FO Friday: Summer Mosaic Afghan

This afghan has been completed for a while. But since this was given as a gift, I did not want to risk ruining the surprise by posting too early!

Summer Mosaic Afghan

This project had some ups and downs, and some learning experiences. First lesson was when using multiple colors for squares (in this case, hexagons), work by color sections and not one square at a time. Doing so helps break the monotony and makes you feel it is a quick project.

Summer Mosaic Afghan

Another lesson is to not put projects down to hibernate for too long. For me, this gives me an excuse to postpone and get lazier and lazier to finish the project. My inner procrastinator comes out too much.

Summer Mosaic Afghan

Summer Mosaic Afghan

Summer Mosaic Afghan

But overall, this turned out to be a great throw!

  • Pattern by: Julie Yeager
  • Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Aran; Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Hot Red; Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet, Brick
  • Hook: 5.5 mm and 6.00 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA

Finished Object Friday: Granny Square Sweater

Last year’s Black Friday, I had a good haul of this Heartland yarn by Lion Brand. This has been my on-the-go project because it’s just a big ol’ granny square!

Granny Square Sweater

I just made a granny square as wide as my arm span. Then slip stitched together the side into itself to form the sleeve. A single crochet edge around the openings. And there you have it!

Granny Square Sweater

Really, that’s it.

Granny Square Sweater

The top part is folded over to make it look like a collar.

Granny Square Sweater

Granny Square Sweater

Warm and comfy. But in this Hawaii summer, this sweater will have to wait.

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!

wire wrap

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!

Edith Hat

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!

Working On Some Pokemon

Working On Some Pokemon

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

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!

Mici the Mermaid

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.

Mici the Mermaid

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

Birthday Banner

Birthdays come around so quickly, and I finally got one of those fancy shmancy cutting machines. So, I made this cute little banner!

For this project, I used the Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. I printed out and cut the letters using a font I liked in Google Docs (sorry, I can’t find it again). Put the whole thing on jute, and done!

Easy peasy! I’m definitely making one for my shop’s next craft table!

 

Happy Birthday Banner

Happy Birthday Banner

 

Since you got this far, be warned!  I’ll be holding an auction on my Facebook page this month. So get ready! Items may be ready to ship, they may be made to order. We’ll find out when it’s live!