If you haven’t noticed already, I love to crochet in my spare time. When I’m not making items for my shop I enjoy crocheting other projects for myself like home decor.
I thought it could be fun for you guys to get a glimpse at my unfinished crochet projects that I never completed and why I stopped working on them. These are just a couple pieces because I have other boxes somewhere filled with more yarn madness but today I’m only going to show you what I think we’re the most interesting.
The first thing that probably draws your eyes is the alpaca shaped thing. I think I originally wanted to make a sleep mask out of this but for some reason, I never finished it. I think because I wanted to make it into something else. The piece underneath is the front of a failed concha (a type of Mexican pastry) fanny pack. I wanted to make this for my older sister because she had requested a fanny pack for work. I wanted to surprise her with it for Christmas or on her birthday years ago but never got around to finishing it. I’m glad I never finish it and gave it to her because it doesn’t even look like a concha! lol
On the right, there are some sleep masks I never finished. I was trying a different style of sleep mask on the blue mask I probably wasn’t feeling it though and stopped (but why did I proceed to make the other half?). All the way on the bottom is two bunny shaped pieces. These were originally going to be sewn together and made into a brooch, pin or hair clip.
Starting with the left side, there is a cream-colored cotton coaster. I wanted to make a cute coaster for my room and this was supposed to be the base but when I finished it didn’t come out the way I wanted it to so I just scraped the idea and threw this into my crochet bin. On top is a mini green cactus. This was going to be for a crochet pattern which I may still post one day. Next to the cactus is a non-completed turtle. This was going to be for a bakery series but I didn’t think they looked with bread pastries so I never continued with that series.
That cone-shaped piece on the right is a crepe cone. At the time I like how it came out but now I know I can make a better one. This was going to be for my bakery/pastry collection that I never released. On the bottom, is a deep orange autumn leaf. I know it looks finished but it was going to be a garland so technically it’s unfinished. Maybe I will get motivated to finish it this autumn.
I made this because I wanted to try out a different crochet technique (can’t remember the name of it tho). I think I wanted to turn this into a pillow or something because there is a wide opening waiting to be stuffed. I wish I would’ve used pastel or ombre colors instead. I guess I can always stuff it and give it to Lucy so she can play with it.
The biggest project that I never finished was this huge tapestry thing. I was inspired by an Instagram account that makes tapestries out of yarn. They are crazy expensive so I attempted to make my own. Looking back on it now I wish I would’ve planned this project out better by drawing it on paper (like I do with most projects) because my biggest problem with this was not knowing what I wanted it to look like. If I were to make this again I would use a thicker yarn and/or different stitch to make a sturdy base.
Fun Fact: This was one of the first crochet plushies I ever made! When I first started crocheting I only knew how to crochet with back loop only. There weren’t too many crochet videos out at the time showing me how to properly crochet either but I eventually learned how to properly crochet on my own. You can tell how much my crochet has improved compared to the other pieces.