MY YEAR IN CROCHET 2006

This is where I show off my finished projects for the year. Some of these are my own designs and some I have made following someone else's pattern. I've linked to the patterns where possible.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

GI JANE


Gracie saw the army guy and wanted an army girl, only she didn't want camo, she wanted "all the colors" for her shirt and "all the colors" for her hair. I ended up making this using the same clown pattern as the army guy. I added a skirt and long hair down to her behind. She's got on green shorts and orange shoes. I guess she's of the "new" army.
Curly Clown

ARMY GUY


This guy is made from a really cute clown pattern that I made years ago and just ran across again recently. I was still looking for something the grandsons could wrestle with and this one is big enough for them to really have some fun wollering around on the floor with him. Don't mind his goofy look, I still can't do faces.
Curly Clown

HELLO KITTY


Hello Kitty is just as cute made up as she is in all the pictures I've ever seen of her. What a fun project I loved the pattern and didn't have any problems with it at all. I did make the arms larger than the pattern called for and like mine better.
Hello Kitty

CAMO CANDY CORN



OK, so I've got grandsons and they like camouflage, what more can I say. I saw this little candy corn guy and decided to try him as a wrestling partner for the grandsons. Boy did I get a surprise when it turned out to be only about 6" tall. Really cute, but not quite the wrestling fun I had imagined. I sent this one home to the great grandson as a crib toy. It's just the right size and oh so soft!
Candy Corn Pattern

AMIGURUMI FROG


I finally succumbed to the amigurumi craze and made this little frog. He was fun and easy to do and Gracie snatched him up as soon as I snapped his picture. You'll find this pattern at RoxyCraft.

Friday, April 07, 2006

SPONGE YOUKNOWWHO SQUARE YOUKNOWWHAT


OK, is this cute, or what?! I love this so much I'm going to make a smaller version for my cell phone, and maybe a larger one for my purse. I put a few starmints in it and left it hanging there for Gracie to find. She loves it.
SPONGE BUDDY

PANDA BEAR


This is the Giant Panda pattern from the Better Homes and Garden site. I've loved this pattern and wanted to try it since the first time I saw it. I ended up making mine smaller than the 18" the pattern says it makes. Mine is about 14" tall because I used a smaller hook. I got his legs on crooked, so he doesn't sit up straight, but he's still loveable.
GIANT PANDA

FUNKY CHICKEN


I loved making this chicken and I think of all the toys I've made so far, it's my favorite. Something about it just makes me happy when I look at it and hold it. Gracie busted up laughing when I showed it to her. I'll be making a whole barnyard of these, if for nothing else, to entertain myself.
COOL CHICKEN

Saturday, April 01, 2006

LITTLE BUNNY



This little guy's body, arms and legs are all made in one piece. The ears and cheeks are made separately and then sewn on. He's only about 6" tall, but oh, so cute. I found him when I was surfing just looking for stuffed toys.

HUGGY BEAR




My first real experience with the loop stitch. Cute isn't he. For his belly and back I was doing the loop stitch wrong, but I kept going and finished the bear stuffing and all. Gracie loved him all night long and the next morning I had to make him another belly and back because the loops had given way and the stuffing was trying to escape. I also got his snout on crooked, but I like his little smirk. I think I saw this on Crochetville, but I'm not sure. I did a google search for "huggy bear crochet" and found the pattern. You can click the picture or the link to take you to Shady Lane, the site offering this pattern free. You will have to sign up but I think it's worth it.

CAMO SNAKE

So just what DO you make for little boys? "Yarncat's" camo snake, of course. Both of my 9 year old grandsons love theirs and Gracie insisted she needed a green and yellow striped one too. Spike even got in on the action. he kept stealing the camo striped one, so I had to make one for him too. I used cotton for his and medium weight yarn for the others. I enjoyed making these very much. Thank you, Yarncat, for such a cute pattern. Click the picture to get to Yarncat's pattern.

CATERPILLAR


I fell in love with this little fellow as soon as I saw him on Crochetville. He was very easy and fun to make and Gracie loves him. Click the picture and it will take you to the pattern.