This tree is along the trail my husband and I walk along. I call it The Happy Tree. = )
Sunday, January 20, 2013
I made this rose for my daughter because she loves both roses and pink = )
The rose pattern I used is the My Rose pattern that I have previously posted and the leaf is an Irish crochet leaf with chain 5 for a stem (so you can attach it to the flower stem).
Chain 1 and put the hook through the next stitch and through an unworked loop on the bottom of the rose. Slip stitch. Chain 4. sc in second stitch from hook. hdc in next chain, and dc in last chain. Skip two green stitches and sc in the third green stitch and (making sure the green part fits correctly over the bottom of the rose) the corresponding unworked loop on the bottom of the rose. Chain 4.... Do this all the way around. When you only have 3 or so left to do, stuff the green thing with some cotton or batting before closing it up.
Here is a picture of the bottom of the flower. I added a tag and threaded the ribbon from the tag between where the leaf is sewn onto the stem and where I tacked the middle-ish of the leaf to the green part.
I wish I had twisted the green single crochet on the stem how I wanted it to look before I started making the bell shaped part that is under the rose... I know, I'm dazzling you with my technical terms... = ) Also, I wished I had used a sturdier wire for the stem...
Posted by laura at 2:02 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013
Crochet hook key chain
Cheap crochet hooks in the sizes I use most + scroll saw + drill press with tiny drill bit + belt sander + some jewelry findings = crochet hook key chain attachment. Now I don't need to take my good hooks with me anymore and risk loosing them. = )
Posted by laura at 5:08 PM
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Here are the written instructions. A picture tutorial follows.
through the un-worked bottom loop from the chain.. Draw the yarn through for single
through the un-worked loop from row 1. This joins both rows together.
from the center front and mark it with a pin or something.
It doesn't need to be exact...
slip stitch in the single crochet.
of the chain 3 space...
Hopefully the diagram and the pictures will help this all make sense..
Posted by laura at 11:52 PM