Archive for the ‘Small Crochet’ Category


Just before the deadline….!

I just made these for my friend’s son’s 5th birthday (it was the 21st of June).  I am totally pleased with the way they came out.  I had grand expectations to finish Splinter the Rat before the birthday but i’m not so good at forcing myself to finish projects by a certain date – it seems to take the fun out of making it!

Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles – complete with eye masks and belt








Yes – they are napping on my bed before they had to be locked in a box for the party!

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This is my new little friend “Cleo the Cat”.  She likes to hang out in the bookselves and spy on interesting new characters.

I made Cleo out of some vintage varigated yarn that I found at a thrift shop and she is wearing a little off white t-shirt with vintage buttons sewn on the front.  I made the pattern as I was going, but if you’d like the pattern i’ll try and scratch one out.



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amigurumi jellyfish

These fall under Summer….seeing these little guys at the beach make me cringe but these 2 cuties have no stinging power! The pattern is on my blog………

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closeup of mushies

Here is one last book thong for small crochet. I hadn’t had a chance to load the pictures.

I didn’t want to do amigurumi as I wanted the mushie to lay flat…..I like the way they turned out.

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Summer Crochet time!

The weather may not be quite there yet, but summer’s on its way, so let’s prepare by crocheting up lots of summery stuff!

Hope you like the new banner- I thought it would help to get us in the mood! And we’ll have some more links up for you in the sidebar shortly.

Welcome to Summer Crochet!

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Rainbow bright

Rainbow bright

Originally uploaded by mlochk22@

Yet another hat! I love making hats, they are just so interest and, of course, instant!

I made this hat for the same woman that I made the other hat for. It was made with Caron Simply Soft Brites in yellow, blue, green and pink. This hat should brighten up anyones day, no matter how gray it may be.

I think I am going to have to make one for me, simply because it would be a beautiful shot of color in the middle of winter.

I got the pattern from ravelry. If anyone wants the specifics, let me know and I’ll find the blog it came from! (I just don’t have it in front of me right now…and I’m really supposed to be writing a paper for class!)

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The Octosibs

Here are my 3 OctoSibs for a swap I’m in. I put little flowers on the larger blue one but didn’t take a picture until later. I found the patterns online for free on craftster and flickr

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Thanks to eveyone who voted on the new theme. The votes were mostly split between Summer crochet, summer wearables, embellished bags and wire crochet, although we have a clear winner with SUMMER CROCHET! I think it’ll be a fun sunny theme to keep us all happy.

Summer crochet includes items from all of the above votes – plus amigurumi and other small items – just keep them related to summer and you won’t go wrong! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Summer purse
  • Crocheted fruit
  • Beach bag
  • Crocheted flowers
  • Amigurumi butterflies
  • A light summer wrap/shawl to wear in the evenings
  • Crocheted bikini (for the brave only – I won’t be wearing one!)
  • Sunhat
  • Wire crocheted jewellery

You get the idea – there are almost no limits to this theme! But please do make sure your posts have something to do with summer…

5 more days to show off your small crochet and then we’ll begin 🙂

As always, please send any cool summer crochet-related links to Tracie, who will help me set up the sidebar links for the new theme.

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I designed and crocheted tiny lace for bottle cap pincushion rings. This was my first time making lace. I really like the first one. The second one is simple and extremely tiny… and I’m not sure you can even call it lace. lol

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My Miniature Jointed Teddy Bear. I was visiting some websites and came upon a few miniature crochet/craft sites, and well, it inspired me to try this little bear. My lil bear stands a little over 3 inches, but I have to confess, it took me longer to crochet this little bear than it did with an average sized amigurumi. I used Size US-B/2mm crochet hook and fingering sock yarn, I also crocheted a mini scarf, using #3 cotton crochet thread and size B hook. I may try other miniatures, after my fingers heal, lol.

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The Great Dane is a little over 15 cm (in fact, he’s 17 cm), but his fellow little Chi measures only 5 cm (ears included!), so together I guess they’ll fit the theme.


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Nubby Bear

I have a soft spot for teddy bears. This is my second jointed bear. I wanted to try another yarn, so I went with a boucle type yarn (Bernat Soft Boucle) . I had to use a larger hook for this yarn, he measures 8 inches tall. I really like how he turned out, really soft and cuddly. Now I have to find a spot for him (until my daughter snags it away).

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I told ya guys, I love the small stuff for that instant gratification! I have lots of little things that I have made in recent weeks, so have to share some more with you guys now!

lace cap

I made this hat for a friend of a friend, who has cancer, and is, I’m sure is getting ready to enjoy it! I used the lace cap pattern from here. I used a DK weight yarn to make it, instead of the worsted weight, since summer is coming up soon…

I think I might have to make this for myself too!

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Lil Lambkins

My newst Amigurumi – I thought I was going to add her to my collection, but my daughter snagged it before I had a chance to find a spot for her. She stands 4inches tall.

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I joined this group not too long ago (like a week or so, really…) and really like the idea of how this works!  Plus, it gives me extra motivation!  I love working on small things, mainly for the “instant gratification” that goes along with them!  So, here is one of my small projects for sharing! And don’t worry, I have more to share as later!


This rabbit I made for my son, Alex, for Easter.  I used the “Best Bunny” pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.  I just think it’s sooo cute.  I also made another one for a coworker and her daughter but didn’t have time to get a picture of it before I had to give it to her.

This was also my first attempt at amigurumi and I think I really like it! In fact, I have a monkey to make for my little one now and will gladly share that too whenever I get done with it!

*cross posted at: http://oddsnendsnthings.blogspot.com/ (my personal blog…)

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HK Ladybug

              My newest addition to my HK family – my Ladybug.  She stands 4-1/2 inches tall.  Just in time for Spring (or summer).  

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Thanks (again) to June for helping me out a bit.

This was by far the SMALLEST crochet hook/thread I have ever used. After finishing the dress, I switched off to some worsted weight yarn and crocheted a hat for Blythe as well. Let me tell you, that hook and yarn felt JUMBO compared to what I used for the dress.

I suppose the hat qualifies for small crochet too…so here it is…

They were both super fun to make!

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Buster Bear

Here is Buster Bear, my first mini jointed teddy bear.  I am pleased with how it came out and quite surprised on how easy it was.  I am anxious to try it on other Amigurumi now and see the results.

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Fresh strawberries….

amigurumi strawberries

I made these little strawberries yesterday…don’t they look yummy?

I thought you might like the pattern so I have it here for you.

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Itty Bitty Kitty

itty bitty kitty

This is my attempt at making a ‘weebbles wobble but they don’t fall down’ type of ami kitty. She turned out pretty cute….not quite as rolly as I wanted, but cute enough to keep!

The pattern is here .


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Hoorah! Henny Penny is finished. Now for those Henny Pennyexperienced in the craft, this project would have taken an hour or so. But for me it is quite an achievement to complete it in a day and a bit (sooner if I hadn’t run out of materials). The children also helped: by leaving me be for long enough to get it done! Who would have thought that this would have been so addictive!!

Pattern Link (pdf file)

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Dainty Doggie

I was browsing through my knit and crochet magazines and came across this cute little doggie pattern. It was a quick and easy project, just what I needed to get me out of my slump. I found this pattern in the Dec06/Jan07 Crochet Today magazine. There are so many other beautiful things to crochet in this issue…. my “to do” list just got bigger.

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Here is my Kangaroo and her little Joey. She is 7.5 cm high (excluding ears). My daughter has already requested a pink companion. Read more…

Kangaroo Kangaroo and Joey

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I came up with a quick and easy storage solution for my crochet hooks and accessories.  I call it the Crocheted Crochet Hook Holder.  It not only holds all of my crochet hooks, it also holds my scissors, other accessories, and my stitch markers, which I would always lose.  Now, everything is in one little neat spot and it is very easy to grab a specific hook when I need it.  It doesnt tip over like my other container.  I did mine in a little over an hour.  It is a quick and easy pattern.  I used wrosted weight yarn.   My pattern is available on my blog, http://craftsbyap.blogspot.com/





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Spring bonbons

I have really been slacking on my crocheting lately. I hope that changes soon!I’ve been making crocheted bonbons for my Etsy store for awhile now, but I just finished this set for a new online giveaway.

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