Thursday, June 15, 2017

Honeycomb Pattern for the Beach

We just renovated a condominium in South Florida and I was trying to keep with a tropical theme.  I needed to add more green to enhance the palm tree prints on my pillows but I could not find a throw that would go with them.  Now that I am crocheting I can just make one to match and with all the different colors of yarn available, it was easy.  I found this honeycomb pattern which I used since it looked like a lightweight blanket.  I love how it turned out!

Looks great with this backdrop!

Perfect and cozy!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Round Baby Blanket

My daughter has been influencing me with items she would like me to make.  One of the links she showed me was a round blanket.  I love the idea of a round blanket and searched until I found the one that appealed to me most.  Here's the result of my round baby blanket. Check out the pattern here.

I love all the bobble and shell stitches.  I made this twice already and found that different needles make all the difference.  Here I used a G needle and size 4 yarn. I used 100% acrylic since this will be used for a baby and will need many (careful) washings.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

New Twists

I guess you noticed that I haven't posted in quite a while.  Due to changes in my life, I am no longer creating wreaths.  Now that my life has taken a different direction (I recently became a grandmother to a beautiful little girl), I have rediscovered my love of crocheting.  What once was granny squares and simple stitches is now a whole new world of stitching and creating due to social media.  Bear with me as I discover a new way to be creative and create new twists!

My first creation was for a friend's first grandson.  I love this basketweave stitch.  It's a fun and quick way to create a small baby blanket.  Check out this basketweave stitch here