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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / ZUN Scarf, Special ^^Chakra^^ Scarf {Images inside} on: September 27, 2011 09:02:55 AM
My first special edition to the wonderfully customizable Zun Scarves.

To keep up with the side braiding of the two skeins of yarn I have used two separate skeins of black yarn. Making first an 2.5" by 8' pure black scarf. Then I individually crocheted two 2" circles of each Chakra color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) and sewed them up each side of the scarf.

The first one created was a gift for my most Inspirational friend. She has helped me out though a lot, and helped to inspire me to push forward.

(Pardon my bad lighting in the photos, the camera was dead so I used my iPod to take the pictures)

(You can see it's pure black and ZUN is sewn into it)

(You can see the length of black in between the Chakra ends)

(The Chakra circles all sewn on and in order from Crown Chakra to Root Chakra)

"Inspiration to Thrive for your own Happiness."
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / "Zun" Scarf - Inspiration to Thrive for your own Happiness. {Lots-O-Images} on: September 27, 2011 08:53:24 AM
Recently I came up with my own little inspirational idea. It started as a time killer while I couldn't sleep for a few weeks straight >.>  But it ended up meaning much more to me so I decided to take it all a step further and make more for others. The scarf started out as something I could do with minimal light at night so that I could crochet and not wake up my family.

The pattern it's self is extremely basic, the only original thing I have done is the "braiding" of the yarns up the sides as I continue the scarf. The first few of the scarves are very basic in the sense that they are just two colors. But that's one of the most inspiration parts of these scarves. I love being able to come up with many ideas to change it up.

The basic Zun Scarf looks like this...

(Coffee and Cafe colors)

(The word ZUN sewn on)

(Purple and Green Zun Scarf, with ZUN sewn on)

(Blue and Green Zun Scarf, with ZUN sewn on)

As you can see the scarf is striped with two colors. The scarf is approximately 2-2.5 inches wide and 8 foot long. Making it great for wrapping multiple times or wrapping once and draping it long down both sides. I also sew the word "ZUN" into the back, bottom of one side.

I have completed three basic Zun Scarves which I have tried multiple ideas for inspiration on them. So far I have done little crocheted stars, circles, triangles, leaves, and more. I have used buttons to decorate the bottoms. I have done tassels along the bottoms of each side. I love the fact that with such a simple scarf there are SO many different possibilities.

Possibility of the crocheted stars

Although I prefer my Zun scarf just basic with stripes. I haven't done anything to it.

I created a saying to go with my Zun scarves, since for me it is a great source of inspiration. "Inspiration to Thrive for your own Happiness."
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / BJD clothing (girl and boy) on: May 24, 2011 02:02:47 PM
Recently I received 2 BJD Hujoo's! Iliana my Hujoo Berry (the girl) was my Mother's day gift, William my Hujoo Wings (The boy) was a gift from my Fiancee. The Wings is a 26cm BJD and the Berry is a 24cm BJD.

They are so cute! But when I got them and they were naked I had to make them something to wear. Ilia has gotten two outfit with crochet, and William has a vest that I crocheted.

So here they are all dressed up!

Ilia in her first outfit a crocheted pink top (using embroidery floss) and a skirt I crocheted a white belt for and sewed some silk on. Her choker is crocheted from a pinkish-red floss and has a small scrap-booking flower charm hanging from it.

Ilia in her second outfit, a pretty crocheted rainbow shirt and skirt (both made from embroidery floss) the bottom hem of the skirt and shirt are crocheted to create a little "fringe" to them. The headband is crocheted from a fun yarn that is thin but very fluffy (sadly I don't have the name of the yarn.)

William only has one crocheted piece for now. His pants are handmade also, but his vest is crocheted from black embroidery floss and red floss to tie.
This picture the floss is tied loose and his vest was able to have an "open" look to it.

This picture the floss is tied tighter and vest had a nice closed look to it, with a nice red circle where it was held together.

I plan to make more clothing for this size doll along with some bigger clothing. I recently discovered how much I like to crochet with the floss and crochet threads. I was always intimidated by the small hooks, but I am really glad I over came that!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My Little Big Pony (many photos) on: March 08, 2011 06:44:49 PM
My daughter *loves* my little pony, so she kept asking me to make a pony. I couldn't find a pattern that I liked online. So I decided to make my own. Her body is just white acrylic yarn, her mane and tail are a funfur type yarn. The tail has white in it since my daughter told me it needed stripes of white lol! Her eye is crocheted out of embroidery thread.

I got my inspiration for bits of the pony from https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306654.0
My daughter fell in love with that pony's eyes.

So here she is...
Flower (my daughter named her)
Her standing

Her "cutie mark" a crocheted flower made of embroidery thread

My daughter Morrigan, loving up Flower <3

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Finished Christmas gifts for 2010 on: December 27, 2010 10:22:27 AM
I said much earlier this year I would post pictures of the gifts I crafted for everyone's Christmas/Yule gifts.
Here are just a few pictures of a few of the gifts I made. Not everyone has received theirs yet so I am not posted all the pictures yet.

Here are a few examples:

Pattern I created, I call it the "Blossom Scarf" I made two different color/sized ones.

A spiral flower wall hanging.

The start of the Event Plaid blanket for my baby cousin. I made two of these. The bright colors and the numbers used to make this are for my cousin. I did a dark purple, black, and gray one with the numbers for my mother.

It's a red/white/blue crocheted "shell" coaster for my dad.

I will post more pictures as soon as others get their gifts and I get more pictures uploaded Smiley
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Tea Cup with Hidden Compartment on: November 03, 2010 02:57:55 PM
This was one of my first attempts at crocheting. I read over a pattern (I don't remember which one  Undecided) and then just used it as a guide line and made my own. I did more rounds and more stitches per round than the pattern had listed but it gave me a good starting point!
I used a multicolored yarn for the cup and a brownish black color for the tea. The tea string is made of crochet thread (white).

If you gently pull up on the tea string the tea opens just a little to allow you to store treasures inside of the cup. At first look though it appears to just be a crocheted cup Cheesy All I did was crochet the tea to the same size as the rim of the cup and then sewed almost all the way around. I the sewed the tea string into the side that was not attached to the cup.

Sorry for the blurry picture I was attempting to get the color scheme in this one.

I enjoyed making this cup (it ended up being a gift for my Mum Smiley )
Has anyone else crocheted something that had a "hidden" compartment or something?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pumpkin Patch on: November 01, 2010 12:01:59 PM
My cousin recently got married and she had asked me to make her a pumpkin patch. So I did.

I crocheted a few tiny (about 1-2 inches each) pumpkins out of orange yarn. Some are round and others are oblong.

I then chained and randomly did a picot stitch here and there. I also would crochet a random circle here and there in the vine. At random lengths I would slip stitch the chain to the top of a random pumpkin. I would crochet a little leaf shape at the top of the pumpkin and then continue the chain.
When it reached a length I liked I finished the chain off. My father gave me a slice of wood he had cut. I used a small amount of hot glue to hold the pumpkins to the wood the way I liked them laying the best. I then glued down the vine in random spots to keep it in shape. I glued it in a circle at the center of the wood so I could place a battery operated candle in the center. The candle can come off and it leaves a pumpkin patch with a circle of vines Smiley

I made this off the top of my head one day, so please feel free to use it for ideas, or a basic pattern. I would love to see what other people could do with this. I would have posted this before Halloween, but my cousin got married right before Halloween and I didn't want her to see what I made her Wink
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Need a Yule/Christmas gift ideas for 3 little girls. on: October 28, 2010 11:31:15 AM
I am a relatively new crocheter (I learned how when I was much younger and did chains for years) but recently since I got laid up I have been crocheting creations. I have made bunnies, cats, Samhain/Halloween themed items.

I have been working on hats and such too. But for Yule and Christmas coming up I have three little girls I want to make special gifts for. I recently bought 3 skeins of simply soft yarn for their gifts. One pink, one purple, and one teal. The girls are all close in age (Morrigan 3 year old, Chance 2 year old, and Addyson 1 1/2 year old).

I am hoping to crochet a cute animal (I bought safety eyes) for each. I figure the colors would be mainly purple for Morrigan's with accents in the other colors. Teal for Chance with accents in the other colors. Pink for Addyson with accents in the other colors.

 Huh But I don't know what to make for them  Huh

I was wondering if people would toss around some ideas for animals or something to make for the three of them. I usually make my own patterns as I go (for animals) but I also like free patterns (for hats or other things). So I would apperciate ideas and/or links to free patterns.

Thanks for any help!  Smiley
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