Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Old Sweater, New Bag, Recycling Fun.

I've seen used felted sweaters and T Shirt's re-made into a bag, so I thought I'd give it a go too.




 The sleeve's and neck are cut off to begin with.

 The shape of the neck and arm holes are cut more for fine tuning of the shaping of the bag to be.

 The sides of the sweater are now the very center of the front and back of the bag to be. The bottom hem is now ready for sewing.

 Sewing completed.

 The bag is taking some shape, but is too bland.

I crocheted a divider in the center of the bag.

I found some felted pieces that I was to use for another project that didn't suit that project but looked okay for this one.

After applying the applique's and crocheting around the bag handles to neaten it up, I now have an original bag made by me.

 Now I have to test it out, roll on shopping day.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Crochet Plaid Scarf Neck/Warmer





I've seen the plaid used in an afghan and loved it, so I thought I'd play around with it on a smaller level, such as the neck warmer, the only thing is, that you don't have much room for the utmost effect of the plaid.

This is the simple formula I used for my neck warmer.


Grid completed.


The weaving.

Finished weaving.

The tool I used for easy weaving, a crochet hook, some fishing line and some gaffa tape to secure it. The eye of my so called weaving tool, carry's many strands of yarn at once. This is secured to the bottom of my crochet hook.






Thursday, April 14, 2011

Some recent finished crochet projects

You may remember my child's, hdc ear flap hat pattern . I used this pattern to make a cute pink one for my daughter who is expecting a baby girl in June and I added some strawberry applique's for cuteness, which I found here

 I just used a smaller hook to make it a smaller hat.


I also finished my heart square baby blanket too, you can see where it began here and find the heart graph there too.
 Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crochet Cable Stitch Neck warmer

Simple Quick Crocheted Cable Neck warmer







8 ply yarn approx 30 gm’s
4.00 mm hook
US terms used
2 Buttons
Tension not required
Size Adult
Time 2 to 4 hours

Stitches used:
ch, dc, 

bpdc (back post dc)
Yarn over, insert hook from the back side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

fpdc (front post dc) (dc = yo once)
Yarn over, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

bptr (back post triple )
Yarn over twice, insert hook from the back side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and draw up a lp (4 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)
 
fptr (front post triple) (triple = yo twice)
Yarn over twice, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and draw up a lp (4 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)


Special notes:
Turning ch 3 is counted as first dc in every row

Ch 18

1. Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, ch 3 and turn (15 dc and 1 ch 3 = 16 dc)

Work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 bpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 4 dc, work 1 bpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn


2. Work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 fpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 4 dc, work 1 fpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn


Cable start:
Special notes:
The centre 4 dc will form the cable by using the fptr st and by working them in the order of the 3rd dc, then the 4th dc, then the 1st dc, then the 2nd dc.


 Front view

 Back view


3. Work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 bpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 fptr in 3rd dc from the last bpdc worked, work 1 fptr in next dc, work 1 fptr in the dc next to the last bpdc worked, work 1 fpdc in next dc, work 1 bpdc in next 2 bpdc, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn


4. Work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 fpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 bpdc in next 4 st’s, work 1 fpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn


5. Work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 bpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 fptr in 3rd dc from the last bpdc worked, work 1 fptr in next dc, work 1 fptr in the dc next to the last bpdc worked, work 1 fpdc in next dc, work 1 bpdc in next 2 bpdc, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn

6. Work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 fpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 bpdc in next 4 st’s, work 1 fpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn

Repeat last 2 rows until work measures approx 17 inches (or length desired) finishing on a row 6.



1. Work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 bpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 4 dc, work 1 bpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn


2. Work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 fpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 4 dc, work 1 fpdc in next 2 dc, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 1 and turn

3. Work 1 sc in every st across, fin off.



Sew in yarn ends, attach buttons and wear :) 


 my neck warmer un buttoned
 My neck warmer buttoned up