I have more than enough WIPs and computer upkeep to keep me busy, but I just couldn’t resist a few little projects. They are entertaining until all those little ends catch up with you!
Hopefully people are managing with the error in color scheme for the Through Any Window Baby Blanket Tutorial. The corrected tutorial is slowly coming together.
This tan Crochet Headband, below, consists of a few easily crocheted flowers. The pattern calls for four motifs, but I threw in one more as a tiny bit of procrastination. Since each motif was made individually, all those loose ends were no fun.
The pattern directs you to leave a ten inch tail when you finish off, which is then used to connect the motifs. Next time I crochet this headband I would just slip stitch across a ch-5 loop for a quicker, join-as-you-go assembly.
Just like the Elizabeth headband I made last Christmas, the wrong side almost makes this headband reversible. Each flower petal is a cluster of double crochet stitches which bulge on the bottom side.
Andrea’s “Woven” Dishcloth gives the stitch multiple so you can easily customize the dishcloth size. I used a starting chain of twenty-six with a size F hook. The actual dishcloth measures 6″x 6″. I also replaced the double crochet stitches in Row 1 for half double crochet stitches.
This dishcloth packs a lot of cotton in a little square. Back and front post stitches are alternated in each row with a tight gauge. This results in a tough, durable structure and a nice, bumpy texture.
Andrea has a blog contest running until 2pm CT, March 23rd. To enter the contest, make up the mystery pattern and e-mail her a description and/or picture. Even if you can’t participate, check out her blog after the deadline to vote for the best entry!
Also, check out her review of A Whole Load of Craft along with a short interview about my crafty beginnings.
*That’s cool* a random fact
The Pink and White Lady Slipper (cypriedium reginae), illegal to pick in Minnesota, takes over a decade to produce it’s first flower.