Poverbs 31:13

"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gift Tags

I created these gift tags using size 10 crochet cotton, and homemade paper - you can also use card stock, or luggage tags. I started with a 3" by 5" piece of paper, and cut the corners off to achieve the luggage tag shape. To make the holes that you will be crocheting into, use a ruler to measure in from the edge 1/4 of an inch, begin making holes leaving 1/4 of an inch in between each hole. Continue all the way around the tag. If you don't have anything to make the holes with, check out your local scrap booking store - they have some fantastic tools for piercing paper.
Now that you have your holes done, you are ready to crochet the border. Using a size 6 steel hook, join in any hole with a single crochet. Chain 2, sc in next hole all the way around working two sc in each corner hole, and ending with a sl st in the first sc. Ch 1, (sc in first ch 2 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same ch 2 sp)repeat around. Join w/sl st to first sc. Break thread, weave in ends.
Add whatever crocheted embellishments you like to the top (I chose different flowers). You can find the basic rose and leaf patterns in earlier posts. For the string, make another hole in the end of the tag about 1/2" from the edge. Crochet a chain of desired length, and pull it through the hole. Tie it, and you're done. For added detail, work a leaf or small flower at the end of the chain.
For my leaf, I worked: ch 8, sc in first ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch, and working down other side: hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, sl st in tip. Break thread.
For the flower, I worked: ch 3, 3dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch, (ch 2, 3 dc in ch, ch 2, sl st in ch)3 times. Break thread. 4 petals made

Drawstring Bridal Bag

I designed this bag from #20 crochet cotton. It will eventually boast a satin lining, and will be the perfect handmade bridal accessory. As soon as I get this design completed, and tested I will make the pattern available.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Marlene Shoulderette

This fabulous shoulderette I crocheted from Alpaca Silk from Blue Sky Alpacas. This yarn is wonderful to crochet with, and very nice to the touch. I will be offering this pattern for sale soon.

May Flowers Scarf

Because April showers bring May flowers, this is my latest scarf design! Created from the most delicate hand painted, fingering weight silk from tilli tomas - this scarf is loaded with spring blossoms. This lacy scarf pattern is available at DreamWeaverYarns.com. The yarn for the project can also be purchased there.

April Showers Scarf

This scarf I designed to look like raindrops... it was created using hand painted silk from tilli tomas and is absolutely luxurious in texture. The pattern is available online at DreamWeaverYarns.com.