Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blog Stalkers Issue 2



Here we are at the end of February. The Blog Stalkers have been battling the sickies within each of their homes. Resulting in being a little behind on stalking blogs. However, we have some goodies for you. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/blogstalkers
stephanie
"Hi there Stephanie here one of your friendly blog stalkers. So I am able to joke often about probably being America's worst cook. However I have found a blog that I love that is inspiring my inner cook (where ever that may be) I have a book mark list a mile long of recipes that I want to try from these amazing ladies. Have you tried any of their recipes? http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/
I'm a huge fan of It's Always Autumn! I love the variety of posts she writes, from holiday crafts to photography to food! After painting my home in preparation to attempt to sell, I kept all my pictures off the walls. I'm the type of person that love to have photos, art,
Crystalwording... anything that reminds me of the life I'm so grateful to have. So, this post by It's Always Autumn really caught my eye. I love how this instagram wall of photos looks and really want to do something like!
I also love that the photos can be changed easily. Swapping out photos is something I do regularly when my frames are up, but this would be easy! Check out her blog post to find out exactly how to accomplish this project by yourself!
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My blog post find this month is perfect for anyone running a home business. Fellow crochet designer, Thomasina Designs helps us all out with some great advice on "Keeping Accounts." She includes instructions on setting up a spreadsheet to track of your money coming in and going out. Now is the perfect time to get your own income/expenses in order and see how your "really" doing.
Thank you for following us and looking forward to next months finds....
Until next month,
Stephanie, Lisa, & Crystal




Sunday, February 1, 2015

FREE Crochet Pattern ~ Sport My Pencil Case


This past fall I was invited to do a pattern for the Back to School edition for Too Yarn Cute. I felt it was time and I wanted to share it with all my fans. With it being Superbowl Sunday perhaps it was a coincidence.....the world my never know. Here is the free pattern  

Sport My Pencil Case





2 colors needed

Yarn Brands best to use:
Red Heart Soft OR
Caron Simply Soft

Gauge: per 2 inches
 8HDC BY 7 ROWS

Crochet Hook Sizes:
I

Special Notes
You will need 2 toilet paper rolls , yarn needle, and a button

Abbreviations:
CH - Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
SL ST – Slip Stitch
BLO -  Back Loop Only
SK ST – Skip Stitch




Magic Circle           
Round 1: SC 8 into Magic Circle
Round 2:                  2HDC in each(16)
Round 3:                  *2HDC, HDC* Repeat * 7 more times(24)
Round 4:                  BLO HDC  7, SK ST, BLO HDC 7, SK ST, BLO HDC 8, SL ST to join(22)
Round 5:                  HDC in each, SL ST to join (Joining with Color B) (22)
Round 6:                  HDC in each, SL ST to join (Joining with Color A) (22)
Round 7:                  BLO HDC in each, SL ST to join (Joining with Color B) (22)
Round 8:                  BLO HDC in each, SL ST to join (Joining with Color A) (22)
Round 9:                  BLO HDC in each, SL ST to join (22)
Round 10-22:          HDC in each, SL ST to join (22)

Top of case


Round 1: SC 8 into Magic Circle
Round 2:                  2HDC in each(16)
Round 3:                  *2HDC, HDC* Repeat * 7 more times(24)
Round 4:                  BLO HDC  7, SK ST, BLO HDC 7, SK ST, BLO HDC 8, SL ST to join(22)
Round 5:                  HDC in each, SL ST to join (Joining with Color B) (22)
Round 6:                  HDC in each, SL ST to join (Joining with Color A) (22)
Round 7:                  BLO HDC in each, SL ST to join (Joining with Color B) (22)
Round 8:                  BLO HDC in each, SL ST to join (Joining with Color A) (22)
Round 9:                  BLO HDC  10, CH6 BLO HDC 12, SL ST to join (22)


Label section
Ch 10
Row 1-3 HDC, CH 1 and turn.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew label to body of case.                



Sewing Section
The first thing you will want to do is embroider
the initials into the Label.

Attaching the label to the body of the case.
Sew your label on towards the side or the front of the case. Making sure that you sew your label on so that the edges are all secure.




Attaching your top to the body of the case

Flip both pieces inside out. Line up your 2 back seams.  Sew your 2 pieces together using the 5 stitches on both sides of the seam.  So that the back half of the top is attached to the body.

 










Weave in all your ends and turn it right side out again.  Also sew on your button at this point.


Using 2 toilet paper rolls to stabilize the case. Insert your first roll into the body of the case. The case will stretch a bit around the tube. Take the 2nd tube and cut it down size so that there is small tube section that will fit in the top of the case.




~Finish off and weave in your ends~

 







That’s it. You are all done. I hope you enjoy!!



This pattern has been tested but if you believe there may be a mistake, please contact me.
 I also offer assistance if you need it, feel free to contact me at smalltowndreamz@gmail.com



Happy Crafting