Tunisian entrelac crochet

This project has taken me so long to complete. I’m using the small balls of wool, the ones that are to small to do much with other than make amigurumi, to complete this project. I started it on the 12/June/2016. It’s been a long time and now I should get it finished

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Hungry little guy

Hello all

It would seem that I not only care for the elderly persons I work with, but also the little furry friends of nature.

This squirrel comes into the house at the same time every morning and evening. Most times he steals food from the counters or containers which stand on the counters. Today he grabbed the last few biscuits and ate them outside. I found the packet laying in the garden. And I had been looking for them in the morning to serve them with my elderly charge’s tea. Well it didn’t happen.

I felt sorry for the guy and fed him sunflower seeds… Actually he poured them out for himself, greedy little guy. I wonder what will happen tomorrow….😂

Rock painting

I tried my hand at rock painting, and found that I like it. It’s very therapeutic and so much fun to paint the little rocks. I bought a 20kg bag of rocks from the garden shop and at the time thought 20kg was going to be too much. Now I’m thinking of buying another bag. 

Chain Necklace

Chain necklace? Are you trying to be crazy? Well not really, you see this is not the typical chains that one uses to chain a bike to the pole or the chain that is used to anchor things, this is crochet chains.

This necklace is very simple to do and any beginner can give it a try. All you need to know is how to chain, slip stitch and single crochet. Don’t worry you only have to do a little single crochet not that much and I will help you along. I have YouTube tutorials for you if you are a left-handed beginner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4P9NmCnhfHGai1iq9L3fwQ

Pattern:

Hook and wool of choice. No gauge is used in this pattern but the larger the wool skein or more grams the thicker and longer your necklace will be.

Start by chaining 8, in second chain from the hook, single crochet across. (7sts).

Chain 1, single crochet across the stitches to the end. Repeat this row 6 more times. You should have 8 rows done in total. Finish off leaving a 30cm end.

Now for the necklace part and it happens to be the easiest part.

Chain until you have no wool left. Just keep chaining.

When you have run out of wool, finish off. Take the first chain and tie it to the last chain made. You should have a HUGE huge loop. Now loop the huge loop as many times as you can around your elbow and over your palm. You can do the loops looser than that or slightly tighter. These multiple loops will for the necklace ‘chains’. When you are unable to loop anymore then just secure it, we will be covering that area so it doesn’t matter how you do that. Take the little single crochet square you made at the beginning, and fold it over your join made on the chains, sew up the side seam and trim any ends you might have.

Viola you made your chain necklace!

If you get stuck or you are unsure if you are doing it right, email me maxleibs@gmail.com and I will assist in anyway I can.

Pegs

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These cute and bright pegs are a perfect gift for children. They can use them to close their favourite packet of chips. These can be used to hang up sticky reminders on notice boards. There is so many options for these cuties.

All the equipment needed to make these are as follows:

Wooden pegs

Foam boards

Glue

Scissors

Sharpies

And last but not least…..imagination!!!

Latest Projects

I am a person who never seems to complete a project. I like to start something and then while I am busy with that project I see another one that looks interesting. So I leave the first project and start on the new one. Here is all the projects I have made and still making over the days…just to show a few.

Quick easy scarf-necklace

Hi all

This scarf-necklace is very easy to make and so quick. 

Pattern: 1 ball of 80g wool in colour of choice.

Chain 10, sc in chain across, turn, and sc across. Keep sc until the piece measures 4cm from top to bottom. Finish off.

With the remaining wool, chain as many chains as you can get, join to the beginning of the starting chain made. Now all you have to do is loop the long chain piece until it is all looped up. It doesn’t have to be equally wound up.

Take the little crocheted piece made at the beginning, the little swatch-like piece, and sew it over the looped chains to hold them all in place and to hide the join of the chains.

Viola! Completed scarf-necklace.

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