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Crochet: Timberland Baby Booties

On Craftsy, I also came across a super adorable crochet pattern for Timberland Baby Booties http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/pattern-baby-booties/122118

Little did I know that the pattern itself is not that complicated…but the description is lacking sufficient detail and some of the wording is a bit strange…none-the-less it took me a minute to decipher the meaning of the pattern.

Next time I make these adorable booties, I will take detailed notes on the number of stitches per row to make it easier to replicate the pattern and create identical booties.

I used
Classic Wool DK Superwash by Patons
Yarn size: 3
Crochet hook size: 4mm, US size G/6
Colors: gold for the shoe, dark gray heather for the sole, mocha for the shoe laces and trim

So far I have made two pairs: one pair for 0-6 months and one pair for 6-12 months. Once these shoes reach their new owner, I will comment about how well the sizing works.

Timberland Baby Booties_5_small

Craftsy project can be found here http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/timberland-baby-booties/279982


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Crochet: Kendall Square Infinity Scarf

After “mastering” the snowflakes…I thought I can do ANYTHING!

A good friend of mine kept posting things about Craftsy, a site with tips, tricks, and instructions for various arts and crafts projects including crocheting.

On this website, I came across a pattern called Kendall Square Infinity Scarf http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/kendall-square-infinity-scarf/73987?_ct=fhezusj-tujqyb-fqjjuhd-ydifyhqjyed&_ctp=73987

I really liked the crochet pattern. When buying yarn, I found a color that I couldn’t wait to try out for the scarf. The color (a mix of black/gray/white/pink) seemed to be a perfect color scheme for a friend, who absolutely loves HelloKitty.

I used Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Yarn
Yarn size: 4
Crochet hook size: if I remember correctly, I used crochet hook size 5

I followed the pattern as mentioned. The suggested length allows the scarf to be wrapped three times, which allows the scarf to lie nicely. I used single crochet (only through the front loop) to crochet the ends together.

The completed project can be found on Crafts under: http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/first-ever-infinity-scarf/279971


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Crochet: Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Of course, some times you have to dream big.

After having mastered the first steps of knitting and “knowing” how to crochet (or so I thought)…I figured I can easily learn how to crochet snowflake ornaments and send them as Christmas presents. So Hans and I went to the public library and I checked out “Crocheting: For Dummies” and “Christmas Crochet”. This book contains instructions for a snowflake pillow. I used the patterns for several snowflakes and turned them into ornaments.

crochet-christmas-book

The snowflake crocheting patterns were rather overwhelming at first. It was like looking at images of hieroglyphs. And once I started reading the Crocheting for Dummies book, I realized how little I truly knew about crocheting. WAIT?! There is more than just the two stitches I used to make the little woolen squares?! It took a bit of patience and practice but eventually, I succeeded in making snowflake ornaments.

Below you can find images of my snowflake ornaments.

Snowflake Ornaments_small

Ornaments on the Christmas tree =)

 


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Stricken: Schal mit Karomuster

Meine Tante ist ganz begabt mit Häckeln und meine Mama (liebevoll kleenes Muttel genannt) ist ganz begabt mit Stricken. Bis auf kleine Wollquadrate, die ich aus Wollresten gehäckelt habe als ich 15 Jahre alt war und zu einer Decke zusammengenäht habe, verstand ich vom Häckeln nicht viel. Und vom Stricken noch viel weniger.

Als mein kleenes Muttel mich letzten Sommer besuchen kam, hatte ich mir vorgenommen zumindest die Grundschritte fürs Stricken zu lernen.

Sie zeigte mir also wie man mit einer Rundstricknadel anfängt zu stricken und wie man gerade (G) und linke (L) Maschen strickt. Bewaffnet mit diesen Fähigkeiten, habe ich glatt beschlossen bis Weihnachten mehrere Schäle als Geschenke fertig zu haben.

Mit abwechselnden geraden und linken Maschen habe ich dann auch die ersten Schäle gestrickt.
Anleitung werde ich in den nächsten Tagen noch ergänzen. Hier sind schon mal die Bilder. 🙂

Karomuster Schal

Karomuster Schal

Weihnachtsgeschenk fuers kleene Muttel: Schal und gehaeckelte Schneeflocken

Weihnachtsgeschenk fuers kleene Muttel: Schal und gehaeckelte Schneeflocken

Also hier nun ENDLICH die “Anleitung”:
1. Reihe: 30 Maschen anschlagen

2. Reihe: gerade Maschen

3. Reihe: 4 gerade Maschen, dann 4 linke Maschen, und so weiter bis Reihe fertig ist
4G 4L 4G 4L 4G 4L 4G

4. Reihe:
4L 4G 4L 4G 4L 4G 4L

5. Reihe:
4G 4L 4G 4L 4G 4L 4G

6. Reihe:
4L 4G 4L 4G 4L 4G 4L

7. Reihe: Wechsel hier die geraden und linken Maschen, um das Karomuster zu erreichen.
4L 4G 4L 4G 4L 4G 4L

8. Reihe:
4G 4L 4G 4L 4G 4L 4G

Aller vier Reihen musst Du die Reihenfolge von linken und geraden Maschen vertauschen. Folge dieses Muster bis der Schal lang genug ist. Viel Spass =)