Crochet Mochi from Waffles and Mochi
Amigurumis, Free Patterns

A Crocheted Mochi

Remember your favourite shows when you were a kid? Ah, fond memories. I wonder how many were actually super annoying for our parents to watch with us? (I'm looking at you, Barney and Caillou.) I was fortunate enough to grow up with such Canadian classics as Fred Penner, Mr. Dressup, Polka Dot Door, Today's Special… Continue reading A Crocheted Mochi

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Ada in Baby Yoda Costume
Current Projects, Geekery

A Baby Yoda Halloween

Exciting life update: Mark and I welcomed our own little Baby Yoda on Canada Day 2020! She's been an absolute doll and we just love her to pieces. So, like any good, nerdy parents, we want to dress her up in ridiculous outfits to amuse ourselves. And since we take Halloween dress up very seriously,… Continue reading A Baby Yoda Halloween

Current Projects

Mandala Madness Madness

My obsession with Scheepjes Whirl yarn has reared its head before - so I am always excited to see someone's pattern that exploits these delicious ombre-colours to their full effect. Case in point: the Mandala Madness pattern by Helen Shrimpton. I first tried this pattern out on the Rosewater Cocktail. This pattern is a little… Continue reading Mandala Madness Madness

Around the House, Current Projects

Adventures in Cake Making

Mark's sister got married this summer at their parent's cottage and it was beautiful. It was a small wedding and everything except dinner was done by the bride and groom and their friends and family (including the bride's gorgeous dress - which she made). Despite a thunderstorm during the ceremony (which I think made it… Continue reading Adventures in Cake Making

Free Patterns, Geekery

Guaranteed to be a Pointless Endeavour

Get it?? Pointless??? Cuz it's a circle. Ah, puns. Anyway, here is the latest shape-themed pattern. This one is a circle made from single crochet stitches in spiral rounds. The largest circle I've made using this pattern is 18 rows (which is a decent sized circle), but I've calculated the number of single crochet increases… Continue reading Guaranteed to be a Pointless Endeavour

Free Patterns, Geekery

More Shapes: A Rectangle

Ok, on to more shapes! This one is a rectangle, and you can tweak it to be as long as you want. (Do you already know the dimensions of your desired rectangle? Scroll to the bottom to figure out the exact pattern you need!) Just like the square pattern, you work this one in rows… Continue reading More Shapes: A Rectangle

Free Patterns, Geekery

An Ideal Crochet Square

Whenever I look at the completed projects section of my Ideal Sphere page on Ravelry, I love how people have incorporated it into a huuuuge variety of projects! For a while now, I've wanted to go back and make more basic shapes for people to use as a spring board. And now I am! Yay!… Continue reading An Ideal Crochet Square