Red Crochet Tunic
February 14, 2014
This week has been filled with crochet projects. I recently finished this crochet tunic design and figured today was a great day to share it since it is red and today is Valentines Day!
This project took me a while to complete. I think it was because I made it quite long and you have to crochet a front and a back. The one side I got crocheted pretty fast but I kept putting the other side in my UFO (unfinished objects) pile and would work on other designs and ideas. Once I finally finished both sides they sat there for a week waiting to be sewn together. That is one of the things about making a garment – you have completed all the crochet or knitting and then you still have to sew the pieces together…
Well, I finally got the pieces sewn together and even wore it the other day to church with the black leggings I made a couple of months ago. I really like how it looks with leggings or with jeans. I am also thinking it will look good with a tank top or camisole underneath it for spring and summer.
I will eventually have this pattern available in my etsy shop and on craftsy. I was so happy to get it finished I wanted to share it on my blog first.
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Have a Happy Valentines Day!
Knitting Scarves with Ruffle Yarn
January 16, 2014
Ruffle yarns have been around a while now. I know I have knit a lot of scarves with them in the last two or three years. I knit so many I kind of got tired of making them. Although they are an easy thing to work on especially during my knitting meeting night once a month.
Recently I designed a new scarf that has the ruffle yarn just on the edge and the rest of the scarf is knit with a worsted or sport weight yarn. The one below I made for a gift for a family member that is an MSU fan.
The idea of making a knit scarf design came to me when a lady requested a pattern for one. I have had a pattern design for a crochet version for a while but not a knit version. The crochet scarf is in the photo below – in blue. My mom has this scarf and says whenever she wears it people stop her and ask her about it.
Any type of ruffle yarns can be used for the edging on these scarves. The white one above is a Boutique Sashay yarn and the blue one is Paton’s Pirouette yarn.
The other version I recently knit for a friend is done in team colors. Another great way to show your team spirit with a pretty ruffle scarf. This one is done in Texas Tech colors since her daughter is going there.
I am calling these scarves Spiral Knit Scarf with Ruffle Yarn Edge. They are really fun and easy to knit if you have basic knitting skills and are familiar with working with the ruffle yarns.
I have also been working on a lot of other new knitting patterns and crochet patterns. Please subscribe to my blog via bloglovin, email or RSS feed to receive updates on my latest patterns.
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Fleece Scarf with Crochet Trim Edge
January 8, 2014
I have been busy creating lots of new crochet, knitting and sewing patterns. I had to make some time to post my new fleece scarf with crochet trim. This scarf is very easy to make if you know how to crochet and can cut some fleece fabric. There is no sewing required with this scarf only cutting fabric and crochet.
Supplies needed to make this scarf:
- 3/8 yd of fleece fabric
- worsted weight yarn in multi color – I used Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn in Denim Plus
- size US H crochet hook
- applique scissors or some small very sharp scissors
- fabric cutting scissors
- Cut the fleece 12 inches wide by the width of the fabric. Trim off selvage ends.
- Using the applique scissors poke (or make a very tiny clip) across the lower edge of each scarf end approx. 1/4 in. from the edge and 1/2 in. apart – I made about 20.
Using the size H crochet hook and a yarn that works well with this size hook follow these instructions:
Row 1: Pull yarn through one corner hole (leave a 6 in. tail to weave in later), ch 5, *slip stitch into next hole, pull up yarn and through ch on hook, ch 5, rep from * across, slip stitch in last hole at the end, turn.
Row 2: *ch 6, sc in next ch 5 sp, rep from * end with sc in last ch 5 sp, turn.
Row 3: *ch 8, sc in next ch 6 sp, rep from * across end with sc in last ch 6 sp, turn
Row 4: *ch 10, sc in next ch 8 sp, rep from * across end with sc in last ch 8 sp, turn
Row 5: ch 1, *9 sc in next ch 8 sp, rep from * across to last ch sp. Fasten off, Weave in ends.
Pattern Abbreviations: ch – chain ch sp – chain space rep – repeat sc – single crochet sp – space
I really like how this turned out. The crochet trim gives some color and fun to a plain fleece scarf. I hope you enjoy the pattern. Please follow my blog for future updates and patterns. The buttons for bloglovin, email or RSS feed are on the right.
Have a great day! Kimberlee
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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Have a great day!
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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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.