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crochet aeroplane

Aeroplanes and Awards

crochet aeroplaneThe second in my crochet vehicle series is the quick and easy aeroplane. It’s much less involved than the train, it can be worked up over an evening or two. They’d look great as a mobile or hung from a child’s bedroom, that’s my plan at least!! The pattern can be found at the bottom of this post.

 

Whilst drafting the pattern, I had a lovely message from Fall From Grace Crafts who very kindly nominated this blog for a Liebster Award, you can read her post here.

If you’ve been blogging for a while, you’ll probably have heard of the Liebster awards, they’re a really sweet way for readers to show appreciation for their favourite blogs, and for all involved to learn a little more about the people behind the posts.

 

The lovely Emma Grace asked the following questions, and I will do my best to answer!

 

1. What first started you off blogging?

A combination of wanting to share some of the ever growing pile of past projects, and to get more experience in designing and writing patterns.

2. Do any of your friends or family blog (not friends you made via it)?

A few, but the biggest experience of bloggers prior to having my own was the Burton Calendar Girls blog. A fantastic local theatre group staged a performance of the Calendar Girls and created their own calendar to raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research. I was heavily involved in the project and found the blog such a wonderful way to communicate what we were doing and reach a wider audience. There is also a naked lady crochet doll, check out the blog for the pattern!!

3. Have you ever received a comment you found offensive?

Nope, but I honestly think I would either delete it if it was offensive for no reason, or, contact the author to clean it up a little if the point made was valid. Even if it was negative. Saying that, crafters tend to be a forgiving and encouraging bunch, I’d be very surprised if I received one.

4. Do you think of ways to attract people to comment on your posts or are they purely from the heart?

I love that blogging is a big community, and hope that if my posts are of interest, people will comment or like them. I’ve not done anything to actively seek out an audience yet, but might in the future if I have a pattern or design I’m keen on getting feedback on.

5. What do you think your next post will be about?

A dinosaur, or a robot.

Bet that wasn’t the response you were expecting J

6. Do blogs you follow have a running theme? (like mainly about crafts etc)

Absolutely, I make no apologies for this being a craft blog. A few elements of life in general creeps in every now and again, but that’s the nature of blogging.

7. Would you consider yourself a blogging addict?

No, although I would love to be! I have a 7 month old and am back at work part time. Between the boy, the job and designing toys, I’m a little unsure how I have time to write anything coherent at all…

8. Would someone profile picture or name influence if you looked at their page?

A clever name or image will always deserve a look J but I wouldn’t be put off by a bad one.

9. Do you reply to every comment left?

I try to, if someone has taken the time to say something about what you’ve been up to, its nice to respond in some way. I also have a nose at their blog too.

10. Has anybody ever reblogged one of your posts?

A few times now, and isn’t it lovely? I get such a buzz when someone likes a post enough to reblog it. I might have been known to do a little jig…

11. Do you enjoy answering questions on yourself? Hehe

I don’t mind, its nice someone is interested enough to ask!

 

The best bit of the Liebster Award is passing on the nominations to my favourite 11 bloggers. I read blogs on a variety of subjects like parenting, gardening and lifestyle, but have kept my nominations to my favourite topic, craft!

A note to my nominees:

Thank you for your blogs! You all contribute to me being regularly distracted when I should be either cleaning, working or listening to the husband. But thank you anyway.

Please pass on this award to 11 of your favourite blogs, asking them 11 questions of your own.

Link back to this blog in your post.

Answer the following:

  1. What is your favourite post you have written?
  2. What is your least favourite post you have written?
  3. If you could have any celebrity reader/follower, who would they be and why?
  4. How many blogs do you read regularly?
  5. What is your favourite topic to read about?
  6. What is your favourite topic to write about?
  7. Have you taken any advice about blog writing, what was it and who was it from? (Does this count as 1 question?!)
  8. Do you plan your posts in advance?
  9. Do you ever revise your ‘about’ page?
  10. What blogging milestone are you are most proud of?
  11. Has blogging revealed anything about yourself you didn’t already know?

 

And my nominations are:

 

Dreaming of Avonlea

Cottage on the green

Emporia fabric and craft

Got 2 focus

This Girl Has Knits

Amigurumibb

Creative Pixie

Fabre Faction

Knit the Hell Out

Knits by Sachi

The Twisted Yarn

 

Aeroplane pattern

crochet aeroplane

crochet aeroplane

 

Materials:

Double Knit wool, any 3 colours + grey

3mm hook, or any hook to create a finished work that will hold the filling well

Yarn needle

Fibre fill

 

Abbreviations (UK crochet terms)

rnd : round

dc : Double crochet

st : stitch

c : chain

dec : decrease

 

for colour changes, see photo for reference. I like to change colour randomly in stripes.

 

Aeroplane

 

Magic circle 4

rnd 1                        dc2 in each st (8)

rnd 2                         dc2 in each st (16)

rnd 3                        *dc2 in next st, dc 1* 8 times (24)

rnd 4                        *dc2 in next st, dc 2* 8 times (32)

rnd 5                        *dc2 in next st, dc3* 8 times (40)

rnd 6                        *dc2 in next st, dc4* 8 times (48)

rnd 7-17            dc in every st

rnd 18                        dc in every st, ch 1 and turn

row 19            you are now working back and forth in rows to form a gap for the seat to fill. dc 6, dec 1, dc 24, dec 1, dc6, ch 1 and turn (38)

row 20            dc 5, dec 1, dc 24, dec 1, dc 5, ch1 and turn (36)

row 21            dc 5, dec 1, dc22, dec 1, dc 5, ch1 and turn (34)

row 22            dc 4, dec 1, dc22, dec 1, dc 4, ch1 and turn (32)

row 23            dc 4, dec 1, dc20, dec 1, dc 4, ch1 and turn (30)

row 24            dc 3, dec 1, dc20, dec 1, dc 3, ch1 and turn (28)

row 25            dc 3, dec 1, dc18, dec 1, dc 3, ch1 and turn (26)

row 26            dc 2, dec 1, dc18, dec 1, dc 2, ch1 and turn (24)

rnd 27            back in rnds now, dc 2, dec1, dc16, dec1, dc2, ch8 (30)

rnd 28            dc2, dec1, dc14, dec1, dc10 (28)

rnd 29            dc2, dec1, dc12, dec1, dc10 (26)

rnd 30            dc2, dec1, dc10, dec1, dc10 (24)

rnd 31            dc1, dec1, dc10, dec1, dc9 (22)

rnd 32            dc 1, dec1, dc8, dec1, dc9 (20)

rnd 33            dec1, dc8, dec1, dc8 (18)

rnd 34            dec1, dc6, dec1, dc8 (16)

rnd 35            dc 6, dec1, dc6, dec1 (14)

rnd 36            dc 5, dec1, dc5, dec1 (12)

rnd 37            dc4, dec1, dc4, dec1 (10)

rnd 38            dc3, dec1, dc3, dec1 (8)

rnd 39            dc2, dec1, dc2, dec1 (6)

sl st, break thread and pull through last st , use end to sew up last 6 st.

 

 

 

Seat (this will work up to form a cross)

 

ch8, ch1 and turn

row1-5            dc8, ch1 and turn

row 6                        dc8, ch8, ch1 and turn

row 7                        dc16, ch8, ch1 and turn

row 8-14            dc 24, ch1 and turn

row 15            dc16, ch1 and turn

row 16-21            dc8, ch1 and turn

row 22            dc8, break thread and pull through last st to finish.

Sew up the sides of the cross to form a box without a lid.

 

 

Top of Seat Detail (worked in rounds)

 

ch40

rnd 1            dc4, *dc2 in next st, dc2 in next st, dc8* 3 times, dc2 in next st, dc2 in next st, dc 4 (48)

rnd 2            dc5, *dc2 in next st, dc 2 in next st, dc10* 3 times, dc2 in next st, dc2 in next st, dc 5 (56)

rnd 3            dc6, *dc2 in next st, dc2 in next st, dc12* 3 times, dc2 in next st, dc2 in next st, dc 6 (64)

 

sl st, break thread and pull through last st to finish.

 

 

Propeller

 

Magic circle 6, work 14 rounds. sl st, break thread and pull through last st , use end to sew up last 6 st.

 

Wings, make 2

 

Magic circle 6

rnd 1                        dc2 in each st (12)

rnd 2                        *dc2 in next st, dc 1* 6 times (18)

rnd 3                        *dc2 in next st, dc 2* 6 times (24)

rnd 4-16            dc 24.

sl st, break thread and pull through last st to finish.

 

Tail fin

 

Circle6

rnd 1                        dc2 in 1 st, dc4, dc2 in 1 st (8)

rnd 2                        dc2 in 1 st, dc6, dc2 in 1 st (10)

rnd 3                        dc2 in 1 st, dc8, dc2 in 1 st (12)

rnd 4                        dc2 in 1 st, dc10, dc2 in 1 st (14)

rnd 5                        dc2 in 1 st, dc12, dc2 in 1 st (16)

rnd 6                        dc2 in 1 st, dc14, dc2 in 1 st (18)

rnd 7                        dc2 in 1 st, dc16, dc2 in 1 st (20)

rnd 8                        dc2 in 1 st, dc18, dc2 in 1 st (22)

sl st, break thread and pull through last st to finish.

 

 

To make up,

Stuff main plane, the stitch seat into place. Sew seat detail on top of the plane. Sew on the propeller, tail fin and wings.

 

Thanks again to Fall From Grace Crafts, and have fun making the crochet aeroplane.

 

Nnnnnneeeeeeeeooooooooooowwwwwwwww!

 

LGLx

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8 thoughts on “Aeroplanes and Awards

  1. Im really glad you decided to carry on the liebster train! Thank you for being so sweet as well. Also, I just showed my mister your aeroplane and said ‘I need to own one of those. I need to learn crochet’ 🙂

  2. creative pixie on said:

    Thanks for the nomination! Your aeroplane is amazing, I’ve not seen crochet like it.

  3. Thank you for nominating me! Your little bub (and the aeroplane) are gorgeous!

  4. Wow! Both nomination (thank you!) and a cute pattern in one post, you rock!

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