Monday, April 14, 2014

Little Eme: Sweet Little Baby Moccasins Pattern and Tutorial

Here is a link to the cutest little baby moccasins pattern and tutorial. I just had to share...

Little Eme: Sweet Little Baby Moccasins Pattern and Tutorial 




Happy Crocheting!
 

Monday's Crochet Showcase: Corner-to-Corner Throw


This week's showcase item is for the Intermediate Crocheter! This is another free pattern from Red Heart.

This throw would be perfect in any size or any yarn. A nice cotton yarn would be perfect to take to the beach this summer. You could make a smaller size for a new baby gift! It looks like fun and a little bit of a challenge which I like so I don't get bored when crocheting.



This beautiful pattern is available here!

Happy Crocheting!



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Crocheted Bohemian Oasis Afghan

WIP Wednesday: My Crocheted Bohemian Oasis Afghan

I have almost all of the Granny Squares completed and am loving these colors. I can't wait to join them with the Drops Fabel Black yarn! I am making squares whenever I get a few minutes, on my lunch mostly. I am still working on my ABC blanket for Killian and am on the last section, (the ABC section)!:) No picture yet...so my WIPs are coming along.




Happy Crocheting!






I am hooking up at the Moogly Link Party!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday's Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch

Here is the link to Moogly's Video on how to crochet the fdc:

Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch

This stitch will save you tons of time! You will have a stretchier beginning to your blankets and it is so much easier to count nice big stitches instead of tiny chains. 

Be sure and check out other video's from Moogly!

Happy Crocheting! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday's Crochet Showcase: Free Cute Log Cabin Dishcloth Pattern

This darling Simple Square Log Cabin Dishcloth is by Deborah Ellis of Neatly Tangled!

She is a crochet designer and has several free patterns on her web site and on Ravelry!

I picked this pattern to showcase today because of the bright colors and simple design. Use up those little scraps of cotton you have left over from other projects and make up some cute dishcloths to have on hand for gifts or keep them for yourself. I love crochet dishcloths because it makes the cleaning jobs just a little easier!






I hope you enjoy this weeks showcase and you can find the pattern here.


Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Finally Finished Crocheted Rainbow Blanket

I did it! Yay! Yippee!


The Rainbow Blanket I started making for my daughter a couple of years ago! This is just a striped crocheted granny blanket
I actually finished it in 2011 but...I had some ends to work in and I didn't give it to her until this last weekend. It only took me thirty minutes to work in those few ends! Can you believe that? Why didn't I do that years ago? I have several blankets like that. They are so close to being done but they need some ends worked in. I'm such a terrible procrastinator! Maybe this year I can finish all of my blankets! I would feel great if I did that. No more guilt for starting another new blanket.


I used Plymouth yarn and I love it! It's so lightweight and washed up beautifully! She was so happy to finally get it. My grand daughter Emma, just loves it. I think the bright primary colors are perfect for a toddler to learn her colors.

I hope you all are having a great week and Happy Crocheting!!




I am hooking up at the Moogly Link Party!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Bohemian Oasis Afghan...A Crochet Treat

My latest project is the Bohemian Oasis Afghan with Drops Delight! Of course this is a free pattern from Garnstudio. I have had it in my queue on Ravelry forever. 

It is such beautiful yarn and I have made many more squares but haven't take a picture. This yarn is a dream to work with. The color changes are so beautiful and each square is fun to make just watching the colors coming to life on my hook.

The pattern is really easy and a no brainer while watching TV or March Madness. I can't seem to work on my ABC baby blanket while watching basketball. It takes too much concentration!



I hope you  all have a wonder week and  Happy Crochet Month!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A New Crochet Baby Blanket (Its a challenge for me!)


A girl at work (that I didn't know crocheted), was making this darling baby blanket with Red Heart Love yarn in Navy of all the colors for a baby boy she was making a Navy colored baby blanket. But...it was so perfect for the pattern she was using I just had to copy her! I am using a different yarn but I'm using the same Navy color in I Love This Yarn Super Soft. Are you excited yet? Okay, I'll end the suspense and show you my picture...




What do you think? I'm half way through with it and I absolutely love it. You can tell my bobble rows aren't perfect but I'm getting better as I go, (Ha! Ha!). Of course I am making this for Killian so he is family and I think the crooked rows add character!When he grows up he will know it was handmade with love by his Grammy!

So, the crooked rows are only part of the challenges in this pattern. I consider myself an intermediate crocheter so the bobbles aren't a problem, most stitches I have mastered. This pattern is nothing but counting. Ugggh! I hate counting! With my ADHD it's really tough for me to focus on counting while watching TV, pinning stuff on Pinterest, and texting! So I never would have picked this pattern. It is done with a graph and little tiny squares that I have to count too. But when I saw my friend making this I thought the pattern was done with granny squares stitched together but nooooo, it is all one piece. I really like that about it. Not a lot of ends to work in.  I had to print the graph on a clear transparency and turn it over because I do the bobbles from the back side. I don't know if this is making any sense to you. Maybe I should do a tutorial on it!!?? Let me know if you are interested in a picture or video tutorial of the pattern. Maybe we could do a crochet-a-long!

The Pattern is copyright by Caron International. It is posted with permission at Crochet 'N' More.




The pattern is also on Ravelry.

Happy Crocheting!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Owl Hat for My New Grandson

Yes...another Owl Hat but my daughter and son-in-law absolutely love them!! So funny...I've really become quite good at making them...Ha! Ha!

 


The pattern is here from Repeat Crafter Me

We welcomed Killian James into the world on January 11, 2014.


I am hooking up at the Moogly Link Party!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Little Owl Hat for Emma

I made this cute little Owl Hat by special request from my daughter who loved the one I made her last year! The pattern is here from Repeat Crafter Me. I've made several of these hats over the last year for gifts and every just loves them!


Sorry for the crappy picture. I took it with my phone...
 
Happy New Year and Happy Crocheting!