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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / I love these dishcloths on: October 29, 2011 08:36:30 AM
... because they look so much nicer in the kitchen than my store bought ones! I used cotton yarn, so they're functional as well... Smiley

I found the pattern on Ravelry. It's from a blog: Postcards from Waterloo.

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Followed a good example: daughter's name in crochet! on: October 26, 2011 12:20:34 PM
This is where I got the idea:


And this is how mine turned out:

Too bad Marit (3-yr old) doesn't want them anywhere near her room... Maybe when she gets older, I hope so!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Slipper identity crisis... on: March 24, 2011 01:10:38 PM
Are these bunnies or mice?  Grin

Followed the pattern in Debbie Stoller's book (Happy Hooker), but I think my positioning of the ears made them look more like mice. Which is why I added to that idea by giving them a big pink nose and pink felt in the ears.

Hope my nephew likes them anyway!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / I see squares... everywhere on: February 01, 2011 01:25:53 PM
So I had lots of small bits of yarn in my stash and thought Grin it would be fun to make an afghan out of it. I decided upon the square I would use and figured out I would need 264 squares for an afhan to fit a single bed.

I bought the black yarn and one skein each of blue and lilac. The rest was all in my stash, which is a lot smaller now!

Much, much later  Wink I could lay them out on the floor:

The finished afghan:

Did I mention I didn't weave in the ends as I went  Roll Eyes? Now that I'm working on another Moorish Mosaic afghan and did weave them in as I went, I know how much time I wasted, but never mind. I took time in between to weave them in every 20 squares or so. I lost count of the squares, so I have 10 squares I didn't use. I'll probably make some more and make a doll's blanket out of them. But not any time soon... I've seen enough little squares for a while!
5  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Granny's no square and exchange bag... finally finished lining them! on: February 01, 2011 12:42:25 PM
These have been waiting for a lining for a really long time, but I've finally finished them.

My purple exchange bag made out of really annoying part synthetic, part cotton yarn that kept twisting itself up into a curl every time I drew a lenghth from the ball:

The lining (my first with zipper - I am so proud):

I used leftover yarn I had from an afghan I made earlier for the Granny's no square bag:

The lining:

I actually took sewing lessons to learn how to do a lining... and as I did these a while ago and have only done kids clothes since then, it's a good thing I'm still taking lessons  Cheesy

6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Ribbit! on: August 19, 2010 11:50:12 AM
I had some green acrylic yarn lying around waiting for something to be done with it and after a quick search I found this froggy on Ravelry.

It was late when I assembled it so at first I had it all wrong and thought the small sphere was the head... The good part about this is that I now know limbs I've sewn on are attached very firmly  Grin. I was not amused when I had to get those off, so after lots of frustration over the legs I left the arms on and just flipped froggy over.

I took 5 battered marbles out of my son's enormous stash and put those at the bottom of the body (and not the head Wink) as the pattern called for. When my 5-year-old felt those he immediately asked: Those aren't mine, are they? Ermmm... No, no, of course not...

7  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Bunny (bedfellows) on: August 19, 2010 11:33:52 AM
I've made this bunny before, but this one turned out way better... yay! Friends of ours very recently had a baby and I had this ready for them a while ago. Because I wasn't completely happy with my first attempt I made some changes this time.

I wanted it to be bigger, so I did sc in the back loops in stead of slip stitches. So far so good  Grin. As the head progressed, I realized this bunny would have the same too large around the bend face my first one had. If I had followed the pattern, bunny wouldn't have been as cute as his counterpart in the book. So I changed to colour B at round 12 in stead of round 18. I used acrylic yarn for the body and cotton for the face. The eyes are safety eyes, but I can imagine the parents will use it for decorative purposes only for the time being.

With the starghan for the same baby:

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pink babyblanket on: July 07, 2010 12:12:12 PM
A few weeks ago I bought Jan Eaton's 200 crochet blocks and I decided to use one of those blocks - no. 35 - for a baby blanket. I have now idea whether the new owners like handmade stuff, but I hope they will like this. I will let you know how that turns out  Smiley.

Just finished weaving in the last ends (how I hate weaving in ends, but crocheting over loose ends doesn't work for me, the ends still peek out). Luckily I didn't have to do all squares, as I did half of them earlier.

Here it is:
9  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Three bedfellows for my kids on: March 30, 2010 05:46:59 AM
I can't show the photo yet, as I'm new here, but I'll add it asap. -added the pic for you. fantasticmio Thanks!

The pink bear was my first and after finishing that one the sheep and bunny soon followed. It was good fun making them - and a great way to use leftover yarn. I've also tried amigurumi, but so far they didn't turn out so well (very odd long head). I followed the pattern for bunny, but apparently I dozed off or the pattern is not entirely accurate, 'cause its face turned out a bit big. It's cute though  Wink.

I think they'd also make great baby gifts (safety eyes) and some of my friends are due in a few months, so I'll probably make more with colors to match the baby's rooms.

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