Saturday, July 6, 2013

Red Heart Soft snuggle

Next snuggle up ... 

This one was made with Red Heart Soft leftovers. The foundation chain is 51. Finished size is about 15" square. I worked 2 rows of each color, carrying them up as long as possible.

Because each yarn reacts differently, it's difficult to get the same size finished product even using the same hook and worsted yarn each time. I've used an H hook for most of these. 

I also have a problem keeping an even tension with RHS for some reason. It's a different texture, a little thinner than many other worsteds, softer and shinier as well. The problem I have is not the yarn's fault. It's a nice yarn. I just need to concentrate of my tension when working it.

I had enough of the grape color to use it throughout, alternating it with the wine and grey.  I think it actually makes a nice visual and I think the animals will find it soft and comfy.

Happy crocheting!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

pet snuggle

Another pet snuggle ...

For this snuggle, I worked two smaller pieces and joined them together. The finished size is about 15" x 16". 

I chained 26 for each small stripe with an H hook. I worked a single crochet edging around each stripe and then a reverse single crochet around the entire thing.

Happy crocheting!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

pet snuggle

Another snuggle completed. This one uses three colors - white, navy, and turquoise. These were all large leftover balls so I don't know exactly what type or color name, but it is acrylic. I worked until I ran out of the yarn.

Finished size is about 15 1/2" x 17".

I chained 56 with an H hook. I didn't cut yarn until the end but rather carried the colors up, working one row of each color. That way when I came to the end of a row I always had a color there ready to be grabbed up. I edged with a single crochet with what I think was Red Heart Soft yarn, navy.

I am pleased with the result. 

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

more snuggles

I finished another pet snuggle yesterday. The blue one posted previously used a chain of 46 but it was double strand, one worsted and one fingering. It came out 17 x 16". The one I finished last night is single strand using a chain of 51. It came out 14 1/2" square.

I used my bright and colorful scrap balls for this one. I had several of the bright yellow in small balls so I spread them out.

I am hoping this will do as it's smaller than the other one. I'll have to get some input from the shelter as to what works best for them.

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

pergola and snuggles

Pergola. Finis!

Finished size is about 5" x 61"

Both front and back were made with the Big Value yarn, which is a very thin yarn. I'm not sure how much I used, but I know I finished a skein and started another.

The pattern is the Pergola scarf at Knit Picks.

Also finished is another pet snuggle. The first one I made went to our local animal shelter. This one will also be headed that way once I make a few more. They seemed happy to receive it.

The size is 17" x 16". I used one strand dark blue worsted and one strand light blue fingering yarns. I chained 46 for this one.

I also finished some pink and white cross-stitch squares. I had a few pink already made, made a few more pink and some white. These will eventually be a baby afghan but I may need to make more squares first.

Happy crocheting!