Minecraft Corner To Corner Crochet Block Series: Part 6 – Emerald Ore Block Pattern

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.

Made using a 3.5mm hook and half treble (UK)/half double (US) corner to corner crochet (how to half treble(UK)/half double (US) corner to corner crochet is available here).

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.

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Chest Block, TNT Block, Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Christmas is coming – Time for a crochet pattern sale…..

With Christmas rapidly approaching I’ve decided to have a little pre-Christmas sale over on my Etsy shop where you can now get 40% off all patterns on there until the 30th November.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Patreon – Starting a new crochet adventure……

Over the past few months I have been working away on something crochet related and now its all up and running I can finally share it!

http://www.patreon.com/hookstitchsew

I have decided to set up a Patreon page which will contain exclusive content including:

  • Behind the scenes
  • Exclusive posts of works in progress, materials, and tips
  • Free crochet Monthly Makes
  • Free back catalog crochet patterns
  • Discount codes for my Etsy and Ravelry shops
  • Voting on makes and future content
  • Free mini makes

It would be fantastic to see you over on Patreon, but don’t worry I will still be posting away here on my blog and will still be making patterns for my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Thank you for all of your support.

Crochet Corner To Corner Minecraft Ghast And Creeper Pencil/Storage Cases Pattern

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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.

Update: I finally got some red wool and completed a Minecraft Mooshroom version.

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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).

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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.
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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.
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A Year In Stitches: Weeks 13-17

How can we be in May already, it doesn’t seem two minutes since it was the start of January and I was just getting started on this year in stitches journey.

Here’s a little update on what’s been going on over the last 5 weeks (weeks 13-17).

Week 13: saw the completion of the tulips and the addition of a branch ready for some other flowers to be added.

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Week 14: the identity of the branch detail added in week 13 was revealed as a bleeding heart plant with the addition of the leaves and flower detail.

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Week 15: fluttering in were some purple butterflies.

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Week 16: leaf stitch leaves were added and some flowers using a petal stitch.

Week 17: some more autumn leaves and snowflakes were sewn on, along with some grass detail and the start of some thistles.

Am loving how this is all coming together, can’t wait to see it continue to grow over the next few weeks.

Crochet Granny Cal18: Minecraft Earth Block Granny Square Blanket

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!

Now it’s all finished you can see the final pattern of the blanket – a Minecraft earth block blanket. I do like my Minecraft makes – I’ve already made a creeper blanket, creeper, squid, ghast blanket, mooshroom cow blanket, and a wolf blanket and I still have a few more ideas for some more!

I made the blanket size 10×10 grannies and completed the grannies following this ‘how to’ and completed 2 rows of sc stitches around the whole blanket once I had sewn it all together.

So glad I joined in with this CAL I’m looking forward to taking part in another one!