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Posts from ‘August, 2010’

8-Bit Princess Peach

For her birthday, I am going to make my daughter a Princess Peach rug. I was inspired by a Craftster who did a 7-foot Mario rug for her boyfriend. She used granny squares to represent one pixel. I plan to use smaller granny squares that are only two rounds. They are about 2 inches, so […]

Shiny Pteranodon

I finally finished Shiny – the second Pteranoodon I have made. She turned out pretty good although she is just a tad smaller than the other one. I was hoping she would be much smaller. I plan to redo her maybe with less rows. I might try a very lightweight yarn but not sure if […]


I’m making the Pteranodon family from Dinosaur Train for my daughter. The pattern is from It worked up really fast and was easy. I’m working on Shiny next. This one is going to be the dad. My daughter also wants Buddy who is a T-Rex. So that will probably be my project for the […]

Hot Pink Cowboy Hat

I’ve been crocheting more cowboy hats. This one is in hot pink and is just adorable. I changed the edging from the Stitch and Bitch pattern since I found the stitch it used to be very hard. It took way too long for me to go around the hat. Think I will take a break […]

Crochet Drink Cozy

This time of year my cups began to sweat as soon as I pour my drink. Fast food cups are the worst to sweat profusely. I decided to make my own drink cozy since napkins work well but only for a while. I’ve tested my crochet drink cozy and it works great. Here is the […]

Choosing Amigurumi Yarn

One trip down the yarn aisle of your local hobby store will reveal that there are a lot of yarns on the market. A lot of yarns are suitable for amigurumi. Generally you want to stay with a medium worsted weight yarn. Bulky yarn may not produce what you were hoping from your amigurumi. Light […]


I made these two minions from Despicable me for my nephews. It was their birthday and I had gotten them gift cards. I thought it’d be cute to have the minions ‘hold’ them since we saw the movie a few weeks ago. I’m working on a pattern that hopefully I will post later this week. […]