Big Crochet Project #1: Fantasy Filet by Ferosa Harold Update #5

I Finished!!

I decided not to do the complete unicorn. It was just too much for me at this time. If someone is willing to pay for it, I’ll complete it. Otherwise, I’ll be selling it as is.

The only thing keeping it from being a fully finished project is it needs to be blocked. I took a picture of it as it is now, unblocked and maybe, next week, I’ll share a picture of it blocked. 🙂

Here is what it looks like:

This was made using Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fine #20 and a steel hook size 1.90mm. It took up an entire ball – 400 yards(365.76meters)- of thread. I also forgot to measure it, but I’m sure it’s at least 3 feet tall and as much wide.

I had to put it on a futon because the space on my bed wasn’t big enough. The futon is open so it all is flat. The horn is on the what would be the back of the futon if it were in couch position, and the bottom is on the outer edge of the seat portion of the futon if it were in couch position. Have I confused you yet? 😀

I’m very happy with how it’s turned out, but I’ve turn my attention now on another big project. It’ s big in that there are many parts of it. I’ve already begun it, but I won’t show any pictures until next week. You’ll just have to wait!

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Big Crochet Project #1: Fantasy Filet by Ferosa Harold Update #4

I got a bit more done on this awesome project, and I’m starting to think I won’t do the entire thing because just what I have is so big! At it’s tallest, it’s 17 inches(43.18cm), and at it’s widest it’s 24 inches(60.96cm). That’s a pretty decent size, don’t you think.

Here is where I was last week:

The mane is on the right side and the face is on the left just in case you can’t figure it out. 🙂 The chin area is not done. The blocks on the edges show the completed sides. Does that make sense?

Here is where I am this week. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s at least 10 more rows than before.

I still need to do the top of the head, the chin and the rest of the horn to have the head portion done.

Here is what it’s supposed to look like when it’s done:

I don’t have a better picture I’m afraid, but I think you can still tell, pretty much, what the head is supposed to look like. It’s getting there. 🙂

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Big Crochet Project #1: Fantasy Filet by Ferosa Harld Update #2

Here’s another update on the filet crochet project I’m working on. I did forget to measure it so, forgive me for that. I’ll have measurements on my next update.

Here is what it’s supposed to look like:

This photo is courtesy of Annie’s Attic where the booklet with this pattern in it is available.

Here is what it looked like last time you saw it:

Not really much to see. The bottom is 24 inches wide as you see, for now. The orientation on this piece is going to change slightly when I get back to that section. It’s not actually the bottom of the piece but an upper portion.

Here is where I am now so you can see what I mean:

It was hard to tell, before, which side was which, but it’s now clear. I’m actually working towards the head of the unicorn. The upper left is its jaw.

The tail you see on the bottom is a marker indicating where I’ll attach on to begin the rest of the unicorn’s body and legs. The upper legs will be done in smaller sections, and you can already see where they’re going to go.

This piece is not as big as the first one of these I made(this is only the second time I’ve made this), but it’s still going to be a good size. I think I should have gone with a much smaller hook. If I ever make another one of these, I’ll be going smaller with the hook. I’m using size 20 mercerized cotton thread which is small enough to me.

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Big Crochet Project #1: Fantasy Filet by Ferosa Harold.

This is my first big project of 2023. I’ve made some smalls which I’ll post about once I get some photos taken.

This great booklet of patterns is available at Annie’s Attic, and it’s not a bad price for the five patterns.

Fantasy Filet by Ferosa Harold

This is the first booklet I ever bought, and I’m happy I did. I’ve made most of them out of size 10 crochet thread, and they turned out very large.

Currently, I’ve begun making the unicorn in the set using size 20 crochet thread and a 2.5mm hook. Once I have some progress made and some pictures taken, I’ll post about it. I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

This photo is from the website and shows off one of the ways it can be used. Depending on how big it ends up being, I could be doing this, or doing something else with it. There are different options including framing it, applique on a pillow or applique on a jacket or hoodie.

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Free Crochet Pattern Friday: Bolster Pillow Project

I mentioned this project in my Project Parade post, It’s a Victorian era pattern which is sewn onto a bolster pillow. You can find the original pattern here:

Bolster Pillow Pattern

Bolster Pillow Picture

I made the filet crochet mesh base:

I’m using pink crochet thread size 10 I think. I was given several balls of thread without labels, and I’m still learning how to tell the sizes just by looking at them. I’m also using steel hook size B(1.5mm).

Since my last post, I’ve made the stems and leaves:

They don’t look like much right now, but once they’re straightened out and starched, they’ll be fabulous!

The remaining part is a trio of roses, and I’m using a darker pink/mauve thread that should be size 10 as well. I’ll be using the same size hook too.

When I next post about this project, it should be done or almost done. I’ll be getting a purple bolster pillow to put it on. The picture doesn’t show what colors are used, but the pillow is much darker than the crochet. I think the light pink with darker flowers will look lovely on the dark purple pillow. We’ll see…

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Free Pattern Friday – Sadie Sampler Half Circle Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

This is a gorgeous shawl, and I’m definitely going to be making this in November when I have the money for the yarn.

I love how the designer has layered all the different stitches to make something so light, lacy and feminine!

If you decide to make this, please share pictures of it finished! I’ll be linking this post to the one I’ll be making of the shawl once I’ve made it.

Sadie Sampler Half Circle Crochet Shawl

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Free Pattern Friday: Baby Blankets!

I have two co-workers I have promised baby blankets to. One is a brand new daddy with his first ever baby being born at the beginning of September. He’s been on paternity leave, and he’ll be back when I get back from vacation. I’m hoping the blanket is big enough since he hasn’t told anyone any details about the baby yet.

His blanket is made using Baby Bee Adore-A=Ball in Happy Face. I used 6 balls of yarn and a size M/N(9mm) hook.:

The paw belongs to my son’s orange and white tabby, Butterscotch.

My other co-worker is going to be a brand new granddad with his first grandchild expected in December. He doesn’t know the gender of the baby yet, so I went with white.

This baby blanket is also made with Baby Bee Adore-A-Ball but it’s called Angel:

I’m also using the M/N (9mm) hook for this one too.

I haven’t measured either one but when I do, I’ll update this post.

While I like how this “yarn” feels, I don’t really care for working with it. It’s like homespun only slicker. I won’t be using it for any future projects.

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Free Pattern Friday: Crocheted Bag

Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag

This pattern is a free pattern courtesy of Lisa Fox of Green Fox Farm Designs.

I am going to be making this bag once I get back from my vacation so I can give it out as a present. It’s so cool and retro looking!

Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag

For more great patterns by Lisa Fox, be sure to check out her website at

If you do this bag, please share either links to your social media/website where you’re posting pics in the comments below. Feel free to share pics in the comment section below if you’d like to as well.

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Free Crochet Pattern Friday: Crochet Halloween Fun!

Just found some really cute(and free)patterns on

Boo the Fiendishly Friendly Ghost

This is an absolutely adorable doll from Paint Box yarn.

Circle of Skulls Wreath

This neat idea uses Red Heart Super Saver yarn!

Monster Hat for Baby

So cute and perfect for baby photo shoots for this holiday season!

Halloween Top Hat

Another great project using Red Heart Super Saver yarn!

You can find even more of these kinds of patterns over on

Personally, I’m going to make the top hat as soon as I can get the materials. I can always change the colors to match whatever occasion I want.

Happy hooking!

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Free Pattern Friday: Tablecloth Pt 6

I am learning some more new stitches. One of them, the star stitch, I’ve never even heard of! For those of you who are new here, I am adapting an afghan pattern called Rings of Change into a tablecloth using all the crochet thread in my stash I can. These threads are all sizes and colors, and I’m doing my best to arrange the colors as pleasing as possible.

This pattern is a paid pattern found on Ravelry and created by Frank O’Randle. He has the first 42 rounds of this 112 round pattern made into Mini Rings of Change, and it’s free.

Here is what the star stitch looks like on my piece:

In the above picture, you see Fan Stitch on the very top, next one down are ch2 and ch1 spaces and single crochets. The third line which you can barely see is made up of all double crochets. The next row down are the Star Stitches. Personally, I don’t think they look like stars…

Since Mr. O’Randle’s written instructions on how to make the star stitch left much to be desired, I went elsewhere to find out how to create this stitch, and I found it on my go to site: The Spruce Crafts

The above is the picture of her swatch of star stitches. I still don’t see any stars….

After the Fan Stitch which, I have made before, comes the Double Treble Stitch. I have never had cause to use this stitch, and it’s going to be a thread eater. Still, I have a full ball of green thread I can use for this row.

I’m up to row 62 now with another 50 to go, I think. Something like that. I may add some extra rows to give it more length. I’m going to start taking picture of it draped over the table I’m making it for so you can gauge my progress better that way. 🙂

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