Saturday, August 27, 2011

Soda Can Cozy

My sister - the one with the octopus skills - is sick of her cans sweating all over her desk (teehee) and wanted a cozy for her can.

After thinking about it for a while, I came up with this pattern.

Soda Can Cozy

You need:
"E" Hook
EasyLiner Select Grip
Sugar n' Cream Yarn - yellow and white
Yarn needle

Sc - Single Crochet
Inc - Increase (two single crochet in one loop)
Sl St - Slip stitch
BLO - back loop only

I work in continuous rounds - 'cause that's how I roll

With Yellow Yarn:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, sc 6 into 2nd chain from hook
Rnd 2: Inc around
Rnd 3: "Sc, Inc" repeat around
Rnd 4: "2 Sc, Inc" repeat around
Rnd 5: "2 Sc, Inc" repeat around
Rnd 6: "3 Sc, Inc" repeat around - sc in the last two loops
Rnd 7: Sc around, sl st to end
Rnd 8: Sc around in BLO
Rnd 9 - 14: Sc around

At this point if you want to add the gripper at on the bottom you should. I cut a piece of the liner to fit the first seven rounds and using the yellow yarn attached it to the bottom of the project. I put in quite a few stitches so it would sit flat.

With White Yarn
Rnd 15 & 16: Sc around

With Yellow Yarn
Rnd 17 - 22: Sc around

With White Yarn
Rnd 23 & 24: Sc around

With Yellow Yarn
Rnd 25 - 28: Sc around

With White Yarn
Rnd 29: Sc around and tie off

There you have it - mix it up with the colors and which colors are in which rounds.
Now you're cans won't sweat all over your desk either!!

Happy Hookin'

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Octopus's Garden

My younger sister had a Beatles themed party for her friend and wanted to make her salad table an "Octopus's Garden" (what can I say mad skills run in the family) - so I whipped these up over a about a week.  Fantastic!


Another hat to check off the list!
This is a basic hat using double crochet alternating green and burgundy yarn. The last row was done as a single crochet, chained three then another single crochet - making it a cute little ruffle.

Chubby Teddy

How freaking cute is this chubby teddy??
The answer is pretty freaking cute!!

I made this for my friends
new baby boy - and plan to do a few more for a fundraiser coming up in September.Link
The pattern was FREE and can be found at:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rag Rug #3

I finally got around to getting the third rag rug done! My upstairs bathroom is mostly green - so I wanted to use the dark green, sage green, and tan sheets for this one. The finished rug is almost 4 feet long and about 2 feet wide and using about one and a half king sized sheet.

I crochet this with a
'P' hook and a basic single crochet.

To get the basic oval shape you
sc a foundation chain as long as you'd like (this one was much longer than the first two). If you prefer you can work in any basic crochet stitch you would like - just keep it consistent throughout. I work in continuous rounds and increase three stitches on each end for each round. You would do two sc in three of the sc of each end. I have found it's better to stagger these increases and forget about counting to get them perfect - I really helps to even out the curve.
This ended up being
16 rounds and it fits perfectly in our space!

The next project is to create a rug to go around the toilet, I haven't been able to find a pattern for this so if it works out I will try to post it!