Friday, January 13, 2017

Crochet In The New Year!

I might not post it online right away, but believe me, I always have something on my hook! Here are a few things that I've been working on. They will be posted in my Etsy shop. If you don't find them, sorry, you're too slow! Better luck next time. I like to try new things and I rarely do the same crochet project more than once.

I have so many patterns saved that I want to get to this year. Check out my free crochet patterns board on Pinterest. Another goal is to make as many projects as I can without buying more yarn. I'm running out of storage! Do you have any crafting goals this year?

1. Autumn Chill Mod Scarf, Pattern by Left In Knots
I finally broke down a couple months ago and tried the Caron Cakes. While I love the feel of this yarn, I think the abrupt color change makes finding a pattern to work with a challenge. Patterns with lots of texture are the key!

Crochet projects in the new year by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet projects in the new year by Over The Apple Tree

2. Neutral Granny Square Scarf, Square Pattern by Penny Davidson
You may have trouble duplicating this square. I edited the original quite a bit to make it smaller. I did join as you go to attach them together. See more about my neutral granny square scarf here.

Crochet projects in the new year by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet projects in the new year by Over The Apple Tree

3. Houndstooth Hat, Pattern at Yarnspirations
I've been searching for a houndstooth hat that I liked and decided to give this one a try. This is actually my second one! 

Crochet projects in the new year by Over The Apple Tree


4. Starlet Yoga Socks, Pattern by Lisa Soutendijk
There's a picture of toeless socks floating around Facebook that everyone is loving. Since I've never done anything like this before, I wanted to give them a try. I think I lost little of my vision working on these, this yarn is so thin! I've done doilies before so I don't know why it bothered me so much. Maybe because it was late and I didn't have great lighting? I plan to try some different styles of socks soon!

Crochet projects in the new year by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet projects in the new year by Over The Apple Tree


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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Neutral Granny Square Scarf

Crocheters Love Granny Squares! I usually think of a mod podge of different colored scraps when I think of granny squares. I think the simplicity of all beige squares gives this scarf a more modern look. I was inspired by this scarf from Eclectic Me.

Neutral Granny Square Scarf by Over The Apple Tree

Friday, December 30, 2016

Re-purpose Holiday Decorations: Deer Head

Get a can of spray paint and re-purpose holiday decorations in to everyday home decor.

Re-purpose holiday decorations in to everyday home decor by Over The Apple Tree

You've seen them everywhere, faux taxidermy heads are hot home decor right now! Unfortunately, they can also be pricey. Now is your chance! Go immediately and get a holiday deer head on clearance! Doesn't matter what it looks like because as long as it can be spray painted, it's all good. I found mine at Walmart on clearance for the bargain price of(drum roll) $3.49!! Can't find a deer head? Check the craft store for a paper mache head.

So I've noticed white is the common color for these heads, but I like to be different and also my home accents are mostly dark colors. I also think it would be cool to do the antlers a different color than the head. Maybe a white head with teal antlers or even a metallic color. Whatever your color pallet, you can find spray paint to match.

So my head is glitter. It took MANY coats of spray paint to get all this glitter covered. This is an exercise in patience for me because I HATE to wait for paint to dry! So that's it! Covering something in spray paint couldn't be easier right?

Re-purpose holiday decorations in to everyday home decor by Over The Apple Tree

Re-purpose holiday decorations in to everyday home decor by Over The Apple Tree

Re-purpose holiday decorations in to everyday home decor by Over The Apple Tree

Re-purpose holiday decorations in to everyday home decor by Over The Apple Tree


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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket

Fast and cheap way to make a mermaid tail blanket

DIY Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket, very inexpensive- by Over The Apple Tree

My daughter has been wanting a mermaid tail forever! Crochet mermaid tails have been making the rounds online, but I haven't had any desire to jump on the trend. I finally broke down when she asked for one for Christmas. When I went to the store to get the yarn to crochet one, I passed by a bin of cheap fleece blankets and changed my plans.

Walmart has fleece throw blankets for $2.50! I grabbed two of the blankets, one for the lining and one for the outside main color. Then I got a 1/2 yard of green fleece($1.34) from the fabric department to use for the fins. I planned to have the tail opened in the back, similar to some of the crochet mermaid tail designs. But after seeing this tutorial from Made By Marzipan, I liked hers and decided to go that way. I just did one small thing different. Instead of using a separate piece for the waist band, I made the liner longer at the top and then folded it down to create the waist band.

DIY Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket, very inexpensive- by Over The Apple Tree

DIY Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket, very inexpensive- by Over The Apple TreeDIY Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket, very inexpensive- by Over The Apple Tree


DIY Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket, very inexpensive- by Over The Apple TreeDIY Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket, very inexpensive- by Over The Apple Tree


DIY Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket, very inexpensive- by Over The Apple Tree

DIY Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket, very inexpensive- by Over The Apple Tree

This is my first homemade Christmas present this year. Perhaps I  should have started earlier, but I can't help when inspiration hits! 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves- Free Pattern

I was inspired by the Outlander TV series to create some more textured crochet items for my store. After making a few fingerless gloves, I took a stab at creating my own design. I came up with this pattern almost a year ago and finally decided to type it up and offer it for free. Happy Holidays!


Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

These woman's gloves fit small-medium depending on your tension. For larger size, use a larger hook. The top of the glove is worked in turning rows and then stitched together up the back. I tried to make this pattern as easy to follow as possible. Please drop me a note if any edits need to be made. I would not recommend this project for beginners.

Here is a helpful Celtic weave video tutorial from Pattern Paradise.

US crochet terms
Worsted weight yarn
Hook size G(4.25)
BPTC= Back Post Treble Crochet
FPTC= Front Post Treble Crochet

Wristband
Ch 16
1. Sc in second from hook and in each chain to the end. Ch 1, turn(15)
2.-28. 15 sc in BLO. ch 1, turn (15)
Join last row to beginning chain with sl st to form the cuff. Turn inside out so that the sl st seam is on the inside. Rotate to work top of glove along the sides of the rows.
 *Note: I have 28 rows for the cuff and then I say to work 30 hdc in row 1 top of glove. I did this because I have skinny wrists and preferred my cuff to be tighter. It means you will have to work 2 hdc in a couple of the stitches for row 1 top of glove. If it makes you more comfortable, you can increase the cuff to 30 rows for it to come out even.

LEFT GLOVE
Top of glove
1. Ch 2, work 30 hdc into ends of sc rows on cuff. Join with sl st to first hdc. Do not turn yet.

2. Ch2, 1 hdc in same as join, 8 hdc *(sk 2, FPTC around next 2, FPTC around 2 skipped) Repeat from* 2 more times. 9 hdc. Ch 2, turn

3. 9 hdc, BPTC around first 2, *(sk 2, BPTC around next 2, BPTC around 2 skipped posts). Repeat from*, BPTC around last two, 3hdc, 2 hdc in each of the next two stitches, 4 hdc. Ch 2, turn

4. 4 hdc, 2 hdc in same, 2 hdc, 2 hdc in same, 3 hdc, (repeat cables row 2), 9 hdc, ch 2, turn

5. 9 hdc, (repeat cables row 3), 3 hdc, 2hdc in same, 4hdc, 2 hdc in same, 4 hdc. Ch 2, turn 

6. 4 hdc, 2 hdc in same, 6 hdc, 2 hdc in same, 3 hdc, (repeat cables row 2), 9hdc. Ch 2, turn

7. 9 hdc (repeat cables row 3), 3 hdc, 3 hdc in same, 8 hdc, 2 hdc in same, 4 hdc. Ch 2, turn

8. 5 hdc, skip 10, 4hdc, (repeat cables row 2), 9 hdc. Ch 2, turn

9. 9 hdc, (repeat cables row 3), 9hdc. Ch2 turn

10. 9 hdc, (repeat cables row 2), (hdc. Ch2, turn

11. 9 hdc, (repeat cables row 3), 9hdc. Ch 2, turn

12. 9hdc, 12 sc, 9hdc. Ch1, turn

13. sl st across. Leave long tail to sew together

For RIGHT GLOVE start the same as for left glove but for rows 3-8 top of glove,  flip the side with the increases for the thumb hole but still work the cables the same. So row three, right hand would be... 4hdc, 2 hdc in each of the next two stitches, 3 hdc, BPTC around first 2, *(sk 2, BPTC around next 2, BPTC around 2 skipped posts). Repeat from*, BPTC around last two, 9hdc. Ch 2, turn


Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree

Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves, Pattern by Over The Apple Tree


If you make these gloves to sell, please be courteous and give credit to me as the designer with a link back to this blog post. Do not copy and post this pattern or claim it as your own. Do not try to sell this pattern. Do not re-publish photos as your own.

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