Saturday, January 28, 2012

Butterflies

Well this morning I was in a butterfly making mood. I crocheted three butterflies from this pattern and folded some from these instructions. They were a bunch of fun! I am most likely going to donate them to the Holocaust Muesam (http://www.hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml). They are collecting butterflies to remeber the children who died during the holocaust.



Lilly

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flower Scrubbie Pattern

Flower Scrubbie Pattern

Here it is! A flower scrubbie. It works up pretty fast. It takes me under 15 minutes. Hope you enjoy!


Thanks to my pattern testers Vanessa and Lillibet! I appreciate it!


Materials needed: 
-Less than 1 ounce of cotton 4-ply yarn
-Size H (5.00mm) hook
-Yarn needle

Abbreviations/Stitches used:
sc-inc: 2 single crochet into specified stitch
YO: Yarn over
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single crochet
Dc: Double crochet
St: Stitch
Sl St: Slip Stitch
inc: increase
FLO: Front Loop Only
BLO: Back Loop Only
w/: with
s at the end of any of  the above abbreviations: makes it plural (i.e. sts=stitches)

Gauge:
 Gauge isn't important, so use the hook that works best for you! One of my testers used an "I" hook since she crochets tighter than I do.
Pattern Notes: 
-Read Pattern through before beginning
- Pattern is worked in rounds
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a round counts as a double crochet
- Number in [ ] at end of a round indicates how many stitches or groups of stitches you should have at the end of a round
-Round 3 is worked in FLO while Round 4 is worked in the BLO of stitches from Round 2


Special Stitches:
Bobble (without a chain) : (YO, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO, draw through loop, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook) 7 times, you should have 8 loops on your hook when you are done, YO and draw through all 8 loops on hook 
DO NOT chain 1 at the end of the bobble stitch, it is not needed for this pattern.

Pattern:

ch 4, join w/ a sl st to first ch to form a ring

Round 1) ch 1, work 6 sc into ring, join w/ sl st to first sc [6 sc]

Round 2) ch 1, sc inc in each st around, join w/ sl st to beginning st [12 sc]

Entire round worked in FLO:
Round 3) ch 1 *work a Bobble in next stitch, sl st in next st* repeat from *to* for a total of six times [6 Bobbles, 6 sl sts]

Entire round worked in BLO of stitches from Round 2:
Round 4) sl st to the first back loop of round 2, ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same stitch, skip next st, *(2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, skip next st* repeat from *to* for a total of 5 times, join w/ sl st to top of ch 3 [6 groupings of the (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc)]

Work remaining round in both loops:
Round 5) sl st to next ch 2 space, ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 space, skip 2 dc, sc in space between skipped dcs and next 2 dcs, skip 2 dcs, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 space, skip 2 dc, sc in space between skipped dcs and next 2 dcs, skip 2 dcs* repeat from *to* for a total of 5 times, join w/ sl st to top of ch 3 [6 scs, 6 groupings of (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)]

FO and weave in ends

Copyright Lillian 2015

Monday, January 16, 2012

Knitted Wrist Warmer Pattern

Hello everybody! 
I haven't posted in awhile. Well I am back! Hope everyone's new year is going well so far. Well, I crochet quite lot but I also knit. I am very much a beginner. I was looking at all these lovely wrist warmer patterns, but they used double pointed needles. I can't knit with double pointed needles so I decided to make my own pattern with two needles.

This pattern makes a rectangle type shape that you sew together at the end. 



Materials:
-Size 6 Needles
-Bulky (Size 5) yarn
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

Pattern: (make 2, right and left are made the same)
Start by making the cuff:

Cast on 32

Rows 1-15) *Knit 2, Purl 2* across

Middle:

Row 16) Knit across

Row 17) Purl across

Rows 18-33) repeat rows 16 & 17, a total of 9 repeats

Top Cuff:

Rows 34-39) *Knit 2, Purl 2* across

Bind Off, leave a long end (at least 30 inches) to sew up edges. 

To sew: Fold rectangle in half, whip stitch 1 inch down the side, skip 2 1/4 inches by weaving yarn down one edge of the rectangle, finish sewing (about 4 inches) down the cuff. Make a knot and weave about an inch of yarn through the rectangle. Cut the yarn. Weave in any remainding ends. 

Ta dah! You have made knitted wrist warmers. 

This pattern has not been tested, please tel me if you find any errors. Thank you!

Copyright info: You may make items to sell from this pattern or items to give away. Do not sell or give away this pattern nor use my pictures. 


Thanks! 
Lilly

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Here's to a blogging new year!

Hello everybody!

Today is a day of the New Year! The big 2012. Can you believe another year has passed so quickly? Though I have only just started this blog, I can still say the days have gone by fast since I started it.

Do you have any resolutions? Mine are to keep up blogging, prayer more, read the Bible more often, read some of the classics (Pride and Prejudice, ect.), and of course, keep crocheting!

I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas. They have many classics for free and I have already downloaded quite a few of them. Of course I started out reading Pride and Prejudice and I finished reading it this very morning. Crocheting is coming along more slowly. I am currently crocheting on the side to make things for children in Africa.

A fun thing I get to do today is go out with a couple of friends to see the movie War Horse. I can't wait! I recently saw a different Steven Spielburg Film (no idea if I am spelling his name correctly), Tin Tin. Being a fan of the comic books, I was of course excited to see the movie. It did not disapoint. Many reviews of the film said it was fast paced and didn't do a good job of portraying Captain Haddock, and of course they said it didn't stick to the comic book story lines. I personally agree slightly with all of these things because they had some truth to them, but otherwise it was a most wonderful film. You have to be into adventures to fully enjoy the movie, for there are battles and mysteries galore! and even if you're not, I'm sure you still will.  Definately one I will buy when it comes out on DvD.

God Bless and Have a wonderful start to 2012!

Lilly