Apparently not done with Christmas patterns!

Well the title says it all. Commissioned for a mermaid blanket, should be working on that, started it, was happily crocheting away when this just popped into my head. Had to put the tail down and whip up him real quick. I can’t be the only one this happens to??!!
Anywho….we now have another free Christmas pattern coming to a blog near you! I’m in love, my guy says he’s disturbingly adorable. I’d say he’s a win!
Not sure if I’m posting his pattern late November or early December but keep your eyes open!

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Quick and basic leg warmers

It’s not too early to be thinking fall weather right?! Well my daughter doesn’t think so. She asked me for a pair of thick, tight, and soft leg warmers. Luckily I already had the yarn at home so I made her these last night.
These were made for a 16yr old girl so to make longer, if needed, add extra rows past row 18.
They work up super quick and are toasty warm. I crocheted them tapered and snug, as crochet does and will stretch out on you. She thinks they’re perfect!

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**_Supplies:_**
I hook
J hook
Bulky yarn in size 5. I used Loops and Thread Charisma.
**_Top band:_ I hook**
Ch 10
1. Starting in second ch from hk, hdc across – 9
*Starting from row #2, crochet ALL rows in the back loops only*
2. ch 1, turn, hdc across – 9
3-31. repeat row #2 – 9 each row
Fasten off, sew the two ends together to make a cuff, weave in ends.
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**_Bottom band:_ I hook**
Ch 10
1. Starting in second ch from hk, hdc across – 9
*Starting from row #2, crochet ALL rows in the back loops only*
2. ch 1, turn, hdc across – 9
3-22. repeat row #2 – 9 each row
Fasten off, sew the two ends to get to make a cuff, weave in ends.
**_Leg:_ J hook**
Join the yarn into the bottom band, sc around for a total of – 22
1. dc around – 22
2-9. dc around – 22 each row
10. ( dc 8, inc )2x, dc 2 – 24
11. dc around – 24
12. ( dc 5, inc )4x – 28
13. dc around – 28
14. ( dc 6, inc )4x – 32
15-18. dc around – 32 each row
19. sc around, fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.
Sew to top band, weave in all ends.

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Crochet your own “taxidermy”

I made this a while back and never posted the pattern! Alright, honestly I didn’t even realize I wrote it down…
But I’m sharing her now, so that counts for something right?

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Supplies:
-G- hook
-Worsted weight yarn in any color you choose
-Yarn needle
-Safety eyes and nose, the eyes I used are 25mm, or you can use embroidery floss or yarn.
-poly-fil stuffing, A TON of it. This head will take so much stuffing, so much…..

**Muzzle/Head:**
1. 10sc in magic circle – 10
2. 2sc in each st around – 20
3. ( sc, inc )10x – 30
4. sc 14, inc, ( sc 2, inc )3x, sc 7 – 34
5 – 13. sc around – 34
14. In front loops only: ( sc 3, inc )8x, sc 2 – 42
15. ( sc 5, inc )7x – 49
16. ( sc 6, inc )7x – 54
If using a safety nose, attach now. Begin stuffing, keep stuffing firmly the entire time.
17. ( sc 7, inc )7x – 63
18. ( sc 8, inc )7x – 70
19. ( sc 9, inc )7x – 77
20. ( sc 10, inc )7x – 84
21. ( sc 3, inc )11x, sc 51 – 95
If using safety eyes,matts have now.
22. – 42. sc around – 95 each row
43. ( sc 3, dec )11x, sc 40 – 84
44. ( sc 10, dec )7x – 77
45. ( sc 9, dec )7x – 70
46. ( sc 8, dec )7x – 63
47. ( sc 7, dec )7x – 54
48. ( sc 6, dec )7x – 49
49. ( sc 5, dec )7x – 42
50. ( sc 4, dec )7x – 35
51. ( sc 3, dec )7x – 28
52. ( sc 2, dec )7x – 21
51. ( sc, dec )7x – 14
52. In back loops only: dec 7 – 7
Fasten off, sew shut

**Ears: make two**
Ch 2
1. 6sc in 2nd ch from hk – 6
2. 2ac in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
6. ( sc 4, inc )6x – 36
7. – 13. sc around – 36 each row
Fasten off, do not stuff, leave long tail for sewing.

**Eyelids: make two**
2sc, sc 3, 2sc

**Flower Crown: optional**
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. switch to petal color, ch 3, slip stitch into next st, ch 3, slip st into next st, continue around.
Fasten off, leave tail for sewing
For the headband, I just chained a length I was happy with.

**Assembly:**

* Fold ears in half and sew onto head.
* Sew eyelids over eyes
* Loop a small amount of yarn or rope through the back for hanging.