New Monkey

Here’s what I spent a large part of the weekend making:

Monkey
I really love how he came out. I used this pattern:

http://www.roxycraft.com/The_trio_info.htm

and I kept thinking that I would modify some of it. But in the end, I really liked the pattern and whenever I would deviate from it, I ended up ripping it out and going back to what was written.

I’m not sure if I love his face. I wanted him to look sweeter. Happier, maybe. I may play around with his face and see if I can give him more personality.

I can’t wait to make an animal from this pattern using Homespun yarn. I think it will be really cuddly and soft.

Anyway, I’m really pleased with my monkey. Now I just need to give him a name…

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Published in: on March 31, 2008 at 4:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hats!

Before I started crocheting animals, I began crocheting HATS. I dont’ wear hats very often, but I love how they look. Once I started crocheting hats, I couldn’t stop! I made at least 3 for each of my children, and I made several for my friends’ kids as well. Hats are great projects because they go so fast, and I had fun experimenting with different patterns and colors. I even learned how to to FP and BP stitches, which I love. So here are several of the many wonderful hats I made!

Family of Hatsemily-red-newsboy-hat.jpgjoel-black-hat.jpgmeg-purple-brimhat.jpgmeg-roll-brim-hat.jpgbrown-newsboy-hat.jpgfavorite-hat-side-view.jpgmeg-hat.jpgjoel-earflap-hat.jpgpuffy-slouchy-hat.jpgjoel-camo-hat.jpg

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Here’s How it all Started

These are my first amigurumi. I made them for my kids for Valentine’s day this year, using the free patterns I found on the Lion Brand website. I used Lion Brand Homespun, and LOVED the big soft way that they look.

Does anyone else ever use Homespun yarn (or other chunky, bulky yarn) to make animals?

Frog and Penguin

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Crochet Animals

Here are some of the crochet animals that I have been making over the past few months:

Planet June’s Fuzzy Bear

Fuzzy Bear

This bear is from a free pattern I found online called Boo Bear. It’s actually for a thread bear, but I used Lion Brand Jiffy yarn and he came out much, much larger (and cuter). He was a baby gift for a friend’s nursery. I call him Avery Bear.

Avery Bear

Alligator

I made him as a present for a 6-year old boy. My husband added felt teeth, but we gave him away before I could get a picture of him with the teeth! He’s from a pattern I found here: http://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com/2007/04/16/later-alligator/. I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn, which made him big and really soft!

Alligator

Pink fuzzy pig: I used baby yarn for him, and adapted the pattern from several pig patterns that I found online.

Pig

The Elephant is from KristieMN’s floppy friends pattern. Again, I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn to make her larger. She has a pipecleaner in her trunk, which helps it to bend.

:Elephant

These farm animals are made of double strands of Homespun yarn . The cow and the chicken were made from KristieMN’s free patterns found on her website (http://kristieskids.weebly.com/patterns1.html). The animals are supposed to be tiny. But because I used double strands of bulky weight yarn, they came out nice and large. I used Caron Simply Soft Quick for the pig, which is also from Kristie’s website.

Farm Animals

These birds are my favorite. I bought the pattern on Etsy, and have had a lot of fun making them. I call them the Morning Birds of Happiness.

Morning Birds of Happiness

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New Blog!

I have decided to start this blog after being so inspired by the many crochet blogs I’ve been visiting.  I hope to post my work, learn new things, and just have fun online talking and learning about crochet.

Published in: on March 26, 2008 at 7:24 pm  Comments (1)