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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Free Crochet Tutorial: Tunisian Joining

A wonderful tutorial!

"One of the key reasons most crocheters avoid some projects that have a lot of pieces to join, or avoid creating certain complicated fashions, is that the crocheter is not satisfied with the way her projects look after they have been joined." ~from freecrochet.com

Saturday, October 9, 2010

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: cathedral snow flake pattern

I have started thinking about Christmas. This is a snowflake ornament I came up with yesterday. It seems my head cold hasn't slowed my creative juices like it has my energy level! The photo is before blocking and starching. Back ground is the photo from the magazine pattern I adapted.

by Sarah Forbes
Adapted from June 1992 Magic Crochet pg 66

Size: approx 4" diam.

Materials:
Small amount of white crochet cotton
US size 11 hook

Special Stitch:
Picot 1 (P1)- sc in next sp, ch5, sl st in same space
Picot 2 (P2) sc in next sp, ch3, sl st in same space

Ch 10 and join with sl st
1: ch 1, 16 sc in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc
2: ch 3, (1 dc in sc, ch 1), 16x, join with sl st.
3:  ch 1 (sc in dc, 2sc in ch-1 sp, p in next sc, 2dc in ch-1 sp), rep 7x, join w/ sl st to beg ch-1
4: ch 1 sc in same sp, (ch 11, 2 sc, 1  P1, 2 sc, sc in next sc) rep 6x, ch 11 join w/ sl st to beg ch 1.
5: ch 1, sc in each ch around, sk all sc of row 4, join w/ sl st to beg ch1
6: sl st in next 4 sc, ch 3, *(dc in next sc, ch1) rep 6x, sk next 6 sc* rep from * to * 7x, join w/ sl st to beg  ch=1 (8 shells made)
7: ch 1, *P2 in sp between shells of row 6, (sc in top sc, 2 sc between dc,) 3x, P2, (sc in top sc, 2 sc between dc,) 3x,* rep for each shell., join with sl st to beg ch-1
fasten off block and starch.
Attach ribbon through picot for hanger.

Pattern has not been tested. Please notify me if you have any troubles.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

FREE DIY TUTORIAL: FLOWER TABLE RUNNER PATTERN

@ MODA BAKE SHOP

I scheduled this post to remind me that I need to plan as gift for my sister's birthday. This reminds me of her, cause she favors sunflowers.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

FREE SEWING PATTERN: "Evening Glamour Quilted Purse Pattern"

@TLC Home 

 Wouldn't this make a pretty bride's purse if made in soft whites and creams? Makes me wish I could reach through the scream and touch it!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

FREE DRESS PATTERN: "LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON"

Conservative as I am in clothing preferences, I would probably make this into a nightgown... or adjust the neckline and hem for more coverage. But I couldn't pass up a free DRESS pattern!

Free Twinkle Sews Dress Pattern @ CraftStylish

Sunday, April 18, 2010

DIY free PDF free crochet pattern: HERMOSA BEACH WASHCLOTH



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Friday, April 16, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

FREE PDF PATTERN: VINTAGE STUFFED SCOTTIE DOG

This is the sweet stuffed doggie I made for a baby shower. I let him out to play before we had to leave for the party. His two sides are different color themes so it looks like two different doggies. But it is only one puppy. Isn't he cute? I used kid-safe eyes and added a dog collar from the Dollar Tree after these pictures were taken. My boys were jealous and want me to make them each one too! It only took a few days to make. I sewed the entire thing by hand while homeschooling and riding in the car.
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