Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hexagon Dishcloth / Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern

Measures approx 8 1/2 inches across at widest point
Materials: Cotton yarn
                Crochet Hook Size H

Make magic loop (Very easy to do. You can look it up on the internet.)

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc, turn - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 3 sc in next sc, * sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc, turn - 24 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, * sc in each of the next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * 4 more times, sc in last sc, join with sl st in first sc, turn - 36 sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, * sc in each of the next 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * 4 more times, sc in each of the last 2 sc, join with sl st in first sc, turn - 48 sc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, * sc in each of the next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * 4 more times, sc in each of the last 3 sc, join with sl st in first sc, turn - 60 sc.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc, * sc in each of the next 9 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * 4 more times, sc in each of the last 4 sc, join with sl st in first sc, turn - 72 sc.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc, turn.
Change to C.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc, * sc in each of the next 11 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * 4 more times, sc in each of the last 5 sc, join with sl st in first sc, turn - 84 sc. Finish. Work in end with embroidery needle.



Monday, June 28, 2010

Pictures of turtles in the lake

I took some pictures of soft shell turtles swimming in the lake at the park today. They where eating some bread.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I know there was parsley there yesterday???

I went to water the plants and the parsley didn't have a leaf left! Upon a closer look, I discovered a bunch of
Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillars! at least five of them, just pigging out on the parsley.Well at least they will be pretty butterflies.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Crochet Today Recycled Trivet / Pet Mat / Hot Pad

I love the way this came out. It was a lot of work, but i'm very pleased with it. 
It would be great not only as a trivet for your table, but as a pet rug for a small dog or cat.

This rug is made from recycled t-shirts which were purchased from my local thrift store that supports the area food banks and charities.The second picture shows the back of the trivet.It has a raised stitch so depending on your preference, either side can be displayed.

The t shirts where cleaned, cut into strips and then crocheted into this pretty trivet.


 Front
Back with raised stitches

Monday, June 21, 2010

Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron
Originally uploaded by debscrochet
I took this picture on the beach in Central Florida. It was so nice to stay there and pose for me.

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Crochet Today

Butterfly Doily

This pretty crocheted butterfly was made with shades of white and yellow cotton yarn. It measures approx 16 inches across at the widest points.


 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Little Boy on Etsy is having a fundraiser

I just bought some cute tags from a little boy who opened up a shop on Etsy today.
(his first sale) He is fund raising  for a mission trip to Mexico to build a house.
His soccer team will be going.
He only has a a few items listed (between $2.00- $4.00) I thought how excited it would make him to get a few sales. I don't know him personally. His mom also has a shop on etsy, so i'm sure she's actually handling everything for him.

Here's his shop
SoccerBoy on Etsy

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Record Breaking High Temp 100 degrees!

It sure was a hot one today. I looked out my window and spotted a poor tree frog out in the sun on my trellis. I hosed it down and it seemed to welcome the cool water. It hung out long enough for me to take some pictures. (Notice the suction cup toes) It eventually found a little shade in one of my potted plants.

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Crochet Today Recycled T-Shirt Market BeachTote Bag

This eco-friendly tote bag was crocheted from cotton t shirts in shades of greens and white stripes.
Nice and roomy with a square bottom and two strong handles .
Would be great as a market tote or a beach bag.

Approx measurements:
Bag: 15 inches wide x 17 inches tall
Bottom/width 7 inches (will give a little )
Handles: 16 inches x 1 1/2 inches wide

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sites where you can make money that don't suck! with Updates

Here's a few GOOD sites that pay I thought you may be interested in. I will put the newer ones at the top. The ones that changed to Does Now Suck are at the bottom

Superpoints They're Back!
 https://www.superpoints.com/join/e3JxU3aOp_FeSxQppoVDK_YblhA

The site closed a few years ago. Now it's back. I'm getting a lot of points, but saving up before cashing out.



Sponsored Tweets

You need to have an Twitter account and a decent amount of followers.
They send you links to various sites to tweet about. Not very often, so you don't get overwhelmed. Once you write your tweet, they will send it out for you. They give you suggested prices to charge per tweet, but you can set your own amount. Payout is at $50, but I think for the few minutes it takes, it's worth it. I'm at about $26. and I've been doing it 2-3 months. I will give a follow up when I cash out.


SurveySavvy
They send you invites to do surveys (can be any amount) and occasionally send you full size products to give a survey about. I received a full sized product, and did a 5 minute survey and made $40 . That was pretty decent.
They do take a while to pay, but they do.

Survey Savvy

And Pinecone. Pays for surveys, and sometimes gives free products. avg about $3.00 I've been with them for years.The payments generally go right into my Paypal the next day.
Pinecone Research

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Now Does Suck:
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Gather-social networking site
A great site that pays you for sharing your content such as pictures etc. Nice way to meet people too. Pays based on points for your choice of prizes or gift cards or Paypal.

Gather  
Update- Gone. Screwed members out of their remaining points and changed it to a news page. No money to be made here


Redgage-social networking site, similar to Gather
I joined it a while ago, but forgot about it. I started working on it the other day, and I won the $25. daily contest and made about $5 the first 2 days. It's similar to Gather

Update- Still waiting since Dec 2013 for account balance update. Have emailed them a few times with the same reply- They're working on it

RedGage



SideTick
Fairly new site similar to Gather. The points added up pretty fast. Waiting on my first Payout of $25.
Will let you know how it goes, but looks promising.
SideTick
6/24 Update. Although they fell behind, I did receive my payment today, so I give this site an official "Doesn't suck" Thumbs up! 

Update: Gone

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Crochet Today-Hexagon Rag Rug

I just finished up another colorful hexagon rag rug. It's made with recycled t shirts.
The hexagon shape measures approx 56 " at the widest points, and 48" at the shorter points.Heavy and very durable.