Thursday, April 16, 2015

Update On Mermaid Me Blanket

Here is a picture of the Mermaid Me Blanket progress. I am started on the 4th row.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Started Mermaid Me Blanket

So here it is, I started the Mermaid Me Blanket
The colors I am using is purple, pink, and red. I went to Hobby Lobby for the yarn. I could not find the yarn suggested, so I went with Yarn Bee Fetching.
It is sparkly, I thought it was important aspect because it is a mermaid's tail. 
The downside of making this is that you make motifs and I am not a fan, all those ends to sew in.  However it does look like scales and it will be cool. I hope the recipient will love it.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Doll And Mermaid Blanket

First I want to show off a doll I finished.
It is cute, but the sleeves turned out a little large.
Next, I got a commission to make the Mermaid Me Blanket by Susan Carlson.

My initial thought when looking at the photo is that is done in rows. As it turns out you have to make motifs (not a fan of motifs). So to get ready for this projects I made a dishcloth. This pattern is not for the beginner starting out, though it does have directions on how to make the motifs, how to connect them, photos, and a chart. The pattern calls for Red Heart Boutique Swanky and Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable as an alternate yarn substitution. I might look at other yarn options, but I might stick to either the two options listed. The requested colors is purple, pink, and red. I am going to look around for the yarn this week and I hope to get started.





Friday, April 3, 2015

Doll

So I am showing off a project of a doll I hope to finish soon.
The pattern comes from April 2008 edition of Crochet World. All I need to do to finish is to complete the sleeves of the outfit. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wordless: My Everyday Life In Photos XII

I have a series of photo and photo art on my other blog.









Wordless: My Everyday Life In Photos XII: This is going to be shared with  Inspire Me Monday ,  Blue Monday ,  Mandarin Orange Monday ,  Orange You Glad It's Friday ,  Monday Me...

Pink Granny Square Blanket

I guess this really is not a traditional granny square blanket. The pattern for the flowered square came out of a vintage magazine. The circle square is a pattern of my design that I will share with you.

12 dc in a magic ring, join,
Now make 2 dc in each dc, join
*Dc in the next 3 dc, chain 3*, repeat 7 more times, join and finish off because you want to change to a new color. That way your circle design will stand out.
Join new color in a chain 3 space and make *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in that space, ch 2, 3 dc in the next space, chain 2 * repeat this pattern 3 more times, join.
The last row is like a tradition granny square. *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in a corner space, ch 2, [3 dc in the next space, chain 2 ] repeat bracket one more time* repeat this 3 more times. Finish off.
So you make of noticed that I don't sew my squares together. I join them to a square when making the final row. To do this, instead of making the ch 2 space between 3 dc groups, I would chain 1, slip stitch in the chain 2 space to the square I want to join, ch 1. (clear as mud) This is what I usually do for granny squares.

After the squares are done, I did a granny square pattern around the edge, followed by my favorite edging I do on many of my projects. That pattern can be found here.