Meet my turtle toy, that can take off his shell! This was quite the project, but totally worth it. Everything about this turtle is upcycled, except for the safety eyes.
The main, green colour is the only one that you’d need quite a large amount from. The other colours could be scrap yarn; about half a skein.
The colours could deviate in any colour that your loved one would like; why not also make a blue, a yellow and a pink turtle for your (grand)children? It’d make nice toys to play with. Just make sure that you adapt the pattern to the safety needs of your bubs (you could maybe swap the buttons for more safety eyes).
The pattern may be found here.
This infinity scarf is for one of my friends. It’s made from hot pink yarn and crocheted with a no. 9 or 10 crochet hook. It’s very versatile; you can adjust the width and length yourself. if you prefer a regular scarf, don’t crochet together the two ends but instead finish off and weave in the ends at the end of any row.
Pattern: chain 14 (or as many as it requires to get the preferred width of the scarf), turn
sc 13 in back loops only, ch 1, turn
now continue sc-ing 13 in back loops until your scarf is long enough
End your last row like every other, with a chain.
Then grab the beginning of your scarf (you started there with the 14 chains), and put your hook through the front loop of the end, and the back loop of the same chain at the beginning part. Slip stitch, and repeat in every front loop (end part)/ back loop (beginning part). Finish off, weave in ends.
And while we’re at it, why not add this cute Yoda to your science fiction themed christmas tree? His cape is detachable, so with more clothes in his size, he would make a great gift for children, too!
The pattern may be found here. I tweaked it a bit. I crocheted the cape alternating front loop and back loop stitches as to make it look more warm and fuzzy. I used a double strand of dark and light brown for his body, to match the thread of his limbs and head.
Meet Eve. The excellent pattern may be found here. Great for a science fiction themed christmas tree!
Wee elephant with upcycled stuffing. Pattern by Angry Angel.
This is my take on my hedgehog Pancake. This great pattern is available for free at: Drunken Aunt Wendy’s blog