*how to crochet a bone*

Bone, bone, bone, bone…

The head bones connected to the neck bone the neck bones connected to the shoulder bone the shoulder bones connected to the arm bone. Dem bones dem bones dem dry bones.

I just finished my socks and I wanted to make a crocheted dog bone for man’s best friend. I am adapting a pattern inspired from a great blog by a lady named, alicia. The pattern that she and others I found on the internet have you make two very lovely pieces then sew the two pieces together. I have another idea…  that looks much more seamless (because there are literally no seams).

These are my two halves that later I stuffed and sewed. Two becomes one.

But now how to make a easy crocheted bone

do this….

*With your crochet hook and yarn, ch 2.
Make 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.
2sc in each. (12)
Sc for 3 rounds.*
Slip to next sc and finish off.
Repeat between * * and join with first piece.

Yeah! Then…

Sc two sc’s from each round piece together.
{Then sc around each round piece, making one decrease on each one, and additionally making one decrease where they are joined.}
Repeat between { } twice.
keep on sc-ing (at this point you should have 16 stitches around keep on going until for about four or five inches (really however long you want it). It should look like the picture below.

As you get to the length of bone you want…

for 2 rounds increase by four  (I did once on each side and once in the middle of each side).
Join the center of your work to form the indent of the bone sc a sc together.
Sc for 2 rounds around your small circle.
decrease by crocheting two together for every stitch until you are done.
Then 6sc around and your bone should look like the one pictured below.
Stuff that ‘puppy’ with cut up cloth, or stuffing.

At this point you begin forming the second half of the bone. You crochet 2 rounds single stitch. Then you crochet two together for one round. Stuff some more stuffing into the last end. Then you crochet six around and you are done.

fun-E bone!!!





I have dreams of making skeleton hands trying to grope my guests who sit on my couch or perhaps something like what is pictured below until then I will just string bones from the ceiling, make banners of bones and have a mustache made from a pink bone-oh and make sure a doggy can have his fun too.

This is the art work of Ben Cuevas who did this instillation piece Transcending the Material. His other art work makes my heart beat-hearts, pills, rectums oh my!

*Craft house

Things I have been making lately………

I have been crafting like crazy lately. I had some left over yarn and was a little unsure of what to do with it. I searched the internet for ideas but sometimes google is my homeboy and other times….he is annoyance. So I finally used this site that I have heard so much about, ravely. There I found this great pattern for an ear warmer from this site. I used thick and thin yarn which gave these ear warmers an interesting look and texture.

I then added on a little flower. Easy, cute and great for those cold winter days.

I also am getting ready for the holidays and found the best ornaments to make. I have also been just a little obsessed with heart. Hearts are all around me and I making them like crazy.

I made LOTS of these. It wasn’t without a lot of work. They are easy enough to make…once you figure out how. I found the pattern at one of my favorite blogs, Meet Me At Mikes but I kept on making them as the pattern said and they kept coming out looking like crap. So I researched and found a pattern that worked, every single time by this women named suzie.

Here it is: chain 4 and then 3 tc, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 tc, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 tc, chain 2, slip stitch.

I am working on one of these little cuties right now and in the process am falling in love with Amigurumi. I found these at roxycrafts.

Amigurumi according to wikipedia : Amigurumi 編みぐるみ is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Amigurumi have no practical use; they are created and collected for aesthetic reasons. The pervading aesthetic of amigurumi is cuteness.

Number one objective…cuteness? I am sold.

These are the next one that I want to work on. I can imagine these at coasters, garland, ornament, or stuffed inside of letters send home with a tag that reads “my heart.” I found these at bella dia.