Project 101: Picking Up Where I Left Off

Can you believe it’s been 6 months? Time flies when having fun.

OK, time to get back to working on this project. Called Project 101 since there are 101 crochet squares in my book. The name of the book is 101 Crochet Squares by Jean Leinhauser.

Here’s Square 1. A giant pansy in the center of the square.

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I didn’t think I would like the pansy. It looked odd. But I just wanted to get a square done and crossed off my list. I love it!! It came out so pretty.

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Of course, I did a bit of changing. Altered the pattern. The center (gold color) was so deep you couldn’t see it. So I made a separate circle of single crochet, sewed it on top and added a picot stitch around it. I used light blue yarn for the flower, trimmed in navy. The square is white, trimmed in navy. Square measures 8 3/4″ by 8 3/4″.

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Yarn used:

  • White-Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice, acrylic
  • Light blue-Red Heart, acrylic
  • Navy-Red Heart, acrylic
  • Mustard-Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice, acrylic

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Now I have to decide which square to make next.

My 1st Crochet Pet Garment

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A dog sweater!! Oh my… And I don’t even have a dog. In fact, our household is petless. I made this for a friend’s goat. Don’t laugh. They need to stay warm too.

It’s for this one. The one without a sweater. Can’t let him be known by the other “kids” as the one with no fashion sense. 🙂

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Since I don’t have a doggy model, I bought this stuffed animal yesterday at Kroger. Droopy. Look at those eyes.

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He will be busy as I plan to crochet several more of these sweaters. Hopefully I can find some different patterns on the net. Slim pickings. I searched. I may have to design my own pattern.

This is the pattern I used.

Sweater is created in 2 parts. A long piece that starts with the neck. Then a triangle under body piece to sew in. I used Red Heart acrylic yarn in a mix of black, gray and white. Hook H.

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Anyway… here are more pictures of Droopy in my very FIRST CROCHET PET SWEATER.

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If you know of any cool pet sweater patterns out there, let me know. Crocheted ones. I already looked at the ones at Crochet Central. Thanks much!!