Sunday, May 26, 2019

Pokemon crochet - risky but worth it!


My side of the sofa has been taken over with Pokemon crochet again. After making a few more Pokeballs as a last minute present for one of Sam's friends I finally got around to making a few different balls to add to the kids pokeball collection. First I crocheted up this Ultra ball - on giving it to my children it was promptly thrown at me.
 

This didn't deter me though as I foolishly decided to try and make a repeat ball. I was very proud of it and so passed it to my husband to admire and he then threw it at me with a shout of 'I choose you!' 


Emily then requested a crochet pokemon for one of her friends and so little Lotad has just been finished up ready to join a new family. Before heading off to a new home though he went out to visit our garden pond to see if he could spot one of the frogs that have been occasionally popping by.

I'm pleased to say that Lotad has not been thrown at me, at least not yet...

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Baby blue


I'm back trying to get busy crocheting and wanted to quickly share this ripple baby blanket I finished at the beginning of Spring... 

Colours from a yarn pack bought for me by my lovely sister. Ripple pattern by Lucy of Attic24. 


Should be keeping a new tiny one warm soon :-)

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter eggs


We're off for an egg hunt tomorrow and after seeing lots of yarny eggs hanging up at Dunham Massey I was inspired to come up with my own crochet eggs to hide along side the chocolate treats.

My eggs turned out pleasingly egg shaped so I thought I would share with you my simple egg pattern.

Simple crochet eggs

Magic circle to start

Work 6 sc into circle (6sc)
Work 2 sc into each sc (12sc)
Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next sc* repeat 6 times (18sc)
Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat 6 times (24sc)
Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next 3 sc* repeat 6 times (30sc)

Work 1 sc into each sc around for next 5 rows

Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next 8 sc* repeat 3 times (27sc)
Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next 7 sc* repeat 3 times (24sc)
Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next 6 sc* repeat 3 times (21sc)
Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next 5 sc* repeat 3 times (18sc)
Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat 3 times (15sc)

Stuff egg firmly

Work *2 sc into next sc, sc in next 3 sc* repeat 3 times (12sc)
Work 2 sc into each of next 12 sc (6sc)

Finish off with long end. Use end to close top of egg.


 Now you're ready to go off for your own Easter hunt!

Hope you all have a lovely Easter :-)

Friday, January 25, 2019

Pokemon headwear


I thought it was high time for some new crochet hats for the residents of Tea Towers. After much pattern searching it seems that Pokemon are still very much in Emily and Sam's hearts so I started on a Pikachu hat for the cheeky one.


Emily kept me on target to get it finished with daily challenges that she set each night before she went to sleep - 'Mummy tonight I want you to finish ...'

She was also very clear about the level of detail she required and made sure to check in with me that I had all the materials I needed - 'Don't forget that you need red wool for the cheeks..', 'it needs to have brown stripes on the back Mummy, don't forget'.


Sam took a lot longer to decide on what he wanted. He still wears the crochet hat I made for him 5 years ago... it still fits and is super snuggly and has almost become his trademark at school, so he only wanted a hat that would continue to be as noticed.


I think he is going to be noticed in this :-)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The droid gang


I'm still loving the fantastic Star Wars crochet patterns by Lucy Collin. In the run up to Christmas they were the perfect quick gifts to make for the family.


BB-8 has come from the new Star Wars crochet book "Even more Star Wars Crochet" by Lucy Collin. I love how the clever construction worked so well to show so much detail and he ended up looking fantastic.


This kit came with so many exciting new patterns as well as the materials to make BB-8 & a Jawa.


"Utinni!"

I was much happier with the finish of my Jawa after adding an extra row of sc around the finished edge of the hood to make it slightly deeper.


Last up I made a really quick R2-D2 (and he really was very quick, only took about 3 hours from start to finish). My R2-D2 has pipe cleaners in the legs to reinforce them without any stuffing which I think worked really well.  

I just love these patterns and will be sorting through my stash to make more soon :-)



 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cross stitch for Christmas


Christmas always seems to come too quickly so I'm very pleased to have a little bit of crafting under my belt already.

These two cute cards are again quick cross stitch kits by mouseloft, they come both as kits or kits with cards and the designs fit the windows perfectly.



I love doing these cross stitch kits - super quick and satisfying. I especially like doing the black outline at the end - it brings all the stitches to life :-)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Oink!


Just finished stitching up this cute little pig cross stitch pattern (another fantastic design from mouseloft). Tomorrow I go back to work after a lovely craft filled Summer break so the posts on here will sadly have to slow back down again - awww!

Hope you've all had a fantastic Summer and been able to fit in plenty of crafty time :-)