We had a fun time last Saturday with a group of parents and their children at a local craft store. Everyone learned the basics of crochet and all the children walked out wearing their own Christmas necklace. Some parents even tried moving beyond the chain stitch and tried their hand at single crochet to make a candy cane ornament. (I used a variation of a free pattern I found on-line at www.PlanetJune.com.)Here are some photos of a variety of crocheted[Read more]
Like the shrugs previously published on this blog, here is another project for little girls that we worked on in my latest Hooked on Crochet class (Gifts for Girls). This poncho was a hit since it looks so cute and can be completed very quickly. The pattern in from an old episode of Uncommon Threads. The women on the show explained the basic pattern that can be adjusted to fit any size. The shells are made from treble crochets and[Read more]
Here is another shrug that I made for my daughter using the same pattern I created for my own coral shrug. Again I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in a turquoise color. It worked up quickly and looks great on my daughter.
After several days a power outage in our area, it was such a treat to snuggle down at our crochet workshop, Cafe Crochet. We had coffee, muffins, tea, hot cocoa and moms and daughters ready to spend the morning together while learning something new. We learned interesting facts about crocheting, made some jewelry and a pocketbook accessory and searched for small scale “yarn bombs” throughout the building. We hope to have more Cafe Crochet fun in the spring! Here is[Read more]
I enjoy watching episodes of “Uncommon Threads” – They have many interesting guests with creative projects. One week they had a woman demonstrate how to make a shrug very simply and she included several variations on the basic pattern. I used her idea and created my own design in a child size version for one of my daughters – it turned out so well that I tried one in my size shown here. It works up very quickly since I[Read more]