Friday, March 28, 2008

Sweet Violet Cloth



This is cloth is from this blog and crochets up very quickly
and looks beautiful! Mine is done in Burgandy,
Navy and Hunter Green and I used a "G" hook

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tulip Stitch Cloth



This crocheted pattern was easy and fast to work up. Thanks to my friend
for sharing this pattern.
You can get the instructions for free

I did mine in Peaches & Creme Navy with a #G crochet hook

Sunday, October 7, 2007

One Piece Crocheted Potholders

A few of the One Piece Pot Holders I've made, These are so easy, they can be done in less than and hour. Changing colors is still a little tricky for me, but the more I do the easier it gets
It can always be done with just one color as well.



The patters is as follows:

EASY CROCHETED POTHOLDERS:

You can use any kind of yarn. Once you make a few, you can put stripes in and use two or three different colors. You can use varigated yarns too. Just make sure it is washable so you can wash them when you wash your kitchen towels. AND WHEN YOU CHANGE COLORS OF YARN, MAKE SURE YOU DO IT ON THE SIDE WHERE IT WILL BE FOLDED INTO A SQUARE SO IT WON'T SHOW.

USE a size H-8 crochet hook

You can make a variety of sizes. The size depends on how may stitches you begin with.
SINGLE CROCHET 31 STITCHES FOR A SMALL POTHOLDER.
SINGLE " 46 A MEDIUM SIZED. Nice size to set your plate from the microwave on after heating up left-overs.
SINGLE 51 A LARGE SIZED. TO SET YOUR HOT POTS, BUNDT CAKE PAN OR 9 x 13 PANS ON.

DIRECTIONS: Single crochet the number of stitches for the sized potholder you want. If these sizes are too big, just use fewer stitches. You have an odd number of stitches as the odd stitch is the turning stitch. You single crochet in the 2nd stitch from the end on the outside, single thread, going back towards your first stitch. When you get to the 1st stitch, just go right on single crocheting on the other half of your first row, in the single thread on the first row on the other side. Now you have three rows of crocheting.

You just keep on single crocheting BUT NOW YOU WILL SINGLE CROTCHET IN BOTH OF THE THREADS OF EACH SINGLE CROTCHET, going around and around and around. You will notice after you have done a few rows (5, 6 or 7) that there is alittle tip beginning to turn in at two opposite ends. This is the beginning of your square. Turn these two points as they will be the inside of your potholder. This puts your beginning tail on the inside. Keep single crocheting until you have a square, square.

How you know when you are square. You will need to work it, stretch the corners, press the rows flat with your fingers to make it lay flat to do the measuring for a square, square. Lay your potholder out square and fold it in a TRIANGLE using two corners, do the corners match, or is one alittle lower than the other? Start with a flat square and then fold it into another TRIANGLE USING THE OTHER TWO CORNERS. If it is square, you will know it, if not you may need to do one or two more rows to make it square, square.

Now you are ready to close it up. You stopped at a corner. If you want a hanging potholder, do 10 single crotchets now. Measure off how much yarn you need to close up the pot holder. lay the last stitch at the corner, take your yarn down to the other end of the triangle, and back up to your beginning point, then go down about half way, cut and you are ready to sew it up.

Use a big eyed, blunt point needle. You can get these at JoAnne's or Michael's, they come in a pack of two and sometimes they have plastic ones. I use the metal ones as the plastic bend some times. Thread your needle. With your needle threaded, put it thru the last stitch you made and pull it tight. This will form a knot. Now go thru the top stitch from the inside towards the outside. This will put your thread on the outside of the potholder.
Flatten out and square up your potholder. Line two stitches across from each other. If you put a hanger on it, make sure the hanger is sticking out the top. Take your needle and go thru the first two stitched that are side by side. Then go thru the next two stitches, guiding the tail of your yarn to cross over the first stitch. Continue until it is closed. put your needle in a hole close to the end and thread it out about an inch up on the pot holder. Go in one stitch and out the next going the same direction as the stitch several time to use up your yarn tail and to secure the yarn as to not ravel out. Cut off tail and WAALA, you have a pot holder.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Gingham Table Set
Designed by Loa Ann Thaxton
This table set includes a place mat, pot holder and coaster. Crocheted with cotton, it's both durable and washable.
Skill LevelAdvanced beginner
Finished SizePlace Mat: 12" x 15"Pot Holder: 7 1/2" squareCoaster: 5" square
Materials
Worsted weight cotton yarn: 5 oz light color (LC) 4 oz each dark color (DC) and white
Size G/6 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge4 sc and 4 sc rows =1"To save time, take time to check gauge.
Pattern NotesYarn amounts given are sufficient to complete 2 pot holders, 1 place mat and 1 coaster. To change color, pull new color through last 2 lps on hook on last st of working color. Drop color not in use to WS and work over it with working color.
Place MatRow 1: With DC, ch 56, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 chs, changing to LC in 5th sc, [sc in each of next 5 chs, changing to DC in 5th sc, sc in each of next 5 chs **, changing to LC in 5th sc] 5 times, ending last rep at **, ch 1, turn. (55 sc) Rows 2-4: *Sc in each of next 5 sc with DC **, sc in each of next 5 sc with LC, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, ch 1, turn. Row 5: *Sc in each of next 5 sc with DC **, sc in each of next 5 sc with LC, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, change to LC in last sc, ch 1, turn, fasten off DC. (55 sc) Rows 6-9: *Sc in each of next 5 sc with LC **, sc in each of next 5 sc with white, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, ch 1, turn. Row 10: *Sc in each of next 5 sc with LC **, sc in each of next 5 sc with white, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, change to DC in last sc, ch 1, turn, fasten off white. Rows 11-14: Rep Row 2. Row 15: Rep Row 5. Rows 16 -19: Rep Row 6. Row 20: Rep Row 10. Rows 21-45: [Rep Rows 11-20] twice, rep Rows 11-15 once more, at end of Row 45, do not fasten off, ch 1, turn.
EdgingRnd 1: [Sc in each of next 5 sc with DC **, sc in each of next 5 sc with LC] rep in each st and row end around, working 3 sc in each corner, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc, fasten off LC. Rnd 2: Ch 1, rev sc in each sc around with DC, join in beg rev sc, fasten off . Weave in loose ends.
Pot HolderRow 1: With DC, ch 26, rep Row 1 of Place Mat. Rows 2-25: Rep Rows 2-20 of Place Mat once, rep Rows 11-15 once more, at end of Row 25, do not fasten off, ch 1, turn.
EdgingRnds 1 & 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of edging for Place Mat. Weave in loose ends.
Coaster Row 1: With DC, ch 16, rep Row 1 of Place Mat. Rows 2-15: Rep Rows 2-15 of Place Mat, at end of Row 15, do not fasten off, ch 1, turn. EdgingRnds 1 & 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of edging for Place Mat. Weave in loose ends.

Monday, May 28, 2007



Tissue Box Cover
Skill LevelBeginner
Finsished Size4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; fits boutique-style tissue box

Materials
Baby sport weight yarn: 2 oz each lime green, turquoise and multicolor
Size H/8 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

GaugeMotif = 11/4 inches square; 4 sc = 1 inchCheck gauge to save time.
Pattern NotesWeave in loose ends as work progresses.Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pattern StitchesBeg pc: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, remove hook, insert hook in top of beg ch-3, pick up dropped lp and draw through st on hook.Popcorn (pc): 5 dc in indicated st, remove hook, insert hook in first dc of 5-dc group, pick up dropped lp and draw through st on hook.Shell: [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in indicated st.

MotifNote: Make 12 with lime green and 12 with turquoise centers.
Rnd 1 (RS): With lime green or (turquoise), ch 5, sl st to join to form a ring, beg pc in ring, ch 2, [pc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, join in top of beg pc, fasten off. (4 pc; 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 2 (RS): Attach multicolor in any ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), dc in same sp, ch 1, *shell in top of next pc, ch 1 **, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Top SectionNote: Make 1 each lime green and turquoise.
Row 1: Ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (16 sc)
Row 2-8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (16 sc)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each of next 4 sc, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each of next 4 sc, fasten off.

FinishingWith yarn needle and multicolor yarn, st motifs tog, alternating center colors and making 3 rows of 8 blocks each. Sew ends tog to form sides.Holding Row 10 of first top section to Row 8 of 2nd top section, sew across the 4 sts. Sew opposite edge in same manner, leaving opening for the tissues at center.Matching corners of top to motifs, sew top to sides. Attach multicolor to bottom edge of sides, ch 1, sc evenly sp around bottom edge, join in beg sc, fasten off.Attach multicolor to top edge at joining of top and sides, ch 1, reverse sc evenly sp around top, join in beg reverse sc, fasten off.Attach multicolor at edge of opening, ch 1, reverse sc evenly sp around, join in beg reverse sc, fasten off. Place cover over tissue box.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Crochet projects