09 February 2015

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (09 February 2015)

I've been on the search for another slipper pattern. I've been "in love" with one pattern for many, many years and I'm looking to add a little variety in my crocheting. Here is a pattern I recently found. For your perusal here's the pattern. Enjoy!

02 February 2015

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (02 February 2015)

Happy Ground Hog Day!

Today, I have a link to a pattern that is for a child's pair of slippers with safer soles to help prevent slips. Previously, I've tried painting with Puffy Paint to make a no-slip bottom on slippers, but I am definitely not artistic with it and it doesn't look pretty. If I have the need to make slippers for a youngster again, I will try this pattern. To save money, you can get the no-slip shelf liner at Dollar Tree too.

Hope we get some good news from the groundhog today. See ya later gator!


28 January 2015

Santa Is a Minnesota Viking

I'm writing this way ahead of time because this hat is a gift for a a friend who is a great fan of the Minnesota Vikings. The 2 Santa hats I made for Christmas went over very well and I had a request for this one and one done in green and white for one of Santa's elves. So, having the delayed appearance of this on my blog is to keep my friend from seeing it before receiving it.

Here it is--

I had plenty of extra yarn so I made this scarf to go with the hat--

The colors aren't showing up on the scarf picture very well. The colors are a golden yellow color and dark purple.

I will be delivering this hat and scarf in person. By the time you read this, I will be inland of San Francisco visiting 2 of my friends. One is a friend since high school way back in the 1970s. We always have fun and lots of laughs even when we're just visiting over coffee.

Take care...

MN Viking merchandise

27 January 2015

Making Husband Happy...

When we migrated to Florida for the winter, I went to Dollar Tree and bought microfiber dishtowels and dishcloths. I must confess, I am spoiled when it comes to doing dishes because husband does them. He had a big case of dislike for the microfiber towels and dishcloths because they just didn't seem to dry or wash the dishes very well. I replaced the towels and I've been making new dishcloths. Here are a few that I've recently made.

For the red, white and blue dishcloth, I used an H hook instead of a G hook. Also, I made 2 rounds for the edging instead of 1. Plan next time is to use G hook and do 2 edging rounds and that should make this closer in size to other dishcloths.

26 January 2015

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (26 January 2015)

Slippers are one of my favorite things to make and here is a pattern that is on my short list. Valentine Day is almost here and these slippers with hearts would make a great gift.

Take care my friends,

 Jewelry for Your Valentine