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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Legend of Zelda Triforce Pillow

I made this pillow as a Christmas gift for my best friend. I used Caron Simply Soft yarns in Sunshine and White, with a size G hook. It turned out really soft! I found the initial pattern on Ravelry by Pam Gabriel and modified it to make it larger and changed the edging a bit for aesthetic purposes.

Each of my triangles began with a 30 stitch chain, though it would have been easier to start with a chain with an odd number of stitches. A 30 stitch chain made a 6" triangle base (1' pillow), so modify the chain to make the pillow larger or smaller. I recommend having an odd number of stitches so the last few rows have the right number of stitches. I also used a modified chain start (though you can simply use whatever chain start you prefer). For a tutorial, see Fiber Doodle's blog post. Admittedly, I shouldn't have turned the piece and crocheted through the front of the initial chain, but I continued to do so for all the pieces for consistency (except the white pieces; that's why they're pointier). I wrote the method I should have used below.

Triforce Pillow Pattern

sc: single crochet
st: stitch
ch: chain
sc2tog: single crochet invisible decrease

Triangles - Make 6 in yellow, 2 in white or black
Chain 31.
R1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next st to end, working in the back "hump," turn.
R2: 1 sc in each st, turn.
R3: 1 sc2tog in next 2 st, sc to second to last st, 1 sc2tog in next 2 st. (29)
R4: 1 sc in each st, turn.
R5-end: Repeat alternating R3 and R4 until only 1 stitch remains and finish off.

Crochet the two sets of triangles using whip stitch.

Edging - Make 2 in yellow
Chain 16.
R1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, working in the back "hump," turn.
R2: 1 sc in each st, turn.
R3-end: Repeat R2 until piece is the length of the side edge of two triangles.

Third Edge - Make 1 in yellow
Chain 32. R1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, working in the back "hump," turn.
R2-19: 1 sc in each st.
Note: When approaching the last few rows, check the width of the edges against the other two edging pieces to make sure they'll be the same width when you stitch everything together. Increase or decrease the number of rows if necessary.

Use the whip stitch to crochet the front and back of the pillow to the edging, working the piece inside out. When almost finished, turn the piece right side out and stuff mostly full. Finish crocheting together, leaving the opening between the two ends of the edging open. Stuff through the hole and sew hole shut.

If you have any questions about this pattern, please leave a comment. I would love to see your finished products as well!

And here's a picture of me before it was finished pretending it was the long-lost Triforce Mask!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Super Mario Toad Mushroom Hat

This project was made by my mom!

This is an original piece by my mom. The inspiration came from these mushrooms over at WolfDreamer's blog. Instead of working the Toad hat from the bottom up like the mushrooms were, the hat was done cap down.

The yarns used for this project were Impeccable Kelly Green, Impeccable White, and Red Heart Soft Off-White. The five white circles were made from the white yarn and sewed on. The eyes were made by gluing on black felt. The base of the mushroom was crocheted with the off-white yarn.

I will be posting the pattern for this soon, so keep an eye out!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Super Mario Hat

This project was made by my mom!

The pattern for this hat was written by Laura Michels over at Crazy Crochet Lady.

The hat took less than one ball of Red Heart Red yarn, and a small amount of white yarn for the logo background. The M was cut out of red felt and sewed on. I love the way the hat turns out like a hexagon due to the evenly spaced increases. That almost gives it stability, especially since the Red Heart yarn is a bit stiff.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bumble Hat

This project was made by my mom!

As soon as my mom and I saw this on Ravelry, we knew we had to make one! The pattern is by Rachel Solberg and can be found on Ravelry either on her profile or on the project page itself.

The yarns used for this project were Impeccable White, Lion Brand Fun Fur White (two balls), Caron One Pound Black, and a light blue yarn we had leftover from years ago. For the pupils, we attached black safety eyes to the white yarn.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Hunny in my Tummy Beanie

I found this pattern after many days of searching, and it was finally posted by JezeBearDesigns on Ravelry (for free, even!) when I had almost given up hope. My friend loves that certain honey-loving bear, so I made this for his Christmas present.

For this project I used Caron Simply Soft in Sunshine, and a small amount of some scrap black yarn. This beanie crocheted up quickly, and the pieces were quite easy to make when I was short on time. I even crocheted part of the hat while waiting for a doctor's appointment! I love this yarn because it's so soft, and I hope the recipient does too!

The only trouble I had with this project was that the yarn is a bit thinner than "normal" worsted weight yarn, so I had to make many more rows than the pattern suggested. This wasn't really a problem, as I simply added more rounds of simple double crochet once the rounds stopped increasing.

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