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UFO Update – Black & Red Afghan

black and red project

Remember this, when I posted about the UFOs and such I’d like to get finished in 2011? Well, the end of February saw me finishing these blocks above into this afghan below!

Black, Red & White Ghan

The black/red squares came from a Twilight Crafts swap in 2009. I made all the white ones to give it a checkered effect and to help the black/red blocks really stand out.

I crocheted all the blocks together with white yarn, then crocheted around with black. Once I changed to white yarn, I crocheted evenly around and then continued with the border, most of which is done in hdc. The finishing row is a reverse sc (aka crab stitch), which adds a really awesome ridged texture.

I really like the finished product and have decided that I will keep this one for myself. Quite a few of my friends participated in this swap and it makes me happy to have a little piece of their craftiness!

Remember the stairs? I will have something to share about those very soon!!

14 days until my bee’s annual quilt retreat!

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vlog: TTMT Too Much For One Week

In which I show the crafties I’ve finished up the last week, along with my starknuts challenge prize!

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stencil: Revisiting The Cullen Crest

Cullen Crest T-shirt
My original Cullen Crest t-shirt, made June 20, 2008

Once upon a time, I made myself a Cullen Crest stenciled tee.  I posted it here and started getting requests to share the stencil.

So I did, and then in November of last year, I posted about it here on the sewhooked blog.   I pulled the stencil together for myself before there was anything commercially available with the crest on it, back when all fans had was a tiny glimpse from an MTV teaser.

Fast forward to today and The Cullen Crest Stenciled Tee is one of my most visited posts, with a downright ridiculous number of visits each month.    The Cullen Crest in general is huge in handmade. If you don’t believe me, search it on etsy or on flickr.  Woah.

I have see my version of the Cullen Crest everywhere since I first posted it and I thought it’d be fun to show a few of the ways it’s turned up. If you look closely, you can certainly tell the difference from the official crest (shown below) and the image that I created (shown above), so you’ll always know which images, no matter how they are presented, came from the stencil that I designed.

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The first peek, from this MTV article posted June 16, 2008

I took a lot of liberties with the official image to make it into a stencil from the tiny image shown above.   Those changes included greatly simplifying the image and adding the “Cullen” text to the top.

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The Real Deal – “Rosalie’s Necklace”  from Hot Topic

The Cullen Crest goes viral…
My stencil makes it around the world and onto everything you can possibly imagine!

images from a variety of sources

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Some of the things I’ve seen the stencil on were for sale, and while I don’t condone the taking another crafter’s stencil, pattern or idea that is free for everyone to use and then making something to sell (in case you didn’t know, that’s a crafty taboo!), I don’t deny the ingenuity of the different uses the stencil has been put to.

To everyone that has used it on something for yourself, a friend, a swap, a gift or any other way that was just for fun and not for profit, A HUGE THANK YOU.  That’s why I share my stencils, patterns, crafts and ideas, to spread the crafty love.    Thank you, too, to Summit and whoever the awesome artist was that came up with the original crest!

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vlog TTMT: Living in a Swap World

<ul>
<li> <a href=”http://community.livejournal.com/twilight_crafts/102566.html&#8221; target=”_blank”>Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap</a> </li>
<li> <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ofenjen/sets/72157621912495129/&#8221; target=”_blank”>My black & red block photos</a> </li>
<li> <a href=”http://www.threadbanger.com/post/8168/how-to-crochet-a-neckline&#8221; target=”_blank”>Crochet Neck Tee Tutorial</a> </li>
<li> <a href=”http://photo1.walgreens.com/storepage/storePageId=MemoryBooks&#8221; target=”_blank”>Walgreens Photo Books</a> </li>
</ul>

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First set of squares for the Red/Black Swap
Black/Red Squares 1-4

red/black swap squares 5-12
Black/Red Squares 5-12

black/red swap block #13 - 15
Black/Red Squares 13-15

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

BD Chessboard 6″ Square

BD Chessboard pattern

This was written for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap.  It’s a basic pattern and there are a million and one variations on this theme.  This is written to be 6″ with a simple sc edge.  It’s super-duper easy and, I think, makes a fun black & red square!

Red/Black swap block #2


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printable version

  • Color A – Black (worsted weight)
  • Color B – Red (worsted weight)
  • Size H Hook
  • Gauge – 4dc = 1″

Notes:
BD Chessboard pattern

BD Chessboard pattern
Throughout the pattern, you will be working across the strand of yarn that you are not using.  This means you’ll only have ends to weave in at the beginning and end.

BD Chessboard
When changing colors, pull the new color through the top of the last dc.  Do not cut the last color worked with (see above).

With Color A, ch 22

Row 1:  dc in 4th ch from hook and in the next 3 st, change to Color B, working 1 dc in each of the next 4 st, change to Color A at the top of the fourth st, rep the pattern of 4 dc, change colors at the top of the fourth st, across, joining Color B at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 2: continuing to work Color B across Color A, dc in the next 3 st, change to Color B, continue pattern (4 dc, change color) across, joining Color A at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 3: continuing to work Color A across Color B dc in the next 3 st, change to Color A, continue pattern (4 dc, change color) across, joining Color B at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 4-9: Repeat 2-3, finish off

Finishing:  join Color A in any st.  Sc in each sc, and in the back loops of the first row, 3 sc in the sides of each dc and two in each corner,  around.  Finish off.

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Eye of the Vampire 6″ Square

Red/Black swap block #3


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printable pattern

Maybe I just have a silly imagination, but I swear there’s a red vampire eye in this block. Do you see it? I think if I do another, I will make the last two rounds solid black and then it will definitely look like an eye!

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This particular block was made for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap, hence the vampiric name!  I hope to have a few more new patterns to offer up as I go along during the swap.

You Need:

  • Size G hook
  • Small amounts of two colors of yarn (A & B), I Love This Yarn used in sample.

Makes a 6″ square

With Color A, Ch 8, join with sl st into ring.

Round 1:  Ch 3, 15 dc into ring, joining Color B in top of first ch 3.

Round 2:  Ch 4, (dc in next dc, ch1) 15x, joining with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch4.  Finish off.

Round 3:  Join Color A with a sl st in any sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch sp around; join Color B with a sl st in top of ch-3.

Round 4: * ch 5, (sc in next sp, ch 3) 3x, sc in next sp; repeat from * 3x, sl st in 1st ch.  Finish Off

Round 5: Join Color A with a sl st in any ch 5 corner.  ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same spc. [3dc in ea of the next 3 sps (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in corner)] 3x.  Join Color B with a sl st to top of ch 3.

Round 6: ch 1, sc in same sp, and each st across, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in corners) around.  Join with a sl st to first sc.  Finish off.

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