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Fun Fur Trimmed Gloves

February 7, 2016 No comments yet

Here is a quick and easy little way to add trim to some kid’s or adult gloves. I used fun fur that I got at the dollar store to trim these simple gloves.

Here are a few photos showing the single crocheting around the edge of the gloves. Click on any of the photos to enlarge the images. This project requires one smaller crochet hook such as an E USA hook and one G crochet hook. You crochet one row of single crochet stitches around the top edge of each glove.

Insert small crochet hook (E hook) into the top edge of glove as shown. Pull up yarn through the hole you make with the smaller hook and then using G crochet hook finish the single crochet (SC) stitch.

I leave the G hook in the prior stitch to hold it in place until I am ready to finish the next single crochet stitch. Just continue around […]

Mother Bear Hoodie

January 30, 2016 1 comment

I am crocheting teddy bears for the Mother Bear Project and have some extra clothing ideas to share. I sent for the crocheted seamless bear pattern and found the pattern very easy to follow with lots of opportunities to make variations on the bear’s clothing. A group over at Ravelry is having a KAL/CAL for the Mother Bears and there are some amazing ideas being shared over there if you’d like to check it out. Here is the link to the group.


After seeing another crafter make an adorable hoodie, I knew I just had to make a bear with a hoodie too. If you knit there are instructions for the Bears in the Hood found here but I only crochet so I had to improvise and create a hoodie for my bear.

So after a little trial and error here are the pattern details for a crocheted Mother Bear hoodie.[…]

Country Granny Dishcloth

January 4, 2016 4 comments

This is a basic granny stitch dishcloth but with a twist on the beginning round. I crocheted additional stitches to create a wider center to give the dishcloth a flower petal look. Plus it is a great pattern for using scraps of cotton yarn to crochet a cute-looking dishcloth.



Country Granny Dishcloth Pattern

Hook: “H” (5 mm) US sized crochet hook
Size: 8.5 inch square with one row of edging or 9 inch square dishcloth if two rows of edging trim added.
Materials: 2 ounces cotton yarn (small amount of contrasting color used on last 2 edging rows.

With H hook, Ch 4 and […]

Christmas Towel Toppers

December 2, 2015 No comments yet

Crocheting towel toppers for Christmas gifts has been at the top of my project list this year. Here are a few towels I made using the double layered method that requires no cutting or sewing. Just click on the link for a picture tutorial that will show how easy these double layer towels can be crocheted. I love these towels as they are double thick and hold up longer than the thin kitchen towels.

All of these towel toppers were crocheted using the waffle towel topper pattern. The red Christmas tree towel is a smaller novelty towel that I bought for 80 cents each. Just fold the towel in half […]

Crocheted Arm Sling

November 21, 2015 3 comments

Here is a crocheted arm sling project I create for my 5 year old granddaughter who broke her arm. I looked around and couldn’t find a pattern so just started out winging it in an effort to come up with something that would work and support her arm. As she broke bones in both upper and lower right arm, the cast is heavy and the sling needed to be comfortable to wear with a wide strap around the neck and shoulder.

I have written up the crochet directions for this arm sling but I want to warn everyone that it’s only a guideline. You want to make sure what length you need the arm portion and the strap length before you cut off any yarn. I left my yarn attached for the shoulder strap as I had to rework it several times when I actually was able to have a fitting with my granddaughter. Also because yarn stretches I had to shorten the length by several inches on the strap to get the right drop for the crocheted sling. So just make sure you check the fit before finalizing your arm sling. But this should provide people with a pattern to help crochet your arm sling.

Arm Sling Pattern

Materials:
3-4 ozs Red Heart Worst Weight Yarn (pink)
Buckle (1 to 1-1/2″ wide)
Hook: H (5 mm) crochet hook

Description:
Arm Sling:
10-1/2″ long from elbow to wrist by 5-1/2″ tall with 10 – 14″ strap.
Strap at shoulder is 5 inches wide and then 1-1/2″ wide at buckle.

Row 1
Ch 39, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st. (38)[…]

Crocheted Seahawks Gear

November 6, 2015 1 comment

It’s football season and people love to have their favorite team’s gear on. I found that if I combined Red Heart Windsor Blue yarn and Spring Green, they were a near match for the Seattle Seahawks gear colors. So… I crocheted several hats and scarves using the Seahawks yarn colors.

I am very pleased with these yarns as they are reasonably priced and are just the right shades to represent the Seahawk colors.

Here is the free pattern link […]

Simple & Comfy Cowl Scarf

October 18, 2015 5 comments

This is a very simple crocheted cowl scarf. The crochet pattern is very easy to follow and works up quickly. I purchased one skein of Red Heart Black and one skein of Burgundy yarn and was able to make 3 scarves. I love how you can just loop it around your head twice and it creates such a nice looking scarf. Simple but cute and easy for a beginner too.

I have two different version of the scarf. The shorter cowl scarf is about 56 inches long and a longer one measures about 6 feet long.

Here are photos of both cowl scarves.


Short Cowl Scarf


Long Cowl Scarf

The Simple and Comfy Cowl Scarf Crochet Pattern

All crochet terms in US terms.

Hook: N (9mm) crochet hook

Materials: 3-4 ounces of Red Heart Black & 3-4 ounces of Burgundy (Red) yarn.

Total yarn is 6 ounces for shorter cowl and approx 7 ounces for longer scarf.

Starting with black yarn, Chain 57 inches to start […]

Heat Wave Crocheted Square

October 9, 2015 No comments yet
Scrappy Pink Heat Wave Square

Here is a crocheted square pattern that I have tried and want to share my results. I love the center of this pattern with it’s spokes at the center. I first work the pattern with a scrap of cotton yarn in tie dye stripes. I set out to try the pattern and crochet just a dishcloth to see how I liked the pattern.

Here is the result of working the pattern to just row 8 of the original pattern using a H (5 mm) crochet hook. I then crocheted one row of single crochet for trim with white cotton yarn. The finished result is a 9 inch square dishcloth.

I next worked the full pattern square using different scraps of yarn I had on hand. I crocheted the pattern using a I (5.5 mm) crochet hook. I added a row 12 in Double Crochet (DC) to make it a true 12 inch square. For row 12 I worked a total of 40 stitch down each side […]

Orange Potholders for Halloween

September 5, 2015 7 comments

I had an old vintage skein of craft yarn in my stash. This chunky orange yarn is from the late 70s and I thought it would be perfect to use to crochet some potholders for Halloween.

The square potholder was crocheted using my corded cloth pattern with a J (6 mm) crochet hook. Because this was a chunky yarn, I chained 23 stitches to start the hotpad and then single crocheted (Sc) in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across. […]


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