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Pinterest Inspiration: Ocean Waves Baby Blanket

I recently came across a beautiful picture on Instagram of an afghan that was made from corner to to corner. I was instantly intrigued and wanted to try the pattern out myself! 

I found the perfect tutorial/pattern by Susan Carlson from Felted Button...Seriously go check out her beautiful patterns!!

 

Now all I needed was some color inspiration! So I went to my Color Things board on Pinterest, and found this lovely seascape color palette...

 

 

Things to Make: Crochet Flower Garland Pattern

This project was originally shared on my old blog...so I'm updating and adding it here, too!



This cute little flower can be used on other fun projects, too, of course!!  (Don't be scared away by the pattern...it's really much simpler than it might seem at first glance!!)

 

CROCHET FLOWER GARLAND PATTERN:

Materials Needed:

size I crochet hook

scrap yarn in desired colors

Abbreviations:

ch  = chain

hdc =  half-double crochet

dc = double crochet

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

sp = space

rem = remaining

Great Idea: Crochet Planned Color Pooling

I came across this really cool technique a while ago, and wanted to share some of the projects I made using the Planned Color Pooling technique!


I had no idea that you could use many of the awesome variegated yarn colorways out there to make patterns in your finished projects, without haveing to manually change colors and weave in ends! 

 


Most of the example I have seen use the Moss Stitch or Linen Stitch to get the right amount of stitches to make an argyle pattern form in your projects...but I have also seen some projects with shell stitches, too!

Things to Make: Granny's Flower Garden - Granny Square Pattern

As promised I'm sharing my Granny's Flower Garden Granny Square pattern today! 


(This is the same pattern I used on the Mint and Coral blanket I shared last week!

I really wanted to use the mint and coral colors in an afghan, but I couldn't find a pattern that I really loved.

So, a couple of weeks ago, after trying a couple of other things out, I came up with this pretty Granny Square pattern!)

What's New: Mint and Coral - Granny's Flower Garden Afghan

 

Today I wanted to share my finished mint and coral

Granny's Flower Garden afghan today!


I wrote the pattern for the square myself, and I'm getting it ready to share very soon!

I know you'll like it!

I just love how these colors came together! So pretty! 

I'm sooooo excited to share this pattern with you guys! It turned out so nice!


 

If you can't wait to make one of your own, you can also purchase this baby afghan in my Etsy shop, by clicking on this link:

Pinterest Inspiration: Mint and Coral Color Inspiriation

 

Today I wanted to share a pretty palette I've been crushing on! Sometimes when I'm wandering around on Pinterest, I come across a color scheme that I just LOVE! (I often use color schemes I find on Pinterest as inspiration when I'm making afghans and scarves.)

I found this picture a bit ago, and it inspired me to crochet a baby blanket. (I came up with a Flower Granny Square variation on my own and will be posting a pattern for it in the near future!)

He Lives!




"What praises can we offer

To thank thee, Lord most high?

In our place thou didst suffer;

In out place thou didst die,

By heaven's plan appointed,

To ransom us, our King.

O Jesus, the annointed,

To thee our love we bring!"

 

~ O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown, K.L. Davidson

 

 

Happy Easter!

 

 

Things to Make: Fingerprint Bunnies and Chicks!

 

 

When I was a kid I loved to check out drawing how-to books from the library.  Some of my VERY favorite books were those put out by Ed Emberley. (Click his name to be directed to his fabulous website where you there all sorts of fun activities!!)

He had several book that were based on colors (Big Purple Drawing BookBig Green Drawing Book, etc.)  He including everything from cute little animals to intricate pirate ships.  I remember pouring over them and drawing all sorts of environments and creatures.

Feature Friday: 8 Cute & Colorful Free Crochet Patterns for Spring!

Easter is just around the corner, and I wanted to share some of the cute crochet projects I've been seeing around the web lately!

You all know how much I love color, so I'm adding my especially favorite colorful Spring creations here!
Here's my curated list of

Eight Cute & Colorful FREE Crochet Patterns for Spring!

1. First up is this lovely little Crochet Easter Egg Garland from Skip to my Lou! I love the pretty pastel colors!

Things to Make: Crochet Poppy Remembrance Pin

In honor of Veteran's Day here in the US, Armistice Day in the UK, and Remembrance Day in France, I put together this simple little crochet poppy pin pattern.


Hope you will enjoy the pattern...and wear a poppy to remember all of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for the freedoms of others.


CROCHET POPPY PATTERN

Materials:

Small amount of red worsted weight yarn - medium weight (4) (I used Caron Simply Soft in Harvest Red!)

Crochet hook - size H (5.00 mm)

Tapestry or yarn needle

A black button

Hot glue

A small circle of felt

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