Wednesday, May 20, 2015

~ what I'm working on ~

Hidey ho everyone!  Here are a few projects that I'm working on at the moment.

The 1st one is a cover for this glass pitcher.  I haven't used this pitcher for drinks in I don't know how long, so I decided to crochet a cover for it and put it in my craft room.  I don't know what I'll put in it, but I'm sure I'll come up with something.


This 2nd project started out as a scrappy granny rectangle, but I didn't like it so I changed it to small, 3 round closed grannies.  They will be a blanket when assembled.  I am using all my little scraps of yarn that I save when other projects are completed.


The 3rd (and last) project is a half-granny shawl.  I am using a mill ends bag of yarn that I bought at AC Moore.  It is a thin size 4 soft white yarn with little spots of pink and yellow.  I have no idea what brand it might be.


Well - that's it for now.  I will be going to the campground again this weekend to celebrate my nephew Michael's 16th birthday.  I will be taking along my scrappy squares to work on so I'm sure it will be a great weekend.

I wish you all a great weekend too!  :)


Print Friendly and PDF

Saturday, May 16, 2015

~ 2 videos ~





Print Friendly and PDF

Sunday, May 10, 2015

~ to my blogging friends ~


I wish you all a great day.  ♥

Print Friendly and PDF

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

~ Laura and I made another video ~



In this video we talk about plastic canvas and crochet.  :)

Print Friendly and PDF

Thursday, April 30, 2015

~ TBT (throw back Thursday) to 2-20-09 ~

~ pink & black oblong purse ~


Materials:
- 2 oz. black ww yarn
- 2 1/2 oz. pink ww yarn
- 2 1/2 oz. pink TLC Baby Amore
- L hook
- purse handles
- 2 pieces 17 holes x 76 holes plastic canvas

Size: 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 3"

Note: Do not join rnds, mark 1st st with a stitch marker.

Rnd 1: With 2 strands black ww held together, ch 28, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 25 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of chs, sc in next 25 chs.

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 3: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times. Sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 4: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times. Sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 5: Working this rnd in back loops, sc in each sc around.

Rnds 6 - 10: Sc in each sc around. At end of Rnd 10, end off black.

Rnd 11: Now working with 1 strand pink ww and 1 strand pink TLC Baby Amore held together, join with a sc to 1st sc, sc in each sc around.

Rnds 12 - 13: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 14: Hdc in each sc around.

Rnd 15: Sc in each hdc around.

Rnds 16 - 17: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 14.

Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 15.

Rnds 20 - 21: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 14.

Rnd 23: Repeat Rnd 15.

Rnds 24 - 25: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 26: Reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc, end off.

Cut the 2 pieces of 17 holes x 76 holes plastic canvas to fit bottom of purse. Match pieces and sew together. Cover with fabric if desired.

Sew on handles.

***Debi Y's pattern***

Print Friendly and PDF

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

~ a special baby blanket ~

Hello everyone.  A couple weeks ago Laura and I went to the campground and I started working on a baby blanket.  It actually started out to be just a square, but I liked the looks of it and thought I'd keep going.




It grew a little more - and at this point I'm really starting to love how it's coming out.


More progress - and still loving it.


Added a few rounds of open shell stitch.




I'm at a point now where I'm not too happy with it, and I think I have to 'un-crochet' a few rounds.  But that's ok - I am loving this blanket and I will get it completed.

Now you may be wondering why this baby blanket is so special since I crochet blankets for the 'guardian grandmas' all the time.  Well, it's because it will be a gift for my new grandbaby.  My daughter Erica - who is the mother of my grandsons William (15) and James (9) - is expecting.  She doesn't know if it's a boy or girl yet.  The only thing that matters is that the baby is healthy, but truth be told - I'm hoping for a girl.  ♥   

William, James and Erica

The blanket is complete finally - here it is:


Print Friendly and PDF

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

~ baby mitts ~


Materials:
- 1/2 oz. baby sport yarn (I used Patons Beehive Baby Sport)
- G hook

Size:  2 1/2" x 3 1/2" 

Notes:
- the ch 2 at the beginning of the dc rnds do not count as a stitch
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your hook

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, 12 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook.  Join with a sl st to top of 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  (24 sc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st sc, dc in next 3 sc.  *2 dc in next sc, dc in next 3 sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, dc in each sc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 6:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 7:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 8:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 9:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 10:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 11:  Ch 2, dc 1st dc and next dc together, dc in next dc.  *dc next 2 dc together, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 12:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 13:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 14:  Ch 2, dc in 1st dc, front post dc around next dc.  *dc in next dc, front post dc around next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 15:  Repeat Rnd 4.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***
  
Print Friendly and PDF