Thursday, 27 December 2012

Wichecraft Etsy Shop Sale!

As a Boxing Day/New Years sale, I am making everything in my shop 25% off!

All you have to do is use the coupon code: TC6DL4MM1KP12 during checkout. My gift to all of you amazing people.

Everything I sell is handmade. I love making fandom related things and I sell a lot of Hunger Games and Avengers items. Come check it out!

Happy Holidays!

Wichecraft

Sunday, 25 November 2012

SO. MUCH. CROCHET.

My aunt has started her own photography business so I've been hired to make her crochet photo props. Mostly for newborn babies and young children because she's a nurse on a maternity floor (as is my mom) and so she knows a lot of new moms.

Anyway, so I've been given permission to use some of the photos to use on my Etsy to sell the props. I've literally made probably over twenty props for her this week and I haven't had a pattern for any of them.

ALKFD;HSFGA MY FINGERS CAN'T TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS

Sunday, 23 September 2012

I finally got around to putting up an Etsy shop

If anyone's interested, you can find it here -> Wichecraft

I'll be selling completed crochet items, jewelry, all my nerdy creations, and other random things that I decide to post.

The money I make will go directly back into more yarn/crafting supplies, and also my University fund seeing as it costs an arm and a leg (and my soul).

AKGHFAH;ALK;DG JUST LET ME CROCHET YOU THINGS

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Inspired Girl On Fire Beanie


Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen inspired Girl On Fire Beanie



(also, I apologize in advance for the horrific pictures of me; it was a stay-in-bed-until-noon kind of day) 



REVISED *JULY 2013*


Inspired by Cinna’s many designs (I hope he’d be impressed)


6.00 and 5.50 hooks
Sensations Angel Hair yarn (I think the colour is called Berry?)
                This is more of a colour/yarn-specific pattern, so I highly recommend using the exact yarn

Using 6.00mm hook
Magic circle
1: ch 3, dc 11 in circle (12)
2: 2 dc in each st around (24)
3: *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* around
4: *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st* around
5: *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st* around (you’ll find that there won’t be enough stitches for the last few sts, so dc in next 2 sts, then 2 dc in next st)
6 -10: dc around
Switch to 5.50mm hook
11-14: *fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st* around
                To fasten off, skip a st and then slst

And there you have it!



(Not gonna lie, I’m really tempted to use it for part of a Katniss/Peeta Victory Tour cosplay and take pictures, except for the obvious fact that I’d need a Peeta . . .)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

District 12 Inspired Headband






District 12 Inspired Headband

3.75mm
You know, I don’t even know what kinds of yarn I’m using half the time, so I can’t tell you . . .

Primrose Flower:
mc
1: ch 2 (count as first st), 5 dc in mc (6)
2: *hdc, ch 2* 5 times (6 spaces) sl st to last st
3: ch 1, *dc, dc 2, tc 3, ch2, dc, sl st to hdc of previous row* in each space
                Fasten off

Leaves (make 2):
1: ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, *hdc, sc, sc, sc, hdc* in final ch
2: (on opposite side) dc, tc, hd, sc, sl st
3: (to make the band) sc in next st, ch 66
                Fasten off

Attach the leaves between the petals on opposites side and voila! 

Friday, 27 April 2012

District 4 inspired Baby Hat

Perfect for your own little Finnick or Annie!



District 4 inspired Baby Hat
Size: 0-3mo
5.0m hook

Abbreviations:
mc - magic circle
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half-double crochet
st - stitch

R1: using magic circle, ch 2 (counts as first stitch), dc 8 in mc (9) (DO NOT JOIN)
R2: 2 dc in each st around (18)
R3: *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* around (27)
R4: dc around (27)
R5: 3 dc in next st, *skip a st, 3 dc in next st* around
R6-11: skip a st, 3 dc in next st around (you can change colour here)
R12: skip a st, hdc around
Fasten off


If you find the pattern is too small (I used a bamboo yarn that stretches a lot) you can add this between R3 and R4 -> *2 dc in next, one dc in next 2 sts* around



Thursday, 26 April 2012

Mermaid Costume Pattern

Mermaid Costume Pattern



I made this costume for my cousin Brynn last Halloween.

NOTE: I put a lot of time into creating this so that I wouldn't have to pay for it, so I'd really appreciate if you didn't sell what you make from it. Personal use only, please!

Size H hook
Worsted weight yarn
       This makes a size 9-12 months approximately. If you're looking to make it smaller, try using baby yarn and a G hook. To make it bigger, chunkier yarn and an I or J hook.


Starfish Top:
Mc
R1: sc 5 times in mc, sl st to join (5)
R2: ch 1, 2 around, sl st to join (10)
R3: ch 1, sc in same st, dc, tr, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc, tr, dc in next st* around, sl st to join
R4: ch 1, sc in same st, hdc in next st, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in next st, hdc in next st, *sc in next st, hdc in next st, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in next st, hdc in next st* around, sl st to join
                Fasten off
Make four ties approximately 35 chains in length and attach them to your preference





Mermaid Tail:
(This is made by joining at the beginning of each row and ch 2 (this does NOT count as a stitch!). You can also try making it without joining it, but at the time that I made this pattern, I wasn't really comfortable with marking stitches, but have at 'er!)


Mc
R1: 12 dc in circle (12)
R2: Blo, dc 12 around (12)
R3-9: dc 12 round (12)
R10: dc 1 in next 3 st, dc 2 in next st* around (15)
R11: dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around (20)
R12: Dc around (20)
R13: Dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around (28)
R14-17: Dc around (28)
R18-19: Dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around
                For optional increase, repeat R13 (48)
R20-45: dc around
R46-47: sc around
R48: sc in next 2 st, ch 1, skip a st, sc in next 2 st* around
R49-50: sc around
                Fasten off
Make a chain long enough to form a drawstring around the waist (you’ll weave this through the spaces in R48)





Fins (make 2):
Ch 23
R1: Dc across
R2: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R3: Ch 2, dc across
R4: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R5: Ch 2, dc across
R6: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R7: ch 2, dc across
                Fasten off





If the fins are confusing, you can try using these:

You should only sew the fins together about three-quarters of the way


Fold the corners over and sew the corners to the end of the tail (sew around; make sure it's connected)

And there you have it!





For everyone who was waiting a really long time for this pattern, I'm sorry, but I didn't have access to the costume for the longest time so I couldn't try and write it down. 

This pattern hasn't been tested except for by me, so any feedback or revisions would be appreciated. If something's unclear, feel free to ask me about it. The beading and sequins wasn't done by me, it was done by my aunt.


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Misha Collins Minion Hat



1: With white yarn, sc 6 times in magic circle (6)
2: 2 dc around (12)
3: repeat row 2 (24)
4: *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* to end (36)
5: *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st* to end (48)
6: *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3, st* to end (60)
7: With red yarn, sc around (60)
8: White brown/gray yarn, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st* to end (72)
9-15: dc around (72)

Ears (2)
1: sc 6 times in magic circle (6)
2: 2 sc around (12)
3: 2 sc around (24)
(You can make the ears bigger if you feel they're too small by adding a row of 24 sc)

Ear flaps (2)
Attach yarn to hat
1: ch 2, dc 13 times (14)
2: ch 2, dc2tog, dc 8, dc2tog, dc
3: ch 2, dc2tog, dc 6, dc2tog, dc
4: ch 2, dc2tog, dc 4, dc2tog, dc
5: ch 2, dc2tog, dc 2, dc2tog, dc
6: ch 2, dc2tog twice, dc
7: ch 2, dc2tog, dc
With red yarn, sc around edges of hat

Mouth
1: ch 15
2: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across
3: sc in same st, sc across (sc twice in last st)
4: With white yarn, sc around twice, putting 2 sc in each of the "corner" stitches
Leave a long tail for sewing.

Here's a tutorial on how to make the pom pom: http://www.kid-craft-central.com/pom-poms.html

Attach pom pom, ears and mouth to your preference.

Add black buttons for eyes using black thread.

For strings: using 12 long pieces of yarn, fold them in half, put the loop through the bottom of the ear flap, and pull the yarn through the loop. Braid.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Mustache Necklace Disguise

Mustache Necklace Pattern
Courtney Wiche



This is honestly probably the most simple pattern I have ever made, and I absolutely love it. It looks complicated (lord knows I had to unravel the thing at least ten times during the process) but it's fairly straight forward and totally worth it! You can literally make these for an army of hundreds in a matter of a few hours! (Not that that's what I'm doing . . . *coughMisha'sMinionscough*) I mean, what?

Ch. 12
R1 – sc, dc, 2 trc, hdc, slst, hdc, 2 trc, dc, sc
R2 – ch2, turn, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc till middle three stitches (slip stitch 3), sc til end, ch 2, slst in 2nd from hook, fasten off.


For the chain, I just used a really fine yarn, the smallest hook I had (which was a 3.25mm, I think) and crocheted it until I could fit it over my ears and have it not fall off. I don't remember how many I ended up with, but I don't think that makes much difference, seeing as everyone's head is a different size anyways. And then I connected the ends to the back of the mustache, near the top. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to message me! (The messages make me feel as if people actually care)

I also wanted this just because of Gabriel's mustache . . . because reasons


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Experimenting with Photoshop-like-programs

I've been trying to digitally colour some of my art for a long time, and I used to just commission other artists to do it, but I wanted to try by myself. I'm fairly happy with the results of it. :)

Me (also my first attempt at using photoshop)

If I ever met Jared Padalecki . . . 

Dean and Cas

^^^ This is a reference to therandomactorg.tumblr.com They are an AMAZING charity, if anyone would like to donate. :)


Again, sorry for the Supernatural references. I can't help it.

Supernatural has taken over my life

Seriously, though. Anything I do, I find a way to relate it to Supernatural.

Half of my art projects - fanart.

Half of my crochet - SPN related.

Half of my writing - fanfiction.

It's seriously a problem.




See? I made a Sam doll. Took me less than a day. I think I'm obsessed. I didn't have a pattern for the doll, and I didn't write it down while I was making him because I knew I would never make another one. Now I wish I'd written it down, because I really want to make a matching Dean . . .

As for the blanket, I've been working on it on and off for over 6 months. No pattern either.

Get me help.