Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Love My New Butterfly Loom!

For my birthday, my wonderful husband, Michael, got me a set of Butterfly Looms. I love them :)

The following video is the instructional video that came with my looms and it is somewhat helpful.

Pictures! They are worth a thousand words, right? I have made a few blankets but for some reason I did not take pictures of all the steps of one blanket so I have to use pictures from different ones :)

This is a square that I made on the large Butterfly Loom.
So far, I have only crocheted around to join each square. The first time (the pink and black blanket) I followed the directions on the Butterfly Loom website. I did three double stitch per loop.
And when I got the corners I double stitched one, chain three, and then double stitched one.
This is what the finished square looks like

After crocheting around all of the squares I just whipped stitched them all together, and viola! A lovely blanket!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Blanket for Baby Zeke

A friend of mine is expecting a baby boy so I got busy trying to find a pattern so I could use my Knifty Knitter (KK).
I found a wonderful wesite
These guys have a wonderful wesite with a lot of videos on youtube. Anyway I used my blue KK long loom but I did an e-wrap all the way around to create a flat panel.

I ewrapped it around and left only six pegs empty.

The Final Product. It came out pretty nice, but I don't think I will do it again. The corners curl up and I just didn't care for it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Candy Corn Hat

My daughter loves for me to make her hats. She has several. Well for Halloween, she wanted a candy corn hat, so I made her one. I used the red round Knifty Knitter loom. Yarn colors are yellow, pumpkin orange, white. I also used a pom pom maker to make the the white pom pom for the top. And if I do say so myself, she looks sweet enough to eat :) This is the website where I found the pattern (and so much more)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Corpse Bride and Groom

I wanted to make a corpse bride and groom. My first try did not come out the way I wanted. The bottom was round and it would not stand up on its own. So I took a four peg spool knitter and made a three foot cord and wound it around the bottom.

I made this couple for a couple who are really into The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride. I did not have the patterns for any of those characters, but I did find this website that had a simple corpse bride and groom on it. Mine are a bit different because when I started the first round I left a long tail (about six inches) so when I got to the top of the body I was able to pull the string through. This caused the bottom to invert some so the bride and groom are able to stand up. Sorry I am unable to show you what that looks like, but I already gave them to the real bride and groom.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Jack

Knowing that I will have to provide surprises for my secret “Boo Pal” at work I am starting now so I can give cute items that I have made instead of crap from the 99 cent store. I made Happy Jack on my blue knifty knitter and the pink spool loom. I used the pattern from this link.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Silly Wiggy Wiggy Bird

Silly Wiggy Wiggy Bird
My daughter wanted a silly bird, so I found a pattern for a basic bird. I used Red Heart #784 Bonbon print for the body. Since I am still trying out my crocheting wings I just used what I had around my house, so for the eyes pink paper and squiggly eyes glued on with Elmer's and yellow paper for the beak. By daughter was happy and again I think it looks pretty good. Now this was a very easy pattern to follow and I think it is perfect for someone beginning to crochet or beginning Amigurumi.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Snowy Owl


I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan so I thought I would try and make Hedwig. I got this pattern out of Easy Crochet Critters. It is a Vanna's Choice book of Amigurumi. For my second project ever again I think it is pretty good :)