DIY Advent 5: Ethnic Wool Necklace DIY - Outfits, Shoes & Accessories Dana I often have ideas in mind, which are difficult to realize. With this necklace it turned out after the first attempt, the upper chain has to be shorter than the lower one, because otherwise the jewelry will not rest beautifully on the neckline. Material And Tools – For The Ethnic Wool Necklace You Need Wool (3 colors)Large-unit anchor chain (about 70 cm, from the hardware store)ScissorsForceps DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions DIY Step 1
Baby Chick Amigurumi Remember Jenny And Teddy Etsy shop that I mentioned in my How-To Amigurumi tutorial? Jane, the girl behind the shop who sells amigurumi patterns and the finished dolls is here to teach us how to amigurumi a little cutie baby chicky. I heart it when Jane showed me the photo and can’t wait to share this easy pattern that she specially designed for Craft Passion with you. Pattern: Elephant - All About Ami Crochet these absolutely adorable, whimsical elephants with a brilliant amigurumi technique that requires minimal attaching. Make them in a multitude of colours and add some fabric lining to the ears as a pretty touch! This elephant is an original design by Japanese artist Chisachi Kushima. For the Spanish translation, see Rani’s post HERE on “Amigurumies”, and for the French translation, see Fannie’s post HERE on “Petite Maille”. Below is the English pattern that I have translated! Materials:
Introducing Mandala Madness CAL - Crystals & Crochet When Kimberly Slifer of the Official CCC Social Group on face book asked me to design a blanket/afghan for a CAL (crochet a-long) project for next year, I was, honoured, excited, chuffed to bits…. you get the idea! The ideas that went spinning through my head were crazy. But I knew it had to be something very special, and so the idea of a HUGE Mandala started to form in my mind. As I started to work on the design I kept saying to myself “this is madness”… and so the name… Mandala Madness 🙂 And after the sneaky peek we showed you all earlier in December I have just been getting more and more excited, like a four year old waiting to go see Santa. ♥ So what exactly is a Mandala? Broomstick Lace Bracelet This weekend I learnt broomstick lace. I saw a photo of a broomstick cuff on Ravely but the pattern just says “work 3 groups of 5 stitches of broomstick lace for the length of your wrist.” which wasn’t quite the level of detail I was hoping for! As with the crocodile stitch I’d been putting off learning this stitch because it looked quite complicated and there seemed to be a lack of left-handed written instructions, and again once I got my head around it it was actually quite easy. The most useful instructions I found were detailed written instructions from dayliliescreative.com - as usual though the instructions are for the right-handed majority so I’ve created a photo tutorial here for all the lefties out there to even things up a little. I think completing this pattern with a fluffy or highly textured yarn would be a bit of a waste – you need a nice smooth yarn that will show up all the stitches. Step 1.
How To Amigurumi I heard friends and readers asking me how to do amigurumi, including patterns, materials, tools & tips etc…. you will find all the answers in this post: How-To Amigurumi!!! Frankly speaking, just like all other crafts, to make a decent looking amigurumi is not easy but it is not hard as you thought too. You need skill, skill comes from knowledge and practice…. and to success in crafting, you need patience and the “never-give-up” attitude – do it again and again until you are satisfied with the result. Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.
Baby Owl Free Pattern! This green owl was made using Vanna’s Choice yarn in Fern, Sapphire Blue, Terracotta, Linen, and Mustard My baby owls are all made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarns. They are approximately 4.5 inches high. Regarding the instructions for the body, I have indicated where the color change should start (should you wish to follow my example), but I will leave it up to you as to how you want to do your stripes. If you prefer my example, you can view my pictures and follow the color scheme accordingly. I like to change colors in every row but it sure can be tricky getting the color transition seam to look neat.
How To Crochet A Globetrotter Shawl – CRAFT – ADDICTS Craft-addicts.com and our group of professionals use all skills and experience to present you the most beautiful and useful crocheted or knitted clothes and accessories, and today we have got something special for you. You may have already heard about the crocheted shawls but visiting our website means that you have never made it before. Even if you have already made them it does not mean anything, because this Globetrotter Shawl you see on these pictures are absolutely stunning and beautiful and no matter if you are a beginner or an experienced ones, this Globetrotter spring shawls will make you jump out of your seats.
Panda Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern – Free! Thought I would share my first ever amigurumi crochet pattern that I’ve written for free! This amigurumi pattern designed by me gives instructions on how to crochet Pablo the Playful Panda. It is very easy to crochet and only requires knowledge of 3 crochet stitches – single crochet, increase and decrease. Pablo means small and humble in Spanish and his finished size is about 5″ (12 cm) high.