Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hangin' Out


Just made this little guy for a friend.  If you would like to make one for your friend, you can find the pattern here--Laid Back Cat.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ryan's Conference Presentation!


Ryan is using my Globe Pillow design for a conference in North Carolina in July. Doesn't it look COOL!!!!!

If you would like to make the Globe Pillow, Check out this post for the crochet-a-long.  If you would like the chart come join my Crochet Parfait Group to download the file.  It will be under the file tab, you can choose from an Excel, png or pdf file.




Friday, May 20, 2016

Larksfoot Hat



Materials

  • Loops & Threads Woolike, olive and purple (super fine weight (1)
  • Drops Cotton Viscose Yarn, pearl gray (sport weight)
  • G crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in)
Gauge

Loops and Threads Woolike yarn gauge: 10 sts = 2 inches, 4 dc rows = 1 1/4 inches 
Drops Cotton Viscose yarn gauge: 10 sts = 2 inches, 2 dc rows = 3/4 inch

Special Stitches

Dc SPIKE--double crochet spike stitch--Yarn over (YO), insert hook in ch 1 space in previous row, YO, pull up hook, allowing yarn to become loose enough to reach up to the height of the current row, YO, pull hook through 1st 2 loops on hook, YO pull hook through rest of loops on hook.












Abbreviations

ch(s)--chain(s) st(s)            dc(s)--double crochet(s)          sk--skip           SPIKE--spike stitch

sc(s)--single crochet(s)       sc2tog--single crochet 2 stitches together       sl st--slip stitch

* *--repeat what is written between the asterisks


Hat

With Purple yarn, Ch 108.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (1st 3 chs count as 1st dc), dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, *dc in next 3 chs, ch 1, sk next ch*  25 times, dc in last 3 chs, turn. (81 dcs)



Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 2 dcs, ch 1, sk ch, *dc in next 3 dcs, ch 1, sk next ch,* 26 times, ch 1, sl st in top of dc on opposite end of the piece on same row, sl st in side of dc going down to top of 1st row, ch 1, sl st in opposite side of row at same level, sl st down the side of dc on 1st row, ch 1, sl st in foundation ch on opposite side of row, fasten off leaving a tail for weaving in. (81 dcs)








Row 3: Attach olive yarn in top of a beg dc in a group of 3 dcs, ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk 1 dc, *dc in next dc, DC SPIKE st into ch-1 sp on previous row, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, *25 times, dc in next dc, DC SPIKE into ch-1 sp on previous row, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4. (81 dcs)

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), *dc in next 3 dcs, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp* 26 times, dc in next 2 dcs, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4, fasten off leaving a tail for weaving in. (81 dcs)



Row 5: Attach pearl gray yarn Repeat Row 3
Row 6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Attach purple yarn repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Attach olive yarn repeat Row 3
Row 10: Repeat Row 4

Row 11: Attach pearl gray yarn in beg dc of a 3 dc group, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dcs, SPIKE in top of dc in purple row below (Row 7), *sc in next 3 dcs, SPIKE in next dc in purple row (Row 7),*26 times, sl st in beg sc (108 scs)



Row 12: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 15 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 16 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (102 scs)
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 14 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 15 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (96 scs)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 13 scs, sc2tog,*sc in next 14scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc, fasten off leaving a tail for weaving in. (90 scs)

Row 15: Attach purple yarn in sc at fasten off, ch 1, sc in same st, SPIKE in next sc on Row 11, ((*sc in next 2 scs, SPIKE in next sc on Row 11,* 2 times, *sc in next 3 scs SPIKE in next sc on Row 11* 2 times)2 times, sc  in next sc, SPIKE in next sc on Row 11))2 times, *sc in next 2 scs, SPIKE in next sc on Row 11* 2 times, *sc in next 3 scs, SPIKE in next sc sc on Row 11*2 times, *sc in next 2 scs, SPIKE in next sc on Row 11*2 times, sc in next 3 scs, SPIKE in next sc on Row 11, sc in next 2 scs, SPIKE in next sc on Row 11, sc, sl st in beg sc. Try to adjust so SPIKE is in middle of SPIKES below. (90 scs)



Row 16: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 12 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 13 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (84 scs)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 11 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 12 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (78 scs)
Row 18: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 10 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 11 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (72 scs)
Row 19: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 9 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 10 scs, sc2tog*5 times, sl st in beg sc. (66 scs)
Row 20: Ch 1, sc in same sc and next 8 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 9scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (60 scs)
Row 21: Ch 1, sc in same sc and next 7 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 8 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (54 scs)
Row 22: Ch 1, sc in same sc and next 6 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 7 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (48 scs)
Row 23: Ch 1, sc in same sc and next 5scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 6 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (42 scs)
Row 24: Ch 1, sc in same sc and next 4 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (36 scs)
Row 25: Ch 1, sc in same sc and next 3 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog* 5times, sl st in beg sc. (30 scs)
Row 26: Ch 1, sc in same sc and next 2 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog* 5times, sl st in beg sc. (24 scs)
Row 27: Ch 1, sc in same sc and next sc, sc2tog, *sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog* 5times, sl st in beg sc. (18 scs)
Row 28: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc2tog, *sc in next sc, sc2tog* 5 times, sl st in beg sc. (12 scs)
Row 29: Ch 1, sc2tog 6 times. (6 scs)
Row 30: Ch 1, sc2tog 3 times.  Fasten off, leaving a tail for weaving in. (3 scs)



Tassel

Make a tassel.  I used 2 colors of yarn, purple and pearl gray and this method demonstrated by KnittingsbyJudy, but I wrapped a lot more yarn around the cardboard to make it thicker.  Attach tassel in the center of the purple hat crown.


HAPPY HOOKING!


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Rabid Viking Fan!!


Just had to show y'all a picture of my friend Mike in the Viking Helmet I made for him.

If you would like to have this pattern, you can find it here.


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Alphabet Chart for Personalizing the Marine Corps Afghan


I have started to make Alphabet charts so you can personalize your afghans. This first one is for the Marine Corps chart. Thanks to Wanda M for the suggestion.  Like my other charts you will have the choices of png, pdf or excel files.

I will post these charts to my new Facebook group for downloading.  If you would like to have this chart, plus several more you can download it HERE.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Now Downloadable Afghan Charts!!

You can now download 5 of my most popular afghan charts on my new Facebook Group!  Just click on this link and go to the files tab, or scroll down the messages to find the file you want to download and click download.  There is also a file on how to do tapestry crochet.

Harley Afghan Chart

Marine Corps Afghan Chart

Chicago Black Hawks Chart

Peacock Afghan Chart

Little Angel Afghan Chart



Thursday, March 24, 2016

Puppy Pals!





Windsong sent me a picture of her Yorkies, they even have their own personalities!

If you would like to make your own Yorkie you can find the pattern here.


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