My buddy Kendell asked his mom for some spirit sleeves from the school store. After discovering that the sleeves were sold out the day that his Mom went to make the purchase, she asked me if I could make a pair. I did a google search and found that kids are wearing them as a way of supporting their school’s teams or keeping warm while playing their favorite sport.
I was able to create 2 full pair with one skein of Red Heart Team Spirit in Royal White. The crochet version on the right was created using an I hook. the knit version on the left made with size 10 circulars using the magic circle method.
I also left a small thumb gab in the cuff on the off chance he would like to let them extend up to the knuckles on this arm.
Kendell is 7 and these measured approximately 12 inches in length. and about 5 or so inches in diameter.
Kendell chose the knit version and according to his mom, wore them to bed the night he got them.
I have been working on items for an upcoming craft shoo and I had bought a skein of Red heart Super Saver Yarn in Real Teal. I sat down a few days ago and started working on more skulls for scarves for this October event. I ended up making 32 five inch skulls. Two scarves will have 10 skulls each and the other will have 12. I was also able to make a smaller skull motif, a mini skull motif and 2 Oklahoma shapes from that one skein.
So, the math lesson for the day is one Cotton Gin Crochet Designer plus one skein of RHSS equals 3 scarves, and several pieces that can be used as key fobs, ornaments or appliques.
Here’s a closer shot of the smaller items. I left a tail long enough to sew around the edge of the larger motif, should it need to be attached to another piece.
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Tagged applique, cotton gin, cotton gin design, crochet, dana jordan, hand crafted, handmade, key chain, key fob, motif, oklahoma shape, original, ornament
I found some brads shaped like EYES in the scrapbook area at Hobby Lobby for a few of the owls.
I used circle and swirl paper clips from the office supply store to use as ornament hooks.
I needled felted the eyes and beaks on a couple of the owls.
And the cats… I used embroidery floss for whiskers and some simple dots of puff paint for the eyes.
Any of these could make great ornaments, key chains or vehicle mirror pets.
There is some great talent here in Oklahoma City. Alex at www.alexrosephotography.com has a great eye for composition and color. I had the privilege of creating some hats for her tiny clientele this year.
Every one loves the Oklahoma City Thunder, so Tatonka, has found a new home with Alex’s photography business.
And then there are the owls. They’ve been trending quite a bit the past few years. The one I created for Alex is truly a one-of-a-kind design. I’ve made similar, but it is the only one of it’s design and make. I love the contrast of the specialty fur yarn and the simple, smoothness of the purple acrylic. As cute as the hats are, the baby is still the star of this shoot.
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Tagged buffalo, cotton gin, cottongindesign, crochet, helmet, knight, OKC Thunder, Owl, rumble, tatonka, visor
Here’s a new creation for a very special basketball fan of Oklahoma. The hat is named Tatonka. This the Souix word for buffalo. This is my design, but I have to give credit for the idea to a great photographer for whom I’ve had the pleasure to create several crochet props.
Lindsey, at LKW Photography is truly talented. Her vision and skills are enviable! Go visit her facebook page.
This particular beanie, was created using partial skeins from my stash from these brands: I Love This Yarn, Red Heart Super Saver and Lion Brand fun fur. I used a Boye G sized crochet hook. I followed my own pattern for a Half Double Crochet Beanie with Ear Flaps.
The horns… well, I need to write a tutorial on how to make a matching pair without pulling one’s hair out!
Here’s one more shot without the sweet, sweet model.
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Tagged basketball, bison, buffalo, cottongindesign cotton gin studios, crochet, ear flap, fan memorabilia, fur, hand made, horns, mascot baby beanie, nba, OKC Thunder, Oklahoma City, original creation, thunder
I’ve been spending the past few weeks avoiding my taxes, by focusing on new techniques for baby flip flops. I’ve come up with a few new designs, but the new techniques or tutorials and patterns will have to wait for a while. For now, these are all new born in size or 0-3 months. I’ve discovered that all I need to do is add on stitch to the beginning foundation chain to achieve a 3-6 month size. You can find the original post with tutorial and pattern chart here.
Most were made with Bernat Handy Crafter Cotton yarn. The gray pair is I Love This Cotton, by Hobby Lobby.
Hope you like the new designs. Now… go make something!
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Tagged baby, cotton, cotton gin design, cotton gin studios, dana jordan, free, half double crochet, hand made, hobby lobby, I love this cotton, new born, original design, pattern, peaches and cream, shower gift, single crochet