Peacock Feather crochet Earrings

I’m here with another quick birthday project post. I made these earrings for my sister’s 28th birthday. 

   
Cute, right? I used this free pattern (available in English and Dutch). It’s a very quick project, and a fun little gift. 

I do recommend using some plastic earring backs if you use ear wires, like I did. The earring is just a little bit of yarn, which means it is not very heavy and they tend to fall out of your ears.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (free shamrock pixel graph)

St. Patrick’s Day is not really something we celebrate here, since it’s an Irish holiday, but I know it’s also celebrated in other countries, such as the U.S. and England.

I was drawing some pixel graphs on paper, procrastinating on things that were actually urgent, and one that actually turned out pretty okay, was a shamrock. I thought, since it’s St. Patrick’s Day today, why not share it with all of you? (Graph at the end of this post)

  
This graph is 18×18, so it isn’t very big. I made my little square using a 3mm hook and it measures about 8×8 cm

  

Every square on the graph below equals a stitch. Feel free to use it and make your own adjustments if you need to.

  

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Winnie the Pooh snuggle

Hi!

I spend a lot of time on Instagram, and I follow a lot of different crochet-related accounts there. One thing I’ve been seeing more and more of lately, are crocheted snuggle toys, or security blankets (does anyone really know if there is one, correct, term for these? If so, tell me, because I have no idea). I prefer calling them snuggles, because it’s such a cute word. Anyway, I had been wanting to make one myself, and now I started seeing more and more on my feed. I took it as a sign, and started designing my very own Winnie the Pooh snuggle.

First attempt, January 15th: I ran out of yellow yarn..

 
I started with a scrap of yellow, obviously it was not enough. Of course I’d thrown the label away already, so I had no clue what yarn to look for. I had to order some new yarn and start over.

Second attempt, February 1st: finished, and oh so adorable:

   
 
Of course, I managed to mess up another time. Here I am, making a baby toy, and I used safety eyes. Stupid me.. But, he is adorable, isn’t he? 

   
 
I think I’ll just keep this one for myself 🙂

I will be remaking this little guy, but this time baby proofed, I will show you the third, and hopefully final, attempt when I finish it!

Thinking about maybe selling some patterns in the future, would the pattern for this cutie interest anyone? 

  
Bye bye!

Snow White Amigurumi Doll

Hi there!

It’s been a while again. I’ve been really busy lately with all sorts of things, but I’m finally here with a post! I actually finished this project early January hehe.. Better late than never, I suppose.

I made my very own Snow White, everybody, and she is too cute.

   

I was slightly addicted to working on this doll, I did not want to do anything else. I’m very happy with how she turned out!

   
The hardest part about this project was probably the hair, it consists of 40 (!) small crochet circles. Imagine having to crochet 40 of those, then place them on the head in a way that looks good and then sewing each of them on separately. It’s tedious work, but it has a really fun and original look, so I am proud of myself for finishing it. In the end, I only needed 35 circles. I’m not exactly sure why, maybe because the yarn I used for the head and hair weren’t the same type, maybe because I didn’t let them overlap as much as the pattern actually asked you to do, but who knows.     

This pattern comes from a book called ‘Amigurumi Fairy Tales’ by Tessa Van Riet-Ernst or Woolytoons. I won this book in Dendennis’ monthly #BYAF (Bring Your Amigurumi Friday) contest (check it out!) and I had been waiting to try out a pattern. It’s a lovely book, especially for me, someone who has always adored fairy tales. It’s available in Dutch and English, in case you are interested.

I ended up loving this project more than I expected and was pleasantly surprised by that. Enjoy a bonus picture below, Snow does not always wear her cape, you know.