Monday, March 25, 2013

DIMINISHED GIANT DOILY


Hi everyone,
You'll never guess who called me on the phone. SANGEETHA from CROCHETKARI!!! She was calling all the way from India and I got her number so I can call her. I've so enjoyed blogging about crochet this past year, but the friends I've made from all over the world is so fulfilling. I absolutely love her work and then I got to know her and can't say enough about her. You can find her in my sidebar as CROCHETKARI.
I've been flat on my back for over two weeks now and finally get to see the spine doctor tomorrow! So I thought I'd show you what I've managed to do from my bed.
If you go HERE, you will find a pattern for a giant floor doily I've been wanting to make anyway, and thought I could try it out in a smaller version. Here is what happened.








It's a whopping 16" across! I used cabled cotton which is ever so slightly larger than the size 3 cotton thread (in red), but has a twist that unwinds or frays so much easier so its harder to work with. Especially if you are a beginner, I'd suggest the size three.
I'm also working on some headbands, but need hubby to take photos so I can post.
Crochet every single day,
Boo

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Same Stitch Pattern

Hi everyone,
Just found this on Pinterest and wanted to share. You can see that the crochet in the photo is the same as the swatch in previous post about my bed cover.




Look closely or click on photo for enlargement. It is the very same pattern stitch! Small world!
Crochet every single day,
Boo

Monday, March 4, 2013

Crochet Bedcover Pattern

Hello everyone,
I'm almost finished with my crochet bedcover, but I wanted to go ahead and share the pattern as I said I would. It's a very simple pattern with only a two row repeat. If you use two colors, it makes a completely different look-like little dots throughout. I chose to use only one color on this one because its such a large project that I didn't want the added complication of a second color.




Any multiple of 3 (make it as wide as you want)
Row 1 - dc in 4th ch from hook and in each chain across.
Row 2 - turn and ch 3, 1sc in space ( not in stitch) between 3rd and 4th dc of previous row, *ch 3, sk 3dc, sc in next sp* repeat across ending with sc in top of ch 3 from previous row.
Row 3 - turn, slst into first ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 more dc in same space. *3 dc in each ch 3 sp* across.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach the size you like!
Here is a small sample I made so you could see the two color version.




Hope you enjoy and wish you will share.
Crochet every single day,
Boo


UPDATE---------
Look HERE to see this stitch on a fashion model.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mandela Progress

Hi everybody,
March is National Crochet Month, so I hope to go into overdrive on new projects and finish some WIPs. The photo is of my overlay crochet Mandela in progress. It's part of a CAL at
A CREATIVE BEING and you can join in here:

http://winkieflash.nl/2013/02/11/overlay-crochet-mandala-cal-2013/


Also see my post of CROCHET MANDELA Here.
Hope you can join in - it's not too late!

Crochet every single day.
Boo