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By A Guest Writer – 18 Comments Finished Size: 8″ long (there is some overlap; this fit my 7.5 inch wrist) Gauge: not important Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.
I could make these for you, but better yet, how about you give it a try? If you're not from the US, you could use the colors of your own flag. I've shared this pattern on a few BLOG LINK PARTIES. These are fun and super easy to make. You've probably seen my free crochet pattern for these bangles before, but I changed the pattern just a bit. Instead of using a double crochet in the middle, they are all single crochet stitches.
Ever since I finished the granny square blanket I've been wanting to make more. And I found a project that incorporates both jewelry and crochet. These were pretty tricky.
14 Nov I recently moved into a space further away from where I would like to be, but the perks of the new home beat those of the old one. One of the largest perks is the size of my room.
This blanket has been sitting in my living room at about this stage of completion for months. I began it this summer when I first learned to crochet. It’s just one giant granny square, which I think looks really fun. I’m using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn.
I've never knit anything for a boy before, especially one that I've been dating. I think it's because of the " Boyfriend Sweater Curse " - I didn't want this to be a scarf that would end our relationship or something silly like that. What prompted the idea to knit him a scarf was the topcoat he bought to wear to with his suits this winter: the coat didn't button all the way up and required a scarf to stay warm. I knew that if I wanted to guarantee that he would wear it, the scarf needed to be a "manly" scarf. And what could be more "manly" than charcoal gray and a thermal-like stitch pattern? The best part?
For our oldest A set of cotton washcloths and facial scrubbers So she'll feel pampered Crochet Circular Facial Scrubbie
Yep, it’s that time of the year again. I knit through summer as well, but in fall I really get the urge to get out the needles whenever there is a bit of spare time. I started rewatching all seasons of Gilmore Girls in the evening, knitting away at the same time. In my knitting basket right now: this lovely lovely Madeline Tosh sock yarn (in colorways ‘dusk’ and ‘vanilla bean’), waiting to be wound and started as soon as I can decide which color I want to do first, and a local handspun yarn which will be a scarf. I’ve been looking for wooden needle boxes and found two identically painted ones for circular and straight needles in my favorite thrift store a while ago.
I found a Koala Bear Amigurumi Pattern in the Woman’s Day website and I have some off-white and gray organic cotton yarns on hand, so I made a pair of these small little stuffed koala bears for my kids in reverse color. Some ideas to make it differently: 1. This adorable little koala is about 3-5″ tall only (depend on your yarn and the matching hook size), install a key ring on it’s head and turn it into a key chain, hang it to the bag’s zipper. 2. If we sew the limbs closer to the center of the body and insert 4 small strong magnets to the tip of each limb, you can make it “huggy” and hug on a tree branch or at the edge of your curtain or your pencil, ruler etc… 3. And, and…. instead of poly-fills, stuff beads into the body to weight it down and with the magnets of it limbs, it can be a cute memo holder on your desk too
Hippogurumi I have been playing around with different kinds of yarn for making my amigurumis. I've been crocheting with an acrylic/wool blends and I just didn't like the fuzzy look of my finished products. I ended up buying some Bernat cotton handicrafter yarn.
So maybe you've noticed and maybe you haven't but I've made some changes to the old blog again. The same elements are still available, as usual. The blog labels are now located on the sidebar along with cute new icons for following via Twitter , Facebook , and the like. I did add one thing that's completely new and that something is a link to my new Etsy shop, IW by IdleWife !
Finally! The rug I started for the girls’ bedroom MONTHS ago is finished! It’s not technically a rag rug, as I am no sewer.
I love blankets. Some of my favorite blankets have been big crocheted throws that were given to me as baby gifts. I treasure them.
I am so excited about these fingerless gloves, you guys! I want to just run and tell random strangers how great the pattern is, and how they should buy it. Well, minus the running around, that’s kind of what I’m doing here. So buy this pattern!
Two more things to cross off my crafty to-do list: 1. make a giant rug sized crochet doily 2. try crocheting with zpagetti, the recycled fabric remnant yarn made in, you guessed, it The Netherlands! You can crochet a giant doily and use it as a rug, or even as well, a giant doily! This one would look great on a round table, or just about anywhere really. I have to admit though, as much as I just love this rug doily, I really don't have a use for it, good thing this was a quick project made over two afternoons while the kids were playing on the living room floor! I wish I could tell you that this is just the greatest project and the greatest yarn, oh well— I love the rug, but I wouldn't recommend using a single strand of zpagetti for a rug with an open pattern like this one.