Shark week 2017 starts now! What better way to DIVE in than with a great round-up blog just SWIMMING with some great shark crochet patterns? HOOK yourself a great new project that is sure to make a few JAWS drop! There’s an OCEAN of possibilities for gift giving ideas in this one great place. So FISH out your favorite yarn and get ready for a FIN-tastic week of patterns you can really sink your TEETH into.
Ok, I know, I know, I get carried away with the puns!! I promise I am at the TAIL end of them. Seriously. Last one. Have a great Shark Week everyone!
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For those of you following my blog posts, I had showcased back in early May, a blog about a recycled halter top that I created using plastic bags. The item was created for an eco-friendly fashion show: Catwalk for Water held on May 7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This environmentally friendly fashion show featured “creative and inspiring hair, makeup, and fashion created by area artists. This event was sponsored by Indira Aveda Salon Spa in Chicago. All proceeds benefit their Earth Month Partner – Alliance for the Great Lakes.”
I was contacted earlier this year by a friend who was the driving force behind this Chicago event. She asked me if I could create a piece using plastic bags, and together we collaborated on a vision. Using her guidelines, I created this fun piece that used 70 recycled plastic grocery bags that I cut into “plarn” and crocheted into this wild halter top.
I sent the piece to Chicago for it to be added to an ensemble created by my friend Tracey, owner of Indira Salon and Spa, and used in her vision for this outfit. All items used were recycled, re-used, re-purposed pieces that were put together to make amazing fashion statements.
Many incredible creations were part of the show and it was a lot of fun to be a small part of such a great event even from a distance. The photos from the event show a lot of amazing talent! What a great event for such a fabulous cause that inspires change for our planet and environment besides providing enormous inspiration for creating environmentally fashion.
The ensemble created for the event included my eco-friendly plarn halter top, vintage sunglasses from Fiore in Green Bay, WI, a handmade up-cycle necktie skirt, braided rags to riches Coachella inspired hair both done by Tracey herself. Her entire vision came together perfectly and was worn by a remarkable model who flawlessly showcased all of these items together! She SLAYED! This attire won Best Interpretation of the Theme: Coachella-Art and Music Festival! What an awesome win!
I want to say a special thanks to Tracey and Indira for asking me to take part in this project. It was a great experience to create a piece for this event and expand my talent in such an imaginative way. It was a lot of fun! I hope to do more events like this in the future!
Photos from event were provided with permission by Tracey (Indira Salon and Spa, Chicago Illinois)
Recently, a catalog arrived in my mailbox with a unique selection of gift items for all ages. In typical fashion, I often find myself thinking about how to make similar items using crochet.
I fell in love with these darling booties that were similarly made out of fabric and set out to create a crochet pair designed only using yarn!
We all derive inspiration from various sources, but it isn’t always possible to recreate each design substituting yarn as fiber of choice but thankfully, this adorable pair of booties turned out to be quite the exception!
I hope you enjoy making your very own for a special infant. I give tips for increasing the sizing for any age in the video tutorial.
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these booties:
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You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make these booties!
-This project uses less than 200 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 3-6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Sole: Make 2
Chain 10 Rnd 1: 2 SC into 2nd ch from hook. SC in next 5 chs, HDC in next 2 sts, 8 DC in last ch, Working on other side of foundation, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in last stitch where beginning 2 SC are. Don’t join. (26 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next. SC 7, HDC in next, 2 HDC in each of the next 6 stitches, HDC in next, SC 7, 2 SC in last 2 sts. Do not join (36 sts)
Rnd 3: SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next, SC in next 10 sts, 2 SC in next 2 stitches, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts. SC in next 10 sts, 2SC in next st. SC in last 2 sts. Sl st in next st. Turn. (42 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, Sl St in each st around. Fasten off. (42 sts)
Top of shoe: Make 2
Ch 2 Row 1: 2 SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (2) Row 2-3: SC across, ch 1, turn. (2) Row 4: 2 SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (4) Rows 5-6: SC across, ch 1, turn. (4) Row 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 8: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (8) Row 9: SC across, ch 1, turn. (8) Row 10: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (10) Rows 11-34: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10) Row 35: SC2TOG, SC in next 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8) Row 36: SC across, ch 1, turn. (8) Row 37: SC2TOG, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6) Row 38: SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4) Rows 39-40: SC across, ch 1, turn. (4) Row 41: [SC2TOG] 2 times, ch 1, turn. (2) Rows 42-43: SC across, ch 1, turn. (2)
Fasten off with super long tail for sewing.
Sew Top of Bootie to Sole. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
With White: Make 4
Ch 2 Rnd 1: 8HDC in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
With Black: Make 4
Ch 2 Rnd 1: 6SC in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew black part to white part and sew to booties
Add white embellishments along sides of booties
Mouth: Make 2
Ch 21 Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 10 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next 2 chs, Sl st in last ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sew Mouth to Booties using the blue yarn. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Tail fin: Make 2
Ch 26 Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in next 9 chs, SC
in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew Tail to booties. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
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