Worked in Half Double Crochet.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Worked in Half Double Crochet.
Finished: December 25, 2011
Since my budget won’t allow for the yarn called for (although I love to touch it in the store), I’m changing yarns. I bought the yarn and then the magazine, so it worked out perfectly.
Finished the front and back. I didn’t overlap the front. I changed the neckline too.
I sewed the fronts and back together and trying to get the edging to work. I want to make the edging before the sleeves so I can see how long it is, minus one row, so I can make the correct length of sleeves.
I love the cross stitch pattern on this. Very open and loose.
The edging in the photo isn’t “blocked” I just took a quick pic. But you get the idea. I love this pattern.
Finished the sleeves, now sewing them in place. I think the lace pattern may be a little long, so before I sew it completely, I’ll decide whether to take off a row or two of the lace edging.
ETA: I’m on the sewing the sleeves to the body part and just don’t have the motivation to do it. Plus it’s not htat cold right now… so… it’s a WIP. Maybe after my Chamomile Caridgan in Lavendar is done I’ll finish this as well as a few other things…
YEAH! I finially finished it!!
I ended up overlaping the front a bit because that’s just the way it went and I like it. The buttons are temporary (maybe). Just some I had in my button stash.
Pattern: Four-Button Jacket by Mary Jane Hall, Crochet! magazine March 2011
Yarn: Red Heart, color: Honey Dew
Monday, December 26, 2011
Its done with size 10 thread.
25 inches in diameter.
The last round is slightly ruffle
Pattern: Crochet Fantasy July 1998 Number 124 "Circle of Shells"
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A coworker wanted 2 snowflakes for 2 ladies who are struggling right now, so I agreed to make them. I wanted to do one more and somewhere I made a star... she can have the star for herself.
Size 3 thread
Size E hook
Just made up
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I went through 3 purses beacause I like my keys on the metal loop to find easily. Each strap on them started to tear. So since I couldn't find one I like, and I really like this one, I made new straps.
I sewed a ribbon (matches print) to the inside of the straps to make it sturdy.
I just bought 2 fat quarter squares and used a little over one. The ribbon was 1 1/2 inches wide, the straps are one a bit wider. They ended longer then I thought, haven't had this long of straps in a long time and I like them.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Cleaning I found this top. Its been ages since I wore it. And actually its so old its too big. It was one I wore before I lost a lot of weight years ago. I'm thinking what I can do to fix it to make it fit. Maybe some darts.. or a thread belt to match. Since I'm not good at sewing yet, I'll make a belt (one day).
I'm sure this idea came from a pattern, back then I did follow more patterns more closely.
The button matches the buttons on the 3/4 sleeve edges, there were a few on the shoulder if I remember correctly.
Its done in thread.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
These were in a bag with others unfinished so I'm sure I haven't posted them. Now there in a bag to go to charity. Still need to finish the other ones.
I put a 3x5 notebook by them to show the size.
Sorry my camera turns it, used another app to set it right.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I crocheted these a long time ago and finally weaved in ends.
I never count items as done until I weave in ends and I usually don't post on here until then.
These were obviously made with worsted weight cotton yarn.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I started this a week ago and messed up, so I put it to the side to try and correct. I thought about it for a while and decided to unpick and cut. I only had a little left to sew.
The full picture wasn't that good as I only had indoor light, so I took a close up of the print.
I needed a new basic black skirt and made this one.
Just side seams, hem, elastic waist. No shaping. Its vey thin material. I went to walmart and this was all they had for black. Probably because of Halloween customes, the better fabric was sold out.
This is vey comfortable, I'm wearing it while I'm blogging, as I just finished it.
For winter I can wear leggings under it, for summer its thin enough to be comfortable.
I'm thinking of going to Joanns to find thicker black material and do a more shaped skirt.
Friday, October 14, 2011
So basically here’s my version:
Round 2: do not fasten off, work last ch 7 as a ch-3, trc in first sc. Leave loop to be picked up later.
Round 4: Do not fasten off, leave loop.
Round 5: pick up loop, ch 1, sl st in loops as pattern indicates, work remaining round. Fasten off
Round 6: pick up loop, ch 1, sl st through loop and in sp directly behind joining, ch 4 (counts as first trc) and work pattern as indiated.
I also changed Round 6 and worked in the black loop, and back bar (directly below the back loop) with a sc. I wanted a stronger stitch, but liked the look of working in the back loop. This way I’m working in 2 loops to keep it strong.
I'm using a size G hook because I crochet loose.
Monday, October 10, 2011
It was a cool morning and my Diet Coke was even colder. So I quickly crocheted a can cozy. Used cotton Worsted weight yarn. Worked in rounds. In SC.
Sorry phone posts it sideways.
sorry taken with my cell phone and it turned the photo!
I crocheted it years ago.
I made it very basic. All SC, as I stated above.
No weaving in of ends, used it as fringe.
Work from one side, leaving a long end. So I had the right side facing me each time I added a row.
Worked long rows, so it was long. If you want the fringe on the width, work short rows. I can't remember what I initially chained, but it is long.
- 4 rows black
- 5 rows different colors
I did find out that a light color next to the black is better, so after a while I tried to do that intentionally, but other then that, whatever color I found.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I finished the top of my quilt. Well the center part. I still need material for the boarder. There are two boarders on this. One is 1 1/2 inches the other is 6 1/2 inches. This will be a throw size, approximately 56 inches.
Pattern from a mystery quilt group in the Stitchtalk website.
I have enough material for a different quilt. Blocks will have the variety of color and brown, then 2 boarders around those blocks. I have other fabric so there will be more color and variety in the blocks with the brown squares.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Had some left over fabric from my last top and I thought a cardi would be good,
I used "Sewing In a Straight Line" by Brett Bara book as a guide. It really helped since I had almost no idea what to do. I'd like to make more.
Since it was so short I thought of doing a button or something, then decided I haven't done a button hole, decided to do it this way. I just made up the crochet part I used a size D hook and a size 3 thread.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The cone of cotton calls it Mocha Swirls.
Used a size H hook.
Pattern was my fall back, one row of SC, one row of DC, then repeat until square, last row SC. Then SC around entire piece.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I made this shirt over the weekend. It was from a 97cent pattern Walmart has been carrying (Simplicity). Can't remember the number right now (at work right now). This was suppose to be a dress with a tie, but I don't look good in dresses and need more shirt patterns.
I am happy with this. I learned how to do:
*set in sleeves
*interfacing (on the inside of the neck area)
I used some inexpensive material to try it out. It wasn't a perfect pattern (few are). I had to change the cutting on the neck for the inside material and interfacing.
Yes it's big on me. I measured myself. Measured the pattern piece. Don't know what happened. And the darts are too low. I have a book which can has suggestions on raising darts. It's a book that helped me with the sleeves. It's the The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing. Is great for those wanting to do wardrobe items, over 100 pages of tips and techniques. With several more on pattern and materials.
I ended up liking how the collar was folded down. It's suppose to go up with just a long slit as the opening. But I tried it on and liked how it folded down. So I ironed it that way when I was done.
This was suppose to have a zipper in back and I think a button and a long front opening. It fits fine with a shorter neck opening, no need for the zipper and button (which I didn't intend to do at all).
Did you see the mistake? If not, great!
If so, it's that I cut the sleeves on the pattern material to go sideways instead of down. I realized that after I finished cutting everything and it was too late. But it's okay. It was my practice piece.
Oh, there are a few other mistakes, hard to see in photos, but I knew I wouldn't do great and it was such a stress reliever! I didn't have to worry as I sewed.
This is an at-home shirt, also a just stop at the store shirt (if I'm at home and need to go shopping... like for yarn or fabric... or ice cream).
ETA: Found the pattern at Simplicity, they are selling them for $1.99. still a good deal for one pattern (but check your walmart or other stores to save a buck).
2025 Sew Simple Misses' Dress
Monday, August 8, 2011
Size 3 thread.
Size G hook
Just made up the snowflakes.
I just added labels to my other snowflakes done 2 years ago. So click on the label below to see more if you'd like to see the others I have in my collection. I could only see the size 10 thread snowflakes in the box I have for them. There may be other size 3 ones that I put somewhere else and they're not in that box. Possible. Some could even be with my Christmas tree as I couldn't find the box this year to put them up :( . But I have it in a good place now. So this Christmas I will have a snowflake theme.
Friday, July 22, 2011
I keep seeing these in the store and thought "I can make those, so I'm not buying them." Finally I made one.
Its not very scrubby. Just 100% WW cotton yarn and a size J hook.
I just did a circle and every now and then a Long Single Crochet stitch.