Monday, October 09, 2006
Getting felt up...
well, not exactly. here's a pic of my first foray into the world of felting. it's a simple square purse that i crocheted with reynold's icelandic lopi wool yarn. i had such fun felting that i'm going to make more purses and bags. i just ordered this pattern and this pattern and the necessary yarn from knitpicks.com. i'm all giddy with excitement about receiving my yarn.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Bright Granny Square Scarf
Materials and Equipment
1 ball each of Bernat Softee Yarn in the following colors:
(A) Hot Pink
(B) Hot Blue
(C) Hot Orange
(D) Hot Lime
Crochet hook size K
Gauge: 1 square = 5 ½ inches
Note: You will be making 12 squares in total in the following color order:
3 of Square 1 – Round 1 (A), Round 2 (B), Round 3 (C), Round 4 (D)
3 of Square 2 – Round 1 (B), Round 2 (C), Round 3 (D), Round 4 (A)
3 of Square 3 – Round 1 (C), Round 2 (D), Round 3 (A), Round 4 (B)
3 of Square 4 – Round 1 (D), Round 2 (A), Round 3 (B), Round 4 (C)
For each square:
Round 1: With first color, work [3 dc, (ch 2, 4 dc) 3 times ch 2] in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 4. Cut yarn.
Round 2: Join next color with a dc in any ch 2 space except for last ch 2 space made. Work [1 dc in same ch 2 space, 1 dc in each dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space] 3 times, 1 dc in each remaining dc, 2 dc in first ch 2 loop, ch 2, sl st to top of beg dc. Cut yarn.
Round 3: Repeat Round 3 with next color. Cut yarn.
Round 4: Join next color in first dc after a ch 2 space, (sc in each dc, 3 sc in each ch 2 space) around. Cut yarn.
Sew squares together in the following order: 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4
Round 1: Join hot pink in any corner sc or scarf, work sc in each st and 3 sc in each corner sc. Join with sl st to top of first sc. Cut yarn.
Round 2: Join hot lime with dc in any corner sc, ch 2, dc in same st, **(ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) to next corner. Work (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner. Repeat from ** around. End with ch 1, sl st in top of first dc. You may have to adjust st to get the ch 1 spaces before each corner. Cut yarn.
Round 3: Join hot blue with dc in any corner ch 2 space, 2 dc in same space. (Dc in each ch and dc to corner, work 3 dc in each corner) Repeat around. End with sl st in top of first dc. Cut yarn.
For each fringe, cut 4 strands of yarn, each 22” long and fold in half. Make 6 fringes of each color. Attach 12 fringes evenly spaced apart at short end of scarf in the following this order: A-B-C-D-A-B-C-D-A-B-C-D