My little fabric TriangleThread Catcher sits beside my chair in the living room and also travels in my on-the-go project box. Because of the shape, it sits nicely on any flat surface or even on the dash of the car! It folds up nice and flat even when there is a fair amount of thread in it. NEEDLING THINGS: Triangular Thread Catcher Tutorial
photography Scott Hawkinsstyling Mia Asker Add spice to a plain window with a vibrant Roman blind. This is a relatively complicated project for serious crafters to sink their teeth into! What you will need FabricLiningStick-and-sew velcro (width of blind)Nylon cord (add width and length of blind, then double for measurement)Fabric pencil (from fabric stores)8 lengths of wooden dowelling (3cm less than blind width)12mm plastic ringsWall cleat for cordBlind track or wooden batten about 2.5cm² (width of blind)4 screw eyelets (from hardware stores)Ruler Step-by-step How to make a Roman blind
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With colors you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can use color to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right color scheme, you can create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility, or you can convey an image of playful youthfulness. Color can be your most powerful design element if you learn to use it effectively. Colors affect us in numerous ways, both mentally and physically. A strong red color has been shown to raise the blood pressure, while a blue color has a calming effect.
If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! The typical way of starting to work in the round is less than ideal for amigurumi. The standard way is to make a slip knot, chain 2, and then single crochet six times into the first stitch.
I said I would post a free patttern, so here it is. This is a pattern for the shell stitch beanie in my previous post. I LOVE this beanie because it stitches up quickly and adds a great texture to the average beanie. The pattern here is for a 0-3 months size and a child size (3-10 years), but I hope to add in the other sizes when I find a moment. Please let me know if something doesn't work up right. As always, I would love to see pics of final creations!
Crochet Instructions - Crochet basics and Crochet abbreviations Row 1: sc in second from hook, insert hook in same ch & pull up a loop, (insert hook in next ch & pull up a loop) twice, YO & draw through all 4 loops on hook, * ch 1, insert hook in same ch & pull up a loop, (insert hook in next ch & pull up a loop) twice, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook, repeat from * across, sc in last stitch. Row 2 : ch 1, turn. sc in first sc & pull up a loop, (insert hook in next stitch & pull up a loop) twice, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook, * ch 1, insert hook in same stitch & pull up a loop, (insert hook in next stitch & pull up a loop) twice, YO & draw through all 4 loops on hook, repeat from * across, sc in same sc as last stitch. Repeat Row 2 until desired length. Click here for photo instructions: http://yarntomato.com/tutorials/trinity-stitch/ Click here for a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6ZmQ_KoNm8
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Learn the basics of how to crochet, starting at the very beginning. If you’re brand new to crochet, the vast array of available hooks, yarns, stitches, and patterns can seem overwhelming. What should a beginner learn first? Which hooks and yarns should (s)he use?
Keep school supplies organized (and make sure kids get their apple every day) with this adorable set. Whoooo’s ready to go back to school? By Ana Paula Rimoli YARNRED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g skeins, each approx 364yd/333m (acrylic)• 1 skein #886 Blue (A)• 1 skein #885 Delft Blue (B)• 1 skein #316 Soft White (C)• 1 skein #256 Carrot (D) CROCHET HOOK• Size J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook (for book bag) or any size to obtain correct gauge• Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook (for apple cozy) or any size to obtain correct gauge
Reversible bag I was cutting fabrics to make a reversible bag when I read the newest comment in last post where Juliet asked me about sewing reversible Charlie bag. Yes, I cut fabrics in front of my computer, and everytime it blinks, I’ll stop what I’m doing to look at my inbox, twitter, facebook, etc.