Wednesday, April 22, 2009

~ ruffley granny square ~


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarn (I used RHSS)
- I hook

Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook
- you can make this granny any size that you would like - just crochet however many granny stitch rounds you would like and then add Rnd 4 and the ruffle rnd.

Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. (Ch 2, 3 dc in same ch) 3 times. Ch 2, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in corner space. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. *Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner sp. Repeat from * 3 times. Ch 1, join as before.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in corner sp. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. *Ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner sp. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, join as before.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each dc and ch 1 sp around with 3 sc in each corner sp. Join with a sl st to front loop only of 1st sc.

Ruffle Rnd: (Work this rnd in front loops only) Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Sl st or sew squares together from the back in the free back loops.

~~this square would work with no-ruffle squares nicely - just place them in a checkerboard pattern.  i.e. ruffle square, plain square, ruffle square, plain square - and then switch the order of the squares for the next row.

***Debi Y's pattern***
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

New computer


Just wanted to show everyone my new computer. It's so cute - it only measures 7" x 9 3/4". My screensaver was created for me by my friend Marilyn - she took a photo of an afghan I crocheted and one of my crochet hooks and then added my name. Perfect.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Granny baby afghan




I finished this little granny baby afghan last night. I used a large (11 oz.) skein of Sensations rainbow yarn and a "J" hook. It only measures 27" square so I'm thinking I should put a border on it.


I crocheted a chain border on this - now it's about 30" square. I used RHSS.
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Monday, April 6, 2009

Little earrings


I found these little copper washers at work and brought them home. I cleaned them and then single crocheted around them. I used Candlelight metallic yarn (actually thread) in the color "deep pink" and the only thread hook I own - a number 1. They measure 3/4". I think I might do a few more pair.
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Plastic bag keeper


Materials:
- 2 1/4 oz. soft white ww acrylic
- 2 1/4 oz. medium blue ww acrylic
- L hook

Size: 6 1/2" x 13"

Note: Do not join rnds unless stated otherwise, use a stitch marker.

Directions:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnds 7 - 9: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 10: Sl st in 1st sc, ch 3, dc in same st. Skip next sc, *2 dc in next sc, skip next sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 11: Sc in top of ch 3, sc in each dc around.

Rnd 12: Sc in each sc around.

Rnds 13 - 33: Repeat Rnds 10 - 12 7 more times. At end of Rnd 33, sl st to 1st sc, ch 8, sl st in same sc. End off.  :)
**Debi Y's pattern**
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter candy jars


Here's the Easter candy jar toppers that I crocheted. They're for the G-men, the mailman and my co-workers. (I need to get more candy - and I also need to quit eating it.)
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Friday, April 3, 2009

p c coaster


Erica asked me to make her a coaster for her coffee mug at work. I came up with this - I hope she likes it. I made it with plastic canvas and Red Heart Sparkling yarn.
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