Saturday, April 22, 2017

There's nothing I love crocheting more than afghans!

And more than that, baby afghans!

This has been a GREAT year for my favorite project.  Three babies in 2017.  And all three were girls, which means I could get as floral as I wanted to.

The first was for my cousin's granddaughter, Noelle.  I very rarely make clothing items, but thought I'd get adventurous and make a little sweater to go with it.  The Baby Sweater Pattern I used was really cute, and the Daisy Flower Applique kind of tied it into the theme of the little blanket pattern I used.

Yay!  Flowers!

Next, my youngest son requested a red baby blanket for one of his co-workers.

This one was a lot of fun to make.  Following an idea from my friend, Michelle, I used the Charity Daisy Square alternating with a plain old granny square.

New mom loved it!  She said the red flowers made the baby laugh!  What could be better than that?

Then my oldest son's boss had a baby girl. . . so another floral baby afghan was born.

Jan Eaton's Willow Square has always been one of my favorites, and I wanted to make something with yellow, gray and white and so this blanket was born.

Funnest thing about this one?  Not only was the baby's middle name Gray, her nursery was yellow and gray!  Talk about an amazing coincidences!

All in all, really happy with my baby blankets. . . now to make a grown up sized one!  Just have to figure out who to make it for.  All of my friends are already cocooned in afghans!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dishcloths!  Facecloths!  Clothcloths!

I make these at night while I'm watching tv. . . easy. . . mindless. . . useful!  I made one for a friend of mine, and she asked me to write it down.

I'm an awful crochet author type, so if you have any problems, just let me know so I can make it more clear.

Here goes!


You'll need:
  • Approx 2oz worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
  • 8" x 8" cloth
  • H or I hook
  • Scissors, tapestry needle to weave in ends
Stitches used (US Terms)
  • Chain (Ch)
  • Single Crochet (SC)
  • Treble Crochet (TRC)
Level:  Beginner

  • Ch1 counts as first SC
  • The SC before and after each TRC should be fairly tight
  • TRCs are worked on the WRONG side of the cloth.
  • Be sure to make the final SC in each row in the turning Ch1 from previous row for a nice, straight edge
  1. Chain 26
  2. SC in second stitch from hook, then SC across.  Ch1, Turn
    (25 sc)
  3. Skip first ST, *TRC in second ST, SC*.  Repeat across, ending in SC.  Ch1, Turn
    (12 TRC, 13 SC)
  4. Skip first ST, SC across, CH1, turn
    (25 SC)
  5. Repeat rows 3 and 4 until desired length is reached.
    (12 repeats of rows 3 & 4 makes a square cloth)
  6. End with Row 4, all SC.  FO

And there you have it!  The TRC's will pop out, making a nice textured cloth for scrubbing! 

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Oh, My. . . .

You know what?

I totally forgot about my little blog!

Time to start it back up again--I'm a crochet MACHINE!!!!

But. while you're waiting, here's my dog in a box.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I want to make a scarf.  An entrelac scarf.

Not such a hard thing to do under normal circumstances.  But I decided to use Red Heart Boutique yarn.

Boutique in Dragonfly colorway

It's so pretty!  But man, is it hard to use.

I'm trying NOT to let this stop me.  But in three nights, I've only been able to do three rows.  I wanted a minimum of ten, but at this point, I'm ready to use it to hang myself with it.

I WILL get this done. . . that's going to be my mantra. . . 

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Really--is there anything better than making potholders when you're watching a super bad B movie on Netflix?

I adore this pattern by Claudia Lowman!  Fanciful Flower Potholders is one of those patterns that's addictive. . . you can't make just one.  And they're so pretty!  You just kinda have to sit back and admire your handiwork for each one you make.  Then decide which friend is worthy enough to be given such a wonder of cotton to grace his or her kitchen.

I went through this same addictive potholder crochet mania a few years ago.  This was before I discovered the magic of B Movies on Netflix and the Syfy channel.  The lovely, bright colors of the sturdy cotton yarn. . . set against the backdrop of CGI sea creatures decimating humans. . .just a fantastic combination!  And so entertaining!  The bad science alone will keep you in giggles.

Man, am I old or what?  I'd rather have yarn and a movie on a weekend night!

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Scarf for Boy Wonder

My son asked me for a scarf. . . so here it is! Pattern coming soon!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ribbed Square
Using worsted weigh yarn and an H hook, 4 rows of Round 3 makes a 6 inch square. To make a square of another size, duplicate Round 3 until square is 1 inch smaller than required, then add HDC row.

I'm a terrible pattern writer--thanks to Fibercat for making a phototutorial to help clear up most questions!  But if you have more, just contact me on Ravelry!


Ch 4, connect with SL to form ring; 

Round 1:  Ch3 (counts as first DC throughout) 12 DC in ring, Connect with SL in top of original Ch3  

Round 2:  Ch3; FPDC around post as SAME DC in previous round. *DC in top loop of next ST; FPDC in post of next DC in previous round* 2 times (this results in 2 st per DC of 1st round, DC in top loop, FPDC around post) Ch2, DC to make corner . *FPDC in DC; DC in loop 3 times, make corner* 3 times. Connect with sl to 3rd stitch of ch to connect
(12 DC, 12 FPDC, 4 ch2 sp)

Round 3:  Ch 3; FPDC around FPDC of previous round, DC in DC. After last FPDC, DC in next loop, ch2 and DC in same ST to make corner. Continue like this around square. Connect with SL in ch3
(20 DC, 12 FPDC, 4 ch2 sp)

Rounds 4-5:  Same as Round 3

Round 6:  ch2, (counts as first HDC)BACK LOOP ONLY. HDC in back loop only of next 10 stY, HDC in each st of previous round to corner; to make corner, HDC, DC, HDC in ch 2 space. Continue around block in this manner. At last stich, HDC in same ST as SL, HDC, connect with SL.

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Jitterie's Ribbed Square by Andrea Harris is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.