Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall Wreath Class

I've got the project ready for the Fall Wreath class this Saturday, August 27, at 2pm. It turned out really cute! You don't have to bring any tools. Everything is furnished for the $15.00 fee. You'll go home with a wreath! I hope to see you here!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

Here's the easy crochet hat pattern that I promised in the newsletter. This pattern is included in my book "You Too ...Can Learn To Crochet!" You can buy the entire book on the store's website www.terrisyarnsandcrafts.com, at the store, or on Amazon or other websites that sell books.

Let's see how many hats we can collect for charity this year. As I said in the newsletter, bring in one hat between now and December 1, 2011 and receive 10% off any purchase that day.

Crocheted Hat With Turned Up Brim

Crochet an easy hat for those cold winter days!

Materials Needed:
85(110, 150) yards of worsted weight acrylic for a one color hat
If you want to do the brim in a different color, allow 40(50,62) yards for the brim and 45(60, 88) yards for the rest of the hat.
The sample hats were done in Patons Canadiana (100% acrylic, 201 yards per skein)
size I crochet hook (or size needed for gauge)
yarn needle

Skill Level:

Sizes: toddler(child, adult) measuring 14”(17”, 22”) head circumference
Gauge: 11 dc or 6 rows = 4”
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
st: stitch
dc: double crochet
dec: decrease

Special Stitch Instructions:
decrease (dcdec): (Wrap the yarn over the hook. Insert the hook in the next stitch and pull up a loop. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through two loops on the hook.) 2 times. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all loops on the hook.

Note: The beginning chain counts as the first stitch of the round. When working in rounds, join the last stitch of the round with the second chain of the beginning chain with a slip stitch.
Instructions written for the toddler size with child and adult sizes in ( ). If only one number is given, it is for all sizes.
Ch 11(13, 13), turn.
Row 1: 1sc in the second chain and in each chain across, turn – 10(12, 12) st.
Row 2: Ch1, 1sc in the back loop of each st across, turn.
Repeat row 2 until a total of 36(48, 60) rows have been done. Hint: Count the ridges: each ridge is equal to 2 rows.
Lay your piece flat with the beginning tail on the bottom left hand side. Fold the brim with the short edges together. Slip stitch the edges together by inserting the hook through one stitch from each edge. Do not cut the yarn. The rest of the hat will now be worked in rounds. If you want to change colors, cut the yarn from the brim and add the new color.

Crown of Hat:
Round 1: Hold the brim with the last stitch from the join facing up. Ch1. working from right to left, 1sc in each row around the edge of the brim. Join the last stitch to the first chain at the beginning of the round – 36(48, 60) stitches.
Round 2: Ch2, 1dc in each st around, join.
Rounds 3 – 6: Repeat row 2.
Round 7: Ch2, 1dc in the next stitch, (dcdec, 1dc in each of the next 4 stitches) 5(7, 9) times, dcdec, 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches, join – 30(40, 50) stitches.
Round 8: Ch2, 1dc in the next stitch, (dcdec, 1dc in each of the next 3 stitches) 5(7, 9) times, dcdec, 1dc in the next stitch, join – 24(32, 40) stitches.
Round 9: Ch2, (dcdec, 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches) 5(7, 9) times, dcdec, 1dc in the next stitch, join – 18(24, 30) stitches.
Round 10: Ch2, dcdec 8(11, 14)times, skip the last stitch – 9(12, 15) stitches.
Round 11: Ch2, dcdec 4(5, 7) times, 1dc in the next stitch 0(1, 0) times, join – 5(7, 8) stitches.
Cut the yarn and pull the end the last loop. Run the end through the last round and pull the center of the hat tight. Fasten the yarn on the wrong side. Weave in any ends.

Turn the brim to the outside of the hat.

©2010 Ava Lynne Green
927 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

Summer & Fall 2011 Newsletter

Well, I finally got the next newsletter written. I've been running behind lately and just didn't get around to it. Anyway, here's a link to download to Summer & Fall 2011 Newsletter. It has the class schedule through the rest of the year. You can also view this issue and archived issues at www.terrisyarnsandcrafts.com and click on the Newsletter and Class Schedule link in the sidebar. I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

new magazine issue

I've published a new magazine / booklet with Magcloud. The magazine is called "Stitcher's World". This issue is an introduction to tunisian crochet. It's available at Terri's Yarns and Crafts or by clicking on the button below. I hope you like it!

Tunisian Crochet

Stitcher's World Issue 1: Tunisian Crochet

Find out more on MagCloud

Finished Project

I've finished my project for the Westcott Brand Designer Display at Craft and Hobby Association in Chicago next month. Hope you like it!

It's a necklace with an interchangeable rose focal point. The roses not on the necklace are "docked" on an organizer that you can use for pencils, makeup brushes, or anything that fits. Of course, it's all done with Duck® Brand Duct Tape, Velcro fasteners, and Westcott Brand titanium non-stick tools. I added cardboard tubes, jewelry findings, a wooden nickel, satin rattail cord, and pieces of a cardboard box.

All of the products were great to work with. The duct tape sheet were fantastic for covering large areas. I also cut it into strips with the Westcott titanium trimmer. There was no residue left on the trimmer, scissors, or knife. Just a good clean cut. I used the trimmer for the corrugated cardboard. It took 2 passes through to complete the cut because of the thickness, but it was still easier than using scissors. Velcro is always great for holding things together.

I had a lot of fun working with the products. I have several more ideas floating around in my head for some other things to do. Watch for more later!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Rose Necklace

As promised, here's a picture of something made from The Duck Brand® Duct Tape, Velcro® Brand Fasteners, and Westcott Brand cutting tools. I made a rose. It's attached to a starburst backing with Velcro that hangs on a cord. I'm wearing it as a necklace in one photo. The second photo shows it against a white background.

I'm having fun working with the supplies. The Westcott Brand tools are great. The scissors are cutting the duct tape with no problem. I've use the cutter for the duct tape sheets. Again, no stickiness and a great result.

I have several ideas for the duct tape samples. I didn't know it came in zebra stripes and camouflage. Too cool!

Off to work some more! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Creative and Charitable Designer Display at CHA

I'm taking part in the Creative and Charitable Designer Display sponsored by Westcott Brands. I'm going to use Westcott cutting tools, Duck Brand© Duct Tape, and Velcro® Brand Fasteners to make a piece to be auctioned off at the Craft and Hobby Association in Chicago in July. The proceeds will go to CharityWings.org

My only problem is going to be deciding what I want to do! I'll be posting pictures here as I go.

What's Up?

I've got a lot going on this summer. I'm working on some new patterns. I have one for a knitted headband that is cute.

Have you ever thought of recycling those worn out blue jeans into bags and adding knitted accents? It's really rather fun! Knit flaps, patches, and straps. One pair of adult jeans yields at least 3 bags. Holes don't matter; just patch them.

Summer is also a time for crafting with the kids. Make sure you have plenty of paints, chalk, glue, glitter, and craft foam for projects.