Positively Crochet!: 50 Fashionable Projects and Inspirational Tips
Mary Jane Hall
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Positively Crochet lives up to its name with plenty of crochet projects and powerful messages for positive living. This playful, project-focused guide concentrates on the patterns and stitches used to design the 50+ fashionable projects in this book, which include scarves, shrugs, sweaters, hats, purses and belts. In addition to trendy garments and accessories, you will discover pairings of design tips with inspirational insight, useful for improving crochet skills and making the most of every situation life delivers.
Sew D piece to bottom. Make handle same as Rose Purse, using E hook and ch 15. Green Purse Row 1: With C and #5 hook, ch 10, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn — 9 sc. Row 2: Inc on each end — 11 sc. Row 3: Work even with no incs — 11 sc. Rows 4–9: Rep Rows 2 and 3. Row 9 should have 17 sc. End off. Note: On Row 7, change to B, and in every other sc, work a long sc in st of row below. Change back to C on Row 8. Make handles same as Rose Purse, with 14 chs. End off.
other — stagger them. Helpful Hint: If you are using a stiff, acrylic yarn, put it in the dryer with fabric sheets to make it softer. Ties Note: For shorter ties, work fewer rows. Row 1: With 1 strand of yarn and K hook, attach yarn to st at front rt corner. Sc in same sp as joining, sc in next sc, ch 1, turn — 2 sc. Row 2: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn — 2 sc. Rows 3–46: Rep Row 2. End off. Rep for other side. Finishing Edge (Work around entire shrug and ties). With RS facing, take 1
needle Sewing needle and matching thread Used in this project: Lion Brand Wool Ease in Mink Brown (MC), and DMC Color Variations embroidery floss #3782, #3808 and #3790 for diamonds. If using #10, it needs to be doubled. Gauge: Scarf: 7 dc = 2″ (with I hook) 3 dc rows = 2″ Cup and saucer = 4″ × 3½″ with handle (with steel hook) 7 sc and 8 sc rows = 1″ Helpful Hint: People tend to crochet more tightly when they are stressed and loosely when they are relaxed. So if days or weeks go by
someone tries to put a guilt trip on you, gives unjustified negative criticism, or tells a lie about you, it can feel like someone is stabbing you in the heart. If their words or actions are unjust, let it be their burden. Just because someone throws something at you doesn't means you have to catch it and carry it around. Choose not to let that person control you. Drop that burden and quit carrying it around like a ton of bricks on your shoulders! Note: For sizes sm-med, work 10 rows; sizes
Materials: (Adult) 3 balls (2.5 oz./70 g/57 yd. each) bouclé yarn in variegated pink and purple (Child) 2 hanks (1.75 oz./50 g/82 yd. each) yarn in cream (Adult) Size K/10.5 (6.5mm) hook (or size needed to obtain gauge) (Child) Size H/8 (5 mm) hook (or size needed to obtain gauge Used in this project: (Adult) Lion Brand Bouclé yarn in Wild Berries. (Child) Lion Organic Cotton in Vanilla Gauge: 3 dtr sts with 2 ch-6 spaces in between = 6″ 2 dtr rows = approx. 4½″ 1 ch-6 space = approx.