After a quiet few weeks after Christmas I decided it was time to get back on with some crochet makes and I decided to go for a corner to corner blanket, I had a crazy amount of ideas in my head for a pattern so it took me a little while to get one drawn down on paper since all the ideas were trying to compete with each other! But after a lot of changing about and editing the final pattern was this – the block crazy blanket!
Pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:
After last years year of stitches make I decided to undertake another this year. This one however is slightly different to last years and instead of little pictures I’m trying out all different stitches for each of the days, I’ve been wanting to try out lots of new stitches for a while now and this is the perfect way to do it.
I’ve opted for a dark blue background, I’m sure it will drive me crazy when the lighting isn’t great but I wanted something that would make the stitches really stand out!
Here is the first 7 days – am hoping I can keep up as time already seems to be going by quickly.
It doesn’t seem two minutes ago I was starting my first year of stitches yet a whole year has gone by and my 2018 year of stitches has come to an end. I’m hoping this next year doesn’t go by as quickly as I don’t think I could keep up!
Here’s my finished year of stitches project:
It’s already up on my wall and it brings back a lot of memories when I look at it.
I have really enjoyed the stitching over the last year and I have already started one for this year!
The Christmas countdown is on (how can it only be a week away!!) and I am so pleased I have got these little monsters finished – the last week before Christmas always seems to go by so quickly so I am glad to have got these finished so early on as I still have a load more makes to get finished before Tuesday!
Making these has definitely made me smile – think I may need to do a another pattern for some more of these!
Pattern is available over on my Etsy shop
These storage baskets are made with my current favourite stitch – a bobble stitch, I love the textured effect you get when using a bobble effect among other flat stitches. The colours in these are my favourites to use in winter time, I always seem to drift towards using them when the weather starts to cool and Christmas is drawing near.
Pattern for these baskets on three different sizes is available over on my Etsy shop
Continuing on from my Christmas Tree makes are these mini stockings, these are great for putting little presents into and they can easily by personalised by sewing a name onto them.
I made these using Christmas Birdhouse fabric by The Craft Cotton Company.
To make a stocking:
Cut out a paper template the size you want your stocking to be, then cut out 4 pieces of fabric in two different colours to give you a front and back in one colour and a front and back lining piece in another colour. Cut out two pieces of batting the same size.
Cut out 2 pieces of fabric 4 x 28cm to make the loop. Place these two pieces right sides together sew around leaving the top edge unsewn. turn out the right way.
Place a piece of batting down then the back piece right side up on top, fold the loop in half and place with its raw edges against the raw edges of the side of the stocking, followed by the right side down front piece and a final piece of batting. Sew around leaving the top unsewn. Turn out the right way.
Take the lining pieces and place right side together and sew around leaving the top edge unsewn.
Place the lining inside the stocking and fold the top edge of the stocking inwards by 1 cm and the lining outwards by 1cm, slip stitch around to secure.
After making my Crochet Elf Storage baskets I had an idea to make an Elf drawstring bag for some of my other Christmas presents to go into, I always seem to use paper gift bags at Christmas when gifting and decided to go for something a bit different this year. I also seem to have acquired a mass of green and red wool (I’m sure wool sneaks in overnight!) so these makes will be perfect for using some of it up!
The pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:
Add a bit of a Christmas theme to your storage with these Elf storage baskets.
These Elf baskets came from an idea I had for gifting this year as I thought they would be perfect for putting a gift inside such as sweets or any other loose items – rather than a basket hamper you can have an Elf hamper!
Pattern in available over on my Etsy shop:
I’ve had a few Minecraft storage cases on my list since my Creeper and Ghast cases (a few is an understatement to be honest!). The first is a Steve, this is slightly smaller than the Creeper and Ghast as the pattern worked out better in a smaller size and I wanted a smaller size for putting some smaller things into to!.
It measures 15cm x 12cm when completed.
Corner to Corner pattern:
Once you have completed the corner to corner crochet finish off all loose ends fold in half with wrong sides together and slip stitch down the sides to secure.
Take your zip and sew into the top edge opening of the case, placing the sides of the zip into the case.
Cut a piece of fabric 15cmx24cm and fold in half with right sides together. Sew down each side, then place into the case. Fold the top edge over by 1cm and sew to secure.