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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / triangle used for mounting projects on: March 09, 2012 10:39:40 AM
This is two projects into one.  I needed to mount a 'latch hook' rug that I did centuries ago LOL.  I could not find what I wanted to do. It was not until I saw towel toppers that I was inspired to finish this project. I did not want the rug to be on the floor otherwise would get stepped on.

I mounted latch hook rug using crochet triangle

The triangle mesh:

The triangle pattern, for this project  12  clusters for row 1, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1 accordingly:

the stitch chart

I also had done a trim of single crochet for row one then did Increase of 5 single crochet into each foundation chain.

The latch hook is from a kit, i believe caron.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / mesh scarf on: March 07, 2012 02:21:24 PM
A scarf with tassels. I used bulky (5) yard , 135 yards created a  4ft length by 8inch width scarf, using H size hook

detail view:

stitch graph:

 I added tassels on the bottom.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Booties Tutorial on: March 02, 2011 01:53:13 PM
knitted baby booties

1) Knit 2 panels sized 4.5 x 4.5 inches. This fits for a 4month old. Adjust size for the accordingly to the baby's foot length, measuring from (heel to toe) plus seam allowance and room (for movement).   pic has four, but I only needed two.

2) TOE: on the REVERSE SIDE, draw yarn to one end picking up loops (of the ending chain stitch), as shown below

   at the end, pull to tighten, this will make a round, see below:

3) FRONT: fold a panel evenly, so it's 2.25inches in height( or half the width of panel).
    on REVERSE SIDE,  sew(bind using ladder stitch)  from the toe to the ankle, about 2/3 of length of panel or measure (1/2 the circumference of ankle +room(so it's not tight) ) for the OPENING of the babies ankle, then subtract that from length of panel
     so now it should look like a canoe

4) Heel:
     on REVERSE SIDE, sew(ladder stitch) the entire width (should be approx 2.25 inches), from bottom to top.

    Use yarn of a different color about 12inches, recommend using contrasting color yarn for decorative .
   on the Correct side, use a hemming stitch, starting from the center top front, working all around until reaching center front.

here's the happy customer. I made these for his baptism.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / t-shirt to yarn on: January 23, 2011 05:51:29 PM
T-shirt yarn project

I was curious of the idea of using t-shirt yarn.
This site describes how to make yarn out of t-shirt. I have tons of shirts, but don't necessarily have the time to give them away at the thrift store, they are closed on sundays.

This was the test I made. I was very happy with it.


1 t-shirt made 20x16 square, therefore you'll need many many t-shirts to make something much larger. If you look up 'weave it' , you find many pdf docs on their old catalogs and nice stuff to do with squares.

2 Don't cut less than 1 inch wide strips, because too thin will break easily when wounding into ball.

3 It's suggested select a t-shirt with some color mixed in, such as a pattern. In this case there was some blue and brown.

4 Tight knit is 'strong' and not soft, would be good for household items such as rugs, coasters, hand scrubber, rather than for apparel.

The only negative I see at this point, when using a tshirt that had seams, the seams show on purl side somewhat.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tutorial- Knitted Cross Body Bag- Image Heavy on: August 17, 2010 12:13:41 AM
Cross body bag

1) Make 4 panels of the same size.
 for this bag , I made 12inch x 6 inch panel:

2) Bind the panels, where back sides are facing each other. Thread into loop on left panel then thread into the loop on right side that is one row up above. This will form a zig zag pattern. This might be called the ladder stitch (Huh?):

3) Make one long tube for the handle.  It should be the length that fits over your shoulder or body:

4)Attach the handle each side of the bag, so that the bag's front is in the middle.

5) cut the liner material to be ( 2x the width of the bag )+ 2inches
   by 1 times the height + 2inches:

6) Fold the liner in half as to be the width of the bag. Sew the bottom of the liner, using backstitch where the seam is on the wrong side.

7) Sew a hem at the rim, all around the liner.

Cool  The liner should be right side up is 'out' then stuff the bag  which is wrong side up,  inside the liner(like a pillow case), then pin liner to bag.

9) To sew liner on, use back stitch. However for every stitch,  sew into one loop , that is two rows down from the top/rim, as you sew the rim:

Notice that for each stitch, a loop is 'caught'.

Finished liner:

10) Make a cord that is at least the length of four panels across. I did this using a small  circular loom and using 3 pegs.

11) Using a crochet hook, weave the cord to the bag, just below the rim:

6  UNITED STATES / New Jersey / NJ - cape may - stores on: August 01, 2010 07:28:49 AM
please recommend some, other than Michael's

in Aug, when to Stitch by Stitch at Cape May.  The store is organized and pamphlets are stored in categories and easy to find. The selection was very wide range. There were several nautical and beach themes.   They have interesting embroidery floss such as the metallic.   However, this is not much tools or supplies to make your own. There are no fabric markers, for example. 

There were mostly leaflets rather than books. There were not many kits(many a few), but many canvases.  Therefore I only recommend this place, if you are familiar with cross stitching and don't mind picking your own embroidery floss and know how many you need.
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Help: Ideas for project on: July 25, 2010 11:44:37 PM
does anyone have suggestions as to finsh this project, other than pillow.
what type of color or stitch? thx
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