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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. […]

Rings of Change Lapghan

August 6, 2015 1 comment

I discovered the rings of change blanket pattern on Ravelry and just fell in love with it. I used the mini blanket version to crochet a lapghan for the Warmth for Warriors organization. The mini rings of change pattern stops at row 42. I used a J (6 mm) crochet hook which resulted in my lapghan measuring 45 inches wide.

Here is a closeup of the edging.

I must say the pattern is well written and easy to follow. […]

Child’s Ear Warmer Headband

July 19, 2015 No comments yet
Fun Fur Yarn

I have several skeins of this pretty fun fur that I picked up for 99 cents at my local Dollar Store. If you have ever worked with fun fur you know it can be challenging to find your stitches and difficult to use. I decided I would try this novelty yarn to crocheted a child’s size ear warmer. After practicing with the yarn, I found I could easily work a single crochet stitch to make a simple headband.

I crocheted one ear warmer in a toddler size and also a larger one to fit a child 4-6 years old. Both headbands are 2-1/2 inches wide.

Head circumference for a toddler 1-3 years old is about 18-20 inches. Children 3-8 years old have a head circumference from 18-20-1/2 inches.

The toddler size headband was crocheted to 15-1/2 inches long before joining the ends together. This should comfortably fit a 2-3 year old as the fun fur yarn is stretchy. The larger child’s size was crocheted to 17 inches long before joining. This should fit a child 4-6 years old with the yarn stretching.

One nice thing about the fun fur is when you join the ends to create the headband and you can’t even see the seam.

Child’s Ear Warmer Headband Pattern

Hook: H (5 mm) crochet hook
Materials: 1/2 skein (25 grams) Novelty Fun Fur

Ch 8 with fun fur yarn. Turn and single crochet (Sc) into the 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch across. (7 Sc = 2-1/2 inches wide)

Ch 1, turn and Sc in each stitch across. (7) […]

4th of July Parade of Projects

June 28, 2015 1 comment

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought it was a good time for a red, white and blue parade of projects. These are taken from my prior shared patterns and feature a variety of fun items for the upcoming celebration of our country.

First a few projects honoring the US flag. Here is a crocheted dishcloth and matching potholder. Here is the pattern link for the crocheted flag dishcloth and the details for the flag potholder pattern.

Maybe you need to water bottle holder, if so check out this handy plarn water bottle holder made from recycled plastic newspaper bags. The free crochet pattern for the plarn water bottle holder is found here.

Should you need a tote bag to carry all your things, you might consider this all American plarn tote bag. You can find this plarn tote pattern here.

Need something a little smaller, […]

Double Layered Waffle Towel Topper Pattern

June 14, 2015 2 comments

I crocheted another double layered towel topper which is similar to my pointed handle towel topper. The main difference in this towel topper is that it’s a heavier, more basic pattern for the topper. It has a waffle looking texture to the pattern and so I named it the Waffle Towel Topper pattern.

This towel topper is crocheted using sugar n’cream weight cotton yarn with a G crochet hook. I used a kitchen towel folded in half that requires no cutting or sewing. For more details on how to fold and start a double layered towel topper, see this tutorial link with pictures on how to begin the towel topper.

Crocheted Waffle Kitchen Towel Topper Pattern

Materials needed:
1- Kitchen towel (17” wide x 26” long used but any size will work)
1-1/2 oz. white Sugar n’Cream cotton yarn
1- one inch button

#7 Steel hook
G (4 mm) hook

All directions are in USA terms.

Row 1
Fold the towel in half and use the steel crochet hook to poke holes and then Sc evenly along the top edge of towel making the stitches with the G hook. […]

In Between Dishcloth Pattern

May 10, 2015 No comments yet

Keeping with my red, white, and blue patriotic theme, I present the In Between Dishcloth. I gave it that name as you double crochet the stitches in between each other for the main body of the cloth. The result is a simple but cute dishcloth pattern that works up fast and is easy to crochet.

The free crochet pattern below is written for the blue dishcloth as the main color. For the red dishcloth, you just substitute your main yarn using red cotton to start the dishcloth. Then trim around the red cloth using white and finishing with the blue cotton.

In Between Dishcloth Pattern

“G” 4 mm Crochet Hook

1.25 ozs blue cotton yarn
1/4 oz each of red and white cotton yarn for tirm

9 inch square dishcloth

All crochet directions are in USA terms.

Row 1
Ch 27 with blue cotton, Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in ea st. […]

Patriotic Flag Potholder

May 3, 2015 1 comment

Summer in America brings out the flags and other patriotic items in red, white and blues. It’s fun to decorate and use the colorful patriotic items around the house and at picnics. So with that in mind, I thought I’d crochet a few dishcloths and potholders.

I used my US flag dishcloth pattern to crochet the potholder and matching cloth. For the potholder, I recycled a plastic water bottle ring and just single crocheted around the ring and joined with a slip stitch into the corner to finish off the hanging loop.

Below is the finished off flag kitchen set.[…]

Doll Winter Sweater

April 11, 2015 1 comment
Doll Sweater Back

Check out this cute little winter sweater pattern I crocheted for my dolly. Doesn’t she just look snugly warm in the sweater? This doll is 11 inches long with a thick cloth body.

I crocheted this dolly sweater using a H (5 mm) crochet hook and some worst weight yarn. The free crochet pattern can be found at Crochetville from Darksi who has created many cute and free doll outfits over the years. Here is the link to the Seasoned Just Right outfits with all the free pattern details.

I crocheted just short sleeves for the sweater as I was running out of yarn. I did 3 rounds for the sleeves by working single crochet under the underarm and half double crochet stitches around the rest of the sleeve. I used a strip of Velcro on the back for a closure.[…]


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