Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fall Colored Throw Blanket - Done

I started this blanket September 17th 2012. I've been working on it between other projects and am so pleased to tell you, that as of this morning... it's done! :) I'm so pleased with how it turned out that I've taken a copious amount of photos (...and I plan to take more!!) and sharing them in an extra large format.

 I'm glad I went with the blue edging... as I was finishing the last edging row I was excited to see it done (as you can imagine ;)). Though, I think if I make another one I'd finish it with a gray edging... maybe a simple acrylic gray edging, just to change it up and create a clean edge. The blue really pulls out the hues in the blanket, they all dance to my eye. I appreciate that I had enough different colors and textures to randomly select from as I worked on it as I think it adds an eclectic log cabin cozy feel. I am reminded of the photos you see on pinterest, of the stacks of linens, blankets or quilts that make you want to curl up with a good book and grab ALL the blankets from the stack! :)

If you'd like to make a version of this for yourself or a loved one, I've seen this pattern called harlequin and greenway. The free ravelry download can be found here.

Are you wondering how long this took to make?Are you *sure* you want to know?  Each square row of color took an hour to crochet. The edging itself took at least 20 hours in total. Final measurements are: 49" x 65"

I stayed consistent on the edges, all had a diamond ripple effect. This of course meant going back through to  each of the edge colors and adding stitches... well. worth it.I would do it again, just add the diagonal as I did the rows so I wouldn't have to go back, adding half a square to each of the rows was a tedious and daunting task, but once a handmade blanket is done, it's done! ;)

 I hope you enjoy the photos! Please feel free to share and pin them, just please make sure they link back to this post so people can see the other photos as well! ;) Thank you!

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Father and Daughter Yub Nub Scoodies

Are you sick of seeing these yet?! I sure hope not! :D They are the last two I'll make for a while but I am elated to be giving them to a dear friend who will in the end had a family set! :D

The green scoodie came out larger than I’d anticipated, but you know, sometimes that happens! :) Luckily grown men have larger heads, so this scoodie went from “Oh my friends lil girl will grow into it” to  "Oh my friends husband will appreciate this, especially since his wife and baby will already have one!” Ergo - it's a daddy hat! :) 
Yep. It’s all in how you spin it :) ;).

Here's hoping my friend will use the set for a Christmas card sheninnigans butcha know its really okay if not too! ;) They're a super fun family, I'm just glad they'll appreciate having a set! :D Yes.





Monday, March 10, 2014

Free Pattern for Crocheted Leprechaun Shoe

Last year on St. Patrick's Day, a creative mom used Lostsentiments Green St. Patrick's Day Hat to give her kids the impression that a leprechaun had left it behind! :) Since the hat was such a hit, this year she requested I make a leprechaun shoe! :) So I whipped up this pattern and decided to share it here with you!

If you'd like to make a Leprechaun hat yourself - the pattern can be found here on etsy and on ravelry here

 I've done my best to proofread and edit the pattern, but if you have any questions as you work it up please let me know. 

Thank you! 



Leprechaun Shoe Pattern

Yarn: Worsted Weight
Hook Size: 8 / H 5.00mm

Finished size: Approximately 2 inches long, 1 1/4 inches tall and 1 inches wide. 

Note: I recommend starting with the Magic Circle Technique, 

if this technique is new to you then find a step by step "how to" here.

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic circle (6)

Round 2: Sc 1, Inc 1, Inc 1, Sc 1, Inc 1, Inc 1 (10)

Round 3: Slst 2, Sc 1, Inc 1, Inc 1, Slst3, Inc 1, Inc 1 (14)

Round 4: Slst 4, Inc 1, Inc 2, Inc 1, Sc1 

From here, you will start working in the back loop only, 

                 Sc 6 to end of round (18)

Round 5: Sc 12 in back loop only,  Sc 6 in both loops around (18)

Round 6: Sc2, Dec1, Sc2, Inc1, Inc 1, Sc 2, Dec1, Sc 6, (18)

Round 7: Slst3, Sc2, Dec1, Dec1, Sc 2, Ch1, turn

        Row 1: Sc1, Dec1, Dec1, Sc 1, 

        Thread yarn through the remaining loops and pull tight. 
        Weave in ends

***Switch to yellow yarn***

Row 1: Sc 2 in center of shoe "bill".
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, Sc 2, weave in ends. 

Shoe should looke like Figure 1 below.


Fold yellow bill down towards the tip of the shoe like in Figure 2 above.

Take about 10 inches of black yarn and back stitch around the yellow until it looks like a buckle. Weave in ends and enjoy! 




All rights reserved. If you sell products made from this pattern, please link back to this post and credit Dawn Pearson/Lostsentiments as the designer. Thank you.
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