Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This is the shawl she made for me in the red heart soft yarn.
I have finally seen her crochet work and it is high quality work manship and I just love the shawl! It really is a soft yarn too.
Now these are the other goodies in the box. A lovely hard covered and spiral bound pattern book, the rectangular knifty knitter and some glow in the dark yarn which I so wanted to use.
I can't wait to use this glow in the dark yarn in a project, I've seen it advertised and so wanted it. Now I have it, YES!
Thank you so much Linda.
A lovely lacey glove pattern from one of the pattern books.
My Mum and Step Dad came for a visit today, I was in bed when they came as I had not been too well. But they cheered me up by not only coming, but bringing me some items from a deceased estate. There were specific instructions that I was to have these crochet pattern books.
Centre page from one of the more modern 70's patterns.
I would attempt the top, but the pants?
Pity the camera flash is too flashy, for these twin cardigans.
These are sead beads in a 500gm jar that my Mum and Step Dad brought down too. My step dad says I have to count them before I use them, LOL. The middle jar has larger lovely blue beads too.
It's so nice to receive things when you least expect them.
Friday, October 24, 2008
This is the top piece sewn with one piece on top of the other.
I have crocheted an exact copy, from the top of the tank top I
Here I am making a gather at the upper part of the top, so I can sew it to my crocheted piece.
Just making a quick size comparison here.
Here you go, my crocheted piece sewn on with shoulder straps too. I left the shoulder straps to last, to ensure it would fit me.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Tank is made with hdc, the pattern I used is called the Preppy Tank from Crochet Today Sept/Oct 2007. It is made a little on the loose side to wear in Spring and Summer with a singlet top underneath. I found it a tad too short, so I added a fringe to give it a little more length.
I really like the stitch pattern used at the top of the tank.
I'm already onto my next Spring/Summer top, it's a project I wanted to do last year.
Now this is also a 13 inch Afghan Hook, which has 180 stitches on it. Wow! This belongs to Rachal-G from hgtv.
I plan to add Tunisian Free Pattern links to this post, so check back for updates.
Dish cloth pattern. (I find this is a no curl method too)
ALL Row Counts at this web site are done for the Afghan/Tunisian Stitch. ALL of these row counts can be converted for single crochet by reversing every other row to allow for the turning of the afghan.
Tunisian Raglan Jacket
Easy Tunisian Scarf
1 HOUR BABY SWEATER
One-Hour Eye Mask
Ho Ho Ho!
Ocean Waves Dishcloth (Tunisian) . Pretty one.
Crochet Australia. Tunisian Hooks and Pattern Books for sale.Tunisian Pattern Book, available from crochet Australia.
Crochet Tunisian Classroom
Tunisian Joining: Taking seams from bulky to beautiful
Articles about "tunisian crochet"
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
You can buy a flexible Afghan Hook for lots of cast on stitches. Too small a hook you say, well watch the video below, you can get much bigger ones and make a very large afghan in about 12 hours I believe.
The starting off method is just like crochet, chain the amount of stitches that you need.
But now it looks like knitting once you have completed the forward pass, by picking up a loop and pulling your yarn through the loop and keeping every single loop on your hook.
Now this is the return row, pull yarn through 1 st first, then pull yarn through 2 stitches at a time until you reach the end of the row.
On the forward pass row, this is the front loop you will pull your yarn through.
This is a sample of the tunisian crochet stitch after a few rows.
Just as in crochet and knit, Tunisian crochet has several types of stitches you can use. Below I have alternated rows of TSS (tunisian simple stitch) and TPS ( tunisian pearl stitch), this pattern makes for a nice closed stitch and I believe is very popular for dish cloths.
Now before I began to making any thing I went to youtube and watched a couple of good video clips. So I sat down and tried it, but some thing was very wrong. When Katie had given me a quick lesson last Saturday, she was picking up the very top loop only and said that is how it is done. I picked 2 you tube video's to watch, which were informative. But I got more confused, why is my Tunisian crochet looking like I have just knitted a few rows, so I tried what Katie had shown me and there was the Tunisian look that I had wanted. I went and watched the videos once again and realised there is Tunisian Knit and Tunisian Crochet. Tunisian Crochet picks up a single front loop, where as Tunisian Knit goes through the middle, out to the back and picks up the loop and draws it out to the front, 2 very different methods. I had been watching a crochet and a knit video, no wonder I was confused. I have also come across some very good video clips on next stitch.
Crochet Afghan Tunisian Stitch - Part 1.
Crochet Afghan Tunisian Stitch - Part 2
You Tube Tunisian Knit