Finished Projects

I may not have been posting a lot lately but I have been busy crocheting. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

A blanket sweater.

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A poncho.

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This baby sweater and hat from the Moogly blog. I modified the sweater to have a collar instead of the hood.

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And a bunny lovey.

And that is all for now. What have you all finished lately?

This Week’s WIPs

There are a few projects that I have on the go right now. Click the links to find the patterns.

The tunisian knit stitch top I’ve been working on for months now hasn’t gotten any farther. I think I can officially classify this one as hibernating for now. Hopefully, I’ll get back to it someday soon.

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I’m making good progress on this Chevron Lace Cardigan. It’s the second one I’ve made from this pattern. I strongly suspect I’m going to be playing yarn chicken with it though.

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Another project I’m just sort of winging is this poncho. It doesn’t look much like a poncho yet but it will. I’m using Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball and I just love the colour changes in it. So pretty. 🙂

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I’ve finally finished this baby set. Here we have the Loopy Love blanket, sweater, and hat from Moogly. They’re adorable and I can’t wait to send them.

Having finished one baby sweater, I’ve started work on another. This one is for a boy so I get to use something other than pink for a change. No picture of it yet though since there’s not really much to see yet.

I haven’t finished any more squares for Firefly CAL yet. I’m about three weeks behind now. 😛 Oh well, maybe this week….

Virus Blanket

My virus blanket is finally finished!

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As I have neither the patience or the yarn to make it any larger, it’s a throw. Even at that size it was really hard to get a picture of the whole thing. It is almost as wide as my queen size bed though so it’s a good sized throw.I’m thinking of donating it to my daughter’s air cadet squadron for their silent auction at the end of the month.

As much as I love the pattern I’m not sure I could make another one. I really seem to struggle with blankets in general, they just take so long. Maybe I’ll make a virus shawl if I get the urge to play with this pattern again. Shawls I don’t take nearly so long to finish. 🙂

This Week’s WIPs

Here is a peak at what I’ve been up to lately. Some of these are new projects while others I feel like I’ve been working on forever.

Scarf. Pretty straight forward I guess. This one I just started a few days ago.

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Baby sweater. Just needs sleeves and it will be done.

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This week’s square for the Firefly CAL.

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The top I started ages ago. It doesn’t look like it’s grown at all but I swear it has. 🙂

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My latest doll. She now has a full body and a shirt. The clothes always seem to take me the longest to make.

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And my virus blanket. I first posted this one back before Christmas. It’s definitely grown since then though it was hibernating for a while. It’s getting big enough that it’s hard to get a good picture of it.

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That’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll find something else to start soon enough. 🙂

Firefly CAL – Week 2 and 3

I ended up a little behind on my squares for Two hearts Crochet’s Firefly CAL so I didn’t post any last week. To make up for that, I have three for today:

 

I still have to weave in the ends on these and finish the ends for the Serenity square as well.

The next squares are available now here. They are Kaylee’s Parasol and Kaylee’s Party Dress. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to make either of these squares. I have the colours for the parasol but I really like the dress…. I guess you’ll just have to come back next week to find out what I decide. 🙂

I’m really enjoying this CAL even if my squares need to be pinned down just so they flat long enough to take a picture. That’s just the nature of the tunsian crochet though and they’ll flatten out once they’ve been joined together.Unfortunately, I’m really not looking forward to that part. It’s my least favourite part of making blanket’s out of squares. Maybe I’ll start now so it’s less painful than doing it all at once at the end.Oh well, off to stare at the pictures of this week’s squares to try to decide what to make next.

Firefly CAL – Serenity Square

I’ve finished the first square in the Firefly CAL.

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It’s the Serenity! I realize it came out as a rectangle instead of a square but I think it looks fine. I guess my stitches are just a bit taller than they are wide. 🙂

I’m using tunisian simple stitch instead of the mini corner to corner that the graphs are written for so mine are bound to come out looking a bit different.

This week’s squares are available now on the Two Hearts Crochet blog. They are Jayne’s hat and River’s axes. I’m planning to make both and I’ve already started on Jayne’s hat. Pictures will follow, I promise. In the meantime, why not head over to Two Hearts Crochet and check out the rest of the upcoming squares for the CAL?

Firefly CAL

Hello  crafty people. 🙂 Its only been a week since my last post but I think I can do better than that. We’ll see…

I have started the Firefly CAL over at Two Hearts Crochet. https://twoheartscrochet.com/crochet-along-projects/firefly-cal/

If anyone is wondering, CAL stands for Crochet-A-Long. All these wacky acronyms people throw around on the internet…

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My progress so far isn’t exactly breathtaking but I haven’t had to rip it out yet so its going quite well. 🙂 Five rows down, 45 more to go. New squares a published weekly with the next one due on the 10th so I guess I should get hooking on this one or I’m going to end up behind.

The Two Hearts blog has a ton of free and geeky patterns, including several CALs. I used a couple of squares from their Star Wars CAL to make a pillow for Christmas and I’m eyeing the Doctor Who CAL as well. Check out the blog at: https://twoheartscrochet.com/ and maybe find some inspiration for your next project.

Convertible Pony Tail Hat

As promised in my last post, here is the convertible hat I’ve been making multiples of.

The pattern can be found here: http://www.goddesscrochet.com/2015/02/27/ponytail-hat-neckwarmer-free-crochet-pattern/

The pictures are of the first one I made, using whatever yarn I had lying around, to test out the pattern. It has a drawstring in the top and can be worn three different ways: with the drawstring fully open for a cowl, drawstring partially closed to allow a bun or ponytail to poke out, and fully closed as a regular hat.

I think it turned out quite well and I’ve made several since. No one would guess that the hat has a white band because I ran out of green. 😉

Happy New Year!

I am alive 🙂 and I will post more often now that the holiday madness and new year drama are over. Part of the reason it’s taken me so long to get a new post up is that I’ve been having a hard time deciding what to post first. I’ve been pretty busy lately you see… So I figure I’ll start off with the Christmas present I couldn’t post earlier.

First, we have the 4th Doctor’s scarf:

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Next is the blanket for my daughter:

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A Star Wars themed pillow for my son:

A convertible hat for my God-daughter:

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And a hat and scarf for my mother-in-law:

That’s about it for Christmas presents. Next post: more about that convertible hat.

Winter Accessories for Emma – Pattern

Today’s post is the patterns for the hat, scarf, and mittens that I posted for Emma last week.

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These will fit an Emma doll made with a 3mm hook. If you use a 2.5mm hook for the doll I’d suggest using a smaller hook or a finer yarn. It doesn’t really matter for the scarf but with the hat and mitts you might want to try them on as you go to make ure they will fit.

This pattern is available as a free pdf download from my ravely page at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-accessories-for-emma

Hook size: 5.5mm

Yarn: worsted weight (4)

 

Scarf

chain  58

row 1: (dc, ch 1, sc) in 3rd ch from hook, * sk 2 ch,(dc, ch 1, sc)in next ch* repeat stitches between *s to end of ch, turn

row 2: ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, sc) in ch space* repeat stitches between *s to end of row

Fasten Off

 

 

Mittens x2

Worked in joined rounds.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle, join with a sl st (6)

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st (12)

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc around, join with a sl st (12)

Rnd 4: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc* repeat twice, join with a sl st (9)

Switch from working in rounds to working in rows.

Row 5: ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc2tog in next 2 st from previous round

Row 6: sc in each sc from previous row

Row 7 – 15: repeat rows 5 & 6 to end of round

sl st edges together

Fasten Off

 

Hat

Worked in joined rounds.

Rnd 1:12 dc in magic ring, join (12)

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (24)

Rnd 3: ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc* repeat to end of round, join (36)

Rnd 4: ch 2, dc in each dc to end of round (36)

Switch from working in rounds to working in rows.

Row 5: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3ch, sc2tog in next 2 st from round 4

Row 6: sc in each sc from previous row

Row 7: repeat rows 5 & 6 to end of round

sl st edges together

Fasten Off

 

That’s it. They’re pretty simple and quick to make. Coming soon: a jacket! 🙂