Sliding loop : an easy way to begin granny square! The double sliding loop is my favorite way to begin a granny square. I find this method fabulous as I can make the beginning ring the size I want. I worked it with a double ring as I find it more safe and easier to weave in end the tails.
Whimsical Dreamcatcher Tutorial This weeks Iron Craft challenge is to create something based on your family heritage. I chose to highlight my Native American side. Really though I just consider myself American. Springtime Wreath This is my design for a little Springtime Crocheted Wreath. The pattern/tutorial that I'm writing out here is for the circular green part of the wreath, and the general putting together of the whole thing :: you can use whatever flowers you like to adorn it with (the flowers I've used here are my Little Picot Flowers, pattern found here). I've hooked my wreath on a 4mm hook, using Rowan handknit DK cotton. The wreath measures approx 15 cm/6 inches across.
Double Layer Flower Crochet Pattern Here's another crochet flower pattern. This one is a little bit more involved and turns out much bigger (2.5 to 3 inches in diameter) than my tiny little flower. It's cute to attach on a hat or glue to an alligator clip to be worn in the hair or on a headband. grumpygirl: Tutorial: The amazingly flat crochet seam Alrighty then, here goes. Works best with contrast colours. And a smaller hook. Step 1. Prepare to be amazed. Crochet Tutorial: Yo-Yo Puff Difficulty Level: Beginner, must know how to crochet tptr, tr, dc, tr2tog, sl st & chAbbreviations:ch = chain tr = treble tr dec = Treble decrease (aka tr2tog – treble next 2 stitches together) tptr = Triple treble sl st = slip stitch st = stitch yo = yarn overPatterns:Yo-Yo PuffWritten:Starting Ring: ch5, slst to first chain to form a base ring. Rnd 1 : ch8, tptr19, slst to the 8th chain. Rnd 2 : ch3, tr on the next st, *tr2tog or tr dec on the next 2 sts*, repeat * 9 times, slst to the dc loop. fo with at least 8″ long yarn tail.Diagram: Using 2.5mm hook or recommended hook size for your choice of yarn. Starting chain: chain 5, sl st to the first chain to form a ring. Round 1: Chain 8, this is deem as the first st of your tptr.
More Drink Can Tinwork - Hexagonal Snowflake Box Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. Neat Ripple Pattern Ahhhhhhhh look at all those hooky ripplesome ripples, aren't they glorious? I love crocheting this pattern, its relatively simple, rhythmic and soothing, but playing with colours in this way is also energising, exciting and a lot of fun. Well to me it is any road. there's something magical and mesmerising about the way the ripple effect makes the colours sing and dance next to each other, and it's a pattern I can see myself coming back to time after time.
Divine Cupcakes All of the cuteness, none of the guilt. My knitting group meets at Eugene's first cupcakery, The Divine Cupcake. Organic, vegan and amazing. 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.
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. Free Tatting Patterns » earrings © If you use the pattern, you should refer to this site. Copy this link to your site: “Free tatting patterns” These ear-rings look like this necklace >>
25 Patterns I Want to Crochet for Blog-a-Long Back in March I posted 25 lists of 25 things to inspire crocheters. Since then I’ve been posting my lists of 25 things. For example, last week I posted my 25 favorite crochet quotes. One of the items on the list is to collect 25 patterns of things that you want to crochet. I recently decided that I want to participate in Come Blog-a-long over on Ravelry (where we all do posts on the things that we want to work on crocheting/knitting and then we blog about the status of those projects weekly). Fun Flower Pillow Author by Michelle Grissam Introduction This cheery, cuddly pillow is sure to brighten even the dullest day. It's a fabulous project for beginners, so come on all you newbies out there, show us what you got.