Cook Clean Craft: Men's Jeans to Toddler Pants Tutorial I’ve seen a few blog posts for converting men’s pants or jeans to toddler-sized jeans, but they all seem to involve a lot of seam-ripping, deconstructing and lots of sewing. I was after a quicker and easier way – I get limited time at the sewing machine each week, and I want to see results! Also, the pants I had picked up cheaply at the thrift store had an unfortunate blow-out, so I needed to work around this: I prefer flat-front pants (where there is only elastic in the back) as I think they look a bit snazzier, but you could erasily do this with a full elastic waist. Here’s my quick and easy method to convert thrifted mens pants into toddler/boy pants: Materials RequiredMen’s jeans or pantsElastic to fit in waist-band (I about 9 inches of 1/2 inch wide elastic)ThreadSewing MachineSerger/Overlocker (optional)ScissorsSeam ripper ProcedureStep 1.
Amigurumi Apples © June Gilbank 2010 Here’s a realistic amigurumi apple: it’s not just a ball with a stalk attached, it’s actually the shape and size of a real apple! Give one to your (or your child’s!) favourite teacher, make a bowlful in red and green as a decorative centrepiece, or add a pair of safety eyes and an embroidered smile to make a sweet-as-apple-pie toy This pattern is Donationware – the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation: How to Crochet: The Magic Adjustable Ring By Alicia Kachmar – 53 Comments One way of crocheting in the round is to chain 2 and then make a certain number of stitches into the 2nd chain from the hook (you can do so with any kind of crochet stitch–sc, hdc, dc, etc.–but for this tutorial, I’ll be using sc. This tutorial is for both right and left handed people.
Little Tin Bird & Basic Granny Square Pattern As promised, here is my pattern for the Basic Granny Square. I didn’t invent this pattern in the slightest, (obviously) but I’m going to show you step by step how to make the basic granny square. When I started to learn I couldn’t find a pattern that I could understand easily and so I hope to change that by doing one with lots of pictures :-) This is the pattern I used to make the squares for the Granny Alice blanket (above). For this pattern, you will need to know how to chain stitch, and how to make a UK treble (TR) stitch.
Crafty Crafty: Free Crafty Crafty Pattern: Jolly Roger skull and crossbone potholder or placemat Fancy making yourself this crochet skull and crossbone mat? Then print out our exclusive Crafty Crafty pattern and you'll be one step closer to Jolly Roger joy. Pattern after the jump This is a very straightforward pattern, using rows of Double Crochet (US Single Crochet), turning at each end to work forwards and backwards. Each square represents one DC (US sc).
Ribbed Lace Bolero I’ve finished my ribbed lace bolero, with pattern as promised ;) I decided not to give the sleeves ribbing, like most of you suggested. I liked how it was sort of dainty, even with worsted weight yarn, and I thought ribbing on the sleeves would be too heavy for it. The shape of this is based on the Circular Shrug on Craftster.
my creative space... pincushion So I was looking around blogdom, and came across these gorgeous pincushions here, and after a few little linkys found a great pattern here, and of course, I had to make one of my own straight away!! Isn't it cute? Very easy to make, I am picturing an explosion of different coloured pincushions, or I might turn them into dangley decorations, I do so love hanging bits and pieces!.......... Yes, there will definitely be more of theses appearing around here. On another note, would you look at the size of this egg that one of my poor girls squeezed out today! The other eggs are all pretty big too, so you can see the difference!
Carina's Craftblog: Crochet magic ring tutorial Mmm... happy colours! Ok, so there's a granny triangle tutorial in the works, but first I'm going to show you how to make a magic ring. This is a very handy thing to know how to make. Not just for granny triangles! Revisiting the Granny Mandala…. Helloooooo!!!!!! I hope you’re all having a fabulous week!! I certainly am and it is very much due to the amazing and beautiful sunny weather we are STILL having! It seems that summer has arrived early and it is just the best! Granny Spiral Author PKOlson Introduction Crochet DROPS jacket worked in a circle in ”Nepal”. Size: S to XXXL DROPS NEPAL UNI COLOUR (50g) 3.55 USD DROPS NEPAL MIX (50g) 3.55 USD Learn something new every day! Do you love knitting and/or crocheting and are always excited to learn something new? Then visit our Tutorial Videos section or our FAQ!! Are you looking for pattern inspiration, crafting books or a blog to follow?
CROCHETED ROPE BASKET I love having little baskets and containers around to keep things tidy, and have really been wanting to experiment with different materials to crochet with recently. This little basket is not only a perfect way to practice crocheting with rope, but also to hold little odds and ends! For this project I used a Size P crochet hook and one package of clothesline rope.