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Soooooo I haven’t really been doing much on the crafty front. At least, nothing finished to share or things that aren’t Morsbags, so this is a double project show off post because I’ve been crocheting like a loon of late. Two crocheted octopi

These little octopuses were made for a friend on account of it was her birthday and she likes octopuses. They’re both made from stash yarns, and I did two strands on the tentacles of the purple one for a bit of visual interest (spell check just suggested “testicles” but they’re not that detailed). They work up nicely and I like how the tentacles curl up all tidy. The pattern is by LadyLilliput on Etsy. Mine are not as tidy as hers…

12 Point Star blanket

I recently joined a crochet group on Facebook and everyone was making these 12 point star blankets. Not being a super confident crocheter, I gazed at them for ages before deciding to use up some of the cake yarn I’d bought in a frenzy of cake yarn buying. This one is just the width of a single bed, and took about 2 2/3 cakes. I could have done another couple of rounds, but I wanted to end with the purple as the border because I plan these things. Stop looking at me like that. I sometimes plan. The pattern is the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket by Celeste Young.  It’s a free one. You can stop at baby blanket size, or you can just go on for weeks if you like as long as you follow the increases/no increase rounds pattern. Easy peasy. I know a lot of cake yarns have this colourway, but this one is by Heirloom and it’s so much softer than the Lincraft ones I’ve used.

Anyway that’s what I’ve been up to. There’s a package of yarn and a loom on the way to my house for some more projects, I might even remember to update when I do them. Perhaps…

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