Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Crochet Slant Stitch Scarf and Gloves Set

Hello Blogger Friends and Happy Halloween!

My daughter is very exciting because today is Halloween. Hopefully the rain will stop by the time we go trick or treating.  My son carved the ship above. I thought it look pretty cool.  He carved a spider the first one but I forgot to take the picture before the pumpkin got rotten.

I have another crochet set to share.  This is called Slant Stitch.  The pattern can be found here.  Somehow my stitches are not straight.
Here is the matching gloves.

Have a wonderful week. I'll be taking some time off from blogging.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Altered Quilling Flowers Frame


I had some left over quilling flowers from a while ago and the last time I went to craft show one customer suggested that I made a frame with this color combination, light purple and celery.  I like how it turned out.

I thought this card worth sharing.  My daughter made this card for her classmate birthday.  She started to use the circle sizer so her flower petals are more even now.   Look she also added white border on the flowers.

My heart goes to those who are affected by the hurricane Sandy.  I hope you and your families are safe.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Pink Crochet Set


I love how the purple set turned out so I have to make another set and this time it is pink.  My 8 years old next door neighbor loves pink.  But the hat and the glove is a bit small ( fit 4 and 5 year old) so I have to make a second pink set for her.  This time I used front and back post for the cuff.  I mentioned in my last post that I didn't like crochet the cuffs because they never turn out evenly.  So for this pair I crocheted the two cuffs at the same time  and they were still not even but I like the look of the front post and back post stitches that I will try it again.

I did shell ruffle scarf instead of just double crochet stitches.
I used the Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn and the hook that I used were 3.25 mm for the gloves and the hat and 4 mm for the scarf.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Purple Crochet Set For A Girl

Hello Blogger Friends!

Birthday gift for girl is so easy to fine or make.  My daughter is going to her classmate birthday party this Saturday and I made this crochet set for her to give it to her friend.

 I discovered a new way to make the gloves.  I knitted the cuff first then I crocheted the rest of the glove.  This way the two gloves finished evenly.  Trying to crochet a pair of exact same glove or sock is not easy as it look because the stitches tension was not the same and I ended up 2 gloves with different sizes.

  I don't like the ruffle scarf that I saw on the web.  It was too ruffle (lol).  It was too curly for me so I changed the pattern.  If you know how to crochet, the ruffle scarf is the easiest scarf to make.

Here is my pattern.  It can be used for 5 to 7 years old.  You can change the pattern by increasing the stitches.   I crochet tighter than other people so I used more stitches.

Ruffle Scarf pattern

1. Chain 121
2. single crochet in the second chain from hook. single crochet across. chain 1 and turn
3. 2 half double crochets in each single crochet across.  chain 2 and turn
4. 2 double crochet in each half double crochet across.  chain 2 and turn
5. 1 double crochet, chain 1, 1 double crochet chain 1, across
6. single crochet across with contrasting color.

Thank for stopping by again.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Stampin' Up! Doily Note Card


I CAS this card from Pinterest.  I changed a few things to make it my own.

Have a wonderful Monday!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Baby Girls Crochet/Knit Hat and Boot Sets


I like making quick items especially crocheting and knitting items.  Who won't right?  These sets are for new born and the set can be made in just a little over 1 hour.

The color below is Passion.  It is a very pretty purple but it look so dark in the picture.
I like knit booties than crochet booties.  The knit booties are much softer compare to the stiff crochet booties. However, the crochet booties are so cute!

hat pattern 

flower tutorial

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Celebrate You Candle Box


You know I personally  love boxes and so do other people. 

I made this candle and shared it last month.  I didn't like the plan box that was holding it before so I made this box to hold it instead.  I kept forgetting to add tissue paper in the box  before I took the picture.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Gray Broomstitch Scarf


When I first saw this crochet pattern, I wanted to learn how to do it right a way.  This pattern is my favorite pattern in crocheting so far.

Isn't it gorgeous? or it is just me.  I just love this pattern.  Can you picture it in purple, raspberry or pink!
Click here to go to the tutorial 

I checked the size #50 knitting needles.  They cost almost $10 for a pair.  Even  with the 40% off coupon, they still came out around $7 after taxes.  I knew I am not going to use them so I used a small pvc pipe
 (3/4 inch) , a left over pipe scrap  for the lace.

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Crochet Foam Board Picture Frames


So I played around with my foam board photo frames, crochet flowers, and beaded flowers and here are my result.

I honestly didn't like the second one.  Somehow the crochet flowers and the beaded flowers didn't look good together.  I knew it's me and not the flowers.  I need to learn how to do the flowers spray.  I really like the first one.  It is simple yet looks really elegant.  What do you think?

Crochet butterfly tutorial.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wedding Card 2


Sharing another wedding card sample.  I like this one better then my other wedding card that I posted not too long ago.  The card measure approximately 5 x 7 inches.  Bright sun combined with black and white made the pictures looked bluish.

This is the back.

The RSVP card and it goes under the belly band.

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Baby Shower Favors


I made 50 baby booties for my friend's daughter baby shower as gift.  I forgot to take the entire picture of the booties.  Here are a few of them.

 After crocheted 20 of the booties I got bored of looking at them.  I even thought they were not cute any more.  So I knit them instead.  Knit booties was inspired from here.  I changed the pattern to make the booties smaller.
 These booties are so small that they barely fit 4 mini Hershey's chocolate in it.

 I managed to fit 4 mini Hershey's chocolate in the booties.  I had 2 pieces in the sole and 2 more wrapped in the tulle.

I didn't want to feel awkward walking into the party empty handed so I made  this set for the gift table.  A football  hat and a set of leg warmer in the color of the Philadelphia Eagle team color.
 Crochet football hat tutorial tutorial.

The leg warmer was my own pattern.  I will share it when I have more time.

Thanks for visiting!  Have a marvelous Monday!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Gray Granny Hat


Sharing a quick granny hat.

Lily tutorial

Hat tutorial

Have a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

wedding card 1


I CAS  this wedding card from Stampin' up! catalog.    This is the front of the card.  It is very simple.  I just used embossing folder and added glitter glue then finished it off with ribbon.

Here is the inside of the card.
Have a wonderful day.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Crochet/Knitt Baby Boy Hat and Booties Sets


Sharing a few baby boy crochet/knit hat and boot sets.  These are very quick to do.  Each set can be finished in about an hour.  I bought a smaller knitting needle and with that I can knit much faster than the bigger needle.  I don't know why, I just like to work with smaller needle.

Crochet football hat tutorial.
Knit baby booties tutorial
On the tutorial for the knitting booties, she used 38 stitches.  I reduced to 32 stitches and size 5mm knitting needle.  I like how the booties turn out much better then the size 8mm needle and the 38 stitches.

and from the football pattern I just change the color and made this set.  Crochet baby booties tutorial.
then this set.  I like the knit booties better because  they finished evenly compare to the crochet booties they never came out even due to my crochet tension.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and the knitting needle size 5mm and crochet hook 3.75mm.  I like to crochet tight then after a few wash it will be loosen but it will be still wearable.

Thank you for stopping by again.