Sometimes inspiration for new pieces comes from toys. I just want to snuggle these adorable little bunnies! While I was writing my daughters saw this picture and we all took turns deciding which one we wanted. (I picked the pink one.)
Who says scarves have to be normal? Wrap this warm fox around your neck for a different look this fall.
We recently bought the game "Abzu" on PS4 and this Octopus would almost fit into that world! If you love sea creatures you may want to add this pattern to your repertoire.
Hope you enjoyed this week's pins. See you next week!
Last time I talked about my search for a new Bible cover and discovery of Bible totes in the Cover vs. Tote post. Today I'm going to show you how I made my crochet tote and give you tips to create your own.
With any new project I start seeing it visually helps beyond words. So I suggest sketching out your idea on paper. Even trying the colors before hand can save you lots of time when it comes to making the tote itself.
My inspiration for the Mochi bag comes from the picture on my site of the three mochi. It symbolizes myself and my two daughters. I'm usually feeling like the sleepy white one after chasing and playing with them all day. So I decided to sketch out a three band tote.
This pattern can be customized so easily because it all starts with a basic rectangle on the bottom. Once you make the base (to the size of your bible or what you need) then you just work up the sides. For the mochi sections I crocheted 11 rows of single crochet in each of their colors.
Mochi Bible Tote © 2016 Mei Li Studios
(For personal use only. Pattern must be linked back to if posting elsewhere on the internet please.)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
fdsc = foundation single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
rnd = round
Row 1: Fdsc 32 in white.
Row 2 - 10: Sc once in each st around - 32 sts
Rnd 1: Sc in the back loops only around the entire base. - 75 sts
Rnd 2-11: Sc once in each st around in white. - 75 sts
Rnd 12 - 22: Switch to green yarn and sc in each st around. - 75 sts
Rnd 23-33: Switch to pink yarn and sc in each st around. On the end rnd 33 fasten off with sl st. Hide any yarns and stitch the mochi faces into each section. - 75 sts
Row 1: Using two strands of Tan yarn with a long beginning tail fdsc 82, ch 1 and turn. - 82 sts
Row 2 - 6: Sc once in each st, ch 1 and turn. On 6th row fasten off with sl st and leave long sewing tail. - 82 sts
Sew each end of the strap to the sides of the bag and hide your threads.
Change the colors or make it all one color to suit your tastes. If you make a bag like this please post them to the Mei Li Studios Facebook page or comment below!
Late summer evenings and early fall are the perfect time to head to the grocery store for some marshmallows, chocolate squares, and graham crackers. Let's not forget the one day out of the year we can dress up as our favorite character or hero and not be weird! Though I don't care for the creepy side of Halloween the costumes and the sweet delicious candy is one of my favorites. (Might have something to do with my sweet tooth.)
To that end I've been working on my fall pieces for the Etsy Shop. Now when I think of a white Halloween candy basket a white ghost is the typical thing that comes to mind. But since I didn't want to have a ghost for my first basket this year I tried to think of something else, and making it super cute was a given.
Hence the S'mores Marshmallow basket! At first I was only going to do the marshmallow, but while working on the sketches and talking with ladies at the Phoenix Business Boutique they suggested doing the full s'more with the traditional graham cracker and chocolate. They didn't think just the marshmallow itself would really explain what it was, and I had to agree with them.
Now that it's finished I might want to make a second 'toasted' one with a silly face. Not sure how I will make it look right and toasted at the same time, but that's what a sketchbook is for! Now I just have to resist the urge to eat it. (Yes I know its crochet, but it's so cute and yummy looking!)
Starting in July the basket and the pattern will be available in the Etsy shop along with others from the Fall lineup.
I've been crafting since early 2010 and have become "hooked" on crochet ever since. My inspiration often comes from my family and anything adorable.