Crochet Ewok for brother-in-law for Christmas. I made him a Yoda a few years back and he’s been pestering me for an Ewok ever since. Can’t believe it’s taken me years to get this week guy done! He looks super weird without his hood!
I added the finishing touched to Jack’s Christmas stocking. I’m actually a bit unhappy with it now, I almost wish I had just left it the way it was. The letters for his name are just too small but I couldn’t find any that were bigger, these ones came from Germany so it was hard enough trying to find any letter buttons at all, never mind bigger ones. I did treat myself to some Clover Pom Pom makers and thought I’d add these pom poms as if they were the laces of the boot. Not sure I like them though, maybe they are just too big, or perhaps it would have just been nicer without them.
I’m really starting to think I just ruin these projects with my “finishing touches” and that I should just leave them without. Anyway let me know what you think, I’d appreciate the feedback.
I finished up the Snowman Wreath! In hindsight I’m not really happy with how the letters are stitched on. I should have used red yarn, or perhaps even just glued the buttons on. I may take them off and re-do. Chris also wants me to add some orange felt for a carrot nose. The pattern is on Repeat Crafter Me.
This pattern was in the October issue of Simply Crochet. It hasn’t been decorated though there was a pattern for a small star to sit on top that I just haven’t got around to trying out yet. The whole tree is probably about 10cm tall, so a perfect size for the office desk when the time comes.
This weekend was really productive as far as crochet goes.
The C2C style of crochet seems to be really popular right now. It’s a great way to take pixel art and make it big. You can use any pixel art at all, even cross stitch charts! I just did a quick sample, no idea what I will do with it though. It’s around 30cm square.
I don’t know what on earth inspired me to make these but I did and here they are. Don’t think I’ll ever wear them right enough. What was I thinking.
Pattern is here is anyone is interested: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-slippers-5
I’ve decided to make the Snowman Wreath featured on Repeat Crafter Me. It’s a really fun design by Sarah Zimmerman who quite frankly a crochet goddess in my books. I look through her blog and I just want to make everything she makes, it all just looks so wonderful.
Anyway I’ve made the covering for the polystyrene ring in a nice blue, though it looks rather grey in the photo, which is totally the fault of the lighting in our living room late at night. I used Lily Sugar n Cream Solids in Light Blue for this.
I have made the snowman but not yet made his hat, scarf or any of his features. I’ve just finished the bunting which I’ve had so much trouble with, and to be honest I’m still not happy with it, but it’ll need to do as I’m just wasting yarn now. I’ve tried this in the Lily Sugar n Cream Solids White cotton but I’ve changed to a sparkly acrylic. I’m hoping the fluff will hide the ghastly holes which I can’t seem to get rid of. I might even back the bunting with white felt. Anyway I have this pinned up on my board at work to try and stretch it out a bit and stop it from curling at the ends.
To kill time during lunch today (apart from bunting) I decided to make these swirly coasters. These were super easy to do and a great stash buster. I found the pattern on Ravelry and depending on your yarn and hook these can either be coasters or pot holders. Either way they could make a very colourful addition to your house. They did curl up quite a bit so I’ve pinned these to the board too. The pink one was my first attempt and I didn’t make the larger hanging loop at the top, and I also forgot to tighten the magic loop in the middle (I’ve tucked and cut off the end so I’m stuck with the hole). My second attempt with the blue was much better though I have to say I prefer the pink and white colours together, so I think I’ll be remaking the pink one at some point.