Friday, February 7, 2020

Large Button Cowl For Men or Women

I'm in love with these large button cowl/scarves!!  They are a unisex style.  The wooden buttons are the perfect color brown to compliment the rustic feel of these handmade scarves.    I found these beautiful buttons on Amazon for a really good price.  You can get them here.  

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I sell these scarves for $30.  Order yours today.  You can order one via my Etsy shop. 
Choices of colors are: Brown, Charcoal, Light Grey, Mint Green, Wine, Blue.
Scroll to the bottom to see how the scarf fits with a coat or jacket.



Friday, January 31, 2020

I Made Some Boot Cuffs




I find when I wear skirts in the winter, my legs get cold between my boot and my skirt.  The solution I came up with was making a pair of "boot cuffs".  Of course boot cuffs are awesome with leggings and skinny jeans too!!

My first attempt was with a chunky yarn...  I didn't like the finished look of the cuff because I found it to be too "chunky" for my chicken legs (the cuff is nice though, just not suitable for me).  Since this was only a test, I didn't make two;  I  only crocheted one to see what it would like on me.  See the difference between the chunky yarn and the 4-ply below:



I thought a 4-ply yarn would be more delicate looking and I was right.  It looks way better for my leg size.

How did I make these?

Any 4-ply yarn, a size 5.5 hook, scissors and a wide-eye needle.

Make a chain of 23 stitches (or however wide you want your cuff);

Single crochet in the second chain from the hook (into the back loop of the stitch only- this is what makes the ribbed effect and it also makes it stretchy);

Single crochet each stitch in the back loop, chain 1 at the end of your work, turn and repeat until you have your desired size;

When you've reached your desired size, slip stitch the seam (this will make a nice almost invisible seam);

With your last slip stitch, chain 1, and single crochet all around the opening, slip stitch at the end.

To make your little frilly, scalloped finish:

Begin with 5 double crochet stitches in one stitch, single crochet in the next and alternate all the way around.  Slip stitch at the end and tie off (make sure you leave enough tail to weave in).

Finished!


Monday, January 13, 2020

Button Scarf For Hubby

My husband wanted me to make him a scarf with buttons.  I chose this lovely, acrylic/wool blend, roving yarn in this gorgeous cobalt blue color.  This scarf can be worn 2 ways: first it can be worn by buttoning the two lower buttons which gives you a looser fit around the neck as he is wearing it in the above picture, or with the extra button, you can also wear it so that it covers your neck more.  See pictures below to see what I mean.  



I personally am loving this scarf!!  Do you want to replicate this look, find the yarn here, and the large wooden buttons I purchased them here.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Finished Adult Messy Bun, Ponytail Hat


I finished the adult-size, messy bun/ponytail hat in black with an oversized flower.  I'm loving this hat!!


Notes about making this hat:  Instead of only using the elastic in the circle, I also added a chain which I slip-stitched into a loop (I thought this might be a good idea in case the elastic ever broke).

Another thing I did, was use a chainless double crochet stitch when I did the slipstitch with each new row (this makes an almost invisible seam).  

I doubled my yarn (I used two skeins of 4 ply yarn, which makes the hat stiffer and a bit heavier).

My flower is oversized with 7 petals (I love the fullness of 7 petals as opposed to only 5).



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Working On Adult Messy Bun Hat


I made a cute, messy bun hat for my granddaughter which turned out to be perfect for her mounds of curly hair!  Of course, she makes everything look cute in my eyes (lol).  Now, I'm working on an adult size messy bun (ponytail) hat in an adult size S/M.  Here is what I got so far.  It's going well.  I will be done shortly and will add a lovely crochet flower to the side to give it that glamorous look!

I'll post the pattern when I'm done.  Please take a moment to click on the FOLLOW button (up on the right of the page.  If you love DIY and handmade, you will love the Handmade-Korner!

Here is the one I made for my granddaughter (below).