Thursday, March 22, 2012

Yoda Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Hi Everyone!

Finally got around to writing up the monthly pattern!  This is one of my all-time favorite patterns I have written--love, love, love fingerless gloves!  And seriously, what could make fingerless gloves better than some smiling Yoda faces?

Here is what you will need to make your Yoda Fingerless Gloves:

  • Red Heart Super Saver (In the color of your choice, for the gloves themselves)
  • Small amount of Red Heart Super Saver Green yarn (For the faces)
  • 4 medium sized black buttons (For the eyes)
  • Small amount of black embroidery thread
  • Yarn needle

I was just a tad lazy with this pattern and I did not make the right and left gloves different, so you will be able to see the back seam on one of them.  It you choose, you can use a totally different glove pattern and just add Yoda!

Here is the pattern for the glove(s):

Chain 22, slip stitch in first stitch to join

Rounds 1 - 6: Ch 2, HDC in each st around, join with a slip stitch.
Rounds 7 - 9:  Ch 1, SC in each st around and join with a slip stitch.
Round 10:  Ch 1, SC in each stitch up to the last 5.  Ch 5, slip stitch in the first chain. 
Round 11:  Ch 1, SC in each SC up to the ch 5.  SC 5 times in the chain 5 space.  Slip stitch to end round.
Rounds 12 - 14:  Ch 1, SC in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch. 
Round 15:  Slip stitch in each stitch around and join. 
End off.

Now, here is how I made the faces.  I crocheted the head and ears separately and just used some extra yarn and the needle to sew them on--this way I can get them on really well and they won't come off. 

Here is how you make the head:

Ch 2
HDC 9 times in first Ch from hook.  Join with a slip stitch.
End off. 

Here is how you make the head:

Ch 4, turn
HDC in first ch from hook, slip stitch in next 2 ch
End off

Now just sew the faces on with some of the green yarn. 
Use the embroidery thread and the needle to sew on the button eyes and a simple V smile. 

That is it!  I hope you like this pattern as much as I do!

Have a fabulous week!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Poll

Hi Everyone!

As you can see on the right, I just got another poll added to the blog.  This time I would like to know what sort of patterns are your favorites/which you would like more of. 

Here are the options:

Clothing:  Clothing includes the obvious things like shawls, scarves, cowls, fingerless gloves, ect...

Home Decor:  I haven't actually done many home decor projects, but I've got ideas for things like pillows, wall decorations, jar covers, ect... in the works.  

Amigurumi:   This is one thing I would really like to get around to doing more of.  There are some really awesome amigurumi ideas out there, but I somtimes lack the patience it takes to make all the little pieces! 

Purses:  If I wrote a pattern for every purse that I make, I think you guys would hate them by now.  Purses are my go-to project when I need something to do or to get rid of some yarn. 

Star Wars Patterns:  For me, the second best thing to watching Star Wars is re-creating my favorite things from the series in crochet. 

Other:  I think this option kind of speaks for itself!  If you have any ideas other than those listed, please let me know!  I love to hear from you!

The poll will be open until March 30th, so go vote soon!

Have a super week!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hummingbird Miniatures Giveaway

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to give you all a heads up on this awesome giveaway at Hummingbird Miniatures. 

This is such a neat contest! 
There are several ways to enter, and if you win you get to choose the prize you would like--- the beautiful miniature birthday cake shown above or a mystery box that contains an item from Hummingbird Miniatures. 

Have a super day!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another Random Post

Hi Everyone!

So sorry that I forgot to post last week!  It seems that I have ruined the record I had going!
But, on to other things.

I have been doing plenty of crocheting lately, plus some jewelry and some very sad attempts at embroidery. 
Here are a few updates:

Curacao Shawl:  This shawl was a big success.  I love, love, love how it turned out!  I would prefer it in a mossy green of dark blue, but the lavender does look pretty.  I used Caron Simply Soft for this test run, and while I am not usually fond of this yarn, it does have very nice drape for shawls.  I think maybe the weight is a little too heavy for this pattern, but it depends on how much you want it to stretch.  Overall, I love this pattern and highly reccomend it!  FO pics soon to come!

Monthly Pattern:  The monthly pattern will be here soon!  Think little and green...

Another Poll:  I am going to be adding another poll soon to see what kind of patterns you like best.  I think it will help give me some more ideas for the monthly patterns. 

Have an awesome day!