Thursday, July 22, 2010

crochet patterns :: cotton cloths

About a year ago I kicked the paper towel habit. All the spills, messes, and clean-ups that happen everyday no longer end up in the trash (and landfill), but in the sink or laundry basket for a quick wash and reuse. I've made cleaning cloths from various materials (mostly by cutting up a couple of thrift store towels and zig-zagging the edges) but myfavorite ones are knitted or crocheted from simple cotton yarn.

I posted my simple patterns for these cloths on my blog.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Granny Square Pattern

Today I've written down the pattern of the granny squares I'm making right now. It's on my blog in Dutch and English. If anyone finishes a square of this pattern, please send it to me and I'll post it on my blog!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Striped Cotton Dishtowel & Dishcloth Duo

I recently crocheted this duo for a Ravelry swap.
The patterns for these are not meant to be matching sets,
but I had enough cotton to make both of them
and put them together as a set.
The Striped Cotton Dishtowel pattern has a finished edge using
a reverse single crochet stitch, giving it a real nice and unique edging.
I used the Lion Brand kitchen cotton for these two projects.

Pattern Information:

Striped Cotton Dishtowel
Pattern By:
©2008 - Tracie Barrett / Fibers By Tracie
Learn a Stitch-Seed Stitch Dishcloth
Pattern By:
Michele Wilcox
Annie's Hook & Needle Kit Club™

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Smart Car Cozy

Hi There!  I was over at the craftzine blog and came upon this picture.  I wanted to share it will all the "granny" lovers out there in the for the love of crochet along land.  This photo belongs to this flickr person Start The Day .  It was taken in May 2010 in Rome, Italy.

While I don't like the Smart Car for Los Angeles freeways; I don't think they're big enough to be safe, I admire whoever created this cozy.  It might protect the paint and help you by standing out in the mall parking lot if you forget where you parked, it would sure create a wind drag at high speeds and you'd use more gasoline and then where would the savings be??  Well they probably don't go too fast in Italy unless you owned a high end sports car.  Fun none the less.  Hope you are finding time to work on your projects inside where the ac is running and your iced tea refills itself!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My first sucessful Chevron Crochet

Hi all,
I hope all the warm weather and weeds in the garden hasn't destracted you from your crochet projects. I thought I would post a picture of a dolls blanket I have just finished for my cousin. It's my first sucessful chevron project that actually has straight edges rather than stepped ones previously completed. I am re-learning stitches as it's been a while since i did any crochet or knitting and I am really enjoying it. I find it so calming.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A few little bits

I love the texture of these crochet balls it reminds me of coral, they have been a huge hit with me kids as indoor novelties and it sure beats the football being used inside! It begins with a chain of 2 and 6-7 DC (australian pattern or SC US) in the 2nd chain from hook. Then turn and 2SC in each stitch, then turn and keep repeating and voila!  I think a bowl of these would fantastic as a home decoration.

The hat is a little pattern I have been churning out like nothing, just a classic little style that has been around for oh so ever!