Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dressmaking - Project 2

This was my second project at dressmaking class.  I wanted a pleated skirt and did this.  Slight improvement but I somehow take a long time at the sewing machine. :P

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Cow Beanie - Moo

I got an order to make a cow beanie for a baby girl to be born soon.  But her mum wanted something a little bigger in size with no ear loops and strings attached, so I came up with this.  I wanted to add a butterfly which looks like one that has flown passed the cow and stopped over at its head.  Hence, I doubled the layers to make it stand. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Little Cow Backpack - Oz

I wanted to make some animal backpacks and decided to start with a cow, which would be largely white it color.  Not a wise color choice, but I had lots of white yarn so thought that'd just be it.  I don't usually use any patterns as I find they limit my creativity somewhat, and so had to trial n error to get there.  My idea was to create a broader tummy, with limbs attached and a cow face on the cover.  This took me a while as I was trying to get the shaping right.  I was kind of ambitious as I want the pink portion on the tummy (as the stomach) but didn't want to cut of the pink yarn every row.  When I eventually finished it, I like it so much that it has to go to my girl.  Am still thinking if I want to offer this in my Etsy shop. :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Leg Warmer for Toddler - Mavia

Made this pair of leg warmer for my girl.  Though Singapore is a tropical country, we have lots of airconditioned places which can make her legs cold.  The thing about multicolor blended yarns is we never know what it really looks like until we make something with them.  The multicolor blend in the middle turned out really nice on this pair of warmer. Named this Mavia.

Dressmaking - Project 1

This was my first project at dressmaking class.  Its a low-waist tight skirt.  I wore a lot of these sort of skirts when I was working previously.  I would say I didn't do a good job. :P  Anyhow, its my first and hope I'd improve as I go along. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Multicolor Scarf – Sophia

I originally made this scarf (second picture) for a friend who left to work overseas recently, and named it Sophia.  My idea was to make one more for dressing purposes, rather than to keep warmth.  I subsequently made a second one (first picture) for sale in my Etsy shop.  

I looped this up using some simple crochet stitches and added the fringes.  I'd been asked if I'd sell this pattern, and decided that I'll share this for free here.  If you do make this pattern, I'd love to see your finished item, kindly take a moment to email pictures to me at "".

This is a crochet pattern for this nicely crocheted soft scarf in multicolors and with fringes on both ends.  The approximate measurement is 74 inch (187cm) in length and 5 inch (12cm) in width.  Since this is a simple design, I'm not going to complicate it with a guage/tension, just use this measurement as your guage/tension.  If you are not able to get to a 5 inch width, add stitches in multiples of 4 to get there.  This pattern is written in American English.  Happy crocheting!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This pattern is for PERSONAL USE only.  You may NOT recopy, rewrite, resell or redistribute this pattern in any form as your own or otherwise.  Both my patterns and images are copyright protected.  As I am sharing this pattern for free, kindly do not sell the finished product made from this pattern.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:   Beginner      

SIRDAR Crofter – Fair Isle effect Chunky (50g; Approx. 78m)
2 balls
Size of hook – 6.00mm (US 10)

Ch – Chain(s)
Sc – Single crochet
Sl st – Slip stitch
Dc – Double crochet
St(s) – Stitch(es)


Ch 22.
Row 1: Ch 1, 1 Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, *1 Ch, Skip 1 Ch, 1 Sc in each of next 2 Ch*, repeat * to * 5 times, 1 Ch, Skip 1 Ch, 1 Sc in last Ch.  You should have 21 Sts.  Turn.
Row 2-3: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each of the 21 Sts (including one in each Ch created in Row 1).  You should have 21 Sc.  Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (count as 1 Dc), 3 Ch, Skip 3 Sc, 1 Dc in 5th Sc, *3 Ch, Skip 3 Sc, 1 Dc in next Sc*, repeat 3 times.  You should have reached the end of the row with 21 Sts.  Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (count as 1 Dc), *2 Ch, 1 Sc in the first Ch-3 space, 2 Ch, 1 Dc in next Dc*, repeat * to * 4 times, ending the last St at the 3rd Ch of the start of Row 4.  You should have reached the end of the row.  Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3 (count as 1 Dc), *3 Ch, 1 Dc in the next Dc*, repeat * to * 4 times.
The Rest of the body of the scarf:  Repeat Row 5 follow by Row 6 and go on until you reached your desired length (remember to consider the fringes) ending with a repeat of Row 6.
3rd Row from last:  Ch 1, *1 Sc in the first Dc, 3 Sc in Ch-3 space*, repeat * to * 3 times, 1 Sc in the next Dc, 4 Sc in the last Ch-3 space.  You should have 21 Sc.  Turn.
2nd Row from last:  Ch 1, 1 Sc in each of the 21 Sc.  You should have 21 Sc.  Turn.
Last Row: Ch 1, 1 Sc in first Sc, *1 Ch, Skip 1 Sc, 1 Sc in each of the next 2 Sc*, repeat * to * 5 times, 1 Ch, 1 Sc in the last Sc.  End.


You will note that you have 7 small holes on each ends of the scarf, created with the Ch.

Cut 56 (7 holes X 2 ends of scarf X 4 strand in each hole) strands of yarn just over twice the desired finished length of the scarf.  Each strand of yarn would result in two strands through each hole.  You may want to have more or less strands, cut as desired.

For each hole, fold 4 strands of yarn into half (this will result in you having 8 strands of yarn through each hole when finished), insert the crochet hook through one hole and loop the fold of the strands over the hook.  Pull the folded strands through the hole leaving a loop.  Pick up the free ends of the strands with the hook and pull them through the loop you have created.  Tighten by pull the free ends of the strands.

Last but not least, hide all the loose ends into the Sts.  Enjoy!

Once again, if you do make this pattern, I'd love to see your finished item, kindly take a moment to email pictures to me at "".

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Water Bottle Holder - Part II

This is Faith, the owner of the custom order of the water bottle holder!  Look at her satisfying face!  I just love these people who embrace my products!  Her mum who was my old schoolmate picked up the item from me today.  We haven't met for years and she still look amazingly good!