Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 28, 2006
The items I'm most proud of are the scarf and Hat Set's that I made for each of my 3 sisters. I used the Bernat: Super Stripes yarn and the free pattern that comes with it.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Ever wonder what you could do with those T-shirts you have laying around the house that you just can't seem to part with. However there is no way you are going to wear them in there current state because they are so frumpy looking. Well my good friend T-Ra shared a very interesting book with me on Saturday when we had our little crafting get together.
I created this cute little Goofy Bag out of 2 used T-shirts that where no longer in use. It's all made by hand, no machine use.
Tools you will need:
2 used T-shirts
chalk or some type of non permanent marker/pencil
needle & thread
Start by laying the 2 T-shirts flat on the floor and measuring a 18" x 13" square, cut through both layers of the 2 shirts. If there is a pattern on the shirt make sure you have it centered around the image you would like on the bag but leave more space towards the top as you will later have to fold and sew the area for the straps to come through.
Once you have cut the squares from the shirt lay them so the image you want on the outside is facing inward (position inside out).
Using needle and thread sew along both sides and bottom using a whip stitch.
Next turn the top over with enough room to run the straps
through. Sew around.
Turn bag right side out.
Cut a small slit on left and right back side of top hem that you have just sewn.
Cut 2 48" long and 1 3/4" thick straps from remainder of T-shirt fabric.
Thread first strap through slit on left side of back hem all the way around and back out same slit. Do the same with the Right side.
Poke 2 holes in the bottom corners of bag. Thread straps through and tie knot so they are positioned on front side of bag.
Well I hope you enjoy this pattern, it was fun to do and did not take that long.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Okay so I tried the hat pattern that can be found on Emily Rugburns page. The hat took me some time to get started, I was having a bit of trouble with having 2 extra stitches every time I tried it, but I eventually figured it out. The actual crocheting of the hat took me just over an hour. The crocheting of the flower took me almost an hour as well. My flower still needs a lot of work. I'm not sure I did the flower right. I need to look up some of the stitches in it. I have the sc and the dbc down packed though and i'm quite happy about that.
I have given the hat to my friends daughter to wear as she will be getting a blue snow suit for this winter. So now that I have discovered how easy creating a hat actually is i'm becoming a little more brave and will be attempting some new things. I'll be going through some of my pattern books now. I think Christmas is going to be a lot of fun this year.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
So unlike some of my fellow hookers (Em and T-Ra) to be exact. I'm not as brave when attempting crochet. I'm still in the beginner stages as far as I'm concerned. As I go along I look up stitches to refresh my memory. So I started very simple with a Dishcloth. I'm not so sure I did the edging one hundred percent correct but for my first crochet dishcloth I'm impressed with it. It's kind of neat to think I've made something useful out of a ball of crochet cotton. Actually it was a small amount of crochet cotton from a very large ball, so I figure I'm going to make some matching dishcloths so I have a set. woo hoo !
This Pattern was actually fairly easy to follow for a first project. It only used two types of stitches ( slip st = slip stitch) and (sc = single crochet). The pattern was very repetitive so It allowed you to get comfortable with the stitch. I got it from a crochet book I picked up at WalMart called 10 20 30 Minutes to learn to Crochet by Leisure Arts.
close up of single crochet stitch completed
100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately: 1 1/2 balls if you buy the smaller ones)
Crochet Hook, Size H (5.00mm)
Row 1: Sc in back ridge of second ch from hook and in each ch across: 32 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; skip first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *skip next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * across: 32 sc.
Repeat Row 2 until Center measures approximately 8" from beginning ch; do not finish off.
Note: Learn to crochet evenly around, work in end of rows and in rounds without turning.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, do not turn; sc evenly around entire piece working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around working 3 sc in center sc of each corner 3-sc group; join with slip st to first sc, finish off.
Weave in yarn ends.
If you like the colour I used for the dish cloth, I purchased BERNAT Handicrafter Cotton and the colour is called Twilight Ombre, I purchased the 14oz / 400 Gram ball at WalMart.