Finished Objects Friday: Crochet; necklace and cats…

Has the week flown by for anyone else?

It seems like the other day my daughter was still on spring break.

Today, I have a few finished objects to share…

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My daughter loves this necklace.

The night before Easter, I made this necklace. I design jewelry; wire and beads… but this is the first time I crocheted a necklace. No pattern was used, just single crochet. A simple chain stitch was used, at both ends, to ‘tie’ the necklace.

After taking this photo, I saw a few stray ends that needed to be woven in the necklace. Oops!

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Easter morning, I made matching hair ribbons, to compliment the necklace (and dress).

I still need to learn how to put myself into the creating equation I started crocheting towards the end of last year, I’ve crocheted several items since that time. However, I’ve only made one item for myself, a crocheted headwrap. What can I say? I love sharing with others.

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Yesterday afternoon, I finished Amineko.

My daughter was so thrilled! I sort of led her to believe that I hadn’t finished it. Sneaky mom, I know… I know… 🙂

I didn’t lie to her, when I picked her up from her Lutheran school, she asked whether I had time to work on Amineko, I replied, “I need to do more, perhaps I’ll be able to do that this evening?” She took that to mean, that I hadn’t crocheted the tail or the other leg.

When I finished Amineko, I’d tucked it back into the box she’d placed it in, and pulled the covers up around its chin, so my daughter thought I didn’t touch it while she was away at school. She had a big smile on her face when she pulled Amineko from its ‘bed’ and discovered that the tail and legs had been added.

“Thank you, Mommy!”

Yesterday, she carried Amineko everywhere. She’s named it, Marigold.

While my daughter played on our upright grand piano, Amineko perched on the side, offering piano tips. I should have taken a picture of that.

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I’m an early riser…

I usually peek into my daughter’s room to see how she’s doing. Here’s what I saw this morning… How sweet is that?

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My daughter made Marigold a bed from one of her shoe boxes. She thoughtfully placed a crocheted doll sized blanket over her too.

When I saw the box…

I was planning on surprising her, by modifying the bed while she’s away at school today, but now that I think about it… I believe this would be a fun project for us to do together.

I’m thrilled with this last project for a variety of reasons, it’s the first Amigurumi I’ve completed, and it’s first crocheted pattern I’ve followed. I usually come up with my own creations.

Although I’m still new to crochet, I didn’t have too many issues making the Amineko. I took my time, additionally, I used the numerous crochet videos available on Youtube, if I ran into any issues.

Crocheting another Amineko

Naturally, I’m already starting to work on my second Amineko, they are simply adorable. The second Amineko will be multicolored.

I used a pattern to crochet Aminko, the pattern is located in the book Hello my name is Aminkeo: The Story of a Crafty Crochet Cat.

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Minding My Own Stitches

The little cat and her little bed are both adorable. But the pillow looks a bit stiff and uncomfortable – maybe a crocheted little lacy pillow next? Very cute!
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isaida @ mami dearest

OMGosh – how cute is she. Love her little necklace and the sweet pictures of her sleeping with Marigold. Great job!
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I love the necklace. I know a few little (and big too) people who would love that. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing

Edward Villanueva@Miami Condos

They are adorable, your daughter is artistic. Good job


What a pretty necklace for a pretty little girl! I love your amineko. I have this book but haven’t got round to making it yet. It’s next on my list though, they are so cute, how can a crocheter resist?


Oooo…so nice! Ya, Marigold’s a nice t=name for it. My! My! Your daughter’s soooooo pretty. The necklace looks good on her. Have a great weekend, Opal! Cheers!
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Lucky daughter, to have such awesome things—beautiful accessories and amazing amigurumi!!—just…appear while she’s asleep. 😉

I love love love both of these projects. The necklace is simple and bright and perfect, and your Amineko turned out really great! I’m seriously impressed that this is your first amigurumi, and that you chose such a big project for it! I hope you’ll be making more in the future, since I’d love to see them. (Other things I want to see: the finished bed for Amineko. Also, Aminekos are super-fun to accessorize, I’ve made the one I did a hat and a scarf, and I think a sweater will be next…)
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Wonder Why Gal

All of your projects are beautiful!
I love the sleeping daughter and her critter.
Yes, wait for her and craft a new bed together unless she has a better idea.
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Spinster Beth

That’s just adorable!!
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Jeanny House

I love Amineko. She reminds me of a mouse my cousin crocheted for me one Christmas when I was visiting them in Finland and didn’t have much space in my backpack to carry presents. That was 1975, and I still have the mouse!
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Very creative and fabulous. Thanks for sharing these great post with us. The necklace REAL STUN.
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Jess - Knot By Gran'ma

These are adorable. The picture with your little one sleeping with the little is beyond cute! Amazing.
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You’re daughter keeps getting more and more beautiful! The lil buddy of hers is adorable, indeed! And that necklace…awesome!!! LOVE seeing your family and projects 🙂
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I love amigurumi and yours is very cute!


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Pretty necklace with the yellow colors, I like it.
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