Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Yarny Kids Project...Bubble Pendant Necklace!


Bubble pendant necklaces are simple and fun to make...take them on a picnic or to the park, for fabulous bubbles on the go!  For some reason we always seem to have these on hand leftover from past parties, here is a fun way to use them, also makes a great activity for a play date or party!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Party bubble favors (if you don't have them you can easily find them in the party aisle at most stores)
  • Yarn or scrap ribbon
  • Beads
  • Stickers, gems, sequins, buttons or any thing else you like
  • Scissors



Start by cutting the yarn to the length you want it...you don't want it to be too long, but not so short that it can't go over a head.  You also want it to be long enough for the child to be able to reach down and be able to use the bubbles.

Tie a knot around the neck of the bottle,


Now for the most fun part...decorating!  String beads onto the yarn...you can fill the whole thing up or just a few like we did.


Tie a knot (a double knot is a good idea).  Snip off any excess,


You can also embellish the bottle with any stickers, gems, sequins, buttons...for the sparkly stickers, we cut up an extra foam letter sticker.


Now you're ready for bubble fun!  Refill as needed and make one for a friend too! 


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Hita Hat By Adriafil Review


Hooray!  I recently received a beautiful box of yarn all the way from Italy!  Is it my birthday?  Nope.  A box of Italian yarn?  From Italy?  Yippee!

Photos in this group courtesy of Adriafil.  Used with permission.

The good folks at the Adriafil Yarn company, a yarn maker I have recently discovered, asked me to check out some of their gorgeous yarn, and of course I said Yes...yes please!

I will be sharing with you all of its contents over the coming weeks, one skein at a time, but first allow me show you this amazing kit...the Hita Hat!

The pretty and colorful box slides open, it was just like opening a present...and here's what is inside:


A whole entire kit to make a hat!  It includes the yarn needed to make one hat, a pattern booklet, a hook and even a tag for your hat.


There are several styles of hats to pick from, my kit is for their "backflip" hat, an easy beanie style with a cute pom pom.


As I mentioned the kit comes with a hook, and upon further inspection, I discovered that there was a cute tag to add to the hat when you finish!


Of course I couldn't wait to get started on mine, here are the beginnings:


I'll update when complete!

Also tucked in to the box was more yarn!  Here's a sneak peek...more about these pretties soon.


If you'd like to get your own, you can order your very own kit here:
Hita Hat Site

My bloggy pal Tamara at Moogly is giving one away too, if you'd like to enter to win one:
Hita Hat Giveaway on Moogly

Note: All opinions are my own.  All Adriafil Yarn Company photos used with permission. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Violet Clouds Throw!


The Violet Clouds Throw is super cuddly, soft, and light as a cloud. It is fast to work up in a simple hexagon shape and make a great accent blanket in any room. I made mine in a smaller "lap-ghan" size, but you can make yours as large as you like by simply working more rounds.

Violet Clouds Throw
By Jennifer Dickerson

Sizing:

  • 60 inches across from widest points

Materials:
  • P (10.0 mm) crochet hook
  • 4 Skeins Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick (I used two skeins of the "Pearls" colorway and two skeins of the "Barrington" colorway)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Instructions:

This throw is a granny hexagon in a stripe sequence.  You can make your throw solid or striped, here is the sequence I used: 



  • Rounds 1 & 2: Purple
  • Each row after: alternating rounds of cream and purple.

Here is a photo tutorial that may help you when making your granny hexagon:
How to crochet a granny hexagon stitch by stitch...

And a video tutorial:



Chain 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4 (counts as a dc), then work (a dc into center of ring, chain 1) 11 times.  Join to close with a slip stitch.


Note: If you want to make round 2 in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch 1 space and keep going.  If you want to switch colors...cut yarn and join the new yarn at one of the ch 1 spaces and tie securely.


Round 2: Chain 4 and work a dc in the same space.  Chain 1, then work two double crochet in the next (chain 1) space.  Keep doing this all the way around, working 2 dc in each space, then a chain 1.  Join to close with a slip stitch.


Round 3: Chain 4, then work 2 dc in the same space, then chain 1.  In the next space, work three dc, then chain 1.  Keep doing this all the way around the circle...3 dc, then a chain 1 in each space.  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Round 4 (circle becomes hexagon in this round): Chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space.  This creates the first hexagon corner.  In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two "clusters" and a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1).  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Round 5: round 5 is similar to round 4, but with a sequence of a corner, then a side, then another side.  Begin with a chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space.  In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. In the next space, chain 1, then work 3 dc.  Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two "clusters" then a side of 1 cluster, then a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1).  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Repeat round 5 until the throw is a large as you want it to be.



Finishing:

Weave in any ends and you're finished!


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