A friend of mine asked me if I could crochet a nisse (a brownie or a hob) for her, and she showed me a picture of the one that she had in mind.
I liked the challenge of trying to figure it out, without having a pattern, so I sat down and began working on figuring out the pattern, kind of fun. After many, many, many trials and errors, I finally, got the form I wanted and I am pleased with the final result.
I found a few other pictures to use as inspiration, this one, these and this one.
We have a door stopper, the rubber around was old it fell off and is no more…
so my husband suggested that I crochet a cover for it, to have something softer for the door to land on but also look good. I loved the idea, so I made the decision to make a sunflower, as I love them, they are so pretty…
I had no pattern, so for the sunflower I used this YouTube video and the rest I did some trial and errors until I got the perfect fit.
SunFlower, door stopper cover, pattern:
- ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (or magic loop, sc 6)
- dc 12 in center (or dc 2 in each of the 6 sc of the magic loop) (12)
- 2 dc in each stitch (24)
- Change color, sl st, sl st in next ch and in that chain do, ch 2, dc 1, tr 2, ch 3, sl st in top of tr, tr 1, dc 1, hdc 1, repeat to end of circle. (12 petals)
- sl st between pedals, ch 5, repeat to end of circle, (pull the ch 5 behind the petals).
- sl st in the 5 chains, ch 2, dc 2, tr 3, ch 3, sl ts in top of tr, tr 2, dc 2, hdc 1, repeat to end of circle.
- Change color, sl st between large petals, ch 4, repeat to end of circle (pull the ch 4 behind the petals).
- sc 4, dec 1, sc to end of circle.
- in the back loop only, sl st, ch 1, bubble/puff stitch (go into a stitch, draw up a loop ,yarn over, go into the same stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over, go into the same stitch again and draw up a loop, now with 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all the loops), ch 1, skip 1 stitch. Bubble/puff stitch, ch 1, repeat to end of circle, sl st.
- Repeat round, 9.
- sc 4, dec 1, sc rest of round.
I wanted to learn to crochet Crocodile stitch, so I went on YouTube and found a tutorial on a bag I liked and went for it. Found the strap on another tutorial and added that one to the bag instead.
First I used this video to learn how to do this and get the general idea.
For the bag I used this video
(did one alteration to the base of the bag, to make it match, I did 1 DC in one of the 7 stitches at the end and 2 DC in the rest of them on each side).
Then for the strap I used this video, it begins at 25 min and 50 sec.
Attacked by a window at work…
Was going to close the window but the mechanism that it was attached to broke, the window did not fall off, it crashed towards the building and my forearm got stuck in between.
The feeling in my little finger is not quit right, has this strange tingling sensation sometimes and around my elbow at times… and it hurts! But other than that it is fine.
I found a website with these cute bookmarks…
I did want to learn how to crochet flowers and of course you can never have too few bookmarks, so it was perfect to try this out.