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Goes to local yarn shops and Home Depot. Shifting Sands scarf ©2006,, copyright details at bottom of page. I created the Shifting Sands pattern to replace my dad’s Sharfik, which had the great misfortune of meeting the washing machine in a most intimate setting. Although I cannot take credit for the name, it is very appropriate: the cables swish and swoop, meandering from one edge to the other. The resulting texture is that of sand, shifted over time by wind or water. It is an element of nature familiar to both me and my dad, having grown up on the coast of the Black Sea. The texture of the scarf is created by thousands of small cables. Adjusting the width of the scarf according to your yarn and desired size is easy: the pattern repeat is 5 stitches wide and 4 rows high. Click here for another close-up view of the texture. Difficulty level: intermediate Materials: Gauge: 28.3 sts and 34.3 rows per 4” square in pattern.

Finished size: 60” long and 7” wide after blocking. Abbreviations: Shifting Sands repeat: Pattern: Bavarian Crochet in Rows. Some time ago, I happened across a style of crochet I had never heard of before called Bavarian crochet. Legend has it that a mother and daughter of Bavarian descent created it, but no one knows for sure. In any case, it is a lovely textured stitch pattern. Our example shows it worked in rows, but traditionally it is worked in the round. The resulting fabric is textured and thick, yet still drapes really well. It's perfect for all your fall projects! I'm going to spend the next two weeks focusing on this unique stitch so we can go over how to work it in rows and how to work it in rounds.

Bavarian Crochet in Rows Special Stitches: 4-fptr cluster. 5-fptr cluster. 9-fptr cluster. Beg Ch: Multiple of 10 + 2. Row 1. Change colors if desired. Row 2. Row 3. Row 4. Row 5. Rep rows 2-5, changing colors after each odd row if desired. Alice-Inspired Mitts. Author Ellie Thouret Introduction I love the knitted mittens that Alice wears in New Moon but I’m not confident enough in my knitting to tackle them. Here’s a crochet version for crafters like me. Materials List 4mm (G) hook Worsted-weight yarn I used a 4mm hook and the New Moon colourway yarn from Bristol County Dyeworks. Finished Size Approx. 30cm in length Gauge Gauge 5 hdc per inch 3 rows per inch The Pattern Pattern ch32, join with sl st in 1st ch, ensuring that chain is not twisted. row 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc around, join with sl st in first st – 32 sts row 2-4: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in last 4 sts.

Row 5: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next st *fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in next 4 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends. Untitled. It's hard to find a pair of perfectly fitting socks—not too wide or too loose around your foot, the heel sitting at exactly the right height. I have small feet, but children's socks are too small and women's socks are too big.

Maybe your feet are between sizes as well, or the cuffs on your socks always seem either too short or too tall. The solution to finding the perfect sock is simply crocheting your own. When you crochet your own socks, you can control everything from foot diameter to sole length to leg length and cuff style, not to mention color. Crochet socks can be worked from the toe up or from the cuff down. When you are working from the cuff down, the first part of the sock is, of course, the cuff. The next part of the sock is the leg.

If you want short socks, you can skip the leg and move straight to the heel. Now it is time to customize the foot length. Last but not least, finish your socks off with the toe. For a great deal, order the entire CD . Best wishes, Stripe-y Blanket, preview. You know how when you get a new hammer, everything looks like a nail? I got a new camera. I do not know how to use it yet. In the process of figuring out what all the buttons do and where all the settings are, I have taken twenty jillion bad pictures of everything. And a couple good ones. Here’s the new blanket I’m working on. I am madly in love with that violet and peachy-orange combo. I’m doing this blanket in woven stitch, also sometimes called “linen stitch”, which is just sc, ch1 across, and then on the next row, sc in the ch1 space, ch1.

Edit to add: Hi, whipup friends! Kool Aid Popsicle Dyeing. I came across a DIY post on Tumblr that showed how you can freeze watercolor paints in ice cube trays and then use the frozen paints to "draw" on fabric or paper. I instantly thought I could do that with Kool Aid and yarn! I just had to wait for my Oregon "summer" to cooperate. I needed it to get sunny and warm enough to melt the ice cubes. NOTE: This technique will NOT work on cotton. Kool Aid and food coloring will only dye wool, silk or other animal fiber/hair. Remember to wear your gloves! I used: Kool Aid grape Kool Aid strawberry Klass brand pineapple Klass brand hibiscus Klass is a Mexican version of Kool Aid that I picked up at a Latino grocery store. I soaked my WOOL yarn in warm water and vinegar for about a half an hour. When I first put the dye cubes on the yarn. After an hour in the sun. Once it was completely melted- in my case about an hour and a half- I covered it with saran wrap to help raise the heat and incubate the yarn.

Yarn steaming in the sun. Name: Summer Popsicle Update! Mixed Media Artist. Fabric Painting: 5 Surface Design, Paint, and Monoprint Techniques from Quilting Arts. What are you waiting for? Download this free eBook to explore fabric painting designs. Take your fabric to the next level by creating texture using simple but effective methods of painting on fabric. Grasp the unpredictability of painting fabric with Mickey Lawler as painting, special effects, and sun prints are explored. Next, learn how to create multiple pieces of fabric simultaneously with Patricia Gaignat to use in mixed media art quilts.

Then we join Jo Fitsell for a lesson in fabric marbling techniques, including using stencils for more variation. Then, get out your fabric paints, stencils, stamps, and imagination to create layered fabric with Christi Beckmann. From marbling fabric to layering, this eBook has a wonderful variety of fabric painting ideas for you to explore. So You Think You're Crafty — 10 weeks. 10 crafters. 10 themes. YOU Decide. T-Shirt Yarn Knit Market Bag Tutorial. I’m so pleased that the upcycled market bag was such a hit. Want to make your own? Here’s how. Find used t-shirts {about five} in a similar shade. I was fortunate to find a pile of old Scout troop shirts {thank you, Pack 77} that were all the same color but a little bit of discrepancy in color shade won’t make any difference in this project.

To make the yarn, the shirt is cut into strips. Rather than re-create the wheel, I’ll point you to a great tutorial found here. Once the t-shirt is cut into strips, give the strips a tug and they will scrunch right up into a really neat yarn. To finish the bag, follow this knitting pattern. Using circular needles in a larger size {I used US 13}, cast on 70 stitches. Knit 2 rows. Knit in twisted drop stitch {Insert right needle into stitch as though to knit. K5, K2tog across the row. K 1 row. K4, K2tog across the row. K3, K2tog across the row. K2, K2tog across the row. K1, K2tog across the row. For the handle, cast on 7 stitches. Hexagon How-to. My crochet Hexagons, I am LOVING them right now, can't get enough. For a brief spell I fell out of love, I got fed up with the fiddlesomeness of them, the fact that they are very hard to do whilst simultaneously doing anything else (like drinking cappuccino and nattering).

They take concentration folks, but if you are prepared to concentrate then these will reward you handsomely. I'm not sure how this post will turn out, maybe a bit of a descriptive pattern/tutorial mixture, but one thing's for certain :: I will do my damndest to help you make these if you are interested. I made my own pattern to suit my own yarn, after not being able to find a pattern anywhere on the web in general.

Another valuable source of information and inspiration is the Hexagon Love pool on Flickr. And there is more info/blurb to be found in my own archives here and here. I've had many emails during the past few months asking me for specific yarn info with regards to my various crochet projects. 215 (Rosso) Crochet School. Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series. Would you believe me if I said I don't want it to end? Haha That's not the real reason, although it is a little weird to be writing the last crochet school post (for now).

I've just been busy designing new patterns and crocheting my butt off for the craft show I'm in next month, Deluxe. I was also waiting for all of you to have time to put in questions you want answered in this post. Let's cover those questions first: Carly asked "I think you mentioned that you can weave in ends with a hook.

Hi carly, Since you're making a blanket, I would probably just try to find a bigger needle. Nia asked "I understand how to make the corners when seaming horizontally but what about vertically.. do we skip the corners and just seam the sides? Since you only do one corner from each side when seaming horizontally, you'll pick up those other two corners when you to the vertical stitches. Don't be afraid to ask for help! Crochet Me.