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Rainbow Rug T-Shirt Yarn. Months ago, for our "Green Challenge", Dora wrote a post about turning t-shirts into yarn.

Rainbow Rug T-Shirt Yarn

I love to use what I have, and I love taking something mundane and turning it into something beautiful. Even just the pictures of the balls of yarn she made were so inspiring, to take a wrinkly old t-shirt and turn it into one of my favorite things, a ball of yarn, how cool is that? Of course, I didn't want to take this great recycling idea and turn it on its head by going out and buying t-shirts for it, even at the thrift store, it seemed wrong somehow. So I patiently waited, and some weeks later my brother, who'd been living nearby with our mom, took off in search of adventure in the wilds of Alaska, and left behind several bags of clothes for my mom to donate. As luck would have it, there were a lot of t-shirts, in a lot of colors. I used this tutorial, suggested by Dora, and set about making yarn.

Links to tutorials on how to make T-shirt yarn: How to Crochet A Curlicue. Crocheting culicues are one of the most simple and fun things I've made in a while...oh and they are addicting too!

How to Crochet A Curlicue

Rope bowl. I bought some rope yesterday because I just wanted to try to crochet a little bowl.

Rope bowl

The pattern you will find in this blog post shows you how you can vary in diameter. Paperclip Flower. ♥ Click this link if you want to follow my blog with Bloglovin ♥ Kleine projecten zijn altijd leuk, en vanmiddag heb ik er weer een bedacht waar ik helemaal blij van werd.

Paperclip Flower

Ik bestelde onlangs deze paperclips (klik hier) en het leek me grappig om er een gehaakte bloem op te plakken. Het resultaat zie je hierboven en hieronder vind je de tutorial. Kitty Hat. Xmass bell ornament. Crochet Jam Jar. Buggy blanket. I was recently very excited to hear that a couple of good friends of mine, old college pals, were expecting a baby.

Buggy blanket

As well as being absolutely thrilled to bits for them, I'd been wanting an excuse to do a baby blanket. These are discerning friends... and certainly no slaves to fashion or fads. This one had to be special. I chose crochet, because, let's face it, there's nothing cooler at the moment than wrapping your precious little bundle in something blatantly unique and handmade. I wasn't sure 'Homespun' would be their style so I decided to go for luxury, as in good quality artisan. Most important of all - colour. I'm liking the growing resurgence in pastel colours, not the sugary style that instantly springs to mind - this time the more subtle, subdued shades including, grey, stone and all manner of creams. Finding the right colours can be tricky. Measuring approx 78cm x 76cm it's the perfect portable size cover for the buggy, and for carrying around. Get the pattern HERE via P/HOP.

Crunchy Stitch. I am so excited to share some fun kitchen patterns with you this month.

Crunchy Stitch

Today’s pattern is one of the dishcloths I gave you a preview of in my post last week. You can click here to see all the other patterns as they are released. This dishcloth pattern features a fun and easy stitch that gives a great textured design. Hope you enjoy it! Here’s what you need: worsted weight cotton yarnH hooktapestry needle, scissors Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.

Finished washcloth measures approximately 8 inches square. Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch fr hook, *1 hdc in next ch, Sl st on next, rep from * across, turn — 25 sts. Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), *Sl st in next hdc, 1 hdc in next Sl st, rep from * across, turn — 25 sts. Crochet Cozy for Jars. Finally getting to post these little jar and can cozies I made in the fall.

Crochet Cozy for Jars

I was inspired by dear friend, Tammy @T's Daily Treasures, who makes the cutest crochet projects. Re-purpose/up-cycle jars and cans for flowers, pencil cups, cutlery holders, craft supplies, combs/cosmetics or where ever you want some pretty organization. These are just guidelines as you will need to make slight alterations depending on the container you choose.

Basket Weave Stitch. The first exposure I had to this crochet stitch was in a goodwill in west Texas last summer.

Basket Weave Stitch

There was an afghan that had seen better days but the pattern was absolutely mesmerizing. Ribbed Scarf. December 1, 2010 by admin Knitted scarves are beautifully and soft, but they take FOREVER to make (to a crocheter anyway) Crochet scarves are often kinda ugly and kinda stiff; crochet is more dense than knitting, and doesnt have the nice soft drape.

Ribbed Scarf

That is, Until now! I experimented with a lot of stitches to find one that would LOOK nice (on BOTH sides of the piece, who wants a one-sided scarf?) , would FEEL nice (not too dense, and with smooth stitches that glide across skin as knitting does), AND that wouldn’t take too long to make. There were a few stitches that fit one or two of those categories; there is a single crochet ribbing technique that has a nice look and feel, but single crocheting an entire scarf takes awhile. Snowman Hat. Start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.

Snowman Hat

Join your rounds to the first DC, NOT the chain. Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain. Worsted Weight Yarn in an accent color (like red) and black for the top hat Size I hook Tapestry Needle Poly-fil Two medium/large size buttons (about 1") 5 small buttons for the mouth First lets talk about the yarns I used. The main part of the hat (the white) uses chunky yarn. The earflaps, tails and pom poms and nose use Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn. The small top hat uses Loops & Threads Impeccable in black. Abbreviations: st = stitch ch = chain sl st = slip stitch SC = Single Crochet DC = Double Crochet (This is the American English Double Crochet Stitch!