Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Things to keep in mind here are:
1. When you leave tails make sure it is at least 6 inches long. This will make it easier for you to thread the yarn needle for weaving in and give you enough length to work with.
2. Weaving in is always done on the wrong side of your work and into the part of your work which is the same color as your tail.
3.Yarn needle is a needle with a big eye and a blunt tip. The best way to thread a yarn is snip a bit of the end to remove any frayed edges and wet it. Some people fold the yarn tip and then thread it. Choose what suits you best.
There are a few ways you can weave in the tails.
Crochet around the tails to weave them in.
2. After you finish your work you can weave in the tails using a yarn needle into the wrong side of your work. You have to weave in for almost 2 inches and then skip a few of the stitches you weaved into and go backwards for an inch or so. Then cut the yarn close to your work. Just take care to weave into the same color.
Friday, September 3, 2010
It is worked using Hooks I and H and worsted weight yarn. I used Red heart super saver. The case is worked in two layers, one inner layer with the hook pockets and one outer layer to add thickness. The inner layer is worked in the back loops and front loops (to see working into front loops or back loops click here) alternately to leave one loop of each stitch free. You will be working the hook pockets into these free loops.
Monday, August 30, 2010
All we crocheters love our crochet supplies and love hoarding them for future use. But too much of it and things go out of control. You don't know how to organize them and they are all over the place. I finally decided to take some time to add some method to my madness and share it with all of you. I made a hook case to keep my hooks in. Finally, a well deserving abode for my hooks which do all the work. The hook case has ten hook pockets to hold hooks from sizes B to K. You can even add a pocket for your tape measure and stitch markers. Free pattern for this case will be coming up soon.
I had always kept my yarn bundled up in plastic bags. What an uncreative way of keeping such a beautiful craft supply! So one fine day I decided to shop for a big plastic box that would hold all my yarn. That is when I chanced upon this three tier plastic box with wheels. These are readily available in any Walmart or Target stores. Now, I store all my yarn in these and can conveniently wheel them around wherever I want to sit and crochet. You can also consider using one of the tiers for keeping your tape measure, buttons, sewing needles and thread etc.
Time and again, after starting to use a skein of yarn I end up loosing or misplacing the wrappers around the yarn. The result, I don't know which color or brand I am using to mention it in my patterns. Looking up the color names in the internet left me confused and I had to wait for my next visit to the craft store to confirm it. So I came up with this idea to cut out the name part and the color part of each yarn label and staple them with a bit of the yarn for future reference.
If any of you have more ideas please let me know and I would like to add it here.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
4. Now drop the grape color and yarn over the grass and do total 7 sc. Repeat these steps alternating colors till you cover the entire bangle. In the end you will have only 1 tail to weave in. Using a yarn needle, weave it in along the same colored sc stitches on the bangle and cut off the excess.
5. Now cut out some aran colored yarn, around 150 inches of it from the skein and roll it up in a small ball so that you can easily pass it in through the bangle. Sl st it onto any sc and chain 8, insert the hook into the circle backwards.
6. Bring the working yarn under the circle and sl st again into the 5th stitch from the previous sl st made.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
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