Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crocheted Barefoot Sandals.

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What better way to dress up your bare feet this summer with barefoot sandals. The variations are only limited by your imagination. Some lovely soft left over cotton yarn a few beads and you are on your way.
Some lovely blue pearls and small cats eye beads match this cotton yarn really well.
A sturdy pink cotton yarn and some wooden beads really give off that beachy feel.

Flowers that really grow on you, with a contrasting variegated cotton.
Mmm, pink and beads.

Made especially for Alisha, who loves green and barefoot sandals.
I really had a challenge here with the single crochet foundation row used in the ties for a much neater look. Not only is it time consuming, but at times I found it difficult finding the space to crochet into. So I used sight and feel to over come the slowness and to find the correct opening. I crocheted all of my ends in as I went along to avoid the sewing in of ends once finished. These are really quite easy and quick to make. I made a couple of pairs for a xmas gift and the pair for Alisha is for her birthday which is just after the new year.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Some light and easy crochet

Crochet Tea Towel Toppers
Yay I'm back into some crochet! I finally felt like doing some. There was no way I was going to read a pattern, I needed something nice and easy and I also wanted something simple for christmas gifts. So with some left over cotton yarn and an idea in my head I purchased some hand towels and away I went. I used the same method on all of the sets, but none are exactly the same with stitch or row counts. I found out what different ones had as a colour scheme in their homes and came up with these. The red set has a removable christmas decoration. I hope you like them and hopefully I'll be back with some more of my crochet adventures much sooner. Thank you to all of my readers who contacted me to see if I was okay.