Thursday, April 26, 2012

Swimsuit Cover up - From a Beach Towel

I am going on a Cruise this Summer
and wanted to design a  swimsuit cover-up
for me to wear.

This is what I came up with.
Combining Crochet and
 a beach towel.
See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Swim suit cover  From a Beach Towel Crochet 
Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.
Skill- Super Easy

Materials :
Hook - J
Yarn Needle
30 X 63 inch Beach Towel ( child 16 X 26)
40 small wooden colorful beads
3 colors of Worsted Weight yarn - (C1, C2, C3)
I don't recommend cotton yarn, it get heave when wet

Stitches :
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Half Double Crochet ( hdc)
Blanket Stitch ( bl st)

You can use any size towel that you would like, to fit any size person.

R : 1 - With C1, Blanket Stitch across one 
of the long sides of the towel
How To Blanket Stitch Photo Tutorial
approx. 180 sts (child 62)
R : 2 - 1 sc in each bl st loop across towel, tie off.

R : 3 - With your yarn needle, Lace on to yarn all 40(child 30) of the beads, 
moving the beads forward, sc in the 1st 20 sts (10 child), *slide 1 bead down , 
sc in the next 4 sts, Repeat from * across top of towel till
 the beads are gone, then sc across the rest of the towel.

R : 4 - Change C2, 1 sc in the 1st st, *
sk next sc, 2 sc in the next st*, 

Repeat from * across row,  1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn

R : 5 - Repeat R : 4

R : 6 - Change to C3 , Repeat R - 4, When you reach the end
 of the row, corner of the towel, 
3 sc in the corner, sc down the side to the towel,
 turn and slip st back up to the corner.

R : 7 - Repeat R : 4, finishing off the other corner 
with scs to the edge of the towel, tie off.

Straps : make 2
With Green yarn, Ch 68(24 child)

R : 1 - starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch across, ch 2, turn.

R : 2 - 1 hdc in the space between each hdc, ch1, turn.

R : 3 - Change to pink or orange yarn, 1 sc in the 1st st,
* 2 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, Repeat from * across strap,
and tie off. Sew straps on each end of the Towel,
about 8 inches apart (5 child),  as seen in the picture.

R : 1 - With green yarn, ch 3, 10 hdc in the 2nd ch 
from the hook, join to form a circle

R : 2 - Change to the pink or orange yarn,
 *1 sc in the 1st st, ch 4 , 1 sc in the next st, 
Repeat from * 4 more times, join with a sl st.

R : 3 - *1 sc in the 1st sc, (6 dc, ch 1, 6 dc)
 in the ch 4 space , Repeat from * 4 more times
 for 5 petals, join and tie off.

With green yarn, Close the hole in the center
 of the flower, and sew on the buttons in the 
center of the flower, then sew on to the flap 
you want to be the front of your cover -up..

Let's Go To the Beach!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Mermaid Tears Bag

 is doing a
Crochet Along  using
The Mermaid Tears Bag

She also has the all The videos
linked on her blog,
which was a big help .
Here is my Take on the pattern.
I used Light peach "I Love This Yarn"
for the main colors.
 I used Chocolate Sparkle by "Red Heart"
for the Handles

"I Love This Yarn" in Cream for the Flower
And added a cute little peach button.

I Love How it turned out!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Flower Embellished Flip Flops

Fun With Flip Flops!
I Love These so much
 that I just had to share them!
I bought a pair of flip Flops From the Store
 for about $1.00.
Then I found 3 really bright colors of
Worsted Weight yarn
Orange, Pink and Green
My I Crochet hook and my Bright Beads.
See The Video On my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK:

Fun With Flip Flops Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Flip Flops
Crochet Hook - I
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4)
Beads, Buttons, Gems or what ever you want to add.
Yarn Needle

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Size: This pattern will work for any size flip flop, and most styles.

For The Flip Flops - 
Join Yarn around the strap, leaving a 10 inch tail to weave in the end.
sc up the strap working around the strap to the toe, then move to other side and sc down the 2nd strap, tie off. Weave in your ends. 
At Buttons, bows, ribbons, hearts or what ever type of embellishment you would like.
The amount of sc is up to you, 

At Buttons, bows, ribbons, hearts or 
whatever type of embellishment 
you would like.

Crochet Beaded Flip Flops-
Thread the yarn in the needle, while still connected to the ball or skein of yarn,
 put 12 or more beads on the yarn, depending on of Flip flop size.
Join yarn to flip flop strap, sc 6 times, 
Sc around the Flip Flops straps Using this pattern:
*3 sc, ch 1, push 1 bead forward, ch 1* Repeating from * to * for
 both of the straps, tie off when you reach the end of the 2nd strap.
End with 6 sc, tie off weave in your ends.

Make sure you have the same amount of beads
 on each side of the Flip flops.

R : 1 - With first color, Ch 3, 6sc in the send ch from the hook, join (6sc)

R : 2 - In each sc,  (1 sc, 3 dc ,1sc) for 6 petals.

R : 3 - Ch 2, attach to the center back of the first petal with a sl st,ch2,
repeat on the remaining 5 petal backs, join

R : 5 - In each ch 2 space, ( Ch2, 3 dc, ch2) for the 8 back petals,
 tie off, weave in your ends, and attach to top of the Flip Flop
 by sewing  with matching yarn.
See The Video For the Flower at 
The Flower is the same Flower we used for Our 
Shell Stitch Dog Collar! 


It is Flip Flops Season!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Metal Chain Crochet Dog Collar

I am always looking for new  things
 to crochet on and with...
And you know I love to design things for dogs..
So I came up with a cool idea..
To crochet A dog collar on a metal chain.

Metal Cahin Crochet Dog Collar Crochet Pattern
by Sara Sach
 Please add this crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Any Sport Weight Yarn
Hook - C
Chain - any kind with links large enough to get the c hook through
Chain clip or clasp
Your choice of button or embellishment

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's neck,
then measure your chain, cutting the length you need.

Begin by stitching 2 sc in the first link of the metal chain

then 2 sc in each link, being careful not to twist the links, or it will curl.
4 sc in the last chain link, then working down the opposite side of the chain,
 2 sc in each link, join to the first sc, and tie off weave in your ends.
Add a Clasp or hook to end of collar. Then embellish with a button or charm.

If you want a edge like the Butterfly collar,
working back around the whole collar, follow this pattern * ch 3, skip 2 scs,
sl st in the next st, repeat from *, join.
The Butterfly is a charm I bought from Hobby Lobby.

Rosie's Collar has a Charm.

Maximo's Collar has a Wooden button.


Friday, April 6, 2012

You want Fries With that?

I Know they are totally silly,
but I had so much fun
making these 2 new designs.

My Models are such good sports!

Maximo in the Hamburger hat
Rosie in the Fries hat!
I need to take minute here and just....

I Love my chihuahuas,
and they love to model...
for cookies.

Close up of Maximo
 in the Hamburger hat.

Close up of Rosie
in the Fries Hat.
(I love that she is liking her lips -
she does love fries!)

These are 2 new designs that are now listed in my
 Ravelry shop

Crochet Patterns are listed
Raverly Shops.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

How to Make Dog Shirts From Tom's Shoe Bags

I Love Tom's Shoes.
I have several pairs.
In each pair comes a Tom's Shoe Bag.
I have all these bags and thought, what can make from these.
Dog shirts .. What Else?  LOL!

What you need:
1 Tom's Shoe Bag
Yarn Needle
Crochet Hook : H
about 3-4 oz. Worsted Weight yarn
2  - 1/2 in buttons or larger

This is more of an idea, rather then a pattern.
So here is what I did:

First, I measured down the dog's back for length,
adding a 1/2 inch, and cut the top of the Toms Bag.

I folded it down about a 1/2 inch, ironed it flat
 and did a blanket st across the top.

I then stitched a  row of hdcs across, then another row of hdc.

 For the neckband :
I then chained 12 
( you will want to measure your dog's neck and add as many chs as needed) 
attach ch to the opposite side of the shirt top and join with a sl st.
Stitch 2 rows of hdc around.
Maximo's Shirt- I did a row of picot around neck
Rosie's Shirt - 1 row of shells around neck.

Belly band :
Measure down how far the band needs to be to fit your dog,
and center ten blanket stitches.
St 1 hdc in each st across, ch1, turn
for as many rows as you need it to fit your dogs belly.

To make Button holes:
sc in the 1st st, skip next st, (*2 dc, ch1, 2 dc) in the next st,
skip the next st, repeat (*) skip the next st, 1 sc in the last st, tie off

Rosie's Ruffle :
For Rosie's Ruffle, sew a row of Blanket stitches across the bottom of the bag,
and then st a row of hdc across, turn and ch 3
The next row st 2 dc in each hdc across, turn, ch 3
2 dc in each dc on the next row, turn, ch 3
The next row, 1 dc in each dc, tie off.

I also added a simple 8 petal flower with a button.

I Love Them.
What do you think??

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How To Make a Hydrangea Lampshade

I bought a new lamp for my office
but thought the shade was a Little plain.
So I got on Pinterest to see what I could make.
Here is what I came up with.

Lamp and Shade before I started.

What you need:
I bought 4 large brown artificial Hydrangeas
Hot glue and gun
Scissors to cut flowers of the stems.

I cute all the flowers off the stems
and began hot gluing them around 
 the bottom of the lamp shade.

I made a second, then a row around the top.

Then, I continued to glue the flowers
on around the shade,
and filled in spots with too much space.

That's it! here is a picture close up.

I chose Hydrangeas with some
silk and some velvet flowers.

I Love how the light shines
 through the flower petals!