Monday, September 16, 2013

My blogger turned one today!

Well at least I made my first post this time last year. My first post was a Captain America beanie. This was the blog that got the most attention until I posted the Lightsaber Crochet hook grip. I haven't posted as frequently or as often as I would have liked this past year but a lot of good things have happened to me. I opened an Etsy shop and have had the chance to socialize with other Etsy owners. I've had articles and posts made about some of my work, which is what I am most excited about. My crochet skills have improved over the last year and I have made a lot of cool hats and things that I am really proud of. I have a few things that I will be sharing over the next few months that I am excited about and I'm glad I have this platform to do it!

If you are reading this and would like to buy a crochet hook from my Etsy shop, you can use the coupon code BLOGGER1 to get 15% off your purchase. The coupon code will be valid from 9/16/13- 9/23/13

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Scott Pilgrim sword crochet hook grip

I love Scott Pilgrim. I unfortunately saw the movie first (I'm one of those that has to read the book first), even though I absolutely loved the movie, I still had to go read the original graphic novels. On the cover of the sixth one Scott Pilgrim is holding a sword, I thought this would make an awesome crochet hook grip. I had to do a little bit of Google searching to find out what the actual grip looked like but this is what I came up with.

I apologize for the awful lighting in some of these pictures. I can only craft when it is already getting dark outside so I'm only left with bad florescent lighting. 

Things you will need

  • White polymer clay
  • Black polymer clay
  • Pink or red polymer clay
  • Metal crochet hook

1. Start off with a white base. I just wrapped a piece of clay around the hook and rolled it between my hands until it wrapped around. I cut off the ends to make it even and then flattened out all the sides. Keep in mind that white is very unforgiving. EVERYTHING shows up on it so, make sure you wash your hands between using different colors.

2. Take a piece of black clay and flatten it out as thin as you can. Take a knife or a toothpick and cut out little diamond shapes. I cut out one I liked and then used that as sort of a pattern. Place the diamond shapes onto the white base.

3. Take a piece of pink or red clay and roll it into a ball. From here you can shape the ball into a heart.

4. Take a little chunk out of the bottom of the white base. Place the heart into the bottom.

5. Bake according to your clay's baking instructions. I baked mine for about 30 minutes. That's it! Pretty easy!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Crochet Finn hat

I love Adventure Time! I felt the need to make a Finn hat. I made my nephew a hat for his birthday back in May and never got around to blogging about it. I finally got some time and made a hat for myself and this is what I did.

Size J hook
I work in continuous rounds

Ch 3, sl st first chain to join

Row 1- 6 SC in center of the circle
Row 2- 2 DC in in each stitch (12)
Row 3- 2 DC in each stitch (24)
Row 4- 2 DC in each stitch (48)
Row 5-15- 1 DC in each stitch
On the last row, sl st in 2nd stitch to even off the round.

For the ear flaps

You are going to continue from the last round

Row 16- Ch 3, 1 DC in the next 12 stitches, ch 3, turn
Row 17- 1 DC in each stitch, ch 3, turn
Row 18- DC 2 together, 1 DC in the next 8, DC 2 together, ch 3, turn (10)
Row 19- DC 2 together, 1 DC in the next 6, DC 2 together, ch 3, turn (8)
Row 20- DC 2 together, 1 DC in the next 4, DC 2 together, ch 3, turn (6)
Row 21- 1 DC in each stitch, tie off and leave a long tail and sew through the bottom to tighten up.

For the other flap attach the yarn where you want the other flap to start and do the exact same thing on that side.

For the ears
I'm still using a size J hook.

Ch 3, sl st to join
Row 1- 6 SC in center of the circle
Row 2- 2 SC in each stitch (12)
Row 3-5- 1 SC in each stitch
Stuff with poly fiber fill and attach to the hat as you see fit.

I kind of think the hat looks like a polar bear hat but to any Adventure Time fan, they will know that it's a Finn hat. ^_^

If you have any questions, always feel free to ask.