Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quick Pineapple Peacock Scarf


I came up with this on the spot.  Takes a couple hours to make and it's extremely customizable in length and yarn.  This was yarn I got from another sweater that I bought for a couple dollars from the thrift store.  This pattern is for personal use only it took me a couple hours to make the pattern, please respect that.  Do not sell the final product or the pattern.  Thanks!





Pineapple Peacock Scarf

Note: Gauge is not important.  Use a hook appropriate for thickness of yarn.  Scarf is made by creating two separate pineapples and then attaching the yarn to one.  The length with then be crocheted and the second pineapple will be attached at the end.

Shell (sh)= 2 dc, ch, 2 dc (when making first shell in row, ch up 3 to count as 1st dc)


How to make the pineapple (make 2):

R1: Ch 9 and dc, ch, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook.  Sh in last st.  turn
R2: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp, ch 2, sh in next ch1sp. Turn.
R3: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp.  Dc, ch 1, dc in ch2sp in previous row.  Sh in ch1sp.  Turn.
R4: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp, and repeat 2 more times (3 total), turn.
R5: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. Ch 2, 9 dc in ch1sp, ch 2, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R6: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 1, Dc*.  Repeat from * to * across in each dc from previous row. Ch 1, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R7: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 7 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R8: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 6 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R9: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 5 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R10: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 4 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R11: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 3 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R12: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 2 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R13: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. *Ch 3, sc in ch1sp*.  Repeat from * to * across 1 more times.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp. Turn.
R14: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp. Ch 3, sc in ch1sp.  Ch 3, sh in ch1sp.  Turn.
R15: sl st in 2nd dc and in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp.  Sh in ch1sp.
R16: sl st in 2nd dc, ch1sp, and in next dc.  Sh in ch1sp.  Sl st in 2nd dc.  Tie off.

To make the length of the scarf:

Attach string to non-pointy end of pineapple (or bottom of pineapple).

R1: Ch up 1 and evenly sc 8 across bottom of pineapple
R2: *Ch 3, sk 1 st, sc*. Repeat from * to * four times all together (4 loops)
R3+: *Ch 3, sc in ch3sp*.  Repeat from * to * four times all together (4 loops).
Continue repeating R3 until desired length is reached.

Attach the second pineapple by the bottom to the length.  Tie off and tuck in ends.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Finished with another project!

I wanted to get this done before it got too cold out.  I may be able to still wear it hopefully this year.  Very comfortable and warm.  It is an adaptation of a Portuguese pattern.  Yes, I said Portuguese and I didn't translate it.  There was an illustration and it went from there.  The yarn was originally a man's sweater that I unraveled that I got a a thrift store (yey for recycling!).  Sorry for the not-so-good picture. I had a better one, but I accidentally deleted it :-(

The link for the original pattern is:

http://www.pingouin.com.br/receitas/receitas3.php?gRecOutrasIdInt=53&gReceitaIdInt=17


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quick Post on Earrings

So this is going to be a quick post on some earrings I made about a week ago.  I took them for a spin and people LOVED them.  I made them out of magazine pages, and I'm planning on making more.  Let me know what you think.



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It's been a while

Yes, I am still here.  There has been a lot of things going on lately.  I've moved back to the states to work on my master's degree....so that means I have to make space and finish up old projects, while making new ones to decorate my new apartment.

Next two pictures were from a project I started in November of last year.  I finished it, but had difficulty with the sleeves so I just made them lacy.  I ended up giving this to a friend because it was bulky for my small frame.
 Details
 This is my impromptu earring holder.  I love my earrings and I love to see my earrings :)
 My new shower curtain.
 Up close of my shower curtain.
 This is a rag rug of left over scraps from another rug that I am making.  Very nice on the feet.
 This is a scarf I made out of a tshirt.  I love the frilliness of it :)
 Last but not least...excuse the mess, but I crochet the curtain to better divide the room.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Crochet Top

Normally I post several items, but this one deserved a post of its own.  I saw a top and made this pattern from scratch.  The yarn I used was recycled cotton from a sweater that I got from the thrift store.  What do you think?


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Spiral Baby Blanket: free pattern

This pattern is for personal use only, please do not sell the pattern or product, as I am giving it to you for free and it took several hours to write it down.

Spiral Baby Blanket Pattern: Approx. 36" in diameter.  I used worsted weight baby yarn with an H hook.

Ch 5 and join.

R1: Ch up 3, 11 dc in circle.  Join.
R2: Ch up 4.  *dc 1, ch 1* in each dc around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R3: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R4: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 2 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R5: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 3 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R6: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 4 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R7: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 5 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R8: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 6 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R9: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 7 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R10: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 8 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R11: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 9 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R12: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 10 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R13: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 11 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R14: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 12 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R15: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 13 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R16: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 14 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R17: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 15 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R18: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 16 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R19: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 17 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R20: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 18 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R21: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 19 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R22: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 20 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R23: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 21 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R24: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 22 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R25: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 23 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R26: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 24 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R27: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 25 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R28: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 26 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R29: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 27 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R30: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 28 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R31: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 29 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R32: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 30 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R33: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 31 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R34: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 32 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R35: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 33 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R36: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 34 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R37: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 35 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook

Fasten off and tuck in strands.
Cute hair bow I made with ribbon and hair comb.

These were two bows that came on some candies that I got for Easter.  I put them on a bobbie pin with folded ribbon.
 Here is another baby blanket that I made for the Navy/Marine Relief Society.  I accidentally made it up, so the free pattern will be on the next post.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blankets, tops and other stuffs

 Here are two blankets that I have made an given to the Navy/Marine Relief.  I have made about 5 blankets total, and of course am working on number 6 :)
Girl's baby blanket made for the Navy/Marine Relief
Boy's Baby blanket made for Navy/Marine Relief
I purposely bought a pair of shoes at the thrift store for the purpose of glitterfying.   I was so excited after I was done, I loved them!  But I went out in them and the glitter and glue came off in big chunks.  I was seriously disappointed in Modge Podge.  So I am planning on attempting this again, but maybe using E6000 glue.  It's supposed to be waterproof and rubberized, so if that doesn't work, I am not sure what will.  Any other suggestions?
Before
After glitter
 Sorry for the sideways picture, but this is a dream catcher that I made from a wire coat hanger.
Dream Catcher
 This is from a reflective belt that was way too big for me so I cut off the excess and made an armband or a fore-armband.
Snazzy arm band

 Summer Chain top I made.  It worked up rather quickly, and I ended up making it a little smaller than the pattern originally asks, which worked out because it would have been way too big otherwise.  I also made it without sleeves.  Here's the pattern link: http://www.abc-knitting-patterns.com/1131.html
Chain summer top
This is the beginning of the V Shell Top.  It is  marked as a free pattern on Ravelry, but there was no pattern link.  I tried to contact the person who made the top, but she was unable to give me the pattern so I made it up (which took a couple days of trial and error).  Here it is so far, and I just started yesterday.  I just finished creating the sleeves, yey!
Shell V Top
I have also been obsessively looking for sweaters at the thrift store so I can unravel them and use them for the yarn.   Both the Summer Chain Top and Shell V Top are made from upcycled yarn.  I recently purchased a ball winder as well, and I love it.  It makes unraveling way quicker.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Colorful Crafts

Duct tape rose ring.
How to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8aKzddvlTg

Painted nails with an ombre effect. I painted a base color and used highly pigmented eyeshadow on the tips. Then painted clear nail polish over it.

Late Easter egg dying. How to:

Take an egg and put it in a strainer. Drizzle a little white vinegar and roll around slightly in strainer. Let set for a couple minutes. Put a drop of food coloring on top of egg and roll around in the strainer until you're satisfied with marbelization. Let set for a couple minutes. Rinse egg and let dry.
Scrap yarn cat bed. Found this how-to on Ravelry.com.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Slacker Update

Found this at the store and decided that it would be taken apart to be used for scrap yarn, probably a baby blanket for the Navy/Marine Relief Society. I started volunteering my time to make baby blankets since the beginning of February. I have made 5 so far, and still counting!
One of the finished baby blankets that I donated. I got the yarn from a blanket that was going to be thrown out. I got the pattern from mypicot.com
These are 3 rings that I made :)
This is a close up of what I used the yarn I got from the gray sweater.
It is still a work in progress, but it is a cover-up :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Easy Shrug Pattern

Easy Shrug Pattern

It is worked up and down. I used H hook with worsted weight yarn.

**NOTE: I made this pattern to fit me...I wear a small/medium. If you wear a bigger or smaller size, you will need to adjust accordingly. Also this pattern is for personal use only, please do not sell the pattern or the product, as I am giving it to you for free and it took several hours to write it down. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and please let me know if I need to tweak the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!**
Ch 68. (25" Width)

Dc in 4th ch from hook. Sk 3 st. 2 dc, ch 5, and 2 dc in next st. *Ch 2. Sk 3 st and dc in next st. Sk 2 st, dc in next st. Ch2. Sk 3 st. 2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc in next st*. Repeat from * to * until last 5 st in row. Then, sk 3 st and 2 dc in next 2 st. ch up 3 and turn.

Dc in next st. Ch 3. Sc in ch 5 sp. ^Sk next two dc. Ch 2. 2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc in next st.^ Repeat from ^ to ^ until last ch 5 sp. Sc in the last ch 5 sp and skip 2 dc. Dc in next 2 dc.

Repeat these two rows in consecutive order until desired length. (I did 22 rows all together which was 15")Tie off.

Assembly:

Fold in half an sew ends together 2 1/2" on each side, but leave yarn attached on 2nd side.. You will have two smaller holes (on either side) for your arms, and a large hole for your shoulders.

Band around shoulders:

R1: Sc around large hole ending at "armpit".Ch up 1, do not turn.
R2: 'Sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st'. Repeat ' to ' until you get to next "armpit". '''Sc in next sc, then dec'''. Repeat ''' to ''' until you reach the beginning of your round.
R3 & R4: Sc in each sc around, Tie off. Weave in ends.