My youngest sister E was turning 16 and I needed to make her something awesome! We bonded a bit over Pokemon Go (I was peer pressured into joining) so I thought what better than some mini versions! It might have been a mistake seeing as she doesn’t play anymore but she liked them at the time so I guess that’s all that matters?
She didn’t have a favorite so I had complete freedom over which ones to make. So I picked the cute ones. I made five mini Pokemon and two egg pouches to go with them. I also made her some brownies like always. The first one I decided to make was Mew. I used Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink with a 4.25mm hook.
I turned to Nichole’s Nerdy Knots because she has a slew of amazing Pokemon patterns that are super mini sized. I’m talking palm of your hand big. He worked up fine except for two parts. There were two round 4s and the tail was not long enough. I had to chain 35 instead of 24.
Overall I’m completely happy! He looks amazing! And only at 5.5 inches to boot!!
On The Hook:
- Knitted Cabled Beanie
Another cousin was getting married so I needed another gift. Have we reached that point where you’re now asking how many cousins exactly do I have?? I have 20 total with eight of them having a total of 14 kids of their own. So. Many. Family members!! Love them all
So back to the wedding. I made my standard 5 1/2 Hour Throw / TV Lapghan (Aran) gift. This particular cousin and his (now) wife are fond of fall colors. So I used Caron One Pound in Espresso, Claret, and Taupe with the 15mm hook.
These colors held together reminded me of a chocolate raspberry truffle so that’s was I decided to name this combo.
One of these days I’ll make one of these blankets for myself
On The Hook:
- Knitted Beanie
- Snowflake Cowl
- Christmas Gifts
A friend came to me wanting to place an order for a baby hat. One of his friends was having a baby and they are huge Cubs fan so he wanted to give them a little Cubs Cap for their expected baby. How could I say no?
I turned to my favorite CTbL’s Infant Basic Beanie in size 3-6 months. I used Big Twist Value in Royal Blue with a 4.25mm hook. I then used the Spring Training Cap pattern for the brim of the hat. With a little math calculations it was real simple to do. For the big C I used Moogly’s Lowercase Alphabet with RHSS in Cherry Red, Caron One Pound in White, and the 4.25mm hook.
I think it turned out looking like the real thing!!
On The Hook:
- Floor Poof
- Marvel Square
- Spa Set
I was a fan of Full House growing up. I was excited and a little nervous (what if it was bad) to hear that Netflix was doing a Fuller House show! I gave it a shot and boy was I not nervous anymore! I laughed along with all my friends.
One of the things I like about both shows is Kimmy Gibbler. She’s very unique and goes through life to the beat of her own drum (like I believe I also do). Because of this she has a very unique fashion sense. And one of the items she wore on an episode of Fuller House was a bacon and eggs scarf!
I was freaking out because a crocheted item was on a newly popular show!! It became the talk of all the pages I follow. And it must have struck a nerve in the normal world because a friend of mine, L contacted me asking if I could make her her own!! Heck yes I would!
There was a pattern designer that I just had to go check out immediately to see if she had a pattern for this. Her name is Twinkie Chan and she designs THE BEST food patterns! Seriously, just take a look at some of these
I believe Kimmy has also wore a similar pizza scarf and maybe a cupcake one as well? I’ve only watched the first season so I’m not positive. Either way. I need all the food scarves!!
Twinkie Chan to the rescue!!! She has a pattern that is exactly like the one Kimmy wore. Maybe those in charge of costumes bought one from her? So I bought her Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear book for Kindle and got to work!
I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet and Beige, RHSS in White and Bright Yellow, and a 5.00mm hook to complete the scarf. The pattern was extremely easy to read and follow! I had absolutely no problems. It was the perfect length for L! If I were to make one for myself I think I would add at least one more bacon and egg. I like really long scarves.
I doubled the egg whites so that it would have a plain back and it would make them a little more sturdy. I used scrap yellow yarn to stuff the yolks. I also sewed them all on in different spots to make it more real.
On The Hook:
One of Luke’s cousins got married last summer and naturally I had to make my gift. I went with my standard go-to wedding gift. Lion Brand’s 5 1/2 Hour Throw / TV Lapghan (Aran) pattern.
I always personalize the blankets I make so I went with a Penn State themed blanket. I used two strands of Caron One Pound in Midnight Blue while also using one strand of White at the same time. Since I was using three strands at once I used a 15.0mm hook! This particular one ended up being 39×54 inches excluding the fringe.
I’ve made this blanket so many times that I’m pretty sure I’ve written about it already. So I’m keeping this one short and sweet since I don’t have anything else to say other than I really love this blanket! Super quick to work up and super easy to personalize!!
On The Hook: