Showing posts with label Needlework. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Needlework. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Crochet Pencil Clown Holder


This cute little vintage clown hangs on the wall and holds a ruler, crayons, and pencils. Handy and decorative. The little ones will love him.
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Supplies:

  • crochet Hook Size G
  • plastic doll face (see below)
  • crayons, ruler and pencils
pom poms (or make your own)     
  • 4 ply yarn (scraps will do)
  • paper punch
  • hot glue gun
  • white spray paint
  • red and black Sharpies
Notes:
This is a good way to use leftovers in mix and match colors in any order that is pleasing to the eye. You will also need a 1/4 inch paper punch, and a hot glue gun.
You may prefer to use the cool melt glue sticks for this project.

Instructions

Clown Face

Concerning the plastic faces: this is a vintage pattern and, in the original version, you could buy the clown faces as well as the doll faces. The clown faces are no longer available, but you can still find the doll faces at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores. So you may either use the doll face or you may do as I have done and paint the doll face.


In the photo, you see the doll faces that are available, and the ones that I have painted. The painting is very simple. Spray the face first with white paint. Let dry and using red and black sharpies and redraw the new features on. The outlines of the face will make this easy to do. Punch a hole on each side of the face at the neck to attach the ruffled collar. and one hole on each side of the face at eye level to attach the hat and pom-poms.

Crochet

Ruler Cover: (Arms) Use your choice of color (blue in photo)
Row 1: ch 35, 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each st of ch across, ch 1, turn,. (34 sts)
Rows 2-12: 1 sc in each sc across, ch1, turn. (34 sts.) (no ch on row 12) Tie off leaving 18 inch yarn end. Sew piece together lengthwise, leaving ends open to hold the ruler.
Pants Back: Yellow in photo
Row 1: Hold ruler Cover flat and sl st, ch 1 between 12th and 13th sts of seam to attach yarn, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc between each of next 11 sts, ch 1, turn (12sts)
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: (every other row) 2sc in first st. 1sc in each of next 10 (12) (14) (16) sts, 2 sc in last st. ch 1, turn (14) (16) (18) (20) sts.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9: (every other row) 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (14) (16) (18) (20) sts.
Rows 10-12;: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of next 18 (20) (22) sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1 turn. (22) (24) (26) sts.
Rows 13-18: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (26) sts,
Rows 19-27: In first 2 sts work 2 sc together as 1, 1 sc in each of next 22 (20) (18) (16) (14) (12) (10) (8) (6) sts, in next 2 sts work 2sc together as 1ch 1, turn. (24) (22) (20) (18) (16) (14) (12) (10) (8)sts,
Rows 28-31: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8 sts) (No ch on Row 31). Tie off.
Pants Front: Orange in photo.
Row 1: Ch 17, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in eah of next 14 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (18 sts)
Row 2-26: Repeat Rows 7-31 of Pants back. Row 2 for front will be same as Row 7 for back. Row 3 for front will be same asRow 8 for back, etc.) Tie off at end of Row 26. Pockets (make 2) Yellow in photo.
Row 1: ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st of ch across, ch, turn (9 sts)
Rows 2-8: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (9 sts) (No ch on Row 8.) Tie off. Sew pockets on top of front piece, referring to photo for placement, leaving opening on top to insert crayons. Place front piece on top of back piece of pants and sl st or sew together, matching pieces at the "feet" and leaving opening on top to insert pencils.
Neck Ruffle: Orange in photo.
Row 1: ch 13. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st of ch across. ch 2, turn (12 sts)
Row 2: 3 sc in each sc across. ch 3, turn (33 sts)
Row 3: 3 trc (wrap yarn twice around hook and work off 2 wraps at a time) in each sc across. Ch 3, sl st. to base at beginning of previous row. Tie off leaving a few inches.
Straighten center of base of ruffle and squeeze a little of the cool melt glue onto the center. Attach it at this point to the center of the neck on the face piece. Tie a piece of yarn through the ruffle base near the holes in the neck and gently thread through the holes and tie, being careful not to break the plastic hole. Center the collar over the ruler cover (arms) and secure collar to arms by hot gluing or sewing.
Straps: Variegated pink, white, blue in photo (Make 2) ch 19, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each st of ch across. Sew or glue to pants referring to photo for placement.
Cap: Yellow in Photo
1st Row: ch 13. sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st of ch across. ch 1, turn (12sts)
2nd Row: In first 2 sc work together as 1 st (decrease), 1 sc in each st across to last 2 sts. Work last 2 sc together as 1 st (decrease). (10 sts)
Remaining rows: Continue to decrease 1st and last st in each row until only one st remains.
Assembly:Tie off. Position hat across forehead of clown, and tie the sides into the holes at eye level. Pull cap up on forehead, and tack to the top of the face with cool melt glue. (If using hot melt glue, squeeze a little onto the hat, wait a few moments before applying to the face. Refer to photo for position of cap.
Tie pom-poms in place as shown in photo. leave the ties on the tip of the hat a little long and tie again at the end for a hanger to hang your clown. You may need to add a touch of glue to the sides of the face.
By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

knit cable glove pattern


Men's & Women's Cable Gloves


Medium Size
Instructions are for men’s gloves, changes for women’s gloves are in parentheses.
MATERIALS: Men’s Gloves--Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Twin-Pak Knitting Worsted; or Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Twin-Pak Win-Knit, 4 ozs.
Women’s Gloves
--Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Win-Sport, 2 ozs.
“Boye” Sock Needles, 1 set Size 3.
“Boye” Crochet Hook, Size D (1).
GAUGE: Knitting Worsted--13 sts = 2 inches
Win-Sport--15 sts = 2 inches
RIGHT GLOVE--Cuff--Cast on 48 sts; place 16 sts on each of 3 needles, join. Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 3 ins. Mark end of round. Slip 2 sts from 2nd needle to first needle.
Hand--Round 1--K 4, p 1, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, k 4, p 1--20 sts on first needle; k 6, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts for thumb gore, k 6--16 sts on 2nd needle; k 16 sts of 3rd needle; 52 sts.
Round 2--* K 4, p 1; repeat from * 3 times, k to end of round.
Round 3--* K 4, p 1; repeat from * 3 times; k 6, inc. 1 st in next st, k 2, inc. 1 st in next st for thumb gore, k 6--18 sts on 2nd needle; k 16; 54 sts. Work 2 rounds same as round 2.
Round 6--Cable twist--K 4, p 1, * slip next 2 sts to crochet hook, hold in back of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from hook, p 1; repeat from * twice; k 6, inc. 1 st in next st, k 4, inc. 1 st in next st; k to end; 56 sts. Continue pat. repeating cable twist every 6th round, increasing 1 st each side of thumb gore every 3rd round 5 times more, having 2 sts more between incs. after each successive inc. round; 30 sts on 2nd needle; 66 sts in round. Work 1 round even.
Next round--Work 27 sts; slip next 17 sts to thread for thumb--sts between thumb increases; cast on 5 sts, k to end of round; 54 sts. Work even until 5 (4) ins. above cuff, end with cable twist round.
Work to within 9 sts of end of round, slip next 14 sts to thread for 4th finger, cast on 2 sts; 42 sts; mark end of round. Place 14 sts on each of 3 needles. Work 4 rounds. Discontinue cable pat.
First Finger--K 14, slip to thread; k next 14 sts for first finger; slip remaining 14 sts to thread; cast on 4 sts. Divide these 18 sts on 3 needles, join. K around for 2 ¾ (2 ½) ins. or about ½ in. less than desired length.
† Dec. round--* K 2 tog., k 1; repeat from * 5 times; 12 sts. K 1 round. K 2 tog. 6 times. Break yarn; draw end through remaining 6 sts. Fasten end securely.†
Second Finger--Slip 6 sts of palm and 7 sts of back of hand to 2 needles. Pick up and k 4 sts on cast-on sts of first finger; k sts of next needle, cast on 3 sts; 20 sts. Divide on 3 needles, join. K around for 3 (2 ¾) ins. or ½ in. less than desired length.
Dec. round--K 2 tog., k 8, k 2 tog., k 8; 18 sts. Repeat between †’s of first finger.
Third Finger--Slip remaining 15 sts to needles, pick up and k 3 sts on 3 cast-on sts; 18 sts. Divide on 3 needles. Work same as first finger.
Fourth Finger--Slip 14 sts from thread to needles, pick up and k 2 sts on 2 cast-on sts; 16 sts. Divide on 3 needles, join. K around for 2 (1 ¾) ins.
Dec. round--* K 2 tog., k 2; repeat from * 3 times; 12 sts. Finish as for first finger.
Thumb--Slip 17 sts from thread to needles, pick up and k 5 sts on 5 cast-on sts; 22 sts. Divide on 3 needles. * K 2 rounds. On next round, dec. 1 st at center of 5 cast-on sts. Repeat from * once; 20 sts. K around until 2 ¼ (2) ins. from cast-on sts or ½ ins. less than desired length. Finish same as 2nd finger.
LEFT GLOVE--Work cuff same as right cuff for 3 ins.
Hand--Round 1--K 14, slip next 2 sts to 2nd needle; k 9, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts for thumb, k 3; slip next 4 sts to 3rd needle; k 4, p 1, * k 3, inc. 1 st in next st; repeat from * once, k 4, p 1; slip remaining 2 sts to first needle; mark end of round; 52 sts; 16 sts of palm on first needle; 16 sts on 2nd; 20 sts of back of hand on 3rd needle.
Round 2--K 36, p 1, * k 4, p 1; repeat from * twice.
Round 3--K 16 of first needle, k 9; inc. 1 st in next st, k 2, inc. 1 st in next st for thumb gore; k 3; * k 4, p 1; repeat from * 3 times; 54 sts. Work to correspond to right glove until thumb incs. are completed; 66 sts. Work 1 round even.
Next round--K 26, slip next 17 sts to thread for thumb, cast on 5 sts, finish round; 54 sts. Work even until 5 (4) ins. above cuff, end with cable twist round.
Work to within 1 st of end of round, slip next 14 sts to a thread for 4th finger, mark end of round. Cast on 2 sts, work 4 rounds on 42 sts. This completes cable pat. Finish to correspond to right glove. Steam.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Traveling For Quilts

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Knit Pattern final Instructions for 752 cover




The first part of this can be found under needlework  1934 Dress pattern
published a few days ago