Friday, January 16, 2015

Charming Pendant- Another Use for the Charming Bracelet Pattern

The most favorited pattern from "Crocheting Clothes Kids Love" on Ravelry, is the Charming Bracelet. Actually, it was my favorite pattern to design as well! I love charm bracelets and I love crocheting things with small details, so it was the perfect project for me!

Since there are a lot of components to this design, there are a lot of ways to use this pattern. I already made a statement necklace version for women, using this pattern. Now I want to show you an idea for a quick and adorable necklace.

First, crochet the large heart pattern with its connecting link, exactly as they are written in the book. Then, attach a jump ring to the connecting link, and then it is ready to add the chain or cord of your choice. It is amazing how useful it is to have jump rings and a pair of pliers around the house! Instant jewelry!

If you crochet the heart in yarn instead of thread you will make a larger heart, for a different look.

Charming Bracelet as it Appeared in Crocheting Clothes Kids Love

Charming Necklace-a variation of the original bracelet pattern

Here is a link to my post about how to alter the bracelet pattern to create the Charming Necklace.

Friday, January 9, 2015

My Guest Appearance on the New Season of Knitting Daily TV!

I am excited to announce that the new season of Knitting Daily TV is launching this month, and I had the honor of being a guest on the Space to Space segment on episode 1406- the Accessories episode. 
I got to do the interview from my workspace in Kuwait! The host, Vickie Howell, and I talked a little bit about how I love designing crochet accessories, and also about the Nouveau Necklace kits that my husband and I are making for our eWoodStory line. We are really thrilled that Vickie wore one of our necklaces on the show!

Also on the Accessories episode: Dorinda Balanecki shows how to incorporate crystal buttons, Louisa Demmitt, demonstrates how to make warm and stylish mittens, Tanis Gray adds texture with the oyster stitch, and Vickie Howell, shares a stranding technique to make a cozy cowl.

To find out when Knitting Daily TV will be airing in your area, visit this page, and you can find links to previews of all of the episodes here. Just click on an episode to read a full description, and find the link to the video preview.

You Tube Preview of the Accessories Episode-1406