One Way Or Another: Inception

One Way Or Another

Objective: [One Way Or Another I was going to] turn a cone [ROCHELLE DYERS – PROD DATE: Jan 19, 1998 – LOT #: 1857 – COUNT: 1/16 – COL: FAIRWAY ROYAL – BLEND: A/P – P.O. #: MP11-14D] of 1-ply, natural fiber, thread into a 4-ply natural fiber thread to match a 3-ply, presumed natural fiber, grey thread.

I’ve spent more than half the morning trying to accomplish this.

Aiyaa! The minute the cake flew off the winder, I knew I was in trouble.

When my 2-ply cake thread broke, I resorted to winding a second cake.

Upon my final 4-ply, I kept pulling up clots, which at first I broke and knotted. After getting too many in succession, I figured I would just make a knobby thread, but that won’t match. I will just cut off excess.

The picture shows my waste on the left. I dare anyone to try untangling that much thread.

This will be my new carry-along project, which I will create with a simple repeating stitch and no pattern.

In the end, I discovered that the presumed natural fiber grey thread was actually a man-made fiber…aiyaa!

Thirft Shop Scarf: Pattern

Thirft Shop Scarf Pattern

Well, having gotten side-tracked once again, I woke this a.m. – 04:00 a.m. PDT – to write this pattern up for all the Labor Day Weekend Crocheters need a new mindless crochet project/stitch pattern.

This yet another scarf created out of my stitch development into hound’s tooth fabric patterns. I am hoping this is the last sample before I can publish my eBook: Hound’s Tooth & Beyond.

I must remark, once again, how well these two colors contrast each other for what I would consider a very regal design.

The pattern can be purchased from my patterns page or from my Ravelry store.

Chantilly Lace Shawlette: Pattern

Chantilly Lace Shawlette Testing Pattern

Now that I am on SSI ( Supplemental Security Income), I need to start generating additional unreported income.

I decided to finally get this pattern tested in The Testing Pool Ravelry Group, before publishing. As of the writing of this post, I have not received any takers. Because this is bruges lace it was hard to write the pattern. I had written one previously – Accidents Never Happen Shawlette – discovered errors when I made Chantilly Lace, hence the rewrite.

How Deep Is The Ocean Crochet Scarf Pattern v1

A Hooker's World How Deep Is The Ocean Scarf

Thanks to Kathy – one of my pattern purchasers – I have updated A Hooker’s World How Deep Is The Ocean Scarf Pattern with an error that has been there since 2014! Yikes. As such, a long-time error like this would not suffice with a simple strike-through correction.

A Hooker’s World How Deep Is The Ocean Crochet Scarf Pattern now includes: Advanced Instructions and better written Fundamental-To-Intermediate Instructions. Of course, I have updated my price for this pattern: USD $2.00.

I found this pattern to an excellent choice with any short- or long-pooling gradient yarn because the advanced simple crochet really breaks up the pattern/pooling into something unique, actually showing off the texture right through everything.

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I’ve Got You Under My Skin Scarf

I've Got You Under My Skin Scarf

This is my second attempt at fine tuning the griddle stitch into a hound’s tooth pattern. Once again, I missed my original intention, but accidentally, and logically, crocheted out of pattern and came up with this stitch pattern, which, unlike Flock of Seagulls Scarf pattern, is not reversible. Still, I am determined to get a better hound’s tooth and through this iteration I have seen the error of my ways.

Again, this pattern is primarily a stitch pattern for advanced crocheters that are comfortable with carrying yarn and changing colors. I am indicating what I used to make my scarf, but please note this stitch pattern is flexible and may be used with any weight yarn and made to any size.

In this iteration, I have mirrored the stitch pattern, which has caused a different stitch pattern on each side: one side is Escher-esque in pattern and the other side resembles a hound’s tooth variation.

This scarf – measuring 60 (L) x 5 (W) inches – took four days to complete and is closer to my new default scarf size: 66 (L) x 4 (W) inches. I have purposefully blurred by detail shots to protect stitch definition – images are focused within the pattern. Again, I have used Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Colors: 01040 Black and 01005 White; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted).

The project name – I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Dinah Washington – comes from the fact that I still have hound’s tooth under my skin and hopefully, will not have any more brain farts before the next iteration.

Price: USD $36.00

 

Not The Doctor: Pattern

Not The Doctor Pattern Image

After making a few adjustments and crocheting a swatch using the instructions, I am proud to announce that the Not The Doctor Scarf pattern, née Flock of Seagulls Scarf, will be available for FREE thru April 20, 2017 as my 4/20 gift to all.

The name was changed from Flock of Seagulls to Not The Doctor by Alanis Morissette because I just realized that Flock of Seagulls is a band name, not a song name…aiyaa!

Please note that I consider this pattern skill level is beginnner-advanced due to knowledge of basic crochet stitches and knowledge of carrying yarn in order to change colors.  The pattern includes links to videos that will assist with Crocheting A Two-Color Foundation Chain and Crocheting A Seamless Color Change.

The pattern is available on A Hooker’s World Pattern page or from my Ravelry Store.

I Say A Little Prayer Shawl

I Say A Little Prayer Shawl

On da Hook: December 23, 2016
Off da Hook: January 15, 2017
Pattern: I Say A Little Prayer Shawl by Hooker Leo
Yarn: Newton’s Yarn Country Nevada (Fiber Content: 100% Rayon; Yarn Weight: 3, DK)
Hook: US F – 3.75 mm
Dimensions: 56 (W) x 19.5 (D) unblocked; 68 (W) x 23 (D) blocked
Price: USD $95.00

The project name – I Say A Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick – represents my hope that the shawl shape would be what I hoped it would be, and thankfully, I was successful.

This is the first time I have used the Moss/Granite Stitch and the use with this yarn created a fascinating southwestern feel to the woven-like fabric. I tried to use complementary colors from the primary gradient, and think I could have done better, but am happy with my results. My stripes consist of two rows and occur every twelfth row.

Bonus: Discovered that rayon can be blocked!

I Say A Little Prayer Shawl

I Say A Little Prayer Shawl

Charting Services Rendered Here

Tapestry Crochet Charting Services
©A Hooker’s World

So now that I can’t sell my trademarked patterns on Ravelry, I can still sell my charting services.

If you have a graphic you want charted for an afghan or other fiber product that shall be crocheted, I can create the chart for you, and even a spreadsheet for larger items such as a 6 x 4 foot afghan. Here are some examples:

Afghans

San Francisco 49ers Afghan
Oakland Raiders Afghan

Pillows

Mickey Mouse
Mojo (my dog)
Knitting Tree

Miscellaneous

El Segundo Sliptstitchers Suggestion Can 1 2 3
Hibi Chick Bag

I charge California minimum wage: USD $10.00 per hour, so the bigger and the more colors in the chart, the more it will cost.

Additionally, I can convert the chart into a spreadsheet where I will color code the stitch numbers to facilitate crochet of the project.

And if you are really serious, I can teach you tapestry crochet for the measly price of USD $25.00 per hour.

Or if you can’t find the time to learn and have some extra cash, you can hire me to make the item for you at the rate of USD $10.00 per hour.

At this time, I am only charting crochet patterns for single crochet. At some time in the future, I may add knit charting services to my repertoire.