Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas-time Crochet

It's that time of year again where everyone is putting out their holiday decorations and/or making some new ones.  Last night was my company's internal holiday party and everyone really got in the spirit of things.  A co-worker of mine had asked me to crochet her a Christmas Wreath.  She gave me some green yarn and I was able to make the wreath below for her.
A simple wreath
For the pattern all I did was crochet a chain that I thought would be a good side for the inside of the wreath.  I then did a double crochet in each chain and joined.  For row two I did a double crochet in two stitches followed by 2 double crochets in the next one, and repeated till the end and joined.  And for the last row I did a double crochet in five stitches followed by 2 double crochets in the next one and again repeated till the end and joined.  Luckily I was at HDH making this and good ole Ethel had some red yarn for me to use and weave in to give this otherwise bland wreath some character.

I gave the finished product to my friend and she put it with the rest of her decorations. 
Then later in the day our holiday party started so I was walking around the agency keeping my eye open for some crocheted gems... I was surprised that there were so many items this year!  Here were some of the most memorable crocheted items I could find:
Large crocheted Santa that someone's mother-in-law made

In the area that decorated with a '70s theme they threw lots of crocheted afghans everywhere.

Here's another crazy Santa, his hat and face are crocheted..

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pink Monkey Pattern

With Baby Guendie coming to us in a little under 4 months, I have a list of lots of projects I want to work on for her.  With one afghan out of the way, I thought it was time to make a little stuffed animal for her.  I really wanted to make this, since Marvin and I want to take monthly pictures of our baby with a stuffed animal to see how much she grows each month (and if it's something I've made I feel it will be more special.)

After picking out a monkey theme for her room I found this pattern on pinterest and knew I'd have to make it for her.  Overall I really enjoyed this pattern, it was clear and easy to follow.  Using only single crochets, slip stitches, and decreased single crochets.  I was just about to post that my mouth didn't turn out as pictured in the pattern, but this could have been fixed by easily adding a few extra rows to make it bigger.  Now after I re-read the pattern I see that I actually WAS supposed to do that... whoops!  At the time I saw it was smaller, but thought that a monkey's mouth can look like that... sort of like Curious George, so I decided on assembling the mouth to the head as is.
Guendie's little pink monkey.

I promised my little niece that I'd make her one in blue, so I'll have to do that in a couple months after I get all these baby things done. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Santa stocking

Woohoo! It's finally done!

This isn't one of my crocheting projects but I thought it was blog worthy for two reasons.
1. Most people who like to crochet also like other crafts
2. This has been taking away time from my crocheting projects

I purchased this felt stocking kit back in December of 09 and have been working on it a little bit each year. Finally I decided Kevin needed a completed stocking for the Christmas season this year so I made it a priority to get this project off my list. Check it out!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Baby Boy Afghan

It appears to be baby season again... so after I created this baby girl afghan, I started on a baby boy afghan.  I got the pattern online from, it's the "Crochet Aran Afghan" an intermediate pattern.  The pattern itself was fairly easy, however I did not like the bobble stitch in this pattern.  With previous bobbles I haven't had an issue with them, but if you give this one a try, perhaps you'll see what I mean.  If not, it might just be me. 
Another nice three dimensional pattern.
Overall I enjoyed this pattern, however the edges got a little wavy, and the border didn't really help that.  I again made this one that the baby can grow into through their toddler years. I'm glad to be done with this pattern so I can start work on my pink monkey!

The finished product.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What was CeeLo wearing???

Now this isn't my typical kind of post, but after watching The Voice last night I couldn't help but state the obvious... what was CeeLo wearing? I have to admit that I not a regular to the show, so I apologize if any of the following comments are misunderstood.

Don't get me wrong, I am a lover of crochet, and usually most crocheted things but I do draw the line somewhere between, baby blankets and CeeLo's closet.

For those of you who didn't see last nights ep let me describe it to you, it was what appeared to be a crocheted, patriotic afghan/pancho with matching saggy cap.

*was it freezing in the studio?
*must have been laundry day.
*you donated all your money to the political campaign and all you got was this lousy outfit.
*Betsy Ross was your great great grandmother and your honoring her by wearing one of her first projects.
*Your hopping on a plane to Colorado, to return to your hippie commune, right after the show.
*You needed a project to finish up all your spare yarn from the political campaign.
*when you get board with the singing you can make something out of the fringe.
*you wanted to make sure your singers can see you through the bright lights on stage.
*Does The Voice pay you in yarn?

That's all i've got for now while still keeping this clean... feel free to add to the list.

Photo credit: NBC

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New to hooking?

This reminds me of our dear friend Emalina, and our "HDH Initiation" blog from 8/5/10 :)

Thank you for this wonderful sketch!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Crochet Ideas

Looking for some crocheted Halloween Ideas?  Try renting/buying Nicki Trench’s book SuperScary Crochet: 35 Gruesome Patterns to Sink your Hook Into, which boasts that ‘these toys and accessories are murderously macabre rather than the usual cute and cuddly.’ I recently rented this book from my local library to see what kind of fun decorations could be made for this upcoming season. While I don’t think I have time to work on any of these little projects this year, I thought I’d share them with the rest of you. It’s a fun little pattern book to pick up because each of the patterns has a little story behind how the object you’re crocheting has become haunted or evil!
Here’s a picture of ‘Willy the Wily Wolf’ scarf from her book, this would definitely be a conversation starter.
Or perhaps you could make this pattern...
Make this pattern from the book, "Bubbles In Trouble."
There are a bunch of other great ideas in the book too, from making the killer tomatoes to more creeped out dolls and vampires.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Will hook...


Picture credit to

Monday, September 24, 2012

Prayer Shawl Ministry Afghans

Two weeks ago when I went to church, we decided to go to the my husband's old church since his retired pastor was coming back to do the sermon.  While there I noticed a large rack of quality afghans at the entry way, as well as a handful more near the pulpit. 
This greeted me as I entered the church.
I opened my church bulletin and saw that they had a 'Prayer Shawl Ministry' going on.  It mentioned that 'as each shawl is being made, the person will be praying for the recipient.' I thought this was a nice idea and perhaps one day I can make one of these.  However, upon further reading this bulletin I saw that these could be made for any reason (medical, death, celebration of engagement, birth of a baby, divorce, illness, jail, loneliness, celebrate a friend).  So perhaps we're all making these prayer shawls already.  Because with each project I create I'm thinking about the person I'm making it for... I just need to add a prayer in there too :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Baby Bobble Afghan

For my birthday this year, my mother-in-law got me a huge bag full of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.  I received the basic colors - pink, yellow, blue and green.  Since there again appears to be a boom in people who are pregnant near me, I decided I would make a pink and yellow and then a blue and green afghan. So I went to my local library to pick out some new crochet books since I wanted a new pattern.  For my pink and yellow afghan I wanted to use the Baby Bobbles pattern from Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet.  For me this pattern was perfect, because it had the bobbles that I love to make while adding a new spin on the overall appearance of the afghan.

I liked the little bobbles and small v-stiches it created in the different color for yarn each row.
As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I usually aim to not change yarn.  It's one of my least favorite things to do.  The afghan is done and then I need to spend hours sewing in the ends... yuck!  So when I saw that this pattern changed yarn at the end of each row, but had a fringe for them all instead of being sewn in, I thought I'd give this pattern a try.

It took awhile to cut all the fringe,but it was definitely easier than weaving in each end!
This pattern came out to be 40"x50" with the fringe, so it will allow the baby I give it to, to grow into it through its toddler years.  I also loved this pattern because it was a relatively quick pattern that was easy to follow.  One row of bobbles and single crochets, then next row just double crochet and then repeat till you reach your desired size.

Final result, ready to gift!
I have a good chunk of pink and yellow yarn left that I hope to make an Owl hat with it.  The pattern seems relatively easy, but I first need to finish my green and blue afghan that I just started.  So hopefully I'll be able to post about that one soon and then get started on the hat!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

HDH gets a visit from the East!

Last night was our monthly HDH meeting.  We had the distinct pleasure of welcoming two new members to join us. It was exciting because they were from out of town and of the male persuasion!   After our potato dinner and bangers in the mouth, we sat down, turned on “The Devil Wears Prada” and got to work.  I had the pleasure of teaching Herman how to crochet, while Hazel taught Ken the stitches.  We both taught them the double crochet and it seemed as though we made some good progress.  After we explained the differences of knitting and crocheting as well as the difference between needles and hooks, the guys seemed to really enjoy their experience.  
I mean look at Ken, he seems excited!

Look at Herman showing off his stitches to Ken!

Herman seemed to really take an interest in the basics of crocheting, asking questions that we didn’t even know the answers too.  I feel it made Ethel, Hazel and I want to learn more about our favorite hobby and perhaps even blog about this more!  He now has earned the bragging rights to explain which end one should properly pull yarn from on a skein. (Writing this I now realize that I failed to explain what a skein is to Herman, not sure if Hazel told that to Ken…whoops!)

Ken started with a rather fuzzy and plush yarn and realized that this might not be the best yarn to use for a beginner project, so he checked out my surplus bin and picked a different yarn to restart his project.  He then couldn’t stop talking about how yarns differ from one skein to the next.  Anyhow, they both genuinely seemed interested in their projects and wanted to learn more!

After asking more about their needles and then having us explain to them for the fifth time that Hookers use HOOKS and not needles, Herman and Ken felt a little stupid once they realized their mistakes.
We've all been there. (Must click on photo to enlarge their amazing faces!)

Overall, we all had a great time catching up and crocheting.  We even got to watch some Arrested Development!  Stay tuned for more blogs to come this month!  It seems HDH took a little bit of a summer vacation from blogging, but now your inboxes will explode… I hope!
We all really got into our projects by the end of the night.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day!

How are you spending you're Labor Day?  Im taking advantage of they day off by getting some crocheting done!

Friday, August 31, 2012

What in Yarnation - Toilet Decor

So I had the pleasure of going out to lunch with a fellow HDHer today, who reminded me that today is the last day of August and hence the last day to blog for it.  Unfortunately I had to finish my work day and then immediately get in my car and drive 3 hours away.  Currently half way through this drive, I again realize I have limited hours left to get this done.  So this is one of those moments where I'm thankful to have a smart phone. I've been taking crochet photos with it for quite some time now, and luckily have an awesome gem that I MUST share with the people of the internet... Another What In Yarnation blog, but this time about their most intimate of spaces, the bathroom.
While visiting my dear friend in MN, I was again was able to stop at What in Yarnation, only at their new location. It was even more amazing than last time. Again they offered an abundance of crocheted and knitted projects all over the place. However my favorite craft of theirs that was on display was the one on their toilet. I was in awe of their craftsmanship of this purple decor with a beautiful white border (pictured), that i just needed to share this with the world. If you visit this place be sure to check it out.
It was another great visit, complete with long walks to a bridge, sand volleyball and only two of the four out-of-towners getting poison ivy. 
Crochet your bathrooms up with some amazing toilet decor, HDHers

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Gift from Grandma

I'm writing this blog a little overdue (ok like 8 months overdue) but I'm still writing because it is something close to my heart.

One of my inspirations for starting to crochet has been my Nana.  For years and years I have memories of visiting my Nana and watching her crochet the same afghan pattern.  She always made it in a creme color solid, no stripes.  She left a 2" fringe on each row cutting off the yarn at each end.  It was this solid pattern that worked into the row below to make a raised diamond pattern when the afghan is finished.

I loved watching Nana work on the afghans, her fingers moved so fast it was like the yarn knew exactly where to go.  She had made so many of these, she didn't use a pattern, and often didn't seem to pay attention to what she was doing.  She had been taught the pattern years ago from her husbands, sisters, cousin in law... or something like that. Over the years it seemed like she had made one for almost everyone she knew.  This ones going to my sisters niece out east, that one went to my sister in California, the next ones going to my friend down the roads daughter.

I had asked her several times if she would teach me how to make one but she had this way of changing the subject before giving me an answer, I guess not this year.  A few years back my sister was given one for her birthday. I was so envious, for years I admired this afghan and now she got one.

Well finally my time came. The Christmas of 2011 was Hazel's year for the afghan.  The family was un-wrapping gifts at Nana's as is the tradition.  I opened up a gift bag, pulled away the tissue and saw the cream colored yarn, the diamond pattern and knew that was it!  Thanks Nana, maybe one day I can learn to make the same afghan.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stitch and Pitch

To the hookers of hump day:

Let this be known that this is my first blog of this century.  I am taking the honor of writing about our first stitch and pitch at game of the season at Miller Park.  We were watching the Milwaukee Brewers play against the Toronto Blue Jays.  The event occurred on Tuesday June 19, 2012.  Let me tell all of you that are reading this that this was the event of 2012.  I would highly suggest that everyone who is able to attend these future events of stitch and pitch should attend because it was great.  To recall a few of the events of the evening: 

(beginning of game)

1. The starting pitcher for the Brewers was appearing in his FIRST major league baseball game.  Let me just say that he did fairly well for his first game...until about the 5th inning.  His first at bat he hit a double in left/center field.  He did not do well at his 2nd at bat.  The very next day he was sent back to the minor league.  
 (ABOVE: Pitchers first MLB pitch)
(BELOW: Pitcher's first hit, getting a double - made out at his second at bat - and left the game prior to his third at bat)

2. We were all getting our drinks of choice.  I got a free soda because a person the was in front of me with a DD coupon and was not going to be using it.

3. There was also a moment of mistaken identity...someone (no names will be stated) thought that there was a male stitcher a few rows ahead of us, BUT it was a female with a butch haircut!!
(the one on the Right)

4. I was learning how to not just do a new stitch, as well as a new pattern.  Some stitchers were getting frustrated my the number of questions I was asking.
(the blanket I was working on thus far, it is still a work in progress)

5. As we were getting prepared to leave the game some gentleman were attempting to sit in the family section with there alcohol and were promptly asked to leave the section.  If was fun to watch, cause the section was pretty much empty besides them sitting there.

It was an enjoyable, all be it hot, fun evening with the ladies of HDH.

(a mother playing words with friends on her cell phone, while her 10 year old daughter was crocheting)

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Last Frontier

I've recently returned from a trip to the amazing state of Alaska and I couldn't help but notice the crocheted products in all of the stores.  One thing that particularly caught my interest were these adorable headbands, hats, and fingerless gloves, I saw in several stores. 
Assortment of Alaska Chicks Products
All of these products are made by a company named Alaska Chicks.  Alaska Chicks is a company founded just in 2010, based out of Palmer, AK.  There products range from distressed furniture and home decor to T-shirts and hoodies, to crocheted items like in the picture.  For more products mad by Alaska Chicks, check out there website:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Yarnbombing 2012!

Earlier this year my husband decided that he wanted to do a Geocaching-Road Rally Event on Saturday June 9th.  I was excited when he told me that this day also happened to be International Yarnbombing Day and he wanted me to create three yarnbombs to place along the route, for the twelve teams to find.  So I took a look at my yarn bin and realized that this was a great way to get rid of some extra yarn that wouldn't really make a full project. 

For my first yarnbomb I opted to use the largest hook I have, my N hook, and double crochet together three different strands of green yarn.  Then I added some big pom poms to it so it would be easier to spot since this would be out in nature.  I put it right along the course and some teams passed right by it, some wondered what it was and then realized 'oh, this must be a yarnbomb,' and some teams figured it out right away.
Of the 12 teams only 4-5 of them found this one.

For my second yarnbomb I wanted it to be pretty obvious, so I used my bright variant pastel yarn and created a basic ripple pattern.  When I was working on this at home I thought this was going to be a little big, but once I put it on the tree I realized I probably could have added a few more rows to it since the width of it was hidden due to the circumference of the tree.
About six teams found this nice large one.
And finally for my third yarnbomb I wanted to make an Owl.  I again decided to use more yarn that I didn't really have a project for and crocheted some circles a small beak and them stitched them all together.  This was the hardest one for the teams to find as it was placed along a hiking trail and used a dark variant yarn.  
Four teams found this owl yarnbomb.
Overall I was very pleased with how these turned out and excited that I was able to share my passion of crocheting to others through yarnbombing. I think it helped that my husband gave a substantial number of points towards each yarnbomb so teams really wanted to find them.  One geocacher even sent me the video below that showed how a lady in NYC completely crocheted over the Wall Street Bull on Christmas Eve 2010, which looks like it would have take a lot of time and money to complete, but good for her! 

I hope you all got to do some yarnbombing or see some yarnbombing of your own, and if not do some crocheting in public this week, as the fun world-wide festivities towards our favorite hobby continue!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Blankets, Booties and a Giraffe!

Baby Gift for my soon-to-be niece!
Earlier this month I mentioned that I made a baby afghan using the "Round the Block" pattern from the book Oh Baby, Crochet! for my soon-to-be niece.  For this afghan I chose to use a variant yarn that was Pink and Green.  However before I knew what gender this baby was going to be a started working on a gender-neutral afghan that was white, yellow and green.  I wanted to try a new pattern so I rented the book The Complete Book of Crochet Stitches from my local library.  After searching through the book I found pattern 373 that offered a puff stitch (which I love to make) as well as a v-stitch similar to a previous project I made for my niece on my husbands side of the family.

Close up of Pattern 373 and the baby booties I made.
I also wanted to make a pair of booties for my new niece, so I searched online and found a pattern in the book Crochet Precious Baby Booties.  (Fun Fact - I'm not sure if Amazon knows, but if you search inside this book you can get a bunch of the patterns in this book for free!)  So I decided to follow the 'Ribbed Booties' pattern which I really enjoyed crocheting as it was relatively easy to make.  I liked this stitch so much that I would like to try this ribbed look on an afghan.  It also was nice to use two different yarns without having to cut and sew in the ends each row since you don't cut your yarn until the very end!

Then I found this pin on Pinterest for a crocheted giraffe.  I had to make this for my niece since I knew her parents were going for a animal/african themed baby room.  I realized early on that I would need a safety pin to mark where each round started since otherwise I would find that I'd lost my place.  I did notice a few issues with this pattern, but any experienced crocheter could figure out how to handle these problems. The pattern was nice enough to tell me how many stitches each round should be, but I did notice in a few instances that the number counts were incorrect.  The pattern also didn't tell me how to make the eyes, but I just made 4ch and then sc into those and created little balls for each of the eyes.  I'm sure you could use buttons if you didn't feel comfortable making them.  This pattern also failed to explain how to assemble, but one can make the correct assumptions as to where to put the legs, arms, head, horns, ears etc by looking at the pictures on the pattern page.  If I were to make this pattern again I would definitely try adding some pipe cleaner in the neck, since the finished project is top heavy.  However this just gives my gift a little character as he's the Eeyore of giraffes!  Overall I was quite thrilled with the finished project and yesterday my brother and sister-in-law loved it at their shower. 

Don't you want to make one?
During yesterday's baby shower, I felt my family and I need a pintervention, because as my sister-in-law kept opening gifts we would shout, 'that's on pinterest!'  In fact two of my other very crafty cousins replicated this pin and did a great job!
They said this was a bit tedious, but definitely worth it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Door County Yarning it up!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking a trip up to Door County.  I always keep my eye open for crocheted or knitted items that I haven’t seen before that perhaps myself or a fellow HDHer could replicate.  The first unique item I came across was a knitted Soap Cozie which sold for $8.95.  While I’m used to using a loofah, this might be something fun to try since bar soap is usually cheaper.  This cozie was made with Microbial wool, and it stated that it would make your soap last longer, and exfoliate gently.  I’m sure this pouch could easily be made using a single or double crochet and you could add any other stitch you want to give it a little design.   

This could be a warm and fuzzy gift.

Then I came across crocheted necklaces that sold for $16, at a local boutique.  I was immediately drawn to these necklaces since I actually own some of the yarn similar to three of these designs.  A yarn of which I hate since everytime I buy it, I forgot that even though these yarns look fun and cute it's horrible for me to crochet with since I can’t see my stitches. These necklaces however, appear to be made using just a chain stitch which would be uber easy.  I’ll definitely give this design a try once I finish my current project.

These also would make for cute gifts, that don't look old lady like!

It’s always fun to find crocheted treasures in everyday life.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Weekend in Crochet Town - Guest Blog Entry!

I believe my official title is Honorary Hump Day Hooker, but you can call me Saffron.  I live about 5 hours away from the Hump Day Hooker Headquarters.  So, back in February I was able to visit Crochet Town.  (My permanent residence is Procrastinationville, hence the blog being written in April.)  First stop was a coffee shop for Hooking in public. 
I brought yarn that I had bought about a year ago, see the ‘What in Yarnation!’ blog.  It was a very thick wool yarn and I used the stitch that Loretta taught me.  It is a very complicated stitch… it is so complicated that I cannot even tell you the name of it.  However, I think Hazel calls it a double stitch.  I originally intended to make a scarf and wear it many different ways. I actually had this pin in mind when creating it.  However, once I started crocheting the most complicated of all shapes, a skinny rectangle; I realized that the yarn was too thick.  I would not be able to tie this scarf in a bow tie any time soon.

Second stop was my nephew’s basketball tournament.  I continued making my scarf not really knowing where it was headed.  I did know that I had at least three hours to decide though.  Therefore, I just kept crocheting.  During these three hours, I learned that Crochet Town is a very mean place.  I was mocked by my mother, father, sister, and husband.  Apparently being 26 and crocheting in public is frowned upon.  I even had to take time away from my crocheting to try and convince my 10-year-old nephew that I was not pregnant.  Apparently, public crocheting is an activity for pregnant women.  My younger nephew and I quickly made up and he became my official yarn feeder, unrolling my yarn and feeding it to me so I can be the most efficient of crocheters.

The time quickly passed and I was running out of yarn.  So I get a stroke of genius!  (I have a vacation home in Modest City.)  Infinity scarf, have you seen these?  Basically, it is a glorified circle; but it is perfect.  The scarf is too thick to tie in any way, so I sewed the ends close.  Once I finished it I started modeling it for the crowd at the basketball game.  All of a sudden, I was the envy of every mother old enough to have a child in 8th grade, including my sister.  My mother, father, and husband also had a change of heart.  Even both of my nephews thought I was cool again!  Of course, my older nephew seemed slightly upset that I was crocheting during his basketball game, but he got over it once he saw my cool new scarf!

After the basketball game, it was back to Procrastinationville.  I was very warm thanks to my scarf.  I even have some extra yarn, enough to make a matching hat.  I have my project for 2013!

Notice the pointing toes.  I learned from America’s Next Top Model that it makes my legs look longer.  Even though my legs look a mile long, the true star of this photo is the infinity scarf!

 I scare myself sometimes.

  My husband, Parley, showing an alternative way of wearing my infinity scarf.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Baby Blanket & Headband

Imagine a baby where the bear is.

A few months ago I rented a book from my local library called Oh Baby, Crochet!, and there were lots of cute patterns in there.  I rented this book so I could stockpile some baby blankets for when my friends started having babies.  Turns out the day this book came in was the day I found out my brother and his wife were expecting a baby, followed by a cousin just a few weeks later!  I immediately flagged one of that patterns titled “Merry Go ‘Round the Block” since it had a neat 3 dimensional look, (using mostly a dc and a modified dc stitch), and made one for my  brother.  It was such a quick and simple pattern I decided to also make one for our cousin, since I knew it looked like a nice quality blanket. 

It's great when a cute pattern is easy!

I had some leftover yarn from that blanket and knew I wanted to make a little matching headband with a nice big flower on it.  I was keeping my eye open on pinterest for things that might pop out as a cute flower pattern, and finally I found a real cute pattern, only thing it was in Russian. Luckily the Google Translate button translated most of the words and there were picture diagrams to make sure I was making the correct stitches.  After I made this flower I decided to just crochet a single crochet band with about 4 rows to attach the flower to, and added a jeweled button to the center of the flower to give it more baby pizzazz!

Isn't this just pizzazz-y?

At the end of this month I'll be posting another blog about the stuff I made for the other future baby, as I'm waiting to have their shower.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Egg Cover - Idea For Easter

Last night I was at my parents house and my mom showed me an egg cover that my great aunt had made a few years ago. (Apparently these are all the rage in Germany!) When I saw it, I immediately thought this would be a perfect decoration for Easter especially made with pastel colors. While I don't have a pattern for it, nor enough time to make one for this Easter it's a great idea for those looking for a last minute Easter craft idea. The pattern seems pretty simple, using mostly dc and looks to use a dc stitch that I made on a pair of booties that I can't blog about until the end of April... So stay tuned for that blog and I can explain that stitch.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Crochet sighting

While making a stop at the elegant farmer yesterday I noticed something for sale that could be a pretty nice HDH project. Check out these jems, selling for $5 each. ca