It was Christmas in July for me this month. I have been working on crocheted mini Christmas stockings for the Warmth for Warriors 2016 Stocking Drive. July marked my start of crocheting the little socks for the organization that collects the stockings and fills them with small gifts such as chapstick, shampoo, lotions, or other small toiletry and gives them to our troops at Christmas.
It is always fun to crochet these cute little stockings for the troops. It is a wonderful way to use up scraps of yarn as you only need little bits of yarn to do the toes and heels and add contrast to the stockings.
Here are more of the 6 inch stockings that I crocheted this month. As you can see[…]
I crocheted this plastic basket from recycled plastic retail bags. The bags are cut 1 inch wide and connected using the loop method to create plarn or plastic bag yarn. Here is the free plarn basket pattern I used to crochet the basket.
The basket is filled with kitchen items for an upcoming Relay for Life fundraiser. Included in the basket are potholders, an oven mitt, dishcloths and pot scrubber.
The jute and green granny square kitchen items were shared in a recent blog here […]
I crocheted this keyhole scarf using the Ashlyn Scarflet pattern. This is a free crochet pattern found over at Craftybegonia’s blog with the scarflet pattern found here.
The pattern stitch is very pretty and here is a closeup of the scarf end area.
I used 3.6 ounces of worst weight yarn to complete the scarf as I did a few extra rows on the decorative ends to make it a bit longer. I used a H (5 mm) crochet hook on my project. The finished length of my scarflet is about 38 inches long by 5-1/4 inches wide. One correction I did find was on second side at end of row 1, I believe should be only Ch 1, turn; rather than Ch 4. Also on row 3, I repeated row 2 of the Urchain Stitch in each Ch 2 space by working 1 SC, Ch 2, 1 SC in the space.
Here is one more photo showing the scarf open […]
Each month the Mother Bear group over at Ravelry features a theme for the Mother Bear Project. I wanted to share these two Star Trek characters I crocheted.
Meet Mother Bears James T Kirk and Scotty Scott of starship Enterprise. I tried my best to copy their uniforms from the original Star Trek series including the emblems on their uniforms.
Both of these bears were crocheted using the seamless crochet pattern from the Mother Bear Project. I have a seamless mother bear tutorial that I have posted with helpful tips. In my tutorial I show how to crochet the bears seamless, […]