Thursday, November 19, 2009

Daisy Hat

I adapted this pattern from the pattern for the ladybug hat:

Daisy Hat by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

The daisy and leaves were much easier to make. Using an F hook and some bright red bulky Jiffy yarn, this hat came out a little stiff, but it keeps my head REALLY warm!
I got the Hat pattern from CrochetSpot
I had to adapt the pattern to fit my head...if I do the pattern as-is, the hat comes out waaaaay too big. With this hat, I crocheted it just a little bigger than I needed it, so I did [sc2tog, then 1sc in next 3 sts] around, so it would leave a little room in the crown area, but tighten around my forehead like a band.

I got the daisy pattern from:
201 crochet motifs, blocks, projects, and ideas
by Melody Griffiths

I got the pattern for the leaves at: Digipicsphotography’s Weblog


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Purple Work Sampler

You've heard of red work...but I'm tired of red. So here is my PURPLE work sampler!

Purple Work Sampler by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

This one was labor intensive, and at times confusing, but at the same time, when finished it really shows the skill and/or determination of the artist. If you want to see a more detailed picture, just click on the picture itself - it should send you to, where you can then click on it again so you can see a larger photo. While at, you are welcome to cruise my Gallery, if you want to see some more of my art, that I might not have posted here.

I got this chart at Cross Stitchers Club.



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ladybug Hat

This is me in my newest creation:

Ladybug Hat by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

My Ladybug Hat!

Made with dark green, light green, red, and black sport yarn throughout.
The hat itself is ALL single crochet...a task that would have daunted me in the past. I guess with experience comes patience!
The leaf and ladybug were a little more complicated. I used slip stitch, single, double, and triple crochet on the leaf. the ladybug is triple crochet, with french knots as spots.
I sewed the ladybug on the leaf, then I sewed the leaf to the hat (with yarn and a tapestry needle)
The hat pattern I got from Crochet Spot and the ladybug on a leaf design I got from a book:
201 crochet motifs, blocks, projects, and ideas
by Melody Griffiths

Cool, huh? And ultra cute...