Heart Eyes Emoji Pillow

Heart Eyes Emoji Pillow


Actually I wanted to publish this pattern before Valentine’s Day. But I’ve been sick several times during the past weeks. But I think a little love is never wrong … So here’s the pattern for you!

You’ll need:
I used Red Heart Super Saver and a 4.5mm hook for the yellow head.
Heart Eyes and mouth are made of random worsted weight yarn and a 4.00mm hook.

Head (in yellow, make 2)

ch 4, join to form ring
(start each round with ch 3 which counts as dc)
R 1: 16 dc
R 2 – 10: 16 increases in each round, at the end you should have 160 dc
R 11 and 12: sc around (160 dc)

Before you crochet both head parts together, make the mouth and eyes and sew them onto one of the yellow circles.

Mouth (in brown)

ch 31
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, inc, 4 sc, inc, 16 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, sc (34)
Row 2 – 5: ch1, turn, dec at the beg and at the end of row (sc2tog)
Row 6 – 8: ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, sc across
FO, turn
Row 9: join yarn in 3rd st, sc across, leave last 2 st unworked
Row 10: ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, 3 sl st, 10 sc, 3 sl st
Do not fasten off, *ch 1, sc* along side, FO and repeat on other side

Heart Eyes (in red, make 2)

I used this Red Heart Pattern for the eyes, but I didn’t do the last round with the reverse sc.


As stuffing I took a standard square pillow (40 cm) because I couldn’t find a round one. It loses shape very easily, but it’s OK if you box it from time to time. ;o)

Crochet both yellow parts together. Make sure the right sides are outside. Of course you can also sew it together if you like that better.

Now you’re done with your emoji pillow!! I hope you love it! Now you can take silly pictures holding it in front of your face (or someone else’s!) or you can cuddle with “someone” who is totally in love with you. ;o)


Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon by lydienne

A great use for leftovers of yarn. You need less than 10 grams/0.35 oz of each color when you use four colors. My hot air balloon is 13 cm/5.25 inches high.

Note: For the balloon start each round with ch2 (counts as dc) and end each round with a slip stitch in the new color.
The basket is worked in continuous rounds.


ch 4, join with sl st to form ring
R 1: 14 dc
R 2: 2 dc in ea st (28 dc)
R 3: *2 dc in 1, dc* repeat (42 dc)
R 4 and 5: 42 dc
R 6: *dc2tog, dc* repeat (28 dc)
R 7: 28 dc
R 8: dc2tog around (14 dc)
R 9: *dc2tog, 5 dc* repeat (12 dc)
R 10: 12 dc
R 11: sc2tog in BLO (6 sc)
Stuff and close remaining hole.


ch 2
R 1: 6 sc
R 2: 2 sc in ea st (12 sc)
R 3: 12 sc in BLO
R 4 and 5: 12 sc
R 6: 12 sl st
Weave both ends in.

Now I connected the balloon and the basket at three points. I just made knots and hid the ends.

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to add your project on ravelry! I’d be very happy to see it! 🙂

Tiny Duck Applique

Tiny Duck Applique


Tiny Duck Applique by lydienne

What you’ll need:


ch 2

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Round 2: 2 sc in ea st around

ch 3

fdc in last st of Round 2

2 fdc

go back 1 fdc and make another fdc in that st

ch 3, sc in 1st ch, sl st on last fdc

FO, weave ends in.

sc in 3rd last st of Round 2, FO, leaving a bit of a tail to embroider the eye, hide this end, too.


Bunny Applique

Bunny Applique

Easter is coming! I actually made this many weeks ago and decided it was way too early to post it. Now here it is … make one just in time. I will probably use my bunny applique to make a greeting card.P1080706

Bunny Applique by lydienne

Note: The applique is crocheted in one piece (except for the scut). I just stated the body parts to make it more clear what you’re working on.

ch 4, join with sl st to form ring
ch 3, 8 dc, 3 trc, 4 dc, sl st to ch 3,
*ch 6,  sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, 2 dc in 1 ch, hdc, sc, sl st in next st of head* repeat for 2nd ear
2 sl st,
ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc, 2 dc in same st
ch 5, dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 sc
Body II
6 sc (last one onto ch-3)
turn, ch 3, dc in same st, 5 dc
turn, ch 3, dc in same st, 4 dc, dc2tog
turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc), 5 hdc
Paw II
ch 5, dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 sc, sl st on top of dc2tog

For the scut I took a thicker yarn and just made 4 chs and joined with a slip stich. I sewd it to the bootie.

Please don’t copy or redistribute this pattern (in any language), always link to my blog. If you want to translate it, please ask me for permission. Thanks and have fun crocheting!


Kaninchen-Applikation von lydienne

Anmerkung: Diese Applikation wird in einem Stück gehäkelt. Die Untergliederung in die Körperteile dient nur der Übersichtlichkeit.

4 Lm und mit Km zu Ring schließen
3 Lm, 8 Stäb, 3 DStäb, 4 Stäb in Ring, KM auf oberste der 3 Lm

*6 Lm, Km in 2. M v. Nadel aus, hStäb, 2 Stäb in 1 M, hStäb, fM, Km in die nä M v. Kopf* für 2. Ohr wiederholen, 2 Km am Kopf

3 Lm, Stäb in selbe M, 2 Stäb, 2 Stäb in dieselbe M

5 Lm, Stäb in 3 M v. Nadel aus, 2 fM

Körper II
6 fM (die letzte auf die 3 Anfangs-Lm
wenden, 3 Lm, Stäb in dieselbe M, 5 Stäb
wenden, 3 Lm, Stäb in dieselbe M, 4 Stäb, 2 Stäb zushäkeln (=abnehmen)
wenden, 2 Lm (zählt als hStäb), 5 hStäb

Pfote II
wie 1. Pfote, mit Km in die 2 zusgehäkelten Stäb

Für die Blume habe ich dickeres Garn verwendet und einfach 4 Lm mit einer Km zusammengeschlossen. Dann habe ich sie angenäht.

Eine Weiterverbreitung -auch in Auszügen oder eine Übersetzung- bedarf meiner schriftlichen Zustimmung. Viel Spaß beim Nacharbeiten und frohe Ostern!

Derby Hat for Beer Bottle

Derby Hat for Beer Bottle

M hubby needed some additional gift for a friend who was going to get a voucher for home brouwing for his birthday. So I bought a bottle of beer and embelished it. I made notes while crocheting. So here you go:


Derby Hat for Beer Bottle by lydienne

You need: DK weight yarn + E hook (3.5 mm)

Ch 2

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

R 2: 2 sc in ea st around -12

R 3: *2 sc in 1, 1 sc* repeat 6 times -18

R 4: sc around -18

R 5: *2 sc in 1, 8 sc* repeat -20

R 6 – 8: sc around -20

R 9: *2 sc in 1, 1 sc* repeat 10 times -30

R 10: *2 sc in 1, 4 sc* repeat 6 times -36

FO, weave ends in.

Have fun crocheting! Please don’t copy or redistribute this pattern without my permission. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.

Toadstools in Spring

Toadstools in Spring


I’ve seen those mushrooms in springtime colors in decoration stores. I bought two wooden ones in nice pastel colors at Xenos.


I thought they might need some crocheted friends. Couldn’t find a pattern I liked 100 % on ravelry, so I made up my own.

Toadstool in Spring by lydienne

Note: I recommend using the “invisible increase” instead of sc2tog. It looks much better (see picture).


Ch 2

R1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6

R2: 2 sc in each st -12

R3: sc around -12

R4: *2 sc in one st, sc* 6x -18

R5: *2 sc in one, 2 sc* 6x -24

R6: *2 sc in one, 3 sc* 6x -30

R7: *2 sc in one, 4 sc* 6x -36

R8: *sc2tog, 4 sc (in BLO)* 6x -30

In white

R9: *sc2tog, 3 sc (in BLO)* 6x -24

R10: *sc2tog, 2 sc* 6x -18

R11: *sc2tog, sc* 6x -12

Start stuffing.

R12: *sc2tog, sc* 6x -8

R13: sc around in FLO -8

R14-17: sc around -8

R18: *2 sc in one, 3 sc* 2x -10

R19: *2 sc in one, 4 sc* 2x -12

R20: *sc2tog* 6x -6

FO leaving a long tail, close remaining hole and embroider dots, weave end in.

Please don’t copy and redistribute this pattern in any way. Always link to my blog. Thanks!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Have a nice day with your loved one(s)!

I did some crochet for Valentine’s Day and some other DYI stuff. Have a look …

This candle jar has a cute heart string made out of thread no. 15. You can find the pattern here. It’s asy and very fast done. The edge is no crochet, it’s ribbon I bought at Zeeman.


Then I made this flower wreath. I found it complicated to pick colors I liked. Originally I wanted to use a lot more colors, yellow, orange and blue … But I’m quite satisfied with the way it came out. The heart wreath was only 99 c at Zeeman. I bought 4 new ones yesterday because I think it’s such a nice present and of course I want one for our own door. Here is my pattern for the little flowers.


Now these sachets contain chocolate lollies that melt in hot milk. I found the idea on a German Blog: zuckerimsalz


Greetings from sunny Dresden! ❤