Batghan

September 2, 2009

One of my new favorite activities is craft swaps. It’s so much fun to craft with a purpose especially when Christmas is too far off to worry about, and no baby blankets are on the horizon.

In the Spring I took part in The Office swap where we made our partners something knitted/crocheted around the greatest TV show on air. For my partner, I made a batghan – a lapghan inspired by the episode where Dwight tries to catch a bat that has made a home in the office.

batghan

I found a bat Fillet crochet pattern on About.com’s Crochet section and used that for the center. I just filled in the rest with double crochet. I used Hobby Lobby’s cotton yarn which probably wasn’t the greatest choice as it seemed to ‘shed’. Cotton yarn is one of my favorite yarns to work with. I just love the bright colors from cotton yarn although for this project I chose a dull, boring beige.

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Hamburger

September 2, 2009
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krabbypatty

My daughter loves Spongebob Squarepants so this hamburger is inspired by the Krabby Patty. There’s really no pattern. Most of the food is worked in rounds except for the cheese which is more of a granny square. I put in a few extra single crochets into the last round of the lettuce to make it frilly.

She loves it, and I really enjoyed making this. Amigurumi food is just so cute and has way less calories than its real counterparts.

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Welcome

September 2, 2009

Welcome to CrochetMae! I’ve been crocheting for a little over a year but learned over 20 years ago from my grandmother Palmae.  Oh how I wish I had been more interested and not so discouraged when my granny square was more of a granny circle. I would totally rock by now with mad crochet skills.

Here is where I will share my creations from both my own and other’s patterns.  My goal is to one day create something worthy to put on Etsy. A blog helps me organize my thoughts and ideas better than any software or even plain pen and paper.  I’m always more inspired when writing.

I did have a blog at Today.com but my account was closed due to inactivity(not from my crochet blog but from another blog I had).  Instead of starting another free blog, I decided to register a domain since I love the freedom that comes with hosting your own blog.

Thanks for reading this far and hope you find some inspiration here.

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