Tuesday, March 10, 2015

F Bomb!

....probably because I'm so busy with school and work that there is no blogging time left in the schedule!  Doesn't mean I've not found time to crochet, though.
These funny F Bombs are the latest thing I've made, at the request of someone who saw one I made for my sister.  They work up quickly and are just fun to toss around, I think.  Shockingly, I actually typed the pattern up and put it up for people to use if they need directions for creating the ball of the bomb.  

F bomb
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (two sc in one stitch)
dec = decrease (crochet two sc together)
I like using the magic ring to begin the ball, but you can chain 2, then sc 6 in first chain if you prefer

Row 1: Magic ring, sc x 6 in ring (6)
Row 2: inc in each stitch around (12)
Row 3: (1 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (18)
Row 4:  (2 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (24)
Row 5: (3 sc, inc) repeat x 5(30)
Row 6: (4 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (36)
Row 7: (5 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (42)
Row 8: sc around (42)
Row 9L 6 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (48)
Row 10: sc around (48)
Row 11: (7 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (54)
Row 12: sc around (54)
Row 13: (8 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (60)
Row 14-18: sc around (60)
Row 19: (8 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (54)
Row 20: sc around (54)
Row 21: (7 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (48)
Row 22: sc around (48)
Row 23: (6 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (42)
Row 24: sc around (42)  Begin stuffing ball
Row 25: (5 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (36)
Row 26: (4 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (30)
Row 27: (3 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (24)
Row 28: (2 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (18)
Row 29: (1 sc, dec) repeat x 5 (12) Finish stuffing ball before final decreases
Row 30: dec x 6 (6)
Row 31: dec x 3, finish off.

Bomb top
Row 1: magic ring, sc x 6 in ring (6)
Row 2: inc in each stitch around (12)
Row 3: (1 sc, inc) repeat x 5 (18)
Row 4: sc around in back loop of each stitch (18)
Row 5-7: sc around (18) finish off

Pull a small scrap of white yarn through center of magic ring on bomb top and tie a knot so that it doesn’t pull through.  Tie another knot near end of yard, leaving some at the very end to fray.  Stuff bomb top lightly and sew to top of ball.

F shape
Sew F onto front of bomb.  Then drop it. :-)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

friendly neighborhood........

This guy is going to hang with a co-worker's four year old son.  I couldn't find a pattern I liked, so I wrote this one myself.  When I get a chance I will type it up and share.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


One of my coworkers saw me crocheting while on my lunch break and asked if I could possibly crochet a black bear.  Apparently her four year old son is quite obsessed with black bears, not surprising as black bears *are* best.  I made one after the same pattern I used for my grizzly, but then decided a larger, fatter bear might be needed, too.  So, I winged it and made up my own black bear....
now I want my own black bear!

Mamabear and baby bear?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lucy the Elephant

This is my version of Lucy the Elephant which I created as a gift for the newest member of our family, Keily's daughter also named Lucy!

 Everyone needs an elephant in the garden, I'm sure.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

what do you call a group of trolls?

They're not really a gang of trolls....

Here are the two latest additions to the family.
I have ideas for more, but this is the the whole troll clan for now.

Friday, February 28, 2014

there's a troll in the dungeon.....

Or my yard.

Ok, I lied.  There are *two* trolls in my yard

Expect more trolls.  I'm planning on getting a table at a show in the fall, so I'm trying to build an inventory.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


I wanted to make something dramatic for Ross.  He likes the Hobbit, so I made him his own Smaug.

    I will admit, this dragon has been the most ambitious crochet project I've done so far.                                                                      
I purchased the pattern from GemCreations and overall I found it to be a pretty good pattern.  I attempted to insert some bendable wire into the wings to give more control over the wing position, but I wasn't able to find a wire that didn't break too easily with manipulation.  I'm going to keep looking for a workable solution, as I don't think this is going to be my last dragon.

Picture all three dragons from Game of Thrones, very dramatic!