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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Peg People on: November 15, 2011 11:26:26 AM
My son has all of a sudden decided to start putting toys in his mouth.

And I have been coveting a lot of painted peg people on the internets lately.

Because I am afraid to use paint on his toys - what kind of paint is *safe* for kids, anyway? - I used my woodburner.

Warning: I am a SUPER newbie at this whole woodburning thing.  AND I can't draw.

Here goes.  The Peg People



The live in a bird house





It is so soothing burning the images onto the wood - (that I drew on beforehand). I love the smell and I love the tedious nature of it.

I hope you like it!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Clog Slippers + Pattern on: November 09, 2011 11:29:09 AM
I am making an attempt to think of more boy projects.  A friend requested that I make her son some crocheted slippers.  I like how they turned out. And the fact that they were SO easy - and took about as long to make as a hat - makes them my favorite project so far!  As always, let me know if you want a pattern!





Update Pattern!

For the pattern with pictures, please see my blog:
http://sensitivesnapdragon.blogspot.com/2011/11/boy-clog-slippers-pattern.html

Clog Slippers Pattern

What you will need:
~ one skein of pumpkin colored yarn, rolled into two balls (or you could just buy two skeins of the same color)
~ a small amount of brown yarn
~ crochet hook - size I/9 5.50MM
~ crochet hook - size G/6 4.25MM
~ 2 buttons
Shoe:
With pumpkin colored yarn, I/9 hook and holding two strands together
Chain 4 (fig 1)
Connect with a slip stitch to form ring (fig 2)
Round 1: Chain 3 - this counts as first dc (fig 3), dc 11 times in ring (fig 4) - 12 sts
Round 2: Chain 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each dc around (fig 5) - 24 sts
Round 4-7:, Chain 3, dc in each dc around (fig Cool- 24 sts

Row 8:  turn, chain 3, dc in next 17 dc, leaving the remaining 7 stitches unworked (fig 7) - 17 stitches
Row 9 - 11: turn, chain 3, dc in next 17 dc (fig Cool
Finish off, leaving a 12 inch tail. (fig 9)
Using the long tail, close up the back with a whip stitch. Weave in tails (fig 10)

Strap
With pumpkin colored yarn, I/9 hook and holding two strands together
Chain 18
Row 1: sc in second chain from the hook and each chain across -17 stitches
Row 2-3: chain 1, turn, sc in each sc across - 17 stitches (fig 11)

Sew Strap to shoe, leaving the bottom inch or so un-sewed (see fig 12)

Button Circle
with size G/6 hook, and brown yarn
chain 2 (fig 13)
Row 1: 6 sc in first chain (fig 14)
working in continuous rounds

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (fig 15)
slip stitch in next sc, finish off
Sew button circle and button to shoe (fig 17)

Make another one Wink! (fig 18)

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hat for the Boy updated with pattern! on: October 27, 2011 02:02:10 PM
Since my daughter has been born, I have been going crazy with making stuff for her.  I love pink and flowers and all things girly, really.  Well, I DO have a son - and it is only fair that I make him stuff too!  So, last night - I determined that I need to make him a newsboy cap.  That is nice and masculine, right?



I made it in these random colors because my boy is random.  LOL.  (and I won't have to try to match it to his outfits!)



I hope you like it!

The pattern is pretty self explanatory.  But if you would like me to make a pattern, I will. Wink  

Pattern:
using two strands of yarn held together:
Gray:
chain 4 - connect with a slip stitch to make a ring
Round 1: 12 Double Crochet in the ring (you should have 12 stitches)
Round 2: Chain 3 (this counts as 1 double crochet), turn, 2 double crochet (in the back loops) in each double crochet around (you should have 24 stitches).  Crocheting in the back loops and front loops gives your hat the rings.
Round 3:  Chain 3 (this counts as 1 double crochet), turn, working in the front loops, ]2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next] around (you should have 36 stitches).
Round 4:  Chain 3 (this counts as 1 double crochet), turn, working in the back loops, [2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next 2] around (you should have 48 stitches).
Round 5: Chain 3 (this counts as 1 double crochet), turn, working in the front loops, [2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next 3] around (you should have 60 stitches).
Change to white:
Round 6: Chain 3 (this counts as 1 double crochet), turn,  [2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next 4] around (you should have 72 stitches).
Change to Camouflage
Round 7: Chain 3, double crochet in each double crochet around (72 stitches)
Change to white:
Round 8: Chain 3, double crochet in the next 3, decrease (to decrease, just double crochet 2 together or dc2tog), [double crochet in the next 4, decrease] around (60 stitches)
Change to brown:
Round 9: Chain 3, double crochet in the next 2, decrease, [double crochet in the next 3, decrease] around (48 stitches)
Round 10:  Chain 3, double crochet in the next 1, decrease, [double crochet in the next 2, decrease] around (36 stitches)
Round 11: Chain 3, double crochet in each stitch around (36 stitches)
Round 12: Chain 3, double crochet in each stitch around (36 stitches)
Round 13: Chain 2, half-double crochet in each stitch around (36 stitches)

Bill (I got this bill pattern from somewhere but I don't know where - it is on this random piece of paper I have in my patterns with no copyright/source or anything so I guess it is safe to post it here):

Row 1: Chain 1, working in Front Loops (front of the hat), single crochet in next 3 half-double crochet, half - double crochet in next 3 half double crochet, double crochet in next 12 double crochet,  half-double  crochet in next 3 half-double crochet, single crochet in next 3 half-double crochet. slip stitch in next half double crochet (26 stitches)

Row 2: Chain 1, turn, working in both loops, skip first slip stitch, slip stitch in the next single crochet, single crochet in next 3 stitches, half double crochet in next 3 stitches, double crochet in next double crochet, 2 double crochet in next double crochet, (double crochet in next 2 double crochet, 2 double crochet in next double crochet) twice, double crochet in next double crochet, half double crochet in next 3 stitches, single crochet in next 3 stitches, slip stitch in last 2 stitches.

Row 3: Chain 1, turn, skip first slip stitch, slip stitch in next 2 stitches, single crochet in next 3 stitches, half double crochet in next 2 half double crochet, 2 double crochet in next double crochet, (double crochet in next double crochet, 2 double crochet in next double crochet) twice, double crochet in the next two double crochet, 2 double crochet in the next double crochet, (double crochet in the next double crochet, 2 double crochet in the next double crochet) twice, half double crochet in the next 2 half double crochet, single crochet in the next 3 stitches, slip stitch in the last 2 stitches. (31 stitches)

Row 4: Chain1, turn, skip first slip stitch, slip stitch in next 2 stitches, single crochet in the next 3 stitches, half double crochet in the next 3 stitches, (double crochet in the next double crochet, 2 double crochet in then next double crochet)twice, double crochet in the next 2 double crochet, 2 double crochet in each of the next 2 double crochet, double crochet in the next 2 double crochet (2 double crochet in next double crochet, double crochet in next double crochet) twice, half double crochet in next 3 stitches, single crochet in next 3 stitches, slip stitch in ext 2 stitches, leave last slip stitch unworked (36 stitches).

Strap above the bill:
with a smaller crochet hook (and only one strand), chain 48
Row 1: single crochet in second chain from hook and in each chain across
Row 2: chain 1, turn, single crochet in each single crochet across
Row 3: chain 1, turn, single crochet in each single crochet across
Finish Off, leaving a super long tail: ~40 inches
 
Sew strap on hat with the super long tail.  Weave in ends.  Sew on buttons.

Wooo, I think I am going to be dreaming of double crochets...  No wonder people abbreviate it!

I hope this helps (and that I didn't mess up the pattern - I get this.. DOUBLE checked it.  lol).  If something doesn't look right, let me know and I will look over it again.  Thanx!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Gray Hat with Flowers - Updated with PATTERN on: October 21, 2011 02:37:30 PM
I love flowers.  I think they make anything look prettier...



I wanted a winter hat that will fit me.  Last winter, I had locs -so all my hats are too big for me.  I made this hat last night and the flower this morning.  This hat is super easy to make and quick!  I did it in about an hour and a half.  Let me know if you want the pattern.  I am gonna make one for this hat, soon.  Thanx for looking!



UPDATE:  Here is the pattern.  Pssst.  Go here for pattern w/pictures and a printable option:

http://sensitivesnapdragon.blogspot.com/2011/10/cloche-pattern.html

What you will need:



1 skein worsted weight yarn (~ 250 yards) rolled into two balls in Hat color
a small amount of yarn in flower color (~ 2 yards)
size K/101/2 - 6.5MM crochet hook
size H/8 - 5.00MM crochet hook
yarn needle
needle and thread
Hair Clip (optional)
Glue Gun (optional)


Hat
Working the hat in rows and with 2 strands:
With H hook, Chain 27  *Adjust Pattern Note 1*
Row 1: tr in 5th chain from the hook and in next chain, dc in next 17 chains, hdc in next 2, sc in last 2 (23 sts)
 
Row 2: chain 1, turn, working in back loops, sc in next 2 sc, hdc in next 2 hdc, dc in next 17 dc, tr in next tr, tr in ch 3 space (23 sts)


Row 3: chain 4, turn, working in front loops, tr in next 2 tr, dc in next 17 dc, hdc in next 2 hdc, sc in next 2 sc (23 sts)
Rows 4-26: repeat rows 2-3 **(Adjust Pattern Note 2)**


Close the side of the hat
Place the two ends of the hat together, inside out (the ridges should be on the inside).  Sc up the hat to sew the two edges together.


Close the top of the hat
Treating the sides of the sc (along the top of the hat) like sc stitches, sc2tog around until the hat closes.


Flower
base:
with H hook, chain 2
Rnd 1: 6sc in second chain from the hook (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next, 1 sc in next) around (18sts)

rosette (make 3)
With H hook, Chain 20
Row 1: 2 dc in third chain from the hook, 3 dc in next 17 chains from the hook (60 stitches). Finish off leaving 12 inch tail.

Roll the flower around so that the chain is in one spiral.  Sew the flower together.

Sew the flowers onto the edge of the base, evenly around.

Attach a clip (or a pin).  Secure with glue.


Clip or pin to hat.

Now post to Facebook and get ready for requests from friends and family!  Enjoy!


Notes on how to make the hat larger/smaller.
1.  Chain a greater or lessor amount to make the height of the hat more or less.  After you complete the first row, you can measure against your head by putting the thinner end at the center of the crown of your head.
2.  Increase or decrease number of rows to make the diameter of the hat more or less (preferable ending with an even row - to make sc UP the hat simpler - without having unnecessary tails)

 

5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Day of the Dead Skull + Pattern on: October 19, 2011 02:46:31 PM
Okay, so I made another skull - with a mouth in a better position.  What do you think?



It is a quick little project.  The skull is only about 3 inches long.

If you want to make your own, I made the pattern: 

What you will need:

Ivory yarn (a few yards)

Pink, purple, turquoise, and green yarn (about 6 inches each)

Black silvery yarn (about a yard)

Size G/6 4.25mm crochet hook

Needle and black thread

Flower for adornment

Head:
With ivory, Chain 2
Round 1: in 2nd chain from hook, sc 6 (6 sts). Place marker in last sc and move marker as you complete each round.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sts)
Round 3 make mouth :  2 sc, sc in next 2 sc
    change to pink

sc in same sc

change to purple

sc in next sc

change to turquoise:

sc in next sc

change to yellow

sc in same sc

change to green

sc in next sc

change to purple

sc in next sc

change to pink

sc in same sc

change to ivory

(sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in next sc (18)

Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24 sts)
Round 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (30 sts)
Round 6 shape chin: (2 sc, sc in next 4 sc) twice, sc2tog 5 times, (sc in next 4 sc, 2sc) twice (29 sts)
Round 7 continue to shape chin : sc in next 13 sc, sc3tog, sc in next 13 sc (27 sts)
Round 8 - 10: sc around (27 sts)
Round 11: (sc2tog, sc) around (18 sts)
Round 12-13: sc around (18 sts)
STUFF

Remaining Rounds: sc2tog until the head closes

Eyes make 2:
With Black Silvery yarn, Chain 2
Round 1: sc 6 in second chain from hook.  sl in first sc to close round.
Weave in strings.  Sew Eyes onto head.
Attach a crochet flower.

Note: Any crochet flower will do - but if you want the pattern for the flower I used, contact me, and I can make a pattern for that one. 

Thank you for looking!

Oh, and a pattern with images are on my blog: http://sensitivesnapdragon.blogspot.com/2011/10/updated-day-of-dead-skull-pattern.html
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Day of the Dead Skull on: October 18, 2011 04:18:14 PM


So, I worked on this skull (and pattern to share with you) ALL day.  I was so proud of it until I showed my husband.  He says the mouth is too far down - it looks like it is part of the chin!  What do you guys think?  I guess it is back to the drawing board!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Keroppi Bib on: October 16, 2011 07:11:41 PM


A bib I made for my neighbor.  I am giving it to her along with these two: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392853.0

8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Animals! on: October 15, 2011 11:35:30 PM
My neighbor is having a baby and they don't want to find out the gender...  Sooooo, I made her some gender neutral animals.  I hope she likes them...



More info about where I got the patterns here: http://sensitivesnapdragon.blogspot.com/2011/10/kcwc-day-6.html
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Owl Hat + Pattern on: October 12, 2011 03:30:15 PM


I made this hat for my daughter and I got so many compliments (and requests!), I decided to make a pattern - because it is just so EASY!



What you will need:
~ half a skein of worsted weight yarn of Main Color ( ~125 yards)
~ small amount of worsted weight yarn of Contrasting Color
~ small amount of worsted weight yarn of white
~ small amount of worsted weight yarn of orange
size G/6 - 4.25MM crochet hook
size H/8 - 5.00MM crochet hook
yarn needle

Hat
Working the hat in rows:
With Main Color (MC) and H hook, Chain 27
Row 1: sc in second chain from the hook and in next chain.  hdc in next 2, dc in next 22 (26 sts)

Row 2: chain 2, turn, working in back loops, dc in next 22 dc, hdc in next 2 hdc, sc in next 2 sc (26 sts)
Row 3: chain 1, turn, working in front loops, sc in next 2 sc, hdc in next 2 hdc, dc in next 22 dc (26 sts)
Rows 4-27: repeat rows 2-3

Place the two  ends of the hat together, inside out.  Sc the two edges together.


Evenly sc around the top of the hat where ever you can fit ~27 stitches.  (I got about 29).

Dec around (sc2tog) until the top of the hat closes.

Chin Straps  (make 2)
With MC and H hook Chain 23
Row 1: dc in third chain from hook and in each chain across (21 sts)
Row 2: chain 2, turn, dc in each dc (21 sts)
Row 3: repeat row 2
Finish off, leaving a 12 inch tail
Attach a cute button on one chin flap.  On the other chin flap, place ~10 chain stitches on the bottom in the middle of the other.  Slip stitch into the same place that you started the chain.

Eyes (make 2)
With MC and G hook, chain 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in first chain. (6sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sts)
Change to Contrasting Color (CC)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next) around (18 sts)
Change to White
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2) around (24 sts)

Rnd 5: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3) around (30 sts)
Rnd 6: (2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4) around (36 sts)
slip stich in the next sc.
Finish off, leaving a 12 inch tail

Ears (make 2)
Using 2 strands together,
With CC and H hook , chain 9
Row 1: sc in second chain from hook and across (8 sts)
Row 2: chain 1, turn, sc2tog across (4 sts)
Row 3: chain 1, turn, sc across (4 sts)
Row 4: chain 1, turn, sc2tog across (2 sts)
Row 4: chain 1, turn, sc across (2 sts)
Row 5: chain 1, turn, sc2tog (1 st)
Row 6: chain 1, turn sc (1 st)
Finish off leaving an 12 inch tail.



To make tassels for the ears, cut  several (~ 6 per ear) 8 inch pieces of yarn and attach them individually
.

Nose
With Orange and G hook , Chain 7
Row 1: sc in second chain from the hook and in each chain across (6sts)
Row 2: chain 1, turn, sc2tog across (3 sts)
Row 3: chain 1, turn, sc across (3 sts)
Row 4: chain 1, sc3tog (1 st)
Row 5: chain 1, sc (1 st)

Finish off leaving 12 inch tail.


Arrange all the pieces to fit like the picture and stitch in place using tails.

Post pictures on facebook and enjoy the compliments from your friends!
Now you are done!

*for a printable version with pictures, go here: http://sensitivesnapdragon.blogspot.com/2011/10/kcwc-day-3.html

Enjoy!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / William Dickerson *mature images* on: October 24, 2010 10:51:21 PM
When I was making a doll for the doll parts party swap, my sister got jealous.  I had planned on giving her the doll I recieved, but I loved him so much, I had to keep him for myself.

So, I made her a doll of her own.

Meet William Dickerson.  Dick for short.



He is a spiritual guy, communing with the heavens.  He meditates and practices yoga everyday.


He is very wise, indeed.


But don't be fooled by his calmness.  He is very masculine and can hold his own in any altercation.


And do you see that bulge in his pants?


It's not a banana...
 
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I hope that she likes him!
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