Thursday, December 15, 2011
I made this cupcake in time for a buddy's birthday but ended up belated delivery. I like the effect created by the half double crochet and quardruple crochet. I followed Teresa's tutorial for the frosty top. I used single stitch for the base.
MGC has her 1st Hope For Kids Training for 26 kids over 4 days and it was a great team work equipping these kids together. I appreciate each one of the trainers for their effort and time especially when this is just a week after the 4days' H4K workshop. I feel so encouraged and blessed by these partners and I made 20 pcs of this sunflower magnet to appreciate them.
May we continue the good work God started in us :)
These are for my two god-grandchildren. When they saw the set of angry birds I crocheted earlier on, they made their request. So after my busy schedules, I quickly make these two angry birds over these two days to give to them as Christmas gifts. This is the first year when none of our children will be back for Christmas. We thank God for a godson (kai-zai) and his family with whom we will be spending our Christmas with :)
This time I made the angry birds larger, as big as a tennis ball. I used double strand of the yarn. For the beak, white eye and belly patches I used only one strand. I am very pleased with the result.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sheerah asked me if I could help to make something to hold her key card to her key chain as the hole is broken. So I crocheted a pouch to hold the card and attached a hook to it so she can hang it to her bunch of keys.
I used AMINAH yarn. I crocheted chain stitches to attach a spectacles-button to close the opening. It was done in 1+ hour.
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
ss - slip stitch
fo - fasten off
sk st - skip stitch
Start off with 16 ch
Row 1: 3ch; dc in each ch; 3dc into last ch; Turn and dc into the other side of each ch; 2dc into last ch; ss into 3rd ch
Row 2-5: 3ch; dc into every st; ss into 3rd ch
Row 6-10: 3ch; 4dc; **1ch; sk st; dc; ** Repeat 4 times (5 spaces); dc into rest of the stitches; ss into 3rd ch
Row 11-15: 3ch; dc into each st; ss into 3rd ch
Note: Leave a space in the middle of one side of the last row for button hole, as shown in the picture above.
Loop to hold the hook:
6ch; put through the hook; attach the loop to next st; ss and fo.
Attach the yarn to middle of the other side of the last row to make 4ch; attach the button; 4ch; ss back to where the yarn is attached and fasten off.
NOTE: Please do not sell the pattern, you may sell the finished product, giving credit and linking it to the pattern creator. Thank you.