Unique design. The designer uses thread but encourages scaling up. I think I will try dk weight yarn for a hat by adding a brim.
Nice and quick idea for useful items. I will make some for myself but will also make great gifts for others.
Author – Margie P. Memmott
Hot Pad Supplies:
Crochet hook (size G), and four-ply cotton yarn (2-2.5 oz. skein). One skein makes one hot pad. Use two skeins (same dye lots) for matching set. Finished size: approximately 8” square.
Chain 30 stitches and turn.
Row 1, front side: In the 2nd chain from the hook, single crochet in the back of the stitch. Continue this single crochet stitch to the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 1, back side: Single crochet in back of both the stitch on the current row and the row directly below. Continue this single crochet stitch all the way back to the beginning of the row. Chain 1…
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Here is a sample of some of the iPhone sleeves I have made, to give you a little inspiration. They were all made using my free pattern. The pattern is very easy, and you can use any yarn you choose. An experienced crocheter will whip this up in a very short time. It would also be a great first crochet project for a beginner.
Why not grab some yarn and give it a try. 🙂
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I had a really good response to this post on some shamballa bracelets I made. So I thought I would do a how to post to show how they are made.
You will need:
- 9-11 beads size 8-12mm
- 2 smaller beads (6-8mm)
- 30cm nylon thread, 0.8mm thick
- 1m plus 60cm nylon thread, 1.2mm thick
Check you can thread the beads onto the thin thread before you begin!
The bracelet is made by tying a series of “square” knots around the central thread. To begin, tie a knot at the end of the short, thin thread around a safety pin and pin it to something like a cushion to hold it in place. This is the central thread.
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I posted a picture of this very vintage looking crochet baby afghan that Jeanette was working on on the blog a while ago. Since then I have been bombarded with requests for the pattern. So here you go! The PDF is below, I hope that many of you will make it an enjoy it very much! We made ours with Karabella Lace Merino yarn and would be happy to sell you some if you need.