Monday, July 28, 2014


When I started taking crochet many years ago in the mid 1990's, one of my very first projects where the clown dolls. The pattern was in an Afghan Magazine I picked up at a thrift store. I want to say the magazine was dated back in the 80's. So now I redid these dolls making them smaller than the original pattern.

I also made up some other toys for the grand kids like the little people and the mouse. The pattern for the mouse can be found here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chevron Net Shawl

I have started this project months ago and I finally got around to finishing it.  I had made this a scrap yarn project. I had found that I would want to change colors every few rows so you can see chevron pattern.  I had found that there wasn't much give along the "points" of the chevron and along the edges. But I think this is necessary to give the chevron pattern some stability. With the right yarn this could make a light and airy shawl. So here is the pattern on how I did this

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size H Crochet Hook

Chain 98
Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, *ch 5, skip 3 stitches, sc in next stitch* repeat until end. ch 1, turn. You will have 24 chain 5 loops

Row 2: sc in next sc and chain 5 loop, [*ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat once , ch 5, sc in next sc (this creates the top peak) *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat 2 times, sc in next ch 5 loop (this creates the bottom peak) ] Repeat brackets 2 more times.
*ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat once, ch 5, sc in next sc  *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat 2 times, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn

Row 3: sc2tog over the next 2 sc's, sc in the next ch 5 loop. Repeat the bracket instructions from row 2 three times. 
*ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat once, ch 5, sc in next sc  *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 loop,* repeat 2 times, sc2tog over the last 2 sc's, ch 1, turn

Repeat Row 3 until the piece measures 60 inches or desired length.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mobius Scarf

If you visit my previous blog post, you see a grab bag I bought from a LYS. Inside the grab bag was some nice blue yarn and a pattern. The pattern is this Lava Flow mobius scarf. In this pattern I have to twist the scarf and graft the two ends. I have never done this before and will have to visit You Tube, and check out my how-to-books. So I thought I would try out the pattern on the cheaper yarn (Red Heart) before using the more expensive stuff I got in the mystery bag.

It is looking good so far....

Treasures Made From Yarn: Crocheted Socks

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Silent Sunday

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

Pink Saturday - Quilt Show

Yesterday I attended a quilt show, I was amazing at the many beautiful works of art. If I ever owned something like this, I would not even think of putting on my bed, it is too nice. So here are the predominately pink quilts for Pink Saturday.