Thursday, December 24, 2009

Time for more cute/strange/funny crochet....

As I've probably mentioned before, I have this habit of googling random crochet items made by exceptionally creative and crazy smart crafters. I know it's Christmas but none of them were Holiday themed.

new wall e crochet doll

Crochet Lace Dress ( Newborn)...

So here is my lasted installation to my crochet (and etsy) collection. I found an old crochet baptismal dress and decided to change some it. I couldn't find buttons that matched the dress to my liking so I decided to crochet them as well...ergo, this:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vintage Crocheting...

If you like vintage crochet and/or crocheting here are a handful of patterns for you to enjoy. And as always, the more I find the more I post.

~Note: Some patterns may be in PDF so you will have to download Adobe Reader to open them~

free filet crochet pattern

Easy to crochet antique slippers. GAUGE: 6 sc make 1 inch; 6 rows make 1 inch. Directions are written for Small Size. Changes for Medium and Large Sizes are in parentheses

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crochet Yoda...

I always did love Yoda. Sorry, again, no pattern. :(

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Crochet Coronet...

Messing around with some scrap yarn I had lying about and came out with this design. Not thinking much of it and would like a lot of criticism from people. What do you think? What could improve?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Super Mario Bros. crochet Goomba bag...

Just something I found while surfing the net. I grabbed the photo so I can duplicate it without having to look at a pattern. It is actually very simple to make...:)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Crochet Hat Order almost done...!

I've almost finished the knitted and crochet childrens hat order one of my customers requested some time ago. Here is what the crochet hats look like.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Crochet MegaMan!

I know some one who would go absolutely bonkers for this thing...But, come on. Who wouldn't?And what's more? The pattern can be found here: Crochet MegaMan. Enjoy! I know I will. 

Monday, March 2, 2009

Crochet Chair...

I keep finding awesome stuff. I don't know how this thing was made to be able to withstand a persons weight sitting on it, but, somehow it was accomplished. It's simply amazing...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

For all you Super Mario Fans...

Sorry, no pattern...:( Copy righted. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Crochet Visor Hats...

So I've found another client. She is a wonderful woman from California, with 6 kids, nieces and nephews. She made an Alchemy request for 15 different children's hats: 9 knitted baby bonnets, and 6 crocheted visor hats with detachable flowers of different colors. ( She also asked for a crocheted clothing line of which I will post here soon. It's really neat.) It's been a bit tough trying to find the colors close to what she wants, but so far it's been a good experience...I'll be posting pictures up as I make them so get ready for more posts! :)

 Plain Visor Hat 


 Visor Hat with Different Color Flowers

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Counterfeit Crochet Chanel Bag...

Here's there Counterfeit Crochet Chanel bag I made for one of my Etsy clients. She requested it in a grey body, and white logo lettering...

Friday, February 6, 2009

More Masks...

Ok. So I seem to be a little obsessed with crocheted masks. But I really can't help myself. I truly like the look. Unsurprisingly enough I went on yet another google hunt to find more crocheted mask patterns with my mind set on finding as many as I possibly can. Ergo, here is yet another

.Masquerade - Hairpin Lace Crochet Mask

...and here is the pattern: Masquerade-Hairpin Lace Crochet Mask (Designed by Jennifer Hansen). A PDF, of course...

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Oh, my god. Just...oh my god...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Boot Leg Bag...

While scrolling down the Esty website alchemy listings, I came across someone asking for the making of a crochet"Bootleg Chanel Bag" she found on the Internet. Interestingly enough, I had stumbled upon the very same web page holding the very same pattern. The whole point to the bags development is to debase designer bags through "mimicking". Something I found rather humorous. Ergo, I made no hesitation to bid, which I won. I must mention it was the very first bid I won on the Alchemy section. The woman, or young lady who requested the bag, is such a great sport and I can't wait to send her the finished item.

One question I do have is that although the website seems very legit ( a .org instead of a .com) is the logo not copy righted? I didn't think much of it until I started making the logo. Now I'm not so sure...Still she paid me over Etsy and so I feel obligated to finish it and send it to her. All of which I will. 

Any insight(s)??
Here's what the bag looks like. The instructions are on the Counterfeit Crochet Project web pageHow to Make a Bootleg Chanel Bag 

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Have you seen this man New York...?

While searching for photos of crocheting men I fell upon this and I just had to post it. It's just too good..


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Crocheted Choker and matching Earrings...

Okay, so...I've finally designed my own pattern. Took me long enough. It started out with just the drop style earrings and kind of morphed into a choker and earring jewelry set. I also made a variant of the earrings as well, changing them drop drop style to loops. I plan on making a
 variant the original choker design as well. I've got an idea in mind just have to try it out. Let me know what you think! 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Crocheted Leaf Mask (pattern included)

I flipped out when I saw these on the Lion Brand website. These are most definitely going to be my next two projects. I'd like to design a Halloween costume from these patterns. Here you go. Enjoy...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Crocheting pattern abbrevation(s) list...

Abbreviation/Symbol             Meaning/Definition

        [ ]     work given instructions within brackets as many times as directed

        ( )     work given instructions within parentheses in place directed

       * *     repeat given instructions after the asterisks as directed

        *       repeat given instructions after the one asterisk as directed

        "       inch(es)

       alt     alternate

  approx    approximately

      beg     beginning

       bet     between

        BL    back loop(s)

        bo     bobble

        BP    back post

      BPdc back post double crochet   

      BPsc    back post single crochet

      BPtr    back post treble             

       CA      color A ( primary color)

       CB      color B ( secondary color)

       CC     contrasting color

       ch     chain stitch

       ch-     refers to the previous made chain (or space): e.i., ch-1 space

 ch-sp       chain space

     CL       cluster

     cm      centimeter(s)

    cont   continue 

      dc     double crochet

  dc2tog  double crochet 2 together

     dec     decrease/decreases/decreasing

     dtr       double treble

     FL       front loop(s)

     foll      follow/follows/following

      FP       front post

    FPdc    front post double crochet

    FPsc     front post single crochet

    FPtr      front post treble

       g         gram

    hdc       half double crochet

     inc       increase/increases/increasing

    lp(s)     loop(s)

     m   meter(s)

    MC     main color

   mm      millimeters

    oz       once(s)

     p        picot

pat(s) or patt      patterns(s)

    pc      popcorn

   pm      place marker

   prev   previous

   rem   remain/remaining

   rep    repeat(s)

  rnd(s)  round(s)

    RS     right side

    sc      single crochet  

 sc2tog   single crochet 2 stitches together

     sk    skip

   Sl st  slip stitch

   sp(s)   space(s)

   st(s)    stich(es)

  tch or t-ch  turning chain

   tbl     through back loop

   tog    together

    tr      treble crochet

  trtr     triple treble

  WS     wrong side

  yd(s)  yard(s)

   yo     yarn over

   yoh     yarn over hook