It's a little elephant! I made this little pink pachyderm recently. It's based off an elephant that I made for my brother a while ago. (He likes it). At the time, I didn't write down the pattern - I just winged. (Sometimes when you just want to sit down and crochet, you couldn't be bothered… Continue reading L’Elephant!
Last month I signed up for a craft swap on craftster - my first one. How could I possibly resist a Monty Python swap?? I am a huge huge huge fan of Monty Python. I was that kid in school that could recite entire stretches of Holy Grail. Yeah. So, my swap partner, aethelberga, just… Continue reading WHAT…is your Quest??
I hope everyone is up and at 'em because the Easter Bunny came last night!! And he brought lots of chocolates hidden cleverly around the house! Perhaps the E.B. left some of these crocheted eggs for you. They are extraordinarily lovely! Plus, they will fill up your basket without really adding any weight. Of course...… Continue reading Happy Easter!
What is a scarflette, anyway? When I asked google, even it wasn't sure. (Being a made-up word doesn't exactly help.) So then I asked Etsy. Seems they aren't totally sure either! People have categorized anything from a shawl to a crochet necklace to an actual scarf as 'scarflette'. Confusifying. Well, in my mind, a scarflette… Continue reading Scarflette, Anyone?
Ever get tired of how bulky single crochet decrease (ScDec) stitches look once you've finished your piece? Fret no more! Here is a mini tute that shows how to do a ScDec so that, when viewed from the 'V' side, you can barely spot it. (This would certainly come in handy if you're attempting a… Continue reading Invisi-Single Crochet Decrease
How about a nice thin crust pizza for starters ... (Created by melbangel on Flickr!) .. and then finish it up with a sweet sundae. (Whipped up by stripeyblue on Flickr.) MMmmmm. Yarn-y goodness. Ok. That sundae makes me ready for summer now!
Making a sphere is something that comes up a lot in the realm of crocheting stuff. But how do you make a really good sphere? This is something that I pondered one day. After a very brief and half-hearted go of it with google, I decided to answer the question myself... by throwing some math… Continue reading The Ideal Crochet Sphere
This is something that I've had some fun google image searching lately. Basically, from what I've gathered from the internet, to make a freeform crochet piece, you just start crocheting... and then the key is not to stop. When you switch up the type of yarn, the colour, the technique, maybe throw in some knitted… Continue reading Holy Freeform Crochet, Batman
This is a cute little amigurumi that I made a little while ago. I definitely tried to optimize him for maximum squeeze-ability. The result being: he is super squeeze-able. I also really like his feets. He was also really fun to make. I would love to get around to making more of this guy in… Continue reading Happy Little Big Foot
Ever since I saw this project on Craftster, I have been wanting so bad to make one for myself. I mean, how cool is a giant Mario rug made out of granny squares? Ans: too cool. Props to anenemyairship for making this and it being so awesome. So, now the question to my hypothetical blanket… Continue reading It’s-a-me, Mario!