From the Heart Lapghan

Check out my From the Hearth Lapghan in the February 2018 issue of Crochet World magazine.  The Lapghan can be made in any color and is designed with a ribbon applique so that it can be made in recognition for any cause. I selected pink for my “cause” because I am a currently going through treatment for breast cancer.

You can get this pattern and all of the other patterns — and let me just say there are some amazing designs! — by purchasing this issue at Annie’s.

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Out-of-Print Patterns Now Available!!!!!

I’ve just added bunch of my out-of-print crochet patterns to Ravelry and Craftsy, so I hope you will go and check them out. Patterns range from totes and scarves to baby blankets and throws.  Costs range from FREE to $3.99.  Visit my Ravelry Store or Crafty Store to check them out.  You can also find many of my patterns available as Kindle downloads on Amazon.

My New On-Line Store with Fun Knit and Crochet Merchandise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m excited to have just rolled out a new on-line store.  Well, actually two on-line stores, with fun knit and crochet merchandise designed by ME!

You’ll find some other cute and funny things mixed in too, but most things are geared towards fiber lovers, like this cue tote bag:

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AND  these other fun products:

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There are tons of different products featuring my designs, so I hope you will check out one or both stores! And I hope you find something you like! I even have some products for BACON lovers!  I have more design ideas and hope to be adding more merchandise as time permits, so check back often!

 

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It’s Here!!! the Herrschners Treasury of Crochet Afghans 2015 Calendar

Today I received my copy of the Herrschners Treasury of Crochet Afghans 2015 Calendar (with my design on the cover)!

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Here’s a peek at the designs for each month:

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I mentioned in a previous blog, but you won’t find the calendar for sale on Herrschners’ website.  If you would like to purchase it, you will need to call their customer service phone number.  Call  toll-free at 1-800-713-1239 Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST.

Free Pattern – Dewdrops Baby Blanket

Here is another one of my patterns that has been offered as a free pattern on Naturally Caron’s website. I’ll work at listing my other Naturally Caron patterns here over the next few weeks since Caron has pulled all of their Naturally Caron free patterns.

The Dewdrops Baby Blanket was made in Naturally Caron Joy! yarn, but can make it in any worsted weight yarn.

 

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SKILL LEVEL: Easy

TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Blanket measures approximately 34″/86.5cm wide x 34″/86.5cm long, including border

YARN: Naturally Caron.com JOY! (70% Acrylic/30% Bamboo; 2.5oz/70.8g, 138yds/127m):

#0001 Snow (A): 4 balls;  #0004 Kiwi (B): 2 balls; and #0002 Cerise (C): 2 balls

CROCHET HOOK: One size US J-10 (6mm), or size to obtain gauge;  One size US I-9 (5.5mm) (for border only)

GAUGE:  In pattern, 5 pattern repeats = 8″/20.5cm, and 8 rows = 4″/10cm.  Gauge is not critical for this project.

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st)

 

NOTE: To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

 

BLANKET

With larger hook and A, ch 122.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, *sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; change to B in last st, turn—Twenty 5-dc shells.

Row 2: With B, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sk next 2 dc, *5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc; change to A in last st, turn—Nineteen 5-dc shells and one 3-dc half-­shell at each end.

Row 3: With A, ch 1, sc in first dc, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, *sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across to turning ch, sc in top of turning ch; change to C in last st, turn.

Row 4: With C, repeat Row 2; change to A in last st.

Row 5: With A, repeat Row 3; change to B in last st.

Row 6: With B, repeat Row 2; change to A in last st.

Row 7: With A, repeat Row 3; change to C in last st.

Rows 8–63: Repeat Rows 4–7 fourteen times; do not change color at the end of Row 63. Do not fasten off A.

 

FINISHING

Border: Change to smaller hook.

Round 1: With A, work sc evenly spaced around all edges of blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired.

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TuTu Cute Tote Bag

One of my latest patterns, the TuTu Cute Tote Bag, is available for free on the Love of Knitting/Love of Crochet website as a web-bonus pattern in their latest issue, Weekend Crochet Projects. I just love this design, which I made to resemble a ballerina ensemble complete with tutu and the criss-cross ribbon of a laced up ballerina slipper.

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I also have a pattern for this Country Charm Trivet

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available in the same issue.

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There are a lot of great patterns, so check it out!