Melli's Mish Mash

An eclectic collection of crafts, recipes, and odds & ends!


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Newest Custom Orders!

I love custom orders! There’s just something about making a custom special item for someone that gets me excited! My latest two were done in the same yarn, Cold Mountain, which meant I was super happy when I found out I had just enough for both projects lol. Since then I have taken down my custom listings until I get all my yarn pictures updated, but never fear, they’ll be back soon!

First up, custom wrist warmers! These are special because the person ordering asked if they could be a bit shorter, and have a smaller thumb hole! I said “no problem!” and got to work πŸ™‚

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Next is this hat. I have not updated all the pictures, so this is the only one I have right now. I will of course come back and update this πŸ™‚ The order was for a custom ear flap hat with tassels! I love me some custom hats πŸ˜‰ This hat is also special because it is not just an adult sized hat, it is an extra large hat to accommodate large hairstyles! *as a side note, no I do not charge more for an extra large hat, just let me know if it’s needed!*

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With these two done and sent to their respectful owners, I am now working on my random projects! I always have at least two in my desk that are WIPs. I have also started working on some birthday gifts πŸ˜€ I cannot wait to show them off (after the person receives them of course!).

What have you been working on lately? πŸ™‚


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Infinity Scarf/Cowl Tutorial

Infinity Scarf/Cowl Tutorial

For this tutorial you will need:
Largest round loom in the set (mine is a 41 peg round loom)
Loom Knitting Hook
Crochet Hook (I used a size J)
Yarn (you can double or single strand, any size yarn will work)

To do this tutorial you will need to know how to make the following stitches: E-wrap method, knit stitch, purl stitch, and how to bind off/single crochet off (all of these stitches have been linked to YouTube tutorial videos for your convenience).

To begin, cast on and e-wrap your first row. E-wrap your second row and start your project just like you would a hat.

Continue e-wrapping and creating rows until your project reaches between 14 and 18 inches in length. The length is up to you, the cowl will just be shorter the less rows you make.

To finish your piece, simply take your crochet hook, and crochet off your project. Because it is a cowl, you do not want to completely shut off the other end. Be sure to make your stitches as lose as possible! This end will be a bit tighter than your beginning opening, but the looser your stitches, the more it will remedy this problem.

Make sure to tie off both ends. The two ends will have a rolled brim to them. If you do not want this to happen, you can do four rows of knit 2 pegs purl 2 pegs at the beginning of the piece and at the end. This will reduce that curling/rolled brim effect. I have done it both ways, and honestly prefer to the rolled brims on both sides!

And there you have it, and easy cowl/infinity scarf made on your round looms! If you want to make a children’s size you can always go down round loom sizes.

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Here are some of my finished cowls to give you a small example πŸ™‚

One of them on the loom

One of them on the loom

 

Finished

Finished- Double Stranded with two colors

Bright Blue one, single stranded

Bright Blue one, single stranded one color

 

Double stranded one color

Double stranded one color


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New Items and Rebranding Update!

Hello there!
If you have been on facebook or twitter the last few days you may have noticed my name change! My store name changed and received a new look! It is now called Melli’s Yarn Works, and rebranding this blog is still being decided upon!

Until then… I did finish these two pieces! I was waiting for my new logo to be made to list them up and I have also been working on taking better pictures! Here they are, one is a cowl/infinity scarf and the other is a toddler hat! They are both available in my shop starting today! Enjoy and thank you for reading!

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Custom LSU Colored Set

This order came to from an Army buddy of mine πŸ™‚ She requested two hats, a scarf and wrist warmers in purple and yellow which are LSU’s team colors! I was more than happy to make all of these, though I will admit it took me almost three weeks to finish!

Here are some of the final pictures I was able to get before shipping the items off to her πŸ™‚

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These were all made with two different yarns, both 100% acrylic. I’m pleased to say, she liked them a lot!


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Update!

This is an update for everyone! My shop will be moving from Etsy to Storenvy! This new platform is where I have my jewelry store, and it will be nice to move to Storenvy for both of my shops! You will find all the items there and all new items will start only being listed in Storenvy!

If you don’t know about Storenvy, it is epic! 100% free to have a store, no fees, and it is incredibly user friendly! I should have started Mish Mash on that platform, but went with what I thought was the easier route of Etsy.

Anyway, take a look around, enjoy the new look and the new products there! I just listed this hat, so feel free to check it out!

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Rainbow Time!

It appears it is rainbow time! My two newest works are a rainbow ear flap hat with tassels, and a rainbow ruffle scarf! Also in the works is a set of neon wrist warmers πŸ˜‰ Neon must be in! lol

Here are some of the pictures. I am still debating on listing these items or not. Both were loom knitted (yes the ruffle scarf was made on a loom!!!!) and are epically colorful and awesome!

Enjoy ❀

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Minion Hat!

LOOK! I’m so excited about this πŸ™‚

It all started when my best friend showed me a picture of a minion hat. She said she would LOVE one for Christmas, and if I could make it for her. I have a pretty basic knowledge of crocheting, but nothing that would help me make such an intricate character hat. So I adapted the picture for a loom! I learned so many new things, such as how to make ear flaps, add tassels, and how to make a round using a circle loom. In all essence, this is what I ended up with, and my best friend LOVED it!

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He’s not 100% perfect, and if I ever make another one, I know how to make it better πŸ™‚ If anyone’s interested in a pattern, I’d be more than happy to make a tutorial at a later date!

My brother also wanted a surprise for his girlfriend, so I made him a red hat with a pom pom on top πŸ™‚ Here’s that hat, it was pretty fun and simple to make!

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Well, that’s what’s come off my loom most recently! I will be posting another post very soon with the custom LSU colored set! I’m just about finished with the wrist warmers, got a bit of ways to go on the scarf and need to start the hats πŸ™‚

Until next time!

Don’t forget, if you use code HOLIDAY15 in my Mish Mash store, you will get 15% off! Happy shopping!