Monday, September 8, 2008

Crocheted Finished Projects for 2008

This will be a picture heavy post. I am so happy to show off my newest finished objects! I am so excited to finally post these crocheted items. They are past due my intended completion date but I am happy with the results!

The first item is a crocheted shell I made using Sugar n Cream cotton yarn I purchased at Michaels' when they had their ten skeins for $10 sale. This shell took about 8 1/2 skeins. It's very simple to make and I will make another one. I got the pattern from the Sugar n Cream website after I purchased the yarn. I am very excited and thrilled with it.

I want to show off my detail around the arms. I had to single crochet around the arms twice to finish.

This is the neckline. I like square necklines and the shell pattern looks really pretty!

Last but not least the bottom of the tank I crocheted the shell pattern all around. A very fun and easy project. This could easily be done in a week.
Unfortunately the shell is too big by one size on me. I think I will give it away to one of my friends.

This project I started back in June and had planned to complete by the end of July. This is the cardigan I worked on and ran out of yarn. I couldn't locate any skeins in the right dye lot so I had to improvise. I decided to make the back a solid color. It worked perfectly! I was thrilled. This jacket came out perfect. I actually have plenty of the multi-colored yarn left over.
The one thing about this pattern was the amount of yarn needed. I used two whole extra skeins on this project. I bought an extra skein but it was not enough. I guess you live and learn to improvise.

I must confess it is not entirely completed. I need to sew those buttons onto the sweater! TEE HEE! This is the one reason I am not modeling it for you.
As for the fit. It's PERFECT! I had to let you know this because a certain blogger and hubby (Patrice and Ian) said it looked huge. But I will say this they weren't the only ones. But it isn't huge at all. It's very thick though. My mom said it was like a coat! LOL!
Now I must show off some of my details like the ribbing around the sleeve. This was the first time I did ribbing and it really was easy. I love how the sleeves are nice and long. Sorry to the bloggers who suggested I make the sleeves 3/4 length to save on yarn. I have issues! LOL!
This is the collar. I had to do a shell pattern all around and change colors too for the back. Not bad! I really like this sweater and I can't wait to wear it when it gets cold.

Last but not least I made my first pair of socks! Yes these are crocheted socks. I love them! I made them in about a week. Not bad huh? I could have made them quicker but I took my time. I really like the way they turned out. I can't wait to make another pair. These were made with white worsted weight yarn I purchased at AC Moore in a bulk package with no name. It was incredibly cheap so I thought why not? Sure came in handy too. I didn't use much of it either. I like the way these feel on my feet. Very comfy!
These socks are worked from the cuff to the toe. The ribbing on the cuff is so easy! I mean very easy! I think I will make some of these for gifts this Christmas for family. I really like them a lot.

I really like the cuff. It's a simple single crochet only in the back loops. I made them while watching my television shows.

The heel, gusset and toe was a little more challenging in the respect of reading the pattern. I did frog once to start again but I figured it out after the one frogging. The toe was a no brainer and sews close with no ridge. KEWL!

Well there you have it! My crocheting projects for the month of September. I think I did a fabulous job! I am very excited.
Right now I think I will take a small hiatus on crocheting. I have other crafts I need to concentrate on (sewing and scrapbooking) for a while. I will get back to crocheting a little later in the year.


Sheila said...

You did a fabulous job on all of your garments. The cardigan is Awesome!!.. I like the contrasting back. Now on to the socks - down right perfect. What size hook did you use for the socks.

Susan said...

Very nice job!

NikkiJ said...

Good job. I think I made those socks before. I was dieing to make a pair of socks before I learned how to knit. I love them, but something ate them up. Do you plan on wearing those around the house or with shoes. I ended up getting me a crochet sock pattern leaflet and I mixed that foot you crocheted with their cuffs. You can see one on my blog.

Adrienne said...

Very nice!!! You've been busy!

Gayle said...

wow I am excited for you!! That jacket was a long haul project and you must feel great now that is is finished!! It looks great and I dont think the solid back distracts from it at all!!! Great stuff!!

urbanknitrix said...

Everything looks so good!!! This is my first time seeing crochet socks and they look awesome. Great job!!

Pajnstl said...


you dont need to sew you've been BUSY!

Monique said...

You've been a busy girl! Very nice on all of your projects!

Virtuous said...

Gurl when you come with it you COME WITH IT!!!!

Luv'd all of your projects AND great pics!!
Hate you can't wear the tank, but I was just thinking how I like the buttons on your sweater! Hope you get them sewn on soon! :o) Haha!

The socks rock!! Especially with the seamless toe!

You are set for fall for sure!!

Sorry I am so late to the unveiling of your must anticipated crochet projects, as I have been going crazy trying to transition out of my old job into my NEW JOB!!!!! Praise Him!!

Hope all is still blessed your way!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Those are amazing!!! I am pea green...

all-ian said...

Hey my friend. Those socks look store bought.

Kirsten said...

Those look great. I'm glad to hear about your socks too! I've just started knitting socks and I've been wanting to try out the crocheted socks but wasn't sure how comfortable they'd be. I'm glad to hear that they rock!

KimT said...

fantastic girl! i AM INSPIRED!

Becky said...

Wow! You did a great job! Love the close-up pix so we can see the details. Very professional looking.

Monique said...

Very nice! I especially love your white tank and your socks.