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Monday, March 11, 2013

Fun 'n Fluffy Scarf




Fun ‘n Fluffy Scarf


Hook Size: P
Yarn: Bulky in one color (MC) and super bulky in another color (CC)


With Bulky yarn (MC) dc Foundation Chain 130

Row 1: Change to CC, ch 3, *sk 1 dc, dc in next, working behind dc just made dc in sk dc, rep from * to last st, dc in turning ch.

Row 2: Change to MC, ch 4 (count as dc and 1 ch),* sk next st, dc in next,  rep from * to last st (turning ch), dc in last st.

Row 3: Change to CC, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in ch-1 sp, working behind dc just made dc in sk dc, rep from * to last st, dc in last st.

Row 4: Change to MC, ch 3, dc in each st across. Finish Off

Optional:
Add fringe to ends or you can sew the ends together to make a cowl.

Enjoy!

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The Yarn Box

Friday, March 8, 2013

Skully the Skull


Skully the Skull Applique


I had a friend of mine ask me to make a skull applique for her, so here it is!

Warning: This pattern may be a bit confusing
 

Hook: G or H (I used an H because I crochet tightly)
Yarn: Small amount of Worsted Weight

Starting out with making the eye holes...


  • Ch 14
  • sl st in first ch
  • Ch 13
  • sl st in same ch as first sl st (Note: this will look like the number 8)
  • 16 sc in first ch-14 sp
  • 16 sc in second ch-14 sp
  • sl st in first sc made
  • sl st in next 6 sc
 
Row 1: ch 2 turn, hdc in next 12 sc (13 sts)
Row 2: ch 2 turn, hdcdec in NEXT 2 hdc, hdc 7, hdcdec in next 2 (this includes the ch2)
Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdcdec in NEXT 2 hdc, 4 hdc, hdcdec in last 2 sts, sl st in last st, finish off

Bottom of skull (nose and teeth)

Note: there should be 9 OPEN sc on bottom of each eye hole.

Join yarn with sc in 4th open sc from head
Row 1: sc 4, ch 2, sc 5, ch 1 turn
Row 2: sc in NEXT sc and in next 3 sc, 2sc in ch-2 sp, sc 4, ch 2, turn
Row 3: hdc in NEXT sc, *ch 2, sk next sc, hdc in next, rep from * across ending with hdc
Row 4: ch 1 turn, sc in first hdc from previous row, *sc in ch-2 sp, sc in hdc, rep from * to last st. DO NOT FINISH OFF
Final Step: sc evenly around entire skull made, Finish off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!

If you tell others about my work, please only link back to my blog, but don't copy my patterns to your site. Also you can sell anything you make from my patterns, but don't sell the free pattern. Thank you!  The Yarn Box

Friday, March 1, 2013

Handspun Fibers

Okay so yesterday I received some amazing yarn!  First of all I'd like to say that I've NEVER used hand-spun yarn or even hand-dyed yarn.  But I seriously LOVE IT!  And I am not quite sure how the heck I'm going to look at yarn the same ever again.  I didn't plan on buying this yarn, I just did it on a whim.  The was an RTS (ready to ship) sale going on one of the Facebook pages I follow and thought, hey, why not?  I just found this yarn to be so pretty in the picture it drove me to buy it.  And I'm SO glad I did.

Hand-spun is money well spent!

Here is a picture of the beginning of my project:

 



I did do some frogging with this yarn and surprisingly (for me) it was fairly easy to rip out.  There isn't much negative I can say about this...I'm IN LOVE with it...so much that I posted a blog page about it!  LOL :)

Here is the finished product (and my youngest son):



I hope all of you who have not tried hand-spun yarns/fibers will give it a go!  I'm glad I did!



I got this yarn at Spun Sugar Yarns.  You can also find them on Facebook here: Spun Sugar Yarns Facebook Page.