Thursday, February 26, 2015

Re-purposing Vintage Tablecloth

A friend gave me a vintage crocheted table cloth to re-purpose so I cut apart some of the flowers and sealed the ends with Aleene's Flexible Stretchable Fabric Glue.  The flowers made a wonderful base for this vintage flower and styled card.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Staying warm this winter season...

Trying to keep everyone warm in the cold Northeast with chunky scarfs!

Easy crochet pattern below.



Cream scarf made with Tender Touch yarn from Hobby Lobby
Video Review of Tender Touch Yarn

Cowl made with Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
Video: Chunky Cowl

Pattern for Chunky Cowl/Scarf: 

Pattern: 1 Skein (Lion Brand Homespun), size P hook

Chain 120

Row 1: chain 2, half double crochet into every other chain space with a chain 1 in between, (hdc, ch1, hdc, ch1...), at end of row turn 

Row 2: chain 2, half double crochet in chain space of row 1, chain 1, repeat hdc, ch1 for entire row (be sure to hdc in very last chain space), at end of row turn.

Complete 15 rows, use yarn needle to weave/stitch ends together into infinity circle.

So Much Snow...

Had a lot of fun creating these cards with super sweet snowman dies...

see video below with details.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Chubby Crochet Heart

Here is a cute chubby crochet heart that you can create with a wide variety 
of materials and hook sizes.

Pattern below.

Chubby Heart Pattern: 
Begin with a magic circle and do first row in magic circle...

Row 1: Ch 2, 4 tr, 3 dc, 2 tr, 3 dc, 4tr, ch2, pull magic circle closed and ss in center of circle (you should have a mini heart at this point)

Row 2: in ch 2 loop do 1 sc, 1 hdc, in space after each tr do 2 hdc, in space after each dc do 1 hdc, at bottom of heart in space between the two tr do 1 hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, in each of the next three spaces do 1 hdc, in each of the next 4 spaces do 2 hdc, in chain two loop do 1 hdc, 1sc, then ss in 'V' of heart to finish

A whole lot-a LOVE...

Shared a lot of Valentine's this year...

Video: How To... Valentine Shaker

Watercolor Love