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What's New: A Basketful of Beauties!

Hi! Hope you are having a happy day so far!

Sometimes I worry that I don't really have anything super interesting to share, but instead of fretting about it, I decided to buckle down and go ahead and share one of the projects I've been working on recently! My Felt Matryoshka dolls!

I just finished stitching a whole basketful of my little Felt Matroshka dolls, and got them listed in my shop!

I love how each one has it's own personality!

Every single one is completely unique...and there won't ever be another exaclty like her...just like real girls!

Things to Make: Simple Slouch Hat

Today, September 15th, is officially "MAKE-A-HAT DAY!" I bet you didn't know there wan such a thing, huh?

Well, in honor of the occasion, I decided to write up a quick and simple Crochet Slouch hat pattern for you to try!

This pattern uses weight 3 yarn, or light/sport weight yarn. For my hat I used Lion Brand Mandala yarn in Genie. The hat is worked in the round, so there won't be any turning on rows. Also, the pattern in written in Standard US terms.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Things to Make: Crochet Kimono Cardigan

I've been busy with the start of a new school year for my kiddos, but while they've been at school I've been busy trying to write up a pattern for my new favorite thing: a Crochet Kimono Cardigan.
Kimono-style shrugs are all the rage right now, and when I came across this amazing Mandala yarn by Lion Brand I knew I wanted to try making a Kimono of my own!


What's New: Glorious Green Hexagonal Cardigan

I've had a busy summer and I've been working on a lot of fun new projects...and finishing up others...so I haven't had a lot of time to wok on the ol' blog! But now that my kiddos are back in schoool I will hopefully be able to update a little more frequently! Yay!


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!)

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