Hey guys, so I’ve been using this technique for a while while crocheting that I call “splitting” where I split a row in half. Not sure what it’s really called, but figured that was a pretty decent name for it.
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A while back I joined a Craft Swap on the site Craftsy. A craft swap, if you didn’t know, is a program where you get teamed up with another crafter and send each other crafts based on the theme of the swap. The theme I joined was Adventure Time, and seeing as the new season started yesterday, I decided now would be a perfect time to show off some of the things I made and recieved as well as sport the new additions to the iPhone Case family!
I was teamed up with the swaps organizer, GrindHouseHussy19. I’ll save the stuff she sent me for last because it was absolutely AWESOME!!! I made her a Finn hat and a cover for her Galaxy S3 phone themed from Jake the dog. Here are some photos:
GrindHouseHussy19, in return, made me some of the MOST AWESOME stuff. Probably the most awesome thing, though I don’t have a photo, were the groups of 6 giant stickers of Adventure Time charicters to put on the wall. In addition there was a clock, a cross stitched Gunter, magnets, a shirt, a pillow case. The list goes on. Isn’t that crazy?! Here are some photos of what she sent:
-sc = Single Crochet -hdc = Half-double Crochet -dc = Double Crochet -m.p = Mini Picot (ch 2, sl.st in first ch)
-Ch = Chain
-Rnd = Round
Ch 16 Rnd 1: Skip first 2 chs, Hdc 1, m.p, hdc 1 in next two, sc 1, m.p, sc 1 in next three, m.p, sc 1 in next three, m.p, sc 1, hdc 1 in next two, m.p, hdc 1, sl.st 1 in same as last. Turn upside down and ch 2 (15) Rnd 2: *On backside. (In where you put the last hdc and sl.st) Dc 1, hdc 1 in next two, sc 1 in next three, m.p, sc 1 in next two, m.p, sc 1 in next three, hdc 1 in next two, dc 1 (14)
Hey guys! So this Saturday will be the end of the June Giveaway! You know, the one where you can win $50 to my Etsyby just commenting on posts like this one, liking me on Facebook or follow this blog?
Other then that though, I have a question for you guys. The Amazing Spiderman is coming out next week, and I wanna make something to commemorate that. Here’s one more way for you guys to enter to win, my question is what would you guys most like to see? My ideas so far are maybe a Spiderman themed beanie, a Spiderman sackboy, maybe a pin with the Spiderman logo? What do you guys think? Leave a comment below on this post to get an extra entry in the Awesome June Giveaway!
Today I’d like to share with you my top 5 favorite yarns, why I like them, and what I like to use them for. All these yarns are available at Joanns or online! Here they are starting with number one!
1.Lily Sugar’n Cream
This is by far my favorite yarn and I use it for the majority of my projects. It’s 100% cotton, which is perfect for things like amigurumi because it can be easily morphed and reshaped. The yarn is also a great size for amigurumi, small but still just big enough to work with without it being a hassle. I like to use this yarn for kid hats too because of how soft it is and how many different colors they have. There are other cotton yarns like Lion Brand, but I personally find Lily Sugar’n Cream to be my favorite because its softer, cheaper, and the yarn balls are a perfect size.
2.Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
This yarn is awesome for one main reason, color. Vanna’s Choice comes in so many different colors, many of which can’t be found in many other types of yarn. It’s 100% Acrylic, but is much different than any of the other acrylic yarns out there. Where other acrylics look cheep, this yarn is more like wool. It’s soft, warm and looks much less cheep looking and a lot nicer to the touch then the Red Heart brand’s out there. The yarn is a great size for hats and is super warm which makes it perfect for the Scarf Hat.
4. Jo-Ann Sensations Beautiful Yarn
The softest yarn you will ever feel. That is the main reason I love this yarn. It’s small, but so fuzzy. Because it is so small, it is tough to use by itself, that’s why I like to either mix it with Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn or make a replica of the body of a hat and use it as the inner linning for them. It only comes in eleven colors, which is just another reason for why you should mix it. Seriously though, this is the softest yarn I have ever felt.
3.Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease
I’m not going to lie, Lion Brand makes some good yarns, and this is no exception. The best part of this yarn is how smooth it is. Because of that smooth quality, it is perfect for beanies and hats that are close to the head. What makes it even more suitable is the pull back that this yarn has. It’s half cotton, which gives it the softness, and half acrylic which gives it strength and pull back. It’s also got a decent amount of colors, both primary and the more vivid.
So this ones a new one to my favorites list, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. This yarn is like a close cousin of the Jo-Ann Sensations Beautiful Yarn. It’s very similar in softness, but has the aditionall strands of random yarns and fuzz to give it some extra thickness as well as a more spastic color, making it perfect for animal hair and fur. It’s extra thickness makes it so you don’t need to mix it with any other yarns to make hats, but it has the tendency to stretch without the pulling back that Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease will give you.
So what are your favorite yarns and why? Comment on this post and get an extra entry into this months Awesome June Giveaway!!!
So I’ve got something a little bit different for you guys today. I came out with a new pattern for purchase in the Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy stores: the Aviator Earflap Hat. You can get the pattern HERE for just 3.50$.
But that’s not all! I also am giving away the free instructions on how to add your own tassels to any hats you want! The instructions are also available in the purchased pattern as well as a lot more.
So here’s the Aviator Earflap Hat pattern for purchase.
Check out the new blood orange color added to the Fox Scarf – Hat today! Here are some photo’s of it compared to the autumn orange. You can buy these hats or the pattern for them by clicking HERE or on any of the photo’s below.