I’ve been saving up my scraps for a while and had enough to create three color-coordinated beanies with this pattern. Read More »
May the 4th Be With You: Lightsaber-Inspired Case for Crochet Afghan Hooks and Knitting Needles + Plush Toy Free Crochet Pattern!May 4, 2016
As many of you probably know, I am a bit of a nerd. I love Marvel superhero movies, Jane Austen, and especially Star Wars. I consider them all epic stories that are pure entertainment from start to finish (yes, that is what Jane Austen novels and superhero movies have in common). So, for Star Wars Day I knew I had to do something to celebrate my love of the movies. Last year, I did a knitting pattern for an ewok hoodie and I’ve also transformed little Casper into a Darth Vader-loving, sweater-wearing heartthrob, but this year it is all about the light sabers.
This light saber case can be used for anything, but I thought it would work well for crochet afghan hooks and knitting needles. I have also provided the details needed to adapt the pattern into a plush toy that can be stuffed. Read More »
- Size 10 knitting needles (preferably 29″ circular needles to accomodate large amount of stitches)Takumi Velvet Circular Knitting Needles 29″ Size 10
- 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, I used Bernat Super Value 7 oz. yarn in Redwood Heather. Bulk Buy: Bernat Super Value Solid Yarn (3-Pack) Redwood Heather 164053-53522
- small amount of brown yarn, I used Red Heart E300.0365 Super Saver Economy Yarn, Coffee
- Crochet hook, J10; Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook Set in Pouch Sizes F, G, H, I, J, K
- yarn needles Lion Brand Yarn Large-Eye Blunt Needles, Set of 6
To celebrate Easter, I put together this pattern for an Easter bunny beanie. However, with all the Easter celebrating, I ran out of time to post it this weekend. Happy Belated Easter! In fact, this could be great for spring in general and can be made in a smaller size for kids. Read More »
I got a new car recently and it is adorable! Originally, I was planning on a blue hatchback that we were going to nickname “The Blueberry,” but I decided on a red Mazda2, so the new name is just “The Berry.” And in honor of my new car, I crocheted a fun ornament to hang from my rear view mirror.
Also, Pi Day was only a few days ago and it got me thinking about pie! Being gluten free, I did not partake of the pie, but I sure wanted to.
Here’s how to make this cherry pie ornament: Read More »
I saw a picture of a sheep pillow somewhere on the internet, but then couldn’t find it when I was looking for throw pillows for the couch. So, I made my own! I wasn’t quite sure where to begin, but when in doubt, crochet!
Here’s what I came up with:
- With worsted weight gray yarn and a size J hook, Chain 80, join with a slip stitch to form ring
- Round 1= Sc around
- Round 2= sc around
- Round 3= *1bobble (a 5dc bobble), 2 sc* around
- Repeat Rows 1-3 until piece measures 18 inches from beginning.
- Fasten off
I found this little black teapot at a thrift store for a few bucks and couldn’t resist. I’m not much of a tea-drinker, but everyone in my family is obsessed with the perfect cup of tea. There have been great debates over whether or not to put the milk or the tea in the cup first. There was even a fisticuffs moment when I told my sister I didn’t really like her chai tea. However with this cute tea cozy, I might have to become a tea connoisseur! Read More »