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.