Monday, December 15, 2014

Tis` the Season' for Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the shelf
When I began making this guy I thought, "WOW" he's going to be huge but only stands about 13 inches tall. I used scraps.
I found the pattern here at holiday-shelf-elf
It works up quick, she uses the,
fsc = foundation single crochet

which I am totally unfamiliar with so I used the chain and single crochet.

The tree is also a new crochet. The pattern for it can be found here at O' Christmas Tree, I added gold and silver pony beads to the crocodile stitch for ornaments. I like it. We have a tree.

Merry Christmas 2014

til next time

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Friday, October 17, 2014

New bag without a pattern

I needed a new bag for winter. With inspiration from this pattern on ravelry Sack Dress Bag, I worked this bag. Trying my hand at working up a pattern.

The thumbs up Budda was just a fluke. Somethings just happen like that.
til nex time.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Trista's knitted doll

This is s funny story,
 I have grandkids I rarely see but the ones I do visit with I make them crocheted toys.
I crocheted the oldest boy a Sonic Plushie, and a Tails Plushie, (the designer does wonderful work, I would like to THANK her for making 2 young Sonic fans very happy) his cousin seen them and needed to have them for his very own.
Being the Grandma I am, he got them.
Never seen a child be so delighted over a handmade toy.
While I was busy working the Boys dolls, the girls wanted dolls too.
With Red Heart Yarn no longer producing the Lt peach super saver yarn my quantities were limited. I searched for the yarn in thrift stores, found enough to work this doll. The last one.

She just loves her knitted doll

There are many free patterns for dolls.
It is crochet, she just believes it's knitted, which is fine, she's happy.
til next time.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

A Ghostly Candy Bowl

Halloween will soon be here. I worked this bowl to hold candies for young people that come in with their parents at work.

It is a pattern from Red Heart.
it is a direct pattern to the PDF.
Worked up quick and cute.
til next time.
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Friday, May 2, 2014

Easter Crochet 2014

Easter Doll 2014
This is the largest doll I have made to date. I was surprised just how big it is.
When I found the pattern it was only published in Turkish, I think, but the designer then released it in English, kinda. It isn't a written pattern and you MUST understand how to make a doll to really make this a good looking doll.
I found the doll it this blog.  but can't find the English sheet. Guess it's a good thing I downloaded it when I did.
As you can see the doll is at least 21 inches long.
It needed clothes.

It only has a wig, no hair. I really don't care for nude dolls.
Easter was coming and she needed something to wear along with some hair.
Using eyelash yarn hair was given to the doll in my personal favorite hairstyle,
The Mullet.

This dress was created with a combination of patterns. The top of the dress is a Beth Webber design. Found here, Comfort and Joy
The bottom of the dress is worked in Morning Glory Barbie Dress.
You will need to scroll down the page a bit.
The name of the blog is Lullaby and Lace. It has many nice patterns.
Not much else,
Hope your Spring is filled with the pleasant smell of wildflowers.
til next time.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Doll Long Pants in crochet.

Doll Long Pants in crochet. 

This pattern has not been tested.
The doll pants were worked for is the amigurumi-curly-hair-doll, which worked up about 20" tall. Much larger than I realized.
I also used this pattern as a reference to work the pants.
I worked this as I needed it hope you enjoy working it.
Knowledge of crochet stitches a must.
Not quite Intermediate but more advanced that Beginner

Yarn: Worsted Weight, Medium, 4

Hook: G - 4.25 mm



Slip stitch: sl st

Single crochet: sc

Half double crochet: hdc

Space: sp

Stitch markers.
You will need several to mark stitches when you begin the legs.

This pattern is worked in the round. From the waist down.

To begin:

Ch 50, keeping the chain from twisting, join with a sl st, ch 1,
(now here is a tricky part, I work 1 sc in the back hump of each ch, you work the ch anyway that works for you.)

Rnd 1
: sc in the join, place a marker, (moving marker as you work the 1st st of next round) sc in each ch around. Join, ch 1 (50 sc)

Rnd 2: hdc in the join, place a marker in the top of the hdc (in the join), hdc in the next st, *ch 2, skip the next st,, hdc in the next 2 sc, *around, to the last 2 sc; ch 2, sk next sc, hdc in the last sc, join to the top of the hdc in the join of the previous row with marker. Ch 1.

Rnd 3: sc in the join, sc in the next, 1 sc in the ch 2 sp, around. After sc in the last ch 2, join with, sc in 1st sc of previous round. (We will be working in rounds, without joins.) (50 sc)

Rnds 4- 6: sc around. Placing marker in 1st sc to mark beginning of the round.
                  (50 sc)

Rnd 7: sc 4, 2 sc in the next, around. (65 sc)
Rnds 8-14: Sc in each st, around, (replacing marker in 1st st to mark beginning of rounds.) (65 sc)

Rnd 15: Ch 5, count 30 sts, from 1st marker, place “another marker” in the 30th st, join with a sc in the 30th st, not twisting the ch, work sc in each st back to the first marker. (5 ch) (30 sc)

 The first marker will be the first sc of the other leg. So the stitches work in the same direction.

I use a different color marker here, so I remember where I begin the other leg. I use a safety pin.

You are now beginning the legs.

Rnd 16: Placing a marker in the last sc of round just worked, sc in the side loop of the chain, keeping the other side of the chain free, it is needed for the other leg.
Sc in each st around back to the marker. (35 sc)

Rnd 17-40: Continue working sc even. Moving marker as you work down the leg.

Do not finish off.

To finish the pant leg; Working around the sc of previous round, sl st, around each sc to make a nice edging, Finish off and weave ends. Makes a nice finished edge.

For second leg: Attach with a sc in the stitch to begin the next leg, (where I used the safety pin), working sc in each around to the 4 ch, where you work the opposite side, back to the safety pin.

Continue working as Rounds 17-40.

Note: my count could be off, as I am not a pattern writer. I was asked to share this and did the best I could.

til next time.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Really, really!
Just wanted to share, I think it's funny,
and if you knew me personally,
you would never guess,
I do Crochet.
til next time.
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