Another delayed xmas/birthday gift! This is part two of my Final Fantasy themed gift for a few of my friends. I got this lovely chocobo pattern from Talli’s Etsy page and it turned out great! I also did not realize how big the chocobo came out to be. I’m so happy that it’s finally completed :)
I used Lily’s Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarns. For the eyes, I glued on felt instead of crocheting them because I the colors pop out better.
For Christmas, my bf gave me a Singer sewing machine which I LOVE. Of course, upon opening my gift I didn’t know how to use it at all. Luckily I found a couple of how-to books on sewing to get me started. My first project was this belated Xmas gift to a good friend of mine. It was made from two nerdy t-shirts that I owned and never really got to wear much because they were too large, but perfect for making this tote bag. The straps are made from the bottom of each t-shirt. I aligned everything with pins to keep them straight when I used the machine. I think they came out great, especially since it’s the first real thing I made using a sewing machine :D
Christmas has come and passed, and my normal crocher schedule hasn’t been followed. All my Christmas gifts are not done! One of the gifts that I actually finished was a small Angry Bird. I followed this awesome pattern shown on nerdigurumi.com :)
The yarn I used was Sugar N’ Cream cotton yarns amd some black felt.
I loved playing Final Fantasy games growing up, so I wanted to make a Tonberry for a fellow FF fan as a birthday/xmas gift. The pattern was created by Talli’s Designs. This will be one of many FF crochet dolls I’ll be making :)
Besides the Sugar N’ Cream cotton yarns, I also used Caron Soft beige color for the hoodie and had to insert a piece of cardboard in the knife to make it stiff.
I had started watching My Little Pony during Hurricane Sandy, and ended up making a pony for a friend’s birthday/xmas gift. I found this amazing pattern of Fluttershy online, and it took approximately 3 days to finish all of it. Fluttershy is her favorite pony, and overall I think it turned out pretty good. She loved it, and I’m thinking about making another pony for another MLP fan :P
All of it was made from Sugar N’ Cream cotton yarns using a double crochet stitch method. I made the eyes and cutie marks out of felt, and had to learn how to sew on hair. The mane was probably the hardest part to make.
I live in NYC, so when hurricane Sandy hit yesterday I was stuck inside until the storm passed. Luckily, I didn’t lose any power so I was able to get my crochet on! My brother wanted me to make a Yoshi for him so he can gift it to his girlfriend. I didn’t have the brain power, or the time, to create my own pattern. I ended up using Picuu’s pattern and it turned out great :)
Yoshi was made with my standard Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarns in the colors Hot Green, Soft Ecru, Warm Brown, White, Tangerine, and Red. The eyes are made with felt.
Halloween is coming up, so I decided to make something simple this time around for my costume. If you ever played Sims 3, you can recognize this plumbob I made. I went to the dollar store and bought a wide headband and then to the craft store to buy a sheet of green foam. I cut the foam to form the plumbob, glued it, then secured it to the headband with some leftover copper wire I had when I made my Domo.
I actually wore this to the New York Comic Con, and it was a hit! :) Cheapest costume ever!
One of my friend’s birthday is coming up, so I decided to make him this crochet Paopu Fruit (I hope he’s not reading this!). It’s a fruit from the game Kingdom Hearts. I found a few patterns online for the paopu fruit, but I found this pattern to be the easiest to understand :)
I used Sugar ‘n Cream Yellow and Dark Pine cotton yarn, and just stuffed it with polyfil.
Summer is nearly over, so that means football time! The season has started, and my friend asked me to make him a beer cozy of his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’ve never made one before, so it was a bit smaller than I wanted it, but he liked it anyway :) I based off the cozy on this one I saw on Google.
I ended up making a couple of other cozies as well: a Bruins-inspired can cozy (for my hockey friend) as well as a monkey can cozy. I had to create my own pattern for all of them since I couldn’t find a good one to use. The monkey one finally was made after a few trial and errors, but it turned out great. The Bruins cozy is made of the team’s colors in a stripe pattern.
I decided with cotton yarn for the cozies since they are more absorbent than acrylic yarn. I used both Sugar ‘n Cream and Peaches and Creme brand.