Right now, micro-amigurumi is a huge thing. People make these ridiculously small amigurumi collectables. They are gorgeous and just ooze talent. However, my fingers are not capable of that, nor my eyesight nor patience. So, I tend to go a different route. First there was Cutie Pie, then a few middle sized elephants. Well, while trying to think of gifts for my wonderful niece for her birthday, I decided to try super-sizing the horse pattern I use.
The only changes I made were to use an N hook and bernat blanket yarn (vice a G hook and a worsted weight yarn). I made this gorgeous blue horse, who was lovingly named Precious, and then I decided to do the full pattern and make a unicorn. Oh, and I also added safety eyes, instead of crocheting the eyes!
My niece is turning 7 next month, and she is having a fabulous unicorn party. So, an oversized unicorn seemed to fit the bill.
The key to these horses is to ensure the legs are SUPER stuffed. This will allow the horse to actually stand. But, if you are looking for a softer, more squishy friend, that is a great plan too, just realize it will be too heavy to stand on it’s own.
Anyway, one baby went to her new home and is loved. The other baby will be going shortly, and I am super excited for it!
And these are my hot new requests from all the fabulous kids (and a few adults) in my life.
I tried to queue this up to post at my normal 2pm time, but I couldn’t get wordpress to log me in! It kept telling me the password was wrong, so, I go ahead and change it…only to be told I can’t change it to what I want because that password was “recently used.” Ugh. Anyway, back up and running now!
This project was both the bane of my existence and a glorious success that I love. I despise granny squares. I hate weaving in ends. I hate sewing them together. It is so pretty, but I hate all the effort that must go into them. But, when my friend took on a new foster daughter right before both her 3rd birthday and Christmas, I knew it had to happen. This little girl happens to be Frozen obsessed and the lovely Sarah of RepeatCrafterMe caters to Disney loving babes.
So, following her super simple snowflake granny square pattern, I was able to put together this amazing blanket in just over a week. Now, I imagine those with more than an hour or so a day to dedicate to crocheting could do this faster, but hey, I am a busy lady over here.
I made 49 squares, and the full picture is it lying on the center of my king sized bed. I joined with a single crochet through just one loop for each square, so that the white made a nice ribbing on the front, and a lightly visible connection on the back (see last photo). I used my standard J hook, and worsted weight yarn, more specifically, Lion Brand’s I Love This Yarn.
Sarah, again, knocked it out of the park with this pattern. It is really easy to follow, the squares work up quickly, and the snowflakes would be awesome stand-alone as decorations too!
January was a strange month shop-wise, and personally. I sold quite a few more items than I have been lately, but they were all the same. So, I have no idea what happened there as the etsy stats system is awful. But hey, I am thankful for the sales, no matter how confusing.
I also purchased A TON of yarn…because it was on sale for $1 a skein…but I had to buy it in bulk packs of 36 skeins…so I got 3 different yarns. Mostly because I have yarn problems. But a little because WHO CAN PASS UP A DEAL LIKE THAT?! Thank you Dollar Tree.
Personally, things got a little hairy and terrifying towards the end of the month, but it is resulting in buying my own home and hopefully slightly easier days ahead…once we close escrow and move that is.
Yarn Purchased in January
21,240 yards total
3,096 yards of Bernat Baby Blanket
18,141 yards of Paton’s Metallic
Yarn Crocheted in January
1,863 yards total
928 yards of Lion Brand Pound of Love
781 yards of I Love This Yarn
83 yards of Caron One Pound
71 yards of Crafter’s Secret
- 2013 not open yet
- 2014 0 sales for 0 items.
- 2015 1 sales for 1 items, an increase in revenue
- 2016 7 sales for 7 items, an increase in revenue
- 2017 3 sales for 8 items, an increase in revenue
- 2018 9 sales for 9 items, a reduction in revenue