crafts · crochet

Granny squares

I always thought that a granny square was just the one pattern. You know the one with all the holes. (Hahaha all patterns technically have holes) if you’re not new to crochet you’ll know I’m talking about.

Anyhow, when I found out there are hundreds of different types of crochet squares and everyone calls them granny squares I was like “whaaaaaat?”. But yeah, it’s a thing.

Anyhow the point of this post is to ask if anyone knows the real name of this square below.

I’m over here typing up my pattern and I realized. I don’t know what this square is called. Well ain’t that a peach.
-Arae.

crafts · crochet

Sorrrryyyyyy!

I know (to whoever cares) I promised a crochet pattern this weekend. But as I was typing it up I kept thinking.. “am I telling them to get enough yarn”. Because here’s the thing, with all of these projects I’ve been making I have NO idea how much yarn they take since I’ve just been trying to use up my yarn stash.

I talked to one of my co-workers about it today and she thinks I should just upload it anyway. So to hell with exact numbers (until I figure them out) 
I’ll upload my pattern! Just… uhm.. not right now. 

🙊
-Arae. 

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Patterns are hard.

Well not hard, but tedious. I’m in the middle of working on writing out my first pattern. I started out really excited and now i just really want a nap (oh why did i decide to quit drinking coffee). Im listening to all of these tutorials for inspiration and its just suckin the fun outta me. They’re all so booorrrrriiiing. The audio is all off, the camera quality is blah. And they feel like my boring aunt.

 

I should make a crochet channel. And it will be.. hopefully… not boring. Teehee.

 

Well I’ve got to get back to work on that pattern. I think I’ll release the pattern for the baby blanket first since I feel like it is the easiest.

 

And Because I feel like it here’s a picture of me trying to crochet stitch swatches. Just because.

 

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crafts · crochet · WIP Wednesday

#WIPwednesday 

So if you don’t know what WIP Wednesday is its a day for you share what project is currently on your hooks/needles. If you have been following me the past week you know I’m working on a diaper bag trying to use up any bit of yarn I have left. So I’m just going to bombard you with pictures of the blanket it will go with and the bag itself. 
Queue wouldn’t it be nice
Mental Montage

And now to the diaper bag…

Hahaha and there yah have it.
I’ll publish my pattern this weekend it’s fairly simple and I think it’d be a great beginner project. 
-Arae.

crafts · crochet

Making a crochet pattern..

So as I’m progressing with this diaper bag I feel like I should absolutely make a pattern for it. I’m using pretty basic stitches but I’m wondering if anyone would even want it. There are so many patterns out there. 

I think I will. Only problem is I’m of the “just wing it” variety of crafters. I’d have to type it an uaaahhhh so much work. But maybe it would be gratifying and give me some sort of sense of accomplishment. 

I’ll do it!
And I’ll publish it ooooonnnnn…. Saturday? Seems like that would give me enough time. Hey maybe I’ll include the baby blanket pattern.
Note to self: Take better pictures of that baby blanket.
-Arae.

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Office Crochet

Crocheting at the office is the best thing ever. Maybe some would disagree and call it a distraction but those people have obviously never crocheted. Nothing helps you  focus more then the repetitive task of “yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops”. I have to listen to some really long calls sometimes and I gotta say, the crochet helps me focus. 
All that to say, I’m making a diaper bag to go with the baby blanket I made a while back. (See pictures below)

Now the new question is when I’m done making it if I should sell it on etsy or gift it to a pregnant person.
-arae 

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Finishing up a yarn stash

So I have this dream of living in my car. But with the size of my yarn stash there’s no way that I could fit in my car with my boyfriend in tow. And the dilemma of a fibre artist is that you just can’t get rid of your stash. You have to utilize every last bit. 

So here are some pictures of my stash as is! 

(I actually have quite a bit more yarn but am too lazy to yank it all out of my craft “tool” box)

And I’m really excited. I’ve been crocheting non stop and am thinking I might open up an etsy shop with all the things I’ve been making. 

I’ll be posting as frequently as I can with updates of the things I’m making. And hey maybe I’ll even make up some patterns to post!
Excited 🌵

If you want to see more pictures of my projects I’ll probably post more frequently on Instagram.

@araeeee 

-arae.