Life Lately

I crocheted some caps for some acorns I gathered on a walk to the woods! Thinking of making a garland!
I really like drinking my morning coffee and browsing through crochet books and magazines for inspiration!
I started working on some Xmas amigurumi orders! 
This photo is one of my favorites! Cookies and yarn!
Here lies my new amigurumi sleepyhead on its pattern notes!
Now that the weather is getting colder I find my Mr.Fox wrists pretty warming!
I have started reading a new book and enjoying candy cane cocoas! Yummy!
This cute photo was taken by the peeps over at Simply Crochet Magazine. Adorable isn't it?
My adorable Kimba! I love this cat!
This is what I'm currently working on! I'll keep you updated on that!:)

Happy Friday to all! This week is a pretty busy week and it's still not over!I actually kind of like this! :) I am so happy you liked my amigurumi sleepy fox! Thanks you all for your sweet comments!

This last photo is a sneak peek of the project I'm currently working on! So excited! I will share more on that soon! I also was intervieved by the lovely peeps over at Kollabora! If you haven't you should definitely check out their site! Full of eye candy projects  for everyone! You can  read my interview here!

Happy weekend  to all! What have you been up to lately?

Amigurumi Sleepy Fox

During weekends I like drinking coffee and catching up on my blog reading! Apart from reading and discovering new blogs I like browsinmg through the net always being on the lookout for inspiring things and new projects! So last weekend I discovered the German magazine PomPom focusing on crochet and knitting. I started reading away when I discovered a cute little fox hidden inside along with its instructions! I tried to make the fox but unfortunately the proportions didn't seem to work out for me! So I changed the pattern a bit in order to make it fit my own "needs"!

Head
With orange and 3mm (2/C) hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24)
R5-8: sc in each st around (24)
R9: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 6 times (18)
R10: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times (12)
Change to white yarn,
R11: sc in each st around (12)
R12: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat  2 times (9) 
R13: 6 dec, (6)
R14: 3 dec (3)
Fasten off and embroider a nose.

Body:
With orange and 3mm (2/C) hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (9)
R3: sc in each st around (9)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 3 times (12)
R5-8: sc in each st around (12)
R9: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 2 times (9)
R10: sc in each st around (9)
R11: 6 dec, (6)
R12: 3 dec (3)
Fasten off and attach to head.

Ears:
With brown and 3mm (2/C) hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 4 sc in second ch from hook (4)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (8)
Change to orange,
R3-7: sc in each st around (8)
Fasten off and attach to head.

Tail:
With orange and 3mm (2/C) hook:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2-5: sc in each st around (6)
R6: 1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 2 times (9)
R7: sc in each st around (9)
R8: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 3 times (12)
R9-12: sc in each st around (12)
change to white yarn
R13: sc in each st around (12)
R14: 1 dec, 2 sc, repeat 2 times (9)
R15:  6 dec, (6)
R12: 3 dec (3)
Fasten off and attach to back of body.

I didn't make any paws (the original pattern includes paws too) as they are suppossedly hidden inside the fury tail!
I hope you like my little fox! I guess that either version you decide to make, it will turn out supercute!:)
Wishing you a lovely week!
Disclaimer: This is a pattern remake for personal use only. The original pattern is published in PomPom Magazine and you can find it here.

The Yarn Over List - Fresh Mint

Beanie / / Chunkiness galore by We Are Knitters!
Rug / / I love Ingrid's color choice for this geometric rug! 
Cushion / / I love the colors and the texture of Belle Fleur de lis crochet cushion!
Giant Pom Poms / / I have a thing for pom poms lately; via Peas and Needles.
Food / / Heart Polka Dot Macarons via Raspberri Cupcakes!
Illustration / / A Brew Will See You Through via WaterSounds.

Happy Monday to all! I am loving minty shades right now! This color shade makes my day since the temperature dropped a bit and the days are rainy and gloomy! 

I would like to thank you for your lovely comments on my Big Pom Beanie! I am so happy you liked it as much as I did! Currently I'm making some more beanies; I can't wait to show you!:)

I am also working on some Christmas decorations (oh the cuteness!) and started planning my handmade gifts! Also this week I will announce some great news! I'm really excited!:) This week is also Thanksgiving! We do not celebrate this holiday but it's always nice to spread some kindness and give thanks whether celebrated or not!:)

Enjoy the rest of your Moday and have a great start to the week! What have you been up to?

Crochet Big Pom Beanie

The weather is officially getting colder and we are approaching towards winter ( it has even started snowing in some parts of the world)! So it's definitely beanie season! Last year I made the Urban Slouchy Beanie so this year I went for something completely different! I used a chunky acrylic and wool blend in black and grey to make my Big Pom Beanie and a 9mm (M/13) crochet hook! It's actually the first time I'm crocheting with such a soft (oh the softness) yet chunky yarn! I love the feeling!:) I alos added a big pom pom on top to make it cuter and more stylish!:)

The beanie measures 45cm (18inc) in circumference and it's length is 28cm (11inc) with the pom pom. You might find the size a bit small but due to the chunky yarn it's ok!

Big Pom Beanie
With grey and 9mm (M/13) crochet hook
You are going to crochet using two basic stitches, the sl st (slip stitch) and the sc (single crochet stitch)
Ribbing
ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (6)
Row 2: sl st into each sc across, turn and ch 1 (6)
Row 3: sc into each sl st (6)
Row 4: sl st into each sc across, turn and ch 1 (6)
Repeat Rows 3&4 until you ribbing measures approx. 45cm (18inc) or until you reach your head circumference.
Fold the piece in half to form a circle and sl st the two sides together. Fasten off.

Beanie Body
With black and 9mm (M/13) crochet hook
Attach new color and ch 1
Row 1: sc in each st, sl st to starting ch (mine was 38)
Row 2: ch2 and hdc in each st around, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (38)
Row 3: ch 2, *18 hdc, hdc increase in next st* repeat from * 1 time, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (40)
Row 4: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (40)
Row 5-9: repeat Row 4
Row 10: ch 2, *3 hdc, hdc2tog* repeat from * 8 times, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (32)
Row 11: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc2tog* repeat from * 8 times, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (24)
Row 12: ch 2, *1 hdc, hdc2tog* repeat from * 8 times, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (16)
Row 13: ch 2, * hdc2tog* repeat from * 8 times, sl st to 2nd ch from starting ch (8)
Fasten off and sew open end closed.

Pom Pom
Make a big pom pom using a pom pom maker in grey, and sew it onto your beanie!
I hope you like my new beanie as much as I do! Have you made any beanies / hats this year?
P.S. Don't forget to check my 20 Crochet Gift Ideas for a handmade holiday!

The Yarn Over List - Autumn Mood

Beanie / / I love this textured beanie designed by Claire!
Blanket / / Lovely crochet work by Miga De Pan!
Cardigan / / I love the simplicity of this cute cardigan published in PPQ Issue 7!
Potholders / / Adorable potholders via At Swim -Two-Birds.
Illustration / / Jersey.

Happy Monday to all! This Yarn Over List is filled with autumn mood and colors! Given the fact that we are slowly approaching towards winter, the weather has been getting colder over here, and as I here in some parts of the US it's already snowed, I thought of compiling this week's favorite finds in a cozy mood!

We are slowly approaching towards Christmas, so it's the perfect time to get started on those gifts! I compiled a 20 Crochet Idea List during the weekend to get you inspired! If you haven't go take a look here!:) I can't wait to start making this year's gifts!
Other than that I started working on some new beanie patterns which I hope will be ready within the week!:)

Enjoy the rest of your Moday and have a great start to the week! What have you been up to? Did you start / finish any projects?

20 Crochet Gift Ideas To Make

If you haven't already, it is high time to get in the mood for Christmas! I'm guessing all of you have already started pinning Christmas ideas and started planning about homemade holiday gift ideas. Here are 20 crochet and amigurumi projects to try if you want to get in the mood with me. :)
1.Colorful Crochet Pot Covers
9. Socks
Are you planning on giving any handmade gifts this year? What's on your crochet / handmade gift list?