Thursday, May 23, 2013

Conquering Crochet Friday - The Addiction of Crochet Bunnies

Hello Friday, it's that time again
 to show you what crochet creation I've made this week

Last week I was quite taken with the little bunny that Leonie made so last weekend the knitting was dropped, and I picked up my hook to make these cute critters. 

I started with the bunny first as that is true to the Easter Bunnies pattern from the Green Dragon Fly Blog, and quite quickly I could see how addictive these are to make...

And how fun it is to have one of your own......soon there were requests for a Hamster, Polar Bear, Platypus, Dog, Pig and Lion
(I've whittled that list down to three )
As you can see I started with the Lion first

Though he does look more like a hamster with a weird hairdo than a Lion! I used this tutorial to create the hair and this time I stitched on felt for the eyes with a little white stitch 
for his eyes to come alive.

Also a great technique that was used throughout the pattern was the magic loop, that replaces the chain 4 or 6 circle to crochet into.
It creates a nice tight circle without a hole in the centre, which is perfect when you're making toys like these.
Louanna from NZ Green Buttons has a great tutorial to show you how you do this.....its worth checking out as it makes such a difference to your end result.

And as my confidence grows, and I learn how to increase and decrease I'm dreaming about bigger Ravelry favourites list is getting bigger by the day, as I start evening the amount of knitting patterns with crocheted loveliness!

Here's just a few that have caught my eye this week.....

A bit of sewing and crochet combined with this sweet little purse

And with winter around the corner, I'm thinking of warm woolies 
like this cute tunic/ would be perfect layering over long sleeved tees and leggings for Lil Miss

And lastly there's this...

Isn't that adorable!!


Cat said...Best Blogger Tips

oh the cape omg the cape
and soon you will be spinning your own wool

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Eeeeee!! The little lion is gorgeous! ( as is the bunny of course!). Love your line up of projects, the cape is adorable! x

nz green buttons said...Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the mention :) I love,LOVE that lion! So super cute! I've made that cape! I have that book by Linda Permann, it's got lots of cool projects in it. Here's a link to my cape:

I like the look of that little dress too :)

Fay said...Best Blogger Tips

Lovely wee lion and bunny.

Sammy said...Best Blogger Tips

Yes yes yes! I love it all, now I need to find the time...!

Schulz Family said...Best Blogger Tips

It is all so cool, The red riding hood jacket is amazing

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