Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Rnd 1= 6 sc in second ch from hook
Rnd 2= Ch 2, dc 3 times in each sc around. Sl st in first dc, ch 2, turn.
Rnd 3= (Dc three times in dc, dc) around. Sl st in first dc, ch 2, turn.
Rnd 4= (Dc three times in dc, 2 dc) around. Sl st in first dc.
Rnd 5= Sc in blo around. Sl st in first sc, ch 2, turn.
Rnd 6= Sk sc, (dc in next sc, dc in previous sc) around. Sl st in first dc, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 7= Sc around.
Rnd 8-14= Repeat rounds 6 and 7
Rnd 1= Sc 6 times in second ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2= Sc twice in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3-5= (Sc, sc twice in next sc) around. (18, 27, 36)
Rnd 6= (2 Sc, sc twice in next sc) around. (48)
Rnd 7= (3 sc, sc twice in next sc) around. (60)
Rnd 8= (4sc, sc twice in next sc) around. (84)
Rnd 9= Sc in blo around. (84)
Rnd 10= (Sc, sk 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc) around.
Sew a button on the middle of the lid.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Anyway... This cute little box is great for wrapping a little gift for that special someone or as a craft for your kids.
Crayons or markers or paints
2 sheets of card-stock or construction paper (I only had typing paper available when I spontaneously decided to make these at 4 in the morning.)
Glue (glue sticks work best but I didn't have any) or tape. (Tape is faster so I used it, but it doesn't turn out as pretty)
Rhinestones (I forgot to use them...)
Ruler (And I forgot to put that in the picture... I don't think I should do stuff like this so early)
Fold paper as shown below and cut the extra rectangular piece off to make a 8.5" square. Actually, not as shown. The camera angle was a little off... The bottom edge should be lined up.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
These are soooo easy. I made six just yesterday. They are great for quick and easy gifts.
Hook size: G/6
Yarn: Sock yarn or Crochet thread size 10
1= Sc in second ch from hook. 43 sc, 88 dc, 44 sc. Ch 1, turn.
2= Sc in sc, dc in dc, sc in sc. Ch 1, turn.
3= Repeat row two.
Like I said, super easy! If you want to dress it up though, here are some variations you might try.
String beads onto your thread and crochet them in.
To make a wider band simply add more rows.
For some texture add a trcluster stitch after every two dc on the second row. (Trcluster: loop yarn around hook twice, draw up a loop, draw yarn through two loops twice. Repeat twice, there should be four loops left on the hook when you are done. Draw yarn through all four loops.)
Also, you can crochet a flower or other applique and sew onto the band, or buttons.
The options are endless :)