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Spud & Chloë — Blog

Spud & Chloë — Blog
Hi Spud & Chloë Friends, After an overwhelmingly positive response for the Oink preview and for adding wings….. here he is! This project is so fast to work up you will barely blink an eye and a pig will be flying around your house. Oink’s body has a Hi Bounce Pink Ball inside but it is optional. Here is some information you might like to know: Finished Measurements: 3 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches wide Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 1 hank each in Watermelon #7512, Popsicle #7501 and Igloo #7517 (optional for the wings only) Needles: US size 5 double pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge Tools: Yarn needle Scissors Tape measure or ruler Polyester fiberfill (small amount) Hi-Bounce Pinky Ball (optional and available on Black embroidery floss Stitch marker Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch Pigs really do fly! Have fun and hopefully Oink will bring some smiles to you and those around you. Related:  crochet patternsWool

How To Crochet: Broomstick Lace You can use a very large knitting needle for bigger loops and you can create different rows with different size stitches. The only stitch that you need to know is single crochet, can you believe it? For this tutorial, I used my favorite crochet thread in size 3 with a size C crochet hook and a size 17 knitting needle. The usual grouping of stitches is 4 to 6. Your initial chain will vary in length depending on how many groups of stitches you want to make. In this example, I am going to make 4 groups of 5 stitches so I will chain 20. Chain 20. Insert crochet hook into each chain, yarn over and bring the loop up onto the knitting needle. You should now have 20 loops on your knitting needle. In groups of 5, gather the stitches off the knitting needle. Now begin to draw up your working yarn and chain 1 to close the group. Now make 5 single crochets in the space for the gathered stitches. Continue across row gathering 5 stitches, and making 5 single crochets in each group.

Mieter der Woche: Handgemachte Wohnideen zum Stricken, Sticken und Häkeln | - Wohnen, Wohnungsbilder und Wohnideen Einzug zu vermelden! Heute möchte ich für euch eine kleine neue Wohnideen-Reihe starten. Immer montags präsentiere ich ab sofort die "Mieter der Woche". Das sind Fundstücke, Inspirationen und kleine Kostbarkeiten aus dem Netz, denen ich sehr gerne ein Zuhause geben würde - aufgelesen auf dem Online-Marktplatz für Handgemachtes: Der Herbst zeigt sich momentan von seiner schönsten Seite: Was liegt da näher, als sich nach einem Spaziergang an der frischen Luft, in den eigenen vier Wänden herrlich einzukuscheln. Vielleicht inspirieren die "Mieter der Woche" auch die Geübten unter euch, mit den Nadeln eigene kleine Wohnideen zu verwirklichen? Wer gleich ganz Großes vorhat, nimmt sich doch am besten den beliebten Sitzpouf vor - für Geübte und Geduldige ein wirklich schönes Projekt! P.S. (alle Bilder über

How to Cable Without a Cable Needle | Lion Brand Notebook - StumbleUpon November 7th, 2011 by Jess Now that you’ve learned to use a cable needle, what do you do if you want to start a cabled project and don’t have a cable needle on hand? Don’t fret; you can cross your stitches without using a separate needle! Here’s how to do it. Now, a few notes on this technique. Recycle Tutorial: Braided Rag Rug | My mum threw me 2 bundles of old bed sheets she found during spring cleaning. She knows that I love to recycle and able to make something good out from them. In support of the Earth Hour campaign, I am going to spend the whole March making recycle handmade and will switch off my lights for 1 hour on March 27, 8:30pm. The first idea that came across my mind was rag rug, yes, with all this rotten bed sheets I can make lots of rag rugs. I love the touch of this braided rag rug….. it is rough!!! Let’s go and see how I make this 22″ x 16″ oval shape braided rag rug {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Knitted Scarves - How to Knit a Scarf at - StumbleUpon Project excerpted from Head to Toe Knits: 35 hats, scarves, gloves, and socks you'll love to knit. A luxurious scarf (made here from pure Aran wool) that will be the envy of all your friends. The chunky cable makes it extra thick and warm, and with the super-long length you’ll never be cold. You could also try this pattern with finer yarn for a skinnier and lighter-weight version of this scarf. SizeApproximately 82 1⁄2in (209.5cm) long and 8 1⁄4in (21cm) wide. Yarn suggestion Ten 3 1⁄2oz (100g) balls—approximately 1859yds (1700m)—of worsted-weight yarn, such as Rowan Pure Wool Aran NeedlesPair of US 11 (8.0mm) knitting needles Other materials Cable needleKnitter’s sewing needle Gauge (tension)18 stitches and 16 rows to 4in (10cm) square over patt using US 11 (8.0mm) needles and 2 strands of yarn held together Abbreviations C6F = slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work, k3, then k3 from cable needle. Pattern SCARF Using 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 38 sts.

Togepi Pattern Because I like Togepi. Materials:Tan and white yarnCrochet hook, duh (any size, as long as your stitches are tight enough that the stuffing won't show through)StuffingNeedle for sewingFelt/fabric paint in black and white for the face and red and blue for the shell markingsScissors (don't know why no one ever lists them, but I find them to be extremely helpful) Head spikes (make 5):With tan:Round 1: sc 6 in magic ringRound 2: sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc in next around (8)Round 3: sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next around (10)Round 4: sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next around (12)Rounds 5-7: sc aroundF/O, but don’t stuff! Arms:In tan:Round 1: sc 4 in magic ringRound 2: 2 sc in each (8)Round 3: sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next around (12)Rounds 4-5: sc in eachF/O, stuff and attach to sides of shell Feet:In tan:Round 1: sc 6 in magic ringRound 2: 2 sc in each (12)Rounds 3-5: sc in eachRound 6: dec over next 2 around (6)F/O, don’t stuff; attach to bottom of shell Craftside: Knit leaf coaster pattern from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting by Margaret Hubert It's Thursday and that means Question day with a book Giveaway. The book is The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting and today you get a free knit leaf coaster pattern from the jam-packed book of knitting fabulousness! Leave your answer to today's question in the comments section of today's post by Midnight ET on Thursday, September 2, 2010: What is your favorite leaf (real or crafted)? Mine are Dusty Miller with a close second being fall maple leaves. The Dusty Miller because I love the idea of a leaf being so soft and fuzzy. If you prefer to knit yours, here's a great pattern for knit leaves that I think would look great in green (as they are here) or in fall colors! Click on the images to read the full pattern and instructions on how to knit a leaf coaster. This great knitting project is from the comprehensive new book: The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting by Margaret Hubert This volume is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting.

Easy Button Earrings Tutorial - StumbleUpon Did you know...that you can make new earrings with a button and a paperclip? True story! I've been trying to think of a way for us to make some earrings without having to buy supplies. Buying the beads and all the findings can really add up. :o( Sad. But-oh, what? That still leaves the findings. Clip the top of the paperclip off with wire cutters: Snap off the button shanks: Glue the paperclip to the back of the button. Open the loop at the bottom of your earring hook by bending it outward and hook it onto your paper clip. And...pretty new earrings! Walmart was out of gold sparkly ones (I like gold.) but here are some cute ones I found on $1-$2): And some cute ones on Etsy: This Etsy shop has infinity cute buttons, you have to see it. (click photos to see where to buy them!) Of course, you may have some on hand just waiting to use! Hope you enjoy. Have a great Sunday! Have a great Monday!! Love you, Disney

Les bases du tricot J’ai créé Knit Spirit TV au mois de juillet cette année et je me suis rendue compte que ces vidéos étaient un peu « en vrac ». Les débutantes ont donc du mal à s’y retrouver c’est pourquoi aujourd’hui, je reprends en 4 étapes les bases du tricot. Etape 1 : Le montage des mailles Pour démarrer un tricot, il faut monter les mailles sur l’aiguille. Je vous remets donc la vidéo du montage des mailles que j’avais postée début septembre. Etape 2 : La maille endroit Une fois que les mailles sont montées sur l’aiguille, il faut les tricoter. Etape 3 : La maille envers L’autre point de base pour le tricot est le point envers : explications en vidéo ci-dessous. Etape 4 : Rabattre les mailles Une fois que votre ouvrage au tricot est terminé, il faut rabattre les mailles pour le finir. Les étapes 1 et 4 avaient déjà été postées sur le blog et pour ceux qui suivent Knit Spirit TV depuis le début, vous aurez remarqué que les vidéos sont maintenant stockées sur viméo.

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