Category: Knitting & crochet

Crochet Kay Bojesen bird

I have been doing some more work but not sharing it here… so… here goes…

KAY BOJESEN BIRD (SANGFUGL)

I like the bird more then the Monkey but still have only made these as gifts, so far… and on the plus side, it is much easier and faster to make.

I chose to add wire so that it was possible to alter the legs and the position of the head if one wanted.

Bending the wire and tugging it inside the head similar to the legs.

The recipe I used is in danish: http://masjasblog.dk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/haeklet-kay-bojesen-sangfugl-.pdf

Lettere end du tror – Oh Land

Lettere end du tror – Oh Land

So I just finished this one: Oh Land – lettere end du tror. Designed by Nanna Øland for Sandnes Garn.

I am such a rebel and tend to use other yarn then the one in the patterns, so I used 2 x Sandnes Garn – Silk Mohair – Lilla, as I found a place that would sell the pattern with 2 balls of yarn instead of the 6 that should be used.

I then use those 2 with, 3 balls of cheap glimmer yarn (2 gold and one purble) I found in Netto (supermarket in denmark).

Jeanne – Fra Ístex

I used the ‘Call a friend’ option a few times during my first time knitting a sweater…

I can not wear anything in the Icelandic wool (Létt-Lopi), so I replaced it with Drops Air Yarn.

I used the ‘Magic Loop’ technique to knit both sleeves at once.

And I added width in the chest area to fit me.

Crochet amigurumi unicorn

Crochet a Nisse (a brownie or a hob)

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, and these.

 

You can find the pattern, along with other free patterns, in English in the free pattern section og på dansk.

Sunflower, door stopper cover

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 as an guide (adjusting it to fit the size I needed) and the rest I did some trial and errors until I got the perfect fit.

   

  

SunFlower, door stopper cover, pattern:

(Hook 5.0 mm, H for the flower and 4.5 mm for the bottom)

  1. ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (or magic loop, sc 6)
  2. dc 12 in center (or dc 2 in each of the 6 sc of the magic loop)  (12)
  3. 2 dc in each stitch (24)
  4. 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)
  5. sl st between pedals, ch 5, repeat to end of circle, (pull the ch 5 behind the petals).
  6. 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.
  7. Change color, sl st between large petals, ch 4, repeat to end of circle (pull the ch 4 behind the petals).
  8. sc 4, dec 1, sc to end of circle.
  9. 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.
  10. Repeat round, 9.
  11. sc 4, dec 1, sc rest of round.
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