Saturday, May 30, 2009

Crochet Tip #13

When crocheting with dark colors, place a light colored paper or fabric underneath what your working on. It helps you see the stitches better.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Little Green Man Space Alien Applique or Small Mask Pattern

Little Green Man Space Alien Applique

or Small Mask

By Debbie Williams

Size G hook

Worsted weight yarn

Note: you can probably do the pattern in crochet thread with a smaller hook like # 7, but I have not tested it.

Rnd 1: ch 1, 9 sc in ring, sl st in first sc, to join.
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in ea of first 3 sc, ch 5 (for eye), skip next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 8 (for mouth), 2 sc in next sc, ch 5 (for other eye), skip next 2 sc, sl st in first sc of this round, to join.
Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same as joining and next 5 scs, 5 scs around ch 5 of eye, dec over next 2 scs, sc in next 8 chs of mouth, dec over next 2 scs,5 sc around ch5 sp for next eye , join to top of 1st stitch

Turn (do not ch1) sl st in 2 scs, turn (you're back tracking here)

Rnd 4: ch1, sk 1 sc, sc in next 9 scs, sl st in next sc

Rnd 5: ch 1, sk 1 sc,sc in next 8 scs, sl st in next sc

Rnd 6: ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 scs, sl st in next sc

Rnd 7: ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next 6, sl st in next sc

Rnd 8: edge-ch 1, turn, sc in next 19 scs /end rows, 2 scs in next sc (bottom of mouth) sc in next 11 scs, join 30 scs not counting turn ch. Finish off. Weave in and ends.

Extra Tip:

If you would like to turn this into a little mask, go around edge again in sc until desired "bowl effect " is reached. Tie a piece of yarn to each side (near top of each eye)

*For best results, it is recommended to work pattern exactly as written. instructions have been checked for accuracy; however I am not responsible for typographical error, differences in individual interpretation or other variances.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Striped Slouchy Crochet Rasta Tam - Beret

You never know what I might make next..

Earth tone colors makes this hat suitable to be worn by either men or women.Great accessory for anytime of the year.One size fits most adults and has a diameter of approx. 21 inches around the brim. The hat will stretch a little more.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Crochet Tip #12

Great places to shop for yarn and other crochet supplies and save a bunch of money are Goodwill stores, Salvation Army stores,thrift stores ,some dollar stores & yard sales.

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Keeshound Nikki

I finally got a good picture of my camera-shy dog Nikki

Large Light Blue Crochet Butterfly Applique Embellishment

I made this pretty butterfly with a size 3 Mercerized cotton thread which is a strong thread and has a nice shine to it.
It would really dress up a tote, pillow, shirt, jacket or anything else you can think of. It can even be used as a small doily.

The butterfly measures approximately 11 inches across at its widest point.
Body is 4 inches long (excluding antennas )

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Crochet Tip #11

Care instructions:
Whenever I make wearable gifts, I enclose the care label from the skein of the yarn that I used.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Crochet Tip # 10

Find the end strings of the yarn-both are usually inside the middle of the skien, one on each end.One wraps around the outside (just put that one out of the way) pull the other end out from the center and work with that one.It's much easier to work with.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

White Blue Plarn Purse

White Blue Plarn Purse
Originally uploaded by debscrochet
My newest recycle project is finished!

This adorable purse is made from recycled plastic Walmart bags in shades of white and blue. The purse is about 8 inches wide by 7 inches tall, and has a 44 inch long strap . It has a flap with a vintage brown wooden button attached with heavy yarn.

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Deals

I've been busy making some great deals on items in my shop. There's lots of sales and free shipping on select items (U.S.)
I'm trying to make room for new items i'm currently working on. As some of you know, I am always comming out with something different. My newest is working with plarn.
It's such a gret way to recycle!
I just gave my friends daughter one as part of her graduation gift. She as well as other ones at her house couldn't believe how it was made.
To date I've made some bags, a market tote, a basket, now i'm working on a new plarn project. You'll have to wait until it comes out to see what is.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Upcycled Recycled Yellow and Black Plarn Basket

Plarn is made by cutting strips of plastic bags that are turned into a "Yarn."
Useful little basket was crocheted using recycled yellow and black plastic grocery bags,then trimmed with solid black on the top.
Great way to keep you stuff organized!
Also can be inverted over a roll of bathroom tissue-fits great

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Crochet Doughnuts

Crochet Doughnuts
Originally uploaded by debscrochet
Doughnuts without the calories.
Chocolate doughnuts- one with pink frosting, and one with white frosting.
Each doughnut is about 4 1/2 inches across

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Crochet Goal For May

I have sold 191 items from my etsy shop, and am trying to reach 200 before the end of May.
The lucky 200th customer is going to be suprised at the suprise gift!

On to a different subject, a cardinal just flew into my house. She's in my bathroom now. Hope she finds her way back out!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Crochet Turtle Magnet

Crochet Turtle Magnet
Originally uploaded by debscrochet
Cute crocheted turtle.
Shell is stuffed with fiberfill and has a magnet attached.
Measures approx 3 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Crochet Teddy Bear Magnet

Cute 3D bear head has wiggle eyes and embroidered nose and mouth .
Stuffed with fiberfill and has a magnet attached.

Measures approx 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches tall.

Crochet Tip # 9

If you need to put an incomplete project aside, pull up the last stitch an inch or so. This way your item won't come undone.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Crochet Tip # 8

When making your starting chain, leave a tail long enough as to sew back into your project when finished.It's easier than trying to crochet over a small end that may "poke out".

Crochet Tip # 7

Place an unused dryer sheet in your yarn storage bin to keep it smelling fresh.