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11  Master Key keychain in CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES by FreakieGeekie on: March 04, 2016 12:58:46 PM
My aunt is an avid fan of the Legend of Zelda series and has logged untold hours in Ocarina of Time and Link to the Past. She's also prone to losing her keys so I figured the best way for her to keep up with her keys would be if I made her a keychain that was hard to overlook.
With her love for LoZ in mind, I went to Pinterest and started searching for LoZ themed cross stitch patterns. I found an Etsy pattern-listing for the Master Key, which I thought would be fitting for a keychain.

The keychain is worked on 10 count plastic canvas and is double-sided: the other side is a mirror image of this side but I didn't take a picture of the other side. The key is 1.5" x 1.5" (at the widest point). I took a picture of it next to my hand because when I took a picture of it alone, it gave the impression that it was large.
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12  Super Mario themed coasters in Needlework: Completed Projects by FreakieGeekie on: March 01, 2016 10:47:29 AM

My fiance was saying we needed coasters so I pulled out the plastic canvas that alwaysinmyroom had sent me and some yarn and hit Pinterest for ideas.
I had saved a lot of Perler bead and cross stitch patterns with Mario as the theme and decided that I would use some of the iconic images for our coasters.
These are a little over 3"x3" (I accidentally cut them as 22 sqs x 22 sqs instead of 21x21) and were worked using the tent stitch and Red Heart yarns. They're backed with felt interfacing to keep them from sliding around.
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13  Pretty purses in Crochet: Completed Projects by FreakieGeekie on: March 01, 2016 09:15:49 AM

My sister was saying she wanted a new purse and since she's bad about losing her purse (never when she's out anywhere, always at home), I made her one using Red Heart's Blacklight yarn so that it would be easier to spot; the strap is Red Heart Black. I crocheted it using two strands of yarn held together and a J-hook so that it would be sturdier and wouldn't need a lining sewn in; she prefers a purse without a closure so that it's easier for her to get to her inhaler if she needs it.
My friend loved the colors so much that she asked if I could make one for her birthday gift. However, she wanted a smaller one, one that was "just big enough for [her] cellphone, 3DS, and one of [her] Magic decks". Since I didn't have a button that I thought would look good with the Blacklight yarn, I crocheted a cover onto a button before sewing it on.
The tiny pink/brown purse is for my cousin's two year-old, who LOVES purses and is always trying to steal her aunts' or Mawmaw's purses. I made it using the yarn I had left over from making her aunt's purse because her favorite color is pink. The yarn is Loops & Threads Charisma in Chocolate Cupcake.
My sister's purse was made by making three rectangles: one for the front, a slightly larger one for the back, and a long narrow one for the strap. I sewed the ends of the strap together then pinned it to the sides and sewed them together. My friend's purse was made from two rectangles: one for the front and back, which I folded over, and one long narrow one for the strap. The pattern for the mini purse was made up as a I went along.


These purses were made as an experiment in which I attempted to make my own simple yet elegant purse pattern. They turned out much better than I expected. Both purses are worked in the round. When I reached the desired depth, I worked a row 'til I reached the desired length. I then cut the yarn and started at the edge of the flap and worked it across, skipping a few stitches at the center of the flap for the button hole. Once I reached the end, I turned and worked back across the row.
I made some notes for both of these purses but I'm not too sure that they'll be much use as I can't quite decipher them myself! Tongue But I will be attempting another purse from it and hope to make more coherent notes so that I can share the pattern!
The pink/brown purse is Loops & Threads Charisma in Chocolate Cupcake and the blue multicolor is Loops & Threads Charisma in Northern Lights.
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14  Nerdy Hats in Crochet: Completed Projects by FreakieGeekie on: March 01, 2016 08:44:28 AM
This set of R2-D2 hats were made for my fiance's nephews. These were 99% finished in December: the hats just needed the little details sewn on.

These were made using this Star Wars Droid Beanies pattern I found on Ravelry.



I made the Deadpool hat for myself to wear on Valentine's Day when my fiance and I went to see the Deadpool movie. But the weather was warmer than previously predicted so the hat stayed home. It's simply my basic beanie pattern with an applique of Deadpool's logo sewn on it.
The red Mario hat I made for my cousin's son, who adores the Mario games. It was made using a pattern for a lady's newsboy cap. I noticed that many who had made the hat using the same weight yarn, same hook, and matched the gauge had said it was much too small, even for a woman with a smaller head so I knew it would be the perfect size for him Smiley
The Pokeball hat was made using my own pattern with color changes and a sewn on release button applique.
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15  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: March 01, 2016 07:51:50 AM
I've been away for a while because the cushioning in my chair is wearing thin so it's NOT comfortable to me right now Tongue
But I have been making crafts and here they are:


(these were 99% finished: the hats just needed the little details)
(made a couple of these in December but most of them were made in January)

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16  Snuggly baby things in Crochet: Completed Projects by FreakieGeekie on: January 17, 2016 07:14:43 PM
I'm pregnant with my first sprog and since he's due at the end of March, which is sometimes still chilly, I crocheted up a cocoon, booties, and beanie for him Smiley

The cocoon was made using this pattern from Red Heart, the booties are from this pattern from Crochet Hooks You, and the hat was made from my own pattern, which involved some trial and error.
I know it looks a bit weird that there's no white on the hat or booties but the cocoon was supposed to have a fuzzy trim on it and I didn't have fuzzy yarn (I hate that stuff).

Yarns used:
Loops and Threads Charisma in Aqua (the label says it's Aqua but it doesn't look the slightest bit green; the blanket pictured on the label called for Aqua and it looks more green)
Red Heart Super Saver in White
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17  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: January 17, 2016 07:05:08 PM
Is it too late to join?

NEVER! Join us and challenge yourself! Cheesy

Here's my latest creations, a set of snuggly baby things for my little sprog, who's due at the end of March:
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18  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: January 17, 2016 07:00:37 PM
Prompt: January- Three Billy Goats Gruff
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: UFO
Project Name: Snuggly baby things
I made this set of three baby things for my little sprog, who's due at the end of March. The cocoon was made using this pattern from Red Heart, the booties are from this pattern from Crochet Hooks You, and the hat was made from my own pattern, which involved some trial and error. I sort of used three skeins for this: two skeins of Loops and Threads Charisma Baby in Aqua (though it looks more blue to me) and the remnants of a skein of white.
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19  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: January 11, 2016 10:44:03 PM
I've made two things so far this year and am working on a third project!

For my boyfriend's best friend, a hat in LSU's colors:

I'll probably make a few more hats to go along in a post with this before giving it a thread. I'd feel silly putting one hat in its own thread Tongue
Yarns used:
Caron Pound of Yarn in Deep Purple
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold

A car seat blanket for my little sprog-to-be:

It measures 24"x30", which is just a bit bigger than the measurements I found for a car seat blanket but that's okay with me Smiley The next blanket I'll be making will be a crib blanket for when he's older. I'll probably start on it soon and work on it throughout the year Smiley
Yarn used:
Loops and Threads Charisma Baby in Toy Train
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20  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by FreakieGeekie on: December 30, 2015 08:29:30 PM
Prompt: December - Sock Monkey
Team: Fandom
Project Name: Chad's hat
Project Link: Here
Sock monkeys are very soft and, traditionally, they're a lovely shade of charcoal grey, much like the yarn I used for this hat. I had made it just for something to keep my hands busy while we were visiting his grandparents in Arizona over the holidays and my fiance decided he wanted it.


Prompt: December - Rubik's Cube
Team: Fandom
Project Name: Colorful hats
Project Link: Here
The stickers on a Rubik's Cube are brightly colored, much like these hats. Smiley
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