Friday, July 13, 2018

Purple Hat

I have made up another hat. Purple is my favorite color.

I am satisfied with using 80 stitches and a size needle to make a hat that will fit me and most adults.
However, This hat is about going with the flow.

The pattern I used on the hat is not the intended pattern. I put the yarn over in the wrong places after the first two rows. I did not want to frog two rows, so I just went with the mistake.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Another Hat


This hat will make the 6th hat I had made so far in the last month. I recently had bought a size 8 double pointed needles so I could make more hats. I had miscalculated the number of stitches I needed for an adult hat. This had has 72 stitches in it. It is a little small for me, but would work for a child.



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Zig Zag Textured Scarf

In my previous post, I had done a French Fry Scarf. This time around I did another scarf using Caron Cakes and a size I hook.
I could not remember if I used a J or K hook. The height of each section is 6 inches. Looking at the yellow scarf, a section consists of a bright yellow and pale yellow part, or 16 rows. 8 going I one direction and the other eight going in the other direction. If you make the scarf using the Caron Cakes, there is just enough to make 10 to 10 1/2 sections. I ended up with 10 1/2 sections in the Caron Scarf.


So here is my pattern

For the materials use worst weight yarn and J hook, but you can vary these on however you like, to include using two or more contrasting colors.

Chain 33
Foundation row: 2 sc in second chain from hook (increase), [ch 1, insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, skip the next chain, insert hook in the next chain, yo and draw through all 3 loops.] repeat brackets until the last 3 stitches. Skip the next stitch, sc 2 tog over the last 2 stitches (decrease) ch 1, turn.

***Row 2: sc in first sc, insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops. [ch1 insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, skip the next stitch, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops.] repeat until to the last stitch, sc in last sc. ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in first sc (increase), ch 1, insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops. [ch1 insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, skip the next stitch, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops.] repeat brackets until the last 3 stitches. Skip the next stitch, sc 2 tog over the last 2 stitches (decrease) ch 1, turn.

Row 4: sc in first sc, insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops. [ch1 insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, skip the next stitch, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops.] repeat until to the last stitch, sc in last sc. ch 1, turn.


Repeat rows 3 and 4 two more times for a total of 8 rows. Then moving in the other direction.

Row 1: sc 2 tog over the first in first 2 sc (decrease), insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, skip the next stitch, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops. [ch1 insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, skip the next stitch, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops.] repeat brackets until the last stitch. ch 1, 2 sc in last sc (increase). ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in first sc, insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops. [ch1 insert hook in the last stitch used, yo to draw up a loop, skip the next stitch, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops.] repeat until to the last stitch, sc in last sc. ch 1, turn.***

Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 8 rows.

So at this point the height of the scarf is about 6 inches and one section is done

Repeat from *** to *** nine more times or desired length of the scarf. Finish off.




Tuesday, June 26, 2018

French Fry Scarf

I just finished up a new project, I am calling it my French Fry scarf.

I had first seen it on Instagram and I had to try a version of it. My first challenge was to find the right colors. I ended up with pale yellow and bright yellow. I am not sure if it was the best colors, but it was the closest I could find. I liked how it looks, but not sure if I achieved the French fry look.

It still looks cool and I will likely make another one in the future. It could also mean potential for another scarf pattern.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Table Runner




I finally did Ila's Table Runner. I ended making a mistake in the center web. I did not discover it until I had the first spiral side done. Somehow I ended up making 11 sections in the web instead of 10. I had to compensate on were to start the second spiral. There was no way I was going to tear the project apart.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Not Just Yarn


I had spent most of my morning doing origami. It is mostly ninja stars and cranes.  When my son was younger, he use to tear apart the church bulletin to make ninja stars. 

The blanket below is an ongoing project. It is done in Afghan stitch around the outer edge. It is a little hard to explain on how it is done. It is 5 stitches attaches around the outer edge of the blanket. I do not know yet on how large it will be. I am using up my scraps for this project.



Friday, May 25, 2018

Feathers


I have been obsessed with making these feathers. I have them everywhere all over my house. I found the pattern to make these on Pinterest. Here is the video and pattern to make them.
 The video and instructions are in Spanish, but there is a diagram to help.