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Japanese flower

crochetbritt schmiesingComment

i have been perfecting my crocheting skills by working a couple of different versions of the same flower motif which i found over at messyla's blog.

japanese flower @sneezerville

i did this first one with some leftover cascade sierra from making the mallory loop. it is about 7 inches in diameter.

japanese flower @sneezerville

the second one i worked up with some lion brand fettuccini (recycled t-shirt yarn).

japanese flower @sneezerville

it is huge. 12 inches in diameter. i am thinking that it will make a great trivet.

japanese flower @sneezerville

they are both christmas present too!!

free knitting pattern: mallory loop

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made this upon request of my cousin for a turquoise scarf for her daughter.

free knitting pattern: mallory loop @sneezerville

i love loop scarves for kids because they don't slip off or untie like a regular scarf. so this is what i came up with.

free knitting pattern: mallory loop @sneezerville

and in the spirit of christmas it is another FREE knit pattern. so i hope you enjoy it.

free knitting pattern: mallory loop @sneezerville

here are the details:

pattern : garter stitch with fan edging and eyelet buttonholes

shape : rectangle

directions : written and chart for lace

yarn : Cascade Yarns Sierra (worsted weight; 80% cotton 20% merino wool; 191 yds/100g per skein): 2 skeins turquoise #49

needle : Size 7 (4.5mm) 16-inch circular or straight needles or size to obtain gauge

supplies : 7 5/8-inch buttons

gauge : 20 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches/10 cm (unblocked)

finished measurements : Approx 7 inches wide at widest point x 35.5 inches long (unblocked)

free knitting pattern: mallory loop @sneezerville

get the pattern here, on kollabora, ravelry, or craftsy.

crocheted to go mug cozy

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i am really into using up scrap yarn to make little coffee cozies and the like.

here is my latest:

crocheted to go coffee cozy @sneezerville

it uses some scrap brown sheep lamb's pride worsted in a pretty dark red color. i had just enough to crochet a cozy that would cover the entire to go cup.

crocheted to go coffee cozy @sneezerville

i used a size h hook and worked the entire thing in half crochet trying to make neat rows and not a spiral. then a added some subtle little arches around the top by half crochet 4 times into the same stitch.

crocheted to go coffee cozy @sneezerville

really like the looks of this one. might have to do the little arches on the top of some more little projects!

present

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i needed to get my dad a present. but parents are so hard to buy for and who wants to buy anything anyway when they can make? so i made him a sign for his house.

routered sign @sneezerville

i used a router and a small bit, a piece of wood that was hiding in the shed and a torch. drew the letters on. cut them out with the router. sanded it all down a bit will a little elbow grease and a pneumatic sander. then i used the torch to burn the inside of the letters. there was a bit of over burn so the top had to be sanded a second time but overall i liked the effect.

routered sign @sneezerville

then i coated the whole thing with some wood protectant from Cabot.

he seemed to like it!

reading: Scandinavian Stitch Craft

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i am lovely this lovely book by karin homberb, scandinavian stitch craft. i am debating on using some of these techniques on my new project bag instead of dip dyeing it as i had originally planned.

scandinavian stitch craft @sneezerville

i love the patterning on this hoodie...

scandinavian stitch craft @sneezerville

and the stitching on this t-shirt...

scandinavian stitch craft @sneezerville

though i am a bit baffled by this....

scandinavian stitch craft @sneezerville

wouldn't it be itchy?

also thinking that i need to add this book and this one to my christmas wish list.

free knitting pattern : meg hat

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i made this hat for my little 5 year old niece. it's simple, stretchy, cheap, and fast to knit up. perfect for the holiday season.

free knitting pattern : meg hat @sneezerville

it is so stretchy it fits on my grown up head just fine.

free knitting pattern : meg hat @sneezerville

coloring blocking keeps it simple but adds a little character as well.

free knitting pattern : meg hat @sneezerville

the entire thing is knit up in lion brand hometown usa yarn. super bulky and easy to come by. it only took two skeins and a few hours to make.

free knitting pattern : meg hat @sneezerville

here are some more details:

pattern : mock english rib

shape : tube

directions : written

yarn :Lion Brand Hometown USA (super bulky; 94% acrylic 6% rayon; 81ys/140g per skein): 1 skein Phoenix Azalea and 1 skein Black

needle : Size 11 (8mm) circular or straight needles or size to obtain gauge

gauge : 12 sts x 17 rows = 4 inches/10cm in mock english rib (unblocked and relaxed)

finished measurements : Approx 15 inches circumference x 12 inches (unblocked)

free knitting pattern : meg hat @sneezerville

super stretchy; will stretch to fit most heads. i made this for my niece who is 5 yrs old but it also fits my adult head fine.

get it free here, on ravelry, kollabora, and craftsy. Enjoy!

project bag

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i was clicking around the other day and saw this awesome bag over at fringe association. i just had to have it but...i can't afford and why buy when i can make!

project bag @sneezerville

so here it is my version of her project bag. (buy hers here).

made of heavy weight drop cloth. fully lined in the same. i also stitched it all up in gray thread. why? because my tan thread was MIA and if i used something darker you could really see how not-straight i sew.

project bag @sneezerville

big pockets inside. one huge pocket with grommets to run your yarn through so that it doesn't tangle!!! awesome feature!

project bag @sneezerville

another big pocket divided into sections to hold a small pad, needles, hooks, pencils and the like.

mine is bigger than hers mostly because when i checked it out i didn't check out the dimensions that she had posted. i just kind of guessed. so it came out a bit big but i still like it. (12"L x 7.5"W x 11.5"H)

project bag @sneezerville
project bag @sneezerville

for the cinches i used a set of my sons old laces. i had bought him new ones because the ones that came with his shoes were super long.

project bag @sneezerville

my handle is just made of canvas where the original uses leather. 

i also plan on dip dyeing it soon. so stayed tuned for updated pics of it as well.