I've going to be moving a few of the free patterns from my geocites website over to the new pattern site. I just posted the first one, a crochet hook case, here . The crochet case, designed by Margret Willson, was the most downloaded pattern from my website. The geocities website will be closed for good shortly.
NOTES: For sc-dec (insert hook in next st, yo and pull lp through) twice,
yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.
Row 1: Ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-19: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 20: Working in back lps only, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 21: Working in front lps only, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 22-46: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 47 & 48: Rep rows 20 and 21.
Rows 49-54: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 55: Sc-dec over first 2 sts, sc in each of next 21 sts, sc-dec over last 2 sc. (23), ch 1, turn.
Row 56: Sc in each st across, turn without the ch 1.
Row 57: Sc-dec over first 2 sts, sc in each of next 19 sts,
sc-dec over last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 58: Sc in each st across, turn without the ch 1.
Row 59: Sc-dec over first 2 sts, sc in each of next 17 sts,
sc-dec over last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 60: Sc in each of next 8 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts,
sc in each of next 8 sts, turn without ch 1.
Row 61: Sc-dec over first 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts,
sc in each of next 3 chs, sc in each of next 6 sts, sc-dec over last 2 sc, fasten off.
Fold front up and work through both back and front
with a sl st in end of each row.
Rep for other side.
Join with sc in side seam, sc in next st to the right
working in each st and end of row around open edge
of caddy and around front flap, sl st to join in first sc.
First divider: With hook in front and yarn in back,
working from top to bottom, insert hook in first row after edging between
3rd and 4th sts to the right of side seam.
Sl st through both thicknesses to bottom edge.
Do not work over the edge.
Fasten off by cutting yarn and pulling through to front side,
then thread needle and pull tail to back side in last st before bottom edge, weave in tail.
Dividers 2-7: Skip 3 sc and insert hook between 3rd and 4th sts to the right of last divider, complete as first. (8 hook sleeves)
Sew button onto center divider
positioning to match buttonhole.
Sometimes you just want to crochet for the sheer pleasure of it! I really shouldn't complain, but when you have decided to make crochet a business for yourself, you can't always just crochet what you want to. As I browse around the web, and look at all the beautiful projects that others are crocheting and knitting, it sometimes makes me want to put down what I am working on and start another project! But when you have crochet work that is promised to another for business, you can't just do that! So for the last few weeks I have had crochet envy! When I saw Drew's beautiful Seraphina Shawl today, I realized, yet again, that I am dying to just make some nice shawls or scarves or baby things for Jacob, but I can't......not yet.........Not that I don't love what I do, because I do, truly! Anyway, as always, back to crochet and paperwork!
Whew! What an incredible two weeks it has been! I had been terribly sick with a horrible flu/cold, that I finally had to go to the doctors for last Friday. He put me on antibiotic and I really thought that I would be on the mend in a day or two, but no such luck. I am finally starting to recover. In the meantime, I have been crocheting and working on my December 2005 column. I am pleased to say, I got it in the mail today! That is such a blessing! It is always nice to finish up a design you have been working on, but extra nice when you weren't sure you were going to be able to get it out in time!
Now that my most important crochet work is done,
I will have to back up and re-group, and decide what is the next most important task!
But nevermind that for today~~for the remainder of today~~I can rest and play~!!