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

23 January 2015

New Style of Slippers Made

I used a new-to-me pattern for a pair of slippers. I like these slippers because being made from a single strand of worsted weight yarn, they are nicer for warmer weather. I think I could have used a smaller hook except with my big feet they are a bit hard to pull over the heel as it is. I will play around with this pattern and make them again. I'm going to look for a similar pattern with a more defined heel. This pattern is from the book Crochet for Caring and Sharing. The projects in this book revolve around the theme of breast cancer awareness. My slippers were made out of a partial skein of left-over yarn, hence the reason they're not pink. Here's the picture from the book--

Here's mine--

Hope y'all are having a nice day. Take care and I'll be seeing you again here in blogland.


21 January 2015

Hat for a Junior Elf

I'm still making hats for next Christmas. I feel so motivated.  This hat is for a young child. This pattern is very easy. The only variation I did was to make a pompom instead of a crocheted "ball" to put on the peak of the hat. I hope I get to see a picture of youngster wearing this hat next holiday season.  Here it is--

I found a new pattern for slipper socks that I want to try. These are a bit more "light-weight." I need to step out of my comfort zone and try something different. I finished a scarf last night except for weaving in the ends. There are a lot of them since there are stripes involved. Hope to have that ready to show you in a day or 2. 

That's all for now folks.


19 January 2015

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (19 January 2015)

Today's link is to a book of vintage potholder patterns. There are some cute one's in this book. My favorite one has an ear of corn on it. Here's the link.

Have fun with these.


All sorts of potholders

18 January 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas 2015

The 2 Santa hats I made for last Christmas went over so well that I had requests for more. I was requested to make one in green for one of the elves in California at the North Pole.  This is a fun pattern to make--it's easy and for me, it takes a little over an evening watching television to make one start-to-finish. It's great to have such an early head start on projects for next Christmas.

There will now be one elf staying warm next winter. 

That's all folks. Hope y'all are doing okay. Take care my friends.