Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I always thought my favorite color was pink, but looking through my yarn stash, I have a LOT of blue, green and variegated blue/green odds and ends. I love the skinny scarf I posted about here, and decided to crochet a thicker version. I have 17 strands of various shades of green and blue from my stash, about nine feet long, tied together with an overhand knot about every eight inches. I love it!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I have seen many patterns lately for wreaths made of yarn. I want to share with all of you readers a photo of a wreath I made. Our front door has a window in it that looks like it was made for the wreath. I didn't even know when I designed and crocheted the wreath that it was the same size as the window!
The pattern is very simple, and I think even a beginning crocheter could create one. I hope it is easy to understand.
3 balls (about 12 oz.) Super Chunky Yarn
Size M crochet hook
Row 1: Chain 40, and join ends with a slip stitch, making sure the chain does not twist.
Row 2: Chain 3, and dc in each stitch around. Join to first stitch with slip stitch.
Row 3: Chain 3, dc in the same stitch as joined, and 2 dc in each stitch around. Join to first stitch with slip stitch.
Row 4: Chain 3, 2 dc in same stitch as joined, and 3 dc in each stitch around. Join to first stitch with slip stitch, and fasten off.
Finishing: I removed the "hook" part of a wire coat hanger, and opened the bottom portion. I wove the wire through the third and fourth rows of the wreath, and bent the wire into a circle, trying to stretch the wire out as much as possible, so that the middle was taut. I added a ribbon decoration.
I hope you like it! If you use this pattern, please post on your blog and leave a comment with the link in my comments below. Thank you.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
|Tassel and Bead Necklace|