Friday, December 19, 2014

9 Round Crochet Infinity Scarf

9 Round Crochet Infinity Scarf


This winter has been particularly cold, especially in the early mornings and evenings. When I go drop the kids off at school its pretty chilly! I wanted to make something that kept my neck really warm but didn't take so long to make. The first thing that came to mind was crochet and large hook...

You are going to love love love this pattern! It's especially easy and quick for a beautiful finished product! Do whatever you want with it! Wear it, gift it, sell it! That's why it's so good lol! You have 6 more days until Christmas which is sufficient time to make this for a loved one or friend. I love this chunky crochet infinity scarf and I am sure you will too!

Time it takes to make: 1 hr or less. 

You will need: 
  • 9 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle for Weaving
  • Scissors 
  • 2 Skeins of Super Bulky/ Bulky Yarn - I used Lion Brand's Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Merlot

This is not my photo...I used mine before I can take a pic ha ha so I borrowed this one! 


Abbreviation:
Ch - Chain
St (s) - Stitch (es)
Sk - Skip 
DC - Double Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch

Pattern: For the demonstration I will be using green.
Click this link to go to Craftsy.com for a printable PDF. 

Round 1: Chain 140, being careful not to twist the stitches, sl st to first chain. Ch 3 (first two ch's count as first DC and the extra ch is the ch 1 throughout this pattern), sk 1 st, *DC into the following st, ch 1, sk 1 st*, repeat (*) until you have reached the end of the round, sl st to the 2 ch of first chain three made. (70 DC + 70 Ch 1 spaces = 140 sts)

             








Round 2: Do not Ch 1 when completed with the previous round. Go underneath the first ch 1 space and sl st, ch 1, go underneath the same ch 1 space once more and sl st, ch 3, (*DC into the next ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next DC bar from previous round*), repeat (*) until the end of the round. (70 DC + 70 Ch 1 spaces = 140 sts) 









Rounds 3-9: Continue to repeat Round 2 until you have completed Round 9. When completed with Row 9, fasten off and weave in all loose ends. (70 DC + 70 Ch 1 spaces = 140 sts)

At one point during the making of this scarf you will have to join the second skein, make those loose ends long enough to weave in at the end of making this scarf for a cleaner look.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! I will be happy to assist you with further instructions! 




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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DIY 2015 Calendar

DIY 2015 Calendar

I was shopping with my son at Dollar General today in search of a planner for 2015....if you are wondering, yes, I still carry a paper planner!

I can't stand electronics sometimes because they get uncharged and then you have to plug it in and wait for it to charge until you can see your calendar! This is the reason why I prefer to write it down rather than use an electronic.

  I was browsing through the calendars and I really dislike the planners with small little boxes and #'s! I can't write that freaking small! ha ha I prefer the ones that have lines that you can actually write on....like this! 


The planner was $1 and the little self stick gems were $1, total cost (as if you can't do math! lol) $2. I love my planner, it's cute, and you can put as many gems as you like! I figured I'd just put a few so that it won't look so drab.

The one I bought has a plastic covering that will protect the gems from falling out. I would recommend that you find one similar to this one so that it won't get worn really quickly and all the little gems fall out. You can also find all of these items at your local craft store or super center.



Lets Get Started:


Items Needed: (1) Planner of Choice with a Protective Sleeve
    (1) or more packs of Sticky Gems

Instructions:

(1) Take the vendors stickers off the protective casing. i.e. Price of planner, description sticker, etc.


(2) Take out the planner from the protective plastic casing.



(3) Open your self stick gems and think of a way you would like to decorate the front of the planner. (Carefully plan your design because once you stick them on it will look a mess once you try to take them off again.)

(4) Place your gems onto the planner in the design that you would like.


(5) Insert the planner back into the protective sleeve.


You are now done! This is just an idea and I am sure that you can get much more creative than this ha ha anyway, how easy was that!? Hope you have fun making these and if you know anyone that would like a planner, I am sure they would appreciate the gesture this Christmas!

Have a great day everyone! ;)