Gumball Machine Planter

I made this gumball machine planter after seeing some pictures of some online. I had to search all over to find what I needed.  I bought the glass rose bowls at the Dollar Store.  I couldn’t find red plant pots, so ended up buying plain ones and painting them myself. The  ones I saw online actually used oval glass stones, but I thought marbles would look more like gumballs — I had to buy those online. And then, of course, I had to go to hunt down the hens and chicks.  It was a wild goose chase, but I am very happy with the finished product!

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Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies

I just received my copy of Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies. I have two designs in the book. You can see my Bottle Cozies design on the front cover and I have also have a baby blanket design included in the book.

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The book is available for purchase on the Storey Publishing website and also on Amazon.

Rosebud Baby Blanket

I have a new design that is in the March issue of Happily Hooked Crochet Magazine, just released today!  Blanket1with badge

The Rosebud Baby Blanket is a soft and sweet baby blanket with an easy pattern stitch that creates the appearance of tiny rose buds.  You can visit the Happily Hooked website to purchase this issue. You can see some of the other designs included in the issue on Ravelry.

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Daisy Gertrude Blanket

196I recently finished crocheting this Daisy Gertrude blanket, a Berroco design.  You can get the pattern and see the original design at the Berroco yarn site HERE. This was a large project because it is made up of clusters of double trebles, uses a very lightweight yarn and a size D hook. I didn’t think I would ever finish it! I started it back in the fall, completing half of it, and then I took a break from it for a while.  I started back on it in January when I was teaching a class for this project at my local yarn store and I finally finished it! 196 large motifs and 169 small motifs are join-as -you go!

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