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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Colourful Beaded Crochet Vest


Beaded Crochet Vest made for a delightful, colourful summery day over a tube or singlet.  Or to bring warmth and cheer when worn over a long sleeve top in the cooler season. [caption id="attachment_5089" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Beaded C...
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Crochet Chart Image and Software Bug


Crochet Chart Software in ver. 1.2 offers the feature of being able to insert a manipulable image into your crochet chart file.  However it is a bit buggy at the moment.  So this is a how-to to work around it. Note: This workaround tutorial assumes you already have some familiarity with the basics of working with Crochet Chart software. Crochet Chart software working with images The Bug Ideally you want to employ layers, place the image in a lower layer and your charted stitches on the layer above. Bug1: However often when you insert an image, after a few seconds, you can no longer select of move them.  So you cannot select and delete either. Bug 2: Even though the image started on the lower layer, soon you will find that that the image is no longer on the lower layer.  Nor on the upper layer.  Nor on any layer!  In fact, there is no way you can get rid of the image!  So when you go to print out your crochet chart, the image is also there. And you might not want that. I don t.
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Crochet Chart image bug


Yesterday I posted about the free Crochet Chart software and pointed you to where you can get it. Since then, I have spent a number of hours playing around with it.  And sadly discovered it has a bug.  An image bug. It is great that this newest ...
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

How to Crochet Flat Circle – sc


How to Crochet Flat Circle in single crochet (sc): that s our topic today. I have previously written up a simple how to crochet flat circle using double crochet stitch. That was a bit of a rough draft and one had to endure my messy, uneven stitch charting.  I now am going to employ my new free Crochet Chart software to see if I can make things even clearer.  The logic behind whatever stitch you use to make a flat circle is going to be the same. FYI: If you would like to try out the free Crochet Chart software (created by Stitch Work and now is open-sourced), you can find out where to get Crochet Chart software in an earlier post of mine. In charted image below, you can see the chart for how to crochet flat circle in sc (single crochet stitch).  I am only showing half of the full circle.  It looks a little bit complicated. One almost has to strain and squint one s eyes to figure out what is going on, row by row.  But let me break it down to the underlying repeating blocks the inhe
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How to Crochet Flat Circle - sc


How to Crochet Flat Circle in single crochet (sc): that's our topic today. I have previously written up a simple how to crochet flat circle using double crochet stitch. That was a bit of a rough draft and one had to endure my messy, uneven stitch cha...
http://bit.ly/1QLSlBo

Friday, November 27, 2015

Crochet Charts Software – Where to Get?


Given my horrible handwriting and my even more horrible, uneven charting, I really need a crochet charts software: an app or software that will allow me to chart my crochet stitches.  (If you were looking for software that would actually crochet for you then nope, this is not it! LOL!) This post is but an pointer to Crochet Charts software.  Mainly I want to tell you where you can find it (as it is kind of hidden at the moment) should you want to give it a go. I hope to be writing up more about this software (if it works out good) when I have had a chance to work more with it. Where to find Crochet Charts software? Windows Crochet Charts software is created by Stitch Works.  However at this time of writing (27 Nov, 2016), if you go to the main site, you will only see Crochet Charts v1.2 with a Crochet Charts download version 1.2.0 for Windows Vista /7/8.  There is no download for Mac.  But there is a version for Mac available.
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Free Crochet Charts Software


I have been searching for a good crochet chart software for a long while now.  I think I have finally found one (named Crochet Chart Software) that will do much of what I need.  I have yet to use it fully but I wanted to give a heads up to anyone e...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cindy’s Lampwork Gemstones Birthday Necklace


Saying thanks is a good way to motivate one back into a bit of jewelry making.  This was my first foray back into just that since the chemo got a hold of my fingers and nerves.  It was a bit of a question mark if the numbed fingers could do the fine wirework that I was thinking of.  But yay!  They behaved!  So Happy Birthday (albeit belated) Cindy Reed! Cindy s Birthday Necklace (CH0372) Cindy, my sister-in-law (well, almost) has been so kind and thoughtful, with her visits, messages, and presents to me before and after surgery, and during the long chemo road. When her birthday came around (and I forgot), it was a good prod for me to think of making something I hoped would fit into her colour scheme and taste. There are no instruction nor construction notes this time; just photos. And also a big thank you to Di Parsons for her lovely handmade lampwork heart. It was just the perfect colour and the perfect heart to say Thank you and Happy Birthday . Di Parsons is the adventurous an
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Cindy's Lampwork Gemstones Birthday Necklace


Saying thanks is a good way to motivate one back into a bit of jewelry making.  This was my first foray back into just that since the chemo got a hold of my fingers and nerves.  It was a bit of a question mark if the numbed fingers could do the fin...
http://bit.ly/1Y190Sx

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Kerrie Slade – Neck Warmer and Fingerless Gloves in Olive Green


I think I hardly need say that this neck warmer-gloves set was specially made, with lots of kisses and hugs, for a very special lady: Kerrie Slade. As per request, it is created predominantly and virtually exclusively, in the deep, soothing richness of Olive Green. Romancing Kerrie Slade neck warmer + fingerless gloves set (CH0371) The neck warmer and fingerless gloves set is made with 100% cotton. Features 2 detachable (magnetic flowers). A scattering of the deep, royal Purple Velvet Swarovski crystals on one of the flowers gives a subtle and enchanting flash of bling. Perhaps for a romantic assignation along the leafy greens of an autumnal walk? Neck Warmer Different Looks, Different Styles I have crocheted the neck warmer to give it a scalloped (top) edging and a romantic, longer pointed (triangular) edging (bottom). Of course there is no fixed rule to this. There are 2 buttons for closure. Not both buttons have to be used simultaneously. So it can be worn snug or a bit looser, or
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Kerrie Slade - Neck Warmer and Fingerless Gloves in Olive Green


I think I hardly need say that this neck warmer-gloves set was specially made, with lots of kisses and hugs, for a very special lady: Kerrie Slade. As per request, it is created predominantly and virtually exclusively, in the deep, soothing richne...
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