Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Friday!

Have a great weekend...I hope it includes a little crocheting!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Another *vintage* potholder...

A little vintage looking potholder I made...

using yellow and white thread.
You can find the charted pattern here.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Little Crochet on the Edge....

I added a little crochet goodness to one of my bath towels.
My bathroom walls are yellow, so I decided to update it with some gray accents. I used the same Cloud Artiste thread I used in the doily I made a few weeks ago.

You can find the chart for this crochet edging here.  It is very quick and easy....
imagine the possibilities!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My cape is complete!

I am so excited to share this completed cape with you today! I have not ventured into crochet clothing a whole lot...but am very pleased with the way this turned out.

I was inspired by this version on Betsy Makes.  You can also read about making here, on ByHaafner. It was so helpful to read those 2 blog posts before I started! I chose a dark purple/plum colored yarn. (I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby and a size I hook.) I started with a chain of 96 and then followed this chart.  I decided to do the collar in single crochet, back loop only. It measures 6" in width; I made it long enough to fit around the original chain of 96 at the top of the cape.

 I have to say, this was such an easy project! And it only took one skein of yarn!  I can see myself wearing this on the cool Fall days ahead. This is a great item to wear outside in MN...or even inside on cold winter's day.  I'm thinking about making another one...I love the white version on ByHaafner! I can see where a slightly thinner yarn would also be nice...this one is quite thick.  But, like I said, I'm totally pleased the results! Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cloud and Cornsilk or Gray and Yellow....

Here is a little crochet inspiration for your Sunday...
made out of Artitste cotton thread in Cloud (gray) and Cornsilk (yellow).

You can find the graph pattern here.
Happy crocheting!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A little Christmas in July...

Ahh...summer....I love the extra time I have to crochet a bit each day.
Until August at least.
I made this Christmas doily in size 10 thread.
I love Artiste Egyptian cotton thread from Hobby Lobby. If it's on sale I buy a skein. Or two.
This pattern, "Dainty Shells," lends itself well to using 3 colors and is quick and easy to make.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!


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