Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crochet


My daughter has already put this on her FB timeline and tagged me so I thought I better pop this on my Blog. I'm loving crochet at the moment and I can't keep making granny squares for blankets so my daughter suggested making toys.
I saw this book on C&C ages ago briefly has flicked through the channels which was selling it with some very expensive alpaca wool, then Jak made some, reminding me about the book. So brought it from Amazon its called Edward Managerie.
I can say there were times I nearly threw it in the bin especially has I realised I had made it the wrong way round and unpicked it yet again. I also seem to twist the limbs whilst going in rounds. I've used ordinary cheap double knitting wool it doesn't give the natural look the alpaca would give but keeps the price down if I give them away.
The worse thing is stitching the legs on so that they would sit unaided so I would recommend that you made a weighted bag to stuff inside which is suggested. I haven't got any weighted beads yet but that the plan when I hubby get time to take me to Hobbycraft.


35 comments:

brenda said...

Fab crochet work Debby, I think it's nice to have a diversion from cards every now and then.

B x

NGCARDS said...

Wow these are absolutely fantastic! I wish I had your talent for this, they are super cute! xxx

Juls said...

Gorgeous :-) xx

Sue said...

Awwwwww these are adorable Debby.
I have recently started crocheting again and you have really inspired me to try making some animals. I think I may need to invest in that book now, luckiy I have an amazon voucher to use up.
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Debby they are adirabke....just wish I could crochet

Anne

Mary J said...

They are adorable, Doreen!

Sue - said...

Wow Debbie they are adorable!

Wishcraft said...

Love them Debby, they're fabulous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sarah said...

They are amazing Debby, I have just completed my first arigurumi piece, but it's nowhere as good as these fine chaps!! xx

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cotnob said...

These are gorgeous Debby, I can only manage crochet squares!
Pauline
x

Karen K said...

Hi Debby, these are just gorgeous, what a neat crocheting you are. I gave crochet a try, managed a bear hug snood and a scarf which I enjoyed but I am trying to move my sewing on.

k xx

Diane said...

Soooooo cute Debby !!

hugs Diane xx

Boxofcolours said...

Fantastic Debby, crochet is one thing I have never learnt, maybe one day! You are such an inspiration.
Jane

aileen (mum) said...

Love them Debbie. I decided to get back into crocheting as I have two new adorable grandkids at the moment (meaning the others and older and not into teddies etc not that I got rid of them cause they are old!!) anyhooo I decided I wanted to try some of these patterns but my old ostio hands did not agree and had to stop. So glad you are enjoying it. Keep it up, its so worth it. They are so cute.

Mau xx said...

They are as cute as cute Debby, well done you :) haven't done any crochet for ages but back into knitting....Dachshund jumpers for Alfie so who knows!!! He might get a crochet one one of these days xx
Your animals have certainly inspired us, I now wish I had some little ones to small.
Hope you are feeling a little better and getting some quality sleep.
Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

Oops that should have read "to spoil"....lol

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just superb there Debbie! Can imagine they were time consuming. A learning curve achieved with flying colours. Shaz in Oz.x ♡

KathyA. said...

Adorable...from the top of their heads to their cutely tailed little behinds!

Faith A said...

Fabulous Debby, I always thought crotchet to be easy until I started making an amigurumi animal and had to open it at least 40 times until I threw it! so I admire your skill in making these fabulous little animals. They really are very cute.

KraftyKaren said...

Awwww they are so cute - well done

Chrissy said...

They are wonderful Debby..love their little tails and just so cute all round..fabulous job.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

Ahhhh how adorable Debby, they are just the sweetest! you've done a lovely job on them, I didn't know you were into crocheting, another string to your bow, know what you mean about always doing squares, does get a bit boring, but I don't think I'd be able to follow a pattern, maybe I'll have a go at a toy one day.
hugs Jacee
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Cheryl W. said...

These little animals are so sweet, Debby, I just want to hug them! You've done a fabulous job, even though the patterns gave you trouble at times. You've got more patience and perseverance than I do. I'm sure I would have just given up!

Sandra H said...

Absolutely fabulous they are x

Lorraine said...

Oh Debby, these are adorable!
Lorraine x

Marsha said...

Debby, those are precious! Wish I could crochet . . . :-(

Maria Alder said...

Could it be anything cuter ! They are fab.Debby
Maria~

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! These are so cute. .Even their tails are cute! LOve them ALL.
Chrissyxx
Crochet something I have never been able to do! My SIL gave up on me 40 years ago..
She said it was because I was left handed!!

Pat said...

These crocheted animals are really cute Debby and made so well. Your crocheting has inspired me to start a blanket/throw using the ripple stitch because I love the wavy pattern but I think it may take me quite a while to finish it! x

Anonymous said...

Debby, these are adorable! Good on You for finishing. I often wonder if the people writing the patterns actually crochet? I find myself trying to rewrite them so I can understand them. LOL Paulette S.

KraftyKoolKat said...

These are fantastic Debby, so glad you picked it up again after throwing it aside in the beginning.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

XxJULESxX said...

Aww soo cute!!!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

These are gorgeous, Debby! You are such a talented crafter.
Rebecca.
x

Lynne in NI said...

Heee these are fun! Well done for sticking with it and getting them finished :)