Entries in crochet (10)


A few items from late 2012 to present.

Not much, but better than none.

A hat and mitts I made for my kitty-loving son.

I ended up making a number of color variations of the hat, including black, purple and pink.  I got behind and have more on my list for the coming winter...a red set, a pair of black mitts, and a hat in the color theme of the cheshire cat!


I made a bag using 4 of these squares on one side and 4 more plain squares on the other...

Some toys...

A gingerbread man puppet to match my niece's favourite book...

The best part was that I had the *perfect* box to wrap it in...

A Pinterest-inspired Minnie Mouse bag...

And back when they were trendy on the net, some covered river rocks.Front:

and back:

I used size 30 cotton thread and the smallest hook I had, and pretty much made each one up as I went along.  First time using something thinner than bedspread weight/size 10 thread. 

I also made myself a bag like this one that I made to sell, but switched one color...just don't have a picture of my bag.

Hmmm I made one like this in different colors for my niece, but I don't seem to have a picture of it.

Oh, and a granny square bag for another niece.

I've got some flowers and butterflies being blocked, and have a blanket and wrap that have been in progress for months.  No pics of those yet.

That's it for now.


it's happening!

I'm actually working on something! YAY!!  I can't say what it is right now, because it's a gift, so no pictures either until it's done and been given and received.  For the first time, however, I tried doing a foundation single crochet, instead starting with a bunch of chain stitches, turning, and sc across.  I didn't realize the pattern was written that way, but luckily I had just watched a video courtesy of futuregirl a few days ago about doing the fsc, so I was able to figure out the written instructions.  The pattern did include directions for doing it without an fsc, but I wanted to try it and am glad I did; I like the way it turned out.

The top stretch of it shows how it looks from the side, and the bottom shows more of the top of the stitches.

I managed to get about 1/4 of the project done, so that was a good dent! 

I have also one finished project I haven't shown yet, a blanket I made for Harry.  I finished it a few weeks ago already but I still haven't taken any pictures of it.  One of these days I'll get on that!


Now for some good crochet...

Check out these awesome crochet works by WolfDreamer!  Talk about talent...she designed them all and is kind enough to share the patterns on her website.

How cool are these!! She has more Mario Brothers characters and a bunch of Pokeman characters too! Nice work WolfDreamer!


Another bracelet

This is my latest bracelet....

I'm really liking working with wire!  I'm looking for different kinds of clasps for bracelets, the ones I've used so far are kind of tricky to do up yourself.  I checked out a cool store here in Sherwood Park called Crimpz Beads that has an awesome selection of beads...I tried to restrain myself and only ended up buying some wire and 2 different kinds of beads. 

Before I really get going on making more jewelry I think I should finish my niece's dress.  She was over last weekend so I pinned together the pieces I have finished to see how much more I have left...she's big for her age so I wanted to make sure I was on the right track with the sizing.  If I buckle down to it, I can probably finish it in 1 sitting.  Go me!


Wire crochet

This morning I attempted my first beaded bracelet using wire crochet.  I used a 28 gauge beading wire, variety of colored glass beads and a size E/3.5 mm hook.

I didn't follow a pattern per se, but based the bracelet on a You Tube video about crocheting a necklace with wire.  Essentially, I chained 2, pulled up a bead and sc around it, then ch 1, sc around bead, and just repeat that with 15 beads in total, and ending with ch 2.  I made 3 lengths like that, then braided them together and put the clasp on.  It's definitely different working with wire, but I think the bracelet worked out ok!  Next I might try a matching necklace.