Thursday, April 24, 2008

What to do with an old quilt?


I'm a little off the crochet/felting topic lately. I had an old quilt that was falling apart. My husband hated it and was hiding it whenever he could. So, inspired by some the things I've been seeing on etsy.com, I decided to haul out the old sewing machine and see if I could salvage at least part of it. I've been working on pillows of different shapes. This little pig is one of them and measures about 8" across.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Felted Elf Slippers - beta test


I saw a cute pair of felted 'elf' slippers online and since then I have been kind of obsessed with figuring out a crochet pattern to make them. Here is how far I've gotten. (The only reason they are gray is I was using up some extra yarn. The finished product HAS to be in a bright jewel tone, yes?) Anyway, close but no cigar. Still a few refinements needed...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Magic Adjustable Ring for Round Crochet


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I think this is really neat. When crocheting something round, most patterns say something along the lines of 'chain 4, sl st together to make a ring, then sc x stitches in the ring.' Instead, you can use the magic adjustable ring, which allows you to tighten the ring as much as you want. No more hole in the middle if you don't want one.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Container with Lid


Speaking of hats, here is a funny one for a bowl. My sister had suggested crocheting pasties and this was (one of) the result(s). I think I'll use them as bowl lids instead.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Felted Stacking Mini-Hats


My teenage niece has her own unique take on using my felted bowls....