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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Cute n cheap arm warmers. ***TUT ADDED*** on: February 18, 2010 02:55:31 PM
I've been wanting arm warmers for a long time. I've also been on the look out for a pattern that would grab me and shout: make me now! Sadly, I was having a hard time of it, so what do we crafty kids do when we can't find a pattern we like? We wing it! And I'm glad I did. This lovely pair whipped up really quick, and was nice and cheap.

The craft store behind my work was selling some of this cheap yarn called "Yarn Gang". It's a 60% cotton 40% acrylic, and it's soft, and cute, and was just enough to make this pair. And even better, it was 99 cents!

I wrote down what I did (kind of) so if anyone is interested I can put my tut up. Smiley I'll promise to make another pair to test it out.

On to the photos!


This pattern uses a Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) to start off.
You can find the tutorial for that here: http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2009/3/tutorial-foundation-single-crochet.aspx
If that isn't going to work for you, just chain where ever it asks for a FSC.

Worsted Weight Yarn (About 2 oz, depending on how long you make them)
5.5 I Crochet Hook

Stitches Used:
FSC - foundation single crochet
SC - single crochet
SS - slip stitch
Dec - Single crochet together
Inc - 2 single crochet in stitch

(Note:: I made this pretty tight. So, if your hands are bigger, just adjust it to fit)

If you have any questions or problems, or find a typo please let me know. :3

Rnd 1: 30 FSC, join w/ ss in 1st ch.
Rnd 2-5: Ch 1, turn clockwise (go the opposite direction) sc 30, ss in first sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 24 ch.
Rnd 7-12: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 24. (24)
Rnd 13: Ch 1, turn, sc 24, 3 FSC, ss in first sc.
Rnd 14-15: Ch 1, turn, sc in every st, ss in first sc. (27)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, sc, dec [5 sc, dec]x3, 3 sc, ss in first sc.
Rnd 17-18: Ch 1, turn, sc in every st. (23)
Rnd 19: Ch 1, turn, sc, inc [5 sc, inc]x3, 3 sc, ss in first sc.
Rnd 20: ch 1, turn, sc in every st. ss in first sc. (27)
Repeat Rnd 20 until it is the length you want, just keep track of how many you make so that your other arm warmer matches Smiley

The cream top is just a sc in every st.
For the bottom I did one row of DC, and then two rows of FPDC, BPDC, all the way around. Just plain sc also works. Just do whatever feels right.

C&C always welcome. this is my first pattern, so if it's hard to understand please let me know, I'm always willing to learn.

If you make these please post pictures, I'd love to see it. Smiley
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Zombie Magnets... rawr.... rawr! on: January 12, 2010 08:10:37 AM
I know some of you have seen my original post of zombie magnets. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319439.msg3680084#msg3680084

Luckily, one of my very best friends let me use her camera and I was able to actually upload some good looking photos of the new zombies I've completed.

Can you guess who these guys are supposed to be? Oh goodness, I hope you can, or I'm going to feel very very silly.

Anyone? Smiley C n C always welcome, and appreciated. (Really, I'll just appreciate you if you pay attention to me)
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Christmas Present for Mother-In-Law on: December 02, 2009 11:58:43 AM
My mother-in-law *loves* this sketch


And so, the idea to cross stitch her favorite line for her to forever enjoy seemed perfect for christmas. Even more awesome was that it only took a couple hours! Woot!

frame and all

a little closer pic of the saying.

The frame are for sharing a sisters love or something, so I covered it in some pretty paper that was close to the colors I chose. She loves lime green, and the blue was too pretty not to use.

What do you think?

C&C always appreciated.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Zombie Cross Stitch Magnets [lots o' pictures] on: August 31, 2009 03:10:10 PM
**EDIT** Uploaded slightly better pictures. I like em better, anyhow.

These are a project i've been working on for quite a while. Got the original pattern from http://needlenoodles.com/home/?q=node/79

As you can tell, I've been changing the pattern and making them my own.

I love the chubby one :3

The underwear was my husbands idea. Now that I finished them I kind of think that the two on the left look like Kelly and Ryan from the Office. Anyone else agree?

And here are some of my very favorites! I've designed my very own "Scrubs" zombies!

We have Elliot, JD, Carla, and Turk

Ted and Janitor!

I'm only missing Dr. Cox and Kelso. But i just couldn't wait to show them off Cheesy

C&C welcome. Any ideas are of course welcome!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted goods for my furry friend on: March 23, 2009 08:44:07 AM
My momma has a puppy, a very small puppy. She's a pug-pom and she's adorable, but tiny with short hair. We live in oregon where it's raining 80% of the time, and being on the coast means it gets chilly, so the vet told us that she needed to wear something to keep her warm. Well, Mom refused to have her wearing some bright pink glittery thing with diva written on it so i was asked to whip something up.

(she's a wiggler, so it's really hard to get good pictures of her)

Luckily, she loves it, and has even slept in it for a few days now. Smiley

We have two other dogs who are much bigger than her and one of them loves to get a hold of her toys and together they rip the eyes off, so I was asked to fix the puppies favorite. It was my husband's idea to make it an eye patch XD

6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Homemade Vanilla Extract on: February 28, 2009 03:09:48 PM
I stumbled upon this website http://bethanyactually.com/make-your-own-vanilla-extract/ and knew this would be an amazing christmas gift for the chefs in my family! So i ordered my bottles and my vanilla, bought a big bottle of vodka and set about making my own vanilla extract.

Only problem now is I want to show everyone I'm making it for... Dangit!

So instead I'll show you guys ^_^

It's been sitting for 3 days now and is already getting a nice color to it.

I took a sip today, just to see...


it's not ready!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Mario Sprite Coaster Set on: February 23, 2009 09:36:10 PM
These are a gift for a friend who recently made herself an awesome mario themed table.


the mushroom was done a little too thick, in my opinion, but I still liked him so i just did the other 3 right Cheesy

What do you think?

Edit: 06/24
terribly sorry that the link to the patterns was sending people elsewhere :>

8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Firefly Cross Stitch. on: February 14, 2009 05:25:50 PM
I've loved fire fly for a very long time. watched the whole series at least 5 times, and I've always wanted to make something to show my dedication to the masterpieces. :3

I used http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ to make a picture of serenity to cross stitch... at first i wasn't happy with it. I used a brown when i shoulda used a dark grey.... but... I do think it turned out awesome. what do you think? :3

EDIT: 11/14 - Thought i'd share that a tragedy had hit with my cross stitch piece. My husband and I finally went to buy a frame for this piece and hang it in our new house and we lost it. Lost it. Sad It's gone. But, I have my memories and if I really wanted to, the pattern.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Mohawk hat on: January 27, 2009 08:17:47 AM
Here's the 3rd mohawk hat I've made, the only one i love.

I used this hat pattern: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204027.0 with some changes in the pattern. And without the front flap.

yay! lemme know what you think, good and bad. And thanks for looking.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Favorite Yarn Website on: January 11, 2009 06:59:26 PM
Hello! I've just started getting into crocheting again, and I'm back with a vengeance! I have so many cute things I need to make now to make up for time lost!

However, I'm lacking in some fun colored yarn, and the stores I frequent are lacking in anything that catches my eye. So, I'm curious about your favorite places to find yarn online. Who has good quality stuff at good prices, who is friendly, who is fast, etc etc.

Thanks for the help guys. :3
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