It's 90 Degrees in the Shade

I found myself humming Christmas songs yesterday while it was literally 90 degrees in the shade. I was camped out on the picnic table, watching the kids playing on the swings, until a sudden downpour sent up scrambling into the house. While I am not really ready for the fall and the onset of the holidays, frankly it has just recently started to feel like summer in these parts, my holiday crafting has begun.

Project number one is this beautiful Fishtail Scarf (pattern available free from Knitpicks) made from hand spun alpaca wool I received as a Christmas gift last year and since I have animal fiber allergies (so sad) I knew it had to be gifted. I think it turned out lovely and plan to make a few more scarves from this pattern.

 

 

 

One gift down.... oh... about twenty more to go.

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Rugs A Plenty!

Britta is a fan of rugs. She loves how rugs make her little house feel warmer and homey. So throughout the year Britta is busy crafting rugs. She likes to change them seasonally. Her house is now filled with yellows and greens, pinks and purples... the color of a summer meadow. Now you can make rugs just like hers. These "braided" rugs aren't braided at all, but rather crocheted with felting yarn. Make one, or be like Britta, and make many. The directions are included in our FREE Open Patterns. Enjoy!

Please Note: I am not a seasoned crocheter. Although I love how the rugs turned out, I'm not sure my directions are written in "crocheter's lingo"! I do apologize in advance, and hope my feeble attempt at sharing this pattern makes sense. If anyone IS a true crocheter, and would be willing to look over my directions, I would gladly change terminology or directions to make them more clear. You can email me at weefolkart@yahoo.com or just post a comment in the directions. Otherwise, I'll keep my figures crossed and hope it all makes sense!
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Crocheted Rug for Gnome or Doll House

Here is a little pattern to make crocheted rugs that have the look of braided rugs. They are crocheted with felting yarn, then felted to give the dense, thick look of braided rugs. Make one or many. Your gnomes will love the feel of them under their little feet!

Knit Rope Stitch Dishcloth

Several weeks ago we shared a pattern for a Knit Basket Weave Dishcloth. We threw together a few easy patterns to help our noobie knitter friends practice their knitting skills with relatively quick results. Today we're sharing a pattern for another dishcloth. Although the pattern itself is easy, we are using a Rope Stitch, (instructions included) which takes a little getting use to. The effort is worth it because it creates a nubby texture which is great for wiping down tables and counters. Of course, it's made out of cotton for its absorption qualities. Make a few for yourself and start a Christmas stash early! The pattern for the Knit Rope Stitch Dishcloth can be found in our FREE Open Pattern section. Enjoy!  Read more

Rope Stitch Dishcloth Directions


Easy to make, and the "bumpiness" of the rope stitch makes them very effective when wiping down counters. Make one for yourself and make several to give away as gifts.

Materials:
1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.)
Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm)
Yarn needle

Directions:

Rope Stitch (RS): sk (skip) stitch, k next st, leave on left needle, k the sk (skip) st. Drop both sts from left needle.

Dolly Sweater - Good to Go

I have completed the Small Doll Sweater and added it to our Free Patterns Section. It was custom designed to fit our 12" Waldorf style dolls (made from kits from Weir Dolls). When I get a chance I do plan to work on a larger size for bigger dolls... but that may be awhile. The TO-DO LIST is long and mighty.

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