Monday, March 23, 2015

Minion

I made this little Minion for my grand-nephew Liam, to celebrate the arrival of his new baby brother, Patrick. I started with these instructions:

http://kristenscrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/minion-inspired-crochet-softie.html

Then I adapted the pattern by adding crocheted eyes and a bib for the overalls. I hope to get him in the mail this week!

Friday, November 14, 2014

A simple little snowman. Make his hat in the color you want, then change to white. No need to make a separate hat!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Knit Chicken

I made this chicken in just two sittings, which is pretty good for me. It's done on regular needles. I wouldn't have attempted her with double-pointed needles. It's cool to see something 'flat' take shape!

The variegated yarn just happened to make a different colored head than body!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Improved Santa

Here he is with a little fluff around his hat. It's just glued on--I didn't feel like crocheting it in!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Recent Crochet Projects


Here are a couple of projects I've just finished. The angel is actually from a bookmark pattern, which can be found here:

http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/12/suzies-little-angel-bookmark.html

I used a larger hook and size 4 yarn and left off the 'tail.' She could be a package topper or, if I stiffen her up a bit, an ornament.

Santa comes from "Simply Crochet" magazine, which is a UK publication. He's about 8 inches tall. I used a larger hook and size 4 yarn here. Looking at the picture, I can see I have to put some kind of trim around the hat! The pattern provides that but I wasn't liking the way it looked. I think some extra bulky yarn would do the trick.