Thursday, October 29, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Recently Jacob asked me if I can make this character from the Among us game, which I wasn't even slightly aware it existed, and upon my initial urge to scream in delight because he rarely asks for crocheted things, I played cool and didn't show my excitement.
He wanted the red crewmate which they call "Sus" (suspicious) in the game, and searching the Internet, I found all the patterns for the characters thanks to wonderful Tiffany & Amanda from Cafe del Craft.
I altered the pattern a bit in the shape of the body and the backpack, as well as the front part of its spacesuit (the face) but having miscalculated the amount of yarn I would need, I was short of one for the legs, so I had them made with a considerably smaller hook and it shows greatly when you look at it, but Jacob doesn't seem to mind. As a matter of fact, he requested another character, and I cannot wait to make this one a buddy.
So, what has he been up to?
He is currently visiting grandma's house,
sunbathing in her flower pots,
inspecting the flowers for unwanted guests,
playing hide-and-seek with mama,
and watching his big brother play his game.
That's all from us for now. We'll be seeing you next week!
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Stepping out of my routine to concentrate on girls' crochet stuff, I made my son Jacob this scarf as a personal / handmade gift for his 15th birthday, which was yesterday. To his mama's delight, he was eager to model it for me.
I would love to have some free time on my hands and try it in cotton for Eva.
Monday, October 5, 2020
This my newest pattern for a shawl turned shrug / bolero.
For this shawl/shrug I used 1.5 skeins of Nako's Vals worsted variegated yarn (100 gr/skein) and a 3.00 mm (UK11) (US 10/3) hook.
Used terms (American terminology): chain (ch), chain space (ch sp), skip (sk), double crochet (dc), treble (tr), picot.
*tapestry needle for weaving ends.
Finished measurements: 95 cm (37.4”) long and 53 cm (20.8”) wide (at the widest point).
Tip: The tutorial shawl /shrug is made as a rectangle that fits sizes S / M. The rectangle is folded at the center in the shape of a triangle and each of the two panels is sewed so as to make it a shrug/bolero. Please consider this if you want to make it more generous in volume (length and width) and not as closely fitting at the arms. The pattern uses additions of 5, so consider this when calculating your foundation stitches if you want to make it bigger in length. I recommend you measure yourself arm to arm across your back (or wrist to wrist to be more precise, and chain as much, but be careful that you have a stitch count of 5 (additions of 5). The pattern for the foundation of this one is made with 130 stitches.
Pattern: Etsy, Ravelry & LoveCrafts