Arizona – Part Seven

Welcome back to part seven!

We are almost at the end! Hello Apache Tears

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Arizona Part One

Its ready! Arizona Part one is up and ready for you. Its finally time to get your packs out and start hooking.

Happy Friday Pippinettes

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Yarn Adventures – New to the New Year

Welcome 2018! I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it, I know.. I know I want you… I want you 🙂

I wanted to start the new year off with new yarn adventures.. and my 1st adventure is (drum roll please)… Hand Dyed Yarn! Okay so this may seem like a old adventure to you but to me its a new one..

1. I have never brought yarn in a hank (shocking I know)
2. I have never used Merino Yarn (please forgive me yarn gods)
3. I have never used hand dyed yarn (I’ve lived a dull life)

So 3 new adventures for me… I was so excited to receive my little bundle of joy, it was like the yarn fairies had sprinkled magic upon my doorstep.

Hank

I unwrapped my precious with care. My first thought was “wow merino is sooooo soft” its like a soft, cuddly spring cloud. The colors were prefect and true to the description.

Colorway
“If its the Beaches – Sand that lightens towards the middle to cream then a soft turquoise that darkens”

Then it dawned on me… its a hank.. were do I start.. wheres the beginning and end..

I dashed of to YouTube and searched – How to unwind a hank.. and watched the 1st video that came up.

I released the breath I didn’t realized I was holding and relaxed.. Doesn’t look that hard!

So here goes..

I did as instructed in the video ..

Layed out hank
I decide to cake my bundle of joy so I would have access to both ends… I dont have a swift so I had to make do..

On the winder Hank
Now skip past the part where I got myself in a terrible tangle ….

and ta dah I had my cake….

caked hank
Phew.. I was ready to start, but what.. This was a bit of a dilemma for me, I refused to cut the yarn to control the color change. (which is very hard for me).  I had 230 yard to play with, the most common project would be a scarf so I tried that and frogged.. Then I thought I would showcase the colors with a mandala.. then I forgged that too.. Then I put it away for another day… thats when the light bulb went off….

Whalla… my iPad Cozy

As you can see the gradient yarn color worked up beautifully. The full pattern for my iPad & iPad Mini Cozy can be found here. <iPad Cozy>

If your wondering about the yarn here are the details. Check her other colorways.. now swoon 🙂

Yarn MErino
Wendy’s Wonders 127 (South Carolina)
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/WendysWonders127

 

Hope you enjoyed my yarn adventure.. what will be my February’s advanture… stay tuned

Love Pippin xoxoxo

 

iPad Cozy Pattern

 

Materials
Yarn: Any DK  – 230 Yards/210 Meters (less for an iPad Mini)
Hook: 4mm
Pattern written in US terms
Size: iPad & iPad Mini (but pattern is easily convertible for Laptops
Stitches use:
ch – Chain
dc – Double Crochet
hhdc – Herringbone Half Double
Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through stitch and 1st loop on hook.
Yarn over, pull through last 2 loops on hook.
rsc – Reverse Single Crochet (aka Crab Stitch )
Work a single crochet opposite direction (left to right)

Chain 64 iPad – 48 (iPad Mini), Join to 1st chain to create a loop

Round One
Ch3 counts as 1st dc, dc in each chain to end, join to 1st dc
= 64 dc (48 dc)

Round Two
Ch3 counts as 1st dc, dc in each stitch to end, join to 1st dc
= 64 dc (48 dc)

Cozy BlackRound 3 – 34 / (3 – 27 iPad mini)
Work in continuous rounds, placing a stitch maker to mark the beginning stitch
hhdc in each stitch around. until you have 34 (27) rounds.

Round 35 (28)
Make a rsc (crab st) in each stitch around.
fasten off, sew in ends

Cozy Button

Sew along bottom edge
Sew button to upper center. To make fastening loop, Attach yarn to center back panel and chain about 25 chains, loop around button to make sure your length is okay, then make a slip st to the stitch next to where you attached the beginning chain.

 

 

Cozy 4Pocket
Row One
Ch 13, sc in the 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain to end, turn
= 12 sc

Row 2 – 14
ch1, sc in each st to end, turn

Repeat row 2 until you have 14 rows. Fasten leaving a long tail for sewing. Place pocket on cozy and sew around the 3 edges.

Cozy Hearts
Hearts

Make a magic loop, Ch3
Into the loop make the following
3 tr, ch1,
3dc, ch1
1 tr, ch1
3dc, ch1
3 tr, slip st to magic loop
Sew onto you cozy

 

10 Steps Light Catcher – New Beginnings

Are you ready for the new year!

New beginnings light catcher is my representation of the coming New Year.

Around comes a new year, with new dreams and hopes.

This light catcher is very simple and quick to make, the only stitches used are single crochet, double crochet and chains. It took me less then a couple of hours to finish! There are only 10 steps!

Here’s what you will need

63mm Hook
4ply yarn.
I used YarnArt Begonia which I found on Etsy, its a mercerized 4ply cotton. But you can use any 4ply cotton.
6″ Metal Hoop.
I used Darice Gold Tone Metal Macrame Ring 6` which can be found in a number if craft stores or online.
An assortment of beads.

<<<<CLICK HERE FOR PATTERN>>>>

 

Love Pippin

Oh Baby!!

Its done! Its Complete! The “Oh baby” Blanket is a series of soft and tactile squares which makes for a great baby play mat or tummy time blanket. Designed to bring color and fun to little fingers.

Bright pastels in a magical array of rainbow colors against as smoothing cream back drop, makes this a special blanket for a special baby.

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I used Stylecrafts Special DK in the following colors

1 x Pale Rose
1 x Clematis
1 x Apricot
1 x Lemon
1 x Spring Green
1 x Cloud Blue
1 x Parma Violet
2 x Cream

Starter Packs are available at

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All squares are the small size (10″) and the finishing stitch count on each square are the same for easy construction.

You can play with any layout!

A single crochet join on the front side gives that extra touch of texture

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Which is also replicated in the beginning round of the border, and finished off with a fun Pom Pom edging.

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You can find individual square patterns or the complete pattern with different layout suggestions here

If you not already be sure to share your work over at the pippin crochet club

 

Love Pippin

The Raven Ombre Pack

The Raven
A queen wished her naughty daughter would turn into a raven and fly away, so she could have some peace, and her wish was instantly fulfilled. She flew away to a forest……..

Raven
I can relate to to this.. Though I wouldn’t wish my son to fly way, I do wish that he would fly away to his bedroom sometimes..

I recently decorated Lucian’s bedroom in shades of black, greys and a touch of red. But his room is missing one of mommy’s handmade creations so my next project will be for  him.

I haven’t quite decided on a pattern yet, I have a few ideas floating around. It has to be something masculine as my 9 year old would just simply refuse a blanket resembling anything “girly” .

I know if I use the colors in the pack as they are intended from light to dark and vice versa whatever pattern I choose would look stunning. So perhaps a ripple or a chevron, some thing with stripes.

I purchased the deluxe pack, with 2 balls of each of the colors i should have a good size throw for his bed. Packs can be purchased at loremar.co.uk

Do you have a Little Raven? What would be you choice of pattern?

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