No, I’ve not been abducted by aliens nor have I fallen of the face of the earth. It’s been quite a while since I last posted on my crochet blog but I finally feel like projects are pulling themselves together.
I’m crocheting a couple of despicable me minion inspired Amigurumi. Oh my how I’ve procrastinated!
These amigurumi are quite large and I’ve found the bodies quite taxing. Not because they are complex- they couldn’t be simpler. However, there are about 45 even rounds; I’ve found that really quite boring.
But I’ve done those bits so I’ve got more variation to look forward to now 🙂
Isn’t that moment when you finish a project (or projects) lovely? Even quick projects hold a sweet satisfaction upon their completion.
I finished the scarf I mentioned in my last post a couple of days ago. It’s got a lovely light but warm feel to it and was so easy to crochet. All I did was use double crochets (US terms) chains to create a grid/net to the length I desired. 🙂
I’ve also crocheted a hat using the same Patons Colour Works Aran.
The hat has ribbing created through alternating front post double crochets and single crochets. The pattern is free; designed by Nancy Smith, and available from www.nlsstitchings.com.
So now onto my next project… Minion (from despicable me) inspired amigurumi!
I managed to get my hands on quite a lot of Patons Colour Works Aran at a bargain price. Better still the colors are gender neutral (not that colours should be gender specific, but that’s getting off point).
I’m making some accessories for when it turns colder. Some of them may be destined to become Christmas gifts.
I’ve started with a simple scarf consisting of double crochet (US terms) and chains to create squares. I’m using a 10mm crochet hook so it has a very loose, mesh like and soft look.
I think I’m about two thirds of the way through; I’ll share a picture of the completed project within the week.
After this, I’m planning on a hat and fingerless gloves using the same yarn. That said, I’ve also got a couple of Amigurumi minions to make for a friend… we’ll see what I’m inspired to crochet first. 🙂
Yay! I can talk about one of my recent projects. Yesterday, I received a message from my friend saying the recipients of my latest project loved it… or rather them.
I was asked by a friend to make another crocheted bride and groom. This is the same friend who asked me to crochet a bride and groom previously. She asked if I could add a few embellishments such as having the groom wearing a football shirt with a Nottingham Forest logo on it, and the bride holding a bottle of wine.
I certainly gave it a good go!
No pattern, I just made it up as I went and am pleased with how the figures turned out.
The trickiest aspects I found were the bride’s hair and the logo on the grooms top. The logo was produced using several chains of white which I pinned into shape. The bride’s hair was basically embroidered on, this took a long time but worked well. 🙂