Below is a fun checklist of things found in a yarn bag! We carry our lives around in our totes and this game gives points for all the things we can find in there! Take a moment to go through your bags and tally your points for this activity. What is the craziest thing you have in your bag today?? How many points did you get??
Here’s My Score: 148 Points!
This activity was prompted because I was cleaning up my bag and found some packets of hot sauce and a diaper in my yarn tote! LOL I realized that I can’t be the only one who has this problem. I remembered playing a “What’s In Your Bag?” game at a bridal shower some time ago, and decided to make a game out of this to share with all of you!
Walks on the beach, summer concerts in the park, or weddings on the sandy coast, are all the perfect occasions for barefoot sandals. I show how to use beads and feathers to adorn this pair of lace up tribal footwear that is all the rage! Spend your summer in style with this fun accessory!
Although simple to create, these make an impressive fashion statement and give a great free-spirited vibe when you are looking for alternative footwear.
These can be worn bare, or you can dress up a pair of sandals/shoes.
You can chain an amount that you are comfortable with, but the more you chain, the higher you can wrap these up your leg!! You can make them simple and eliminate the beads and feather look. OR, you can add more embellishments like a crocheted flower!! The possibilities are endless.
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-This is worked from one side, down to the toe, back up to the other side.
-This will fit any foot from size 6-12 Womens
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not very important.
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
Ch 300 (or any amount that you would want to wrap around your ankle/leg) then, ch an extra 45 chs.
Sl st into the 15th ch from hook.
Ch 1, sk 1 ch, HDC in next CH, repeat from * until you have 12 HDC. Then, Ch 1 and sk a ch and sl st into next ch. Then ch the same amount that you chained in the beginning. In my case, it was 300. Fasten off.
Watch video tutorial on how to attach beads and feather! Enjoy!
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In an earlier post, I had mentioned that Nate bought me yarn this past Christmas. Some may think, “Well that is a no brainer, she crochets, she loves yarn. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!” Right? But to that, I say this: I thought about this man going through yarn types and brands trying to choose the right ones, the best fibers, deciding on variety without a clue as to what he’s doing, except he was doing it because he loves me. It made my heart skip. The picture of this in my mind was incredibly endearing.
Today’s leaf and floral neck lariat necklace is inspired by some of those skeins of yarn and the love behind them. Leaves are symbolic of life and the red flower symbolizes love. So, it is appropriate that it all comes together in this great creative piece. He truly has woven his way right into my heart giving it life. What better way to show that love than through my work?!
You can make this as a belt, as a bunting, garland. You can customize this piece to your own desire. Make it longer, make it shorter, make it in different colors! The possibilities are endless!
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this lariat:
Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials: -Lion Brand Wool Ease in Oxford Grey
-Naturally Caron Country in Burgundy
-Bead or button for embellishment
-Size G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-You may use any size thread and any size hook to make this. Just know that it will turn out larger or smaller for the leaves.
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TR in next, TR in next, DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, ch 2, SC in same st as last sc, Turn work upside down, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TR in next, TR in next, DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last. Sl st to first sc of round
Chain an amount that you would like to be between your leaves (I chained 8)
2nd leaf and the rest of them will be as follows:
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TR in next, TR in next, DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, ch 2, SC in same st as last sc, Turn work upside down, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TR in next, TR in next, DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last. Sl st to first sc of round, sl st in each of the next 10 sts, sl st to the chain, then chain an amount that you would like between your leaves.
Here is how I made my Lariat:
(Continue this pattern until you have 20 leaves–or as many leaves as you want)
When making your last leaf, sl st along the stitches on the side of the leaf and then fasten off. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Flower: Rnd 1: Ch 3 and work 17 hdc into the 3rd ch from hook, join with a sl st to ch up 2. (18 hdc)
Rnd 2: *ch 3, skip the next hdc, sl st in next hdc*, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch 3 sp to join (9 spaces made)
Rnd 3: You’ll be working a petal into each ch 3 space from round 2. ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc) into each ch 3 space around (9 petals made) Fasten off and weave in end.
Round 4: In this round, make sure you are slip stitching “around” the hdc from Round 1. (See video tutorial for visual instructions). ch 3, skip 2 hdc, sl st around the next stitch in Round 1, *ch 3, skip 2 hdc, sl st around next hdc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to beginning ch 3 sp to join (6 spaces made)
Round 5: Repeat Round 3 (you’ll be making a total of 6 petals this time), sl st to ch 3 sp at the beginning to join, fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew bead/button to center of flower and sew to lariat
***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.