I am participating in The Crochet Crowd’s Stitch-cation Summer Crochet Challenge. Here are my first blocks using the “popcorn” stitch. In addition to learning new stitches for the blocks we are being challenged to use at least 8 different colours. I will make an afghan with all the blocks in this challenge.
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This past Winter 2014 I designed this Santa hat and beard for my 6 year old son based on the Cabbage Patch craze. It was the perfect hat for the cold winter that just passed. I created this pattern but did not write it down. To make it I mashed a few different patterns. Check out my Ravelry page to see more details on the patterns I referenced if you want to make your own.
This was a really fun crochet-along and the first one I’ve ever participated in by The Crochet Crowd. http://thecrochetcrowd.com/closet/ The final touches were the most fun as it became a family affair. Hubby came up with the idea of a uni-brow, Grandma J came up with the idea to make it fuzzy, and my 6 year old son wanted the mouth and teeth just so. Not sure you can tell but the bottom tooth is a half-tooth to represent my son’s new half-grown bottom tooth. Monster was completed July 29, 2014
On July 30, 2014 I joined the graphghan trend and completed my very first graphghan of Hello Kitty. It was a lot easier than I thought to get started. First I searched online for a graph of Kitty. When I found the one I wanted to depict in the crochet blanket, I simply printed the chart and designed the rest of the afghan around her. What do you think?
Hi! Welcome to the new blog for The Ruthless Crafter. I’ll try to keep this updated as often as possible to show you the snazzy creations I’ve been working on. I always love to hear your thoughts and suggestions, so please feel free to leave comments or to just say hello! Elizabeth