Saturday, August 29, 2009

Xavier's fifth birthday

Today would have been my little X's fifth birthday. I miss him terribly.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Scrubby Dishcloth Pattern

Scrubby Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
Materials:Size H Crochet Hook
(1) Ball WW Cotton Yarn (will make more than one dishcloth)
Metal or Plastic Scrubber

Gauge: Not important


Attach yarn under several rings of the scrubber with a sl st

Rnd 1: Ch 1; SC in same st as join; work 35 more SC evenly around scrubber; sl st in 1st SC; turn

Rnd 2: Ch 3; [ (1) DC; Ch 2; (2) DC] in same sp as join; *DC in next 8 SC; [ (2) DC; Ch 2: (2) DC] in next SC* rep 3 more times; sl st in the top of Ch 3; Turn

Rnd 3: Ch 3; *DC in each DC until the Ch 2 sp; [ (2) DC; Ch 2; (2) DC] in ea Ch 2 sp* rep around; Join with a sl st in top of Ch 3; Turn

Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 3

Finish off yarn. Weave in ends.

For a bigger dishcloth, continue to repeat Rnd 3 until desired size is reached.

Let me know if you see any mistakes. Enjoy!

Fall Colors Comfortghan

I made this comfortghan for some friends. She and her husband are going through some rough times. Over at the 'Ville, I requested help from fellow crocheters to get enough squares. That place never ceases to amaze me. There are some of the most fabulous people in the world on the 'Ville forums. They responded and sent in all of the squares you'll see in this picture except the four I made. I have more squares at home that are going to be made into pillows with at least two more packages coming. I think it turned out great.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friendshipghan in process

Here's how the friendship afghan is coming along so far. I have three squares that I haven't put on there yet. I also still need some more, but I love it so far. I started putting the squares together to practice the flat braid joining method. I'm making a comfortghan for a friend and want to join those squares with the same method.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Crochetville Swaps

This picture shows most of the items I received in the first Crochetville swap. It was "Gimmie that old time crochet". The swap was for vintage or vintage-like crochet patterns and thread. There was more to it than that, but that's the general idea. I received some amazing patterns and very cool old magazines.

This picture is from the Kit swap. It was for everything required to make a pattern that the person would enjoy making. My partner asked me to pick the pattern. It's lovely. An early post shows the cardigan that I made with the kit items. I also received a lot of extra goodies. Even the kitties received crocheted toys.

Vivienne Lacy Cardigan

This is the first clothing item I have made for myself. I absolutely love the color of the yarn and the pattern. I received the pattern and all of the items in a kit about that to follow later.

I have decided I need more crocheted clothing items. I'm going to make a poncho with the left over yarn and some other white yarn.