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Ladies and Gentlemen, a Charismatic Mega Doily

Ladies and Gentlemen, a Charismatic Mega Doily
Bigger is better, especially when it comes to doilies. After seeing theMegaDoily at Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a firm believer that no doily can ever be too big, is there a world record for the world’s largest doily? I’d like to know! These ones shown here, may or may not hold the record, but the charm is not lost in the scale. Designed by Jean Lee, these are hand knotted with cotton rope, using vintage doily patterns they make pretty rugs, and idea so simple, I wonder how is it possible our grandmothers weren’t making these? They certainly makes regular area rugs look painfully ordinary.

Crochet Star Making - A Tutorial. Hello. I have been making crochet stars this week. For no good reason really, just because they're fun to make. These stars use up tiny amounts of wool, so get your scraps box out! I used a mixture of hot colours.... .....and a nice mix of cool colours. You need to make 10 star 'points' or diamonds ( 5for the front and 5 for the back). You can make your stars bigger or smaller by varying the number of rows or by changing the yarn weight and hook size you use. (leave a long tail at the beginning so you can use it to sew up later) Ch 2 row 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook, turn. row 2: Ch1(turning chain) 1sc into first st, 2sc into 2nd st, turn. row 3: Ch1, 1sc into 1st st, 1sc into 2nd st, 2sc into last st, turn. row 4: Ch1, 1sc into 1st st, 1sc into each st across until last st, 2sc into last st, turn. Repeat row 4 until you have 11 stitches. ( or as many stitches as you like, more stitches means a bigger diamond and finished star , less a tiny diamond and finished star) Start decreasing.

Baby rainbow sandals I've called these baby rainbow sandals because of the yarn I've used to make the most recent pair (Catania Color). However you can make them in a plain colour or two colours. I've indicated where to make the colour changes if you want to make the two-colour version (for a two-colour version see this post). These baby sandals are 10 cm/4 inches long so size 3 months approx. I have used Catania cotton yarn and a 3mm crochet hook and a tension of 6 sc and 6 rows of sc to an inch/2.5 cm. I did work the sole a bit looser, though. The sandals are worked in a single piece - the only things you need to sew on are the buttons. I have used US terms for this pattern (even though I'm British) as most visitors to my blog seem to hail from the USA. US sc = UK dc US dc = UK tr Please do not sell this pattern or post it to any website. So here we go: rnd 7-10: working in back loop only, 1 sc around (55 sts) If you're making two-colour shoes this is where you should change colour.

How To: Make a Homemade Snow Globe As Kate so delicately alluded to earlier this week, I am somewhat of a holiday junkie. And Christmas is the holiday of all holidays for me. I decorated a week before Thanksgiving; yep, I’m one of those people. (There have been lots of questions about my advent calendar, and what I put into it. Snow globes are magical, whimsical, and fun. The first thing you need are jars, with nice snug lids. You can be creative with the items that go inside your snow globe, it’s just important that they are made of materials that won’t break down in water. Another really fun thing is to make your own little figurines with Sculpey Clay. I decided to take it up a notch though, and put something extra special inside. You will create your scene on the underside of the jar lid. It’s just important to remember to keep things away from the edges enough that you can still screw the lid onto the jar, so don’t fill the entire base with glue or rocks. You know the Wilton gel colors we use in everything?

Crochet Lined Tote Bag reusable shopping bag by CustomBearHugs Funmigurumi And Kids Stuff I'm fighting a tough pneumonia and making headwave little by little. Meantime, I had to crochet (aside from reading, that's my favorite thing to do!) This is the result, hope you like it! Materials:Red Heart worsted weight yarn TurquaRed Heart worsted weight yarn Hot Red (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Blue (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn WhiteRed Heart worsted weight Shocking PinkFiberfillScissorsPinsMeasuring tapeCrochet hook size H Body-Front- Side #1:With Turqua, ch 16.Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.Rows 3 to 30- Rep row 2. Back- With Turqua, ch 31.Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Done!

Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern I posted this pattern on my friend Kara's crochet blog, Petals to Picots, back in August in honor of her Granny Month. But I thought I would share it with you again and show you how the owl squares are being used! I made them into an owl bunting for my friend Shannon's owl-themed gender reveal party! It was first displayed over the party food table... But now it sits over her daughters crib! Of course I would love to make an afghan with this square pattern, but I need more time and patience to take on that type of project right now :) If you are interested in making a blanket with these squares and want to alternate between the owl granny square and a basic granny square, you can follow a basic granny square pattern like THIS ONE and your squares will be the same size. Owl Granny Square Pattern Materials: - Vanna's Choice Yarn - Size G-6 (4.25 mm) Crochet Hook - Tapestry need - Small Black buttons for eyes Start by making your owl. Turn owl over. Now working inside your chain 3 spaces...

Crochet Baby Turban Pattern & Tutorial This quick and easy crocheted hat makes a great handmade baby shower gift. The hardest part might be choosing the color. A faux rib pattern gives the little turban added interest. Have fun! Crochet Baby Turban Pattern – size 0-3 months Supplies: Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend or similar worsted-weight baby yarn (you can get two hats from one skein). Stitches: ch- chain, dc-double crochet, hdc-half double crochet, sl st- slip stitch The first 5 rounds are crocheted in the round and joined with a slip stitch in the starting chain. Repeat pattern inside the asterisks. Gauge: Rounds 1-4 = 2 3/4″ height Start with a Magic ring ( com/forums/t/28917.aspx) Finish off. Thread yarn through yarn needle. Don’t crochet? Terms of use: This tutorial/pattern is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent.

Snoopy Crochet Pattern, Part 1. **Update 5/5/19** This pattern has been re-written and updated. For a much better version, please visit my new website Oh Darn Yarn! See you there! Ever since I made a crocheted Snoopy doll, many have asked me for the pattern. I have decided to give it away for free. Note: This pattern is done in rounds. Pattern: Nose Using black yarn, Sc 5 in a magic ring (or ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook). Head (working from nose to back of the head) Using white yarn, Sc 8 in a magic ring (or ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook). Note: At this point, you might want to attach your nose. R22: Sc 1 in each sc around. Facial features Eyes Using black yarn, I sewed the eyes on right where crochet is in the front loops only. Eyebrows Using black yarn, The eyebrows are 2 holes long. Nose Using the nose that you previously crocheted, position it directly center of the face, which is where you first started crocheting, and sew it on with the tail you left on the nose! Note: This pattern is done in rounds.

3 Pretty Washcloths in Single Crochet Finished Size: Approximately 8″ (20 cm) wide, 8″ (20 cm) tall Gauge: Gauge is not important for this project. If you’d like a larger or smaller cloth, increase or decrease number of stitches in beginning chain (see instructions). Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Crochet Pattern: 3 Pretty Washcloths Washcloth #1 Ch 32 (or a chain that is the width of your desired washcloth. Washcloth #2 Ch 32 (or a chain that is the width of your desired washcloth. Washcloth #3 Ch 31 (or a chain that is the width of your desired washcloth. Border (for all washcloths) Single crochet evenly around the washcloth. Remember, you will single crochet along each side of the washcloth. Need help while crocheting? New Pattern – Crochet Christmas Bells « Crafts Crocheters, knitters or crafters in general are very lucky people.Why? I’ll tell you!Mostly because they have this special right to start thinking about Christmas quite early in the year.They are allowed to do so because working on their projects will take some time. Some sweet and lovely time! If you like crocheting and want to bring some Christmas spirit in your life already, then I have a new pattern for you. It’s bells.Christmas bells.Loved designing them! Frankly, they are very easy to make, nothing to be afraid of. Can’t wait to see them on my Christmas tree this year! I just wonder how many more I need to make… have ten already. And here’s a sneak peek into the pattern.

Pattern: Yogi Bear Yogi Bear. Yet another adorable cartoon made during the golden age of cartoons that people can't seem to get enough of. I love Yogi, so I was extremely shocked not to find a single pattern for him anywhere. So being the designer that I am, I made one. And as always it's here for all of you to use for free. Notions: G hook F hook Light Brown and Tan and light Green yarn Small amount of Black yarn Black and White felt Tapestry needle Stitch marker Fiber fill (I always forget to put that on the list) Hot glue gun Body: With LB yarn and G hook, ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook. Nose: With black yarn and F hook, ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook. Legs: (Make 2) With LB and G hook, ch 2, sc 5 in second ch from hook. Now you should have something that looks like this (Lower right) . Arms: (Make 2) With LB yarn and G hook, ch, sc 5 in second ch from hook Rnds 1-5: Sc around Rnd 6: Sc, inc around. Ears: (Make 2) With LB and G hook Ch 2, sc, dc 2, sc in second ch from hook.

Pattern: Despicable Me Minion Who doesn’t love the minions from “Despicable Me”? Make your very own detailed minion with removable goggles and removable overalls with my free crochet pattern! Materials: yellow yarn (for head, body, arms and embroidering overalls), blue yarn (for overalls), black yarn (for hair, goggle straps, gloves and boots), grey yarn (for goggles)- I used “Red Heart Super Saver” yarn2.00 mm crochet hook [YES- you read that correctly! I like to have very tight, small stitches when crocheting amigurumi so that no fiberfill is visible. Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds). Finished size: Approximately 14 inches/36 cm in height Using yellow yarn, R1: 7 sc in magic ring. (7 sts) R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (14 sts) R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 7 times. (21 sts) R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 7 times. (28 sts) R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 7 times. (35 sts) R6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 7 times. (42 sts) R7: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 7 times. (49 sts) R10-55: Sc 63 R10-22: Sc 63

Little Muggles | Baby Owl Free Pattern! This green owl was made using Vanna’s Choice yarn in Fern, Sapphire Blue, Terracotta, Linen, and Mustard My baby owls are all made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarns. They are approximately 4.5 inches high. Regarding the instructions for the body, I have indicated where the color change should start (should you wish to follow my example), but I will leave it up to you as to how you want to do your stripes. If you prefer my example, you can view my pictures and follow the color scheme accordingly. I like to change colors in every row but it sure can be tricky getting the color transition seam to look neat. Size USD3/3.25mm crochet hook Medium/worsted weight yarn Sport weight yarn in White (for eye circles) 12mm safety eyes Blunt end tapestry needle Polyester pellets Polyester fiber fill Stitch marker Rnd 1 – Start 4sc into magic ring Rnd 2 – sc around [4] Rnd 3 – (sc, inc) repeat twice Fasten off and leave a tail Rnd 1 – Start 6sc into magic ring Assembly is fairly simple.

Crafting: Button Bracelets Love buttons? Who doesn't?! Chances are, whether you are crafty or not, you have a stash of them laying around, or maybe an addiction to collecting vintage ones. What you'll need: Elastic, 1/4" or 3/8" thick Buttons Needle and Thread I decided on a yellow and seafoam green color palette for my bracelet, using a mix of some chunkier vintage buttons I have collected and a few new ones I purchased to match. Start by wrapping the elastic loosely around your wrist where you would like the bracelet to sit. With the elastic laid flat as a guide, make a rough layout of your button placement to determine the design and how many buttons you will need. Once your layout is ready, you can sew the elastic together securely, forming the bracelet. Next, begin sewing the buttons in place, one at a time, starting at your marked center of the bracelet. As I mentioned, you want the buttons to overlap each other a bit so you do not see the elastic when you are wearing it.

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