I love to crochet. And it keeps me out of trouble (shops, trips!)
I don’t really need the stuff I make so if you want to buy anything, yell out.
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It has a clip on one end to attach it too the back of the book and that way you don’t lose it!
Now available on etsy
patterns for four styles of hat.
Flower chains – my new thing.
now with it’s flower.
a sweet sunny sun hat – also with flower1
A “daisy” chain.
and a pen holder.
and a beanie in tapestry crochet
I’m calling this the satanic santa hat – or it could be for Halloween
Aww, 2 puppies
for the bubs (hats, booties and toys and a blankie)
and for the oldies in Christchurch (slippers)
and there was some for the doggies too, but I forgot to take a photo!
I made a teddy bear for my brothers new bub called Ruby.
But it was kind of a dull red so I made another one in a nicer red.
Unfortunately neither red photographs well!
I have been making a few things.
A jersey for me, some beanies and puppy coats for charity, a throw and beard hats!
From this to … this
and the Beard Hat.
I made this to replace my too bright summer bag. But it came out a bit too big.
So, you know the drill…!
So not much crocheting done.
These are from last week.
I like this one too, but a bit big.
I did the strap Guatamalan styles – it ties at the side so you can adjust it.
This on is a bit more colourful and it’s the one I’m using at the moment.
I do love doing these!
Now this one is a bit long and narrow for me. It’s a nice bag though, for someone.
So I’m off to make another one for me.
The thing about tapestry crochet is that they kind of suit straight line designs – so I immediately start playing with circles and blobs !
A tapestry crochet bag.
Not 100% happy with the pattern – so I’ll HAVE to make another!
I like the shape though, now how did I make it…????
Then an experiment.
With crochet, the stitches are all on a bit of a lean. I wanted to compare a shape turned one way and then the same shape mirrored over. On a square grid it looks the same (apart from which way it’s facing) but it looks quite different once it’s made up.
Hee hee, It’s a ninja finger puppet.
For my mate who had a sore finger. It’s now sitting on top of their christmas tree.
I got some wire now so I can make a nice bunch that will stand up
and I guess a vase for them.
Aww, this is Alan Alien and he’s got left behind!
I’ll take care of him.
Oh, It turns out there really is an Alan Alien and that aint him!
My first commissioned piece!
I’ve been asked to make things before and I say “YES!” and that’s the last I hear from them. But this time…
OK, it mightn’t look much but, hey..
Baby sneaker booties
And they want 2 more pairs.
Then someone else saw them… 2 more pairs, brings the total to FIVE!
Just as well they don’t take long to make. Now.
I found this Xmasy yarn and made some little bags that could hang on a tree or sit on a desk etc.
They’re full of chickpeas there, but could have a chockie or a nut
or even a ball or cotton wool scented with essential oil, say, pine…
Some plain coloured wee baggies.
And some more wee baskets.
I’ve been doing a bit of soap making lately. But I still managed to get these done too.
A squishy bag.
and a lovely red shawl.
Also I found a book called crochet hyperbolic planes which looked interesting.
It turns out it’s not a crochet book but a maths and geometry book! The author uses crochet to make models of these maths things for teaching purposes.
A very dry read.
Any way a hyperbolic plane is quite interesting to make and look at.
not sure what I’ll do with it, I have seen these before as bath scrubber scrunchy thingies, but I think this one is too soft for that.
It must be nearing Halloween or else I’ve entered a goth stage!
The skull motif bag – done in tunisian
And an actual skull! It’s just wee. I thought I might make a hat sized one …
Otherwise I’ve just done a couple more wine bags.
And then this little cutie!
It’s death, with a scythe (bit hard to see)
I did a couple more bowls while waiting for my new hook.
And then it came!
A tissue box cover…bit rumpty. I’ll have to adjust the fit for next time.
Done in sage and black.
A close up of the stitch.
Then another wine bottle bag.
In Multi and black. Very pretty.
Further to the granny collection is,
Then the first of a new line.
The wine bag.
(it says “VINO” around the middle)
I’ve been playing around with tapestry crochet this weekend and have made some little pots, bowls.
Still waiting for the double ended Tunisian, should arrive this week.
I want to get a CD box done and a new tissue box cover … actually I could tapestry that, Hmm.
I do love the granny bags. I may have to make my self one.. but they’re sooooo kitsch and kooky. I’d rather have something more styly.
Also known as afghan crochet and tricot crochet.It makes a lovely fabric and is good for tapestry crochet too.I did need a fatter hook, though. The biggest one I could find was 6mm which is a bit on the tight side for tunisian’ing 8ply.Smaller ones are readily available and I am yet to find out what the heck they are used for! If you know please leave me a message.Then I got hold of a 9mm’er. It has a hook on both ends.Which introduced me to cro-hooking. I didn’t think much of the fabric produced, but still, another stitch in the arsenal and the double ended hook works well for plain Tunisian in any case.
THEN I happened upon Tunisian in the round, which uses a double ended hook.You need two yarns on the go at once, which means you can have 2 colours.This produces a pretty cool look. I really needed more sizes in double ended Tunisians, though. After a good week hunting through the blimmin internet, I finally tracked some down. And a 6mm (the biggest they had) is on it’s way from Oz as we speak!
So that’s to come.
Along with tapestry crochet. I just stumbled on an awesome site which has got the creative juices going there too
And the kids collection (?) I don’t even know any kids!
Booties, Beanie and Blanky.
Tunisian stitch jersey.
Which brings me to another crochet love – Tunisian Crochet.
OK, How about a throw?
Chunky and soft and snugly!
Followed quickly by:
I really like this one, it’s very soft and drapy.
After a couple of simple things, I felt ready for a bit more work.
This is an heirloom style baby shawl.
How did this start?
I decided at Christmas (2009) I was going to save up for, um, well I forget, now.
Anyway the best way for me to save at Christmas is to stay at home, no shopping or trips about.
I didn’t much want to get a bunch of books for 2-3 weeks.
So I got a couple of cones of very very fine wool off trademe for $20, picked out a VERY ambitious pattern and decided that this would keep me out of trouble.
Still for sale on trademe, I might add.
This is the utterly most ambitious thing I have ever done!
Hooks out and bank account relatively intact after the hols and some 4 months later.
A friend had been making some Jean Greenhowe knitted toys for fun and for sale. I have made some of these in the past but much prefer crochet to knitting.
But I thought I could maybe do a few bits and put them on Trademe, who knows…
Work had been a bit dead – no overtime, and so I needed some extra money.
I went out and got a few bright colours and did my ‘few bits’.
The crochet poo.
Ah, the covered condensed milk can!
This I thought was an owl. Then I realised it was a penguin!
This is an owl.
Wee blue elephant.
How about for the home….
A wee spice sack.
The crocheted cover for that air freshener thingy! A hit for sure?
Then came the Funky Retro Granny collection!
The hotty cover.
The granny bag.
I LOVE this bag!