THIS ONE IS MINE!!!

It is Friday and I am happy that I have completed one project: my Crochet bottle cover.

The post I wrote on crochet gift covers had a nice response.  Several ladies mentioned that they liked the lace one, which is my favorite one too, so that design is coming up…

For this one I used 100% acrylic yarn I received in a giveaway last year, it is really soft and it has a nice mix of colors.

 

The stitch pattern I used is the shell made of  3 DC – 1 ch – 3 DC , repeat, but I added a single chain to each side of the shell for several rows because it was too tight, then I eliminated the chain, on one row I added 1 DC between the shells, the bottom is made of all single crochet.  

You can use several different stitches and techniques, I always change-up when I get bored with one pattern.

I didn’t like how the ribbon blended into the body so I want to make the ribbon of a contrasting color so that it can shine :-)

I need to make a lace one with a light weight yarn. The one I just finished has a nice feel to it since it is a soft medium acrylic.

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I don’t own a nice camera but you can see the details. 

This is a long weekend for us here in the USA, what are you going to be working on? as for me I am going to add rows to RR and Big Lil Pet and take it easy.

Have a great and fantastic weekend ..See You Soon… P.S here’s the yarn..

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CROCHET GIFT WRAP

I want to show  you another fun way to use crochet to personalize your Christmas gift.

The cozy is a covering or gift wrap, it is used a lot on wine bottles at Christmas, but you can cover mugs and cups too.

I went surfing on the internet and saw a lot of different designs. The ones shown here can be found on google or pinterest….these are not mine, they are for inspiration only.  My design will come later..

So, with these beautiful creations for inspiration,  I want to design my own. I may choose a Christmas theme or Christmas colors or maybe something else :-) the sky is the limit.

Remember to try to make a cover that “speak” to the person.

Lace is always elegant and timeless, if you want to send me a gift wine cover you will choose lace. For this look you will need a very thin yarn. My favorite Christmas colors are red and green….hint, hint…. :-) I wouldn’t use thread for this project. 

Next you will need handmade cards or tags to attach them to the bottle, and lots of ribbons to finish off the festive look.

The more details you use the more unique your work becomes and hopefully the recipient won’t toss it out with the bottle.

So this is all for now, enjoy your day, It Is A Gift…See You Soon…

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POPCORN

This is a crochet stitch that gives a nice texture to any project you have in mind. You can  use it to accent your project or can choose to do all your project with this stitch.  

You can guarantee it is going to be over the top stunning.

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The stitch is very easy, it looks a lot like the puff stitch but it is worked a little different, check online for the tutorials.

Use it when you need a 3D effect and you won’t settle for plain :-)

   

So there, you have another stitch to learn and to tell the truth it is just a technique that you already know how to do, change things up and create, the sky IS the limit…have fun… See You Soon…

IT’S TIME!!

It is time to start thinking about Christmas gifts, again. We have about 3 months to work on our gifts. I am leaving December free since we will wrap and send out the gifts and just relax and enjoy the season.

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I have never attempted to crochet a clock but I believe you can recycle your old clock with crochet to give it a newer more modern look, so don’t throw out your old clock.

I am checking Amazon to see if I can buy the mechanical part which I hope will keep the clock ticking forever.

I have seen a lot of crochet bloggers who have started on their projects already and I want to jump on that bandwagon soon, it will mean less stress on my nerves when December comes rolling in.

 

 

 

 

So let us redeem the time and start the planning phase..

Enjoy today, and I hope your whole week is filled with creative energy and health and happiness…See You Soon..

 

COLORS OR NOT…

When I am thinking of starting a new project one of the first thing I want to have down pat is the color. I love vibrant colors, it makes me feel alive but not all projects I feel should have lots of colors.

I love the look of serenity when you are looking at a blanket with only one color or a blanket done in pastels colors very soft and lovely.

For my recycled crochet room which is made mostly of the granny square technique. I want a balance between nice vibrant colors and  nice single dark colors to tone down the very lively colors of the sofa and hopefully make the room a peaceful oasis.

To try to make that peaceful oasis I need to tone down RR I think he’s too loud, so I am going to complete him with all the colors of t-shirts yarn that I already have and then give him a soak in a dark color, maybe black.  It is not going to mute all the colors but it will tone them down enough for it to seem more matte in look,  that should tie in just fine with my very loud vibrant couch.

So I have taken a cyber tour and came up with some examples…pinterest and google are always great…

So,  what do you think? Are you with me that we need a balance between solid colors and lots of vibrant colors or do you prefer just a happy mix of  lots of colors?

 

 

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