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Donna Beavers & Michaelene Nelson

Donna Beavers & Michaelene Nelson are the crochet designing duo behind 3amgracedesigns. While a three hour time difference & 2600 miles geographically separate them, they talk daily and draw inspiration from the maker community to create fun, original designs for their crochet loving audience. They can accomplish anything with Jesus, enough coffee, and a good Wi-Fi connection. When they’re not designing, they can be found spending time with their families and loudly supporting their children at their sporting competitions.

Lipstick Kawaii Cuddler™ Hybrid Pattern

Patterns/DIY
2/10/2019

Hello Makers! I’m Donna from 3amgracedesigns. We’re so honored that we get to hang out with you today!

I'm absolutely convinced the crochet community is filled with the nicest, kindest people around. I've met and been inspired by so many amazing human beings through Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest all via a little hashtag #crochet.

My goal for 3amgracedesigns was to give back to an amazing fiber community that supported me through some of life’s darkest challenges. Crochet kept my hands busy when my heart was hurting over post-partum depression with my first child, unsuccessful infertility treatments trying to have a second child, and battling a rare form of cancer in 2015. Life can be hard – but crochet has always provided beauty & healing from the ashes.

I launched 3amgracedesigns with our Big Bang Theory C2C Crochet-along. Soon after, God crossed my path with Michaelene and we connected on so many levels within our hearts. We’ve been designing together ever since. We’re 2600 miles apart in distance yet we still finish each other’s thoughts & designs in a way that astonishes us both. We can’t wait to see where God takes our Maker journey next.

Together we have designed nine C2C Crochet-alongs, our most recent being for the popular video game Fortnite. We also love all things kawaii and have designed over 90 Kawaii Cuddlers, a line inspired by our love for food with faces. They are a bit bigger than traditional amigurumi - they just have TOO much personality to be small!

Today we’re sharing our Lipstick Kawaii Cuddler™ pattern.  This is a beginner level design and we hope you enjoy making it as much as we loved creating it for you!

Materials

Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook

Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn” in Greybeard, Graymist, Red, Peacock, & Pink

Two 18mm Black Safety Eyes

Poly-fil Stuffing

Tapestry Needle

Craft glue or hot glue gun (optional)

Black puff paint or embroidery floss (optional)

Dimensions

4” x 13”


Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

Inc - Single Crochet Increase

Dec – Single Crochet Decrease

DC - Double Crochet
TR - Triple Crochet

FO – Fasten Off

MR – Magic Ring

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Note: Unless otherwise specified, you will Ch1 and turn at the end of each row throughout the pattern.

Lower Lipstick Case

Make 2.

Row 1 -  With Greybeard yarn, Ch17, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (16)

Rows 2-27 - SC across (16)

Change to Graymist yarn

Rows 28-31 - SC across (16)

Change to Greybeard yarn

Rows 32-35 - SC across (16)

FO, Weave in ends.

Upper Lipstick Case

Row 1 - With Greybeard yarn, into the third stitch from the right on Row 35 of the Lower Lipstick Case, SC12 (12) You will have two unworked stitches on each side.

Rows 2-8 - SC across (12)
FO, Weave in ends.

Lipstick

Row 1 - With backside of Lipstick Case facing, starting in the second stitch with Red yarn, SC10 (10)

You will have one unworked stitch on each side.

Rows 2-12 - SC across (10)

Row 13 - Dec, SC8 (9)

Row 14 - SC7, Dec (8)

Row 15 - Dec, SC6 (7)

Row 16 - SC5, Dec (6)

Row 17 - Dec, SC4 (5)

Row 18 - Dec, SC, Dec (3)

FO, Weave in ends.

Heart

Make 1.
With Peacock yarn, into a MR, work the following stitches:
Ch 3, 3TR, Ch1, 3DC, Ch1, TR, Ch1, 3DC, Ch1, 3TR, Ch3. Sl St into center. FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Cheeks

Make 2.

Round 1 – With Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)

Join. FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Alternative to Safety Eyes

Make 2.

{Eyes are worked in a continuous round, do not join}

Round 1 – With Black yarn, MR, SC6 (6)

Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)

FO, Leave long tail for sewing.


You can also embroider or use puff paint to create sleepy eyes like this:

Assembly

Place Right Safety Eye between Rows 7 & 8 from bottom of Lower Lipstick Case and the Left Safety Eye between Rows 23 & 24.

Sew or glue Cheeks and Heart in desired locations.

Use embroidery floss or puff paint to create mouth and top Lipstick accent line.

Align Lipstick halves so ends of rows match. SC around both pieces to join together. If you want your edging to match - make sure you change colors as you SC around. Stuff with Poly-Fil prior to completing stitching. Make sure you work in a counter-clockwise direction so your stitches face forward.

We hope you enjoy our new pattern. When you make a Lipstick Kawaii Cuddler™, we’d love to see it! Tag us @3amgracedesigns on social media. We’re always available via email or in our Facebook group to answer any questions you might have. Happy crocheting!

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