Thursday, May 26, 2011
This is simply a smaller version of my Spring Break Frisbee. I wanted to make something small that would fit into medium size geocache containers and yet still fly. This is what I came up with. You can use two strands of any worsted weight yarn. I made my sample projects with cotton, but feel free to experiment with other fibers.
This cute little flyer fits into the palm of your hand and can still fly as far as it's big brother. It is a fast little project... and if your dog won't fetch it... it would make a fine beret for a smaller breed.
You can make this in a single color by holding two strands of the same color together, but I prefer the look of two color. It is also an excellent way to remove the cob webs from those hard to reach corners... just aim and let it fly!
For this project you'll need:
Size K hook
2 worsted weight yarns.
Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
Round 1: Holding 2 strands together and using the K hook use the magic ring method to SC 6 into the ring.
Round 2: 2 SC into each of the 6 stitches (12 st)
Round 3: *SC into next SC, 2 SC into next SC* repeat around (18 st)
Round 4: *SC into next 2 SC, 2 SC into next SC* repeat around (24 st)
Round 5: *SC into next 3 SC, 2 SC into next SC* repeat around (30 st)
Round 6: *SC into next 4 SC, 2 SC into next SC* repeat around (36 st)
Round 7: *SC into next 3 SC, SC next two stitches together* repeat around (30 st)
Slip stitch into next two stitches, fasten off, weave in ends.
Please have fun with this. It will be listed on Ravelry so if you make one post a photo and drop me a line or post a comment. If you have any problems feel free to contact me.
Monday, May 23, 2011
For Makeover Monday I made a gift basket for a friend. I whipped up a couple of cool natural beauty aids in the kitchen: Oatmeal bath, lavender linen spray, lavender bath powder, and an herbal massage oil. I then designed this quick little pattern for a facial scrubbing pad based on a washcloth pattern that I'm fond of. I simple combined single crochet stitch with the triple to create a textured surface... Here is what I did.
Use an F or G hook and worsted weight cotton yarn.
Round 1-Make a magic ring and then crotchet 6 into the ring.
Round 2-SC and TR into each stitch around for a total of 12 stitches (6 single and 6 triple).
Round 3-( SC into next stitch, SC twice into next) repeat all the way around for 18 SC.
Round 4- (SC into next, TR into next, SC and TR into the next) repeat all the way around for a total of 24 (12SC and 12 TR)
Round 5- (SC into next 3 stitches, SC two stitches into the next) repeat all the way around for a total of 30 SC.
Slip stitch into next two SC and then fasten off.
Weave in ends and you have yourself a cute facial scrubbie.
If you are interested in finding out the recipe for the oatmeal bath simply stop by my other blog by clicking on the button and check out Makeover Monday. I will be posting the other recipes in weeks to come.
Monday, May 9, 2011
I love to knit and crochet... but I've always been a bit challenged in the braid department. I decided that since my little one is so in to the princess thing I was going to learn to do hair as part of some mother daughter quality time. As I write these words she is tapping on my shoulder armed with the braid book we got at the library... she's ready for more... So here are some cute photos of our first attempt at girl style... Now I'm off to braid some more.
Monday, May 2, 2011
For Makeover Monday I made a spa basket for a friend. I filled it with scented soap, a washcloth, a scrubbie, and a facial cleaning pad (you'll need to be signed into ravelry to follow the pattern links). I also made the basket by combining several patterns that I found on Ravelry. My friend and I had intented to sit back with a mud masks on our faces and watch the kids play. Sadly the closest we got to a mud mask was rinsing my 3 year old (caked in mud) off with a hose in the yard. We had fun attempting to chat while chasing the kids around, however.
I also made this cute bath toy/ scrubbie for a give away on my Worth a Fig blog... Check it out!