Monthly Archives: July 2015

Winter project – Cable knit beanie

Ultra fast and easy if you already know how to cable knit, otherwise it’s also pretty good to learn how to cable knit!

All you need is 2 different colours of yarn (or you could try to add more colours and go for rainbow!) and you also need to know how to make a pompom. I will write up a tutorial during the weekend on how to make your pompom using nothing but cardboard, yarn and a bit of patience!

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And this is the final result! It’s perfect to keep your ears warm and I really love the look of it! I made a bunch for my family for Christmas last year, you can vary the colours but personally I like to keep the initial rib the same colour as the pompom.

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What’s your favourite winter wear?

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Emma

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I gave in…

I couldn’t resist this…

 
Each was only $2!! So now I’m giving myself a challenge! The 2015 Crochet-A-Long Mystery Afghan from Yarnspiration.

I will start tonight (hopefully) and keep you posted every Friday! 

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Owl sock toys

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I made those cuties using old socks, felt and buttons 🙂

They actually make great soft toys for children (or even for pets) or they look nice as decorations.

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Crochet baskets 

I was browsing through MollieMakes and found this cute basket pattern which seemed perfect to store my not-yet-used yarn. It only took me a few hours to make and it helped tidy my craft area/living room a lot!


The white one was made with macramé off-white cotton (harder to work than yarn but it gives the basket a better structure)

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and the brown one with chocolate chunky yarn. I used a 10mm crochet hook for both.

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Do you have nice crafted things to help you tidy things up at home?

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Origami

A few weeks back, I was at a conference and to be honest, some bits were really boring. But I had a great time practicing my origami skills with the Japanese professor sitting next to me!

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Lotus flower made with a napkin, 2 butterflies (one decorated) and a crane. The paper was a bit thick but they turned out pretty good.

When I came back, I actually got some real origami paper and decided to make origami pendants. I’ve made a crane and a butterfly so far but I’d love to make more.

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Blue origami paper, some transparent nail polish to fix my crane into place, silver metal wire and you have my first origami pendant!

What is your fave origami design?

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Work in progress – crochet clutch and modelling board

Hi crafters! Today I’d like to share some of my latest projects. A crocheted clutch using tapestry crochet (when you carry on the yarn inside your work so both sides look the same) and a volcano-like terrain for the model game I play (Warhammer anyone?). I’m pretty excited about this last one because it’s the first time I’m doing this and I find it pretty awesome!

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4 colours clutch with leather flap. Crochet hook size 4 using double knit yarn.

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2ftx2ft board for Warhammer 40k. Volcano in the center with 3 smaller islands. Made out of recycled polystyrene.

So stay tuned for more pictures (hopefully when they are finished!)

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Emma

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Winter project – crochet slippers

The lasts months in Brisbane have been cold, and I mean really cold! Yes, we do get cold weather, and yes, I consider below 10°C very cold. But, it was perfect weather for some crocheting, and I found this really easy slippers pattern, which I had to try immediately. I’m a size 10 (Australian female size) and the pattern was very easy to adjust. I added some extra embellishments as well (a basic crochet chain for my blue slippers and a larger strap for the green ones) and voila!

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My feet have been warm since!

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Welcome!

Hello everyone and welcome to my craft projects page! Here I will share past and current craft projects, as well as some of my favorite crochet and knitting patterns. I like to touch on a bit of everything so if you have some craft inspo you’d like to share, you are more than welcome!

Enjoy!

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Picture is a crocheted amigurumi narwal made using a size 3.5 hook with double knitting yarn from Lindtcraft

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