Blue Ribbon Crochet

Crochet World just published a special issue:

 . . . that can be purchased at your local bookstore, newsstand or on-line at:
Inside there are two projects that I created :
Loopy Flower Ring
Paisley Trivet
Both of these projects work up quickly. The ring is made with a thin wire and several tiny seed beads.  Very basic crochet skills are used to achieve a pretty result.  The hot pad is made with a double-strand of Lion Brand’s Kitchen cotton.  This makes for a very thick project that will decorate and protect your table.
Do you enter crocheted projects into your local fair?  My daughters and I just began entering our projects in our local fair and it has been a wonderful experience. All of the volunteers are very helpful and encouraging.  Plus, it is so much fun to attend the fair and see your projects on display with blue, red or white ribbons attached.  This past year we took home almost eighty dollars in prize-winnings and even won a Best of Show award for our school project. (see photos below)
Connemara Beauty

Olaf Sculpture by Catherine –
Her own design and pattern

Cotton Candy Vest by Catherine
Elsa Necklace by my 9 year old

Our Secret Garden – Best of Show – School Projects
Our homeschool science project after studying plants
This is mainly made out of recycled materials-
Look closely and you can see some crocheted elements

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