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

Mici the Mermaid

I’m gonna lose track soon on what part of “Adventures in Lalylala-Land” I’m currently at, thus the title. Anyways Mici is finally here! I feel it’s been a while since my last Lalylala creation.

This one used some metallic thread, which gives it a great effect!

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The main reason for this guy’s photo shoot delay was finding a location. But during the 4th of July weekend, we had a chance to drive a ways away from home and found a spot for him at the Kaka’ako Waterfront park.

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It was nice to have some ships around in the background, I felt it inspires a backstory for Mici. As if he wandered off and got stranded far away from home. Perhaps he could use a water-dwelling friend.

  • Pattern: Mici the Mermaid from Lalylala
  • Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Eggshell, and Bluebell; Red Heart Super Saver in White and Red; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Royal
  • Hook: 4.00 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Other materials: metallic thread in silver; 12 mm plastic safety eyes; polyester fiber filling
  • Order yours here

Black Tourmaline Hat

I felt like knitting a hat out of a yarn I got a while back. It probably took me longer to find a pattern/design to knit than it took for me to actually make the hat. (Crocheter problems, lol!)

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This pattern is super easy to follow and I just love the unique look of the finished product! This would make a great beginner project.

  • Pattern from: Caitlin ffrench
  • Yarn: Puppy Bergen (??? some imported yarn I scored from a craft swap)
  • Needle: 8.0 mm Clover Takumi bamboo double pointed knitting needles from Clover USA

Charlotte Square

We recently bought a new dining set, and found a perfect centerpiece at the thrift store. This created a need for something to protect the table from the glass edge of the bowl. It was a perfect chance to make the Charlotte square from lookatwhatimade.net!! (link below)

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I didn’t complete the last part since I didn’t want it to be too large for my table. After blocking, the square ended up being 20 inches.

This kind of beauty does not come “cheap.” Like the designer’s Sophie’s Universe CAL, the instructions need a bit more focus and you may not be able to recall what happens on your show. But the result makes pausing Netflix well worth it!

  • Pattern from: Dedri Uys
  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Aran and Light Grey; Caron Perfect Match in Lavender
  • Hook: 5.0mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA

Pixie Hat

Another quick post, just wanna share a quick project!

I felt like knitting recently and use up some scraps. The transition of the colors started earlier than the pattern calls for because I ran out of yarn!

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  • Pattern: Knit Picks
  • Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Blue and Red Heart Super Saver in Soft Navy