Sunday, July 8, 2012

crochet show & tell: turtle pillow for little L

Like most of you already know, Little L is my Godson and I like to spoil him rotten. His was the first baby blanket I ever made.
Little L's blanket. Made a year ago.

For Little L's 1st Birthday I decided to make him something special like I did when he was born. Turtles have been in his nursery decor from the beginning since his Dad had 3 as pets. So, I decided to include a turtle and make him something he can use as he gets older.

I made him a pillow and he loved it! He was cuddling up on it as soon as he unwrapped it. So cute!

A cute turtle on the front and on the back I did his name. If anyone is interested, this is called tunisian crochet or afghan crochet. I made 2 big squares, whip stitched them together and then stuffed it with polyfill.


22 comments:

  1. WOW! Good job, that looks so awesome! I'm sure your godson will love it!

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    1. Thanks! He loves it. He cuddles up with it.

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  2. Very cute! Gonna look ip the pattern.

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    1. Oh, I see. Do you carry the colors or switch them? I don't knot so I think that part is lost on me.

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    2. I actually made the pattern myself. I found a pic online and put it on graph paper. Each stitch is one square on a grid. You can carry the colors as long as there are 2 or less stitches to carry over. With so many spots where there was more than 2 stitches I ended up with long strands to pick up in different places. I don't knot them together. I leave a long tail and weave the ends in after. With a pillow the back isn't seen so I tie the tails together and leave them. Here is a good tutorial to get started. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbupvlYzq_U

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  3. That's absolutely adorable!! I love your show and tells, Emily!

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    1. Thanks April! You should do your show and tells when you paint!

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  4. That is adorable! I always love to see completed craft projects! Good Job!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! I love finally completing them!

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  5. Gorgeous. You are so clever!

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  6. Emily you are so talented! I love this and love that you share your projects with us!

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    1. Thanks Belle! I kinda like showing my stuff off now. My therapist says I have to because I need to learn how to accept compliments. LOL! I love when you share your awesome projects with us!

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  7. Amazing!!! And I thought it was hard to make a crocheted scarf! Kudos to you!

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    1. Thank you Jules! It is hard, but practice makes progress. Believe me there were times I was cursing that pillow LOL! Do you crochet? I would love to see stuff you made.

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  8. That pillow is so adorable!!!! My mother in law keeps trying to convince me to get into knitting. She is working her way toward making a sweater for herself and it is so impressive!! Love those little feet sticking out from the blanket in the first picture :)

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    1. Thanks L! I won't touch knitting with a 10 foot pole. It scares me. I will face that fear at some point though. I have to! I love baby feet too! They make me so happy.

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  9. Sorry that I'm so far behind on your news :( You are so clever with your crochet... wish I could do that :) Wonderful news about Calvin... love to you both xoxo

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  10. This is so adorable! I've never tried any colored designs. And I'm dying to learn tunisian!

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  11. This is so adorable! I've never tried any colored designs. And I'm dying to learn tunisian!

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  12. This is so adorable! I've never tried any colored designs. And I'm dying to learn tunisian!

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  13. This is so adorable! I've never tried any colored designs. And I'm dying to learn tunisian!

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