Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Trendy Tank Top

I have been wanting to make a 
Crochet tank top.
So......I made one!

I made it out of Hobby Lobby's
 I Love This Cotton - Pink Sparkle
It takes 3 skeins.


I made the Trendy Tank top 
Designed by the 
Double Stitch Twins.
I changed the neck and hem, but the pattern 
is really easy and works up fast.
It is great for a top over a tank 
or even over  a bathing suit.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Big Striped Bag Crochet Pattern

Big Striped Bag Crochet Pattern
This bag measures 12 x12 x 18

Large enough to carry 2 Chihuahuas!
or your shopping at the farmers market.

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Available for $1.50
in my Craft shop

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Skill level : Easy to Moderate


Materials:
Hook size : J
4  7oz. skeins of yarn  -I used Red Heart Super Saver
(3 colors - 2 skeins of red - C1, 1 skein of White - C2, 1 skein of Blue - C3)


Stitches :
Chain  (ch)
Single Crochet  (sc)

 Notes: 3 stitches = 1 inch
You will be Crocheting with 2 strands of yarn at all times.
The easiest way to use 2 strands is to roll each skein of yarn into 2 balls.

 Pattern : We will be starting with the base or bottom of the bag -
And it should measure 12 x 12 when completed.

 R : 1 - Ch 31 with 2 strands of C1,

R : 2 - 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1,
turn ( 30 sc)
ch1 1 does not count as a sc, it is a turning ch

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn ( 30 sc)

R : 4-30  -  Repeat R : 3 - until square measures 12 inches. Do not tie off
 sc evenly down the 1st side of the square, 2 sc in the 1st corner,
Repeat on the other 3 sides of the square, join to the 1st sc, ch 1

Sc evenly means to make sure you have the same amount of sc sts down each side.
( 29 sc, and 2 sc in the corner on each side)

R : 31 - We will be working around the edges of the square. 
Working in the back loops, on this row only, 1 sc in each sc down 
the first side of the square,  then st the 2 sc in the corner together, 
Repeat this for the other 3 sides, join to the 1st sc, ch 1

 R : 32-37  - 1 sc in each sc around all four sides, join and ch 1
 (30 sc on each side)


R : 38 - Tie off one of the strands of the red yarn, and join in one of the
strands of the white yarn, With 1 strand of C1 and one strand of C2,
1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 38-43 - With 1 strand of C1 and one strand of C2, 1 sc in each sc around,
 join, ch 1

R : 44- Tie off the one  strand of the red yarn, and join in one of the other
strand of the white yarn, With 2 strands of C2, 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 45-49 - With 2 strands of C2, 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 50 - Tie off the one  strand of the white yarn, and join in one of the
strands of the blue yarn, With 1 strand of C2 and 1 strand of C3, 1 sc in
 each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 51- 55 - With 1 strand of C2 and 1 strand of C3, 1 sc in each sc around, 
join, ch 1



R : 56 - Tie off the one  strand of the white yarn, and join in one of the
other strand of the blue yarn, With 2 strands of C3, 1 sc in each sc around,
 join, ch 1

R : 57-58  -  With 2 strands of C3, 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 59 - We will be forming the handles on this row. With 2 strands of C3, 
1 sc in the 1st 10 sc, ch 25, skip the next 10 sc, join to the next st with a sc, 
1 sc in the next 9 sc, 1 sc in each sc in the next 30 sc, 1 sc in the 1st 10 sc, ch 25, 
skip the next 10 sc, join to the next st with a sc, 1 sc in the next 9 sc, 
1 sc in each sc on the last side, join to the 1st sc , ch 1

R : 60 - With 2 strands of C3, 1 sc in each sc and in each ch around, join ch 1

R : 61 - With 2 strands of C3, 1 sc in each sc and in each ch around, join ch 1,
tie off and weave in all ends.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Colorado Strong Graph Pattern

As I watched the news, 
wondering how bad the fires will get, 
here in Colorado this year, 
I wanted and  needed to keep my hands busy.
My hear goes out to all those 
who have lost homes and family members.
I saw this image on facebook and 
wanted to make a graph sort of like it.
I started with this.
 I reversed the yellow and the red, 
because I wanted the heart red.
But that is the beauty of a graph pattern...
You can stitch it what ever colors you want!!
Here is the graph stitched up, 
with the colors reversed.
Then Framed in a 8 X 10 Frame.

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Here is the Graph 9 X 11 inches
To Crochet the graph you will need:
H Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn

1 Square = 1 sc

You ch 40, starting the in 2nd ch from the hook, 
you begin working the graph from the bottom, 
Row 1, and work up.

Pray for Rain!

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Colorado Themed
 Crochet patterns
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Patriotic Crochet Patterns -

Some of my 
Patriotic Crochet Patterns -
All Can Be Found in my 
and

Uncle Sam's Top Hat


Red, White and Blue Bow tie

Patritoic Dog Hat

Flag Dog Sweater
Bikini top and Skirt

Patriotic Collar with star

I have several other Crochet Patterns 
that can be found in my Ravelry and Craftsy Shops.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Paw Print Blanket is Pooch Approved

 I want to share with you all 
my Paw Print Blanket 
and how I made it.
This is not an official Crochet Pattern, 
but rather an explanation.

Maximo and Rosie love the blanket.
They prefer a Crocheted blanket 
over any other kind.
I have taught them well. 

This is what I did...
I used an H hook
4 colors of Red heart Super Saver Yarn.
Choc. Cherry variegated, Brown, 
cranberry and cream

First : I started with a paw print square graph, 
and made it into a granny square.

Secondly: I made 12 granny squares
 to go around the edges. 
I wanted the blanket a square, not a rectangle.
 Then I attached them all together.

Lastly, I added a trim of shells.

It was a very simple project and 
I think it turned out lovely. 

It is perfect for my window seat.
I Love how it turned out.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Windsock Crochet Pattern

Windsock Crochet Pattern
By Sach Sach
The windsock can be made in any Worsted weight (4) 
yarn colors of your choosing,
 for a different look or style.
 I used plastic bracelets from the store to form the top
 and bottom ring shape of the windsock.

Metal or other rings can be used.
 These are about 3.4 to 4 inches.
You must use some sort of ring or the windsock will 
not hold it's shape.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This Link


Windsock Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Skill level : Easy

Materials:
Hook size : I/5.50 mm
2 Plastic or metal Children's Bracelets 
Yarn -Worsted Weight yarn (4) - I used Red Heart Super Saver Americana

Stitches :
Chain  (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet  (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Treble Crochet (tr)

Notes: 
Ch3 counts as a Dc
Ch5 counts as a Tr, ch1
Rounds are joined with a Slst

Pattern: the Sock
R : 1 -  Sc 30 sc around the 1st bracelet, join to the 1st sc with a sl st, ch3

R : 2 - 1 dc in each sc, join, ch 3


R : 3 - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch 5

R : 4 - *skip the next st, tr in the next st, ch 1 Repeat From * around,
 join to the 4th ch of the beginning 5 ch, 

R : 5 - Ch 5, *1 tr in the 1st Tr, ch 1 , Repeat from * around,
join to the 4th ch of the beginning ch 5,

R : 6 - R:7  - Repeat R : 5

R : 8 - Ch 3, 1 dc in each tr and ch 1 sp around, join,

R : 9 - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch5

R : 10  - Repeat R :  4

R : 11 - Repeat R : 5

R : 12 & 13  - Repeat R : 5

R : 14 -Repeat R : 8

R : 15 & 16 - Repeat R : 9

R : 17 - Using  the 2nd bracelet, 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 18 - 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off

"Wurly jigs" - or Curls
We will be making 4 different sizes
1 each of - 70 chs, 60ch, 50 chs and 40 chs -
2 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 2 dc in the same ch, 3 dc in each ch, across,
join to 1st chm ch12, attach it to the Sock.

You can make the " Wurly Jigs" as long as you want them.

Attach each Wurly jig to the sock by tying securely, spacing them evenly.
I also cute 4 more lengths of yarn, all different lengths and tied those on
between each curl.

Hanger:With 2 strands of yarn -
Ch 60- Lace the ch through the top of the sock, under the bracelet and tie a knot.
 Then tie a second knot about 3 inches down.  Then hang.

This Windsock is made of Brightly colored yarn From
 Hobby Lobby, called Over dyed.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Lesson in Crochet and Friendship

I had the privilege of having this 
Sweet 15 year old as a house guest.
She already knows how to crochet, 
but wanted some help making 
a gift for a friend.

Her friend loves music, 
so we decided to make a bag
 that resembled a music staff 
with note appliques.

We took a break from crocheting 
to take the pooches for a walk.

She loves dogs, and the pooches love her.

This is how the bag turned out.
Pattern For What We Did
measures about 12 x 12 inches

We used:
 I Love This yarn Sparkle in Black and White, 
and flat black for the notes.
H- hook

It was really simple to make.
 R: 1 - With White Sparkle yarn, ch 29, 1 sc in the 2ns ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn working down the back side of the ch, 1 sc in each ch, join to 1 sc. We will be stitching in rounds. (56 sc)
R : 2- 5 - With White Sparkle yarn, 1 sc in each sc around.
R : 6-7 -  With Black yarn , 1 sc in each sc around

Continue to Repeat R: 2-7-The pattern of of 4 white rows and 2 black rows until you have 5 black stripes and 6 black stripes.

After the last white stripe row of sc, We will be forming the handle, With black yarn, 1 sc in the next 9 sc, ch 25, skip the next 10 sc, join to the next sc with a sc, 1 sc in the next 17 sc,  ch 25, skip the next 10 sc, join to the next sc with a sc, 1 sc in the last 8, join to the 1st sc, ch 1

Then *1 sc in each sc and in each ch around, join, ch1*, and Repeat from * to *. tie off and weave in your ends.

Music Note Appliques: This is what I used for the musical notes.

She also, brought me this Wonderful Magnet.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Yarn Bowl

Look what came in the mail
 over the weekend!

This Beautiful
Yarn Bowl!
It was made for me
by 
the talented 
She Crochets, 
She knits, 
She Makes yarn 
and now 
She makes these 
beautiful yarn bowls.
Please click the link above
 and check out her talents!

Thank you !
I love my Yarn Bowl!