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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sneak Peek... Curls

 This is what is on my hook right now...
Any guesses as to what it is going to be??

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fresh Off The Hook: Dobby


It's Dobby!!

I absolutely love how this little house elf turned out.
The amazing pattern is from Lucyravenscar.

As you can see, I modified the pattern.  I made my own eyes and modified the outfit greatly.
All in all, it is a very easy pattern and works up relatively quickly.
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Freebies: Fried Chiken

I fell in love with this pattern when I saw it on my Facebook newsfeed.
Seriously, how cute is this bucket of fried chicken?!
Love it!


The FREE pattern for the chicken drumsticks and chicken bucket from Amigurumi Food can be found HERE.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Bibs


 Today we are looking back to 2011!  A year after I taught myself to crochet.

These adorable bibs were made for a local store where I sell my items.  I love the fishy one, it reminds me of Goldfish Crackers!

Although the styles are my own, the general bib pattern can be found HERE for FREE.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Off the Hook: Fabulous Friends

When my children were younger, they loved the French-Canadian show, Toopy & Binoo.  I was thrilled when I found this pattern!  And even though my children are not pre-school aged anymore, they loved these crocheted critters as soon as they saw them!


The pattern for these fabulous characters can be found at The Whole Knit and Caboodle.
The pattern is quite detailed and has several images to assist in the making and assembly.  Although time consuming, it is easy to follow.



 If you are interested, the pattern can be purchased from The Whole Knit and Caboodle Ravelry shoppe.
 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday Tips: Double Crochet Foundation Chain


The Double Crochet Foundation Chain is and excellent technique to learn.  It eliminates the look of the base chain on items and if used for the base of a band for a hat, gives it more stretch.

Simple Crochet has a great video HERE.

Do you use this technique often?




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Friday, November 6, 2015

Yarn Haul!

I have a couple big orders coming up, so I made a trip to my local Michaels.
I am a little upset that I missed the mega 50% yarn sale by one day though.

Last year I had several orders for these super cute bubble slouch slippers.


I was very impressed with how these turned out, and the sole of the slipper is insanely thick, so it was perfect for my cousin's dance team to keep their toes warm in-between sets.  This year matching slouch hats are in demand for the team so I ran out and grabbed a few balls for these.

Of course, I could not find the hot pink anywhere, so that means another shopping trip will be scheduled for the near future.

I also have a couple orders for mermaid tail blankets.
I cleaned the store out of every single ball they had of this shade.


 

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Off the hook - Owl


Similar to the Minion, the owl is a timeless classic style; and is almost as popular!
The colour combinations with this style are endless and although I use my own basic pattern for this design there are several paid and free designs available online.

Do you create owl style hats often?  What is your most popular colour combo?

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday Tips: Jogless Stripes



I have been doing alot of Amigurumi lately.  I love these cute little characters!  However one of the most frustrating things would be making stripes that join uniformly.

Crochet Ever After has an excellent instructional video on creating jogless stripes in single crochet.  It is definately one of the best videos I have seen on the subject: easy to follow and an easy technique to master.


Good luck fellow hookers!!





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