Crocheted Jellyfish Toy

I found the cutest crocheted jellyfish toy pattern on Pinterest that linked to https://www.yarnhild.com/en/crochet-ragdoll/. With my granddaughter’s love of aquatic life I thought this would be a perfect project to make for her! I ended up making one for now and one to put away for Christmas!

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Crocheted Owl Lovey Blanket

I am very embarrassed to say that I started this blanket while Kim was still pregnant and just finished it the other day!!! I can’t believe it took me this long but I told myself the other day that I can’t get started on the things I want to make for Christmas until I get rid of my WIP’s!  This is one of a few more that I need to get done before I can start… and with their only being 4 months until Christmas… I had better get my butt in gear!!!

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Fish Soft Toy

Let me start by saying my grandbaby loves fish for some reason… maybe the bright colors?

Yesterday I felt like making something but didn’t feel like embarking on a big, involved project. When I was trying to think of what to make I remembered the cute little knitting machine/loom Chris bought me for Christmas.

My original idea was to make a “tube” doll, the kind where you knit a tube of varying coloured stripes and sew lines through the stuffed tube to form the arms and legs.

Somehow I ended up making a fish lol. I guess the doll will be next!!!

As with the doll, I started by “knitting” a striped tube in the colours I wanted my fish to be.

I crocheted lips on the gathered end of the fish. I did 2 rows of slip stitch, single crochet, 3 double crochet (in the same space), single crochet, slip stitch, and this formed the fish lips.

Next I added fins. I single crocheted across 9 stitches on each side (10 for the top fin), and then worked single crochet rows with a decrease stitch at the beginning and end of one side to taper the fins until I got down to 3 stitches. I would the ends in and my fish had fins!

Next I stuffed the fish and crocheted closed the tail end. I ran a gathering stitch where I wanted the tail to start , and to hold the stuffing in.

I crocheted 2 little circles for eyes by chaining 2 and then working 7 single crochet in the second single crochet and then sewed a white line in the middle of the black circles.

I decided the fish needed something else, so I ran rows of single crochet around the fish where the colours of the stripes met.

And my Fish Soft Toy was done and ready to add to the fish collection for my grandbaby!!!

Sandie

Hedgehog – Crochet Small Toy

While I was feeding my Pinterest addiction the other day, I came across a pattern for some really cute Bobble Stitch hedgehogs.  I know I have “scraps” of wool Everywhere and that I could find more than enough to try this pattern, so yesterday I grabbed some wool and crochet hooks and gave it a try!

The bobble stitch itself is fairly easy, it is based on single crochet… so if you can do single crochet and follow the pattern for the bobble stitch exactly it can open a whole new window of texture to your crochet projects!

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I stuck with the pattern that I found at http://crochetstitchwitch.com/?p=337  exactly, other than adding one extra row of bobble stitch to the pattern after row #9, and I embroidered the nose and eyes on so I didn’t have to worry about anything falling off while in little hands.

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Frilly Baby Washcloths

I wanted to make some pretty, frilly washcloths for the coming baby, probably to add to the ever growing shower gift lol!  These are easy to make once you have the pattern in your head and very quick… unless like me you decide to go overboard with the edging!

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Pacifier Leash/Holder

I saw some really cute pacifier holders on Pinterest.  I looked around while we were out and found a bunch of suspender clips that would work perfectly for them.  I think I bought 6 of them so don’t be surprised if more of these show up in the near future lol!

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Crochet Baby Flower Headband

Yes, a baby item lol!  Now that Christmas is behind us/me, we can start to concentrate on the soon to be grandbaby and working on the craft room!

Today I made a quick little headband with a flower on it.  It was easy to make and very quick, I don’t think it even took a half hour to complete!

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Sandie

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