MY YEAR IN CROCHET 2006

This is where I show off my finished projects for the year. Some of these are my own designs and some I have made following someone else's pattern. I've linked to the patterns where possible.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

CHILD'S RIBBED SLIPPERS


Easy slippers, measure foot from toe to heel, make a chain that long and crochet until you have a square. Gather one end tightly to form the toe, stitch up a few stitches to cover the foot part and then stitch up the opposite end for the heel. Add a couple rounds of sc around the foot opening and sew on pom poms and you're good to go. These are actually green and yellow, but the camera doesn't like green. Click the picture to get to the pattern.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

BETH'S LITTLE STAR AFGHAN


Beth's Little Star Afghan is very easy to do and works up pretty fast. This one is made with Caron Brites in 4 colors. You can stripe it any way you want or make it solid. I actually made this one twice because I had a black row between each stripe that was thicker than the brites used so the blanket puckered badly. I frogged it and started over and like these results so much better. Gracie absolutely loves it and that's what I was aiming for.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

MITTENS FOR KNOX AND JARRETT


These are the mittens I made for Jarrett and Knox. They're visiting this weekend and I had promised them mittens the last time they were here, so I had to hurry up and finish them today. This is a pattern I got on the web. It's a very easy pattern to do, but I changed it and did the mittens all in sc's. Sue's Mittens

LITTLE GADABOUT BAG


Gracie insisted she needed a bag with black in it. I didn't think I'd like it, but I do. I made this bag by turning at the end of each round. Something I hate doing, but it makes a straight seam and I like that.

I didn't make a closure for this bag because I don't think it needs one. If I carry it, my hand just fits through the handles and keeps the bag closed. I plan to use it as a wrist bag when I make mine. The pattern is posted now, click the picture to get to the pattern.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

LITTLE GADABOUT BAG take 2


I decided to write up a pattern for the Little Gadabout Bag but it didn't turn out the same as the first one. For size reference, a coke can comes up to just where the opening for the handle is, so it's a little larger than the first bag. I tried something different with joining the rounds, trying to figure out how to do away with that dreaded spiraling seam I always get when I do rounds without turning them, but it didn't work out. I'm going to do another one now and turn the rounds to see what that looks like. This is a great little scrap project. No pattern yet, but soon.