So.. I wanted a little tree for my desk at work. After a bit of searching, I found the pattern for Penny the Pine Tree.
I added some ‘tinsel’ – sparkly yarn (crochet chain) and some ‘baubles’ – needle deleted balls (if you’ve been reading – that’s what they were for!)
I’m quite happy with how it turned out, I’m sure it’ll make my desk look Christmassy!
So I wanted to make a Pixie hat for little, I used the free crochet pattern here, and needless to say, mine didn’t end up quite like the picture. But I still liked it and made her wear it. Then she played with her new goldilocks/bear toy (a bit horrifying really, goldilocks is inside the bear!) and the resemblance the Masha and the Bear was realised!
I love love love this Unicorn pattern from hobbycraft (also one of my favourite shops) I will definitely be keeping and eye on their website for future patterns!
I also used the unicorn head to make Baba a ‘lovey’, I skipped the mane though, as she’d eat it!
And moving on from the Amish puzzle ball we tried, we moved into the Flower ball version, which is pretty too, and baba likes it!
I also did a little needle felting… For a unicorn fan (excuse the mess on this one! I’d been shopping)
There’s been a bit of crochet being done, I think I’ve just about mastered the art of crocheting whilst balancing sleepy baby!
Booties pattern from repeatcrafterme
Pink pussycat hat – no pattern
Octopus for premie pattern from my nomad home
Sleepy dolly pattern is sleepyhead
And none baby related, we’ve had some slugterra inspired slugs appearing (sorry, no pattern). Here are a couple:
This doesn’t really need an explanation. Well, in case it does… Please see useful stuff below 🙂
BP back post
cc contrasting colour
chlp/ch lp chain loop
ch-sp chain space
FL front loop
FP front post
MC main colour
rev sc reverse sc
rnd(number) round (number)
RS right side
2tog 2 stiches together (prefixed by type of stitch, eg sc2tog)
WS wrong side
yo/yoh yarn over/yarn over hook
When I first started learning to crochet, the Internet wasn’t such a thing (I know, it’s hard to imagine it not being here!)
I feel old Anyway, I learnt mostly from books, which used modern Irish/English terms and names of stitches.
Nowadays, when I get a new book, I skim the basic stitch instructions to figure out which ‘language’ it uses.
I’ve compiled a basic translator, with some abbreviations also.
Slip Stitch (Sl St) Slip Stitch (Sl St)
Double Crochet (dc) Single crochet (sc)
Half Treble crochet (htr) Half Double crochet (hdc)
Treble crochet (tr) Double crochet (dc)
Double Treble crochet (dtr) Triple/treble crochet (tr)
Treble Treble crochet (trtr) Double Treble crochet (dtr)
and so on…