Monday, March 14, 2011

Corkscrew St. Patrick's Day Hat and Striped Blanket


Corkscrew St. Patrick's Day Parade Hap

When I saw this hat I just had to know how the crafter had done it, that spiraling tail is magnificent. So I tracked her down!

Laurie Ann Dingman, grandmother, crochet hat designer and artist extraordinaire runs a popular store called LADzigns. When asked about the hat she confirmed that the body of the hat is made from Double Crochet stitches. The tail is made from first a long chain, then three double crochet stitches are added to each stitch, following my a row of single crochet and half double crochet stitches.

All I can say is well done Laurie. I Am Impressed!! And what a look for the upcoming holiday!

If you would like to see more of Laurie's work (she's got a to-die-for bunny hat) or ask her how she does it check out her shop at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LADzigns

Or find her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ladzigns

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And for those of you in colder climates:


Green Striped Blanket


If you guys are anything like me you'll be wishing you were wrapped up tight in this amazing blanket at the St. Patty's Day Parade. I love how the pattern of different sized stripes - accomplished by using Jo-Ann Sensations Casual Boucle Yarn multicolored yarn of Acrylic and Nylon- draws the eye in.

The entire blanket is made with a double crochet stitch - which just happens to be the crafter's favorite stitch!
" I find this to be a very versatile and easy stitch that creates a clean finish."
From looking at your piece we couldn't agree more!

To see more of her work, check out her Etsy page at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyOcean

Or chat with her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/DesignsbyOcean/204805102864663


And tune in tomorrow for another installment of St. Patrick's Day pride.
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