Category: crochet-along

Tutti Frutti CAL @Hookabee

the very berry trio

Yup, I joined another croche-along… the Tutti Frutti CAL from Hookabee.

I really love the patterns from Hookabee!  They are super cute, really original and a joy to make.

For this CAL I purchased the e-cook The very berry trio.  The e-cook concludes 3 lovely patterns of berries: a blueberry, a raspberry and a strawberry.

Here’s a small review on the patterns.

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Pattern: Dave, the blueberry
Designer: Hookabee
Difficulty: easy
The yarn I used: Schachenmayr catania and DMC creative world natura just cotton
Crochet hook size: 2 mm
Size finished item: 6 cm

REVIEW

This one is a really fast project and pretty easy to maken.  If it’s your first time to crochet an amigurumi, I’d say this one is a perfect project to start with.
The pattern suggests to use a worsted weight yarn, but I choose to use a fingering weight yarn.  This gives a really cute and tiny blueberry, that is also perfect for kids to play “little shop”.

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Pattern: Meg, the raspberry
Designer: Hookabee
Difficulty: intermediate
The yarn I used: DMC creative world natura just cotton
Crochet hook size: 2 mm
Size finished item: 9 cm

REVIEW

A tiny bit more challenging than the previous one, but if you tackled Dave,  than I’m sure this one will work out fine as well.  I think it’s a perfect project to work on your amigurumi skills.
What I really love about this pattern, is that you can remove the crown!  How awesome is that!  Extra cuteness!
Again, I worked with a fingering weight yarn, but I think this one will look fantastic in a worsted weight.  Be aware though… extremely cuddly when large…

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Pattern: Sandy, the strawberry
Designer: Hookabee
Difficulty: intermediate
The yarn I used: DMC creative world natura just cotton
Crochet hook size: 2 mm
Size finished item: 7 cm

REVIEW

Also a bit more challenging, but it should work out fine if you finished the blueberry and the raspberry.  It does require your attention a bit more, since Hookabee designed a special technique for the placement of the seeds.  Rather genius, I think, and the result is really beautiful.  My strawberry has the size of a real (large) strawberry.  So I think I might end up making more of these to use as a shopping-toy for kids.

CONCLUSIE

If you make all three the berries in the order suggested in the e-book, these berries are the perfect project to learn Amigurumi or to enhance your skills.
And if your using fingering weight yarn, they are also very fun for kids to play “shop” with.  However, if you choose to work with worsted weight yarn, you’ll get these utterly cute and large berries.  It’s up to you to decide.

A fun tip: why not make a basket as well to store them ?

I am really curious to see your versions of these berries!

 

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crafty greetings,
Wendy

The new Crochet-along from Scheepjes

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Short message… why?  Because the weather is gorgeous at the moment and I love to go out on such days.  So… that means less time to blog.

I have currently joined several crochet-alongs.  One of the crochet-alongs (short: CAL) I joined is the Scheepjes CAL 2016 to make a gorgeous blanket (and let’s face it, there’s always room for one more.)

The blanket for this CAL was originally desinged by Marinke Slump van A Creative Being.  Sadly she never got to finish this blanket, when she lost her battle against depression last year.

In tribute to Marinke some designers and Scheepjes yarn decided to go ahead with the crochet along.  So they teamed up and finished the blanked as it was designed by Marinke.  Visit A Creative Being for more about this.

I decided to join this CAL.  And although Scheepjes has created some gorgeous crochet-kits especially for this blanket, I decided to check my yarn stash first. (Because I do have A LOT of yarn in my stash.)

I didn’t had to look far, because before I knew I found myself with some Drops Belle in my hands.  Drops Belle is a gorgeous linnen yarn, very soft and really nice for blankets or (summer)scarfs.  And due to the fact that it’s linnen, it’s also very comfortable to crochet with on those warm summer days.

You like to know which colors I’m using or which size hook I’m using?  Check out my Ravelry projectpage.

Wanne join me and the others?  There’s still plenty of room for you.

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Happy crocheting!

Creative greetings,
Wendy