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Handmade (Crochet) Booties

It’s been a while since I used my crochet skills to make something out of yarn. It hurt so good. LOL. My hands ached a little but my brain loved being creative with my hooks again!

I spent about 2 hours making these throughout the day. They are small. Probably women’s us size 5. I started with a chain of 20. Crochet a square. Fold the square and sew up the back. Drawstring closure on the front. Then sew up and around to build the boot. Makes sense, right? 🙂

Simple pattern that I found on youtube a long time ago but works like a charm.

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I make my first square and then my second square. Kind of working on both boots at once. It helps me make them the same size!

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They’re pretty thick and durable because I use 2 strands of yarn at once. I do single crochet throughout the entire boot. Nice and tight stitches.

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This project doesn’t use a ton of yarn. The bigger the size, the more yarn you will use.

I bought 2 skeins of Dark Orchid.I use 2 strands at once so I crochet from both skeins at the same time. I made these booties and have plenty of yarn leftover to make another pair.

Being crafty is so fun 🙂

 

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Crocheted Blankets : Granny Square

I like crocheting granny squares but you have a lot of ends to weave in. It takes a lot of time to finish the product. I made a couple blankets by attaching all my squares together and a couple blankets that are a single large square. Both are fun in their own way.

Here’s a couple photos of some recent work:

3 square blankets

blanket angle

blanket close up

blanket couch

crochet quilt

You can create several different looks by deciding how many colors of yarn to use. I am currently working on a large granny square blanket done with one color of yarn.

It’s a good way to use up some leftover yarn around the house too.

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Cozy Cowls!!

I LOVE neck warmers. They’re so simple to toss on with any outfit and head out. These are incredibly soft and super warm! They look great and are very comfy 😀

They’re fast to crochet. I used a large hook, size K on these. And I used bulky or thick yarn. The cowls can be worn a few ways to create different looks: rolled down, folded over, standing up, scrunched down, up over the head and ears…

WalMart and JoAnns Craft store have some nice yarn to choose from. So much yarn, so little time!

black and white cowl

hood scarf

cowl 1

cowl 4

cream cowl 2

cream cowl

purple cowl

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New Year, New Things

I wanted to crochet a cozy cover to go around my ugly black pot for a while and finally I made one (it took no time at all really). Maybe with below zero temps, my plant will stay warmer 🙂 The crochet looks better than the black plastic at least. I also made a pink and black hat to match an infinity scarf I made recently. And I finally put a border on this yellow baby blanket that I made a while ago.

pink black hat

plant pot cover 2

plant pot cover

yellow baby blanket 2

yellow baby blanket

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Creature Hats and Matching Sets

I’ve been crocheting scarves for years but usually don’t make matching sets, how weird I know! So lately I’ve been making sets: a hat and scarf that go together. Some are matchy matchy and some have a coordinating flower.

I’ve always liked monster and owl hats so I made two recently. I want to do a cat and a Despicable Me Minion next. I made my own design for a monster and sleepy owl but for the minion I may look for an idea online.

black and white set

monster baby hat

Owl Hat

red scarf

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I ♥ to Crochet !

I have been busy making flowers!! They’re fun to crochet. I finished an order for 3 scarves, and order for 2 scarves, and now I am working on Christmas gifts!

ambers hat

ambers scarf

black and white 3

black and white scarf 2

black and white scarf

black and white3

brown scarf

brown scarf2

child headband

my hat

red and white set

teal black braid 2

teal black braid 3

teal black braid 4

Teal Black Braid

white hat red flower

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Craft Show, Christmas Presents, and other things…

Life has been very busy. October, November, and December go by really fast. And then it’s Hello New Year!

October went well. I was Minnie Mouse for Halloween 🙂 We carved pumpkins and decorated inside and out.

November was good too. We celebrated Thanksgiving with a great big feast. And I also hosted a cookie exchange party which was a lot of fun. Every guest had to make 6 cookies for each of the other guests to bring home. So we had around 700-800 cookies at the party. Plus everyone baked some for us to eat and enjoy at the party. It was a very fun time!

In December I was at a craft show as a vendor to sell some scarves, hats, and blankets. It went really well and I had a great time!! 😀

Yesterday we had a gingerbread house decorating party. It was so much fun. Everyone really got into their creations!! 🙂

2 hats

Black and white flower

black and white scarf hat

Black hat no flash

Blanket Green 1

blanket green 3

blanket teal and white

BLUE

cb hat

craftshow

crystal hat

gingerbread

gingerbread2

gingerbread3

hat 2

hat

headband

RED Infinity Hood Scarf WIDE

Red white hat and scarf

red white scarf hat

red white

rose hat

rose headband

white and teal baby blanket

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