Tuesday, October 28, 2014

*New Zipper Update*

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Featured Customer : Tina Rodas of Hi Tree!

Hola! We are always really excited and interested where our zippers end up…so we had to share the work of one of our dedicated customers, Tina Rodas and her shop Hi Tree!
The cutie in the photo above is Mr. Tree Plush Stump Pincushion
"Hi Tree specializes in handmade woodland themed decor, toys and accessories for children and the young at heart. Be prepared to experience intense feelings of happiness."

Maple Tree Friend Plush Toy

Large Makeup Zipper Pouch -Laminated Narwhals

We adore your work Tina!
For more crafty cuteness, make sure you check out Tina's Blog too!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Meg's Crochet Candy Corn Zipper Pouch Tutorial

I used Lily's sugar and cream sunshine yellow and Peaches 'N Cream hot orange and white yarn. 
Step 1: With white yarn and size G hook chain 3 and join with slip stitch to make a ring. Photo #1

Step 2 : Chain 1, then single crochet 6 times around through center of loop join with a slip stitch. Photo #2 

Row 1: Chain 2 count as first half double crochet (now and through out) make 2 half double crochet in each single crochet around 12 stitches total join with a slip stitch Note: To get the candy corn shape go through the two loops not between the spokes. This will keep it from becoming a flat round. (See right and wrong picture above.)

Row 2: Chain 2 (count as first half double crochet) repeat 6 times (2hdc,1hdc). You should have 18 stitches total. Join with a slip stitch, then cut white leaving a tail to weave in, join orange yarn.
To join take last loop of white off  hook. Photo #3  slip knot orange on to hook. Photo #4 Then put  white loop back on hook. Photo #5  Yarn over and draw through both loops. Photo #6
Row 3: With orange yarn chain 2 make 2half double crochet in first single crochet then 1 half double crochet in next 2 single crochet (2hdc,1hdc,1hdc) repeat 6 times around you should have 24 stitches total. Join with slip stitch.

Row 4: Chain 2 make 2half double crochet in first single crochet then 1 half double crochet in next 3 single crochet repeat pattern (2hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc) 6 times around 30 stitches total. Join with slip stitch.

Row 5: Chain 2  make 2half double crochet in first single crochet then 1 half double crochet in next 4 single crochet repeat pattern (2hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc) around 36 stitches total. Join with a slip stitch.

Row 6: Chain 2 make 2half double crochet in first single crochet then 1 half double crochet in next 5 single crochet repeat pattern  (2hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc) around 42 stitches total. Join with slip stitch. Cut orange yarn leaving a tail long enough to weave in and join yellow yarn same way you joined the orange. Photos #7&8
Row 7: With the yellow yarn Chain 2 make 2half double crochet in first single crochet then 1 half double crochet in next 6 single crochet repeat pattern (2hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc) around 48 stitches total. Join with a slip stitch.

Row 8: Chain 2 make 2half double crochet in first single crochet then 1 half double crochet in next 7 single crochet repeat pattern repeat pattern (2hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc) around 54 stitches total. Join with slip stitch.

Row 9: Chain 2 make 2half double crochet in first single crochet then 1 half double crochet in next 8 single crochet repeat pattern (2hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc,1hdc) around 60 stitches total. Join with a slip stitch. Cut yellow yarn leaving tail long enough to weave in (note: you can pull on work to get more triangular shape). Photos #9&10


Weave in all yarn ends then pin zipper in place one side at a time and hand sew on. I used a 7" zipper but you might need a different size depending on the type of yarn you use. 
To make watermelon pouch: In pink yarn follow steps through row 7. Then cut off and join in green finish pouch. I made french knots with black yarn to make seeds.

To make pizza pouch: In yellow follow steps though row 7. Then switch to red yarn and follow instructions in row 8 but only as single crochet. Then with brown yarn follow row 9 but double crochet instead of the half double stitches finish pouch. To make pepperoni chain 3. Then in chain farthest from hook single crochet 4 join with slip chain 1 make 2 single crochet in each single crochet 8 stitches total. Join with a slip stitch  finish off . To make black olives chain 4 join with slip stitch.
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