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Giant Doily Rug

Giant Doily Rug
Blown up your doily and move it from table to floor!!!! Giant doily rug or floor mat is one of the most wanted crochet rugs in the recent years since it was created and made well-known by Ladies & Gentleman. Look at it, doesn’t its sublimity spice up the floor and the home decor? This giant doily rug is for my sister’s new house, I am going to make another one for mine when I am moving in… hopefully end of this year. The pattern I used is a modified 8-Point Poinsettia Doily from a Japanese crochet book, but basically you can use your favorite doily pattern to make it. Personally, I like my rug to be denser (lesser holes) with more double crochet stitches, so I chose this doily pattern. . took part of the time since it comes in 200 feet each and I used 7 of them to make this. The total working hour to complete this doily rug is approximately 16 hours. Let’s jump to the crochet pattern after this and watch me how to join the braided cotton clothesline rope that has fiber core in it. Related:  Crafty Resources

DIY rope rug A couple weekends ago, I made a rope rug. A 4-foot one, to be exact. I had seen this rug from the Purl Bee and the MegaDoily rope rug from Ladies and Gentlemen and wanted to make one. My friend Ashmo asked if I’d be willing to make one as a wedding gift for her friend. My answer? Of course! The inspiration: the materials: -Rope cord (16/32 diameter). -crochet hook, size “S”. -pattern steps: I followed the pattern all the way through, making sure to crochet each round relatively loosely. When I had to join the rope (i.e. when I finished a box of cord), I taped the ends together and sewed them to the rest of the rug to keep them in place. Here’s the rug in progress (and me having fun with it): It took roughly 8 hours to make. I was really happy with the final rug. Overall, I’m glad I got to make a giant rope rug.

Rainbow Afghan Pattern | Craftingranny's Craft & Sewing Room Rainbow Afghan Pattern AVERAGE: For those with some experienceDirections are given for an afghan measuring 48″ wide x 64″ long Any 4 ply worsted weight yarn: 48 ounces of white (A), 8 ounces each of red (B), orange (C), yellow (D), lime green (E), turquoise (F),med. blue (G) and lavender (H) crochet hook, size H, or any size hook to obtain gauge below; tapestry needle. GAUGE: 4 sc =1″; 4 rows = 1″. (from point to opposite edge). NOTE: Afghan is made up of 38 full fans and 14 half fans that are sewen together afterwards. FULL FAN: (make 35 multi-colored and 3 white): Starting at bottom point with A, ch 2, ROW 1: Sc in second ch from 1 turn. hereafter ch 1, turn at end of each row, unless otherwise stated. ROW 2: (right side) ; 3 sc in sc. ROW 3: 2 sc in first sc–inc. made; sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc–inc. made—5 sc. ROWS: 4-11:continue increasing in first and last sc until there are 21 sc. ROW 12: 2 sc in first sc* sc in each of the next 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC; rep from 3 times more—26sc.

How to make your own pore strips You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop? Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. 1M+Measure 1 Tablespoon of Knox Unflavored Gelatin – 8 oz unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency. Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds. This is pre-pore strip. I chose to put the stuff all over my face because I have thirty-year-old acne. 1M+Smokin’. Let it dry for about 15+ minutes. Grab whatever you can and start peeling. It’s a good thing you can’t see the photo all that well. Clean, practically hairless, with clean, dirt-free pores.

Dances With Wools » Blog Archive » A Giant Crochet Doily Rug for Our Living Room You’ve all seen the pictures on Pinterest for that giant doily rug. I repinned it myself. It’s just gorgeous and it led me to search for others of its kind. Sadly, there are many out there, but no one has bothered to offer up tutorials or patterns. Two weeks ago, I set out to correct this by making one of my own. I will warn you, what you’re about to read will be painful. I ripped this apart and re-started three times. Giant crochet doily rug For this project, I wanted something softer than what the other people were achieving with their rope crochet, so I used Lion’s Brand Hometown USA in New York White, 9 skeins of it. Special stitches: PICOT — Chain 3, slip stitch into first chain. Gauge: It doesn’t matter. With white, ch 8. PLEASE NOTE: I may offer this as a PDF at a later time. Trish

Free Crochet Pattern: Owl Pillow/Stuffie So I have had this idea in my head ever since I made the "Oh So Cute Owl Purse". In fact as I was making the purse I was debating between a purse or a pillow but the purse took a lot less time so laziness won and I made a purse for my little girl :) This pattern follows the same pattern as the owl pillow. I just LOVE how this turned out! I am not going to go into a whole lot of detail about color switching and what not. You could also use this same pattern below to increase the size of the purse to a more adult size. Follow the link to the purse pattern above and complete it until row 4 (using a size G hook). Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in same space, *1 hdc in each of the next 3 spaces, 2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 spaces*. Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in same space, *1 hdc in each of the next 4 spaces, 2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 spaces, *. Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in same space, *1 hdc in each of the next 5 spaces, 2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 spaces*.

Over 200 Free Crocheted Afghan Patterns The best FREE patterns so WONDERFUL people like YOU can create and SHARE! Please let us know about any broken links that you find. THANKS Thousands of free patterns Search Over 200 Free Crocheted Afghan Patterns at We moved the baby blankets and afghans to Over 50 Free Crocheted Baby Blanket Patterns Subscribe to AllCrafts Updates We respect your email privacy View Our Latest Updates/Newsletter Bucilla Christmas Kits Online Free Crochet, Knitting, Sewing, Holiday Crafts and Patterns Download Free Fonts! Link to AllCrafts We love sites with free crafts! Advertise at AllCrafts Featured on AllCrafts? Grab a badge! American Heartland Afghan A Larksfoot (Arcade) Blanket Groovy-ghan Aran Afghan lacy crocheted diamond afghan Basketweave Afghan Beatiful Blanket Block Stitch Afghan Blushing Rose Afghan Chevron Afghan Chromium Star Blanket Crimson Roses Afghan Beefy V Beginners 2-Strand Afghan Berry Basket Afghan Berry Garland Afghan Bevs Afghan Patterns Bi-Colored Afghan Brick Afghan

TUTORIAL :: Beginner's crochet - how to make fabric baskets Learn to crochet. Make lovely crochet fabric baskets. Use up fabric scraps and upcycle thrifted sheets and tablecloths. I love making these fabric baskets – there’s only one crochet stitch to learn and it’s a great craft to pick up when you have a spare minute. Let’s get started… click on the link below for the step by step tutorial. I’ve made baskets using fabric yarn, rag rope that I’ve made and and rag rope that’s available for purchase. What you’ll need Firstly gather your supplies. The grey and blue basket – made from fabric yarn – measures 22 x 9 cm (8.5 x 3.5 inches) and I used a total of about 1.6 metres (62 inches) of quilting weight cotton fabric (x the full 42 inch width of the fabric). Making rag rope and fabric yarn To make both rag rope and fabric yarn you start in the same way. Cut the selvedge edges off the fabric. Now tear the fabric into one long strip. For fabric yarn Cut the fabric strips into a manageable size. To make rag rope Start by dampening the fabric strip.

Harlequin Bolster Pillow-- Free pattern from the JPF Crochet Club Designed By Julie A. Bolduc This Pillow pattern was inspired by the Men's Ribbed Hat on this site. The ends are made similar to the first few rounds of the hat. Then the body of the pillow is made to resemble a Harlequin pattern design. Materials Needed 8oz Worsted weight acrylic yarn in Light Blue. Yarn Thickness: 4mmGauge: 4dc=1"Finished Size: 8&qote; x 19"Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced InstructionsPrepare the Bolster Pillow Insert first then set aside Step 1: Cut 2 circles 8" in diameter from your fabric. Step 2: Cut a piece of fabric 19¼" x 25" Step 3: Using a 5/8" seam allowance, and starting 5/8" from the end of the large piece of fabric, sew the circles to the 25" sides of the fabric. Step 4: Trim any excess fabric from your large piece of fabric if needed. Step 5: Pin the long ends of your opening together, right sides facing each other. Step 6: Clip the curves of your circles to reduce bulk. Step 7: Turn work inside out. Step 8: Stuff tightly. Decrease: Dec. RND 3: Ch3.

Shoe Lacing Methods Mathematics tells us that there are more than 2 Trillion ways of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe. This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 50 shoe lacing tutorials. They include traditional and alternative lacing methods that are either widely used, have a particular feature or benefit, or that I just like the look of. 50 Different Ways To Lace Shoes Criss Cross Lacing This is probably the most common method of lacing normal shoes & boots. Over Under Lacing This method reduces friction, making the lacing easier to tighten and loosen plus reducing wear and tear. Gap Lacing This simple variation of Criss Cross Lacing skips a crossover to create a gap in the middle of the lacing, either to bypass a sensitive area on the instep or to increase ankle flexibility. Straight European Lacing This traditional method of Straight Lacing appears to be more common in Europe. Straight Bar Lacing Hiking / Biking Lacing Quick Tight Lacing Ukrainian Lacing- New!

Block Stitch Afghan : the way I do it !!!! .....what about two more pictures of my blanket to be???? Some of you asked me how the "dots" ( I call them "rice grains"!!!) can pop out in this way, so I thought it will be nice if I show you how this happens!!!! Happy about that??? Collect just few things : + hook + yarn in different colours + scissors + tapestry needle This is the chart (american crochet terminology), drawn by myself (!!!!!!) Your foundation chain will have these characteristics : chain 4, add as many as you like groups of "chain 3". Choose the colour you would love to start with and make a slip knot. Chain 20 stitches Chain 2 more (total : 22 stitches) and make a single crochet (or SC) in the 7th stitch from the hook (that is the previous stitch 16 on the foundation chain!) Now, chain 2 ... ... skip 2 stitches of the foundation chain and work 1 SC in the 3rd stitch (that is the previous 13 stitch of your foundation chain!) Again : chain 2, skip 2, SC in third stitch (previous #10!) Cut the yarn and fasten off! Row 1 : Row 2 :

French Desk Set: Basket Liners I adore being organized. Actually ... I adore dreaming about being organized. I pour over my catalogs from Pottery Barn, Storables and Crate & Barrel, picturing my life neatly tucked away into matching bins and buckets. I even drool over those circulars from Target that show up this time of year when all the plastic tubs are on sale. Take note that this project uses a ¼" seam allowance rather than our site standard ½". Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 2160DC) Measure your basket Measure the width of the front (the back will be the same measurement). Measure the base. Optional handle opening Measure the opening width and height. Final measurements Now that you have all your basic measurements, you need to account for your ¼" seam allowances all around. Here's an EXAMPLE of the measuring formula described above, using our large basket as the model: Height: 6¾" = 12¼" (formula described above) Front / Back (CUT 2): 14" width x 6¾" height = 14½" x 12¼" Cut out your pieces Tags:

Granny Ripple Afghan Printer-friendly version Send by email PDF version Approximately 54 x 82 ins. (For Beginners or Intermediate Crocheters) MATERIALS: Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4-ply (4 oz. ball)-1 each Colors A and B; 2 each Colors C, D and E; 3 each Colors F and G. GAUGE: Measured across straight edges- Each 4 rnd sq = 4 ins. NOTES: Work all rnds from right side throughout. FIRST STRIP: (Make 6.) BASIC SQUARE: With A, ch 4, sl st into first ch to form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 1 dc in ring, ch 2, [2 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch; there are 4 dc clusters with ch-2 between. Rnd 2: With sl knot lp of B on hook, beg in any ch-2 sp, yo hook and work [2 dc, ch 3 for corner, 2 dc, ch 1] in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in top of first dc. Rnd 3: With sl knot lp of C on hook, beg in any ch-3 corner sp, yo hook, * work 2 dc, ch 3,2 dc, ch 1 all in corner sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from 3 times more; join with sl st in top of first dc.

Secrets of the No-Sew Rag Rug Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. If you like what you see, please check out OUR BOOK. I thought that with all of the emphasis on recycling and reusing these days, a no-sew rag rug post would be more common. However, in my own internet research, I find that it’s something of a unicorn. It follows the same principle that we all used in making those funny cotton loop potholders–under, over, under, over. No-Sew Homemade Rag Rug (Or trivet, potholder, centerpiece, place mat, what-have-you.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Depending on your material, your rug may not want to lie flat if you turn it too quickly, so you may not get to tuck EVERY strand into the original braid. 6. 7. You can’t see, but there’s SIX strips now. Intermission: WHEW, this is way harder to explain than it is to do! Let’s also pause to learn how to join (slip-knot) strips to each other: Cut a hole in the ends of both strips you want to join. Back to our regularly scheduled tutorial… 8. 9. 9. 10. Ivory Like this: Related

Bacon and Eggs Pillow Is there anything more magical, more all purpose, more… downright awesome… than BACON? The internet certainly doesn’t think so, and who am I to argue with the internet? But a happy tummy full of bacon is just begging for a nap. I can’t imagine what you’ll dream about when you doze off with this pillow… Bacon and Eggs Pillow Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue This pattern is designed to fit a 12″ to 16″ pillow form. Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Autumn Red, one skein Caron Simply Soft Bone, one skein Caron Simply Soft White, small amount Caron Simply Soft Sunshine, small amount Hook: US-H, 5.0mm Also needed: Pillow form, 12″ x 16″ THE BACON: The Ripple Pattern for the bacon is the same as found in this video tutorial , with two important changes: all stitches are sc , and there are only two sc worked between the increases and decreases. Click to enlarge! Starting in Row 2, all stitches are worked into the Back Loop Only (BLO), except for the 2 sc in the first and last stitches of ea row.