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Those days….

I have those days where I see a pattern and it doesn’t matter how many thousand (literally that many) patterns, projects and other bits I already have on the go, I just have to have the pattern and I just have to do it straight away…

Well this is what happened when I made the Jellyfish and the Octopus….by the way, if you have small children, these adorable things made mine squeal with excitement and run around so it may very well happen to yours too haha.

The Jelly fish…

…yes, it’s the cutest Jelly you’ll ever find and it does the job. I made mine with extra curly jiggly tentacly things (very technical name for them) and there are many tutorials on how to get the best out of the curls. The pattern itself is from One Dog Woof and they do explain a couple of ways to get a good curl going.

Baby Octopus…

…again, how cute!? This pattern is the amigurumi octopus pattern from the Muhu Blog site and is super easy to make and follow and works up quick. I added a key-chain to it as it is just the right size to attach to your keys and keep it with you.

 

Speaking of Octopus patterns… I am also working on this beast by Vox Mortuum. It is a paid Ravelry pattern and is a huge monster. I am excited to get this finished…..3 foot! It will be 3 foot across! How is that not something to be excited about.

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(Not my photo or work above, that is Vox’s completed one).

**It’s important to remember that as someone who crafts, we are supporting someone else who also crafts. Someone who has spent a lot of time and energy and money on creating a pattern for us to enjoy and at times it is easy to forget that it may be their livelihood, their income that they get from us purchasing their patterns. So as much as it is nice to receive patterns for free, its also nice to remember and support one another every so often with a bought pattern. They often cost a lot less than a take-away coffee does…I had this thought a few weeks back and realised that I had been striving to find similar patterns to those I wanted but for free instead and in all honesty, a few pound really does not break my bank and I have now found that I buy many more patterns then before, even only after a few weeks. So, I feel that it’s important to remember that just every now and then we can help each other out, even if it is something small 🙂 **

 

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Big Head Baby Dolls

These are a thing. You may have seen these too. Crocheted dolls. This is my first. I have made more since this one and my children have claimed it as their own which now loves in the push chair.

He is a mamap….as my youngest likes to call them. Or in our language, a rabbit. Complete with fluffy white tail.

 

Made using doubled up DK strands and a 5mm hook.

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The pattern is available from Nutshell Lane Studio on Facebook, whereas the dungarees is a pattern by Laura Tegg who is well known for her WeeBee Dolls and clothing patterns and the hat pattern is by Jess from Make and Do Crew.

 

Pokemon

We are all well aware of the craze sweeping the world with PokemonGo and the crafting world is no different. Hats, scarves, mitts, gloves, teddies, bags, lovies, blankets…you name it, we’ve all seen it or you  been asked to make it or asked someone to make it.

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(Above is a Poke-ball keyring I made using cotton thread and a 1.25mm hook. I added a proper keyring loop so it could be attached to keys).

I was asked to make a set for Christmas and I obliged. It included a selection of pokemon characters, along with some poke-balls, poke-balls that opened and some poke-egg drawstring bags. Some are below…

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The photos have their own captions but there were more including Picachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Zubat.

They were all pretty much the same size and sat neatly in the palm of your hand. All used DK yarn and a 4mm hook. They were fiddly at times but great fun to make. They were also free patterns found through Nicole’s Nerdy Knots Facebook Page and the CrochetGo Facebook Page.

There were so many more other patterns available, all favourite characters, all well known ones, some not so well known ones, the old ones, new ones and many more in between. I may just start making some more just because I can.

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I did also make a larger version of the Picachu as a Christmas present for my son. Which again was from Nicole and it stood a good 6 or so inches in height if not more.

Giant Wall Doily

This was finished quite some time ago but I never got round to mounting it when i had completed it. Now that it has been mounted and hanging on my wall for some time, it is about time that I revealed the final product….

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The pattern is the Doily MCAL by BG Designs and my finished one ended up being backed onto a 32″ x 40″ canvas, using black DK yarn and a whole bottle of ModPod to stitck it down.

Now that I finally finished it, I can say that it is a great pattern, well written and easy to follow. Works up quick and it would definitely look great with multiple together on canvas, maybe even different colours and sizes…similar to my Mother’s Day Gift Doilies.

I’m still alive…😉

Over the past few months I have had one thing after another happen and as we all know, sonetimes that means we can’t always stay in too of everything. It means that sometimes, some things become less of a priority to others and this has been quite true for me.

There has been injuries, operations, illnesses. There has been children’s illnesses and injuries. Then here has been work and more work and then more rehab from operations yhat I have needed anf I’m surprised that i don’t have my own personal room in the hospital or that they kniw me on sight just simply because of hoe often I have been there.

However, I did not stop crocheting. Even though I stopped posted. I may have had off days (sometimes weeks) but I continued and now I am back and will begin to update my page with all the things I have been doing.

I’m excited to share and I hope you’re all excited to see what  I’ve been up to…so over the next few days keep an eye out 😄 because as well as updating here, I have also been finishing up other projects I have had going on. Because even though having over 20 WIPs on the go is ok…its not ok haha!!

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Completed Fur Flap Booties

Another project completed is the fur flap booties. These are worked up using a 3.5mm hook with chunky white for the soles, doubled up light pink for the booties and white fluff for the cuff. A white button had been sewn on to hold the flap in place.

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This is the 6-12 month size of the pattern which is available from the purchased pattern (comes with 0-3 and 3-6 month sizes too) over on Ravelry from Newborn Knots. I have also purchased another two pairs of baby booties patterns from Newborn Knots and they are so adorable. Keep your eyes open for my posts of those when I’ve done them 🙂

Completed Reversible Carnival Scatter Cushion

Last night I sat and completed two projects. This cushion was one of them. The other was a bag but I have since decided to add something extra to that so you will get to see that once I’ve done so. However, here is the cushion…

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It is completed using a 4mm hook and dk yarn in white, light pink, bright pink, light purple, bright purple, yellow, dark green, light green, soft light blue, blue and dark brown.. This is one of several patterns available in the Scarps of Yarn Challenge (that is available with a quick google search). As I’ve previously said, this mostly matches the colours used on the pattern except for the bright purple which is why I had to substitute with. I also ‘borrowed’ one of my sofa cushions insides to stuff it and then the edges have be sc closed so it bow lives as one of my scatter cushions on the sofa and is the odd one out but that’s ok hahaha

Fur Flap Booties

I have completed one beautiful little fur flap baby bootie from Newborn Knots. These booties are just so cute that I couldn’t resist having a go at them.

I used doubled up light pink dk and a thin chunky white, with a fluffy (what I call snow) yarn for the fur flap. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and a 3.75mm hook. I used the above yarn with a 3.5mm hook and went with the 6-12 month size (as the pattern comes with 3 different sizes).

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Carnival Reversible Cushion

Here’s an update on the scraps of yarn challenge cushion I have been making. I have completed all the individual blocks…

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…and started to stitch them together for the front and back…

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…with one panel completed as the back, just the rounds for the border need doing here to make the piece bigger…

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…as suggested, I used whip stitch to stitch each together. Not the best photo in the world but you get the gist. From here the front needs to be stitched together and borders adding and finally the two bits fastened to one another (hopefully with a cushion inside, if I can find one).

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