Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lightening Bracelet

You can make this with worsted weight and a 5 mm crochet hook or dk yarn and a smaller hook, for a smaller bracelet. You can even use bulky weight yarn and make it long enough for a belt- but you might want to use a little smaller hook than recommended on the yarn label so it is stiff-er like a belt.  I used a beautiful "house-blend" from Portland's Yarnia for this bracelet.

Chain 18

Row 1- 2 triple crochets (tc) in the 3rd chain from hook, and 2 double crochets (dc) in same chain. Turn.

Row 2-chain 2, in the last stitch from prev. row (double crochet) work 2 triple crochets, and 2 double crochets. Turn.

Row 3-and all remaining rows: repeat row 2 until you get the length you want and pull yarn thru, to secure.  

You can now make 15 chain stitches for ties at this end. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

See the stitches from the amazing Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting color- here's a link to the lace stitches that have been charted out so far: The Walker Treasury Project

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I think that the brick stitch would make a nice hat. Or if you live somewhere warm, maybe a dishcloth... Chain multiples of 4, plus 3 for a turning chain.

  Brick Stitch Pattern 

Make the foundation chain, and three extra chains to turn. Row 1. Work 3 D.C. in 4th ch. from hook. * Skip 3 ch., 1 S.C., 3 ch., and 3 D.C. in the next ch. Repeat from * across row, and end 1 S.C. Row 2. Ch. 3 and turn. Work 3 D.C. in the S.C. of previous row. * 1 S.C. in the space made by ch. 3 of previous row, ch. 3, and 3 D.C. in same ch. 3 of previous row. Repeat from * across row. End with 1 S.C. Repeat Row 2 throughout.