Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Crochet Paracord Cup

I accidentally made this the other day.  I know, how do you accidentally do something that takes you a while to complete?  Well, I was trying to make a pouch that I could attach to my bike so that I can have my keys and phone with me when I cycle.  (The pants that I wear to cycle rarely seem to have pockets.)  I have started one several time and saw some leftover paracord in with my yarn.  I thought it might work.  It didn't.  But I kept going with it and it made a lovely, sturdy cup.  Right now, it is collecting the random things I find in the family laundry!

Oh, I used about a N-hook and just did a basic circle on the bottom.  Then I went into the back loop only, then sc all the way up until I didn't have enough string to do another round.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tunisian Crochet Cables

Early attempt at Tunisian Crochet Cables

I just learned that it's possible to do cables in Tunisian crochet!  It's pretty easy.  You just need yarn, a tunisian hook and some kind of stitch holders.  I have some from when I attempted to do knit cables. but just another hook or a safety pin should work as well.  I used this pattern to help. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Star Puff Infinity Scarf Pattern

Close-up of the stitch

Here is the Star Puff Infinity Scarf Pattern!!  It has taken me a while to get it all together, but I think it was worth the time!  I hope you love it!

It is available for $4.99 at Ravelry  &  Craftsy! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Crochet" I-Cord

Have you wanted to make a cord with crochet?  I have done it and it ends up stiffer than I would like.  I found a great technique here. (Yay for Pinterest!!)

This is actually knitting with a crochet hook! Ha! 

It makes a much softer, prettier cord!  It can be a little hard to hold at first, but once you get used to it, it goes quickly.  It didn't take me very long to be able to do it!

Have fun and just ask if you have any questions.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sorry for the lapse in posts!

I have been working a lot on the Puffy Star Infinity Scarf and on getting ready to open a booth at a local boutique!  Add Christmas and four kids and you get a whole lot of no posting!

But, I'm back and having a great time crocheting to build up my stash of items to sell!

Have a Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Waiting Game

How many projects do you usually have in progress or on your waiting list?  This little bear is waiting patiently for me to get back to her.  She should be adorable one day, but my current design project is taking much longer than I had hoped!  I have only had to unravel it once (yay!) and the pattern is mostly written.  I just have to crochet the prototype and decipher my scribbles from along the way!

As I go, I think of new and fun project to do!  How to stay focused??

What do you do?  How do you decide?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tip: Painting Stripes

Okay, okay!  I know this isn't a crochet tip, but I wanted to share it somewhere, so here it is. 

I don't know how other people do it, but I came up with this:

 I wanted to do stripes and decided to make them all the width of the painter's tape.  Then, to measure, I used two small pieces of tape to decide the width. 
 I painted over the whole thing!
 And removed the tape!