Saving the world, one crafty thing at a time




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



(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…


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….


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.

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.


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 πŸ™‚

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…



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).








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…


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


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


…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).

Scraps of Yarn

I have took up another couple of projects to bust through my stash. It have decided to start the Scraps of Yarn Challenges created by the lovely being over at Creative Crochet. I have started with the reversible cushion and have completed part 1 of the four parts to this particular pattern.


As its a stash buster, its multicoloured however I have pretty much match the colours with the shown pictures in the pattern except for the brighter purple around the edge of the largest square. Its all dk using a 4mm hook.

Part 5 Doily MCAL

I have now caught up and have completed part 5 of the Doily MCAL that is being hosted on Facebook by CALs by BG Designs.


It’s now a giant 28.5″ across using black dk and a 4mm hook, instead of the 1.25mm hook and crochet thread. There are still some rounds to come so it will get even bigger and then there is the canvas backing to add…..exciting times πŸ™‚



Part 5 Wonder CAL

Just for round to doing part 5 of the Wonder CAL Blanket 2016. Just using the two colours chosen originally. 5mm hook and dk yarn, it now sits at 10.5″ in ‘height’.


This little gem is going to be super warm, soft and wintery when its done and just in time for Christmas.

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