Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Towel toppers

Someone sent me a nice comment about my towel toppers asking about patterns. I don't know what happened but the comment disappeared and I don't remember her name, so I will answer her here.

The towel toppers I crocheted are not my pattern. I bought a towel at a craft fair years ago and copied it so I don't feel comfortable sharing the pattern. I've looked on Crochetpatterncentral.com and here is a list of the free towel toppers they have:

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/towel_toppers.php

I hope you find some that you like. :)
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Scraps!!








I have always (for about 25 years actually) saved my scraps of yarn after a project - I just can't throw them away. After collecting a few, I like to roll them into a ball (this scrap ball weighs 15 ounces) and crochet them into an afghan. It's almost like getting a "free" afghan.
Sometimes I like to separate the dark colors from the light colors and sometimes I don't. This time I didn't, but the last time I made a scrap afghan, I only used the light colors. It came out real pretty. You may remember the round ripple I crocheted the last time I went to the campground - if not, here it is:
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Granny baby afghan




Here's my latest baby afghan. It's a large granny square crocheted with Red Heart yarn using an "I" hook. It measures 32" across.
The border is real simple - start with the peach and join with a sc in any st, (ch 2, skip next st, sc in next st) all the way around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc, end off. Holding the peach sts in front, join coral with a sc in any skipped st, (ch 3, sc in next skipped st) all the way around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc, end off.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

My hooks


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Breast cancer ribbon


**This pattern connects the cross-section as you crochet**

Materials:

- small amount Bernat Berella 4 in "ultra pink"
- I hook

Size: 1 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Note: First 2 chs do not count as a stitch.

Directions:

Ch 22, hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in next 9 chs, 3 hdc in next ch, hdc in next 4 chs. Yarn over, insert hook in next ch and in opposite side of the 6th beginning ch, complete stitch as hdc. Yarn over, insert hook in next ch and in top 2 loops of the 6th hdc, complete stitch as hdc. Hdc in next 3 chs. End off.

**Debi Y's version**
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Open mesh scarf


Materials:

- 3 1/4 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic (I used Red Heart)
- I hook

Size: 5" x 52"

Note: I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size.

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 22, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each remaining ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4, skip next sc, dc in next sc. *Ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Turn.

Rows 3 - 8: Ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1. *Dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across. Dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch 1 space across. Sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Turn.

Repeat Rows 2 - 9 thirteen more times. End off.

**Debi Y's idea**
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dish towels


I've been slowly adding pink accessories to my kitchen - shhh, don't tell Vince and Bobby - so I crocheted these towel toppers last night.

I'm not going to go crazy with the pink - I just have a few things. Erica started it all by passing on her pink pots and pans set - I kept a couple and the rest went to the campground. I have crocheted a couple of dishcloths and a friend of mine named Yvette from my crochet group sent me a pink variegated hot-pad. I think I'll make a couple of pot-holders and then that will be all. Maybe. :)
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Stacked shells scarf



Materials:

- 4 1/2 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic (I used Red Heart)
- I hook

Size: 5 1/2" x 52"

Notes:

- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size.
- shell: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 23, dc in 4th ch from hook. Skip next 2 chs, shell in next ch. Skip next 2 chs, dc in next 7 chs. Skip next 2 chs, shell in next ch. Skip next 2 chs, dc in last 2 chs. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Dc in next dc. Shell in next shell. Dc in next 7 dc. Shell in next shell. Dc in next dc and in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until desired length. End off.

* I crocheted 97 rows.

**Debi Y's idea**
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