Loom knitting & Felting

 
 

Felted Hat & Baby Bunting

Hello everyone!  I have just been working up a storm.  I’ve made a few things which I will post on here.  The first is a felt wide-brimmed hat which I am getting a lot of feedback on.  This is a really popular hat.  I used the “Apple Orchard Goody Pack” from www.livingfelt.com and it is awesome!  You have to try it if you haven’t already.  Here is what it looked like when I started out and then proceeded.

Then after working on it for awhile and getting things just right. It was done.

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   I cant wait to take it out for a spin.  I’ve already had some offers on it.  It really turned out quite well.  You want to make sure you put enough batting on the brim so its not too thin.  If you have to, go back and add the batt in later on and continue to felt it making it more firm.  You just use your imagination and soon you will have a one of a kind creation.

Next is a Baby Bunting or Cocoon.  I changed the pattern a little to fit my liking.  I like patterns to be simple.  I don’t see any sense in a pattern that is difficult.  So if you want my pattern feel free to email me or comment on this site and I will work up the pattern and post it.  Otherwise there is a good pattern at www.allfreecrochet.com  .  They  have a wealth of patterns.  I am checking out a new site now with new patterns.  Actually old patterns.  I’ll let you know how they work out.

Hairpin Lace.  Has anyone tried it?  I have worked up my first strip of lace and it is awesome.  I am trying to figure out ways to incorporate it into my crochet projects.  I think its going to turn out really pretty in a baby bunting.  Probably not really practical but really pretty.

I hope you all have a really good time crocheting these projects.  So until then, May your hands work be blessed and your felt work fulfilling!

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Bath Mat

Well Hello everyone!  Isnt it a beautiful day?!?  I have just been so busy around here and just loving it.  I have been working on this Bath Mat for several days and Im going to give you the pattern.  I tried it out last night for the first time  and it worked great! It needs to be washed and blocked to make it look right but it is really pretty.  Finished size: Approximately 16 X 20″.

Im going to make another one for my husbands bathroom.  Im just sure he will love it.  So here is the pattern.

Bath Mat

Use 2 contrasting cotton color yarns.  I used a cone of each color and didnt use all of either color.  If that helps.

Stitches used: ch (chain), sc (single crochet), tre (treble crochet).

Size G hook

Row 1:  ch 44,  sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.

Row 2:  *sc in first sc, tre in next sc*, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3:  sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 4-7: Repeat rows 2 & 3 twice.

Row 8 – 52:  sc in ea sc across, ch1, turn.

Row 53-60:  repeat rows 2 & 3 three times, fasten off.

Border: Using contrasting color slip stitch to any corner.

Round 1:  sc 3 times in corner, sc in each stitch across to next corner, sc 3 times in that corner, work sc in spaces along edge to next corner, sc 3 times in corner, sc in each stitch across, sc 3 times in corner, work sc in spaces along edge to next corner, sl st to first sc made, ch 1.

Rounds 2-10:  sc 3 times in middle sc of 3 sc group, sc in ea sc across, sc in middle sc of 3 sc group, sc in each sc across, sc in middle sc of 3 sc group, sc in each sc across, sc in middle of 3 sc group, sc across, sl st to first sc made, ch 1.  At the end of row 10 fasten off or if you prefer a bigger border then just keep on going.

Weave in ends. Enjoy.

If you have any problems with it please feel free to email me or leave a comment here on this site.  I will respond as quickly as I can.  Ya’ll take care and have a beautiful day!

And as always, May your handswork be blessed and your felting fulfilling!

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How to crochet a bumpy dishcloth

Hello everyone!  I just got back from spending ten days out at beautiful Lake Pleasant, Arizona.  Once a year I do that.  Its my spiritual retreat.  Time to reconnect with God and also make an abundance of items to give away to friends and family or to sell.  This year I made candles and potholders and dishcloths.  I figured out the perfect pattern for a dishcloth which I will share with you.  I will soon be posting the video on how to make candles with vegetable cans.  They actually look pretty cool!  The ones I made I did on a coleman stove out at the lake and for some reason it just seems to make them all that much more special.  They are really easy to do and I think you will enjoy making some for yourself or your friends.  But for now, let me give you the pattern for making the dishcloth.  The pattern for the potholders is on my post “Potholders”.  If you wish to purchase these potholders and dishcloths go here:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/onceuponafiber

Bumpy Dishcloth

Materials:  I use sugar n cream cotton yarn.  1 skein makes 1 dishcloth at least.

Size G hook

Ch 30

Row 1: sc in each ch across, ch 2 turn.

Row 1:  * dc in first sc, sc in next sc * repeat from * to* across, ending with dc, ch 1 turn

Row 2:  sc in next st and in each st across, ch 1 turn

Row 3:  * sc in next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3* repeat from * to * across, ch 1 turn

Row 4:  sc in each sc across, ch 1 turn

Row 5-8: * dc in next st, sc in next st * repeat across

Note: If you end the row in a sc, ch2 , turn and your first stitch will be sc.  If you end in dc, ch 1, turn and dc in first st.

Repeat rows 2-8 : 3 times

repeat rows 2-4 once

End row: *dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat from * to * across. Fasten off.

Well have fun making this dishcloth and potholders and as always May your handwork be blessed and your felting fulfilling!  Happy Creating!

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How to Crochet a 4th of July Coaster

Hi everybody!  What a beautiful day here in Phoenix!  Today I’m going to teach you how to crochet a coaster for the 4th of July.  Red, White, and Blue, here I come. lol  The pattern is my own and its very basic and simple.  Feel free to use it as you please and give me credit if you happen to think about it.  So without further ado…. Oh yea, if you don’t want to make them yourself but you prefer to buy them. I have a set of 8 for sale at : http://www.etsy.com/listing/96791581/4th-of-july-coaster-set-of-8

meanwhile, here is the pattern:

Here is the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkr-ujOdGXE

4th of July Coasters

By Toni Lombardi  copyright 2012

Materials:  One skein of each color yarn: red, white, and blue

Size G crochet hook

Work all rounds from same side.

Rnd. 1 : Start with red yarn and a “Magic Circle” and ch 3 then 12 dc in ring, pull up tight, change color without making a knot, sl st to top of ch 3. 13 dc

Rnd. 2 :  ch 3, dc in same place as ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st to top of ch 3 with new color. 26 dc

Rnd. 3: dc in same st as ch 3,* dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,* repeat from* around ending with dc in dc, sl st to top of ch 3. Break yarn and weave in ends.

And as always, May your handwork be blessed and your feltwork fulfilling!  Happy Creating!

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A Warm Cozy Hat

So, I made this warm beanie on a number 3 round loom using the stockinette stitch.  In case you dont know what that is, its just a regular ewrap.  I ewrap for about 10 rows and then take the loops from the first row and place them over the corresponding pegs. Knit over and continue on as usual.  That creates the brim so your edges dont curl up.  At the end I use the basic gathering method and sew back and forth across the top to make it secure and Whala!  you’re done!  If you like you can make a pom pom to put on top.  If you wish to purchase this beanie rather than make it yourself, go here:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/96021702/warm-soft-cozy-beanie

And as always May your handwork be blessed and your feltwork be fulfilling!  Happy Creating!

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Pocket Scarf

Aren”t these cool?!?  I found this pattern at www.allfreecrochet.com .  Its great!  I love it! I helps keep me warm. But not too warm.  And the pockets can carry my kleenex or whatever else I might want to stick into them.  It was so easy to make too! Make one for yourself or someone you care about.  I made mine out of wool so its extra cozy. The lapel is done in my favorite rib stitch.

 

So As always may your handwork be blessed and your feltwork be fulfilling!  Happy Creating!

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Knitted Felted Infant Beanie

Hi everyone!  Today we have a knitted felted beanie made just for an Infant.  Your babies will love this hat.  It is made of 100% wool and is snugly warm.  You can purchase it here:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/95713878/knitted-felted-infant-beanie

If you want to make this hat, you will need the following items:  Bernat Felting Natural Wool (Folklore),  number 2 or second smallest round knitting loom.

Ewrap the first 5 rows then purl the next 5 rows, pull your first stitches over the pegs and knit over. This will make your brim.  Finish ewrapping to make the hat as long as you wish.  Use the gathering method to finish off. For more detailed instructions see my other post entitled “Loom Knitted & Felted Infant Hat” and use these instructions for the brim.   Whala!  You are done!  It takes no time at all and you will have a blast.

As always may your hands be blessed and your feltwork be fulfilling!  Happy Creating!  Toni

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Light Brown Tam

This light brown Tam will go wonderfully with just about any outfit.  Check it out http://www.etsy.com/listing/95100308/light-brown-tam  I hope you think so too.

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Long Warm Soft Scarf

I just finished this loom knitted scarf.  If you wish to purchase it go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/onceuponafiber  and purchase it on etsy.  If you want to make one of your own, use the smallest long loom and do the double knit stitch until the peice measures almost 6 feet long.  I used the Baby Blanket Yarn byBernat. You will need 2 large skeins.

And as always may your hand work be blessed and your felting fulfilling!  Happy Creating!

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bookmark and bag 004

bookmark and bag 004

Grocery bag that can be used over and over again. Made of 100% cotton.

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