Sunday, April 21, 2013
I loosly used this pattern: http://knottyknotty.blogspot.ca/2011/03/free-sock-monkey-hat-pattern.html to make this adorable little Monkey hat.
I didn't think the hat was looking baby sized so I made some changes in the pattern. The following is what I ended up doing to create this hat:
Red Heart worsted 4 Medium Purple
Red Heart worsted 4 Buff Fleck
Red Heart worsted 4 Pale Plum
Start with Pale Plum.
Round 1: Magic ring (if you have not made one yet here: http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28917.aspx is a good tutorial), 11dc in ring, pull tight, join to first dc, ch2.
Round 2: 2dc in each dc around, join in first dc, ch2. (22dc)
Round 3: (2dc in first, dc in next) around 11 times, join to first dc, ch2. (33dc)
Round 4: (2dc in first, dc in next 2) around 11 times, join to first dc. (44dc)
Change color to Medium Purple
Round 5: ch1, sc in each st around, join to first sc. (44sc)
Round 6: Repeat round 5.
Change color to Buff Fleck
Round 7: ch2, dc in each st around, join to firsd dc. (44dc)
Round 8-11: Repeat round 7. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Start with Buff Fleck. Find center of hat, count out where you would like both earflaps.
Attach yarn to hat.
Round 1: 9dc, ch2, turn. (9sts)
Round 2: dc2tog, dc in next 5 st, dc2tog, ch2, turn. (7sts)
Round 3: dc2tog, dc in next 3 st, dc2tog, ch2, turn. (5sts)
Round 4: dc2tog, dc in next, dc2tog. Fasten off. Weave in ends. (3sts)
Repeat earflap on other side of hat.
Attach Buff fleck yarn to hat at end of earflap. sc around in each st, going around earflaps.
Ear and Mouth:
I used the pattern as shown for both the ears and the mouth: http://knottyknotty.blogspot.ca/2011/03/free-sock-monkey-hat-pattern.html
Carefully place ear and mouth and fasten to hat.
For the braids I used (2) 24" strings of each color. Folded the bunch in half as attached as if it were a fringe. I then braided the yarn with each color seperated as a (4) string bunch. Knot at the end and trim the ends.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
|Baby Afghan and Headband|
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Friday, December 7, 2012
|A simple wreath|
I gave the finished product to my friend and she put it with the rest of her decorations.
|Large crocheted Santa that someone's mother-in-law made|
|In the area that decorated with a '70s theme they threw lots of crocheted afghans everywhere.|
|Here's another crazy Santa, his hat and face are crocheted..|
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
After picking out a monkey theme for her room I found this pattern on pinterest and knew I'd have to make it for her. Overall I really enjoyed this pattern, it was clear and easy to follow. Using only single crochets, slip stitches, and decreased single crochets. I was just about to post that my mouth didn't turn out as pictured in the pattern, but this could have been fixed by easily adding a few extra rows to make it bigger. Now after I re-read the pattern I see that I actually WAS supposed to do that... whoops! At the time I saw it was smaller, but thought that a monkey's mouth can look like that... sort of like Curious George, so I decided on assembling the mouth to the head as is.
|Guendie's little pink monkey.|
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Woohoo! It's finally done!
This isn't one of my crocheting projects but I thought it was blog worthy for two reasons.
1. Most people who like to crochet also like other crafts
2. This has been taking away time from my crocheting projects
I purchased this felt stocking kit back in December of 09 and have been working on it a little bit each year. Finally I decided Kevin needed a completed stocking for the Christmas season this year so I made it a priority to get this project off my list. Check it out!