With Easter coming up, I’ve been inspired to make bunnies! Although, I didn’t realize how many different ones I’ve already made. So let’s see what we have so far!
The latest addition is these Chubby Bunnies. The crochet pattern in from Lauren over at A Menagerie of Stitches. It’s a free pattern, so they’re great if you want to try your hand at amigurumi.
I’ve also made this huge, long-eared bunny! So squishy! This one was harder on the wrists, but so worth it. Just take some stretch breaks. The pattern was a paid pattern from Etsy. But due to recent events, the shop is unavailable. Not to worry, Etsy still has many other crochet patterns for bunnies!!
This one is probably my favorite! I just love the embroidery and its egg shape! These Spring Bunnies were made using a crochet pattern by Lilleliis.
Lastly, one of the first bunnies I’ve made! Also using a crochet pattern by Lilleliis, this one just made more adorable with the felt details.
For more information on all of the above bunnies, check out their shop page here! And if you’re interested in taking home your own, please contact me soon as each one is made to order. If you need to fill a basket sooner, check out my Shop Handmade Hawaii storefront for ready-to-ship cuties!
Another favorite of mine! (Oh, I just can’t pick one!) This is Clover the Bunny, made using a crochet pattern from the book “Snuggle and Play Crochet” by Carolina Guzman.
And that’s all…for now. I’m sure more bunny styles and patterns will cross my path in the future!
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The holiday rush is over and I’ve gotten a chance to work on patterns I’ve been hoarding! With this, a new menu sprouted to share with you all projects that go together. Part of my pattern hoarding includes a collection of physical (and sometimes digital) books.
First project I want to share is from a new book Snuggle and Play Crochet by Carolina Guzman Benitez. I’ve already made three out of excitement! You can see the details here. And a preview photo here…
I have lots of books I want to crochet through, so be on the look out!
This one was a fun one to make! Magikarp hat! As seen on the Pokemon Go game! It helps that the pattern was very well written (link below). I set aside nearly a week to work on this hat, but it only took a couple days! I think if I sat down longer for it, I could have finished it in 24 hours.
The pattern tells you exactly where to place each piece, which I think helps if you are not very familiar with this creature.
It was a perfect day for a photo shoot, the lighting made the hat pop!
It was another beautiful day in Hawaii! So why not take Sepp (kind of close) to his natural environment.
(I just can’t get over how fast my model is growing!)
The little baby is so adorable! Maybe I should make more baby seahorse?
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.
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
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This week’s finished project is one that has been in progress since maybe September of last year! It is Oleg the Octopus! The pattern is from Lalylala and can be found here.
Crocheting the body can take some getting used to because you’d be working with the tentacles already attached. The other parts are pretty typical for a Lalylala pattern; the arms, the hood, and the face.
One thing I changed is how I made the head. The pattern calls for the head to be worked in the round continuously from the body. I personally found that this method made it difficult to stuff the neck firmly enough to not be floppy. Instead, I used a head pattern from a different Lalylala doll. One that makes the head a separate piece you sew on later. A problem I found with this change is the hood seems to be too big.
For my next Lalylala, I’m planning on trying another modification.
The little one wanted to go the big mall, so off we went into town. Luckily, the weather was really nice, so we went across the street to Ala Moana Beach Park for a photo shoot.
- Pattern from Lalylala
- Yarn used: Red Heart Super Saver in Spa Blue Fleck and Eggshell, Loops and Threads Impeccable in Royal
- Other materials: 12 mm plastic safety eyes from Glass Eyes Online, polyester fiber filling, pearlized beads
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This week’s featured finished project craves for the summer! Luckily, I live in Hawaii where it’s summer year round. Yay?
For this project, I used a mix of yarn brands (see below) and fluff. This makes a great beginner project or even a scrap buster!
My daughter already claimed this one and the crafter in her wanted to add a face. I didn’t get a photo, but I used black buttons for the eyes and just sewn on a smiley mouth with yarn.
The creation of this also sprouted a new category for the shop!
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Aruba Sea, Red Heart With Love in Aran, and Loops and Threads Impeccable in Bright Sky Blue
- Hook: 4.00 mm Odyssey crochet hook by Furls
- Pattern: Beach Ball Pillow at Persia Lou
- Other materials: polyester fiber filling, yarn needle
- Order yours here.
This year, I pledged to make 50 lemons for the Craft Yarn Council Lemon Drive. You can read more about it and find out how you can contribute here. I ended up having so much fun making them that I made over 150 lemons! So many, they can’t even fit in the photo!
I was lucky enough to receive free supplies from Yarnspirations and Fairfield. I also lucked out on a local resale page and scored free bags of filling! The most I spent was on shipping!
This drive is being held in preparation for a Mega Lemon Drop in January. I initially came across this event because of National Stress Awareness month every April. The lemon pattern is written by Twinkie Chan for this event.
I hope all these lemons have brightened your day!
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.
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!
This time I tried my hand at C2C!
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!
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.
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
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Here’s another gift! I love finding these cool blanket patterns, but I have more blankets than I could use in a lifetime.
For this project, I decided to use yarn I already had in my stash. It’s a mix of brands, but they seem to have come together very nicely!
This gift is not meant to be given until Christmas, but I thought I’d get a good start since my favorites I’ve made can take as long as 2-3 months. A day or two into the project, I realized I’m nearly halfway done! This is also when I found how to do a join-as-you-go technique for hexagons, and I just had to go into overdrive out of excitement!
I used less yarn than I thought I would per hexie, so I think this would make a good scrap yarn project! But let’s save that for another time!
- Hook: 5.5 mm Furls Odyssey crochet hook from Furls Crochet.
- Known yarn used:
- Red Heart Super Saver in Aran, Medium Thyme, Charcoal
- Red Heart With Love in Black
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Seaspray Mist, Beige
- Personalize and order yours here.