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German Christmass Cookies “NĂĽsschen” Free Crochet Tutorial

These cookies are very traditional German Christmas cookies every family bakes in December. This is my very first recipy and these cookies are my husband’s favourite! The crocheted version would be a cute decoration for your kitchen or a beloved toy for your kid!

Here you can find both the free crochet pattern and the original recipy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • stitch marker
  • dark brown and light brown (or even yellow) yarn
  • scissors
  • sewing needle
  • yarn leftovers for stuffing

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown

The pattern:

Top part:

Start with dark brown yarn: 6 sc in Magic Ring

Round 1: Sc in each st (6)

Change to the light brown yarn.

Round 2: Inc X 6 (12)

Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)

Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)

Rounds 5-6: sc in all st (24). Fasten off and cut the yarn, weave in the end.

Bottom part:

Crochet with the light brown yarn: 6 sc in Magic Ring

Round 1: Sc in each st (6)

Round 2: Inc X 6 (12)

Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)

Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)

Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30). Fasten off, cut the yarn leaving a longer tail for sewing.

Sew two parts together, stuff it with yarn leftovers. Note: the bottom part has to be inside out (the “right” side should be inside, see the pics).

Taadaaaaa, finished!

Now check out the eatable recipe 🙂

Plätzchen “NĂĽĂźchen”

  • 300 g ground haselnuts
  • 300 g soft butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • 2 packages vanilla sugar
  • about 100 whole haselnuts for decoration

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven 180°C, soft butter and sugar mix together, add other ingridients.
  • Mix everything in a homogeneous dough
  • Shape small balls (2 cm diameter) and put it on a baking sheet
  • Press a whole haselnut in each dough ball (until a half of the nut will be inside).
  • Bake 12 minutes and let the cookies cool down (When you get the cookies out of the oven, they will still feel very soft. Dont worry about it and let them cool down, they will ge harder very fast!).

Bon appetit!

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Crochet For Future

You all know about the Fridays for future, right? I find the idea really cool: a community gets together regularly and addresses a global problem, brings attention of the society to this problem.

This makes one feel like one can really change or influence something. So I realize, there is so much I want to say and I want to share it with you as much as I want to hear your voices!

I want to introduce a hashtag #crochetforfuture in instagram and every Friday I am going to write a post/stories/anything related to global topics and how we can make the world a better place as crafters and crocheters.

Just write about any problems and how crochet can help or about any act of kindness related to crochet. Or about smaller things like … lets say, you saw a cool funny crocheted hat in a bus and it made you smile. Please dont forget to mention #crochetforfuture so we can build a sub community and discuss how we can save the world together!

You can find me on instagram: @nicecrocheting

Thanks a lot!

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Nicecrocheting on Instagram!

Hello dear friends!

I want to share great news with you: nicecrocheting is on Instagram now! It is very exciting and new for me so I need your support there as well!

If you like my patterns, want to be updated about my crochet ideas and want to know more about me – please follow me on Instagram!

Here is the link one more time: https://www.instagram.com/nicecrocheting/

I am very excited and motivated about new crocheting adventures with you and I am looking forward to the different forms of our communication!

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Cute Plush Bunny Crochet Pattern

The free crochet pattern for the adorable bunny is here waiting for you! It’s very easy to make even with basic crochet skills but the result will look impressive, I promise! The bunny is so cute and stylish, perfect present for anyone!

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You will need:

  • 3,5 mm crochet hook
  • stitch marker
  • light turquoise, turquoise and white (for the scarf, take any colour you like) yarn, also light brown yarn leftovers for the nose
  • safety eyes (I had 10 mm)
  • sewing needle
  • scissors
  • fiberfill

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
  • dec – 2 sc together (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown

If it is your first amigurumi attempt ever, you might want to have a look at my tricks for crocheting amigurumi and ideas for interesting amigurumi stuffing. I am sure you will find it helpful! Have fun crocheting!

Legs + Body (start with light turquoise yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4-10: change to turquoise yarn; sc in every st (18) Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the end.
First leg is finished. Make the second leg exactly the same but do not cut the yarn, continue crocheting both legs together.
Round 11: sc in next 9 st, 1 ch, insert the hook in a st of the last round of the second leg and sc in next 18 st (around the whole leg), sc in next st (ch), sc in next 9 st, place the stitch marker here, it is the last st of the round (38)

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Rounds 12-15: sc in all st (38)

Round 16: sc in next 8 st, change to the light turquoise yarn (do not cut the turquoise yarn!), sc in next 3 st, change to turquoise yarn (do not cut the light turquoise yarn!), sc in next 27 st (38)

Round 17: sc in next 7 st, change to the light turquoise yarn (do not cut the turquoise yarn!), sc in next 5 st, change to turquoise yarn (do not cut the light turquoise yarn!), sc in next 26 st (38)
Round 18: sc in next 6 st, change to the light turquoise yarn (do not cut the turquoise yarn!), sc in next 7 st, change to turquoise yarn (do not cut the light turquoise yarn!), sc in next 25 st (38)
Rounds 19-20: sc in next 5 st, change to the light turquoise yarn (do not cut the turquoise yarn!), sc in next 9 st, change to turquoise yarn (do not cut the light turquoise yarn!), sc in next 24 st (38)

Round 21: dec, sc in next 3 st, change to the light turquoise yarn (do not cut the turquoise yarn!), sc in next 9 st, change to turquoise yarn (do not cut the light turquoise yarn!), sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 19 st (36)

Round 22: dec, sc in next 3 st, change to the light turquoise yarn (do not cut the turquoise yarn!), sc in next 7 st, change to turquoise yarn (do not cut the light turquoise yarn!), sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 19 st (34)

Round 23: dec, sc in next 3 st, change to the light turquoise yarn (do not cut the turquoise yarn!), sc in next 5 st, change to turquoise yarn (do not cut the light turquoise yarn!), sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 19 st (32)

Round 24: dec, sc in next 3 st, change to the light turquoise yarn (do not cut the turquoise yarn!), sc in next 3 st, change to turquoise yarn (now you can cut the light turquoise yarn, fasten it off), sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 19 st (30)

Round 25: dec, sc in next 8 st, dec, sc in 18 st (28)
Round 26: dec, sc in next 8 st, dec, sc in 16 st (26)
Round 27: dec, sc in next 8 st, dec, sc in 14 st (24)
Round 28: dec, sc in next 8 st, dec, sc in 12 st (20)
Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

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Tail (light turquoise yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: (inc, sc in next st) X 3 (9)
Round 3: sc in all st (9)
Round 4: (dec, sc in next st) X 3 (6)
Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the tail to the body.

Arms (make 2, start with light turquoise yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: (inc, sc in next st) X 3 (9)
Change to the turquoise yarn.
Rounds 3-5: sc in all st (9)
Round 6: (dec, sc in next st) X 3 (6)
Stuff the crocheted part of the arm.
Rounds 7-15: sc in all st (6)
Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Ears (make 2, turquoise yarn):

Round 1: 4 ch, 2 sc in the second from the hook, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st (8)
Round 2: 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st (12)
Rounds 3-6: sc in all 12 st (12)
Round 7: (dec, sc in next 4 st) X 2 (10)
Rounds 8-12: sc in all st (10)
Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

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Scarf (turquoise yarn):

30 ch
Rounds 1-2: 3 ch,dc in all st
1 ch, join the scarf and crochet single stitches  through both sides. Fasten off, cut the yarn, weave in the end.

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Head (turquoise yarn):

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 6 (42)
Rounds 8-14: sc in all st (42)
Round 15: (sc in next 5 st, dec) X 6 (36)
Round 16: (sc in next 4 st, dec) X 6(30)
Round 17: (sc in next 3 st, dec) X 6 (24)
Place the safety eyes (between the Rounds 9 and 10, 4 st between the eyes), embroider the nose and the mouth, sew the ears to the head.
Round 18: (sc in next 2 st, dec) X 6 (18)
Round 19: (sc in next st, dec) X 6 (12)
Round 20: (dec) X 6 (6)
Stuff the head and sew the last Round.

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Sew the arms to the body, stuff the body, put the scarf on the neck and sew the neck to the head. And the bunny is finished!

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Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!

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Cupcake Box Free Crochet Tutorial with Pictures

This week is my Cake Day on Reddit (it has been 2 years, yeey!), so this inspired me to crochet a small cupcake. To make it “useful” I have turned it into a box for little things. It can be a perfect gift for a birthday (but only if it is full of candies!) or a “container” for a wedding “present”! The pattern is super easy, it will not take more than 3 hours of your time!

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You will need:

  • 3,5 mm crochet hook
  • White, light pink, brown, red yarn (do not get confused by my pictures, I have used two shades of brown, because I used some leftovers and did not have enough dark brown yarn!)
  • pearls (I had 3 green and 4 pink ones)
  • sewing needle
  • scissors
  • fiberfill

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
  • FPdc – front post double crochet
  • BPdc – back post double crochet
  • X N – repeat N times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown

If it is your first amigurumi attempt ever, you might want to have a look at my tricks for crocheting amigurumi . I am sure you will find it helpful! Have fun crocheting!

Box Cap

The cap consists of two parts: top and bottom, it will be stuffed with fiberfill. On the top of it I place “cream”, a “berry” and some pearls.

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Top berry (use red yarn)

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Rounds 2-3: sc in all st (6)
Do not fasten off, cut the yarn leaving a (longer) tail for sewing. Sew the last round.

Top cream (use white yarn)

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)

Round 3, drops of cream: sc in next st, 5 ch, insert the hook in the thirs ch from the hook, make dc in next 4 st (3 of them are ch and the last one is a side of sc), skip one st of the Round 2, sc in next st of the Round 2,

4 ch, insert the hook in the thirs ch from the hook, make dc in next 3 st (2 of them are ch and the last one is a side of sc), skip one st of the Round 2, sc in next st of the Round 2,

5 ch, insert the hook in the thirs ch from the hook, make dc in next 4 st (3 of them are ch and the last one is a side of sc),skip one st of the Round 2, sc in next st of the Round 2,

3 ch, insert the hook in the thirs ch from the hook, make dc in next 2 st (1 of them is ch and the other one is a side of sc), skip one st of the Round 2, sc in next st of the Round 2,

5 ch, insert the hook in the thirs ch from the hook, make dc in next 4 st (3 of them are ch and the last one is a side of sc), skip one st of the Round 2, sc in next st of the Round 2,

4 ch, insert the hook in the thirs ch from the hook, make dc in next 3 st (2 of them are ch and the last one is a side of sc), skip one st of the Round 2, sl st to the first st of the Round 3

Cap: Bottom part (use any colour you want)

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 6 (42)

Cap: Upper part (use light pink yarn)

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 5 (35)
Round 7: (sc in next 6 st, inc) X 5 (40)
Round 8: (sc in next 19 st, inc) X 2 (42)
Round 9: sc in all st (42)
Do not cute the yarn!

Now sew the berry to the cream and then cream to the upper part of the cap. If you want, you can decorate the cap with some pearls.

Now we continue crocheting the two parts of the cap together. Just make this round to the both parts together: (sc in next 6 st, inc) X 6 (48) After completing 3/4 of the round, stuff the cap with fiberfill.

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The box (bottom + sides, use brown yarn)

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Side part of the box: from now on at the end of every round we join it with a sl st, make turning 3 ch and turn the crocheting. 3 turning st counts as one dc.
Round 7: dc in back loops of all st (36)
Round 8: ((FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st) X 8, 3 FPdc together in next st) X 4 (44)
Rounds 9-10: (FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st) X 22 (44)
If you want to have a deeper box, you can add a couple of rounds more here (the same as Rounds 9-10)

Cream around the basket (change to the white yarn):

Round 11: 3 ch as a beginning of the round, hold crocheting in the way that the front side is the inside of the basket (picture below), crochet 4 dc together in every st. Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

The box is ready! Now you can fill it with candies, small things for crocheting like stitch markers or even with money! Enjoy 🙂

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Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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