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vine on a fence scarf November 19, 2009

Filed under: crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 3:43 pm

new free pattern!!!!

 

 

Download free pdf here: vine on a fence scarf

 

Enjoy!

nathalie

 

fingerless gloves in pics November 6, 2009

Filed under: crochet,free patterns,tutorials — gnathalie2 @ 6:40 pm

It’s always a struggle trying to find working batteries in my house so when i took some out of one of the kids toys, it had just enough charge left to take pictures~

Here is what i hope is a helpful tutorial on how to make my awesome fingerless gloves pattern!

The glove pattern uses back post double crochet (bpdc) to create the ridges on the glove.  I am left handed, so if you’re right handed then just do an extra round 2 for the glove part~ that way the ridges stay on the outside of the glove!!

**so i just looked it up, and i guess the actual stitch i’m using is Front Post Double Crochet!  Either way, whichever stitch you’re more comfortable using to create the ridges works either way!!**

Here is a link to a front & back post double crochet how-to:

http://www.crochetkitten.com/tutorials/fpdc.html

http://www.crochetkitten.com/tutorials/bpdc.html

Now for my gloves:

First start with chain 9, then double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook and double crochet across, then chain 2 and turn.

ch 2 turn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the next row,  Back Post Double Crochet in the next post and in each post across

bpdc 1

To do this stitch (BPDC) , yarn over, then stick your hook behind the double crochet stitch from the previous row

 

 

 

 

 

 

bpdc 2

then yarn over and pull the yarn back through the post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bpdc 3

then double crochet as usual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what the other side of the stitch looks like:

bpdc 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is what the next BPDC in the same row looks like:

bpdc 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last bpdc in the row is done in the very last dc-post, here is what it looks like:

bpdc in last stitch

 (the rows will even out as you go along!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will continue crocheting one row double crochet, then one row bpdc until the cuff fits around your wrist/arm:

cuff done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next step is to fold the cuff in half with the ridges sides touching each other and then slip stitch across:

sl st across

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then you will turn the cuff inside out and chain 1 and turn:

turn inside out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now sc aound the edge of the cuff , about 27-30 sc as evenly spaced as possible:

ch 1 sc around edge of cuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then slip stitch into the first sc of the round, chain 2 and turn:

sl st ch 2 turn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the next round, you will dc in each sc around, then sl st into the beginning ch-2, chain 2 and turn:

sl st into ch-2

(pic of sl st in beginning ch-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the next round, bpdc in each dc post around:

bpdc around ridges out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the rest of the glove pattern, you will alternate rounds of dc and bpdc (make sure the ridges are facing out!)  When the glove is as long as you want it to be you will crochet the thumb round next.  The thumb round is a double crochet round.

Chain 2, turn, dc into the first 4 dc, then chain 5:

ch 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then skip the next 4 stitches and dc into the 5th one:

skip 4 dc, dc into next dc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then dc in each stitch the rest of the way around, sl st, chain 1 but do not turn.  Then sc in each stitch around, sl st to join, fasten off and enjoy your gloves!!!

Have fun!

Nathalie

 

awesome fingerless gloves September 23, 2009

Filed under: crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 2:40 am

I actually designed this pattern a couple weeks ago and it’s taken this long to post it due to the fact that no matter how many times i went to the store i kept forgetting batteries.  Even yesterday when my only mission was to go to Kroger and buy batteries ~ i only brought enough cash for batteries but what did i come home with?  cat food and laundry detergant. 

But never fear!!  I achieved the impossible today (with the help of a grocery list!) and i bought batteries!!!  My younger sister, Jessica, stopped by and i had her model the glove for me.  I’ve made 7 of the gloves so far and Tasha likes to bring them to school and give them to her friends!

Here is the pic of the glove on my sisters hand:

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and here is the free pdf download: awesome fingerless gloves

 

 

 

 

 

and from the pics that i downloaded today, here are the best kitty ones!!:

  this is Rose sleeping all curled up in a pile of her own fur

 

and this is our all white cat, who we ended up naming ‘Scarface’ (he still has a spot under his eye that is discolored from the eye infection he had)

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and i took this one last month, it’s one of the white/orange tip cats doing an impression of Bloom County’s Bill the Cat:

  “Ack!”

 

Have fun!!

nathalie

 

Extra Credit June 10, 2009

Filed under: crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 4:33 am

so i finally figured out how to look up activity on my ravelry page and i am super excited to show off these projects by other ravelry users!! oh, and if you’ve made one of my patterns and haven’t seen it posted anywhere on this site, just paste a link in the comments and i’ll get it!

 afternoon delight turtle (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/afternoon-delight/)

christi   by Christi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kiwi bird ( pdf here: My_Crochet_Kiwi )

kikka

 

by kikaa

 

 

 

 

 

 

plentimawfish

 

by plentimawfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

evil minions/hostile bunni  (pdfs: evil_minions  hostile_bunni )

babyfirelizard

 

by babyfirelizard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

princessdelerium

 

by princessdelerium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

silly blue whale  (pdf: silly-blue-whale )

safia

 

by safia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

widneywoman

 

by widneywoman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NERDY BIRD!!!!!! (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/09/29/nerdy-bird/)

pinktoque

 

by pinktoque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

overboard (overboard)

littlelora

 

by littlelora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flower scarf (pretty-pretty-flower-scarf)

by tingletangle

 

by tingletangle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cbagary

 

by cbagary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

frabuleuse

 

by frabuleuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hariotmagee

 

by hariotmagee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

knitnut

 

by knitnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pania

 

by pania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

suzyteacup

 

by suzyteacup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you guys very much!

nathalie

 

my flower scarf rocks… June 8, 2009

Filed under: crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 6:01 pm

…..and so do the people that made it!!    (link to the pattern: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/pretty-pretty-flower-scarf/)

Here is my flower scarf made by fishbonette over at ravelry:

  LOVE the yarn!! 

 

And here is one by Circe (? french blog so i’m not sure of the name!!)

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BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!!

Thanks again to everyone who makes or even thinks about making one of my patterns!!!

 

EDIT:  just found tingletangle’s scarf on ravelry ~ AND IT ROCKS!!!

by tingletangle

 

Squiddly Cat Toy!

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 7:29 am

Here is the new pattern for the cat toy i designed, semi-pic on the next post but i’ll post a good pic soon.  It takes like half an hour or less to make and the cats and kitties have gone insane over them!!!

Good pic of the toy!!:

squiddly cat toy! by you.

Click here for pdf:

squiddly cat toy

 

Here is Chewy playing with the toy:

016 by you.

 

and this is Tasha tempting the cat with the toy:

003 by you.

 

And the whole time i’m typing the pattern this is in my lap:

  He still doesn’t have a name yet, so any suggestions are welcome!!!

 

have fun!

Nathalie

 

chooooooocwat caaaaaaaaaaake! March 25, 2009

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 6:06 pm

Maddie loves baking stuff without a recipie, and my god she worked wonders this time!!!   We were out of baking soda and baking powder, but that didn’t stop her~ she made a delicious heart shaped shortbread thing with chocolate drizzled fruit on it!!

maddie made a cake by you.

 

 

Mommy came over to pick up Tasha last weekend and brought me 2 bars of dark chocolate~ which Maddie used for the cake.  All of it.  And then true to form, her and Adrian decided to splash spoonfuls of melted chocolate at each other leaving me a giant mess on the floor.  Without a mop.  But you know what?  I ate more than half of the cake~ that girl can mess up the kitchen all she wants if it means i get dessert!!!!!

 

I also finally got to start and finish a crochet project without getting drinks spilled on it by the cats~ i used this pattern

(http://www.suncatchereyes.net/rolypolybunnies.html)  Super easy and fun to make, but the next one i make i’ll use actual google eyes instead of a sharpie!!

bunny by you.

 

Adrian got a good picture of Twinkletoes sleeping:

twinkletoes by you.  (the stain on the floor is fingerpaints!)

 

Here is our beauty queen, Milkshake:

Milkshake on the porch by you.

 

Here is what was under the pillow:

French Fry in the middle by you.

 

And here is sleepy Worry Wart:

Worry Wart by you.

 

Later!

Nathalie