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WIP Wednesday

So I’ve just whipped this up out of some old shirts – I made that sound easy… The crochet was…. Being attacked by two kittens whilst crocheting, not so much. It looks like a sleeve but isn’t. Hopefully the it will prove to be useful around the home (more later).
I’ve also started a shawl that I found a little tricky to get going. A few rows in and it’s getting a bit easier. I’ll post the link to the free pattern when I post about it again.


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Getting there!

Just an update on my crocheted sheep. The fleece is definitely getting there. Surely I’m will over half way.

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I’m a little concerned that yesterday I started to talk to him as I was crocheting- stir crazy perhaps?

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Laborious

So I think I mentioned before I’m in the middle of making a doll… Inspired by another pattern I have.

The original pattern was for a dragon but I really liked the style and body shape. I’ve decided to make a sheep doll.

It all crocheted together quite quickly but then I decided to give him a fleece! It’s one of those ideas which sounds good but you very quickly realise was baaaaad(sorry couldn’t resist).

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I’m single crocheting into the surface of the doll, chaining 8, missing a stitch and repeating up the body. I’ll have to do the other leg later.

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I think it looks awesome but it’s taking  a long time… Such a long time! I’m doing a baby blanket at the same time so I can flit from one to the other when I’ve had enough of the repetitiveness.

I have no doubt that my sheep will look great when he’s done though. šŸ™‚

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A rose by any other name

One of the first things I learned to make were crocheted roses. The nicest pattern that I found was part of a Youtube video.

They’re easy and effective to make; you’ll find them enhancing quite a few of my projects.

Twine rose

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An elephant never forgets…

After a while I was a little Dragoned out. Wanting a new challenge I perused Pinterest and found a really cute crocheted elephant. What I loved straight away was the way the legs were seemlessly attached to the body. Ā After reading the pattern (which is free; written by Dawn Toussaint, and availableĀ here), I realised the legs, trunk and ears were all made independently and then crocheted together as the body was worked.

The legs were quick and easy to crochet. Attaching them to the elephant’s belly was a little more difficult but Ā manageable and has become easier with time. The body works up beautifully and the ears, trunk and tail are simple to crochet in. Really, the only issue I had was keeping count of the stitches .

Little and largeI have made a fair few of these elephants and particularly like making them for younger children as I feel they are much more resilient than the baby snow dragons that have so many more parts. This is also why I stitch the eyes rather than using plastic eyes or buttons. šŸ™‚

 

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