March 9, 2017

The fifth element!

I never found an opera singer that I loved, like this woman!  HOLY CRAP.  

February 24, 2017

Mr. Peaches, a coloring page.


This is my latest coloring page, a betta fish, in honor of my betta fish!  :)


I don't know what else to say.  Crochet has kind of taken a back seat, and I am not really into it as much as I used to be.  It is still part of my life, I love making things, but there are other ways to make things too! :)  

February 8, 2017

Wally The Whale TP Cozy


Wally the Whale TP Cozy
Designed By Ivory Herman
© Ivory Herman 2010

Notes:  Fits toilet paper roll with measurements 4.5”W x 4.25”L
Materials:
·         Worsted weight blue, white, black.
·         Size G Hook
·         Tapestry Needles


SC  = Single Crochet
ST = Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
SC2TOG = Single Crochet 2 Together
MC = Magic Circle
BLO = Back Loop Only
BEG = Beginning

CH = Chain

SLPST = Slip Stitch

W/ = With


Body:  With G Hook and Blue Yarn
Row 1:  Ch 3, 12 DC in 3rd CH from hook, join to the top of the starting CH 3 (Do not count CH3 as 1st DC). (12)
Row 2:  CH3, 2DC in each ST around, join to beg CH 3 (24)
Row 3:  CH3, (DC, 2DC in next ST) around, join to BEG CH3. (36)
Row 4:  CH3, (DC2, 2DC in next ST) around, join to BEG CH3. (48)
Row 5:  Ch 3, in BLO DC around, join to top of beg ch 3. (48)
Row 6:  Ch 3, DC around, join to top of beg ch 3. (48)
Row 7-12:  Repeat round 6. (48)
Row 13:  Ch 2, sc around, join to ch 2, fasten off and weave in the ends. (48)



Tail Fin:  With G hook.  3sc in MC.
Round 1:         2sc in each ST around. (6)
Round 2 - 3:   SC around. (6)
Round 4:         1SC, 2SC in each ST around. (9)
Round 5 - 6:   SC in each ST around. (9)
Round 7:         SC2, 2SC in next ST around. (12)
Round 8-9:     SC in each ST around. (12)    
Round 10:       SC2TOG (3x) sc in rest of ST. (9)
Round 11:        SC2TOG (2x) only and then fasten off first part of fin.  Repeat Round 1-11, and fasten off.
Sew two fins together.
Tail:    6SC in MC.
Round 1-3:      SC in each ST around. (6)
Round 4:         1SC, 2SC in next ST around. (9)  Fasten off.  Sew the fin to the tail and sew tail to back of TP cozy.
Front Fins: 
Row 1:  Ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in 3rd.
Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st across (4)
Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in last st. (6)
Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 in last (8)
Row 5:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 6, 2 in last (10)
Row 6:  Ch 1, turn, sc across (10)
Row 7:  Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 6 st, sc2tog (8)
Row 8:  Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 4, sc2tog – fasten off, leaving a tail. (6)  Repeat second time and sew to sides of body.
Eyes:   With white yarn 6SC in MC
Round 1:         2SC in each ST around. (12)
Round 2:         SC around. (12)  Repeat for second eye.   Sew right above the front fins.
Iris of Eye:     6SC in MC, slpst to 1st, fasten off.  Make two, and then sew to whites of eyes.


Embroider a mouth on front.  Insert toilet paper roll and enjoy! J


Just showing off some Whales in different colors.