Easter DIY

DSC_0586I can’t wait till it’s Spring and for me Spring starts when it’s Easter.

With this DIY you have to start early, because if you would like a lot of Easter eggs, it will take a while, because it’s a lot of work, but don’t they look beautifull!

First you take an egg, don’t boil it! Wash the egg, you know where it comes from:)

Make a hole on the top and bottom of the egg

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It’s not always that easy and try to hold the eggs with all ten fingers, to prevent them from breaking, again you have rinse the egg when it’s empty.

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Then you follow this pattern for the egg shown in the picture above. You have to use thread that matches needle size 1.5mm, that’s a 6 steel in the US

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Here the signs are explained, the pattern is made in two parts and you attach the second part to the first part in the last row where you see the arrows with a single crochet. Put your egg inside before closing and when it’s still wide enough.
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When your egg is finished you take a piece off ribbon from about 15 inch long and make a knot

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Take a very thin crochet needle or long needle and put it through the egg.

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Than work the ribbon first through the bottom and then through the top of the egg.

Put some branches which start to sprout in a vase and hang your eggs in it.

If would like the other patterns to you can click here

DSC_0584I can’t wait for Spring!!!

knitted pouf tutorial

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I have to admit, this is a tutorial on how to make a pouf from Pickles and not my own, but I love it. Pickles has a very good pattern and if I find the time I really want to make this.

Spool knitted bracelet

DSC_0841I love the french knitting dolls, but I’m often wondering what to do with al the strand, so I made this tutorial. This is also a great tutorial for kids

You’ll need a french knitting doll, the one in the picture I bought here. 3 colors yarn, the one I used is acryl and some electric wire.

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First make a strand and than you put the wire in the strand (see picture)

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Close the ends and put the bracelet through each other, and this is the result:)

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Knitted bag tutorial

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To make this bag I used 1 skein The shirt Yarn (about 800 gram) which you can buy here, a pair of bag handles which you can buy here a pair of knitting needles nr 17 and a 10mm thick crochet hook.

Cast on 40 stitches and work in garter stitch till your work measures about 35 inch, cast of

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Fold your work and close the sides with single crochets, leave the top open but to make your work look better, I did single crochets there to

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The only thing you have to do now is, putting the bag handles on your bag.

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That’s it!!

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Dog toy

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To make this great toy for your dog I used, 12 strings t-shirt yarn from about 1,2 yard long.

How to make t-shirt yarn from an old shirt is well explained in this You Tube video

You devide the string in four parts from 3 strings and start the scoubidou technic, one I did with the round technic

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and one with the straight technic

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When you want to see the full explenation of the technic you can find it here.

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Our dog loves this toy. We also sell them and give our profits to the seeing eye dogs.

We now also make them with Macramé yarn en the results you can see HERE

Crochet jar

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For this jar I used about 120 gram t-shirt yarn which you can buy here, a jar, a 10mm crochet needle and a piece of 10mm satin ribbon 30 inch long.

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Crochet a chain in slipstitch that fits your jar and close it with a half crochet, for my jar I made 20 slipstitches

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Than work in single crochet and work till your work is as high as your jar and finish your work.

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Put it around your jar and work your satin ribbon through and make a little bow

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You can use your jar for your pencils or other things,

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or you can put  candle in it!

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Last minute Christmas DIY

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To make this knitted Christmas bells, I used:

-white Ribbon XL which you can buy here

-two bells which you can buy here

-a pair of knitting needles size 10,5 or 7mm

-2 yards  satin ribbon

Cast on 12 stitches and knit 35 needles in garter stitch, but at one side of your work you slip the first stitch when you start the needle. After 35 needles cast of the stitches

Pick up 40 stitches at the opposite side of where you slipped the first stitch

1 row knit

2 row purl

3 row knit

4 row purl

5 row knit

6 row cast of in purl

Close the sides of the bell and pick up the stitches you slipped and pull them together.

Make another bell, gether the bells with the ribbon and put the bells inside.

Merry Xmas everybody

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Pattern knitted pouf

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Here I will show you how the knitted pouf is made

It’s not diffucult and  the pictures will also show you how it works.

Material:

I used three bundles of The shirt yarn ( wich you can buy here)

You use knitting needles 18mm, I made my own, because I wanted them longer.

How I made the pouf, size cross cut 39 cm

Cast on 22 stiches with two threads of  Zpagetti yarn, if you have any other thread which is thick enough, feel free to use it.

22 stitches is equal to about 40 cm wide (15,7 inch)

Continue in garter stitch

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Work till you have the length two times longer than you work is wide (80cm)(31,4 inch)

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So if you want to make a bigger pouf cast on more stiches and make your work longer!

Close the short sides of your work

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Than work a thread through the long side of your work, but skip each time one row. In the pictures it is shown with a purple thread.

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when you did this all the way, you pull the thread very hard, so your work wil close!

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Then make a inside cover out of strech material, wich is a little bit bigger than the knitted piece!

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Put the inside cover in the knitted piece and fill it firmly, with whatever you like, I filled it with feathers.

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Close the top of the inside cover firmly.

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Then close the top the same way as you closed the bottom, so skip each time 1 row and pull and close firmly!

And there it is, your own beautiful POUF, made by you!!!!

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If you would like the pattern from the crochet pouf you can click here

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