I started this emerald ore block alongside my previous magma block as I ran out of grey half way through making this! So while waiting to get some more I started and finished off the magma block!
Once I got some more grey I got back to finishing the emerald ore block off, and I think it is definitely up there as one of my favourites so far – I love the green details, and love the thought of them all being little green jewels waiting to be found.
Once you have made the 6 sides sew the pieces together down the sides, you can use a piece of foam or stuffing to fill the cube. If using a cube sew the pieces together around it, if your using stuffing sew all the sides together but leave a 10cm gap so you can then put the stuffing in then sew the gap closed.
Another flurry into corner to corner crochet with these Minecraft Creeper and Ghast storage cases
Following my first successful attempt at corner to corner crochet with my corner to corner hearts blanket I decided to venture back and try something else. I have had an idea for some crochet storage cases for a while now and combined with my like for making things Minecraft related I decided to combine to two and make some Minecraft themed storage cases.
After digging out my graph paper again I got started on the patterns for a Creeper and a Ghast (I was thinking of starting with a mooshroom cow but didn’t have any red!). once I had got the pattern sorted I could get started on the crochet part.
These cases measure up at approximately 20 x 11 cm, when using DK wool and a 4 mm crochet hook. The Ghast uses 3 colours (grey, black, white) and the Creeper uses 4 (black, dark green, medium green, light/sage green).
Pencil/Storage Case Assembly:
After I had completed the crochet part and sewn in all the loose ends it was time to put the cases together.
Taking one of the cases: fold it in half with the right sides together and slip stitch down the two sides. Turn back out the right way.
Attach the zip:
I used a 20cm length zip, but make sure to measure along the top edge of your finished case to ensure zip size due to variations in wool and tension.
Before sewing the zip I completed a few stitches at the bottom to hold the loose sides together which makes it easier for sewing in.
I first sewed the zip along one of the top edges, then opened the zip and sewed it to the other side.
I decided to add some lining to my case just to ensure no bits could fall out. I opted for lining which had a white wrong side and pattern on the right side for my Ghast so that you wouldn’t see any pattern through the case but would on the inside, however, you could choose any pattern or colour you would like.
To add lining: cut a piece of fabric (for each case) 21 x 22 cm and fold this in half (placing right sides together) so you have a piece 21 x 11 cm and sew down the sides.
Fold the top edge over by 0.5 cm and press, then sew the lining into the case by placing the lining inside the case, pinning it in place with the top edge of the lining 0.5 cm from the zip and secure using a slip stitch.
I’ve been working on a crochet granny along over the last 6 weeks by Zeens and Roger.
It’s been great fun getting all the granny squares made for this – I was a bit worried I would be tight on time for getting them all finished but I managed to get them all made and put together with a few days to spare!