Crochet owl keyrings, pincushion rings and lovely hearts

My next craft fair is less than a week away now, and I’ve stayed more or less to my target of making something to sell every day.

Owls are still very popular, and an easy shape to crochet, so I improvised these cute little amigurumi keyrings. I could happily making dozens of these in all different colours, but I’ve just made a few to start with to see if they sell first.

Crochet owl keyrings. Small, cute, and hard to photograph because they won't sit up and behave!

Crochet owl keyrings. Small, cute, and hard to photograph because they won’t sit up and behave!

I’ve seen various pincushion rings online, as well as a blog post (which annoyingly I didn’t bother bookmarking because it was in Dutch) where someone had used a plastic bottle top as the base of a mini-pincushion. I liked the idea that the bottle lid would prevent any sharp points from poking right through the pincushion, and so I came up with my own design for a flower-in-a-pot pincushion. I added an elastic loop underneath so it could be worn as a ring whilst in use, but the pincushion is really more of a size to be worn around the wrist on a bracelet!

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I forget to take any pictures of me wearing it as a ring to provide scale - oops!

I forgot to take any pictures of me wearing it as a ring to provide scale – oops!

Bunting is another trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, and now everyone has taken their Christmas decorations down, a splash of colour should brighten everything up again. With that thought (and Valentine’s Day not far away) I’ve started making lots of crochet hearts in bright colours, which I intend to make into bunting before the weekend.

I've used Drops Paris, an aran weight  100% yarn

I’ve used Drops Paris, an aran weight 100% yarn

I also finished the socks I was knitting, and I’m raring to start the next pair, but more of that another time.

I’m checking in to Handmade Monday on Handmade Harbour, and then it’s off to bed!

5 thoughts on “Crochet owl keyrings, pincushion rings and lovely hearts

    • bamcrafts979 says:

      Glad you like them! For the keyrings I used Drops Safran, a 100% cotton 4ply, and for the pincushions I used Rico Essentials cotton DK (a mercerised cotton very similar to, but slightly thinner than my favorite Drops Muskat). Unfortunately I can tell you which shades I used because I used odds and ends from my stash, but woolwarehouse.co.uk stocks all the colours, and that’s where I bought the yarn in the first place. For both projects I used a hook at least 1mm smaller than recommended for the yarn to ensure a tightly woven finish. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

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