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21  Re: Shimmer Chevron Scarf for my daughter in Knitting: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: November 07, 2007 09:33:29 AM
Thank you everyone!  It is really soft and cuddly.  She absolutely loves it and I was able to give it to her this morning as well as take a picture of her wearing it.  She has been wearing it all day only to take it off to eat lunch  Cheesy .

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22  Shimmer Chevron Scarf for my daughter in Knitting: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: November 06, 2007 09:10:40 PM
I decided that my family needed to be decked out in knit and crochet wear for this winter and this is the first one I've completed so far.  Still have some hats and another scarf for my oldest daughter to do.  I started it last week and just finished it this evening.  The pattern is from Straw.com and is their Shimmer Chevron Scarf.  The yarn is Caron Simply Soft from my stash because my 3 year old absolutely loves purple.   Originally it was suppose to be all purple but you couldn't see the zig zag effect so I added in some other yarn from my stash (I think it's Bernat Baby Coordinates, my Mom gave it to me a while ago with no ball band).  I used size 8 needles to give it more of a softer drape. 

I didn't get any pictures of her wearing the scarf because she was asleep when I completed it.

I wrapped it all up so I can give it to her as a "gift" when she wakes up in the morning.

Thank you for looking!  Smiley

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23  Crocheted Ladybug Pouch in Crochet: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: October 22, 2007 06:18:41 PM
All crocheted in sc.  It is my own design that was originally suppose to be a coaster of some sort but then I remembered that I was using wool yarn and condensation and wool, I was afraid that it would start felting up.  Anyways, so I kept going and then decided to make it into a pouch by decreasing towards the top.  It's made all in one piece and then I just folded the bottom up and sc it instead of sewing it together.

Onto the pics.

Closed up

The cutesy little ladybug button.

And then a shot to show the lining that I handstitched in with some embroidery floss.

 Smiley Thanks for looking!
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24  Scarf bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by multicrafty on: October 17, 2007 06:21:14 PM
I've had this tutorial saved on my computer forever that I found via fort and field which is from Blueprint magazine.  Being that I just moved, it meant that I (finally) found my bamboo handles and a scarf that I picked up at the thrift store ages ago.  So, I thought I'd put the two to some good use and this is what I ended up with

It took me about 5 times to do the knots.  I completely suck at making knots but in the end, I like how it turned out. (There are 2 bamboo handles on the purse.  The other must just be hiding behind the first one in the picture.)
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25  Market bag (with sorda a pattern) in Crochet: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: October 04, 2007 10:15:20 AM
I was really inspired by the pattern over on the Sugar n Cream (ok, so the SugarNCream website is being a poo for me right now so I can't give the link for the bag I'm talking about) website but being that I lost the free pattern leaflet I got from my LYS and I don't have a printer to print the pattern out and didn't feel like sitting at my computer to read the pattern, I decided to come up with my own pattern.


Kindof a pattern.  If you have ANY questions, please ask!

Ok, so I used 2.5 balls of Lion Brand Cotton Ease #194 Lime (LOVE IT!) and 0.75 ball of Sugar N Cream Cotton in Ecru (the new larger size that they have, I think it's now 3.75 oz.?) Size H Crochet Hook.

To start out, ch 6, sl st to first ch.  Ch3, 12 dc into the ring.
next round: ch3, 2 dc in each stitch (24 sts)
keep increasing until you are dc in the next 9 sts and 2 dc in the next st.  Work 2 rounds even, then work *8 dc, dc2tog* around, work one row even, then work *7dc, dc2tog*around and work then work the next 3-4 rows even.

Mesh stitch (this part is worked in a spiral because I didn't want a seam on this part, plus it made it easier to work the mesh stitch)
(join with the SNC Ecru)  *ch5, sk 3sts, sc in next st* (when you get back to the beginning you will then sc in the next stitch) next round *ch5, sc in the previous ch5 sp* around.  Keep working this for about 20-25 rows (depending on how deep you want your bag).  After you finished that then switch back to the lime, ch3 and work 4 dc per ch5 sp (because the width of a dc is a little wider than a ch st you would actually be increasing, just a bit, if you put 5dc per ch5 space)  Work a few (4-5) rows of dc (ch3 at the beginning and sl st to the top of the ch3 sp when you get back around)

Once you've completed your last row, ch3 and work the next 12 stitches (I did dc for my handles but you can use any stitch you want at this point).  Work back and forth over these 12 stitches until your handle is the length you want it.  Once you've gotten your handle to the length you want it, sl st to the other side.  I then worked one more round of sc around the whole top of the purse, when I got to the other side of my handle I did bcsc (back post single crochet) around those 12 sts and continued working the other side of the bag.  Once you get back to your handle finish off, weave in ends.

Like I said, if you have ANY questions, please ask!  I am going based off of the top of my head for what I did for this pattern because I didn't write it down.  Enjoy and thanks for looking!  Smiley
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26  Two aprons for my girls in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: September 29, 2007 06:38:27 PM
I actually made these this past summer and thought that I would post them.

I LOVE aprons and my daughters would always want to wear an apron when they "helped" me cook.  I decided that I would make them their very own aprons.

This one is for my oldest and is made from a dishtowel I got from Salvation Army and some bias tape for the ties.  The pocket fabric (which I'm not happy about the stitching but I'm getting better with the whole zig-zag-stitch-on-pockets thing) I got from a garage sale.

Then this one I made for my youngest.  I just sorda drafted up a child size pattern from an adult size pattern of mine and stitched on a pocket.  The ties I made using fabric and then I stitched on ric-rac along the edge because I didn't feel like hemming it.  Plus it's a very light weight denim material (got at Walmart in the remnant bin but there was a little over 2 yds.  Huh )  When I took this pic it was not washed but now that it's washed it has a very nice frayed edge to it.

Now they both LOVE to put on their aprons and help me cook dinner.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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27  Crochet Hook Case (Picture Heavy) in Crochet: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: September 23, 2007 02:32:43 PM
Since I've been making knitting needle cases and crochet hook cases for others I figured I should make myself one as well.  I started yesturday evening and then finished up today.

The mushroom/ladybug fabric is from Etsy and then the red fabric is from my Grandmother (and when I ironed it, it smelled like my Grandma's house and I almost cried) 

Moving on....................

The case all opened up with all my crochet goodies in it.

Added a little pocket to hold my yarn needles, row counters, stitch markers, and whatever else I need.

Added buttons to give it extra detail and I figured I would stitch on a head and antenna's to make it look like a little ladybug

Then on the back I added a little mushroom applique.  I didn't have the right fabric for the stem of the mushroom so I used plain white cotton fabric and fabric markers to make it the color I wanted.

My stitching got a little wonky when doing the stem because I was sleepy.  Roll Eyes

 Smiley Thank you for looking!  Smiley
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28  My first amigurumi - Birdie named Cleo in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: September 19, 2007 05:10:17 AM
I'm working on 2 other projects and the one seems like no matter how much I crochet it just stays the same size so I was in the mood for something quick and fun to make.

Yarn Stats:
I used some hemp/wool blend for the bottom (I got it at my craft store, it's their "name brand" for themselves) but I LOVE it and want to get more.
The green is Lion Brand Cotton Ease #194 Lime and I am in LOVE with the yarn.  Beautiful!
Then the top is Lion Brand Wool (don't know the color, it's been in my stash for quite sometime and was leftover from another project I did a while ago)

I used a size G crochet hook to make it extra snug so the stuffing doesn't peek through the stitches.  Then after it was all said and done I crocheted Cleo some little wings, stitched them on, and with embroidery floss gave him some eyes.  The beak however I am not to happy with.  I personally think it looks like crap.  So I'm gonna try and figure out a better way to do his beak.  Any suggestions?

Onto the pics............................

Cleo is sitting in my lilac bush.

Then I side view to give a better view of his cute little wings.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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29  Knitting Needles Case in Knitting: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: September 05, 2007 02:29:16 PM
I made this case for a Flickr friend of mine.  She always sends me nice fabric, cute buttons, and other what nots and our last swap we did she made little barettes for my girls.

Well, such as myself, she loves to knit (amongst other crafty endeavors) so I made a knitting needle case as a surprise for her.  I told her she was getting something and to keep an eye out for her mail but I didn't give one clue as to what is was going to be.

Both the fabrics our from Walmart and I'm  Angry because the paisley print one is out of stock.  (Or at least I haven't seen it at mine).

Here is the case all rolled up with a little fabric flower for embellishment.

Then showing the case opened up with the flap covering so needles don't fall out all over the place.

Opened up all the way to show it holds both long and short needles, gauge guy, stitch holder, circulars and DPNs are placed towards the bottom.

Then it even has a place for stitch markers.  The stitch markers shown are ones that I made that I'm also giving her because she loves to knit hats.  So I made one stitch marker different from the rest to show where your round begins.

I'm almost tempted to keep it for myself but it's better to give than to receive.  I think she'll like it.  Grin

Thanks for looking!

ETA:  Sorry, forgot to mention that I didn't really go by any exact pattern.  I just browsed for a case and took bits and pieces from a few that I've seen and based this one from others.  (Thank you all you Craftsters for making nice needle cases, it really helped me out!   Kiss )
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30  Re: Classic Street Page Boy in Crochet: Completed Projects by multicrafty on: September 02, 2007 09:28:32 PM
Thank you very much!

awesome!  it looks like you switched the front and back post stitches perhaps?  i like it that way, it looks knit.

Actually it's just turned inside out.  Here is a progress pic that I took and you can see how it was actually suppose to look.  I didn't like the big chunky ribbing going down it.  That's why I turned it inside out.  Plus, your right, it does look knitted this way.
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