Crochet

DIY: 12 hour crochet cowl

Nothing says last minute gifting like recieving some yarn and an awesome hook so I can make this cowl for the BF.

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It was tough finding the right yarn online and making sure it would show up on time. It’s not my top choice but it works.

I really wanted another Addi Swing hook but it was $19. NOPE. I’m glad I got the Brittany one though. I’ve always thought they’re beautiful. They remind me of wands!

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I swear he was much more excited than he looks :-p

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Strike a pose!

And yes, it only took about 12 hours with small breaks here and there. And yes, I made the starting chain way too tight. I always do. I can’t not make it too tight. Same goes with knitting as well. Doesn’t matter what I do. Ugh. Anyway, it doesn’t affect anything so I’ll just try to forget it.

It was a fun project, always love the half double crochet stitch. I’d love to make more as gifts.

I’m Dreaming of a Dark Christmas: Crochet Snowflakes

Remember when I was talking about crocheting snowflakes? Well my red, silver, and black thread came in (aaages ago) as well as my hook. I’ve made 7 total!

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I’m glad I gathered all those videos, they’ve been really helpful.

Overall the patterns are very easy. They’re quick little project. I made the first 6 of these while wearing my long faky nails and it was a pretty slipper ordeal. The last one was so much easier to do but still tough. I tried to do 3 more after these but I guess my crochet mojo ran out for awile.

The hardest part is seeing the teeny black stitches in the dim motel lighting. If I had the patterns printed up I’d just go to a well lit cafe or something.

So crap lighting has really slowed me down a lot unfortunately.

I’m actually looking forward to blocking them when I’m able to. I think they’ll be bad ass. I was thinking of incorperating glitter somehow. Maybe a light coating of spray glitter?

DIY plans: crochet gothy snowflakes

So I’ve been itchin’ bad for a knit or crochet project. So I ordered a Swing hook and some thread in red, black, and silver. I’m planning on making a bunch of snowflakes. At the very least I’ll make them all black, one of every pattern I can find so they’re all unique. I doubt there’s enough patterns to really get me excited but we’ll see.

I grabbed the red and silver a bit on the whim, and because it wasn’t that much more especially when you factor in shipping. I was tempted to get yellow, as a really stupid, gross joke 🙂

Ideally I’d like to string them all up on fishing line or something, to make a “curtain” but I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that. At the very least I can have them laying about the motel room so they look pretty and festive. That’s the only kind of snow I’ll be able to see this year :-/

So I’m going to just drop a bunch of crochet snowflake tutorials here so I can keep track of them and maybe some of you will join along, hmmm??

OK I’m going to see if I can share the playlist I’m making. I’ll probably be adding for awhile!