Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Redskins hat


Erica, Richie and the boys bought me yarn and hooks for Christmas. In the bag was a skein of burgandy and a skein of gold (along with some others) - she wanted me to make her a Redskins hat. I used the same pattern as "Erica's hat", just changed to gold on the last 3 rnds.
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a wonderful day. :)
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Monday, December 21, 2009

~ Erica's hat ~


Erica asked me to crochet her a hat - nothing fancy - just a plain, closed stitch hat - so I came up with this.

Materials:
- approximately 3 oz. worsted weight yarn (I used RHSS)
- size I crochet hook


Size: 7 3/4" from top to bottom

Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust the size of the crochet hook
- ch 2 at beginning of rnds does not count as a st.
- fp dc = front post dc

Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, fp dc around next dc. *2 dc in next dc, fp dc around next dc.  Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc, fp dc around next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, fp dc around next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 2 dc, fp dc around next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, fp dc around next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 3 dc, fp dc around next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, fp dc around next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnds 7 - 17: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc, dc in next 4 dc, fp dc around next dc. *Dc in next 5 dc, fp dc around next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in 1st dc. Sc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc. End off.

**Debi Y's pattern**
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree


We decided to get a fake tree this year instead of using the spiral tree again. I like this one a little better.
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Closed grannies


Here's my progress so far on my closed grannies. The strips are 8 squares long - the squares are 4" not including the border.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

A surprise...


...came in the mail today. I received a Christmas card from Yvette - she's a friend in one of my crochet groups. She also sent me this adorable pair of Christmas tree earrings. So cute. :)
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

More closed grannies


I've slowly been working on more closed grannies. Here are a few more:
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

A nice surprise.


I received a nice surprise in the mail yesterday. A friend of mine in one of my crochet groups - her name is Marilyn - sent me this beautiful snowflake. She crocheted it with sparkley gold thread.
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

More grannies


I've started working on yet another granny square blanket. These grannies are the closed grannies. They will be worked 4 rounds with the variegated yarn scraps (I still have a ton) and 1 round of sc in soft white with the chain joining round.


Crocheting granny squares are a simple project to tote around with me. I crochet in the car before going into work and then crochet a little while I eat my snack at work. It keeps me sane.
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Variegated granny blanket

I have finished my variegated granny blanket - it measures about 32" square. Each square was 5 rounds of variegated and then the final round was the joining round in soft white. I enjoyed using this particular joining method - it was very quick and easy. The only problem was that I had about 50 million ends to weave in and no real secure place to weave them. I much prefer having a sc border so all my ends will be secure. To crochet this blanket I used my vast supply of scrap yarn - the only yarn that was purchased was 1 skein of RHSS soft white for the borders.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Katie's hat




Erica asked me if I could make a hat for her friend Katie. I hope she likes it.
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Let it snow...


We had our first snow for this season on Saturday. Only got about 2". Tex & Ladybug seemed to like it.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Work Christmas tree


I crocheted a popcorn garland for my Christmas tree I have at work. Since the tree is only about 12" tall, instead of using dc popcorns, I used hdc popcorns and I chained 8 instead of 10. The decorations are various washers and nuts I found at work. I cleaned them and then colored them with Sharpie markers. The star I cut out of an index card.
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Variegated squares 2


Here's my variegated grannies put together - still have about 10 more to go.  :)


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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Variegated squares


I've started working on variegated granny squares to make another afghan. So far, I have 12 done. I haven't quite decided on how to join them yet.
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Fingerless gloves


I've been searching for a crochet pattern for a pair of fingerless gloves but I didn't really find any I liked. I was getting kind of frustrated - I need gloves - it's starting to get cold. And then a light came on on top of my head (think of the cartoons) - a couple of weeks ago, I bought a 2-pair pack of gloves from the Dollar Tree (1 black pair and 1-pink pair) - I took the black pair and cut off the fingers and then sewed on flower buttons to the cuffs. Came out real cute if I may say so myself.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Granny #30 & finished afghan




Here's granny #30 and my finished afghan. I really enjoyed working on this project.
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Granny #29


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Popcorn garland


Here's a quick and easy way to crochet a popcorn garland:

Materials:

- 4-ply ww acrylic yarn (I used Red Heart) - I don't really have a specific amount - I just took a 7 oz. skein of white and started crocheting
- I crochet hook

Popcorn stitch: (3 dc in 4th ch from hook, remove hook from loop, insert hook in top of ch 3 and in dropped loop, pull dropped loop through ch 3.)

Directions:

Ch 4, popcorn st, * ch 10, popcorn st. Repeat from * as many times as you want to get the length you need.

***I have finished with my garland - 7 oz. of yarn will make approximately 25 yds.***


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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Granny #28


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Friday, November 27, 2009

Granny # 27


Only 3 more to go. :)
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Granny #26


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Happy Thanksgiving to all!


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Granny #25


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Granny #24 and granny strip #4








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Monday, November 23, 2009

Granny #23


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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Granny #22


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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Granny #21


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Friday, November 20, 2009

Granny #20


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Granny #19


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Granny #18 and granny strip 3




Here's what I have so far.


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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Granny #17


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Granny #16


It's getting harder and harder to choose colors for these squares. I am only using scrap yarn that I have rolled - no new skeins.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Granny #15


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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Granny #14 and 2nd strip




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Friday, November 13, 2009

Granny #13


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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Granny #12


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Granny #11


I like these colors too.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Granny #10


Here's granny #10. I really like this color combo.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Granny #9


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Angel ornament


Materials:
- sz 10 crochet cotton
- sz 1 steel hook
- 1" plastic ring
- stiffener of choice

Size: 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Notes:

- beginning shell = (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc)
- shell = (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size

Directions:

Rnd 1: Attach thread to ring with a sc. Sc around ring to completely cover. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 7 sc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Dc in same st, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 3. End off.

Row 5: Join with a sl st to 12th dc. Ch 3, dc in next 13 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6: Dc in next 5 dc. Shell in next dc. Dc in next 6 dc. Turn.

Row 7: Beginning shell in same st. Dc in next 4 dc. Shell in next shell. Dc in next 4 dc. Shell in top of ch 3. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sl st over to ch 1 space. Beginning shell, dc in next 4 dc. Shell in next shell. Dc in next 4 dc. Shell in next shell. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 9 - 13: Repeat Row 8.

Row 14: Sc in each dc and ch 1 space across. Sc in top of ch 3. End off.

Pin out and apply stiffener.

**Debi Y's version**
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Granny #8


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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Granny #7


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Black bag


I originally intended this bag to be a purse, but it came out too big. It measures 12" x 8" x 6 1/2". I will use it as a project bag instead. I also need to get some handles at Joann's and sew them on.
Materials:
- 13 oz. ww yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
- L hook
- purse handles
- 2 pieces of plastic canvas same size as bag bottom
Size: 12" x 8" x 6 1/2"
Notes:
- use 2 strands held together throughout
- I crochet tight, so you may want to adjust your hook size
Directions:
Row 1: Ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each remaining ch. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 - 32: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. At end of Row 32, do not ch 1 or turn.
Rnd 33: Now working around bottom piece, sc evenly around with 3 sc in each corner st. Do not join, mark 1st st with a stitch marker.
Rnd 34: Working this rnd in back loops, sc in each sc around.
**All following rnds will be worked in both loops.**
Rnds 35 - 41: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 42: (Dc , ch 1, dc) in 1st sc, skip next 2 sc. *(Dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 43: Sc in each dc and ch 1 space around.
Rnds 44 - 45: Sc in each sc around.
Rnds 46 - 52: Repeat Rnds 42 - 45.
Rnd 53: Reverse sc in each sc around. End off.
-Cut 2 pieces of plastic canvas the same size as the bag bottom. Sew them together and place in the bag.
-Sew on purse handles.
**Debi Y's idea**


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1st granny strip


Grannies 1 - 6 crocheted together. I used this method to join them:




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