Woo Hoo!!!! I have managed to publish all the patterns (only taken me a week of very late nights/early mornings) I have put all the links at the bottom of this page, They are available on my own website, Ravelry and Etsy. All of which have had their challenges to upload. I have also added the photo tutorials to all variations.
They are all designed with the beginner in mind, I have tried to make the patterns as easy as possible (including telling myself off if I think of a difficult variation!) I am sure you peeps out in crochet land will think of other variations too.
So here they are: Ninja Penguin, Felicity Fairy, Ethelred the Elf, and Syd the Snowman, Ethelred is the easiest, so he is available as a pattern on his own, the trickiest bits are his stripes, but they are not really that difficult. The others are part of the 8 pattern set. Syd is probably the next easiest as he has bobble buttons, Ninja Penguins tricksiest bit is his wings, simply because they are fiddly to start off (3dc into a magic ring, and only increasing one stitch each round) Felicity is the most difficult, but mostly because she has a skirt and the eyelash yarn (King Cole Tinsel).
Next we have 2 pairs of patterns, Mother and Father Christmas, and Gilbert and Gertie Gingerbread. Gilbert and Gertie are easier than Mother and Father Christmas simply because of using the eyelash yarn (Stylecraft Eskimo) when you are crocheting with this you have to feel for the stitches, and reeealy concentrate on counting.
So there we go, I’m off to have a little nap, and here are the links I promised, just click on your preferred site – I would really appreciate comments below, let me know what you think, or if you have the patterns, I can support from here or on Ravelry.