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Goes to local yarn shops and Home Depot. Shifting Sands scarf ©2006,, copyright details at bottom of page.

goes to local yarn shops and Home Depot

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. Bavarian Crochet in Rows.

Some time ago, I happened across a style of crochet I had never heard of before called Bavarian crochet.

Bavarian Crochet in Rows

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. 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.

Alice-Inspired Mitts

Here’s a crochet version for crafters like me. Materials List. 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. Stripe-y Blanket, preview. You know how when you get a new hammer, everything looks like a nail?

Stripe-y Blanket, preview

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’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. Kool Aid Popsicle Dyeing. Mixed Media Artist. Fabric Painting: 5 Surface Design, Paint, and Monoprint Techniques from Quilting Arts. What are you waiting for?

Fabric Painting: 5 Surface Design, Paint, and Monoprint Techniques from Quilting Arts

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. 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.

T-Shirt Yarn Knit Market Bag Tutorial

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. 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. Hexagon How-to. My crochet Hexagons, I am LOVING them right now, can't get enough.

Hexagon How-to

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. Crochet School. Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series.

Crochet School

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. Crochet Me.