Thursday, April 30, 2015

~ TBT (throw back Thursday) to 2-20-09 ~

~ pink & black oblong purse ~


Materials:
- 2 oz. black ww yarn
- 2 1/2 oz. pink ww yarn
- 2 1/2 oz. pink TLC Baby Amore
- L hook
- purse handles
- 2 pieces 17 holes x 76 holes plastic canvas

Size: 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 3"

Note: Do not join rnds, mark 1st st with a stitch marker.

Rnd 1: With 2 strands black ww held together, ch 28, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 25 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of chs, sc in next 25 chs.

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 3: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times. Sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 4: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times. Sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 5: Working this rnd in back loops, sc in each sc around.

Rnds 6 - 10: Sc in each sc around. At end of Rnd 10, end off black.

Rnd 11: Now working with 1 strand pink ww and 1 strand pink TLC Baby Amore held together, join with a sc to 1st sc, sc in each sc around.

Rnds 12 - 13: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 14: Hdc in each sc around.

Rnd 15: Sc in each hdc around.

Rnds 16 - 17: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 14.

Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 15.

Rnds 20 - 21: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 14.

Rnd 23: Repeat Rnd 15.

Rnds 24 - 25: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 26: Reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc, end off.

Cut the 2 pieces of 17 holes x 76 holes plastic canvas to fit bottom of purse. Match pieces and sew together. Cover with fabric if desired.

Sew on handles.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

~ a special baby blanket ~

Hello everyone.  A couple weeks ago Laura and I went to the campground and I started working on a baby blanket.  It actually started out to be just a square, but I liked the looks of it and thought I'd keep going.




It grew a little more - and at this point I'm really starting to love how it's coming out.


More progress - and still loving it.


Added a few rounds of open shell stitch.




I'm at a point now where I'm not too happy with it, and I think I have to 'un-crochet' a few rounds.  But that's ok - I am loving this blanket and I will get it completed.

Now you may be wondering why this baby blanket is so special since I crochet blankets for the 'guardian grandmas' all the time.  Well, it's because it will be a gift for my new grandbaby.  My daughter Erica - who is the mother of my grandsons William (15) and James (9) - is expecting.  She doesn't know if it's a boy or girl yet.  The only thing that matters is that the baby is healthy, but truth be told - I'm hoping for a girl.  ♥   

William, James and Erica

The blanket is complete finally - here it is:


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

~ baby mitts ~


Materials:
- 1/2 oz. baby sport yarn (I used Patons Beehive Baby Sport)
- G hook

Size:  2 1/2" x 3 1/2" 

Notes:
- the ch 2 at the beginning of the dc rnds do not count as a stitch
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your hook

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

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  (24 sc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st sc, dc in next 3 sc.  *2 dc in next sc, dc in next 3 sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, dc in each sc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 6:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 7:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 8:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 9:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 10:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 11:  Ch 2, dc 1st dc and next dc together, dc in next dc.  *dc next 2 dc together, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 12:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnd 13:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 14:  Ch 2, dc in 1st dc, front post dc around next dc.  *dc in next dc, front post dc around next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 15:  Repeat Rnd 4.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***
  
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Friday, April 17, 2015

~ crochet and craft video ~

Hello everyone.  My sister Laura and I spent a few days at the campground, and we made a crochet and craft video while there.  I hope you enjoy it.  :)



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Thursday, April 9, 2015

~ 'guardian grandmas' donation & pattern thievery ~

Good morning everyone!  Long time no see - I hope you've all been well.  I've been good - same old, same old for me.  

Yesterday I received a generous donation for the 'guardian grandmas' from Toni (Gramma2Seven).  A lovely ripple baby blanket and matching hat.  Also included were 52 adorable little baby hats in various sizes.  Thank you so much Toni - I appreciate the time and effort you put into your donation.




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I got an email from a nice lady on Ravelry letting me know that a certain seller had stolen one of my patterns and was selling it.  I went and checked, and sure enough, she has listed my 'Wiggles square for SIBOL' as one of her own.  Her Ravelry name and Etsy name is 'Designs by Edelweiss' - and she is a pattern thief.  If you have designed crochet patterns, you might want to go and check out her sites to see if one of yours is there.  

Here are the links so you can see for yourself:

her Ravelry page with my square on it:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/walking-on-air-2

her Etsy page:  
https://www.etsy.com/listing/228557275/step-on-me-rug-crochet-pattern-easy-to?ref=shop_home_active_7

my 'wiggles square for SIBOL' blog post:
http://hooksandyarns.blogspot.com/2011/10/wiggles-square-for-sibol.html

As everyone knows, this kind of situation really ticks me off.  I don't believe anyone has the right to take from someone else.  If you sell patterns on Ravelry or Etsy - if you're a blogger with a small fan base, or a blogger with a large fan base - it's still wrong.  Just ask the original designers of the patterns that the store owner or blogger is passing off as her own, and see how they feel about it.  I bet you a dollar they don't like it at all.    


Well, I don't want to leave off here in a bad way, so I will wish you all a great day.  Get in as much crocheting as you can.  :)

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

~ Happy V day ~


I wish for everyone to have a beautiful day.  ♥

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Friday, February 6, 2015

~ pink flower coaster ~


Materials:  
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
   - small amount pink
   - small amount green
- J hook

Size:  6"

Notes:
beginning cluster:  ch 2, yo, insert hook in space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, pull thru last 3 loops.

cluster:  yo, insert hook in space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same space, yo, pull thru, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, pull thru last 4 loops.


- beginning shell:  (ch3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc)

- shell:  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)

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

Rnd 2:  Beginning cluster in same dc as joining st, ch 2.  * cluster in next dc, ch 2.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to beginning cluster.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same beginning cluster as joining st, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, ch 2, sc in next cluster.  *ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, ch 2, sc in next cluster.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sl st into next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 space, ch 2.  *sc in next ch-2 space, ch 2.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  End off.

Rnd 5:  Join green with a sl st to any ch-2 space, beginning shell in same ch-2 space, skip next ch-2 space, *shell in next ch-2 space, skip next ch-2 space.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc in same st as joining st, sc in each dc around with (sc, ch 1, sc) in each shell ch-2 space.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***
  
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