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Paw Print Stocking :)

I found this free pattern to make my doggie a stocking that is not too big or too small.
The stocking came out to be perfect size, and it's adorable! I did a different edging by the way than the pattern calls for.


Free Ravelry Download: Paw Print Pet Present Pouch

This pattern makes a shorter version of the Red Heart's Dog Paws Christmas Stocking pattern. There is also Cat Paws Christmas Stocking pattern.

The pattern was easy to follow and no errors! :) It took me about 2 hours to complete it.

On to make more stockings! My birdies need one too. :D

Crocheted Stockings

This year, I got so tired of looking at store bought stockings so I crocheted us some! :)



Free pattern on Love City blog:
http://www.lovecityblog.com/2012/12/crochet-love-christmas-stockings.html#.VISXADHF-So

This pattern is very versatile.  You can make it bigger/smaller by making more/less stitches on step 1 and working more/less rounds.  The same can be done by using yarn in different weight.

I crocheted mine with 2 strands of worsted weight wool yarn held together and a size K hook and spent about an hour to complete one. :)
This pattern is not written as in traditional crochet patterns.

I didn't follow the pattern exactly: First of all, I started out with the magic loop/ring method instead of ch 5 and sl st to create a ring. This is a toe-up stocking pattern.  On step 5, I repeated step 4 for 6 more rounds.  Step 6 - 8 create the heel.  I crocheted less rounds for shorter stockings.  I increased 2 stitches on each of the last 2 rounds to make the stocking look more after-wor…

Skinny Crochet Icicle Scarf - FREE PATTERN

It's been way too long since I last wrote my own pattern..., but another one is finally here! :)

This beautiful DK weight yarn was screaming exactly what it wanted to be....  a gorgeous scarf that's perfect for the winter holiday.  The yarn is Red Heart BoutiqueSwanky.  This yarn creates soft,  drapey, and slinky fabric that feels so good around the neck.  It has the oval shape sequins that allow surprisingly smooth crochet which I enjoyed so much.

This scarf definitely will not be hiding in my closet this winter!


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Yarn I used:  Red Heart Boutique Swanky

Visit Red Heart website to find more beatiful yarn!: http://www.redheart.com/yarn


Here is the pattern!  Hope you like it. :)

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Skinny Crochet Icicle Scarf
~ This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only ~

The scarf is consisted mainly of slanted rows of double crochet stitches instead of the basic horizontal rows.  You can use any drapey yarn and a hook…

"Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf" No.2 !!!

I just finished my 2nd Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf! :)



"Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf" by Karen Baumer
This is a FREE download on Ravelry!

This time, I again used Lion Brand Amazing but in 2100 Wild Flowers. And guess what... I'm working on the 3rd in one color - gray.  It's going to be hubby's!  He can use it for motorcycling when it gets cold, and I'm hoping it will remind him to ride carefully. :)

Crocheted Pumpkins

The fall is here, and I see pumpkins everywhere! I crocheted my pumpkins back in 2006. :)


My original post is here.  Unforutnately, this pattern is no longer available, but I found another cute on on PlanetJune. :)

"Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf"

Fall seems to have finally arrived here, and of course, my urge for playing with yarn hit. :D
I finished this scarf!

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"Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf" by Karen Baumer
This is a FREE download on Ravelry!


My yarn of choice was Lion Brand Amazing in 2011 Glacier Bay.   Glacier Bay... I'm sure every time I wrap this scarf around my neck, I'll be daydreaming about Alaska, the land I've never stepped into.   I even like just saying "Glacier Bay" for some reason. :D

The multi-directional rows of this scarf really accentuate the color shifts in this yarn.  This pattern requires only knit stitches (no purling y'all!), and basic increasing & decreasing.  Also, no counting is necessary for the most part of it (who wouldn't love that!).
My scarf has 32 stitches for 5" width with #9 needles.  I used almost all 2 skeins, and it was enough to have a good length.  I've already been working on my 2nd in a different colorway! :)

This is my 3rd!

I keep coming back to this same pattern.
I just love this doily, and this is my third! I'm really liking these colors. :)


Cowl for a Friend

I knitted a cowl for a good friend back in October...  (I know, I know... it's now February of the new year, and my last post here was a year ago!  XD)


Pattern:  "Silkie" by Gudrun Johnston - Purchased at Ravelry

Yarn: Quince and Co. Ospreyin Delft 108
I started with provisional/chain cast-on to finish this snood with 3-needle bind-off. - If you don't know what I'm talking about here and really want to learn knitting, visit KnittingHelp.com :)
I'm a huge fan of the I-cord edge of this cowl (smooth, beautiful side edges!), and not having to use a cable needle to create this stitch pattern was a plus!  It was quick and the stitch pattern was not boring or too complex. :)

Oh, and I have another scarf in progress, and I won't be long before I post it here, I promise! :D