Monday, November 12, 2012

Owl Duo

I'm absolutely loving crocheting these chubby owls from Tara Schreyer's pattern available on Ravelry.  These are numbers 6 and 7 and I keep making them smaller each time.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Furry Boots Crochet Pattern for Baby and Toddler

My new design for winter. Fur is in this season and this is my first design using eyelash yarn.








You will find the pattern here: http://crochetdreamz.blogspot.com/2012/10/furry-boots-crochet-pattern-for-baby.html#.UJw1_8U80ew

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bev's Shawl

I have been eagerly waiting for the time I could show this project. It was from an  October swap called "Anything Fall."

I knew I wanted to make a shawl in fall colors, but I started and stopped several times . . . just not happy with the outcome.

Then, I remembered this pattern called "9 Patch Maple-Leaf" I think. It is from p2designs. I had used it in an afghan square swap and had loved the ease of it. I figured it would look good in a shawl, if I could find the right colors that reminded me of the maple trees, of Indiana, in the fall.

V-O-I-L-A! Cat, at Cat's Crochet Corner, helped me pick out just the colors and look how NEAT it turned out.



I had to figure a way to make the squares into triangles so they could be wrapped over the shoulders. Here is what that looks like.


You can also see I added triangles between the top two squares to make a neckline.  I am glad I had this yarn so I could blend the colors together.


Now, I am looking for a winter snowflake pattern I can use to make a white, silver and blue shawl for our Christmas swap I think it will turn out beautiful too.

I am working on a pattern so you will know exactly what to do to make your squares into a shawl.

Just because you CAN crochet something doesn't mean that you SHOULD!


Ok...It has been a LONG time since I've posted anything on this blog...but that's only because I haven't been doing any crocheting in awhile.  I've been swamped with sewing and quilting orders so there isn't time to crochet these days.  But I do have some friends out there who know me for my crocheting, and like to post funny things on my Facebook page from time to time...this one was just posted this week, and when I saw it I burst out laughing, so decided to share it with you.


Here it is...
LOL and OMG is all I can say!

Here's another one that was posted to my FB page a couple months ago...

Well, I hope these made someone smile today...because I sure got a laugh out of those crocheted shorts!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Adeline Fingerless Mitts with Faux Cables






Free Pattern for a pair of  Fingerless Mitts. The cables are faux cables worked using chain stitches and can be easily made by beginners. Find the pattern here:
http://crochetdreamz.blogspot.com/2012/09/adeline-fingerless-mitts-or-arm-warmers.html#.UGRi742PWVA

Friday, September 21, 2012

Green Beans and a Swap

We are into Green Bean picking season . . . and my mouth waters every time I see them. Today, I must have cleaned two or three pounds of beans, snapped them and added red potatoes, onions and Polish Kielbasa to the  beans. Now, they are "boiling./simmering? for about three hours until the flavors have molded together in one of my comfort food memories from childhood.



Normally, I  make about a pound of beans for the husband and I, but I wanted to make enough to take some across the street to the newborns parents and brother. His momma made a comment about thanking everyone for everything they have done for her, specially the meals.

With the 1st son's birth, we had food over at the beginning. She said she froze those meals (we made two things meant to be frozen . . . because they both get better every time you reheat them.) Then, when her mother and mother-in-law left (2 weeks worth of help), she would have something to pull out of the fridge on those evenings when she has had a hectic day.



This time, we are planning on the beans, potatoes, onions and sausage (everything cut into bite sized pieces for the 2 year old) and nachos. For the nachos, we are taking them the hamburger cooked and lightly seasoned, a bag of Tostitos Scoops, some salsa from our local grocery that is almost as good as homemade . . just tomatoes, green peppers and sweet onions . . . a bag of shredded cheese and a small container of sour cream. If we are lucky, they will get at least two meals, and maybe more, out of everything.



Oh, I told the husband we should take some baking potatoes so they can use the leftover sour cream with them.

I have been busily working on a swap gift for Ravelry's Beverooni1 ( her blog is One Yarn After Another.) I S-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O want to post pictures of what I'm making her . . the topic of the swap is "Everything Fall." I am making something from an idea in my head . . . so far, so good!

Just went out to take "bean" pictures . . . my mouth is watering to eat this. All I need is a bowl and some ketchup for the meat . . and some gets on the potatoes and beans which is even better. But, I have to wait until tomorrow . . this is another one of those foods that tastes  better the 2nd, 3rd, and if lucky, 4th days it is re-heated! ! ! ! !

Crochet Book Ends


I made these crochet book ends for a Dutch blogger competition. The patterns are available for free on my blog. Click here to go there. I'd love to have your vote if you like my blog :-) see where to vote in the blog post.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mushroom Applique



Free Mushroom Applique pattern available here.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Trekkers and Matching Sunhat for Boy Babies


 
 
 
 
 

Find the crochet pattern in   crochetdreamz.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Crochet Edging


Crochet edging. Free pattern available here.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Star


This crochet star can be used for numerous purposes. Use it to cheer up your keychain, make a magic wand of it or hang it in your Christmas Tree. Pattern available here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bertyl the Turtle

Made his head a little too large so he tips over easily on his nose.  For the next one I'll leave out a round on his head & put more stuffing in the shell part or put in a weight

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Easter Egg Cozies!



Get ready for Easter with these Easter Egg Cozies. The pattern is available in my Etsy-shop.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Teal-tastic Granny Blanket.

The making of a new blanket in pictures. I’m trying to think of a nice name for the pattern – so all suggestions welcome. I will be writing up the pattern next week along with two other crochet patterns.

IMG_0962

IMG_0963

IMG_0972

IMG_0979

IMG_0973

IMG_0967

Whatever you are doing over the weekend, enjoy it and happy crocheting.