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Tunisian Crochet Triforce Drawstring Pouch *Pattern*

Today, I found this really cool bag from ZELDA. I believe I’m going to try to make this for my best friend and gamer, xfourtyfivex. He’s going to be so surprised I can make and have mastered such an interesting stitch. Here’s a tid-bit of what the bag will look like. Enjoy the post and I totally give credit due to the original designer. This is awesome. I only hope mine will be just as awesome.

Alligator Creator

I finally got around to making a second pouch present and this one is The Legend of Zelda themed with a triforce pattern. This one incorporates three Tunisian crochet panels. So, if you aren’t familiar with Tunisian crochet, you can learn how to do basic Tunisian crochet here and you can see some tips for changing colors here.

What you will need:
-Light green yarn (LGY)
-Dark green yarn (DGY)
-Yellow yarn (YY)
-Crochet hook
-Yarn needle
-Scissors

I chose Marks & Kattens Flox  yarn with a size D/3-3.25mm Boye hook. The yellow yarn I used was Marks & Kattens Bianca, though, just because I had some to spare. This pouch ended up about 10 in (25.4cm) in length.

Other abbreviations:
R – round(s)
c – chain(s)
slst – slip stitch(es)
sc – single crochet(s)
dc – double crochet(s)
st – stitch(es)

R1 – With LGY make…

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Course final on craft blog, but this is just the beginning.

Hi, everyone.. I’ve enjoyed every moment of this class so far. Will I keep this up? Definitely, I feel that I’m enjoying what I’m sharing. I’m also learning something new about WordPress everyday…

I hope you all have a great summer and please keep following me and checking on what I’m doing… In the next post I’ll be doing a harder origami flower so I can’t wait to show you… 🙂 I’ll be also looking forward to looking at all your blog posts too…

Have a great summer!!! And stay tuned for more interesting crafts!!!

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Haven’t forgotten you all!!!!

Hi, everyone… I’m sorry for now updates or posts this week… I’ll be getting back to it soon.  It’s been a busy week with my birthday and trying to wrap up a couple of courses for college.

I’m sure to get back to you on the origami crafts real soon!!! Look for a new post coming up later this week or early next week!!! I’m off to start my crafting projects  for the summer and I can’t wait to show you all what I got at Hobby Lobby this week. 🙂 I always enjoy looking at the craft stores. I spent a little too much this week because it was my birthday so I’m going to have to get back the grind for survey moneys, I’m working on them as I speak. Got a beverage survey for $4 to finish. 🙂

If you want to tell me about your crafts or have comments for a beading or crochet idea drop a line below in the comments…

Stay Tuned there is more coming!!! Just hang in there!!!

As always enjoy what you do and keep on being creative… 🙂

Hearts to you all… ❤ ❤

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Let me know how I’m doing…

 

Thank you for helping me… 🙂 And giving me an update!!!

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Beading Project-The spiral stitch

Hi, everyone. Another blustery day in New England. Winter never seems to end this year and keeps you on your toes.

In today’s included video we are going to talk about the Spiral Stitch I’m working on. This is a great easy stitch to do and work with. It takes a while, but if you are are patient it becomes quiet fun. I’ve made several kinds. This particular pattern I was actually gifted. My sister gave me a kit to for Christmas one year. (Really great present for any beginner or serious crafter like myself.) The kit came from Walmart.

I’m not showing you the part where I struggle to get that thread through that needle I’m using. There are pros and cons to the beading needles. Pro: They are great to get through beads no matter how many times you go through the beads. Con: They drive you crazy to thread, because the eye whole is so small. I’m still looking for ways to make it easier to thread. I have used a product called Thread Heaven to condition the thread. It worked alright, but didn’t make the end of the thread solid it still frayed as you can see in the video.

I hope you enjoy watching this video. Please leave any comments below. 🙂

Next time I’m going to show you an easier way to peyote stitch.

Have a great day and keep warm!!

CYA then!!!

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My crocheting projects

Howdy, everyone on this frigid February day.  Winter never seems to end on the East Coast this year, however, that allows crafters to have plenty of time indoors for inspiring creations.

Today, I’m posting a video here about some projects I’ve completed. This will be one of the last ones for the time being about crocheting. I’ve done a lot of it right now and feel I need to turn my direction towards beading. I’m in the process of creating a really cool bracelet or necklace, but that’s for next weeks post.

In the video I show you a bag I created. I love the bag. I can sling it over my head and go out shopping with it. I can stuff my purse in it or gloves right now. 🙂 Best part? I can hand wash it or throw in in the washer on a gentle cycle and use it again, and again. Although I can put it in the dryer, I was a little nervous about that since the flower and petals stick out of the bag. I’ve hand sewn all the things you see on the bag. I don’t consider myself a sewer, but it wasn’t half bad. I would like it a little tighter though.

I found the pattern for the bag one day last summer when I was in Hobby Lobby. The bag was a little different from the picture but the idea was great. For an added touch I decided to use a flower I made back a few months ago. Since the flower seemed a little lonely I decided it need petals. I’ve gotten many different comments about the petals. When you see it in the video tell me if you think the petals need to be smaller or are just right.  I quickly did a YouTube video to learn the petals. 🙂 Best part about YouTube is learning.

The second project you’ll see in the video is my ipod touch/phone case. It’s pretty nice, but I can’t say I love it. It’s slightly bulky to be putting in a pocket. 😦 The yarn I’m using for this project was Castle Rock from Crafter’s Secret. I like the baby blues and greens in the yarn. I also  like the fact that the yarn has multiple colors laced through it. That is easier than changing colors every 10 seconds.

That’s about it for this weeks post. I hope you all enjoy the video and feel free to leave comments I’m always open to ideas.

Have a great day! Until next time… CYA later! ❤

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How to understand crocheting

Hi everyone… Today we are going to talk about crocheting and what all those symbols mean. I’m enclosing a video where I explain most of it. For now though I want to share some sites with you as you take this journey with me through crafting. 🙂

First of all, what are those symbols and what does yarn weight mean? Well… Each symbol is important because it is the care of the material to make it last a long time. The weight varies from thin yarn, almost thread like, to bulky yarn that cats love to play with (Cats love the strings, so watch out when working around them. They’ll want to chew it) Anyway these sites below will give you ideas on the symbols and weights.

I’m a beginner at this so this is not something I fully understand, but what I know is that I’ve been enjoying making things and sharing them with everyone.

Here are the sites I found in my searches on yarn weight and the yarn care symbols:

Yarn weight explained here.

Yarn symbols you can read at these two sites: 1. and 2. The second link goes to my new found favorite site Craftsy. A definite go to if your the crafty type.

Now take the time to watch my video where I explain a few things on the yarn labels and some different crochet hooks I have where I recommend to find supplies.

Happy viewing!!! Until next time, see ya!!!

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