seamless + symmetrical november :: mystery crochet project Hooks at the ready! Let's get started with this month's mystery crochet project. To make this project all you need to know how to do is to make a basic granny square. smitten by a knot I’ve been so wanting to do a tutorial and I finally decided on this cute little macrame bracelet. It’s based on the knotted bracelets you see in tourist shops. They’re very simple to make and depending on the cord and beads you choose, you can design them to suit your style. They also make great gifts because of the somewhat adjustable length on the sliding clasp. Just about any kind of cord and beads will work as long as the bead holes are large enough for two cords to fit through. Only one knot, a simple square knot is used throughout. Tutorial for strips roses I came across a new kind of rose at Creating Keepsakes blog. They remind me of these ones I made with ribbons. (Click here to see that tutorial)You will need cardstock or double sided patterned paper.
Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly. You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory. That’s how! Most yarn lines contain a wide range of of colors. I’m working on something new : In a few weeks I will begin to offer patterns and kits for sale; some brand new things as well as a couple of my most popular items. I’m going to start with six projects and build from there. I’ll share my creative practices, techniques, top secret tips and tricks and inspirations. I’m very excited and energized about this and I hope you will be too.
Spud & Chloë — Blog Hi Spud & Chloë Friends, I am happy to bring you a fun new free pattern today. This pattern is a little different than others I’ve done before. The pattern is for either a scarf out of Spud & Chloë Outer or for a bookmark out of Spud & Chloë Fine. Shara Lambeth Designs: Crochet Chain Link Necklace Tutorial Hello friends! I have had many, many requests for a How-To tutorial so others could make a Crochet Chain Link Necklace, so I thought I ought to do it :-) These necklaces are simple, pretty & even practical, yep, they're baby proof! So here's what you need to know to make yourself a Crochet Chain Link Necklace: What you need: 90m (100yds) DK weight cotton (approx) 4mm (US#6) crochet hook
Hexagonal Stacking Boxes The inspiration for this week’s project comes from the Japanese stacking octagonal box kit shown above. We previously used a similar technique to demonstrate a business card box with traditional elegance. We now present a surreal modern makeover for Japanese papercraft boxes by using (recycling) paperboard packaging. Rosie Posie Grannie Square Tutorial What you'll need... Various colours of yarn (I used Patons Smoothie DK) Appropriate size crochet hook for your yarn (I used a 4mm - USA G) Yarn needle for weaving in ends Difficulty: Crochet Dish Towel The towels used in this project were purchased at Wal-Mart for a dollar each. Choose ones that duplicate the picture/pattern on both the top and bottom half of the towel. That way, when the towels that you purchased are cut in half, you'll have two identical towels. Buttonless Crochet Top Dish Towel