Sunday, December 30, 2007
Cont. Rnd 2: 2 dc in next ch sp changing to violet in last st made, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch sp, ch 2, join, TURN. ( 28 dc, 4 ch-2 sps).
To Be Continued
This is the first half of Rnd One, at the point where you are about to change colors. I have completed half of the last Double Crochet stitch and have dropped the violet yarn. I am going to pick up the white yarn and finish the Double Crochet stitch with the white yarn.
This is the pattern directions up to the point we are at now:
Rnd 1: With violet, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring changing to white in last st made.....To Be Continued In Next Post
Thursday, December 20, 2007
It's really simple. Here's how you do it. Take a pillow form, or one of those pillows off your couch, and measure it. Subtract one inch off each side to get the size you need to crochet the cover. This makes the pillow firm. If you want a softer pillow, then simply increase the size of the cover.
The easiest way to do the cover is with single crochet stitches. If you make several pillow covers for your couch, you can do each one in a different color.
Let your imagination run wild here, and you can go into business for yourself.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Worsted Weight yarn
CH 35, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (34sc)
Continue for a total of 16 rows. Fasten off.
Attach a second color at end of row 16 and sc across row for a total of 34sc. Continue for a total of 16 rows.
Repeat pattern until scarf is as long as you want it to be. Attach fringe at each end and you are done.
Monday, December 17, 2007
These mittens were made using the same pattern that I posted before. These are smaller versions made to fit a child's hand. I simply used one strand of yarn rather than two. The hook size remained the same.
After working the beginning of the thumb, I went more rows on the mitten on the right of your screen. That is why you see the two sizes are not the same.
The width is approx. 6 1/2 inches for a child.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
You can make up small ones in different colors and join them to make a quilt.
Join some granny squares end to end to make a nice scarf or even a belt. Fringe on the ends is optional.
Make two 12 inch granny squares and then crochet a panel about 2 or 3 inches wide using single crochet. Sew this panel to the sides of the two granny squares to make a tote bag/purse. Put a piece of plastic canvas on the bottom of the bag. Make a fabric liner to fit the inside and sew it in place. Add a shoulder strap or two handles and you are done!
Try putting the stiffener on the snowflake and placing it inside of a plastic bag. Massage the stiffener into the thread and leave in bag for 30 minutes or so. Then, take it out of the bag and lay flat on wax paper with a folded towel underneath.
Smooth out the snowflake with a rolling pin and use rust-proof pins to keep it in place. Let dry.
If you still have excess stiffener inside of open areas try using a knitting needle to clear them before the item is completely dry.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Isn't he worth getting up in the morning? I sure think so. Baby bear wanted to say hello to the world and let you know that he has legs but they are not quite ready to be attached.
I am sculpting the toes today. Looking forward to sharing that with you in a later post.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Anyway. I got another cup out and had my coffee while I worked on my baby bear. He has a body and two arms now, I'm happy to announce. I wanted to share his latest photo with you but there seems to be an error in the upload process.
The message says to try again later. Actually it said a lot more than that. I'm supposed to report the error but I have a baby bear with no legs to support him. If I don't give him legs soon, I'll be needing some kind of support. I have to work no matter how much I love making baby bears.
I am hiding my obsession with crochet the best I can. I suspect that everyone has already figured it out. I mean, I take a project with me everywhere I go. And I talk about it all the time with anyone that will listen.
I'll be back later to attempt to show off the baby bear in the coffee cup. You just got to see how irresistable he is to know why I can't get him off my mind.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
With this in mind, you could crochet some motifs and join them to make a belt. You can add fringe on the ends and make it long enough to tie around your waste. Or, you can put 2 D-rings on one end to hold the belt together. Or you can use two large rings, such as two plastic or metal bangle bracelets.
The possibilities are endless. Buckles are readily available. Add some ribbon to your crochet or beads.
You are not the only one that wants one. You can finally support your crochet habit by simply making belts and selling them faster than you can make them. Try it and you will see.
Have fun with this one and I will talk to you later.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
This messenger bag was created using 3 crocheted motifs. I crocheted a panel for the sides and the bottom so that it could hold more. Then I threaded a tapestry needle with a long length of yarn (the same yarn I made the bag with) and used an assortment of wood beads. I tied a square knot onto a plastic ring on each end. Then I sewed the rings onto the bag.
I measured the finished bag and added one inch to those measurements to know how to cut fabric for the lining. After cutting the fabric, I sewed a seam on three sides with the right sides together. Then I hand sewed the liner into the bag.
I hope that this helps you to see how easy it is to make your very own messenger bag. The greatest part about being able to do this is that you can have something that is uniquely yours. It's okay to be different. In fact, it's great!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Oh! I know! I will crochet a doily and I might as well put lots of beads on my thread before I even make the first chain stitch. Using a bead stitch, I can incorporate the beads into the pattern. Then I will take a piece of satin and sew that in as a liner. I will make a drawstring using three strands of the same crochet thread I made the doily with. A simple chain stitch will do. For a strap, I could string some of the beads I have already.
I can't wait to show all my friends. I will be the envy of all the women at work with this bag. That should solve my cash flow problem, too. heh heh heh
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Well, you know I just had to have it. I didn't care one iota what it cost, either. It was so awesome to look at--little tiny pearls stitched right into it. I loved it! Too bad I couldn't make it in my size. But that's okay, I didn't really need a wedding dress at the time. I wondered all these years if anyone else felt the way I did. You know, wishing they had the most beautiful crocheted wedding dress in the world? I wondered what a dress like that might cost.
Life goes on. I am sure after all these years that I could make one in human size very much like the one that was made for a doll. I'm sure I would never have to worry about money, if I would just go ahead and make it.
Today is a new day. Perhaps tomorrow I will start on that awesome crocheted wedding dress. If not for me, or you, then maybe for a lucky Barbie doll. It's nice to think about, at any rate. A goal to reach for.