Monday, December 31, 2012

new crochet pattern - my favorite mittens by kim miller.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Warm up this season with this crochet pattern for timeless knit-look mittens! The entire mitt is worked in one direction so this is the perfect pattern for self stripping yarn, and because the mitts have lots of stretch they are super comfortable to wear...making them "my favorite mittens"!

This well written, detailed crochet pattern calls for 1 to 1.1 balls of Knit Picks Chroma Fingering Sock Yarn [3.53 ounces (100 g)/396 yards (362 meters) per ball] and uses the following techniques and stitches: the double adjustable ring, front post double crochet, back post double crochet, back post double crochet 2 together and front post double crochet 3 together.

Size Note:
To Fit Ladies: Small, Medium and Large
Finished Measurements: 4 (4½, 5)” in length from the base of the thumb to the tips of the fingers.


Friday, December 21, 2012

sneak peek.

The crochet pattern for these classic knit-look mittens will be ready soon....


Thursday, December 13, 2012

my craft corner

I've been longing for a space of my very own just to dedicate to my craft of crocheting. I love to see my stash all out in front of me at one time so that I can always see what I have to work with and I don't have to go on the hunt for that yarn that I know I have but can't find because it has been tucked away in a box somewhere.

So when we moved, I managed to snag a corner of our new house that happened to have this odd little inset shelving unit.  When the house was undergoing reno's, I was asked if I wanted that shelf left there or not, and I asked for it to stay, as I figured it would be the perfect place to show off my stash. Here is what I did with my new space.

Seagrass baskets turned on their sides work perfectly for housing the full balls/skeins of yarn.  All the little scraps and partial balls of yarn are stored in the boxes on the top shelf.  Hooks, accessories, notebooks and reference books are neatly organized on the bottom shelf for easy access.   I would like to say this is the extent of my yarn stash but no...I have much, much more yarn and half finished projects stuffed in behind.  Eep!! Guess I better get going on designing some more patterns! No more excuses!!


Friday, December 7, 2012

new crochet pattern - cabled boot cuffs by kim miller.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Whether you are wearing a skirt or jeans these Cabled Boot Cuffs are the perfect way to add style and warmth! Only have enough wool to make one? They also make a great cozy for your favorite to-go coffee mug as shown below.

This well detailed crochet pattern calls for 1¼ to 1½ balls of Vanna's Choice Tweeds which is a worsted weight (4), and includes lots of colour illustrations to help you to successfully complete your project. Instructions are included for 3 different sizes, but size notes are included to help you to achieve the perfect fit...even if you switch up the yarn. The finished Cabled Boot Cuffs measure approximately 8½ (9 ¾, 11)” in circumference and 6” in length.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

sneak peek.

The crochet pattern for this quick evening/weekend project will be coming your way soon...