FO Friday: Sepp the Seahorse

It was another beautiful day in Hawaii! So why not take Sepp (kind of close) to his natural environment.

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(I just can’t get over how fast my model is growing!)

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The little baby is so adorable! Maybe I should make more baby seahorse?

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Sepp’s head was another part of a Lalylala I altered. This pattern is another that is crocheted bottom-up, in the round, all the way to the top of the head. I personally have a hard time getting the neck how I like if I crochet that way. But the way I altered the head last time made the hood not fit as well as I’d like. So what I did was make the head separately. I made a foundation chain to make a fake last row of the body, and continued to work the head upwards. And behold! It worked. This may be my go to alteration.

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It was a windy day, so the quality of Sepp was tested. He had to be dusted oh so many times! As you can see in this last photo, the stitches are perfect for catching sand from the wind.

I’m still working my way through all the Lalylala patterns, so I’m sure there will be another doll coming soon!

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Eggshell and Light Blue
  • Hook: 4.0 mm Odyssey crochet hook from Furls
  • Other materials: polyester fiber filling
  • Location: Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, HI
  • Order yours here
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FO Friday: Color Pooling!

I may be a bit late posting about this, but I finally have this ready! Color pooling infinity scarf using moss stitch.

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Making this is way simpler than it looks! You’d think you need the perfect tension, hook size, yarn type, and so on and so on……but my favorite technique is just making sure the color you are currently stitching is the same color as the stitch diagonal from it. Another technique that works for me is for beginning your project. Make your slip knot right where the color changes, and try to end your chain at a color change.

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I used this tutorial by Moogly to learn how to do the Moss stitch.

What are your favorite projects for color pooling?

FO Friday: Chained Wreath Ornament

Here’s a quick FO. I’m also posting it earlier than originally planned because they are almost gone! It took longer to attach the ribbons and magnet than it was to make the actual wreath.

I used a 5.0 mm hook, but any size will do. There’s no gauge. Just keep making a chain until you get about 5 feet. Mine came out to about 3×3 inches.

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I made a bunch of these, so they are my shop’s “free gift with purchase” until December 20 or until they are gone! Just want the ornament? You can also order them!

FO Friday: Doctor Who Throw

This time I tried my hand at C2C!

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I started this project November of last year! It took me nearly a year to make because of all the ends to weave in and all the color changes!

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The plan was originally to make 12 squares, or at least enough to cover one adult. But all the ends made it quite a task if you don’t work them in right away.

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This was definitely fun to work. But next time, I’ll need to do my best to not put the project down.

  • Hook: 4.5 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Yarn: various worsted weight yarns by Red Heart Yarn and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
  • Pattern: Two Hearts Crochet
  • Order yours here.

FO Friday: Wire Wrap

Introducing “Finished Object” or “FO” Friday! Now I share recent projects I have completed! So here’s a quick one to start.

I’m always finding my cords all tangled up, so I made a solution!

A quick little thing to strap around cords!

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A rectangle/strip with a buttonhole, add a button, and done! I didn’t use any particular pattern, I just made some half double crochet rows and single crochet around.

Want one? Order here.

FO Friday: Edith Hat

Get a head start on Halloween!

I’m starting to stock up on these hats. Because last year, I was crocheting at maximum capacity to keep up with demand!

The most popular item during Halloween season last year were these Edith hats. It was getting made in all sizes!

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Edith Hat

 

Avoid the rush and order Edith hat (or any other hat) here any time of the year!

FO Friday: Squirtle and Pikachu

They are done! So cute and cuddly!

These pictured have been claimed by my daughter, so they are being debuted into my shop as made to order. Order yours here.

Now to figure out which one to make next!

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, Light Yellow; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Aqua; Vanna’s Choice in Black: Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes. polyester fiber filling
  • Pattern from: Crafty Hanako

WIP Wednesday: Squirtle and Pikachu

Introducing “Work-In-Progress” or “WIP” Wednesdays! Every Wednesday, I’ll try to share whatever it is I’m working on that week. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for random WIP’s as well!

With the recent release of a new app called Pokemon Go!, I finally had an excuse to make these chubby cuties. This pattern is easy to follow and quick to make!

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Working On Some Pokemon

They still need some features, but Luna’s already claimed them for her own.

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, Light Yellow; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Aqua; Vanna’s Choice in Black: Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes. polyester fiber filling
  • Pattern from: Crafty Hanako