Quick and Fun Chicken Pot Holder

A while back I made a big meal and found that I was one short having enough pot holders to place food on the table. So I did a google search (cuz I can find anything I need for free on google! ;-)). I found this great treasure of a chicken potholder at Amy’s Creative Creations. I love farm style stuff, and these just may be a great idea for some ladies I know for Christmas this year!


Cardigan and Hat Set

I have been wanting to make a Newsboy hat for a long time and I found this pattern at Hopeful Honey. It really did not take very long at all to make I used a soft bulky yarn I had bought some time ago, not knowing what I would do with it. 😜 It worked really well for this hat.

I found a pattern by Kim Guzman at CrochetKim.com for the Cape Sleeved Cardi but I didn’t use Simply Soft for it which made it a little heavier and warm. I have made many of Kim’s designs and loved each one. She is very talented. I did add my own touch to it on the trim and neckline. I gifted these to a sweet friend at our crochet/knitting crafters’ group. It’s like they were made just for her.

Winter Poncho and Gloves

So I loved the burgundy yarn so much that I made a little something for me. They are made with the Red Heart worsted weight burgundy and off-white Caron acrylic yarn.

I used the Warm Embrace Poncho from beacrafter.com. I make it a little longer than the pattern. I also reworked the neck to fit a little better. I used a pattern I found years ago on Red Heart for the mittens.


Burgundy-A Great Color for Winter

So a very special young lady I know loves the color burgundy and requested I make her some leggings last winter. I decided to also make her a slouchy beanie. She really loved them!

I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn in burgundy and I found the pattern for the beanie years ago for free at AllFreeCrochet.com.

I used a pattern called Unicorn Legwarmers that I re-worked with my own spin, so they do not really look like the pattern I found. They are done in ribbed stitching at the top and front post double crochet, back post double crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and single crochet stitches down the length.

Comfy Cozy Crochet Poncho

This was a fun new project! It began with the ladies version in variegated purple colors. My granddaughter fell in love with it, so of course I had to let her have it. ❀ πŸ˜‰ Although she is short and it was pretty long for her, it looks great! She loves it for its snuggliness.

Then a friend saw the posts on Facebook and asked if I could make one for her 2 1/2 year-old toddler. She had bought one of those new covers for her while in her car seat and the little one hated it and tried to rip it off. Evidently, it made her feel claustrophobic. I had Momma send me measurements. I sent her pictures of different options for the colors she wanted at Michael’s, and she picked the Barcelona Loops & Threads size 5 in Quartz color, soft yarn. It came out very nice. She loves it!

The pattern was free: Warm Embrace Poncho fromΒ  http://beacrafter.com/crochet-warm-embrace-poncho/. It is fairly easy but it does take some time.

Brrrr! Perfect for those chilly winter days!

Here are my latest pair of what I will call Glittens. πŸ˜‰ They are nice and long but can be folded to made shorter, and you can have the mitten style or the fingerless mittens. Crocheted in #4 denim colored yarn with sparkle dark blue embellishments, and little round gold buttons to fasten the mitt to if you want fingerless. The pattern uses HBhdc (Herring Bone half double crochet) stitch and single crochet.

Crochet Newborn Cocoon and Beanie

Just in time for winter! This awesome little cocoon made with the crocodile stitch was so much fun and very easy to crochet. The beanie is just a basic stitch to newborn measurements. It should wrap the new little precious baby girl, born to one of our church families, in much warmth.