Saturday, February 27, 2016

Beanies

Where I live, it is still cold even though it is almost spring, so I'm busting out my beanies and scarves! Ever since I learned to crochet, I have been making both beanies and cowls nonstop. Here are some of my favourites:

Orange Simple Beanie that I made:




My Where's Waldo beanie (this beanie is great for the costume and everyday wear!):

Simple Grey beanie that I made:


Bloopers
 (I didn't have enough time to put my hat on ^)
 (Silly face ^)
(Hat hair... lol ^)

That's it for today! I hope you are all having a great day. :)

Happy crocheting and crafting!
~Anna~

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hello Kitty!!

A friend from church gave me a crochet book by Mei Li Lee and asked me if I could make one for her daughters. So, I used the pattern from the book and made Hello Kitty!!

First, I made the head, attached the safety eyes, sewed the nose, and made and attached a red bow to the ears. Head done!!

Next, I made the body...

Then, I made the arms

Next, I made the legs

Finally, I sewed everything together!





Tada! Hello Kitty done!

I hope my friend's daughters like it. :P

Happy crocheting and crafting!
Anna

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ebony Black Cardigan

I have been trying for years to make myself a sweater. Over the many years, I have failed over ten times (so much yarn, time, and effort wasted!! lol jk). My favourite blogger Stephanie Jessica Lau made this beautiful sweater cape, and I was determined to make it. I decided to make my sweater black because it is one of my favourite colours for clothes, and it matches well with my closet. :)

At my local craft store, I bought 4 balls of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Black.

I love love this colour because it is very versatile and goes with everything.

Before making the sweater, I wanted to practice the "moss stitch" since I have never used it in any of my projects before.
I love the look and texture of this stitch! It is also really easy to crochet. :)
To start making the sweater, I ch 117 sts and began working the moss stitch for 100 rows.



Next, I began to make the two panels. Panel #1 done!

Then, I folded both panels down towards the bottom of the rectangle and sewed the edges partially.

Finally, I made the sleeves and attached them to the sweater.


(I did not make the bottom rib for the sweater because if I did, my sweater would be too long.)

Tada! I FINALLY finished making my own sweater! I am very happy with how this turned out. I will definitely wear this all the time. :)

This sweater is so soft and comfy.

Awkward poses^

I am obviously really happy with how this sweater turned out. :P

Outtakes
 (Awkward attempt at smiling ^)
(I think something was in my eye ^)

Thank you, Stephanie for this pattern!! I love my new sweater. :)
I hope you liked reading this post. See you later!
Happy crocheting and crafting!
Anna