Creations By Hand

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Hat & Mitten Tree December 17, 2010

Filed under: Fiber Arts — creationsbyhand @ 9:48 am

My elementary girls have a hat and mitten tree at school every year.  I enjoy making hats for them to donate.  It gives me a chance to work with my hands and help those that need to stay warm in this cold Missouri weather.  I didn’t make too many, just enough to fill a Wal-mart sized plastic bag.  I may make more as the girls do not go on winter break until December 23rd.  Here are some of the hats I made.

         

 

 

Block 10 March 17, 2010

Filed under: Crochet — creationsbyhand @ 10:36 am

I really enjoyed this block.  I am finding that I like to work back and forth in crochet as opposed to in rounds.  This may be becuase I was a knitter long before being a crocheter.  This block ended up much bigger than some of my other blocks and I may have to redo it.  I really like the texture that the tr crochets gave it.

Block 10

Block 10

ch 26

row 1: (right side): sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc. *tr in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across.

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across

repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired size.

 

Block 9 March 4, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Uncategorized — creationsbyhand @ 10:04 pm


Block 9
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Block 9 took me longer to post because for some reason it took a couple of days before the pictures showed up in my flickr account. I actually had the block done by Monday of this week.

Block 9

Ch 26

Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 chs, (skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, ch 2, skip next 3 chs, dc in next 2 chs) twice.

Row 2: ch 3, turn; dc in next 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, dc in next 4 dc, 5 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc in next 3 dc, dc in top of beginning ch.

Repeat row 2 to desired size.

 

Block 8 February 24, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Uncategorized — creationsbyhand @ 1:41 am

*Edited to add photo

I apologize for not having a picture for this block. I have to confess that I do not have it done. I have started and re-started this block a million times over the last few weeks but every time I do something about it just doesn’t look right. I guess I will have to consult my Mother, who is also working the same blocks.

Block 8

Beginning cluster: ch 3, (YO, insert hook in ring and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Cluster: ch 5 work (YO, insert hook in ring and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern:

ch 8, slip stitch to form a ring.

rnd 1 – work beginning cluster in ring, ch 5 work cluster, ch 2, * work
(cluster, ch 5, cluster) in ring, ch 2; repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip stitch
to top of beginning cluster: 8 clusters

rnd 2 – slip stitch in first ch-5 space, work (beginning cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same space,
ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, * work (cluster, ch 3 cluster) in next ch 5
space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2; repeat from * around. join with slip
stitch to top of beginning cluster.

rnd 3 – sl st in first ch-3 sp, work ( beginning cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same sp, ch 2
2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2 * work
(cluster,ch 3 cluster) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc,
2 dc in next ch-2, sp, ch 2 ; repeat from * around. join

rnd 4 -6 – sl st in first ch-3 sp, work ( beginning cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same sp,
ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each dc across to next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next
ch-2 sp, ch 2 * work ( cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, work 2 dc in
each dc across to next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * around, join
60 dc at end of round 5

 

Block 7 February 16, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Uncategorized — creationsbyhand @ 7:19 pm


2010-02-16 12.17.08.jpg
Originally uploaded by CreationsByHand

I’m behind again, could you expect anything less?? My kids were off school for President’s Day. They have been off school so much this month either for snow days or days that were already scheduled off. I don’t mind the girls being off school, it means I don’t have to deal with the morning rush.

Block7 – Basic Granny Square

Ch 4, join into ring

Round 1: ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2 (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times. Join w/ slip stitch to 1st dc

Round 2: slip stitch in next 2 dc and in 1st ch-2 space, ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1 *(3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space (shell made) ch 1, repeat from * around. Join w/ slip stitch to first dc.

Round 3: slip stitch in next 2 dc and in 1st ch-2 space. Ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1. *work shell in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Slip st to 1st dc.

Repeat last round until desired size.

 

Block 6 February 9, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Uncategorized — creationsbyhand @ 5:19 pm


Block 6
Originally uploaded by CreationsByHand

Yet again, I am behind this week. I can’t lie, it totally slipped my mind to post yesterday. We got snow Sunday night and as a result, school was canceled. I had a house full on Monday and again today! The girls are off school today as well since we got more snow Monday night. I have no idea what the current road situation is but I can almost bet that school will re-open tomorrow.

Block #6

Ch 25

Row 1: (dc, ch 2, sc) in 4th ch from hook. *skip next 2 chs, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch. Repeat from *

Row 2: ch 2, turn, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in 1st ch-2 space and in each ch-2 space across.

Repeat row 2.

 

Block 5 February 1, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Uncategorized — creationsbyhand @ 7:11 pm


Block 5
Originally uploaded by CreationsByHand

We are moving right along with the blocks. My Mother and I were able to get together several weeks ago and compare blocks. I’m having fun and I am excited about my first afghan. I am still trying to get my daughter to finish the first block that she started at the end of December. I started asking her about her joining color hoping that may re-kindle her interest. However, it may have back fired when she realized that we were each doing our own afghans as opposed to one afghan where we all contribute blocks. I hope the idea of a large crochet project of her own has not scared her off!

Block 5

Ch. 26

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

Row 2: ch 3, turn, skip next sc *2 dc in next sc, skip next sc, repeat from *

Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st dc, sc in each dc across.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until block is square.