Monday, May 30, 2011

Plush Flower And Caps For Children

Here are some other projects I finished recently, a flower from CraftPassion (the strings are for hanging, I just put them in different places because I didn't want to take them out. I gave it to my friend for her birthday), and some caps for children for my church (the second one, the first turned out way too big, and I turned it into a beret. It was green and pink striped).


Springtime post

Here are some pics of our lovely crab apple trees, and some cool clouds to go with it. Most were taken while working on the first rows of my afghan.




Sunday, May 29, 2011

Soft Waves Ripples!!!

Thanks for joining me. We'll see how long I can keep this up.
    So, I saw this blanket/pattern on Attic24, and I wanted to make one. I've wanted to make one before that, but... yeah. So, I think it looks cool so far, though it's like 4 inches tall. Here are some pictures!

You have to understand how exciting this is for me. It's the hugest project I've ever done! And I actually feel like I'm going to finish. It's aqua, fern, magenta, and I'll be adding terracotta (pumpkin). I plan to make it 4'x6'.
Along the way, I was working outside on my cool lime green tree swing (:D) and the crabapple trees were in bloom, and the clouds were cool. I took, like, a million pictures, because I love photography, so here are some.

Ok, well, it's really late (ok not that late but I'm the last one up [not, but it feels like it], and I hear thunder. So I will upload it next time. Sorry. Good night!

Addition: I am using Vanna's Choice 100% acrylic yarn, from Lion Brand.


Well, this is, like, the first pattern I've ever made, and it's really small. If you follow the directions. Anyway, I'm really lazy (I get bored of projects easily), and I didn't want to check it, so it should work relatively well. Comment with any issues, please!
:D Oh yeah, it's a mini monkey. I gave mine to a guy at school, because he gave me an eraser (unfair trade :P), and I forgot to take a picture. Bummer. Whateves, maybe I'll make another and take a picture. And PLEASE send in pictures of your own if you make one. They're small and quick, so I encourage trying it!

Crochet Amigurumi Mini Monkey

*E and F Hooks
*Yarn (I used Sugar‘n Cream cotton yarn in orange, blue, purple, green, and pink; you can use whatever you want)
*Toy stuffing
*Yarn needle
*Round marker (safety pin, paperclip, earring, etc. also work)

F Hook
R1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk
R2: sc 2 in ea around
R3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc* 6 times
R4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* 6 times
R5-7: sc in ea around
R8: *sc 4, dec 1* 6 times
R9: *sc 3, dec 1* 6 times
Stuff head
R10: dec 6 times
R11: sc 1 in ea around
Leave a tail long enough to sew the head to the body

F Hook
R1: ch 2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from hk
R2: sc 2 in ea
R3-9: sc in ea
Stuff body
R10: dec 6 times
R11: sc 1 in ea around

ARMS (make 2)
E Hook
R1: ch 2, sc 4 in 2nd ch from hk
R2-9: sc 1 in ea
No need to stuff
Leave a tail long enough to sew onto the body

LEGS (make 2)
E Hook
R1: ch 2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from hk
R2-8: sc 1 in ea
Leave a tail long enough to sew onto the body

E Hook
R1: ch 2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from hk
R2: sc 2 in ea
R3: *sc 1, sc 2 in next sc* 6 times
R4: sc 1 in ea
R5: dec 6 times
leave a tail long enough to sew onto the head

EARS (Make 2)
E Hook
R1: ch 4, sl st into 4th ch from hk to form a loop
R2: sc 6 into loop, sl st to make it look more round.
Leave a tail long enough for sewing onto the head

Cut 3 (or more) strands of any color(s) 8-10in long, and loop them in half. Stick the crochet hook through a stitch near the bottom of the back of the body. Hook the strands onto it, and pull it back through the stitch. Pull the loose ends
through the loop of the strands. There should be double the amount of strands. I braided the tail.

Please leave a comment if you try this pattern! So sorry I don't have a picture!!!

     13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
Matthew 7.13-14


Yeah, that's right. I've renamed this blog, and generally recreated it, restarted. It's now my craft blog, which I might make into blog fiction. Anyway, I crochet, and am a student. I like to design things on the computer, just be on the computer, period. I have an adorable dog, named Charley, and he's a wheaten terrier. He's 3.
...That's about all you get out of me right now. Anyway... Welcome!