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|Friday, June 3rd, 2011|
|As American As...
I have never written up a pattern before, so please bear with me as I attempt to make it user-friendly. This started out as a dishcloth pattern, but please don't wash your dishes with the American flag! Consider it a hot pad for your apple pie =)
Lily Sugar and Cream Country Red (A)
Lily Sugar and Cream White (B)
Lily Sugar and Cream Bright Navy (C)
Size J crochet hook
Row 1: With A, chain 31 (30 base stitches and one turn-chain). Turn
Row 2: 29 sc, go through stitch 30 and YO as for sc. Pull through. YO with B. Chain 1. Turn. Cut A, leaving 1-1.5 inch tail to weave or crochet in.
Row 3: With B, 30 sc. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 4: 29 sc, go through stitch 30 and YO as for sc. Pull through. YO with A. Chain 1. Turn. Cut B, leaving 1-1.5 inch tail to weave or crochet in.
Row 5: With A, 30 sc. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 6: 29 sc, go through stitch 30 and YO as for sc. Pull through. YO with B. Chain 1. Turn. Cut A, leaving 1-1.5 inch tail to weave or crochet in.
Rows 7&8: repeat rows 3&4
Rows 9&10: repeat rows 5&6
Row 11: repeat row 3
Row 12: 29 sc, go through stitch 30 and YO as for sc. Pull through. YO with C. Chain 1. Turn. Cut B, leaving 1-1.5 inch tail to weave or crochet in.
Row 13: With C, 11 sc, go through stitch 12 and YO as for sc. Pull through. Bring yarn over to front of work and YO with A. Pull through and sc 18. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 14: With A, 17 sc. got through stitch 18 and YO as for sc. Pull through. Bring yarn over to front of work and YO with C. Pull through and sc 12. Chain 1. Turn. Cut A, leaving 1-1.5 inch tail to weave or crochet in.
Row 15: With C, 11 sc, go through stitch 12 and YO as for sc. Pull through. Bring yarn over to front of work and YO with B. Pull through and sc 18. (if crocheting in cut ends, pull tails in at this time) Chain 1. Turn.
Row 16: With B, 17 sc. got through stitch 18 and YO as for sc. Pull through. Bring yarn over to front of work and YO with C. Pull through and sc 12. Chain 1. Turn. Cut B, leaving 1-1.5 inch tail to weave or crochet in.
Rows 17&18: repeat rows 13&14
Rows 19&20: repeat rows 15&16
Rows 21&22: repeat rows 13&14
Rows 23&24: repeat rows 15&16
Rows 25&26: repeat rows 13&14. Do not chain 1 or turn on row 26. You may finish off by pulling yarn through last stitch, or you may add a hanging loop by slipping the last stitch, chain 8, and slip stitch down the side of the blue rectangle. Finish off and weave in ends.
I welcome comments, questions and corrections! - Genevieve =)
Copyright Genevieve Wagner 2011. May not be reposted in whole or in part without written permission.
|Wednesday, March 25th, 2009|
|My first prayer shawl
I've been intrigued by the whole prayer shawl idea for awhile now. Guess you could say I've been blessed to not need to make one. Then a dear friend of ours got a scary diagnosis and I wanted to do something for her.
Different people do prayer shawls differently. For some, shawls and wraps are made in advance to have on hand and then are blessed or consecrated for its recipient. For me, I started that shawl for her with her in mind and prayed for her and her family as I stitched away. It turned out nice, I think.
Pictures added soon!
|Friday, November 7th, 2008|
Today was 32 for me. While I can no longer have gluten due to celiac disease, I still love, love, LOVE cake decorating! So, I made my GF cupcakes and a gluteny cake for the family. I'll include pictures of both - so you know that not everything I bake is a masterpiece =)( Lovin' from my ovenCollapse )
|Craftin' for Jack-Jack
Robert has been asking for a hat for Jack-Jack (that's his THE toy - the one every parent dreads losing. Jack-Jack is a girl, btw). So I let him pick the yarn and I made a little hat. Then he wanted socks. I'm not good with socks, so Jack-Jack got Mary Janes. Then, I didn't like the diaper she had on for awhile (it was just a folded cloth wipe pinned with a diaper pin). So today I made her a diaper. When we were done, I asked Robert what else she needed. He suggested that I should get out my pattern book and we'll figure it out.
|Wednesday, September 17th, 2008|
|Thursday, August 28th, 2008|
|Levi's quilt - day 2
Ladonna helped me cut the last remaining squares needed to replace the white papers on the last entry. I was only going to serge together the lengths tonight - then I kept going and finished all the blocks
I'm really pleased with how it's turning out! It doesn't match up perfectly in some spots, but you can't tell unless you're really looking for it, and you can clearly see the pattern without it being too obvious, either.
I also did a stack of cloth napkins. I had the serger out, needed to test it after rethreading it (twice - without the video or swearing!), so now we have a few more napkins to add to our rotation.
|Wednesday, August 27th, 2008|
|Thursday, March 20th, 2008|
|2008 Easter Crafts
I crocheted toys for each of the kids, and I've made a dress for Mikaela (out of that pre-elasticized fabric you can buy). I'm still planning to make Easter candy for the family, so I'll get that up here eventually, too...( Craftiness!Collapse )
|Wednesday, March 12th, 2008|
|Are you on Ravelry?
I've finally started getting my account there in order. I'll still post pictures here when I finish a project, but there's a spot where you can see everything in one fell swoop, link to patterns, and browse what other yarn-crafters are doing as well.http://www.ravelry.com/projects/genhere
|Sunday, February 10th, 2008|
|Robert's 3rd Birthday Cake
I haven't posted here in forever because I haven't had the time to do much in the way of creativity. I have baked two fancy cakes, though - one for Mikki's 1st birthday and this one for Bob-Bob's 3rd. I'll come back and edit with the photo of Kaya's Ducky Cake (edit - it's in the post below), but for now, here's "Wyico Queen!"
And since it appears that I never posted the picture of his second birthday cake:
|Saturday, November 17th, 2007|
|Mikaela's birthday cake
Things have been kinda slow in the crafting department with everything going on (move, mom's hospitalizations and death). While I still haven't finished Mikki's doll that I've been working on for awhile, I was at least able to make her a duckie birthday cake. Unfortunately, the picture didn't come out as clear as I would have liked, and I was holding her and trying to get the picture taken before we dissected the duck. So, what you see is all I got =)
Happy Birthday, Sweetie!
|Friday, August 17th, 2007|
I started this while down in Florida on vacation. With everything else that happened, it was finally completed when I got back from Chicago this past time. I would guess it is about 8-10 inches tall without stopping to measure it.
|Sunday, April 8th, 2007|
The bunny I made for Robert (he calls it boon-ty)
I purchased this pattern (as well as many others) from http://anapaulaoli.etsy.com
Here's another picture to show the size of the bunny (it's in Robert's hand) ( Boonty!!!!Collapse )
It really is an easy pattern - as are the others that I'm working on right now. And Ana is so friendly and helpful. If you are looking for some cute toy patterns, I totally recommend her! I'll post pictures of the other things I'm doing as they are finished, too.
|Tuesday, February 27th, 2007|
|The Nolen Boys
My friend (Jenn) and her husband (Ben) are welcoming their second son into the world around April 1st. No foolin'! So I made up a few different things for Gabe and big-brother Luke. Some you've seen before, some were first time ideas, all turned out really well!( Baby wipes, bean bags and 'tinkle tents'Collapse )
|Tuesday, January 9th, 2007|
I've recently made and sent out a few more baby gifts.( Photos and captionsCollapse )
I have a few other projects on the horizon - just not usually any time until after the kiddos are in bed. Then I'm exhausted! But look forward to baby wipes, a few cloth books (they were supposed to be Christmas presents for Robert), a "big-boy bed" quilt for Robert's second birthday, and eventually an activity/chore chart that I picked up on sale at our fabric store - one was of those by-the-yard panels.
There are some other projects, too... but I'm trying not to get overwhelmed by my dreaming =)
|Tuesday, October 17th, 2006|
|Zy's baby blanket
My mom reminded me the other day that I didn't post the picture of the finished blanket here. So here's the final product for the newest member of our household:
|Sunday, October 1st, 2006|
|Crafts for Zy
I finally finished the last sleeve of Zy's sweater. So here's a picture of the finished set (hat, sweater, and booties) and a close-up of the yarn I used.
|Sunday, August 20th, 2006|
|Baby Booties and Hats
I made my first attempt at crocheting something that wasn't square! No, that's not true - I've attempted things many times before - they just weren't pretty. And, no, the little juggling balls don't count =)
I found some BEAUTIFUL yarn that I absolutely loved at Hobby Lobby - outrageously expensive (almost $8 for a tiny little skein - 3-4 ounces). I can't justify spending money on frivolous stuff like that. But my friend, Summer, told me that Hobby Lobby sends coupons by email every week - often for 40% off one regularly priced item. So I've been trying to make sure I print out one (or two, if Geof's coming along) coupon each time we go into the city to knock the price down to still expensive, but justifiable... one skein at a time. So I attempted a booty pattern - and they came out bigger than what Robert wears right now. I'm justifying that by saying that I'll have matching booties for him when I have them for the new baby =) Those are the blue booties that you see in the photo.
The other two are gifts for friends. The orange set (along with my first successful hat) is going to a friend I know is having a girl. The green set is going to a friend that doesn't know her baby's gender yet - the little pink flower on the hat - as well as the extra set of pink "shoelaces" - are there if the baby is a girl and the mom wants to femme the set up a bit =). Yes - there is only one green booty - the other is still in progress (if you call a skein of yarn and a heap of intention progress!). Both the booties and the hat are patterns that really zoom along - I can get a full booty done between our house and the city!
|Federwitz Wedding Quilt
At their wedding (July 7, 2001), I had Paul and Ali's guests draw what would become quilt squares. I used fabric crayons that could be ironed on to material, which means that these patient, patient guests had to write their messages in mirror image (I had a few alphabet guides printed out for them to hopefully help). They did great - I only had to redo a handful of them.
I put off transferring the blocks for FOR-EV-ER because I was afraid 1) I would ruin them somehow and 2) that it would be hard. I was dumb. Before doing the transfers, I did scan each block into the computer (and flip the image to make sure it would transfer correctly) - just to be safe in case I scorched it. And the actual transfer - SO EASY! I have enough of the white fabric left over that I could have made their quilt 3 times over - so I plan to use the crayons to make some cute stuff for my own kids as time allows.
As of today (8/20/06) I have sewn the squares and edging on, as well as cut batting and a backing and serged it all together. I'll add more pictures as the quilt progresses in the next couple days - all that's left is sewing the open edge (for turning it right-side-out) closed and tying the quilt - which I'll be doing with embroidery floss.
Here are the pictures through sewing the quilt top together. ( Click here - 17 picturesCollapse )