Saturday, October 25, 2014

Chunky Sky Infinity Scarf

The bright aqua color is like the sky on a clear spring day. This chunky scarf works up very quickly. I needed a last minute gift for a friend, and I came up with this simple v stitch infinity scarf. 
I used 2 skeins of Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn in Aqua with an N hook. It is worked with 2 strands throughout. Although it is called baby yarn, it is the same as regular Vanna's Choice. 
Ch 15
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch, ch 1, dc in same ch, *sk 1, (dc, ch1, dc) in same stitch* repeat to end sk 1 ch, dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn. 
Row 2: *dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 sp of previous row* repeat to end! dc in ch 3 sp from previous row. Ch 3, turn. 
Repeat row two until you have run out of yarn or until desired length. 
Fasten off, seam ends together, and weave in ends. 
My finished scarf is 6"x 65". 
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dainty Crystal Necklace

This delicate necklace is made up of sparkling crystal beads and thin silver chain. It will be a perfect accessory to add a tiny bit of sparkle without overwhelming an outfit.
Materials: 6 pave beads, thin silver chain, clasp, eyepins, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Thread each bead onto an eyepin, bend at the top of the bead, trim the excess, and form a loop. 
Repeat with the other beads. 
Cut two pieces if chain about 7" each, and five pieces about 1 1/2" each. 
Open the loops of each eyepin and attach the chain. The longer pieces will be for the ends of the necklace. 
Continue adding the chain and beads. 
Add the clasp to the ends of the chain.
All finished!
I love these tiny sparkly beads!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Purple Fisherman's Rib Cowl

This chunky knit will keep you warn on a bitter cold day, while giving you a burst of color to remind you that spring will come!
I used two skeins of Hometown USA in Minneapolis Purple with size 15 needles. 
Co 16, long tail method
Row 1: (k1, p1) across
Row 2: (k1, yo, sl 1 purl wise) across
Row 3: (k1 tog with yo from previous row, yo, sl 1 purl wise) across 
Repeat row three until you are almost out of yarn, then cast off
To cast off: (k1 tog with yo from previous row, p1) across
Bo in k1, p1
Fasten off, seam ends together, and weave in any remaining tails. 
The chunky Fisherman's rib will keep you nice and warm this winter. My finished scarf is 60"x 8". 
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Turquoise and Silver Fringe Earrings

These earrings will swing delicately around your neck for a great fashion statement! I love turquoise and silver, and wear turquoise often, so these earrings are a perfect addition to my wardrobe! 
Materials: small beads in two colors, beading thread, eyepins, bead caps, ear wires, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and not pictured- wire cutters and super glue. 
Cut a piece of beading thread about 20" and thread a bead. Add another, but thread both ends of the thread through this bead. 
Continue adding beads to both pieces of thread. 
Repeat for three more beaded strands. 
Tie the four strands together around the eyepin. Place a drop of superglue on the knot, and let dry for a few minutes. 
Trim the ends of thread close to the knot. Thread the eyepin through the bead cap, and hide the knot. Bend the eyepin, trim excess, and form a loop. Attach to the ear wire. 
Repeat steps for the other earrings, making sure to keep the amount of beads per strand the same. 
That's all there to these earrings! Super easy to make, but they have a beautiful result. 
Xoxo, Alyssa