Fins and Flounder the Fish
-March 20, 2014-
Flounder and his sister Fins are definitely the cutest and most fun amigurumi I have made so far! The pattern allows for so much variation: stripes or no stripes, all sorts of color combinations, different eye placement, and different fins are all slight modifications that could be made so no two fish end up the same.
These fish work up very quickly and are so adorable!
Chevron Baby Blanket
I love the way this project turned out! I made this blanket for a co-worker and his wife who were expecting their first child. My co-worker told me that his wife really likes a chevron pattern so I knew I needed to make a chevron patterned blanket. I used inspiration from a beautiful ribbed chevron blanket from the All Things Bright and Beautiful blog and I modified it’s pattern to create this crisp, angular chevron pattern. The pattern works up surprisingly quickly after the first few rows establish the pattern. I used 100% cotton for this project for durability and softness and chose these colors for a more modern take on a traditional baby blanket.
I think I may use this pattern to make a larger blanket for myself next!
This super slouchy beanie is a gift for my little sister. Now that she lives in San Francisco, she has become a fan of hats. The pattern was really easy and worked up in about 30 minutes.
The pattern is available for free and you can find it here.
My first pair of crochet socks are now in progress! It took me a while to find some sock yarn that didn’t have any wool but this yarn has fun colors and no wool content, which is awesome. The pattern is really easy to master and the length of the sock is entirely customizable.
I made this crochet basket to hold some of my oversized beauty products. I have attempted to make several baskets and bowls and everything I learned from those attempts came together to make this basket perfect!
I used two strands of acrylic yarn in a beautiful coral pink and an I crochet hook to make the basket sturdy and plush.
I modified this pattern to create my basket. It’s a free pattern so go check it out!
I’m finally finished, phew! This wrap turned out beautifully and not a moment too soon, it’s a gift for a friend who’s wedding is next month. :) I decided to use cotton for this project for durability and softness. I think it’s a beautiful alternative to a floral or lace shawl pattern.
The pattern can be found here, and the best part is it’s free!
My little sister is just about to move in to her first apartment. For her housewarming gift she has asked me to stock her medicine cabinet with homemade natural remedies. I have taken it upon myself to also throw in a few little extras, like these cotton makeup remover pads.
I had initially seen the idea on Pinterest, but when the time came to make them I found that I was too lazy to go through all my pins to find the pattern (my laziness is surely attributed to the 105 degree weather we’re having today). So I made up my own pattern:
Makeup Remover Pads:
You will need a small amount of cotton or cotton blend yarn, an I/5.50mm hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in the ends, and a pair of scissors.
- Make a magic circle (there are some great tutorial on YouTube if you don’t know how to do this).
- Round 1: Chain 3 then DC12 in the circle. Pull the circle closed. Slip stitch into the CH3 to join.
- Round 2: CH3 then DC2 in each stitch. Slip stitch into the CH3 to join. Fasten off.
- Weave in ends and that’s it!
I hope my sister enjoys these and doesn’t lose them as quickly as she loses socks ;)
I made this adorable cupcake baby hat after my mom pinned the pattern on Pinterest. I made a few minor changes to the pattern based on what yarn I had on hand but I think it came out great! The pattern was really easy to follow. The free pattern can be found here.
This pattern would be great for a photo prop or a baby shower gift.
Some washcloths I made using a new pattern which is both functional and pretty. I had been using this pattern before and while the cloths were functional due to the ribbed texture, they weren’t exactly pretty. After using Google images to find a pattern I liked the look of, I came across this pattern which also happened to be free.
The resulting cloths are a good size and the pattern gives them some texture which would be great if you wanted to use them as dishcloths. These ones were made from 100% cotton so I can use them for whatever I want; facecloths, dishcloths, pot holders, etc.
A group shot of all my complete amigurumi to date. They are so cute I haven’t been able to part with them yet!