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LOTR CAL week 7

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Happy Sunday!

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 🙂

LOTR_CAL_week7PDF available here

Next week we will have the remaining of the bad guys, the Witch King of Angmar and the alternative square for Smaug.

As usual, you can find the squares for week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5 and week 6 by clicking on the links.

Happy crocheting!

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LOTR CAL week 6

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Hello readers!

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 🙂

LOTR_CAL_week6PDF here

You can find week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4 and week 5 by clicking on the links.

Have a great crafty week!

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LOTR CAL week 5

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I cannot believe that today is the first day of May already. We are now kicking off our second month of LOTR graphghans. As promised, today I will share with you Samwise Gamgee and Peregrin Took.

Again, because they are characters, they take quite a lot of yarn change.

Here is Sam, notice how he is a bit bigger than the other hobbits? Our Sam definitely likes his food!

LOTR_CAL_week5PDF here

And here is Pippin, with his typical scarf.

LOTR_CAL_week5_altPDF here

 

You can find the other graphs for the LOTR crochet along by clicking on the LOTR CAL tab

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or in the week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4 posts.

 

I wish you all an amazing week!

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LOTR CAL – layout overview

Hello lovely readers!

Today being public holiday, I finally found the time to finish putting together the LOTR crochet along layout.

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From top to bottom, left to right there will be:

The Lothlorien leaf Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, The One ring, Gimli, The Lord of the Rings centre square, Saruman, Legolas, The Witch King of Angmar, The white tree of Gondor, Aragorn, Gandalf the grey and Gandalf’s pipe.

The background colours will probably be different from what they are here, I only added the yellow on Gandalf and Saruman to contrast with their hair/clothes.

If you want to mix things up, I will also release a few extra alternative squares, including Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrin Took, Arwen’s necklace and Smaug (yes I know he is not really from LOTR but the Hobbit is close enough! Plus, who doesn’t love dragons?). I might also include Boromir, Faramir, Eowyn, Gollum and a few more for alternate squares.

Oh, and I took a picture of my Ring square

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I wish I had gotten a better contrasting colour for the back of the ring, but this will have to do!

Until next time, happy crocheting!

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LOTR CAL week 4

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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?)

PDF for Frodo

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PDF for Merry

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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!

Happy crocheting!

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LOTR CAL week 2

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Hello lovely readers!

So the centre panel is taking me ages to finish, but here is the second week of the LOTR CAL! I will try to catch up and finish the centre panel and make a start on the others.

This week’s square is the first of the small 30×30 squares. It features the Lothlorien leaf brooch given to Frodo and the other members of the Company by the Lady Galadriel.

PDF available here

And here is the PNG file as well.

LOTR_CAL_week2You can find the first part of the CAL here.

You can find a photo tutorial of the bobble stitch here.

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LOTR CAL Week 1

 

 

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Who is excited? I sure am!

I might have a bit overestimated my capacity to make the whole centre square (which is 60×60) but I’ll make sure to share my progress with you ASAP. In the mean time, you can definitely join me and start your very own LOTR centre square!

So this square will be 60 x 60 and I have planned 12 smaller (30 x 30) squares to go around.

PDF available here

The colours suggested are in Vanna’s choice as it seems to be a pretty popular yarn choice for graphghans, but I won’t be using those colours exactly as it is difficult for me to get this yarn where I am. If you have easy access to Vanna’s choice and you find colours that fit better, I’d love your feedback. Obviously, if you want to use bits and pieces from your stash, you are more than welcome to do so as well!

There is no written instruction for the CAL so far, but if you feel like the graph is overwhelming and you would like written instructions, leave me a message and I will make it available as soon as possible.

I will be using the bobble stitch (you can find my photo tutorial here) but again if  you want to use a different type of stitch (like the c2c or hdc), please do so 🙂

I hope you guys will join and that you will share your pictures with me!

Until next time,

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Edit: Thanks Natascha for letting me know there was a problem with the pdf. In the mean time, here is the png version of week 1 if you are also having issues with the pdf!

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Coming soon…

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.

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If there is someone/something from the LOTR universe you would like to see, don’t hesitate to let me know! 🙂

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A proper introduction is in order!

Happy Wednesday lovely readers!

I would like to properly introduce you to Sadie, my amigurumi doll. Thanks again to Cheyanne and Alexa for their names suggestions, I really liked Chloe but Saddie just really grew on me and so that’s the name I chose for her 🙂

She now has her very own 2 legs and I made her some cute red shorts (her fave colour).

If anyone has a pattern for a tank top or shirt for her, that would be awesome 🙂

 

On another note, I was thinking about hosting a Lord Of The Rings crochet a-long, I’ve started designing a few squares (which I will probably end up making anyway, I really want to try a bobble stitch graphghan!) but let me know if you guys would be interested in joining up with me, I’ll put the graphs here 🙂

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Emma

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Avatar afghan – free graph!

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Hi guys,

I just realised today that I forgot to give you the graph I used for my avatar afghan! I designed this pattern so if you use it, I would be grateful if you link back to my blog (and also I would LOVE you to share a pic and to see what you made of it ^^)

I used a 5.5mm crochet hook with 2 strands of acrylic yarn (I used Marvel 8ply from 4 Seasons).

The colours I used were:

Black for the background (approx 8 skeins)

White for Air (approx 1 skein)

Aqua for Water (approx 1 skein)

Claret for Fire (approx 1 skein)

Green for Earth (approx 1 skein)

But of course, you can always use yarn from your stash!

So here it is, the graph I used!

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You can also use the graph for cross stitch and hama beads 🙂

 

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Emma

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