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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / A menagerie of purple animals on: July 03, 2014 01:00:52 PM
Only 2 so far but I'm planning on making many purple animals while I'm off work sick.

She is more lilac than this photo shows. My bf wants one converted into a head cover for golf clubs but with a rasta headband and not lilac. I got the patterns from raverly

I usually hate crocheting with eyelash yarn but this was okay. Probably because it's such a small project. I have some other colours in the eyelash and want to make more hedgehogs.

I'm looking out for more animal patterns to add to my collection. They will be purple as I seem to have a disproportionate amount of this colour in my scrap yarn collection! It happens in my wardrobe as well, purple goes with everything but wear it head to toe and you look a little eccentric.

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Papier mache hanging stars on: December 13, 2011 12:22:01 PM
Hi everyone, here are some pics of star decorations that I made. I was inspired by the T.V programme 'Kirsties Homemade Britain'. She used polystyrene stars and glued the paper on. I looked for stars, but the only polystyrene shapes you can buy around here are balls or eggs  Sad Anyway I decided that I would just make them myself using papier mache.

I was really pleased with how they turned out.

Have a merry Christmas! My mum and I are going to attempt a croquembouche instead of a christmas cake so I might post a pic of that (depending on how it goes  Wink )

This is a picture before I covered them with the decorative paper

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Chilli decoration on: October 16, 2011 08:05:55 AM
Hi, I decided to grow chillies this year and have ended up with loads! I made some chilli jam and some chilli oil. I just thought it would be nice to decorate the bottle with something and decided on crochet chillies.

They're made with embroidery thread. They're not finished off as neatly as I would like, but it's just for me so it doesn't really matter. I'm thinking of making some for gifts so I'll have to be a bit more careful to get a better finish. They were just something fun to make. Let me know what you think.

Alice  Wink
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / shawl and scarf on: October 09, 2011 04:30:51 AM
I'm currently working on a crochet throw so these are some in between projects to stop me getting bored.

This is a shawl from a pattern in a magazine. It was really quick to make. As you can tell, I didn't block it, but I wear it more like a scarf so it doesn't really matter.
I got the yarn on ebay, it's made up of three strands of machine yarn spun together.

Close up

The scarf is made in a blue cotton which is nice and soft.

It's actually a bit brighter than the pictures show. They just came out really dark.

Thanks for looking, tell me what you think.

Alice  Wink
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Quick cushion and scrapghan on: September 25, 2011 12:42:24 AM
Hi everyone,
These are some of my latest projects. I love making little things like cushion covers between bigger projects. This one was paticularly quick to make because I used 2 strands of yarn together. It's just rows of dc made into a long strip then crocheted together at the sides. I added the flowers for extra detail.

This is the back,

And my scrapghan

The motifs were really simple, but enjoyable to make. I'd quite like to get some yarn to make another in co-ordinated colours.

edging is just dc for one round then crab stitch to finish,

Thanks for looking,

Alice  Wink
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / mini projects on: March 11, 2011 10:09:20 AM
I was having a big sort out of all my craft stuff and came across this blanket. I'd completely forgotton about it and it must of been one of my first crochet projects. It was so close to being finished I don't know why I didn't complete it years ago. All I had to do was finish the edging.

It's kind of messy and badly finished, but I like the stripey squares. I might have a go at something similar for my next project. It's good to be able to look at something and see how much you've improved.

This project I've just completed. It's a colour experiment inspired by this post

 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374468.0   <----- soooooo beautiful

I used mophead stitch instead of spiderweb and only used 2 strands together.

I'm going to have another go at a project like this. It's great using a couple of strands together, it grows so fast!

Thanks for looking.

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Blues.......... on: March 08, 2011 11:42:21 AM
Hi everyone, just wanted to show you my latest blanket. It's the first time I've really made something this big without someone in mind to give it to.

I've been wanting to make a blanket with a more subtle colour scheme as I always seem to go mad with colours. My mum had loads of yarn in shades of blue that she'd bought for something that never got made and said I could use it, so I just got some cream yarn to go with it and sketched out a plan.

It's about 70 inches square. I used the willow pattern from the 200 crochet blocks book and then just did quite a simple edging. Each square took about 30 minutes to make and there are 100 all together. I took yarn to work and managed to make 1 each lunch break if I ate really fast. I think I started it in January.

I really wanted to do the edging with the grey/blue but didn't have any left so I had to use cream which gives more of a contrast than I wanted. I think It looks okay though. Just have to think of something to do with it now.

Let me know what you think,

Alice  Wink

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / 2 new blankets and a cushion cover on: February 11, 2011 01:00:15 PM
Hi everyone, these are my latest creations. C&C welcome.

This is a pattern I found on ravelry. I liked it because it's a ripple blanket made like an ordinary granny square so it grew really quickly.

It's about 4ft from point to point and took about 4 evenings to complete. I really enjoyed making it. It was a break from the other afghan I'm working on at the moment.

I made this next blanket for my boyfriends sisters baby, he's due in a few weeks. I wanted it to look a bit like twister, but in shades of blue and green.

This is a close up of the edging. It's a stitch that I just found called crab stitch. It's double crochet backwards and it makes a really cool spiral look. You've probably already used it a million times but it's new for me!

My cushion cover is made in a chunky yarn and is worked in trebles. I made a loose cotton envelope style liner for it. I really wanted to use wooden buttons, but you can't get anything around here (Yorkshire) so they are plastic.
Thank you for looking.  Smiley
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / the boring square afghan and the fluffy starghan on: September 25, 2010 06:19:16 AM
Hi, here are some more recently completed projects. The first is a blanket that I started a few years ago when I first started to crochet. I kept going back to it, but found the square really boring to work on. The squares kind of turned out different sizes as well. Just recently I've been trying to finish some of my many incomplete projects so I just crocheted together what squares I had and added a border.

I'm just glad to have finished it at last  Undecided I do like the colours. I'm bad at sticking to a colour scheme and tend to use every colour I can get my hands on.

This is a fluffy starghan I made in my quest to produce the perfect baby blanket for my boyfriends sister. Still not convinced this is the one for her. I think I will wait to find out if it's a boy or girl, then I can experiment with more colour options. I do now have a house full of baby blankets now though  Smiley

Thanks for looking


10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hat and scarf on: September 21, 2010 11:26:35 AM
Here are a couple of things that i've been working on lately. The hat is inspired by some that I have seen on craftster. I just made it up as I went along and was really pleased with how it turned out.

please don't look too closely at my hair in this pic, I've got a week off work at the moment so i haven't felt the need to style/ brush it  Wink

This one is a close up of the bobbles I did on the edge

This is one of my favourite things I've made...

Thanks so much for the pattern https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=238536.0
So generous to share!

The close up.

Any comments/ critique welcome


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