Sunday, April 29, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012 Download Dollar Day

If you love these little guys, take advantage of Monday. You will be able to purchase this pattern for only $1.00 in my etsy shop.

Alligator / Crocodile Crochet Applique

You may call it as you like, a crocodile, or an alligator. I'm not sure that I have enough talent to make distinguishing marks to make it one or the other.

My original drawing was a crocodile with that long, but I'm not so sure the thread reflects that long V-shaped snout.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Monday April 23, 2012 Dollar Day Download

This Monday I will be offering the tractor applique pattern for only $1.00 on etsy.  If interested, you can follow this link to my etsy shop.

If you wondering if I'm currently working on new patterns, I actually am!  It's not always easy to vision something and to make the right shape out of nothing but thread. Pattern makers are super talented people.  It's a little bit of art, math, and science all thrown into one project. Sometimes you just never know if you're doing the right thing. Is it pretty or ugly?
People always say, keep adding details. But when you're working with anywhere from 2 to 5 inches, how much detail can you cram into a small space?

Someone recently contacted me about making an alligator applique. It's been something that I've wanted to come up with for awhile now. I tried to explain to them that sometimes the creation process isn't that easy. I still haven't managed how to work this one out, but I have managed to work a dinosaur into my list of completed patterns. So I should be posting that sometime in the very near future.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Granny Square

My Grandmother actually taught me how to crochet a granny square. And from what I've seen in patterns you can start out many different ways. But this is how I like starting out:

Round 1
Ch 3,  2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, (3 dc in same spot as last dc, ch 1) continue 2 more times, connect round with sl st to ch 3 spot. Break off, weave in ends

Round 2
Connect at any ch 1 spot, ch 3, 2 dc in same spot, ch 1, 3 dc in same spot, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch 1 spot, ch 1, 3 dc in same spot, ch 1) continue ( ) all the way around, connect round with sl st to ch 3 spot, break off and weave in ends.

Round 3
Starting in the corner of a ch 1 spot, connect thread, ch 3, 2 dc in same spot, ch 1, 3 dc in same spot, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 spot, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 spot, ch 1, 3 dc in same spot as previous 3 dc

Continue this process for as many rounds as you would like.
Remembering that in every corner spot you should have 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc
and that along every edge in each ch 1 spot you should have 3 dc, ch 1, and then move on to the next ch 1 spot.

For a fancier look try fancier stitches such as the puff stitch.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Monday Dollar Day Download 4-16-2012

I had to change purses and my camera fell out of my current bag that I'm using. Luckily one of my family members found it and I should get it back today. I'm a complete photo person, love it, and couldn't picture myself without my cameras.

It's been a non creative week for me, so I guess it's ok that I don't have my camera. Anyway, I present to you monday's dollar day download:

The Paradise Bird

Just follow the link, and on April 16, 2012 you can purchase this pattern for $1.00

Once these patterns are a Monday dollar download once, they will never be a Monday dollar day download ever again. So this is a one chance opportunity for you, and for me to get my patterns out into the world of crochet.

Since I'm non creative this week, I've decided to go back to the days of the granny square.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 9, 2012 Monday Dollar Day Download

On this coming Monday, I will be offering my crochet owl applique pattern for $1.00. So stop by my shop for your weekly bargain!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Buttons, Buttons, Everywhere

This weekend's project was to make some wooden buttons. My favorite by far are the Orange Osage buttons. They have a nice yellow swirl in the middle.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Applique Pattern

Starting on Monday, April 1, 2012, and for one day only purchase my new Ice Cream Cone Applique Pattern for only $1.00