Saturday, April 24, 2010

Boston Terrier Galore



Wow, the last few weeks have flown by. I haven't done loads of crochet or knit work, but I have managed to complete a few small projects (all Boston Terrier themed).

The first is "Hunny's After Surgery Blanket". My Boston Terrier, Hunny is going in for surgery on May 10th to remove a possibly malignant growth from between the pads on her paw. She is very active and playful, and this will set her back for a few weeks. The blanket will hopefully help to relax her while she recovers. The pattern is from "Beth's Little Star Afghan".


The second project is Hunny's "No-No Bootie". The idea came from the "no-no's" they put on babies arms after surgery to prevent them from pulling out their IV's, stitches; etc. Hunny will have stitches on her paw, and my mom was worried about her pulling them out. This little bootie just slips up over her paw and is held with a draw string. The excess stings tuck into the inside, hopefully preventing Hunny to chew on her stitches. It will also serve as some extra padding as she will probably try to walk on her sore paw.


The third and fouth projects will have to remain secrets until after Mother's Day.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free Pattern -- Crochet Tawashi Dishtowel with Cotton Flower Scrubbies



Tawashi is the name of the traditional Japanese scrubbing brush used to wash off dirt. The background on this piece is made with acrylic yarn to give extra scrubbing power for tough stuck on food, while the flower scrubbers are made of cotton for your more delicate dishes.


Crochet Tawashi Dishtowel
with Cotton Flower Scrubbies

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Tools:
- Size 7 US crochet hook (4.50mm)
- 2.5 oz ball of 100% cotton yarn for flowers - I used Peaches & Creme - Lemon Lime (I did not use nearly all of this)
- 1 to 1-1/2 oz ball of acrylic yarn - I used some Red Heart Super Saver in White, I had left from another project.

Skills:
- Chain
- Slip Stitch
- Single Crochet
- Half-Double Crochet
- Double Crochet
- Treble Crochet
- Weaving in Ends

For Flowers (make 5):
With cotton yarn, Chain 6 join to beginning chain with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 1, 12 single crochet into circle, join with a slip stitch.
Round 2: In same stitch, **Chain 1, Half-Double Crochet, Double Crochet, Treble Crochet, Double Crochet, Half- Double Crochet, Chain 1, Slip Stitch. In next chain, single crochet**. In following chain, slip stitch. Repeat from ** around, end with a slip stitch into the bottom of the "petal" of the first chain.

Weave in Ends

For Background:
Chain 33
Row 1: Half-Double Crochet into 3rd chain from hook and each chain across. Chain 1, turn.
Row 2: Single Crochet into 2nd chain from hook and each chain across. Chain 3, turn.
Row 3: Double Crochet into 4th chain from hook and each chain across. Chain 1, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Repeat these four rows until piece is square, ending with Row 1. Weave in ends.

Finishing:

Pin the cotton flowers to desired place on background. With background yarn, sew around center of flowers, tie off and weave in ends.

Happy Crocheting. (Is that a word?)

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(Note: I have only been doing crochet for a few months and this is the first pattern I have written. Please feel free to correct me if I have misled you. Also feel free to send/post pictures of your completed project. I am also on Ravelry and Etsy -- look me up sometime)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Laminin Cloth Pattern for Sale on Ravelry

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Here is the Laminin Cloth pattern download link.

In my original pattern the Cross “t” was thinner than shown in the picture. The display picture has been photo-shopped to represent this, however the posted pattern download link will represent this new design.

Laminin is the cell-adhesion molecule. It shows that even though God is so big he still cares about us enough to be “intimately acquainted with each one and is literally holding us together,” (Louie Giglio).

Colossians 1:15-17 says: “He is the visible image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers, rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together.”

Psalm 139:13-14 says: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”


Click on the link below to go to my Ravelry store to purchase the pattern!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

We Have A Winner - LAMININ

Congratulations to Amelia Fox!
She guessed "Laminin" and was correct!

Laminin is the cell-adhesion molecule. It shows that even though God is so big he still cares about us enough to be "intimately acquainted with each one and is literally holding us together," (Louie Giglio).

Colossians 1:15-17 says: "He is the visible image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers, rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together."

Psalm 139:13-14 says: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

What a wonderful Easter message!!!

See more on Laminin here:


Happy Easter


There have been many close guesses, but still none that are quite right. Here is one last picture:



At this point in the picture, design is approximately 75% complete.

Hint #1: Psalm 139:13-14

Hint #2: Colossians 1:15-17


Keep Guessing!!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Keep Guessing


The first picture was little tough. Here is another with more of the design. It is about 65% completed. Remember, if you guess the design, you will receive it free. Keep guessing :)

Super Secret Special Project


Here is the first released picture of the "Super Secret Special Project". The first person who is able to correctly identify the picture will receive a free "Super Secret Special Project".

Leave a comment here or on Facebook and I will tally all the guesses and award the winner!

Happy Guessing!