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Crocheted Easter Eggs and Peeps

March 25, 2013 5 comments
Crocheted Easter Eggs and Peeps

With Easter just around the corner, I have been busy crocheting Easter eggs and Peeps for Easter baskets. We are having a Easter CAL (craft a-long) over at our group on Ravelry. A cute Peeps aka marshmallow bunny crochet pattern was shared. This pattern is very quick and easy. Here are several of them that I crocheted. I used black fabric puff paint to add the eyes.

Here are some crocheted eggs I did. Delights shared her free egg pattern on Ravelry where she uses a plastic egg and then crochets the shell around the egg. I had the idea of crocheting the egg and then stuffing it with a recycled plastic bag.

Baby Pinafore and Booties

March 17, 2013 No comments yet
Baby Pinafore and Booties

I just finished up this crocheted baby pinafore and booties for a shower gift. I used a H (5 mm) crochet hook and Lt Country Peach Caron yarn to crochet both projects. Here is the link to the baby pinafore pattern which is called Angel Wings. I found the pinafore takes about 4+ ounces of yarn to complete.

I made a few changes to the pattern and worked it in the round after row 8. At the end of row 8, I joined with a slip stitch

5 Years Later

March 10, 2013 15 comments
5 Years Later

Today is a special milestone in my cancer journey. It’s been exactly 5 years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As long as I live, I will never forget that day. I was so scared. I didn’t know what to expect for my future. Would I live, would I lose my breast, would I die before seeing my grandchildren born? What treatment would I endure or what surgeries would I have to undergo? So many questions and really no answers for me that day.

What a dark and terrible day it was — March 10, 2008. I sit here and don’t even know what to write as I reflect back on that horrible day. I guess I can say with utter joy that today, March 10, 2013 is a glorious day. I am cancer free. I am alive. I have been so blessed to see two grandchildren born into my family. My health is good. My life while forever changed because of cancer, is better and I am stronger for having faced this deadly foe.

I am so thankful to God for allowing me this victory. They say that the 5-year mark after cancer is a good milestone. Most cancer, if its going to return, will have reoccurred by now. I am guardedly optimistic today. It is a good day. A good day to say thank you Lord for the life you have given me. Thank you everyone for your love and support all these years. And here’s to many more cancer-free yearly milestones in my life!

Plarn Gator Sling Bag

March 8, 2013 4 comments
Plarn Gator Sling Bag

Here is my first crocodile stitch project using recycled plastic bags. I collected these plastic bags which are used for newspaper deliveries. I recycled about 40 bags for the Gator Sling Bag and cut them 1 inch wide using this plarn making tutorial to create plastic bag yarn.

Crocodile Stitch Sling Bag Pattern

J (6 mm) hook and H (5 mm) hook
40+ Plastic Newspaper Bags cut into Plarn about 1 inch wide
Fabric for lining
Magnetic clasp for closure

Sling Bag Purse measures 7-1/2 inches wide x 7-1/2 inches long with 30 inch strap

Crocodile Scale Stitch: Dc 5 stitches down first post of the 2-Dc base set, Ch 1, and then work 5 Dc up the 2nd Dc of the 2-Dc set.

Row 1
With J hook, Ch 21 loosely.

Pink Creamy Toddler Booties

March 1, 2013 2 comments
Pink Creamy Toddler Booties

I think I’m addicted to crocheting baby booties. Here is the latest size I created. These pink creamy toddler booties are crocheted using one strand of pink worst weight yarn and white fingering Orlon held together. The two strands together create what I call a pink creamy look so I named the booties from this appearance. I crocheted these booties using my baby sock booties pattern.

With the two strands of yarn, they will fit a toddler about 1 year old or so. The finished size is 4-1/2 inches long by 2-1/2 inches wide. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have.

About Me

Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.

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