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Sunflowers – Work in Progress

Here’s a look at my latest work in progress.

Sunflowers

I ironed and starched the pieces and now I’m waiting for them to dry before I sew them together. The finished project will be a decoration for my bathroom mirror. Basically, one sunflower with three connected leaves in each corner of the mirror. I will post pictures once it’s complete.

I got my inspiration from here but I only followed the pattern for the leaves, not the flowers themselves.

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Keychain – Tiny Penguin

I’ve been working on this little guy on an off for a few days now. It might look like a small and easy project, but crocheting him was definitely not a walk on the beach. I used a 2.5 mm hook and fine bamboo yarn, and since I crochet tighter that most people, half the time I couldn’t even find my stitches. I’m not even going to go into how fun it was sewing all those tiny pieces together. In the end, it was worth it because he’s so darn cute! Take a look for yourselves if you don’t believe me.

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I’m going to attach a string to the top of his head and put him on my keychain or attach him to my purse.

Miniature Speakers ***CROCHET PATTERN***

Miniature Crochet Speakers

Making the speaker box:

Materials:

2 ply acrylic yarn (black)

3.5 mm crochet hook

Polyfil stuffing

Square top (make 2)

  • Rnd 1: Ch 8
  • Rnd 2: Sc in second chain from the hook, sc in the next 6 chain spaces. Ch 1, turn
  • Rnd 3: *Sc in the first sc and in the next 6 sc. Ch 1, turn*
  • Next rounds: Repeat from * to * until your piece looks like a square. Depending on the type of yarn and the hook used, the number of rows needed to make a square may vary. With the yarn and hook that I used 7 rows were enough to produce the desired square piece.
  • Finish off. Weave in the ends and cut any excess yarn.

Rectangle side (make 4)

  • Rnd 1: Ch 8
  • Rnd 2: Sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the next 6 chain spaces. Ch 1, turn.
  • Rnd 3: *Sc in the first sc and in the next 6 sc. Ch 1, turn*
  • Next rounds: Repeat from * to * until your piece looks like a rectangle. Depending on the type of yarn and the hook used, the number of rows needed to make the desired rectangle may vary.
  • Finish off. Weave in the ends and cut any excess yarn.

Connecting the pieces

  • Crochet the 6 pieces together using the black acrylic yarn.
  • You can choose to sew the pieces together but the edges of the box are more defined and straight when they are crocheted.
  • Before closing the box shut, stuff it with polyfil.

 

Making the round grills

Materials:

Bamboo yarn (black and grey)

3 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle or hot glue

Small circle

  • With black, make a magic circle
  • Rnd 1: Chain 1 and work 7 sc in the circle
  • Change to grey
  • Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in every sc around
  • Connect with a slip stitch to the first sc in the row. Finish off.
  • Weave in the ends and cut any excess yarn.

Large circle

  • With black, make a magic circle
  • Rnd 1: Chain 1 and work 7 sc in the circle
  • Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in every sc around
  • Change to grey
  • Rnd 3: Repeat *1 sc in first single crochet and 2 sc in the next sc* until the end of the round.
  • Connect with a slip stitch to the first sc in the row. Finish off.
  • Weave in the ends and cut any excess yarn.

Attaching the grills

  • Pick a rectangle side of the speaker box where you want to attach the speaker circles.
  • Follow the diagram below and either sew or glue the circles onto the box.

ENJOY!!

 

Uses for these little speakers:

~Hang them on the rear-view mirror in the car.
~Place them on your desk at home or at work.
~Have a audio-enthusiast friend? This would make a great gift for them.

Playing Card Coasters – gift idea

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a Christmas gift for a family member who loves playing poker. It’s a set of four coasters of aces of all four suits.

Playing Cards Coasters

When I thought of this gift idea I was hoping to find a pattern on the internet, but my search yielded no results. So I had to design my own diagrams and pattern. The good news is that I managed to finish right in time for Christmas Eve.

For this project, I used my favourite bamboo yarn in white, red, and black. The squares are 3.5 inches wide, 25 stitches by 25 rows, with a border row. I tried using worsted weight yarn but the gauge was too big and the resulting squares were the size of pot-holders, not coasters. I tried modifying the pattern to keep the size of the squares while decreasing the number of stitches and rows, but this significantly reduced the detail in the design, so I found that using a finer yarn and hook was better.

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on the pattern and I might make it available soon.

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