Crafty Pants


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July 16, 2009, 3:19 pm
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Crochet Heart Necklace 

I made this necklace using this necklace pattern. The heart is from here. I decided to use a heart instead of the flower. I love it! Although, it is really difficult to keep straight, because the weight of the heart makes it fall to the center. I’m thinking of ways to add a counter weight, something invisible, because I like it exactly as it is.



Taking Pictures of your Hands is Incredibly Difficult
October 6, 2008, 7:55 pm
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Lace Fingerless GlovesLace Fingerless Gloves

Pretty much exactly what the title says! I made some fun lacy fingerless gloves to keep my hands toasty while I type at work. I’m wearing them right now, and I have to say they are quite effective. I used this pattern and made them using the instructions to make them smaller. I guess I have incredibly small hands, because I had to remove two rows of shells! One from the palm area, and one after the thumb opening. I used the same Lion Brand Cashmere Blend yarn from my slouchy hat, and this stuff really is bliss to crochet with. It takes about one skein of the yarn, so this pattern is a great for a nice-but-pricey yarn!

One tip: don’t bother cutting the yarn after the wrist ribbing. Simple slip stitch one stitch over, and begin the shells from there. The seam is barely noticeable, and then you have four less ends to weave in.



Long Time No See
September 24, 2008, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Amigurumi, Animals, Crafts, Crochet, Free Patterns, Miscellaneous, My Projects | Tags: , ,

Crocheted Bone, originally uploaded by craftypants.

I’ve been terrible, and haven’t been crafting as much as I would want. Having a “real life” job takes some getting used to!

I did however make this wee crocheted doggie bone for my co-worker’s dog, Romeo. Here is the “recipe” since it is really just a teensy tiny modification of another pattern.

Crocheted Dog Bone
worsted weight yarn
F or G hook depending on yarn weight

  1. Crochet Pepika’s 3D Heart, but stop at rnd 9
  2. Continue crocheting in a spiral for about 10 rows
  3. Crochet another 3D heart, also stopping at rnd 9
  4. Stuff both pieces and sew together!

That’s it! Alternatively, you can crochet both halves for 5 rows after rnd 9, so the seam is in the middle. Your choice.

Romeo is a teeny timy dog, so he couldn’t chew through this thing. However, I would supervise larger dogs to ensure they can’t get to the polyfil inside.

Thanks to much to Pepika for posting the original heart pattern.

Here’s some in action pictures:
Romeo and his bone What, I don't want this!



Stumpy the Swab Stasher
February 12, 2008, 9:25 pm
Filed under: Amigurumi, Crochet, Free Patterns, Miscellaneous, My Projects | Tags: , , ,

Remember Owly? Well, he now has a buddy that is adept at hiding cottony stuff too!

Stumpy, Owly's Buddy

Along with my cotton puffs, I use cotton swabs quite often for makeup application. So of course, I had to make myself something to hold those, too. Who wants an icky cardboard/plastic box on your counter?

Say AHHHHHH!

I made stumpy using Lionbrand Lionsuede, which has a great texture and gives a very sturdy result. The pattern is quite easy, so here it is, incase you’d like a stump to hide your cottony treasures in:

Stumpy the Swab Stasher

Yarn: Bulky (Lionbrand Lionsuede)
Hook size: G

Special stitch: Bpdc, Fpdc

Main Stump:

1: With light color: ch 4. In 1st chain (4th from hook) dc 15. Join with sl st. (this makes a circle).

2: With main color: Bpdc around each post of each dc [15]. Join with sl st.

3: Fpdc around each post of each dc [15]. Join with sl st.

4: repeat row 3 until the stump is the height you like. Mine was 7-8 rows. Finish.

Little Branch:

1: With light color: ch 2. In 2nd ch from hook, sc 5.

2: With main color: sc in each st around until branch is the length you desire. Sew branch to stump

And that’s it! I’ll try and get the owl pattern up soon, but I want to experiment some more, possibly with felting, or using lion suede…

Stumpy the Swab Stasher



Life is Just Better with Pants
June 6, 2007, 8:21 am
Filed under: Free Patterns, Miscellaneous, My Projects, Other

I made this stationary for the swap and thought I would share it. Just print it, cut it, and cut off the corners, and you have a fun pants-themed stationary set! I was inspired by an inside joke my boyfriend and I have, but I think everyone can appreciate the message. Although, some people might feel that the opposite is true! ;P
Here is the printable stationary:
Pants stationary



Hand carved Rubber Stamp Tutorial
June 5, 2007, 11:32 pm
Filed under: Free Patterns, Miscellaneous
Hand-Carved Stamp Tutorial - Part Six

I love carving my own stamps. In fact, I refuse to buy store bought stamps. For those of you who would like to give this craft a try, this Handcarved Rubber Stamp Tutorial is a great start.



Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Roundup
May 12, 2007, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Animals, Free Patterns, Miscellaneous

More great finds! When I started this blog, I was doing it solely for my own use. I wanted a place to keep track of free patterns I was interested in making, and where I could make notes about the pattern. Since then, I have found so many amazing patterns, there is no way I can make them all! But I will continue keeping track of them, so I (and you!) have a place to look when I have a hook, some yarn, but no pattern:)

On to the patterns:


Amigurumi Bunny and Dress


The Ringed Seal of Saimaa


Cat and Mouse


Zequi the Bear


Cupcake


Little Fired Egg

Hope you enjoy these amigurumi patterns!