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Tarn Ice Brick Cozy

August 24, 2012 3 comments


This ice cozy was crocheted from a T-shirt cut into strips to create T-yarn or tarn. I often use an icy brick in my lunch bag and wanted a little cozy for it. The ice block gets wet and has condensation after a while in my lunch bag. Now with the tarn ice cozy, it works wonderfully to keep my lunch bag dry and to capture the condensation from the ice brick.

I cut my T-shirt strips very narrow to make this cozy. Here is my T-yarn tutorial showing how I cut and stretch my strips to create what I like to call curled T-yarn. The only change you want to make for this project is to cut your strips only about 1/4 inch wide. I know this is narrow but if you cut slowing and carefully it works out so you have a nice thin strand to crochet with.

I used the following soap saver pattern to crochet my ice brick cozy. This tarn project and free crochet pattern was a Tarn Along over at Recycled into Yarn site. The final measurements are 6” long by 3-1/2” wide. I did make mine a bit bigger at the beginning and crocheted 3 DC’s in the corners so the icy block would fit and its plenty big. I have 28 stitches in the bag around with 8 crowns at the top.

The tarn cozy was made with less than one T-shirt and could be used for an ice cozy as I have done, a soap saver, or even an i-Phone holder as shown here that Teresa did in the original Tarn Along.

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Fashion Doll Bloomers

August 15, 2012 1 comment

Here is a quick crochet pattern for bloomers or panties for a fashion doll. In a recent post, I crocheted a dress for a 14-inch fashion doll. I needed some bloomers for under my doll’s dress and came up with these simple but effective panties for my doll.

The 14-inch fashion doll has a waist of 5 inches and 7 inches around at the hips. The crochet pattern below has bloomers that will fit a 14-inch doll. Then I have listed the changes necessary for a 11-1/2 inch tall Barbie fashion doll that has a 3-1/2 inch waist and 5-1/4 inches around at hips.

These bloomers were designed to cover the doll’s bottom under a dress and aren’t all that fancy. I just wanted a simple quick pattern for some panties and this crochet pattern fits that purpose. The waist maybe a bit loose but its snug enough at the hips to hold the bloomers in place without elastic. I hope you find the free pattern useful and happy crocheting to all.



Crocheted Fashion Doll Bloomers

14” Fashion Doll Dress – Doll has 5” around waist and 7” around at hips
Materials:
Small amount of fingering or sport weight acrylic yarn
Hook: “E” (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Finished size: 3” at waist, 3” long, and 3-1/4” wide at leg opening bottoms

Rnd 1
Ch 30 and join to form a circle. […]

14-Inch Fashion Doll Dress

August 4, 2012 2 comments


Here is a 14 inch tall fashion doll that I’ve had for awhile. She needed a pretty dress so out came the crochet hook to create a classy dress for this doll. This is one of those $4 dolls that you can get at your craft store but what a difference a nice dress can make. Just check out this beautiful doll now with her pretty dress.


14” Fashion Doll Dress

Materials:
1 Oz. Acrylic Yarn (Off-White Caron used)
1 small snap
Small amount of ribbon for waist tie

Hook: “G” (4.25 mm) crochet hook

Ch 17

Row 1
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st of rnd. (16 Sc) […]



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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. I love to learn and share information about crocheted and other items crafted from recycled materials. This is a green, eco-friendly website that is dedicated to recycling and crafting.
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