Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lidsville help

I thought I post a blog about the Lidsville hat about some of the assembly directions. Some are having problems and I totally realize that it is awkwardly worded. Basically you just slip stitch all the sides of each piece together. So if you put all the "Back" pieces together in a row slip stitch each touching side. Those pieces crochet together will pinch the top so that it folds over. The "Top" piece will be slip stitched to the "Back" pieces from the ninth row of one "Back" piece to the ninth row of the other "Back" piece on the other side, slip stitching evenly across counting the four tips of the back piece as one stitch. The "Side" pieces will be slip stitched to the "Back" piece and "Top" piece. With the angled edge facing the "Top" piece slip stitch the "Side" on starting from the first row of one of the "Back" pieces continuing down the edges of the "Top" and "Side" piece to the end. Finally the really weird part, the brim, if you are just using plastic canvas follow Brim A if you are using a rounded hard plastic piece from a hat follow Brim B.

The Brim is slip stitched on to the "Top" piece and along the bottom edges of the "Side" pieces. You will be slip stitching along the front of the brim. Turn the unfinished hat inside out and starting at about half of the "Side" piece slip stitch the Brim along the bottom edge of the "Side" piece and continue along the edge of the "Top" piece then continue along the edge of the "Side" piece until you reach the end of the brim. This will keep your slip stitches hidden.

You will basically be doing the same work just make sure you hold the brim so it curves away from you not towards you, so the brim is right-side up when you turn it right-side out.

then you might want to do a single crochet around the bottom of the "Back" piece and the "Side" pieces and slip stitching along the inside curve of the brim.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Yeah my grrlfriend saw an angel! I don't know about that. I like it I suppose. I really like the scarf grenade or not! This is actually the first scarf I've ever made for myself and only the fourth scarf I've ever made.

basic basketweave stitch pattern

duck and cover

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Pirate and his crochet

I've had this up on my Etsy shop Pirate Crochet for a few weeks, so I thought I better add it to my blog!

I am calling this one the Pirate; it's the first of the product line so it gets the signature name. It's based off all those really popular hats you see all the young skater kids wearing, a beanie with a visor! But these have extra coolness points cause I hand made them, and they're crocheted! Also these are made out of a nice wool yarn instead of acrylic yarn. I am going to make a few more and add them to my Etsy shop, hopefully they'll catch on. Along with that I have also come up with a few other crochet hat ideas that I am currently working on. Next time your head is a freezin' think of me and I'll hook you up with something awesome.