Beautiful Knitting

Where Mt.Mom knits, crochets, designs, and seeks Beauty as food for the soul.

Snowed In . . . with Yarn

Posted by mtmom on January 29, 2010

And what did I and my 2 DDs do while we were snowed in for almost a week?  Crochet!

I had 2 library books at home, and we worked from those and from Lion Brand online amigurumi patterns.  The books are Creative Crochet Lace by Myra Wood, and The Crochet Workbook by Sylvia Cosh and James Walters.

Cherry's chain

Cherry learned to “finger crochet”, and produced this L O N G chain (which the cat finds irresistible!)

Kathy's amigurumi toys

Kathy and I did exercises from The Crochet Workbook.

Kathy's swatches

< – – She used her new crochet skills to produce a Fortune Cookie-shaped cat toy and blue “Love Bird”, both from Lion Brand free patterns.

Here are her practice swatches. – – >

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And here are mine.

Turning chains: count as stitches vs don't count as stitches

Single-crochet and double-crochet as CO chains, instead of slip stitches

Step increases at the ends of rows

Ripples

2-color Spiral -- finally figured this one out myself

Bumps, bobbles, loops, and knots

Uneven rows that compensate for one another

2-color partial rows

Built up the ripples to get a level row, then added spikes and round-the-post and crab stitches

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2 Responses to “Snowed In . . . with Yarn”

  1. Jean said

    How fun – cat toys, I really need to learn how to crochet! I’ll bet kitty will have loads of fun with the new toys.

    • mtmom said

      Speaking of cat toys, we had to remove the under-oven drawer yesterday, to retrieve something that had slipped out the back, and under there we found no fewer than *8* of her favorite furry (or formerly furry) toy “mice”! She couldn’t reach to retrieve them with the drawer in place, so they had kinda built up. We all had a good laugh!

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