Saturday, September 9, 2017

1-2-3 Beautiful Scarf - Crochet Pattern Review

Remember this 1-2-3 Beautiful Scarf from the July Granny-Spiration Challenge? Jenny was kind enough to allow us a chance to win a copy of the crochet pattern, and I was given the opportunity to review the pattern! Something I enjoy very much.

And I have a surprise for you! Jenny is offering EyeLoveKnots readers a chance to buy this PDF at 50% OFF! The promotion ends October 9th, so plenty of time to get your copy! Just use the code "review" at checkout, or go through my special link to Jenny's Ravelry page to automatically generate the code in the page.

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Materials:
     - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used less than one skein of Yarn Bee's Soft & Sleek Yarn in the Burgundy colorway
     - N15/10mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - 1-2-3 Beautiful Scarf, Paid Crochet Pattern from Crochet is the Way

Material Notes:
     In the original design, Jenny used Caron's Simply Soft.

Yardage required varies greatly depending on the desired length. With one skein, you can get quite a bit accomplished.

Yarn Review: This was my first time using Yarn Bee's Soft & Sleek Yarn. I found it on the end shelf of the yarn aisle. The beautiful colors and true soft and sleek look of the yarn pulled me in. I grabbed a skein, and like many others, rubbed it on my cheek. That's all it took! I put it in my basket, and knew it'd be perfect for this 1-2-3 Beautiful Scarf. It is a nice, solid acrylic yarn strand, and so soft! I didn't have any issues with splitting or fuzzy halo while working my scarf, and with the "low pill fiber" as stated on the label, this should be a great yarn to use in hats, scarfs, sweaters, blankets and other projects that will see a lot of wear, and machine washing and drying. Can't wait to try this yarn on some other projects!

Time Spent:
     I completed my scarf in about an hour, and 45 minutes.

Measurements:
     3.25" Wide at Widest Point (2.5" Wide at Smallest Point) by 73" in Length

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Pattern Notes:
     I found it a tad bit difficult to predict how large my scarf would be. It would take quite a bit of guess and check, though, no matter the length, the scarf is absolutely beautiful.

When I went to my first odd row, and read, "top-left bar", I was a little confused at first. My tip is to think of it as "back of the 1st chain", and then with the half double crochet that follows, you will be finishing it from the position you are in.

Also, make sure to work the even cluster stitch into a space, and not a previous stitch.

I worked 37 rows, and was measuring 52" in length, which grew to 73" by the end. I found the difference from Round 1, and 2 was 2", so the greatest variance was from the beginning rows.

While working the first round, I found the first end was cupping so I worked (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) here, and worked (4 dc, ch 1) at the end before joining. In round two, I worked my ends the same way.
I worked a similar scarf before that I scrapped because although a gorgeous, fun and unique pattern, the shell pattern does not lay flat when worn. If pressed, the fabric lays flat - as seen in the photo on the right, so it isn't a matter of increasing in shells, but naturally hanging, the sides cup forward - as seen in either photo. I suppose the bigger question is, how long with the pressed fabric last, that I do not know. 
I feel, if you are okay with the ruffle look, then it's great, but if you really want the shells to lay flat, you would have to sewing a lining onto the back. Alternatively, you can wear it pulled through, as seen above, and it would hold a lot better, and be warmer around your neck like wear a cowl. 

I will leave you with these beautiful shells, and the awesome texture. I think the center bobble created by the beginning rows, and one side of the shells could make a neat ruffle border for a baby girls blanket. You would need to work the beginning rows into the edge of a finished blanket, and then work the shells around. If anyone tries this, please share your work! 

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Granny's Stashbusting Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern

Yay! This is the ninth post of the year for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge! I am so excited to see what everyone has been working on, especially you! At the end of this post, you will find the information for this month's giveaway, and link up.

This month, I am sharing a fun tissue box cover. I wanted to share this one last month, but I couldn't get around to working it up in time to share, so I saved it for this month. This is a great project to work up as a teacher gift, or to decorate your desk if you work in an office, or as I have used it, in my bathroom (even though it doesn't match my current color scheme).
From Your Hosts: Granny Square Tank & Happily Hooked Magazine Issue #40 from EyeLoveKnots (that's me!), Open Center Afghan (Crochet Inspiration with Links) from Rhelena, Another Upcycled Shopping Bag (Crochet Inspiration) from Mariam's Creations, Cross Burst Granny (Free Crochet Pattern) from Crochet is the Way, Teddybear Blanket (Crochet Inspiration) from Hakelfieber Austria and Granny Square Summer Top (Crochet Inspiration) from Atelier Marie-Lucienne.
Please make sure to stop by our other co-host and see what they've been working on too. In the image above, you'll find their projects (and mine) from last month's challenge.

Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Sandra from Hakelfieber Austria (in German)
Jenny from Crochet is the Way
Rhelena from Crochet n Crafts
Mariam from Mariam's Creations: Recycle and Create

Materials:
     - Scraps of Lightweight #3 Yarn - I used Baby Bee's Sweet Delight in Toy Elephant [Gray], Naked [Cream], Baby Sage and Chocolate [Brown]
     - G6/4mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Anne Geddes Baby Yarn, I Love This Sport Weight Yarn

*I suggest going up to a 4.5mm crochet hook - see Pattern Notes below.

Time Spent:
     I worked my cover over two days, for a total of about 3 hours, 45 minutes.

Measurements:
     Fits a Kleenex box that measures 4.25" Wide by 5.13" Tall on one pair of sides, 4.38" Wide by 5" Tall on the other pair of sides and 17.25" in circumference with a 4.38" wide top.

Gauge:
     1st Square = 1.38" (or 1 3/8")

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     HDC - Half Double Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet

Pattern Notes:
Beginning chain counts towards final stitch count, except in half double crochet rounds.

Normally, I work the final chain as a chain 2 to keep a more even square with future rounds. Being that this is only worked in one round, the chain 3 is intentional.

Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain.

The squares are joined using the Join-As-You-Go (JAYG) Method, and are found at the points following "from behind" throughout the pattern. The single crochet takes the place of the center chain in the chain three corner of the square.

To custom make a tissue box cover, work a strip of granny squares about two and a half to three inches smaller than desired circumference. 
After completing my cover, I think I'd work another in the same manner, but one hook size up. The yarn stretched just fine to cover my box, but I think it would cover easier with less stressed joins if done with one hook size larger.
This pattern has 70 ends...::sighs::...A thing that could make this a long time resident in a WIPs bin. I highly suggest weaving in ends as you go - I did so at the end of each round.

As far as color goes, I used four. In the following rounds, I shifted my colors over by one square so they would be in a diagonal. This would look great in one solid color, two colors, three colors, six colors or even 12 colors!

Pattern:

Round 1, 1st Square:
Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 3, (3 DC into the ring, chain 3) 3x. Join, and Fasten Off. (12 DC)

Round 1, 2nd - 11th Squares:
Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the chain 3 space of the previous square. Chain 1, 3 DC into the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the next corner of the previous square, chain 1. (3 DC into the ring, chain 3) 2x. Join, and Fasten Off.

Round 1, 12th Square - Here you'll join to the 1st square:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, (chain 1. From behind, SC into the chain 3 space of the previous square, chain 1, 3 DC into the current square) 3x, chain 1. From behind, SC into the chain 3 space of the previous square, chain 1. Join, and Fasten Off.

You will now have a stripe that's joined. Each of the next rounds will be worked in the same manner with the 1st square being worked into any right corner of any square from the previous round, and working to the left around.
Rounds 2 - 4, Square 1: 
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the previous row, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the next join of the previous row, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring, (chain 3, 3 DC into the ring) 2x. Join, and Fasten off.

Rounds 2 - 4, Squares 2 - 11:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the bottom corner of the previous square, (chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the previous row) 2x, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 3. Join, and Fasten Off.

Rounds 2 - 4, Square 12:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the bottom corner of the previous square, (chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the previous row) 2x, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the corner of the 1st square from this round, chain 1. Join, and Fasten Off.
Before beginning the top, I rotated the piece to work along the top edge of Round 1. Corners will be formed in the top, and four less squares will be worked.
 Top, Square 1:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the bottom corner of the previous row, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the next join of the previous row, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring, chain 3, 3 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the previous rows previous square to form a corner, chain 1. Join, and Fasten Off.

Top, Square 2:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the chain 3 space of the previous square, (chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of previous row) 2x, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 3. Join, and Fasten Off.

Top, Square 3:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the chain 3 space of the previous square, (chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the previous row) 3x, chain 1. Join, and Fasten Off.

Top, Square 4: 
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the previous 2 squares from this top round, (chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of previous row) 2x, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 3. Join, and Fasten Off.

Top, Square 5 - 7: 
     Repeat Squares 3 - 4, ending on a Square 3.

Top, Square 8: 
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 2 DC into the ring, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the previous 2 squares from this top round, (chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the previous row) 2x, chain 1, 3 DC into the ring of the current square, chain 1. From behind, SC into the join of the 1st and 2nd squares, chain 1. Join, and Fasten Off.
Bottom Border - Make sure not to skip beginning chain 2 as a stitch in Round 1 of border:
     Attach yarn in any stitch, and chain 1. HDC into the 1st stitch, and in each DC, chain 1 space, and join around. Join. (72 HDC)

Round 2: Chain 1. HDC into the 2nd HDC, and each HDC around, making sure to end last stitch into the 1st stitch on the right side of the beginning chain 1. Join, and Fasten Off. (72 HDC)
Please feel free to make and sell your own Granny's Stashbusting Tissue Box Cover using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.


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The three most viewed projects from last month's challenge can be found in the image above. From left to right, top to bottom: Little Dots, Big Dots Infinity Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern from The Underground Crafter, Summer Shoulder Bag - Free Crochet Pattern from Anabelia's Handmade, and Granny Hexagon Crystal - Crochet Inspiration (with link to Paid Pattern) from Elealinda-Design.


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I Spy With my Little Eyes... A Baby Butterfly!

Have you ever seen a baby butterfly before?! I hadn't! I caught a glimpse of this little guy out of the corner of my eye as I returned to work from my lunch break. How you might ask? Well, if it flies around me, I stare it down to see if I should run or not. Hehe! I had to pull out my phone real quick so I could snap a picture before it flew off, and I was able to get two!
Up close, it looks just like a regular butterfly, just tiny! How adorable is that?!
And just like that! It was gone.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

August Thrift Store Finds - Style on a Budget

I don't know about you, but I love shopping at my local vintage and thrift shops, especially when I find great deals! I went shopping last week, and came across these tops. I checked the sleeves, necklines, bottom hemlines, armpits and for any staining throughout, and these passed the test. Five fun tops, and the damage was only $10! Score!

Top Left: Black and Gold #37 UCF Tee - Go Knights! 
     Growing up in Central Florida, the Knights have always been in everything I've heard throughout my time in school. I have attended lots of music concerts and performances, and a few math competitions (yes, I was a math-nerd) at UCF, and have several friends whom have gone to and graduated from here as well. This will be a great tee to sport this fall for the upcoming football season, and as for the #37? Well, I guess I will have to come up with a story for it. Hehe. 
By the way, have you seen my Crocheted Football Beanie? I worked it up to wear to a friend's Super Bowl Party two years ago, and have found it quite handy for football season, and even wore it to my niece's flag football game when she was in high school. You can click the link above if you are interested in purchasing one.

Top Medium: Olive Green Lace Up Blouse from Chico's - BRAND NEW! What?!
     This blouse is a great transition top from Summer into Fall with the Olive color. It's made of 100% cotton making it nice and lightweight - important for hot Florida weather - and it's so soft! This top is brand new with tags still attached. Retail is $36.95 - WOW! I really love the Y-Neckline here which features a small lace up design highlighted with silver colors tie ends and eyelets. One thing I found to be quite odd was that the top is noted as a size "0", but wears like a Medium size. I almost didn't pick it up because I saw "0".

I found a similar blouse on Amazon (shown above). This Short Sleeve Plunge Lace-Up French Terry Top from Shopglamla is available in sizes Small, Medium and Large, and in 7 colors. I will admit that the plunge is a little much, but with a cami underneath, it looks really comfy and lightweight.


Top Right: Orange Floral and Blue Embroidered Sleeveless Top from Talbot's
     The moment I saw this top, I knew it'd be a great Summer top! This sleeveless top features bright orange flowers and calm blue embroidery at the shoulders and down the neckline, as well as bits of blue throughout in the floral pattern. Bottom hem is rounded, which makes it think it would be really cute with a pair of lightweight leggings - like these Ultra Soft High Waisted Jersey Leggings from Joni Fashion? - and some cute small heels, or a pair of white capris and some cute sandals.

Bottom Left: Purple and Blue Abstract Tee from Simply Vera 
     A few things grabbed my attention about this top: 1.) Vera Wang!; 2.) The beautiful purple, blue and green abstract splatter pattern; 3.) The long hemline along the bottom of the top - it's about two inches or so. This top is made of 100% cotton making it nice and lightweight, and a great top to pair with some jeans for a casual, laidback day.

Bottom Right: Blue and Green Floral Tee from Charter Club 
     I just LOVE the floral pattern on this blouse! This top has a white background with blue, green and purple flowers throughout. This top is comprised of 100% Pima Cotton - so soft, and cool to wear! I am picturing this top being worn with a pair of white capris or shorts.

Though not a tee, I found this really pretty and fun Fit and Flare Summer Tank Dress from Zeagoo that features a small floral print and is olive green, but there are 6 other pattern designs available, and this dress is available in Small through Extra Large.


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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Whisperwind Doily-Inspired Rug - Crochet Pattern Review - Draiguna

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Last week, I received an email with the release of the free crochet pattern for the Whisperwind Doily. I loooovvveee the way doilies look! But... I hate blocking, and therefore doilies can't really be on my list if made in crochet thread unless I give in and start blocking. With this doily though, I decided that I wasn't going to let this one pass me by too. Instead, I worked it holding four strands of worsted weight yarn together, and turned the design into an accent rug, and it's lovely!

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Materials I Used:
     - 1092 Yards of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Four 3/4 Skeins - in the Aran colorway
     - P16/11.5mm Crochet Hook - I bought this Jumbo Plastic Crochet Hook Set, which included the P16 & a Q hook in one!
     - #18 Tapestry Needle
     - Whisperwind Doily, Free Crochet Pattern with Photo Tutorial from Draiguna

Material Notes:
     The options are quite open for this. I would stick with something heavy weight though. If going with four strands of worsted weight yarn as I have done, I would suggest Caron One Pound and Bernat Super Value as alternatives, however, you could also do Lily Sugar n Cream - I'd probably try 5 strands held together - or even two strands of a Super Bulky #6 Yarn - perhaps Wool Ease Thick n Quick, not Hometown USA.

Time Spent:
     I had my rug ready to go in three hours.
Measurements:
     From point to point, my rug measures 35" across.

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Pattern Notes:
     This pattern was so easy to read, follow and memorize, plus the photos to reference are a plus. I only have three little things about this pattern, otherwise, I would love to work up many in several colors, and experiment with other yarn weights to see what other kinds of projects can be created with this pattern.

Would you like to see anything specifically worked up using this pattern? I love your suggestions and feedback! Drop me a line below!

1.  In the Foundation Row, I worked the last chain as a chain 3 - similar to how I work my last chain of the foundation row of a granny square as a chain 2 instead of 3, because if not, the shape is off in this corner just for the first row.

2.  Round 8 ends as "...single crochet in the next space]..." but the last stitch should end at the chain 3 beforehand and join to the first single crochet, which takes the place of the last stitch.

3.  Round 9 states to end at the "**", but I found that I ended at the "2x" repeat, and then joined. Just follow along with the pattern, and it will come naturally.
And that's it! I highly recommend this pattern! The writing is awesome, and the pattern produces a lovely doily, or doily-inspired rug in this case.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Granny Square Tank Top & Happily Hooked Magazine Issue #40

Photo Courtesy of Happily Hooked Magazine.
Yay! This is the eighth post of the year for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge! I am so excited to see what everyone has been working on, especially you! At the end of this post, you will find the information for this month's giveaway, and link up.

This month, I am sharing with you my latest published design that can be found in Issue 40 of Happily Hooked Magazine - my Granny Square Tank! When I first saw the call for Lightweight designs, I knew I wanted to work up a top. I kind of still have an idea of a blouse based off this design, but when I was putting it together, it seemed to be a better fit for lightweight and lacy. Working with a yarn such as Modern Cotton DK, is an even better option for hot weather. I plan on ordering some to try out another tank more suitable for Florida.

Being that the tank top is made from a back and a front sewn together, it has more give than a top worked in the round. I designed this top one inch smaller in both pieces to finish with the 2" of negative ease noted, but there is more that can be given to make a more fitted top. By omitting one more round from each square, you can achieve this.
From Your Hosts: Big, Huge Afghan (Free Crochet Pattern) from Crochet is the Way, Owl Obsession Baby Blanket (Crochet Pattern Review) from Hakelfieber Austria, Granny Stitch Cowl (Crochet Inspiration) from RhelenaGranny Square Tank & Happily Hooked Magazine Issue #40 (Magazine Giveaway) from Me! EyeLoveKnots, Granny Square Piano Cover (Crochet Tutorial) from Mariam's Creations, and Granny Squares on Painted Canvas (Crochet Inspiration) from Atelier Marie-Lucienne.
Please make sure to stop by our other co-host and see what they've been working on too. In the image above, you'll find their projects (and mine) from last month's challenge.

Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Sandra from Hakelfieber Austria (in German)
Jenny from Crochet is the Way
Rhelena from Crochet n Crafts
Mariam from Mariam's Creations: Recycle and Create
My Granny Square Tank can be found in July 2017, Issue 40 of Happily Hooked Magazine. This issue features "a variety of patterns that use lightweight yarns".

To complete your own Granny Square Tank, you will need 754 - 1131 Yards of Baby Bee's Sweet Delight (Hobby Lobby) - I used the Baby Sage colorway - or any lightweight yarn, and an H8/5mm crochet hook. 

Issue 40 Also Features...

These Crochet Patterns:
     - Lacy Granny Shawl by Megan Hocking
     - Summer Cat by Shannen Chua
     - Rose Blossom Special by Rohn Strong
     - Lakeside Cardigan by Lee Sartori
     - Granny Square Tank by Alexandra Richards (that's me!)
     - Delicate Blossom Earrings by Natalia Johnson
     - Maribelle Newborn Bonnet & Wrap
     - Summer Daisy Barefoot Sandals
     - Gloria Shawl by Amber Millard
     - Apple Blossom Placemat by Red Heart

These Articles:
     - Stitch of the Month: Puff Stitch
     - Tip: How to Time Block Successfully by The Yarnpreneur Society
     - Inspiration: Friends in the Crochet Community by Lee Sartori
     - Crochet Heals: Pia Thadani
     - Artist Profile: Marty Jonas
     - Hooked on... Roundup
     - Red Heart Pattern Roundup

Photo is front cover of July 2017, Issue 40.
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The Creative Corner Link Up Party 08/13/17 - Curly Crafty Mom

This Month's Giveaway is sponsored by myself! One winner will be gifted through Ravelry the latest issue of the Happily Hooked Magazine - July 2017, Issue 40.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to all countries. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email notification, or another winner will be chosen. Myself, Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots, is responsible for prize fulfillment.
We only had one link up, other than our co-hosts. You'll see it above, and find it here: Scrap Granny Square Ottoman Cover - Crochet Inspiration from Ghemuletul Incalcit.


Now, Share Your Granny-Spiration Project With Us!

New Granny-Spiration Projects will be shared from your hosts the first Saturday of each month. Post times will vary. You will be able to link up from 12:00am EST on the first Saturday of the month, through midnight EST on the second Thursday from the start date - specific dates are on top of the Rafflecopter form - giving you almost two weeks to link up and enter the giveaway!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and GRANNY INSPIRED through use of regular granny square or solid granny square, granny stitch pattern or other afghan square in the form of a free pattern, pattern review, or inspiration piece. Not limited to crochet or knit.

Please make sure to link to your post, and not your home page. 

*If you don't have a blog, you can still share with us by creating a Free Flickr Account - powered by Yahoo. Add your projects there, and then come back here with the link for the project.


*Link ups cannot be to Etsy listings or Ravelry pages where patterns are sold. You can link to blog posts, Flickr or Facebook pages, Pins, etc that are directed towards it, but can't directly link to it. 

To be clearer though, Raverly pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That's per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!

Features may be chosen at the discretion of each host. By linking up, you give us permission to feature your item.