Monday, March 21, 2011

Flicker Pics of some of my needle work

I was browsing through my flicker pics and thought I would share some pics of some of my needle work. These are items I made or designed and made from 2001-2008
I will put up a new file soon of newer designs.

Enjoy. I have patterns for most of the items in the pictures. Let me know if one would be good for a free pattern here on blogger. If there is enough interest in one I will post it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9371224@N08/sets/72157604951700420/

The New Crochet Cowl Scarves: Versatile Cabled Cowl by Mary Jane Hall

The New Crochet Cowl Scarves: Versatile Cabled Cowl by Mary Jane Hall

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Instructions for Double Parquet Nylon Tote Bottom

How odd the concept of the 360 degree turn sounds. I have taken pictures in a step by step effort to explain this method.

This turn does two things. It causes the working thread to lie in front of the loop on the hook, and keeps the same side of the fabric toward you. However; just because the same side of the fabric in once again in front doesn't mean that is the side you will work on. Most stitches will be done by reaching to the backside of the fabric and bringing up a loop.


It sounds crazy but, the effect with the back stitches all being the same and the front stitches being the same, makes the bottom very sturdy.

The outside bottom will always be facing you
(looks more like strips).

As to the 360 degree - perhaps it is best to say turn counter clock-wise twice.




Chain # indicated. Chain link loops facing front.





Turn counter clock-wise once, spine loops facing front.








Turn counter clock-wise again, chain link loops facing front, with working thread laying in front of the loop on hook.



Row 1




Reach the hook past the working thread to the backside and draw up a loop in the very first spine loop, work a single crochet.






Place a marker in the first stitch of each row. This will help keep you from missing the first stitch which kind of squishes down as well as identifying place when beginning the side.







Single crochet in each spine loop. As the row is worked you will see that you are working more to the back of the fabric than on top.








First row of single crochet finished. Loops facing front









Turn counter clock-wise once, spine loops facing front




Turn counter clock-wise again, single crochet loops facing front with working thread laying in front of the loop on hook (red arrow)








Row 2



Reach the hook past the working thread and draw up a loop in the bottom loop of single crochets, draw through all loops to work a slip stitch




Slip stitch in the bottom loop of each sc. Once again you will find that you are working more to the back of the fabric.




When the row is completed it is easy to see the two loops that will make up the next single crochet row. Loops where the arrows are will be the first two loops used.

Remember to put a marker in first stitch.


As before, turn counter clockwise twice.


ROW3

Draw up a loop in the lower loop of slip-stitch just made and in the remaining loop of the single crochet of the previous row, work a single crochet. Single crochet in each pair of loops.

As before, turn counter clockwise twice.


Repeat Rows 2 and 3