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July 24, 2014 by mommyfang Frame 3.0 seems to be the most popular of the frames that I have made for holding fabric for cross stitch or needlepoint.

A longer base is preferred for greater stability when setting the frame down on table or for hands free stitching. Frames are made of half inch pvc piping and half inch pvc connectors available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. 1. The length of the pvc for the stitching area should be cut 1.75 longer than the qsnap clamp you are going to use. 2. Pictured above are three sizes made from 4.25 inch qsnap clamps, 5.75 inch qsnap clamps, and 7.25 inch clamps qsnap clamps.

The 4.25 inch qsnap clamp is sold with the six inch qsnap frame and available separately at The 5.75 inch qsnap clamp is a popular size often sold separately or with the 8 inch qsnap frame. The 7.25 inch qsnap clamp is for a discontinued qsnap product but available online at Here is your shopping list and assembly instructions using the 5.25 inch qsnap as an example. Little Treasures: Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Pattern (or the Icicle Stitch) Demistified. Ever since I posted an image I found on the internet showing the larksfoot crochet pattern (or also known as the icicle stitch) the traffic I receive due to that image is mind-boggling and I've received so many mails from people asking for the pattern so I decided it is fair I post the pattern for it.

Little Treasures: Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Pattern (or the Icicle Stitch) Demistified

Since this post was prepared long before I started my travels, I forgot to note down the size of the sample block so I will update this once I return home. For the sample block I used sport acrylic yarn and 3mm hook. The pattern uses multiples of 4. Let's begin: Foundation: for the sample block I chained (7 x 4) 28 + 1Row 1: dc 1 in 4th st from hook (makes the 1st dc), then 2dc, ch 1, sk 1, 3dc. Here's the first row finished. Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), sk 1, 1dc (over the 3rd dc in the row below), 1 elongated dc (encompassing the space of this and the row below it), 1 dc in the next stitch.

To divide it in steps it looks like this: How to make that elongated dc: Row 6: repeat row 2 Little Treasures: Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Pattern (or the Icicle Stitch) Demistified. Mermaid – free Pattern. Für eine deutsche Version der Anleitung ein bisschen weiter nach unten scrollen Ich hab zwar schon oft frei gehäkelt, aber noch nie richtig mitgeschrieben und mich an einer eigenen Anleitung versucht.

Mermaid – free Pattern

Ich hoffe sie ist verständlich! Wenn irgendwo Probleme auftreten, helfe ich immer gerne English version: Mermaid (free pattern) What you’ll need 2.5mm and 3mm crochet hook6mm eyesfillingpink(fishtail), purple(bikini top), yellow(ruffles) and skin colored yarn (125m/50g)turquois yarn for the hair Abbreviations ch = chain stitch sc = single crochet inc = increase dec = decrease dc = double crochet tr = triple crochet Head & Body Ruffles 2.5mm crochet hook and yellow yarn 20ch, turn and start crochet in second stitch from hook (slip stitch, ch, dc, ch)x9, slip stitch in last stitch The ruffles should fit around the body of the mermaid to conceal the color change.

Arms x2 Bikini top Assembly. I’ve been busy working on setting up a project for my sons 1st grade class!

It’s an easy “knitting” project that is perfect for elementary age kids. With a cardboard roll, tape, and popsicle sticks, you can set up a simple loom. Then just like you would finger weave, you wrap the yarn around the tops of the sticks and you can create a fun and easy knitted snake! Make it as long or short as you’d like. A long snake would make a cute cowl! Materials: – Cardboard Roll (empty toilet paper or paper towel roll) – Red Heart Super Saver variegated yarn. – Popsicle sticks – Masking tape.