Stitches Used: ch - chain sc - single crochet dc - double crochet tr - triple crochet sk- skip
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
12 dc x 8 rows of dc = 4 inches
SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Instructions are for sizes L - XL (1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6)
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.
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 #4worsted weight yarnwill 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
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.
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We are offering your choice of 6 or 8 inch Spindles
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.
Ours paddles are made of oak with the shaft made out of poplar wood.
We ship out all orders withing 2 business days with added insurance
Hand Made Turkish Spindle made of oak, even the shaft is hand made in our shop.
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:
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. "
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!
This item is ship via USPS in a Priority Small Flat Rate Box. Shipping is $5.80 and comes with tracking and insurance.
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
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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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.
It's Fall and if you have some extra apples that are just beyond eating, it's time to make Apple Cider Vinegar
When Fall comes around I start asking locals for their "not so good" apples left in the trees or on the ground. Apples that no one would eat because of bruises and worm holes, but they are still good for livestock. I feed them to my Chickens, Alpaca's and Mini Donkey as treats, but there is always enough left over to make some Apple Cider Vinegar. There are still plenty of folks around here that don't use any pesticides on their apple trees and let nature take care of their trees, so they are very organic even without the "Organic" label.
To make Apple Cider Vinegar you don't need perfect apples, in fact, the older the apple the better vinegar it will make. You don't want to use apples that have turned to mush, you want to use the ones that are just past the eating stage. A bit soft is ok, but not mushy. Fall apples make the best vinegar because they are higher in natural sugars than one's you get from your local supermarket any other time of the year.
Here's what you need:
Apples - ANY KIND Today I am using a combination on Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious. Use any apples you have, but the sweeter varieties will work the best. You can use the whole apple or just the peels and cores of apples you have eaten. Glass Container - mason jars, glass bowls or any other glass container you can secure a mesh fabric around. Sterilize your glass containers in boiling water for 10 - 15 minutes. Mesh Cover - You will need cheese cloth or any other material that will allow air to flow in and out, but keep bugs out. I am using some left over pre-cut tulle I found in the wedding section in a craft store that I used for another project. Starter - TOTALLY OPTIONAL. You do not need any starter, but if you have some left over mother from an earlier batch you can add a tablespoon or two to your new batch. You can also use a tablespoon or two of sugar if you think your apples are sweet enough. All the starter does is speed up the process. Here's a picture of some Mother from a previous batch.
Water - Any water will do. A Dark Cabinet - You will need to store your Apple Cider Vinegar in a cool dark place for at least 6 - 8 weeks while it is fermenting.
Cut up your apples any way you wish, I like to chop mine up into chunks so I can fit more into my jars. Allow the apples to sit out in the air until they start to brown.
Stuff as many apples into your container as you can leaving about 1/2 to 1 inch of space above the apples so that the water will cover the apples.
Fill container with water
Add starter if you are using it
Cover with mesh fabric
Place in a dry, dark space
If you notice you are losing a lot of liquid during fermentation you can top off each container with some fresh water or apple juice. Unfiltered organic apple juice is the best choice.
That's it !
In a few days you will start to see some bubbling and foaming, don't panic, that is what it is supposed to do. Fermenting has begun. Leave your Apple Cider Vinegar to ferment for at least 6 weeks, you can ferment as long as you want, but it usually will take 6 - 8 weeks to get a good layer of "Mother". You can start testing it around 4 weeks if you are looking for a weaker vinegar. I like to ferment mine for at least 6 weeks.
After fermenting you can strain your vinegar through some fresh cheese cloth or any kind of mesh fabric and replace the fabric you used during fermentation with the mason jar lids. If you used a glass container that doesn't have a lid, you should transfer to a glass container that can be sealed now. I do not strain my vinegar, I like to keep the Mother in each jar. Before I use it I shake it up real good to mix up the Mother and use as needed.
Remember to save the Mother ! It will speed up fermenting in your next batch. When using the Mother as a starter, vinegar usually only takes 4 weeks to process.
K - knit P - purl K 2 tog - knit 2 stitches together CO - cast on BO - bind off Dec - decrease single crochet
Looks more difficult than it really is. Very limited shaping and easy smocking technique is done after the knitting !
Makes a cute little jumper or top for any occasion.
Pattern includes photo instructions
6 to 10 oz of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn of your choice. Red Heart, Bernat, Caron and Herrschners worsted weight will work great. Size 9 circular knitting needles (or size that matches gauge), 16 inch for smaller sizes, 20 inch for larger sizes 3 Stitch holders or 1 stitch holder and a set of matching straight needles. Size G Crochet Hook Tapestry Needle Row marker
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Red Heart, Bernat, Caron and Herrschners worsted weight will work great.