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Crochet A Sleep Sack Scarf

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While obsessively knitting, the homeless kept coming to my mind. I thought I’d knit a scarf because it could cover the head  and even the hands in a pinch. Then I thought, I would like to make it big, so it could do double duty as an individual blanket. My clever daughter, (Maggie Binzley), suggested I make it tubular and it could be a sleep sack.

So I did. Here’s my second sleep sack scarf. This one is crochet.

To make it, I used 100% wool, 1 1/2 pounds..

Size K hook

Chain 122 stitches.

*Double crochet into the fourth chain from the hook. (The 4 chains count as a turning double crochet plus one skipped chain.)

Skip the next chain.

Alternate double crochet and skipping a chain until the end of the row.*

At the end of the row, slip stitch into the beginning to make a circle. Continue working around and around to make a tube.

Repeat the * area until you finish a few inches.

Change color after a few rows for edging and do the same at the other end of the scarf for the last few rows.

Continue for as long as you want the scarf.

Alternately, you can make the scarf all in one color

Sew together one end for the bottom of the sack. The scarf is 20″ wide, (double layer) and 60″ long. Make it longer for an adult and wider if you like.

See a knit version here.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Abundance, How to

 

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Make A Sleep Sack Scarf

Kyla at knitting for charity sends a weekly newsletter. A few weeks ago it mentioned Streetknit.

Here’s what they say about themselves

Every year people in Toronto freeze to death because they have nowhere to come in from the cold. We can’t knit shelter, but we can do the next best thing. We’re asking you to put your needles together and spend some time this summer knitting some warmth into a sweater, a hat, mittens, socks, or a scarf to keep someone warm this winter.

While obsessively knitting, the homeless kept coming to my mind. I thought I’d knit a scarf because it could cover the head and even the hands in a pinch. Then I thought, I would like to make it big, so it could do double duty as an individual blanket. My clever daughter, (Maggie Binzley), suggested I make it tubular and it could be a sleep sack.

So I did. Here’s my first sleep sack scarf.

sleep sack scarf

To make it, I used 100% Merino wool, 300 Gm.

Size 15 circular needle

Cast on 90 stitches. I purled the first 8 rows at each end of the scarf. All other rows are knit. Because of knitting in a circle, it makes a stockinette stitch. Sew together one end for the bottom of the sack.. The scarf is 15″ wide, (double layer) and 42″ long. Make it longer for an adult and wider if you like.

You could knit ribbing at each end if you prefer.

My next one will be crochet because I can do that faster. See here.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Abundance, How to

 

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Funny Knitting Link

Here is a link to a video of a prank Tom Hank’s played on Julia Roberts.

Enjoy. XD

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog! Then go to Lia Sophia Tomgirl who is hosting the meme to link up.

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My friend gave me these flowers for my birthday.
they last a long time. The flower pot was a gift form my aunt a few years a go. I love it.

At the beach I was surprised to see wild turkeys. We have them in our village but not usually at the beach. I saw a couple –

Then I noticed a baby –

Then another baby –

The second baby was limping and then I saw why his parents were leaving him – a mongoose was after him. I chased the mongoose away instead of photographing him, but I think the baby was doomed. I guess it’s a good Friday for the mongoose.

I finished two blankets, one for a grandaughter –

And one for a new baby –

I’m loving this edging I learned how to do.

I started with a new alternative health care provider this week and my sinuses are open and I am not being irrtated by sounds – halelujah.

Have your best week ever.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2011 in Abundance

 

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How To Make Easy Fingerless Gloves For Valentines Day.

I knew I had more than enough zebra yarn for my granddaughter’s blanket, so I decided to make her some fingerless gloves.

Make a rectangle 6 1/4″ (16 cm) by 8″ (20 cm) and sew it up the long side. Leave an inch opening near the top for the thumb. I used size 9 needles and 24 stitches for these. They took about 2 ounces of yarn.

I liked them so much I decided to make red ones for a Valentine gift for 2 other granddaughters.

For these I used bigger needles but I don’t know what size they are. I prefer the look with the smaller needles. I knitted these, but you could crochet the rectangles too.

I decided these need a ring. I made a single pikake flower out of rattail and tied it on.

This size is good for a child. If I was making them for an adult I would make them about 1/4″(0.5 cm) wider and longer.

Have fun.

<p> © 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved. </p>

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2011 in How to, Uncategorized

 

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