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Crocheted Chain Stitch Scarf

August 26, 2014 1 comment
Crocheted Chain Stitch Scarf

I wanted to share my recent crocheted chain stitch scarf project. Chain stitch scarves are nothing really new but I wanted to try out the technique and post the results. Here is my first crocheted chain stitch scarf.

The finished size of this scarf is 5 inches wide by 6 feet long. I did a total of 20 rows. I would have crocheted a larger scarf but I only had a half a skein of each color of vintage sparkle yarn. One skein was a solid blue and the other was a variegated white to blue skein. The 6 foot length is a youth sized scarf and 7 feet is a more suitable length for an adult scarf.

Chain Stitch Scarf Pattern

H (5 mm) crochet hook
2.5-3 ozs Medium weight yarn in 2 colors (total yarn needed is nearly 6 ozs for youth size or 7 ozs for adult)

Chain a length of 6 feet long or more for the scarf. […]

Heart 12 Inch Doll Dress

August 15, 2014 1 comment
I Heart 12 inch Doll Dress

Here is my I Heart Doll Dress crocheted to fit a 12 inch soft-body baby doll.

This little dress was crocheted using my baby doll bunting pattern and just making changes to convert the pattern into a dress. I also used the reverse single crochet stitch for the trim on the neck, sleeves, and hem. If you are not familiar with the reverse single crochet stitch, it is also known as the crab stitch and makes a nice finished trim on a crocheted item.

The final touch on the baby doll dress is a little heart I crocheted. I just love how it added that extra special look to the doll dress. I hope you enjoy my free crochet doll dress pattern and please let me know if you have any questions as you work the pattern below.

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I Heart Baby Dress Pattern

Fits a 12-13 inch Baby Doll
Dress measurements: 5″ wide at waist (flat), 6-1/2″ long from shoulder to hem, 3″ long from
under armhole to hem, 2″ across armhole (flat) and 9″ around at neck.

Hook: Metal G (4 mm) US sized crochet hook

Materials:
1-2 ozs worst weight yarn (2 colors used)
Small piece of Velcro for back closure

Directions:
Ch 34
Row 1
Dc in 3rd ch from hook. […]

Crocheted Mini Christmas Socks

August 6, 2014 1 comment
Crocheted Mini Christmas Socks

I’ve been busy crocheting more mini Christmas socks for the Warmth for Warrior stocking drive. I have been involved in the campaign to make little Christmas stockings for the troops which are filled with small items for our troops for several years now. As you can see below, I have crocheted these mainly using yarn but in the center you will see that I have a recycled denim and plastic bag “plarn” socks too. It’s fun to mix and match the yarns and materials to make the stockings each year.

I mainly use this little Christmas stocking pattern to crochet the socks with just a few changes. I crochet the stockings to 6 inches so I decrease the number of rounds in the original crochet sock pattern by […]


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