Sleeping Pill (Free Pattern Link)

A slightly special – if rather short – Yarndango today, because it’s based on a design from Teenie’s Mad Crochet Lab, and Teenie is the creator of Yarndango!

One of her free patterns early on in the challenge was a pattern for a pill. She called it The Easiest Amigurumi Ever, and it really is. It’s a total stash buster so have a wander over there if you have some bits to use up. Teenie gave the basic pattern for two different sizes of pill, and the idea is to edit as fancied. When she posted the pattern I was going through an insomnia patch (I get them semi-regularly) so I decided to create a Sleeping Pill.

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I have plans to add to this little guy at some point, give him a pillow, maybe a little sleeping hat and a teddy, if I can crochet that small. But for now he’s good to squeeze if I can’t sleep, and just the idea of him being in my house makes me smile when it’s 2am and I’m wondering if I should go dig out my actual doctor supplied sleeping pills.

My favourite bit of him is the hair. I based it on the Lemming pattern from Planet June that I did previously. Some fun fur style wool, a few rounds (instead of a separate cap I just did the first three rows in the different yarn and adjusted the second colour change a couple of rounds) and voila – instant bed head!

Hair close up

Just what the doctor ordered 🙂

Since I’m moving house and have no internet access until November I won’t be able to respond to comments most likely. I will read any that get posted, and I’ll respond in time, it’ll just take me a while. Thanks for understanding! 

Midweek Squee: Ravellenic Lemming

Hi all, just a quicky for you.

You may recall I took part in the Ravelry Olympics event, Ravellenic? I was part of Team Planet June and I made the Hammer Throwing Lemming:

Well you can now also see the other entries he was competing with on Planet June’s blog. My Lemming is on there tagged with my Ravelry name, HotPinkCrayola (which I need to look into changing in line with Amiguruthi! Feel free to add me btw). He didn’t win gold (gold being shop vouchers, free patterns or free safety eyes, the latter of which I totally wanted lol) but as you’ll see he had some stiff competition 🙂

Team GB Olympic Hammer Throwing Lemming (link to free pattern)

The Olympics have started! I watched the opening ceremony, felt proud to be British, and then probably won’t be watching any more until the closing ceremony. I’m just not that into sport…

But, I am into Lemmings and I am into crochet, so I got involved with the Ravellenic – Ravelry’s wooly answer the the Olympics. The idea is that you join a team and submit your creations in different events to win ‘medals’. I joined Team Planet June, because I’ve wanted to crochet her Lemming pattern for the longest time. Here’s my entry to the Toy Toss: The Team GB Hammer Throwing Lemming!

More photos and a pattern analysis after the jump, but if you just want to get the patten follow the link above.

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