Saturday, November 13, 2010

Possible Commissions

Greetings Folks!

My first goal with Etsy was to place patterns up and then possible finished creations there as well. I haven't thought about commissions even though I see awesome crafting blogs offering it.

Well here's the deal in the case of my things here. If you like something created, please email me at and please put in the subject line: Commission!  and then tell me in the email about what you wish done. Payments will be made through paypal.

If I can do it then I will let you know and we can set things up from there. Keep in mind that I may have to turn down commissions due to Real life Commitments. I am Active Duty in the US Air Force with the potential of leaving (although will be bringing projects to keep me busy). I also got two boys in cub scouts so life can get busy. Usually a project from start to finish can take me about 3 or 4 days to complete one item, sometimes less.  Yes I am not that fast but when this is a skill that is my calming activity, you don't want to rush it :')

Allergy Warning:  I have cats and my roomate has a bunny. One Kitty loves to help with my yarn tension ..... alot. She's sitting calmly next to me as I am writing this so if you or the person you are gifting for has a cat allergy then you may need to look for another crafter to create the gift.

Thank you very much!

Monday, November 8, 2010

GIR Scarf Pattern

GIR Scarf
By Tattiana Talahandra  -  November 2010 (see copyright below)

SL= Slip Stitch
SC= Single Crochet
DC= Double Crochet

Difficulty Level is EASY
For this pattern you will need basic knowledge in Crocheting.  In this pattern you will be working in rounds. Creating a Ring with DC (double crochet) stitches.  For more information, I found websites like  and youtube a big help.

Skeins of worst weight yarn in Green, White, and Black .  I used Caron’s Simply Soft in Limelight, White, and Black....its sooo soft and I love the muted sheen.  You will also need a small scrap of red for the tongue.
Hook size  I/9 and G/6
stitch markers

This scarf was inspired by Gir from the Nickelodeon TV series "Invader Zim". He is a SIR robot that disguises himself as a Green Dog to fool the humans.  

Create Basic Scarf
 Use  I/9 hook and green yarn

1.        1. Chain 20
2.       2. SC 19 stitches into the chain, Ch 1 then turn
3.        3. Repeat step 2 until the scarf is as long as you need.  A good rule of thumb is make the scarf as long as the  person it is intended for. 
4.       4. Once it is at the length you desire. Finish off.
5.        5. (optional)  you can add a single row of 19 SC stitches to each end of the scarf with black yarn .
6.       6. Add a nice decorative black stitch (basic sewing stitch) down the center of the Scarf using a yarn needle and some black yarn. See picture below.  To know where I was stitching, I marked every so often where I needed to go with plastic stitch markers.  You can use a fabric washable marker or safety pins but use something to help mark your path for stitching.  

I used small plastic stitch markers to keep my stitches straight

Ears:  (make 2)
     Use black Yarn and a size I/9 hook
     Chain 6
     SC across (5 stitches ). Finish off

Eyes:  (make 2)
     Use G/6 Hook and white yarn
     1. Chain 3, SL to join
     2. DC  10 in the ring, SL to join
     3. 2 DC in each stitch. Around.   SL to Join (20 stitches)
     4. Take some black string and knot the end twice like in the picture. Pull the loose ends through the center of the white eye and secure.

Red Tongue:
    Use some scrap red yarn and a size G/6 hook
    Chain 4
    SC  across (4 stitches), finish Off

Assemble Time!
Get out your yarn needle!!
Stitch on the eyes as shown.
The tongue I placed a little lop sided from the center to give him a more comical look, just like in most of his pictures.
Don't forget to give it a cute black nose!  Just embroider in a Triangular stitch between and slightly below the eyes.

This crochet pattern is copyright of Tattiana Talahandra (November 2010). DO NOT reprint this pattern, or post it on any other website. You may make a copy of this pattern for your own personal use, but do not include it in any collections, website, or cds. You are welcome to link to this pattern and if you post your own pictures of what you create, please credit accordingly and include a link to this original pattern.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GIR Beanie!

Yes folks I created another beanie pattern. This time it was for a friend who loves GIR from Invader Zim on Nickelodeon.

I am liking the idea of creating hats and things people would have fun wearing. Wacky but EASY things to create. The reason why I started so late in learning to crochet was due to my mindset. I had no motivation to create doilies, baby booties or afghans.  I was inspired by the amigurumi movement. I loved the idea of making people smile with small toys or a funny hat. Now  I have alot of ideas in my head that have to be shaped by the yarn.

The holiday season is upon us. Soo many things to create. Sooo little time.  This pattern I have listed on Etsy and I will be adding a GIR scarf to this blog soon.  Keep checking back for more details and thank you for reading!

This interested in this hat pattern please check out  my Etsy store