Sunday, July 31, 2016

Big Head Baby Doll

I made a mini big head baby doll using this pattern http://ayarnfulday.blogspot.com/?m=1

So much fun!


Monday, June 6, 2016

Lapghan



You may have noticed I am not updating as frequently as I once was.  Life has gotten busy.  In part, this is due to my father, who has had dementia for a number of years, needing to be admitted into a nursing home.  While I am there visiting, I decided to start working on lapghans that I can then give to some of the other patients who live there.  This is the first such lapghan that I finished.

There was no pattern used for this.  I made this from a granny square until I ran out of yarn.  This was made from three skeins of Caron Simply Soft Ombre in color Stormy Weather.  I used an I (5.5 mm) hook.

If you'd like to donate a lapghan to a lovely patient near my dad, please send me a message.  I know it will be well loved.  :)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Yarn Ball Stress Ball



I love this design.  What a great idea for a stress ball!

I filled it the same way as I did my simple stress ball, with two balloons filled with rice.  The second balloon is used only to keep the rice from spilling.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Simple Stress Ball

I did not use a pattern for this simple stress ball.  I filled it with a balloon filled with rice.  A second balloon is inside to protect from breaks.  It works great!


Monday, May 9, 2016

Photography Resources

While crochet dominates this blog, I intended to use it for all the various arts/crafts/hobbies that I enjoy.  So I wanted to share some good resources on one of those numerous likes of mine, photography!

Visit this site for 50 photography websites that are definitely worth spending some time at.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spring Doll




I did not use a pattern for this little girl.  I did use some techniques I learned while doing recent patterns.  See if you can spot any of them.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Simple Floral Headband



The headband made from this free Ravelry pattern works up quickly and is so cute.  I added a button to make my headband adjustable, but you can also sew the ends together.  This is more of a recipe than a pattern, as you can make your own headband using any yarn/hook you would like.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Flower Pot Doll



This sweet little doll is a transformer!  Fold up her skirt and she turns into a flower in a pot.  So cute.  This was made from a paid Ravelry pattern.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mystery Crochet-a-long

I participated in a mystery crochet-a-long created by this designer.

Each participant picked two colors of yarn and completed each part as it was released.  A new release was sent out every few days.  When everything was sewn together, I ended up with this little cutie.



Had I known what I was making, I probably would have picked different colors or even switched them.  But I love how this little guy turned out.  If you get a chance to join one of these mystery projects, I definitely recommend it!  So much fun!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Little Bo Peep

This is a test pattern I did and I am so excited to share her.


This designer has wonderful patterns.  They are beautifully designed and easy to follow.  This is one you definitely should try.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hexagon Market Bag

Here's what I did with those 10 African Flower Hexagons!

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I used this pattern, but of course I made a few changes.  :)

First, I used the African Flower Hexagon instead of the hexagons as in the pattern.  I joined all the hexagons with a sc in the blo of each hexagon.  Finally, I did a fsc in place of the chains for each handle.

This is a great scrap buster project.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

African Flower Hexagons

I made ten african flower hexagons following this free pattern.



What am I going to do with them?  You'll have to wait and see!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Tooth Fairy Pillow

 I made this fun little tooth fairy pillow for my niece that has her first wiggly tooth!  I used this free pattern, but made my own crown and pillow.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Bunny/Eggs

I made these little egg bunnies as a gift.  I did not use a pattern, but was inspired by this Etsy listing.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Still on my pin cushion kick...

I wanted a small pin cushion, so I followed the English version of this pattern up to round 7 (42 stitches per round.) I worked this all in one piece before adding the decorative stitches and flowers to each side.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Kitty Pin Cushion

I'm suddenly going through a pin cushion phase!



I followed this free pattern, BUT the instructions are not in English.  Between Google Translate and the pictures, I was able to figure it out pretty closely, I think.

I think I'm going to have to start sewing more to justify these pin cushions.  Anyone need a pin cushion?  :D

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hedgehog Pin Cushion


I love this little hedgehog.  I found this free pattern on Ravelry.  I used a 3 mm hook and worsted weight (10 ply) yarn.  I love how he turned out.  He has a cute little button nose.  So much fun to make.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Kissing Mice



This pattern is really easy.  My favorite thing about it is that the entire mouse is worked in one piece.  That means there is no additional sewing after!  These would make great little pet toys.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Carrot Top

Rounding out my Easter set was this sweet little Carrot Top.  I loved this so much and it was really fast to make.

Using different colors, I think this pattern would also make an adorable turnip.  :)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Chick

I loved this little chick.  I had been wanting to try one leading up to Easter and found this free pattern available on Ravelry.  He works up quickly.  I used a 3 mm hook and worsted weight (10 ply) yarn.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jack Russell


I created this little guy from no pattern for a dear friend as a birthday gift.  I did my best to model this after a special, Jack Russell that means a lot to this friend.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hoppy Easter!

I Frankensteined together a few different patterns to create this little Easter Bunny.





I think the bunny turned out equally cute in male or female version.



If you are celebrating, I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Cute little piggie



This free pattern comes from Red Heart.  I will tell you, the ears make this little one.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

cradle purse



This little purse turns into a baby cradle complete with a baby and blanket.  This is the other item I made to donate to the Kiba fundraiser.  No pattern for this one.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Little Bunny



This cute little pattern can be made in a large or small size.  I prefer the simplicity of not adding eyes, but he does have a little pom-pom tail.  The free pattern can be found here.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Shawl



I made this pretty pink shawl to be included as part of an auction for a charity.  I used this pattern.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wee Frog



I modified the Wee Frog pattern to make a smaller version of this little guy.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mini Basic Ami Body



I am testing a new pattern for a tiny, mini-ami that can be customized into various characters.  This little guy is purposely generic.  For now.  :D

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Don't forget to Bid! Bid! Bid! Lots of cute items available here and the money goes towards a good cause. Be sure to click through to see all the items available.
To bid, comment on the picture with the amount of your bid. Auction is scheduled to end March 19th. Don't miss out!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Facebook Auction is Live!

Hi Friends!  Some of you may remember seeing a post on my page recently about a Facebook auction to raise funds for a family with a sick child.  The auction is now live.  Please visit the auction page, linked here, and bid on items you might like.  

To bid, simply put the amount you are willing to pay in the comments.  If you are outbid and want to bid more, leave another comment with the new amount.  Remember this is for a good cause so open up your wallets.  :D

Please share the auction with your friends and family.  <3


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ruffled Corset Belt



This pattern was found in the book, "Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet The Happy Hooker".

Monday, March 7, 2016

Cactus Pin Cushion!



I found the instructions for this adorable pin cushion on Reddit.  He works up really quickly and could be personalized in a lot of great ways.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Top Hat Octopus

After attending the recent convention, I was inspired to create this adorable little Octopus.



He has a removable eyepatch and top hat.



I haven't written up a pattern yet, but if there is any interest, I'll work on one.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wee Bunny



I've been having fun making these Wee Bunnies!  These were made with worsted weight (10 ply) yarn and a 3.5 mm hook.

The same free pattern linked above also allows you to make a bear or frog from the same basic body pattern.  I would love to see any you make from this pattern!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Bobble Heart washcloth

Happy Leap Day!



If you saw my post earlier this month, I made a square from the pattern found here.  This time, I made the square in 100% cotton yarn so that it could be used as a fun washcloth!  I love how it turned out.




Get these fun labels here.

Friday, February 26, 2016

St. Paddy's Day Wash/Dish Cloth



This was inspired by a post from a crochet group I am in.  Here is the recipe for making your own:

I used an I hook (5.5 mm) and 1 skein of Lily's Sugar'n Cream 100% Cotton Yarn

Ch 24.

1.  dc5tg in 3rd chain from hook, ch 1, sk 1, (dc5tg, ch 1, sk 1) across.  End with dc in last ch.  Ch 2, turn

2.  (dc5tg in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1) across.  End with dc in last st.  Ch 2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until item is an even square, or until as long as desired.

If you make one, I would love to see the results!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Goddess Doll



I found this free pattern on Ravelry.  You can make your own Goddess Doll in a variety of sizes by altering your hook and yarn choices.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Winter Hat



I started with a free pattern, found here, but ended up changing it up.  I used Worsted Weight Yarn (10 ply) and an I hook (5.5 mm).  I did 72 chains, but you can increase or decrease the size of the hat by adding or removing in 8 stitch groupings.  The stitches that resemble flakes or petals are apparently called the lush stitch, and I found several videos on YouTube that helped me figure it out since the website instructions were not very clear.

I changed the top of the hat (after 4 repeats of the pattern) into decreasing double crochets.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Owl Feather Cowl



This is a creative and fun cowl pattern from Spider Mambo Designs.  The cowl uses worsted weight yarn (10 ply) and an I (5.5 mm) hook.  It works up quickly and the results are fabulous.