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Sneak peak at my WIP sewn and crochet dress for Easter

I had this crazy idea crochet and sewing should go together in a dress! Lucky for me My good friend Gretchen makes her own clothes, they look cute and NOT handmade and she graciously said she would help me with the sewing portion. *happy dance*


Since we are all different sizes I wont tell you the measurements just how we did it.

We measured my waist ( don't freak! and don't do it tightly you want the clothes to fit and no one will know what size you made :)  and because I wanted a circle skirt we made the bottom longer... this was done by having the bottom 2 yards and the top only 1 inch bigger than my waist.  we made 4 equal panels and 1 slightly bigger one for the front.

The top was made so the back was open for a zipper.. The zipper will be added after the skirt crochet mid section and top and sewn together. As of right now I have everything but the zipper done. After the zipper is done I will sew on crochet lace made with Vanna's Glamour. The mid crochet section is hd…

Think Spring!

Cross Bangle

I wanted to crochet a sideways cross bracelet for some time now but it wasn't until I received this lovely STARDUST( by Red Heart yarn ) that I actually sat down to make it!  This project will fly by you will want to make one for everyone at church :)


Stardust - any color you like I used #1303 Brown * this requires very little yarn, so make a lot!*
E crochet hook

Skill - Advanced Beginner
(* HINT this is basically a vertical row or a shell*)
First stitch***
Ch3, hdc 3rd ch from hook, ch1, 2 hdc ( all in the same space)
Every other one***
*turn, slip stitch until you and in the ch1 space, ch2,1hdc,ch1,2hdc* repeat until you have the length desired, * it should stretch slightly to slide on and off your wrist.. **

suggested lengths _
Woman's s/m ~18 shells
l/xl ~20 shells
Mans~ 23 shells
child~ 11-15 ( 11 fits most five year olds)

sew the 2 ends together and weave in your tail at least 4 inches worth so it will not come undone.

***Add the cross part***


attach the yarn to the sid…

Chiq filigree lace scarf

Hey everyone! I kow I haven't been post as much but I have been coming up with pattern to be featured all over and as they come out I will be linking them and Don't worry I have another pattern coming out on here tomorrow especially for EASTER!!!

http://stitchandunwind.com/chiq-crochet-filigree-lace-scarf/

Click the link above for the free pattern and look around the blog it is great and has lots of great tips, advice, patterns, reviews and GIVEAWAYS!!!


Win Red heart yarn!!!

If you read my post yesterday you know that Favcrafts blog is featuring one of my patterns!! The link is now live so go right now and comment so you can win free yarn!!!

I am completely amazed by the kind words they wrote about me :) #speechlessblogger

http://www.favecraftsblog.com/simple-chiq-shell-stitch-scarf-pattern-giveaway/

Crochet chiq will be featured and you can WIN STUFF!!!!!

Hello everyone!!
I just read an exciting email from Favcrafts that one of my patterns ( which one do you think it will be... I'm not telling until tomorrow) will be the featured project March 2nd as part of national craft month!! They are giving away a lot of things this month including a bonus of $1,000 giftcard to Michaels and daily prizes! I wonder how many yards of yarn that equals................................ Check back here tomorrow for the link to the post so you can win win win !!!!!!!!!


Here is their day one giveaway!