Thursday, December 29, 2011
Oh! By the way I'm gonna visit my grandparents on the second so I won't be blogging much until I get back on the 6th. But I'll blog a lot until then...so.....see ya later!
Monday, December 26, 2011
This is the blanket my momma started but never finished. I found it one day and started working on it.
And heres the blanket I made for the lady's grandson! This was a few days before it was finished.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I've got other blankets that I'm working on to show you. I just have to get them out of the closet of doom....
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Underneath that is a link to this blog. Oh and my profile picture is a cat curled up in a booster seat laying his head on a toilet paper roll. Cute huh???
Thats about it. Next time I'll show you that blanket I'm making. Its HUGE!!!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sorry some of the pictures are so blurry. I don't know why they are. Maybe cause I was zoomed in all the way and I was right up close to them when I took the pictures.
Well anyways, hopefuly today I'll sell 'em all. I'm so sick of them layin' around!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Hello! Its me, Olivia! The creater of this blog! Well, here are the projects I've been working on.
Can you guess what this is?
Its a blanket! I'm making it for a lady's grandson. I went to see if she wanted to buy some coasters and she said she was more interested in blankets. I went out and bought some blue yarn and now I'm almost halfway done!
This is a hat I'm making for myself. Its very cozy and warm!
Here is a blanket my friend started and never finished. She gave it to me and I've been working on it.
That's about all the projects I'm working on now. In the next post I'll show you those coasters I've been telling you about.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
This is my brother Kellen on the left and my cousin Jacob.
And here is my sister B'Elanna!! I can't post a picture of myself right now because I just realized that when I put the pictures I took on my camera into the computer I hadn't taken a picture of me yet and it takes a minute so you'll see me tomorrow. Then you'll see the projects I'm working on!!! I'm so glad I got my camera!!!
See ya'll later!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Please visit these everyday and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace.
P.S. sorry its taking so long with the hat pattern. I'm working on it but writing a pattern is hard.
Friday, November 18, 2011
And me and my friends like to hang out outside. We ride our scooters and bikes all over the neighborhood.
And there are the chores to do. I have to either load and unload the dishwasher or wash clothes everyday.
But you don't want to hear my exuses do you? You want to hear what I've been doing. Crocheting a little today, hanging out with friends, surfing the internet, and thats about it. Well and the chores I do but those don't really count cause they take about five minutes.
I guess thats all I have to say. Oh! Another thing, I'll post a hat pattern soon. If you can hold out until Monday so I can get a few of my projects done then I'll see about it.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
I think when my friends come over today I'll tell them to come back tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
You know, instead of crocheting coasters and donating the money. Since I'm going to be making big things like blankets and mats most of the money will be for yarn. I was planning on keeping only a little anyway.
Oh! Did I ever say that the other day I went out and sold my coasters? Well, I did. I made twenty something dollars too!
Wow my hands are tired! Well, I'll post more tomorow. Oh and be sure to comment saying how you like my blogs.
Keep on crocheting! Have fun! See ya later! Well, no I won't! Bye now!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Also, I noticed that you thought the patterns are a little hard. I'll try to make then simpler. It might be awhile before that happens though.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Anyway, I've only almost finished the first pocket. I might post the pattern for the purse later but it's kind of complicated so I don't know if I'd be able to write it. I could post the pattern for the pocket though, it would make a good clutch bag if it was a little bigger.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Yo = yarn over (wrap the yarn around the hook)
Ch = chain
St or sts = stitch or stitches
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Tc = triple crochet
Dec = decrease
Inc = increase
I think that's about it. If you want to know any more abbreviations I haven't listed please comment.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I'll post the first pattern next. I bet you're exited! I know I am!
If you want to know more about hook sizes go here.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Once you figure that out you start crocheting. Make however many stitches will fit on the circle or just crochet in the Chain Stitches. When you get to the first stitch you made put the hook through both loops of the first one, wrap the yarn around the hook and pull it through all of the loops on your hook. Chain one and turn. Now if you want the circle to be flat make two stitches in every stitch all the way around. If you want it to be bowl shaped like for a hat or bowl only increase in every other stitch of every other row.
Practice Crocheting in the Round. Look for How to Change Colors in Crochet.
Put your hook through one of the loops right next to the end you want to Weave in. Wrap the end around the hook and pull it through. Keep on doing this. Then when you have a tiny little bit of yarn you put the hook through the stitch and pull the last bit of the end through. You might need to use a size smaller hook than you used to crochet the piece to make it go through the stitch.
Practice Weaving in ends. I'll post How to Crochet in the Round next.
Ok, here's how to Decrease. I'll teach you how to do it in Single Crochet and you can figure out how with any other stitch.
Crochet back and forth for a few rows. Now put the hook in both loops and pull up a loop. Then instead of wrapping the yarn around the hook and pulling it through you go in the next two loops and pull up another loop. Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull it through all three loops on the hook. You have Decreased one stitch. Practice Decreasing.
Here's how to Increase. Crochet back and forth a couple of rows. Now to Increase. All you have to do to add a stitch is to do two Single Crochet Stitches in both loops. You have added -Increased- one stitch. Practice Increasing and Decreasing. Look for my next post on How to Weave in Ends.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Practice Triple Crochet. I'll post How to Increase and Decrease next.
Practice it and look for my next post on How to do Triple Crochet.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
There are two loops on top of your first row of Single Crochet. When you make your next row of Single Crochet you put the hook through BOTH loops. If you only put it through one loop all across the row you will have a line running through it.
Practice the Single Crochet Stitch. I will post How to do Double Crochet soon.
Monday, June 20, 2011
First, make a slip knot. Cross the end of the yarn over itself to make a loop. Put the end behind the loop and pull it through, but not all the way. Now tighten it and you have a loop. Put the loop on your hook and tighten it, not too tight though. It should be able to slide on the hook easily.
Decide how you're going to hold your hook. You can hold it like a pencil or whatever's comfortable for you.
Time to learn the first stitch, The Chain Stitch. If you hold the hook in your left hand hold the yarn in your right hand, or the other way around. Weave the yarn inbetween your fingers however its comfortable. Once you figure all that out its time to start crocheting.
Wrap the yarn around the back of the hook and pull it through the loop on your hook. You may need to loosen that slip knot. You have made one Chain Stitch.
Never count the loop on your hook, only the loops behind that one.
Practice the chain stitch and making the slip knot. I'll post How to do Single Crochet next.
My Nan taught me to crochet when I was nine years old. I just love sitting with her talking and crocheting.
I like to crochet because its fun, easy, and you can make gifts instead of buying them. Its a fun thing to do while traveling, or sitting in front of the tv.
You can make pretty much anything. All you need is a crochet hook, yarn, sissors, and a bag for it all.
So, do you want to learn how to crochet? I will post How to do The Chain Stitch soon.