September 27

Pay the yarn price for these Game of Thrones pillows

Game of Thrones crochet pillows by ICrochetThings

One of favorite crafts is crochet – when watching my geeky favorites, my hands are rarely idle. I can also knit, but I’m much faster at crochet. I have taught myself Tunisian crochet, which looks a lot like knitting, but have so far only made a pet mat. So I was intrigued when I saw these Game of Thrones Tunisian crochet pillows by icrochetthings.

Her pillow example features the Stark direwolf sigil on one side, and the Lannister lion sigil on the other. She also provides charts for the other house sigils, so you can customize to your favorite. She also commented that she plans to crochet all of them and make one big blanket. What a lovely gift that would make for a GoT fan!

Have you tried Tunisian crochet? Which houses would you represent in pillow form? Let us know in the comments below!

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September 20

Settle in for some crocheting

Catan crochet bag by Becky Simmons

I’m not a big gamer (video or otherwise), but my son enjoys playing a variety of board and card games with his friends. One of his favorites is Settlers of Catan (or just Catan now, apparently). So my interest was piqued when I saw this crochet Catan hexagon bag by Becky Simmons.

She developed a quick hexagon motif that she stitched up in Catan colors and assembled 19 into a bag that she uses as a project bag. I like it because it’s a subtle geeky reference not everyone would recognize.

Becky also has some neat motif afghans in her Ravelry shop – I liked her Fireworks and Nebula blankets.

Are you a Settler of Catan? What other board games do you enjoy? Let us know in the comments below!

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September 6

Level up with a GamerGhan!

GamerGhan by Alicia1018

I’ve featured some geektastic afghans here on GeekCrafts, such as Lattes & Llamas Geek-a-Longs (2014 and 2015), as well as a Settlers of Catan blanket. On Ravelry recently I stumbled across this beauty by Alicia1018, which she aptly calls her GamerGhan.

Twenty-five crochet squares pay homage to a variety of video games, including Tetris, Minecraft, Angry Birds, Harvest Moon, Pac-Man, World of Warcraft, and Oblivion. Alicia very kindly uploaded patterns for all of the squares – you can find them linked in her Ravelry project post.

What video games would you include in blanket form? Let us know in the comments below!

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August 13

Pokémon Amigurumi – Pin of the Week

cyndaquil ami


I actually came across Wolfdreamer‘s crochet patterns a few years ago, and I think they’re fantastic. This gorgeous Cyndaquil just popped up on my pinterest and I had to share it, as well as her other patterns, with you all. She not only has dozens of free Pokémon crochet patterns, she also has patterns for Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Bros, and lots of other wonderful characters to crochet. Thank you, Wolfdreamer, you’re awesome!

June 7

An Afghan from Far, Far Away

Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32

It gets cold in space, so you might want to cozy up with this crochet Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32. She has kindly rounded up sources and some of her own original graphs/charts for an empire’s worth of  afghan squares, including:

  • Death Star
  • Stormtrooper
  • Y-wing & X-wing
  • Old Rebublic Logo
  • R2-D2
  • Tie Fighter
  • Millinium Falcon
  • Boba & Jengo Fett
  • Empire & Rebel Insignia
  • C3P0
  • At-At
  • Lightsabers (multiple variations!)
  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Vader
  • Ewok
  • Yoda

What’s cool is you can either stitch these all up for an epic blanket of Star Wars awesomeness, or stitch up individual designs for a set of washcloths – great for a geek housewarming!

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May 18

TMNT Crochet Scarf Pattern


You don’t need turtle power to make your own classic ninja turtles scarf.  Check out this free crochet pattern from the Inspiration Station!  This thing is too cute, and the pattern is actually fairly simple.  If you do try it, be sure to share pictures!

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