Monday, 20 November 2017

Crochet Christmas Gnomes

I first noticed Christmas gnomes while out shopping. They looked adorably sweet and like something I could make. I was thrilled to find a crochet pattern for the exact sort of Christmas gnome I had in mind. 

The pattern provided instructions for a round body stuffed with rice, little round nose, long fluffy beard and tall pointy hat. I loved it's simplicity. 

My first gnome toppled over unable to sit upright because I had stuffed it with poly-fill instead of rice. I added arms and legs ... problem solved.
This gnome worked out so well I decided to make another. These two Crochet Christmas Gnomes are soft and squishy... perfect for cuddles.
I continue to work with yarn from my stash. You can see one gnome is a little bit bigger because he was made using slightly heavier yarn. 
My next three Crochet Christmas Gnomes were made following the pattern exactly. Stuffed with rice, the body feels a bit like a Hacky-sac, but is perfectly stable. I managed to capture a few fun photos while the sun shone last weekend. 
I love my Crochet Christmas Gnomes. Like my daughter said, "They're adorable and hilarious." I hope reading about these colourful quirky little gnomes helps brighten your day with smiles from meo my crochet.

If you would like to make one too, you can find the free pattern here by blogger Nerissa at MissNeriss

Go ahead, make a few. You won't be disappointed if you do.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Four Lambs Together

I recently made another Little Lamb using more yarn from my stash. This Little Lamb turned out just a little bit smaller and softer than the others. I love how each Little Lamb looks similar yet oh so different. If you would like to make your own Little Lamb, you can find the free pattern here
While sorting through photos of my four Little Lambs yesterday, I was inspired to write this poem titled "Four Lambs Together". 

It's a silly little ditty, but such fun. I hope it brightens your day with smiles from meo my crochet.

Four Lambs Together

Four lambs in a row
Count them from above
Count them from below
1 - 2 - 3 - 4
No less, no more
Four lambs to love

Four lambs in a line
Count them one more time
1 - 2 - 3 - 4
No less, no more
What could be better
Than Four Lambs Together?

Counting lambs is fun
Who can stop at one?
1 - 2 - 3 - 4
No less, no more

Four Lambs Together
Big or small
I love them All

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