Archive | March 2016

Easter Duck

Happy Easter!! Last year, I made this Easter Duck (and may have forgotten to post about it…)

easter duck.jpg

The Pattern: This is Lil Quack from the book Zoomigurumi in more traditional ducky colors. A really quick, conventional amigurumi pattern. Perfect!

The Yarn: Stashbusting is my favorite!! I used Lily Sugar’n Cream in Tangerine for the beak and feet, and for the body I used Vanna’s Choice in Duckie (how perfect!).

What’s Next for Me: I just finished a pillow for a friend, so expect a post soon!!


Granny Star Blanket

I made a Granny Star Blanket to add a touch of crochet to my apartment and to use up some yarn.

granny star blanket

The Pattern: Granny Star Blanket by Lulu Loves Crochet. The pattern is all British-y, so heads up! As you can tell, I made mine using different colored yarns. I did the first round in white (it helps the first bit of pink not look like a big blob!). After that, I changed colors every three rounds, which is consistent with the pattern repeats. I finished with a double crochet round and a single crochet round both in white to give it a clean finish. It was a straight-forward pattern and it was easy to get in the groove of it.

The Yarn: This was definitely a stashbusting project. I used up quite a bit! (And we can ignore the fact that I bought a new purple and a new pink so that I had the exact scheme I wanted… leaving me with new, unused yarn…) A lot of the yarn is Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart With Love. Some of it is a mystery.

What’s Next for Me: I’ve been working diligently on a blanket for my boyfriend and a pillow for my BFF. Those should keep me busy for a few months!