Sunday, May 13, 2018

~ my new blue purse ~

Here's my new blue purse that I finished a few days ago.


I crocheted it with 2 strands of worsted weight acrylic yarns and an L hook.
One strand is an old Sayelle variegated blue yarn that I bought from Goodwill, and the other strand is a Vanna's Choice medium blue.

If anyone is interested - the pattern is posted here (but with different handles):



Thanks for dropping by - see you next time.  :)


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

~ kitty cat bed pattern ~


~ kitty cat bed ~

Materials:
* 2 1/2 oz. each of 3 different colors
* N hook

Size:  approximately 13 1/2" across

Note:  beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Directions:

Rnd 1:  with 1 strand of each color, ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining st, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining st, dc in next 2 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining st, dc in next 3 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 6:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining st, dc in next 4 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 7:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as joining st, dc in next 5 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnds 8, 9, 10:  Ch 2, dc in same dc as joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 11:  Ch 1, sc in same dc as joining st.  Sc in each dc around.  Join as before.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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~ kitty cat beds ~

Meow.
I have a big trash bag full of yarn balls that I need to do something with, so I thought of crocheting these kitty cat beds and giving them to the local animal hospital.
I'll most likely crochet some straight mats too for the puppies.

This first bed is for my niece's cat Chi - family comes first.


These kitty cat beds are crocheted with 3 strands of worsted weight acrylic yarns with an N hook.
It's a simple pattern, but I will write up the pattern and post it as soon as I can.


Enjoy your day - I'll see you next time.  :)

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

~ 2 projects ~

Good morning everyone.  Here are a couple projects that I have completed.
First up is a scrappy granny rectangle baby blanket.  I crocheted it with various 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarns.
I have a basket of yarn balls next to the couch where I sit in the evenings, and I would just reach over and grab one to work each round.  Not one color came from new stash.


Second up is this little monkey.  I'm not sure what to call this - a lovey, a cuddle blanket - I don't know.
To me, it just looks like a monkey wearing a skirt.


I think I will find a small soft baby doll to fit in the middle instead of this monkey.  


I saw an idea somewhere on the internet (and now I can't remember where) where you crochet around an elastic hairband with sc's and move on from there.
I think it's a great idea, and if I ever find it again, I'll be sure to let ya'll know.


Well, that's all for now.
I'll see ya'll next time.  :)

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

~ a video ~

Laura and I were finally able to make another video.  I talk about crochet and Laura talks about Outlander.  My phone shut off, so there is a short part 2 video.






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Sunday, March 11, 2018

~ 3 little critters ~

Here's three little critters that I've crocheted recently.
This cute unicorn I made for Sami.  She didn't like it at first, but quickly warmed up to it.

The pattern is a paid pattern from One & Two Company on Etsy.



This is Novi.  I crocheted her from a pattern by Repeat Crafter Me.  It's called 'Caron Sprinkle Cakes Crochet Birthday Bear' and it's crocheted with one cake of the sprinkle cakes in the colorway 'Birthday Cake'.

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/09/caron-sprinkle-cakes-crochet-birthday-bear.html

I named her Novi because my birthday is in November.


This last little critter I crocheted with two strands of worsted weight acrylic - one strand yellow and one strand grey.  I didn't follow a pattern for this one.

She was the easiest to crochet because she is all one piece - no arms or legs to fiddle around with.


Have a great day ladies - I'll see you next time.  :)

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

~ 3 projects ~

I don't seem to be very good at this blogging thing anymore.  I don't know - I just can't seem to find the time to get on the computer and write things out.  These pictures have been uploaded for a little while now - I just needed to add the words.

The baby blanket is crocheted from Bernat Blanket yarn.  It is so soft and squishy, but it is a little heavy so I'm not sure if it will be ok to put on a baby.  My husband said that it will be like a comforting hug.  If you think about it, he may be right.
A friend on Instagram also mentioned that it could be a good baby mat to lay on the floor for baby.  That's a good idea.



Sami is modeling a hat I crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver in 'Americana'.  I like the way it striped on this one.


I changed two of the colors in my craft room recently.  Instead of pink, yellow and brown, it is now pink, aqua and white.
Jar lids were painted, the little dingleberry garland was changed, doilies were replaced, and so on.
A very small project was this candle cozy.  A very quick and easy project.
Here is a video that 'kind of' explains how I crocheted it.




I'll see you next time - have a great day.  :)

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