January 24, 2010
January 14, 2010
1-Tie a loop on your hook(0.3mm) with your tread of choice.
(Like you normally would to start a project.)
2-Push your crochet hook through the material at the top of the sock.
3-Grab the thread and pull it through the material and the 1st loop.
4-Crochet 5 stitches of the chain.
5-Then insert the hook through the eye of the bead.
6-Grab the thread with the hook and pull it back through the bead and the previous loop.
7-Crochet 5 more stitches of the chain.
8-Repeat steps 2 through 7.
I then cut 8 straps of jean fabric and then 8 straps of matching fabric that was 1/2 inch wider. Before cutting the yellow fabric out I ironed Heat n' Bond to it. I then wrapped each jean strap in the other fabric so all the raw edges on the jean strap were hidden and then ironed.
I placed the right sides together on the long strip and pinned the straps on in between the two fabrics. Sew the two long sides and one short side, leaving one short side open and ready for stuffing. After turning it right side out I sewed on the edge all the way around the three sides to make sure the loops were in securely. I just used trash bags to stuff. Stuffing would have worked too but I had way to many trash bags that I needed to use up and I'm cheap. :) I took the last foot and cut the fabric into thirds. I tied a not at the top, then braided the fabric and finished up with another not. I did it this way so I can open it up if I need too and also so I had a nice little section for me to hold onto. UPDATE: I've had to add more stuffing to the rope because the trash bags condensed after use. I'm glad that I didn't sew it closed!