Friday, August 29, 2014

FO Friday: New Free Crochet Pattern & Zoom Loom Turtle

I'm so excited to share my newest pattern with you today, which also happens to be my first-ever crochet pattern!

Ever since I got into crocheting amigurumi, I've been wanting to create a sister version of my knitted Button Bunnies pattern. After months (and maybe even years) of having this in my design queue, the Crochet Button Bunny is born! I used Maxima and Clasica yarns from Manos Del Uruguay, both of which are single-ply worsted weight yarns, which are ideal for crocheting - no splitting plies as you work. They're dyed in an array of beautiful colors at co-ops in Uruguay, and all Manos yarns are certified Fair Trade, which is pretty cool!

Click here to get the FREE pattern on the Knitter's Pride blog! 

My other FO this week is another Zoom Loom Turtle, which I made with destash yarn using the instructions from the DJE Handwovens Turtle Critter Kit. These fun kits were designed especially for use with Zoom Loom swatches, and there are several different animals you can choose from (view them all here)!

I did this project as part of the Zoom-Along hosted in the Woolery Ravelry group this month. I think this turtle turned out a bit better than my original one, because I actually followed the instructions this time (what a concept, I know!). As you can see, the first turtle I made is rather flat (although still cute), while my new turtle has a nice, round shell!

Thanks for joining me this week! I will be blogging on Monday as per usual, and I have an exciting post planned - so please come check it out next week! 

Have a crafty weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. These are so adorable! My daughter would love them!