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Lucka 9: Charlottas krispiga snöflingor. Virka ögla. Luftmaskor. How to crochet a saguaro cactus. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix I learned how to crochet specifically because I wanted to make cacti.

How to crochet a saguaro cactus

What, is that not why most people learn to crochet? But crochet cacti are adorable. Even my male coworkers agree. Well, they didn’t use the word “adorable” but they did find them to be “awesome”. Today I’m going to give you a tutorial on how I made a saguaro cactus. I used a 3.5mm hook (size E) with Impeccable Worsted yarn in Fern (from Michaels). For the main cactus body: Start with 4 single crochets in the round. For the arm: Start with 4 single crochets in the round, same as above.For the next round, crochet two single crochets into each of the previous round’s stitches. To finish, place cactus in a small flower pot and stuff around the base with scraps of brown fabric (I used bits of an old t-shirt), or small stones. Crochet Wine Glass Holder with Neck Strap. I've seen some hilarious pics of wine glass holders with neck straps floating around the internet.

Crochet Wine Glass Holder with Neck Strap

I decided they would make great gifts for my book club buddies. Unfortunately, all the links I tried were for paid patterns. Now I am absolutely in favor of fellow hookers selling their patterns, but I'm a mom of three on a strict budget and enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to make things myself. I learned how to crochet and knit via free tutorials and videos posted by generous, experienced yarn lovers, and like to return the favor.

Here's what I came up with. Disclaimer...I am by no means an expert pattern creator! You will need: • H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook • Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn (way less than 1 skein) • Scissors • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends) • Wine Glass (mine had 2 3/4" diameter base) Instructions: Chain 20 and join with slip stitch to first chain, forming a loop. Chain 1, then single crochet (sc) around in each chain. TV - Symaskin - 31:34. Lite att göra medan du väntar på tomten! Sock Heel Patterns Glossary – Curls and Q. I’ve created this page to show all of the sock heel patterns I can find.

Sock Heel Patterns Glossary – Curls and Q

It’s a page I can quickly use as a reference. If you have a heel you love leave a comment and a link and I’ll add it. It started with a picture I saw on Pinterest: *Heel options. Ravelry: Taina’s Kannanottoja: Cuff: French 1 Dutch 2 Taffy 3 Band 4 heel Shaped common heel 9, Toe: French 5 Dutch 6 round 7 Reverse Dutch 8, Other: Afterthought sädekavenus 13 Heel edeellä 10 unnamed 11 Afterthought 12, Short Rows One wedge heel 14 hourglass 15 Sweet tomato 16 *I believe there are a couple of mistranslations in the sock key under the originally posted picture; 1. arm should be cuff, for cuff down, 2. tip should be toe, for toe up and 3. The numbering in my list cannot be compared to the photo above since I’ve added more heels due to research. Cuff Down French (aka Round Heel) – tutorial at KnitPicksDutch (aka Square Heel) – tutorial at KnitPicks*Taffy/Welsh – In Finnish, includes other heels.

Toe Up Afterthought Heels. Boro: Japanese Folk Fabric. After buying a boro scarf at a Tokyo flea market I wanted to learn more about the scruffy, stylish fabric.

Boro: Japanese Folk Fabric

This lead to the unravelling of an interesting tale going back hundreds of years. Boro was born of forgotten values of ‘mottainai’ or ‘too good to waste’. An idea dangerously lacking in the modern consumer lifestyle. The charm of boro is not only the indigo shades and shabby street chic, or even its eco-friendliness. Sewn together over generations, family sagas are woven through the threads. click below to read on… Boro is the clothing that was worn by peasants, merchants or artisans in Japan from Edo up to early Showa (17th – early 19th century). Antique Noragi Hanten Literally translated as rags or scraps of cloth, the term boro is also used to describe clothes and household items which have been patched-up and repaired many times.

Once clothing was made, it would be maintained throughout the owner’s lifetime, or perhaps even longer. Cotton was scarce in Japan, but hemp was abundant.