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You Can Crochet With Sheets!

You Can Crochet With Sheets!
I don't know about you, but this is my perfect vision of summer! Well of course I'd like to be sitting next to a beautiful lake with an iced coffee, but for now I'm quite happy sitting next to our largish wading pool with a gorgeous mountain view beyond. You see, when you need to watch your kids in the pool, there's nothing better than a little (or a lot in my case) crocheting! In fact I'm probably the only mother begging her kids to get into the pool, so that I can have an excuse to relax with my current favorite craft! If you're wondering what ever happened to the crocheting with t-shirt yarn, well suffice it to say I ran out of yarn, and my little rug turned out to be so lopsided that I had to tear about 1/3 of it out. Not to worry, you'll see the results sometime. Now before you start dreaming of crocheted rugs everywhere, I should tell you that you'll need quite a few sheets! You'll Need: How To: Remove all elastic from fitted sheets and cut corner seem so you'll have a flat piece. Related:  Crochet MiscFor Later

20 Free Crochet Patterns for Valentine’s Day! – The Crochet Dude Here are some of my fave crochet patterns that I’ve collected for you around the Internet Machine for Valentine’s Day! Click on the name of the pattern to get it! PS: all these were free patterns at the time this roundup was compiled. Please forgive me if a designer has decided to change that status or even removed the pattern from their site. Madly In Love Jazlyn’s Beanie Hat Heart & Soul Slippers Sweetie Hearts A Hat With Love Valentine’s Day Mug Cozy Sachets of Love All Mine Slouch Hat Valentines Kitty Hat Valentines Puppy Hat Flower in a Heart Valentines Day Envelope Valentines Day Coffee Kozie Valentine Love Monster Circle of Love Afghan Sweet Ella Valentine Hearts Doily Valentine’s Day Basket Tiny One Round Hearts Love-a-saurus Dino Hat And be sure and download my FREE Valentine’s Day phone background The Crochet Dude® is a registered trademark of Drew Emborsky, all rights reserved. Please click one of the icons below to share this blog post on your favorite social media sites!

Joining Amigurumi When making amigurumi, you will often need to join an open-ended crocheted piece (e.g. the top of a leg or tail or a muzzle) to a closed crocheted piece (e.g. the body or head). Sewing these together neatly can be tricky and can make the difference between a cohesive finish and an untidy messy join. In this tutorial I will demonstrate the method I developed for sewing pieces together neatly, with an almost invisible join. Both pieces are usually the same colour, but, for the purpose of this tutorial, I will be joining an open-ended brown piece (right) to a closed grey piece (left): You will usually have a long yarn end left over from the open-ended piece to sew the two pieces together. Hold the two pieces together in their final position, with the yarn end towards you. Begin the first stitch into the main piece, just outside the place where the two pieces touch: Draw the yarn all the way through so there is no slack, but do not pull it overly tight. I hope you find this tutorial useful!

Light Up Rug DIY I completely stole this DIY from Wonder How To after seeing their image on Pinterest. You will need: -A string of LED lights. -Some thick and quick yarn in white (or rope works too). -A really big crochet hook (like the huge plastic ones- like a P). Make this in the same way you made your Crochet Care Basket. *REALLY REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE... Happiest of Holidays! Mosaic Antimacassar Set Pattern #774 Printer-friendly version Materials: Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Mercer­ized Crochet Size 30, 3 balls. Milward's steel crochet hook, No. 6. Antimacassar: (10¼ x 12½ inches) Ch 167, turn. 1st row: 1 d c in the 4th ch st from hook, 1 d c in each of the next 3 ch sts, ch 2, skip 2 ch, 1 d c in next ch st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, * 1 d c in each of next 10 sts, ch 8, skip 7 ch sts, repeat from * to within 9 sts of other end of row, ch 2 skip 2, 1 d c in next ch st, ch 2, skip 2, 1 d c in each of the next 4 ch sts, ch 3, turn. 2nd row: 1 d c in each of the 1st 3 d c of the previous row, ch 2, skip 2, 1 d c in next d c, ch 2, skip 2, * 1 d c in each of the next 4 d c, ch 2, skip 2, 1 d c in each of next 4 d c, ch 8, repeat from * to within 9 sts of end of row, ch 2, skip 2, 1 d c in d c of previous row, ch 2, skip 2, 1 d c in each of next 4 d c of pre­vious row, ch 3, turn. Arm Pieces: (7 x 10¾ inches) Ch 98, break thread. other patterns in leaflet:

Lacy Crocheted Earrings Author Gene in SoCal Introduction Liven up an old pair of hoops with this simple pattern. With a small amount of #10 crochet thread and a #7 crochet hook, and in a few minutes, you'll have a new look. Materials List #7 steel crochet hook small amount of #10 cotton crochet thread pair of hoop earrings Finished Size Completed size depends on hoops used and number of rounds completed. Gauge Gauge is not important with this pattern. The Pattern Rnd 1: Make a loop around the hoop and sc around to cover the hoop. Rnd 2:. Rnd 3: Turn, sk first st, * sc in next st, sk 1 st, repeat from * around. Rnd 4: Turn, sk first st, * sl st in next st, sk next st, repeat around. At this point, you can fasten off and sew in the loose end, or add another round.

DIY: Crocheted Muslin Rag Rug: Remodelista Older DIY: Crocheted Muslin Rag Rug by Alexa Hotz Issue 1 · A Clean Slate · January 4, 2012 Newer Issue 1 · A Clean Slate · January 4, 2012 Rag rugs, traditionally woven from scraps of denim and discarded linens, have a humble appeal. Above: Create your own rags with muslin by cutting the fabric into half-inch-wide strips (Cotton Muslin Fabric; $4.48 per yard at Amazon). Above: As with yarn, connect the strips by crocheting them so that one strip overlaps the next. Above: We can see this delicately textured rug in a bedroom; image via Ribbons Undone. EXPLORE MORE: Issue 1: A Clean Slate, DIY & Remodeling, Bedrooms, DIY, Rugs 10 Easy Pieces: Canvas Storage Containers By Alexa Hotz Shopper's Diary: Save Haven in New York By Christine Chang Hanway

#Crochet #TipsTuesday: 8 tips for washing your crochet wearables Are you one of those crocheters (or knitters) who avoids making wearables because you’re not quite sure how to clean them? Or, do you just avoid wearing your gorgeous creations because you are afraid to wash them if they get dirty? This post contains affiliate links. Believe it or not, caring for your crochet (or knit) projects is much easier than it seems. Here are 8 tips to help you take the best care of your wearables. Most yarns – though not all hand dyed or hand spun yarns – include care instructions on the labels. These instructions are usually written out, but sometimes they use the international laundry care symbols. For best results, follow the instructions on the care labels. Avoid using bleach and harsh detergents on your crochet or knit items. In the washing machine, I use gentle, natural laundry or baby-safe detergents, like Seventh Generation, or I skip detergents all together and use water and agitation to wash. <a href="

Welcome to the Craft Yarn Council and Warm Up America! One way to use up leftover thread… | -- ✄ - ✄ - the smallest forest - ✄ - ✄ -- I got around to organizing my embroidery threads the other day…putting all the untouched hanks, little paper bands and color codes still on, in one organizer, looping the working hanks of thread around plastic thread card thingies, and gathering all the odds and ends of leftover threads (short lengths, minus a few skeins) If you do a lot of embroidery, chances are that you have a small (or medium…or humongous…) mass of embroidery threads left over from all those other stitchy projects. Could it possibly look anything like my own thread bunny, here?…or am I more slovenly than most of you? >:) I hate to throw anything even remotely usable away, but I know that I will not remember to rummage through my tangled thread monster for a particular shade of thread when I am working on an embroidery design, so the solution—for me—has always been to create a project specifically to use up my leftover threads. It was time for another one of those projects: Inch-sized squares halved on the diagonal.

Fun With Color - Talking Crochet Updates - January 24, 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 2 Crochet News,Views & How-tos Most of us have our favorite go-to colors. For me it's deep pink, rich plum and dark cranberry. My husband likes royal blue, dark grey and soft brown. Those are all very harmonious colors, thankfully. How can you tell what your favorite colors are? One of my favorite ways (and the easiest way, in my opinion) to choose coordinating yarns is to base the colors on something from the stash of variegated yarn that I have collected over the years. Some of us lack the natural instinct for color -- I know it doesn't always come easy for me! Monochromatic Color Monochromatic color schemes are very easy to use because they only use varying shades of one color. Complementary Colors Complementary colors are located directly across from each other on the color wheel. Primary Colors Basic primary colors are red, blue and yellow. Secondary Colors Secondary colors are created by mixing primary colors. These are just a few of the many ways to combine colors.

How to Crochet with Pop-Tops Crochet a Flower With Pull Tabs For crafters who want to know how to crochet with pull tabs, we've come up with this free crochet pattern that will teach you how to crochet a flower. This is our first DIY project and it's a good introduction to recycled crafts. This crochet flower can be made into a Christmas tree ornament, a brooch or incorporated into a larger project. To download a printable version, click here » Step 1: Materials & Tools 6 pull tabs Crochet thread (1 or 2 colors). Step 2: Prepare Your Pull Tabs Choose tabs that are in good condition. Step 3: Start Crocheting Begin crocheting the center of the flower using a single stitch to cover the 'thin side' of the tab (top figure) (the side that's pulled when a can is opened). Step 4: Connect the Circle Pull the line of tabs into a circle and crochet them together (top figure). Step 5: Add Color to the 'Petals' Cover the outer ring of the pull-tab using a double stitch with different colored thread. Step 6: Cover and Connect

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