Rope Snood

It has been a while since I have posted a craft project.  These past few months I have been engrossed in digitalizing my Grandmother old slide collection.  The weather has also held out until a few weeks ago prompting me to get my sunshine in while it lasts.  Now that the grey, snowy days have…

Cousin Becky’s Scrubbies

Cousin Becky, also known as the Scrubby Queen, has been stocking our family with these tulle scrubbies for well over a decade now.  Over the years they have become a hot commodity at family gatherings, and family members have espoused the virtues of their use in anything from scrubbing out pots and pans to de-scaling…

Irish Crochet: 2nd Leaf

Materials: Metal Ring (6 mm) Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single cord: Sc 17 for the first leaf segment. Fold leaf segment over and anchor into the base with a Sl St. Over the foundation cord: Sc 17 for the second leaf segment. Once…

Irish Crochet: 1st Leaf

Materials: Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single cord foundation: Sc 13. Ch 2 to turn. Over the cord foundation: Sc 13, back to the base of the leaf, hooking into both horizontal loops of each St. *Ch 3. Sc 1 into the 3rd St.*…

Irish Crochet: 3rd Leaf

Materials: 2 Metal Rings (8 mm) Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a metal ring or single cord foundation Sc 17.  Sl St ends together to form a starting ring. Sc 1 into each St surrounding the ring (Sc 17 in total).  Sl St the ends…

Irish Crochet: 4th Leaf

Materials: Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single cord foundation: Sc 12. Ch 1 to turn. Return over the cord: Sc 10, hooking into both horizontal loops of each St, leaving the last 2 St open. Ch 1 to turn. Over the cord foundation and…

Irish Crochet: 5th Leaf

Materials: Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single cord foundation: Sc 40. Ch 1 to turn. Return over the cord: Sc 24, hooking into both horizontal loops of each St. Ch 1 to turn. Over the cord foundation and into the previous Row: Sc 16….

Irish Crochet: 6th Leaf

Materials: Cotton Cord Yarn (Lace (0) weight) U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single foundation cord: Sc 96. Ch 1 to turn. Return over the cord: 35 Sc, hooking into both horizontal loops for each St. Ch 1 to turn. Over the cord (2nd Branch): Sc 25. Sl St into the…

Irish Crochet: 4th Floweret

Materials: Metal Ring (8 mm) Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Sc 16 over the metal ring or a double cord foundation for your starting ring.  Sl St the ends together to form ring. Ch 2 to begin 2nd Rnd. Over a single cord foundation: *Sc 1 in…

Irish Crochet: 3rd Floweret

A two piece floweret where you crochet the petals (or leaves) separate from the central ring and then hook them together to attain the final product.  This floweret was designed with two larger petals on one side and 3 smaller ones on the other giving it a slightly lopsided appearance which also happens to play…

Irish Crochet: Spray

Materials: Cotton Cord Yarn (Lace (0) weight) U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single foundation cord: Sc 35. Ch 1 to turn. Return over the cord: Sc 15, hooking into both loops of each St. Ch 1 to turn. Working only over the cord foundation: Sc 24. Ch 1 to turn….

Irish Crochet: 2nd Floweret

Materials: 3 Metal Rings (8 mm) Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a metal ring: Sc 18 for the 1st ring. Sl St the ring together. Ch 1 to link into the next ring. Over the 2nd metal ring: Sc 18 for the 2nd ring. Sl…