Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

CROCHET PATTERN - Dinosaur Spikes

Add these simple dinosaur spikes to your favorite beanie, cap, or ear flap hat.  You could even sew them onto a store-bought hat if you wanted. 

I recommend you work up my Pat Hat Pattern (without the front flap).  Instructions include every size!

Need:  G hook (4.0 mm), some WW (size 4) yarn, yarn needle

Gauge:  Not important.

Note:  I work mine in a continuous spiral, but if you'd rather join at the end of each round, that's fine.

Start with magic ring/sliding loop
Round 1:  Ch 1, 6 SC in loop.
Round 2:  (1 SC in next, 2 SC in next) 3 times  [9 SC]
Round 3:  1 SC in each SC  [9 SC]
Round 4:  (1 SC in next 2, 2 SC in next) 3 times  [12 SC]
Round 5:  1 SC in each SC  [12 SC]
Round 6:  (1 SC in next 3, 2 SC in next) 3 times  [15 SC]
Round 7:  1 SC in each SC  [15 SC]
Round 8:  (1 SC in next 4, 2 SC in next) 3 times  [18 SC]
Round 9:  1 SC in each SC  [18 SC]
Slip stitch into next SC, then fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Lay your hat out flat so that you can see the ridge where the spikes should be sewn.  Use bits of yarn as place-markers, or just "eyeball" it if you're confident.  Then use a yarn needle & the long tail to sew the spikes on.  (FYI - the hat in the photo is toddler size & I needed 6 spikes.) Fasten off the tail securely on the inside of the hat & you're done.  Roar!

 © 2010 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Spending your craft money...

I know some of you sell your goodies online to help the family pay bills, and other totally responsible things like that.  I started selling stuff online so I could have some of my OWN spending money, as I imagine is the case for a lot of you (especially if you're stay-at-home moms, am I right?)...

So today's question of the day...

What have you been spending your "craft money" on?

I have purchased, in no particular order.... a Dyson vacuum, Asics running shoes, my Netflix subscription, a yarn ball winder, various clothes, "books" for my Nook, and some other random goodies from other Etsy sellers.  I also buy business cards & supplies with my "crochet money" (the PayPal debit card is my BFF) and I'm happy to say that I'm almost done paying off my credit card!! :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Some fun fall items...

Just wanted to share a few of my fun fall items.  Kitty cat ear flap hats... pumpkin beanies... and bear ear beanies, too!  All of these items are available in any size & any color.  Please visit my website for more information!  http://www.crazysockscrochet.com/

Friday, September 10, 2010

Books I'd Like To Write

Do you ever wish you could write a book that the WHOLE world would read?  I'm not talking about writing some best-seller or making a zillion dollars (although both would be awesome).... I'm talking about publishing something that would be meaningful or helpful to others in some way.  If *I* could write a book, or two, or ten... this is what they'd be titled:

1.  "An Army Wife's Guide to Dealing with Other Army Wives"
1a.  The sequel would be called "An Army Wife's Guide to Dealing with your In-Laws During a Deployment"

2.  "How to Make it Through the Day When Your Spouse Isn't Around to Do Everything For You"

3.  "Why Can't I Just Light My House on Fire Instead of Cleaning It?"

4.  "A Father's Guide to Caring for Your Own Kids" (Inspired by the hilarious FB group "It's not Babysitting if they're your own kids")

5.  "Danyel's Opinions on Just About Everything" -- I decided that I could pretty much write a book on everything in my brain, so this book would just sum it all up.  I wonder if there'd be enough memory space on my Nook to download it all??

If you were offended by any of this, I have another book you might like, titled "Get Over It... It Was a Joke".  But seriously, get over it.  :)