Bunny lovey – Finished object

Emma Crafts Design

Happy Monday my lovely readers!

I hope that you all had a great weekend. I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but at the moment my husband’s family is getting bigger and bigger, and with new babies, I obviously have to make cute baby gifts!

This one is for a soon to be little girl, so I decided to make a softie/blanket. For the head, I used the pattern from Edward’s Imaginarium by Kerry Lord, with the rabbit ears (H4 if you have the book). For the blanket part, I used a free pattern from the Hobbicraft website, the Bernat Star blanket and stopped when I thought the blanket was big enough. All that was left to do was to sew the two together and to add details like the nose and eyes (making sure to secure everything really really well). I really love this softy, it’s super…

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Baah Humbug!

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Exactly 10 days ago I cast-on a project I’d been planning on casting-on quite literally for years: Christmas socks for my family. I started with the most intimidating pair, my son’s. He’s 12 and wears size 11.5 men’s shoes and I had fingering weight yarn and I knew I needed to work from the toe-up. Most of you are probably unfazed by that last part, but  historically nothing sucks the knitting mojo out of me quite like toe-up socks. GIANT toe-up socks in fingering weight yarn seemed like a fool’s errand for me. Resigned to the fact that I was not going to find a more appropriate colorway for my son and hopeful that the stripes would do their thing to help propel me forward, I was equal parts determined and motivated to get them done.

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The yarn is from Turtlepurl Yarns. While I’ve been stockpiling particularly lovely single…

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New red hat and reshaping 2 hats

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I finished the red the is similar to the blue one I showed you a little while ago.  It’s dry now but I have to add a button to keep the side up. I made the curly ends very long so I think I will have to tack them inside the brim.

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I also reshaped a couple of hats. I made them a while ago and lots of people have tried them on and they never look good so it was time to reshape them.

This is the first one:

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I took the buttons off and released the pleats. Then I wet it down and cut strips into it. then folded and wove them together.

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To me the folded up portion it was to big so I trimmed it down. I still have to trim the ends.

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The second is a green one that was similar. Sorry I don’t have a…

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Crochet Christmas Bauble. Free Pattern & Tutorial!!

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Christmas is pretty much just around the corner, honestly, it’ll be here before you know it. I’ve noticed this year that crochet baubles are all the rage, so I’ve had a go at my own simple pattern. I’ve made a tutorial for YouTube too, so if that’s more your thing then do jump across to my YouTube channel… Here is where you’ll find the crochet bauble video!

Things you need:

-6cm (diameter) baubles. Mine are from Sainsbury’s but I bought similar from Wilko’s last year.

-3mm hook

-DK cotton in different colours. I’ve tried many brands and they’re all good: Paintbox, Drops,  Dmc Natura, Stylecraft Classique etc

Notes:

  • Fasten off (FO) after each round and join the new colour with a ss just to the right of where you fastened off.
  • If you want to avoid sewing in most ends, crochet over them as you go!
  • UK terms are…

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WIP times three on Thursday

The Yarn Blabber

Yet again the stars did not align between work schedule and hobby schedule to allow me to post on Wednesday about my works in progress. So, just before Spanish lunch time, I can report on my progress.

I really want to get my Thanksgiving decorations done soon. I thought I would tire of my cornucopia in favor of the biscornu, but this has not been the case. They have each received equal time.

To the left we can see my cornucopia and to the right my pinwheel biscornu. The biscornu would be more done than it is if I hadn’t messed up and had to restitch the blue pinwheel.

My “Sidwith” sock now has a complete heel and the beginnings of a foot.

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And that’s all for today!

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