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2014 Block-A-Month Crochet-A-Long

11 Jan

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I was motivated to join this year’s BAMCAL at Ravelry this year and these are the January squares:

Frostbloom 12" square
Frostbloom 12″ Afghan Square by Shan Sevcik
This is an awesome pattern that is well-written and not as difficult as one might think when looking at the result. In fact, I so loved working on this square that I bought the designer’s ebook.

Next is a square from the ever-reliable SmoothFox aka Donna Mason-Svara
This one is Lemony Lime Citrus in Pink.
Lemony Lime Citrus Square in Pink

Both squares were done with my favorite Etimo Tulip “I” hook and a mix of yarns.
*the lighter shade of pink is ILTY pink, the darker shade is VC pink poodle
*the dark color is RH Soft magenta
*the green (limelight), peach, white, and yellow is ILTY

Square Heaven

16 Mar

The trouble with trebles is I have a death grip on the hook while making them. I doubt I could do this many treble clusters in one sitting without major hand cramps.

In Treble

Trebles are not my favorite nor my best-looking stitch by any means…and then to cluster them together? Well, here is the end result of my effort. It is a stunning square in more skilled hands, but I think this came out OK.

Pattern: In Treble by Julie Yeager (available as a free Ravelry download)
Hook: H
Yarn: Pink Poodle/Vanna’s Choice Baby & White/RHSS

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Is this square not absolutely beautiful?? I can’t hardly believe that I made this. Originally I wanted to do this one in a gradient of yellow, orange, to brown or dk blue, but didn’t have the right colors, so went with a pinkish gradient instead.

Double Treble Burst

There are trebles, double trebles to be exact, in this one, too, but just the long front post stitches that create the spikes, spokes, or rays, whatever you like to call them.

Pattern: Double Treble Burst Square by Amelia Beebe (find this one on Crochetville)
Hook: H
Yarn: center outward
ILTY buttercup
ILTY light peach
ILTY pink
Vanna’s Choice pink poodle
RH Soft fuchsia

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Tangled Threads

Tis a fun square to do! The designer, Melinda Miller, has a group on Ravelry that you might like to take a look at. (hint: her patterns are free for the month that it is featured as the block of the month CAL) Her patterns are versatile that allow for a lot of color play and appropriate for a nice span of skill levels.

Pattern: Tangeled Threads by Melinda Miller
Yarn: ILTY lt peach, VC pink poodle, and RHSS white
Hook: H

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OK, one more.

Lucky Charms

and a smaller 8″ version
Mini Shamrock Sq

These are Donna Kay Lacey patterns, whom also has a group on Ravelry and offers her patterns for free if you’re doing the monthly CAL. I love that! Her patterns are definitely more advanced and I’ve sent two of them into hibernation. She also hosts a guest designer for a mystery cal, such as the first square in this post.

Pattern: Lucky Charm by Donna Kay Lacey (linked to her Rav download pdf page)
Yarn: ILTY limelight, pink
RHSS Aran – kicking my butt for grabbing Aran instead of White
The 8″ is RHSS Watercolors and Lt Sage, plus the ILTY in Buttercup.

Would you believe I wasn’t going to do any CALs or Block-A-Month groups this year?? Now, I’m in 3 of them. The joys of playing with yarn!

Name a Square

13 May

SmoothFox has written patterns for 2 more 6″ squares and she’s asking for names. If she picks yours, then you, the lucky winner,  can pick a pattern from her pattern store. Cool, don’t you think? I like picking names: baby names, puppy names, hermit crab names…..

pssst…..I tested these squares and they are a smart pair.  I’ll post mine, after she posts them on her website….if I can wait!

Give ’em a look and see what clever names pop into your head.  There are only 2 days left!

Heart Garland

13 Jan



heart garland

Originally uploaded by ravelSher

I needed something to brighten up my post-Christmas mantle. Nothing like a chain of happy hearts to cheer up the place.

Heart Motif by Addey
RHSS yarns in burgundy, shocking pink, and candy print

Finished Group Project

7 Feb

The Well Traveled Baby Blanket

The Traveling Baby Blanket

Pattern: Baby Big Granny Afghan
Yarn: ILTY in white, buttercup, orchid, mid green, and springtime ombre
Hook: H or I depending on who was crocheting

Thank you Michelle, Elaine, Jessica, and Ginger for your beautiful handwork.

This was a fun way to crochet, work together, share chocolate, and to bless a friend! We are looking forward to doing it again.

Isn’t this a sweet heart?

9 Jan

Granny Heart

Yarn: leftover RHSS in reddish
Pattern: free on C’ville, thanks to Addey
Hook: I
Time: about 30 minutes 😀
Lots of Possibilities: vary the yarn for coasters, gift tags, embellishments, chained together for a scarf or a belt or a string of hearts for a decorative garland.