Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Wave Pattern

Today I am going to give you two different wave patterns. A larger wave for projects like afghans,  and a smaller wave for smaller projects like scarves or smaller blankets.



I had plans to make a poncho using a knitted wave pattern found in a vintage magazine. I decided that I wanted to crochet it instead. So I adapted the pattern for crochet. It worked out. This project won't be a poncho though, I did not make my starting chain long enough. It will probably just be a small throw. 

So here is the stitch pattern for the larger wave. 

Chain a number dividable by 30 plus 1.
Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across, ch 1
Work in the back loops.
sc2tog = insert hook back loop of the next 2 sc, then work like a sc.

Row 1: sc2tog 5 times, *2 sc in the next 10 sc,  sc2tog 10 times*  repeat until you are at last 20 sc, 2 sc in the next 10 sc, and sc2tog 5 times. ch 1

Row 2: sc across, ch 1

Repeat these two rows for desired length, ending with Row 1.


Here is the pattern for the smaller wave.

Chain a number dividable by 18 plus 1.
Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across, ch 1
Work in the back loops.
sc2tog = insert hook back loop of the next 2 sc, then work like a sc.

Row 1: sc2tog 3 times, *2 sc in the next 6 sc,  sc2tog 6 times*  repeat until you are at last 12 sc, 2 sc in the next 6 sc, and sc2tog 3 times. ch 1

Row 2: sc across, ch 1

Repeat these two rows for desired length, ending with Row 1.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Button Flower

If you follow my Facebook page, you have seen the post with buttons. My daughter originally posted it on her Facebook page. 
So I had to made up a button, so here it is.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Loopy Scarf And Poncho

So I am showing a colorful scarf that got its loopy texture from using Solomon knots.
I liked it so I made another one, however as a last minute change, I made it into a poncho.




Monday, June 22, 2015

Cute Baby Blanket

So I got another project finished. It is a slanted baby blanket.
I did not make the squares, it got them and some spare vintage yarn at my church. I did a blanket a long time ago that had granny squares and chevrons. I would have had to make triangles to make the blanket straight. I got lazy, and and made the blanket slant to acomindate the chevrons.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Here It Is

Here it is, the finished project from the road trip to Mesquaki. I know, it is not very big. I might make a good decorative piece.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Seat Cover

So I have these worn out restaurant chairs as our kitchen chairs, real nasty. We were talking about re-upholstery these chairs....I have never done this.
So out of the blue,  I took a blanket project that isn't that far along, and cover the bottom of one of the chairs. We will see how durable it is.
The cats like to lay on it.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Mesquaki Casino Trip

About once or twice a year we end up at Mesquaki Casino in Tama, Iowa. I have a 4 hour road trip, so I started a project for this trip.
My son bought me a skein of Red Heart before the trip, so the project I am doing is a simple blanket using a tulip pattern.
It is one of my favorite patterns. It is like a shell pattern (also a favorite)  it is a sc, ch 3, and 3 dc in a chain on the foundation row. On the other rows, it is done in the ch 3 space.

I hope to have it finished on the return trip. As far as our vacation, I am spending time with my husband, one of our sons, and brother-in-law. We always enjoy ourselves even though we don't win at the casino.