W.I.P. Wednesday 10/23/2013

2013 - Pumpkin Patch

 

Well another W.I.P. Wednesday has arrived… and another admission that I have not worked on any of my W.I.P.s…  I have poured a good portion of my free time into homework and writing my first grant (YAY!).  However I have managed to crank out a pretty cute little pumpkin patch and several Christmas Stockings.  You can find the links below, and they are free!!  I may have an opportunity to go to a craft fair or two, which I am REALLY excited about it, so I am trying to build up an inventory so I will be prepared.  I am thinking of making a few headbands and scarves, using alpaca or wool so they will be nice and warm.  I will keep you all up to date on the situation as it goes along!  I also ordered some business cards so I can start doing some custom work, and get my name into the community.  When I started to crochet again a couple months ago, I had no idea where this would lead… I suppose I still don’t, however I am enjoying where things are headed right now!

Find the pumpkin pattern here —> https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/yesterday-was-a-very-crafty-day/

Find the Christmas Stocking pattern here —> https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/sunday-funday-10202013/

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!

Happy Hooking

~ Megan

2013 - Stocking3

W.I.P. Wednesday 10/16/2013

W.I.P. Wednesday 10/16/2013

So for the past several weeks I have been hookin’ together pumpkins in all shapes and styles, and yesterday was no different. This little guy is a free pattern from Ravelry, you can click on the photo for a link. This one is done in Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta and Vanna’s Choice in Olive.

As for my WIP It Good page, an update for that will have to wait till next week, as I am having far too much fun working on my pumpkin patch to pull myself away to work on those items… 🙂 I promise I will do better next week!

The only adjustment I made was on the stem. I did several rounds of single crochets (6 per round as the pattern states). On the last round I did 2 single crochets in each single crochet from the previous round making 12 sc. I found that this not only gave the stem a tapered look, but also made it easier to stitch it onto the pumpkin. I also added the little curl. To create the curl I made a chain of 11. In the second chain from the hook I made 3 hdc, I continued that down the length of the chain.

For a peak at my other pumpkins visit:

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/yesterday-was-a-very-crafty-day/

and

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/the-finished-pumpkin-hat/

I hope everyone is having a great day!
Happy Hooking!
~ Megan

Yesterday Was a Very Crafty Day…

So after several long work and study days I was able to pick up my Crochet hook.  I have a friend’s birthday this week and also had a couple stuffed pumpkin patterns I wanted to try.

I started the day with an earflap beanie I found on Ravelry:

2013 - Jack B-day

The FREE pattern can be found here:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-earflap-hat

I made this for a friend who is having a birthday this week, he likes the Denver Broncos so I used Vanna’s Choice Terracotta and Red Heart Navy.  I did make a few alteration to the pattern.  I shortened the hat by a round and instead did the contrasting trim on the edge.  I also added the orange and navy pompom on the top.

I also had a small casualty from the experience.  When I was making the pompom I broke my yarn needle!  My last yarn needle!  So today I will have to make a trip to the mall to pick up a new one.

After the pumpkin hat from last week (https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/the-finished-pumpkin-hat/) I have gone a little pumpkin crazy.  So last night I also attempted a stuffed pumpkin (which was much more difficult than it should have been as I did not have a yarn needle) that was a very similar pattern to the hat I made.

I used another FREE pattern I found on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-pumpkin-crochet-tutorial—follow-along-with-written-pattern

I used Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta and Olive.  I really liked the way this one turned out.  It is so little and super cute right?  I want to try making some different sized pumpkins with this pattern.

2013 - Kitty Photo Bomb

I put the pencil in the photo for scale… Then someone decided to photo bomb my pumpkin picture! 🙂

I am trying another pumpkin pattern out to see which one I like better, but without a yarn needle it is in limbo… hopefully I will be able to finish it tonight and post a picture tomorrow.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday!

Happy Hooking

~ Megan