Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Shawl, A Scarf and some other stuff too!

Well it's time to show off some of my finished projects!

First is a shawl I made for an exchange on one of my groups. I really like the way it came out. I intend on making one of these for myself soon! I used A Pound of Love in Antique White - I used about 3/4 of the skein. The pattern has a lovely name and is available at Magnificent Mantle

This first view is how it looks in the front:

And this second view is how it looks in the back - a full across view.

Next is a cute little scrubbie. It can be used for your face or your dishes! I love dual purposes items! I made it with crochet cotton called Blue Ocean. You can find the pattern at Scrubbie. The pattern works up fast!

Next are a couple of dishcloths from Maggie Weldon. They can both be found at Maggie's Crochet. You will have to look through the list of dishcloths - she is offering one a day I believe for a year! I worked both in Peaches and Cream cotton. The first one is called Cross Stitch Dishcloth in Maroon color and the second is called Heart Dishcloth worked in Maroon and White. I'm sorry to say but both dishcloth patterns had a few - well I'll call them issues - with the pattern directions so I did make a few adjustments for both patterns to work for me.

Next is a little item that was supposed to be a coaster - but to me it worked up more the size of a small doily - so I am going to use it that way. It was a pattern for testing I did so it isn't yet available. I crocheted it in #10 thread in soft green.

Next is an adorable, if I say so myself, Baby Blanket. I did it Bernat Baby Sport Yarn in Pink Rose. I used the Large skeins of 1077 yards - one full skein and about 2/3 of the second skein. This is a gift that my heart sister, Martha asked me to make for her new niece! The pattern can be found at Bev's Country Cottage.

And finally, an item I am most proud of making. It is a Luna Lovegood Scarf. Yes, Luna from Harry Potter. It is done in the colors of her house - Ravenclaw! And the yarn I got from Etsy - the creator called it Looney Loves Good Yarn! I love it! I made it for my heart sister, Martha. But trust me I got enough yarn to make one for myself too! The pattern can be found at Luna Lovegood Scarf and the yarn is from Neurotic Knitterz on Etsy I so wish the picture was cleaner and sharper - but if you look at the links for it - both the yarn and the pattern - you will see how beautiful it is with better photos!

That is it for now - so I'm back to the crochet hook to work on more!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hook Organizers and Charity Squres

A few more things from the Work in Progress pile to the Completed Pile!

First up is my completed Crochet-A-Long (CAL) that I did with one of my Yahoo groups. It is called the Tower of Babel - it is a hook organizer! So cute! You can find the pattern on Ravelry

Second is another hook organizer - this pattern is from Priscilla's Crochet

And last for today - are the squares I made for the Online Angels charity. The pattern is from Smooth Fox and can be found at: SmoothFox Crochet and Knit

The charity information is at: Online Angels

I was so honored to be a small part of this project! The first pic is the one yarn color squares and the second pic is multiple yarn colors in each square.

That's all for today for completed. Now I am off to work on two blankets I am trying to finish my the end of the month of April!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lot of WIP's Done - yup More!!!

My goodness I have a lot of things to share today - so with no further delay - here they are!

First is a Crochet-A-Long (CAL) tote that I did with one of my crochet groups. It's a pretty little tote bag. I did it brown and blue yarn from my scrap box.

Second is an Angel Dishcloth also for an exchange - I did in Peaches and Cream white cotton yarn. The pattern can be found at: Angel Dishcloth

Third is a 12" square I made for a community Comfort Square on one of my yahoo groups to comfort a Mother who lost her little 5 year old daughter. Also made with scrap yarn from my scrap box.

Fourth is another dishcloth - made with cotton yarn in variegated purple. It is called Hexagon Dishcloth - but I can no longer find the website with the pattern.

Fifth is a mug cozy I did for an exchange on one of my Yahoo groups. The pattern can be found at Mug Cozy Also made with scrap yarn from my yarn box.

Sixth is also for an exchange - it's a water bottle cover up. I sized it to fit an Aquafina water bottle. You can find the pattern at: Water Bottle Cover Up It was made with Peaches and Cream Cotton Yarn in burgundy and the flower drawstring was made with white.

Seventh is a set of four cotton coasters - also for an exchange. I made these with mint green yarn from Aunt Lydia's that is now discontinued - but any cotton yarn would do. The pattern was a daily free pattern from JP Fun

Eighth is a potholder for another exchange. Yup I do a lot of exchanges! This pattern came from a Leisure Arts pattern booklet. This was made with cotton yarn in Soft Melon color.

And finally are two 12" squares for another exchange. The patterns are both available on line and the links can be found under the pictures. Both were made with Red Heart Super Save - petal pink and soft blue.

Pineapple Blossom Square

Pink Crush Square

That's it for now - I'm going back to crocheting now.