Sunday, February 24, 2008

What Do I With It?

After working 4 rows of the cross stitch I did two rows of dc and then repeat the cross stitch rows. This is an example of how you might use the cross stitch pattern in an actual sweater.

Cross Stitch in Crochet Part Three

This picture shows the cross stitch worked over rows of ribbing. This is from a sweater that I made.
For Rows 3 and 4 of this pattern stitch you repeat rows 1 and 2.

Part Two of the Crochet Cross Stitch

Row 2: Skip first st, * dc in top of each dc of next cross-st**, work cross-st over next 2 dc. Rep from * across, end last rep at **, dc in top of ch 3, turn.

The Cross Stitch in Crochet--How To

In this example, I have prepared for the crochet cross stitch by working two rows of 39 dc each. Pattern is as follows.

End each row with a ch 3.

Row 1: Skip first st, * skip next dc; dc around post of next dc inserting hook from front to back(fpdc), dc around post of dc just skipped in same manner--cross-st made**, dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * across, end last rep at **, dc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Get a Grip on Your Can, Man!

Use two strands of worsted weight yarn and a size K hook (6.5mm) to make this crocheted can holder with handle.
Ch 2, 6sc in second ch from hook, join to first sc with a sl st.
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st. (12 sc)
Ch 1, (sc in first st, 2 sc in next st) around, join with sl st. (18 sc)
Ch 1, (working in back loops for this rnd only) sc in each st around, join with sl st. (18 sc)
Ch 1, (working in both loops this and all future rnds) sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Ch 1, sc in each st around, do not join.
Cont to sc in each st around until can holder is 3 1/2 inches tall. Fasten off.
Ch 12, sc in second ch from hook and in next 9 chs, 3 sc in last ch.
Working in back side of ch, work 9 sc across, 3 sc in end st.
Sc around both sides once more.
Fold in half and sc through tops of stitches together along the length of the handle. This gives you twice the width and a nice even seam. Fasten off at opposite end.
Threading the tapestry needle with two strands of yarn, sew handle to side of can holder. Weave in ends.
Enjoy your new crocheted can holder!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Neck Warmer

Although I have placed this neck warmer on a bear, it was actually made to fit a woman. The bear was more willing to pose for the camera than the recipient of the scarf.
Neck warmers such as these are an attractive way to stay warm even when you are wearing a suit jacket. It also cuts down on the bulk of a more traditional scarf.
This pattern was taken from a 1997 Leisure Arts publication called Easy Assortment and was a supplement to Crochet With Heart. (In case you want to try and get a copy of the pattern from someone else. I am not licensed to sell or give the actual pattern to anybody)
This one is made using a pineapple design and it has an opening for one end of the scarf to be inserted through so that it stays on the neck. I used a different yarn and hook size than the pattern called for.