Showing posts with label Crochet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crochet. Show all posts

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chunky Cowl Scarves

Poodle Yarn Cowl

So, I was in Michaels one day wandering around and fell in love with this Poodle yarn. I’ve been seeing lots of chunky infinity and cowl scarves and thought even with my limited crochet and knitting skills , I could do this. This yarn proved a little more of a challenge than I thought. First plan was to crochet it. Plan FAIL. Knitting worked much better.

Poodle Cowl

I cast on about 10 stitches and then just knit two skeins worth and sewed the ends together.

Cowl Scarves

LIke a lot of crafty people, I buy supplies without really having a project in mind. OK just go along with me and tell me I’m not the only one who does that.

I had some chunky textured yarns I picked up somewhere along the way and since I still wanted to crochet an infinity scarf, played around with it. This one’s for a family friend who loves color. These colors remind my of changing leaves and Fall.

Moda Dea Cowl

I didn’t have enough of either yarn to make it as thick as I wanted so I used to two different yarns. I like the effect when you twist the scarf. For this one, I crocheted about 160 stitches, joined in a circle then just double crocheted until I felt it was done.

Moda Dea Tangerine

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Almost Craft Fail into a Happy Accident Called A "Hatsket"

Crochet Basket 2

I was pretty sure I had a total craft fail on my hands. I decided I would try my hand at crocheting a hat. I have lots of leftover yarn and there’s an organization that collects hats but that’s another post.

Clearly what’s pictured above is not a hat! But, just when I was about to rip the whole thing out AGAIN, I decided to turn my craft fail into a happy accident and my was gonna be a hat, became a basket.

Crochet Basket Inside

Mr. Chocolate even had a use for it in mind as soon as I finished it. I keep my doodle book by my chair in our family room, along with pens, an extra asthma inhaler, earbuds for watching craft videos ( on how to make hats!) etc. but they have a tendency to just be scattered on the side table. Not any more!

Since this wasn’t planned, I didn’t take pics along the way but it is basically a half double crochet stitch all around with a major mis-fire at what was supposed to be the crown of the hat.

Crochet Basket

A tisket , a tasket, I made myself a hatsket?

Have you ever turned a craft fail into a happy accident? Do tell!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Craft Therapy: Crocheted Wrap

First, thanks so much for all the thoughts, prayers, and well wishes for my Mom. After a couple of stressful and hectic weeks, she’s back home recovering nicely and I was able to fly back home yesterday.

Being a crafty person who is used to having several projects in process at once, and spending long hours sitting in a hospital does not a great combination make. Thankfully there’s crochet which is portable, productive, comforting and not something I always have time to do.

Crocheted Wrap

On the way home from the hospital the night I arrived to see my mom, yes…I stopped at Michaels!

What can I say? It’s a comforting place for me. I wandered the aisles looking for nothing in particular and then saw this yarn by Loops and Threads in Lavender Blues. Bingo. The Mumster’s always cold ( even living in Arizona!) so I decided I’d make her a wrap.

Lavender Blues Wrap

Pretty basic. The yarn is very textured so I just did a single crochet stitch. Something I could do without thinking while Mom was napping.

Loopes and Threads Wrap

The store I was closest to didn’t have enough yarn so when I needed more , thanks to my Michaels iPhone app, not only could I find another store but even get directions to get there and a coupon right on my phone!

It’s great to be back home, but it’s better to know that the Mumster is home and doing great!

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