Friday, December 28, 2007

Deep V Crochet Sweater Pattern Now for Sale



This is a crochet sweater pattern worked from the top down and in the round in DK/sport weight yarn. The pattern is for an intermediate crochet skill level.

Written for bust measurements:

Small [32-34 inches]
Medium [36-38 inches]
Large [40-42 inches]
X-Large [44-46 inches]
XX-Large [48-50 inches]
XXX-Large [52-54 inches]

This sweater is intended to be standard fitting with some waist shaping.

Delivery of the pattern is via e-mail in a pdf format. It will be e-mailed within 24 hours of payment. Please check your spam folders. 

$6.00

Purchase can be made at my Etsy Shop or on ravelry.com.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Deep V Sweater

I've been testing my Deep V Crochet Sweater Pattern and have completed a size small.

I also had some yarn left over and made a smaller version for my daughter, a 3T.



I used Bernat Satin Sport in Plum, 6 skeins for the small and 3 skeins for the 3T. Since I've made a few versions, they work up quickly. :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hadn't realized it had been so long since my last entry. I've been busy, busy, busy. On what? Mostly charity projects. Check out these mittens I'm sending out to The Soaring Eagles Project.






The patterns are all from Bev's Country Cottage. I'm a faster crocheter than knitter so that's why most of them are crocheted. :)


I also submitted about 15 "7x9 squares" for Warm Up America to the local Michael's. Great way to use up scraps.


And, I'm testing my Deep V Sweater Pattern. I had a little yarn left over from the sample I made so I'm using it to crochet a mini one for my daughter (3T). Almost done so be on the lookout for a cute picture. :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tomato


I knit the Tomato sweater from "No Sheep For You" in size Medium. From the first time I saw the pattern, I knew I'd be knitting it. The yarn is Cotton Ease, my first time using it and I really enjoyed working with it. Terracotta (4 skeins) and Almond (1 skein) on size 7 circulars. My only modification was to add a few rows here and there. My row gauge was slightly off. Now I have to wait until spring to wear it. :)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Seed Stitch Sweater Pattern Available

The pattern for my Seed Stitch Sweater is now available on ETSY. Check it out!
http://fmlcrochet.etsy.com/
It can also be purchased directly from my blog. See sidebar.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Elegant Lace Poncho


I had this yarn in my stash (4 skeins brushed acrylic) and my daughter kept telling me how soft it was so I made her a poncho. The pattern is Elegant Lace by Dot Matthews. I used sport weight yarn and an F hook to make it a bit smaller for my 2 year old. It's still a little big but she will grow into it.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cluster Stitch Sweater



I completely forgot I had made this sweater back in January. It is based on the Parisienne Twin Set in the May 2006 issue of Crochet! magazine. I loved the stitch but didn't want to make a spaghetti strap top so I kind of combined the top pattern with the cardigan pattern. I also didn't have enough yarn to make long sleeves. Just love the edging though!
The yarn is Knit Picks Merino Style (DK weight) in Hollyberry with an F hook. Nine skeins were used.

Friday, October 5, 2007

And Toto Too?

My daughter is fascinated with "The Wizard of Oz" so my husband, being the doting father that he is, has searched high and low for any figurines. He found a set on Ebay with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Lion, The Good Witch, and The Wicked Witch. Do you think that's enough? No, he asked that I make a basket and Toto for the Dorothy doll. This thing is tiny but I never pass up a challenge.


Ain't he cute?

The basket was made from size 10 crochet thread, US 7 needle. The dog is a mini amigurumi made from size 30 thread, US 10 needle.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Angel Wings Scarf Testing

Recently I tested the Angel Wings Scarf pattern for mom4x on Crochetville. Her version is here, in size 3 thread. I made mine with sport weight yarn. My 2 year old daughter was so excited to get it but I couldn't get any useable pictures of her with it. She was TOO excited. LOL!


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Seed Stitch Sweater



This sweater is worked from the bottom up and in the round in DK/sport weight yarn. The pattern is for an intermediate crochet skill level.

Written for bust measurements:

Small [32-34 inches]
Medium [36-38 inches]
Large [40-42 inches]
Extra-Large [44-46 inches]

This sweater is intended to be standard fitting with some waist shaping.

Delivery of the pattern is via e-mail in a pdf format. It will be e-mailed within 24 hours of payment. Please check your spam folders.

$6.00

Purchase can be made at my Etsy Shop or on ravelry.com.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

New Crochet Sweater

I've been working on a new original sweater pattern and have a finished prototype. I really, really like it! It feels so comfortable.

Now off to tweak it some...


Friday, September 7, 2007

Aran Fleck Knit Sweater

Gotta throw some knitting in here...



I bought this Aran Fleck Red Heart yarn on sale one day and decided to practice some knitting. I found some general guidelines for knitting a sweater from the top down and made a size 3T sweater. I didn't like the feel of the yarn but I did like the stitch definition. The sweater will be donated to Knit For Kids along with a few crocheted sweaters I made during the year.


Saturday, September 1, 2007

Vertical Rib Sweater Pattern For Sale

I finally put the pattern up for sale on ETSY. Check it out!
http://fmlcrochet.etsy.com/
It can also be purchased directly from my blog. See sidebar.

Monday, August 27, 2007

My Ribbons!!

I picked up my County Fair winners yesterday. Here is a pic of them all together.


I know my photography is bad (poor lighting) but dark colors do not photograph well. :( The top two are my first place (blue ribbon) winners.

Friday, August 24, 2007

County Fair Ribbons

Wow! I just got back from our County Fair and my four entries won four ribbons!!! I'm so motivated to make more. My blanket ( http://fmlcrochet.blogspot.com/2007/07/let-me-start-off-with-this.html ) won 1st Place in the Crochet Non-clothing Division and I won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Crochet Clothing Division. All three are my original patterns. Vertical Rib Sweater was 3rd and I have yet to post the other two.

I'll be picking up my entries on Sunday and will take pictures of them with their ribbons.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Vertical Rib Sweater Pattern


This is my own original design, my Vertical Rib Sweater.

It is worked vertically in worsted weight yarn. The pattern is for an intermediate crochet skill level.

The sweater is intended to be close fitting. The actual finished sweater dimensions will be less than the bust measurements.

Written for bust measurements:

Small [32-34 inches]
Medium [36-38 inches]
Large [40-42 inches]
Extra-Large [44-46 inches]
Delivery of the pattern is via e-mail in a pdf format. It will be e-mailed within 24 hours of payment. Please check your spam folders.

$6.00


Purchase can be made at my Etsy Shop or on ravelry.com.

My Clapotis

Last fall I discovered the Clapotis from knitty.com. Fell in love with it! Here is my version. I made it with size 9 needles and Patons SWS in Natural Earth.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Crochet Runner


I made this runner last summer thinking I'd give it as a gift. However I didn't really have a recipient in mind. My uncle is celebrating 25 years of priesthood in a few weeks and I thought he'd like it.
It is filet crochet, size 30 crochet cotton, and was made from the American School of Needlework pamphlet "Table Runners and Placemats". I love all the patterns in this collection!

Let Me Start Off With This


I'm finally getting into the blog thing and thought I'd start off with posting a blanket I made for my sister, Luisa. It was a wedding gift for her.
This is called "Bouquet of Shells" and was designed by Terry Kimbrough. The blanket was made with 4 skeins of Caron's Simply Soft in Plum Wine and a J hook. It was very easy and quick to crochet. In fact, I think it only took a week of sporadic crocheting.