Friday, December 20, 2013

Crocheted these mittens for my Granddaughter.

I just finished a pair of these mittens for my 2 and a half year old granddaughter. She loves them! I used the pattern I designed back when my grandson was 3 years old, he's 14 now. 
You can get the pattern here, Children's Crocheted Mittens. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pretty and Simple Dishcloth (Crochet)

I recently added a new dishcloth pattern to my Free Patterns page

I think this one is easy and also pretty. I have made many of these over the years and
thought it was time that I wrote the pattern down. 

 You can my free pattern here, Pretty and Simple Dishcloth.

Made 2 more Hooded Infinity Scarves

Here are pictures of 2 more Hooded Infinity Scarves that I made since I posted the pattern. 

You can get my free pattern here, Hooded Infinity Scarf.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hooded Infinity Scarf Pattern

I just added a new pattern of my own design to my Free Patterns Page

It's a Crocheted Hooded Infinity Scarf. I love these. They keep your neck and head warm and they look very pretty too. I'm working on my second one now and I'm doing it in black and gray. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

It's Getting Close to Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and I know most of you are busy making beautiful handmade gifts (these are the best gifts in my opinion!).

My daughter sells at craft shows and her biggest sellers this year are infinity scarves as well as the hooded infinity scarves. I think these are beautiful as well as very practical for cold winters. 

There are some free patterns online for them, but not as many as I thought there would be, so I am working on my own pattern. I want one of these for myself. I'll share the pattern when it's ready. Writing up a new pattern can be challenging, you want to make it as easy to understand as you possibly can. 

It can also be quite time consuming, especially for me now with my daughter, son-in-law and 2 yr old granddaughter living with me for the winter. 

It's coming up on the 4th Christmas without my better half. Since his death in 2010 I stopped celebrating Christmas. I didn't put up any tree or decorations. No turkey or any special meal on Christmas Day, but my son and daughter and their families would come to visit a couple weeks before Christmas and we would cook a turkey dinner. 

So this year is going to quite different for me as I will certainly allow my daughter to put up a Christmas tree and decorations for my granddaughter. I can't expect them to stop their Christmas activities just because I'm not in the mood for it much anymore. 

Thinking of years past I recall how much I loved to crochet Christmas decorations for the tree. I still have all those ornaments that I made packed away in a box. We are going to get them out this year as my daughter has her decorations packed away in a storage unit.

Here are some cute free patterns for crochet decorations I found online. I have made most of these or similar versions. They all look so wonderful on a Christmas tree. 

Paperclip Ice Skate Ornament
I remember back when I was a child that a lot of the kids would have these pinned to their
jackets in the wintertime.

Button Ornaments
I haven't made these but they are so pretty so I wanted to add them too.

Crochet Pine Cone Pattern
I love these! I can't seem to get the picture to show up, so click the link
above to have a look and get the pattern. 

Christmas Ball Ornament
These patterns were one of my favourites. I liked to make new covers for
old ornaments to give them a fresh new look. 


Filet Shell Ornament
These are beautiful and one of my favourite to make. 

Christmas Wreath Ring Ornament 
I made several of these that are similar to the one below.

Crochet Christmas Bell
I made several of these as well.

I have several of these in my collection too.

Crochet Christmas Ornament
I absolutely love the filet ornaments. I made many similar to these to cover old ornaments.

9 Christmas Snowflakes Crochet PDF Pattern
Last but not least, a crochet Christmas would not be complete without snowflakes!

Sunday, December 1, 2013