Sunday, March 28, 2010

Piglet usb Stick cozy tutorial ^_^

A tutorial to making a piglet usb Stick Cozy



Needed:
Wool of choice
crochet hook of choice
Wool needle
Googly eyes
Glue
and a usb stick of course


Start with a chain (something like 12 or so), make sure it fits exactly round the usb stick. Connect the chain with a slip stitch to make a circle.


Continue crocheting in a circle making sure you do not decrease or increase. Also fit your usb stick in it often to make sure it fits tightly. As you reach the end of the usb stick decrease to make the tail. Leave a small hole to fit the end of the tail through.


The end of the tail is just a simple chain of 13 or so, with another row of 12 to return to the start.


Feed this bit through the whole and sew it securely.
The legs are made the same way as the tip of the tail, but you go up another time (thus making 3 rows of about 8 stitches). The string of wool needs to be woven through the crochet so that both strings are always on one end, for easy sewing and so your work does not unravel. Slip the body over the usb stick, and make sure the right side is up. If necessary glue the body to the usb stick.
Now for the head, start a round again with the same amount of stitches as the body and increase a few times. Continue for a few rounds and then start decreasing to make the nose. Just decrease a few times if else the nose will become too small. Leave the hole as it is, and glue the head to the usb stick cap. Stuff the head with some left over thread through the nose hole.


For the nose start to make an actual circle by making a chain of 4 and connecting them like before. Increase in every stitch for the first round, and increase in every other stitch for the second round. Continue till this circle fits nicely on the end of the nose and sew it on.

For the ears make a chain of 4, put 2 rows of 3 on that, than a row of two, and than one. Glue on some googly eyes and embroider the nose holes.
With a tapestry loop some hairs can be added, and perhaps a ribbon round his neck ^_^





This piglet could be transformed into pretty much any animal with 4 legs, or maybe even sea creatures.
Ideas:
• Use a tapestry knot and attach some hair on the back to make a wild boar.
• Don’t make a flat nose, instead just keep on decreasing at the end of the head/nose, and change the tail into a small tassel or something, you could make a horse, deer or anything else.
• Wow, you could even make a dragon, if you attach some wings. Seriously anything is possible.

If you have any questions, please do let me know, and if you’ve made one I would love to see the result ^_^

Enjoy,

SW

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EasyMuslimFashion said...

aw this is soo cute!! love it

Sonia said...

Just found your pattern through Crochet Pattern Central. Many thanks for designing this little piggy. My father was complaining about how hard it was to see the dark flashdrives against the tangle of black cables behind a CPU. This piggy will be a perfect solution!

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Helen said...

Man, this is adorable! I want one, but I don't think my crochet skillz are good enough! Great idea

Victoria said...

OH MY GOSH! That is adorable! Very creative! I like it.

kelly said...

That is adorable!

katewind said...

I love it! :)
It's good idea! :)

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Ana-Judith said...

Hi,

oh what a good idea. I think everyone will be very happy to find them quickly! Thanks in advance for your sweety gift.

Trude said...

Incredibly cute :) Decided to make one today :) Can't glue it to my stick as it's a flip stick, but makes it more decorable ;D

Anonymous said...

My friend and I are both love to crochet! We're both 13, and my mum is teaching us! She showed me this pattern and it's brilliant! Thankyou!

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