The week of the wips!

So It is wip Wednesday, and here is my current wip:

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Its a butterfly scarf for Miss 9, you can find the pattern here: on ravelry . I am planning on making a matching hat and wrist warmers as well.

However, at the beginning of the week, I decided to try and get through a good portion of my wips and ufo’s, as they no longer fit in my craft cupboard anymore and are now cluttering up my clothes cupboard.

So wips finished so far this week are:

Number one, Queen sized blanket for hubby for our fourth wedding anniversary. I first tried making him a blanket in time for our wedding, but ended up frogging it. This is the fourth time and I have tried making a blanket for our bed, so I find it quite fitting that the one I finally finish is ready in time for our fourth anniversary!

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you can find the pattern here: on ravelry It is a shawl pattern that calls for 4 ply yarn and a 3.25 mm hook, however I used 8 ply, and a 5.5 mm hook to make it bed sized.

 

Number two: A charity blanket that I started forever ago, but is now finished and ready to be sent off.

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No pattern, I just alternated traditional granny squares with solid granny squares, a few rows of granny stitch for the bulk of the border, and a simple shell edging.

number 3: A c2c scarf for charity

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again no pattern, I just winged it, but I believe Mikey from the crochet crowd has a youtube tutorial 🙂

Number 4, A cowl for myself

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It is 10 3 row granny squares joined in a loop, and then 8 rounds of granny square stitch to one side of them.

And lastly some scrap busting squares.

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Some of these were from this years ravellenic games, I just hadn’t woven in the ends yet.

And that’s it so far for this week, hoping to get some more wips dusted by the end of the week, and hoping to be able to get back to my blogging, now that this hectic full on year is finally starting to slow down a little.

Happy crafting, and I’ll leave you with a few pics of projects I have done earlier in the year 🙂

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Witch blanket for one of my dear friends, pattern was a custom job from Sara over at Mommas jam pack crochet word charts (graphghans without counting squares yay!)

And a whole bunch of bunnies for Easter:

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You can find the patterns for the bunnies through my ravelry page here

Some new accessories for mr 3: 

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And lastly, another batch of charity squares 🙂

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Free pattern – Crocheted Trauma teddy (Australian red cross) US and UK terms

A question was recently asked in the Krista group: “does anyone have a pattern for a crocheted version of the knitted trauma teddies that the red cross hand out to kids in hospital, ambulances etc.”

After some searching we could not find a pattern, however my daughter owns one of the knitted teddies, and so I decided to create a crochet version.

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And here is the pattern in UK terms.

Made using  8ply acrylic, and a 4mm hook.

All dc rows start with a turning chain (ch1) unless otherwise stated.

IN white, ch 11.

Dc in second ch from hook, dc across (10 stitches)

Dc the next   14 rows, break yarn.

Join the colour you are using for your shorts. Dc across for 5 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Do this again for the other leg, but instead of breaking yarn, dc back across this leg, and dc across the first leg you made to join them.  (20 stitches)

dc across for another  6 rows

Change to shirt colour.

dc across for 10 rows.

Dc 20, ch 9

Turn and dc into the second ch from the hook. Dc into the next 7 ch, dc across your dc’s, and chain 9

Turn work and dc in second ch from hook. Dc in next 7 chains and dc all the way across.

Dc the next 7 rows.

Dc 28, ch1 turn and dc 20.

Join your white yarn, and dc 17 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Make another of these, sew your face, onto one side, then with the pieces together (face side in) Sew around your teddy, leaving the top of his head open.

Turn it out the right way and stuff . whipstitch through the front loops along the top of his head for a nice nearly invisible join. Using white yarn, running stitch a line to form triangle ears on the top corners of his head.

And here it is in US terms

Made using  8ply acrylic, and a 4mm hook.

All sc rows start with a turning chain (ch1) unless otherwise stated.

IN white, ch 11.

sc in second ch from hook, sc across (10 stitches)

sc the next   14 rows, break yarn.

Join the colour you are using for your shorts. sc across for 5 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Do this again for the other leg, but instead of breaking yarn, sc back across this leg, and sc across the first leg you made to join them.  (20 stitches)

sc across for another  6 rows

Change to shirt colour.

sc across for 10 rows.

sc 20, ch 9

Turn and sc into the second ch from the hook. sc into the next 7 ch, dc across your sc’s, and chain 9

Turn work and sc in second ch from hook. sc in next 7 chains and sc all the way across.

sc the next 7 rows.

sc 28, ch1 turn and sc 20.

Join your white yarn, and sc 17 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Make another of these, sew your face, onto one side, then with the pieces together (face side in) Sew around your teddy, leaving the top of his head open.

Turn it out the right way and stuff . whipstitch through the front loops along the top of his head for a nice nearly invisible join. Using white yarn, running stitch a line to form triangle ears on the top corners of his head.

In a spin week 10 plus 200 blocks 16 and 18

Sorry week 10 is so late, week 11 was released yesterday, things are just getting on top of me this week.

So here it is week 10’s block:

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And here is the link for week 10’s block 🙂

 

 

And I have done 2 of the 200 blocks this week:

Block 16 – Waterlily

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And block 18 – Traditional granny:

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I have also made a few plain granny squares to go with this latest batch of 200 blocks, ready to ship off to Wollies for tassie, which I will hopefully be getting in the mail on Tuesday.

Now I had best be going and starting this weeks In a spin block!

200 blocks blocks 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15

Ok I have been bust busy this week!

First off, here are the next 5 blocks for the 200 blocks CAL. These ones are off to Woolies for Tassie, with more to come.

Block 11 – Baby blocks:

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Block 12 – Fine lines:

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Block 13 – Circle in a square:

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Block 14 – Alhambra:

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And block 15 – Corner square:

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I am also working on squares for a blanket for the broadmedow palliative care unit, and squares for a blanket for the hamlin fistula hospital in ethiopia, and today am working on this weeks in a spin block!

I also have had some friends ask for some baby beanies and headbands, I think they will have to wait until next week!

Happy crafting! 🙂

200 blocks blocks 6,7,8, 9 and 10

Another few blocks done this week 🙂

Here is block 6 Textured bluebells:

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Block 7 corner granny:

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Block 8 popcorn flower:

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Block 9 Arcadia:

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And block 10 openwork square. This one ended up being much larger than the others, so I used it with a photo frame I was given last year to make an earring stand:

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And here is a pic of my squares and some supplies ready to ship off to the tassie craft appeal.

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Happy crafting 🙂

Block 2 Tiny Textures

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I messed up the stitch count on this one a little, but it should block out. Another one for the Tassie craft appeal. If you are interested in donating craft supplies or squares to make blankets for the people living in over 100 houses that were destroyed in the Bushfires in Tasmania last week you can go here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tassie-Craft-Donations/473570409356452?ref=stream  or here http://thecrafthive.com/2013/01/woolies-for-tassie-lets-get-crafting/. Both are accepting 20 cm (8 inch) squares for blankets, and the first link is also accepting any sized squares, and crafting supplies to send to crafters who’s supplies (stashes) were destroyed.