** There is a vast amount of crochet patterns published both in print and on the internet, and although all of my patterns come from my imagination and are written down as I crochet the item, if you believe that any of my patterns resemble someone else's pattern, please email me at dlyrs@juno.com or you can leave me a comment here on my blog. If my pattern was created after the one in question - it will be removed. Thank you. :) **

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day




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Saturday, May 29, 2010

A pretty stool cover


Crocheted this pretty stool cover with an extra african flower motif. Now I don't know what I'm going to do with it - just leave it for decoration in my craft room I suppose - I certainly don't want to put my feet on it.   :)
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SIBOL squares again

Sat down and crocheted these 2 blue & white squares for Sue's SIBOL project. Click on the SIBOL button on the right side over there and it will take you to the SIBOL sight for more information.

Both squares are from the book "200 Crochet Blocks" by Jan Eaton. The top square is #129 "anemone" and the bottom square is #94 "gothic square". Both squares were modified since I can't seem to crochet to Jan's gauge. :)
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Sarah's mystery crochet project - pt 2

I'm finished with Sarah London's mystery crochet project. Her actual mystery project is glass cozies, but I made mine a candle cozy. I'm going to keep this candle in my craft room. Mmmmmm - smells like watermelon.  :)
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

A good yarn day

Yesterday was a good yarn day. I stopped at the Village Economy thrift store after work and came away with this (all for $20):



Then later in the afternoon, the mailman brought me this from my friend Yvette:





Wooooohooooooo - yep, yesterday was a good yarn day.   :)
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"New" denim purse


It's new to me :). I bought this denim purse at the thrift store last Wednesday for only $4.90. I brought it home and decided it was a little too plain so I attached 2 pretty little flowers I crocheted with the pretty pink & yellow superwash wool.  :)
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Sarah's mystery crochet project

Hop on over to Sarah London's blog for her mystery crochet project. I've joined in - I'm using my pretty pink & yellow superwash wool (instead of thread) and an "E" hook (instead of a 1.5mm hook). If this is what I think it is - I'm going to use it to cover a candle jar and then keep it in my craft room.
I also need to make a handle for my crochet hook - have to make it look pretty. :)
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

African flowers lap blanket


Well - here it is - my african flowers lap blanket. It measures 39" across. I have to admit that I did get kind of tired working on it. I don't exactly know why - can't quite put my finger on it. I still love it though - so pretty and colorful.  :)
 
eta:  found a use for this blanket - I'm using it as a curtain topper in my craft room.
 
 
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ebay yarn update


Received my Ebay yarn in the mail yesterday - I love it! Took a few minutes to wind it into a yarn cake and then I crocheted a little flower.  I'm going to crochet a few more for a couple of projects I'm working on.  :)
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Flowery face scrubber


Materials:

- yellow and pink 4-ply worsted weight acrylic or cotton (whichever you prefer)
- I hook

Size: 3 1/2" across

Note: (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) makes a petal

Directions:

Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. End off. (12 dc)

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

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc, (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in next ch 3 space. *Sc in next sc, (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in next ch 3 space. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each hdc and dc of next petal. *Sl st in next sc, sc in each hdc and dc of next petal. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to 1st st, ch 10, sl st to same st. End off.

***Debi Y's version***
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ebay yarn


I bought this veeeerrrrry pretty yarn on Ebay - what do I do with it now? It's 100% superwash merino wool - and it's only 280 yds. It was definately an impulse buy - just looking through the yarn auctions - came across this and decided that I just had to have it.  :)
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cute hanger


Doing laundry today and I thought of the pretty Japanese hanger that's making it's way around the blogs. I don't have wooden hangers - only the plastic ones you get at the Dollar Tree - so I sat down and crocheted this cute hanger.

Just sc all around (except for the hook part) - attach a pretty flower and admire!   :)

Flower: With yellow, ch 4, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to first dc. End off.

Attach 1st flower color with a sc in back loop of any dc, ch 8. *Sc in back loop of next dc, ch 8. Repeat from * all the way around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.

Attach 2nd flower color with a sc in front loop of any dc, ch 6. *Sc in front loop of next dc, ch 6. Repeat from * all the way around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.

Glue button to yellow section. :)

***Debi Y's flower version***
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African flowers progress


My progress so far with the african flowers. I wasn't quite sure if I was finished with this or not - I could either add a few rounds of ch-3 loop to make this a baby blanket or add another round of flowers. With the help of Marilyn and Judy from our crochet group - I have decided to add another round of flowers.  :)
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!


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Saturday, May 8, 2010

A good trade

A friend of mine - Marilyn - and I recently did a trade. She got a fabric strip-it and some buttons and this is what I got:



I turned that yarn into this:



I had fun. :)
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Window decoration


I crocheted a pink star a little while ago and then didn't know what to do with it. So I stood in my craft room looking around thinking and then an idea came to mind. I crocheted 2 more - added 2 african flower motifs - and voila! - a window decoration for my craft room. Whatcha think?
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Friday, May 7, 2010

Debi Y's hexagon - version 2

Playing with my yarns again and this is my second version of a hexagon. Hope you like it.
Materials:

- 2 colors 4-ply ww acrylic
- J hook

Size: 5 1/2" point to point

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

Directions:

Rnd 1: With 1st color, ch 4, dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2. (2 dc, ch 2) 5 more times in same ch. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. End off.

Rnd 2: Join 2nd color with a sl st in any ch 2 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch 2 space around. Join as before.

Rnd 3: Sl st over to ch 2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1. *(3 dc, 2 dc, 3 dc) in next ch 2 space, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch 1 space around with 3 dc in each ch 2 space. Join as before. End off.
**Debi Y's version 2**
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Scrap granny progress


The progress so far on my scrap granny. I have used the first yarn cake - still have 2 cakes left. Right now, the granny measures 24" side to side.
I don't think I like it too much - the colors just don't seem to go right (like in my scrap round ripples) - hopefully that feeling will change.
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A pink star


I crocheted this pink star last night - it only took a short amount of time - it measures 5 1/2" point to point. Now I just have to decide what to do with it. I suppose I will hang it in my craft room somewhere - but where?   :)
I got the pattern from here:





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