Owl's Bears Moose and Frogs - Oh my

 Working on a few custom orders.
This little stinker thinks this is his new hat.

A New Project

If you crochet you will understand.  I have WIPS I need to finish, projects I plan to make next, and things I need to make but just can't bring myself to make.
When all of the sudden you see something you have to bump to to top of your to do list.
Well that is what happened here.
I saw this lovely cardigan on THIS BLOG, she makes the most fabulous things.
Well I just had to make it.  So I dug out a few balls of super soft yarn, purchased a couple more to make sure I had enough for the whole thing, and got right to it.

So far so good.  Just about ready to add the arms.

Here is a tiny peek at the progress.

Can't wait to post the finished product pictures.  These are the such cute and perfect little wristlet clutches.  I love love love them.  

Back in Action

I am still here and trying to get hooking again now that we are on a pretty good routine with the new babe.  Starting with a small batch of Halloween monsters.  My own little monster was more than happy to model.  See the thumbs up?  She thinks they are great.  Now bring on the cold weather!!

Bright and Happy Crochet


Almost done with this blanket for Baby#2
Just one more row of circles and a few rounds of borders and it's all ready for her arrival.
She seems to be taking her time and not quite as ready as we are. 

You can get the FREE POLK A DOT Bunting pattern here

Finished it for Friday

 This charming little one is hot off the hook and ADORABLE!
Happy Friday!

Monday Fun

Scrappy circles #2  
I have not decided what to join my bright circles #1 in yet, so I started another scrappy circles blanket.  This is a different color palette for me.  I tend to use more grey and white to join and not really a lot of tan/browns.  But I think it is adorable!

I finished the Chevron blanket last Friday.  It so lovely!!!  Red Heart Soft it named well!!  It is so soft, I am 1,000% sure it will get lots of cuddle time in it's new home.  I was trying to get a good picture of it laying on my son's twin bed and he was just NOT going to let that happen.
I will have to try again later to get a full shot of it.

Now I am off to weave some ends in on the scrappy circles.


37 Weeks

Still here, still expecting, and still preparing for the arrival of our little girl.
Not much crafting has been happening these days.  I did however manage to finish her blanket.  Yay!!!  And wash, fold and put away all her new clothes.  That might not seem like much, but it was.  She will be sharing a closet and dresser with her brother and there was a lot of organizing and de-stashing that needed to happen to make it all fit neatly.  I love her little blanket and can't wait to take some pictures of her with it.

Grandmothers Flower Garden

Hello, just a progress shot of my hexagon flowers so far.  They are cute but a little bit wonky, I like things to be nice and flat before they are joined.  I think I have the perfect fix.  After this blanket is put together I will start another one with the new and improved hexagon pattern and a different joining method.  I am really excited to have my first pattern for sale and hope you like it.  I will keep you posted on the progress!

Teal Dreams - Chevron Baby Blanket

 Just finished, cute as can be, and ready to be snuggled.
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Another Project added to my list

Daydreaming of making this bag...

Can't wait for the pattern to be available!!! 
This is a great diaper bag for 2 kids / Momma bag.

Chevron Tutorial

I love chevron blankets.  They are retro and modern crochet all at the same time.  Pick a palette, go scrappy or just one solid color.  You really can't go wrong!  Once you get the hang of it, it is a "mindless" pattern, you don't have to concentrate to hard as you go along.  Just keep repeating yourself as you go along.

I, like most crocheter's out there LOVE the Attic24 Neat Ripple pattern.
I made this one for my Son before he was born.


When My sister asked me to make her a Chevron blanket I figured I would use her pattern again.
But after looking around at other patterns I decided I wanted a more dramatic chevron.
So I tweaked the pattern to my liking.

Here is a quick photo tutorial.

Chain a big long chain, depending on how wide you want your blanket / pillow / project.
I tend to freestyle, and not count stitches.  Yes it gets me in a pickle most of the time but its easy to add more foundation, or take some off when needed.

I started with *10 DC, 5 DC cluster (peak), 10 DC, 5 DC TOG (valley) then just repeat at * till you like how wide it is and I like to end with matching chevron peaks.

OK now here is where you can run into problems. Keeping the edges straight.

Chain 2 (this counts as your first DC)  skip the first stitch and DC 2 TOG in the next 2 spaces.  
So you now have a little decreased cluster of 3 DC.

That counts as one stitch, so now you need 9 more till you start your next peak.

This is where you get into the groove.
Peak, 10, Valley, 10 repeat till the end.

Now you will do the same 3 DC decrease cluster for the 10th stitch to straighten the edge.

Enjoy, share the pictures of your project!
Happy Hooking!!

I have been asked on the math/stitch count for this pattern.

Each "V" is 21 CH, to create the valley that is 5 CH, and the first DC for your row 1 is another 2 CH

So for a blanket with 5 "V" it is 127 stitches.
Another question I have gotten is the valley in row 2 does not mach up with row 1's valley.  Don't worry, the peaks match up every row, but the valley looks like it is off by one stitch.  Just keep going, odd rows mach up perfect, and even row's match up perfect.

 Let me know if this helps :)  Happy Hooking.