Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pot Scrubbie

I crocheted a Pot Scrubbie! It's made out of a small amount of worsted weight yarn and one of those plastic net bags that produce or other random things come in:

Crochet Pot Scrubbie by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I got the pattern from Digipicsphotography’s Weblog

It works awesome, and it is a great project to help recycle things that might otherwise go to waste; sitting in a landfill for an eternity or two. Cool project, huh? it took less than an hour to do, and if you are faster than I (It isn't hard to do, when I crochet, I tend to take my time about it), you might be able to get this done it 30 minutes or less.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Santa Hat, and my new hat model...

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, Glad Yule, Bright Hanukkah, or Joyous Kwanzaa! Here is a holiday treat:

Crochet Santa Hat by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I've gotten tired of modeling my own hats, so I decided to have the dog model for this one. Of course, it is MUCH bigger than his head!
I got the original pattern from Danette's Angels, but since it was designed as a child's hat, I had to continue increasing until it fit my head.
Don't worry, I'll type it down and post it here soon, for everyone to enjoy!

The red part was done in rounds of single crochet. The white cuff is a strip that I carefully measured to have a few more stitches than the red hat part. I used white yarn to single crochet the two parts together on the rim of the hat. Then I made a pretty white pompom and attached it.

Happy Holidays, from Me, Terry, and Loki!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snowman Stocking

Snowman Stocking by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I did this because I had no desire to go out and buy a stocking that was made in China by sweatshop workers. I made this using the Christmas Tree Christmas Stocking pattern on the Lion brand yarn site, which you have to register (free) to see the pattern. A warning about the pattern: when it gets to the heel portion, it gets confusing/ambiguous, so I would make sure that I had the benefit of an experienced crocheter to decipher the pattern before I began.
I made the snowman applique with three crochet circles, and glued on pie wedge eyes and a hat(made out of felt). I hot glued the assembled snowman to the finished stocking. It was big enough to fit a DVD inside, although VERY snugly.
Cool, huh?

Hubby's mittens

Hubby's Mittens by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I made these with Lion Brand Wool-Ease black yarn. Most of it is time-consuming single crochet. My husband wears them as a glove "shell".
I had to mix two patterns to get these, as my husband's hands are what garment makers term "irregular". Every mitten pattern I found, even for men's mittens, required me to make them wider and shorter, and to shorten and widen the thumb as well. A great deal of work for someone that doesn't wear them often...
But it's a labor of love!

Blast From the Past

Months ago, I made this hat, and completely forgot to post it on here:

Blue and Yellow Hat by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

It's big, soft, and has tons of room inside for my hair. (and it has my first puff ball, by the way!)
Unfortunately, I can't remember what yarn I crocheted this hat out of, although I'm 99% sure that it's Lion Brand Homespun yarn, both yellow and blue.
Most of my crochet hats turn out looking something like 'Rasta' hats, because I like the versatility - meaning, if I have a bad hair day, I can take my icky hair and stuff it up under the hat.
This was done in sc, in rounds, with an H hook.


Crochet Snowflakes!

It's snowing crochet!

Crochet Snowflakes by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

These were all worked from the book:
201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks Patterns and Ideas
by Melody Griffiths

I used white yarn with an additional silvery white metallic thread, and various hooks (depending on the motif) to get the size I wanted. I added a gold metallic yarn loop later, so that these snowflake gifts can be used as ornaments for the holiday season.
I saturated them with starch, let them get dry and crisp, attached the loop, and sent them on to their new homes.
Cool, huh?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Anthro Character - Biker Wolf

Here I go....drawing again!
I don't draw often, but when I do, I tend to put my heart and soul into what I do.

Anthro Biker Wolf by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

This is my first Anthro character - a Biker Wolf. It is also my first attempt at drawing a motorcycle. Not spectacular, but it is really good, given that I haven't drawn a motorcycle before. I must have drawn and erased the crossed arms half a dozen times before I got it right!
I was going to put a bar in the background, but decided not to...the 'lone wolf' on an empty street, leaning against a lamppost just says it all about this character.
I don't know what to name him, but he just looks like a 'Bart' to me.
Any suggestions?

If you are interested in drawing Anthro characters, Draw Furry is a good place to start. It has instructional videos, tutorials, the works.

Happy crafting, and Happy holidays!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hummingbird doodad

I sent this cross-stitch hummingbird to my grandma:

cross stitch hummingbird

It took a while to do. I almost finished it during vacation, but then it made its way down to the bottom of my cross-stitch bag; presumably never to be seen again. I managed to fish it out, wash it off, and finish it. I punched a (somewhat ragged) hole in it, stitched it up, put a pretty little ribbon on it, and sent it to my grandma (a hummingbird fanatic) in the mail. Oh, JOY!

I got the pattern for it at Bird Cross Stitch.

Enjoy it, artsy fartsy peoples!

Terry's Blanket

Here is my new afghan:
ripple afghan crochet sunshine print

My husband liked the other afghan I made so much, that he requested one be made for him. There was only one would have to be made with copious amounts of Red Heart 'Sunshine Print', his favorite yarn print.

This is entirely double crochet, made with a size H hook. The finished product is about 4' wide by 6' long! Can't remember where I found the pattern for the ripple afghan; patterns seem to pile up on a crocheter's computer, and it gets impossible to keep track of them all, or where they originated. When I find the pattern (or IF I do) I'll make sure to post it!

Hope you all enjoy!