Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Colorful Inspirations

I have been finding so many inspiring crochet projects on my Pinterest lately, and I thought I would share them with all of you!

My biggest challenge when crocheting is picking colors that go well together, these projects have some great ideas! Checkout my Pinterest board to find the links: http://www.pinterest.com/hwadsworth/crochet/

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Fair Isle Crochet

Over the last few weeks I have been wanting to try some new kinds of crochet, and so I decided to learn how to crochet in fair isle. I found some really helpful videos that taught me how to switch the colors and then I designed the pattern. I had hoped to make a hat, but when doing this kind of pattern you need to use single crochet, which is not very stretchy. So after I did a few rows I realized that it would not make a very good hat and I came up with the idea to make a hot water bottle cover. 

Here are the links to the videos that taught me how, they are very clear and easy to understand.

Fair Isle Crochet Tutorial #1: How to Change Color
Fair Isle Crochet Tutorial #2: How to Catch Your Float
Fair Isle Crochet Tutorial #3: How to do a Clean Color Change In The Round

To make the hot water bottle I crocheted ribbing, connected that into a loop, crocheted along the top of that until my desired length and then sewed the top closed.

 To follow the graph just count each square as one single crochet.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Lacy Shells Scarf


I have recently been loving the rose pink color, so when I went shopping for some new yarn I was on the hunt for this color. I really wanted to try my hand at a new infinity scarf, but a little different and a bit more challenging. So this is what I came up with! I hope you like it and enjoy the pattern.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Crochet Mittens

 A few notes before we begin, I made this mitt to perfectly fit my hand. I think that I have a somewhat average hand, but make sure that you are trying it on the entire time that you are working on it, to make sure that it works for your hand. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. I would suggest you read through the whole pattern, and learn all of the stitches before you begin. I used a 5.00m hook and average yarn(in other words, I have no idea what I used :).

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Cute Penguin Hat

 My sister Irene recently turned 12 years old. I had just finished my previous project, so right away I started searching the web and Pinterest to find the perfect hat for Irene. I saw a lot of really cute animal hats, but I wanted something a little bit different. When I saw this one I knew that it was the one! It is very cute, but not as complicated as a lot of the ones that I saw.

I had a few challenges along the way, like not knowing what a magic ring is(causing the top of the hat to stick up), not having orange yarn(I had to create my own with thin weaving yarn) and having to spray paint purple buttons black. But after it was all done I think it looked pretty good.

Pictures by me :)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Crochet Infinity Scarf


Here is a free pattern of this beautiful crochet scarf that I made. This is the very first item that I have crocheted, it is so wearable and cute, and so easy to do. Lets get started :)

For this project I used a size 5 crochet hook and standard yarn. For every new kind of stitch I will link you to a website that clearly explains how to do it. 

  1. Start by making a slip knot and then chain until it is 54 inches (137cm) long. The number of chains will very depending on the type of yarn and hook that you use.
2. Conect the chain with a slip knot to make a loop.
3. Single crochet all the way around the loop once, putting one stitch into each chain until you get to the beginning of your loop. Attach to first stitch in the row with a slip stitch.
4. Chain 3 and then double crochet all the way around again. Attach to first stitch in the row with a slip stitch.
5. Chain 2 and half double crochet around again. Attach to first stitch in the row with a slip stitch.
6. Continue in this pattern until your scarf is as wide as you would like it to be. Mine is about 6 rows of this pattern or 7 inches.
7. Tie off and weave in ends. 
8. Enjoy, and let me know how it turns out!

This is a free pattern and you may sell the final product, but please mention that you found it here. 
Pictures taken by Katie :)