Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

Crochet snail and bee

I absolutely loved making this little honey bee
and the wee snail.
The bee is actually made of three parts.
The larvae stage with her hat
and her honey bee wings and body
which she can slide on when she wants to fly.

Crochet Honey Bee and Larvae

The snail pattern was from the wonderful book
 by Lydia Tresselt called
Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies.
She also sells individual patterns which 
includes the bee.

I can't wait to make some butterflies
and catterpillars.

Monday, April 29, 2019

a little crochet manatee for a little girl

This tiny manatee measures 4 inches long.
I wanted it to be little since it is for
a wee little girl whose daddy loves manatees.
I made this from a great free pattern
here on Ravelry 
Mini Manatee

Friday, February 15, 2019

a mint and grey crochet baby blanket

Ava's baby blanket
This cute baby blanket is for my first grandbaby.
The ridges are formed from working single crochets
into the back loop
 It is made from a
She has some wonderful patterns on her site
and generously shares a lot of them for free.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Crochet Dragon Scarf

Crochet Dragon Scarf

I loved making this dragon scarf.
I found the pattern in a book from my local library
called Crochet Ever After
by Brenda K. B. Anderson

It introduced me to some new techniques.
The construction of the head,
particularly the nostrils
was something totally new to me.
I also loved how the scales were formed
over 4 repeating rows involving 
2 different colours.
It's nice to learn some new techniques.

This dragon will go in a tickle trunk.
Canadians will probably know what that is
but for those who don't
the term comes from a 
TV show called Mr. Dressup
(played by the talented and gentle Ernie Coombs).
The famous trunk on the show contained
 an unlimited number of costumes which, 
when worn by the host, 
carried everyone into his imaginative adventure.

So I hope that the little girl 
that just entered my life
will find joy playing with this dragon.

Monday, October 15, 2018

A sweet crochet Puffin

A Newfoundland Puffin 

Crochet Puffin

 I made my little guy from a wonderful Puffin pattern
from the beautiful book
Animal Friends of PicaPau 
by the very talented author
Yan Schenkel
Here in Canada we are lucky to have a large colony
of Atlantic Puffins along the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Unfortuately, like a lot of other animals,
 Puffins are having a hard time
dealing with the warming of the earth.
Fish that they normally would eat have
been moving out of the warmer waters.

But they are tough little birds
so hopefully these beautiful animals can adapt.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Bojo Happy Baby Blanket

 Circle in square baby blanket

From the book Boho Crochet, 
the pattern is called Happy Blanket.
I made it for my niece's new baby Rosy.
I made it 30 by 36 inches so that
it would go in a crib and
also be the perfect size
to fit in a stroller.

The original pattern uses 2 to 3 colours
for each circle.
I had a difficult time finding yarn that had
pleasing shades of each colour
so I simplified so that
each circle would be one solid colour.

This pattern is really quite easy since it
is basically a circle in a square.
It also is great as a stash buster project.


Monday, March 19, 2018

A Little Panda called Lola

I am so happy with this little bear!

I made her from this wonderful book
by Yan Schenkel
She is only 6 inches tall.
The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn
which would have made her 9 1/2 inches
but I really wanted a smaller panda
so I used a sport weight.

She looked a little strange when
she was only partially made.

But she was transformed when I added her
eyes, ears and arms.
And since she was born in the winter
I decided to make her a cosy scarf.
Come summer I might have to
make her this cute little skirt.

Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

I absolutely loved making this little honey bee and the wee snail. The bee is actually made of three parts. The larvae stage wit...