Just in time for Valentine's Day - a bead embroidered heart! I made this at Texas Bead Retreat this year. It was it a fun class that really got my imagination going. The chain is a simple RAW stitch.
I'm a long- time fan of the patterns offered by Bonita Patterns & Yarns, so I tend to follow her to see what new stuff she creates. When I came across this scarf, I knew I had to make it. I used Friday Night Fibers in Black Magic and Dirty Martini, and only worked one side of the scarf to create more of a cowl. I used fingering weight to get a lovely drape effect.
I'm happy with how it turned out and am thinking of making one in pink - like a flamingo!
I really don't know what to call this thing. It's part scarf, part necklace, but all fabulous. I wanted something to keep my neck warm but not add all the bulk. After all, in doesn't get THAT cold in Texas. Bonus points for the extra pizzazz it added to my outfits.
Background: I attended a craft fair a month or so back and ran into a lady that had made several of these in all kinds of colors. She immediately came over and told me how to make them. I knew I had to have one. I adjusted the concept a bit and changed up the colors to work with my color cravings. I liked it so much I made a few more.
What do you think? What would you call it?
One of my goals next year is to start bringing some of my clothing designs to life with crochet. To help with that, I've been working up patterns by other designers so I can gain more knowledge on the various construction methods. When I saw this pattern by Starlily Creations, I knew I had to make one.
Her pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, which would be fabulous, but I decided to go with a lighter weight to see how that would look. I am pleased with the results. What a fun, girly, jacket to wear over jeans and a casual top.
You can get the pattern here.
I decided it was time to expand my circle of friends. I also decided I needed to crochet more (HA!). So, I combined the two.
I knew when I made the flamingo hat that it was just a matter of time before I made an amigurumi version. It took a little longer than planned due to other things that were screaming to be made first, but here he is in all his pink glory.
Meet my first Bird Buddy.
He has plenty of tail feathers and even feathers on the side. He's fun to make too!
A pattern is available on this site, Ravelry, and Etsy.
Now I'm off to make him some more friends.
Last year I was gifted "Crochet Ever After" by Brenda K.B. Anderson. I'm not sure why I had not yet taken on any projects as I love each and every one, bu when I received a request for a dragon scarf I knew exactly where to look.
This project worked up quickly and was enjoyable to make. I love how the texture of the scarf turned out.
Did Santa forget to bring the puppy this year?
Or maybe Santa forgot to bring the new pillow for the couch?
Either way, I've got you covered! Meet the Puppy Bolster Pillow! Yep, that's right! All the cuteness of a puppy and the desired neck support wrapped up in one adorable package.
As usual, the pattern is only $5 and is avaialabe on this site, my Ravelry store and my Etsy store.
When I first came across this pattern by CraftyisCool I KNEW I had to make one. I freely admit to being a Star Wars geek and have passed on the obsession to my children.
The pattern is fantastic and the instructions are very clear. I was able to make him over the course of a few evenings, but give yourself a bit more time if you have not made a lot of toys.
May the Force be with you!
Sometimes you buy yarn and don't have a plan for it. You buy it simply because it's beautiful. Okay, okay . . . I do that ALL the time. Anyway. when I saw this yarn at the local yarn store it called my name. I bought all of it. All. Of. It.
I knew it wanted to be something special. At first I did just a simple double crochet with it and it was FABULOUS! I loved how the colors worked up.
I then decided to give it a try by adding some more interest to the pattern and it worked out great! I made two to see how it would look with the holes running horizontally and vertically. I think it's pretty cool.