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Pit Bull Dog Ornament Pattern - FREE

Hi everyone! I finally created a pattern for my pit bull dog ornaments. I'm giving it away free for anyone to use as they please. Happy Holidays!

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neckline for poncho?

I want to make a poncho from two knitted triangular shawls seamed together along the top edge;  I want the neckline to be fairly loose so it will slip on and off easily.  How many inches should I mark off for the neckline?  

Altering a pattern for a dog sweater

I have a pattern for a basic dog sweater knitted in one piece with straps to fasten across the neck and belly. The original pattern is sized for toy/small breeds but I want to make it for a Rottie/German Shepherd mix. Will the basic measurements - neck, girth, length - be enough to "size up" the pattern?

"Sizing up" a knitting pattern

I found some really cute patterns for summer tops on knittingpatterncentral but most of them stop at size L or XL; I'm size 2X-3X depending on how generous the fit is supposed to be.  Anyone have advice on adapting a misses size pattern to plus size? 

Obsessed with: Knit iPhone Cases

I wanted to learn how to knit an iPhone case, and I finally found a relatively simple pattern which you can fin here
I love that it uses a cute button!
I recommend you leave a longer tail for the crochet chain button loop. My loop was too short the first time.
Here's the one I made for my mom:
knit iphone

Sewing/pattern question

Ok Craftgrrls, here's my dilemma.

I bought fabric intending to make a reversible bathrobe. I had shoulder width, arm length, and shoulder-hem lengths and just bought fabric based on a mental plan/pattern that was very simple/boxy - I've tried to draw it out here:

Argh, well, I fail at getting this image uploaded. Sorry about that :( Basically it's just a GIANT rectangle for the back of the robe, two somewhat narrower rectangles making the left and right front panels (sewn to the back panel part way in from the shoulder then folded down into a collar), and two rectangles sewn into tubes and sewn on to the top sides, so when it's all sewn together it makes a giant T shape and lies flat, no tailoring/tapering anywhere.

I was just going to cut out all the rectangles, sew the sleeves to the front/back and the front/back together at the sides and shoulders, then connect the two sides together at the cuffs, hem, and front/collar.
Now that I'm ready to start cutting, though, I'm starting to get worried that I should be using a *real* pattern, that the sleeves will hang/fit weird because they're just going to be attached perpendicular rather than on an angle...
Has anyone done something like this before or have any feedback/advice? I think I'm mostly worried because the fabric ended up being way more expensive than I expected/hoped and it's a gift so it's not like it'll just be mine and I can live with it even if it's not perfect - not that it has to be perfect, but I just want it not to suck.

free crochet pattern

for those who may be interested.

remember my Little Ghosties i posted August 28?

the free amigurumi Little Ghostie pattern is available on my blogspot to be printed out and made! there's even a variant at the bottom of the page too... as of right now, it's still in progress.

xposted to my own LJ and crochetcrochet

Trying to make a sling backpack.

Years ago, I had a really cool sling backpack, but like the idiot person that I am, I threw it away when the zipper came off. I didn't realize at the time how rare it was (the stinkin' strap connects on the "wrong" side). Now, I'm thinking about trying to recreate it, but I'm not sure exactly how to go about it. Read more...Collapse )

Knit Bed Socks

I knit these fluffy comfortable fitted bed slippers recently.


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