Crocheted sloth

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I had this set, which is the same series as the fox. This sloth was missing for a while, but I found it and today I crocheted most of it. I made the eye patches and the white in the face a few days ago, and the rest today.

So, here is my sloth!

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The arms and legs are long! On each arm/leg he has two little claws. Obviously it can not hang from its arms and legs. For that I would need to add velcro or something. I don’t even think metal wires inside would help.

I still have two figures in the series; a dragon and an elephant.

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Freehand crochet doll

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This is my crocheted doll that I finished today. Let me tell you how she turned out like this. 🙂

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In May I crocheted this, during an extra knit and crochet café that they had at the end of the spring season. Then it was in a plastic bag, until Monday! (September 10)

On Monday I decided to take it to the class. I struggled to think of how to dress it. I mean, really. I had no idea or inspiration. So I thought, if I bring it to the class, I will have to do something about it. I just can’t sit and not do anything during the evening. I first made the shoes and then the dress.

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Today (Wednesday), I decided to finish it. Because I thought there was too much ’skin’ between the neck and the dress, I crocheted a strip and attached it to cover her a bit more.

The hair was next. I am not good at attaching hair. I know there are different ways, but I should may be watch on YouTube something. I glued the hair on this doll, strands of yarn horizontically and vertically.

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I wanted to make a little fringe on the forehead, so I cut the yarn short there.

I thought something was missing, so I added a little flower and a green band around the hair, to make a ponytail. I cut the strands somewhat evenly.

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I have only crocheted a few flowers and I am still not good at it. But I guess you can see a flower shape. The yellow part is a little too big. The green band can act as long leaves.

Finally it was time for the face. I thought about googly eyes, but ended up putting black half beads (that are flat on the other side). I tried a red mouth and different styles, but I have difficulties crocheting mouths.

I did spend quite a lot of time on the doll, so I should be happy with the result. But it is not my favorite. I like the ponytail with the flower better than the face. But, as they say; practice makes perfect! So I just have to keep practicing to get better. 🙂

A little fox

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A long time ago the bookstore had this box with almost everything you need to crochet a little fox. All you needed to add yourself was scissors and a needle to sew the parts together.

Tonight was the first knit- and crochet café of the season. I had already made the head and the ears at home. But at the class I made the body, tail, two arms and two legs. I also had just enough time to sew the pieces together and sew the black nose.

This is the finished guy!

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I think he is a little cutie! 😀 Big head and small body. About 7 cm tall when sitting. 7-8 cm from the tip of the foot to the tip of the tail.

At the bookstore they also had kits to make a sloth and a dragon. So I will begin on the dragon later this week. Unfortunately the sloth has gone missing… But I know I have him somewhere in my room, so I will look for him.

Finally finished the blanket

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Finally finished the blanket I’ve worked on. The yarn used is Novita’s 7 Brothers, which I have used for most of my socks. It measures 93×116 centimeters.

Here are a few more pictures:

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It’s late at night, so the colors are not exact. In the first picture it looks like black, but it is a dark purple. Between the layers I made white stripes.

So I started this a year ago, I think. But then it was in a plastic bag a few months while I struggled to finish the Christmas picture last year. I have crocheted now and then during the year. Maybe once or twice a week. The last week or so I have been crocheting every day.

 

Finished a U.F.O. (crochet)

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In the apartment we have constantly +29 or +30 degrees (Celsius). It’s no fun at all. I have less energy to do some crafts. But I am doing good progress on the Santa picture. I’ll post a picture when I’m done in a few weeks.

The butterfly girl was a U.F.O. for a long time, may be years. I have no idea when I started crocheting it, may be a year or two ago. I found it recently in a plastic bag with some yarn. I finally decided to finish it.

What I did today was attach (stitch) all the blue dots to the wings and stitch the wings to the body. As you can see in the picture below, there are dots on the other side of the wings too.

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As I don’t remember where I got the pattern, I could not check how to attach the wings. I had to improvise. If I have to guess where the pattern is, I’d say it is a Finnish amigurumi book, but I am not sure.

Well, I am happy the butterfly girl is finally finished now! 🙂

Crocheted mandala

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This mandala was a free gift with an issue of Mollie Makes (I think that’s the name of the magazine). This year in any case. I only had a ripped out page of the magazine with the instructions.

It was my first crocheted mandala. I finished it late tonight. A bit difficult to crochet the last round, which was around the plastic hoop. But it was easier when I had made some stitches.

I want to make more mandalas in the future. But we’ll see when the next one will be made.

I really must sleep now. Close to midnight already. I just wanted to finish the mandala before going to bed.

 

Amineko for my cat

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This is an Amineko cat that I finished tonight! 😀 The pattern is found in a book by Nekoyama, called ”Hello, my name is Amineko: The story of a Crafty Crochet Cat”. This is what the book looks like:

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Years ago I crocheted an Amineko. When I got my cat, Miss Nelson (or just Nelson), I gave it to her. She is now 10 months and the crocheted cat looks really old and beaten up. It has lost its eyes and mouth. At the time, I filled the Amineko with raw rice, because it said so in the book. I don’t know how many times we have found rice on the floor. This time I filled with cotton only (but not all parts are filled).

I am sure Nelson will like her new friend even more in the future. She must get used to it now. She has already played a little with the new toy. Here are a few more pictures of the crocheted cat, including the old one, which was brown.

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Sitting on my sofa.

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On my mat, with Nelson’s paw. 😃

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The new and the old. Same yarn, only different colors.

In the future I want to make an Amineko for me, in another yarn. But now I will continue cross stitching what I started before making this cat toy. 🙂