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.