Monday, January 27, 2014

Cool Crochet Shares

Here are some COOL THINGS that you might wanna make in this cold weather (just in case you ran out of things to do (>‿◠)✌ )



It's cold and if you got extra sweaters, why not try these?

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Social Media Crocheted!

No, I'm not kidding.... Try em....the patterns are free!

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Dobby Crochet Portrait!

No, again, I'm not kidding.... Today, all these are free.... So just enjoy!

image from::

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I sooooo love love skirts! That's why when I find patterns like these, I go crazy! In a few weeks, they are top on my list..... But while I wait, here's one for you!

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Crochet Lace!

I'm a fan crochet lace! ❤❤❤ I found this blog written in Spanish, I don't understand the language, good thing I understood the charts! The beauty of this craft is that whatever language you use, when it comes to crochet, the language is universal!
So here is the link to the page of some #crochetblouses with its corresponding charts....
image from:: De Mis Manos Tejidos

And here's a link to some #crochetsquare motifs, incase you are fond of them like me....
image from:: Tiara Tejidos

'Til next time! (>‿◠)✌

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The CrTr Stitch

CrTr stands for Cross Treble stitch. I can't really explain it unless I detail here how it's done....

Here's an example image::

 CrTr is only one of the types of Crossed Stitches.

Crossed stitches can be::

✿ Cross double crochet (CrDc)
✿ Cross treble stitch (CrTr)
✿ Cross double treble stitch (sorry, don't know the abbreviation for
✿ Cross double crochet , separated by 2 ch stitches
✿ Cross treble stitch, separated by 2 or 3 ch stitches

The time you learn how to make a simple crossed stitch, you can do the other types.

For now we'll do the CrTr. Let's see if I can pull this off for you...

Ch 19
Row 1 Yo twice, insert hook on 5th ch from hook then draw up loop (4 loops on hook);
            *First leg = Yo and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, skip 1 ch, insert hook on next ch and draw up loop (5 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through last 2 loops (1 loop on hook), 
              Second leg = ch 1, yo, insert hook between the two legs of previous stitch, yo and draw up loop (3 loops on hook), finish by yo through 2 loops 2 times (1 loop on hook);
             Repeat * up to end of row. Turn.
Row 2 Chain 4, yo twice, skip 2 ch, insert hook on 3rd ch and draw up loop (4 loops on hook);
             *First leg = Yo and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, skip 1 ch, insert hook on next ch and draw up loop (5 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through last 2 loops (1 loop on hook), 
              Second leg = ch 1, yo, insert hook between the two legs of previous stitch, yo and draw up loop (3 loops on hook), finish by yo through 2 loops 2 times (1 loop on hook);
             Repeat * up to end of row. Turn.

This pattern is so beginner, but I think I liked it the way it is.

With the CrTr I was able to make the Star-Meshed Scarf. It's still a wip so I'll just post a part of what I have made so far::

CrTr Symbol::

Note on this post:
This is my first time to write down a pattern so I hope you'd help me figure out what is wrong or what is lacking with what I've written. I appreciate helpful feedback cause that's what will make me a better crocheter... :)

'Til next time! (>‿◠)✌

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Crochet Shares

Today I'll share 3 things::

So here they are....

First Share

Links on how to read crochet charts or diagrams

These pages helped me learn how to read crochet diagrams and I still refer to them every time I encounter new crochet symbols in a chart. Hope this will help you too...


Second Share

Here's a link to Lucy of Attic24's tutorial about How to Join Squares As You Go. I have learned so much from her and have made and finished my first pillow case. I like this technique as well better than other styles for joining squares. Furthermore, I still need to learn how to sew... In short, I don't have any choice... Hahahahha!! (>‿◠)✌ 

 image from:: Attic24

The pillow case I made::


Third Share

Yey! And still counting...
Call me anything you want...But I still like to open my heart and let you know how I felt about this.... You might even say:: Whaaattt?? You're too shallow. Too easy to please... But I am... And at least I'm happy... The most important thing is that I celebrated with the people who loved me and continually supports me on my new found passion in life... Enough reason for me to discover new things from the crochet world and create something to inspire others as well.....  (◡‿◡✿)

How about you, what are you celebrating today?


Friday, January 17, 2014

Crochet Motif:: Set A

I'm stopping on this particular town that I'm calling Motif City. Yes. After my traverse at the Scarf Village and my wild adventure in Hats Galore, I am slowly moving to a new place in the crochet world.

I am so captivated by this little yet so undoubtedly challenging craft. Every now and then, I see them every time I look up and search for crochet lace. I constantly tell my self:: that's easy, I can do that...and so I did.... But I was wrong....

When I created the first one I was like:: whaaaattt??? Look at the picture, it's so perfect! Mine was curly and not even...

And so I learned that motifs are usually blocked. I'm pretty sure you already know what I mean. But unfortunately for me, I don't have materials available for blocking (i.e. pins and blocking board). Although I'm still thinking of other ways on how to do it. And so I evilly decided to paste them on my notebook. Ha ha ha! Yes, sir, I did! So that will explain why my background for these silly creatures have lines....

I also noticed that making motifs can help me in practicing my tensions. Cause motifs will surely challenge every niche you got on crocheting.

I found the pattern from Magic Thread. Says the motifs are from a Japanese magazine.

OK no more's my version::

Motif 91

Motif 89

Motif 92

Motif 90

Motif 88

Motif 87

Motif 88 is not finished, I forgot to add the last round and just cut the yarn. I was too lazy to finish

The motif below is from the MyPicot website. Pattern # is 4012. I made it for 2 hours. I am planning to make a table cloth out of this one so good luck to me! ☺

Can't miss to arrange them in a portrait!

How about you? What did you challenge your self today? (>‿◠)✌

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Setting Up Sharing Widgets Using Markerly::Blogger

I've always been intrigued by websites or blogs that has sharing widgets (the buttons that appear over pictures when you hover your mouse). So I decided to add them to my blog as well. But more importantly, these widgets can help me drive traffic (hope so...). So I went on a research and found Markerly! Yey!

I'll show here how to add it to your blog. It's very simple! Later I'll post another topic about how to exclude your banner from the sharing widgets.

A. Go to this link:: Markerly Standard Widgets

B. Customize your widget::

     ✿ Choose the type of services that you want to appear on your widget. I chose Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Email::

     ✿ Select if you want the widgets to appear on images as well as on text. The widget for text will appear once a word or group of words on your page is highlighted. This will allow your viewer to post that text to FB or twitter, etc.

     ✿ Select a color for your widget. This is my favorite part. This allowed me to customize the color of the widget to compliment the theme on my blog.

     ✿ Select if you want also a widget for page sharing. This usually appears on the left side bar of your page and will allow your viewer to share your blog or blog post. I want my posts to be shared so I chose ON.

You will see a preview of what your widgets will look like on a page on the left side of the screen.

C. Scroll down, enter your email and hit the GET THE CODE button.

D. You will then be shown a code and will be told to copy and paste it to the <body></body> tag of your blog. (What???)Don't fret, I'll show you how...

E. Highlight and copy the code.

F. Go to your Blogger dashboard, select Template::

G. Then click Edit HTML. This will show you the html version of your blog. If you are already a pro on this, you might skip this steps. But if not, then just follow through. Just remember, DON'T try to DELETE or EDIT any text inside the box if you don't know what you are doing. Just follow the next steps and you're safe...Yey!

H. Click inside the box and hit CTRL+F on your keyboard. This will open a Search box inside the html box.

I. In the Search box type:: </body>
then press Enter. This will bring your selection to the tag in your html code.

J. Place your cursor above the tag then type::

< !--markerly-->

This is a comment tag. This doesn't affect the html code. I placed it so I'll know where I will find the Markerly script that I pasted on the html code of my blog next time if ever I wanted to set some changes.

K. Just to be sure, go back again to the code you got from the Markerly website. Copy it again then paste it below the comment tag you just typed. Your html code should now look like this::

L. Click Save Template button.

M. View your blog and enjoy your widgets!

You might observe though that these widgets appear on ALL images on your page. And you might be like me going i-don't-like-that-on-my-banner!. Next post I'll help you with this one.

'Til next time! (>‿◠)✌

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Simply Infinity Scarf

This is my simple version of the scarf pattern in Moogly:: Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf. And it's the very first infinity scarf I made! Yey! (>‿◠)✌

I don't know what type of yarn I used for this. I just bought the yarn from a local yarn store and it has no brand or any label on it....

Anyway, here it is....

Note:: Sorry again for the blurry pics. I did tried to edit them but that's far as I can go....

From this project I learned making an infinity scarf, how to make seamless join and how to weave in ends.

'Til next time! (◡‿◡✿)


Saturday, January 4, 2014

How to Create an App on FB Page That Will Connect To Your Blog

This would be my very first tutorial on this blog. Funny its not about crochet...Lol...Anyway....I've been trying to look for a way on how to create an app in my Facebook page that will automatically link me to my blog page. I won't write here anymore of my struggles on finding one cause I know you probably have the same struggles. So without further ado.....

I have only found one site, TradableBits, that has helped me achieve what I wanted. I have also used Networkedblogs, but the app works by just displaying your posts inside your Facebook page. Although it can also link you to your blog, but what I wanted is a straight link. (Not sure if I used the term correctly, sorry...)

So here's what I did::

A. Go to TradableBits website and create an account. Or sign up by using your Facebook account.
 Don't forget to activate your account through your mail.

B. Once you are logged in, go to Platform → Facebook Apps

C. Click the FREE link at the App Filter

D. Hover mouse on HTML app then click Install Free App

E. Select the page where you want to add the app from the dropdown list, create a Name for your app, then select an icon for it. You can change the icon that you want to use for this app later. Then click Save.

F. Edit some details in your app by adding Title and some Details. Click the + box icon to edit the icon for the app. I just unchecked the checkbox for the Add Send and Share buttons since I don't need this feature.
G. On Settings set URL as Source. I didn't put any value for the Height since I don't need this functionality.

H. Type the URL or address of your blog or website on the two boxes. This will allow your app icon to be linked to your blog or website. (Note:: I don't exactly know the differences of the functions of the two I just typed the URL of my blog there... ☺)
I. Skip the other settings, scroll down the page then click Save.

J. On the upper portion of the page you will see this::
 Hit the Publish App on Facebook bar. The Inactive icon will change to Active::

K. Refresh your page on Facebook and test the app.

Does it work? It does on mine.... (>‿◠)✌

'Til next time!