106 posts categorized "Knitting & Crocheting"

November 14, 2012

Washi + Crochet Hemp Ornament Tutorial

To me, the best ornaments aren't bought. They're handmade. Here's an easy one that I made with just a few tools and materials.

Jenny DohAttach washi tape to the edges of a 4-inch square canvas board.

Jenny DohPunch holes along the edges with a crop-a-dial and use Crochet Hemp (3-ply natural) and a crochet hook (size B) to single crochet along the edges. Here's a similar tutorial with a bit more deatils, including how to turn corners.

Jenny DohAdhere a photo to the center of the crocheted canvas board. I used a 3-inch square photo that I got from Kanvess. I also used spray adhesive, which makes the photo adhere nice and neatly.

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Super fun project.

Happy crochet.

Happy holidays. :)

November 06, 2012

Dyed Crochet Hemp Hearts Tutorial

Check out my crocheted hearts that I dyed ... some in red and some in blue.

Dyed Crochet Hemp

I started by crocheting hearts with the 3-ply bleached Crochet Hemp.

Crochet Hemp Hearts
Then I prepared a dye bath with red Rit dye. About 3 cups of hot water and a capful of dye in a bowl.

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For these light-red hearts, I dipped the hearts in the dye bath for about 1 second and then rinsed them with cold water.
dyed crochet hempFor the light blue hearts, I prepared a dye bath using the denim Rit dye and dipped them for about 1 second.

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For these darker red hearts, I dipped them in the dye bath for about 1 minute and then rinsed them with cold water.
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Oh the possibilities.

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I hope you vote today. And I hope that whoever you vote for and whoever you campaigned for prior to today, you'll count blessings that we live in a country where we have the freedom to champion the candidates and propositions that we believe in with all our might. But after the votes are cast, it is America's fine tradition that when the results become clear in a presidential election, the losing side makes a concession call to the winning side, followed by a concession speech. Transitions of power then take place in the most civil and peaceful manner that is the envy of the world. This is very different from other parts of the world where concession speeches are not made, and where power is held onto, frequently with force and violence. This is a tradition that should make all of us proud and one that we should work hard to preserve for future generations.

Happy voting.
Happy crocheting.


October 30, 2012

Announcing :: Crochet Hemp

Announcing :: www.crochethemp.com

Of all the yarns and threads that exist in the world, my very favorite that I love to crochet and knit with is hemp yarn. I love how it looks and how it feels. But of course you know that by now. :)

Crochet Hemp

As a fiber artist who has been working with hemp yarn for years, it seemed natural and logical for me to research the highest quality premium hemp yarn available and bring it to fiber artists at a most competitive price. This process of research led me to a Romanian manufacturer of hemp yarn where they use a natural process with hemp that is grown organically and processed without chemicals in order to preserve the integrity of the precious fibers.

Crochet Hemp

Crochet HempIt is a thrill for me to introduce a brand new line of hemp yarns that we call Crochet Hemp, available at www.crochethemp.com.

Crochet Hemp

And you know me. I like to keep things simple and minimal. And that means just four delightful variations of Crochet Hemp:

  • 3-strand natural
  • 12-strand natural
  • 3-strand bleached
  • 12-strand bleached

Crochet Hemp
I'm pretty convinced that with just these four yarns, I can conquer the world. :)

I hope you'll visit www.crochethemp.com and join me in discovering the joy and beauty of the fiber arts with these exquisite yarns.

October 02, 2012

Mixed Media Tags with Crochet, Free Motion Stitching & Doodles

Crochet. Free motion sttiching. Doodling. What could be better?
Here's how I did it.

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Crochet 3 small rings. (Here's the pattern for the rings.)

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Adhere them with spray adhesive onto shipping tags. Free motion stitch the tails to the bottom edge of tags.

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Free motion stitch flower shapes around the crochet.
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Add doodling with markers.
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Super cute and unique gift tags ready to be personalized and attached to gifts.
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Easy peasy.

Happy creating!

September 29, 2012

Crocheted, Doodled & Free Motion Stitched Brown Paper Bag Gift Tutorial

For me, the best part of getting a gift ready to give is packaging it in new and unique ways. Here's how I wrapped this gift for a friend.

free motion stitching tutorial

To start crochet ring: With pink cotton yarn and size F crochet hook ch 3, join with sl st in first ch to make a ring
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off. With tapestry needle, weave in starting tail.
crochet tutorialCut a brown grocery bag into two square pieces.
Adhere the crochet to the paper with a small amount of spray adhesive.
Free motion stitch around the edge of the crochet and add stitched petals. (To free motion stitch, lower feed dogs and use a daring foot on your machine.)

free motion stitching and crochet tutorialFree motion stitch words with brown thread.
Add doodling with black marker and white gel pen.

free motion stitching tutroialPlace the stitched piece on top of the other piece of brown paper and stitch the sides and bottom.
Insert gift into the bag and stitch the top closed.

fre motion stitching tutorial

September 26, 2012

Baker's Twine & Hemp Scallop Crocheted Cuff Tutorial

Oh how I love crocheting with baker's twine and hemp yarn. This is the latest cuff I made. Super cute and easy. Here's how I did it:

Materials Needed:

  • 3-ply baker's twine (Yarn A)
  • 3-ply hemp yarn (Yarn B)
  • Crochet hook: US B/1 (2.25mm)
  • Tapestry needle

crochet cuff tutorialTo begin: With yarn A, ch 7, turn.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (you now have 6 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until the piece fits the circumference of your wrist, turn.
Button Hole Start: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 4, sc in last sc, turn.
Button Hole Finish: Ch 1, sc in each sc.
Fasten off.

crochet cuff tutorial
crochet cuff tutorialEdge Trim: With right side facing you and button hole at top, draw up a loop of yarn B at upper left corner of the cuff, near the button hole; ch 1, sc evenly spaced around, join with sl st in first sc.

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crochet cuff tutorial
Scallop Edge: Ch 1, *3 sc in next sc, sl st in next sc; repeat from * to end. Fasten off.
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Use yarn B to crochet a heart using the pattern found here. With tapestry needle sew it onto one of the short edges of the cuff. Weave in all ends.
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crochet cuff tutorial
Easy Peasy.

Happy crochet. :)

September 21, 2012

Crocheted Heart Bracelet Tutorial

Check out my cute little crocheted heart bracelet.

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Start by crocheting a little heart using baker's twine. The pattern for the crocheted heart can be found here. With a tapestry needle, thread a piece of red perle cotton through the middle of the heart.

crochet heart tutorialTie both layers of the perle cotton close to one side of the heart.

crocheted tutorialDo the same thing to the other side.

crocheted tutorialTiethe ends of the first layer of perle cotton into a loop.

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Thread the other layers of perle cotton into a vintage white button and tie the ends close to the button.
crochet tutorialTrim excess and it's ready to be worn!

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August 25, 2012

Project Home Ec Fundraiser for Water.org :: Zoofari & Crocheted Bear Ears

Tonight is Zoofari. One of the best events that I get to attend all year, given that one of the things that The Mister oversees for The City of Santa Ana (along with all the parks, rec centers, and the library) is the beautiful Santa Ana Zoo. Zoofari is the annual black-tie gala where guests are invited to dress in black-tie with a twist ... in honor of the animals. So tonight, I'll be taking my dress to the event but it will likely be used late at night, when the heat dies down, as a jacket that I wear over this dress. 

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For some reason, I had the darnest time getting a head-to-toe shot of the dress with my favorite pair of red shoes on ... but you can sort of see one of the shoes peeking out in the shot below.

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Oh, and of course, my twist to the black tie will be my crocheted bear ears ... one of the many projects that will found in my new book, Crochet Love :: 25+ Zakka-Inspired Projects ... coming out in 2013. Super fun.

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I'll try and snap some shots of the fun scenes from Zoofari tonight on my Instagram ... keep up with my Instagrams here.

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August 02, 2012

Crochetologie Workshop in Studio CRESCENDOh :: Aug 11th

I'm super excited to announce my special Crochetologie workshop in Studio CRESCENDOh, which will take place on Saturday, August 11th, where I will teach you how to make these cute little crocheted house slippers. Enrollment is open right here.

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We'll start in the morning by crocheting in the round to make the toe area, then straight single crochet stitches to finish up the rest of the slipper and then finish putting the heel together.

Jenny DohAfter lunch, we'll learn to crochet the scalloped trim, the Mary Jane strap, and any other embellishements that you desire.

Jenny DohFor those who work super fast, I'll also teach how to scale the pattern down to make a pair for a baby. So cute. :)

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The studio will provide students with enough Crochet•Hemp yarn to make the slippers. This is a brand new yarn that Crescendoh will be releasing in the months ahead.
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Enrollment is now open. Enroll here.

See you in Studio CRESCENDOh. :)

April 12, 2012

Crocheted Tag & Heart Tutorial

Check out my crocheted tag. So cute, right?
Here's how I made it ...

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With 12-ply hemp yarn, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (8 sc).
Rows 2-12: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Row 13: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog (6 sc).
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off. With tapestry needle, weave in all ends. Attach a piece of bleached hemp yarn at top edge of tag.

With bleached hemp yarn, ch 3, join with sl st to make ring, [ch 3, 2 dc, 3 sc] in ring, ch 1, dc in ring, ch 1, [3 sc, 2 dc] in ring, ch 2, sl st in ring.
Fasten off. With hand embroidery needle and white thread, stitch the heart to the tag. With tapestry needle, weave in all ends.

crocheted tag tutorial

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