By Beverley A. Laundry

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      Another Booties Fest


      Something tells me my brain is going through baby fever. I wonder why :o)
      Taking a small break from booties for a while though. 3 sweet cardigans on their way now, boy do they take longer than booties.


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      Crochet Companion Cube


      I spent the last week making this for my dad for fathers day. One crocheted companion cube. I took inspiration from a couple of other peoples takes on the companion cube:

      One here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234375.0
      A knitted one: http://knittedcompanioncube.blogspot.com/2007/12/knitted-companion-cube-assembly.html
      And another crocheted: http://www.joystiq.com/2007/12/27/today-in-joystiq-december-27-2007/

      So I decided to come up with my own pattern for one. Mine is a miniture (About 15cm x 15ccm x 15cm) , as I only had 4 days to complete it and I’m not the fastest crocheter on the block. Anywho… here’s the result, and a link to my pattern in PDF form:

      Companion Cube Pattern – Typo Fixed (Updated 21-04-2013)

      Oh, and my pattern is loosely based off this easy crochet cube pattern. (Converted to work from the corners out rather than starting with the base face and working up)
      http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-a-cube/


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      Kiwifruit Beanie


      The fuzzy brown/grey wool used in the Hayley-Bear hat got me thinking about kiwifruit so here’s my next attempt at a themed beanie. I haven’t decided if I like it or not yet and I may have to have another go at capturing the likeness of the kiwifruit.

      It’s hard to give a pattern for this one as it involved random choices of stitch, colour and spike-itude and I didn’t write anything down as I did it.

      Thankyou to balloonie the balloon for modelling this creation for me.

      UPDATE: Attempt #2 now included. No pattern for this either.


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      Hayley-Bear Beanie


      Just finished a teddy bear beanie for Hayley. It was super fun to make, I hope it fits!

      Brown wool is : Naturelle Chunky 14 ply 100% pure NZ wool.
      Pink wool is : Mill Shop, Quick Knit 45% acrylic, 45% wool, 10% mohair. (feels like plastic when crocheting though….)

      Approx Size : Small-Medium Women’s.

      Pattern Follows:

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      Non bootie crochet projects


      Over the past couple of months I’ve been trying my hand at non-bootie crochet projects aswell. These are mainly still baby related as they’re nice, small projects that keep my interest long enough to get finished. I’ve also made a couple of grownup hats. Some projects I’ve made from free patterns on the interwebs (URLs for these are listed in the description for each item), the rest were crochet-as-you-go sorta things.


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      Booties Galore


      So, turns out I’m pretty addicted to crocheting booties. Here are my latest creations (excl. the wicked tetris booties I made, accidentally gave those away before taking a photo of them…)


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      My first commissioned crochet project


      Recently, I’ve become addicted to crochet. It all started after watching an episode of Firefly. Jane recieved a present of  a knitted orange hat with ear flaps. Suddenly I had an urge to knit. So I started knitting a really ugly brown scarf. It still isn’t finished and that was months ago. I couldn’t stand the monotony of knitting. I tried spicing it up by having a go at knitting a hat on circular kneedles. I finished that hat but it wasn’t a particularly fun process. And with that my affair with knitting was over. But I still wanted to make some wicked woollen clothing and accessories. So I decided to learn to crochet.

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