Friday, January 31, 2014

Heart Coaster is now available at my Etsy Shop.

Valentine is coming up so get ready to give a heart to someone. Check out my shop for new heart coasters that will be posted soon.

If you would like to make it Click Here!

My Mother Loved to Crochet....

Gosh! I try to come up ideas my mother use to make and try to look for them online but can't be found. She had original patterns. Some I learned from her but as years went by to busy in life. I forgot what she taught me. I should have write down her patterns.
I miss my mom  :(  One day I will see her up there in heaven when we will crochet together again. I love you mom...I sure miss crocheting with you. Thanks for teaching me the basics.

Deezas Crochet Feb 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Free Patterns

Unwind that Yarn...

Before you ever start a project it is best to wind your yarn into a ball. This morning I had to ball all my yarns. It's a lot of work but it makes your project easier.

Here's a tip for you.

How to Untangle Yarn: Is it Worth It?
The first thing to consider when you have a tangled skein is whether or not it is even worth saving. Untangling yarn can take the better part of an afternoon and if you only paid $3.00 or $4.00 for the skein, your time is likely better spent scrapping it and moving on.
This is particularly true if you knit or crochet as a business. If you are selling your wares, then it is not worth spending three hours untangling a skein of yarn that you can replace inexpensively. It will make your hourly income nosedive and will make a project that should take two hours end up taking five, and the purchase price of your item will not go up accordingly. Once you've done this once or twice, that adds up to several hours of labor for which you aren't getting paid.
On the other hand, if you were planning to chat on the phone or watch a movie anyways, then mindlessly untangling yarn while you are participating in these activities is a way to keep your hands busy and save the money it would take to replace the skein.
How to Untangle Yarn: The Untangling Process
There is no quick, easy way to untangle yarn. Once it becomes a tangled mess, you can be sure that you will spend quite a bit of time partaking in the untangling process. If your yarn has become tangled simply from your skein flopping around while you are knitting or crocheting, then you can comfort yourself knowing that the yarn can be untangled. It has essentially wrapped around itself, generally in loops, and there should be no actual knots that cannot be undone. So, that's the bright side.
If this is the case, then the best way to untangle the yarn is to patiently loosen the tangles as much as possible with a needle or your fingers and undo each tangled loop, slowly progressing towards a tangle-free skein. It is often helpful to find an end and work that single end back through the tangles one at a time. As you untangle the yarn wrap the now tangle-free yarn around a toilet paper tube, paper towel tube, piece of cardboard or even the back of a chair to keep the skein from tangling again.
If your yarn has been tangled by a mischievous pet or child, then there might be actual knots and the process can be much more meticulous. If this is the case, then find an end and begin to wrap the tangle-free part as mentioned above. Loosen the tangles as much as possible and work the end through the knots as much as you can. When you reach a knot or tangle that cannot be manipulated, cut that section of the yarn out and tie the yarn together leaving a tail that is at least a couple of inches long. Continue to do this and to wrap the untangled yarn until you have a nice new ball to work with.
How to Untangle Yarn: Options for Saving your Project without Untangling
So, you are in the middle of a project and your skein has gotten all wrapped around itself in tangles. If you don't feel like untangling it, you can continue your project by cutting the yarn you are using and starting a new skein. If you have another skein of the same yarn, this will work great for color and texture consistency.
To start a new skein, cut a tail on the skein you are using that is at least six inches long. Then, either tie the new skein onto that tail (again leaving a long tail on the new yarn) and continue, or leave a long tail on the new skein of yarn and begin knitting or crocheting for about two rows. Then take the tail from the old skein and the tail from the new one and tie them together. Snip the tails after securing the knot, or weave them into your project.
If you don't have another skein of the same yarn, or you want to get a bit creative, this is also a great time to take the opportunity to introduce a new color into your project.
How to Untangle Yarn: Prevention
The best way to avoid spending hours untangling yarn is to prevent it from tangling in the first place. Sooner or later, you will likely still have to tackle some tangles, but you can limit this by trying one of the following methods.
  1. Use a yarn winder to turn your skeins into pull balls before beginning your project. Yarn winders can be purchased at your local fabric or craft store.
  2. Place your skein in a Ziploc bag with one of the bottom corners cut out to feed your yarn through. This will keep your yarn from flipping around on itself as much and also keeps it nice and tidy.
  3. Use a product like the Yarntainer to keep your yarn organized and tangle-free. The Yarntainer is basically a plastic cylinder (think pasta container) with a hole in the lid to feed the yarn through.
  4. Pull one end of your skein through an empty paper towel or toilet paper tube. Hold the tail down as you begin to wrap your yarn the tube at an angle. After a few rows, the forming ball will hold the tail down. Turn the tube periodically as you wind and you will see a ball begin to form. Once you have finished, pull the tail through the tube and take care to keep it from hiding in the middle of the ball as you take the finished ball of the tube.
  5. Cut a dowel into one foot lengths, then place one of the lengths in a power drill (like a bit). Tape one end of your yarn to the tip of the dowel farthest from the drill. Then, let the drill do the work of rewinding your skein onto the dowel. One note on this one - you will end up with your yarn very tightly wound around the dowel, it works fine, but I prefer a looser ball to work with.
  6. If you prefer to work with the skein as-is, it may help to use the end that comes from the center of the skein. When I use this method, I usually secure the outside tail to the skein with a paperclip or something of that nature so that it won't tangle up with the yarn as the skein flops around.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monkey Cup Holder

 My  Monkey Cup Holder ( Use your own colors to make this) It's fun!!!!!!

Requested by my facebook page fans asking me how I made this  Monkey cup holder.

 To make it you can use your own colors you don't have to follow mine. Many crocheters can just look at it and know how to make it. I will just give you the basics how I made it.


With Color Grey
You can make extra Rows to make it longer if like.
Rnd 1-8 Ch1, Sc Around Join

With Color White part of trim

Rnd 9 Sc Around

With Color Red part of trim

Rnd 10 Sc Around Fasten off. Weave in ends

Ear (Make 4)

With Color Red (Make 2)

Rnd 1 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 2, turn

Rnd 2 2sc in each st across 6 sts

Fasten off. Weave in  ends

With Color Grey ( Make 2)
Repeat same pattern as Red Color above.

Working with both pieces Rnd 3
(Sc, 2sc) in eah st around ( 9sts) leave tail to Assemble to head.


With Color White

Ch, 6
Rnd 1 in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc,3 sc in next st. Continue opposite side, 3 sc, 2 sc in last ch. Join.
12 sc.

Rnd 2  Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 3 sc, 2 sc in next sts, 3 sc, 2 sc in last2 sts. Join.  (18 sc)

Rnd 3 Ch 2, Sc in same st. 2 sc in next st, 3 sc, (Sc, 2sc in the next st) Rep. 3 times, 3 sc ( Sc,2, sc in next. Rep 2 times. Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

Decorate your face with lips and nostrils. Be creative with your tapestry needle

With Red
Make Mouth

With Grey
Make 2 nostrils

Assemble Snout, Ears

 You can make your eye to your liking, Be Creative use buttons ,felt etc.

I buy my eyes at any craft store and use a glue gun to attach them.

Have fun!

Friday, January 17, 2014

My Hoodie Winter Shawl Wrap

I Love it! My PJ's Winter hoodie wrap. Here it is......

Made this for myself...

But don't worry will make more for my shop. I will list this if anyone wants a custom order of it.
You can call it whatever me it is My Winter PJ's Hoodie wrap.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

A shawl wrap

Hey! Hey! All ladies welcome to Deezas Crochet. I am always making something out of yarn everyday. Making this for me out of my straps of yarn to wear at night with my hoodie P J's my fiancé got me for Chistmas 2013. A matching Shawl wrap to go with it. Almost complete and will be done in the next 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Easy Beanie Hat

Well if you Check out  Deezas Crochet you will simply love free patterns from me.

Quick and Easy Ladies Hat Pattern


 1.5 Ounces Worsted Weight Yarn
 Size I Aluminum Crochet Hook
At end of Round 3, the hat should measure approximately 1 3/4 inches. If you have a measurement close to that, you should be fine. Fit does not have to be perfect. If it is off more than 1/4 inch, change to a bigger or smaller hook.
Ch          Chain
Dc          Double Crochet
Rnd        Round
Sl st        Slip Stitch
Sp            Space
St            Stitch
Ch 4. Join with a sl st into the first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, (Counts as first dc now and throughout pattern.) 7 dc in ring. Join in top ch of ch 2. (8 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2. 1 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with a sl st in top ch of ch 2. (16 dc)
Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 2. (32 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in next st. *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in top of ch 2. (48 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1 dc in next st. *2 dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with 2 dc in last dc.  Join with sl st in top of ch 2. (64 dc)
Rnd 6 – 13: Ch 2, 1 dc in ea dc around.
End off at the end of Rnd 13. Cut off the end of yarn and work in.

New Items listed at my Shop.

Always on the Go. Visit my Etsy Shop. I love making little purses. I have listed these lovely Hand Bag Purses.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Infinity Scarf

Getting ready to make Infinity Scarfs on my Etsy Shop. Please check back from time to time. Will be posting more colors and more variety so stay posted and check my blogs and follow me on twitter and facebook page DeezasCrochet.
Don't forget to Join my Etsy team. Your are welcome to share and don't forget to introduce yourself.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Crochet Away!

Hi! everyone, It's been very cold here in Yorkville, IL. We had a few inches of snow yesterday.
I happened to remove some snow with my shovel on my porch and taking the trash out to the dumpster.....YES! so cold and 37 below. I practically turned numb to my face and legs.

I made lots of gifts last year and gave them away to friends. Many of them asked me do I have a shop online and I told them no and in returned they told me too.
So this year starting Jan 2014, I opened up my Etsy shop.

A Crochet Skull

Happen to make a Skull Crochet. Do you like it?

See more and visit me anytime at my shop!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sponge Crochet Dishcloth

Today I posted a new listing:
 Sponge Crochet Dishcloth

They will be many colors to choose from soon. It will be listed under my category Dishcloth.

The size is 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 Made out of 100% Cotton by Peaches and Cream.

This item is great and will last a long time.
Can be used for Kitchen, bathroom, Bath, Shower, Face wash

Great ideas for personal use, Babies, Cleaning Chores ,House warming Gifts.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Welcome to Deezas Crochet Blog

Welcome to my Deezas Crochet Blog!
Just opened up my Shop for the New year 2014. I have always been selling to my friends but have never opened a shop until someone told me about Etsy.

If you are a crafter like me I recommend you open your own shop at Etsy. Hey you can't go wrong with .20 cents a listing.

You can learn a lot of ideas from others. Etsy also include training lab and tips how to grow your business. You can visit me anytime...See Ya!