Saturday, October 27, 2018

Testing...testing... It's time to resurrect this blog. Maybe revamp it?

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Bhooked Crochet has updated her mermaid cocoon pattern which now includes teen and adult sizes. And she has a ton of free patterns as well. She is one generous crafter who allows you to sell finished items from her patterns, as long as it is not mass produced, like a cottage industry. Don't forget to give her credit and link back to her website. Thank you, BHooked Crochet!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

4-color Super Scarf pattern

This is simply a recipe more than a pattern.

Crochet hook G or H

1 skein each of 4 colors

1. First thing you do is pick 3 or 4 colors you like, coordinating, contrasting, or just colors that go together. Mine were black, gray, yellow and white. All were Red Heart with Love because of the softness and body.

2. How long do you like your scarf? Because this is a super scarf, the new in-thing now, I made mine 80 inches long, perfect for my 5 foot height. I crocheted a chain that long.

3. Hdc (half double crochet, US terms) in the 3rd ch from hook and in each and every chain to the end.

4. Ch 2, turn. Hdc in same stitch and in each and every st to the end. The ch 2 is never counted as an hdc, simply a turning ch. You won't put a stitch on it on your next turn.

Repeat #4 until the scarf is as wide as you want it.

Here's my color arrangement:

1 row black

3 rows gray

3 rows yellow

4 rows white

3 rows yellow

3 rows gray

1 row black

That's it! Easy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Quilting again This wallhanging is a paper pieced quilt from a Craftsy seller, Here is her link. The daffodil is a free pattern. Daffodils were one of my mom's favorite flowers, as well as roses, calla lillies, gardenias, begonias and many more.
I finished a second one, also from the same seller. This one is a for sale pattern. This one is going to my sister-in-law.
More news: We've acquired 2 abandoned kittens. We went from a not pet household to having 2 kittens.
Ebi is the male kitty on top of the picture and O.P. is his little sister. O.P. for Olivia Pope (my daughter's choice) or Opie. These two fight like cats and dogs. This is a rare picture of them getting along.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More finished items The gray and white jackets are based on a Craftsy pattern called Lutin Marguerite. Of course I had to make changes to suit my taste. The two baby slippers are from a store bought pattern, using fleece fabric scraps.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

DREAM Beanies

This is Jose Luis Zelaya, probably the fastest crocheter in the world.  He's trying to fulfill a dream of finishing and completing his PhD by supporting himself through crocheting beanies.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Some baby sweaters I've crocheted last month, for baby Selene:
I've also crocheted some cowl for a couple of friends:
And here's some cuteness--Baby Selene at 8 months