Saturday, October 31, 2015

Puffy Purple Infinity Scarf

This plushy infinity scarf is pretty with the shades of purple and feels so soft against the neck. The bobble stitch makes it delightfully squishy. 
I used two skeins of Red Heart Soft in Plummy with an I hook. 
Bobble: (yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st and up to level of work) 3 times in same st, yo, draw yarn through 7 loops on hook.  
Ch 31
Row 1: bobble in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, bobble in next ch; rep from * to last ch, dc in last ch, turn
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (bobble, ch 1) in each ch 1 sp across to last ch 1 sp, sk next bobble, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as dc), (bobble, ch 1) in each ch 1 sp across to turning ch, bobble in ch 1 sp of turning ch, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the pattern. When you reach desired length, fasten off and seam together. Weave in all ends. 
The finished scarf is 7"x62". I just love the puffy texture this stitch makes!
I hope you like this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tila Bracelet

This memory wire bracelet is easy to assemble with pretty purple seed beads and pearly white tila beads. 
Materials: memory wire, tila (two hole) beads, 11/0 seed beads, wire cutters, and  round nose pliers 
Cut two pieces of memory wire, just a little over a full circle each to make sure you have enough room. 
Begin threading your head pattern. Make sure you have a tila bead for your first bead. 
Continue until you have about a full circle worth of beads. 
Trim the ends and form loops with the round nose pliers. 
All done! I really love tila beads for things like this! I also like to use them in seed bead weaving type projects, but this is a fast, easy alternative to working with fussy needles and thread. 
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Turquoise Drop Stitch Scarf

This super lacy scarf is a nice addition to your spring wardrobe. Composed of dropping yarn overs off the needle, you will get the hang of this stitch in no time. 
I used two skeins of Simply Soft Party in Teal Sparkle with size 9 circular needles. This is worked in the round. 
Co 130 sts, join, and pm
Row 1 and 5: k across
Row 2 and 6: p across
Row 3: *k6, yo twice, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo twice; repeat from *across
Row 4 and 8: k across, dropping all yo's off needle
Row 7: *yo twice, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo twice, k6; repeat from *across

Repeat rows 1-8 until your cowl is the desired size. After a row 2, cast off in knit. Weave in all ends. 
The finished cowl is 12"x42". I recommend using the Russian join if you have to add more yarn, as it is rather difficult to weave ends in through a lacy stitch like this. 
This is a really fun cowl to wear, and I have gotten many compliments on it!
I hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Shelled Cowl

This open cowl is made up of shell stitches and chains to form the rows upon rows of shells. 
I used one skein of Simply Soft in Purple with an I hook. 
Ch 32
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, sk next 4 sc, sc in next ch; rep from * to end across
Row 2: ch 3, turn, 2 doc in 1st sc, * sc in next ch 5 sp, (2dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * to end across, so in next ch 5 sp, 3 dc in sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st doc, ch 5, (sc, ch 5) in each ch 1 sp across to within last 6 sts, sk next 5 sts, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch 3
Rep rows 2 and 3 until your infinity scarf is the desired length. Fasten off after a row 2, seam ends together, and weave in all tails. 
I really love the purple of this scarf, how dark and rich it is. My finished infinity scarf is 66"x9". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Silver Drop Earrings

These earrings are super easy to make, and so fast! The pretty silver chain will swing around, making the crystal shine.
Materials: Crystal spacer beads with a hole on each side (mine are from Michaels), chain, 4mm jump rings, earring posts, earring backs, bent nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Cut the chain into four equal pieces, each about 1" long. 
Attach a jump ring to the post, and add a piece of chain. 
Using a jump ring, connect the back of the earring to another piece of chain. 
Using jump rings, attach the crystal to each piece of chain. 
Repeat these steps to make the second earring. 
All finished!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lacy Magenta Ripple Scarf

The lacy ripple stitch keeps this scarf light, while the brightly colored yarn makes it perfect for spring. 
I used nearly three skeins of Simply Soft Light in Magenta with an H hook. 
Ch 55
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, *(2dc in next ch) twice, (sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 times, sk 1 ch, (2 dc in next ch) 4 times; rep to last 16 ch, (2dc in next ch) twice, (sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in every dc across and turning ch 3
Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in 1st sc, *(2dc in next sc) twice, (sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 times, sk 1 sc, (2dc in next sc) 4 times; rep to last 16 sc, (2dc in next ch) twice, (sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 times, sk 1 ch, (2 dc in next ch) 3 times

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the scarf is as long as you would like. 
Fasten off and weave in all remaining ends. 
My finished scarf is 11"x90".  I just love this lacy ripple stitch. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa