Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shell Stitch Shopping Bag - FO

Using my V-Stitch Pattern for a shopping bag as a start, I made this one using shell stitches (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). I used Peaches and Cream cotton yarn called "Rainbow". Used a size H hook.
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Little Purse - FO

I made this little purse this weekend. My "laundry mat" little purse strap stretched so much I've tied it like 3 times and the knots are annoying. So on this one I added ribbon to weave through the strap so it won't stretch. I weaved a ribbon through the top of the squares to have a draw string but don't know if I'll use it or not as a drawstring, but it matches and looks good. I added a key FOB so I don't ruin the strap and can find my keys easily.
PATTERN I got the idea from a Granny Square book (from about 1986) that I found in a second hand store. It was suppose to be a regular granny square, but I decided to do a solid granny square. Lined with basic white cotton fabric.
SIZE: Approximately 8" square.
YARN: I think Dazzleaire... not sure, it was in my stash without a label. So it worked for me!
Size H hook.



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Doily - Size 3 Thread FO

Another doily using Size 3 thread and an F hook.

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PATTERN From Crochet World June 2008. I only did up to round 12 and changed that round a little to make it a final round.

Approximately 10"

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

MP3 Cover - FO

Decided to make an MP3 cover to carry my player in easily. I used a pattern idea from Crochet magazine, Setp/Oct 07. I used my left over yarn that matches my purse, the Peaches & Cream cotton in Mocha (pink and brown and white). Used a Size H hook and all single crochet. I made the strap long (not too long) so I could wear it on my shoulder to neck. Yesterday I used it while I was filing at work and it made it so much more bareable. I hate filing :( .

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This photo shoes it closed and it fits nicely and stays (so far). Also shows the magazine cover.
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I wanted a cover so I can carry it at lunch or whenever.
I figured an MP3 player would be nice, then I could put Autobooks on, I love to read but also love to crochet, so this way I could combine the two. Plus I love music, so then I can listen to it too. And listen to the music I want.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dollar Store Art (Crochet picture)

I was at the dollar store and they had some "art" pictures and I found this one, which I thought was so cute!


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You can't see it too well. But it's a granny square afghan and the squares are done in verigated yarn. There's a ball of black yarn on the ground the kitten knocked down ;)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Heakelbeutel Bag (BIG bag) - FO

FINISHED!!




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I used Peaches and Cream cotton yarn. Color: Black Cherry.My squares were big so it ended up big.
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I used an G hook and crochet loose so my squares were 6".
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The bag is 16" wide and 22" long (from point to bottom, not counting handles).
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I only chained about 45 for the handes as I didn't want long ones.
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I didn't understand the pattern, aparently there's an error in it (found out after I started, it's in the CAL on Crochetville) so I decided to do the basic solid granny square for mine.
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I didn't line it. I'm going to use it as a WIP bag for things like baby afghans and shawls.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Bag WIP (Haekelbeutel )

I needed a break from my DWRQ so I did this project, then wanted some quicker to finish ones. So I did the cozy & eye mask. But kept going on this bag as I want to finish it.

Here's where I'm at with this bag for now. The pieces laid out (one 4 strip has all ends woven in except the very end to sew to the other pieces).



Close up with a better idea of the color.

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Using Peaches & Cream in Black Cherry.
Using a Size G hook
Sewing pieces together.

I will be lining it. I crochet loose so the squares are 6 inches.

Not sure how much yarn I used, I just bought the big cone and used that. There's still a lot left. But that will go for the handle and edging.

Pattern:
http://www.stricksucht.de/anleitungen/crochetedbag.pdf


Notebook & Cell Phone Cozy - FO

I made this to use at lunch when that's all I want to bring to if I'm just bringing my crochet.


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The pattern is from the book "Needles to Hook", which is suppose to take knitting stitches and convert them to crochet. This was just a "half double crochet front post" stitch done twice. I can't remember which knit stitch it's suppose to look like. Most of them don't really look knit, but are close. The book does have some nice patterns in it though.

I used red heart super saver in real teal. The one I got from the second hand store for $1. And a G hook.

Oh there is suppose to be a button to close the top, and I'm going to add that today, I think I have one in my repair sewing kit I can use. If not I can get one, maybe a few of those little ones, which is bascially what I use if I don't care too much (and a project like this one I don't).

Summer Cotton Eye Mask - FO



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I made these using Peaches and Cream Cotton in Mocha Swirls (yes left over from my purse). I decided I needed a summer one, the satin one is too hot.

Summer Cotton Eye Mask

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I made this using Peaches and Cream Cotton in Mocha Swirls (yes left over from my purse). I decided I needed a summer one, the satin one is too hot. Below is the eye mask next to the satin one I copied to make the pattern.

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Since I crochet loose, it is open, but I can fold up the bottom and it's dark enough for me. Very comfortable and breatheable for summer.