Friday, September 27, 2013

{Rainbow Crochet Mini Heart Garland}

Hi there! Welcome to the last post of crochet week! It's been so fun sharing ideas with you! Finishing off our week together is another super simple tutorial. This time for a little heart garland!

 So cute right?!?! Perfect to add a little touch to your craft room or kitchen or wherever you need some hearts and rainbows. Which is everywhere if you ask me. 

Let's get to it! Here's what you need:
Rainbow yarn. I used "I love this Cotton" by Hobby Lobby.
Size H 5mm crochet hook.
Yarn needle
string for stringing the garland

You are going to make 12 mini rainbow hearts using this pattern:
Magic circle. Chain 2.
In the circle...3 triple crochet, 4 double crochet, 3 triple crochet
Pull yarn to mostly close the circle, leaving a small hole. Chain 2. Slip stitch into hole to finish heart. Pull yarn to close it up tight. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Repeat for 12 hearts.

Now that you have your 12 super cute little rainbow hearts, it's time to string them up. Cut a piece of string four feet long. String up your hearts weaving in and out of the tops of the hearts. Try to space them evenly on the string and leave about 6 inches on each side for hanging.

Make sure to check out the other projects from Crochet Week! 

Have a happy crafty weekend my friends! See you next week with some fun Halloween ideas!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

{Mug Sweater TUTORIAL}

Happy Thursday to you! I hope you have enjoyed Crochet Week so far! If you're stopping by for the first time today, be sure to scroll through the other posts!

Today I'm releasing my Mug Sweater pattern as a FREE tutorial woohoo!!

Click HERE to download the full pattern! Or you can reference the embedded portion below. Enjoy!

Don't forget that this week only you can take 10% off my One Skein Infinity Scarf Pattern with the code INFINITY10.

Happy Stitching!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

{Crochet roundup: Top 5 projects to make this fall}

Welcome back to crochet week! Today is a roundup of the top 5 projects I can't wait to make this fall! Let's get to it!


I'm so looking forward to working on these projects in the coming weeks! I'll be sure to post my progress. For all sorts of crochet inspiration, follow my Crochet Board on Pinterest!

Are you just learning to crochet? Check out this roundup of fun projects for beginners!

Take 10% off my One Skein Infinity Scarf Pattern with the code INFINITY10.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

{Mason Jar Cozy TUTORIAL}

Hey there! Welcome back to Crochet Week at Sew Chatty! Today we're making a super cute crocheted mason jar cozy and showing you how to package it up all cute and ready to gift.

Mason Jar Cozy Pattern
Cotton Yarn {I use "I Love This Cotton" from Hobby Lobby}
Size H 5mm hook
Yarn needle
Ch 3. Join into a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3. 12 dc in ring. Join. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3. 2dc in same sp, *2dc in next st; repeat from * around.
Join. (24 sts)
Round 3-11 DC in each stitch. Join (24)
Round 12-13 SC in each stitch to form the band. Join (24.)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 Add some extra goodies and you have the perfect little gift!
 Mug Rug tutorial by Knitty Bitties. One of these days all my edges will be straight. Practice.
 Tie up some Via's with coordinating thin fabric strips.
Brown paper bag. Some tissue. A little handmade tag. Perfect. 

Take 10% off my One Skein Infinity Scarf Pattern this week with the code INFINITY10. 

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Monday, September 23, 2013

{Crochet Embroidery Hoop TUTORIAL}

Hi friends! We're kicking off a week full of crochet happiness with a fun tutorial!

I recently took place in an embroidery hoop exchange to help raise funds for my sweet friend Emmy's adoption. I had so much fun making my hoop! I'll show you the finished hoop (and another one I just finished) at the end of this post :)

In an effort to be creative and different, I decided I wanted to crochet around the rim of the hoop! Having no clue how to do this, off to the interwebs I went. I found nothing. Sad day. So I had to wing specialty! I posted a sneak peek of what I was up to on Instagram and the people went nuts so I new a tutorial was soon to follow. Well it is!

 You'll need:
A hoop. Any size. This is a 5".
Cotton yarn. I used "I Love This Cotton" from Hobby Lobby. Best. Yarn. Ever.
A size H 5mm crochet hook
yarn needle
 Start by separating your hoop. You are only crocheting around the outer hoop. I like to keep the screw in the hoop while I'm working. It just feels more stable to me that way. I don't want things flopping about. You will kind of have to shimmy your hook around the screw to start, but it's not that bad I promise. Now you will attach your yarn to your hook with a slip knot.
 Attach your yarn to your hoop with a slip stitch.
 Now comes the fun part! Row one is just single crochets all around the hoop. In a perfect world this would be a video tutorial, but I'm just not that techy yet. So here is the step by step...pretend you are working a magic circle, but instead of the circle being yarn, it's an embroidery hoop.
  1. Instert the hook into the hoop.
  2. Pull up a loop of yarn.
  3. Yarn over.
  4. Pull through loops on hook.
See? Single Crochet. Easy right? Keep doing that all the way around.
 Yay we're almost done with row one!
 ...annnnnnd done. I did take the screw out as I got closer just to make sure my stitches covered the hoop completely.
 Ok, row two! Chain one. Turn.
 Now you are going to be working a simple scallop all around the hoop. The pattern is as follows...*skip stitch, 5 double crochet in next stitch, skip stitch, single crochet in next stitch. Follow pattern from * all the way around. Now is a good time to reinsert the screw to stabilize the hoop.
 Lookin' good! Keep scalloping.
Great job! Now take the screw out again so you can finish your last scallop. I've gotten lucky every single time I've done this and had exactly enough single crochets in row one to finish out the scallops in row two perfectly, but if you're coming to the end and it's not working out, just skip and extra stitch or shimmy in an extra scallop and smooth it out on the hoop. No big deal.
Now just fasten off, weave in the ends and you are ready to fill your hoop! Here are the finished ones I've made!

Aren't they adorable?!? I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Go hoop it up my crafty friends!

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