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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.

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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...

 

 

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!

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:

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!

What's New: Pretty Crochet Collars

The weather is getting pretty chilly around these parts and these pretty little callars are the perfect way to keep your neck warm, while still looking cute! I've been making lots of pretty crochet collars in an array of fantastic trendy colors!

Crochet Peter Pan Collar in Persimmon

Crochet Scallop Collar in Goldenrod

Crochet Lace Collar in Off White

Crochet Peter Pan Collar in Passion

You can read more about these lovelies, and see more pictures, by visiting the scarves section of my shop, HERE.

Crochet, Cancer, and the Cause!

As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Being in the business of making hats, I've have the pleasure to make several over the years for beautiful women who have been diagnosed with breast (or other) cancers. The thing that I've always taken away from these opportunities, is how amazing and strong these women are. So brave and courageous.

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