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Pokemon First Gen Starter Blanket

Yup, you read the title correctly. It’s finished at last!! (and listed on etsy)

Drum roll please……

Yup, behold the glory that is the Pokemon blanket. It’s pictured on a queen sized bed for size references.

And the beautiful back. Yup, fully reversible, which is why I crochet most of my blankets these days.

I have a few new projects in the works, hopefully I’ll have a bit more time in the upcoming weeks to post a bit more. I’m always looking for new ideas, so fill the comments section with suggestions!


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Pokemon Blanket, Almost Finished!

Good news everyone!

Finals are over, which means two weeks of sleeping, crafting, and eating turkey.

“mmm turkey” she drools.

Oh where were we, oh yea, so in addition to having free time, I also have managed to almost complete my Pokemon blanket!

Now all I have to do is put the squares together. Yay!

And yes, it will be available on etsy in the coming weeks.


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Pokemon Blanket Part 3

 

As promised, I have been working hard on my Pokemon blanket and here for your viewing pleasure, is my latest square.

 

Here he is, chibi charmander.

Not too sure how I feel about this one to be honest. I wanted him to look cute, but my sister said he reminds here of a mushroom. I’m not sure if I see the mushroom, but I’m not happy with the tail. One of the instances of it looked better on paper than in practice. *shrug*

 


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Pokemon Blanket Part 2

 

I know, I know. Ever since I posted the news that I’m starting an epic new Pokemon themed blanket you’ve  been hanging off your seats just waiting for an update. But I’ve been lazy busy!

But good news everyone, the wait is over!

 

I have finally finished chibi Pikachu!

Want to make one of your own? Head over to the pattern page to find the chart.

I have some awesome new charts drafted, so stay tuned for more! It won’t be such a long wait this time, scouts honor.

 

 


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Roll-up Armadillo

I have been in the mood for making amigurumi lately, and while browsing through ravely looking for inspiration, I came across the pattern for this cute little guy, designed by Luna, and had to add him to my list.

I mean come on, it’s an armadillo that rolls up into a ball!

This is the first amigurumi pattern I’ve come across that is made using half double crochet instead of single crochet. It was really interesting to work it this way, especially since I haven’t done many patterns that call for half double crochet.

I’ll admit that the stitch choice made the project work up really quickly, but I had a lot of trouble keeping the yarn from separating while working the rounds. For some reason my hook didn’t want to take the loops through completely, instead wanted to get caught and try to split the strands in half. Because of this, it took me longer than it should have to complete the project.

My favorite thing about this pattern is that the armadillo can roll up into its shell, and my second favorite is the cute little toes he has. The picture doesn’t do it justice, but each foot has three tiny toes created using puff stitches. I’m always impressed with the level of detail that people put into their patterns. Little things like cute armadillo toes just make my day.

As you can see, he does roll up quite nicely into his little ball. However, I did read n the comments section that someone else used a hook one size larger than what was used for the body to create the shell. When I make this pattern again (and believe me I will), I’m going to give that a try. Just to give a little more room, which will also allow me to stuff the body a bit more. A chubby little guy would be even more cute.

I know most of the people who read this blog are crafty, but in case anyone is interested, you can buy this little guy on etsy. (Yes, I am shamelessly self promoting myself.)


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Epic Gamer Quilt Week 4

I took some time off of crocheting for a bit, but was back this week with a vengeance. Enjoy the photos!

Sonic

Donkey Kong

Lakitu

Zelda

Pacman

Killing Floor

Portal Cube

Pikachu

Now I have finally finished all of the squares for the blanket, and its time to begin putting them all together. Just a preview of what is to come.