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Saturday Freebie: Funky Peony Scrubbie Crochet Pattern. One of my favorite things about springtime is the sudden and overwhelming appearance of peonies. When I was growing up, I knew the end of the school year was coming close when, out of nowhere, the two peony bushes in the back yard exploded into bloom, and we’d cut big bouquets of them for our teachers. We’d wrap wet paper towels around the bottoms of the stem, dunk the blooms in water to kill the ants that LOVED them, and then happily walk to the bus stop, flowers in hand. The problem with peonies is that their season is REALLY short. Like, three weeks and they’re done short. So, when I saw a crochet pattern for a small ruffly brooch that looked like a peony, I immediately wanted to make one. But rather than making a brooch (because honestly, I stick one brooch to my coat at the beginning of winter, and half of the time it doesn’t make it all the way through) I wanted to make a “full size” peony something.

See, the thing about crochet is that it can be very multi-functional. CH – Chain. Make your own Domo! | Crafty Queens. For English version, see below Een eigen Domo-kun, wie wil dat nou niet? Dit Japanse cartoonfiguur is in Nederland dan nog niet zo bekend, als je hem een keer hebt gezien, heb je al snel de Domo-fever te pakken! Toen ik naar China ging zag je hem overal! Ondertussen heb ik Domo-handschoenen, een Domo-hoesje voor m’n telefoon, en nu ook een Domo-mobielhanger! Wat heb je nodig? – dun bruin katoen (wol kan ook maar die is vaak niet zo dun te vinden) – een haaknaald die bij de dikte katoen past. Oke, aan de slag! Armpje (x2) = haak 3 lossen, keer om en haak 1 vaste per steek, beginnend bij de tweede losse vanaf de naald. Beentje (x2) = haak 4 lossen, keer om en haak 1 vaste per steek, beginnend bij de tweede losse vanaf de naald.

Laat de draadeinden lang genoeg om ze in te weven. Lijfje: Toer 1: 7l, keer om, 1v in elke l. (6v) Toer 2-7 1l, 1v in elke v. Toer 8: 1l, 1v in elke v, maar alleen in de voorste lus. Toer 9: 1l, 1 v in elke v. Toer 10: 1l, 1 v in elke v, maar alleen in de voorste lus. {Amigurumi Whale} When I saw these cute whales, I just couldn't resist making some of my own! I decided to make mine in funky and bright colors! The pattern is easy to follow and can be whipped up pretty quickly! I made some changes to the pattern though.

I used a 4mm (E) hook, and upon addidng the new color (white) in R8 I crocheted in the back loops and then started decreasing. FINS x2 ch 4 Dc in 3rd ch from hook Hdc in next Finish off and fasten off. I also decided to add some yarn on the top as if the whale is blowing out water! 26 Clever And Inexpensive Crafting Hacks. Cotton from “Oblivion Island” It’s always fun when we have moments of amigurumi inspiration when we know we HAVE to make something or someone into an amigurumi. This happened to us about two months ago when we watched a Japanese movie called “Oblivion Island: Haruka & the Magic Mirror”. We had seen the trailer while watching another movie and the concept looked very interesting. “Oblivion Island” explores what happens to neglected items such as old toys, and people have compared it to “Toy Story" (except from the owner’s perspective) and "Spirited Away" as the main character Haruka explores a magical world filled with unique creatures.

Although we felt that the story progressed a little too fast at times, we thought that the overall concept was very creative, the visuals were beautiful and the story was touching (I must admit that I teared up in certain parts). Take a look at the trailer below to get a taste of the movie: One character in particular stood out to us. We were finished Cotton’s head! {Amigurumi Miku the Panda Pattern} HEAD:With white and 4mm hook: R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6) R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12) R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18) R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24) R5: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (30) R6: 4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (36) R7: 5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (42) R8: 6 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (48) R9: 7sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (54) R10-12: sc in each stitch around (54) R13: 1 dec, 7sc, repeat 6 times (48) R14: 1 dec, 6 sc, repeat 6 times (42) R15: 1 dec, 5 sc, repeat 6 times (36) R16: 1 dec, 4 sc, repeat 6 times (30) R17: 1 dec, 3 sc, repeat 6 times (24) R18: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 6 times (18) R19: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times (12) R20: 6 dec, (6)Finish off and fasten off.

R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12) Finish off and fasten off. R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)R4-9: sc in each stitch around (18)R10: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times (12) Canine Thespian: Stuffy Love -- Dinosaur 2. I've been in crochet overload. I swear I'm starting to get carpal tunnel syndrome in my wrists. This probably means I should cease but I find my hands itching to do something when I stop. The click of my bones reminds me of the rhythmic sound of knitting. Yep, I think it's time to take up another craft. This dinosaur was my first commission! Here he is in pieces: And here's the finished product: It's actually good that someone ordered him before I made him or I think we might have another stuffed animal cluttering our living room! I am slowly starting to take on real work again which maybe means a little less crochet. Happy Crafting! Xx Nicole. Kraftcroch: ★ haz tu roscón de reyes sin ensuciar la cocina. How to embroider blanket stitch edging.

Blanket stitch edging is a wonderful decorative edge, but also very functional too. It not only strengthens, but can also straighten the edge of your hand stitched project. It can add a fabulous pop of color and create a clean, uniform look to the bottom of a scarf or garment. Blanket stitch edging is also a useful stitch for joining pieces together.To begin, all you'll need is a tapestry or yarn needle, yarn of your choice, and the item that you'll be stitching on.

Thread your needle with a tail, Working from left to right, bring the yarn up through from the back to the front as shown (you'll want to pull enough yarn through to stitch the entire row across), Next situate the needle as shown...in through the top, come under and back out of the bottom edge. This is important...next thing you'll want to do is make sure that the other end of the yarn loops around the bottom where the tip of the needle is.

Now pull through and voila! And pull through. Now just keep going in this manner, The Roxycraft Blog: Amigurumi Lessons :: Attaching Limbs Pt 1.

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Amigurumi (crocheted dolls) Crochet Hobo Bag. I saw this bag and it totally drove me crazy! For days! Can you imagine? As alluring as it could be, I had to restrain myself from placing another order to Knitpicks. They have some really wonderful wool yarns that are so soft and easy to crochet. I placed my first and only order of Wool of the Andes chunky and was very delighted at the quality as well as the price. Lucky for me, I over-ordered and have enough yarn for this bag. It is not a very difficult pattern to figure out at all.

So here it is, my inagural design that I finally managed to write down.Crochet Hobo Bag(inspired by the above Nordstrom bag) Pattern written by Dao Lam Materials: 2 skeins Wool of the Andes Chunky (www.knitpicks.com) Hooks size K-11 (6.5mm), J-10 (6mm), and H-8 (5mm) Tapestry needle to weave in ends Lining fabrics of choice One set of magnetic snaps One purse handle (usually sold in a set of 2 but only need 1) Ribbon of choice Sewing threads that match color of yarn and lining (or invisible threads) To line bag: How to follow a chart or pattern using Tunisian crochet - Part 1. Following a pattern with Tunisian crochet - PART 2. Blooming Flower Cushion. Here is my tutorial showing how to construct this wonderful layered flower and then make it into a Blooming Flower cushion/pillow. First of all I would like to say that this pattern is not my own.

I found it via Two Butterflies blog. In this blog post, Jennifer shows her own creation and gives a link to the original pattern which is actually a vintage potholder design from the 1940's. The original pattern is short and sweet and written in US terms. The directions re how to increase in each round are vague and took me a fair amount of trial and error before I got it sussed. My hope is that by writing a picture-heavy tutorial and explaining precisely how the circle takes shape, you won't have any trouble giving this a whirl. Before we begin, a little summary of the basic stitches. Sl st [slip stitch] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch, then through the loop on your hook.

To begin :: ch 6 and join to form a ring. Round 1 :: Ch 1, then work 15 dc into the ring. How to Crochet a Granny Square. Granny squares are among our most popular crochet projects, with good reason; they are versatile, easy to crochet, and endlessly intriguing. If you're new to crochet, the granny square is a fantastic first project; and if you're an expert, there's always a way to make a granny square look fresh and unique. If you doubt that, be sure to drop by our free patterns for granny square variations, and our list of granny square crochet project ideas. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a basic granny square, but there are many ways to fancy up your grannies, and many different ways you can use them. Gauge: Granny squares can be worked at any gauge. If you're crocheting a granny square as part of a pattern, match the gauge mentioned in the pattern as closely as possible.

Choosing Materials: Granny squares can be worked with any yarn plus a crochet hook of appropriate size. Choosing Colors and Fibers: Granny squares can be a single color or multicolored. Abbreviations: