Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Crochet wrist warmers

Both wrist warmers showing the thumb holes.

I made these wrist warmers from a pattern at Attic 24’s blog.

I modified her pattern a bit. Mine are very simple and done only in one color without the border. I just wanted something to keep my hands off my wheelchair rims that get very cold in the winter. Now that I have made one pair, I would like to make more. Next time I will use cotton thread so they are more washer friendly and add more colors and maybe a border too.

They are very easy to make. Here is a basic explanation of how I made mine. You can go to Attic 24 and use her instructions if mine are too confusing.

Basic idea of how it is done. You will crochet single crochet enough chains to snugly fit around your hand and wrist. Then you half double crochet until you get the rectangle the length you want it. The rectangle you will then fold in half to fit snugly around your hand and wrist. After folding, you sew up the side leaving a space for your thumb opening. Then you go back and single crochet around the thumb opening. You can also add a border edging. I did not. I kept mine very simple and basic. It was my first time ever making any wrist warmers.

These were the stitches it took to fit my hand. I single crocheted 26. Then I half double crocheted and chained 2 at the end and turned. I did that for 14 rows. Afterwards, I sewed up the edge and measured each to have a thumb opening. Then I single crocheted around my thumb openings.

You will need to measure your own hand and find how many single crochets you need to start with and continue from there.

Good luck!


Monday, November 08, 2010

Long time no see!

I am back after a very long absence from blogging. It appears that blogger has added new layouts and has fancied things up quite a bit since I have been gone. I like all the new features and options.

Since the last time I blogged several things have happened. I completed my studies and earned my Medical Transcription certificate. Right now I am studying and preparing for the Registered Medical Transcription exam. I visited home in Alabama for a month with my family after completing my final examination. It was great to spend time with my whole family and a nice break. I also got to travel to south Alabama and visit my childhood best friend! My husband got changed from night shift to day shift. We love that. He has a very good schedule at work and we can even go out in the evenings and do a few things before bedtime.

I have been trying to work on unfinished craft projects in the evenings. I still have several projects to finish including a pillow for my Dad and some flower hair accessories for several of my friends daughters. I also want to make a winter scarf for my blog giveaway.

I finally finished my husband's Cthulhu hat. He is a big H.P. Lovecraft fan and Cthulhu is a fictional entity from his book "The Call of Cthulhu".

It is not the best photograph but you at least get an idea of what it looks like. It was fun to make.

I am going to try to blog more regularly now. I have missed blogging.

I met Joanne from the Jonesy gets Crafty blog and we have started getting together sometimes on Saturdays and crafting. She is very creative, talented at embroidery, and makes the cutest items. She sells her items on Etsy (a link is on her blog to her Etsy) and at a store here in Austin called Moxie. Check her out sometimes. She makes the cutest baby onesies, bibs, and a variety of other items.

In my next entry I will show you some simple crochet wristers (or fingerless gloves) that I made and explain how easy they are to make. I found the instructions on another blog which I will link to as well when I show them.