Then a video paints a thousand times a thousand words. Multiply that number by the number of times needed to watch it in order to gather enough information and what you’ll have is a bridge across a language barrier to an incredibly adorable child’s sweater.
A generous member of YouTube shared how she made a sweater. She has other video tutorials as well. The ones I clicked on were in a language other than English. Below is the video from which I made the latest sweater. I don’t know if it is exactly the same but it is close enough for me.
Child's Sweater Tutorial
Here is my version of her sweater.
I recently completed a small crocheted tote. I wanted to add something different than the regular crocheted handles. So, I tried my hand at bead crochet rope. I love the look of the necklaces and other jewelry made using this technique. Using a fantastic picture tutorial (found here, http://www.beadersshowcase.com/profiles/blogs/2049967:BlogPost:3497 ) shared by Julie A. Harper.
I strung 364 6/0 glass beads (3 cream, 1 dk blue, 1 lavendar, 1 dk blue) onto size 3 crochet thread and used the technique shown in the above tutorial…a slip stitch instead of a single crochet and crocheted rather tightly and worked 6 stitches around using a #7 steel crochet hook. I first tried with size 30 thread and a #10 steel crochet hook. Well, my eyes ain’t what they used to be and I couldn’t see them well enough in the beginning and got aggrevated and switched to the larger, size 3 thread. Now that I’ve got the general idea, I’ll secure me a better light and possible a hands-free magnifier for the first couple of inches at least.
What resulted was a nice length (almost 9 inches) of rope that was usable for my tote. The only problem is…I now have to get more beads in order to make the other one…I’m short on the lavendar ones. So, I’ll save the beaded handles for another project and continue on to completing the tote with regular (tubular) crocheted handles.
It took a bit longer than expected but, I managed to get the first tutorial done for the mini squares. I’ll work on the remaining part(s) today. They should all be up (however many they wind up being) by the end of this week.
All the tiers are complete with 3 coats of buttercream and this next set will be covered in rolled fondant.
Using tiers that have had 3 coats of buttercream applied, these tiers will be given a poured fondant application.
Please, remember that tiers should not be frozen…cool is okay, just not frozen…when applying poured fondant.