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1  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bethntim on: April 10, 2016 05:18:42 PM
I LOVE the peacock patch alwaysinmyroom, and I've never attempted a crochet basket but you may have just kicked me in the butt to inspire me!

I crocheted a peacock feather but had no idea what to do with it when I was done.  I thought about a headband with matching diaper cover for a baby, or maybe making it into a wreath. 

Here's the link to the pattern:
http://www.diysmartly.com/peacock-feather-applique-free-pattern-video-tutorial/

and here's my feather:
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2  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bethntim on: April 09, 2016 08:44:54 PM
I'm sure you guys are sick of seeing hats as much as I'm sick of making them but I feel like I hit a milestone tonight.  31 of the 100 hats are finished!  It may seem like I still have a long ways to go BUT if I make each of these in triplicate that'll give me 93 and I think that will be sufficient Smiley
Months of planning, prep, and perspiration went into these.  And on Memorial Day Weekend I hope I can fulfill my goal (and obligation to my friend)
It's hard to come up with new ideas and not being a huge "gamer" was even harder (that was the theme she chose).  So that meant many hours of Pinterest searching (my favorite time wasting activity) and "winging it"
Enjoy!
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3  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are meaty Hands! in Craftalongs by bethntim on: April 01, 2016 09:41:33 PM
I have cracked up all day over the Spam posts!  y'all are hilarious !
congrats on the lil pooper freakie geekie!

I made Finn and Jake from Adventure Time

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4  BB8 Hat-with tutorial!! in Crochet: Completed Projects by bethntim on: April 01, 2016 06:52:32 AM
I just love this little guy and now you can make one of your very own!

Gather your supplies:
size H (8mm) crochet hook
white yarn
orange yarn
black yarn
grey yarn
Stitches used: Half double crochet (HDC), and double crochet (DC)
this hat is not worked in rounds, it is joined after each row, the first ch 2 of each row counts as the first double crochet heretoforward

Round 1: Starting with white yarn, and magic circle, make 8 half double crochets, pull tight and slip stitch into top of first HCD (I start all my hats with a HCD magic ring because it creates less of a "pointed cone-head look" on the finished hat)
Round 2: ch 2, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around, join at top of ch 2 (16 stitches)
Round 3: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc 1, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2 (24 stitches),  fasten off white yarn
Round 4: (Switch to grey yarn) ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc 2, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2 (32 stitches)
Round 5: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc 3, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2, fasten off grey yarn (40 stitches)
Round 6: (switch to white yarn) ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc 4, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2, fasten off white yarn (48 stitches)
Round 7: (switch to orange yarn) ch 2, dc in same stitch, dc 5, 2 dc in next stitch, dc 5, 2 dc in next stitch, dc 5, dc in next stitch, switch to white and dc with white yarn in same stitch as last stitch with orange (this is where the natural increase was, we're just doing it with 1 orange stitch and 1 white stitch), dc with white yarn in next 5 stitches, dc with white yarn into next stitch, switch to orange yarn and dc in same stitch (another half white/half orange increase) continue with orange yarn, *dc 5, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2 (56 stitches), fasten off orange yarn
Round 8-12: (switch to white yarn) ch 2, dc each stitch around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2 (56 stitches)
Round 13: ch 2 dc in next 26, switch to orange, dc in 3, switch to white, dc in 1, switch to orange, dc in 2, switch to white, dc in 14, switch to orange, dc in 9, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2 (56 stitches)
Round 14: ch 2 dc in next 26, switch to orange, dc in 3, switch to white, dc in 1, switch to orange, dc in 2, switch to white, dc in 11, switch to orange, dc in 3, switch to grey, dc in 1, switch to orange dc around to end, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2 (56 stitches)
Round 15: (switch to grey) ch 2, dc in each stitch around to end, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2 (56 stitches), fasten off yarn, weave in ends
NOW, the hat is done but our little buddy still needs his lenses!
Larger lens:
Round 1: (black yarn) 8 HDC in magic ring, pull tight and slip stitch into top of first HCD
Round 2: ch 2, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around, join at top of ch 2 (16 stitches)
Round 3: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc 1, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 2 (24 stitches), fasten off and attach to the front of the hat
using a scant amount of grey yarn, place a french knot (see pic for placement) on large lens
Smaller lens: (black yarn) 8 HDC in magic ring, pull tight and slip stitch into top of first HCD, fasten off
(grey yarn) 8 single crochets in magic ring, pull tight and slip stitch into top of first single crochet.  Attach to smaller black lens and sew onto hat
TADA!  You're done!!
Any questions, lemme know!
Peace and Blessings
Beth
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bethntim on: March 22, 2016 07:32:35 PM
making hats is not going to kill me..............
making hats is not going to kill me..............
making hats is not going to kill me..............
If I repeat it enough, it'll be true,  I think I'm up to 27 out of 100.
Lord give me strength...
Sailor Moon

Goomba (Mario)

Bomb Omb (Mario)

Piranha Plant (Mario)

Power Pellet Ghost (Pac-Man)
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6  Re: The Very Hungry Caterpillar baby pouch and hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by bethntim on: March 20, 2016 10:12:48 AM
Special request in variegated purple with a pink hat.  I never would've chosen this color combo, but I'm so pleased how it turned out!


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7  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bethntim on: March 20, 2016 10:08:05 AM
special request Very Hungry Caterpillar in variegated purples for the pouch with a pink hat.  I never would have chosen this color combo but I LOVE how it turned out.


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8  Wicket the Ewok in CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES by bethntim on: March 04, 2016 07:28:50 PM
Measuring in at just under 4 inches we have Wicket the Ewok!  This is from the Start Wars Crochet kit that I have so he joins his buddies Boba Fett, Stormie the Storm Trooper, and Yoda.  He now resides on my desk at work


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9  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bethntim on: March 01, 2016 07:23:40 PM
this week's hat progress
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10  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bethntim on: February 29, 2016 05:02:12 PM
In other news... I MADE MORE HATS!!  Holy cow, I'll be happy when this is over, 14 down, 86 to go.  I don't know about you all but when I'm commissioned to do something, I kinda lose interest in it.  I love making things at my leisure but when there's a deadline a wave of panic washes over me and I feel horribly unmotivated.  And if I make something for myself, I feel guilty because I'm not working on what I promised someone
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