Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Houston, We have a website!

Part Pixy Crochet is a go. 

Has this been much of a summer break for me?  I might be ready to return to teaching chemistry after learning how to write and create my new website.  Here it is:  http://partpixycrochet.com/

Some pics of my latest creations: 


As always, Peace, Love, Crochet....and a little break from this hobby/job.  Time to write some chemistry lessons or organize my sock drawer! ~ Kim

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Skinny Summer Scarf Free Pattern

Skinny Summer Scarf:
about 80 yards of tilli tomas "Flurries" yarn (100% Australian-merino wool w/ glass beads) -or- a sport weight or fingering yarn with beads carried along on a string
(you may use any yarn you fancy that is sport or worsted weight, however)

Size H hook

Row 1:  Chain 221, sc in 21st ch from hook (this creates a yarn loop "fringe" at the end), ch 2, sc in same ch, *ch 10, sk 9 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch* to end, ch 20.  Working along opposite side of ch, (sc ch 2, sc) in first ch, then repeat from * to end.

Row 2:  ch 20, turn, being careful not to twist scarf, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp.  *Ch 10, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp*.  Repeat to end.  Ch 20, sl st in last sc.  End off.

Weave all ends through sc until they disappear.   For more patterns, visit my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/partpixydesigns
Subscribe to my blog at http://partpixycrochet.blogspot.com/

Pattern is Copyrighted Part Pixy Designs 2013 and not to be sold, redistributed, or rewritten-- in part or in whole--without the expressed written permission of the author.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Playtime Sampler Sweater

Good morning from my favorite vacation spot, my home state of Michigan.  As the sweltering heat of sub-tropical Houston, approaches in late April, I always long for the mild summers of Michigan for my summer break.

Been buddying up to Pinterest lately; Russian and Japanese crochet designers have been my inspiration for the Playtime Sampler Sweater.

First, I found the tulip pattern at this lovely designer's blog:  http://hakenenmeer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/inspiratie.html
Pinned Image

Then, Mandala patterns caught my eye from http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/ruchiyk/post266786596/

Thus, the Playtime Sampler Sweater was created.  Playtime Sampler Sweater

Visit me at www.etsy.com/shop/partpixydesigns

Monday, July 1, 2013

Aquamarine Ballet Tie Pattern Errata/ Suggestion

Finishing:  To keep the lower lapels overlapped, place a button on the opposite, inside lower front of the lower tie to hold the overlapped lapels in place.  Use the filet crochet as the button hole.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Crochet Superheroes

Let's hear it for moms and grandmoms all over the world who lovingly pass down the art of needlework to future generations.

My mom sat me on her knee at 8 years old and wouldn't let me get up until I learned the basics of crochet.  This art I've carried with me for many years now, and passed it along to others.  Its started friendships, sparked conversations with random people at stores, and touched lives of people who I may never meet as handmade creations donated to the less fortunate.

I guess I crochet with a vengeance as my husband says I have an intense look on my face whenever a hook is in my hand.  There's many great organization where a little handmade item will go a long way to show someone cares.

Here's a compiled list of some organizations:
Be a superhero today!  Peace, Love, Crochet, 

Kim @PartPixy on Twitter
My Craftsy Site:
My Etsy Shop

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Coastal Cardi For All Sizes

This shrug fits and flatters everyone. It is a shrug style, meaning it gently flows away from the body skimming the front with a graceful shawl collar.

The 3/4 sleeves may be lengthened or shortened according to your preferences. Fit is according to your measurements and easy to adjust.

Modular style means minimal piecing and seams.

Lacey effect is acheived with a size N hook and works up quickly.

Written pattern is for intermediate skills.

Imagine this as your go-to layering piece as the weather changes, topping a tee shirt and jeans or your favorite party dress. Also works well with business casual attire.

Found at my Etsy Shop, www.etsy.com/shop/needlemaven

and Craftsy:  http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/coastal-cardi/42850?fresh=true

and Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coastal-cardi

Friday, January 4, 2013

Crochet Pattern Zoo

Here's the latest rainbow colored, fanciful critters added to my pattern line.  Available at my Etsy shops:  Part Pixy Crochet Patterns

and NeedleMaven, which offers custom sweater patterns as well:  Needlemaven Crochet Patterns

Cheers to 2013!