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Montessori ball mobile / Kulkowy mobil Montessori

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Dopytujecie mnie o mobil w stylu Montessori, który zrobiłam w prezencie dla pewnego dzidziusia. Ponieważ rzecz jest wyjątkowo prosta do samodzielnego wykonania, zapraszam do przejrzenia instrukcji!

I had a few questions about Montessori style baby mobile that I’ve made for one little boy. It’s really easy DIY project, so let me show you the “making of”!
What do you need? - a base for your mobile, you can buy different types of baby mobile frames, wooden or plastic, movable or not, I used a base of baby canopy that you can  easily fasten to the bed
- cotton rope 5 mm (for the top of mobile)
- cotton yarn to make the balls (I used four colours of Alize Bella and crochet 3 mm)
- a bit of thicker yarn for strings (I used beige DROPS Paris and crochet 4,5 mm)
- polyester cluster filling
Montessori Metod of Education is organized with simple, but good quality toys. Cotton balls in four shades of green and beige and four different sizes teaches baby how to focus on small objects.
So, let’s make the …

Daisy-style Duck / Kaczka w stylu Daisy

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Postacie z bajek Disneya to dla mnie wyższa szkoła jazdy. Kiedy zaczęłam projektować dziewczynę Donalda dla małej miłośniczki „Klubu Myszki Mickey”, okazało się, że zamiast Daisy wyszła mi… kaczka przebrana za Daisy. Ale to też jakiś pomysł na maskotkę ;)

Disney characters truly are advanced level for me. When I started designing Donald’s girlfriend for little lady who loves “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”, I realised that instead of Daisy I made… a duck dressed up like a Daisy. So here is a Daisy-style Duck :)
To make a Daisy-style Duck you will need: - a few colours of yarn (I used Alize Bella: white no. 55, yellow no. 488, mint-blue no. 514, lavender no. 158 and pink no. 32)
- crochet 3 mm
- safety eyes 8 mm black or brown
- some black yarn to make eyelashes
- something to stuff your toy, for example polyester cluster filling
Amigurumi size: about 18 cm
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet (yes, you will need it!)
inc – increase (two sc in one stitch)
dec – decrease (one sc in two stitches)
EYES (…

Simple beanie for babies / Prosta dziecięca czapa

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Nie wiem, czy jest coś bardziej satysfakcjonującego niż szydełkowanie dla własnych dzieci. Dziś propozycja dla tych, którzy nie potrafią szyć (tak jak ja!), ale bardzo chcą wydziergać coś dla swoich maluchów. Skoro przyszła zima – to musi być czapa!

I don’t know if there is anything more satisfying than crocheting for your own kids. This time I’ve got something for those who can’t sew (just like me!) but also really want to make something for their children. It’s winter, so it has to be a beanie!
You will need: - quite thick, good quality wool (in my opinion merino wool is one of the best) – my choice is DROPS Merino Extra Fine (mix 05 and uni colour 28) - crochet 4,5 mm
dc – double crochet sc – single crochet inc – increase dec – decrease
Step 1 – find your size
The pattern is simple, mostly based on double crochets. You start with magic ring and develop your work to the right size. How to find it? You can get another baby’s beanie and crochet until your work reaches width of the model beanie…

Grey cat / Szary kot

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„Mamo, teraz musisz zrobić kotka!” – oznajmił mój prawie-trzylatek. Potem dodał, że kotek ma być czerwony i powinien mieć zielone skrzydła… na szczęście udało nam się znaleźć kompromis.

„Mum, you have to make a kitten now!” – said my almost-three-years-old son. He said also that the kitten should be red and it must have green wings… fortunately we found a compromise.

To make the Grey Cat you will need:
- grey, thick yarn (I used DROPS Paris – it’s easy to work and 100% cotton)
- crochet 4,5 mm
- safety eyes 10 mm in your favourite colour :)
- some black and white yarn to decorate cat’s mouth
- something to stuff your toy, for example polyester cluster filling

Amigurumi size: about 17 cm (this pattern is good for thick yarn and big crochet, if you choose thinner yarn and smaller crochet, your toy also can be really small!)

sc – single crochet
inc – increase (two sc in one stitch)
dec – decrease (one sc in two stitches)
HEAD 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2: (inc) repeat 6 times (12)
3: (1 sc, …