Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pearl and Crystal Crocheted Necklace

This delicate necklace will be sure to please, with the tiny glimmering crystals and brightly colored pearls. 
Materials: 28 gauge wire, crochet hook, 4mm pearls, 4mm crystals, bead cones, eyepins, jump rings, clasp, wire cutters, bent nose pliers, and round nose pliers. 
Thread about 15 beads onto the wire. 
Make a slip knot, and ch3. Add a bead, and ch 5. Continue chaining and adding beads until about 18". 
When you have enough beads, pull the wire through to fasten off. 
Make six more strands. For some of them, I chained 3 between each bead for variation. 
Gather the strands together, and twist tightly at the top. 
Trim the ends off, make a loop, and wrap the end around it to secure it. 
Attach the headpin to the loop, and put the bead cone on. Bend the eyepin, trim the excess, and form a loop. Attach a clasp with a jump ring. 
Repeat on the other side. 
All finished!
I hope you enjoy this dainty necklace!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Butterfly Infinity Scarf

The pretty, springy purple color is perfect for this stitch. Up close, it looks like little butterflies. 
I used one skein of Simply Soft in Grape with an I hook. 
Ch 41
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc, *sk 3 ch, (3dc, ch 5, 3dc) in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, sk sc, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc2tog over next dc and then sk 2 dc, sc, 2 dc, and continue dc2tog in next dc; rep from *across, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc2tog over next dc and sc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in dc2tog, (3dc, ch 5, 3dc in next sc; rep across, sc in next dc

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the scarf is as long as you would like, or until out of yarn. Fasten off, seam together, and weave in ends. 
See the little butterfly wings? My finished scarf is 66"x8". 
Enjoy this pattern! I just love this bright purple color so much, I don't know why I don't use more purple!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lilac Crystal Earrings

These pretty earrings are a pale purple color, and will shine with the beautiful faceted crystals.
Materials: teardrop beads, 28 gauge wire, hoops, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Cut a piece of wire and thread it through a bead. Give the wire a few twists to begin the wrap. 
With round nose pliers, form a loop. Wrap the ends of the wire around the loop, and down the bead. When you have a few wraps, tuck the ends under and trim close to the bead.
Repeat until you have ten beads. 
Thread five beads onto each hoop. 
Using pliers, bend the end of the wire of the hoop upwards, so it can be clasped. 
Repeat for the other earring, and you're done!
I just love the pale purple of these crystals! 
Xoxo, Alyssa 

These crystals are from:House of Gems

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Lacy Lavender Cowl

This soft cowl will look great in early spring when you need that bit of extra warmth. 
I used one skein of Red Heart Soft in Lilac with size 9 circular needles. It is knit in the round for a seamless cowl. 
Co 152, join
Row 1: (p2, k2) across
Row 2: ( p2, k1, yo, k1) across
Row 3: (p2, k3) across
Row 4: (p2, k3, sl first of 3 k sts over next 2) across
Repeat rows 1-4 until scarf is desired width. 
Bo in the 2x2 ribbing of row 1. 
Fasten off and weave in ends. 
My finished cowl is 8" x 33".  I love the lacy mock cable look of this stitch. 
Xoxo, Alyssa