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Crochet Rag Rug
2008-03-13 04:21:00
I started to "unearth" all of my unfinished projects and today I worked on my crochet rag rug. This rug was started over a year ago to use up the old knit fabric that was being stored in the basement. I began tearing some of the fabric, but the fabric really started falling apart and some of the strips became too thin, so then I cut the rest of the fabric into 1 1/2 to 2 inch strips. I tried to make one long continuous piece, so sometimes I cut close to corners and turned the fabric, but with knit fabric this really isn't a big deal.I have found that it isn't always easy to make the rug flat as I tried to follow a set pattern of increasing. So far I have been able to stretch the rug to make it flat and know that when I block it at the end it will be okay, but I am thinking of not increasing the next row or so to make it easier in the end. I guess this crochet rag rug making isn't an exact science because it probably depends on the type of fabric, the width of your strips, the siz...
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Crochet Hook with LCD Light
2008-03-13 03:02:00
Guess What??I got the present of my dreams this Christmas!Can you possibly guess what it could be?I got a Crochet Hook with a LCD Light !!!My amazing aunt, who unfortunately -well not quite unfortunately- got the opportunity to go to Belize on a adventure trip with her friend, and was unable to see the most joyous yelps and expressions that were uttered from my lips at that exact moment in time.Boy, I tell you, if there was anything I wanted that I was without before then, it was most definately a crochet hook with a lcd light. It's so versatile, I can crochet almost as efficiently in the dark as in the light! It is also a great help when I'm using a dark yarn, because I am able to see my stitches better than in the plain light.I highly recommend you get yourself a crochet hook with a lcd light if you don't have one, you definately won't regret it!Have you participated in our hat pattern naming contest?? Take a peek at our hat patterns, by clicking HERE. Leave a comment with your...
Unfinished Crochet Projects!
2008-03-08 23:10:00
How many unfinished projects do you have laying around? I tend to put ours out of sight, so they are not laying around everywhere. But then what happens.............we forget about them. We were doing a little house cleaning today and stumbled upon an afghan that was lovingly started several years ago. It is crocheted with a Q hook and uses a lofty yarn that crochets up quickly. Perhaps today is the day to get that project going again. It will most likely be a gift for someone, so what a great way to start finishing up this next year's Christmas presents.I get a little overwhelmed when I think about how many unfinished projects there really are around here. I think the enthusiasm fades when we wee how the yarn will crochet up--that is unless there is a significant deadline (and even then we sometimes don't get them finished). I have to admit that as a young crocheter I made two special Christmas pillows one for each of two sisters. They were made with the afghan stitch and...
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How to Crochet Scalloped Edging
2008-03-07 22:15:00
Here is a picture of a basic fleece blanket you can get for a couple of dollars at Walmart. It is 30 x 40 inches in dimension. It has a blanket stitch running around the perimeter of the blanket. It is on this blanket stitch that we are going to attach our crochet work.How to crochet a scalloped edging around this blanket is very simple. It is not an exact science and that is okay. Your blanket may differ slightly from the one shown above. But the overall process will be the same.I am using an acrylic worsted weight Redheart yarn and a size G crochet hook.First you will attach your yarn to the blanket stitch with a slip stitch and then ch 1 (chain one). You will then sc (single crochet) in each stitch of your blanket stitch all the way around the blanket. I added a few extra stitches in the corners so the blanket would lay flat. Again this is not an exact science, but a good way to do this would be make 2 sc in one blanket stitch, then only 1 sc in the next stitch (repeat this three...
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Easter Egg Ornaments Crochet Pattern
2008-03-06 18:04:00
Easter is just around the corner. I cannot believe it! There is still a pile of snow on the ground and the highs today are only 17 degrees fahrenheit. So how can you bring a little spring to your day? Begin thinking about Easter. You may like to begin an easter egg ornaments crochet pattern. A nice basket of these on your kitchen table would surely bring a bit of spring into your home. And, yes, all of these patterns are FREE!Plastic Easter Egg CoverVictorian Easter Egg OrnamentVictorian Egg CoversEaster EggsEgg SnuggieMarabu Easter EggI hope you find one easter egg ornaments crochet pattern to work on. It is always a great feeling to tackle a small project that is easily finished in a day or day. Remember, we will be adding more free patterns to our website at Knit and Crochet Hat Pattern s. We are launching our first original pattern on March 10th. If you visit the website, be sure to leave me a comment for our hat naming contest. YOU could be the lucky winner of a FREE hat p...
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Free Crochet Hanger Patterns
2008-03-06 02:10:00
Today I am bringing you FREE Crochet Hanger Patterns that I have found. There are many nice ones and these make lovely inexpensive gifts for family members, friends, teachers, etc. There is always something special about a small handmade gift versus something you just pick up at the store. I hope you enjoy these. Also, please check out my website ateasy crocheted hat patterns where we are busy adding our own original crochet patterns.Hanger with HeartCountry HangersClothes Hanger PatternClothes Hanger CoverNo Padded Needed Hanger CoverLiingerie Hanger with Removeable SachetBaby Crochet Hanger PatternContoured Coat Hanger CoverKitten Coat HangerLace Coat Hanger CoverCrochet Covered Coat Hangers * This is the one I have made!!Plush Hanger Cover * This is the one I want to try to make next!!Hope you can find one you like!
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Crochet Baby Set Pattern
2008-03-03 03:48:00
Today I am sharing some free crochet baby set patterns with you. Spring is just around the corner and with it comes newborn animals, newborn life celebrated in the resurrection of the life the Lord Jesus Christ, newly budding plants, and a fresh breezes blowing through the laundry on the line (can you smell it?)Please enjoy these free crochet baby set patterns. I think they are adorable! And some of them are even vintage. (did I mention I love vintage?!)4 Piece Baby Set: Jack FrostJack Frost Baby Set #6001Jack Frost Baby Set #6002Baby Set #203Sacque Hood and Booties Crochet Doreen Baby Set #206First Love LayetteBaby Girl Sleeper SetBev's Newborn Baby JacketForget Me Not SetRobin's Baby OnsieLong Gown with Matching CapEasy Baby BeanieIf you enjoyed these free patterns, please visit my website where I will be adding more free pattern links for your enjoyment at Knit and Crochet Hat Pattern s.
Free Crochet Patterns: Shawls
2008-02-28 18:01:00
It is still blustery and cold in Wisconsin. So I will share some links for free crochet patterns: shawls. Sit down by the warm fire and crochet yourself one of these cosy warm patterns. Some of these are even vintage shawl patterns (I love vintage!)Fancy Fans StoleSimply ShawlSilverlash Beautiful ShawlLove Knots with Flower Closure ShawlMy Blue Jeans ShawlSpider Lace ShawlTriangele Connected Hearts ShawlConcertoLyric Shawlwaltz Shawl PatternFantasy ShawlWilshire ShawlLa Louisian ShawlAlpaca/Vivaldi ShawlHope you enjoy a few of these free crochet shawl patterns. I plan to add more to the links section on my blog, so be sure to bookmark my blog and check back for more free crochet patterns.Also, be sure to check out my website at Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns . We are launching our first pattern on March 10th.You can win a FREE copy of this pattern. Just suggest a name for this hat pattern. If we select your name, you will receive a copy of this pattern for FREE. Check back on previous...
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More St Patricks Day Crochet Patterns
2008-02-26 16:47:00
Did anyone seen a little green leprechaun in my backyard??Well, I suppose not, but I've seen plenty in stores lately!Have you been looking for St. Patricks day crochet patterns right now? I know I've been searching for some to get ready for the day, and I thought my fellow blog readers would love to come and see what I've been looking at!There are so many St. Patricks day crochet patterns out there, and today I bring you the ones I think are most worthy to be made into great decorations!http://www.karpstyles.com/cro chet/shamrock1.htmlhttp://crochet.about.c om/library/weekly/aa031403.htm?nl=1http:/ /www.crochetmemories.com/archive/march8.h tmlhttp://www.crochetnmore.com/shamrockco aster.htmhttp://www.crochetmemories.com/a rchive/march6.htmlhttp://www.crochetmemor ies.com/archive/march2.htmlhttp://members .aol.com/_ht_a/lffunt/shamrock.htmhttp:// www.yarncat.com/shamrockpin.htmlhttp://ch ezcrochet.com/page63.htmlhttp://suzies-ya rnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2006/03/my-shamro ck-pin-pattern.htmlhtt...
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Easy Crochet Hat
2008-02-23 15:32:00
Here is another hat that is similar to the last hat. This hat's length was shortened to just cover the ears. The plain, easy crochet hat can be worn under a jacket hood. I do not care for jacket hoods alone as ears can still get a drafty breeze on them.100% washable wool was used in this hat. I like to use washable wool for children's projects because they tend to need extra laundering. Washable wool can be thrown in the washer and the dryer without the fear of felting. The trim around the edge was done in the same manner as the other hats (single crochet edge) however an extra row was added to give a scallop edge. This edge gives this hat a slight feminine touch. We have a couple more hats to share that are done up in 100% wool. One of the hats actually features wool that we handspun ourselves! So be sure to sign up for our email mailing list so you will be able to see it!Also, we are having a contest to name our easy crochet hat pattern. So far we have only had one suggestion. P...
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Stylish Sweater Coat Crochet
2008-02-22 03:24:00
Hi Folks,Because Chelsea isn't the type to go around tooting her own horn, her mother thought she should post this article so all you fellow crochet enthusiasts could see a bit of Chelsea's excitement a few weeks ago. Some of you may know that she won the Wisconsin Make It With Wool Competition and competed at the National level in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. It was very exciting for her and it has stretched her vision with what she can accomplish in her passion for crocheting. You can see the excitment in her face as we arrive at the air port to leave for Las Vegas. While Chelsea was busy competing the first morning, her mom and dad went sight seeing and managed to be right in the area where the Monte Carlo was on fire. They were fortunate to take a cab back to the hotel before everything was road blocked! That afternoon we all ate lunch in Paris, went to the top of the Eiffel Tower, then made our way to NY, NY to ride the roller coaster. We ended the sight seeing adventure with C...
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Easy Crochet Hat Patterns
2008-02-21 15:01:00
Today's hat is as basic as it gets -- the easiest of easy crochet hat patterns!! This 100% wool hat is put together without any fancy trim at the top and only has one contrast trim edge on the lower egde. This is a classic (although a bit longer to allow for the turned up edge) beanie style hat. I like the longer length on the hat because the turned up lower edge makes for a double covering over the ears area. This makes the hat snug and warm for this Arctic cold weather we have been having.This hat is essentially the same basic hat as all the others. All it takes is a change of yarn, color, and details to edges to change this hat and make the pattern versatile enough so that you have a great hat for every member of the family.Tomorrow we will show another hat we have made up. It is closer in line to the style of this hat, again with a few minor changes.Do we have anyone adventurous enough to submit an idea for the name of this hat? You will receive a FREE pattern when it goes on-l...
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St Patricks Day Crochet Patterns
2008-02-20 03:38:00
St Patricks Day is soon approaching. Do you have your Green of the Irish yarn ready to go? I've found some wonderful FREE St Patricks Day Crochet Patterns for you. Check these links to find your next project -- just in time for St Patty.http://www.crochetpatterncentral.co m/directory/stpatricksday.phphttp://croch et.about.com/library/weekly/aa031503.htmh ttp://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/mar ch6.htmlI'm sure I'll find more, so I'll post those later! In the mean time check out our website where you will be able to find our own unique patterns as well as free easy crochet patterns.
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How to Crochet a Hat Part 5
2008-02-20 00:56:00
This hat is similar to the first hats in some ways. It is crocheted in a varigated Red Heart Yarn. I love this yarn because the colors in the yarn have very short lengths and it crochets out more like some of the self striping knitted items. The varigation in the very first pink/red hat had the same varigated pattern as this blue yarn.The hat is again trimmed in a different color, but the color blends so well with the varigated yarn that it doesn't stand out or draw attention at all. The top of the hat is finished in looong chain loops. There is nothing frilly about this hat and it is perfect for a man or a little boy. The chain loops match the bottom edge trim. This hat was made a little longer so the top doesn't fit down tight on the head. This can be intentional for two reasons: first to allow for growth, and secondly for a less fitted look. By now you are beginning to see that you can create a multitude of different hat styles with the same hat pattern. Supposing y...
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How to Crochet a Hat Part 4
2008-02-18 20:42:00
Today's hat is the same basic hat pattern as the others that you have viewed, but the special feature of this hat is the face that is crocheted and applied. Our model is fond of a little blue train engine. We used the color of Thomas (medium blue) as the main color and trimmed the lower edge in black. Black curly Qs adorned the top of the hat and the same light grey as the face is used in the chain loops at the top to give the curly Qs dimension. The smile was slip stitched onto the grey circle. The eyes have a shank on the back and were sewn onto the grey circle. Then the circle was stitched onto the hat with a tapestry needle and grey yarn.This idea is just the tip of the iceberg as far as creativity goes. What other kinds of ideas can you think of? Leave a comment for me.Check out our brand new website at Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns .
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Free Crochet Snowflakes
2008-02-18 00:01:00
Snowflakes, Snowflakes, Snowflakes!!!I'm seeing snowflakes in my sleep we have so much snow. So, what's a girl to do?Why......crochet snowflakes of course.I have found some fabulous FREE CROCHET SNOWFLAKES for your crocheting delight!I have always had an interest in crochet snowflake patterns because my cousin loves them so much. It is amazing to think that no two snowflakes are alike when there are billions just outside my window today. Yes, it is blizzarding again and we passed the world record snowfall total for our area over a week ago, and more snow is in the forecast!There are soooo many links for free crochet snowflakes that I get dizzy just looking at them all.Please browse through these beautiful free crochet snowflake patterns. My favorites are at the top!http://members.aol.com/JSchlossma/6pt so.htmlhttp://www.angelfire.com/or/birdbr ain101/snowflakes/doilysnowflake.htmlhttp ://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=274 69 http://www.geocities.com/sgator/fancystar flake.pdfhttp:/...
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How to Crochet a Hat Part 3
2008-02-17 05:53:00
This hat is very similar to the last hat I shared with you. A few features that are different would be the trim and the top. When I trimmed around the lower edge of the hat (where it is turned up) I single crocheted once around the bottom edge and then on row two I chained three and single crocheted in every third stitch. This gave the edge a little scallop.The top yarn matches the trim yarn. How is the top different from the previous hat? Well, instead of little chain loops we have little "dreadlocks." These are more noticeable than the chain loops and give the hat a bit of extra whimsy.I also want to point out that this hat was crocheted with Strata self striping yarn. Yesterday's hat was crocheted in a varigated. The self striping yarn gives larger areas of color blocks. I have to say, however, that these striping yarns are (in my humble opinion) created for knitting. Because crochet stitches are built so much bigger and thicker than knitting stitches, the yarn never r...
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How to Crochet a Hat Part 2
2008-02-15 19:33:00
Part 2 in "How to Crochet Hat" features a couple nice details. First, the lower edge has a lavender ribbon crocheted on as a trim. This color compliments the hat and the different texture of the ribbon allows the trim to stand out more than if it was yarn. Usually I just use a coordinating accent yarn, but you can use ribbon or even a specialty yarn to edge the hat. You can leave the hat without an edging, but I generally like the look better with one, so if I don?t want a contrast trim, just edge in the same main color as the hat. The top of the hat has curly Qs and also small chain loops to give the curly Qs more dimension. The curly Qs and the small chain loops were attached to the hat before the top was closed, making them easier to apply evenly. Originally we had ribbons attached to the top as well. There were little jingle bells attached to the end of the ribons. The kids loved these jingle bells. Unfortunately they had a tendancy to fall off. This is not a good thing for youn...
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How to Crochet a Hat
2008-02-14 22:59:00
We are going to cover a few ideas in the next few weeks on how to crochet a hat. What's fun with crochet is the ability to leap around on your item and add a little of "this" here and a little of "that" there. The hat pattern that we are featuring is no exception. I am including a picture of the base of our crochet hat pattern.From this base you can do all sorts of things. You can add an accent trim around the turned up bottom edge, or leave the hat longer and do not turn up the bottom edge, close the top of the hat as a beanie or add cute details to the top to make the hat truly original, or even apply extra details on the main body of the hat.You will see what I mean by these details in the few weeks as we share several different completed crocheted hat patterns. I think these ideas will inspire you to learn how to crochet a hat for yourself, or a friend, or a relative. Be sure to check out our website at Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns
Cardi Wrap, days 2-4
2008-02-13 04:01:00
Hey everyone!I've got a 3 day update for my cardi wrap! Unfortunately, I've been unable to find the camera cord since this afternoon, so I can't get my pictures uploaded to my computer =(I've been greatly on track up to today, and I just could NOT find anytime for it. I'll have to play catch-up another day, or it'll just be done one day later, which isn't a horrible thing!It's looking great though, and the back pannel is just about finished. I'm hoping to have enough time to finish it tonight.Tommorow I have my first "future fashion designers" art class, yay! I'm really excited to start it, I hope I'm able to learn a lot. What would be great is if I could impliment some of it for my crocheting!Happy Crocheting!!Chelsea
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Explain how to read a crochet pattern
2008-02-12 16:00:00
Hey Everyone!Today you'll have two posts for your reading pleasure!First, I am going to explain how to read a crochet pattern.I know many beginning crocheters have troubles reading patterns they would like to make. Although it may seem like a daunting task at first, it is really quite simple! And before you know it, you'll be reading patterns very fluently.So, assuming you know your basic crochet sititchs, the list is:Chain(s) - ch(s)Slip Stitch - sl stSingle Crochet - scHalf Double Crochet - hdcDouble Crochet - dcTreble Crochet - trcThen some of the longer terms have abbreviations too, which can get confusing...Beginning - BegStitch(s) - st(s)Round - rndHook - hkI hope my explaination of how to read a crochet pattern helps you, especially if you don't have a more advanced crocheter as a mentor.Have you checked out my new crochet website? You can find it at knit and crochet hat patterns.Happy Crocheting!Chelesea
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Cardi Wrap, Day 1
2008-02-10 14:33:00
Hey fellow blog readers!I hope everyone here in the midwest is staying warm today...BRRRR!Here is yesterday's progress on the cardi wrap! I was able to finish 7 inches of the back of it. I did really well, too! I only had to frog(the crochet and knit term for ripping out) once, and it was only back one row! I've been calculating about how long it will take me to finish, and here are the results:If I crochet 5 inches/day, I will have it done in about 3 weeks. That seems a little too long for me right now. Then, if I crochet 10 inches/day, it'll be done in 9 days. Wow, that is a little extreme for me to be going that rate, I am an active teenager, you know! So, now I calculate 7 inches, which is what I finished yesterday, and we get more around 13 days, which sounds absolutley reasonable! So, I am now accountable to you to be done on February 23 or 24. Have you checked out my new website yet? We're not completly finished yet, but we've got a great start! Take a peek at knit and c...
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Progress, People!
2008-02-09 17:08:00
A chilly hello!I am happy to say that the yarn for the cardi wrap came yesterday! After it came, I sat down and started my gauge swatch, and I needed to change my hood size by 1, so instead of a I hook, I am using a H hook.I really like how the yarn (I'm using TLC armore) makes the swatch look like it's not even crocheted. The stitch pattern is a spiderweb lace, and 1 stitch repeat = 3 rows. I'll be able to start the actual wrap today, after I'm done picking up to mom's satisfaction =)I'll be sure to keep everyone updated on my progress, and after my cold has come to an end, I'll be starting my first video tutorials. You can leave comments to let me know what kind of tutorials you would like to see.Happy Crocheting!Chelsea
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Cardi Wrap Sale
2008-02-08 16:04:00
Hi Everyone!I've got great news!Back when I was in Las Vegas, dad got an email from one of the gals at the place where we've been having our website stuff set up. She asked if mom or I would be able to crochet her a cardi that was like a blanket. Well, back in September of '06, I picked up my first issue of Crochet Today (which just happens to be the best crochet magazine I've ever read!), and it had a pattern for this Cardi Wrap pattern. We sent her the link, and she liked it! So, I'm going to be paid to make her the cardi wrap. I'm really excited to get the yarn in the mail so I'll be able to start on it. I'm going to save the money for business costs that may occur in the future, like paying for the yarn before I get the actual money, and such. I'll be sure to post my progress on it as I work!Have you checked out my new website yet? You can find it atKnit and Crochet Hat Patterns.Happy Crocheting!Chelsea
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Make it With Wool Planning
2008-02-06 18:15:00
Hello!I have been busy taking care of my new puppy this past week, so I haven't had a ton of time to work on posting!About 2 weesk ago now, I competed in the National Make it With Wool Contest with a trench coat I crocheted back in August for our state contest. I didn't place, but my roommate who I shared a bed with, got top honors! I'm already planning next years outfit, but I'm going to have to decide alot. I think'll be entering two different things, since I've gotten a big head start on my Sweater Coat from Crochet Today's November/December '07 issue. I think I'm also going to do an outfit based around this Textured Cardi from the current Crochet Today issue. All I need to get started are some improved sewing skills, and the wool! The sweater coat is being made from wool that we were given from my mom's good friend, and we washed it, and over dyed some of it orange. The wool's natural color is brown, and the orange compliments it really beautifully! We had it carded i...
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Crochet How To
2008-01-23 05:01:00
When I was 5, my Grandma taught me how to crochet. How to crochet seemed easy because I had someone to actually watch, guide my fingers,and correct my mistakes. You, my friened, may not be as lucky as I. Fortunately I plan to create some videos for your online viewing pleasure. In the meantime a resource on "Crochet How To" that I have found can be found at this link Click Here!I think it is fabulous! It offers $400 dollars in freebies, and it is definitely a great crochet "How To."Click Here For Your Great New Resource!Don't forget to check out our new website at Knit and Crochet Hat PatternsStay warm, and Happy Crocheting!Chelsea
Where to buy 100% Wool Yarn
2008-01-22 03:18:00
We just updated the BLOG with our new picture logo. We are pretty proud of it as it features Shetland wool that was hand spun on our own spinning wheel. You may be asking where to buy 100% Wool Yarn ? Well, in a year, we will proudly be able to answer, "Right at our own website!" We are beginning to raise our own sheep this year and will be hand spinning some of it for sale, offering quality roving, beautifully hand dyed natural wool, and commercially produced yarn from our very own sheep. So bookmark our site and be sure to check back. In the mean time we are crocheting maniacs -- producing quality patterns that we are having fun creating. We have three generations of crocheting expertise that we are excited to share with you.Until we are offering our own 100% wool yarn, we can recommend (from our own experience) a few places where to buy 100% wool yarn:www.knitpicks.comwww.elann.comWe are looking forward to growing your yarn purchases for next year!Check out our web site at ...
Cute Striped Hat
2007-12-12 05:13:00
Hello! Welcome to my very first post on my very old blog!I'm going to use this blog as a place to show off my WIP's (Works in Progress) , FO (Finished Objects) and anything else done on a blog! I'm going to show mostly my own things, but I will occasionally show off things that my excellent mother is making too.My mom bought two skeins of Red Hearts Strata Passion self striping yarn yesterday, and made up this part of a hat (I still don't know who it's for!) last night. It's still a WIP, but she'll finish it up in no time! This pattern was designed by my Grandma, who is a crochet-a-holic, and we use it all the time. My cousin came for a visit for a week last Christmas, and she left knowing how to crochet, and even with a hat like this! That's when you know that it's a beginners pattern! My mom has also made a pretty hat for my 2 y/o sister that is a variation of this hat. It's very cute! I'll post pictures of that sometime soon, too. The pattern for this hat will soon be...
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