I am making a dark blue bag that will be decorated with white and light blue flowers. For now here is the bag:
I used a shell stitch throughout to create the pattern of the main body of the bag. The shell stitch is done by crocheting three double (treble) crochets into one stitch or gap and then skipping two stitches.
Once I have finished the flower decoration I will line the bag and add a zip. I’ll put up a post of the complete bag when it is done. 🙂
I made these two birthday cards for friends. How do you like them?
This quick little bobble necklace is the product of the last Hook Club. It was a little fiddly but great fun to make these. So fun in fact that I made another one just like it for my friend shortly after. The pattern is free from Lion Brand Yarn and is very straight forward and easy once you get the hang of it. It’s certainly a great option for a little present and the choice of yarn determines how smart or casual the necklace will look. It would also be nice to make a longer one and wear it in several layers or maybe to have a shorter, bracelet version to match the necklace.
I recently completed this small patterned bag as a present for a friend. I found the pattern for this Granny Stripe Boutique Bag on TangledHappy.com
I love the pattern. It’s so cute and works up really quickly and easily. I made only one change to the pattern. Instead of sewing up the bottom of the bag I inserted a flat bottom.
This is what I did:
Ch = chain
hdc = half treble crochet / half double crochet
Row 1: ch 7.
Row 2: work 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 5 hdc, ch 1
Row 3-15: 6 hdc, ch1
Row 16: 6 hdc, finish off
Now turn the bag inside out and sew the bottom in. Turn the bag back and you have a nice smooth finish.
Oh yes, and I also filled the bag up with chocolate… 😉
I made this stork baby card for a new little arrival, a sweet little baby boy, some years back. I made it up as I went along as I couldn’t find a pattern that suited me at the time. What do you think about it?
A good friend of mine did her PhD researching and comparing the behaviour and intelligence of grey parrots and crows. When she finished her projects and became a Dr I made her this grey parrot and crow hanging to celebrate her great achievement. I hope she enjoys it as she always loved the birds she worked with.
The pattern of the crow was taken from a German crochet book called ‘100 kleine Häkelfiguren’ (100 small crochet figures) by Andrea Biegel. I then adjusted the pattern for the grey parrot, changing the feather colour to grey, the beak and feet to black, and the tail to red. I also adjusted the shape of the beak to make it more curved to resemble a parrot’s beak. The legs of the birds in this pattern were made from coloured pipe cleaners.
I crocheted three birds of each type and assembled them on a string to turn them into a wall hanging. Of course you can use any type of amigurumi figure instead of the birds I used.
What do you think about a wall hanging like this? Do you like it?