Archive | September, 2011

Hello Twinkie!

12 Sep

I am a bit obsessed with crafting items that look like food.  Crochet, polymer clay, felt, knit, you name it…if it’s food themed, then I’ll make it.  So when I first saw Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, I fell in love.  Her bold style is one of a kind and completely reiterates my personal philosophy of crafting –  the more unusual, the better.  I can buy a plain scarf at any store, but a pizza scarf, now that’s hard to find!  If you’re looking for something refreshing and humorous, I highly recommend this book.  You’ll be entertained, and perhaps a little hungry after browsing through the pages.

Twinkie's Delicious Book

Pizza!

Openwork Fingerless Gloves

6 Sep

Due to too many hamburgers and hot dogs on Labor Day, I failed to get this pattern up on the blog yesterday. But all is well and I offer up this pattern for Openwork Fingerless Gloves.

This pattern uses one of my favorite stitches, which is the Crossed Double-Crochet. If you need instructions on how to create this stitch, the Dummies website (famous for all the Dummies how-to books) actually has great instructions. If you try it and you’re still stuck, leave a comment and we’ll help you out however we can!

You can make these gloves using just about any yarn you want, but I used a worsted weight yarn. Keep in mind that I made these to fit my own hands, so it may not fit you like you want. However, the crossed double-crochet stitch does make it a little bit stretchy.

Send us pictures of any gloves you make with this pattern! We would love to see them.

Please excuse the cruddy photo.

Openwork Fingerless Gloves

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in “Blue Mint”

 

Hook: Size H

Ch. 28 and join with slip stitch.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, *skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, dc in previously skipped ch*, repeat from * to * to end of row. Join to 3rd ch in previous ch 3.

Rnd 2: Repeat Rnd 1

Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 1

Rnd 4: Ch 3, *skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, dc in previously skipped ch*, repeat from * to * 6 more times, ch 6, skip 6 dc, then resume ** until end of row.

Rnd 5 to end: Repeat Rnd 1 until desired length.

Edging at end: Using a size I hook, sc around the bottom edge twice, joining at the end of both rows. Finish off.

Scallop edging near fingers: Using size H hook, join yarn anywhere on beginning chain (I joined at the knot where I first started) and sc across once and join. Skip next 2 sc, dc 4 times in next sc, *skip 1 sc, dc 4 times in next sc*. Repeat from * to * until you reach the first scallop. Join and finish off.

 

– Amy –

FREE Lightning Bolt

1 Sep

That’s right folks, Monkey Waffles is giving away a FREE lightning bolt scarf.  You too can defeat all your enemies and be the life of the party with this handmade, 100% acrylic scarf.

To enter the drawing, leave a comment by September 30, 2011, with either your contact email or ravelry user name.  One entry per person please.  International entries are welcome.  The winner will be chosen at random and notified by October 3, 2011.  If the winner does not respond within 7 days of notification, a new winner will be chosen.