Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Token Xmas Gift

This necklace took me about 30 minutes to make.
It is an inexpensive pretty little gift for a young girl.
I used plastic beads for this one, how ever if you wanted to make one for an adult you could purchase some better beads to use.
The tutorial link is below.

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=QZMh1YqX8GE


Here are some golf club covers I made for my son-in-law for Xmas.
He is a mad Richmond (tigers) football club supporter (AFL).
These are the team colors.

I crocheted them side ways in the BLO st and every 5th row I only crocheted 3/4 of the way across, to give them a sleeve type effect. I graphed out the numbers and crocheted the number in different pieces then sewed the number together. I linked them together with a round curtain hook that I crocheted around and used a double yarn chain which I joined to the pom, poms.

This is a Xmas gift for my brother-in-law.
I like fun things that have a purpose, so I came up with this little idea.
I hole punched some UNO cards and did a couple of rounds of htrbl.
Then I made the beanie and sewed the crocheted cards to the outsides of the beanie (4). I also hand sewed his name along the top of the beanie and added a tassel like the ones you have on the graduation caps. The purpose of that is to move it from side to side as he wins and loses.
I also made him a simple little carry bag for his deck of UNO cards, which was finished off with decorative ends to the chained tie.

I'm hoping for a giggle from him.
I got the inspiration from the link below, which has a crocheted UNO dress.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Crocheted Boys, Floppy Brimmed Army Hat

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Floppy Brimmed Army Hat.

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Size 2 Hat Pictures


Size 6 Hat Pictures

Materials: 8 ply yarn. (light worsted/ sport) with a camouflage effect.
US terms used
Size: 4.00mm Hook. (US.G/6) (UK 8)
Instructions given for sizes 2 to 10
Pattern tested for size 2 and 6 only
hdc= yarn over hook, insert hook into st, pick up yarn pull through st, (3 loops on hook) pull yarn through all 3 loops.
trbl= yarn over hook, insert hook into st, pick up yarn pull through st, (3 loops on hook) pull yarn through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook) pull yarn through 2 loops again.
I had a 100gm ball of the camouflage effects yarn. I made the size 2 hat first, I used a little bit of the yarn on the toy soldier boy and the rest on the size 6 hat. I knew I was going to run short of this yarn with the size 6 hat, so I used a co-ordinating colour that doubles for a built in hat band.
*Stay tuned for the soldier boy pattern*


Beginning at crownWorking in rounds, do not join. Use a stitch marker to mark rounds or use the tail of the beginning yarn

All sizes.
Ch. 2Rnd 1: Sc 8 sc, in the first loop, 8 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, 16 sc
Rnd 3: *sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc repeat from * around 24 sc.
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around 32 sc.
Rnd 5 and 6: 1 sc in each sc around
Rnd 7: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc repeat from * around; 40 sc.
Rnd 8: *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around 48 sc.
Rnd 9: *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around 56 sc.
Rnd 10: *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around
64 sc. FOR SIZE 2, STOP INCREASING HERE
AND WORK 17 ROWS OF *1 SC IN EACH SC AROUND*. THEN PROCEED TO DIRECTIONS FOR THE BRIM OF THE HAT. (64 SC)
Rnd 11: *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around 72 sc.

(Stop here for size 4 and work 18 rows of sc around, go to brim of hat)
Rnd 12: *sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around 80 sc.
FOR SIZE 6, STOP INCREASING HERE
AND WORK 18 ROWS OF *1 SC IN EACH SC AROUND*. THEN PROCEED TO THE DIRECTIONS FOR THE BRIM OF THE HAT

Sizes, 8 and 10 only continue here
Rnd 13: *sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around
88 sc (Stop here for size 8 and continue as for size 6)Rnd 14: *sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around
96 sc
Rnd 15 to 34: 1 sc in each sc around (do not break off yarn) complete instructions for brim of hat.

Brim of hat
The following rows are all worked in back loops only.
(There is no need for strict accuracy of the amount of sc or hdc stitches, a few extra or less does not matter at this point)

Rnd 1: *hdc in next 4 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, repeat from* around
Rnd 2: *trbl in next 4 hdc, 2 trbl in next hdc, repeat from * around
Rnd 3: *trbl in next 6 trbl, 2 trbl in next trbl, repeat from * around
Rnd 4: *hdc in each trbl around.

Finish off if you are happy with the width of the brim or continue with rnd 3 and 4 of the brim instructions.
See pictures for examples of size 2 and size 6.

Please feel free to use my pattern, but do not copy or sell my pattern.
© Cathy Wood. 2007


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Small Gift Idea's.















Thursday, October 18, 2007

CROCHETED ARMY FLOPPY HAT




Crocheted Army Floppy Hat

I also made an army boy amigurumi

This is Cooper.

I am currently working on this pattern for a childs army floppy hat.

I initially made the hat above for my grandson Darcy who is 5, but it fits my grandson Cooper who is 2.

This proves the need to measure your subject or use a sizing chart instead of guessing.

You learn something new all the time.
I will be posting the pattern soon.


This is Darcy.


This is the hat for Darcy.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

My First Amigurumi

Another amigurumi I made.
I found the free pattern for this one here.

Lily's Crocheted back tie top and Headbandkerchief


Friday, October 12, 2007

Crocheted vest for Girls

These are some more vests for the girls. The kitty one is for Bella and the bright one is for Lily.
By clicking on the heading, "some more vests" you will be taken to my web site where you can seee how I put the kitty vst together.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Coopers Vest

I found a pattern for a simple childs vest, added some multi color yarn along with the plain yarn, then I chose to make a motiff of a bear, which looked more like a cat, so now we have a cat motiff that is a little cross eyed and wears a red bow.

Below is Cooper, who will be 2 in a couple of months.

He just happens to be spoilt by me, but so do all of the other grand kids.

I've taught him to cook and wash dishes.