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Blue Totoro June 21, 2009

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penguino asked me to crochet a blue totoro for the shop the swap. I found a very pretty blue yarn to use and enjoyed making him.

I shipped him off a bit ago and he should be arriving anyday.

I only have 1 totoro left to send out, heres her blue one.

Blue Totoro

Blue Totoro


Totoro May 14, 2009

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sheepBlue spoke to me about crafting for her sisters birthday as I mentioned in the kitty hat post. The other item she thought her sister would enjoy would be a crocheted totoro.

I have never crocheted an amigurumi but have been dying to, so after I looked at the pattern and realised that ” heck, I can do this! ” I told her, I would go for it.

After creating this guy, which I had soo much fun making, I offered to others on craftster if they wanted one, which 2 people agreed they would love one.

I also thought it would be in much interest to crochet my bestest mecca one, the japanese lover.

I didnt take a picture of him completely finished, he is missing his mouth and chest arrows etc, but heres a picture I took of him a few days before I shipped it out.




Hildes Pot Holders May 12, 2009

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When I claimed A2K in the ongoing wish swap, and noticed she wanted pot holders I got to work deciding on what kind of pot holders I wanted to make for her. I ended up choosing crochet and found a very nice, simple pattern on ravelry.

The pattern was called ” Hildes Pot Holders ” and can be found here:—hot-pads

I chose a natural cotton and heres how they turned out – 1 hexagon, and 1 circle

Pot Holders

Pot Holders


Crochet Cowl March 26, 2009

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I claimed AQ in the ongoing wish swap to help me finish her personal swap package faster. She had a cowl in her wist that really sparked me. I went onto ravelry and found the following that looked very similar.

I went along with it and throughly enjoyed creating it, that I created a second.

Heres a photo of one of the finished cowls:

Crochet Cowl

Crochet Cowl

The cowl can be twisted and untwisted to vary how you wear it.

If you would like to purchase the second cowl, leave a comment and I can put it up for sale on my shop.


Hungry? I have a hot dog March 17, 2009

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While I had been going through easy crochet patterns to help me get the hang of this whole crochet thing, I came across a easy looking pattern to make a hot dog. Just so happens, that mommythemaid had hotdog on her list of pretend food when I claimed her in round 44 of the ongoing wish swap. This of course, gave me a super nice excuse to try out the hotdog pattern.

I went along and seemed to be able to do it without alot of problems, and I stuffed it to be hard.

Im still debating if I should chain a red and a yellow to make ketchup and mustard. I am sending to her tomorrow, so I think I will do that up to “complete” the look of it.

Heres how my hot dog turned out:

Crochet Hot Dog

Crochet Hot Dog

Here is the pattern I used:


Started an afghan February 25, 2009

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Since Ive been so addicted to trying to learn crochet, I wanted to start something that I could work on slowly that would help me practice getting better and better.

So, I came up with an afghan.

Going through my books, I found a nice pattern in my ” A rainbow of afghans ” book

Found here:

The pattern is called: Quilted Squares.

Hopefully I will be able to complete at least 5 squares a week, which will keep my crochet ok and help create the blanket.

Yesterday and today Ive relaxed on the couch before tidying up and completed a square.

Heres my two squares!

Afghan Squares

Afghan Squares


I did it! February 23, 2009

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Woo Hoo! I did it.

Yesterday afternoon I started the easy smore crochet pattern.
Found here:

I had to look up how to decrease when getting to the middle of the squished marshmellow, but I did learn how to do it.

I tied in all loose ends and completed the smore set this evening!

This is now my very first ever completed crochet pattern. I am excited to find another simple pattern to try next.

Heres my result: