Sunday, December 9, 2018

Our Lady Guadalupe Filet Shawl


I was asked to make a shawl using the same pattern as my friends grandmother made a wall hanging of 99 years ago.. this is what I came up with..



Our Lady Guadalupe Filet Shawl

This pattern can be used with any yarn and corresponding hook size, if you choose to use thread I would recommend doubling the thread to keep a wearable size. 
 
I used a worsted weight yarn and H / 5.00mm hook 
1200 yards of Yarn Bee's Rose Bud

 This pattern is written using American terms.

Ch 293



1 ) dc in fifth ch from hook, *ch1, skip 1, dc in next st, * repeat to end 145 mesh spaces



2 ) ch1, skip the first stitch at base of ch 1 just made, slip stitch into ch, slip stitch into dc ( counts as decrease at start of row ), ch 4, dc into next dc, *ch 1, dc into next dc* repeat to last mesh sp, do not work last mesh space ( counts as the decrease at the end of row )

Work four rows as row 2 before starting chart. 
Continue to decrease as established while working chart.



Stitch Key
ch = chain
dc = double crochet

Blocks
block = dc in ch 1 sp dc in dc
block over block + dc in each dc
mesh spaces = ch 1, skip ch sp dc in dc
mesh over block = ch 1, skip next dc, dc in dc


Tips

Places marker in center mesh space

Count...
each row.. each set of blocks...


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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Etsy shop

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Many new items being added.. be sure to check out all of the great gifts available for the loved ones .. don't forget that includes yourself ♥️

Now over 100 items and patterns.. taking custom orders for a limited number of products..
Hats, scarfs, shawls and more



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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Crochet beaded button



I have many buttons I have either been gifted, came from thrift stores or pulled off of clothes before turning into a rags.. tins of them.. hundreds of not thousands.. many too beat up to put on a new item unless dressed up... There are of course many ways of dressing buttons up.. painting covering with cloth... but this is something  have been wanting to do for some time now..

 many of the items I make need a closure of some sort.. bags are on of my favorite things to make.. I have plans to make some one of a kind that involve all of the skills I have been honing for a while now.. free form crochet, sewing, weaving and beading....

I crocheted around the button tightly, the wrong side facing, using a smaller hook then the yarn called for. I then stitched the beads one by one in place on the top side until it was full..

I love the look, going to fit right into my plans... or become a pretty pin :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Easy Twisted Headband

Easy Twisted Headband

This formula can be used with any weight yarn and corresponding hook size, as such no sizes are given as well as yardage or gauge.


The photo is showing Hometown USA by Lion Brand super bulky weight ( 6 ) using a L11/8.00mm hook
I have used single crochet, double and half double all with good success.


Written in American terms

Stitches
Ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet

1) Chain as many stitches needed to go around your head keeping it just a bit snug, chain one more for your turning chain



2) hdc in all chains.. you can use the bar or top loop I've done both but like the looks of going through the bar... turn





3) ch 1, hdc to end, turn



repeat row 3 as many times as you like to reach half the thickness you want



once you have half the thickness you want, fold in thirds with the live stitch in the center of the folds. Place a marker at that fold. See photo below




Hdc to the marker, count how many stitches you have undone, chain that many plus 1 for turning chain.

Turn, hdc into second ch, hdc to end of row
Repeat row 3 until you have the same thickness as the first half.





Fasten off leaving a tail about 12 inches long for seaming.

Seam edges to the beginning edge, making sure to “twist” them.. placing the top panel of the split side along the bottom part of the beginning edge and the bottom panel over the top panel. See photo.
Weave in ends.






Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hat sizing template


 I came across a post on Facebook tonight.. in a group for free hat patterns..
Printable hat templates.. in sizes from baby to adult... print them out, crochet you top circle to that size and stop increasing.. work to the bottom of the tube shaped piece and you got it... Check it out

 Get your free template by clicking on the link
Hat sizing template 



 Examples of the templates, not the full template itself 







Sunday, October 7, 2018

New Items free in States Shipping

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Free shipping in the US for a limited time on all items..
I will be adding more items as time allows, check back often .. here are a few of the new listing


 Luxurious Multicolored Scarf  
very comfy and soft



 Ponytail Holders 
many colors to choose from excepting special orders on these




 Prayer Shawl (pineapple ) charged with Reiki 
I place the best intent in each of my prayer/healing shawl


 Paw Print Scarf 
I love the way the yarn worked out just right for the "look" .. the different specks of color randomly throughout the scarf appear as if a little one was running over it, extra wide and long


 
 Prayer Shawl
Light and airy... feels so good


 Reiki Angels add a touch of reiki to any room


Larger Stress Relief Baby Doll       Palm Sized Stress Relief Baby Doll
  Charged with reiki

Monday, September 17, 2018

Cross Over Scarf




Cross-Over Stitch Scarf




size J/10-6.00mm hook
264 yards worsted weight shown in Red Heart's With Love Daffodil
8 by 64 inches
gauge not essential to this project
written in American terms

Notes
Worked flat, turn after each row until trim stitches. ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as 1 dc
scarf can be made wider by using a multiple of 4 + 4


Stitches
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
yo = yarn over hook

1) ch 18

2) dc 1 in third ch from hook, dc to end ( 16 dc's )

3
) ch 3, dc 1, *skip next st, dc 3, yo, with hook in front, insert hook from front to back into skipped st, loosely draw through a loop and bring it up to the height of the dc's, yo and draw through loops on hook * repeat to last 2 sts, dc 2

4)
ch 3, dc to end

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until desired length ending with row 3, do not fasten off.

Trim
ch 3 , working along the side dc to last space ( see photo for placement of dc's ), 3 dc in that space making first corner, work dc's along top to last stitch, 3 dc in that stitch for second corner, working along second side dc to the end space, dc 3 to make third corner, work dc's along bottom edge, slip stitch to ch 3, fasten off, weave in ends.