Monday, February 15, 2010

Chicky Pot Holder

I made this for my mother. It was a newer pattern on Lion Brand and can be found here and a matching one here. They're super quick and easy to make and just so cute!!! Though my mother doesn't like to use it because she's scared it'll get dirty, so it mostly just hangs on the oven.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Watery Hat

I finished the hat with the leftover yarn from the Watery Scarf! I really like it~ I used this pattern from the Lion Brand site. I like it because the brim comes out just enough to shade my eyes and it's warm. Sadly, I probably won't get to wear it much once summer comes. Yay! My first hat and scarf set. ♥

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Watery Scarf

A new scarf just for me! I love it. I didn't follow a pattern, I just single crocheted the entire thing using Lion Brand Homespun yarn in in the color "Windsor." It's really pretty! It goes from a nice blue-violet to a blackish blue then to a green and repeats. Though... I might've added too much fringe... you can't have too much of it can you? I'm going to make a matching hat since I have most of a skein left. ♥

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dad's Hat

Dad works offshore on oil rigs and it's really cold here (Freezing weather in Texas!?!?), so I offered to crochet him something. He requested a hat, since he can't wear scarves offshore for safety reasons, and I found this pattern at Crafty Christina's blog and decided to make him one because I was sure he'd like the simple but nice look over something frilly because, well, he's a guy. It's a bit longer than the one she made for her husband at my dad's request. The wig head makes it look enormous, but wig heads are smaller than actual human heads and it fits a human head wonderfully. Hopefully it will keep his ears and his bald spot warm.

The black yarn is Lion Brand Wool Ease and the brown is the same Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted yarn in chocolate that I used in my previous hat. ♥

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cloche Hat

I've always loved to wear hats, which is convenient since my eyes are very sensitive to light. While I was in Macy's doing some New Year's sale shopping with my mom, I tried on a cloche hat because I thought it looked cool and discovered that I look OK in them. Sadly, it wasn't discounted enough to get, but I found a very nice pattern for them here. This is modified a bit because of a screw up and me being to chicken to try back post double crochet. I want to make a grey one, too, and I'll probably try doing the bumps with that. I really like the way they look.

Anyway, I finished this during game night and sat around at the table like an idiot wearing it. I love this hat! Mom had the flower pin on hand (it came with a shirt of hers and she didn't like it with the shirt) and I think it goes really well with the hat. She also has a purple and, if I remember correctly, a black one? I may also get a cream-colored ribbon to put around it, too.

I used Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted yarn in chocolate for this. ♥

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mom's Scarf 2.0

When I was in high school and first learned how to crochet I told my mom that I'd make her a scarf and got the yarn and stuff for it, but since I got stuck on The Badly Crocheted First Scarf I never got around to it. I actually started this before her owl, but I'm ADD and can't work on just one thing and the owl was quicker. This was originally wider and was going to have a cream stripe on each end, but then my mom and I were in the mall and she saw some short scarves with buttons and declared that she wanted one like those, so I wound up undoing the whole scarf and starting over after having two feet done. I did, however, learn how to make a yarn ball. Once it was unraveled, I finished this while watching two movies.

The yarn I used is Lion Suede and I used single crochet using the back loops for the cool texture. The toggle is something we had laying around in the button collection. I'm kind of jealous because it's so much nicer than The Badly Crocheted First Scarf, but now I'm working on a crazy fuzzy scarf of death.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Amigurumi Lizard

This is so far the only crochet pattern I've spent money on and the only reason I did is because lizards are my favorite animal... but there are hardly any patterns for them. I bought it off of, which has several other cute patterns as well. This guy was kind of hard. I didn't have any trouble with his body except that I wound up making his tail slightly shorter than I should've. The hardest part were probably his legs. Crocheting tiny tubes is hard! And one of them is inside out because I forgot to flip it before it was too late. I enjoyed making his feet, but the last one didn't want to come out right so I got it somewhat decent and declared him ready to stitch together. However, he's still cute despite his flaws and he's my favorite. ♥

Now I want to alter him for an iguana or something.