Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pop Culture Cross Stitch

One of my very good friends and I are
constantly quoting movie lines to each other,
and one of her favourite movies to quote is Mean Girls.

So when I saw something similar on Pinterest,
I knew I had to make this for her birthday present
and send it over to Essex, England for her.

I drafted the pattern for this myself on 14 count Aida.

There are a few mistakes here and there, but
overall I'm very happy with it, and so is the Birthday Girl!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Wilbur's Tiny Dog Coat

My future Sister-in-Law got a tiny Fox Terrier for Christmas last year
from her parents and asked me to Crochet him a little coat
to keep him cozy through the cold weather.

When I say he is tiny, I mean he is smaller than most cat's I've seen
and I had to skip 6 rows of this pattern to make it the correct length.
The above photo's are of him on my lap, and he hasn't gotten much bigger!

I used this pattern from Stitch 11, but because I crochet tightly, I used
the recommended hook size, but Wilbur's coat is only 8 & 3/4" long

In order from top to bottom - underneath, top and side views of the coat.
It's stretchy with a gap to avoid mess when Wilbur has a bathroom break!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lacy Crochet Shorts

I was asked to make some Lacy Crochet Shorts
for a Bride and Groom, as a joke/gag gift as their wedding night négligée.

Even though it's a joke gift, I was more than happy to make these
because they work up really fast and are easily
adjustable. I also know how I could make some cute beach shorts
using the schematics from these patterns.

Blue and Tan (Female)
Front View with Tie

Back View with Extra Bottom Room/Rows

Green Shorts (Male)
Front View with Tie 

Back View
There are a few extra rows for room in the green towards the waistband
These ones do not have a centre seam down the front or back
which I thought would be more comfortable if they were to ever be worn.

Both patterns are from Bikini Sandi on Etsy,
although the Green and Tan pair are a free pattern (possibly on Ravelry)

I used Moda Vera Gelato for these shorts, which is 50% acrylic and 50% cotton, as well as a 4mm hook. The waist measurements are roughly the same for each pair, as the couple have very similar body shapes. I added the ties to improve fit if they wear them. 

I think these would look good as beach shorts in more pleasant colours, the request was for Gawdy colours and I think I delivered!