So crochet has been slow this summer. I have begun working on Christmas gifts. I have finished one hat for sailors that I donate to out in Alabama called Fishers of Men Ministries. Last year I donated 32 crocheted winter beanies for the sailors.
I have also nearly finished a fedora-style hat by Suvi at Suvi’s Crochet – suviscrochet.blogspot.com. She calls it Suvi’s Spring Hat. This is going to be a Christmas gift for a special lady I know who loves wearing hats and she wears them well.
I have done it in varigated browns with a fuchsia colored dogwood flower and 2 sparkle green leaves, and the band is also sparkle green.
I am having great fun with this and will post pics when finished.
Thank you Suvi for your free pattern at http://suviscrochet.blogspot.com/2014/05/spring-hat.html ❤
I am starting to think maybe the fingerless gloves should be my niche. 😉
I found a quick and easy pattern and just had to make them.
Plain blue jean color with pink heart buttons and then, of course I had to add some detail with blue sparkle! ❤
As we are nearing Spring, we may still have use for a little something to take the chill off and keep our fingers free.
Peacock colored crocodile stitch fingerless gloves
Blue Jean and Dark Blue Sparkle Colored crocodile stitch fingerless gloves
Peacock and Light Aqua colored scaly fingerless mittens I just may decide to keep for me
This little set for a gift to a dear friend turned out very nice! And just in time for all this snowy weather we are finally getting. Fingerless scale stitch glove with a cuff that can be folded or stretched out for length. Crocheted flower button fastens this pretty cowl to warm your neck.
Yes, my dear oldest daughter found a great pattern for these lovely bulky knee-high socks. It took a bit longer than I had hoped, but that is because of some new stitches and techniques. They were great fun and match my daughter’s Christmas presents in the same colors. She said she could do without the little flower accents. As usual when I make slippers, I added some liquid rubber to make the soles non-slip.
I was so very glad that Nadia Fuad at Yarnutopia made a wonderful, easy to follow video to go along with the pattern. I used a little bigger yarn, so they were a little chunkier. You may find the pattern and video here: Knee-High Socks Nadia is very talented!
I really feel like Mrs. Clause this year. And from what I understand, they were very well liked!
Ladies Comfy Cozy Large Sweater
Fun Skirt for Teen (Nice with the bluish leggings to go with it)
And now to start thinking about Christmas 2018! 😉
Okay, quite some time ago I attempted to make a video to show how to crochet the crocodile stitch, but alas I am not a paying WordPress subscriber. I suppose I could go to my Youtube account and make one to upload here, but have not had the time. And, there are very many videos on youtube to help teach this stitch. I did not realize how very many different ways there are to do the stitch. And some make it a lot more difficult than it needs to be.
So, I am going to share where I got my patterns and whomever would like can get them and do the stitch like I did. For the Mermaid Scales bags I made (which is just a simple variation of the crocodile stitch) I used this:
For the Crocodile Stitch Leafy Fingerless Gloves, I purchased the pattern from Bonita Patterns.
Purchase the pattern here:
It is not very expensive. Only $5.50 and very much worth it!
Enjoy! Please use the contact button below the picture at the top of my blog with any questions, and I will do my best to accomodate.
Here is the finished custom order for arm chair doilies. ($15 each) I made my own pattern around an old pineapple stitch. Measures approximately 11″ wide x 13″ long as requested.
Drying during blocking:
Finished, delivered project:
Okay, so the grandsons said they would like some neck ties; bow ties and long ties, that they do not have to tie. They button. So here ya go! And they love them!! Oh, and I wrote my own pattern!
Pretty pinkish flower bookmark
I just made this as a little something in her get well card for a friend who just had surgery. She absolutely loved it! Quick and easy gift idea.