Crafting, crochet, crocheting, knitting

Working on my own pattern

Hi, folks.. I finished the Legend of Zelda bag for my best friend and gamer, x45x. He hasn’t come over to get his presents yet. 😦 He’s been spending about 8 hours a day streaming all his favorite games. (Find him on Twitch after 4pm everyday)

Right now, I got a slight cold, but I thought I’d drop a line or two to tell you about my latest project. Since I made the fore-mentioned bag above, I learned the Tunsian or Afghan crochet stitch. This stitch is awesome, because it is closely related to knitting. I have yet to get the hang of knitting. I tried a few weeks ago, but it was to no avail.  Anyway, I decided I need to crochet hook case more my long tunsian needles. I’m in the process of learning a few things, but I’m going to make this really pretty case with a flower on it. I’m going to use the normal tunsian stitch, knit-stitch and, possibly the puff stitch for the flowers. I’ve drawn the items on graph paper and trying to see how I can do with this made up pattern. It’s my first made up pattern.

the next thing I’m going to make is my companies mascot, Dino the VIPKID  dinosaur. I can’t wait to see what to do with him. I’m going to have to really think long and hard how to make him. 🙂 I guess I can steal parts from Baymax and Yoshi to create him. 🙂

I’ll try to post my patterns on my Ravelry page soon.

So nice to give you an update on my crafts. See you soon!

amigurumi, Crafting, crochet

My latest creation

Oh boy! It’s been awhile. I’ve been so busy trying to figure out, yet again, how to make money, however, I think I’m on my way.  I think I’m going to do AVON and then maybe a creative candle company called PinkZebraHome. They sell candles. (I’ll post the link on a tab when I start my selling networks) And maybe I’m gonna try to sell some creatures I’m about to show you…

These are my new friends, the Yoshi family. See big Yoshi and little Yoshi. They are friends. Thanks to Mary Smith on Ravelry, I found this pattern for free. I’m so happy to have found them.  I’m giving the big one to my best friend Ian (xfourtyfivex or x45x, for all you gamers out there seeing my post) in a couple days for a Christmas present. Won’t he be surprised! He loves Yoshi and carries one he got from the Nintendo Store in NYC with him all the time to college classes.

What made me find this pattern? Well… x45x, of course. I asked him via iMessage, one day randomly while he was studying at college, “What would you like for xmas, Ian?” … “Have you seen the Yoshi Wooly World? I’d like to have one of those. maybe you can figure out how to make one.” Inspiration clicked. Since that day ( I don’t think he remembers what he told me), but I decided to hunt quickly to find the easiest, quickest, and cutest yoshi available for free at the time. I ran across Mary Smith’s pattern on Ravelry. I had never seen Ravelry so I took a peek. How I love the forum!!!

Just for you crafters to know, this type of crochet is called Amigurumi. It is the Japanese word for basically making stuffed animals in a special technique of signal crochets in the round. You have to understand the magic ring though to make this work perfectly. The cheat will never work or give you the same results. It’s the tight circle stitch that makes it work the best.

Anyway, I hope you have a happy holiday and hope to see you back soon to show you more of my latest inspirations. Again, thanks to Mary Smith on Ravelry, who created the pattern. This would not be possible without you. Thank you!!!

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