Monday, June 28, 2010

Eggy Chicks

A half-dozen rainbow chicks in matching eggshells. These baby chicks are busting out of their shells to make the world that much cuter. Easter may have come and gone, but summer is still bright enough to take on this cheery project. This pattern is created by a fellow crafter and is posted on her blog at RedlFlame "Baby Chicks in Eggshell."

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pattycake Crochet Puppet Doll

My mom told me stories about a little crocheted puppet named Patty. My granny made her for my first Christmas. In the evenings after Mom finished feeding me she would pass me over to Dad and he would keep me entertained by waving and dancing this little puppet in front of me.

My brother is expecting his first little baby this year and she is also the first grandchild in the family. Patty is long gone now and Dad is going to need a new Patty for him and his grand-daughter to play with. I searched everywhere and I could not find a puppet pattern like Patty. Not free, not for sale, not even decades old. I created Patty completely from memory with the crochet skills I have learned. And here she is! She turned out amazingly wonderful! I love her and I hope my new little niece will enjoy my Dad playing with her as much as I did. Happy Father's Day!

♥ Thanks to my darling husband for modeling my Pattycake Doll. ♥

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Day Rainbow Mobile

This bright, sunny mobile will cheer up any room. Hang it over a baby's crib or on the wall of your child's room, or even hang it in your craft room! The easy-to-follow pattern can be found in the May/June 2010 issue of Crochet Today. I grabbed the pattern from the link last week as a free download, but I see now that they are no longer offering it as such. You can still buy the issue online from their website.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Handy Baskets

How messy is your craft area? I just can't seem to keep mine neat. I have nice storage in my closet, but I can't see what I've got when it's in there, so it usually ends up all over my floor! I also like to sit and crochet at my computer which leaves my desk completely covered in yarn. I have to dig and push stuff away to get to my keyboard. I went shopping determined to find something to solve my problem. What a find! These handy baskets are absolutely perfect for what I need. It keeps all of my loose yarn,completed projects, partial pieces, tools, and accessories all together and controlled leaving my desk and table tops mess-free. I even have one that holds my hooks, needle and marker, a bit of stuffing, and my current color so I can pick it up and move it wherever I need it. I picked up these baskets at my local Wal-Mart at $1.50 for a set of 2. That's a great price for these handy baskets!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sophie the Bear

This turned out to be a beautiful bear, though the pattern was quite a challenge. If you've made a bit of amigurumi before, then it's easy to figure out the mistakes of the pattern and correct them. I used a larger hook on my bear and baby yarn makes her so soft! A cute picot edging on the dress adds a touch of charm. The pattern for this bear is here: Suncatcher Eyes "Sophie the Bear."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cookie Sammie

Cute little cookie sandwiches look just like Oreos or Oatmeal Cream Pies. While I was crocheting these I kept trying to take a bite. Don't let those faces fool you; they're not as tasty as they appear. This fun pattern is provided free at Ana Paula's "Little Cookie."

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Simple Shroom House

A simple little house in the shape of a mushroom. Complete with a door and two windows. Perfect to compliment little dolls or animals. This is a free pattern available at Gnathalie "Maddie's Shroom House."

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Little Not-so Nurse

A tiny little doll with a green dress, blond hair, and blue eyes. I'm starting to embroider the eyes on animals and dolls since these are going to go in Nana's Toy Box. The pattern for this cutie is from K and J Dolls "Little Nurse."

Friday, June 4, 2010

Toy Bunnies

I love this sack-shaped rabbit with his classic and plain look. I used ribbon around his neck instead of the suggested strand of yarn and worked the rounds continuously like amigurumi without joining. This pattern is found at Bernat "Toy Bunnies."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Square Bear

This small square bear was very quick to make. I'm starting to try out some of these animal and doll patterns I've collected. This bear pattern can be found at Lion Brand "Amigurumi Bear."