Need a quick and easy gift idea? How about crocheting around the edges of a store-bought dishcloth. Here are a few inexpensive dishcloths I bought and by adding a quick handmade edging you have a pretty little gift.
Here is a closeup showing the simple single crochet edging.
To crochet the edging around the dishcloth, I used a small C (2.75 mm) crochet hook. It easily goes through the thin dishcloth and just attach at any corner.[…]
Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. […]
I am back to share a new recycled plastic bag plarn project. In this project, I set out to create a small basket tray to use for holding items for an upcoming charity fundraiser. I wanted a tray type basket to hold the items and also one that could be reused for kitchen or bath items later.
This was a fun and quick plastic basket that I crocheted using less than 20 recycled plastic retail bags made into plarn using the looping method of cutting and assembling the bags. Below you will find the free crochet pattern and details. Enjoy the pattern and happy crocheting to all!
Crocheted Plarn Basket Tray Pattern
Plastic bags cut into strips 1 inch wide to create plarn yarn. Here are the pieces I crocheted to put the plastic tray basket together. (Approx. 13 bags in white and 4 brown bags)
All pattern details are written in US crochet terms.
Hook: J (6 mm) size crochet hook
Description: Crocheted Recycled Plastic Bag Basket Tray
Basket measures 8-3/4 inches long, 4 inches tall, 3-3/4 inch wide ends and with 5-3/4 inch handles
Ch 30, Hdc in 3rd st from hook and in each st down to end. Ch 2, turn. (27)[…]
Here is my latest Mother Bear I crocheted with a hoodie. This bear was crocheted for the Mother Bear Project and features a hood with ties. My original Mother Bear hoodie pattern did not include ties. Another Mother Bear crocheter on Ravelry, TeaLover, added ties to her bear’s hoodie after crocheting my pattern. I just loved how the ties turned out. It is like a built in scarf and looks so cute on the hoodies she made. So with her help, I added ties to my hoodie pattern too.
It is real easy and the ties are crocheted right onto the hoodie before finishing off the project. Here are the changes to make to the original pattern to add the ties. First don’t finish off after the last row, chain 25 […]
October is breast cancer awareness month. It is a good time to post an update about my own cancer battle. If you have been a long time reader of my blog you will know that in 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I started blogging about my cancer under what I called my pink journey. You can click on the prior link and read the old posts if you are interested in my experience.
It has been over 8 years now since cancer came a knocking on my door. In the last several years, I can finally rest easier and not have cancer on my mind at nearly every thought. I am so blessed to say that I am still cancer free and just thank God each and every day for my continued good health. So many people are not so lucky.
My heart breaks for those that are battling this beast. I grieve for those who have lost their battle and pray for comfort for their families. Cancer sucks!! I hate it and can only hope that some day there may be a cure. Can you imagine a world without cancer? […]
Just finished up crocheting this blue and green wavy ripple lapghan for the Warmth for Warriors. I used the basic wavy ripple blanket pattern of mine. This blanket has the wave going side to side rather than up and down.
I used Red Heart yarns in navy blue and melon green to complete the lapghan. I crocheted 4 rows in each color. I started the lapghan with a chain of 107 […]
I make many mini Christmas stockings each year for the Warmth for Warriors group. I decided I wanted to try a new crochet pattern to change things up a bit on my stocking making and came up with this new pattern. I took my cuffed baby booties pattern and tweaked it to create this mini cuffed Christmas stocking. The pattern is easy and can be crocheted in less than an hour plus it is free so enjoy the crochet pattern below.
Mini Christmas Cuffed Stocking Pattern
Crochet hook: H (5 mm) hook
Yarn: 3/4 oz Worst Weight Yarn (42-50 yards depending on yarn)
Finished size: 6 inches tall, 4.75” wide at toe, & 2.75” wide at top.
Ch 2, work 9 Sc in 2nd ch from hook. (You can also start with a magic circle and work 9 Sc’s in circle.) Don’t join as the toe section is worked in rounds without joining. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. (9 sts)[…]
I have been crocheting baby hats for our local hospital nursery. Here is a simple crochet baby hat pattern with a rolled brim. The rolled brim idea came up as I had crocheted some hats that were too big and we just turned up the brims to make them smaller and fit the baby’s better.
Here is a photo of the hat not rolled. As the child grows you can just unroll the brim to make a longer hat so it can be worn longer by the child using this feature.
Rolled Brim Baby Hat Pattern
Baby ribbed hat measures:
Newborn = 12 inch cir by 5 inches long (4.5” with brim rolled)
Preemie = 11 inch cir by 4-1/2 inches long (4” with brim rolled)
H (5 mm) US sized crochet hook
G (4 mm) US sized crochet hook preemie babies
Materials: 1+ ounce Worsted Medium Weight or Aran Yarn
Small amount of contrasting yarn if desired for brim
With main yarn color, Ch 3 and join to form ring. Hat pattern is worked in the round without turning.[…]
Here is my Seahawks inspired Red Heart heartwarming crochet scarf. I used Red Heart comfort yarn in melon green for the main body of the scarf and trimmed it using Red Heart navy. I followed the heartwarming crochet scarf pattern but did do a few extra rows so the scarf was a bit longer. My finished length is 60 inches long and the scarf is 5 inches wide.
Overall a simple and easy pattern to crochet by Red Heart. The only thing I wasn’t sure about was the placement of the edge trim but I think it turned out fine with the contrasting yarn. Here is a closeup of the stitching I did with the contrasting blue yarn.[…]