud-F5)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: hdcinc (12)
Rnd 3: 1hdc-hdcinc (18)
Rnd 4: 2hdc-hdcinc(24)
Rnd 5: 3hdc-hdcinc (30)
Rnd 6: hdc around (30)
Rnd 7: hdcinc around (60)
Rnd 8-11: hdc around (60)
Rnd 12: sc around (60)
*Work in rows
Row 13: ch2-turn, 52hdc, ch2-turn (52)
Row 14: sc across, ch1-turn (52)
Row 15: sl across (52)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach right where the body connects to the head
*Make sure it's centered

WOLF EARS - RIGHT (2x)

(Ballet Slipper/Cloud-F5)
2ch
Row 1: inc on 2nd ch, ch1-turn (2)
Row 2: inc, 1sc, ch1-turn (3)
(Periwinkle/Cloud-F5)
Row 3: inc, 1sc, inc, ch1-turn (5)
(Celeste/Cloud-F5)
Row 4: inc, 4sc, ch1-turn (6)
(Lizard/Cloud-F5)
Row 5: 5sc, inc, ch1-turn (7)
(Raincoat/Cloud-F5)
Row 6: inc, 6sc, ch1-turn (8)
(Honey/Cloud-F5)
Row 7: sc across (8)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Put the rainbow ear on top of the light grey one and sc around with Cloud

WOLF EARS - LEFT (2x)

(Ballet Slipper/Cloud-F5)
2ch
Row 1: inc on 2nd ch, ch1-turn (2)
Row 2: 1sc, inc, ch1-turn (3)
(Periwinkle/Cloud-F5)
Row 3: inc, 1sc, inc, ch1-turn (5)
Celeste/Cloud-F5)
Row 4: 4sc, inc, ch1-turn (6)
(Lizard/Cloud-F5)
Row 5: inc, 5sc, ch1-turn (7)
(Raincoat/Cloud-F5)
Row 6: 6sc, inc, ch1-turn (8)
(Honey/Cloud-F5)
Row 7: sc across (8)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Put the rainbow ear on top of the light grey one and sc around with Cloud

And now together... No Cute Naughty Wolf, you can't eat her. Oh my gosh! Even for a little bite. Geez! -_- 
So that's done. I hope I get to make and post more amigurumi patterns this year. Cross-fingers everybody! x>.<x        



Copyright: Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf are original patterns written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Mia Zamora Johnson's Margarita doll pattern. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 


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