Monday, October 26, 2009

Black and White Purse

I wanted a new purse (and then needed one). So I made this one. I always wanted a black and white purse, but never got around to making one.

PATTERN: the pattern is from the Big Book of Dishclothes. Since I started it a month ago and finished the sides, I misplaced the book since then, sorry about that. But it's one of those and easy to find as it's a two color pattern and you'll reconize it from these photos (if someone knows, please post, I will edit or comment later if I find it).
Cell phone holder: just made up using the same pattern stitch, it's a bit different beacuse it's done in rounds.

YARN: Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight Yarn. I had plenty left over too.
HOOK: I think a size H, but I can't rememer (as I said I finished the crocheting last month).
LINING: A cotton fabric I had. I folded it and it made pockets!


This first photo shows the lining over the purse. This is the bottom of the lining. I decided since it fits my Netbook I would need a double stitch on there. I did a straight stitch and then a diagnol stitch.

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Second photo. This purse is big enough to fit my Netbook in! It's in the back in the black and white flower cozy I bought (I bought one instead of using the one I made because this one had a zipper). Yes my wallet is a zebra stripe, matched my last purse lining. And it matches this purse too.

crochet purse
Third photo. Cell phone holder and key fob.

crochet purse
Entire purse. You'll see that the straps I made extra study. I did a 2 row sc and then I chained a long length (125) and weaved it through the sc.

crochet purse

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baby Afghans for Twins

A friend from church is having twins. Since I procrastinated and waited, I made these quick ones. The shower is tonight.

I used a K hook.
2 strands of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, one is green and white and the other yelllow and white.
I used the
Hooded Baby Blanket pattern from Lionbrand (actually bought the yarn but didn't like not pulling from the center). Since the pattern said it was in multiples of 3, I could make it fit for me. No hoods on these.

Two photos, one of the two blankets and one of the close up to show what it looks like. It is actually pretty heavy blankets, but would be great to put on the floor or over the baby when it's cold (getting to be winter here).

baby blanket

baby blanket

Snowflake #26, #27

Made these two this week and hadn't posted them yet.

The photos aren't that great, took them in the dark and tried to lighten them. But you get the idea (I hope).

Size 3 thread.
Size F hook.
Made up as I went along.


snowflakes
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snowflakes

Sunflower Pillowghan Started



I forgot to post this. I started this a while ago and have been working on it for a while.

A pillowghan is 12" square afghan. One side is the complete afghan. The other side has a pocket of 4 of the 12" squares, the bottom. The top part of the pocket is open.

Here's an example of what it would look like (just a small version.) The S is the squares. The P is the pocket.
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[ s ][ s ][ s ][ s ]
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[ s ][ s ][ s ][ s ]

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[ s ][ p ][ p ][ s ]

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[ s ][ p ][ p ][ s ]
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Then what you do is fold the afghan into the pocket and it creates a pillow. So a Pillowghan.
I figure the pocket could also be used as a foot pocket.


Here's a photo I took when I started, trying out the pattern and getting it to work.


Opps, here's the pattern: circle to squares afghan
As I've been working on it, I think I need more green. I didn't realize it would take so much. But that's okay. I hope I can get the same color, even if not the same dye lot (since it's in pieces, it should be okay).

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tiny Spiderweb

Found a spider for 99cents. I wanted one because I didn't have one. And because a coworker had a cute one. She also had a little bundle under it that the spider had caught. So when I found this one, I made the little bundle but decided it also needed a spider web. I didn't have the spider with me so I guessed on the size and it turned out pretty good.

Yarn: Size 10, I used 2 strands of thread
Hook: Size F
Pattern: Just made up. Just chain loops and double crochet.

halloween
[clickable for larger photo]

Friday, October 2, 2009

Snowflake #25

Finished another one today.
Yarn: Size 10 thread, 2 strands.
Hook: Size F
Pattern: Just made up.