Front of Sweater with the hyperbolic flower buttons
I found a free pattern by the Double Stitch Twins on the Red Heart website called, Flower Child's Sweater. It called for Smoothie yarn. Not in my stash! I did have several balls of Red Heart Stripes. And since the pattern used several different colors, the Stripes yarn was perfect. I made a design change also. Originally, the front closures had ties. I wanted crocheted buttons instead. The way the pattern was written, both front edges had these oversized buttonholes, but the edges did not meet in the center. I added extra rows, worked just one side of buttonholes and on the other side crocheted flowers to act as the buttons. I also changed the collar. I have a 2 page article with my notes and a also a photo slideshow and a link to the original pattern. If you like, you can read it here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7975011/crochet_the_flower_childs_sweater_by.html?cat=24
Hello, This is my first post on the board, so "How you doin'?" I'm a crocheter but have a love for paper, too! I recently bought a few cds of images, like old greeting cards and such. I would like to turn some of these images into tags. I know I can print them out and use scissors or a tag punch, but I would like to actually have them look like tags when I print off multiple images on paper. Are there any tutorials or advice that that you can share with me? Is there software that can help? Can I do this in Paint? I would love to be able to add these tag sheets to my free pattern page so that everyone can enjoy them.
You never know when inspiration will hit. I was watching an old movie, really old ,like 1927, titled "The Unknown". A very young Joan Crawford was wearing a side-tied scarf around her head. I fell in love with the look. I re-created a version in crochet. It only takes 2.5 ounces of worsted yarn and an H/5.00 hook. I used Bernat Super Value Yarn from their Ombre line. The color was Fresh Lilac. This would also make a nice chemo cap if done in a soft organic cotton.
For all the Southwest fans, here is a Red Hot Chili Pepper Wall Hanging or Curtain in filet.It's a cool addition to your kitchen decor! I made it with Victory Red #10 thread and my favorite vintage Lee Wards#7 steel hook. This piece measures 6 inches x 12 inches in the extended double crochet stitch. It can also be made in the double crochet or the treble stitch.
It's Bunny Rabbit Season! What better way to show your love of bunnies than by making a three piece set with a bunny face as an element? There is a coaster, a tote done in doubled yarn with the bunny face appliqued on the front and a cute purse made with the same coaster pattern but doubled yarn and a big hook. I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and 2 different hooks, an H/5.00mm and a K/6.5mm. Sizes are:coaster=5x7,tote=10x9, purse=7x8.5.
Make all three items on a free Saturday, that's how quickly they are made.
What do you get when you combine an Irish leaf, a hollow tube and a hyperbolic bloom? You get a Long Stem Rose Scarf, that's what! I'm so happy with the way this scarf developed. It uses Red Heart Super Saver yarn and an I/5.5mm hook. It's 62 inches long and crocheted in one piece. Along with the written directions, I have also included a photo slide show with all the steps to making the leaf and rose. It's perfect for Birthdays, Mother's Day, gardeners, Valentine's Day or just because!
Here is a prayer scarf/shawl that is made with one skein of Red Heart Super Saver. I used an I/5.5mm hook and it measues 8 inches wide by 62 inches long. This is a very nice pattern to work if you've never tried the pineapple stitch before. I have included the slide show of step by steps in the pattern, so just follow along and you'll be done with your scarf in no time flat! You don't have to use it for a prayer scarf, it's pretty enough just to wear around the office when it gets a little too chilly.
I blended two strands of yarn at different points in the scarf to get a nice gradation of color. The yarn was Red Heart Super Saver and my hook size was a P/11.5 mm. This is a good way to use up your scraps as you don't have to follow what I did, but make it your own. I'm getting so many compliments on this scarf! It's really fast to make!