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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / strawflower crochet button deluxe (with instructions) on: March 08, 2010 02:38:23 AM
I made this cute, crochet covered button using a semi-ugly, wannabe-mother of pearl button from my gigantic stash, making the pattern up as I went along. For anyone who'd like to recreate, I put a tutorial together in my blog.

Have fun Cheesy

22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / new steampunk combs, again :D on: March 07, 2010 12:06:09 PM
Heyhey, more steampunk button combs :3 My other combs can be seen here...

I got 14 kg buttons from ebay and am in delirium right now. I loooooourve buttons!

23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Silk covered crochet buttons (with tutorial link) on: March 06, 2010 10:53:14 AM
I made more crochet buttons Cheesy The black ones are selfspun silk floss crocheted with a flower pattern (the same black silk I used to make this crochet lace choker). Very lovely Cheesy All tutorials on how to make those, are here on my blog.

24  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / elegant crochet lace choker (w/ TUTORIAL LINK) on: March 02, 2010 06:58:21 AM
I made this lovely black lace choker using my self spun black silk floss and the reconstructed lace pattern that I also made a tutorial for. For the tute, just visit my blog.

25  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / HOWTO crochet covered buttons w/ variations on: February 26, 2010 08:23:09 AM
hey there Smiley

I LOVE those vintage crochet buttons and as I have lots of not-so-beautiful plain buttons in my stash, I decided to turn them into something lovely! The process is really easy and can be recreated in my tutorial.

26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / new steampunk combs on: February 20, 2010 02:57:13 PM
After my first pair, I couldn't wait to make my second pair!

27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / sweet steampunk combs with vintage buttons (now both!) on: February 18, 2010 02:32:24 PM
After a lot of krakening and squidding, I gathered my courage and emebllished one (number two will follow shortly) of my beloved oldfashioned granny-haircombs. Just took some wire and my precious vintage button collection and somehow wove the buttons onto the comb base. Really easy Cheesy

here are both finished!

and that's how they look in my hair

28  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / squids to octopussies (with tutorial!) on: February 17, 2010 07:28:31 AM
After making loads of squids, i switched to octopods. Sweet, evilish staring pink octopods, a gift for a friend's friend Cheesy

Tutorial can be found here. Made it up as I went along, but was quick enough to write down what I did Cheesy

29  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / and another... datasquid 2.0 (w/link to PDF Tutorial :)) on: February 14, 2010 08:47:18 AM
this time in extra bulky violet yarn! With black accents and pink insides Cheesy

My other datasquid (the pink one) can be seen in full detail here and in my blog (along with a tutorial, I hope... I'm currently working on this!)

Tutorial can now be downloaded (PDF) from my blog Cheesy

30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Another crochet lace trim with tutorial PDF! on: February 13, 2010 07:28:00 AM
Hey there!

I made a cute crochet lace wristlet with my selfspun microscopic alpaca thread Cheesy




The pattern PDF/tutorial can be found at my blog.  You can also download the PDF directly from my server. (download no longer available)

And for all those who'd rather like to do it right away, here's the whole thing in writing.

tools & materials

    * crochet thread (I use my selfspun alpaca thread and have no idea which gauge it is)
    * crochet hook of appropriate size (I used a 2.0mm hook, which is a bit too large for the thread, actually. But the loose structure looks somewhat nice, I think :3)

annotations: gauge
With my materials, I get a trim that's 1 3/8" wide (3,5cm), with motifs that are approximately 1" (2.5cm) wide each.


    * ch - chain
    * sl st - slip stitch
    * sc - single crochet
    * hdc - half double crochet
    * dc - double crochet
    * p - picot

    * bubble stitch: (yarn over hook, yarn over) five times (gives you 10 loops on the hook), pulling the loops a bit so they are ca. 1/4" long , then pull the thread through all of them

foundation row 1
chain a lot Cheesy
you'll need 12ch for the foundation pattern for each motif, plus 3ch on one side. The beginning of the second row also consists of chain stitches, so you can add 3ch (instead of 1dc), 2dc and then proceed with the pattern of row 2.
All in all that's [amount of motifs OR desired length in inch (if you work with the same gauge as I do)] times 12ch plus 8ch. For example if you want a trim that's 12 motifs / inches long, you need to make (12*12)+8 chain stitches (152 in total).

foundation row 2
dc 1 in the 8th ch from the hook, (ch2, dc1 in the 3rd ch from the last dc), repeat (...) until you reach th end of the foundation chain (the last stitch should be a dc).

foundation row 3
ch3 (2ch instead of a hdc plus 1ch), hdc1 around the 2ch of the previous row, (ch2, hdc1),repeat (...) until you reach th end of the foundation chain (the last stitch should be a hdc).

foundation row 3
ch4 (3ch instead of a dc plus 1ch), dc1 around the 2ch of the previous row, (ch2, dc1),repeat (...) until you reach th end of the foundation chain (the last stitch should be a dc).

By now, you should have a nice honeycombey foundation strip with 3 rows and a lot of cells Cheesy We will now crochet edging patterns into the outer cells on both sides. Let's start with the easy one.

picot edge row 1
on one of the edges, attach the thread with a sl st, ch1, (sc2 around the ch of the cell, p), repeat () in every following cell until you reach the end.

shell motif row 1
attach the thread with a sl st in the first cell, (ch3, (skip one cell) bubble in the 3rd cell, ch 3, bubble in the same cell, ch3 (skip 1 cell), sc1 in the 5th cell (becomes the 1st cell of the next motif)), repeat () until you reach the end of your foundation strip.

shell motif row 2
turn your work, ch1, [(sc1,hdc2) around the first 3ch, p, dc1 into the bubble, (dc2, p, dc2) around the second 3ch, dc1 into the bubble, p, (hdc2, sc1) around the last 3ch, sl st into the sc of the previous row], repeat [] until you reach the end of your foundation strip.

For the wristband pictured, I also added one shell motif to each of the narrow sides of the foundation.
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