• Monty marmot
    Crochet,  My projects,  Patternreview

    A little crocheted marmot

    I found the pattern for this wonderful little marmot from Ravelry. My son loves marmots and this was a perfect gift for him. I had some scraps of yarn already in my possession, so I started crocheting this on Christmas day when I was visiting my parents. This was a great little holiday project!

  • Ottobre Nukkumatti baby pyjamas
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    Robots for the little ones (Ottobre 06/2012 2. Nukkumatti and 16. Raide)

    My dear friend had a little baby boy and I wanted to congratulate the newcomer and his big brother with matching outfits. Ottobre design 06/2012 had two patterns that suited the purpose beautifully. Ottobre 06/2012 2. Nukkumatti is a baby pyjamas pattern (“Nukkumatti” means “Sandman” in Finnish) but when my children were babies I used to dress them in overalls like these even during daytime due to their easiness. Ottobre 06/2012 16. Raide is a pattern for a basic long-sleeved t-shirt for a little boy or a girl. I found this lovely robot jersey from Paapii design. I bought just one metre of it which was enough for the both…

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    A pink unicorn stick horse

    S loves unicorns so I wanted to use some cotton remnants to make her a stick unicorn after I found an old unused broomstick. I went through Pinterest to find ideas but finally settled in a pattern published in Finnish magazine Kodin kuvalehti website. (If you are interested in the pattern, just go to the website to download the pdf keppihevosenkaava.pdf.) I had to shorten the neck from the pattern since the longer neck looked really heavy. I made the horn pattern myself. I added some fun foam inside it to give some support in addition to the polyester stuffing. I hand-sewed the eyes and nostrils in place. I made the mane by…