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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: FUS RO DAH! on: January 27, 2012 07:13:29 PM
Hahaha YES! Good job Dovakind.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Perler Bead madness in the form of necklaces! on: December 13, 2011 11:06:03 AM
These are adorable!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Mocha Slouchy Delight Hat on: November 05, 2011 03:36:58 PM
This one looks super warm. I love it!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted-Look Headband w/ Flower (and pattern) on: November 05, 2011 03:33:37 PM
I love this! I just made a few utilitarian ski headbands but this one is so much prettier. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Recycled 2 pairs of jeans and a few buttons - Upcycled crocheted bag! on: August 16, 2011 08:05:22 AM
Wow!! Great job. Was it rough on your hands? This seems like it would be a very sturdy bag!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Snuggles for shelter animals on: August 01, 2011 12:10:35 PM
One of my new year's resolutions was to start crocheting for charity. Well cut to 6 months later and I finally did it. I found this charity called Snuggles Project and decided this was the one. I love animals, have worked with them for many years of my life and have 4 cats of my own. When I worked in a vet's office I remember the cats and dogs had these rough, bleached one too many times towels to lay on in their cages. If they didn't have a towel the cats would lay in their litter boxes. So sad! This replaces those towels with something comfier. I crocheted these snuggles without a pattern. I just chained enough to reach 15", 18" or 24" and then HDC across until all sides were the same length to make a square. If you have yarn scraps that you know you won't use this is a good way to make a homeless animal happy, clear out your stash and put your yarn to a good use!

Left: dog snuggles, right: cat snuggles

I plan on making more with the rest of my stash and I have a feeling I will be unwinding a lot of thrift store sweaters this holiday season for even more.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: x-stitch crochet pillow on: July 30, 2011 09:03:47 AM
Thanks guys. I didn't want to worry about it being EXACTLY in the center so I figured off in the lower corner would look cute & be different Smiley
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / x-stitch crochet pillow on: July 27, 2011 10:54:44 AM
I bought a 12" x 12" pillow form for a project that totally did not work out (let's just say I am not a seamstress at all) so I wanted to crochet a pillow case for it. I googled envelope pillow tutorials and crocheted a simple rectangle with single crochets big enough to make the envelope pillow case. It looked pretty bland being just a solid color so I decided to try cross stitching on the pillow. I've never done this before but I like the result!

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Scrappy cat bed on: July 27, 2011 10:47:35 AM
Thanks! Sorry it's not a concise pattern but it worked so that's what matters I guess  Cheesy
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Scrappy cat bed on: July 26, 2011 04:05:41 PM

My cat Bee likes to knead everything I that crochet so I decided to make her a bed with my scraps from other projects. I had made a blanket for a baby girl recently so I had pink and purple leftover. I also threw in some black. The other side of the bed is white and dark purple, scraps from a hat & scarf set that I made as a Christmas gift.

I totally made this bed up in my head and then pieced it together as I went. Every crochet pattern I have found for a cat bed is just a crochet circle with no fluff for the cat to lay on. I wanted something filled with stuffing.  I started off by making this Simple Round Pillow almost to a T but I only did 11 rows because I ran out of yarn, and at the last step I sc'd the 2 pieces together right sides facing outwards so that I would have a ridge of stitches going around where the pillow was joined and I could attach the other part of the bed to this. I also just stuffed the pillow with polyfill instead of using a pillow form like the pattern suggests. To make the sides I did this:

Ch 120. Sc in each across, ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea across for however many rows you want depending how tall you want the sides of the bed to be. I did 16 rows of hdc, half in black and half in dark purple. I folded this scarf-like piece of fabric in half, sewed up the long edge, stuffed as much as I could with polyfill, then sewed the 2 ends together to make 1 big donut looking piece. Then I sewed this onto the ridges I created when sc'ing the 2 pieces of the Simple Round Pillow together.

Bee loves it and when one side gets full of fur I can flip it over to show the other side. Wink This bed was a great way to use up my scraps but I would really like to make a nice solid color bed with this pattern in the future. I think it would look a lot neater and more like a store bought bed in just 1 color. Red heart cheap yarn for the win! Wal-mart here I come!
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