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Crocheted Arm Sling

November 21, 2015 No comments yet

Here is a crocheted arm sling project I create for my 5 year old granddaughter who broke her arm. I looked around and couldn’t find a pattern so just started out winging it in an effort to come up with something that would work and support her arm. As she broke both bones in her right arm, the cast is heavy and the sling needed to be comfortable to wear with a wide strap around the neck and shoulder.

I have written up the crochet directions for this arm sling but I want to warn everyone that it’s only a guideline. You want to make sure what length you need the arm portion and the strap length before you cut off any yarn. I left my yarn attached for the shoulder strap as I had to rework it several times when I actually was able to have a fitting with my granddaughter. Also because yarn stretches I had to shorten the length by several inches on the strap to get the right drop for the crocheted sling. So just make sure you check the fit before finalizing your arm sling. But this should provide people with a pattern to help crochet your arm sling.

Arm Sling Pattern

3-4 ozs Red Heart Worst Weight Yarn (pink)
Buckle (1 to 1-1/2″ wide)
Hook: H (5 mm) crochet hook

Arm Sling:
10-1/2″ long from elbow to wrist by 5-1/2″ tall with 10 – 14″ strap.
Strap at shoulder is 5 inches wide and then 1-1/2″ wide at buckle.

Row 1
Ch 39, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st. (38)[…]

Crocheted Seahawks Gear

November 6, 2015 1 comment

It’s football season and people love to have their favorite team’s gear on. I found that if I combined Red Heart Windsor Blue yarn and Spring Green, they were a near match for the Seattle Seahawks gear colors. So… I crocheted several hats and scarves using the Seahawks yarn colors.

I am very pleased with these yarns as they are reasonably priced and are just the right shades to represent the Seahawk colors.

Here is the free pattern link […]

Simple & Comfy Cowl Scarf

October 18, 2015 5 comments

This is a very simple crocheted cowl scarf. The crochet pattern is very easy to follow and works up quickly. I purchased one skein of Red Heart Black and one skein of Burgundy yarn and was able to make 3 scarves. I love how you can just loop it around your head twice and it creates such a nice looking scarf. Simple but cute and easy for a beginner too.

I have two different version of the scarf. The shorter cowl scarf is about 56 inches long and a longer one measures about 6 feet long.

Here are photos of both cowl scarves.

Short Cowl Scarf

Long Cowl Scarf

The Simple and Comfy Cowl Scarf Crochet Pattern

All crochet terms in US terms.

Hook: N (9mm) crochet hook

Materials: 3-4 ounces of Red Heart Black & 3-4 ounces of Burgundy (Red) yarn.

Total yarn is 6 ounces for shorter cowl and approx 7 ounces for longer scarf.

Starting with black yarn, Chain 57 inches to start […]

Heat Wave Crocheted Square

October 9, 2015 No comments yet
Scrappy Pink Heat Wave Square

Here is a crocheted square pattern that I have tried and want to share my results. I love the center of this pattern with it’s spokes at the center. I first work the pattern with a scrap of cotton yarn in tie dye stripes. I set out to try the pattern and crochet just a dishcloth to see how I liked the pattern.

Here is the result of working the pattern to just row 8 of the original pattern using a H (5 mm) crochet hook. I then crocheted one row of single crochet for trim with white cotton yarn. The finished result is a 9 inch square dishcloth.

I next worked the full pattern square using different scraps of yarn I had on hand. I crocheted the pattern using a I (5.5 mm) crochet hook. I added a row 12 in Double Crochet (DC) to make it a true 12 inch square. For row 12 I worked a total of 40 stitch down each side […]

Orange Potholders for Halloween

September 5, 2015 7 comments

I had an old vintage skein of craft yarn in my stash. This chunky orange yarn is from the late 70s and I thought it would be perfect to use to crochet some potholders for Halloween.

The square potholder was crocheted using my corded cloth pattern with a J (6 mm) crochet hook. Because this was a chunky yarn, I chained 23 stitches to start the hotpad and then single crocheted (Sc) in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across. […]

Rings of Change Lapghan

August 6, 2015 1 comment

I discovered the rings of change blanket pattern on Ravelry and just fell in love with it. I used the mini blanket version to crochet a lapghan for the Warmth for Warriors organization. The mini rings of change pattern stops at row 42. I used a J (6 mm) crochet hook which resulted in my lapghan measuring 45 inches wide.

Here is a closeup of the edging.

I must say the pattern is well written and easy to follow. […]

Child’s Ear Warmer Headband

July 19, 2015 No comments yet
Fun Fur Yarn

I have several skeins of this pretty fun fur that I picked up for 99 cents at my local Dollar Store. If you have ever worked with fun fur you know it can be challenging to find your stitches and difficult to use. I decided I would try this novelty yarn to crocheted a child’s size ear warmer. After practicing with the yarn, I found I could easily work a single crochet stitch to make a simple headband.

I crocheted one ear warmer in a toddler size and also a larger one to fit a child 4-6 years old. Both headbands are 2-1/2 inches wide.

Head circumference for a toddler 1-3 years old is about 18-20 inches. Children 3-8 years old have a head circumference from 18-20-1/2 inches.

The toddler size headband was crocheted to 15-1/2 inches long before joining the ends together. This should comfortably fit a 2-3 year old as the fun fur yarn is stretchy. The larger child’s size was crocheted to 17 inches long before joining. This should fit a child 4-6 years old with the yarn stretching.

One nice thing about the fun fur is when you join the ends to create the headband and you can’t even see the seam.

Child’s Ear Warmer Headband Pattern

Hook: H (5 mm) crochet hook
Materials: 1/2 skein (25 grams) Novelty Fun Fur

Ch 8 with fun fur yarn. Turn and single crochet (Sc) into the 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch across. (7 Sc = 2-1/2 inches wide)

Ch 1, turn and Sc in each stitch across. (7) […]

4th of July Parade of Projects

June 28, 2015 1 comment

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought it was a good time for a red, white and blue parade of projects. These are taken from my prior shared patterns and feature a variety of fun items for the upcoming celebration of our country.

First a few projects honoring the US flag. Here is a crocheted dishcloth and matching potholder. Here is the pattern link for the crocheted flag dishcloth and the details for the flag potholder pattern.

Maybe you need to water bottle holder, if so check out this handy plarn water bottle holder made from recycled plastic newspaper bags. The free crochet pattern for the plarn water bottle holder is found here.

Should you need a tote bag to carry all your things, you might consider this all American plarn tote bag. You can find this plarn tote pattern here.

Need something a little smaller, […]

Double Layered Waffle Towel Topper Pattern

June 14, 2015 2 comments

I crocheted another double layered towel topper which is similar to my pointed handle towel topper. The main difference in this towel topper is that it’s a heavier, more basic pattern for the topper. It has a waffle looking texture to the pattern and so I named it the Waffle Towel Topper pattern.

This towel topper is crocheted using sugar n’cream weight cotton yarn with a G crochet hook. I used a kitchen towel folded in half that requires no cutting or sewing. For more details on how to fold and start a double layered towel topper, see this tutorial link with pictures on how to begin the towel topper.

Crocheted Waffle Kitchen Towel Topper Pattern

Materials needed:
1- Kitchen towel (17” wide x 26” long used but any size will work)
1-1/2 oz. white Sugar n’Cream cotton yarn
1- one inch button

#7 Steel hook
G (4 mm) hook

All directions are in USA terms.

Row 1
Fold the towel in half and use the steel crochet hook to poke holes and then Sc evenly along the top edge of towel making the stitches with the G hook. […]


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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.

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