Custom Crochet Hooks

I’ve seen a lot of people using their custom crochet hooks and thought I’d give it a try. They’re really simple to make! The hardest part was deciding on colours!

You will need:
Metal Crochet Hook in your desired size
Polymer clay in your desired colours
Rolling pin
Baking tray and baking paper and oven

Simply roll your clay into a flat even rectangle. Get creative with colours and designs. Once you are happy with your designs preheat an oven. Please follow the directions on the packet for maximum temperatures. Put our baking paper on your tray and carefully place your hooks. I cooked mine for 7 minutes before turing them over and cooking for another 7 minutes. Be very careful as thy are boiling hot. Allow them to cool completely before touching with your bare hands. And you’re done! Enjoy your custom crocheting hook.

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New projects

Here are a few projects I’m working on right now. So much planned for this year in terms of crochet. I usually don’t start one project until I’ve finished the current one, but I couldn’t resist with my new StyleCraft yarn turning up! 50 delicious balls in 25 colours! I should be able to make about 5 blankets out of all this yarn. I love how quick and inexpensive the shipping is considering it comes from England! My wool had traveled more than me!

New York, New York

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It’s been a dream of mine to travel to New York City for years now. Recently I traveled to the USA for a month of exploring which included an amazing 10 nights in New York City. After a delayed flight we finally got to our hotel at midnight. I should mention we had come from Las Vegas, so obviously was exhausted.

The next day we woke to rainy and cold! Well, cold for an Australian! We set out exploring the city. We walked an average of 20 km a day! We saw all the touristy stuff like Times Square, Central Park, 30 Rock, Empire State, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, and heaps more. We also took in a concert at Webster Hall which was hipster and awesome! I loved the fastness of the city and learnt to negotiate the streets. The food was slightly disappointing, but maybe we ate at the wrong places.

I would love to return for about a month to explore the non-tourist side of the city.

Baby blanket in progress

My boss’ two children are both going to be parents next year! Super exciting because I designed their wedding invitations! So naturally I’m making them a blanket for their newborns. I’ve found out that one will be a girl! Yay! I’m using the corner to crochet pattern again with a beautiful pastel rainbow yarn. I’m keeping them both similar on purpose with the exception of the border which I’ll add just before I give it to them!

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Rainbow blanket!

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I made this gorgeous rainbow blanket using 10 balls of Ice Yarn Dancing Baby. It took about 8 days where I was crocheting for about 5 hours a day (I have no kiddies obviously lol)

I used a free patten from The Crochet Crowd which was super easy to follow!

This pattern worked up really fast. I loved how you can crochet 4 balls of wool then start decreasing knowing that you are only going to need another 4 balls. No nasty surprise of running out of yarn halfway through the last row!

Vintage blanket

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This is a beautiful vintage inspired blanket. I love looking at old photos of crochet and I was trying to get that 70’s vibe into one blanket.
The wool is super soft and only 5ply so it’s really light and airy. This meant it took forever for it to get big enough. When I ended it it was taking an hour to do one round. I am not patient and demand instant results. I’ve still got some wool left and I might finalize the purple edging if I get really bored or have a sudden inspiration.

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