My baby girl today is 4 months old: congrats sweet little Ada!
Since last week she is suffering because of teeth. Her teeth are still not out but are so uncomfortable! She is full day drooling and bitting everything she can reach. And not, she is not destroying a pacifier, Ada has decided she has nothing to do with pacifiers..
She is really nervous and hardly can fall sleep, so I am full day with her, comforting her and trying to keep her calm (and myself!). So I have little time for anything else.
Nevertheless, now that she is finally sleeping (wow!) I will take the opportunity to write a little tutorial about an idea I got some time before: how to make patterns for plush toys of any desired shape for crocheting or knitting.
Here you can see a pict of one of the plush that I made that way and that Ada loves.
- Squared paper
- A white paper
- A pen or a pencil
1 – Draw on the white paper the shape of the plush you want to make, or if you are like me, unable to draw anything recognizable look for your shape on internet and print it. Cut it.
2 – Draw the shape on the squared paper, tracing it with a pen.
3- Following the squares trace the shape following the next rules:
Consider the following for each square:
case 1) If the area of the In Zone on the picture is smaller than the area of the Out Zone of the picture, do not include the square on the pattern.
case 2) If the area of the In Zone on the picture is bigger than the area of the Out Zone of the picture, include the square on the pattern.
Follow till finishing with the figure.
That is it! You have your pattern!
Now you just need to choose between crocheting or knitting. For doing it, it is really easy, follow the diminutions and increases of the pattern.
And if you are going to make it knitting, take in to account to start the pattern once from one extrem and the other time from the other extrem, so you will have the two plain stitched sides facing out.
Ai, I don’t know if I have been clear enough.. maybe would be better to let the explanations on how to make the plush toy for a future post.
Hope you enjoyed it! and as always I will love to read your comments!
PD:oh, I was forgetting to reveal the mystery expounded on the last post. Yes, our new residence country is the beautiful Der Schweiz, yes, yes Switzerland. A super welcoming country, filled of super pleasant people and with peerless landscapes.