Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope all of my United States readers have a fun and safe holiday.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blog News

I've taken a little vacation! You've probably already noticed that though.

During this time I've been thinking about the direction of my blog. Who is it for and where is it going?

Really, I want my blog to be for just about every crafter. Where is it going? Well, I'm trying to streamline my blog. Out with the things I rarely do and in with the things I'm doing more often. I'd like to have more focus. Just a little, maybe!

Now for the news. I am going to continue my stitch series and project updates. I'll also be creating a stitch series for crochet and a "fun things to do with little kids" section.

I know what you are going to say, "Pamela, you haven't been crocheting long how can you do tutorials?" Well the answer is simple. We're going to muddle through them together! I can't think of a more fun way to share my crochet successes and downfalls then blogging about them.

I hope you stay tuned!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Stitch Series Chevron Stitch

This is the final installment of the chevron stitch series trilogy. Today you'll learn how to combine both the left and right slanted chevron to make this stitch.

This pattern is best suited for heavier weight yarns. Chevron makes an excellent center for an afghan or stole. It can be used for a scarf or a skirt. You can use right slanted chevron for the left front of a sleeve and left slanted chevron for the right front of a sleeve. You could use the full chevron for the back of the shirt.

Method:

This stitch is a multiple of 16 stitches.
You will need a stitch marker.
  1. K2, P4, K2, pm, K2, P4, K2
  2. P1, K4, P3, sl m, P3, K4, P1
  3. P4, K4, sl m, K4, P4
  4. K3, P4, K1, sl m, K1, P4, K3
  5. P2, K4, P2, sl m, P2, K4, P2
  6. K1, P4, K3, sl m, K3, P4, K1
  7. K4, P4, sl m, P4, K4
  8. P3, K4, P1, sl m, P1, K4, P3
Repeat these 8 rows for you pattern.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stitch Series Left Slanted Chevron

Today's post is the left slanted chevron stitch. This may also be called diagonal ribbing.

This stitch can be used exactly like the right slanted chevron. In the next stitch series, I'll show you how to combine the two for the full chevron stitch.

Method:

This stitch is worked over a multiple of 8 stitches.
  1. K2, *P4, K4, repeat from * end with K2
  2. P1, *K4, P4, repeat from * end with K4, P3
  3. *K4, P4, repeat from * 
  4. K3, *P4, K4, repeat from * end with P4, K1
  5. P2, *K4, P4, repeat from * end with K4, P2
  6. K1, *P4, K4, repeat from * end with P4, K3
  7. *P4, K4, repeat from *
  8. P3, *K4, P4 repeat from * end with K4, P1
Repeat these 8 rows for the pattern.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!