Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gotta Love some Ruffle Love

This is one of my  newest designs on etsy. I love those fabric diaper cover and hats you see sewn with flowers. I wanted to make that idea available to crocheters. so here it is folks:)  take a pic at the photographers website as well. Thank you Jillian Williams!!!  http://www.jillianwilliamsphotography.com/

Ruffle love diaper cover and headband set PDF pattern


Sunday, January 16, 2011

What if???

I found this great site, that is super fun!! 
You can paste in your picture of several eras of highschool portraits and see what you would have looked like :)

This is me in 1974 if I would have been alive LOL

check it out  http://www.yearbookyourself.com/

Hooking the first blog post:)

Let me begin with the fact that I am the least organized person on the planet. So if you are looking for a beautiful blog thats a pleasure to the eye- this to say the least is not it LOL.

I love to crochet and create unique and beautiful things. Those of you that follow me on facebook and etsy have seen my work and know how much I enjoy it !!

so lets start this off right  with a free pattern (always my pleasure). Stay tuned for some great new designs coming out shortly !!!

Pattern is written for kindle cozy but if measure what ever media you are making it for and follow instructions  
5.50 mm crochet hook
100 yds of yarn ( i used a peaches and cream cotton yarn. it tends to be a little stiffer and hold its shape, but an acrylic yarn will make its stretchier and snugger)
tapestry needle
The smaller kindle measures 7.5" x 4.8"
The larger kindle  measures 10.4" x 7.2"
since every crocheter's gage is a bit different you will start by chaining just over the width of whichever kindle /nook/ ipad or media you have.
directions are for the smaller kindle, larger kindle instructions are in ()
chain for 5.5" (8")
R1) HDC ( half double crochet) in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in each chain to end of row. turn
R2) ch1, Hdc in each stitch across. turn
repeat R2 until piece measures 15.5" (21")  from beginning
fold project in half. Sew up the two side seams. weave in all ends and turn inside out
to include loop on top sl st in center of one side of opening. chain5, sl st on same side of project to close loop. add button to front for loop
insert kindle. enjoy :)