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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 ย been asked to make it or asked someone to make it.

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pokeball-keyring

(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.

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Shoulder Bag

I started this bag for myself as I really liked the look of it but as I made it, I wasn’t feeling it that great. Its a wonderful pattern but I felt it wasn’t something I’d actually use. So I decided to finish it anyway and give it to my mum for her birthday as she said she wanted it whilst I was making it. Bonus. Haha

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I used DK yarn so my bag came out smaller but I was using it as a stash buster too so that’s ok. It still came out at a decent size. The pattern is the ‘Moirรฉ Shoulder Bag’ created by Charmed by Ewe.

Wonder Blanket CAL part 2

So yesterday part 2 of this CAL (which is available on Facebook) was posted and I finished it last night after a lot of debating with myself about what colour tobuse for the last row. Should it be red? Or should I still with the cream?……

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I went with red but I’m still in two minds as to change it. But if I stick with the red, I’m pretty sure the next part is going to stay all cream and maybe even part 4 will too, as I don’t want too much going on throughout the blanket.

As you may know, this CAL lasts until November (if I can keep going for that long haha) and so it will be a Christmas theme blanket, or at least that’s what I’m going for with the colour choice, when it first began. Hopefully I don’t make the great pattern look pants by my colour placement but I will not know until then so its all a surprise for everyone.

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Moogly CAL update

Again, I forgot to update… bad me Haha. If you haven’t already, then check the page for more yarny goodness on this CAL (thats technically finished but I’m always late to the party anyways). I have so much fun doing all the CALs and different patterns available and I still and will always blame you lovely people with your wonderful patterns, making and writing them, curse you all…hahahaha. You’re all enablers…..

Anyways back to the point, here is the most recent to this CAL

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This one is quite ‘lacy’ but hopefully it will stay in its shape and behave itself ๐Ÿ™‚

Goddess Shawl

This has been in the works for some time now and i was making it for myself but then I decided to gift it to my mum for Christmas so I thought it was high time to finish it. I have been working in it, adding bits every so often and yesterday I completed it.

I had not blocked it at the time of the photos but have since fine this. The original pattern calls for 58×124.5cm on average and after blocking I came out with 58x134cm.

Yarn used is James C. Brett Moonlight Sonata (shade SM8). It goes from almost white, through cream, mocha and brown and back again. To me, this yarn is fine and can quite easily be used with 3mm and below hooks even though the label calls it double knit.

(Pictures do not show colours the best)

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Kitty Cat Large Tote Bag

Started my next commission which is, clearly a large tote. This is a pattern by The Perfect Knot. Its working up fairly quick, even if I’ve only just started I expect it to be finished soon. I’ve also decided to line the bag just before o are the while thing together to avoid things slipping through the holes.

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I’ve changed the colour scheme to include dark purple, black and light purple instead of the suggested bright pink, light pink and white. Just completing number 6 (showing 5) out of 48, with only two more being multicoloured, so super quick it should be from that point.

I may also customise it slightly as the cat applique is not wanted so may add something special instead of. Just for that extra something.

Done and done

I added the finishing touches to the poncho. Two rows of sc all around the edge and then I did v-stitch, 3sc all the way round, completing it with 5 tessel sets on each ‘arm’ (with each tassel being made from 6 stands, tied on then cut down to 4″ from the top of the knot).

I also only added one more round on the neck instead of two.

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Not the best photos in the world as my phone is apparently afraid of the dark haha. But I’m proud of it and happy I actually finished on time, as well as winging it a bit to get the correct size. 😆

🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

Almost complete

The fall poncho CAL is almost over (if I’d have kept up, technically I should have finished on Wednesday) but I fell behind a little. I have now stitched the two rectangles together and have started to add the neckline. I altered the pattern given slightly. I should have had 56 sc around but I incleased it to 80, then worked the hex row then to fphdc and bphdc as stated for the first row. I then fastened off and worked into the back of the first row of normal hdc, using dc, doing 2tog every 2and 3rd strict. After this I did fp and bp dc around.

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And I am now going to add another two rounds to make the neck taller which can then be folded if needed. I did also have to add an extra 4 parts onto the ends of each to make them longer and give an actual head hole bigger than a Barbie, which means without the neckline, it would have sat just fine as it were, but I wanted something fancy haha. This way it’s taller and can keep more warm as well as having it’s ‘uniqueness’ of its grill type edge. I just need to do the border to the whole thing and decide if I want to add tassel bits.

I will keep you in the loop ๐Ÿ™‚

🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

A day in the life…

It takes a long time to photo everything you have and trust me, I’m doing it, I’ve added some new pages, with a few on which will be updated periodically when I complete something relevant to that page, so do keep checking and if you’re never sure, then just ask and I’ll let you know if anything is new in the hooks/needles/sewing machine haha. Be patient with me, I have to do this in between being mauled by animals…I mean looking after my three children ๐Ÿ˜œ

Hand made with love from Daisy

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