11.30.2010

Grandma Twinkle

Find out how to make this Grandma Twinkle star at The Royal Sisters. Attach one to your Christmas cards. Make a pile to hang on your tree. Or string them together and make a Grandma Twinkle garland. Find the pattern here.

11.29.2010

Granny Stripe Boutique Bag

I am so excited to be sharing my very first written crochet pattern! Tangled Happy's Granny Stripe Boutique Bag. I really love how it turned out! My girls love it too! That must be a good sign? It's the perfect size to hold their Nintendo DS and ipods. Since this is my first written pattern I would love to hear your feedback. So let me know if you run into problems. It makes perfect since to me but that really doesn't mean anything if it isn't clear to you all. So here it goes. 


MATERIALS LIST:
Worsted Weight Yarn
Size U.S. I/9 (5.50mm)
Scissors 
Tapestry Needle


STITCH COMBINATIONS:
Shell is "work 3 dc in same st or sp."
Beginning Shell is "work ch 3, 2 dc in same st or sp."


TIPS:
Join all rounds.
Do not turn after rounds on the bag.


Starting out: Ch 51.


Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Continue working sc in each ch st to end. Join w/ sl st in 1st sc. (50 sc) You will now be working in rounds.
Rnd 1: Work Beginning Shell in same st as join. {Skip 2 stitches, then work Shell in the next st.} Repeat between {} around. Join in top of ch 3. (17 Shells)
Rnd 2: Sl St in each dc of shell into sp between first two shells. Work Beginning Shell. {Work Shell in space between next shell.} Repeat between {} to end. Join in top of ch 3. (17 Shells)
Rnd 3-8: Repeat round 2.
Rnd 9-10: Ch 1. Sc in next st and in each st to end. Join in top of first sc. (50 sc)
Rnd 11: Ch 1. Sc in next 5 st. Ch 15. Count 15 and attach to 16th sc. Sc in next 9 st. Ch 15. Count 15 and attach to 16th sc. Sc in next 4 stitches. Join in top of first sc. (50 sc)
Rnd 12: Ch 1. Sc in next st and in each st across including each ch stitch to end. Join in top of first sc. (50 sc)
Rnd 13-14: Ch 1. Sc in next st and in each st to end. Join in top of first sc.


Finish off. Whip stitch bottom seam of bag together. Weave in ends. 


You can attach any flower you like. If you like the one in the photo you can find the pattern here.

Sara


Linking up at The Idea Room Community.

11.26.2010

Dahlia Pin Cushion

Need a gift for someone who sews? How about this pretty little pin cushion found at The Patchwork Orange. A great project to use up little bits of leftover yarn. Find the pattern here.

11.24.2010

Crochet Dishcloths

I love how Skip to my Lou packaged these simple dishcloths. So festive! I made these last year for gifts and everyone loved them! Find the pattern here.

11.23.2010

Bobble-licious Bag


This Bobble-licious Bag would make a perfect gift for a little girl on your list! Visit Speckless to get the tutorial. In addition to the bag pattern she is also sharing a how to on lining your bag. Find the pattern here.

11.22.2010

Ellipse Scarflette


Whipup is sharing the tutorial for this Ellipse Scarflette. Wear it wrapped twice around your neck or looped loosely as an accessory. This pattern is worked with chunky yarn so it works up quickly and is very simple to make. Find the pattern here.

11.19.2010

Apple Cozy

Visit Sunnyside Ellen to get the tutorial for this apple cozy. A fun gift idea for a teacher. Find the pattern here

11.18.2010

Baby Cloche Pattern

I'm a sucker for hats! Head over to Aesthetic Nest to find this adorable baby cloche pattern. Available in 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 months. This is a great tutorial for a beginner. Lots of pictures to follow along with. A quick project and an adorable baby gift. Find the pattern here.

11.17.2010

Amigurumi Doll

Stitch is sharing the pattern for this amigurumi doll. I think she is perfect! I don't dare show this photo to my little girls or they will have a serious case of the wanties. Maybe I will surprise them after the Christmas rush. I'm sure she would be well loved and worth the effort. Find the pattern here.

11.16.2010

Crocheted Butterfly

I think these butterfly hair clips are so sweet! Visit Little Birdie Secrets for the tutorial. You will find the pattern for five different sizes of butterflies. They could also be used for cards, scrapbook pages, hats, or whatever you can dream up. Find the pattern here.

11.15.2010

Crocheted Hair Bows


More gift ideas this week. The tutorial for these cute little hair bows can be found at Happy Together. These could also be attach to a headband, hat or anything you like. Find the pattern here.

11.12.2010

Crochet Art

Here's a fun idea from Meet Virginia. Crochet art! Just think of the possibilities... Looks complicated but I promise it's not.  This would be a unique gift for someone special. Find the pattern here.

11.11.2010

Coffee Cup Cozy

Here's a great gift for the coffee lovers in your life! Visit Hooks and Knives to get this simple tutorial. Add some color to morning coffee with this washable reusable cozy. Find the pattern here.

11.10.2010

Chapstick / Lip Balm Cozy

I love these! A perfect gift for all the little ladies in my life. You can find the tutorial on Raverly. Clip them to your backpack, jeans, keychain, or anywhere you like and never be without your lip balm again. Find the pattern here.

11.09.2010

Flower Fridge Magnets

These flower fridge magnets are simple and quick. I never thought of making a crocheted magnet? You can visit Salihan Crafts to find the tutorial. Great last minute gift idea! Find the pattern here.

11.08.2010

Flower Keychain

I love to give handmade gifts, but have gotten a late start this year. Only forty-nine days till Christmas! So this week I will be posting gift ideas that are quick and simple to make. This flower keychain found at Fun and Fang would make a sweet little gift for anyone! Find the pattern here.

11.05.2010

Crochet Necklace

CREATIVEYARN is sharing this beautiful necklace. A very simple pattern that works up quickly. Embellish with any flower you like and sew it on to the four chained strands. Find the pattern here.

11.04.2010

11.03.2010

Acorn Cap Necklace

I think these acorn necklaces are so much fun. My little people love them! If your acorns are missing their caps Foothill Home Companion has a solution. An acorn cap necklace. Find the pattern here.

11.02.2010

Acorn Home Necklace

I first saw this photo at Skip to my Lou and knew I had to have these. I'm pretty sure that more than one acorn home will be needed. Lately we pass by millions of these little acorns on our walks home from school. Upon arriving home the collected acorns are usually placed in a random spot and later thrown away. Now they can have their very own home! RESURRECTION fern is sharing this wonderful idea. In need of a home for your acorns? Find the pattern here.

11.01.2010

Convertible Cowl

Stephanie at The Crimson Owl is sharing this gorgeous convertible cowl pattern. With the weather cooling off I'm thinking this is the perfect fall accessory. Find the pattern here.
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