When I first started crocheting I didn't even know the wide variety of things you could make. To say there is no limit to what you can make for your home is an understatement! Every time I start looking for new and exciting patterns I discover new and unique ideas that are just made out of some yarn in adorable or delicately beautiful patterns.
These round containers are just the perfect size at 3 - 2 inches in height to hold my daughter's hair ties and could be used for so many other items as well! The pattern is available for sale and includes great color photos and easy to follow instructions for these sizes as well as tips to make larger ones.
This Rose Candle Centerpiece is one of my favorite decorations to pull out during the holidays or for a special occasion to dress up the table. This is a free pattern from Free Crochet.com found here. If you love to find new patterns be prepared to spend a little to a long while at this site, they have such great ideas for all experience levels.
What kind of items have you made for your own home like these?
I was looking around the net for ideas to make a baby mobile and found this darling thing! This would be super cute for anyone looking to make a mobile for themselves or friends who are expecting.
Child's bedroom mobile – CoatsCraftsUK
As for myself I decided to come up with my own based on Studio Ghibli and Legend of Zelda charm sets. The top is going to be a tree that will come down into the base where the charms will be attached. The tree will double as Totoro's tree and the Deku tree depending on which charms are on at the time.
The Ghibli set will include a Star Candy and a Rice Ball (Onigiri) from Spirited Away, Soot Sprite and an Acorn from My Neighbor Totoro, a little Red-orange Goldfish for Ponyo, and the necklace charm from Castle in the Sky.
The Legend of Zelda set will include a Purple Rupee, the Triforce, Ocarina of Time, Heart, Navi the fairy, and a treasure chest.
Pesky doors that don't seal well and let the heat or A/C out? Or does your loving pet want to get into a closet they shouldn't? Try making a draft stopper to keep things in that you want! This pattern is worked in the round and will make a stopper that is aprox 27 inches in length. I use Caron "Simply Soft" worsted weight yarn for all of my projects unless I need a specialty one.
R2: Work 2 sc in each st, 6 times. (12sts)
R3: Work 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st, 6 times. (18sts)
R4: Work 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts, 6 times. (24sts)
R5: Work 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts, 6 times. (30sts)
R6: Work 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sts, 6 times. (36sts)
R7-105: Work 36 scs around or until project is aprox 27 inches or desired length. Remember to stuff the project as you go to make sure you'll reach the desired length. One good idea as well is to use old pantyhose as a liner to keep the stuffing from trying to come out of the holes. Tie knots in one end of the liner to start, stuff the project and tie the final knot when you're finished. (36 sts)
R106: Sc2tog , sc in the next 4 sts, 6 times. (30sts)
R107: Sc2tog , sc in the next 3 sts, 6 times. (24sts)
R108: Sc2tog , sc in the next 2 sts, 6 times. (18sts)
R109: Sc2tog , sc in the next 1 sts, 6 times. (12sts)
R110: Sc2tog, 6 times. (6sts)
R111: Fasten off the piece by sl st in the next st to tie things down. I also like to stitch the end securely closed with a large blunt end needle.
That's all there is to it! Its one of the easiest projects I've ever done, and if you're wondering I made mine to keep one of our pets out of the craft closet!
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.