It’s Friday! I hope everyone had a good week so far! I thought I’d finish up the week with sharing just a few of my previous crochet projects. A couple of these were patterns I found online that I thought were fun and worth sharing, the others are patterns I have been working on in various stages of completion. Don’t worry! I’ll give you the links for the patterns I found. As for the ones I’m working on (or have worked on), they’ll be out soon enough (I’ll try give you estimated dates for those below!).
Anyway! Let’s get started. Here are some of the awesome crochet projects I have made so far.
1. Mario Mushroom
The first one is this awesome Super Mario Mushroom crochet project. I actually made a few of these as you can see. I like how they looked so close to the originals. Super Mario Brothers was one of the first games I ever played. I use to play it at the Pizza Hut down the road when they still had the arcade, then we finally got it at home for the Nintendo. A lot of nostalgia in these pieces here.
I found the pattern through Pinterest (and later on Ravelry), but you can find this particular pattern here on WolfDreamer’s website.
Yarn I Used
WolfDreamer lists any worsted weight yarn in the colors you need. I prefer the silky-softness of Ella Rae Cozy Soft (Superwash Wool/Acrylic blend), though it’s a little more on the DK side of worsted than other worsted weight yarns that I was use to previously. Ella Rae Chunky is also an option, though it might make your mushroom larger. If you can’t find Ella Rae in your area, a very comparable yarn is the Cascade 220 superwash. While still soft, it is also 100% superwash wool, so it doesn’t have the sleek silkiness of the Acrylic that Ella Rae has.
2. Neko Hat
I created this a few months ago before I was able to create hats of my own effectively. I was looking for a good kitty hat to wear when it got cold, and ended up making several of these for friends. Needless to say, I get very strange looks when walking through the store with cat ears.
Yarn I Used
For one of these I used my favorite yarn, Ella Rae Cozy Soft, but for the tortoise shell one that I wear all the time, I used the black Ella Rae doubled with the Universal Yarns Classic Shades Frenzy (Into the Woods). The orange one and heather grey one were made with Cascade 220 Superwash.
3. Chicken Hat
Yes. You read that right. A chicken hat. This past year for halloween, I was working on making my youngest son (he’s 6) a Halloween costume based on a Creeper (from Minecraft, of course), and was running out of time when, that week, the teacher sent home a letter asking that they dress up like farm animals because they would be doing a play of spider’s web for the class. There were no other specifications, so I asked him what he wanted me to make him. He chose a chicken hat. In one night, I made a chicken hat for him to wear. He even wore it out to the store and everything (he’s always proud of everything I make for him).
Because this is something I created and threw together, I will be bringing out the pattern sometime in the near future. You can watch my Ravelry account for it. You can also email me for it if you simply can’t wait to make your own. 😉
Yarn I Used
This is pretty random as far as yarn. I used what I had because it was for my son and I had a very limited amount of time to make it. The white of the hat was what I had left of a Red Heart Super Saver (just for the record, I don’t use Red Heart Super Savers anymore unless it’s for testing purposes.) The red was made from Ella Rae Cozy Soft, and the orange was Cascade 220 Superwash.
4. Voodoo Doll Crochet Project – Prototype
A few months into crocheting against last year, I decided I wanted to make my own Amigurumi doll. While the concept has changed, I have decided that the (‘top secret’) original idea, will be a separate project, which you will see more of later this year. For now, I have decided to make this one a Voodoo Doll.
I had originally planned to release this pattern around October for Halloween, but I might end up doing it next month. Want the pattern sooner? Contact me to let me know!
Yarn I Used
For the prototype, I used the off-white (Color 02) Ella Rae Cozy Soft. For the actual Voodoo doll, I used the Ella Rae Cozy Soft (in tan and black) for everything but the heart, which I used Red Heart’s cotton crochet thread (size 10).
5. Minion Hat Crochet Project – Alpha Work in Progress
So, this is part of a minion had I worked on a few months ago. I’m still learning to design my own hats. Since it actually has to fit the head, instead of just crocheting in rounds to get a relative shape, I’ve decided that, instead of finishing off this minion hat with an eye, I will be making several prototype hats in a single color to get the overall pattern(s) down, so I can then incorporate the change in color, and any additions, to any hat I wish to make in the future. Once I’ve done that, I will recreate this Minion hat.
I’m hoping to have this done before June. I know the deadline is far away, but I have several other projects that I’m working on already, so this gives me the time to do a little here and there. Once I have it done, I’ll share the pattern with you!
Yarn I Used
Again, I used my favorite go-to solid, Ella Rae Cozy Soft in yellow and black. For the eye(s) I was planning on using the Ella Rae Cozy Soft off-white and grey that I have available. The pattern will have several types of eyes so you can make whichever minion you want.
Tell me about your Crochet Projects
I hope you’ve enjoyed my previous work here. I’ve got several more things in the works right now that I didn’t want to share and spoil for you. Don’t worry though! You’ll see them soon!
Now that I’ve shown you my previous (and current) projects, I want to know what you’re working on. Feel free to share in the comments below, or on my Facebook page!