Thursday, 16 October 2014

Halloween Costume Idea ~Zombie Lego Man

Most boys and girls love Lego!
One of my sons asked to be a Lego man for Halloween. He is a huge fan, and has built many sets. His collection is wonderful for an 11 year old boy, with almost every piece in it's place.
So I decided with his age, he has very few years left to enjoy 'trick or treating'. I don't know if I captured the whole Lego Zombie Apocalypse thyme, but I sure tried and my sons smile was all that mattered in the end.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Free Crochet Pattern ~Kaleidoscope Dream Circle Vest

I LOVE THIS YARN! It is called: Bernat Mosaic, the colour is 'Psychedelic'. I love everything about this yarn. I can crochet for hours and feel confident, as it worked perfect with my chosen hook, and in my hands. The colour change was spectacular and kept my eyes dancing as I was able to see clearly each stitch I had previously made.
I loved it so much I even ordered more Bernat Mosaic in other colours.
Note: When fastening off, or tying knots, be sure not to pull too hard as the ends will sometimes break shorter than anticipated, making weaving in ends a bit harder.

I Used:
Yarn: Bernat Mosaic ~Medium 4. Colour 'Psychedelic' (3 balls, approximately 300g).
I purchased this particular yarn here: E-Tent
Hook: 5.5 MM
Ribbon to lace it. You can also attach buttons. Get creative.

Special Abbreviations:
Ch = Chain.
Ss = Slip stitch.
Hdc = Half Double Crochet.
Lhdc = Long half double crochet.
Dc = Double crochet.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Snow Queen Costume ~Repurposed Dress

My little Princess wants to be a snow queen for Halloween, so today I got creative. I dug out the flower girl dress she wore to my wedding and decided to repupose it....

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Free Crochet Pattern ~Brandon's Beanie

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I used:
Willow Burrow Worsted Weight Yarns. (Blue and Green, But any colour choices can be used!)
4.5 MM hook or Hook Needed to obtain gauge.
Round Marker.

Free Crochet Pattern ~Medusa's Hand Bag

I used:
Yarn: Bernat Mosaic, Medium 4, colour 'Medusa'. (1 Ball)
Hook: 5.5 mm hook.
2 buttons.
6 pairs of 8 mm safety eyes.
Scrap piece Red Felt
Hot glue & glue gun

Bag Measures:
Approximately 8 1/2 x 9 inches

Approximately 12 sc = 5 inches
Approximately 13 rows = 5 inches.

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Monday, 6 October 2014

Free Crochet Pattern ~Easy Tizzy Scarf

Special Abbreviations
Ch = Chain.
Sc = Single crochet.
Hdc = Half double crochet.
Tr = Triple crochet.

I used:
8mm hook
Yarn: Bernat Tizzy, Super bulky 6, in colour 'Posey Pink'.
Extra Large 3 inch Homemade button.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Free Crochet Pattern ~Braided Sashay Scarf - No Sew

Easily crochet your next 'sashay' scarf in a new, unique way. 

Special abbreviations:
Ch = Chain.
Hdc = Half double crochet.
Beg = Beginning.
Ea = Each.

I used:
9 mm hook.
4.5 mm hook.
I believe the yarn to be Red Heart Boutique Sashay Mini in Colour 'Sorbet'. (From my stash, had no label). (Less than 1 Ball).

Row 1:
With 9 mm hook, Ch 112.
Row 2: (Note: insert hook into net approximately 1 inch apart with ea insert)
Now switch to 4.5 mm hook, working in back ridge of ch. Spread 'netting' as you work. Hdc in 2nd back ridge from hook. Hdc in ea back ridge across. Fasten off. Pull entire thickness of yarn through last loop on hook to fasten.
Pull one end through beg hdc st. Tie in a simple bow.

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