September 11th is a special date for me because it’s the day I started this blog… 4 years ago! Wow! Here’s a round up of 4 of the best crochet projects to celebrate: a cowl, comfy socks, veggies play set and a crazy cat house. Just click on the names and you’ll be redirected to the page! Happy crocheting!
I must admit I’ve never watched an episode of Star Trek. I did watch a movie, some years ago, the reboot they made with that guy who was the villain on Heroes, and I remember it bored me a lot. But my cousin just became father, and he’s been a huge fan of the series since… forever, so I thought he would appreciate that her daughter had a little Spock doll to play with.
Today I want to share with you this amigurumi I made as a birthday present for my friend Marta. She is Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac. We looked it up some years ago and we found out the description really matched her personality, and we’ve been making jokes about that since.
Those of you who follow the blog may have noticed that I’ve been posting some crochet fruits and veggies lately. Well, it all makes sense now that I can show you they are part of a playing set I made for my little cousins so they can pretend they go to the market, or to the garden, or whatever! 🙂
Here the fruits:
And here the veggies (although technically the tomato and the lemon are fruits too, and the mushrooms are fungi…):
The last but not least in my series of crochet veggies is THE BANANA.
I had been thinking about the banana for some days because I didn’t really know how to make this crescent-moon-like shape… But I’m pretty satisfied with the result. It’s a toy anyway… it has to be identifiable, but I didn’t really need too much detail level. It’s not one of those absolutely perfect plastic food replicas they have in Japan…
Read more for the pattern and some pics!
I’m almost done with all my veggie-gumies (vegetable + amigurumi), just made up that word. I’ll show you what all is about after Christmas and all the waiting will be worth!
Well, a lemon is not very glamorous, but here it goes the pattern in case anyone needs it. You know, people look for very odd things in the internet… maybe someone needs a lemon for some reason… You can never know. So, just in case:
Make a magic ring and 6 stitches in it.
Row 1-3: single crochet in each (6)
Row 4: two single crochet in each (12)
Row 5: single crochet in the first stitch, two single crochet in the next (18)
Row 6: sc in first stitch, sc in the second stitch, two sc in the next (24)
Row 7: sc in first 3 stitches, two sc in the next (30)
Row 8-16: sc in each
Row 17: sc in first 3 stitches, 2sc together in next (24)
Row 18: sc in first 2 stitches, 2sc together in next (18)
Row 19: sc in first stitch, 2sc together in next (12)
Row 20: 2sc together in each (6)
Row 21-22: sc in each.
Row 23: 2sc together in each, and close.
Well, yes, some posts are better than others.
What can I say.
Life is hard.
Afterthought: If you make just half a lemon, you’ll get a crochet boob. ^_^U Not sure what could you use that for… but I don’t want to know anyway… -_-U
That reminds me of this old blog, an absolute “must” for crochetters looking for inspiration:
What not to crochet
It’s a pity the blog is no longer active. But luckily there is someone commited to the cause in Pinterest.
Yeah, I think this post just improved with this contribution.
I can post it now without remorse. 😉
Keeping up with the veggies… it’s time for the green onion. I’ve found there are many types and many names for this kind of onions, but I hope green onion is understandable for everyone. Anyway, it’s a vegetable that looks like this:
Christmas in cooooming… although it’s so hot still in here it doesn’t look like it. But calendars don’t lie, and it’s never too soon for a crafter to start with the Christmas presents when you want to make a lot of handmade things for everyone around.
Anyway, I’m up to something but I can’t tell yet, because it’s a surprise, but it involves some crochet veggies as, for instance, this crochet mandarin orange.
This little fellow is the latest amigurumi I’ve crocheted this year.
Finger puppets are easy and fun to make. You only need to know how to single crochet, increase and decrease. With a little bit of imagination, you can make them look like famous characters from your favorite films or TV series or make them in the image of your friends or relatives. Continue reading after the pictures for a basic pattern.