hooked_on_anime: Pink crochet hook directed by green arrow to pull light blue yarn through slip knot of same to make chain stitch. (Make your first stitch)
2013-05-17 09:23 pm

Casey Von Salamancer

Hello, all! By request, this is a pattern for Casey/Bubbles Von Salamancer from Homestuck; I've been wanting to make a new pattern but wasn't sure what until I got this timely suggestion. (I'd forgotten about the Lion King requests until after I'd started on this one - sorry, requesters! You're next, I promise.)

Pics )

Pattern )

I hope y'all enjoy using this pattern!

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In the time since I last posted, school ate me (ironic, given that I'm a bakery major) and my basement flooded. The latter is especially stressful, given that it's where I actually live - and yes, some of my yarn was damaged. If you haven't donated before and have the means to do so, please consider doing so! I love making patterns and sharing them, but doing so for free is truly a labor of love; for example, between figuring out the pattern itself and putting together this post, this pattern has taken me over five hours. Thank you for your time and consideration :)





hooked_on_anime: Pink crochet hook directed by green arrow to pull light blue yarn through slip knot of same to make chain stitch. (Make your first stitch)
2012-10-28 10:23 am

Charizard Pattern

Hey folks! Sorry for the lack of upkeep here; I've gone back to school and have had other things on my plate. (I am now officially a broke college student! ...Again!) I'll get to everyone as soon as I can, though!

In the mean time, here's a nice, big, complicated pattern I've been meaning to post for a while. Meant to post it last month, but, well, stuff.

But first, as is traditional, pictures! )

Charizard pattern goes here )

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hooked_on_anime: Three chain stitches in blue yarn; pink crochet hook being maneuvered by green arrow into first stitch. (Starting from a chain)
2012-08-08 09:02 pm

Ace Dick Pattern

Second pattern of the day, since it's both simple and really similar to two other patterns I already have up.

Team Sleuth and Ace Dick )

Ace Dick Pattern )

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hooked_on_anime: A pink crochet hook looped through the lead of blue yarn with one chain stitch. (Chain forward)
2012-08-08 09:01 pm

Pickle Inspector Pattern

Hello, all! I've returned triumphantly(?) from AnimeIowa 2012 :) I'm still not quite up to answering comments - spoons have been diverted elsewhere - but I can post a couple of simple patterns for the lovely MSPA fans I met there.

Team Sleuth and Pickle Inspector )

Pickle Inspector Pattern )

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hooked_on_anime: Blue yarn in a magic ring (untightened) with six sc stitches; a green arrow points away from the loose end. (Tighten the ring)
2012-06-15 01:35 pm

Vodka Mutini

I know I said I was only going to post once a month, in order to preserve by pattern backlog a little, but then I found out that June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month within two days of having finished this cutie, and I figured, why shouldn't our favorite ectobiological mutant feline speak out on behalf of shelter cats?

Our dear Doctor Meowgon Spengler )

Mutie Pattern )

If you have any questions, reply here and I'll do my best to answer them! ::3

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hooked_on_anime: A pink crochet hook looped through the lead of blue yarn with one chain stitch. (Chain forward)
2012-06-11 02:09 pm

Vargouille

I've started typing up a lot of my backlogged fannish patterns in an effort to also type up my original stuff so I can get it tested and sell it. I plan to post a pattern a month until I run out, barring ADHD underestimation. The first one is a pattern I've been sitting on for ages - and one I imagine won't get a lot of attention, but wev, it's all cool.

Vargouille pictures )

Vargouille Pattern )

Remember, anonymous comments are enabled, so please feel welcome to ask if you have any questions! I don't promise to answer promptly (see: ADHD), but I'll do my best to get an answer to you as soon as I can manage.

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hooked_on_anime: A pink crochet hook looped through the lead of blue yarn with one chain stitch. (Chain forward)
2012-05-27 12:24 pm

Perry the Platypus 2.0

Show of hooks, who here remembers my first pattern? I tell ya, it's a real head-scratcher by my current standards. So I finally have an updated version for you, hooray! It only took almost two years, too.

I'll be leaving the first version up for posterity and/or anyone who might still want to use it. Because it is conceivable that there are people who will like that version better than this one, though I am not one of them.

Pics of this version are forthcoming, but the old version shouldn't look too different.

Perry the Pattern 2.0 (pet mode) )

And that's it! If you have any questions or notes where I can improve this version, please don't hesitate to comment.

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hooked_on_anime: Pink crochet hook directed by green arrow to pull light blue yarn through slip knot of same to make chain stitch. (Make your first stitch)
2012-04-18 04:02 am

Jig the Goblin

I really did mean to get this up in January, it just... didn't happen. Er. Well, he's here now?

Jig the Goblin, from [livejournal.com profile] jimhines' series of the same name. As a reminder, the pattern for Smudge the Fire-spider can be found here, though he's almost big enough to eat Jig at this scale.

Lovely pictures of our dear Jig )

Pattern ahoy! )

Extra! How to make Jig's glasses (no pics): Instructions )

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hooked_on_anime: Pink crochet hook directed by green arrow to pull light blue yarn through slip knot of same to make chain stitch. (Make your first stitch)
2011-12-31 04:45 pm

Dobby the House Elf

Dobby's pattern, at long last! Plus I've got his pictures hosted at Flickr, so the Photobucket bandwidth limit won't get in the way there ^^a

Pictures of Dobby )

Dobby's Pattern )

That should be it! Lemme know if you have any questions, and I'll do my best to answer :)

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hooked_on_anime: Blue yarn in a magic ring (untightened) with six sc stitches; a green arrow points away from the loose end. (Tighten the ring)
2011-08-08 11:35 pm

Scalemate Pattern (Large)

What the heck; I've got my written patterns out, I've got a clean file on OpenOffice ready, why not get the other scalemate pattern up?

For those of you who made it to AnimeIowa, this is the pattern I used for Pyralspite. I'm happy to announce that I have since found cheap squeaky toys at the dollar tree, and plan to perform surgery on Pyralspite ...eventually. Sooner or later, really.

Pics or it didn't happen? Well here's pics of Pyralspite, so it must have happened )

Pattern here )

I hope this makes up a bit for me taking so long to post the Small Scalemate pattern :X I really do try not to let my life get too far away from me but - well, it's an ongoing process.

Edit: 11 Nov 2011 - Made a minor change, removing the start-up sc from the body, head, and legs. If you've been having trouble with shape, this should help a bit. (24 May 2012: Round numbers have been changed to reflect this.)
Edit: 06 Dec 2011 - Added a suggestion to the bottom of the Head pattern. I'm planning to give it a try myself before making it permanent, but it seems sound to me from just looking, so if you've had trouble with the nose area, give it a look-see. Hat-tip for the suggestion to a helpful commenter :)
Edit: 10 May 2014 - Minor correction to the body. Hat tip to anonymous commenter. Thank you!

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hooked_on_anime: A pink crochet hook looped through the lead of blue yarn with one chain stitch. (Chain forward)
2011-08-08 10:38 pm

Scalemate Pattern (Small)

I'm just going to sit here and pretend this is a few days after AnimeIowa rather than a week and a day past. That work for you? Okay then.

For those of you who made it to AI, this was the pattern I used for Senator Lemonsnout. I started out trying to find out whether the dc pattern I made for Pyralspite would translate to a smaller scalemate just by switching to sc - and then found it it didn't. Good to know for future me/present me!

Sooner or later, I'll have up Pyralspite's pattern (AKA the Large Scalemate Pattern). Hopefully I'll also eventually have a Medium Scalemate Pattern, though who knows when that'll happen exactly. (Future me, obviously.) In the mean time, I hope anyone who wishes to can overpopulate their respiteblocks with scalemates of various colors and identities will be satisfied with this.

First, though, pictures for those who haven't seen the end result yet: Senator Lemonsnout )

Pattern )
hooked_on_anime: A pink crochet hook looped through the lead of blue yarn with one chain stitch. (Chain forward)
2011-06-23 12:53 pm

Problem Sleuth Pattern

As seen in Plush Sleuth :) Or you can look at the two measly pictures in this post.

The best problem sleuth in the entire tri-couch area )

Crochet your own sleuth )

That should be all :) Please comment if you have any questions or want clarification or whatever.

Edit: [Dec 27 2011] I've edited PS's hat slightly to make it more accurate. That'll teach me not to crochet without getting proper reference pictures. I've also fixed up some instructions a bit to hopefully make them clearer. Pictures of Sleuth 2.0 coming eventually.

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hooked_on_anime: Three chain stitches in blue yarn; pink crochet hook being maneuvered by green arrow into first stitch. (Starting from a chain)
2011-06-03 10:34 pm

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Basic pony pattern

Hello to all :) And a special, slightly belated hello to all the Bronies (and pals?) over from Equestria Daily

Surprise pattern time! I in no way expected this to be the next pattern I posted, and then I ended up crocheting it on a whim, so. It's definitely more on the "difficult" side as my patterns go, I'm afraid :P Still, I'm hoping to have a much simpler pattern up next - or at least relatively soon.

A note on the pattern as a whole: This pattern is based on the basic ponies we see so much of in the show, particularly the mane cast and the background ponies. Ponies with different body types - Celestia, Luna, Big Macintosh, Granny Smith, younger ponies, and anyone I might be forgetting - would ideally have a different shape. Unfortunately, I'm not likely to get around to making the patterns for them any time soon, short of getting a commission for them (or a really huge donation or something); this pattern will still work for any of them, it just won't look -quite- right. [Edit:] [deviantart.com profile] uminohoshi suggests half-double crochet (double crochet for the UK folks) for young ponies. [/edit]

Another lifehack from the comments: "The trick to stuffing a dark piece with pale fiberfill is to find a darkish sock (or the foot off a pair of pantyhose) and put that inside the piece, then stuff the sock." Way cool.

As always, feel free to alter something with the pattern if, while you are making it, you think it would look better. It's more important that you're happy with the end product than you stick exactly to the pattern.

Moving right along, let's start with pictures: Fluttershy )

Pattern time!

Large print PDFs: [US version] [UK version]
Both are in 18 point Verdana font for ease of readability; neither include pictures. I just used find-and-replace in the UK version, so if there's anything I need to change other than dc = tc and sc = dc, please don't hesitate to let me know!

Jan 6 2013 The marvelous Lenka has translated this pattern into Czech! Go check it out if it's your language - or even if it's not; she's included some great pictures of the process, including the "Rainbow Dash" style wings.

I am also pleased to announce that [blogspot.com profile] knitoneawesome has made a single crochet version (double crochet for the UK folks) and it looks fantastic! Everyone who has ever wanted a SC version is invited to take a look - and even those who like the DC version fine, because who knows if you won't like that one better?

Crochet is magic )

I think that's about it! If you have any questions about this pattern, please feel free to leave a comment, and I will try and get my butt in gear to reply with help ^^b Thank you!

20 Jan 2012: By now I've gotten the question several times, "Can I sell ponies I've made using your pattern?" I thought it would be best if I made a more public answer than just in the comments below.

I am generally cool with it! I only ask a few things:
1) Include information on where you got the pattern (Hooked On Anime)
2) If you are able, financially or otherwise, drop me a little something in the tip jar; we'll call the suggested donation $6 USD? Though I won't turn you down if you want to donate more (or less, even).
3) Please comment here or send me a PM or an e-mail or something to let me know you're doing it! You don't have to include your name or anything, I just want to keep an idea in my head of how much competition I have popular this pattern is with people selling it and stuff, I guess.

26 Jan 2013: In response to the question "Can I translate your pattern into another language?"

The answer is: Yes! I am deeply flattered by the fact that two people have already asked to do so. If you love this pattern enough to want to share it with other people who don't speak/read English, I would be delighted to see you do so. Please only do two things:

1) Link back here, so people know where the original came from, and:
2) Send me a link to your non-English version so I can share back. You're serving people in a way that I can't; if someone would get better use out of your translation than my original, it only makes sense that they use it, and I can only tell them where to go if I know where to send them.

In response to any other question: There are three pages worth of comments in response to this post. I or someone else may have already answered your question in one of these comments! Check through them before asking your own question. In the future, if I get any repeat questions ("How do I make [Character]'s mane/tail?" is a very common example), I will tell you to check the other comments. Answering repeat questions has taken up time I would prefer to be using to do other things: typing up new patterns, for example, or crocheting things I hope to sell. Please please please check through the information that's already here before asking something.

10 May, 2014: Suggestions for Pinkie Pie's Mane/Tail: I've listed a few here. I haven't tried any of them, since I haven't made Pinkie Pie yet, but those are some options available to you. Good luck!


Thanks very much!

Thanks also to everyone who has helped me make this pattern better; in case it's not obvious, I don't usually use a beta-tester for fan patterns, and every mistake you help me remove helps not only me, but everyone who uses this pattern in the future. I am incredibly grateful to all of you.

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hooked_on_anime: Manekineko holding a crochet hook and a ball of yarn (Default)
2011-01-01 11:43 pm

Squiddles

Hey folks :) Happy solar new year to you! I'd like to say that my goal for this cycle is to post one new pattern a month, but with my finances as they are (that is, not the best) that may not be an option. Still, I live in hope.

Today I bring you a pattern for Squiddles, of MSPA/Homestuck fame. Pictures under the cut )

On to the pattern )

I think that's all for now :) Happy April 13, 2009!

Edit: Time for far, far too belated awarding of credit. This pattern is heavily influenced by Hooks and Needles' Futurama Brain Slug Pattern. I really should have mentioned it earlier, but at the time I wasn't consciously aware of just how much of a role that pattern played in the development of this one. My sincerest apologies for not mentioning this sooner. I'm going to go hang the shame curtains now.

Edit 2: With thanks to a kind anon for the tip, I've moved the instructions on when to stitch the ridge to the body to after the instructions for the ridge itself. Hopefully that clears things up for anyone who's confused.

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hooked_on_anime: Manekineko holding a crochet hook and a ball of yarn (Default)
2010-09-29 08:50 pm

Kumano 900

This is a custom pattern commissioned for [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan; the winner requested Kumano 900 from the band U900, seen here on YouTube. [WARNING for the bunny, whose design is, quite frankly, racist; it's the bear I'm making, but I felt it best to warn.]

Kumano 900 Pattern )
hooked_on_anime: A pink crochet hook looped through the lead of blue yarn with one chain stitch. (Chain forward)
2010-09-02 04:50 pm

Kate Beaton Pony

A [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan pattern! Not the custom pattern (I'm still working on that one), but a pattern from one of the custom amigurumi I offered to make. I've gotten confirmation from all of my bidders now (yay!), but only requests from two, and now I've, uh. Finished one already ._.a See, inspiration took hold, and would not let me go, so. Uh. ...Look, I'm really tempted to make some sort of "pony express" joke here, but history jokes are better left in the hands of the master herself, so I'll just do some linkdropping and get to pattern posting.

From Hark! A Vagrant: You may remember the Shetland Pony?
Pony Hitman
Shetland
In Service of the King
Pony Prince
Pony Returns
Pony Meets a Ghost

Yeah, one of my winning bidders requested that :Db

Pictures first! )

Kate Beaton Pony Pattern )

And now, back to work on the custom pattern! *Rosie the Riveter pose*

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hooked_on_anime: Blue yarn in a magic ring (untightened) with six sc stitches; a green arrow points away from the loose end. (Tighten the ring)
2010-08-30 06:54 pm

Buu-chan

Meet Buu-chan, the lovable mascot of AnimeIowa, where I'm currently part of the Registration department staff. Pictures of the finished product after the pattern.

Buu-chan Pattern )

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hooked_on_anime: Pink crochet hook directed by green arrow to pull light blue yarn through slip knot of same to make chain stitch. (Make your first stitch)
2010-08-20 06:23 pm

Kero-chan

Hey, five days! That's not bad.

Pictures of Kero-chan can be found here.

Here's the main pattern )


Wings )


I'll be making another post about something interesting later tonight, so be sure to look for that :)

Edit: [Dec 26, 2011] I've added "crocheting in the round (spiral)" to Things You Need To Know, changed all the Rows to Rounds where it's actually rounds instead of rows, and removed a copy-paste error/typo from the first round in the body that was pointed out to me by a kind commenter. (Thank you very much!) I hope this helps :)

Edit 2: [Jan 15, 2012] I removed most of the "Consider felt wings instead!" disclaimer from the top of the post, and put a much shorter one right before the pattern for the wings itself. I think it's more professional.

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hooked_on_anime: Pink crochet hook pulling light blue yarn through slip knot to make first chain stitch. (Pulling through)
2010-08-15 09:47 pm

Burupya/Mikage

Okay, let's get this done! It's only, what. Five days after I'd said I'd have this up at a more coherent time? I'm totally more coherent now.

I also found Kero-chan's pattern, and now have multiple copies, so expect that up soon-ish!

Pattern below the cut )

Happy stitching :)

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