Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crochet Tunic with optional sleeves and collar

Crochet Tunic with optional sleeves and collar



Basic Skills Necessary:

single crochet
double crochet
triple crochet
Pattern Description:

This tunic was fun to design. You have so many options with how you want it to look. Shorten the sleeves, cowl or no cowl, longer or shorter.
Works up great using either #3 or #4 weight yarns
Written instructions for Small to 6X !

You can use a size H with #3 weight yarn OR size G with #4 weight yarn

I used 4 1/2 skeins for a size 3 of Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly #3 Light worsted yarn and a H hook on the blue one pictured.
I used 4 1/4 skeins for a size 2 of Red Heart Symphony #4 Medium Weight worsted yarn and a G hook on the black one.

You will need approximately:
Small - 1338 yards
Medium to 1X - 1784 yards
2X to 4X - 2230 yards
5X to 6X - 2676
Tapestry Needle to weave in all loose ends
Tape Measure

Gauge:
8 rows of V's = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:
Plus Size
small
medium
large
1x
2x
3x
4x
5x
6x

This pattern and more of my designs can be purchased at Copper Llama Studio at Craftsy
http://www.craftsy.com/user/680472/pattern-store

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Crochet Pineapple Flare Sweater

Crochet Pineapple Flare Sweater for girls




BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:

  • single crochet
  • double crochet
  • chain

PATTERN DESCRIPTION:

Written instructions with row by row photo help.

GAUGE:

12 stitches x 8 rows = 4 inches

SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

  • chidrens
  • girls
  • 2/4 years
  • 6/8 years
  • 10/12 years
  • 14/16 years

MATERIALS:

  • Size G crochet hook
  • 4 to 7 oz #4 worsted weight yarn
  • tapestry needle to sew in loose ends

SUGGESTED YARN:

4 ounces of worsted weight

PREFERRED BRAND/YARN:

 Caron , Red Heart or Bernat



Instant downloadable PDF file when purchased at Craftsy. 
Click on this link to purchase.











Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Plus Size Crochet Fan Vest Pattern

Crochet Fan Vest Pattern
Designed for Large to 6X
Plus Size Crochet Vest




FIT:

 Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized 

SKILL LEVEL:

  Advanced Beginner 

BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:

  • Stitches Used: ch - chain sc - single crochet dc - double crochet tr - triple crochet sk- skip

PATTERN DESCRIPTION:

Lovely lace Jacket Vest
Designed to fall just above the hips.
Believe it or not, this length actually flatters the fuller figure because the garment doesn't reach the hips, it gives you a slimmer look.

Will need 730 to 1100 yards depending on size

I use Craft Yarn Council standards for sizing
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/womansize.html

Plus Size Women Tops
Plus Size Crochet Patterns
Women's Plus Size Crochet Patterns

GAUGE:

12 dc x 8 rows of dc = 4 inches

SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

  • Instructions are for sizes L - XL (1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6)

MATERIALS:

  • Size H crochet hook Size 4 yarn

This pattern and several other Plus Size patterns are available at my Craftsy Shop with instant downloadable patterns.
http://www.craftsy.com/user/680472/pattern-store

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fast and Easy Crochet Shrug Small to 6X from Copper Llama Studio

This pattern is available in an instant download with purchased at my Craftsy shop
 http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/fast-and-easy-crochet-shrug-small-to-6x/91915

Fast and Easy Crochet Shrug 

Small to 6X



CATEGORY:

 Crocheting 

TYPE:

 Clothing 

FIT:

 Women, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized 

ITEM:

 Sweater 

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner 

BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:

  • single crochet

PATTERN DESCRIPTION:

This pattern is really fast and easy
Sized for small to 6 X
Uses a size N crochet hook to work up fast
Red Heart Symphony was used to make the shrug that is shown. I believe this is a discontinued yarn, but any #4 worsted weight yarn will work

Finished Size:
Small 34 x 38
Medium 36 x 40
Large 38 x 42
1X to 2X 40 x 44
3X to 4X 42 x 46
5X to 6X 44 x 48




This pattern is available in an instant download with purchased at my Craftsy shop
 http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/fast-and-easy-crochet-shrug-small-to-6x/91915

GAUGE:

9sc x 13r = 4 inches

SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

  • small to 6X
  • Finished Size: Small 34 x 38 Medium 36 x 40 Large 38 x 42 1X to 2X 40 x 44 3X to 4X 42 x 46 5X to 6X 44 x 48

MATERIALS:

  • size N crochet hook
  • tapestry needle to weave in loose ends

SUGGESTED YARN:

600 yards of Worsted weight

PREFERRED BRAND/YARN:

alpaca, wool, worsted

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Double Decker Bird Nest

Double Decker Bird Nest



Top Floor - Doves
Bottom Floor - House Sparrow



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Easy Crochet Dog Sweater for Small Breed Dogs



Easy Crochet Dog Sweater for Small Breed Dogs

All you need to know is how to do a single crochet to make this cute sweater for your dog.  This pattern has sizes that will fit cats and baby goats too.


Listing is for a DIGITAL PDF Pattern ONLY


Pictured is a size medium on a mini Doxie


For best fit, measure your dog around widest part of chest and add 1 inch for ease. Back piece can be worked to any length. Measure your dog from the base of the neck to the hip or base of tail and work the back piece to that measurement.

Finished size: 

Written pattern includes photo help


Stitches Used: 

ch – chain
sc – single crochet

Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn
I have used Red Heart Super Saver and Lion Brand Cotton-Ease 
Size I and G crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

The texture is beautiful and the sweater is perfect for Spring and Fall.



NO REFUNDS ON PATTERNS

Due to the nature of pattern purchases, there will be NO RETURNS on this pattern - even if you read this listing incorrectly, I cannot refund your payment. Please make sure you read the details carefully before you purchase.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mayan Paddle Spindle Spinners





Paddle Spindles have been around for some time, yet very few spinners know about them.  They work from the park and draft method of spinning, making it easy on those of us that suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia or tendonitis. 

The Mayan spindle is a great tool that takes up very little storage room, gives excellent control over the yarn as it is formed, and can be used in confined areas where a drop spindle does not have enough space to be effective.
The Mayan spinner comes in 2 pieces: the shaft and the paddle .


If you do a search for Mayan Spindles or Paddle Spindles you will find several wonderful videos and tutorials that show and explain just how simple and easy this spindle is to us.

 Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Turkish Drop Spindles


Hand Made Turkish Spindle made of oak, even the shaft is hand made in our shop.

You have a choice of a Notch at the top of the shaft or No Notch. Beginners usually prefer the notch at the top of the shaft to hook the leader and yarn to.

Turkish spindle make excellent beginners spindles because they are well balanced and easy to use. You do not have to have a lot of extras tools as this one will make a ball as you spin and wind on.

You can also use them as support spindles and spin short fibers such as cotton, camel, yak and cashmere's.


This Turkish Spindle weighs just about .75 oz (about 21 grams) and is great for spinning fine lace to sports weight yarns. .

Measures just about 6 1/2 inches.

Arm width is about 3 inches from point to point.

Since they are completely hand made one at a time, no two will ever be the same, each one is unique.


Each Spindle is hand sanded and coated with a non-toxic, chemical free Beeswax, Lavender Oil and Sweet Orange Oil.







Here's what some of our customers are saying:

"Hello!! I received my Turkish spindle from you a couple days ago. I already own a couple, but yours was a size I needed. I was at first impressed with the satin feel of the wood. But I must say this baby spins like crazy! I am use to my spindles having a notch on the top and was worried it may be difficult to spin on a spindle without it. Not so, its as easy for sure- in fact I never noticed that it had no notch or tree. I love its "sputnik" sort of 60's rocket design. Form and function. This is a must have. Donna. "

"If I were you, I would consider a retail price of $40 - $50 on the little spindle you sent me. It has a great balance and spins fast and long - it's really a good spindle. "

"This Turkish Spindle is wonderful. I love how fast it spins and feels balanced. It spins forever! Spinning was so easy - spins like a dream. What a joy to use. The craftsmanship is quite nice - with beautiful rounded edges and feels good in your hands. This handy little spindle packs away easily in a small space and is fabulous to take on trips. Love this spindle!" Thanks again!
Joey Ford
Cottage Dyeworks


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one

Friday, December 20, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Fiber Lovers Metal Ornament Set




Fiber Lovers Set of 3 Hand Made Metal Ornaments

Each set includes 1 Llama, 1 Alpaca and 1 Sheep

I make each of these one at a time, no two can ever be the exact same.

This ornament set makes great gifts for all you fiber loving friends.  


Other Uses:
Christmas Ornament
Garden Ornament
Garden Tag
Yard Art
Gift Tag
Spinning Wheel Charm
Weaving Loom Charm
Wall Tag
Ceiling Fan Ornament
Car Mirror Charm
Office Decoration
Kitchen Decor
Wind Catcher
Patio Whimsy
Award

$18.00 plus $4.25 shipping
I ship out all orders within 3 business days

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Crochet Dachshund or Small Dog Coat PDF Pattern

Source: Crochet Dachshund or Small Dog Coat PDF via Copper Llama on Craftsy





Basic Skills Necessary:

  • single crochet, double crochet

Pattern Description:

Need a project that uses up all your left overs?
Have a dog that needs a new coat?
Here you go.
Easy Pattern that gives you a stained glass look when you use several different colors.
Pattern can be done with just two colors.
Sizes include 12 to 20 inch chest

Gauge:

9 rows = 4 inches
15 dc's = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • small, medium and large up to 20 inch chest

Materials:

  • Size G Hook and all your left over yarns

You Will Also Need:

  • one or more doggies

Suggested yarn:

7 ounces of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Any Brand of Worsted Weight #4 Yarn 


 Measure widest part of chest to see if this pattern will fit your:
Chihuahua, Chi, Dachshund, Doxie, Bichon Frise, Bolognese, Boston Terrier, Chinese Crested, Cairn Terrier, Terrier, French Bulldog, Havanese, Jack Russell Terrier, Kyi-Leo, Maltese, Lhasa Apso, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pekingese,Pug, Rat Terrier, Miniature Poodle, Pomeranian, Scottish Terrier, Silky Terrier, Shih Tzu


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I made a Turkish Spindle

After searching the web last night for a small Turkish Spindle and not finding one, I went out to my husbands work shop and looked around.

He has lots of small pieces of wood left over from other projects and I found a piece of redwood from a salvaged deck to play with.  I chose the redwood because it was already in cut into a circle and about the thickness I was looking for.  All I had to do was draw my arches and cut it out with the scroll saw.

This is what I came up with:



It measures just over 6 inches long and 3 inches wide

It's far from perfect, but it works !

I even shaped the dowel down to fit into the holes!  My craftsmanship needs lots of improving, but I think after consulting with my husband, I know what tools might do the job better.

I used the scroll saw to cut out the shape and a drill press to carve the openings. The drill press was not the best choice of tools to use for cutting out the center.  Next time I am going to use the scroll saw to cut out the center opening.  I used the belt sander to shape the dowel.



I don't know much on balancing spindles, but that didn't stop me
I was very surprised how well it does spin and how balanced it came out !

I like a bit more weight to my spindles and I think the redwood is too light to keep a good spinning rotation going, I added a metal washer and now it is more like the weight I like.  I don't have a scale to tell you the exact weight, but I think it is close to 1/4 of an ounce and 1/2 an ounce with the metal washer.

 I am going back out to the shed to find some hard rock maple and try it again.