Sunday, March 25, 2012

Little Birdie Told Me So

Somehow I deleted my original post about this lovely little birdie so this is a recreation. I found this idea at Attic24, and she has a tutorial there too.
I am one of a zillion fans of Lucy's crochet, but of course I had to make it my own. The yarn I had available was like hers. To pastelish for me. I wanted something loud and vibrant, maybe even exotic. So I went shopping but still couldn't find just the right colors.

Then it hit me like a rock falling on my head and I literally ran for my embroidery floss. I was so excited I could hardly crochet the colors together and absolutely love the results.

It is smaller and I like this size. That's a 6inch ruler in the picture so you have an idea of scale. It's not even stuffed, has no wings and hangs in my sewing room where I smile every time I see it. It's so quick to make and may be used on a gift wrap, hang it on your rear view window, one I made ended up in a lady's big hair. (Big hair is a southern thing.). Please try this yourself. I know you'll be happy with the results. I'm thinking of a mobile-wouldn't that be beautiful. If you make one and contact me, I'll post it on this blog.

Update - See "Don't Pay For It!" post of May 13, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Perplexing Net - At it again!

I LOVE this pattern!

This one is WOOLEASE with size H hook for Mother. I turned it into a möbius scarf and the stretchy-ness of the pattern makes it drape beautifully.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Perplexing Net, I found IT!

Finally found THE pattern for my muse project. I am referring to the yarn I made by chaining some thin boucle into a thicker yarn (see previous post) . Discovered at this blog:
I started a swatch out of a scrap of pink and could not stop. This is the most fun I have had crocheting. I love this pattern. The pictures of mine do not give it justice, but between mine and the pictures posted on Sarah's blog you might be able to see why you would want to jump into a project with this stitch.

Here is a close-up and then one to show what my 4x4"swatch turned into because I could not stop-then I ran out of pink.

Go to her blog spot to see her step by step with pictures.
Here is what she posted:
>{Crochet Pattern: Perplexing Net
This pattern is a formula. You can make your special project with any length and width you want. And you can make your item horizontally or vertically!
Starting chain depends on the direction you work and width of your project, but is a minimum of 16 stitches.
to add width, add multiples of 6 stitches onto the original 16 for the formula to work out properly.
[16, 22, 28...100... 154... 184... 202...etc]
Row 2: SC in first CH from hook. *CH 2, SC in 3rd CH. Repeat from * to end of row. Turn.
Row 3: CH 2. *DC in Space before sc of previous row. DC in space after sc of previous row. CH 2. SC in next sc of previous row. CH 2. Repeat from * till end of row. DC in last st.
Row 4-???: CH 2. *DC in Space before sc of previous row. DC in space after the sc in previous row. CH 2. SC in first dc of the previous row. CH 2. Repeat from * till end of row. DC in last st.
Repeat row 4 until desired length. [this is a very stretchy pattern lengthwise, be careful you don't crochet it too long. But the width remains pretty much the same during use.]
END Row: CH 2, SC in 3rd st (sc below). *CH 2. SC in 3rd st (1st dc below). CH2. SC in 4th st. Repeat from * till end of row.
Posted by JadedByEntropy at 3:01 PM}<
I cannot find any way to contact JadedByEntrophy, but did become a member with all my contact info. I see that she started her blog about the same time as I started this one, but there is only the one post about perplexing net. Hopefully there will be more and that she will contact me soon.
See earlier post about how this yarn was "made". Have already started my project; in progress pictures below. More to come.