Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Breakfast Nook" Doily

This is my most recent doily creation. It is called Breakfast Nook, and is from a Decorative Crochet magazine. I changed the last row, just a bit, to suit myself. ;)

The solid color thread is America's Best "Raspberry". The variegated thread is a hand dyed thread called "Fractal" that I purchased from Sara's Colorwave Yarns. The thread is gorgeous...the picture doesn't do it justice IMHO.

This doily was a fun one to make as the colors were fun to work with. :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Edged Receiving Blankets

Recently, when I was puppy-sitting my daughter's family's new puppy, I managed to put edgings on a couple receiving blankets. I finished the third one after I got home. I don't use a pattern...just do my own thing. It is a nice project when you want to do "mindless" crocheting. I might add that they make very nice baby shower presents. :)

A closer look at the edging. :)

Happy Easter to Clayton & Adelyn

In the weeks before Easter, these are some of the things I had been working on. Didn't want to post them here until Clayton and Adelyn's mommy saw them in person. :)

These are Adelyn's crocheted Easter goodies. (I'll tell you where you can get the patterns above the individual pictures.) From left to right: Fatso Birdy, Chick in Egg, and "Peeps" Bunny.

You can purchase the Fatso Birdy pattern here. The pattern was very easy to follow, and it worked up quickly using the bulky weight yarn. :)

Baby chicks in eggshell pattern can be found here for free. :)

And the "Peeps" Bunny free pattern can be found here.

And this group of crocheted goodies belongs to Clayton. :)

Some of the things in their baskets. The Fatso birdies were included in a gift bag they got when they turned in their found Easter eggs. :)

Clayton and Adelyn holding their "Peeps" bunnies.

And here they are holding their Fatso birdies. Adelyn is actually doing more than just holding hers...

...She was picking off his beak! LOL

She was not a happy camper when she realized what she had done. Her birdie was now beak-less. ;) Mommy took some yarn home and was going to fashion a beak for him it out of the yarn.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! May you all enjoy many Easter blessings, and perhaps some yummy chocolate as well. :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Quick and Easy Doily

I was staying at my daughter's house this past weekend, taking care of their puppy while they went camping, and I whipped this doily up Friday night for her nightstand. :) It is made of WW cotton yarn as that is the only yarn I found that would match the colors of her new room. All I did was make a basic crocheted circle and edged it in two rows of sc, ch3, skip one stich, repeat. :)

I think it's kind of "odd" how the color pattern formed, but otherwise I think it turned out fine. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Patchwork" Crochet

This is the project I have kept busy with the last couple of weeks...a granny square blankie made of variegated squares trimmed in white. I was inspired by Debi Y.'s blog post over at Crochet, Crafts & Gardening. I loved the look of her squares made with variegated yarn, and got the idea to do a blankie using only the variegated yarns in my leftovers stash. It was going to be a project that I worked on "whenever", but like any other project I start, I can't seem to just set it aside for "whenever". LOL I had to keep going on it until it was finished. I decided to make it a child size afghan for my grandkids to use. :) Thanks, Debi Y., for the inspiration! :)

My granny sqaures are six rounds each with a round of white sc for the edging. I joined them using a Rita method...meaning I did "whatever". LOL I suppose it's similar to the flat braid join method, but I don't like to constantly have to remove my hook, so I just pretty much did my own thing, and it really doesn't have a name. Of course, one can join them in any manner they wish. :)

I love this blankie. To me it is reminiscent of a patchwork quilt, only in crochet. :)