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.