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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Fisherman's Scarf



The sea is my one true love. There is nothing more beautiful than the smell of salt sea air and crisp October days or the coarse hands of an experienced fisherman. When you miss the sea, you feel it in your bones, and that longing inspired this fish-net scarf. The workings of this scarf are similar to that of an infinity scarf, but it can also be worn more closely to the neck like a cowl. This pattern uses a variation of chain stitches and slip stitches and is pretty easy to follow. You can find the pattern in my Ravelry store here: buy now

Enjoy! :)

~Tennyemaye


Any questions or thoughts? Please comment!

Made this pattern and loved it? Send me pictures here!

Contact me with any further questions or concerns at tennyemaye@gmail.com

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Look! A Knook!

So, tonight I was just doing some normal grocery shopping at Walmart, and I couldn't resist checking out the yarn aisle. And then I found this.

And I was like... whaaaaat?


What IS this? I don't get it. It looks like a cheap imitation of tunision crochet (which I'm still trying to fully master), but not really. The instrument in the package has a crochet hook on one end and a knitting needle on the other. The pictures make it look like some crazy combination of knitting and crocheting. And there is even yarn specifically made for knooking! And "knook" patterns! Say whaaaaat...

So yeah. I grabbed it. Couldn't resist.

I cant wait to figure it out. What planet have I been living on that I haven't seen this before? I don't know, but should be fun. If I like it, you may see some cool knook creations (and someday patterns!) that I share here.

What do you know about knooking? Are you a fan or is it just a rip off? Share your wisdom with me. Leave some love, and a comment. :)

Cheers!

~Tennyemaye


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Easiest EVER Infinity Scarf


 
 
So, I have an unhealthy obsession with infinity scarves. Ever seen one? It’s the scarf that literally never ends. If you live anywhere near a college campus like I do, you know they are all the rage for autumn fashion. I started to count all the infinity scarves I have in my closet, and… well… let’s just say I have more than any sane person should have. They're classy and stylish, and they conveniently dress up anything you are wearing; especially a t-shirt and jeans.  I decided it’s time for me to make my own! This scarf takes no time at all to make. It really is the easiest pattern ever.  

Use medium worsted weight yarn (I used two colors: beige and speckled black) and a size J crochet hook.

Row 1-  ch 201. Sl st into the beginning ch. Without turning, dc 200, continuing in the same direction. Sl st into original dc. Ch 2.
Row 2 *DO NOT TURN. Continue in the same direction, dc 200. Sl st into previous sl st, ch 2.
Row 3-5: Repeat from * all the way around.
Row 6: Continue in the same direction, dc 200.
Row 7: To change colors, cut color A, leaving about an inch long strand. When you are finished, you can hide this by tucking it into your stitches with a yarn needle. Bring in color B with a sl st into the previous sl st, ch 2.
Row 8-9: Repeat from * all the way around.
Row 10: Continuing in the same direction, dc 200. Finish with a sl st into the previous sl st. Cut off and weave in loose ends. 

For ideas on how to wear your infinity scarf, check out this cool video: 14 Ways to Wear an Infinity Scarf
Any questions? Please comment!
Made it and loved it? Send a picture to tennyemaye@gmail.com

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Please remember that this is my pattern. Do not sell this pattern or reproduce it in any way, shape, or form. This is a free pattern. If you would like to share it, please do not copy and paste the pattern, but instead share the link to this page. All items made from this pattern are not to be sold under any circumstances, and are for personal use or charity only.


Thank you!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Great Return of Tennyemaye (and other news)

Guess what. I'm back.



Well, well, Tennyemaye... that's what you're thinking. Where have you been for oh so long?
And it really has been that long.

Last time you saw me, I was a wide-eyed high-school senior, ready to face the world with nothing more than a fat cat and a crochet hook. Well, times have changed. I am about to enter my junior year of college (Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Spanish, in case anyone cared to know...) I am older and wiser, but Vivi the cat is still here and still very much in love with yarn. Unfortunately, so am I. The gears are turning, and my fingers are itching for a crochet hook.  I am back, my friends. And this time, it's for good.

Thank you for all the love this site has received on a daily basis, even when I was gone, off being studious. It cannot and will not continue without your inspiration, your ideas, your support, and your love for crochet.

FIRST THINGS FIRST: I have ideas and I need testers. If you have yarn and time to spare, shoot me an email at tennyemaye@gmail,com and be a tester for me. If you emailed me before, just do it again, please, for the sake of my dusty brain.

IN OTHER NEWS: What would you like to see here? What types of patterns/tips can I make for you? Leave a comment and tell me what you are thinking and dreaming about. This is a group effort, people. :)

Thanks for your love! You will be seeing much more of me in the days to come.

As always,

Tennyemaye



Friday, May 6, 2011

Crocodile Clutch




Hunting for the perfect last-minute Mother's Day gift? Or maybe just looking for something pretty to make over the weekend? Look no further! The Crocodile Clutch is designed to be both a bit of a challenge and a fun gift! (For those of you who sew, this bag looks great lined and with a zipper!) This pattern makes use of the crocodile stitch, but if you are not familiar with it, no worries! This pattern works you through it step by step. It also includes a chart for the front design and pattern for removable strap.



Big hugs and lots of thanks to my testers, Sandra, Brook, and Deanna, and to my model, Rachel! ;-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Cleaning Maxi-Absorbent Rag

The ultimate dish rag of all dish rags! This great, multi-purpose rag, crocheted with double strands for maximum absorbency, is perfect for your spring cleaning needs. Save the earth (and your wallet!) by keeping a couple of these rags in your kitchen or with your cleaning supplies. You'll never use paper towels again! This is a fun and easy beginner project, using the half-double crochet stitch.





Medium Weight (cotton) yarn
crochet hook size G (4.25 MM)
Row 1: Using two strands from both ends of your skein, ch 24. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across.
Row 2: Turn, ch 1. Hdc in each hdc across.
Row 3-14: Repeat Row 2
Row 15: Turn, ch 1. Hdc in each hdc across. Without turning, sc down around the perimeter of the entire square for an even, finished look.

Finish with sl st and cut off. Weave in loose ends.


Natural Earth-Friendly Cleaning Supplies

Common household cleaning products are expensive, and they are full of chemicals that are bad for the earth as well as your family. Make your own earth friendly cleaners for a healthier, happier, cheaper life-style.

Vinegar is an excellent deodorizer and disinfectant. Mix an equal amount vinegar with water, pour into plastic spray cans, and you can use it for just about anything! Counters, cabinets, windows (yes, its streak free!) and floors. And don't worry about the smell...it disappears as soon as the vinegar dries!

To get rid of stubborn grime in nooks and crannys, add baking soda to your vinegar mixture. Try adding baking soda to your next load of laundry to help naturally deodorize your clothes! It also works as a great deodorizer to soak up odors if you sprinkle a little on your carpet just before you vacuum.

Any questions? Please comment!

Saturday, April 30, 2011



Beloved Readers,

For three months now, I've been held by ball and chain to my desk, huddled over textbooks and paperwork, half-buried under mounds of laundry. My green box of crochet hooks lies dusty on a distant shelf, pushed aside for brighter days. Crisp new skeins of yarn lay untouched in drawers. Scribbled patterns that once littered my desk top and my bulletin board have been shoved into pattern books on the shelf, soon to be forgotten. My knitted artistic fancy has been clouded, and ravelry must have assumed I had been wiped from the face of the earth. I've been absent for so long, you must have thought so too. But never fear, I was only achieving greater things. Yes, readers, I was graduating highschool.

Anyone who has ever gone through senior year can sympathize. The last three months are nothing but last minute college applications, college visits, college essays, college scholarships, collegecollegecollege. But at last, as my classes come to an end one by one, I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Spring is in the air, the end is in sight, and my fingers are twitching for a crochet hook. My mind is churning, brimming with new ideas, impatient to birth new patterns for you to enjoy once again.

I am excited to begin posting again! Thank you for your patience, and please check back for new patterns!

And now, I have a question which I would ask you to please comment on so I can get some feedback to get me going: what kind of patterns would you like to see for the end-of-spring/summer?

Looking forward to your comments!

Lots of Love,

~Tennyemaye