A couple of months ago, a friend approached me with a picture of a crocheted Godzilla hat, that she found online. When I first laid eyes on it, my jaw dropped in disbelief that someone would put that much work into a hat. Of course I took up the challenge, eager to see how I could improve upon the design. Let me tell you guys, it WAS NOT easy. My version took about 1.5 months to complete, but mostly bc I had to plot and plan every detail and FROG a lot of it. Somethings were good in concept, but just didnt work, like a picot row accross the spikes, which didnt stand up. In the end, I was really happy with the results, and I've even resolved to write down the pattern. Thanks guys, C&C appreciated.
I made some hats for a few of my friends kids, and even though I still have a few more to go, I think I've made a good dent so far. These each took me about a day to do, and I absolutely love how they came out! So much so that I was very tempted not to gift them, lol. I still have an Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadaby, 2 more Elmo's and 1 more cookie monster to make. These were made with Red Heart Super Saver yarn and Lion Brand Fun Fur. Enjoy, any C&C's appreciated!
So a while back I got a request for a Polar bear hat, which I thought was funny, bc I live in MN, and I could imagine my friend "blending into the landscape" . I decided to make the hat as cute as possible, even though my ideas clashed with my frriends. So I made 2 versions of the hat, the first was the original , and the second was what I wanted it to be. I dont usually like working with Fun Fur, bc as some of you know it can get tangled quite easily, and it makes it hard to see the stitches. But its starting to grow on me, especially after my latest creations, straight from Sesame Street! c&c very valued. Thanks guys!
Polar Bear hat version 1.0-Felt eyes and nose, No ear flaps, no frill, but still cute! ( I like to think of it as "baby bear")
Polar Bear hat version 2.0- Blue felt eyes and nose, Ear flaps, and pom poms, so cute, I DEF had a hard time parting with it!
Elmo- poly stuffed nose and eyes for a more realistic effect.
Cookie Monster- Felt mouth, poly stuffed eyes, and by far my fave thing, Cookie pom poms! The one on the left is an Oreo and the one on the right is a chocolate chip. I used the Clover pom pom makers, which are now my FAVE tool!
This is the project I completed while part of the September Granny Crochet Along! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356938.0 I'm finally all done! Just finished the border last night. I really enjoyed doing this one, and now it will be my own personal lapghan. Now back to the yarn wall to pick out the colors for my log cabin! Yay!
Im sure that most of you who crochet have your "boredom/distraction" crochet projects, you know the ones, that scrap blanket in the trunk of your car, or that sweater you'll finish for some christmas. Well this was mine. A Long, long time ago, when I first started crocheting I told My hubby I would make him a Tetris blankie...so 1 year of boredom and about 10 skeins of yarn later.. I give u all my masterpiece!!! Tetris a la Granny!* Ohhh, ahhh!*
I love how scary my son looks in this shot.. but he jumped in at the last moment, just to say hi to the camera..lol:
Progress shot..Well, you can atleast get a good look at most of the pattern in this shot:
The completed work! Yay!
The back and sooo many ends!:
Trust me, the hardest part of making this was sketching out the graph...I wanted it to look like a game that was about to be won.. instead of just interlocking pieces. I mustve drawn this up about 10 times... and I still messed it up about 3 times in the process. Over all, it was much fun!
Yes! Its yet another diagonal blanket of mass doom!! This one took me about 2 months.. bc I was being lazy and crocheting in btwn. Its an order from a co-worker for her daughters 10th b-day. We lovingly nicknamed it the Hanna Montana blanket..lol. It took about 12-14 ( I lost count) skeins of Red Heart super saver yarn and a J hook. Its about a twin size and measures about 3.5 ft x 6 ft, and I got the patter from Crochet Cabana. I'm so proud!*smiles*
So a friend of mine at work, finally got the good news that she's pregnant with a baby girl! This is great news for her, because she had lost 2 already, and we're all keeping our fingers crossed that this one makes it home safe and healthy. As a show of my hope and belief in her, I committed to making her the most beautiful, hand-cramping, carpal tunnel inducing blanket pattern I had in my collection. It took me two weeks of non-stop crocheting to get it done.. and I must say, I'm really proud of it. (So much so, I've considered many times keeping it for myself ^_^) I used Bernat Baby Coordinates Pink, Baby Pink, and White, the blanket was composed of one main piece worked in (dc, sc, dc, sc....) alternating colors, and then 3, yes THREE ruffles. A bottom, top and inner, and finished with a simple pink ribbon. I am NEVER crocheting something this labor intensive again, I now know why people complain so much about Picots...I'm already threatening my vagina to think of only boys..boys dont like ruffles.
I bought this lovely book at Half Priced Books for $0.25:
Ribbon & Inner Ruffle Close Up:
Top Ruffle Close up:
Bottom Ruffle Close up: I ran out of the dark pink, and then the light pink...and the Picots are in white..lol.
Size comparison: The book is approx. 12 x 9 inches.
So a friend of mine at work asked me to make her a set to go with her plaid jacket, and after much head banging and plaid hating... I decided on alternating stripes. So below we have a beanie, scarf and long mitts, I used Lion Wool-Ease Denim Twist and Caron Simply Soft Eco in Wine Country. If you look closely the you can see the scarf is actually plaid... but she was on her way home and refused to take it off... I might wrestle her for better pics later.Comments appreciated. My way too excited model...lol: