Crochet Curly Cue Sampler - How to Choose the Best Curl As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a blog break lately. Mostly because I traveled overseas with LM, and came back with a bad case of the jet lags. After that, it’s just taken me a while to get going again, but hopefully, I’ll find my groove in time for spring! Because yeah, I was hanging out on the hammock this afternoon, instead of being cooped inside a house watching it snow outside. This is a quickie post. I started out all of them by crocheting 23 chains. 23 you say? As you can see in the photos above and below, increasing the number of stitches in each chain tightens the curl. Here’s 3 curls in the following order: 2 single crochet in each chain across, 2 hdc in each chain across, 2 dc in each chain across. This set below is: 3 sc in each ch across, 3 hdc in each ch across and 3 dc in each ch across. And following the same pattern, below is: 4 sc in each ch across, 4 hdc in each ch across, and 4 dc in each chain across.
something pretty – the pattern | mille makes... about this pattern: i found this pretty picture on pinterest and was totally smitten. after a lot of googling and searching i wasn’t able to find the pattern, so decided to figure the pattern out myself. dottie angel‘s pictures of her thrifty find was very helpful, and i was happy to find out that this is actually a pretty simple pattern, so novices – don’t be alarmed! just go ahead and try it out :) for more pictures, check out this, this or this post. about yarn/hook: any yarn with corresponding hook will do, i find that moving up a hook size from what the yarn says makes a softer material that would work better with a blanket. i’ve made pillows with these squares so that wouldn’t matter so much. i used sandnes duo (dk weight) and hook 4 mm and the square measures 8×8 cm, with garnstudio drops paris (aran) and hook 5 mm one square is a bit over 10×10. first a couple of basics: 2. the first dc on row is made by chain 3 begin with colour of flower. chain 4, make circle with one slip stitch
Easy Crochet For Beginners: Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern Using Brick Stitch I love to create easy crochet for beginners, including afghans, blankets, and throws. With this wickedly simple crochet stitch, you can turn out smaller projects for practice using your scrap yarn, then go for it with a darling afghan for your home in any size your heart desires. Don’t be intimidated by large projects either. As daunting as a full or queen sized crocheted blanket looks, when the stitch pattern is easy, you can relax as you crochet and enjoy the entire process. Whether it is for a gift, something for your own home, a scarf, sweater, or a lovely crocheted baby afghan for an upcoming baby shower, you’re only limited by your imagination. Today I'm walking with you through a couple of quick, easy steps that you can use to create several projects. The following stitch is one of my most favorites crochet stitches, ever. Just take a minute or two to stop and look back just to check your stitch pattern is cohesive. Wash in cold or warm water, and tumble dry on medium. Ready?
DragonFlyMomof2 Designs© & Designs on a Hook: LOVE & HONOR 6" SQUARE “Love & Honor” Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2010 Round 1: W/A, ch4, 11dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of ch4. (12dc) Round 2: Ch3, 2dc in same dc. [Ch1, sk 1dc, 3dc in next dc]5x. Round 3: Ch3, 2dc in same dc. 1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc. Round 4: Sk 1dc, [5dc in next dc, slst in next dc, 5dc in next dc, sk 1dc, slst in next dc, sc in ch2sp, slst in next dc, sk 1dc]6x, ending w/sc in last ch2sp, stop here. (60dc, 6sc) Round 5: Ch1, sc in same sc. Round 6: Ch1, 3sc in same sc, corner made. [(3sc in ch4sp, sc in next sc)2x, 3sc in ch4, 3sc in next sc]4x, omitting last corner, join. (56sc) Round 7: Slst in next sc, ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc in same sc. Personal use/print only, no pattern reproductions, selling or copying allowed.
Ring Around a Rosie Wreath What do you think? Does this wreath say happy! The roses were made following a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. I wanted a plain white wreath for a clean, uncluttered look to contrast with the busy and colorful roses so I bought a flat wooden circle (18-inches) and painted it white. When the paint dried, I wrapped it in strips of white fabric (actually strips cut from an old oxford men's shirt). Hot glue was used to attach the roses and leaves. Crocheted Rosettes For my wreath, I crocheted mostly the medium size (ch 35). G crochet hook Ch 17 (35, 53). Row 1 Dc in 5th ch from hook – first V-stitch made, *ch 1, skip 1, (dc-ch-dc) in next ch – V-stitch made; repeat from * across; – 7 (16, 25) V-stitches made. Row 2 Ch 3 – counts as dc, 5 dc first in ch-space, *sc in next ch-1 space, 6 dc in next ch-1 space – shell st made; repeat from *, ending 6 dc in last ch-1 space – 7 (16, 25) shells. Thread needle with tail and weave to base of last st.
The Moogly Crochet Numbers After last week’s successful debut of the Moogly Crochet Alphabet, it quickly became clear that I needed to make some crochet numbers to match! So without further ado… The specific yarn weight and hook size doesn’t really matter for these, as long as you use a hook size a couple sizes smaller than you normally would for that yarn. Click below for the coordinating free applique patterns: Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue US – F, 3.75mm hookWorsted weight yarn, amounts vary (kitchen cotton shown)Video Tutorials for all stitches and techniques are available here.KLIK HIER voor de Moogly Cijfers in het Nederlands ! Row 1: Ch 4, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining 2 ch. Row 2 – 5: Ch 1, sc in ea st. Row 6: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, hdc in the 2nd st, dc in the last st. Row 7: Ch 2, dc in the 1st st, hdc in the 2nd st, sc in the last st. Row 8 – 9: Repeat Rows 6 – 7. Row 10 – 12: Repeat Row 2. Row 13: Repeat Row 7. Row 14: Repeat Row 6. Row 15 – 16: Repeat Rows 13 – 14.
Crochet: Simple Statement Wreath By Lisa Gutierrez on 09/16/2011 Autumn officially begins in ONE WEEK, folks! Are you ready? Is the weather getting cooler where you are? Are the leaves changing? Do you have your wreaths prepped and ready for hanging?? If you find yourself needing just one more wreath, look no further. All you need is: a wreath form (mine is foam & 10″), some thick yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick), and a 10.00mm (N) hook. Step 1: Put a slipknot on your hook and bring through the center of the wreath from back to front. Step 2: Bring your hook to the top of the wreath and grab a loop of yarn from the back. Step 3: Pull that loop through the loop on your hook. Step 4: Grab the yarn through the center from the back to the front and wrap around the hook (from the back of the hook draped over the front. Step 5: Grab the yarn from the top of the wreath (you’re pulling it back through the center from the front to back) and wrap it around the hook. Step 6: Pull the third loop through the other two.
Sunday Morning Creating ~ A New Tiny Flower Tutorial Hello my dear friends, what do you do on a cold Sunday morning when fresh snow has fallen? ... Most of my time was spent answering the comments all you lovely bloggers had left me on my 'Grow Your Blog' post. I would also like to welcome all my new and old followers to Todolwen again ~ it is so nice to have you with me because without you Todolwen wouldn't be where it is. But now back to my creating of the morning ... I love to crochet and I love tiny things too. My Tiny Crochet Flowers Sitting at my dining room window, looking outside and ... ... seeing all of the beauty of the fresh fallen white snow made me want to make something little in white. Here it is ... ... my tiny 'Snow Petal' flowers ... aren't they just so neat?! And here is the tutorial on how to make them. How to make a 'Snow Petal' flower ... ... form a magic ring ~ into this ring crochet ... ... 3 chain stitches, two double crochet, 3 chain stitches, one slip stitch. Stop! I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.
Crochet Summer Sun Wreath We are having beautiful weather this week in the Pacific Northwest and it makes me happy and excited for sunny Summer days! This Summer Sun Wreath that will keep every day bright and cheery even if we still have over a month to go until the summer season. Materials: – 12 inch round styrofoam wreath. – Size H Crochet Hook – Tapestry Needle – Wood Pennant Flags (found them at Michaels craft store for 29 cents each) – Yellow Sharpie paint pen Abbreviations: SC = Single Crochet SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease Wreath Pattern: You are going to create a long crocheted strip that you will then wrap around and stitch together onto the wreath. Chain 21, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain, chain 1, turn (20 SC) Rows 2-132: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (20 SC) I was able to get 132 rows out of one skein of yarn. When you wrap your crocheted strip around the wreath make sure your rows match up. Stitch the ends together as well. Sun Rays Pattern: Make 16
Pencil, paper and ideas « Chocolate Mints In a Jar I’ve been thinking about where this blog is going recently and I was doing a bit of blog-soul-searching. When I started out back in August of 2006 I had no idea where I was going. I grew older (and wiser) and so has the blog. It has evolved from a little bit of posting here and there to a place where I have a creative outlet. I was considering starting a second blog for craft related posts only and after a lot of thought decided against it. I am glad I got that off my chest. My husband and I have an interesting habit. Needless to say we both love pencils, 2B old fashioned pencils. A couple of days ago I had this idea that I should make pencil toppers. Let me correct that, I had this idea that kept popping up in my head driving everything else out. So I drew a little kitty pencil topper. Isn’t that cute? Don’t you just love square paper? After a little bit of experimenting and fiddling around I made a cat, bunny and a Chucky like pencil toppers. I have to be honest here. You will need:
Manly Men that Knit or Crochet - iCraftGifts.com Blog Remember an episode in 30 Rock, where Kenneth knits a bikini for his grandma? I thought that something like that only happens on TV. Well, that's until my recent visit to the hospital, where I found myself sitting next to a man who was crocheting a huge blanket out of a basket. Wait time for the doctor we were both seeing was close to 2-3 hrs. I've never seen guys doing crocheting, so I struck a conversation with the man, trying to understand what would motivate him to pick up such an unusual hobby. He was totally cool to chat about it. He was actually very good at it, apparently, working on his 20th or so huge blanket. He actually looked pretty happy to me. Knitting is the New Yoga After a quick Google search, I learned that "men knitting" is nothing new. Men-only Knitting Classes You can now even find men-only knitting classes, like the classes in UK's Oxford Street department store that are part of Campaign for Wool, backed by Prince Charles, aiming to meet interest among males.
Dog Bone Mat and Poo Bag / Purse Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs Have you ever been out and about, and your sweet little furbaby drops a "tootsie roll" and you have nothing to pick it up with and no were to put it? Well I have! I dig in my purse for a little bit of used tissue and do the best I can to clean it up. can in site, so I have to stash it in my purse till I find one. EEEEEWWW or ... Well I have the cutest little Dog Mat - Poo Bag / Purse for you. It is a great size to put a few plastic poo bags in. Great for going on a walk or trip to the dog part. Light and easy to carry, and looks pretty cute too. Dog Bone Shaped Poo Bag/ Purse Shaped like a dog bone, and has a cute little paw print applique, and a double chained handle, and those sweet little bows. I think any little dog loving girl would love to have one as well. A Video to help with the tricky corners. See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK Dog Bone Mat and Purse Crochet Pattern by Sara SachSkill: EasyMaterials : Notes; Ch1 at ends of rows does not count as a ch. Paw print Applique: Enjoy!
The Search for Calm in Life's Storm By Beth Lathrop, director of libraries at The Strong “I knit so I don’t kill people.” You can buy a mug, a tote bag, or a shirt with this phrase emblazoned on it. Knitting, sewing, crocheting, needle point, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, crafting, building miniatures and doll houses, vegetable gardening, canning and preserving--all traditionally viewed (and often dismissed) by society as “women’s work”--are thriving in today’s do-it-yourself culture. But that mellow mother of two in the cubicle next to you might just be knitting so she doesn’t kill you (not literally, of course). Julie Conner, a modern wife and mother, created miniature rooms to bring calm to her life. The rural, Midwestern housewife of the last century reaped the same emotional healing from her “fancywork.” Domestic hobbies, from knitting to crafting elaborate miniature rooms, satisfy many people’s need for creative expression, and have done so for centuries. MORE FROM CommunityArtsBlog