Tuesday, June 26, 2012

AUSTENtatious Crochet Book Giveaway

All Free Crochet is giving away a book called AUSTENtatious Crochet. It has 32 patterns based on clothing in books by Jane Austen! You can enter here: http://www.allfreecrochet.com/sweeps/Austentatious-Crochet

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Howdy, everyone! 

This post is about 2 weeks overdue, but... I have some very, very, {very!!!} exciting news!
After two years of waiting to finish this, I present to you...

The Spring Flower Granny Blanket!

Making the last stitch

The last snip...

And, done!

The edging is from Edie Eckman's Around the Corner Crochet Borders ~ border #3
It's just so hard to believe that it's really, truly, finally done! I'm so happy with the way it turned out!

Happy Hooking!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thrift Store Treasures

Finding yarn-crafted items at thrift stores it my favourite part of thrift store shopping. I love finding a knit or crochet item and imagining the stories behind it of who made it and why and who for. Anyways, here are some pictures of a lovely shawl I found in January.

I found this lovely knitted blanket about 2 weeks ago, and a soon as a saw it, I knew I couldn't leave it there. I just love the crochet ruffle in the middle made with sparkly yarn! Can you imagine all of the time put in to making this?

Happy Hooking!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pretty Flowers

Last night, my family and I went to Hobby Lobby and I found the coolest thing ever! A crochet hook that Lights Up, so you can crochet in the dark!

 {sorry, the picture isn't the greatest quality}

Well, it was dark coming home, and I had a bit of yarn in my purse, so, of course, I had to try it out. I made up this flower pattern to share with you :-)
I thought I would share it now, so you can make them when it's snowy and dreary out to chase away the Winter Blues.

Small Flower Pattern 

You will need:
Some pretty yarn {One or two colours}
I/9 hook {or your favourite!}

Begin with a magic circle
Rnd 1 ~ sc 12 in circle. Close circle, sl st to first st. Ch 1, turn your work
Rnd 2 ~ in back loops only, *sl st in next st, {hdc, dc, hdc} in next st* Rep between * around. Sl st in first st.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Have fun!

P.S. Sneak peek pictures of my blanket will come after Christmas. I'm almost half-way done joining it together!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ripply Runner

After I finish my flower blanket, {which is coming along rather well, though I still can't make myself work on it faithfully without working on other projects. All of the squares are made, and 5 rows are joined together. I will try to get some pictures up soon.} I want to make a ripple blanket using Lucy's {at Attic24} lovely ripple pattern. So, to test the pattern, I made a runner for the dresser in the spare room, which I hope to convert to a crafty space, where I can keep all of my yarn, hooks, and other crochet supplies.

For the edging, I did a row of single crochet in white, a row of single crochet in gray, and a row of the crab stitch {a.k.a. reverse single} in blue. Doesn't the crab stitch make a lovely edging?

Until next time!