Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yarn Holder, Squares and Christmas in August!

Hi there - I'm back again with some more completed projects!

First is a yarn ball holder - it also works for small round cones of doily thread. I can hang it on a hook or on the arm of the chair or even my arm! There is an opening on either side to thread the yarn through so it doesn't tangle. I made it in medium gray yarn. This is for me! But I think I might make some to share with some friends who also crochet. The first picture shows it flat on the table. And the second picture shows it hanging up on a wall with it threaded with yarn.

UPDATE - 08/27/2011 - I found the link for this pattern - you can find it at: Thread Holder

Next is a Halloween colors square I made for a swap. I had fun with this yarn with the silver running through it - makes it sparkly and spooky at the same time. I found the pattern on Ravelry at Cat's Claw

I also made another flower centered squared. This one is called Irish Rose and I found the pattern here Irish Rose

I also started on some Christmas themed items. The stocking is from one of the crochet magazines and the little gnome pattern can be found here Simple Gnome

And finally is a CAL (Crochet-A-Long) I did with one of my groups. This pattern is one of the 365 Dishcloths a Day that Maggie Weldon is doing. They can be found at Best Free Crochet

Be back soon.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

What else? More completed projects!

Okay let's see what I've got to share - first just some more squares that I have been working on for swaps. This one is just a simple granny type square.

This next picture is of Christmas squares for a swap. I am so enjoying creating and receiving these swaps!

Next two items are some bath poufs I am working on for a spa swap as well just to make them for stash and gifts. I found both patterns by looking for bath crocheted items.

The first one is a flower shaped pouf that I really like!

The second is a pouf more like the nylon ones you get in the store - this was a bit hard to for me to make - well really more time consuming. You do 27 loops and then put 10 loops in each of the 27 loops! For a total of 270 loops - YIKES! Busy work! But it did come out nice!

Next, of course, are some more scarves! I've decided to call myself "The Scarf Princess!" The first one is for my heart sister. It is called Medallion Scarf and was in one of the crochet magazines.

The next one is called Lush Lace Scarf and I bought it on line through Sweater Babe It works up very quickly and is great for that one lonely skein you have left of something! Or maybe splurge and buy one of those hand dyed skeins and enjoy yourself! This is a surprise for someone on a swap so I can't say who! It's a secret - SSSSHHHHHHH!

And last for this post is a tote bag I also made for a swap - the person I got likes autumn colors so I hope she likes it. I'm a little nervous about it. I added a line of leaves and the flower to the side of the bag. I got the pattern for the tote at Crochet Tote Bag I got the pattern for the flower on another site - the link is one of my old posts - it is called Crocus Flower.

Be back soon with more! As a P.S. thanks to my hubby Harry for all the picture taking! It's hard work with me giving him move it an inch this way - no that way - oh goodness that doesn't look right - mmm what now! He laughs thank goodness!