Tuesday, November 29, 2011

~ an icicle ~

Materials:
- small amount white 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
- I hook

Size:  6" long

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2.  *3 dc in same ch, ch 2.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.  Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 - 4:  Sl st over to ch-2 space.  (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space.  Ch 1, turn.

Rows 5 - 6:  Sl st over to ch-2 space.  (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 7:  Sl st over to ch-2 space.  Ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in ch-2 space.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***
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~ Two on Tuesday ~


Two things that make me happy:

* happy babies

* spending time at the campground
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Monday, November 28, 2011

~ Darrell's hexagon ~

I crocheted this hexagon while waiting with my brother Darrell at the Dr's office.

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

Size:  6"

Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook
- the 2 chains at the beginning of Rnd 1 does not count as a st

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 3, dc in same st, *ch 2, 2 dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * 4 more times.  Ch 2, 2 dc in next dc.  Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.  (24 dc and 6 ch-2 spaces)

Rnd 3:  Ch 3, *skip next dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * 4 more times.  Skip next dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space, skip next dc, dc in next dc.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 3, dc in next dc, *skip next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc.  Repeat from * 4 more times.  Skip next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Join as before.

Rnd 5:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 6 dc.  Repeat from * 4 more times.  Skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Join as before.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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~ it's Blogday ~

Today's blog in the spotlight is 'Linda's Craftycorner'.  Linda's blog showcases all of her charity work that she crochets for 'Loving Hands' - a charity based in the UK.  She crochets blankets, hats, scarves, sweaters, booties, ponchos, and the cutest little teddy bears I've seen.  There's no telling how many lives she has touched with her thoughtfulness - kudos to you Linda - you're doing great work.  :)   
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

~ granny square swap re-cap ~

My most heartfelt thanks to these ladies who have signed up for my granny square swap:

* Marion - from 'Marion's colorful handmade world'
* Renee - from 'Renee's Crochet'
* Cynthia - from 'TwoLuLa'
* Grace Ann - from 'Would you like Yarn With That?'
* Emma - from 'The Log Cabin'
* palynsea
* Christy - from 'Crochet Happiness'
* Pattas - from 'Hooks and Books'
* Madeleine - from 'Yarn Madness'
* Sarah - from 'Crochet by Sarah'

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All you have to do ladies, is swap 1 granny square with me.

- 1 granny square
- 6" square
- acrylic yarn
- any color

The deadline to mail out your granny square will be December 31st.

If you haven't already done so - please email me your mailing address to dlyrs@juno.com 

Thanks again.  :)
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

~ The big 5 - 0 ~

Fifty years ago today, a child was born - me!!  Good Lord, can I really be 50?  That's me on the left, my brother Darrell and my sister Teri.  I have two other sisters, Laura and Julie, but they came along later.  

I will celebrate today by lazing around and crocheting - no housework.  And I hope there will be cake.  :)   
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~ baby blankie 12b ~

Here's my latest baby blankie that I finished a couple nights ago.  It's crocheted with Red Heart, Vanna's and Impeccable yarns.  I really wasn't liking this blankie that much - I should of added white in between the stripes - but it has kind of grown on me.  :)

Here's a picture of the beginning hexagon.  I started it a couple of weeks ago while waiting with my brother at the Dr.'s office. 


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

~ granny square swap anyone? ~

Would anyone like to do a granny square swap with me?  

I would like to swap a 6" granny square with 10 of my blogging friends.  (I will send you one and you will send me one.)  I'm thinking that a granny square blanket crocheted by friends would be the best.  Any color will be fine, but I would like each square to be acrylic and 6" square.  They do not have to be fancy or anything - plain ones are good.  

I figure that 6 granny square swaps (a total of 60 squares) would make a very nice size blanket.  The swaps will be spaced out over time so as not to be overwhelming.

For this 1st installment of the swap - the deadline will be the end of December.  

If you are interested, just leave me a comment saying that you would like to swap.  I'll take the first 10 commenters for this swap.  Thanks so much.  :)

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A re-cap:

- 1 granny square
- any color
- acrylic yarn
- 6" square
- mailed out by the end of December
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

~ Two on Tuesday ~


Two things that make me happy:

* hearing my grandsons William and James say 'Hi Ya-ya' when they come through the door.

*  nice, soft squishy yarn to crochet a baby blankie with.
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~ and the winner is..... ~

First, I'd like to say a big 'thank you' to all of you nice ladies and gentlemen who take the time out of your day to visit my blog and say hello.  I so enjoy reading your comments - they always put a smile on my face.  :)


And now, on to the winner - it's Holly Louise!!  Yay!!  Congratulations Holly Louise - you are the grand prize winner of my '500 follower giveaway'.  Please send your mailing address to me at dlyrs@juno.com .  And thank you so much for following my blog.


Now wait - there's more.  Since I had such a great turn-out for the giveaway I decided to put together 4 small packages to give away also.  Each winner will receive this (there will be variations in the colors): 

  And those winners are:


* Mindy - from 'In the Loop'

* Marion - from 'Marion's colorful handmade world'

* Merri - from 'Jammin' Along'

* Julie - from 'Twisted Strands'.

Congratulations ladies!!  Please send me your mailing address and I'll have your prize in the mail to you as soon as I can.  :)
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Monday, November 21, 2011

~ it's Blogday ~

For Blogday, I am highlighting 2 blogs that I have just recently found.  Both ladies have been very kind to me with their comments, so I have decided to return the favor. 

First up is Christy's 'Crochet Happiness' - Christy is a sweet lady "who loves to find the spare minutes in life to crochet".   She crochets a variety of items - slippers, gloves, pillows - and she has a yarn stash that will make you drool.  Just recently, she crafted some polymer clay handles for her hooks and I think she did a great job. 

Next is Elaine B.'s 'My Little Crochet Corner' - Elaine is another sweet lady who has just recently created her blog.  She only has a few posts so far - a couple of afghans and a scarf - plus she has an afghan in the works for a new great-neice that will be arriving soon.

When you get a few minutes, hop on over to say 'Hi' to these ladies - let's welcome them to the crochet blog-world.   :)      
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

~ a few things ~

* A new board is up for 'The Crochet Way' - hop on over and add your link when you get a chance.

* Don't forget about my '500 followers giveaway'.  You have until Tuesday morning, 9:00 am Eastern time to enter for a chance to win.

* I finished up this granny stitch scarf last night.  I've been working on it off and on for the last couple of days.  Now it's time to get back to my baby blankies.  I have 2 in the making - 1 is basically just started and 1 is almost finished - just a few more rounds to go.  :)

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Friday, November 18, 2011

~ child's gingerbread boy scarf ~






















Materials:
- 4 1/4 oz. brown worsted weight acrylic (I used Red Heart Soft)
- small amount red worsted weight acrylic
- small amount white picot ribbon
- two 3/4" black buttons
- three 3/4" white buttons
- I crochet hook

Size:  5" x 42"

Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust the size of your crochet hook
- ch 2 at beginning of Rnds 1 thru 5 do not count as a stitch

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, 12 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 2, 2 dc in same dc, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc, dc in next 2 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc, dc in next 3 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Row 6:  Ch 3, dc in same dc.  Dc in next 14 dc.  2 dc in next dc.  Ch 3, turn.  (18 dc)

Rows 7 - 79:  Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3.  Ch 3, turn.

for 1st leg:
Row 80:  Dc in next 7 dc.  Ch 3, turn. 

Rows 81 - 83:  Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 84:  Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 85:  Dc in next dc (the ch 2 and this 1st dc count as a dc decrease).  Dc in next 4 dc.  Dc last 2 dc together.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 86:  Dc in next dc (the ch 2 and this 1st dc count as a dc decrease).  Dc in next 2 dc.  Dc last 2 dc together.  End off.

For 2nd leg:
Row 80:  Skip next 4 dc on Row 79 (right after the 1st leg), join with a sl st to next dc.  Ch 3, dc in the next 7 dc.  Ch 3, turn.

Rows 81 - 86:  Repeat Rows 81 - 86 of 1st leg.

for right arm: 
Row 1:  Join with a sl st around the last dc of Row 11.  Ch 3, 2 dc around the same dc.  2 dc around the last dc of Row 10.  3 dc around the last dc of Row 9.  Ch 3, turn.

Rows 2 - 7:  Repeat Rows 81 - 86 of 1st leg.

for left arm:
Row 1:  Join with a sl st around the last dc of Row 9.  Ch 3, 2 dc around the same dc.  2 dc around the last dc of Row 10.  3 dc around the last dc of Row 11.  Ch 3, turn. 

Rows 2 - 7:  Repeat Rows 81 - 86 of 1st leg.

- sew on black buttons for eyes

- sew mouth with red yarn

- sew on white buttons to front of gingerbread boy as shown in photo

- sew or glue white picot ribbon to each arm and leg

***Debi Y's idea***
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~ soooooo pretty ~

A couple of weeks ago, I won the giveaway that was hosted by Wink from 'A Creative Being'.  I have received my prizes and they're sooooo pretty:


The roses are rings - isn't that clever?  I'm thinking about giving the red rose ring to my daughter and keeping the pink rose ring for myself. 

Part of the giveaway was a $10 dollar credit to 'PolymerClayCreations' on Etsy.  I used my credit to acquire this beautiful crochet hook.  Sorry - it looks like I got the last one - but hopefully she'll make some more.  If not, there are other lovely shops on Etsy that sell them.

Thank you so much for my lovely giveaway gifts Wink - I love 'em.  :)

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And speaking of giveaway's - don't forget to enter my '500 follower giveaway'.  Scroll down a little to leave a comment on that post only.  The giveaway is open until Tuesday.  :)
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

~ 500 followers giveaway~

Wow!  I can't believe it!  

I want to thank you all for visiting me and leaving me such nice, supportive comments.  I love it - it's like having neighbors drop by for a chat and coffee.  :)

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For my 500 follower giveaway, I will choose a winner (by pulling a name out of a coffee mug) in 5 days (which is Tuesday, Nov. 22nd). 

The only thing you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment here on this post only. 

Here is what you will win:

* a size 'F' Susan Bates crochet hook with a handcrafted (by me) polymer clay handle

* 2 skeins of Patons Silverlash novelty yarn

* 4 skeins of Peaches & Creme cotton yarn

* a 1 pound bag of Fashion Plus mill-end yarn.  This yarn is a sport weight and is mixed fibers of acrylic, polyester and nylon. 

* a 'Christmas in Crochet' pattern book that was published last year.  (On page 86 is a design by me - Santa & Snowman pillows.)

*  an eyeliner pencil and a lip gloss by Mary Kay



And I might just throw in a few more small items. 

Once again - thank you all so much for keeping me company.  Good luck.  :)
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

~ Two on Tuesday ~

I've seen similar posts on other blogs, so I decided to start my own. Every Tuesday I will post 2 things that make me happy or that I just plain love. Join me if you'd like. :)

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Two things that make me happy:

* the way my Vince just looks at me and smiles when I bring home more yarn. He also says 'yaaaarrrrrnnnn' in his best pirate voice.

* walking Tex and Ladybug on a nice, sunny day.


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Monday, November 14, 2011

~ candles ~


I made these candles this morning - they're very quick and easy to do. 

All you need to create a nice gift for someone is the following:


The candle gel, candle scents, and wicks (if preferred) can be purchased from your local craft store.  I bought this candle gel from QVC years ago.  (For my Jewish friends - I mean no disrespect by using Chanukah candles).  Plus you'll need glass mugs and small heat resistent items - such as glass gems and small stones.  Those 3 items can be purchased from your local Dollar Tree.  (Sorry - I forgot to add those to the picture).

Fill your glass mug with the glass gems or the stones, insert one of the Chanukah candles (or a regular wick you bought from the craft store) in the middle, follow the directions for heating the candle gel, add the scent and then pour the liquid into the glass mug.  Let it cool and there you have it - a pretty candle. 

I have to warn you that making these candles is addicting.  My next purchase from the Dollar Tree will include more glass mugs.  :)     
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~ it's Blogday ~

and the blog in the spotlight today is Julie's 'A Tale From Toadstool House'.  I enjoy reading her blog - she has lots of lovely crochet (I'm lovin' all of her granny square blankets), and she also makes scrapbooks and quilts.  I've only been reading Julie's blog for a short while, but from what I've seen, I like it.  Hop on over to take a peak and see if you like it too.  :)
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

~ Made in K-town giveaway ~

Hop on over to Barbara's 'Made in K-town' blog to enter her fun giveaway.  Guess the right amount of buttons and you could win some pretty little prizes.  :)
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

~ more stuff ~

I hope I'm not bothering ya'll, but I have a couple more things to show you.  First - I started a baby blankie last night.  I frogged the 'baby crooked ripple' (just couldn't get into it) and I'm using that yarn along with a strand of white baby yarn to crochet a hexagon.

 
And second - yesterday, Susanne from 'Forget-Me-Not' posted about her collection of cookie cutters.  She asked if we had collections and at first I commented that I only collected yarn, but then I realized that I do have a collection - belt buckles.  It all started with my Dad's belt buckle that my Mom gave to me about a year ago.  My Dad loved bluegrass music - he played it all the time.  His main instrument was the mandolin, but he could play anything.  I have many, many memories of my Dad and his friends playing music in the living room of the house I grew up in.  Picture amplifiers, microphones, guitars, a mandolin, a dobro, a banjo, a fiddle, anything really.  It was fantastic.  When Vince would come to pick me up for a date, he wouldn't want to leave - he wanted to stay and listen to the music.  :)  

The music stopped for my Dad in 1989 and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him.  We all still miss him.  

This is my Dad's belt buckle - he wore it a little to the left so it wouldn't scratch the back of the instruments:
 and here is the rest of my collection:
I think my 2nd favorite is the cupcake buckle.  :)
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

~ just stuff ~


When I'm crocheting I make a mess all around me.  Stuff is spread out everywhere.  I don't care - I love being surrounded with all my stuff.  Here's a picture of my crochet spot - usually it's alot worse.  Do you have a favorite crochet spot?  Is it messy?  :)

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Rie from 'CraftyRie' has created the 'Universal Craft Blog Directory'.  The name is pretty self-explanatory and the link is over on the right sidebar.  Hop on over and add your link.



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I crocheted some hand towels for the bathroom.  Always a good thing to have.


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Remember the scrappy round ripple I crocheted when I was on vacation?  I went back and added buttons to the point tips and 1 large flower button to the middle.  (This blanket is for me - not a child.)  Thanks to Shell from 'Little Orphan Skein' for the nudge to do it.  :)



Have a great crochet day.  :)
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Monday, November 7, 2011

~ it's Blogday ~

Good morning everyone.  Today's blog in the spotlight is Sue's 'SIBOL - Sunshine International Blankets of Love'.  Now I'm sure that most everyone is probably familiar with Sue's SIBOL project, but if by chance you're not, please check out her blog to see the wonderful work that she's doing. 

Crocheters and knitters from around the world send Sue 6" squares and she crochets them together to create such wonderful blankets to donate to the residents of retirement homes.  Sue does this to honor the memory of her Grandmother. 

I am quite amazed at the work that Sue puts into her project.  She keeps all the squares organized with the senders name and posts them on the blog.  There is always updates - you don't have to wonder if your squares ever made the long trip to her.  When she crochets the squares together, she does it beautifully, and then she presents the blanket on SIBOL like it's a prize from a game show and you're sitting there thinking "oooo - I want that one".  She then crochets her signature butterflies for SIBOL to coordinate with the blanket and wraps it with a pretty ribbon.  

Her husband then helps her to make the deliveries to the retirement homes, and I can only imagine the joy that is brought to the residents when they receive a beautiful blanket.

So far, there has been 110 blankets created for SIBOL.  Such great work Sue - you're an angel on earth.  :)

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'Inside Crochet' magazine is asking for nominations for your favorite craft blog.  Please click on this link to leave a comment to nominate SIBOL.  

 http://insidecrochet.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/nominate-your-favourite-craft-blog-of-2011/    
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

~ dishcloths & baby blankie #11b ~

I crocheted some dishcloths for my sister Julie with the Peaches & Creme cotton bought from the Dollar Tree.  The cotton I used for the round ripple dishcloth (which is called 'gumdrop') was bought at a different Dollar Tree - I behaved myself and only bought 2.



I also finished up the crooked ripple as a baby blankie. 
p.s. - I call it a crooked ripple because the points are uneven.  :)

 
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Friday, November 4, 2011

~ a new hook & my craft bag ~

I made myself a crochet hook yesterday - a size 'I' pink & white swirl.  :)

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Rob over on "Men Crochet 2" showed us what's in his craft bag.  I liked that idea, so I went and took a picture of what is in my craft bag.  What's in your bag?  :)
 
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

~ a baby crooked ripple ~



**This pattern is along the same lines as the first 'a crooked ripple' - the ripple points are just smaller.**

Materials:
- sport yarn
- I crochet hook

Size:  35" wide

Directions:
Row 1:  Ch 161, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 3 chs.  (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 5 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 3 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 3 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 7 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 7 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 3 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 3 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 7 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 7 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 7 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 7 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 3 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 3 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 5 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 5 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 7 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 7 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 3 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 3 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 3 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 3 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 5 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 5 chs.  Skip next 2 chs.  Dc in next 3 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 3 chs.  Turn.

Row 2:  Sl st in next dc, ch 3.  Dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 5 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 5 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 7 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 5 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 5 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 7 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 7 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 7 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 5 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 5 dc.  Turn. 

Row 3:  Sl st in next dc, ch 3.  Dc in next 4 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 5 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 7 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 7 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 7 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 5 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 5 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 7 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 7 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 5 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 5 dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc.  Turn.

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until desired length.

***Debi Y's version***
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

~ granny doily ~

I finished this granny doily just a little bit ago.  I got the pattern from here - scroll down a little and click on 'knitting diagram'.  I love this doily - it's so easy to crochet.  I only had one 50 gram skein of Saucy Sport cotton, so I crocheted till the 13th round and then used 1 strand white knit-cro-sheen and 1 strand of rose Cebelia size 10 held together for the last round.  I used a size 'E' crochet hook.  I also sewed on 3 buttons to the edge - I have to do something with these buttons - I have a ton of them.  :)
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