Monday, July 21, 2014

Chevron Net Shawl

I have started this project months ago and I finally got around to finishing it.  I had made this a scrap yarn project. I had found that I would want to change colors every few rows so you can see chevron pattern.  I had found that there wasn't much give along the "points" of the chevron and along the edges. But I think this is necessary to give the chevron pattern some stability. With the right yarn this could make a light and airy shawl. So here is the pattern on how I did this

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size H Crochet Hook

Chain 98
Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, *ch 5, skip 3 stitches, sc in next stitch* repeat until end. ch 1, turn. You will have 24 chain 5 loops

Row 2: sc in next sc and chain 5 loop, [*ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat once , ch 5, sc in next sc (this creates the top peak) *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat 2 times, sc in next ch 5 loop (this creates the bottom peak) ] Repeat brackets 2 more times.
*ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat once, ch 5, sc in next sc  *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat 2 times, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn

Row 3: sc2tog over the next 2 sc's, sc in the next ch 5 loop. Repeat the bracket instructions from row 2 three times. 
*ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat once, ch 5, sc in next sc  *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat 2 times, sc2tog over the last 2 sc's, ch 1, turn

Repeat Row 3 until the piece measures 60 inches or desired length.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mobius Scarf

If you visit my previous blog post, you see a grab bag I bought from a LYS. Inside the grab bag was some nice blue yarn and a pattern. The pattern is this Lava Flow mobius scarf. In this pattern I have to twist the scarf and graft the two ends. I have never done this before and will have to visit You Tube, and check out my how-to-books. So I thought I would try out the pattern on the cheaper yarn (Red Heart) before using the more expensive stuff I got in the mystery bag.

It is looking good so far....

Treasures Made From Yarn: Crocheted Socks

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Silent Sunday

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

Pink Saturday - Quilt Show

Yesterday I attended a quilt show, I was amazing at the many beautiful works of art. If I ever owned something like this, I would not even think of putting on my bed, it is too nice. So here are the predominately pink quilts for Pink Saturday. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Möbius Scarf

I finished a soft möbius scarf. I had brought this project with me to the trip to Wisconsin. I used Simply Soft for this project. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Textured Shell Scarf

I am back from my trip. It is always good to go home and see my family. So of the three projects I brought I got one done and another on almost done. 

So the project I got done is a textured shelled scarf. It got it finished in time to give it to my grandson. It is a simple pattern and I am sharing it with you know. 

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size I hook

Ch 21
Slip stitch 2nd chain from hook *skip 2 stitches, 5 sc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, slip stitch in next stitch* repeat, end with skip 2 stitches,  3 sc in last stitch.

Now it is important to work in the back loops, it is how you are getting the textured effect.

Ch 1,  slip stitch in next sc *skip 2 sc 5 sc in next slip stitch, skip 2 sc, slip stitch in next sc* repeat, end with skip 2 sc, 3 sc in last slip stitch

Repeat this row for desired length.

You could use this pattern for a dishcloth.