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Monday, April 23, 2018

Cotton Collection

 Cotton Collection  

By Kathryn Doubrley. 


PDF.  31pgs.  $20.00 Instant download at http://www.theanswerlady.com.  For Standard gauge punch card knitting machines. No ribber required. Twin sets to long, short or sleeveless tops, shorts and pants. Add the different trims, bands, hems, cable, and you have a entire wardrobe in one book for any season. Notes on working with cotton yarns, depending on pattern, sized from 32 to 56 inches. Great book with Charts, color photos, estimated yarn amounts, diagrams, very clear easy to follow directions. If you need help with techniques check out the video links on http://www.theanswerlady.com

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Red Roses Bath Set The Toilet Tissue Cover


Red Roses Bath Set@ 1999 by N. L. Banks

The Toilet Tissue Cover
This would also look good using a green yarn in place of the white for Christmas gift or your
own home.

Peaches & Crème   by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc

For the complete set you will need:
5 ½   Balls White  #1
2 ½  Ball Red # 95
1   Ball Green # 62
 G hook
Note: yarn amounts listed are for the complete set.
Stitches used:  Slip stitch, Single crochet, Half Double crochet, Double crochet, Treble crochet

 The Toilet Tissue Cover

chain 4 to form ring.

Rd 1 ch 3, 12 dc in ring, slip stitch to top of ch 3.

Rd 2 ch 3, 1 dc in same place, 2 dc in each dc around. Join. (24dc)

Rd 3 ch 3, 1dc in same place, *2dc in next 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc * . Repeat from * to * around. Join.  (35dc)

Rd 4  ch 3, 1 dc in same place, 1 dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc, * . Repeat from * to * around. End 1 dc in last dc. Join. (46dc)

Rd 5, ch 1, working in back loops this round only, sc around. Join.

Rd 6, ch 3, * skip 1 sc, 1dc in next  sc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped sc (x stitch made) 1 dc in next sc * .  repeat from * to * around. Join.

Rd 7 ch 3, keeping last loop on needle, work 4 dc in same place, yo, draw through all 5 loops on needle. * ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped  dc (x stitch made), keeping last loop on needle, work 5 dc in  next dc, yo, draw through all 6 loops on needle (bobble made) * . repeat from * to * . join with slip stitch to ch 1 of first bobble.

Rd 8  ch 3, * skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped dc ( x stitch made), 1 dc in top of bobble stitch *. Repeat  from * to *. join. 

Rd 9, 11,13 as  round 7

Rd 10, 12  as round 8

Rd 14, ch 1, sc around. Fasten off White. Weave in the ends.

Leaves,  (make 3.) 

With Green and G hook, ch 11, sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 treble in each of next 2 chs, 1 dc  in each of next 2 chs, 1 hdc in next ch. In next chain, 3 sc, working along other side of chain, hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch, 1 treble in next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, sc in last ch. Fasten off, leaving a tail of  5inches to sew it on with. Sew to top of tissue cover.






Flower, make 1

With Red, ch 5 to form ring.

Rd 1, ch 2, 23 dc in ring. Join.

Rd 2, ch 2 ,  3dc in each dc around. Join.

Rd 3, ch 2, 1 dc in same place, 2 dc in each dc around. Join. Fasten off Red, sew to top of tissue cover, over leaves.

This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold or recopied.  It is for your personal use only.

Red Roses Bath Set Toilet Seat Cover


Red Roses Bath Set @ 1999 by N. L. Banks

Toilet Seat Cover

Peaches & Crème  Cotton Yarn by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc

For the complete set you will need:
            5 ½   Balls White  #1
            2 ½   Ball Red # 95
            1       Ball Green # 62
                    G hook

Note: yarn listed is for the complete set


Stitches used:  Slip stitch, Single crochet, Half Double crochet, Double crochet, Treble crochet
 
With white chain 25, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, turn.

Rd 1, ch 2, * skip 1 sc, 1dc in next  sc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped sc (x stitch made) 1 dc in next sc * .  repeat from * to * , turn.

Rd 2 ch 3, keeping last loop on needle, work 4 dc in same place, yo, draw through all 5 loops on needle. * ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped  dc (x stitch made), keeping last loop on needle, work 5 dc in  next dc, yo, draw through all 6 loops on needle (bobble made) * . repeat from * to * , turn.

Rd 3  (inc row) ch 3, 1dc in ch 1 of bobble, working behind last dc, work 1 dc, 1dc in chain 1 of bobble   * skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped dc ( x stitch made), 1 dc in top of bobble stitch *. Repeat  from * to *. End 1 dc in top of bobble, 1 dc in chain of bobble, work behind this dc,  1dc in top of bobble, 1 dc in top of turning chain, turn.

Rd 4  repeat row 2

Rd 5   (inc row) repeat row 3, turn.

Rd 6  ch 3, keeping last loop on needle, work 4 dc in same place, yo, draw through all 5 loops on needle. * ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped  dc (x stitch made), keeping last loop on needle, work 5 dc in  next dc, yo, draw through all 6 loops on needle (bobble made) * . repeat from * to * , turn.

Rd 7 ch 3, * skip 1 dc, 1dc in next  dc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped sc (x stitch made) 1 dc in top of bobble * .  repeat from * to *, end 1 dc in top of turning chain, turn.

Rd  8 ch 3, keeping last loop on needle, work 4 dc in same place, yo, draw through all 5 loops on needle. * ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, working in back of last dc, work 1 dc in skipped  dc (x stitch made), ch 1, keeping last loop on needle, work 5 dc in  next dc, yo, draw through all 6 loops on needle (bobble made) * . repeat from * to * .

Rd 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, repeat row 7           

Rw 10, 12, 14,16, 18, 20, 22,  repeat row 8         

Row 23  ( dec row) Ch 2,  ** yo, draw up a loop in first dc, you, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw up a loop in next dc, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook, ch 1 **.  1 dc in top of bobble, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, working in back of last dc, 1 dc in skipped dc, * .  Repeat from * to * across row, to last x stitch, then yo, draw up a loop in first dc, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw up a loop in next dc, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw up a loop in turning chain, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 4 loops, turn. 

Rw 24  ch 3,  *work bobble stitch in next dc, ch 1,  x stitch over x stitch *. Repeat from * to * across row. End  1 dc in turning chain.

Rw 25  slip stitch to top of bobble, ch 3, * x stitch over x stitch, 1 dc in top of bobble * , repeat from * to * across row, end 1 dc in top of bobble, turn.

Rw 26 repeat row 8

Rw 27  repeat row 23

Rw 28 repeat row 24

Rw 29 repeat row 25

Rw 30  Slip stitch in fist dc, ch 3, * bobble over bobble, ch1, x stitch over x stitch, repeat from * to last x stitch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc,  fasten off.

Rw 31 attach white to of beginning chain 25, ch 1, sc around to oppisence side of row 25, fasten off. Reattach white to to beginning of row 31.

Rw 32  ch 3, working in back loops only,*  skip 1sc,  1 dc in next sc, repeat across row. turn.

Rw 33  ch 3, 1 dc in each dc across, fasten off.

Finishing:
 Chain 160, turn, ch 1, sc across row for cover tie. Weave in and out of row 3.  Weave in the ends.

Leaves,  (make 8.)

   Place 3 leaves for first flower, 2 for the second and 3 leaves for the third. 
                                                                                                                                        
With Green and G hook, ch 11, sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 treble in each of next 2 chs, 1 dc  in each of next 2 chs, 1 hdc in next ch. In next chain, 3 sc, working along other side of chain, hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch, 1 treble in next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, sc in last ch. Fasten off, leaving a tail of  5inches to sew it on with. Sew to top of tissue cover.

Flower, make 3

With Red, ch 5 to form ring.

Rd 1, ch 2, 23 dc in ring. Join.

Rd 2, ch 2 ,  3dc in each dc around. Join.

Rd 3, ch 2, 1 dc in same place, 2 dc in each dc around. Join. Fasten off Red, sew to top of tissue cover, over leaves.

This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold or recopied.  It is for your personal use only.

Dishcloth New Stitch April 2016 pattern of the Month Crochet

April 2016  pattern of the Month Crochet

 Dishcloth New  Stitch@ 2014 N L Banks

 

Large dishcloth         
                       
                                                                
  small dishcloth 



Materials:
G hook
1 ball cotton yarn

For small chain chain 29, for a large dishcloth chain 35.

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each chain across row, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: working in back loop, 1 hdc in each hdc across row, 1 hdc in turning ch, ch 3 turn.

Row 3: 1 dc in first hdc, * ch 2, skip 2 hdc, 1 dc in each of next 2 hdc, repeat from * across row, end, skip 2 hdc, 1 dc in next hdc, and 1 dc in top of turning ch, ch 3.

Row 4: 1 dc in first dc, * ch 2, skip 2 ch sp, 1 dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * across row, end 1dc in last dc, and 1 dc in top of turning ch, ch 2, turn.

Row 5: 1 hdc in each dc and 2 hdc in each 2 ch space across row, end 1 hdc in top of turning ch,  ch 2, turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 5 for  4 repeats for large, 3 for small, then work row 2, fasten off, weave in yarn ends.   

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Review: Death by Blue Water

Death by Blue Water Death by Blue Water by Kait Carson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Best book I have read this year. Loads of action, great characters and deep sea diving. Can't get better than that. New author to me. Looking forwards to the next book in the series.

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