The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Friday, April 11, 2014

Progession of a Pattern: Looming a Realistic Owl Hat

Awhile back I saw Helen Rodel's realistic owl hat, that was crocheted. I looked at it long and hard, and wanted to make one using looms, but with my own flare.
Originally starting small on a 24 peg knifty knitter loom using just E-Wrap I worked on the general shape. I figured to make the hat it would need to be loomed flat, and the eyes and front of the face would have to be sewn together while still being one piece. This is where casting off, and casting back on those pegs worked to get the eye area started.
Then working in the eye area was a whole other story. In the photo I was looking at they were a circular area, so I messed with it and mess with it, and realized I would have to do an increase of pegs( Overlap) and then work some rows to do a decrease, work some rows, and do another decrease removing all the pegs. There was the eye area, but not after several tries on the flower loom just working the eye area.
Then the back of the head, how to create a curve to fit the head, well went on the concept of the heal for a sock, but larger for a hat. By the third draft I had a basic concept of everything, now was time to add some texture to where the feathers of the head.
I chose something a little simple like the netted idea, liked it fine, but just wasn't happy enough with the 4th draft. By that point I had switched to the long looms and worked with the clips.
Well several months later after putting the pattern down, on Google+ someone wanted to know how in the heck if at all you could do the crocheted crocodile stitch on the looms. I looked at it and said "Yes" with a lot of thought and a try I used the concept I did for the ears of my stuff animals with a little tweeking and figured it out. Then I said hey that would look great on my owl hat I have been working on.
I went to a larger long loom and decided to add the crocodile stitch I figured out, and change the beak area a little to be more accurate. At this point I was looking at real owl heads for the project, and decided a snow owl would be awesome. I noticed the face was furry so added fur yarn to the eye area, and there you have it. The process.
So knifty knitter green long loom, with clips, plus using stitches like, crocodile stitch for looms, internal decrease, wrap and turn, overlap increase, E-Wrap, purl, and sew it together. I am really excited about the finished product, it makes me so happy. This is a very hard pattern, but if you would like to see a video of it in tutorial please leave comment below.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to Loom Rose and Leaf

How to Loom Rose and Leaf

Scrap Yarn will need to double it.
Flower Loom 12 pegs
29 peg loom or 30
Looming Hook
Crafters Needle
Crochet Hook

CO: Cast On
EW: E-Wrap
D: Decrease
YO: Yarn Over
COF: Cast Off

Rose: Work Flat:
EW CO 28 pegs
Row 1: EW 28
Start working petals:
Petal 1 is working pegs 1-4
Row 1-2: EW4
Row 3: EW3
Row 4: EW2
Row 5: EW3
Row 6-7: EW4
For petal 2 work the next 4 pegs the same way. Do this until you are down to the last 2 pegs on the end then just EW2. Then D by 1 to have a total of 27 pegs.
Then take your cast on loops and place them on the pegs.
EW 28
Then COF
Start by wrapping one end and wrap till you get to the other end. You should see the rose now. Sew the bottom together and there is your rose. You can do this on a larger loom just EW CO, then EW a row and repeat the petal concept of 4 pegs across the larger loom.

Leaf: Flower Loom: Work Flat
EW CO 7 pegs
Row 1: Knit 7
Row 2:  K2, D1, Skip1, D1, K2
Row 3: K2, YO, K1, Yo
Row 4-5: K7
Row 6: Repeat row 2
Row 7: Repeat row 3
Row 8: K7
Row 9: D1, K4, D1, K1
Row 10: K5
Row 11: D1, K2, D1, K1
Row 12: K3
Row 13: Decrease down to 1 K1
Row 14: K1
Snip end pull through, tighten cast on and add to your rose, you can choose to make more than one. To make a bigger leaf, add 2 to the 7 pegs, then do the decrease part 3 times instead of 2. Every time you add 2 pegs to the 7 add another row of decrease.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to Loom Duck Rattle and Guide to Making Other Rattles

How to Loom Duck Rattle

24 Peg loom
Double up yarn (level 4) Yellow and Orange
Looming Hook
Crochet Hook
Crafters Needle
2 Eyes

Knit: K
Cast On: CO
E-Wrap: EW
Internal Decrease: ID
Draw String Cast On: DSCO
Draw String Cast Off: DSCOF
Cast Off: CO

Head: Work Flat: start with Yellow
DSCO 24 Pegs Flat
Row 1-16: K24
Row 17: ID 24to12 pegs
Change to Orange
Row 18-25: K12
Sew up beak, back of head, and stuff.

The Ring
EW CO 24 Pegs Working Flat
Row 1-15: K24
Fold back and place the cast on loops onto the pegs.
Toss bottom loop over and then cast off with crochet hook.
Stuff and sew up. Then sew the head on the ring.
Your done.

Note: When making other rattles just use the ring part of the pattern, take the heads of the other stuffed animal patterns and just Knit rather than E-Wrap to half the size of the head. Sew the head on the ring and you have your rattle.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to Loom a Duck

How to Loom a Duck

24 peg loom
looming hook
crafters needle
yellow yarn medium doubled
orange yarn medium doubled
2 eyes

DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
ID: Internal Decrease
W&T: Wrap and Turn
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off

Head: Work Flat: Yellow Yarn
DSCO 24 pegs
Row 1-16: K 24
Row 17: ID to 12 pegs
Row 18-26: Change to Orange K 12
Sew up beak, close back of head, and stuff.

Body: Work Circular: Yellow Yarn
DSCO 24 pegs
Row 1-6: K 24
Row 7: K 20 W&T
Row 8: K 19 W&T
Row 9: K 18 W&T
Row 10: K 17 W&T
Row 11: K 16 W&T
Row 12: K 15 W&T
Row 13: K 14 W&T
Row 14: K 13 W&T
Row 15: K 12 W&T
Row 16: K 11 W&T
Row 17: K 10 W&T
Row 18: K 9 W&T
Row 19: K 8 W&T
Row 20: K 7 W&T
Row 21: K 6 W&T
Row 22: K 35
Row 23-28: K24
Row 29: K 13 W&T
Row 30: K 6 W&T
Row 31: K 7 W&T
Row 32: K 8 W&T
Row 33: K 9 W&T
Row 34: K 10 W&T
Row 35: K 11 W&T
Row 36: K 12 W&T
Row 37: K 13 W&T
Row 38: K 14 W&T
Row 39: K 15 W&T
Row 40: K 16 W&T
Row 41: K 17 W&T
Row 42: K 18 W&T
Row 43: K 19 W&T
Row 44: K 20 W&T
Row 45-50: K 24
Close up tail, stuff, shape, and sew on head. Hot glue on your eyes at the base of the outer edges of the beak.
Your Done!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How to Loom a Mini Rabbit

 For how to loom a regular size rabbit check out my DVD to purchase how you make one.

Mini Rabbit

Items Needed:
12 Peg Loom
Looming Hook
Crafters Needle
Crochet Hook
Scrap Yarn
2 Rhinestones for eyes

DSCO: Draw String Cast On
EW: E-Wrap
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
ID: Internal Decrease
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off

Head: Flat
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-5: K12
Row 6: K3, (work ear K3 pegs 13 rows) (work other ear K3 pegs 13 rows) K3
Row 7-9: K12
Row 10: ID 12-6 pegs
Row 11-13: K6
Sew up snout, back of head, and ears. Stuff

Body: Circular
DSCO 12 Pegs
Row 1-10: K12
Row 11: P12
Row 12-13: K12
D by every other peg and tossing bottom loop over.
Close up bottom and stuff.

Arms: Flat
DSCO 6 pegs
Row 1-6: K6
Sew up side, make 2, stuff.

Back Legs: Flat
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-3: K12
Row 4: CO2, K10
Row 5: CO2, K8
Row 6: D1, K5, D1, K1 (6pegs)
Row 7-9: K6
Row 10: D1, K3, D1, K1 (4pegs)
Row 11: K4
Sew up front, half of bottom, stuff then sew up rest of bottom. Make 2.

Sew back legs on the bottom sides of the body, then sew on the arms at the top of the body just in front of the back legs, the sew on the head lining up ears with back legs, nose to front center. Tuck your ends and hot glue on your eyes lined up with inner ear at the base of the snout. If you would like a tail get you a package of the white fluff balls in the crafts department and glue it on for a tail. Your done.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tassel Ideas

Using them to create a fun hat, the video will get released this month.

You can put them on shawls or hip[ scarves. Video to come out in Aug.

You can add them to ornaments for a retro look, videos to be released in Dec.

You can also put them on hats and scarves.
 Chainette Tassel ideas!!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How to loom a Netted Hat

Netted Hat   

36 peg loom
looming hook
crafters needle
2 skeins of yarn (doubel strands)

EW: E-Wrap
CO: Cast On
D: Decrease
YO: Yarn Over
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off

Work circular
EW CO 36 pegs
Row1: EW36
Row2: P36
Row3-7:P1 EW1 repeat 18x Creating a ribbing pattern
Row8: P36
Row9: EW36
Row10: **D1 toss bottom loop over, YO1, EW1** Repeat 18x (Note: you can go in and do the Decrease and toss the bottom loops over, then go back and basically EW 36 pegs, but toss every peg that has 2 loops on it.)
Row11-12: EW36
Repeat rows 10-12, 4 more times.
Decrease every other pegg tossing bottom loop over and DSCOF. Close off top and then hide your original tail.
Your Done!!