Monday, October 22, 2018

Honeycomb stitch crocheted scarf - tutorial link


I came across this really pretty stitch that I found on MyPicot, called the Honeycomb Stitch.  It takes about 7 rows to complete the entire pattern, but you can then choose to add another few rows without actually having to do an entire additional repeat.  I thought that 10 or 12 rows made a wonderful width for a scarf and am thinking about using this pattern again for something else in the future. 

As you can see in the photo below, I used two very similar colors of yarn for this scarf.  If you want the pattern to really stand out, use multiple colors like the sample on MyPicot shows. 


I recommend printing out the diagram provided.  Since each row is slightly different, it is much easier to follow the diagram than written out instructions.  I found the that I caught on to the pattern very quickly this way. On each long edge, I finished it with single crochet.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Another Kazuri bead necklace - a tutorial


Back in the Spring, I showed you how I used some gorgeous Kazuri beads that my Sister-in-Law brought back for me from Kenya.  The interchangeable Kazuri bead necklace is shown above, and the tutorial is at the link.  I decided last week to make one more strand to suit some of the darker, richer Autumn colors, and this is what emerged:

 

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Monday, October 08, 2018

Fall scarves...because I live in New England!


I was kind of sad when I had to put away my yarn for the summer.  Not only do I really love crocheting, but I also really really hate the heat!  Thanks to climate change, even New England is beginning to experience summers that are almost unbearable.

But finally autumn is here!  Yay!!  I don't need to be wearing scarves quite yet, but it is a lot of fun to be able to pick up where I left off last spring and get my fingers moving again!

Shown above is a wave pattern scarf, stitched crosswise.  You might remember that I made a bunch of them last spring, and mostly showed them in the lengthwise stitching pattern.  I want to give credit to Cori Dodds, who designed the first wave pattern scarf I saw.  She's the one who set me off on this adventure!

Instructions for Wave Stitch

Other examples, crocheted lengthwise and as infinity scarves


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Monday, October 01, 2018

Rope necklace wrap-up!


Because my summer was busy beyond belief, I decided to make rope necklaces.  Pick 'em up and work for a few minutes, put 'em back down and walk away.  As long as you have the current pattern firmly in mind, and a way to keep yourself and your beads organized, it's a wonderful way to be able to feel productive.  And as you can see, I actually was productive!! 

I'm working on another rope right now, but it's a repeat, so it doesn't really count.  There are several more rope stitches that I want to explore before this is over, so as I tackle them, I'll post about them and also add them here.  This page will be linked in the Tutorials bar up above so that you can always easily find it without having to bookmark it. 


Russian spiral rope



Embellished peyote rope



Twisted herringbone rope



Chenille stitch rope



Pearl spiral rope



Indespiral rope



Ruffled peyote rope



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