Yeah, it’s been a year. It’s been a WEEKEND. And so I’ve been stress-crocheting for the last couple days and, given this was already a quick project, we have a new Christmas ornament. Pattern is PhilaeArts’ The Child Keychain, also available on Ravelry.
It’s cute. Not much to say. There will probably be a couple more posts like this because: stress crochet. GOD do I need stress crochet.
My mom’s a Bloomsburg alum, I regret nothing.
This one took a WHILE. Back in September, my aunt asked me if I’d do a commission for her, since her sister-in-law had a baby. Sure, said I, and she suggested, and bought for me, this Husky pattern by AuroraGurumi. Which is adorable!Thing I did not check beforehand: Size. Thing I did not fully conceptualize before making the head: Just how BIG a twelve-inch plush toy is. With her permission, I shelved the project in the lead up to the craft shows (back in mid-October,) and started work on it again after them and a last-minute further commission. Still, it is done, and it is CUTE!The nose embroidery comes courtesy, once again, of my mother, since I typically struggle with adjacent stitches like that so she filled in after my original, less-neat attempt. Thank you once again, because it is adorable!
I did the pattern mostly as written, with two exceptions: First, the body parts as written are attached during crocheting the main body in a way I couldn’t quite parse, so I just sewed them on. Second, the arms as written are almost ten rounds longer – and end up much longer than the legs. Since this was intended as a cuddle buddy and less of a hanger-on of things, I decided it would probably be best to shorten them. While I don’t think I’ll be doing any patterns quite this large again anytime soon, it is super-cute and I’m glad how it turned out! (One more outstanding commission for the year and then I’m going to make a couple completely self-indulgent things for a bit. I learned this craft so I would buy fewer toys because I could make them myself, and if I don’t get the chance to I start eyeing the Kingdom Hearts Funko Pops.)
The Blanket Dragon lives!
(His name is Linus.)
A jolly, happy soul. I’ll probably tweak the nose formula next time – still not thrilled with this method.
Once again, Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen ‘NeedleNoodles’ Haden. This time, Cthulhu! I had a Lovecraft phase as a teen and while his work does not hold up (overwrought prose and racism galore,) I still love creative people’s takes on the mythos. Particularly if Lovecraft would hate them. And so, have a horrifying eldritch priest in super cutesy form!
This is one of my first projects at Intermediate level, and my first time using triple crochet on the wings. It worked, and gives me some ideas for another project I’ve had shelved for a bit.
Before I learned to crochet, a friend of mine was making aliens from Christen Haden’s Creepy Cute Crochet, a book which I saw and instantly loved. It took me several years and a few tries to learn properly, but I am finally at a spot where I have the time and skill to make creatures from the book! Starting with Death. (I had the yarns out already from alien.) He is tiiiny, and I love him. But I’ll probably use medium weight yarn for the next one. Instead of using clay for the scythe I figured eh, I know how to crochet a scythe shape and sewed it on. There will, I am certain, be more from this book.
With rare bonus crafter! This was a long one – the UFO was over 100 stitches for each disc. Once again, the pattern is Lalylala’s Flying Saucer Musical Toy. I didn’t have the music maker, so instead it’s a hanging toy for a friend’s space-themed nursery. I love the little cow. And the alien. Both are fantastic.