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Beaddiction

16 Mar

I know I promised to give up the beads.  I know.  I KNOW.  But I just wanted to try one more thing.

 

What if I CROCHET the beads???

It started off well…

Things were actually going pretty good for a while.

 

SFSG!

Then a thing happened.

Then another thing happened.

 

mrow?

Then I realized…

…Fail beads are fail. (I know, I know… the Storm Trooper is a bit of a stretch, but Google thought he was a great example of an Epic Fail).

Sorry, beads.  I give up.  For now…

 

Free Pattern Friday: Mardi Gras Beads

11 Feb

To celebrate the Steelers Superbowl Adventures (and since our last game day was the day before the Superbowl), my friend Suzanne made each member of our Girls Only D&D club some fantastic crochet beads!

 

OMG cute!

I, nerdy nerd that I am, immediately asked for the pattern, which Suzanne graciously shared.  It goes a little something like this:

 

PUFF STITCH BEADED NECKLACE (courtesy of Suzanne!)

1. ch4

2. loosen the last ch to 1/2 inch long

3. (YO & pull another loose loop through the last ch. stitch) x5

4. YO & pull through all the loops

5. ch 2

6. repeat steps 2-5 until your beads of wonder are long enough to make a necklace, then sl st the ends together & FO.

7. Yeah, you know what’s coming…  VOILA!!!!

Ohhh… look at those ones!  They kind of look like… Valentine’s Day beads!

 

I bleed black and gold.

Also, if you have intentions of running a marathon for Mardi Gras (though, seriously, if no one’s chasing you I wouldn’t recommend it), apparently these soft, squishy beads are a much better idea than, say, seventy thousand strings of hard plastic beads.  Hard beads + running = Mega Ouch.

Happy Hooking, Everyone!

 

Awww, How Cute Is That?

23 Sep

Check out the cuteness:

I’m sure you know some tiny girl who wants to wear this pretty little necklace!  Methinks it would also make a great bookmark, just in case you really *really* want to make it but can’t bring yourself to wear a yarn necklace because yarn necklaces are only for kindergarteners.  Not that those were my thoughts when I made this.  Nope.  Not even a little.

The pattern is called the Algerian Love Knot, and was designed by Nichole Verville.  You can find the *free* pattern here. Thanks, Nichole!  })i({