Category Archives: finished projects

Crochet for a Cause – Special Olympics 2012 Scarves

This was the first year I made scarves for the athletes participating in the winter Special Olympics. I saw so many amazing scarves from past years and decided to try my hand at creating a sampler pattern. I love making … Continue reading

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I like ‘em chunky

My hook has been in action non-stop over the last several weeks spurred by the turn to colder temps here in St. Louis. The snap in the air brings me joy this year, for some reason, but I’m sure the … Continue reading

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FP – Crochet Market Bag

This recent market bag design by Linda Permann immediately went to the top of my project to-make list. It worked up quickly once I got the hang of the V-Stitch. Despite a huge array of colors, I couldn’t image a … Continue reading

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Baby Baptism Embroidery Gift

This past weekend marked a special occasion in our family – the baptism of our nephew! To commemorate the event, I embroidered a shell and the date on muslin. I’m trying to decide if I want to frame it with … Continue reading

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Moms Who Rock the Hook

All my life, I have been surrounded by handmakers. This post salutes all the moms in my family who have created with crochet but I could easily do five more posts showcasing these same amazing ladies and their quilting and … Continue reading

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Crochet Trimmed T-shirt

While on our recent car trip, I wanted to learn new stitches with a triangle motif from Crochet School. Three attempts later, I was happy with the results. Since I was using my stash, no chance of making a shawl … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ and Crochetin’ 2011

We took a bit of a break and went on a Spring Break Cruise this year to Mexico. Between the day trip to our departure and the five days on the ship, I had lots of time to work on … Continue reading

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Moral of the Story: Get the Right Yarn

Feeling a bit discouraged with my progress on the Tressa scarf. My yarn choice did not work well for the pattern. This silk bamboo blend yarn is too smooth to hold the loop joins the pattern calls for and it … Continue reading

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Chunky Crochet Cowls

Inspired by the knitted version by Allyson of Sweatshop of Love, these chunky cowls were crocheted using Debbie Bliss Como super chunky wool and cashmere yarn. This yarn was so easy to handle and has a light but sturdy feel. … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Crochet-In

The Super Bowl was only a week ago but it seems longer. Could I make a hat in the time in took me to watch the Super Bowl? And make appetizers? And watch the commercials? And help someone with their … Continue reading

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