Crochet Motif Jacket
December 3, 2013
The crochet motif jacket is complete. I love the way it turned out! I got the idea to make this from a picture I saw on a magazine at the store. I have been wanting to make one for a while now and decided to start it back in October. I finished it a couple of weeks ago and finally got a chance to photograph it last week when I wore it one day.
The motifs were crocheted first using a large size crochet hook – so they were quick to crochet. The part that took the longest was deciding on placement and then sewing it together. I left it on our dining room table for about two days before I actually got around to sewing them all together. Even after I was done I made a couple of adjustment to the front ones so it would lay right.
When I wore the jacket the other day my husband commented on how nice it looked on me but he questioned the warmth of it. I told him it was more of an artistic fashion item and not a sweater for warmth. It is surprisingly warm though when you have it on and comfortable to wear. I don’t think I will wear it on a really cold day but it is perfect for a mild weather day here in Texas. I love how it looks with jeans and I am currently planning to make a denim skirt that I think will go with it really well.
The yarn I used for this project was from Hobby Lobby. It is called Debut and is one of their brands of yarn. It is really soft and comes in lots of pretty colors. I chose to use 3 colors for my project which were midnight, stormy blue and smoke. I tend to wear a lot of blue or gray in the fall and winter so I thought those colors were best for me.
Sorry for so many photos – I just really like how this turned out and wanted to show the front, side and back views. I am planning to write up the pattern of how I made this and have it available on etsy and craftsy in the future. Right now I am busy working on other crochet, knitting and sewing patterns and have not gotten this one written up and published.
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Crochet Cape Project
November 26, 2013
Recently, I finished this crochet cape project. I made this cape for my grandmother for a gift for her this Christmas. She is in her 90’s and somewhat sedentary these days since she suffered a stroke and broken hip back in April. My mother mentioned to me that she was going to need some things to wear around her to keep her warm this winter as she lives in Michigan, where it is cold in the winter.
I crocheted this cape using Homespun yarn from Lion brand in the color spice. I love the colors of the Homespun as well as how soft and warm it is. I really like to crochet and knit with this yarn in the winter months. The lower edge of the cape features a ruffle yarn as the trim. The yarn is from Patons and called Pirouette. I like how some of the ruffle yarns coordinate with the Homespun yarn so well. I have also made a crochet scarf using the ruffle yarn as just an edging and knit a wrap using the ruffle yarn just on the edge and the Homespun yarn as the base of the wrap.
This pattern is something I designed on my own. I do have the pattern available in my etsy shop if you are interested in crocheting one yourself. Click on the highlighted word etsy to take you to that link.
I made my grandmother a lap throw several years ago that I crocheted in different colors to go with her couch. She says she loves it and uses it all the time. I am hoping she will like this cape, too. It is always nice to hear when people are using the things you made for them.
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Crochet Projects – Cape, Cowl & Scarf
October 9, 2013
Lately I have been back to doing more crochet and knitting projects. I seem to go through seasons of crafts as the seasons change. Summer tends to be a season where I sew more. In the fall and winter I tend to do more crochet and knitting. I am not sure about spring time – I guess then I try to do a little gardening and a little of all my crafts: crochet, knit and sew.
This is my recently finished crochet pattern:
The pattern is currently available in my etsy shop. I will also be listing it on craftsy soon. The pattern is for all three items: the cape, cowl and scarf for one price.
The pattern uses the same basic stitches but in different ways, with different size hooks, to create each item. The pattern is very easy and the scarf and cowl work up quickly. The cowl can also be worn as a wrap as seen in one of the above photos. A great gift for those on your Christmas list.
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Craftsy Summer Class Sale
July 20, 2013
Have you taken an online Craftsy class yet? I first learned about Craftsy over a year ago and took the Jean-ius class, this is a class on how to sew your own jeans by using an existing pair of jeans you love to make a pattern. I have been sewing for over 25 years but learned lots of great techniques and tips on how to sew jeans to make them look professional. If you check out my pinterest board on my sewing projects you can see my jeans or through my craftsy projects.
I am writing this post to inform you that Craftsy is having a summer sale on some of their classes. This would be a great time to try out an online class for a very low price. Here are some of the advantages to taking a Craftsy class:
- watch it when you want to – learn at your own pace
- watch the class as many times as you want to – once you buy it you have it forever and can access it at any time
- lots of great knowledgeable instructors
I have also taken the Just Shoot It class on photography and learned a great deal more about my camera and how to take better photos (still improving them all the time though). This class also inspired me to buy a better camera – a Canon DSLR. Having a nice DSLR has also made a great difference in my photos.
I am also signed up for a few other classes that I have not yet totally completed. I bought those classes on a previous craftsy sale knowing that I can take them whenever I want to on my own time.
You can click on the link above to view the online sale. They offer lots of different types of classes on a variety of crafts – click above to check them out. The sale ends this Sunday July 21, 2013 so don’t delay.
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Crochet Headband Pattern
June 22, 2013
A quick and easy free crochet headband pattern. Perfect hair accessory for summer or anytime of year. Click on the highlighted text below to download or view the pdf file of this free pattern.
Openwork Crochet Headband Pattern by Kimberlees Korner
This pattern is very easy and super fast to crochet. You can finish this project in 2 to 3 hours. A great project to work on for the summer months. The headband is also very comfortable to wear and does not give me a headache. Another bonus.
This pattern is one of 3 patterns included in a pdf pattern I offer for sale in my etsy shop. Please visit my etsy shop if you are interested in purchasing the complete pattern which includes a mobius cowl and a mobius wrap along with this headband pattern. Items made from my patterns may be sold but the pattern is my own design and not to be resold. Thanks.