Monday, November 23, 2009

Crohook Scarf

Cro-hooking(double ended crochet) was the first type of crochet I learned to do. And for me it is the most relaxing form of crochet I've found. I love to get into a blanket, find my rythym & cruise along.

And the blankets made this way are so warm. It also makes very cozy scarfs & shawls. Here's a little one I made for a niece for Xmas. I think it turned out cute.

Here's a link to a tutorial on cro-hooking. I work through the horizontal loop like in the second sequence.

Cro-hook scarf ~
caron simply soft & K double ended hook
ch15, work 125 rows
keep trim color attatched & finish off other color. With trim color slst in corner st, *4hdc in next st, slst in next st* repeat from *to* around (on sides each row counts as a stitch) finish off & weave in ends.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ripple is finished.

Remember when I started this pretty blankie. Well, I'm finally getting around to posting the finished pics for the granny ripple. I really enjoyed this pattern & love how the color combo turned out. My Mumsy loved it so much I wasn't sure it would make it to the charity auction. LOL

Close-up of the trim.

And here's a fully laid out shot.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hexaghan update #3

I've gotten a bit more done on my scrapghan, so I thought I'd put up some pics.
This is such a fun pattern, & I'm really using up some scraps.

Here's the bag I'm keeping everything in.

Here's the ones that are done & joined.

2 & 3 rounds in.

And a pile of yo-yos.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Now on to the hats.

Well now I've got to make hats to match some of these scarfs(in my last 2 posts). I tried to find a pattern for what I wanted, but ended up making my own up. It's pretty basic so it's probably already out there, but I couldn't find it. **edit ** This makes a hat with an 18" circumference.**

Beanie Pattern~
ww yarn & J hook
magic ring (link in sidebar)
r#1-ch2, 11hdc(12), slst into top of ch2.
r#2-2hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in each next 11 hdc (24), slst into first hdc.
r#3-hdc around(24) slst into first hdc
r#4-hdc in same st, * 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* from* to *around(36) slst into first hdc.
r#5-hcd in first 2st,*2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2st* from *to* around(48) slst into first hdc.
r#6~18-hdc around, slst into first hdc
r#19-reverse sc around
Here's a video on reverse single crochet.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Striped Scarf

Here's that pattern I promised. So simple, but I love the look.

Striped Scarf~with ww yarn & J hook
row#1~ch150, sc in each ch (150sc)
row#2~change yarn & turn, sc in each sc
row#3~turn, sc in each sc
rows#4-10~repeat rows "2&3" 4 times. finish off.
attach first color to last ch of beginning ch, sc evenly across end of scarf.
ch2, hdc in every sc acrossed, ch2, sc across end, finish off & weave in ends.