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Rustic Christmas Craft Projects

Posted on | November 26, 2012 | 6 Comments

 Rustic Christmas Craft Projects
Cinnamon Applesauce Hearts, read full instructions.

Hello! It’s me…the absentee blogger. I’m really hoping to start blogging again. We’ll see how well I do on my intentions with an almost 3-week old baby at home and me going back to work in just a few weeks. I’ll try my best even if I write shorter posts and please ignore the grammar errors and typos…

I thought I would start things off with a round-up of some of my favorite holiday crafts I’ve featured over the past few years. Simple rustic decorations and handmade gifts hold a special place in my heart. Partly because I adore the tradition of making things. I forever remember the moments creating my cinnamon hearts to hang on my christmas tree or knitting a scarf for a special friend. The thought and time that goes into handmade objects is truly special.

Above and below a few of my favorites…

 Rustic Christmas Craft ProjectsHandmade Cinnamon Hearts Tied On Wrapped Gifts, read full instructions.

 Rustic Christmas Craft ProjectsHow To Make A Simple Winter Green Wreath, read full instructions.

 Rustic Christmas Craft ProjectsGive Paperwhite Bulbs Decorated With Shells, read full instructions.

 Rustic Christmas Craft ProjectsWrap A Boxwood Wreath With Ribbon, read full instructions.

 Rustic Christmas Craft ProjectsMacaroni Snowflakes created by Stephanie, read full instructions.

 Rustic Christmas Craft ProjectsSalt Dough Ornaments made by Stephanie, read full instructions.

 Rustic Christmas Craft ProjectsA pattern to make a Seed Stitch Scarf, read full instructions.

 Rustic Christmas Craft ProjectsMake a simple Stripe Yarn Bracelets, read full instructions.

Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button Neckwarmer

Posted on | January 30, 2012 | 15 Comments

DSC0537 Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button Neckwarmer

Inspired by a knit cowl designed by Knittles; I made a seed stitch version with five leather buttons. The neckwarmer is easy to knit and super cozy. Using the same seed stitch technique from my scarf project; I increased the width and shrunk the length. Five leather buttons ($0.79 each) I picked up at MJ Trim in New York secure the neckwarmer in place. The fitted style keeps my neck warm on bitter cold days without the bulkiness of a long scarf. Pull the neckwarmer up to cover your face or push down below your chin for a comfortable fit.

My Version
1 skein (100g/87yd) of Rowan Yarns Big Wool in Linen
US size 13 knitting needles (I could have used #15 but I have a loose purl stitch)

Cast on 21 stitches (odd numbers only)
Row 1: Slip 1 knitwise, *p1, k1; repeat till end. (you should end with a knit)
Repeat the pattern till you use up the skein.
Bind off and tuck in ends.

Secure five buttons on one side of the neckwarmer. I used leftover yarn and tied each button through onto the backside. I then positioned the button to poke through the overlapping top layer to the front side. I didn’t knit button holes but used the gaps between the purl and knit stitch. Below snapshots of the neckwarmer I made. Enjoy!

handmade seed stitch cowl Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button NeckwarmerHandmade seed stitch (moss stitch) neckwarmer.

handknit seed stitch neckwarmer Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button NeckwarmerFront of neckwarmer.

leather button neckwarmer Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button NeckwarmerButtons attached to backside of neckwarmer.

backside of seed stitch neckwarmer Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button NeckwarmerBack of neckwarmer.

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