Friday, November 25, 2011
Approx 11" (28cm) tall x 18" (46cm) wide (at widest point), 8" (20cm) wide (at top), without handle
3 skeins (3.5 oz/121 yd/100 g per skein) any #5 bulky yarn
Used in this project:
Patons Shetland Chunky 75% acrylic/25% wool yarn in Taupe (Substitute: Bernat Softee Chunky, Moda Dea Tweedle Dee or Patons Rumor)
Sizes J/10 (6mm) and G/6 (4mm) crochet hooks
1 brown purse handle with metal rings at ends, any size; handle shown is approx 13" (33cm) when folded
Chunky, stylish hats are easy to make with today's textural yarns. This hat has twice the texture, since it's made with a smooth ribbon yarn and a nubby acrylic yarn hooked together.
For even more surface interest, the pattern creates a ribbed effect by working single crochet stitches through the back loop on every row.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
- This pattern consists of:
Single crochet stitches (sc), increases (m2), and decreases (sc2tog)
- Crochet tightly to receive a firm and substantial heart, if you tend to crochet a bit loose, try going down a needle size or two, if necessary.
- Stuff firmly, this way your heart will pop up quite nicely and remain of good shape
- If you use a 3.5 mm hook your heart will be app. 4" / 10cm in diameter
- Before we start, another helpful tip. To prevent holes at the beginning of your work make a
double ring (dr)
- tTo make a double ring wrap yarn around your finger two times, remove resulting loops from
Monday, November 21, 2011
Medium-weight cotton/rayon blend yarn
Shown: Cotton Twist by Berroce. 70% cotton/ 30% rayon, 1.75 oz (50g) 85 yd (78 m): Creme Fraiche #8374, 1 skein
The extra-long, lariat-style necklace of sparkling jet beads is an elegant and versatile accessory. Make it a set by adding long, twisted earrings.
Beaded Lariat Necklace
Finished Measurements• Length (before tying) approx 49''/124.5cm (including tassels)
• Width approx 3/8''/ I cm
Materials• 1 spool (approx 101yd/93m) of Gudebrod Champion Silk Thread Size FFF in black
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THIS IS ADAPTED FROM A 1950S magazine . Its vintage charm has been given a kitsch look with the addition of diamante stamens.You can make a large and a small rose and placed them together to wear as a corsage, but there is no reason why you shouldn't make several roses as a posy for a hat, or even a whole bunch for a wedding bouquet.
Monday, November 7, 2011
THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS PROJECT CAME from watching Bollywood films and from the materials available in Asian fabric stores—a great source of fabrics, sequins, and embellishments. This pouch has a felt inner lining and so will help to protect your iPod and its earphones, while the hanging cord will keep the iPod handy around your neck.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
THIS IS A STUNNING PIECE THAT WOULD BE wonderful for a special occasion, though is quite an investment in time and materials. Strips of fabrics are fed under the sewing machine to produce cords that are then embellished with beads of various sizes. I have chosen a striking color combination of turquoise and red and a variety of beads, some of which are genuine turquoise and bamboo coral. You could easily reduce the number of strands to just a few, or even one, to make a simpler necklace, or make the cords without the beading. A bracelet using the same process, but shorter strands, or earrings made from just a few fine strands sewn to ear wires, will complement the necklace beautifully.