Friday, November 25, 2011

Calico Crochet Rug

 Our little family has been busy since October laying new Bamboo flooring in our home, it is looking so beautiful! We only have the lounge room and staircase to go, we will be working on the staircase this exciting :)   I've made a couple of small rag rugs this year and so decided I'd make a large one for our lounge room to add a touch of softness for the kids to lay on and for exercising etc...
 The previous rag rugs I have made have been out of old sheets I had in my linen press, But I decided I would use calico for the lounge room....It is growing rapidly and is much bigger than shown here in these photos and I'm already onto my second ball each approx 1250gms in weight. 
I'm using a lovely chunky 12mm hook and I have torn the calico approx 4cm in width all worked in dc (sc in US terms) with increases when needed...very simple and enjoyable :)
I've got a few projects on the go at the always ;)
I am almost finished my giant granny square blanket -yay!
I am also hooking another pair of slippers...
But I really want to finish this calico rug before our lounge room floor is finished,
so it is taking priority at the moment.

I hope you are having a delightful day
~ Gillian ♥

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Edna Slippers.....

I made these fun little slippers this week....
The pattern came from Crochet Today Magazine Nov/Dec 2011
The pattern is called 'Edna Slippers'
of course I just love anything that has a granny square in it ;)
I used Moda Vera Cardellino yarn (from Spotlight) & a 6mm hook.
They were quite quick to hook, I did make a few alterations to the pattern so they fitted me a little better.
if you are interested about what changes I made
I have noted them on Ravelry page for these slippers here

Hope you are having a creative weekend,
Gillian ♥

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dodecahedron Thingymabob......

I've been busy crocheting Granny Squares over the past month or so
and decided I needed something a little more dimensional for a change this week.....
and crochet doesn't get much more dimensional than this ;)
The pattern is called Dodecahedron Thingymabob, which makes me smile :)
and anything Mathematical is always going to find a home at our place, its being tossed around our lounge room as I!
Pattern is available on Ravelry
The pattern is Excellent! with lots of photos & well written. 
This was loads of fun to make, quite easy once you have made a couple of points and ss them together.

I decided to put 6mm black safety eyes in the end of each point to add a little something ‘extra’ :)
I also filled the points with plastic pellets (the type used in softies) then toyfil…and added a cat toy to the centre to give it some noise.

The plastic pellets give this a wonderful weight and makes it spin through the air as it is thrown (just make sure that your crochet is tight so the pellets don't come out).

(Hold the Thingymabob cupped in one hand and flick a point with your middle finger as you throw up into the air & it and it spins...very cool!)

It would of course make a lovely baby present for a new baby boy
(they are often hard to make something for)  maybe in sweet greens & blues, I think I will be making more of these in the near future.

Hope you are all having a lovely week!
Gillian  ♥