Button (1 ½ inch shown here)
Criss-Cross Crochet – Video shared below to help depict as well as written instructions.
Round 2: (2 sc), Repeat () around (12)
Worked in rows. That means you will Ch 2 and turn at the beginning of each round. It helps to mark the top of the first (top of the ch 2) and last st (top of the last dc) in the row.
Ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and back to beginning of ch, sl st to next st in row 7 of the side of the cozy. Leave long tail for securing end of strap to the next st in row 7 to create button strap.
I gave an opportunity to win my Stunning Shells Headband over on my Facebook page yesterday. I was happy to see so many of you enter! I have a few other tricks up my sleeve yet, so don’t be too disappointed. I love to repay the support you all offer. It gives me this bubbly feeling inside and there is nothing like it in the world!
I am perpetually humbled by the outpouring of support I get from the lot of you on all my social media venues. If you’re on google+, Twitter, or Instagram and you already follow me let me send you a giant THANK YOU! I plan to make the move to being on google+ soon, I just am having a hard time getting the hang of it. Facebook came much more easily to me when I first made the move to it. Maybe I need to run a special over there? Hmmmm… that’s a thought… 🙂
Thank all of you for your continued support! I plan to let you feel my gratitude in the coming weeks as I have a lot in store for you all! Keep watching!
Winners of the flash giveaway are:
Maria Elena Pulido
If you all will message me your Ravelry names I will get it sent over! You have 24 hours to claim your prize or I will redraw names.
PATTERN RELEASE!! Stunning Shells Headband
My little gets so many ooo’s and aaa’s when we’re out with this crocheted headband. It’s thin enough to wear in even the heat of Texas where I happen to live. If you went with neutral colors it can work for many outfits. Offered in sizes Newborn to Adult.
Articles of a Domestic Goddess and The Country Willow are teaming up to bring you a Pattern Party Blog Hop hosted on Pinterest!! This is a fun little round robin type share party. Designers: Take a gander at The Country Willow Linkup Blog and add your item to the listing. Be sure to pin all the other items in the linkup to your pinterest boards! Bloggers: Add the widget to your blogs to get even more coverage for our items. Be sure to pin all the other items in the linkup to your pinterest boards! Readers: Visit the Pattern Party Blog Hop Pinterest Board, and pin away!!
Thank you for your interest and I hope you find something that you like here as there are a lot of really nice designers in this one!
My last roundup included items that affected the Deep South… this a branch off of that. Here in the deep south, nothing says home like a glass of mom’s sweet tea in the backyard with the sun shining in the heat of summer. Oh, that’s not hot enough for you? Let’s explode things made of gunpowder, have bonfires and grill meat on a hot grill…. in the heat of summer. No one said we were the smartest bunch, but you can’t argue that we love our country! lol
I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite summertime and patriotic items around. Let’s take a moment and applaud the creativity here!
Cut (15) 12 inch strands of yarn. (8 inches for child, 6 inches for toddler) Tie in center tightly. (It helps to pass the needle threaded with the end that you tied the tassel with through the center of the tassel to secure it better.)
Cut 6 of each color: White, Yellow and Black yarn in 24 inch strands. Fold strands in half. Weave through center of the bottom of each earflap. Thread strands from the inside out, the loose ends ending on the outside of the heat, and the folded center on the inside of the hat. Center the strands and pull center around base of earflap in slip knot fashion to fasten off. Separate colors and braid, slip knotting the ends. Hold them up to each other and tie them evenly. Cut ends to even them out.
Wrap white yarn around three fingers 100 times for a thick pom pom. (Wrap around less fingers or more fingers for a bigger/smaller pom pom.) (Wrap 50 for thinner pom pom/150 for a very thick pom pom.) Tie double knot TIGHTLY across center. Cut through tops of loops. Trim with scissors to make even.