Crafty Tutorial: Super-Chunky Crocheted Infinity Scarf [Giveaway!] By popular demand, you can now download the PDF for this pattern here!!! I got a bunch of emails, comments, and tweets asking me to do a tutorial for the giant bulky infinity scarves I’ve been crocheting. Usually, when I get a request for something, even if it’s just one of you, I’ll go for it… So, this is my infinity scarf that I made for myself, though I haven’t worn it yet. It’s been far too warm for a big bulky scarf like this. This post was an entire weekend in the making. Before we get started, if you would like some simple background tutorials on basic crocheting, check out this one and this one. First, you’ll need to buy your yarn. To make the exact scarf I’m showing you, you’ll need 4 skeins of this yarn and an N-gauge hook. How do I know what gauge hook to use? Generally, a bigger hook will yield a bigger or looser stitch, and a smaller hook will make a smaller or tighter stitch. Start by making a slip knot at the end of your yarn, leaving a small tail. Do this 41 times.
Talking Crochet ...Cut-Away-Cardi Cut-Away Cardi Design by Lisa Gonzalez Finished SizeInstructions given fit 28-30-inch bust (X-small); changes for 32-34-inch bust (small), 36-38-inch bust (medium), 40-42-inch bust (large), 44-46-inch bust (X-large) and 48-50-inch bust (2X-large) are in [ ]. Finished Garment MeasurementsBust: 27-29 inches (X-small) [30-32 inches (small), 34-36 inches (medium), 38-40 inches (large), 42-44 inches (X-large), 46-48-inches (2X-large)] Materials Classic Elite Premiere light (light worsted) weight yarn (13/4 oz/108 yds/50g per hank): 8 [8, 9, 10, 10, 12] hanks #5291 robin's eggSize G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gaugeYarn needle12 x 15mm decorative shank button Gauge[Sc, ch 5] 4 times = 4 inches; 9 rows = 4 inches Pattern NotesWeave in loose ends as work progresses. Special StitchNet Stitch (net st): Ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, sk next sc, ch 5] across, ending with sc in turning ch, turn. Cardigan For Size X-Large OnlyRows 59 & 60: Rep row 7. For Size 2X-Large OnlyRows 59-62: Rep row 7.
Piano Key Scarf EDIT: This pattern was updated on December 21, 2009. The pattern as written now, uses a larger hook size (to solve the stiffness problem) and includes tips for changing colors and carrying loose ends as you work so that you will have only ONE loose end to tuck in after you complete your scarf. This pattern is intended for people with experience and lots of patience as a lot of color changes are required. This pattern is not recommended for beginners. Please read this pattern fully and carefully before beginning. You will be required to repeat certain rows to obtain the piano key layout. Gauge: 11 sc = 3’’ 6 rows = 2’’ Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5 cm x 5 cm) ch 12. How to Change Colors in this Pattern For this pattern, when you are instructed to change colors, make one chain with the color you are currently using, then cut the yarn and pull the loop on your hook so that the loose strand of yarn is pulled through the stitch. Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 20 sc One Key Space
Booze it Up! 13 Rad Recycled Bottle Crafts & Projects Got a recycling bin full of glass bottles? Why waste them when you could have a new table lamp, candle holder, shelving unit, hummingbird feeder, glass countertop, building block – even a whole glass-bottle house? Reuse beer, wine and liquor bottles for these 13 fun and creative crafts and upcycling projects ranging up to a recycled bottle home and garden. Wine Bottle Table Lamp (images via: wit and whistle) Turning any wine bottle into a table lamp is as simple as drilling a hole and inserting a strand of lights. Wine Bottle Candle Holder (image via: design sponge) How simple and elegant are these DIY wine bottle candle holders? Wine Bottle Shelves (images via: renest) Would you ever have thought of using wine bottles and slabs of wood to create a shelving unit? Bottle Trees (images via: recyclart, metaefficient, examiner) Turn your holiday tree into an ode to beer (or perhaps just a sparkling green alternative to a living tree) using reclaimed empty bottles. Beer Bottle Drinking Glasses
Free Crochet Pattern...Fiona Button Scarf! The Fiona Button Scarf is a lovely piece for both fall and winter and is crocheted lengthwise in a slightly modified granny stripe. Two buttons join it together to create a long loop like an infinity scarf, or wear it unbuttoned for a traditional scarf. Versatile and pretty, lofty and warm! No need to crochet button holes either, just use the decorative holes from the scarf. Fiona Button ScarfBy Jennifer Dickerson Materials: N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook 1-2 Skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Solids, 106 yards (1 for the 45 inch and 2 for the 60 inch version) Note: Some of the prints and metallics have less yardage than the solids)Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends and sewing on buttons) Two Buttons (Buttons shown are 1 inch wide, test out your buttons before sewing them on by slipping them through one of the holes to make sure they fit) Sizing: Instructions: Ch 124 for a scarf that is 45 inches longCh 154 for a scarf that is 60 inches long Row 1:Chain 3 and turn. Here it is close up:
DROPS circle jacket crochet with 2 strands Alpaca. Sizes S-XL DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g) DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF! 4.85 USD 3.65 USD DROPS ALPACA MIX (50g) DROPS Alpaca Party! DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g) 4.80 CAD DROPS ALPACA MIX (50g) 4.80 CAD Lots of new lessons and videos online! Have you seen all the new updates to the Tips & Help section? See more here And make sure to bookmark it! NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. Crochet the jacket according to the explanations for the circle. Crochet gauge: 3 rows in the circle using hook size 6 mm [J/10] and 2 strands Alpaca should measure 6.5 cm [2 5/8”]. Crochet info: Substitute the first tr each round with 4 ch. Measurement tip: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise the sleeves will be too long when wearing the jacket CIRCLE Ch 4 with 2 strands Alpaca and make a ring with a sl st in the first ch. 1st round: Crochet 8 sc around the ring 2nd round: Read crochet info! Diagram Do you need some help?
Tuto à oreilles - The HappyDark Fluo World of Zoopy Voici un tuto pas très compliqué, pour te faire un bonnet à oreilles qui réchauffera les tiennes ! Facile à faire avec une machine à coudre, mais il est tout à fait faisable à la main avec un peu de patience. Matos : Polaire noir, minimum 30x70 cmTissu rouge 20x30 cmMatériel de couture et machine si possible Sur le polaire, trace 4 suppositoires géants côte à côte (ça ressemble, non ?) pour que la largeur totale fasse ton tour de tête, et une hauteur de 22cm environ Découpe selon les pointillés Puis couds les bords 1 et 2 ensemble, puis les bords 3 et 4 ensemble On obtient ça : Plie en deux (les coutures à l'extérieur) et couds le haut du bonnet jusqu'a l'épingle, mais pas en dessous ! Puis retourne le bonnet (coutures à l'intérieur) et couds le bas, mais la couture du bas se fait à l'extérieur du bonnet. Fais un ourlet en bas (le polaire ne s'effiloche pas, mais ca fait quand même plus propre avec un ourlet) puis retourne le bas pour faire le rabat du bonnet.
Snowflower Ornaments - Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! Last weekend, with the feeling of having eaten way too much pumpkin pie still in my belly, I got busy decorating my Christmas tree. Actually, I would have done it even sooner if it had been at all seemly. The fact is I love Christmas trees, Christmas lights and Christmas ornaments more than any other part of any other holiday. I love it all so much that I grow my Christmas tree inside my apartment all year long. I have an old potted Norfolk Pine that, at about ten feet tall and almost as wide, takes up way more than its fair share of New York City real estate, but when this time of year rolls around, it's totally worth the loss of square footage! Like my tree, my ornament collection keeps growing every year! Rich in texture and elegant in spirit, these pretty little ornaments look wonderful on my Norfolk Pine and also on this spare winter branch. Because ornaments are forever, I made these with Blue Sky's very special new yarn, Metalico. The Materials The Pattern Gauge Finished Size Begin
Hello Kitty Granny Square Scarf Crochet Pattern (Note: I haven’t finished putting in some of the links I mention but know that some of you want this in time to make Christmas gifts) This is a free pattern for a scarf made up of rectangles joined together and surrounded by a picot-edged border, a fun accessory for anyone who loves Hello Kitty. Each rectangle features either a cute kitty face or a traditional granny square (modified slightly to make it oblong). It is very long. I have already been informed of some errors (wrong stitch total, missing stitches, etc) and have fixed those. Also, I did not think of this idea/design/motif myself; rather, I saw it as a pattern on Ravelry (which in turn was an adaptation, I believe, from a pattern in a Japanese crochet book), then I also found other versions online. OK, then. 5.00mm/US H(8) crochet hook 6.00mm/US J(10) crochet hook Yarn needle Optional but highly recommended: Stitch markers (Alice at futuregirl.com has a tutorial on how to make stitch markers out of paper clips. Notes:
Crochet Rochelle: Pretty Baby Beanie Hey Crochet Rockers! We’ve reached 450+ likes on FB, so I thought “hey – I’m gonna spread the crochet love to all these new friends!” Here’s my version of a simple baby beanie that is easy to crochet and works up in an evening (even for beginners). This sweet baby beanie was a special order for a baby shower gift and I think it turned out to be so precious! I've also created a post for the Pretty Girl Beanie here (a larger version of this beanie). Size: 0 – 3 months Skill Level: Easy Materials: Caron Simply Soft yarn (any two colors) Yarn/tapestry needle Hook size: H/5.00mm Key: CH = chain SC = single crochet DC = double crochet SL ST = slip stitch JOIN = slip stitch to first st of round RND = round CC = change color Gauge: 5 DC = 1 inch 2 rows = 1 inch Notes: Start your first stitch of each round in the same space as your chain. Join your round to the first DC, not your chain. Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern. Instructions: Rnd 1: Magic Ring, Chain 2, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC
Make your own jellyfish in a bottle. | BhoomPlay ~ Note for Thai fans ~ เป็นโพสเก่าที่มีแฟนบล๊อกจากต่างประเทศขอมาให้เขียนเป็นภาษาอังกฤษนะคะส่วนแฟนบล็อกที่ยังไม่เคยอ่านเรื่องนี้เลย ฉบับภาษาไทยดูที่นี่ค่ะ The other day, while I was thinking to get something to put in the water bottle for Bhoom to shake for fun. I saw a plastic grocery bag next to me and then this idea popped up. I think.. well, give it a try. With some trials and errors, my little jellyfish comes alive just like I thought it would be. : ) When daddy and son first saw it, they’re surprised with their jaws wide open. Things you need to make your own jellyfish (Hope you can find all these in your kitchen) : 1. Instruction: • Flatten the bag and cut off the handle and the bottom part (see picture 1) • Cut along both sides (see picture 2) to split into 2 plastic sheets – by the way, we only use just one of them. • From the center of the plastic sheet, fold it like a tiny balloon to make the head part and tie it with the thread – not too tight (see picture 3). Like this:
No-Seam Crochet Shrug Pattern | Bianchi's Barn This is a free pattern for a beautiful, comfy shrug that is relatively easy to make and has no seams! I used Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in Windsor, a great color choice for spring- reminds of the beach side! But of course can be worked up in the many other colors Homespun Yarn has to offer for any time of year. I love making and wearing shrugs, but a lot of patterns I find for them require making the pieces separately and then sewing them together. I made this shrug on commission a couple of months ago before I started blogging, so I don’t have step-by-step pics for this particular shrug. This pattern is roughly a size large, but it’s not form-fitting so it should work well for anyone in the M-XL range. If you decide to try it out and have problems working it up, just leave a comment and I will be more than happy to guide you! Yarn: 4 Skeins Lion Brand Homespun (185 yd/169 m per skein) in Windsor Supplies: Crochet Hook size Q / 15.75mm Marker Yarn Needle Scissors Large Button (optional)