Monday, September 26, 2011

Poncho's from Drops Designs

Made these on and easy

Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 25

I've completed quite a few things lately
but am unable to post any pictures at this time.
Drats...will do at later date.

Some new interface is going on with this Blogger.

Yesterday I started these new lacy poncho's that turned
out pretty far I've made 6 of them.
I also made a tire cover for our 5th wheel..lots of comments
when we went camping..

busy busy busy

Happy Crocheting!!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Sunday September 4th

Can't believe there are only 111 days until
Found this pattern surfing the Internet and thought I'd give
it a try. Its a free vintage pattern. I don't like the way
it pulls up in the middle of each side. I'm thinking of trying
it again but using half double crochet stitches instead of single
crochet stitches...maybe even double crochet stitches.
I used a size 'G' hook and Peaches and cream cotton.
I also only did 6 rows of the 14 row pattern...

GAUGE: 5 sc make 1 inch; 5 rnds make 1 inch.

Starting at center with Spanish Red, ch 4. 1st rnd: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, 3 dc in same ch) 3 times; ch 1, drop Red, insert hook in top of ch-4 and draw a loop of White through loop on hook. 2nd rnd: With White, sc in same place as sl st, sc in next 2 dc, * ch 2, sc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, drop White, insert hook in first sc, draw a loop of Red through, thus changing color - always change color in this manner. 3rd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st and in next 2 sc, * (thread over and insert hook in Red ch-1 sp 2 rnds below, draw loop up to same height as rnd in work) 3 times; thread over and draw through all loops on hook (puff st made), ch 2, make another puff st in same place, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with puff st, ch 2 and puff st. Drop Red, pick up White. 4th rnd: 2 sc in same place as sl st, * sc in each sc to next puff st, sc in puff st, thread over, insert hook in ch-2 sp 2 rnds below and complete a puff st, ch 2, puff st in same place, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Change color (there are 2 more sc between corners on each side of rnd). Repeat the 4th rnd until 14 rnds in all have been completed. Break off White. 15th rnd: With Red sc in same place as sl st, * sc in each sc to next puff st, sc in puff st, 3 sc in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join. 16th rnd: Sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc of 3-sc group at each corner. Join and break off. Make another piece the same way.

With wrong sides facing and working through both thicknesses, attach Red to center sc at any corner, 3 sc in same place, sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc at each corner. Join and break off. With Red sc closely around bone ring. Join and break off. Sew in place.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

September already???

WOW!! Can't believe it's already Labor Day weekend...
Where did August go...zooooom it was gone.
I had a great vacation in Roseville/Sacramento area visiting my Aunt
and Cousin and best friend from High School the last week of August.
I took lots of pot holders so they could all pick and choose what they wanted.
My friend took us to the local Casino and we had a ball, even won a little
money playing penny machines.

Here are some of the things I've completed and am still
working on.
A large square granny blanket (completed)
A 12 foot long Dr Who scarf (completed)
A magic ball purse (completed)

Work in progress a circle to square granny, a granny jacket,
a vintage stripe blanket

back to crocheting....