Monday, March 11, 2013
To make these eggs, I used small amounts of yarn (Snugly Wuggly by Loops & Threads, and Pound of Love by Lion Brand) left from the baby blankets I made. Soft baby colors were perfect for making Easter eggs.
The size is about 1 ¾ by 1 ½ inches. And I used US size E hook.
Ch 5, join into a ring with a sl st.
Working into ring: ch 3, dc, tr, ch 1 ,tr, 11 dc; join with a sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.
Fasten off. Wave in the end.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I am trying my hand at creating filet crochet patterns. I thought I should start with something as simple as a bookmark.
I made the chart using Microsoft Excel. It was quite easy.
And I set to work. I used size ten cotton thread and Boye size 7 steel hook. Usually, with size ten thread I use size ten hook, which produce tight stitches.
I like crocheting tightly, but this time I wanted to try looser stitches. As a result, my bookmark came out much bigger than I expected. It measures eight by three inches.