This blanket is finish number one hundred fifty eight. 158. That means I am at 43% complete. hahaha I won't finish my goal this year for sure. Maybe I should revise it to 2020?? I do love this blanket tho. There were supposed to be little stars sewn around the sky, but I like it just how it is. It's a sunny sunny day, I guess. Not a starry starry night. haha
There's something deeply satisfying about finishing a crocheted blanket. Especially one that you've been chipping away at for eighteen months. Haha this one was designed to use up my stash, but I still have so many small balls of yarn left. So of course I started another blanket. But for this moment, I'll go ahead and just enjoy this blanket. It's perfect for snuggling on the couch or laying on the lawn (although it's not as long as me haha). Flowers in the Snow is my 149th finish in my crochet every day challenge.
This pattern had a lot of weaving in ends. Usually that is my nemesis, but I got smart this time and wove in most of the ends when I was 90% finished. And of course I crocheted over all the ones on the edges. So that when I finished my last round of the border, all I had was that one tail to weave in. And it was done. So good!
Gah. So much goodness. What's on your hook right now??
We may be thick in the middle of summer, but that means it is a perfect time to post about the things I finished last winter. Right? I'm so ready for this Christmas! hahaha These projets make 148 / 365 complete, we are now at 40.5% complete! Yes! And I have three other finished projects that I haven't taken any pictures of yet, which puts me at 41%!! Woohoo!
I am a proud godmother. I like to call myself the #fairygodmother because I think it is awesome. I digress. I found out that I was a godmother to be last fall. And then I found out it was going to be a girl and her room would be all things pink and zebra! So I got my hook going as fast as I could and came up with some super cute baby things for her. Her daddy is into legos, so I made a lego blanket, and I made my own design with the block layout to look zebraish. I also went a little crazy with monograms in zebra print. Now that little Audrey is here, all I want to do is hold her all day long!! First, a few pictures with our precious little goddaughter.
The Lego Blanket was a bit time consuming, since I could not add each block as I made it. But I love how it turned out!! (Here is a link to my ravelry project page, but you will not find the pattern there. It's a video that I found on pinterest.)
A few more finishes. These would be finishes 141, 142, and 143. Whoa! That means I am now 39% through. Sigh. The basket is perfect for a little Easter decorating next year. The allsort is random, but used up yarn and finished a project (win!) and the radish is just another fun veggie to add to the play food collection for my future offspring. Healthy choices! haha
I like lists. A lot. I also like to start projects and then get distracted and not finish them. Back in 2012 I created a 2012 To Do List. Now that it's 2014. I should finally update, right.
For instance. I started this post in January (2013). It is now April ehrm June 2014 and I am just now getting around to posting it. Sigh. At least I can update it a bit! Plus side, almost everything is finished now!
I just looked at the blog and realized I haven't posted since January. JANUARY! Crazy, I know! And it's not that I haven't been crocheting. I've actually been crocheting up a storm. I am trying to finish my goal by this year, after all. I don't think it will happen, but I'm going for a 75% finish rate! Anywho, I just haven't been blogging about my crocheting. So many pictures have been taken, but they just stay on my camera! Whoops! I'm going to try and catch up soon! For now, I'll leave you with pictures of this finished project. It was a gift for my mother in love this January.
The yarn was picked by my mother in love to match a sweater that she has. I love the contrasting snowflake, because it is not the expected flower. Also, it wraps around, which I forgot to get a picture of!
As always, click on the links above for more details about the projects!
There is something fun about a quick and easy project. These stars definitely fit into that category. I love making them when I have just a bit of yarn leftover from a project. Then I can embellish another project, like a coffee cozy, in seconds! The beauty of this project is you can really use any yarn or hook that you desire. And you can mix it up to see what you like best!
Please feel free to use this pattern for personal or small scale sales use. I would appreciate it if you linked back to my pattern if you sell a finished product online. If you sell it at a craft fair, no linkback is necessary. Enough of the small talk, here's what you really want... the pattern!
Small amount of yarn. I like worsted weight, but you can just use whatever you have and adapt the pattern accordingly.
Whatever size hook you want, I usually use a G or an H.
Abbreviations: Ch - Chain
ss - Slip Stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
Round 1 - Ch2, 9 dc in Magic Circle, Join in top chain 2.
Round 2 - Ch1, *sc, [hdc, dc, ch2, dc, hdc],* Repeat around (5 points and 5 sc), join with ss in first sc, fasten off.
Just like that, you're done! Sometimes I starch the stars to make the points really defined, and other times I just leave them as they are. Now you're ready to crochet some fun star embellishments!
I've made it my goal to complete a TON of crochet project this year. I am trying to crochet projects before the holiday arrives, and I managed to succeed with Valentine's Day! (I also have some post-Christmas projects that I haven't blogged, so that will be fun later lol).
First up, the Love Bunny. The pattern suggested two, and it really was easy enough that I could have done it, but this guy is flying solo. He's off to my secret sister in my fire wife group. Adorable, right? Also, I realized that I overprocessed the photo and you can't see the stitch definition. Fail. Click on over to the original post for better pictures.
Next up is the Heart Potholder. I have never crocheted a potholder before, and I am still a bit wary to use this guy. But it's thick. So that's promising, right?
Lastly, want to see what it looks like when I try to take a picture? Complete chaos behind the scenes! (also, don't be like me and take pictures at 10 pm. Take them with natural light. Unless you have a day job and forget on weekends. Then you are stuck with 10 pm pictures).