Easy Crochet Critters

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I decided to take a break from making my little octopi and purchased Vanna’s Choice Easy Crochet Critters from Hobby lobby for $4.95. It has ten patterns: lion, giraffe, hippo, elephant, alligator, seal, walrus, monkey, penguin and snowy owl. I started making an orange hippo. 🙂

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Cosplay Plans: Phase 4 Part 1

Sailor Collar

Today I started my Sailor Collar with the help of my sister Maru. When I attempted to draft my own collar pattern a few weeks ago it was an epic fail so Maru found a basic pattern and modified it to my specifications. 

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Left is a sketch of the original diagram and the right is the modified diagram.

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I used newsprint paper for my pattern and followed along with the measurements specified in the diagram. A ruler is a must!

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After I cut out the pattern Maru had me try it on for size. The neck hole was too small so she added an extra half inch to each side.

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Modifying the pattern

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We discovered that it still wasn’t laying right, so we rounded the back and added darts in the shoulders.

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Pattern complete! Almost time to start cutting.

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Marking placement for the pins

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Snip snip!

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Totally stoked! It’s starting to look like something!

Sadly that was all I had time to work on today, but I’m so happy to have it started! 😀

Thanks for reading!

-Anna ♥

Cosplay Progress
I know I’ve been skipping around with my cosplay but it will come together. Really. No foolin’. ^^;

Pretty Little Tokyo Cross Stitch

Pattern by Satsuma Street on Etsy

Pattern by Satsuma Street on Etsy

Found this awesome cross-stitch pattern while browsing Etsy the other day by Satsuma Street.

“This cross stitch pattern of a stylized Tokyo skyline features the Tokyo Tower, the Rainbow Bridge, the Tokyo City Hall, the Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, the Sky Tree, Senso-ji Temple, and Mt Fuji. Shinto gates, cherry blossoms, and a boat complete the scene.”

I was really into cross-stitch when I was a tween and just might have to rekindle my passion long enough to make this! 😀

Have you heard of the Rainbow Bridge or the Cocoon Tower? I know I haven’t… but maybe I should have?