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Citrus Hankie Dolls - DIY

ADORABLE! This hankie diy is just too cute for words! I just know this is going to put a smile on your face (and the faces of those you gift this to). Let's get started!

The tools you need for this:

Printable template (download here)
Fabric scraps
Needle & pins
Cotton embroidery thread
Washable pen
Paint and brush (optional)
1. Print and cut out templates. Then trace onto fabric and cut out. Make sure to leave an extra 1/4-inch seam allowance when cutting. Now embroider faces with a thick cotton thread.
NOTICE: Awake face and sleepy face.
2. Use two tiny straight stitches to create the “awake eyes” and a french knot (or a tiny straight stitch) for the noses. Work back stitches to make the “sleepy eyes” and little smiles. Use a big cross stitch to make a stem at the top of the orange head. Now paint two rosy cheeks on each face.
3. Using a sewing machine, sew the front and backs of your fruit pieces together, with right sides facing into each other (you will soon turn them right-side-out). Leave a 1-inch opening at the bottom so you’ll be able to stuff them.
Clip the curved seam allowances and cut off all excess fabric.
4. Turn your fruits right-side-out and fill it with stuffing. Then, stitch to close up the opening.
5. Now, iron your chosen handkerchief out flat so that there are no visible wrinkles. Fold the hankie once diagonally, so that it forms a triangle.
Now sew the bottom of your fruit head onto the center of the folded handkerchief (in the middle of the fold – not on a point!)
6. To make your arms, tie a piece of ribbon about 1.5 inches in from one of the two folded ends of the hankie. Repeat this at the opposite point, as well.
Suddenly, there are now two arms!
Pretty cute, right? I imagine an entire citrus family that you could create with these. Just adjust the templates a smidge and have a ball! Take a look here for more crafty projects!
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[Pattern] Mr Tibbles the Cat
This pattern was created by http://www.ravelry.com/people/Claudia1980 The pattern consists of single crochet stitches (sc) and is crocheted in rows rather than in a spiral. Turn the work after each row. “sc2tog” means decreasing one stitch (st) by crocheting two stitches together. For this pattern, I used the invisible method for decreasing. There are plenty of instruction videos on YouTube, for instance this one. Yarn: Super fine, 40 grams (1.5 oz) Needle: 2.25 mm (US 1/B) Material: green felt; filling; black thread Ch. 40 R1: insert in 2nd st from hook, sc across (39) R2-3: ch 1, sc across (39) R4: ch 1, 32 sc, sc2tog (33) R5-7: ch 1, sc across (33) R8: ch 1, 31 sc, sc2tog (32) R9-11: ch 1, sc across (32) R12: ch 1, 30 sc, sc2tog (31) R13-15: ch 1, sc across (31) R16: ch1, 29 sc, sc2tog (30) R17-19: ch1, sc across (30) R20: ch1, 28 sc, sc2tog (29) R21-23: ch1, sc across (29) R24: ch1, 27 sc, sc2tog (28) R25-27: ch1, sc across (28) R28: ch1, 26 sc, sc2tog (27) R29-31: ch1, sc across (27) R32: ch1, 25 sc, sc2tog (26) R33-35: ch1, sc across (26) R36: ch1, 24 sc, sc2tog (25) R37-39: ch1, sc across (25) R40: ch1, 23 sc, sc2tog (24) R41-43: ch1, sc across (24) R44: ch1, 22 sc, sc2tog (23) R45-47: ch1, sc across (23) R48: ch1, 21 sc, sc2tog (22) R49-51: ch1, sc across (22) R52: ch1, 21 sc, 2 sc in last st (23) R53: ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, 22 sc (24) R54: ch1, 23 sc, 2 sc in last st (25) R55: ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, 24 sc (26) R56-74: ch1, sc across (26) R75: ch1, 8 sc (8) R76: ch1, sc2tog, 6 sc (7) R77: ch1, 5 sc, sc2tog (6) R78: ch1, sc2tog, 4 sc (5) R79: ch1, 3 sc, sc2tog (4) R80: ch1, sc2tog, 2 sc (3) R81: ch1, 1 sc, sc2tog (2) R82: ch1, sc across (2) Bind off. To finish off the other ear, reattach yarn to 19th st of row 74. R83: ch1, sc in same st as ch1, 7 sc (8) R84: ch1, 6 sc, sc2tog (7) R85: ch1, sc2tog, 5 sc (6) R86: ch1, 4 sc, sc2tog (5) R87: ch1, sc2tog, 3 sc (4) R88: ch1, 2 sc, sc2tog (3) R89: ch1, sc2tog, 1 sc (2) R90: ch1, sc across (2) Bind off. To finish off the tail, reattach yarn to 34th st of row 4. R91: ch1, sc in same st as ch1, 5 sc (6) R92: ch1, 5 sc (5) R93: ch1, sc across (5) R94: ch1, 4 sc, 2 sc in last st (6) R95: ch1, sc across (6) R96: ch1, 5 sc, 2 sc in last st (7) R97: ch1, sc across (7) R98: ch1, 6 sc, 2 sc in last st (8) R99: ch1, sc across (8) R100: ch1, 7 sc, 2 sc in last st (9) R101: ch1, sc across (9) R102: ch1, 8 sc, 2 sc in last st (10) R103-105: ch1, sc across (10) R106: ch1, 9 sc, 2 sc in last st (11) R107-109: ch1, sc across (11) R110: ch1, 10 sc, 2 sc in last st (12) R111-113: ch1, sc across (12) R114: ch1, 11 sc, 2 sc in last st (13) R115-121: ch1, sc across (13) R122: ch1, 11 sc, sc2tog (12) R123-125: ch1, sc across (12) R126: ch1, 10 sc, sc2tog (11) R127: ch1, sc across (11) R128: ch1, 9 sc, sc2tog (10) R129: ch1, sc2tog, 8 sc (9) R130: ch1, 7 sc, sc2tog (8) R131: ch1, sc2tog 3 times, 2 sc (5) Bind off and weave in all ends. Follow the same pattern to crochet another piece. Before sewing both pieces together, make a face using needle and black thread. To make a bow tie, see the instruction below, which is from the Lovesome Blog. Fasten the bow tie to the body with needle and thread. Next, sew both pieces together. I used the mattress stitch, which is a nice way of seaming without having to turn the work inside out. Make sure to stuff the tail while you can still reach inside. Stuff the entire cat before closing up. Finally, sew the bottom half of the tail to the body.