Thursday, October 29, 2009

My First Shawl

So in August when I finally got around to working on some Christmas gifts I got this crazy idea to make my mother in law a shawl. I wanted to make her something special, last year for Christmas I gave her a scarf I had bought at Oktoberfest several years ago and she was so excited about it and asked if I had made it for her. So this year I wanted to make her something, something real special. So I searched and searched for a beautiful but not so difficult pattern and found one on called Delhi Shawl. I spent the most I have ever spent on yarn for one project so I hoped and prayed I could pull it off. Well after about a month and a half I finally finished the shawl, I was so excited about it I couldn't wait until Christmas to give it to her. So last Saturday was her birthday, I baked her a honey bun cake which I started making for her a few years ago and everyone loves! When she opened the gift I saw her face light up and she let out a giggle. It was amazing. She was totally surprised because she had seen me work on it every Sunday in her car on the way to church and I had also asked her a few times what she thought of it while I was working. So my gift turned out exactly as I hoped it would. It was special and worth all the money I spent on the yarn. I cant wait until next year!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Little Sally Doll Skirt Pattern

So while I was at church today I found 3 naked baby dolls in the nursery and thought they needed clothes. I couldnt find a simple skirt pattern for the first doll that I liked, so I made my own. Here it is!

Skirt is 3.5 inches long and the waist is 11 inches.

Skill Level: Easy

Material: Worsted Weight Yarn, I used Red Heart Super Saver

Hook: I -5.5mm

Special Stitches: Reverse Single Crochet: work from left to right in reverse single crochet.

Ch 41

Row 1 - SC in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1 turn.

Row 2 - DC in first sc (do not skip the first stitch in row here or anywhere else). DC in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3 - DC in first dc and in each dc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4 - SC in first dc and in each dc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5 - DC in first sc * 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc* repeat across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 6 - SC in first 2 dc *2 sc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc* repeat across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 7 - 9 - DC in first stitch and each stitch across. Ch 1, turn. DO NOT TURN ON ROW 9

Row 10 - Reverse SC in each dc across.

To Finish - Sew up the back of the skirt, finish off and weave in ends.