Monday, December 29, 2014

Pink Sweater for a newborn

I really love this pattern from Holland designs, so I knew when one of my coworkers asked for a sweater set for a soon to be born baby girl, that was exactly what I was going to make. She wanted the set to be pink and white, so I picked up some Bernat Baby yarn at Michaels and got to work! This is the result & I've already had a few requests for more. :)

My coworker showed me some pictures of the new baby wearing this set & I was so happy to see that everything fit beautifully and the baby looked so so cute!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Super Mario

I have been on a bit of a Mario kick lately. I made several characters from the games. I used the patterns on the Wolfdreamer blog.

Also, I made a light box for better photos of my work! I am going to try to open an Etsy shop this coming week, so be on the look out for some of these items that you will be able to purchase!

Final Fantasy Cactuar Crochet Pattern

My husband asked me to make a cactuar for his secret santa partner. I was searching and searching for a pattern to use, but every time I thought I had found a good one, the link was dead. I finally decided that the cactuar's shape was simple enough and I was going to wing it.

I spent a few hours staring at pictures on Google and trying to recreate the character. It wasn't working. So, I put my work down and gave myself over 24 hours and then I started over again. This time I started crocheting and didn't stop until the cactuar was done and put together.

I'm pleased with the results! This will be the first pattern I have ever written! :D

Cactuar Pattern:

worsted weight yarn in green
very small amount of black yarn
black felt

1. Make a magic ring and sc 6 (6)
2. 2sc around (12)
3. (sc 1, 2sc) around (18)
4. (sc 2, 2sc) around (24)
5-21: sc in each stitch (24)
 *I added the hair at this point. I tied a large knot at one end of a small piece of black yarn and pulled it through the inside of the body so the yarn was sticking out the top and the knot was keeping the yarn from being pulled out. Repeat this 2 more times to make the three stands of hair. Stuff. *
22: (sc 2, sc2tog) around (18)
23: (sc 1, sc2tog) around (12)
24: (sc2tog) around (6)
Sew the opening closed and weave in ends.

Arms (Make 4)
Round 1: Make a magic ring and sc 8 (8)
Rounds 2-6: sc in each stitch (8)
 Fasten off. Stuff. Sew two pieces together to make one arm. Sew the opening of one piece perpendicular to another at the end of the piece. Sew to body.

Legs: (Make 4)
Round 1: Make a magic ring and sc 6 (6)
Round 2: (sc 1, 2sc) three times. (9)
Rounds 3-6: sc in each stitch (9)
Fasten off. Stuff. Sew the legs together the same way you sewed the arms. Sew to body.

Add your finishing touches. Cut two circles and one oval from your black felt and hot glue to make the face. Now enjoy your cactuar!!