Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The baskets are going to be used for gift baskets.
A unique and original gift.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I have made a simple 3 piece out fit here.
Hat, vest and a pleated look skirt.
I have used a cheap 8 ply yarn with the purple out fit and also some cheap yarn for the yellow and blue out fit, but I held 2 strands of baby yarn together, 1 being 4 ply and the other 5 ply. The different ply's used made very little difference to the actual pattern steps.
I used a 5.00 mm hook.
I have no guage here, but I will say that I am neither a tight crocheter or a loose crocheter, So I am a medium type crocheter.
The terms I am using are US terms.
You will just need left over yarn for this project.
Baby Born doll measures 17 inches long
Some simple embellishments can bring your project to life.
Beginning with the vest pattern.
Vest Pattern, begins at neck edge
1 Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, work 1 dc in next 3 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner made), work 1 dc in next 5 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner made), work 1 dc in next 7 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner made), work 1 dc in next 5 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner made), work 1 dc in last 5 ch, ch 2 to turn (note ch 2 is first st in next row)
2 Work 1 dc in next 5 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next 7 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next 9 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next 7 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next 5 dc and 1 dc in top of ch 2 turning ch, ch 2 and turn
Shape arm holes
3 Work 1 dc in next 7 dc, ch 5, skip next 9 dc, 1 dc in 10th dc and in next 12 dc, ch 5, skip next 9 dc, 1 dc in 10th dc, work 1 dc in next 7 dc (includes top of ch 2 turning ch), ch 2 and turn
4 Work 1 dc in each dc and sc across to end (includes ch 2 turning ch) ch 2 and turn
5 Work 1 dc in each dc across, do not ch 2 or turn
6 Work 2 hdc in same place as the dc just made, work 1 hdc in each row end of vest front edge, work 3 hdc in corner of edge and neck space, work 1 hdc in each ch space across neck edge , work 3 hdc in corner of neck and edge space, work 1 hdc in each row end of vest front edge, finish with 3 hdc in corner space, fasten off and tie in all loose ends.
For a different look, the vest can be worked in BLO on every row
Picture of vest closed
Picture of vest open
Skirt is worked in the direction of the width,
rows 2 through to row 26 are worked in the back loop of the st.
1 Work 1 sc in second ch from hook, work 1 sc in next 4 ch, work 1 dc in remaining 8 ch, ch 3 and turn (turning ch 3 is the first st of the next row)
For the remainder of the pattern all st’s are worked in the BLO
2 Work 1 dc in next 7 dc, work 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 to turn ( ch 1 is only a turning ch)
3 Work 1 sc in next 5 sc, work 1 dc in next 8 dc (includes ch top of turning ch), ch 3 and turn
Rows 4 to 26, repeat rows 2 and 3, do not ch 3, finish off leaving a tail for sewing skirt edging together.
Hat elastic can be sewn around the waist for stretch.
Notes: Beginning ch 2 is not counted as a stitch through out hat pattern, you will sl st to join around the post of this ch 2 through out hat pattern.
Beginning at crown
1 Ch 4, work 8 dc in 4 ch from hook, sl st to join at beginning ch3, (8 dc)
2 Ch 2, Work 2 dc in each dc around, sl st to join (16 dc)
3 Ch 2, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc* repeat to end, sl st to join (24 dc)
4 Ch 2 * work 1 dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc* * repeat to end, sl st to join (32 dc)
5 Ch 2 * work 1 dc in next 6 dc, work 2 dc in next dc* repeat 2 more times, work 1 dc in next 8 dc, work 2 dc in last dc sl st to join (36 dc)
6 Ch 2, work 1 dc in each dc around, sl st to join
7 repeat row 6
Hat Picot edging
8 *ch 5, sl st to next st*, repeat to end finish off. Sew in all loose ends.
Below is the vest worked in the BLO .
I used 2 strands of 5 ply with this one.
Below is the skirt made with a strand of 4 and 5 ply held together.
I have left an opening split in this one.
Here is the hat using the 4 and 5 ply yarn
Here you can see the lemon and blue 3 piece suit together
Link to my baby doll bathing suit pattern.
Feel free to use this pattern, but please do not sell this pattern or claim it as your own. Feel free to link to this pattern. I'd love to see a finished copy.
Monday, September 22, 2008
My swap partner was Dawniedear from the C Lovers group on Ravelry, I mailed mine to Dawn last Friday so she should have it by now.
I had some inserts from some busted woopie cushions I wanted to use. But I was not sure what I would make of them at first. I just knew the hooks, a small pair of scissors and my darning needles sat beautifully in them. So then I just thought about the circular shape and what would a person like to have sitting close by in public view of their family home. Eventually I came up with a simple chocolate cake and threw on a couple of strawberries too. The hooks sit inside tiny flowerette's and represent a candle, the scissors sit in between the strawberries, there is a circular white row of sc which imitates the cream in between the cake and a simple picot edging surrounds the lid of the cake imitating some simple piping.
Once I had completed the cake, I sprayed it with some hairspray to give it a bit of stiffness, I had so much fun making this for Dawn, I hope she likes it.
Woopie cushion = A rubber pouch that has a spongey insert, is filled with air and hidden under a cushioned seat. An unsuspecting person will then sit on the seat, the sound the woopie cushion makes when sat on sounds like a fart! So every body thinks that person just farted. Funny hugh?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Special thanks to Purple who put me on my road to the discovery of rag crochet.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Above. The cutting of the rags process.
Below. The finished loo mat.
And below a view with lid open, you sit on the sharks razor sharp lower jaw.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Firstly I did dome research on line.
Hard as a rock and the drying time was halved.
Once the baskets are fully completed I will post their pictures. I'm hoping for some lovely country decor'
Here is a very stiff hanging heart basket, it was dried whilst hanging from a nail.