The shelter I make wildlife nest for asked if there was a way to solve an occasional problem they have. Sometimes baby bunnies are brought in and they just don’t feel safe enough in the open top nests and try to jump out. I’ve started creating these nests with a hood that offers a little… Read More
I saw this yarn recently and thought, “I have GOT to use this stuff for something…it is SO squishy!” Fortunately my cousin is having her 3rd baby in a few weeks, so I got to make her a blanket! I didn’t follow a pattern, so I thought I’d post it here. It’s very basic and… Read More
A woman I know asked me to make her a crocheted PICC line cover. Apparently, having a PICC line is uncomfortable and having a cover for it keeps the tubes from getting caught on things. While looking for a pattern, I noticed that there are several for knitters, and only one in crochet. But none for… Read More
Abbreviations and stitches: TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) = insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw through keeping loop on hook. RP = Return pass SC = Single Crochet stitch Use 6.5mm hook Steps: Row 1 – Foundation Row: ch 4, pick up loops in back loop of each ch, RP Rows 2 – 48: TSS, then… Read More
First, let me say that this is not my design. I saw this Scalloped Headband and thought, “hey, that would make a good dog collar!” Having said that, I will not be including the pattern here, but you can just click the link and head over to the other site for the pattern.
The cape is made in 3 separate pieces using Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) and then sewn together using a single crochet (sc) stitch. Abbreviations and stitches: TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) = insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw through keeping loop on hook. (There are several really good tutorials already on the… Read More
I like Tunisian crochet. The downside of this technique is that it tends to curl at the bottom of the piece. Sometimes I like the look, with blankets, for example. But with some items, it’s just not very pleasing to the eye, or the functionality. I mean, who wants to use a dishtowel that’s all… Read More
As I was browsing the web for charities to crochet for (yes, I have now crocheted so much that I am looking for places to give it away, hehe), I came across an idea for making nests for wildlife groups. This is great because it serves two purposes. One, it provides a nice, warm nest… Read More