This one-eyed plant is perfect for keeping an eye on things at home or at work. I originally designed it for my husband, the plant assassin. He has managed to kill every plant he has had in his office! The one-eyed plant pattern is for sale in the store for $1.99 USD. It is a quick and easy pattern using mostly single crochet though you will also need to know how to do a half double, double and treble crochet as well as slip stitches (US terminology). It is approximately 10 inches tall when finished and the eye and leaves can be positioned any way desired so long as wire is inserted. I put a chopstick in the stem so it would stand up tall. Popcorn in the pot helps it stand by itself. This pattern calls for a size H hook and medium worsted weight yarn. Red Heart yarn is pictured.
In keeping with the space/alien theme for my friends who are foster parents, I decided to make a rocket ship. I followed Rikkas pattern . The blog is in German, but there is an English version of the pattern available there. This ended up being a quick and easy pattern that was also a lot of fun. The white yarn I used is thinner than the other colors so I used a larger hook for that (J/10/6mm) otherwise I used a size H (8/5mm) hook for everything. The brain slug I made up as I went.
A friend recently went through the process to become a foster parent and said she is low on toys for the various aged children that come to the house. She requested some hand crocheted toys. Here is the first toy I made for her. After I finished it, I thought perhaps a brain slug is not the best idea! They are alien parasites that take control of the people to whom they attach! What are the chances that the children will know that? Half my family never heard of a brain slug before! It will make a fun plush toy anyway. The eye and antennas were crocheted separately and sewn on. I didn’t follow a pattern. It was made with a size H hook and Red Heart yarn.