This was a very fun hat to make, and relatively simple too. For the road part of the hat, I used pewter for the curbs, pumpkin Caron Simply Soft (no longer available though, I think) for the lines, and black for the pavement. There are six rows of black, and then the dotted line down the middle of the road is stitched in. Stitch used was single crochet throughout, except for the dotted line. The car appliqués were based on this Bobwilson youtube video tutorial.
Yesterday I tried making a heart hat by making some adjustments to the heart doilies pattern I mentioned a couple posts back (tutorial for doilies can be found in this youtube video). It came out OK. Maybe it needs just a little bit more decreases on the later rows. Anyway, here is how it looks.
This hat was kind of an experimental project. For the stitch pattern, I did 2 half double crochet, chain 1 and skip a stitch; 2 half double crochet, chain one and skip a stitch and so on. To increase, I just did 2 half double crochet in the same stitch. I increased only on the half double crochet stitches. The hat came out OK except that I apparently increased one row too many, so it is a little big. It is kind of cute though.
This scarf was for an order. Colors are black and peacock. Both colors are "I Love This Yarn" yarn I believe. To me, "I Love This Yarn" is somewhat similar to Red Heart Super Saver yarn except that it is a lot softer. And, it is very nice yarn.
A Little Bag:
Little bags are so fun to make. Colors in this one are navy, pewter, and pink, with purple buttons. Size is approximately 5 inches tall by 4 inches wide. This makes a great scrap project. And it is a perfect size to fit in your purse and to hold little items you don't want to spill out in the bottom of your purse.
Yesterday we ladies form our church had our annual Secret Sister's meeting. It was so much fun. I made two of these doilies -- one for the last gift for my Secret Sister from last year, and one for a "thank-you" gift for the lady who hosted our meeting. These doilies are not hard to make, but are a bit time-consuming. They are pretty though. It is a Red Heart pattern, and I watched this video tutorial to learn how to make them. I used crochet thread and a size F hook to make mine.
This is the latest baby blanket I have done. It was made using navy blue yarn (not sure of the brand) and pewter (I Love This Yarn) yarn, and the stitch is the twisted double crochet stitch which I learned from the video in the link. This is an easy stitch and made a pleasing pattern. However, it is somewhat time consuming. Also, the blanket came out slightly rhomboid shape rather than rectangular shape. But it still looks nice. Here is a picture of the blanket and a close-up of how the stitch looks on each side.
Two more bags done to send to my mom for her students. She has twelve students in all, and I think I have just two more bags to go. Why yellow buttons on the red and black bag? Mom teaches school to village children in Papua New Guinea, and red, black, and yellow are the colors on Papua New Guinea's flag.
The navy blue and pink bag is a little smaller but still big enough for pens and pencils and other little things.
By the way, if you would like a bag, they are $6.00 (plus S&H if you are not local). Just send me a message through the contact form on the Joyful Hearts Shop page and tell me what colors you would like. These are small bags, big enough for pens and pencils and other such things. They are unlined.
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