Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crochet rose

A easy method of making a crochet rose which can be of various sizes.
It can be used for decorating different items like a crochet photo frame as described in my previous blog.

We need to chain 25 for a small rose or more for a larger version.
Double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook and then DC in every next chain till the end.
At the end secure your stitch and cut the yarn leaving a long tail.
Then thread your needle with the left over tail to weave it into and form a beautiful rose like this!

My creativity with crocheting!

For a long time I was looking for a creative crochet project, which can be made easily without consuming loads of time. So I came up with an idea of making a crochet photo frame,it is very easy,inexpensive as well requires less time may be an hour.
Materials requires-
Any old,corrupt CD.
A pair Scissors
Adhesive or glue
Few beads
Crochet hook
And bit of crocheting skills

Take a photo and paste it on CD accordingly,may require resizing.
Then crochet a border using colorful yarns to make the frame attractive.
Stick the crochet border on the CD, forming a outline circle.
You can decorate using some beads.
Crochet a rose or some easy to make simple flower and stick it on to the bottom of the CD.
And don't forget to stitch a hanging loop.

It's so simple and easy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Final rugged pic!

O! no the rug is not rugged though the final result(rug) is really soft.
I completed my rug and also gave it a single stitch border.
The rug required almost 6 t-shirts of various size.
I used a real giant crochet hook but you can use little smaller than mine which you can see in one of my pic.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

T-shirt rug!

I was tired of adding rounds to my Granny rectangle shawl when I came across a idea of making T-shirt rug.
It is less time consuming project as well inventive way to get rid of old,torn,faded t-shirts.
The materials required to get started are very basic-

Few old T-shirts may be 6-7 depending on the size of the t-shirts.
A pair of sharp scissor.
A large crochet hook.

There are tons of tutorials on internet which help us to turn t-shirts into 1-1.5 inch wide strips and a easy trick to join them.
It is really fun making a colorful rug and I am loving it !

My updated work!

I just changed my mind and planned to make a simple granny rectangle shawl. Though it sounds super easy but initially I had hard time finding out how to turn the Granny square into a rectangle. So I would like to share the link( which I found during googling,it will help you to make the formative steps of the Granny rectangle.
I haven't yet finished the project but sharing some pics how it look till now-

Friday, November 12, 2010

Craiglist works!

Few months back I gave an advertisement on Craiglist for yarns as these days yarn prices are really going up and I needed some reasonably priced yarns. I didn't got any response at once but a week back somebody responded to my ad and most surprising offered me the yarn free of cost. I was really overexcited to take the yarn from the owner, so fixed a place to meet her.
But my excitement got little dampen when I had a look, it were 10 skeins of Black,Lion Brand yarn.
Though the yarns were really soft but the colour didn't lit up any idea in my mind, so I did little internet surfing a yarns soon!nd came up with an idea of making a Black & White combo shawl for my mother-in-law with Shell stitch. Isn't the idea brilliant, I am really super excited to begin my next project and thankful to the lady for giving those yarns as well delivering it too.
So now I need to buy some white

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Avataar !

I just completed making poncho and a baby beanie so was not in a mood of doing any big project soon. It eventually aroused an idea of giving finishing touch to my old popcorn Granny Square bag, so I crochet closure for the bag as well sewed an inner lining and gave a new look to it. Oh yes you can also see in the picture that my money plant is really doing well !

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Crochet flower button

I thought of embellishing my popcorn granny square bag.
So I crochet a multicolored flower button closure for my bag, with double crochet stitches.
This medium size five petal flower with a big button in the middle came out real pretty.
So have a look !

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baby Beanie

I made a baby beanie with the left over yarns of my previous poncho project and also to make it go along with the poncho.
It is a very easy pattern made of single crochet stitch with ruffle edge,the ruffle is created by 3 double crochet in one single crochet stitch.
I also attached a small two finger pom-pom on the top. It will be a nice winter gift for my nephew!

Poncho for my Nephew...

It was really a achievement for me when I worked out a baby poncho for my nephew. I tried to make it
colorful using multicolor yarn of Vanna's Choice Baby yarn at discounted rate. It was really a alluring
deal during the Halloween week,so I bought bag full of yarns for my future projects too. I used US 5.5mm
crochet hook to make this poncho and made basic chain of 72 to keep it little big and comfortable for a
16 months old as well used a necktie around the neck to tighten it up as required.
The project came out
real brilliant and yes I crocheted little scallop edges .
I had little hard time making those
pom-poms but finally did it.
I am really in love with this art of crocheting!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Granny bag with left out yarns!!!!!

I had no links with any kind of handy works like sewing,knitting or crocheting but it is not true now. Yes, today I am hooked on doing needle work and created many amazing crochet project and the recent add on is Granny square bag made with left out yarns of my another project of baby blanket.
It is made of 13 granny squares of different colors like lavender,old rose and soft pink, and used eye lash yarn for the handle.
The bag looks awesome but I could make it more durable by attaching a inner lining!