Tuesday, September 28, 2010

~ SIBOL butterfly grannies ~

I crocheted another butterfly granny - this one in purple.  I'll be sending these butterfly grannies to Ms. Sue for her SIBOL project.  :)
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Monday, September 27, 2010

~ Butterfly granny ~


Isn't this the cutest?  I came across this blog this morning: 

http://www.papillongold.blogspot.com/

and I immediately had to crochet one.  Mine is a little different though because I wanted mine smaller.

I think a whole bunch of these butterfly squares would be cute for a baby blankie.  :)
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

~ A yarny surprise ~

Yaaaay!  Look what I got in the mail today from my friend Judy.  She sent me a box of yarn to play with.  She's so nice to think of me.  :)
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~ AC Moore goodies haul ~

I just got back from AC Moore and boy did I have fun!  There is something to say about wandering the isles looking at yarn - so peaceful.  I ended up buying 2 skeins of RHSS "blue" - 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft "soft pink" (to finish my 1/2 granny shawl), 2 skeins of Bernat Chunky "chocolate cherry", 2 t-shirts, a fabric fat quarter to add to the black t-shirt, a package of textured tape to decorate whatever, and last but not least a pretty little pot for a new plant (that I still have to get).  :)
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~ New name ~

As you can see, I've changed the name of my blog.  I decided that since I do other crafty-type things I might as well show them off too.  :)
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

~ Squircle lapghan ~

I've crocheted 20 squircles to make a lapghan.  I decided to slip stitch them together, but I did not like the look at all.  And it wasn't quite big enough either. 


So I took the slip stitching out and then crocheted the tried and true joining and border that I love. 


I'm still not sure if I'm done or not - I'm thinking I might add one more row.  Right now it measures 27" x 33 1/2".  For the squircles I used various brands of worsted weight yarns - and for the joining I used Caron One Pounder.  :)

Here's the link to the border I used: 

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Monday, September 20, 2010

~ "Recognizing Your Talent" award ~

Every Day Crochet http://macrochet.blogspot.com/ has also kindly given my blog an award - the "Recognizing Your Talent" award. (As I understand it, the actual award is in Portugese.) Thank you very much Marie Anne. :)

Now here are the talented bloggers I would like to pass this on to:

1. The Good Life
http://heather-thegoodlife.blogspot.com/

2. A Hook and A Hoot
http://hookandhoot.blogspot.com/

3. Crafty Valley
http://craftyvalley.blogspot.com/

4. Crocheting in Georgia
http://crochetingingeorgia.blogspot.com/

5. plus3 crochet
http://plus3crochet.blogspot.com/

Thanks again Every Day Crochet!  :)
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

~ Granny pillow ~




While blog surfing this morning, I came across this great idea. One large granny folded corner to corner to cover a pillow form. Genius.  :)

I had originally crocheted the large granny to cover a wooden stool but then saw this project and changed my mind. (I really don't think I would of put my feet on it anyway.)
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~ Granny shawl update ~

Here's where I am on my granny shawl. I stopped because I ran out of yarn so I guess there's a trip to AC Moore in the near future.   :)
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

~ International Crochet Day ~

I've read on other blogs this morning that today is International Crochet Day. So to celebrate, I am going to be crocheting "squircles".
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

~ God Bless ~


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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

~ A squircle (again) ~

I crocheted another squircle this morning before work and then decided to add a solid round. I like this one better (I think).  :)
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

~ A 'squircle' ~

My version of a circle in a square = a 'squircle'. 

Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
- J hook

Size:  4 1/2"

Note:  I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook

Directions:
Rnd 1: 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 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same dc. *Ch 1, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc. Ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 1, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc. Ch 1, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 4: Sl st over to ch 2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space. *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space) 2 times. Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 space. Repeat from * 2 more times. (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space) 2 times. Ch 1, join as before. End off. (If moving on to Rnd 5, do not end off.)

Optional Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch 1 space around with (dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner ch 2 space. Join as before. End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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~ African flower mat ~

I crocheted this african flower mat for the side cabinet in my dining room. I envisioned a field of pretty flowers laying in variegated green grass but I don't think it came out as pretty in real life as it did in my mind. I do think it's pretty - just not as pretty.   :)


(I used RHSS, Bernat and Vanna's Choice yarns for the african flowers - the variegated green was a bag of mill ends I bought in Canada a few years back - and a "J" hook.)
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~ My crochet hook collection ~


I had a nice comment left for me by Shanti on my last post about my crochet hooks. She asked to see more, so here you go Shanti - here's my crochet hook collection.

As you can tell, pink is my favorite color - but I do have a couple other colors thrown in there. I even made a burgandy and gold crochet hook I can use when the Washington Redskins are playing. :)

The blue and green hook at the very top was made for me by my grandson William - it's my very favorite. :)
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

~ Drink cozies ~

A friend at work asked me to crochet a couple of drink cozies for her husband. He's been using the lime green one I crocheted for her a while ago and she want's it back.   :)

Here's the quick and easy pattern for the manly drink cozy:

Materials:

- approximately 3/4 oz. each of 2 colors
- K crochet hook

Notes:

- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook
- Do not join rounds - mark 1st stitch with a stitch marker

Directions:

Rnd 1: Working with 1 strand of each color held together, 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: Working this Rnd in back loops only, sc in each sc around.

Rnds 7 - 18: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 19: Reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc. End off.

***Debi Y's version***
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