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« on: June 07, 2009 08:15:08 PM »

I finally had some time to crochet something for myself today, so I pulled out my pattern from Muffa www.pasubio9.etsy.com and made a mermaid!  Mine is much bigger than hers--she makes teeny tiny dolls, which are incredible, but my hands and neck can't handle making things that small!  I just used bigger yarn and an I hook.  The yarn for the tail and hair is Yarn Bee Aurora, which I absolutely love! 

The next two pics are of the bugs and bonbons I made for my daughters' school sale.  They work all year to earn Bee Bucks for good behavior, and then they each get to make a small shop to sell things to earn more Bee Bucks for the year end auction.  She wanted bonbons for the girls and bugs for the boys. I made 4 of each of the colors of bugs--my favorites are the camouflage and fire ones!

They are pretty easy and fast to make, so here's the pattern for both:

Worsted weight yarn, any color, size G hook
1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around
3-5. sc in each sc around (add 2 more rows for the bug)
6. back loop only, decrease over 2 sc around, sl st in next st, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff.

Whipstitch opening closed, hide end.  Save the remaining yarn for the topknot on the bug.  Fold it in half and thread both pieces onto a yarn needle and thread it through the first row.  Combine all four strands and knot it close to head, then trim the excess.  Fray the yarn.

Use puffy paint for swirls on the bonbons, glue into a mini cupcake liner, and glue a magnet to the bottom.

Use one pipe cleaner snipped in half for the arms and legs of the bug.  Carefully poke the end of the pipe cleaner through one side and out the other, using the picture as a reference, then bend them the way you like it.  Add puffy paint eyes.

That's it!  Hope you like them!

« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009 08:44:10 PM »

That's so awesome that you were able to make the bugs and bon bons to help your daughter with her little school shop. I can't wait to be able to do that kind of stuff with my kids.

I love that mermaid, as well. The yarn you used is just gorgeous!
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009 09:18:45 PM »

Aww, so cute! I love the icing designs on the bonbons and I especially love that colorful mermaid! Wonderful job.

« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009 09:21:01 PM »

i LOVE the colors you used for the mermaid, and i didn't know there was even such a thing as ribbon yarn!

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009 09:57:58 PM »

Okay, the mermaid and the bugs are cute, but OMG the bonbons.  I just had 8 zillion uses for those bonbons just accost my brain.  Great job, great execution, I love them and now must go find chocolate colored yarns!

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009 08:05:53 AM »

I love all of them! The bonbon's look good enough to eat! The bugs are cute too. I think the mermaid is my favorite though I really love her tail I have some of that yarn in a different colorway and can't wait to play with it. I just can't decide what to make yet! She came out very precious and cute.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009 08:29:41 AM »

Oh I like your mermaid !! The bon bons look yummy & the bugs are cute  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2009 04:59:06 PM »

I love the bon bons! Thank so much for sharing the pattern. Using puffy paint is so much smarter than stitching the swirl on. I would have never thought of it. Awesome job Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2009 10:52:50 PM »

I love the yarn you used for the mermaid's tail!
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