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Tiny Treat Bowl

tiny pumpkin bowlToday’s Project: Crochet Pumpkin Treat Bowl
Size: 3 x 3
Pattern By: Meredith Crawford
Hook: H
Yarn: RHSS in pumpkin, hunter green
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: This cute little bowl was the October CAL in the Red Heart Group on Ravelry. It only took a couple of hours to make (at a leisurely pace, probably the only pace I have these days). It’s very tiny so it wouldn’t hold many treats but I think it’d be great filled with Hershey’s Kisses. I modified the lid just a tad by adding one extra decrease round, and one extra finishing round. For the stem I just did two rows of SC and attached it in some odd, convoluted manner that seemed like a good idea at the time.

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2015 in Household Items

 

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Simply Squared Granny

Simply Squared Granny

Today’s Square: Simply Squared Granny
Size: 4.25 inch
Pattern By: AYYA Handmade
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted weight acrylic mystery yarn in claret
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: This is a cute little square–I like the star shaped pattern in the middle. The pattern has both chart and illustrated written instructions. The chart actually came in handy when I got confused at one point!

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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Round Ripple Update

Round Ripple Progress
Here’s my progress on the round ripple blanket I started. It’s 34 inches across at this point. I’ve gone from five rounds between the black rounds to four because that’s all a single skein of Vanna’s Choice will do at this point. I have two more colors of green, two skeins of each, left. Then I’m going back to a burgundy color to finish. I have mountains of burgundy. I bought a boatload when I had grand plans of making a pull over. I’ve scrapped that idea‚Ķ

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Household Items

 

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17 of 99

17 of 99Today’s Square: 17 of 99
Size: 4 inch
Pattern By: Mary Ann Sipes
Hook: H
Yarn: Red Heart Classic emerald; mystery yarn teal, apple green.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: I’m ambivalent about this square. It’s quick to make, but the front post split clusters in round 2 are fiddly. If you don’t place the FP stitches on the second leg just so, it looks twisted (as mine does). Not fantastic enough to go through the annoyance. I’m not a fan of FP stitches anyway! From the 99 Granny Squares to Crochet book.

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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Golden Shells 2015

Golden Shells 2015

Today’s Square: Golden Shells
Size: 6.5 inch
Pattern By: Jean Leinhauser
Hook: H
Yarn: Red Heart Classic emerald, RHSS Dark Thyme.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: Another revisited square from the 50 Fabulous Squares to crochet book. I first did this one in 2012 and enlarged it to 10 inches for my pillowghan. This time I omitted the last round and did the corners in the last three rounds with a stitch-CH-stitch combo. It looks better in the smaller version.

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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Half and Half Square

half and half squareToday’s Square: Half and Half
Size: 4 inch
Pattern By: Linda Laney
Hook: H
Yarn: Red Heart Classic emerald, RHSS Dark Thyme.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: Ok, don’t laugh. I got in my mind to make the Memory Star afghan from the Herrschners Blue-Ribbon Afghans book. Of course this means that I will eventually have to JOIN over 400 small squares to make an afghan that is fashioned after a quilt. The reason I decided on this was because the squares are basically 3-round traditional grannies. It’s something I can do while traveling or waiting for appointments without having a pattern.

Many of the blocks are half and half blocks like this. They are not triangles joined. The granny is worked half and half. I had a moment of befuddlement with a stretch of yarn that you ended up with at the second color change. Of course YouTube came to the rescue. User Bethintx1 always has a lot of useful tips and this time was no exception. This square was just a tester to see if it would be too annoying.

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Ripple Blanket 1Today’s Project: Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket
Size: To be determined
Pattern By: Celeste Young
Hook: H
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable claret, mystery yarn beige/white variegated, Vanna’s Choice in various greens, TLC claret, Red Heart With Love Black.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: Yeah, I joined another CAL. Obviously mine isn’t going to be a rainbow colored baby blanket. I’m thinking to make this one as big as I have suitable stash yarn for. It works up really fast. I completed the part shown in the course of a couple of days. The pattern is easily memorized so I just made a cheat sheet to check off as I finish each round. We’ll see how it goes!

I didn’t like how the white variegated was behaving or looking, so I switched to black on the separator rounds. I like that much better.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2015 in Household Items

 

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