Monday, May 30, 2005

Other Stuff - Food...

My favorite topic to search in the internet is about foods. There are a lot of food-related sites with all the recipes one can imagine. But I am more concerned with the main food ingredients, the source of our nutrition. I do believe that what we eat is of primary importance to our health. For many of us, we don't take it seriously until we have medical problems. Having been diagnosed with digestive disorders myself, I searched the internet for cures and remedies. I came upon this site on health. There's no advertising here, only useful information. Its up to us to discover its value in our quest for health.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Baby Mittens - Free Pattern

I'm following up my post of my own design baby hat with my own design baby mitten.

Cannon crochet cotton size 8, 1 ball white (main color) and scraps of pink (contrasting color)
Crochet hook size: 2.00mm
Gauge: 8 sts and 4 dc rows = 1 inch

Start with main color, chain 13. (ch 3 counts as 1st dc of each round.)
Rnd 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of the following 8 ch. 5 dc in the last ch, turning to the other side of the foundation ch. dc in the next 8 ch, 2 dc in the last ch. sl st to the first dc.
Rnd 2: ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc,dc in the next dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in the next 8 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc. sl st to join round.
Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc,dc in the next dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in the next 8 dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc. sl st to join round.
Rnds 4-12: ch 3, dc in each dc around, join. (50 dcs)
Rnd 13: ch 1, sc in the same stitch. (ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next stitch) around.
Rnd 14: ch 3, 2 dc in each ch 1 space around. Do not join. ch 3, turn.
Rnd 15: dc in each dc. turn.
Rnd 16 (edging): ch 2, dc in same st, (skip 2 st, sl st, ch 2, dc in the next st) to the end of round. Fasten off and weave in end.
Ties (make 2): With contrasting color, ch 85. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Flower embellishment (make 2): With white, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. Change to pink, (ch 2, 3dc, ch 2, sl st in the same sc) sl st to the next sc, repeat ( ), making 6 petals. Fasten off and attach to mittens. Weave ties through rnd 13.
Balloons : With any color, leaving a 6” tail for sewing, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join, work continuously around: 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in the next sc, sc and hdc in the next sc, sl st in next sc. Ch 1, turn, sl st on the next st. Ch 7, or more for the string. Fasten off.

Appliques for Baby Items - my free pattern

Baby Mittens - free pattern (not mine)

More Baby crochet projects

More projects with cotton threads

All my designs in one page - thanks to Ravelry!

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Friday, May 20, 2005

More pics to come...

Using my own pattern and with mercerized cotton thread and 2.00mm hook I created this baby hat size 3-6 mos. I have a free pattern for matching mittens here.
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Update: Baby Hat Pattern

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Mani di fata shawl and cloche trendy

I just finished making a triangular shawl and I think its quite beautiful. I'm grateful that there are lots of nice free patterns out there and I'm excited about the latest site I have discovered, I think it originated in Italy. Check this out: They have a free pattern for a cloche hat in white. I tried out the pattern, couldn't make it exactly the same, I guess some part of the instructions got lost in the translation. I did come up with a similar hat and my sister just got it for a friend, and I wasnt able to take a picture of it. So I'm hoping to make another one to show off soon.

what to expect?

Now I'm able to post my pictures, great! I'll be able to update anytime. My old website has not been updated since I dont know how to, so I hope to use this blog for my current projects.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

What is a blog?

Hello! I'm trying to create my own blogspot, though I dont really know how this works, I'll figure it out as I go along. Nothing to lose, its free, and I think it'll look like I'm so smart at using the computer...hehe...
So now I'm thinking, this is like a diary and I'm going to have to do it right coz its going to be read by anyone interested (and hoping some people will be).
I'm going to start by dedicating this blogspot to my very few friends and fans of my crochet work (the women in my life). You know who you are...