DIY Crochet Dobby and Painted Scabbers the Rat

I hinted in my last post that I had already done some shopping, and I will get to that in a future post, but LOOK WHAT I MADE!  These are just too cool to wait their turn in the spotlight…

It’s Dobby the House Elf and Ron Weasley’s rat Scabbers!

Scabbers was made first, I found black plastic Halloween decor rats at my local Dollar Tree and I figured that if I couldn’t make that work I’d only wasted $1 and some time.  No big deal.  But neither was wasted.

This is what it looked like fresh from Dollar Tree (on the left) and after a paint job (on the right):

Pretty remarkable transformation if you ask me.  Here’s some more photos:

Then I began my house elf:

I started out writing a pattern as I went, but his construction became way too complex for me to make instructions.  So sorry, can’t share a pattern with you all.  But I CAN share some more pictures!

He hasn’t been terribly helpful around the house though – I made the mistake of crocheting him a sock.

The sock even fits his feet!

Hopefully I can convince him to help with the party prep…  This is getting a bit out of hand.  More on that in a future post.  Until then – go make something!  I have to remind myself a lot, and this is good advice for you too, it’s not a waste if you learned something.

FREE Pattern: Tooth Tooth Fairy Pillow

Aren't I a charming fellow?

I’ve had this idea in my head for a while now, festering and poking me (like the good ones do), that I wanted to make a tooth-shaped tooth fairy pillow for my son, who is rapidly approaching the goofy-missing-tooth-grin phase of childhood.  Searched the ‘net high and low for a cute, free pattern, and found exactly SQUAT.  BUMPKUS.  NADA.  So…  I made my own, and you can too! Continue reading

Crochet a Jayne Cobb Hat!

(AKA the hat that only a badass could wear)

You will need:

Size I crochet hook
1 skein gold worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna’s Choice acrylic)
1 skein pumpkin worsted weight yarn (again, I used Vanna’s Choice)
1 skein rust worsted weight yarn (guess what – yep, Vanna wins again!)
A smug smile when anyone (anyone?? *sound of  crickets chirping*) gets the reference Continue reading