Showing posts with label tutorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tutorial. Show all posts

Sunday, April 2, 2017


I found this amazing stitch and instantly fell in love. Its simple and creates a wonderful texture. I have a baby shower coming up and of course a lot of yarn laying around so I thought I'd give it a try. It turned out great and worked up rather quickly. I am looking forward to using this stitch for cowls and hats! Below is the free pattern. Give it a try and let me know what you think. As always share your photos.


Skill Level: Easy

Materials Needed:                                                       
Yarn: worsted weight yarn.
Hook(s): Size H-8 (5.0 mm)

ch = chain
sk = skip
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)  

Foundation Row: chain 100 loosely to measure approximately 26 inches. Sc in stitch across, turn.

Row 1: ch 3, 3dc in 1st stitch, *skip 3st, [1sc, ch 3, 3dc] in next stitch* repeat across, end with 1sc in last stitch, turn.

Row 2. ch 3, work 3dc in the sc of the previous row. *[1sc in the space made by ch 3 of previous row, ch3, 3dc] in same ch 3 of previous row* repeat across, end with 1sc in last stitch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 throughout. Continue until the blanket is 26 inches long.

If you need help figuring out how to do a specific crochet stitch, I would recommend going to Annie’s Catalog. They have a huge selection of videos and picture tutorials that will walk you through the process.

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You do NOT have permission to recopy, rewrite, or redistribute this pattern in any form as your own or otherwise. You may NOT resell my patterns.

Monday, March 19, 2012

{Crochet Pattern} How to make a basic beanie

A week ago I wrote about a charity that provides our service members handmade beanies. So I thought I’d post a really simple crochet beanie pattern for those of you who would like to try to crochet your very own beanie to donate… or wear yourself!

Yarn: Worsted Yarn
Hook: I - Hook

Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 9 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning dc (10 dc).
Round 2: Ch 2, dc in same st (2 dc in next st) around. Join (20 dc).
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in next st (dc in next st 2 dc in next st) around. Join (30 dc).
Round 4: Ch 2, dc in next st 2 dc in next st (dc in next 2 st 2 dc in next st) around. Join (40 dc).
Round 5: Ch 2, dc in next 2 st 2 dc in next st (dc in next 3 st 2 dc in next st) around. Join (50 dc).
Round 6: Ch 2, dc in next 3 st 2 dc in next st (dc in next 4 st 2 dc in next st) around. Join (60 dc).
Round 7: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join (60 dc).
Round 8 – 14: Repeat Round 7 (or until reached desire length)

Would love to see what you make! Come back and share your pictures!

Happy Crocheting ♥

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DIY Tutorial - Doily Pendant Lamp

Guest blog tutorial provided by Bonnie from Bonnbonn on Etsy.

This is an easy, affordable and beautiful lighting solution that was inspired by Shannon South’s gorgeous upcycled Doily Lamp.

Supplies you need:
Glue (you can also use wallpaper glue, but I found regular school glue worked fine)
Doilies (10-20 depending on the size of your balloon and dollies)
Balloon or ball
Light fitting

Let’s get started:
First blow up a huge balloon or get your ball. Remember if you are using a ball it will be popped at the end.

Now, mix 5 oz of the school glue with 4 tbsp of the cornstarch and ¼ cup of warm water together until it’s not lumpy.

Dip one of your doilies into your bowl of glue. Squeeze out excess and lay your doily onto your balloon. Repeat with the remaining doilies, making sure to overlap each other so they will stick together.

Wait 24 hours until the glue has dried. Then pop your balloon/ball. Cut out a small area for your light fitting, unless you strategically left a small opening. Insert your light fitting and TADA! You have a lovely doily lamp that your grandma would be proud of!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

DIY Tutorial - Decorating Frames

Guest blog tutorial provided by Armada from ArmadaVolya on Etsy.

My names Armada (or at least that's what I keep on telling people). I worked in many mediums and love experimenting with reusing/recycling. Most of the work I do now is drawing and painting, but every now and again I try to make my life more fun by finding new things to make. I've done pottery (it's actually my greatest passion, though I don't have potters wheel, so, so much for that), stain glass, paper mache, drawing and painting in almost every media out there, shoe-making, and much, much more. Here now, I'll show you how to make a boring frame look very unique and colorful. Frames decorated this way work really well for modern art, especially abstract and surrealism.

You will need:
  1. Flat frame (no ornate carvings or or anything like that, those I usually paint instead). The one I fave here was bought from a dollar store, so it's very simple.
  2. Old unwanted magazine, or anything else that has similar size and quality pages.
  3. Brush
  4. Mod Podge (glossy) or any other similar product.

  1. Fold and cut paper into strips. Size of strips will depend on the frame, I needed ¾ inch strips for mine (1/16 of a page)
  2. Roll strips into tight rolls and make a ton of them. I usually cut strips and roll them while watching TV because it takes a a lot of time.
  3. Apply thick layer of Mod Podge to the frame. I usually do it one side at a time to leave less time for the glue to dry.
  4. Place rolls of paper on the frame next to one another.
  5. After the glue is dry, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the all exposed sides of rolls and frame.

Once it's all dry, you can start using it. Mod Podge will give a glossy finish and will protect it if you will need to wipe it with moist cloth, it also acts as glue keeping everything together.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

April Crochet Challenge

I have been collecting crocheted squares for over three years. Basically, anytime I have scrap yarn left over from a project I would whip up one of these nifty little squares. The problem is I never got around to deciding what I wanted to do with them and how to put them together.

I belong to a wonderful group on Etsy called the Create Crochet Team. This is a team for crochet lovers. We share our work, ask questions and have monthly challenges. The monthly challenges are for fun and allow us to learn new techniques and express our creativity.

In April, one of the challenges was to learn a new technique. So I decided to learn a new technique on how to join crochet squares. Normally I would just sew them together or so single crochet stitches all the way around. After a search on google I found a tutorial on how to do a flat braid crochet joining method.

I love the way the stitches came out and I think this will be the way I go from now on. I am still slowly joining squares and hopefully I will have this blanket done soon. So stay tuned for pictures!

If you want to take a look at some other new techniques my teammates learned, go to our team blog: or our facebook fanpage:
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