Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I Could Get Use to This

Making dishcloths that is.  These were easy and quick and helpful with getting me back into the groove of crocheting again. 

This one is called the Granny Stripes

This one is the Granny Dishcloth
You could probably find similar patterns on Ravelry but I used the patterns from my
Country Dishcloths: Granny Stripes by Lily Sugar'n Cream and Bernat Design Studio booklet.  

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Quick Scarf for a Friend

One of my friends brought over a skein of yarn the other day asking if I would crochet her a scarf as a gift. I came up with this. It's just a long chain with a series of double crochets and fringe.

This is Red Heart Supersaver yarn which is 100% acrylic.  In the skein it has a rough feel to it but after one wash in the bucket it softened up considerably.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Dishcloths

So last night on during break time I pulled out my crochet needle and started working on this dish cloth. I'm going to make three for my Mom. They will all be in Christmas colors. I haven't crocheted anything square in a while and it't feel quite right but I'm going to keep going until I complete this thing. The pattern called for an H hook and looking at the stitches I could have gone up a size but I want the stitches to be tighter because my Mom will actually be washing dishes with these. She has a dishwasher but does not use it. A tighter stitch will keep the cotton from stretching out right away.
Working on this wasn't painful as I thought it would be. I will be happy though to move on to a different yarn. This cotton with the crochet hook was a bit of a challenge. I had to tug on the work sometimes. In any case, it's a beginning to getting back into crocheting.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Final Decision For The Crocheted Edge

Well, my little Crayola Checola/Crayola Vest is completed along with the crocheted edging.

After completing the vest, I grabbed a string and started crocheting before realizing that I would need to do a bit of coordinating because of the bold colors. I first chose a rust color from the Silk Garden. Nice but, I didn't like it. After trying two more shades, I setteled on the chartruse.

This is a wonderful pattern for a beginner knitter that would also like to get into cables.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

No, It is Crocheting

I was crafting the other day in Starbucks with my blogless friend Camille. Well, actually she has a blog, she just doesn't blog often, or should I say ever. -- Anyway, I was working on my Baby Cable Vest and told her that I was going to feature the neckline on this crocheting blog because the neck has to be single crocheted. This sparked somewhat of a debate between us. She says the crocheted neckline of a vest is not worth featuring. Don't think of her as being rude, we are good enough pals so she can express herself to me like that.

I can sort of see her point, sort of . Since this blog hardly gets any action, I will be posting the crocheted neckline. Here is how the neck looks so far. I will be sewing the shoulders together this evening and completing it. I should be posting the final neckline sometime next week.
The yarn by the way is Noro Silk Garden. I have no idea which color number.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Again I'm Back

Hello Everyone,

I know, I know, that was a really looooooonnng break.

I've been spending most of my time doing the K word. Dare I say it on this crocheting blog. You know...(knitting). Shhhhhhhh.

Over the past few months I have been choosing patterns and yarns to use for crochet projects. I have everything in place and I'm ready to be dedicated to my crocheting and to my crochet blog. Now when I say dedicated I don't necessarily mean everyday. I would like to get crocheting in at least twice a week. I'd like to post at least twice or perhaps three times a month. We'll see how it all works out.

So for now, ON TO MY CROCHETING !!!