Jun. 2nd, 2012

[identity profile] jennetters.livejournal.com

Howdy folks :)

I've been keeping most of my crochet crafts to [livejournal.com profile] crochetcrochet, but in light of the contest and the fact that maybe a few of my fellow hookers are here and not there, I thought I'd share my summer tote pattern.

I'm really digging these hobo-shaped bags that are so popular right now with crocheted totes, and wanted a summer bag with a nautical feel so I created this pattern.

Hey, Sailor!


*note* You could totally change this into an old-glory inspired tote with a (few) star applique(s)! It only took me a few days to complete so you could absolutely have it done in time for the 4th of July!

This is a free pattern/tutorial for the Beginner to Intermediate crocheter and it's available on my lj if you want to give it a try! I tried my best to explain the cable detailing but feel free to drop me a line if you get confused and I'll do my best to explain!

Want to make your own? Follow me ... All aboard!

[identity profile] paperdogs.livejournal.com
I hosted an Inside the Envelope Swap on Tennessee Stampers Yahoo Group.  The only guideline was that we had to use paper that came from a security envelope for part of the project.  You know those envelope we get from the bank and credit card companies... This bird was punched from the inside of one of those.  So this was a recycle swap of sorts.

ATC of Bird

Tutorial....

BIRD:  You will need a security envelope... I used one I'd gotten in the mail from the bank.  Use Stampin Up Bird Punch to punch bird and branch out of the security envelope. Those envys have the coolest patterns.

Use black ink to shade the edge of the bird and wing. Attach wing to bird with a pop dot so that the wing is raised.

ATC (Artist Trading Card):  

Hot Pink paper cut 3.5 x 2.5.    
Black paper cut 3.25 x 2.25.   Emboss black paper using  Texture Fades Embossing Folder By Tim Holtz: Dot Matrix  and the Big Shot.

Circle of Words:

Stamp in black Hope Will Give you Wings by Cat's Life Press on security envelope.   Punch out with 1" punch.
Punch 1.25 circle from pink paper.

This one just has a dot for the eye.  Some I did had a tiny jewel for the eye.  That gave them a little more bling.
[identity profile] bevereverb.livejournal.com
Here is my Entry to the new contest on Crafts . . .

[identity profile] anfractuousity.livejournal.com
Can someone explain to me what they mean here, when they say "double crochet/single crochet" and "treble crochet/double crochet"?

I'm not at ALL used to following diagrams, and the / isn't helping me any. Does that mean double crochet OR single crochet, depending on pattern? In which case, it's not very helpful. I'm so confused. Does it just mean you have the option of picking which you'd like to do for a different look?


Didn't notice the explanation at the top of the page. Heh.

Now I have another question. For example, in this pattern, what do the lines with numbers next to them mean? Like, the curved lines with 2s and 3s below them.

What do things circled in red mean?

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