So...you want to make your OWN silicone molds? You have an amazing item, that you'd love to recreate, but can't figure it out? Cast it in silicone, and you can make a ton of them!
It is SO easy to do this, and SO much more cost effective...Of course, my first attempts at this were fairly bad. I watched videos with the cornstarch/baby powder method, and they came out stiff as a board. I tried the one that suggested a drop of vegetable oil~talk about a greasy mold!
Then, I found a vague tutorial on making them with JUST silicone~YAY!
So, after many attempts, I finally got it right, and I am sharing my step-by-step pics with you, so you can do it, too!
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Here is my version of the Floating Shells pattern! This will make a beautiful and WARM blanket for someone special, or any number of other projects!
Crocheting "in the round" is, very simply, crocheting a round or oval shape, by working your stitches AROUND your beginning chain. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but surprisingly, a LOT of people just don't get it!
I have compiled some tips, and taken some pictures, to help you on your journey!
I see a lot of questions in the groups I am in, about gauge...What IS gauge? Why do I have to "match gauge"? How do I know if my gauge is right? Is gauge even important?
So, let's take a little look at gauge! First of all~What IS gauge? Well~ the technical meaning is "the number of stitches/rows to the inch". This means how many stitches do we need to create, to make it measure 1 inch long, or how many rows do we need to complete to make it measure 1 inch high? This number can change, depending on LOTS of different things. What size is your hook? What size is your yarn? How is your tension~loose, tight, in-between? What stitch are you doing?
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About the Author
I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mother, who desperately loves crafts! My oldest son is already an adult. (How did THAT happen??) My daughters are 16 and 11 now, and my youngest inspiration is my 5 year old son.