Category: Patterns

Pattern: Leaf Sheep Sea Slug

For Jason’s birthday I crochet him a leaf sheep! I couldn’t find a pattern anywhere, so I made up my own. What is a leaf sheep? The leaf sheep, also known as the leaf slug, is a tiny species of sea slug found in the oceans near Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia. They are called…


Pattern: Holey Baby Blanket

One of my friends and most loyal customers requested a baby blanket with big holes for her baby daughter, who enjoyed twining her fingers through the blanket I made last year for her big brother. I made up my own pattern, and while I was crocheting the blanket, my daughter Naomi begged for one of…


Pattern: Keychain Display Holder

My daughter Naomi collects keychains. She likes to clip them to the zippers on her backpack, but lately she has so many that they weigh the front of her backpack down. I wanted to make her something to hold and display her collection (the ones that aren’t currently on her backpack). I also wanted it…


A new customer asked me to make a larger flat elephant, along with a couple of regular smaller flat elephants following Ani Tugushi’s YouTube tutorial (pattern transcribed here), so I modified the original pattern to make a larger flat elephant. The small elephant (original pattern) measures 4×4”. The large elephant (made following this new modified…


Pattern: Round Cactus

I searched off and on for over a year for a pattern for a small, round cactus that could be crochet in a spiral, rather than crocheting in rows and sewing together to get the “ridges” of the cacti. I couldn’t find one I liked, so I ended up making my own pattern instead. Round…


Pattern: Sushi

Recently we visited one of my college roommates and her toddler son. Having not been around little ones so much lately (at least, not that little), we were all pretty fascinated watching him play. He enjoyed stirring things (like my shoes!) in a pot with a big spoon. I remembered that Naomi loved play food…


This pattern and blanket combo is our second joint Crafty Reason project that Jason and I collaborated on. My friend from college wanted us to re-create her son’s baby blanket because he would get upset whenever his beloved blanket needed to be washed. She sent us pictures and told us the blanket was roughly shaped…


I wanted to make a small “flat style” stuffed elephant. I saw one and thought it was so cute and different, and the natural squishyness of it seemed like a quality babies would really enjoy snuggling with. I searched everywhere, but the best sort-of pattern I could find was a video tutorial on YouTube. It…


For her birthday, my sister asked for a cell phone cozy like the one I made for my parents, but she wanted hers to have a shoulder strap like a very small purse. So I modified my cell phone cozy pattern to have a more secure flap/button closure, with reinforced top sides and bottom to…


Pattern: Cell Phone Cozy

My parents recently got a new cell phone (finally!), and they asked me to make a case just like the one I made for their Kindle last year. I had followed a really cute pattern for the Kindle, but when I tried to translate it to cell-phone proportions, it just didn’t look as good to me….