crochet


 Subtle stripe scarf

You’ll have to bear with me as this is my first pattern that I’ve ever written.  This scarf is super easy and works best with a solid color yarn.

I used worsted weight yarn and a size K hook.

Pattern stitch:  yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through first two loops, yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through first two loops, yo, pull through all three loops. (if anyone knows what this stitch is called, please let me know)

Chain 18

Row 1:  sc in second chain from hook, sc to end, chain 2, turn.

Row 2:  hdc in each sc to end, chain 2, turn.

Row 3:  hdc in each sc to end, chain 1, turn.

Row 4:  sc in each hdc to end, chain 3, turn.

Row 5:  work pattern stitch in each sc to end, chain 1, turn.

Repeat rows 1-5 until scarf is desired length.  Finish with a row of sc.

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I’ve always admired crocheted jewelry but I thought it would be too hard to make myself so I never tried it. Until today!!

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I used semi-precious gemstone chips, 26 gauge silver colored copper wire, size K crochet hook, and a magnetic clasp.

Here’s the pattern that I used:

String 30 beads (or chips) onto the wire before you start.

Make a slip knot, leaving a tail that is about 2-3 inches long.

Draw bead up to hook, yo, pull through like you would with yarn to make a chain. Repeat until there are 14 beads on the chain.

Draw up 2 beads and ch 1, turn

The next row is worked in single crochet. Insert hook in next ch from hook. Yo and pull through ch. Draw a bead to the hook, yo, pull through both loops. Repeat until you get to the end.

Finish off like you would with yarn.

There are now two “strings”. Wind them together a few times and clip one, saving it for later. Attach clasp to the remaining wire.

Use the piece that you clipped to attach the other side of the clasp to the other end of the bracelet.

Viola! That easy…

If you don’t want to tackle it yourself, they are available in the shop.

The pink and green scarf is done. I really like how it turned out and I love how long it is. If it matched my coat, I’d keep it for myself. It’s in the shop if anyone is interested.

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I went to the fabric store today to raid the remnant bin. They were having a sale and in addition to the great remnant prices, you got an extra 75% off. I scored 2 yards of fabric for $1.74. One yard is a camo tie dye and the other is green with little blue stars. Perfect for pants for Jacob and Grace. I figure I can get 6-8 pair out of two yards. I think I’ll make them each two pair and sell the rest in my Etsy shop or on eBay.

I still haven’t had time to sew the t-shirt pants that I cut out the other day. Grace has been going through an I want my mommy stage.

In the works right now:

A hot pink and lime green scarf with stripes the long way. And by long, I mean long…this thing measures almost 7 feet! It’s crocheted using 100% cotton yarn. Hopefully it will be in the shop by tomorrow. Here’s the progress so far. Never mind that the color is off. I can’t get a decent picture in my house with the flash on or off.

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I made this one this morning:

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It’s made with a wool/nylon/acrylic blend, thick & thin yarn that was in my stash. Crocheted using double crochet. Super easy and available in the shop.

I made this scarflette yesterday:

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It’s crocheted using the V-stitch. I had a lot of fun making it and it’s the perfect project for my short attention span. It’s available at Austrya Baby.