Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Originally uploaded by adhd_knitting
US 6 / 4.0 mm US 9
A fruity fun way to display your strawberries.
Here’s the pattern:
Yarn used: Comfort by Berroco 9701 (Cream), 9755 (Red), 9720 (Beige), I also used Green
Needles: US 6 and US 9 Circulars 16” Set of 4 DPN’S US 9
Darning Needle
Extra Novelty Thread or Yarn to embellish the strawberries. I Used Tilli Tomas w/beads.

Hat Pattern:
With US 6 circ. Needles and the cream yarn, CO 80 sts. And join to knit in the round. PM (place marker) Working st st (knit every round when working in the round) Be careful not to twist any sts.
1-10- Knit
11 – Add the red yarn with the cream and K1, Sl1, to the PM
12 – cream only knit even.
13 – red only knit even.
14 – cream knit
15 – red knit
16 – cream knit
17 – red knit
18 – with cream only purl
19 – with red only purl
Now cut the red yarn and using the cream only knit rounds 20-24, cut cream yarn.
Change to larger circular needles and using the beige yarn
25-28 Purl
29-32 Knit
33-34 Purl
35 – Knit
Now Decrease rounds.
36- K8, k2tog to end. (72 sts.)
37-38 Knit
39- K7, K2tog to end (64 sts.)
40-41 Knit
42- K6, K2tog (56 sts.)
43- Knit
44- K5, K2tog to end. (48 sts.)
45- Knit
46- K4, K2tog to end. (40 sts.)
47- Knit
48- K3, K2tog to end. (32 sts.)
49- Knit
50- K2, K2tog. to end. (24 sts.)
51- Knit
Now switch to DPN’s if you haven’t already.
Divide how ever many sts. You have left evenly on three of the needles. (8 sts., 8 sts., 8sts.)
52- K1, K2tog. to the end. (16 sts.)
53- Knit
54- K2tog. to the end. (8 sts.)
55- With your darning needle and the remaining 8 sts.draw through and close the top of the hat. Darn any loose ends in.
Strawberry Pattern (make 2) I added a 3rd strawberry for flavor.
Using the red yarn and US 9 needles
Co 3 sts.
Row 1- Inc. Knit f&b of first st, k1, knit f&b of third st. (5 sts.)
2- Purl
3- K2, kf&b, k2 (6 sts.)
4- Purl
5- Knit f&b next 2 sts., k2, knit f&b last 2 sts. (10 sts.)
6- Purl
7- Inc into 1st st and then every other st to the end. (15 sts)
8- Purl
9- Inc. into EOS (every other st) to end. (23 sts.)
10- Purl
11- Now add the green yarn and knit 1st st green and every 5th st. green.
12- p1 red, p3 green, p2, red, p3 green, p2 red, rep. to last 2 sts p2 green.
Now cut the red yarn.
13- Knit all green across row.
14- Purl
15- K2tog 5 times, k3tog, k2tog 5 times. (11 sts)
16- Purl
17- K2tog 2 times, k3, k2tog to end.
18- P3tog, p1, p3tog.
Now with the 3 remaining sts and 2 of the DPN’s start working your I-cord in green for 6 rows.
Cut green yarn and with the cream yarn cont. working your I-cord for approx. 10”-14” or desired length.
Repeat Strawberry Pattern for other side of hat.
Then mark the sides of the hat that you want them and sew them on…


Green Thumb not included, or needed!

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Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted
Cascade Yarns 220 Wool
Noro Kureyon
Instruction’s for your “FFFFF” garden.
Preparation for your room divider:

You should first sand the area you are going to use for your “FFFFF” garden. I used a fine grade of sandpaper and lightly sanded the area I was doing as I went along. (I didn’t want open areas to be sanded and dull looking). If you are going to do any painting on the divider, do that first. The painting thought came to me as an after thought, I did however attempt to paint around the garden.NOT A GOOD IDEA…

I then went through all my mishaps, frogged or just unused felted knitted or crocheted projects from my stash. (thrift stores are also a great resource for old knitted/crocheted sweaters, blankets, etc.). *Important note: when buying used items that your not sure of their fiber content, please be sure to read all labels to make sure they can be felted. If there are no labels, make sure to test a section before cutting the fabric.

If you are going for a specific color theme, then try to coordinate that ahead of time before cutting and gluing your “FFFFF” onto the divider.

I then cut them into petal shapes for the flowers.(you can use stencils or cookie cutters for any shape you choose)

For the stems, I basically did the exact same thing, except I cut long strips from my leftover recycled wool and then rolled them and scrolled them to form the stems. You can also use I-cords to achieve a 3D effect for the stems or the flowers.


I used just a regular craft glue. Alene’s put’s out some really great glues. Here is a site that has different types of glues for all types of projects:

Bazillion Bullion Bag

Bazillion Bullion Bag
Originally uploaded by adhd_knitting
I have OCD to thank for this one. Yes, I learned how to make “bullion's” and I decided to take about 50 skeins of Kureyon yarn by Noro and separate the colors. Yes I separated all the colors to make these “bullion's”. I know some of you may not believe this but by the time I finished crocheting all these “bullion's” I had over 1,000 beautifully separated color coordinated “bullion's” crocheted of separated Noro yarn. How do I know there were over 1,000, well one of my sons and I counted every single one of them. Then we separated them into piles of each matching color. After this long process, I still didn’t know what I wanted to do with all these wonderfully separated color coordinated crochet “bullion's”. I placed them in the corner and just looked at them for a while until I came up with this fabulous bag. I love it. I don’t know if I will be making any more “bullion's” for awhile, though.

Pattern from

There are two ways to create this bag.
1st Option:
You can recycle an old knitted or crocheted bag from boring to extraordinary. Just by revamping your bag to create your own “Bazillion Bullion” bag. That is how I made the original bag. The bag was a friends who asked me to spice it up, and well, let’s just say I went a bit OCD and I’m glad I did.
In the pictures to the left you can see the original brown bag as it was given to me.

Bullion Pattern:
Depending on the size of the bag you are going to use will depend on how many bullion’s you are going to have to crochet. In the bag I made I used approx. 200 bullion’s including enough for the strap.
Follow this link to understand how to create the bullion’s.

After you have crocheted all your bullion’s, you will now need to sew (darn) them all together. I made 10 rows of 15 bullion’s across. Neatness or evenness isn’t that important.
When you have your bullion cover completely sewn together you will now sew it to the front of your knitted or crochet bag. After you have done this you will add a border of bullion’s in an uneven fashion to add that extra interest to your bag. (look at the border in the pictures to the left to see how I did the bottom bullion’s. I then lined my bag, (my girlfriend actually did the lining) she is an amazing experienced seamstress. I used two different fabrics to compliment the colors of my bag. Batik is the main fabric and then I used a Embroidered Sheer chartreuse fabric for the inside of the pocket. I then added magnetic snaps (optional) across the top of my bag and finished off the strap with approx. 30 more bullion’s. On the strap I didn’t bother to sew them together first as I did on the bag. I sewed them directly onto the strap itself. I could of done the same thing with the bag, but I found it much easier and quicker to sew it together first. I did not sew the bullion cover to the bottom of the bag. I like how it hangs. You’ll see when you do it yourself. Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this technique.

2nd Option: is to knit or crochet your own bag:
Here’s the pattern for a basic generic knitted bag:
You will need:
2 ball of Iceland Crystal Palace Yarns
US 13 needles straight or circulars:*

Actually you can use any yarn or size needle you like, depending on the yarn you are going to use, and the size you are going to make. The bag pattern I posted is just a Basic bag pattern to give you an idea. I also felted my bag just a bit to give it better structure and more stability. You can only do this if you are using a natural yarn that can be felted. Be sure to refer to the yarn label.
Bag Pattern:
CO 40 sts.
Work garter stitch for the entire bag until piece measures 20”. Then BO stitches loosely. Fold bag in half and seam both sides together.
US 13 and Iceland
CO 4 sts. and work garter stitch until strap measures your desired length, and BO. I worked mine approx. 30”.
Sew strap to each corner of the bag and put aside.
Now work your crochet bullion pattern as listed in the tutorial link given above.
Then follow the directions above to complete your fabulous “Bazillion Bullion” bag…

"Indian River Poncho"

"Indian River Poncho"
Originally uploaded by adhd_knitting
"Indian River Poncho"

This poncho can be knit to any size just by changing the amount of stitches you cast on, and on the amount of rows you choose to knit.
You can use this basic pattern as a guide.

Here's how to knit this super fast and easy poncho:
This poncho is worked in three panels.
1st panel: With US 13 needles and any variegated (preferably hand dyed yarn)
CO-30 sts. wk. for 15" BO
2nd panel: CO 50 sts. wk exactly the same as panel 1.
3rd panel: CO30 sts. rep. as panel 1.

After you have finished all 3 panels you will now seam them up in the same order 1,2,3.
Seaming instructions:
Starting at bottom (pick an end) and on the RS sew panel1 to panel 2 for 12" then leave 8" opening for armhole, then cont. sewing to the end of the panel. Rep. this with the other panel. Sewing panel 3 to panel 2.

Now with the right side facing you, pick up 110 sts. across.
Bottom portion which is the part where you sewed 12" tog.
Work for rows 1-4
Eyelet rows are worked throughout rows 5-7 except on the purl side do everything purlwise.
Row -5 purl
Row -6 knit
Eyelet Row -7 work as follows:
Knit 1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, rep. to end.
Row -8 Knit even.

Top (collar portion)
With wrong side facing you, pick up 110 sts. and work approx. 8"-10" or about 30 rows.
Next you are going to knit the eyelet row as you did for the bottom portion of the poncho.
Knit one row even.
Now you are going to make your fringes. (that's why you knitted the eyelet rows, the fringes will be knotted through each eyelet. I made my fringes longer on the bottom then the top, I also braided some of my fringes on the top (collar) area. Simple and easy and ready to wear.