Adorable crocheted figures inspired by characters from Tolkien's Middle-earth.
There are a wide variety of knitting and crochet patterns available for projects inspired by The Lord of the Rings including wearables appropriate for humans, elves, and dwarves. My favorites are for gauntlets, shawls, helmets, and – surprise! – beards. NOTE: Any pattern that I link to is something I thought looked cool. I don't... Continue Reading →
You may have seen some of LordvonSchmitt's art clothing elsewhere on social media, but when I found out you could actually own one of his afghans-turned-into-an-outfit, I had to share with everyone. Originally a knitter, LordvonSchmitt realized he could make things faster if he started with afghans from thrift stores. He cuts and sews... Continue Reading →
After two weeks of experimenting, I finally got crochet color pooling to produce an argyle pattern. For anyone interested in trying it, here are my tips for this technique. 1) Before you do anything else, watch some good videos. I recommend these by Marly Bird: a how-to that walks you through the basics and her secrets... Continue Reading →
I saw this video on how to make an argyle pattern with a crochet stitch and got all excited. I had to try it. I went through my stash and found a yarn I thought would work (based on their explanations) but after several tries, I hadn't succeeded. Determined to make something using this fun technique,... Continue Reading →
I'm in the middle of knitting my block for the All We Are Saying peace blanket project. I probably should have tried crocheting it, but I'm still feeling like a bumbling beginner. As a beginner, I'm on the lookout for simple patterns that interest me so I can get some practice in while making something... Continue Reading →
My recent dragon fixation has shifted to dinosaurs. I'm not sure how I got the itch to combine dinosaurs and yarn, but I'm apparently not the only one. There are some amazing dinosaur patterns out there, in a full range of styles. For fast and cute, you can't beat these adorable crocheted baby brachiosaurs (free pattern) designed... Continue Reading →
For a long time now, I've been thinking about knitting myself a dragon. While I love the body shape of the knit Nessie I made a few years ago, I have yet to figure out how to adapt it to make a dragon. So I looked online for patterns to see if someone else has already... Continue Reading →