Hello Friday, it's that time again
to show you what crochet creation I've made this week
Last week I was quite taken with the little bunny that Leonie made so last weekend the knitting was dropped, and I picked up my hook to make these cute critters.
I started with the bunny first as that is true to the Easter Bunnies pattern from the Green Dragon Fly Blog, and quite quickly I could see how addictive these are to make...
And how fun it is to have one of your own......soon there were requests for a Hamster, Polar Bear, Platypus, Dog, Pig and Lion
(I've whittled that list down to three )
As you can see I started with the Lion first
Though he does look more like a hamster with a weird hairdo than a Lion! I used this tutorial to create the hair and this time I stitched on felt for the eyes with a little white stitch
for his eyes to come alive.
Also a great technique that was used throughout the pattern was the magic loop, that replaces the chain 4 or 6 circle to crochet into.
It creates a nice tight circle without a hole in the centre, which is perfect when you're making toys like these.
Louanna from NZ Green Buttons has a great tutorial to show you how you do this.....its worth checking out as it makes such a difference to your end result.
And as my confidence grows, and I learn how to increase and decrease I'm dreaming about bigger projects....my Ravelry favourites list is getting bigger by the day, as I start evening the amount of knitting patterns with crocheted loveliness!
Here's just a few that have caught my eye this week.....
A bit of sewing and crochet combined with this sweet little purse
And with winter around the corner, I'm thinking of warm woolies
like this cute tunic/dress.....it would be perfect layering over long sleeved tees and leggings for Lil Miss
And lastly there's this...
Isn't that adorable!!