Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More Bead Earrings

Here's a few more earrings that I recently made. Most of the beads that I used came from Michael's or Hobby Lobby. They were all made with sterling silver ear wires except for the gold colored ones, which are gold plated ear wires and the rest of the wire for those earrings is brass. I'm still learning, so I didn't want to use up my gold filled wire just yet.
Here are some close ups of the earrings. Some did not want to cooperate with the camera which explains the blurry ones. I just couldn't get it right.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Classy Mulberry Cloche

This classy cloche was crocheted with super soft Andes Alpaca yarn in Mulberry. I really like the color and how nice it feels.  Like the other cloche, the adornment is removable for a different look. The brim on this one didn't turn out like the last one. Maybe I should have written down the pattern. I have a hard time doing the same thing twice unless I take notes or something. I think it still came out nice. Which cloche do you like better, the mulberry or this one?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Poetry Blog

 If anyone is interested, I decided to start another blog where I will put my poetry and random thoughts. I figured they would be out of place here, so if you'd like to see, it can be found HERE. All comments are welcome. I was also thinking of adding poetry of anyone else who would like to participate.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Easy Head Warmer Pattern

My husband's aunt was telling me about these head warmers that she has been seeing people wear up north. She tried to explain it to me, saying that it was wide on top, tapered toward the back, and closed with a button. Then she looked online and found a picture. So after seeing the pic, I decided to try to make one. It didn't look that hard. So this is what I came up with.

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  •  Size I Crochet Hook
  •  A button that will fit in between your double crochet stitches
  • Thread and needle
ch = chain
st = stitch
dc = double crochet
ea = each

Note:  First ch 2 counts as dc. 

Row 1: ch 6, dc in first 3 chs made, making 4 dc total

Row 2: ch 2, turn. dc in 2nd st from hook and each stitch across, including very last st (5 dc)

Row 3-13: repeat row 2. This will make an increase per row and you will end up with 16 dc total in last row
Row 14: ch 2, turn. dc in each stitch across, but NOT the very last stitch to maintain 16 dc
Row 15-31: repeat row 14 (16 dc)
Row 32: ch 2, turn. skip first st, dc in ea st across (15 dc)

Row 33-42: repeat row 32 to continue with a decrease per row until you end up with 4 dc in last row
Fasten off, weave in ends.

It should look like this:

Add your button to one side.
Now you have an adjustable head warmer! You can adorn the top with a crochet flower(s) or whatever you like. I found a leaf pattern that I will try, for a fall look. 

*Update: For Video Tutorial, CLICK HERE!*

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Classic Cloche

I made this cloche a while ago and finally just got around to getting photos of it. It is adorned with strands of the same yarn, tied, and shaped into a bun. To keep the bun in tact, I used fabric glue. The adornment can also be removed for a different look.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More Crochet Jewelry

 Here are a couple earring and necklace sets that I finished and some more earrings.
 The last pair of earrings are made with sterling silver and pink glass beads. I still need a lot more practice with the wire working, but I think they came out pretty well for a beginner. What do you think? I have some more beads that I need to make into earrings so stay tuned. I'm in the process of stocking up my inventory for a fundraiser that I will be participating in. I only have a couple more weeks to get ready. This is my first time selling my creations in a public place, so I'm pretty excited.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Slouchy

Here's a slouchy hat that I recently made. This yarn is so soft and the colors remind me of pumpkin spice. Mmm, I can smell the pumpkin pie.
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My little one wanted to get in on the action too. Here he is modeling for you, and pointing at you too.
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I had some yarn left over, so I made some matching earrings with my Triangle Earrings Pattern.