Akua Lezli Hope AkuaDesigns

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Crochet: Bag - Other
This is inspired by the tiny simple envelopes
Crochet: Hats - Other
Created for the Pussy Hat Project when I didn’t see crochet mentioned. Turns out there are others, yay! but of course didn’t
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
The phlebotomist’s shelf space had gorgeous little skeletons
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
If you’re familiar with Tunisian, this pattern set will be easy.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
The Lazy Wheel made me think of the shell form. I’ve used the principle of its construction to create an abstract nautilian motif for the 2016 IFFG Sea Shell C/KAL.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
As the images show shells made in acrylic, wool and cotton, you may use any hook yarn combination you choose.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Squirrels are ubiquitous in my part of the world -- nearly as large as cats . They radiate optimism and energy as they traverse high wire
Crochet: Afghan block, Component (stitch, edge) - Other
Crochet: Afghan block, Component (stitch, edge) - Other
Crochet: Doll, Softies - Other
This year was the year of the gnomes.
Crochet: Clutch
Precious Package provides a decorative envelope
Crochet: Doily
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Four different floral motifs unite to create this unique toque.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Named for the brilliant jazz vocalist, the Betty Carter bird is a large, fabric-building motif.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Named for the renowned vocalist,
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
These birds populate my Bird Bolero. There are left- and right-facing birds in four sizes, so they may be joined to create a three-d bird.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Spiral Birds require two colors of yarn of the same weight.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Two goat motifs created to celebrate the Year of the Goat.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
These birds are among the flock flying on my Bird Bolero.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
My apartment-dwelling, grad student niece has the most adorable bunny; such a cute and soulful creature. These bunnies are inspired by that delicious, soft, brown beauty.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Crochet: Bookmark
I fell in love with dragons, moved by a sf writer named
Crochet: Brooch, Bookmark
Once, standing outside my fence, as I paused from trimming my prodigous, sidewalk-shadowing butterfly bush, there was a huge buzzing by my ear. I raised my hand reflexively to keep the thing from my face, but as I turned to look it was not an insect, but a hummingbird. My heart broke and melted, as I’ve never seen one or felt one again.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Six cat motifs in varying sizes may be used to make fabric; or sewn togther and stuffed for amigurumi; or used as appliqués or may serve as a pin/brooch.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Banded, cabled hat, named for the Chemung River and valley in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Pronounced shə-MUNG, it is a tributary of the Susquehanna River, approximately 46.4 miles (74.7 km) long. The name of the river comes from the Iroquois language meaning “big horn” or “horn-in-the-water”, datin...
Crochet: Bracelet
The look of Friendship Bracelets meets Luck Charms in crochet. Shown in fingering weight yarn, you can scale these up, felt and shrink them, use any colors or yarns at hand to create your own looks.
Crochet: Neck / Torso - Other, Hats - Other
An embrace of cables incise and texture this figured, unisex headband,
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
The Spirit People are humanoid female and male in small, medium and large sizes, and an other form.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Size depends on hook/yarn combination used.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
More than a dozen leaves -- 9 styles plus variations for appliqués, coasters, embellishments
Crochet: Floral block, Applique / Embellishment
Five petals, repeated and elaborated, are the basis for this Irish crochet inspired flower pattern.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
While shown in light and medium worsted yarns using a G/4mm hook, these flowers and leaves could be made with any appropriate hook/yarn combination you choose.
Crochet: Afghan block
Created for a 30-yard motif challenge,
Crochet: Pixie Hat
Bell Flower melds a petal brim with a pixie cap. Worked in wool, it offers a snug, pert look for colder climes or worked in other fibers, it could be a jaunty spring cap.
Crochet: Afghan block
Worked in 110yd/50g worsted weight with 4 mm hook the motif is 5.5” and used approx. 25 yards.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
This motif may be used as an appliqué,
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
This is rather yarn intensive with several special stitches:
Crochet: Scarf
This is a big-drama, quick-crochet scarf. It can be made as long or as short as the maker wants. The open leaf design lends itself to all but the coldest weather. It provides the right accent for many occasions – it could be worked in something shiny for evening, cottons for spring, wool for fall to winter. It’s as attractive and compelling in b...
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Worked in dk with a 4mm/G hook the Elephant pattern is in two parts, a head and a body.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
I loved the monstera leaves in Duplet, but they worked up huge, using dk or larger yarn. So I’ve designed a mini-- version, relatively.
Crochet: Doily
A variation on the Lazy Wheel.
Crochet: Cowl
Three cable motifs texture this figured neckwarmer,
Crochet: Toys and Hobbies - Other, Applique / Embellishment
Size depends on yarn and hook used.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Afghan block
It is shown in dk, but like all motifs, may be worked in any pattern/stitch combination you choose. As it is highly textured, I suggest a smooth, consistent yarn.
Crochet: Costume
I cherish elephants from the make-believe to the real. Teased for my oversize ears as a child, I identified deeply with Dumbo and Babar, and over the years, I have supported various initiatives for elephant preservation. I watch every elephant special that crosses my screen. I created this mask as both homage and evocation of these beautiful, in...
Crochet: Costume
In choosing a particular yarn /fiber for the mask,
Crochet: Softies - Other
Created in memory of a French pin that showed flying lips (for a Paris Poetry Reading Series, these lips could be a pin, a neckpiece,toy, paperweight, sachet, or worked with smaller hooks and lighter yarns, earrings. Add a magnet and they’re a fridgie, make a bunch and they’re a mobile. Called luscious as they are two-piece, 3D lips and I also h...
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Created in memory of a French pin that showed flying lips, these lips could be a pin, a neckpiece, or worked with smaller hooks and lighter yarns, earrings. Add a magnet and they’re a fridgie, make a bunch and they’re a mobile. Called simple, as they are one-piece, 3D lips. I also have a pattern for two-piece, 3D lips.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Tiny House 2” x 1.5” 5.1 cm x 3.8 cm
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
These wings may be used in many ways: appliqué, jewelry, doll or amigurumi decoration, coaster, ornament. There is a wide array from which to choose.
Crochet: Animal Toy
This was designed for the Hawaii Reef Exhibit 2012, focusing on fish. Yellow Hawaiian Tang, also known as the
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Akua’s Alphabet is an exercise in minimalism, using crochet’s sculptural capabilities to create letters.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Goddess Flat Doll was created s a part of a series of flat dolls used in my freeform Home and Healing project.
Crochet: Cowl
Two cable motifs texture this neckwarmer.
Crochet: Costume
Tools and Supplies
Crochet: Earwarmers, Costume, Jewelry - Other
I’ve watched every incarnation of Star Trek since it was black and white. This design joins my sci-ft hats as my homage to that enduring vision of an evolved humanity.
Crochet: Necklace, Costume
There’s a red cardinal who has become my friend. He let me watch him and sang/spoke, so now I know what their song is. There used to be a female who watched me through my kitchen window. They inspired this bird mask.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Bridges criss-cross and edge this wrap.
Crochet: Collar, Cuffs, Necklace, Bracelet, Neck / Torso - Other
Leaf, Flame, Petal, is what this stitch evokes for me.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
The rhythmic undulations of this stitch pattern suggests waves, water’s calming embrace. You may scale this up or down. It’s a great way to chase chills or provide light ornamentation.
Crochet: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
An interesting spiral-striped crown and sweet floral accent make this spring hat a delight to make and to wear. The finished size is easily adjustable to fit a range of head sizes, and you can change the stripe sequence to suit your own style.
Crochet: Pet Clothing
Couture wrap to adorn your beloved Cat
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
I have a brother and three nephews as well as male friends I hold dear.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
While this may dress a doll or a dish washing liquid bottle, it was created to wash your body, dishes, or whatever else you choose.
Crochet: Headband, Applique / Embellishment, Hats - Other
Textured and stretchy, this crocheted band provides that bit of warmth with lots of style. A voluminous rose provides an option for embellishment. The pattern was created for my beloved niece, who is studying abroad at Oxford University.
Crochet: Cozy - Other
Pinafore is the formal name for an apron with a bib.
Crochet: Accessory
A friend asked me if I could make a dog sweater. I thought about it and realized that I hadn’t made my beloved, patient,
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero, Shawl / Wrap
SunRays is gorgeous shawl that easily converts to a shrug.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Tools
Crochet: Beret, Tam, Hats - Other
The Guinan hat is inspired by the architectural and futuristic head gear worn by the character Guinan on an iconic television show that cannot be named. The double spiral crown invokes earth wisdom and galactic wonder. The sides are wings that give the hat structure its lift. The season spanning design is amenable to personalization, growing mor...
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Leaves necklace this drawstring pouch. Large enough to carry today’s essentials: cellphone, id, pen, makeup, toiletries, but small and light, it may be made smaller by felting. Unfelted, it measures 8.5” wide by 6.5” high. The straps were made 4 feet long so the bag may hang across the body. You may want them shorter, or explore other options fo...
Crochet: Food Cozy
I designed these because I wanted to make some to accompany my niece to Oxford--- a small symbol of pampering and protection a wee bit of handmade love that she may find silly, still, she accepted the neckwarmers so perhaps these apple jackets.
Crochet: Cowl
Frames your face as petals frame a flower. Season spanning neck
Crochet: Cowl
Lighweight neck décor, great season spanner.
Crochet: Brooch
Pattern offers several flower forms:
Crochet: Collar, Cuffs
Dorrit Collar
Crochet: Electronics Cozy
Adornment and protection unite seamlessly in this eBook Reader case.
Crochet: Bracelet
I’ve worn silver bracelets all of my life. So I’ve been exploring decorating the wrist with fiber. I love the magic of felting and these bracelets combine these affections. I’ve named them Regina for my maternal grandmother.
Crochet: Bag - Other
This pattern offers a small textured case that may be adjusted, by the depth of flat, or the number of rows, and felted to
Crochet: Animal Toy, Pet Toys
I like a kind of cute that I don’t usually see.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Also available in FRENCH.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
For a couple of years I managed to have dinner plate dahlias blossoming along my driveway. I was unable to nurse them through subsequent winters, but remember their glorious presence in my new yard. This pattern is a remembrance of them. It’s dimensional, yet can lay flat.
Crochet: Doll
‘Maya the Mermaid was tested in 2010 and then went on a journey. She’s returned and is now available to emerge in your waters.
Crochet: Doll
The real traditional Kokeshi dolls were vintage tourist gifts, brought home from hot springs visits in Japan. Various areas developed particular styles and characteristics within the genre. Wood carved, they feature oversized heads and are armless and legless. I saw some of the wood originals that resembled elegant ladies. This pattern is inspir...
Crochet: Floral block
This flower has a raised center and three rows of petals.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
I love flowers and have created another flower pattern collection. I like dimensional flowers, but am impatient: if a flower takes more than an 90 minutes, it’s not for me ( as certain
Crochet: Brooch, Animal Toy, Toy Mobile
Using approximately 20 yards of light worsted weight yarn, F hook/3.75mm or equivalent (slightly smaller than recommended for yarn), the Flying Bird’s body is approx 2.75”, Wings 2.25” Tail 1.5”
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
You may use any complementary yarn and hook combination
Crochet: Toy Plant, Hats - Other
This crocheted Christmas Tree pattern invites your hook and hands to celebrate the season in this fun design.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
From tiny to voluptuous, this pattern set presents several crocheted heart patterns based on two main approaches: a chain and a slip ring. That is, a line or a circle-based approach.