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Finished My Sweater!

Who says I can’t finish a CAL? I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. The pattern is from Simply Crochet by Robyn Chachula. It’s a book with 22 patterns from different designers. This pattern is called the “Spa Shawl Top” by Doris Chan. Doris Chan is well known for her big lace designs. This is no different.

It was a little bit difficult to understand the pattern at first. You really have to read it carefully, but, in the end, it was straight forward.

It’s an alternating pattern of shells and Vs with a solid waistband in the middle. Choosing the buttons was the best part. I picked these shell/fan patterned buttons, because they match the shell crochet pattern.

This is 80% wool and 20% silk. It’s really soft and light weight. The color is great. It’ll work in the fall too! This is Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag yarn from one of my Yarnboxes.

Until next time, happy crocheting!



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Getting Ready for Sweater Weather

A heat wave has been occurring lately. It is so hot. It’s terrible.

Yet, I still decided that it was a great time to make a sweater vest. It took me about a month to complete. My friend’s mother wanted one because she works in a cold room. It might be a little clumsy, but it is definitely warm! It’s 100% wool. I quickly wore it and took it off just for these pictures.

My favorite part is the ribbing on the sides, and it’s not your typical single crochet pattern either.

If you want to make this sweater, the pattern is free, and available here.

Until next time, happy crocheting!


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Motif Monday: Elephant Pillow!

My favorite animal is an elephant. I love elephants. They’re so cool with their trunks and huge ears. (FYI, African elephants have cooler ears). Now, check out this pillow:

elephant pillow

This is a free pattern from Lion Brand’s yarn: here.

I’m probably going to push this to the top of my to-do list, and decorate my entire house with these.

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Motif Monday: Fall Already?

It’s been getting colder lately, and the leaves are changing colors too! Yay, fall!

You know what’s great for this cooler weather? AN AFGHAN! (:D LOL, I know, I’m crazy about them.)

This is such a fitting fall one, this it? Pattern is on Red Heart, here:


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Twinkie Chan’s 20 Yummy Treats

On a recent Motif Monday, I mentioned Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear, and I finally got it from the library!

For “20 yummy treats”, 17 of them are scarves. The three non-scarves are:
1. a tissue cozy (you can’t even wear this one)
2. a hat
3. fingerless mittens.
They are all definitely very creative and cute, regardless. It’s all very colorful looking, and the yarns she lists aren’t very fancy (just Lion Brand mostly), so completely affordable. The patterns seem very easy too.

The book is divided into three parts: sweet things, fruits & veggies, and savory stuff.

Ooooh, savory stuff….

While I do enjoy a good cupcake or cookie scarf, bacon, toast, and pizza tend to win out. Although….

Spaghetti & Meatballs Scarf?

That is just strands of yarn tied together with crocheted “meatballs.”

So, if you like making gingerbread men, salads, or sushi scarves, definitely check this book out.

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Motif Monday: Maybe I’m Old-Fashioned…

Is this too dated?

Regardless, it looks really classy, right? Maybe I’ve been watching too much Mad Men…. :/

This pattern appeared in a 1948 issue of Women’s Day, and can be found here:

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Motif Monday: Ripple Baby Blanket

Most afghans I’ve had are rectangular, which is why I thought this pattern was really cool.

It’s round! This is definitely on my “to-try list.”

The pattern can be found on Ravelry from user, Celeste Young: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rainbow-ripple-baby-blanket

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