Month: December 2016

Wings Headband

wings-headband

I liked the Young Forever headband so much, I decided to make another one in the same style, this time based on the cover of BTS’ Wings album:

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I had a ton of ideas coming in with how to do this. At first, I thought I would tie some little bits of yarn to the bottom right of the first circle and then comb through them to make them fuzzy or something, but I ended up deciding to just add a little blip in the pattern there. Which kind of just makes it look like I messed up in crocheting a circle.

The second circle was pretty complicated with trying to get the zigzags in the right positions. They’ll still forever annoy me, but I’m pretty ok with where they ended up.

I spent the most time thinking about the third circle. At first, I thought I would try to paint bleach on a black circle to get some of the gradient effect. Then I discovered I only had acrylic yarn, so bleach would do nothing. Then I thought I would use a black-white-gray gradient yarn to make it, but I could find one. So I ended up just using a gray yarn. I tried drawing on it a bit with black sharpie to give it more texture, but it’s not all that visible. Honestly though, I kind of like the simplification of just making it a gray circle. The sharpie is also interesting if you look more closely.

The fourth circle has that little gradient going on in the center, but that was not going to happen, so simple black circle it was.

Maybe if I acquire some natural fiber black yarn, I’ll play around with the bleach idea and see if it works better.

“난 날 믿어 내 등이 아픈 건, 날개가 돋기 위함인 걸” (I trust myself, Since the reason why my back hurts, Is so that wings can sprout) -Suga

Tetris Blanket

tetris-blanket

Newest blanket here. This one was a new style for me, I crocheted 130 individual granny squares using the pattern here and stitched them together into a Tetris-inspired pattern. Making it took about 3.5 months. I used a size H hook and made 6 layers around the center hole for each square. For the colored squares, the sixth layer was in a darker color than the middle. You can see a close-up of the squares here:

tetris-close-up

I also put a small border of one layer of double crochet stitches around the edges.

What was most fun about this project was that I got to use so many bright colors. I essentially looked for the most obnoxious colors I could find at the store and put them all together.

Granny square blankets are definitely a great starter project for anyone wanting to get into crochet. Since they’re so small individually, they’re highly portable, and just by changing their arrangement when you stitch them together or by switching out yarns in the individual squares themselves, you can make some really interesting designs. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a more relaxed, beginner project!

“If Tetris has taught me anything, it’s that errors pile up & accomplishments disappear. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” -Mike Tyson

Young Forever Headband

young-forever-headband

I’ve realized that headbands are my favorite quick project to make when I feel inspired. This headband is based on the album cover of The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever by BTS:

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It was simple to put together, it just took a lot of weaving in ends after everything was done since I used so many different strands of yarn. I did this one in the exact same style as the Avengers headbands, alternating front loops back loops with a size H crochet hook. I was lucky enough to have the colors just lying around, so I just cranked it out in about 4 hours. I’m very happy with how it turned out, makes me want to get inspiration for more headband designs!

“영원한 관객은 없대도, 난 노래할 거야, 오늘의 나로 영원하고파, 영원히 소년이고 싶어 난” (Even if the attention isn’t forever, I’ll keep singing, I want to stay this way for life, I want to stay young forever) –J-Hope