Sunday, 30 April 2017

More Amigurumi crochet - Meet Tufty.

I have been trying to extend my crochet skills and understanding of patterns whilst I am off work recuperating from a hip operation.
This it Tufty who is about 3 inches high and even though the beak looks a little wonky, I am quite pleased with how she turned out.

I learnt a lot about shaping to create the wings and main body shape.
It did start to get a little bit fiddly as I needed to decrease towards the top of the head to then shape the top and beak.  I did really enjoy watching his little character take shape and I definitely want to make a much bigger version with more colour.

I found this tutorial on Youtube and then added the wings from another pattern and the tufts because I felt the head lacked a little something.

I am now in the process of learning the shell stitch so I shall post that once I have something to show.
Take care and keep smiling.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Crochet Blue Bag finish.

To continue my crochet education I felt that I needed to extend my crochet skills by making a bag that was not created using just Granny Squares and simply a front and back panel.

I found the above bag on Youtube with a tutorial to follow and spent quite a few evenings crocheting ( and unpicking it repeatedly) creating the front and back panels as well as the strap.  I made up the strap differently and added a shaped edging instead of the fringing that was shown on the Youtube example.

I also added a lining and I hope that the video above is working, if not then I shall take additional pictures instead.
The flower is hiding the back of a magnetic snap.
The handle can be adjusted to make it longer and I really learnt so much from making this bag including how to creating shaping, increasing and keeping the pattern going as well as decreasing.  Also how it is possible to add your own twist to projects.
Took a little while to complete it but I did have my hospital visit in the middle but I am sticking to my goal of using my time off to finish WIP's but to also try new skills as well.
I have already finished another mini project but I shall save that for next time.


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Crochet Octopus Amigurumi - OPAM April

On a bit of a crochet role at the moment.  I do have another project to post about but need to sort out some pictures.
So while I am in-between projects I just grabbed some scrap wool without really aiming to actually make anything.  
Found a small pattern to follow as I am trying to improve my pattern reading, and I ended up with a cute little Octopus.

Please meet Olive...........
I have made curley cues before but creating a ball shape with increasing and decreasing stitches.

I have since made another for Sophie in blue which I have not been able to get my hands on to photograph!  I shall try again tomorrow.

As for my next project, well I am still looking.
Take care all
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