Friday, May 15, 2009

Flux The Amigurumi Gremlin

Meet Flux The Amigurumi Gremlin! He is my latest creation. I started making him for a swap at my weekly meeting but hubby seen him and wanted him for his office desk, so I gave it to him. My daughter also seen him and wants one also. I made him into a pdf file because the pattern is long. If you follow the link at the bottom, you will be able to download the pdf file. You will need a pdf file reader to read it. You can go to to find the free reader. Let me know if you find errors or have questions and need help. I hope you enjoy him!

Materials List:
F and 1/ 2.75 hook
WW yarn CA & CB
Yarn needle
Matching sewing thread
upholstery needle (the curved kind)
Amigurumi eyes
stitch marker

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Little Tote Around

G Hook
WW yarn CA & CB
Yarn needle
matching sewing thread and needle
Stitch marker

Stitches Used:
Sc= Single Crochet
Ss= Slip Stitch
Ch- Chain
CA= Color A
CB= Color B
St= Stitch

Notes: Bag is worked in the round, slip stitch to join rows. Mark the first stitch of each row with a stitch marker. Bag is about approx. 6 1/2" Long x 3 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" High.

Ch 15

Row 1: Sc across to last st, 3 sc in last st. Do not turn, Going across otherside of chain sc across to last ch, 3 sc in last. SS to 1st st. Ch 1

Row 2: Sc in same as SS, sc in next 12, 3 sc in next st, sc next st, 3 sc next st, sc in next 14 st's, sc in next , 3 sc next st, SS to 1st st. ch 1.

Row 3: Sc in same as ss, sc in next 14, 3 sc in next, sc next 2 st's, 3 sc in next, sc next 16 st's, 3 sc next, sc next 3 st's, 3 sc next, sc next 1, ss to 1st st. ch 1

Row 4-8: Sc in same as ss, sc across, putting 3 sc into the middle of ea of the previous 3 sc, making the corner. Join with ss to 1st stitch. ch 1.

Row 9-18: Sc in same as ss, sc across, join to 1st st with ss. ch 1.

End off CA and Join CB

Row 19- 43 : Sc in same as SS,and Sc around ch 1.End of CB and attach CA.

Row 44: Sc around. end off. Weave in all ends.

Handles (Make 2)

Make handles as long as you are comfortable with. I made mine about 22" long

With CA ch 6

Row 1-?: SC across ch 1 turn. end off. weave in all ends.Place handle ends evenly at base of CA and sew in place. repeat for second side.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Filet Crochet Graph

I could not find a graph that had a single cross on it, so I made my own up. I am making this as a gift for christmas. This is my first filet project. Feel free to use my graph. But do not copy it to anywhere else or sell it. I thought Filet would be harder. But its just Dc'ing and chaining, and skipping chains.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Stitch Marker Carrier

Materials used:
WW yarn
Size H Hook
Yarn Needle

ch 19

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1 ,Turn.(18 sc)
Rows 2-11: Hdc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 12 a.: In FLO sc in first st, (Ch 2, sk 2 st, sc in next) across. (6 loops)Do not ch 1.
Row 12 b.: In the unworked Bl of same row, Hdc across. Ch 1 turn.
Rows 13-28: Hdc across, ch 1 turn. End off at row 13.

Fold flap under loops and crochet both sides closed. Weave in all ends.

You can make this longer or shorter by adding or subtracting rows. You can also add a snap or velcro to keep it closed, or even add something decorative to give it that extra mmmph!

If you find errors please let me know. Thanks. Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The End Results From My Spinning...

Well I got my top whorl drop spindle, and had my spinning lesson. Maryann was also nice enough to give me some wool to practice with, I am so thankful for it. Well I spun it up and I dyed it red with Cherry Kool-Aid. The end results looked like this...

This is what it looked like bfore I dyed it. This is my first spun yarn and my first time dyeing. It Is hanging up to dry right now. I love how dark the color came out. I used this website for the information needed to dye my yarn.. I have also bought some Merino from Myspecialtea on ebay, who has some good roving and is an honest seller. I am in the process of spinning that up and It is so soft and sooo easy to spin and is spinning up VERY nicely. Now I am looking for a crochet project to use it up with!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Quick And Easy Earrings

size 10 thread- any color
size 7 crochet hook
A pair of hook earrings (or you could use leverbacks too)
2 small to medium sized beads
2 Jumprings (optional)
Any type of stiffner

Stitches used:
DC- Double Crochet
Sc- Single Crochet
Ch - Chain
Sl St- Slip Stitch

Gauge does not matter, but you want to keep the same tension throughout both peices.

Before Starting:
Before starting your chain or making your slip knot, slip the bead onto the thread. Tie a triple knot so it wont come off. Now, push the bead down to the knot. Holding the bead, wrap it around your hook and tie it on, but do not make a knot, instead, push or pull the tie down to the bead, that is the start of your chain.

Round 1: Chain 30. Sl St to 2nd ch from the bead making a ring around your bead. You should now have your bead hanging in the middle of the 3

Round 2:
Dc 44 times into the ring, sl st to ch 3.

Round 3:Now when you are done take your favorite way to block, and block your work. I used 50% water and 50% white glue. I laid them out on the blocking board and used a paint brush to soak them, turned them over and did the same thing. Then I pinned them into shape,and let them dry.

When dry Attach the jump ring to the chain 10 area and then onto the hook earring.

Quick And Easy Potholders

Quick And Easy Pot Holders
Size I Hook
Cotton Yarn
Yarn Needle for weaving ends

Stitches used:
Ch= Chain
Sc= Single Crochet
DC= Double Crochet

Rev Sc= Reverse Single Crochet
Sl St= Slip StitchSt= Stitch
Note: Pattern is done in the round.Each round is joined. Potholder is made in 2 parts, front and back.
Row 1= Ch 3. Join to make a ring. Dc 12 times into ring. Sl st to ch 3 to join.
Ch 2.
Row 2= 2 Dc in each st around.Sl st to ch 3 to join.Ch 2.
Row 3= Dc in next st, 2 DC in next around. Sl st to ch 3 to join.Ch 2.
Row 4= Dc in next 2, 2 dc in next around. Sl st to join. Ch 2.
Row 5= Dc in next 3, 2 dc in next around. Sl st to join. ch 2.
Row 6= Dc in next 4, 2 dc in next around. Sl st to join.Finish off. weave in ends.
Follow same pattern as front, rows 1-6, except when you get to row 6 do not finish off.
Row 1= Place wrong sides facing each other and single crochet both sides together,sl st to first sc.
Row 2= Rev sc around. sl st to first rev sc and end off. weave in ends.
Coasters (make 4)
Follow first 3 rounds of pattern for potholders.
Round 4 rev sc around. end off weave in ends.