Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Zebra Color Scarf

This scarf is for my uncle. I figured it lookd more masculine. I used an H hook and did DC. I didn't do as many stitches across because I thought it would be wide enough, but wasn't. So I added a black boarder, all in DC.
[sorry for the bad posing of the scarf, I tried something new]

Monet Color Scarf

This is the scarf for my aunt. I like this color a lot.
All done in DC. I used a size G hook because I crochet lose. I did 15 stitches across.

Here's a close up:

Monday, October 29, 2007

2 New Dishcloths

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Another one from the CAD 2007 calendar. Same one as before. I changed it yet again. I did a sc around the edging.

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HDC Dischloth. All done in HDC. I like it. It's not as tight as a SC but tighter then a dc. The only problem is trying to crochet evenly on the sides.

I'm actually running out of this color, which is fine. I can pick up a new color. I did do some "washcloths" at home and will post when I weave in the ends (hate those little devils ;). I used dishcloth patterns thought. And they are so nice. I used the "springtime" color yarn. So I want something different then that one too, just to keep the variety up.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

WIP Spiral Washcloth

This is my WIP. I think it's looking good. I'm using the Spiral Dishcloth from the "Kitchen Crochet in Cotton" from leisure art leaflet. I'm not changing colors, and didn't want to join rounds because with verigated it has the connection which doesn't look all that great.

This will be part of the bath set I'm making for Christmas gifts. I might just do washclothes in various sizes and shapes and then add 2 mini bubble baths and 2 mini scented lotions. Not sure yet.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lipstick Color Scarf

Done with the Lipstick color from Red Heart. It doesn't show very well in these cell phone pics...

Here's a close up that may show them a little better:

I did it all in Double Crochet. 15 stitches across (so 1 ch3 and 14 dc). Used a Size G hook. I crochet loose so I just kept going until I ran out of yarn or had only a little left. Had only about 6 inches after weaving in the end!
No boarder. Doesn't really need it.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Griff's Fingerless Glove

It was cold on Sunday morning so I decided to make some fingerless gloves. I knew I had some HP color yarn left, so I grabbed my bag and made some of these.

I just did the basic HDC all the way around, ch 2 to skip for the thumb, then decreased for the wrist. I did SC around the edging for the burgendy. I just made them up so they would fit me. They are a little big, but still workable.

Matches my Griff slippers I made a few months ago.

Waves Tote Bag

As I was making the bottom I thought it would be big enough to fit my drinks in that I bring to work, usually just my 2 a day, but I can fit 4 in here and some paperwork. Or 2 and my crochet project. This would make a nice WIP bag too.

I used Red Heart WW yarn. Size H hook. Laying flat, it measures 12" across. From the bottom (with that on the floor) 12" to the top. Perfect size for me. Of course I crochet loose, so someone else who wants that size may need to go up a hook. It took approximately 3 oz of yarn (not sure as I still had a lot left and most had some used from the skein).

I made this from the Crochetville Waves of Color Tote Bag - link. I decided to just use my left over yarn like the pattern suggested. Turned out super nice I think.

Inside of bag with lining:

I decided to do the idea in the Granny Square Pucker Purse (link) and put plastic canvas on the bottom and sides so it can stand up nicely. Worked great. I like it with it. I just did the plastic canvas on the bottom and 2 wide sides. I left the narrow sides empty and like that, when I hold it by the handles it closes nicely.

eta: I actually changed the way I did the pattern... I was having trouble with the joinging of the dc dec. So I slip stitched to the top of the (3 dc) and did a ch3, dc for the beginning of the row, then one more dc, and joined with changing colors. There's not much difference, I think, but it seemed to work easier for me.

Oh and since I knew I was going to line it, I didn't fasten off each row, I don't like weaving in all those ends... .

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Don't Rush

I found I can't rush out of the house. I decided at the last minute to take my scarf I'm working on for Christmas to do at lunch instead of write in my paper journal. So I toss it in my bag. Not wanting to have anything drop out, I zip it up. I get to work and yep. My yarn is caught in my zipper. I try to unzip it and no go. It goes to the very end and can't get out. So I have to cut the yarn. :(

I'm doing scarfs for my Aunt and Uncle and their daughter and their grandson. I brought in the Red Heart Zebra one I'm doing for my Uncle. I think I did it too thin, as I went to a larger hook, but I will add a black boarder. I think that will look great. I need to get more Zebra verigated as I thought it would be cute if their grandson had the exact same scarf as his Grandpa.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dishcloth Tuesday


Made 2 today. They were easy.
First one is from the 2007 Crochet Pattern a Day Calendar and it had errors on it. It was the Ripple Kitchen Set for Oct 13-15.
The 3rd Round should be Ch 5, dc in same st... this gives you a V st like the others.
The last sround should be, ... sk 2 sts, dc in next st *2 dc
Other then that it's fine. It is very doily like. But big enough for a dishcloth I think.


The second is one that I do a lot. I ch 21, Sc in the second ch so there are 20 sc. The second row is all dc. The rows 3-5 are sc. Then I repeat (dc, 3 rows sc) until I get a near square. On this one I did one row of sc at the top to match the bottom part. Then I just sc around the edging with 3 sc in each corner. VERY simple and easy to do. And quick. I guess these don't look blocked because they're really not. I made them, put them on the floor and took a picture LOL.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Newest Discloth

My latest.

This one is done with the center in Double Crochet. I decided it was too loose for the stitches for some reason and so I did 4 rows of sc. Then I fastened off and did 4 rows on the bottom. So the top and bottom have 4 rows of SC. Then I did 2 rows of single crochet around the edge. I think it gives it an interesting look anyway and there is the looser center and tighter parts for different dishes or needs.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Bobbles Purse

Bobbles Purse

10 oz worsted weight yarn (used Red Heart)

Size H Hook

Bobble st: yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through, yo pull through 2 st on hook, rep 3 times, pull through 4 loops on hook do not ch 1 to connect (I did mine this way, you can ch 1 to connect).

Work from the top (narrow part) down.

  1. Ch 21. sc in 2nd ch & ea ch (19 sc)

  2. Ch 1, *sc in sc, bobble in sc, rep from * across, sc in last st.

  3. Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in ea st to las, 2 sc in last (21 sc)

  4. Rep row 2.

  5. Rep Row 3 (23 sc)

  6. Rep rows 2 - 3 for 18 rows, after 18 rows you will have 35 sc.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i67/Debbi-a1/bobbles1.jpg (to see the first part, for some reason I can't get it in here in the correct place...)

Begin working on the bottom (wider) part of the purse.

19. Ch 1, sc in each st.

20. Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *bobble in nex st, sc in next st, rep from * to last st, sc in last st

21. Rep row 19.

22. Ch 1, *sc in st, bobble in next st, rep from * across.

Rep rows 19-22 until desired length.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sew 2 sides together