Friday, May 29, 2009

Wooded Demin Socks

The title is the color of the yarn.

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Pattern: http://www.baycrochet.com/patsock.htm
Hook: D
Yarn: Bernat Sox, Wooded Demin

Pattern Note: I don't know if this is the best pattern out there. The back part of the heel is very difficult because it doesn't do the back very well because of the pattern stitch. One of mine is a little bigger. Plus it has small holes in it that you can see, a little. And there's no cuff, so you can see that the leg is more open. Good if you want that. I could have decreased some more, I did before the end of the leg, but I decided it was good enough and usually I fold them down anyway. It's not a hard pattern, so don't worry about that, but some parts are little difficult.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lavendar Easy Filet Shawl

This was real easy. Anyone who hasn't done a shawl before can do this one. It's really a lavendar color, the pics don't look like it too much.

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Hook: Size H
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight, Lavendar
Pattern: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=91205&highlight=skein+shawl

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bee

For my Ravelry group HPKCHC (Harry Potter) I had to make something that was from a fairy tale.

I was looking at patterns and found a bee. I then searched the fairy tale list and found a fairy tale called "The Bee and The Orange Tree". So I figured this would work out great.

I found another pattern I liked better and printed it at work. Left it at work. I thought, I could make up the body. So I did. I then continuelly forgot the pattern, so I finally made up the wings, eyes, and legs.

Since none of the photos turned out very good and I couldn't get all the bee in there, I took several.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Update on Cardi

I worked on my Cut-away cardi this weekend. Here's my progress so far

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I am enjoying using the Bernat Satin Sport yarn for this. I did mess up though. I miscalculated the beginning chain and have extra meshes. But I think it will be okay. It's very small for the center piece and so this will make it a little larger around my big hips...

I'm using a Size G hook for this.

Cuff

Made this cuff for the Ravelry HPKCHC group. It's in Hufflepuff colors, the Harry Potter house I'm in.

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Hook: Size H
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver WW Yarn
Pattern: Snowy wristlets Crochet Today Nov/Dec 2008. I did mine in ww yarn instead of sock yarn (didn't have in yellow and black).

Friday, May 15, 2009

Crocheting Sock tips

Here's a few tips that I found while crocheting some socks.
TOE:
In this first picture you can kind of see where I have the starting end. What I did was as I was crocheting the first round, I took the starting edge and kept it under the second part, so that would "mark" my starting edge. This way as I increased, I just looked where the "tail" was inside the sock. Or as I started the heel or whatever else I need. I usually leave a looong end so I can then weave it back under the first row, sort of in a zig zag stitch, to reinforce it.
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Here is a photo of a top of a sock. The toe and beginning foot. Yes the toe is a very small area, the pattern called for that.
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HEEL:
HEEL AS YOU GO:
You'll notice with this picture the heel. This is one that I did with the heel included in it, not an after thought heel (done after). Notice where the purple on the heel connects. This is usually an increase and you work on the sides of the decrease (bottom). You connect to the sides of the rows on the bottom of the heel. (Ignore the wonky way my nylons went, I wanted to twist my foot to take the picture...)



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AFTERTHOUGHT HEEL:
Here's the same yarn, but a white heel (might help you better in understand the afterthought heel)
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Here's another one (you may need to click on the link, sorry). It's a different pattern, but a close up of an afterthought heel.
CUFF
Here's one I did that was with the front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitches.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Smiley Face Potholder

Either to put under a potted plant or under a hot pan.
I know there is a pattern somewhere (vintage maybe?) but couldn't find one. I thought, it can't be that hard, just a circle and emboirdery a face. Since I wanted to make sure it was thick enough I did two sides, plus this way it covers up the bad embroidery on the back...

 


Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, Yellow
Hook: Size H
Pattern: Just made up.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Diagonal Stitch Scarf

The first photo shows a more true color.
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, took about 5 oz, maybe 6. Real Teal
Hook: Size H
Pattern: http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2007/10/october-scarf-diagonal-block-stitch-c.html


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Bue Cotton Spiral Bag

I started a cotton dishcloth that was a spiral. I thought, hmm, I wonder if I could continue on without increasing to make it a bag... like either a shopping bag or just a bag.

I added a lining to use it for everyday use.


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The last photo shoes items inside, including a 7 oz skien of yarn (Red Heart) and my cola.

I used Lion Brand cotton yarn in the big cone. I used more then half. I used a size H hook.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cable purse

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Not the best photos, black yarn doesn't work well. I even tried a bunch of different settings on my digital camera. I wanted to make sure you could see the cables.

You'll notice the lining matches my cell phone cover... :) Handsewn lining. I remembered learning a long time ago to use 2 strands of thread when sewing on a button so it will stay on longer, so I did that with this lining, used 2 strands of thread. I hope that will help. My last purse the lining came out.

I have a key fob, which you really can't see.

Pattern: http://www.woolcrafting.com/cable-hat-purse-neckwarmer-pattern.html
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, Black
Hook: Size J

Monday, May 4, 2009

All Shawl Started

I started this and twittered everyone about it on Saturday. This is a close up on the stitches and color. I like the stitches. I decided to do just DC instead of EDC (extended double crochet). Works for me.

All shawl Close up

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The pattern is on Ravelry and I'm not sure where else or how to get it. Sorry. I did a search on Crochet Patterns Central, which lists TONS of patterns but couldn't find it there, even Google didn't find it in the first few (sorry I dind't search more). It's just called "All Shawl" by Doris Chan .

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cable Purse Started

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and a close up:
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Using this pattern: http://www.woolcrafting.com/cable-hat-purse-neckwarmer-pattern.html
Please note: the smallest amount of chains does NOT match her photo. I did it and it gave me 6 cables not 4. And it was long for me. So I had to figure it out... and I wanted an extra stitch on the end when I sew the front and back together.

Using Red Heart Yarn, black
Size H hook.

WIP Week: Premie Hats & Snowflakes

Ends weaved in! Finally!

I finished weaving in the ends of the 4 premie hats I made. I used Bev's EAsy Round Baby Hat pattern. I used Bernat Softee. Will NOT use again. It split like mad. I hated it. I will use the remaining yarn with another strand of something else.

The snowflakes were from previous days gone by, but ends not weaved in.

So here's a pic of both projects, FINISHED!



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