Crocheted Ipad Cozy

Crocheted Ipad cozy with flowers

The cozy is filet crocheted in white with some effect ”blobs” in bright colors. And a Apple inc. ”apple” in yellow on the back where the apple is placed on the Ipad. I added some crocheted flowers and leafs as well.

crocheted back of the Ipad

Wanted to use spring-colors so the scrap looked like candy! love it!
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I used the iPad as a template and traced it on the translucent paper. Then I pinned the front and back panels so that they got exactly the template form. Sprayed with a little water and let it dry.

pin to the right shape

The apple did not ”want” to get the right shape so I had to mix sugar and water into starch and drip on. First, I pinned it so that the apple got the right shape. When sugar-water dries it becomes very hard and keep the shape for long.

starch with sugar water

The next step was to crochet double crochet(dc) around the edge. And leave holes where all the buttons and sockets are.
Then I sewed the two pieces together.

Double crochet around the edge

Voilá!

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Crocheted Christmas decorations

Crocheted Christmas ornament

My Christmas tree fell over last year and a lot of the ornaments got smashed in the fall :)
I took some transparent glass balls and crocheted around them. I was able to crochet approx 2/3 of the ball before I had to put the ball in to the work. Then it became a little more difficult to crochet  – I had to make up the pattern as I went along to fit the ball. One silver, one peach, one turquoise and one bright pink ball for my new white plastic Christmas tree!!

Crocheted Christmas ornament zoom with needle

Mrs Santas Clothing line

Isn’t this the cutest EVER!! It’s Mrs Santas clothing line made by my friend Lisa at Tough Love Design.

She also made this Barbie Arm Christmas tree decoration! It’s so funny! I love it!

Barbie Arm Ornament

Merry Merry Christmas!!
Yours
Inger Carina

Crocheted Christmas ornament

Crocheted Christmas Decorations
For this image I used a Retro Camera app to my Iphone.

Rose bouquet with winding crocheted Ivy

I lost my dad the 5th of March 2010. I wanted to make a funeral decoration myself. I was his only child and I got my crafting skills from him. I made this bouquet of fabric Roses with crocheted leaves and long winding Ivy.Roses and winding Ivy

I’m working on a tutorial with patterns and all the pieces :) If you want to make one like it yourself.
See you soon! :)

/Inger Carina

Starch it! Join me in new Flickr group!

gunsTwo700You all know I have made 3D pieces with filetcrochet and sugarwater :)

Today I started a new Flickr pool called Starch it!
My plan is for you all to join in and we can explore what we can make with this technique together.
You don’t have to crochet – you can use pieces of old Doilys, filetcrocheted bedspreads & other flea market finds. We can share recipes of starch (I only know about sugar/water but I’ve heard about glue and potato/water etc)
What do you say?
I would love if you joined me ! Just email me or make a comment here with your email and I send you an invite to the group.

Kind crocheted regards from Inger Carina

The Craftzine blog liked the idea. I’m so excited!!! :) > Craftzine blog

Floral USB memory stick

A little more flowers in your life can’t hurt… can it?
Started out with a 2Gb Usb memory stick – boring boring… had to cut of a plasic bit on the end and smooth the edges with a file.
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Then I crocheted tight around it in two pieces, one top & one bottom. I used embroidery yarn (Perl) multi colored green. A little bit of what I fancy = flowers. I took linnen embroidery yarn and made random tiny leafs and flowers.
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Sewed them all on the crocheted USB cozy cover.

It’s working well and it nearly blends in to the floral background here on my work desk at home.
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Crocheted moon landscape bag

Maybe you remember this post from November about my playing with 3D crochet. I did 24 squares and they have been lying here in a basket. Now I put them together and made a bag out of them, because I found these handles at a flea market. Put a Japanese cotton fabric in as lining.

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Crocheted moon landscape

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Finished bag. Approx 30 x 25 cm (12″ x 10″).
It’s based on a standard (a bit ”tweaked” & changed) granny square.
Japanese printed cotton fabric lining.

Not my colors though…. I need something extra colorful for spring. This is more suitable for the fall/winter collection.

Got some questions how I made this.
So this i my attempt to explain in English – bear with me:)
First & second row is crocheted with what we call velvet yarn. Third row some kind of Angora mega hairy yarn and the last row ordinary wool yarn.
To achieve the bulky effect and keep the work square I did as follows:
With velvet yarn I crocheted 5 double crochet in a group and took the hook out of the last chain. Then put the hook trough the top-chain of the groups first double crochet and put the last chain on the hook again. Pulled the yarn through it all to bind the top of all 5 of the double crochet’s tight together.
Hope it made some sense :)
Kind regards Inger Carina

Mmmmm thats more like it! Brilliant colors!

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More my range of colors
Colorful grannies

My house is filled with this 4 to 6 piece patches – any suggestions what to make out of all the test-patches you produce during a crafting lifetime? :)
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Experimenting with surfaces

Working with crocheted surfaces. Trying to make fun and interesting textures. Here is a test that I kind of like so I made a little bag out of it. The colors are, as you know by now, a little bit to subtle for my taste :) I continue to experimen…
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Crocheted wallpaper continues

Continuing the task to try to crochet something that resembles my beloved bedroom wallpaper. I went agains my principles, to not buy new material (have to much already in stock) and bought two new colors that are closer to the ones on the wall than the ones I had in my stash. Getting closer now. It starts to look a little bit like the wallpaper .
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The snow reflects the sunshine so the colors becomes very vibrant in the image. Took it outside on this sunny ”winter”(!?) day at Öland.

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Crocheted ATM-machine kept falling over

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Cotton yarn, starched with sugarwater

This is the full size (approx 80cm, 32″) TV/VHS-player & video cassette that I started with when I did the VHS piece I posted the other day. In the end I only used the cassette on its own. It’s a much better piece without the TV/player. But this showes the level of my filet crochet period. I think this theme was my warm concern for old ladies in this technique developed society or something like that.
My 70 years old friend Birgitta always wanted me to go with her to the ATM – so I crocheted a full size ATM-machine (cash machine). But it kept falling over all the time so I never showed it. At the top of the crochet madness :-) I even recall asking my brothers girlfriend (now wife) if I could use her car (?) as a mold for a filetcrochet Car…..
At that time my right arm started to feel like it was melting so I put the hook away :-)
Couldn’t find any pics of the ATM-machine. Found this sketch I did of me and Birgitta when we had our Art-studio scholarships at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris 2001. I’m the hedgehog on the left with the colorful sneakers :-)

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Hedgehogs at the cash machine, ink & Copic marker. Paris 2001