Snellie the Snail

My daughter is a Spongebob Squarepants fan. About a week ago, she came into the living room and asked me to make her a girl snail. I knew she was watching Spongebob in the bedroom and I was familiar with Gary but not a female snail. But apparently there is and her name is Snellie. I had seen a few Gary the Snails in crochet on Craftster.org but couldn’t find a free pattern so I winged it.

snellie

I plan to do another one with a few different ideas. I want the eyes to stand up on their own so I need a firm base. I also plan to do the swirls with felt instead of crocheting two colors. And I also need to make notes because I want to offer a free Snellie the Snail crochet pattern. Hopefully it will be ready within a week.

Pizza

pizza

I am on a play food kick lately. It started with the crochet hamburger I did a few weeks back. I thought that pizza would make an excellent play crochet food so I set out to whip up a small personal size pizza one evening.

I’m going to start jotting down notes when I crochet so that I can make some patterns from my creations. The pizza consists of the dough, sauce, a few mushrooms, and pepperoni. The next pizza will probably be slices that can be put together to make a whole pizza.

Cthulhu

When I first started crocheting again last summer, I attempted to make a Cthulhu for him since he is a gamer. My attempt failed and I gave up. I recently bought Creepy Cute Crochet that has a Cthulhu pattern. I gave it a try and with some minor changes came up with this little monster.

cthulu

It feels really good to finally complete something that I had set out to make over a year ago. I deviated from the pattern with the tentacles since my husband preferred this look to the one in the pattern.

Red Lions

lions

I believe that if you can dream it, you can crochet it. Take these red lions. My daughter decided she wanted a red lion, so I made the bigger one. She told me it was too big. She loves small things. I tried again and made it smaller. She was well pleased with the smaller one but also played with the larger one, too.

The body is worked in continuous rounds while the mane was the harder part(but not really hard to do). I just had to add more stitches to make it fan out. I might have used the shell stitch or because of the size I probably just did three single crochet to a stitch, skip one, repeat.

Batghan

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.

Hamburger

krabbypatty

My daughter loves Spongebob Squarepants. This crocheted hamburger is inspired by the Krabby Patty. There’s really no pattern as I just winged it. Most of the food is worked in the round except for the cheese which is more of a granny square. I put in a few extra single crochets into every other stitch in 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 fewer calories than its real counterparts.

Welcome

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.