Posts tagged ‘Tunisian Crochet’

Heart Of My Heart

I am so excited! I have finally finished my Heart Of My Heart baby blanket and I now have both the blanket and the pattern listed in my Etsy shop. I like the way it turned out and think it’s a super cute pattern for the newest addition to your family.

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I would love to hear your thoughts and what you think of it.

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The pattern is available for purchase here Heart Of My Heart . I made 4 strips of Tunisian crochet using tunisian knit stitch and tunisian reverse stitich to make the heart pattern and then connected the strips with basic hairpin lace crochet and added a ruffle stitch border.  For this blanket I used Bernat Baby Sport in Baby Pink.

I have to admit that the border had me a little flustered for a bit. I pretty much knew what I wanted it to look like, but had a hard time finding just the right way to do it. Oh what a happy day when I finally got it figured out (after ripping it out and re-doing it about 4 times). But after seeing the end result it was worth the extra work. Just goes to prove there is great worth to “sticking with it”.

❤  Tracee

 

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Sneak Peek

I am working on a baby blanket design using Tunisian crochet and Hairpin Lace. It’s coming along quite nice and the picture in my head and what’s actually coming off my hook are pretty close 🙂 Sometimes I try something out and it’s not quite what I pictured.

This is a sneak peak at my Heart Of My Heart baby blanket. When I get it all together and have the finishing touches on the pattern I will have it available on my Etsy shop. This isn’t the best pic I have ever taken, but let me know what you think of it so far.

Heart of My Heart Baby Blanket

Heart of My Heart Baby Blanket

 

I have also finished a custom order for some adult size character hats. One skunk and one owl hat done and delivered. I am so glad to hear that she thinks they are ADORABLE!

Adult size fun hats

Adult size fun hats

The owl hat I have made in kid sizes before, so I just adjusted the pattern for adult sizes. I had never made the skunk before so I looked up some ideas on Pinterest and came up with what you see here. Looks like I’ll have to remember what I did so I can make a few more 🙂

Now I’m off to finish a couple more custom orders and add some things to my inventory for the craft fairs coming up. Happy hooking everyone!!

❤  Tracee

Getting Ready

Well the cloth is finished. My first tunisian crochet project. While I have some improving to do on adjusting my tension, I think I have found a new friend. Lots of fun and more stitches to learn.

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Now it’s time to get ready for vendor fair season. I have a booth at our local Corn Days festival tomorrow and am in the process of labeling, pricing, finding my display, packing everything and trying not to forget important items like my calculator and receipt slips. I am getting a little anxious because I feel like I’m no where near ready for this UGH! But I go through this every time haha. I get all excited and freak myself out trying to get everything perfect and convincing myself that I’m not ready, then the event comes and everything is just fine 🙂 So time to take a deep breath…  aaahhhhhh.  That’s better 🙂 Now back to work.

❤ Tracee

School Is In Session

I’m always open to learning new stitches and techniques and new crafts altogether. This last week I have been trying to learn Tunisian Crochet. Not a big leap from crochet or from knitting either, but still a craft unto it’s own. I’m working on a simple washcloth right now which is one of the projects for the class I’m taking through Craftsy. I will let you know how it’s going a future post,

Tunisian Spa Cloth (1)

I have mentioned before that I also knit, but I admit that I am much more proficient at crochet. I have a custom order for a knit slouchy hat and it is worked on double pointed needles, which I have not tried up to this point. Looks like the next week or two I will be studying up on the finer points of DPNs  🙂 I will keep you posted to how that’s going as well. If any knitters out there have some helpful advice… I’m open to some helpful hints and tips!

❤ Tracee

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