Life in a yarnbox

Life in a yarnbox

sunnuntai 28. helmikuuta 2016

I'm still here!

Aloitin viime syksynä työväenopiston 2,5 vuotta kestävällä Käsityöntaiteen perusopetus kurssilla ja se on pitänyt kiireisempänä kuin kuvittelin. Kurssilla on tarkoitus oppia erilaisia käsityömenetelmiä,suunnittelua ja materiaalituntemusta. Olen tykännyt kurssista paljon, juurikin sen takia että oppii uusia tekniikoita ja tulee kokeiltua sellaistakin mitä ei muuten kokeilisi. Tässä on kurssilla tekemiäni juttuja.

Last fall I started this craft-class at community college (not sure this is the right term) that will last 2,5 years. This has kept me busy. We will learn different craft techniques, designing and about materials. I like it because we do so many different things and I get to try techniques I wouldn't try by myself. Here are things I've made in the class.


Fabric printing/Kankaan painanta

Embroidery/Kirjonta

Embroidery/Kirjonta

Two sided bag/Kaksipuolinen kassi

Two sided bag/Kaksipuolinen kassi



Cellulose acetate research/Selluloosa asetaatti tutkielma

Cellulose acetate research/Selluloosa asetaatti tutkielma

Felting on foam rubber/Huovutusta vaahtomuovin päälle

Felting on foam rubber/Huovutusta vaahtomuovin päälle

Felting/Huovutus

Felting/Huovutus

Felting/Huovutus

Felted mittens/Huovutetut lapaset

Felted mittens/Huovutetut lapaset

Felted mittens/Huovutetut lapaset

Machine knitted necklace/Koneneulottu kaulakoru

Machine knitted necklace/Koneneulottu kaulakoru

Jewelry making, ring/Korun valmistus, sormus

En ole unohtanut amigurumeita tai virkkausta, päinvastoin, ne pyörii päässä koko ajan. Välillä tuntuu, että on niin paljon tekemistä, etten osaa päättää mistä aloittaa. Olen innostunut virkatuista pussukoista, niitä on helppo ja hauska tehdä. Innostuin myös tekemään itselleni uuden neulatyynyn, siitä tuli herkkullinen!

I haven't forgot amigurumis and crocheting, they are on my mind all the time. Sometimes it feels I have so much to do but I can't decide what to do next. I have made couple of pouches, it's so easy and fun to make them and they are so cute. I also made a new pincushion for me and it's delicious! 









sunnuntai 6. joulukuuta 2015

The Snowman free pattern


Löydät ohjeen suomeksi täältä / You can find the pattern in finnish here: http://kokeilevakasityo.blogspot.fi/2015/12/4-lumiukko.html

You need:
- White yarn (for 3,5 mm hook)
- Green yarn (for 3,5 mm hook)
- Orange yarn (for 3 mm hook)
- Black yarn for the mouth
- Safety eyes  2 pcs 8mm diameter (for eyes)
- Safety eyes 3 psc 10mm diameter (for buttons)
- 3,5 mm crochet hook
- 3 mm crochet hook
- Stitch marker
- Needle for sewing
- Scissors
- Fiber fill

Abbreviations:

RND = Round
SC = Single crochet
CH = Chain
INC = Increase
DEC = Decrease
( ) = The number of stitches you should have at the end of the round

The pattern is written in English using American terms and working in continuous rounds.
The Snowman will measure approximately 25 cm, using 3,5 mm crochet hook.

Head and body

White yarn, 3,5 mm crochet hook.

1.rnd. 6 SC in the magic ring.  Tighten by pulling the yarn. (6)
2.rnd. INC in every stitch. (12)
3.rnd. SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (18)
4.rnd. 2 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (24)
5.rnd. 3 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (30)
6.rnd. 4 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (36)
7.rnd. 5 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (42)
8.rnd. 6 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (48)
9.rnd. 7 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (54)
10.rnd. 8 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (60)

Tighten the short yarn so the magic rings hole will be closed.
Fasten off the short yarn on the side where the yarn is.
This is the wrong side.


11.-18.rnd. SC in every stitch. (60)
19.rnd. 8 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (54)
20.rnd. 7 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (48)
21.rnd. 6 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (42)
22.rnd. 5 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (36)
23.rnd. 4 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (30)
24.rnd. 3 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (24)
25.rnd. 2 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (18)

Attach the eyes on round 8, so that the last rounds last stitch is in the middle of the eyes.
Leave 8 stitches in between the eyes.


26.rnd. 2 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (24)
27.rnd. 3 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (30)
28.rnd. 4 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (36)
29.rnd. 5 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (42)

Fill the head.

30.rnd. 10 x SC, 3 x INC, 16 x SC, 3 x INC, 10 x SC. (48)
31.-38.rnd. SC in every stitch. (48)
39.rnd. SC, INC, SC, INC, SC, INC, 37 x SC, INC, SC, INC, SC, INC.  (54)
40.-55.rnd. SC in every stitch. (54)

Attach the buttons on round 35, 40 and 45.


56.rnd. DEC, SC, DEC, SC, DEC, SC, DEC, 37 x SC, DEC, SC, DEC, SC. (48)
57.-60.rnd. SC in every stitch. (48)

Fill the upper body a little.



Legs

White yarn, 3,5 mm crochet hook.

Left leg (looking from the front)

Put one stitch market on 5th stitch from the loop and another one on 23th stitch from the stitch marker you just attached. You now have 24 stitch from stitch marker to stitch marker (red and yellow stitch marker in the picture). These 24 stitches belongs to the right leg, so don’t crochet these stitches yet.


1.rnd. 4 x SC, CH x 8, 20 x SC (the first SC in the next stitch from the yellow stitch marker). (32)


2.-3.rnd. SC in every stitch. (also in the chains) (32)
4.rnd. 4 x SC, DEC. Repeat 5 times. DEC. (26)
5.-7.rnd. SC in every stitch. (26)
8.rnd. 3 x SC, DEC. Repeat 5 times. 1 x SC. (21)
9.-10.rnd. SC in every stitch. (21)
11.rnd. 1 x SC, 4 x INC, 16 x SC. (25)
12.rnd. 2 x SC, 6 x INC, 17 x SC. (31)
13.rnd. SC in every stitch. (31)
14.rnd. SC in every stitch, back loop only. (31)
15.rnd. SC in every stitch. (31)
16.rnd. 3 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. 1 x SC. (25)
17.rnd. 2 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. 1 x SC. (19)
18.rnd. 1 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. 1 x SC. (13)
19.rnd. DEC. Repeat 6 times. 1 x SC. (7)

Cut the yarn, leave a little bit of yarn for sewing.
Put the yarn through the needle and pull the needle through in every stitch (middle of the stitch). Tighten and fasten off inside the leg.


Fill the leg and little bit the lower body.



Right leg (looking from the front)

Count to the 5th stitch from the red stitch marker (from the crotch), the red stitch marker included. Make starting loop here (pink stitch marker in the picture). The next stitch is the first stitch where you make the first single crochet. Crochet away from the crotch.


1.-3.rnd. SC in every stitch. Fasten off the short yarn inside the body. (32)
4.rnd. 4 x SC, DEC. Repeat 5 times. DEC. (26)
5.-7.rnd. SC in every stitch. (26)
8.rnd. 3 x SC, DEC. Repeat 5 times. 1 x SC. (21)
9.-10.rnd. SC in every stitch. (21)

Fill the leg a little bit.

11.rnd. 1 x SC, 4 x INC, 16 x SC. (25)
12.rnd. 2 x SC, 6 x INC, 17 x SC. (31)
13.rnd. SC in every stitch. (31)
14.rnd. SC in every stitch, back loop only. (31)
15.rnd. SC in every stitch. (31)

Again fill the leg a little bit.

16.rnd. 3 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. 1 x SC. (25)
17.rnd. 2 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. 1 x SC. (19)
18.rnd. 1 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. 1 x SC. (13)

Fill the leg till the end.

19.rnd. DEC. Repeat 6 times. 1 x SC. (7)

Cut the yarn, leave a little bit of yarn for sewing.
Put the yarn through the needle and pull the needle through in every stitch (middle of the stitch). Tighten and fasten off inside the leg.



Hands (make 2 pcs)

White yarn, 3,5 mm crochet hook.

1.rnd. 6 SC in the magic ring. Tighten by pulling the yarn.  (6)
2.rnd. INC in every stitch. (12)
3.rnd. SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (18)

Tighten the short yarn so the magic rings hole will be closed.
Fasten off the short yarn on the side where the yarn is.
This is the wrong side.

4.rnd. 2 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (24)
5.-10.rnd. SC in every stitch. (24)
11.rnd. 2 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (18)
12.-25.rnd. SC in every stitch. (18)
26.rnd. 1 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (12)

Fill the hand.

27.rnd. DEC. Repeat 6 times. (6)

Cut the yarn, leave a little bit of yarn for sewing.
Put the yarn through the needle and pull the needle through in every stitch (middle of the stitch). Tighten and fasten off inside the hand.



Attaching the hands

Cut a long bit of white yarn and put through the needle.
Pull the needle through the body, where the shoulders are.
Pull the needle through the hand lenghtwise.
Pull the needle again through the body and through the other hand. Repeat. After repeating, knot the yarns together very tight. Fasten off inside the body. Look the picture for help.



Nose

Orange yarn, 3mm crochet.

1.rnd. 6 SC in the magic ring. Tighten by pulling the yarn. (6)
2.rnd. INC in every stitch. (12)

Tighten the short yarn so the magic rings hole will be closed.
Fasten off the short yarn on the side where the yarn is.
This is the wrong side.

3.rnd. SC in every stitch. (12)
4.rnd. DEC. Repeat 6 times. (6)

Fill the nose, use a needle so it’s easier.
Cut the yarn, leave a little bit of yarn for sewing.
Put the yarn through the needle and pull the needle through in every stitch (middle of the stitch). Tighten. Pull the needle through the nose, so the needle comes out on the side of the nose.


Attaching the nose

Shape nose so it’s oval shape.
Attach the nose in the right place, use pins. Sew the nose along the sides of the nose. Fasten off the yarn under the nose.




Mouth

With black yarn.

Cut a long bit of black yarn and put through the needle.
Put the needle through the cheek, leave a long bit of yarn at the end.


Put the needle through in the side of the stitch (shallow). Repeat this evenly through the mouth.


When you have the shape of the mouth, start to circle the yarn in every flat space where the yarn goes.Circle about 3 times in every space.




When you have done the last one put the needle through the beginning. Knot the yarns and fasten of inside the cheek.



Hat

Green yarn, 3,5 mm crochet hook.

1.rnd. 6 SC in the magic ring. Tighten by pulling the yarn. (6)
2.rnd. INC in every stitch. (12)
3.rnd. SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (18)
4.rnd. 2 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (24)
5.rnd. 3 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (30)
6.rnd. 4 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (36)
7.rnd. 5 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (42)
8.rnd. 6 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (48)
9.-12.rnd. SC in every stitch. (48)
13.rnd. 6 x SC, DEC. Repeat 6 times. (42)
14.rnd. SC in every stitch, front loop only. (42)
15.rnd. SC in every stitch. (42)
16.rnd. 6 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (48)
17.rnd. SC in every stitch. (48)
18.rnd. 7 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (54)
19.rnd. SC in every stitch. (54)
20.rnd. 8 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (60)
21.rnd. 9 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (66)
22.rnd. 10 x SC, INC. Repeat 6 times. (72)
23.rnd. SC in every stitch. (72)

Fasten off the yarn at the beginning.
Tighten the yarn so the magic rings hole will be closed.
Fasten off inside the hat.
Fasten off the yarn at the end inside the hat.


Scarf

Green yarn, 3,5 mm crochet hook.

1.row CH x 71. (71)
2.row 70 x SC. 1 x CH. Turn. (70)
3.row 70 x SC. 1 x CH. Turn. (70)
4.row 70 x SC. 1 x CH. Turn. (70)
5.row 70 x SC. 1 x CH. Turn. (70)

Fasten off the yarns.








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