on the huh

and I’m a Yarnaholic

Well we did not travel around this week but  was still on holidays and I did still do lots of hooking, and more yarn shopping…

Sparkly Sequin Yarn

Sparkly Sequin Yarn

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I bought this lovely silver sequin on sale with the idea to make a shawl for a wedding but it was a bit thicker then I thought and I ended up deciding to make a dress… watch this space, hopefully it will work into something worth writing about!

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On the Huh rainbow Crochet Square

On the Huh rainbow Crochet Square

Meanwhile I joined a monthly square swap. I had almost joined another one which would’ve meant I had to make a lot more squares and mail off, but this one seems a bit more casual, so after finding out my partners wishes I made this as a tester. I plan on making a final one for her now that I have bought more yarn (note, this is the second yarn purchase mentioned in this post).

The pattern can be found here. I gave the tester to my daughter – after confirming it’s OK with my swap partner – so she could use it as a baby blanket.

The original Granny Square

The original Granny Square

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I then also made a square for me to start of the blanket that will be amde from all the squares. I’m making it for my daughter who always asks for crochet things to be made for her.

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From the Simply Crochet magazine

From the Simply Crochet magazine

Sven Bracelet, as ordered!

Sven Crochet Bracelet, as ordered!

I then made up the bracelet from the front of my Simply Crochet magazine I bought on holidays, and was instantly commissioned to make another…

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Another Magic cirlce

Another Magic cirlce

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And finally…

I made another magic circle!!

Crochet Bear Hat - no pattern, just kinda made it up!

Crochet Bear Hat – no pattern, just kinda made it up!

Oops, I mean I made this soo cute bear hat for a cute bubba born only a few days ago!

The yarn was already in my yarn stash so no purchase needed 😉

Sparkly!

Sparkly!

And just for good measure I bought this, with no plan… I will make something for my daughter from it for next winter.

Sparkly!

I’ve learnt I’m not alone in my yarn addiction, in fact I’ve joined a group who seem to be great in enabling each other in their yarn purchases…

Does anyone else out there suffer from this addiction??

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Fox hat

I Made This Today – Crochet Toddler Fox Beanie!

I Love one day crochet projects!! Not only is there faster satisfaction, it’s more likely to be finished rather then fall into the WIP list… Also great for last minute gifting..!!

I’d been think of this one for a while, and then when my sister posted a pic of her little one in his Mum’s beanie cos he’d grown out of his… There is a story behind the fox theme for my sisters family, but thats another story.

When I saw this perfect coloured soft burn orange yarn my mind was made up. I then found this pattern which was perfect and well written. Repeat Crafter Me – Fox Hat

Orange Magic Circle for Fox Hat

I’m a little obsessed with photographing my magic circles right now

There was a break for dinner..

There was a break for dinner..

And Finally Finished after small person bed time

And Finally Finished after small person bed time

And I just couldn’t help starting the next one…

Can you guess what this magic circle will be?

Can you guess what this magic circle will be?

Well it won’t be finished tonight, so I will continue on and hopefully it won’t end up on the WIP list xx

The Linky Ladies Party

Made these today

Last year a friend sent me this:

Knit Grape booties

and asked if I could make them. And I said No… I don’t knit, but I could make these:

Crochet Chilli Elf Booties

And she said yes! So I did.

First a practice run:

practise booties in purple

practise booties in purple

Then the real thing:

My Crochet Elf Booties

My Crochet Elf Booties

I think I prefer the purple colour, but not the yarn, and I used this pattern, mostly. The red yarn is 5ply wool crepe, which my Mum had told was really lovely to work with, and as Mum’s tend to be, she was right!

They are super cute, soft and stretchy and if anyone wants a pair please message me or see my Etsy page.