Monday, February 08, 2010

Textured Towel **FREE PATTERN**

Here is a pattern I made up as I went along for a crocheted towel/dishrag. It has a ribbed nubby sort of texture that is reversible. I started with a certain number of chains, but feel free to make it as small or as large as you want. (note: I made the font size larger for easier reading or printing, I find myself always magnifying my web pages, so hopefully it's better for you!)

-- Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn (100% cotton, Worsted Weight yarn, but use whatever you feel suits you..)
-- I/9 (5.5mm) hook, or size appropriate for yarn choice

Guage: not important

here’s the gist of it:
– CH 31 (i use only 1 turning chain-- which does not count-- for HDC this time to keep ends tighter, but you can do as you normally do.)

(Row 1&2): HDC across. (30 HDC)
Row 3): DC across.
Row 4): alternate FPDC/BPDC in each stitch across.
repeat rows 1-4 until satisfied, then repeat rows 1&2.

SC around all edges to finish.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Please leave a comment of praise or any suggestions! Let me know if there is anything that doesn't make sense or could be written better.

"Of Corset!"

On Saturday, February 6th, was "Free Museum Day" in Sacramento, CA. Laddy & I went and started in Old Town to see the Military Museum, the old school house, the old theater and such, but did we even make it to ANY of those? Nnnooooo. We just ended up visiting all the bars instead. (it can be an education sometimes, right??) There's just something about screaming slobbering kids and trying to avoid the stroller wars that makes us head the opposite direction...

We did go to a neat store called "Sacramento City Dry Goods".
It was neat! They have reproduction period clothing (1800's) and accessories, and patterns to make your own. I couldn't decide between a corset pattern or the corset DVD: How to Build and Fit a Victorian Corset... I thought, "I already have a few good corset patterns, but don't know what I'm doing...", so I bought the DVD.

It didn't work on my computer straight from the disc, so I had to decrypt it and watch it from the files stored on my hard drive. I don't know if it was just that disc itself, or the formatting, but watch out for that if you consider this dvd.

It is about 2 hours long, so I will post a review of it once I am done watching!