I’ve started a new project, Heart of Friendship by Helen Shrimpton. Her website, http://www.crystalsandcrochet.com/ , is one of the best, and I absolutely love her patterns. I’m sure there will be more pictures to come, but wanted to start with this one. I’m using Stylecraft yarn and it’s so pretty.
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
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.
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.
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.
An absolutely adorable blanket. I have plans to make this for an upcoming great-nephew… Good thing I have until next spring..lol
Source: WIP 09/13/17 Woodland Themed Blanket – It’s FINISHED!
I’ve posted this afghan before, but not since I won first place in Afghans, multi-stitches. I’m going to frame the blue ribbon before I’m done..lol.. but I decided that since this is my very first submission in the crochet division, and my very first ribbon, of any color,
this was too good not to post.
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.