Sunday, June 17, 2018

~ painted crochet hook ~

Good morning ladies.  I haven't been doing much crocheting the last week.  The only thing I have to show today is a painted crochet hook.


It is a size U 25mm wood crochet hook that I bought at AC Moore for $8.99.  I dipped it in aqua acrylic paint, hung it up on a cup hook to dry, then dipped it in blue acrylic paint and hung it up to dry again.  I then added the dots with a chopstick.  I haven't used it yet, but I'll be ready if I ever get the idea to crochet a rug or a really thick blanket.  

Have a great week everyone.  :)
  
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

~ cross stitch and baby doll crochet ~

Good morning.  Today I have something a little different to show you.  

I've started a cross stitch project that will most likely take a little while to finish - the tiny stitches are playing with my eyes too much.  Lots of breaks will have to be taken with this project.

I'm working it with 14-count white plastic canvas and embroidery thread.



I found the graph somewhere on the internet - I can't remember exactly where now.  I know that I did a search on Pinterest for cross stitch patterns and this was in the mix.

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Next up is some baby doll items that I crocheted for Sami.  The first one is a round ripple blanket crocheted with one cake of Caron Baby Cakes in the colorway 'cotton candy'.  Sami likes this blanket - she said to me "thank you for making my baby a star blanket Yaya".  She's so sweet.





The next one is a cocoon - Sami didn't like this one so much.  That's ok - can't win them all.  




Well that's it for this week - I'll see you next Sunday.  :)

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

~ Another gloomy, rainy day ~

Hello, hello, hello.

It's another gloomy, rainy day and to tell you the truth, I'm getting sick of it.  I don't mind rain when we need it, but jeez - enough is enough.
We've had so much rain lately that yesterday when I stepped out onto the porch to feed the birds I smelled mold.  Everything has been wet for so long.  Yuk.

Well, anyways - here are 2 projects that have relatively brightened my days.

The first one is another kitty cat bed.  This one will be my last one for a little while though.  I have developed a pain in my left thumb that goes down to my wrist that I can only reason has something to do with heavy duty crocheting.


 My next project is a baby carseat blanket.  I crocheted it with 1 strand Lion Brand Mandala in the colorway 'genie' and 1 strand Studio Classic by Nicole in 'gentle white'.

I used my 'simply pretty' pattern which can be found here:



That's my little puppy Baron.  He will be 1 year old on August 5th.

Well, that's it for today - I'll see you next Sunday.  :)

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

~ one more kitty cat bed ~

Good morning everyone.
I have just one kitty cat bed completed to show you this week.


It's been a slow week crochet wise.
I am working on a car seat blanket, but I'll have to show that to you next week.


I'm still taking care of Sami during the week, so you can imagine that she keeps me pretty busy.

Here she is offering 'cupcakes' to Grandpa and Uncle Bobby while they take a break from working in the yard:


and here she is helping Grandpa work on his motorcycle:


As you can see, she's a good Mom - she has her stroller full of babies right beside her.  There's the 2 on the bottom and there's 3 more in the seat.
Nine times out of ten I end up with them, but that's ok, that's what Yaya's are supposed to do.  :)

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

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

~ kitty cat beds and a scrappy purse ~

Good morning ladies.
Here are 3 more kitty beds that I have crocheted.
It's ridiculous how quick and easy these are to make.  I have plans to make a few more and then take them to my local animal hospital.



Sami let Kitty and baby Kitty help show how comfy these beds are.




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This is a scrappy purse that I finished up finally.  It took me forever to sew on the handles.
I used a ball of scrap yarns that I had tied together along with a strand of white Red Heart Super Saver.

The pattern is posted here:



Have a great day everyone.  I'm going to do some housework before I'm off to visit with my Mom.  :)

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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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