Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oval Rag Rug - Lickety Split

Hi. So glad your here to check out my latest project. How do you like the title. Weird word eh? Lickety. I can't remember when I actually said it out loud. How bizarre.

Anyhow. I made this beautiful red crocheted rag rug for my daughter Cole. I always thought purple was her favorite color but I guess when it comes to home decor red is it. I love red so that's why I called this rug gorgeous.

Isn't Penelope cute? She is a recent addition to Cole's little family. 

If you are interested, this is my daughter's blog HERE. Yah she looks like her Dad.



Actually Cole has been waiting patiently for this rug for a very long time. I had the material about a year ago and it just sat in my closet waiting for me to rip it up.

Sometimes the fibers from material play havoc on my sinuses and I end up with a severe headache. I know I could cut it with scissors and avoid the whole pain thing but I love how a rag rug looks with all those strands mussing it up.

As with most things, once I started ripping it didn't take long to get it done. Especially with the help of my adorable granddaughter.

I used a cotton blend queen size duvet cover to make this rug. It ended up being the perfect size to make a 24" x 36" oval rug. Perfect. Just what Cole wanted.

I somehow forgot to get pictures of this project so I asked Cole to send me a couple. Good thing too or else you'd never get to meet Penelope. 

Cole says she loves it and her new rag rug already has a home in her kitchen in front of the sink. It's great for those tootsies - squishy and warm.

Oh I almost forgot to tell you. I am so forgetful these days. I used a great big thick crochet hook for this project. You can find more details on how to make a rag rug right HERE.

I wanted to show you the blanket I made for Cole. Isn't it gorgeous? Red. I love it. If you want to know how to make it follow the link HERE.




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Bye for now. 

Wishing you the best, Darlene

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Heart Blogging Link Party

Valentine's Day Link Party






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Women's Slippers - Free Crochet Pattern

Let me think. How many slippers have I made to fill my family's Christmas order?  Yes I know. It's just that I have been so busy drawing for my Etsy Shop that I haven't had much time for crocheting.

I did manage to complete another pair of women's slippers and I even wrote the crochet pattern for you.



Women's Slippers - Free Crochet Pattern


Materials
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1 skein of yarn (364 yards) for the main color; yarn weight: worsted 10 ply (medium 4). 
Small amount of yarn in second color.
5 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle to sew in the ends
Scissors

Pattern

Starting at the Toe
Row 1 – CH 1 and 8 HDC in the first chain from the hook. Join with a SS.
Row 2 – CH 1 and 2 HDC in each stitch around (16 stitches). Join with a SS.
Row 3 – CH 1 and 2 HDC in the next stitch and 1 HDC in the next stitch. Continue with 2 DC in the next stitch and DC in the next until you reach the end (24 stitches). Join with a SS.
Women's Slippers - Free Crochet PatternRow 4 thru Row 8 – CH 1 and HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SS. Tie off.
* This pattern will fit a foot size of about 7 or 8. You can make the slippers larger by simply adding rows at this point. Each row equals approximately a half size. So, for a size 9, add two rows.

Fold the slipper in half, using the seam created when joining the rows with a SS. This will be the bottom of the slipper.
Join the yarn two stitches in. This leaves a total of 4 stitches on the top that aren’t worked.

Women's Slippers - Free Crochet PatternRow 9 – CH 1 and HDC in the next 19 stitches. CH 1 and turn.
Row 10 to Row 17 – HDC in each stitch across. CH 1 and turn.
* This pattern will fit a foot size of about 6 or 7. You can make the slippers larger by simply adding rows at this point. I believe each row will equal about a half size. So, for a size 8, add two rows.
Row 18 – HDC in each stitch across. Tie off.

Back of Heel
Using a tapestry needle, sew the back heel of the slipper together with the long end of yarn. Just weave the yarn through and tie off at the bottom. Weave in the extra yarn on the bottom of the slipper with the tapestry needle.

Women's Slippers - Free Crochet PatternRow 19 – Join second color at back of heel. You are now working along the top edge of the slipper. CH 1, 31 SC all the way around the top edge (32 SC in total around top edge). Join with a SS.
Row 20 to Row 24 – CH 1 and SC in the next 31 stitches. Join with a SS.
Row 25 to Row 32 – CH 2 and HDC in the next 31 stitches. Join with a SS.
Row 33 – CH 2 and HDC in the next 31 stitches. Join with a SS. Tie off and weave tail into slipper.

Women's Slippers - Free Crochet Pattern








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