Past Projects

Ghost with hat

Happy Halloween to Samwise!

Boo!


Patterns:

· Ghost from Lion Brand
· Hat is a truncated version of Lion Brand’s to fit the ghost, and without the band
Hook size: G
Yarns: Lily Sugar’n Cream in White & Black
Other materials: 6mm safety eyes

Excuse me while I go find a bag of candy corn and devour it.

 

Death Star

Birthday present for (who else) the Star Wars geek, D.

I am not a carbon puffball.

Pattern: from YarnyDoom, but I did my own thing with the surface markings
Hook size: G? The pattern calls for an I hook, but I highly doubt I used such a large hook size.
Yarns:

· Loops & Threads Cotton Club in Misty
· Red heart Super Saver (100% acrylic) in Grey heather
Other materials: one small black bead and black sewing thread for the Superlaser dish

I tried to make the surface markings as close as possible to the arrangement of buildings and trenches on the actual Death Star. I couldn’t quite make an exact replica because of limited “resolution” due to the yarn thickness, but hopefully this is close enough.

For the Superlaser dish, I sewed on a small bead to simulate the center of the Superlaser, and then pulled the thread across to the opposite side of the plushie, pulled the thread tight, and tied it to keep the circle from filling out over time.

 

Crawl cauldron

Birthday present for Nick, Dungeon Crawl addict. Who recently BEAT THE GAME.


Patterns:

· Cauldron from CultGrrrl Creations
· Lid, including “stew” and “handle”, is my own design
Hook size:

· G for the cauldron
· E or F for the lid
Yarns: Lily Sugar’n Cream in Black, Yellow, & Red

I am very pleased with how this turned out. I would have preferred if the cauldron were a bit stiffer (and therefore held its shape better), but on the whole, this is exactly what I had hoped to make. :)

I gave up on trying to make the bubbling bumps in the “stew” match the bubbling in the actual icon for Dungeon Crawl. But I think the result gives the same general look.

 

Bob-omb

Birthday explosives for Bubble.

With extra explosive to make up for it being late!

Patterns:

· Bob-omb from WolfDreamer, but I crocheted the eyes instead of making them from felt
· Dynamite is my own design, but inspiration was from Deborah Bagley and Yarnovations
Hook size: F
Yarns:

· acrylic in black (because Bubble requested a fuzzy bomb
· Lily Sugar’n Cream in White, Yellow, & Red
Other materials: red, orange, and yellow sewing thread for the fire at the end of the dynamite fuse

I couldn’t figure out in time how to make the key on his back actually turn. Also, in retrospect, I should have weighted the front of his feet a bit because he sits tilted backwards.

Still, explosives!

 

Seal

Birthday addition to 0’s collection. :)

Pattern: from Easy Crochet Critters
Hook size: G
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream in White
Other materials: 6mm safety eyes

Watching the seal’s head and neck take shape as I worked was fun and instructive. I love that the patterns in Easy Crochet Critters are all done in as few pieces as possible, with lots of clever tricks for making different shapes.

 

Octopus

A tentacled birthday friend for Samwise.

It can kind of stand up!

Pattern: from Breezybot
Hook size: G
Yarn: acrylic in black
Other materials: 6mm safety eyes

Making the tentacles was fun, especially watching them curl and shaping the curls. I wanted to make the octopus a rainbow-colored birthday hat (complete with pompom!), but ran out of time. :( But Samwise made her own hat for this fellow!

I originally intended to give Samwise something else, but it wasn’t done in time (and is still not done…I promise it will be done eventually, and I promise it will be epic and worth the wait!)

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  6. I enjoyed seeing your projects! I don’t starch my bookmarks either… I think they are better that way.. they don’t crease the pages and it isn’t a disaster if they get bent!
    Fran

    • Thank you! I have a lot of fun making my projects, and I’m glad you enjoyed seeing them. Glad to hear I’m not the only one who doesn’t starch my bookmarks! :)
      ~ whimsy

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