Apache Tears Hat

Christmas is coming much quicker than I’m ready for, although for once I think I’m okay with progress of my crocheting.  So far I’ve finished making both my grands their hats (pictures to follow once pom poms are done) as well as making a new hat for myself.  The Apache Tears Hat can be found on Ravelry.  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/apache-tears-hat

Apache Tears Hat (2)

 

My local chapter of CGOA is making hats and scarves for the homeless and I have a few on my hooks, but I have a month or so before they have to be turned in.  I also want to make a dozen or so of some hats for my local NICU, so I guess I’ll be able to stay busy before Christmas..lol.

 

 

 

Bubblegum Shawl

I made this shawl in July and August 2017, finishing about a week after finishing the Sweet Caroline pillow front. This is another Helen Shrimpton pattern, on Ravelry, and I fell in love with it at first sight.  The biggest note I have about this pattern is that the correct count is absolutely necessary so the bobbles fall correctly.  I made an Excel chart to help me out on that point, and I counted each half row as I completed it.  I’m not sure I can remember when I last did a project without at least one single crochet fudged…lol.

Bubble-gum shawl

Sweet Caroline Pillow

I started this project in August, but between one project and other, a CGOA conference, along with this and that (moving, seeing my daughter off to South America, etc.) it took me until November to finish up.   The name of this pattern is Sweet Caroline, and it’s a free pattern by Helen Shrimpton and can be found at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-caroline

I followed Helen’s colors and just love the finished product.  Thanks so much for a fabulous pattern, Helen.

Pillow2

 

 

Sweet Caroline Pillow

Since returning from the Crochet Convention in Chicago last month I’ve been working on this project .  It took me about a week, from start to finish, so it’s a relatively quick project, which I like — a lot!! lol  I started this on August 5th and finished on August 21, 2017.  I still need to work up the back, but since I already have the pillow form it shouldn’t take me longer than a week or so to finish up completely.

The pattern can be found at Helen Shrimpton’s website:  http://www.crystalsandcrochet.com/crochet/introducing-sweet-caroline-mini-cal/  She also has a Facebook group and a Pinterest page.  She’s a truly wonderful designer and I love her work.