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Yesterday I crocheted almost all day. Here aree some of the things I made. My newest accomplishment is barefoot sandals! I also made some watermelon earrings that I love. Oh and hair ties! I figured out how to crochet around a circular object.

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Giveaway

I’m doing a giveaway on Facebook, so I thought I’d do one here too. If you leave me a comment, I’ll enter you in a drawing to receive one seasonal/holiday crocheted item – a pumpkin, a snowman/woman, a Santa ornament or an angel ornament.

Drawing will be November 8, 2013.

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Babies Everywhere

I like to make gifts for people, but I never know quite what to make. If I make a bib, it’s cute, but is it functional? If I make “no-scratch” mitts, they’re functional, but will they be used? What age should I target with gifts? Newborn or six months or nine months or a year? I try not to worry over it too much, but I want to give gifts that are meaningful and purposeful!

Three couples at our church are expecting or have newborns, and I have some cousins who are expecting a baby very soon. Three boys and one girl total. So far I’ve made six little baby wash cloths, three bibs and a pair of mitts. I want to also do some stuffed toys with jingly bells inside, and I’m going to do a car-seat-size blanket for at least my cousin’s baby.

That’s all if my hands can take it. Today my right thumb went completely numb! Both hands are cramping a little, but that’s probably not just from crocheting. I’m trying to learn guitar! So far I can play the first four or so measures of Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers. I’m incredibly impressed with myself. The ends of the fingers on my left hand HURT. I’m told it’s “worth it.” I sure hope so! I’ll try to stick it out all summer and see if I can get somewhere.

Here are some pictures from recent work. The wash cloths and bibs aren’t from a pattern. I just made them up. If anyone wants a pattern, I can figure it out and type it up. Each bib has a different pattern, although they’re all about the same size. The girl wash cloths are more square than the boy wash cloths. The bibs will have buttons, but I haven’t made/added them yet!

The mitts are not from my own pattern. That pattern is HERE. The mitts pattern is great and easy to understand. I’m also working on THESE¬†socks.

 

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Newest Project

This only took a couple of days, maybe three or four hours total, working while watching TV.

It’s a scarf of joined flowers that I made for my cohort adviser as part of a gift from our cohort before our graduation.

I’m now officially done with my master’s degree! I’m thrilled about that!

I didn’t like this flower, so I made it be a hat for my cat.

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Tons of different flowers!

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I didn’t think to get a picture of the final product all stretched out. Here it is after I tied it up with a bow! All of the flowers are just crocheted in the round.

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It’s Santa’s head!

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I don’t know the pattern. I made it up! I saw a picture of one with no pattern and decided to see if I could make one myself.

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Remote caddy for Gazelle

It’s annoying trying to watch TV while I exercise. I’m either stuck with whatever is on, including commercials, or I have to get off to change the channel…
Fixed it!

Pattern:
Chain the width of the remotes you want to put in the caddy.
R1 Sc in second chain from hook.. Sc to end. Turn
R2 Ch 3, dc in second chain from hook.. Dc to end. Turn
R3 ch 4, tc in second.. Tc to end.. Turn
R4 same as row 2 (dc)
R5 same as row 3 (tc)
R6 same as 2 and 4 (dc)
R7 same as 1 (sc)

After r7, do not fasten off.
Ch 1.5 times width of piece.
Fasten chain to opposite corner with ss.
Ss back to beginning of chain.
Fasten off.

Make the other piece just like the first… Repeat through row 7.
Do not fasten off.
Place two pieces together with right sides facing inward.
Line them up and ss around edges to join pieces.
Fasten off.

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Turn right side out.

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Yo gabba gabba crochet

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For our friends’ daughters. I think they liked them!

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More latest crochet

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A pillow for my husband. Soft, soft bamboo yarn. He picked it out! I just need to make the inside pillow part now.

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I made a baby blanket and a scarf in the same colors and pattern for our friends’ toddler son. My sister made a pillow to match. He loves this soft yarn! It’s Caron Simply Soft (ocean and heather I think).

I’m working on Vader’s lightsaber for our friend who is the father of the baby I made the above blanket for. The Yoda saber was for his close friend; their birthdays are in the same week!

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Yo Gabba Gabba Crochet

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I’m making these for some adorable little girls who happen to like Yo Gabba Gabba. My sister is going to help me finish the details and felt the faces when I’m done with the bodies.

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Granny square pillows

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I’ve been practicing granny squares for days. I made a baby pillow then this soft pillow for myself.

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