Crochet Among Us Toys

The kids have been all about the characters from the online game Among Us and asked me to make the red and blue characters. They looked pretty easy and fast to make.

He didn’t last long in the Ultimate Prize-Box

I didn’t get a chance to take pics of the blue one. It was already spoken for fresh off my hook. Just picture this one in blue. 😃

Crochet Harry Dresden and Crew

One of my very favorite book series of all time is the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. After years of claiming I would make characters from the books, I finally did it. And here they are, in their very own photo shoot: Harry Dresden, Bob the skull, Mister the cat, and Mouse the temple dog.

Harry Dresden, at your service.
Ready to take on the bad guys.
Harry wouldn’t be able to make it without his crew.
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Crochet Bob the Skull, Mouse, and Mister

Some of my favorite characters from Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series aren’t human at all. Bob the Skull is hilarious, always giving Harry a hard time, but he is super helpful in keeping him alive. The skull is inhabited by a spirit entity and is one of the best things in the books.

My version of Bob the Skull.
I had a hard time creating my own version, so I found a YouTube video for a skull I liked.
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Crochet Harry Dresden-Book Character

I don’t know why I waited so long to make a crochet version of one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite book series. I kept saying I was going to make Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, but never got around to it…until now!

Instead of crocheting his head in the round, I went with making a triangle shape and then crocheting around that.

It works!
I usually use buttons but went with safety eyes this time. I used a nail (to my husband’s dismay) to give his neck area some strength.
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Crochet projects from the past

My daughter moved out a few months ago, and she set up a new office in her apartment. I have to say, I was very impressed with how she set it up. I had office envy! I also was touched but how she displayed all the crochet items I’ve made for her over the years. It brought back memories as some of them went back years. Some were made so long ago, I had completely forgotten about them. I didn’t photograph everything, but here are some of what she displayed.

This is Little Guy. He was my daughter’s creation when she was in high school (I think). I made it as a gift for her. She loved seeing her art piece come to life.
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Crochet Cheeseburger and Other Christmas Ornaments

Continuing the Christmas theme again (last one I promise!), I had a lot of scrap yarn, and I thought it was perfect for little ornaments. I let the kids help me pick out what I should make. We were looking at ideas on the internet, when they all saw these little cheeseburgers. Even though I I kept trying to lead them to other projects, they were insistent upon the burgers. I capitulated to the will of the people and made them their burgers.

Those eyes!
That evil smile, according to the kids anyway. 😂

I had one little boy who kept telling me that he really really really wanted the burger. I told him that when he made it to prize-box (he was close), he could have it. I gave him little odd jobs to earn stars for our prize-box so he could take it before Christmas. He made it and then he chose something else of course. Oh well. 😂

After making what they wanted, I made a few crocheted stocking ornaments.

Now we were all happy.

Crochet snowman

Continuing the makes out of white yarn I mentioned in my last post, I used the yarn to make a snowman.

Trust me, I become a snowman.
See? I didn’t lie.

Pairing him with the Elf on the Shelf was so much fun. The kids got a big kick out of seeing them together.

The elf is making friends everywhere!

Crochet Angel Ornament In March

So continuing the Christmas theme in March ( I didn’t post any of my makes back in December), I had a bunch of little white rolls of yarn at work that I had made years ago for a project. A coworker mentioned liking crocheted angels, soooo… I made this.

I put the angel on the tree, and when it was time to go on our winter break, I gave it to my coworker as a gift. She totally loved it. 🙂

Crochet Girl Elf On the Shelf

Right around Christmas time, when the the Elf On the Shelf comes out for his shenanigans at work (after-school programs for those new around here), the kids started asking me for a crocheted girl Elf on the Shelf. They’d asked in previous years, but I never got around to it. They were a bit more insistent this year, so I decided to go for it.

I love Christmas!

She came out pretty cute, and as usual, the kids helped me design her. One student wanted her hair to be short (even though I wanted it long), and another wanted her to have a very specific skirt. When I was done, they were all very approving of my work. The kids started peppering me with questions about what the relationship was between the two elves. Were they friends, siblings, boyfriend or girlfriend? I told them I didn’t know and instead asked them what they thought. Naturally, I got different answers.

Then it was time to set her up with the boy Elf On the Shelf. I’ll admit that it’s not my favorite thing to have to move the Elf around the room every night but adding the crocheted girl was actually fun. The first pairing was above the entry door.

It’s pretty high up here!
Is this love?

One of my fourth grade girls announced that she knew it! She was his one true love! 😂 I thought it was super cute. Others thought they could still be friends. I let them decide for themselves.