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Baby Round Ripple Blankets

June 20, 2016 No comments yet
Baby Round Ripple Blankets

It is time again to start making baby blankets for the 2016 NICU Baby Blanket Drive. Each year Kathryn over at Crochetville makes and collects baby blankets for the yearly delivery just before Christmas. This is the 10th year of the drive and my 7th as a contributor.

Here are two round ripple baby blanket I crocheted this month. Both of these were crocheted using Aggie May’s round ripple pattern.

The centers were crocheted just using up scraps of yarn I had on hand. Then I used pink and white Red Heart yarns on the first one that measures 24 inches wide. The 2nd round ripple blanket was crocheted […]

Granny Stitch Kitchen Set

June 4, 2016 1 comment
Granny Stitch Kitchen Set

Sharing my latest granny stitch kitchen items I crocheted. I used jute cotton yarn for the main yarn color and added forest green cotton for contrast while creating these granny square items.

Potholder crocheted using the granny stitch potholder pattern. I crocheted the center in forest green cotton and then worked the pattern in jute cotton until row 8. Worked row 8 in forest green and row 9 in jute cotton. Trimmed in single crochet with the forest green and added a hanging loop from a recycled water bottle ring.

The granny square dishcloth was crocheted using my […]

Crocheted Seamless Mother Bear Project

May 22, 2016 3 comments
Crocheted Seamless Mother Bear Project

This is post to help those using the seamless crochet pattern for the Mother Bear Project. I purchased the seamless crochet pattern from the MBP site. After participating in a CAL for the bears, several of us found some valuable tips to help in crocheting the seamless bears. I want to share with you all the helpful ideas and pattern tips that we want to pass along.

I love to crochet in the round without having to turn or join. So after getting the seamless crochet bear pattern, I set out to figure out a way to do just that.

Go to the official Mother Bear Site by clicking on the logo below.

So as I have stated, I wanted to crochet my bear in the round without joining or working chain 1s for each row. Here is a leg piece to show the outcome. This particular leg has just 4 rows in the bear body color and then 11 rows for the pants up to the point where you join the legs together to work the rest of the pants. This varies from the original pattern but depending on your yarn, design, and other factors, crochet as needed to obtain the size and design you desire.


Here is a leg piece to share, I end at the side of the leg and simply join a new color with a SC (single crochet) stitch and work in the round. […]

Granny Stitch Potholder

May 4, 2016 1 comment
Granny Stitch Potholder

I love the granny stitch and it makes such a pretty pattern. It is also a wonderful pattern for using up different scraps of yarn in a project such as this potholder pattern. The front panel is worked in the granny square type stitch and then the backing is done in single crochet stitching. The result is a pretty granny stitch potholder with a thick protective backing.

Granny Stitch Potholder Pattern

Hook: H (5 mm) sized crochet hook
Size: 8 inch square
Materials: 3 ounces cotton yarn – use scrap yarns and trim as desired
1 inch plastic ring for hanging loop. I used a recycled plastic ring from a water bottle for my hanging loop in this project.

With H hook, Ch 4 and join to form ring. Or you can use a magic circle to start.[…]

Mini Galaxy of Change

April 2, 2016 No comments yet
Mini Galaxy of Change

Just a quick post to review and share the Mini Galaxy of Change blanket pattern. I have crocheted other blanket patterns from Frank O’Randle and have enjoyed working the unique stitch patterns he presents in his works.

I crocheted the blanket with a H (5 mm) crochet hook and used most of the colors called for in the pattern. I did use Teal colored yarn instead of one of the blues as I had it on hand. Here is a closeup of the center portion.

Here is the free crochet pattern […]

Linen Stitch Dishcloths

March 11, 2016 1 comment
Linen Stitch Dishcloths

Here are some new cotton dishcloths I recently crocheted. I wanted to try a new stitch and crocheted these dishcloths using the linen stitch. The linen stitch creates a nice thick woven-look cloth.

The easy peasy crochet pattern for my linen dishcloths were crocheted using these linen stitch details.

What you need to crochet your linen stitch dishcloth:
Crochet hook: H (5 mm)
2 ounces of cotton yarn in main color and small amount of white cotton yarn

Directions: […]

More Crocheted Baby Hats

March 1, 2016 7 comments
More Crocheted Baby Hats

Here are a few more baby hats that I have crocheted lately. I’ve been on a crochet hat-making craze.

Here is a closeup of the ribbed band crocheted hat pattern that I use frequently. You can find the free crocheted ribbed hat pattern here.

All of these hats were donated to my local hospital nursery for the new babies. I was pleasantly surprised last week in the newspaper when I saw […]

Mother Bear Skirt & Bloomers

February 16, 2016 1 comment
Crocheted Mother Bear Bloomers

If you read my last post, you know that I have been busy crocheting Mother Bears for the organization that sends teddy bears to children in foreign countries. I crocheted a Mother Bear hoodie on one teddy bear and then crocheted this girl bear with a skirt and bloomers.

This bear and her clothing were crocheted using medium weight acrylic yarn. The basic bear was crocheted using the seamless crochet bear pattern found at the Mother Bear Project site. My pattern details are a guideline for adding the skirt and bloomers but make sure you check your fit on your bear as you crochet.

I crocheted the skirt with a G (4 mm) crochet hook. Attach at back of waist on bear and follow pattern directions below. I crocheted the skirt working from the waist down and crocheted with the bear upside down as I added the skirt.

Mother Bear Skirt Pattern
Row 1
Attach yarn and single crochet (Sc) in each stitch around at waistline.[…]

Fun Fur Trimmed Gloves

February 7, 2016 5 comments
Fun Fur Trimmed Gloves

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 […]


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