I am a bit late for the LOTR CAL this week, but here it is! The Witch King of Angmar and his mace, and Smaug as an alternative square.
This week, on our Lord of the Rings crochet along, we have Gandalf the Grey. I just love Gandalf’s character in both the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series. Let’s face it, he is pretty kickass!
So here he is, with a red background in memory of his fight against the Balrog 🙂
Next week we will have the remaining of the bad guys, the Witch King of Angmar and the alternative square for Smaug.
It is time for week 6 of our LOTR crochet along! Today we have our first wizard, Saruman the white. He is holding his staff and the Palantir. Next week we will have Gandalf the grey join us. I have to admit I haven’t started Sam yet but I hope to start him over the week. I might not have too much time with my family arriving this week but I’ll try my best to post some pics of the work in progress 🙂
Have a great crafty week!
Today in our LOTR crochet along, we are having our first characters. In the original layout I have planned, there are 12 smaller squares, 8 of which will have characters and 4 with LOTR related objects (like the Lothlorien leaf brooch from week 2 and the ring from week 3).
Our first character is Frodo. I have also prepared an alternate square featuring Merry in case you prefer him over Frodo. Next week will be Sam and Pippin. It is totally up to you if you want to make Frodo and Sam, or Merry and Pippin, or even mix it up and use them in different combinations (and why not do them all if you really like Hobbitses?)
Quite a bit of colours this week so we will see how I go. I have finished the ring square but haven’t taken pics yet so it will be for tomorrow!
Hi guys! Happy Friday 🙂
This week just went so fast, probably because it was only a 4 days week 🙂 and with the end of the week, we start a new month! As promised, I will be starting a Lord of the Rings CAL this month and I’m super excited about it.
However, before we start, I thought I should put together a photo tutorial for the stitch I’ll use for this CAL: the bobble stitch.
If you’ve been doing a lot of graphghans, chances are that you’ve already seen this stitch, or at least heard of it. This is what a finished square looks like (picture found on Repeat Crafter Me, Sarah actually also has a very good tutorial for the bobble stitch, with some great videos for colour change).
As you can see, each bobble is meant to be a square from the graph.
The first time I tried this stitch, I got a bit confused because the whole graph is worked from the back, which means that when you do a bobble, the textured part will be facing out, not towards you. Then in order to have all your bobbles facing the same way, you need to do a row of sc (U.S. dc) in between each row of bobbles.
For example, my graph is 60×60 squares, I want to chain 120.
If we continue from the example above, you will now have 120 sc.
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If we continue on our example, you will end up your row with 60 bobbles (5dctog + 1sc)
You are back to 120 sc and you are ready for the next row of bobbles!
I hope that this photo tutorial was helpful, if you have any question, don’t hesitate to leave me a message, and if you want a video I highly recommend Sarah’s video on Repeat Crafter Me, that’s how I learnt!
Of course, you can join the CAL without using the bobble stitch, there are lots of different ways of doing a graphghan and I can’t wait to see what you guys will come up with 🙂
The first graph for the centre square (which will be the biggest square as well) will be posted on Sunday (3/04) so keep an eye out!
After a day of statistical tests at work (which means really NOT a fun day) I felt like I deserved a little break so I worked on some graphs for the upcoming LOTR CAL 🙂
I will see how I go with my monthly goals but if I manage to get enough of my WIPS done in March, I will start releasing/working on the LOTR graphs on April 1st (not an April’s fool!)
This is a small sneak peak at what I’ve done so far.
If there is someone/something from the LOTR universe you would like to see, don’t hesitate to let me know! 🙂